Clemence, Nangia, and Students Honored at One University Awards

 Sam Clemence receives the Chancellor's Medal

May 2, 2017

Faculty and students from Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science were honored at the University’s  inaugural One University Awards Ceremony this spring. The awards honored dozens of members of the University community for their scholarship, teaching, academic achievement, leadership and service. Vice Chancellor and Provost Michele Wheatly presided at the ceremony, which included remarks by Chancellor Kent Syverud.

Chancellor’s Medal
On the 50th anniversary of its establishment, the Chancellor’s Medal was awarded to Sam Clemence, professor emeritus in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and interim dean of Hendricks Chapel, and his wife, Carolyn Clemence. The medal was first presented in 1967 as the Centennial Medal on the occasion of Chancellor William Pearson Tolley’s 25th anniversary as chancellor. The medal is awarded to individuals in honor of their trailblazing and extraordinary contributions to the University, to an academic body of knowledge, or to society.

Student-Athlete Award
This award is given to the male and female student athlete with the highest overall GPA.

Arianna Lee, College of Engineering and Computer Science, with a 3.962 GPA: Lee is in her second season with the Syracuse women’s rowing program. In her first year, she helped the Orange first varsity eight crew to a 12th-place showing at the 2016 NCAA Championship. She also received All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Team accolades.

Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship
First presented in 1992, this award recognizes graduate and undergraduate students who have significantly contributed to their communities through innovative public scholarship and community engagement.

Andrew Ramos is a bioengineering major in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and a 2016-17 Remembrance Scholar. He has been part of the Excelerators student ambassador team, coordinated STEM exploration events for Syracuse youth, and co-founded the Syracuse University chapter of Engineering World Health.

Teaching Recognition Awards
The Teaching Recognition Award is sponsored by the Meredith Professors to benefit non-tenured faculty members. It recognizes excellence in teaching and fosters a culture of collegial mentoring among faculty members.

Shikha Nangia is assistant professor in biomedical and chemical engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Her research focuses on advancing the development of therapies to treat neuro-degenerative diseases.

Chancellor’s Citation Awards
These awards were first presented to members of the University community in 1979 in recognition of outstanding achievement in teaching, scholarship and creative work. Over time, the focus of the awards changed to reflect new priorities and institutional directions. This year, Chancellor’s Citations were presented in four categories: Faculty Excellence and Scholarly Distinction; Outstanding Contributions to the Student Experience and University Initiatives; Excellence in Student Research; and a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Carli Flynn, a doctoral student in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, received the Graduate Award. Flynn conducts research on urban water management with a focus on improving quality of life in cities.

School and College Marshals
Marshals for each of the University’s schools and colleges are selected for their distinguished achievement in scholarship, academic honors, student organization involvement, leadership and collegiality, as well as campus and community engagement and service.

JiaJin Lei and Kayla Powell were named the College of Engineering and Computer Science marshals.

For the complete list of awards from across the University, check out the article, “Inaugural One University Awards Honor Campus Community Members,” on Syracuse University News.