Academic Excellence and Outstanding Achievement

To All Faculty, Staff, and Students:

We are seeking nominations for awards to be presented on April 23, 2012, recognizing excellence among our undergraduate students in the categories of Academic Excellence and Outstanding Achievement.

Awards for Academic Excellence are given for academic accomplishments that go beyond the classroom experience. Awards for Outstanding Achievement are presented for excellence in activities that relate to the co-curricular life of the University and surrounding community.

Nomination forms can be found online at

Guidelines and Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students must be matriculated, must have completed at least two semesters at Stony Brook, and must be enrolled for at least nine credits.
  • Previous winners may be recognized, but the recognition must be for new achievements. Students may be nominated by faculty, staff, or graduate students. A selection committee composed of members of the University community will review the nominations and select recipients.
  • Although students will be given an opportunity to submit relevant supplementary material in support of their nomination, e.g. a personal statement and resume, the letters of reference play the most significant role in forming the committee's decision. It is important, therefore, that you describe in detail the student's specific accomplishments, above and beyond good performance and completion of curricular requirements. I encourage you to submit letters of support electronically.
  • Nomination materials must be received no later than Friday, February 3, 2012.

The University's Thirtieth Undergraduate Excellence and Outstanding Achievement Annual Ceremony will be held on Monday evening, April 23, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Student Activities Center Auditorium. This ceremony provides us with an opportunity to publicly honor the outstanding accomplishments of our undergraduate students and the faculty and staff who mentor them.

Thank you in advance for identifying this year's outstanding students. I look forward to seeing you in April to celebrate their achievements.

Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D.