Measuring Success

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.

2017-2018 Awards

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

Chef of the Year - Campus Dining and Shops

  • Chef of the Year (American Culinary Federation of Greater Buffalo) - 2018
    Neil Plazio named 2018 Chef of the Year by ACF of Greater Buffalo. The annual honoree is chosen by a committee of past Chefs of the Year. To be nominated, candidates must be a Certified Executive Chef, a leader in the culinary/hospitality industry and maintain dedication to his/her craft and community as a whole. 

Unsung Hero - Student Life Marketing and Communications

Staff of the Month - Campus Dining and Shops

  • Staff of the Month - November (National Association of College and University Residence Halls) - 2017

    Maria Reinhart of Goodyear Dining Center received the National Association of College and University Residence Halls Staff of the Month Campus Award for November 2017 for outstanding Institution Faculty/Staff. The award recognizes individuals outside of residence life who aid students in their academics and/or personal affairs. This category is intended to recognize institutional faculty who have made a contribution to the residence life community both in and out of the classroom. 

NCCC Distinguished Alumnus - Student Engagement

  • Distinguished Alumnus (Niagara Community College - NCCC) - 2017

    Phyllis Floro, director of Student Engagement, was presented the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award from NCCC. The award is presented each year to graduates of NCCC who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their life, career, and volunteer activities. The award is one of the highest honors that the College bestows to those who can point to NCCC as the place where they obtained their start. Recipients are selected on the basis of professional and personal accomplishments, community service, and unique background.

Diversity Zone Training - Campus Life

Sexual Violence Prevention Program - Wellness Education Services

Veteran Services - University at Buffalo

  • Military Times Best: Colleges 2018
    The Military Times Best distinction, formerly Best for Vets, recognizes your institution for its commitment to providing quality educational opportunities to America's veterans and military-connected students.

The State University of New York Council of Chief Student Affairs Officers (CCSAO) and the Office of University Life are pleased to offer awards to outstanding student affairs programs that have demonstrated a positive impact on students and their development:

  • Housing, Residence Life, Contracted Services and Judicial:  Supervision and Development Guide for Graduate Assistants
  • Student Health, Wellness, Counseling and Accessibility Resources: Mental Health Awareness Video Competition