Measuring Success

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As highly experienced professionals, we are proud of what we do — and how we do it. Every day, we are fortunate to see the results of our work reflected in the faces of our students.

2023 Awards

Student Life's highly-qualified staff and outstanding programs and services are consistently recognized; recent awards include:

Veteran Services

  • Military Friendly - Silver Award - A the standard that measures an organization’s commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefit for the military community.
  • Military Spouse Friendly School

2023 CASE - Circle of Excellence

Student Life Marketing and Communications team received a Bronze award for "A True Blue Year: Student Life Divisional Highlight 2021-2022" in the Publications | President's Reports & Annual Reports category.

2023 SUNYCUAD Awards of Excellence

Student Life Marketing and Communications won five SUNYCUAD Awards for Excellence program rewards the very best efforts of our talented and creative professionals throughout the SUNY system. The 2023  awards include:

Best of Category:

  • A True Blue Year
  • Willie Evans Quad

Judges Citations:

  • That UB Life (video series)
  • Student Engagement Reception Lounge (project)
  • Interlocking UB (UB Traditions website)

2023 NACUFS Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards - Campus Dining and Shops

Campus Dining and Shops received both the Grand and Gold Prizes in the 2023 Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards presented by the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) for One World Café.  Named for a National Association College and University Food Services (NACUFS) founder, past president and highly regarded innovator, the Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards celebrate exemplary menus, presentations, special event planning, and new dining concepts, and provide an avenue for sharing ideas and creative presentations in campus dining services.

2023 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service

Student Engagement's business manager, Darlene Robb, has won the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service which recognizes classified staff members who have consistently demonstrated superlative performance within and beyond their position.

2023 SUNY Career Development Offices (SUNYCDO) Awards

Career Design Center, Excellence in Innovation - for programming that demonstrates new, creative and successful use of technology or other resources. This submission was completed by Jenna Hubbard who in collaboration with Tim Patch and Kristy Strough envisioned and then executed the vision of learning installations and other active-learning strategies within the Career Design Studio.

2023 UB Communicators Blue Bell Award

The criteria for the Blue Bell Award focused on overall creativity, functionality, results connected to the goal, and adherence to University brand standards.

  • Career Design Center (Jenna Hubbard, Tim Patch and Kristy Strough): Best in Category Environmental - Career Everywhere Concept - 
  • Student Life Marketing and Communications: Best in Category Videos - "That UB Life"

2023 American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Institutional Practice

Sharon Mitchell, PhD, Senior Director for Student Wellness, was recognized as an outstanding practitioner in psychology by the American Psychological Association. Sharon was nominated and endorsed by her peers for her continued work with diverse client groups and patient populations. 

Divisional Highlights