Two Delhi Students Receive SUNY Award for Student Excellence 2022

Two Delhi Students Receive SUNY Award for Student Excellence 2022

Delhi, NY (04/27/2022) — Two exceptional SUNY Delhi students have received the prestigious 2022 Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence. During an awards ceremony held April 26 in Saratoga Springs, NY, SUNY Delhi's Anthony Cuchel and Ryder Galvin were among an elite group of students to be recognized with the award, honoring students who have best demonstrated their integration of academic excellence with other aspects of their lives including leadership, campus involvement, athletics, career achievement, community service, or creative and performing arts. The Chancellor's Award is the highest honor bestowed upon a student by the State University of New York (SUNY).

"These are students who fight, innovate, dream, and achieve," said Interim SUNY Chancellor Deborah F. Stanley. "They are students who never fail to try their best and have proven that their best is extraordinary. That is one of the many reasons why I am so proud to award these students with this highest recognition of their achievements - to present them with a tribute to the work they've done to better their communities, their generation, and their world."

"Anthony and Ryder have demonstrated remarkable dedication to their studies, service, and leadership and made a lasting positive impact on our campus," said SUNY Delhi President Michael R. Laliberte. "Their pursuit of excellence is an inspiration. I am proud of their accomplishments and confident in their abilities to be successful in their lives and careers going forward."

Anthony CuchelAnthony Cuchel of Long Island, NY, is graduating from SUNY Delhi with a bachelor's degree in architectural design and building. A highly talented and motivated student, his dedication to academic excellence has raised the bar for his entire class. According to Professor Janet Ho, "Anthony is the rare student who possesses both the talent and the innate desire to excel in everything he does." Pushing himself to go the extra mile, whether it's to perfect a class assignment for his rigorous major or volunteer tirelessly for the community, Anthony also excels as a three-season student-athlete on the college track and field and cross country teams. Accomplished in all his pursuits, Anthony is an exceptional student, teammate, and leader with the ability and ambition to succeed far beyond college.

Ryder GalvinRyder Galvin of Worcester, MA, graduated from SUNY Delhi last fall with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. At Delhi, he was an outstanding student and an extraordinarily active member of the campus community, making a great impact both in his program and on campus. Academic Advisor Laura Pehrsson says she has "never seen a student this involved while maintaining a high GPA." Galvin demonstrates a great work ethic and passion for criminal justice. Outside the classroom, he was President of Campus Pride, President of Upsilon Delta Epsilon coed fraternity, Greek Council treasurer, member of the Equity and Inclusion Advisory Board, program assistant for the Multicultural Center, peer educator for Health and Counseling, and more. In all his roles, he is trustworthy, focused, and a great champion for social justice.

Enrolling over 3,000 students, SUNY Delhi's hands-on approach to teaching and learning includes over 60 academic programs in specialized areas, including applied technologies, nursing, hospitality, veterinary sciences, applied sciences, business, and liberal arts and sciences. SUNY Delhi offers certificates, associate degrees, bachelor's degrees, as well as master's degrees, both on campus and online. Visit SUNY Delhi's website to learn more.

To learn more about the Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence, visit the State University of New York's website.