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Wynantskill Resident Vonnie Vannier Receives SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service

MEDIA CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, May 1, 2015

Vonnie VannierVonnie Vannier of Wynantskill was recently honored with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service.

Vannier began her teaching career at Hudson Valley Community College in 2001, and was appointed a full-time instructor in the English, Foreign Languages and English as a Second Language Department in 2005. In addition to her teaching duties, she has contributed greatly to the campus community during her time at the college. She recently served as co-chair of the college’s Middle States Self-Study Steering Committee, which included more than two years overseeing the complex research and fact-finding needed for reassessment by the college’s accrediting body. She has served as a member of the Academic Senate and is the faculty liaison to the college’s Center for Effective Teaching, which provides on-campus professional development for faculty and staff.

Ten additional faculty and staff members of the Troy college were named recipients of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence for 2015. Instituted in 1972 by the State University of New York, the Chancellor's Award recognizes exceptional contributions to the university by dedicated professionals. Since its inception, 154 faculty and staff members from Hudson Valley Community College have received the Chancellor's Award.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 75 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 75,000 alumni.