SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran announced the recipients of the 2017 President’s Meritorious Service Award at the college’s Recognition Day event Friday, May 19.
Janitor Brandy Bissonette and Assistant to the Provost Renee L. Campbell were both selected to receive the award, which is among the highest honors given at the college.
Bissonette, who works in Smith Hall, was nominated for her willingness to go above and beyond her job duties to ensure students have a positive experience living on campus. She has previously worked in MacArthur Hall and the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center.
“Brandy takes pride in what she does and is always there to lend a helping hand,” said President Zvi Szafran. “She is responsible, dedicated and an asset to the maintenance staff and the entire campus.”
Campbell was chosen for her outstanding dedication and service to SUNY Canton during her 15-year career. Her colleagues praise her professionalism and efficiency, as well as her skill at building relationships and collaborating with departments across campus.
Campbell started at SUNY Canton in 2002 as an agency service representative in the Student Service Center. In 2005, she was hired in the School of Business and Liberal Arts. She was promoted to secretary 1 in 2008. She received the SUNY Canton College Council Employee Recognition Award in 2013.
“Renee’s enthusiastic attitude, tireless work ethic and commitment to customer service make her an invaluable member of our campus community,” said Szafran. “She is a most deserving recipient of this award.”
The President’s Meritorious Service award is bestowed annually to members of the college’s faculty or staff who have consistently exceeded their normal job requirements. It is given at the discretion of the president.
Both awardees received a plaque and gift from the college at the ceremony.
About SUNY Canton
SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 13 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are conference members of the newly formed American Collegiate Athletic Association.