Student Achievement and Leadership
Buffalo State is proud to recognize student excellence. Each year, several prestigious awards, including Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, are given to recognize outstanding academic achievement, community service, and leadership. The following are collegewide awards. Also, many individual programs, clubs, and organizations recognize the outstanding achievements of their student members.
Criteria, nomination processes, and deadlines for undergraduate students are available at www.buffalostate.edu/studentlife/Awards.xml.
Criteria, nomination processes, and deadlines for graduate students are available at http://www.buffalostate.edu/graduateschool/awards.xml
The President's Medal for Outstanding Undergraduate Student is the highest Buffalo State award given to a graduating senior. This recipient accepts this award at commencement and delivers the Baccalaureate Student Address. Nominees must have a minimum 3.50 GPA. Nominations are only by faculty or staff on behalf of a student. Visit www.buffalostate.edu/studentlife/x999.xml.
The President's Medal for Outstanding Graduate Student is the highest Buffalo State award given to a graduating master's student. This recipient accepts this award at Commencement and delivers the Graduate Student Address. Nominees must have a minimum 3.50 GPA. Nominations are only by faculty or staff on behalf of a student. Visit www.buffalostate.edu/studentlife/x999.xml.
SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence
The SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence is awarded to both graduating bachelor's students and graduate students. Students nominated for this award are selected by their campus selection committees. Nominees names are forwarded to the SUNY Chancellor for her selection. Recipients are honored at a reception in Albany in spring along with the other SUNY recipients. Buffalo State recipients are recognized also during the baccalaureate and master's commencement ceremonies. Nominations are only by faculty or staff on behalf of a student. Visit www.buffalostate.edu/studentlife/x999.xml.
Many departments across campus recognize their outstanding students with various achievement awards. Graduating seniors, master's, and C.A.S. students who have received such awards are listed in the commencement program booklet when submitted by departments to the Academic Affairs Office for publication. Access the 2012 commencement booklet for last year's recipients.