Brooklyn students receive SUNY honors

Eight Brooklyn residents were among more than 300 honored by SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher on Wednesday with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence and awards from Phi Theta Kappa, a national honor society.

The students attend SUNY campuses throughout the state.  

“Students honored with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence, and those recognized by Phi Theta Kappa, truly embody the power of SUNY,” said Chancellor Zimpher. “As proven leaders and role models, scholar athletes, creative artists, and civic volunteers, each student is recognized not just for academic achievement, but also for the profound impact they have on college campuses and local communities across New York State.”

The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence was created in 1997 to recognize students who have best demonstrated, and have been recognized for, the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts, campus involvement, or career achievement.

The Phi Theta Kappa Award Ceremony recognizes outstanding community college students throughout the state. The ceremony is sponsored annually by New York Community College Trustees, the New York Community College Association of Presidents, and the Faculty Council of Community Colleges.

Additionally, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors a Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team each year, and recognizes New Century Scholars.

The Brooklyn winners are:

Tasfia Rahman, Binghamton University

Tiffany Moore, SUNY Canton

Sheretta Noel, New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University

Khalia Brown, SUNY Cortland

Craig Ness, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Tashawn Desir, Monroe Community College

ChaRon Brabham, SUNY Potsdam

Bryan Nguye, Stony Brook University

Also receiving the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence was Jasmine Patel of Staten Island, who attends SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn.