Two SUNY Canton Students Earn Recognition from SUNY Chancellor
A member of the SUNY Canton College Activities Board and a dedicated student worker were both selected as recipients of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence.
Britney G. Livingston, a liberal arts major from Lisbon and Kenneth A. Burwell, a bachelor of science – nursing major, from Canton both recently received this award in person from SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher.
“The students we honor today have taken full advantage of the academic and extracurricular programs that SUNY provides both in the classroom and in the community,” said Zimpher.
Livingston was recognized for her ongoing commitment to the College and extensive support of the Student Activities Offices programs. She is the vice president for the SUNY Canton chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, a recipient of two scholarships created by Distinguished Alumnus John L. Halford of Gouverneur and a recipient of the Perry Family Scholarship.
“Britney is an excellent student,” said Patrick LaPierre, an associate professor of history, who has worked with Livingston in the past. “She takes her work seriously and she displays traits that bode well for her future success. She is an active steward of her educational future. She represents the Chancellor’s Award with distinction.”
Additionally, she is a representative for the Student Government Association, a member of SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy’s Student Ambassador committee, a member of the Intercollegiate Athletics Board, and has been an orientation leader. She’s made both the deans’ and president’s list for her academic success.
Burwell was recognized for his academic excellence and his work with several departments and offices on campus. He is a member of SUNY Canton’s chapter of the Golden Key Honor Society for four-year students, has worked with the College’s Upward Bound program, and is a student assistant in the Davis Health Center.
“Kenny has proven his dedication by spending many hours organizing, arranging, and assisting with our education outreach programs,” said Patricia Todd, director of the Davis Health Center. “The students love it! He does whatever it takes to make the programs a success.”
He is also a member of the St. Lawrence Area Poets and a red belt in Tang So Do, a Korean martial arts program. He has made the president’s list for his outstanding academic success.
The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence acknowledges students who have successfully demonstrated integrating academic excellence with leadership, campus involvement, community service, the arts, athletics, and career achievement.
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