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Alumna Bryant earns teaching award

March 3, 2014

NancyBryantNorthern Illinois University alumna Nancy Bryant was among four Jamestown Community College employees that were awarded the State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor’s Award for Excellence. Bryant earned the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Bryant, a chemistry professor on JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus since 1987, also serves as chair of the college’s assessment committee and as a member of several program advisory committees. She is a member of the American Chemical Society’s Penn-York section, the Scio Memorial Library board of directors and the Assessment Network of New York.

“SUNY employs an exemplary body of faculty and staff across the state and the annual presentation of these awards underscores our deep appreciation for those who serve SUNY campuses, students, and communities with the highest levels of distinction,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher.

The Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence are system-level honors conferred to acknowledge and provide system-wide recognition for consistently superior professional achievement and to encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence.  According to the system’s website, the programs underscore SUNY’s commitment to sustaining intellectual vibrancy, advancing the boundaries of knowledge, providing the highest quality of instruction, and serving the public good.  Through these awards, SUNY publicly proclaims its pride in the accomplishment and personal dedication of its instructional faculty, librarians and professional staff across its campuses.

The awards provide SUNY-wide recognition in five categories:  Faculty Service, Librarianship, Professional Service, Scholarship and Creative Activities, and Teaching. Those honored received a certificate and cast bronze medallion. The awards were announced after a SUNY advisory committee reviewed nominations from faculty, students, and colleagues throughout the 64-campus system.