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Career Center Awards and Affliations

The Career Center serves under the Division of Student Affairs and supports the mission of the University in pursuing excellence and moving beyond the status quo through continuous quality improvement.  The team of professionals in the Career Center have a combined total of over 150 years of experience working in the Career Center.  Each member of the team is proud to have recieved regional and national recognaition for initiatves and are involved in a various career services related organizations.  This allows the staff to provide the best opportunties and support for Stony Brook students and alumni. 

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  • Stony Brook University Awards

    2020-2021 | Urszula Zalewski | SBU Student Affairs: Peter Baigent Leadership Award

    2020-2021 | Elizabeth Ann Moon | SBU Student Affairs: New Professional Award

    2020-2021 | Tara Campbell | SBU Student Affairs: New Professional Award

    2020-2021 | Nikki Barnett | SBU Student Affairs: Distinguished Service in Teamwork (2YLC)

    2018-2019  | Kimberly Joy Dixon & Jia Wei Cao  | SBU Student Affairs: Frederick R. Preston Award from LGBTQ+ Services

    2018-2019 | Marianna Savoca | SBU Student Affairs: Peter M. Baigent Leadership Award

    2018-2019 | Urszula Zalewski  | SBU Student Engagement & Activities: Friend of Fraternity & Sorority Life

    2018-2019 | Tara Campbell | Chi Sigma Alpha Inductee

    2018-2019 | Kimberly Joy Dixon | The Contribution Award from Student African American Sisterhood

    2018-2019 | Urszula Zalewski | Stony Brook Medicine Certificate of Appreciation

    2017-2018  | Joyce Guglielmo | Career Center Excellence in Service Award

    2017-2018  | Urszula Zalewski  | NRHH Faculty/Staff of the Month Award for January 2018

    2017-2018  | Marianna Savoca | SBU Student Affairs: Distinguished Service Award

    2017-2018 | Marianna Savoca/Crystal Diaz | Campus Partner of the Year > Women In Science & Engineering (WISE)

    2017-2018 | Kimberly Joy Dixon | Supervisor of the Year - SBU Student Employment Appreciation

    2015-2016 | Andréa Lipack | SBU Student Affairs: Distinguished Service Award for Technology Innovation

    2015-2016 | Debbie Fosta | SBU Student Affairs: 200% Award

    2015-2016  | Joyce Guglielmo  | SBU Student Affairs: 200% Award

    2015-2016  | Urszula Zalewski  | SBU Student Life: Sister Margaret Ann Landry Lifetime Achievement Advising Award

    2015-2016 |  Urszula Zalewski  | SBU Student Activities: Media Service Award

    2014-2015  | Alfreda James  | SBU Student Affairs: Distinguished Service Award for Student Development

    2014-2015  | Kimberly Joy Dixon | SBU SAAB: Unsung Hero Award

    2014-2015  | Urszula Zalewski | SBU Student Activities: Student Media Council Award

    2013-2014  | Urszula Zalewski  | SBU Student Activities: Media Services' Award

    2013-2014 | Urszula Zalewski | SBU SoM Health Outreach & Medical Education: Appreciation Award

    2013-2014 | Urszula Zalewski | SBU SoM Community Outreach: Appreciation Award

    2013-2014 | Urszula Zalewski | Sigma Beta Honor Society Honorary Inductee

    2013-2014 | Urszula Zalewski | Golden Key Honor Society Honorary Inductee

    2012-2013  | Nikki Barnett  | SBU Student Affairs: Distinguished Service Award – Student Development

    2011-2012  | Kimberly Joy Dixon  | SBU Student Affairs: Distinguished Service Award – Student Development

    2009-2010  | Urszula Zalewski  | SBU Student Affairs: Distinguished Service Award - Outreach

    2008-2009  | Debbie Fosta  | SBU Student Affairs: 200% Award

    2008-2009 | Urszula Zalewski | SBU Medical Center Appreciation Award

    2007-2008  | Kimberly Joy Dixon  | SBU Multicultural Affairs: Campus Life Award

    2007-2008 | Marianna Savoca | SBU President's Award for Team Achievement with the EOP/AIM Office

    2006-2007  | Joyce Guglielmo  | SBU Student Affairs: 200% Award

    2006-2007  | Andréa Lipack | SBU Student Affairs: Distinguished Service Award for Outreach

    2003-2004 | Career Center | JP Morgan Chase Application Program Management Team Award

  • SUNY Awards

    2019-2020  | Kimberly Dixon |  SUNY Outstanding Student Affairs' Award: SHEroes event

    2018-2019  | Nikki Barnett |  SUNY Outstanding Student Affairs' Award - Honorable Mention: Career Communities

    2017-2018  | Joyce Guglielmo  | SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Classified Service

    2017-2018 | Nikki Barnett  | SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service

    2017-2018  | Kimberly Joy Dixon  | SUNY Diversity award

    2016-2017  | Kimberly Joy Dixon  | SUNY Outstanding Student Affairs' Award in Diversity Category: Diversity Career Prep Series

    2015-2016  | Kimberly Joy Dixon  | SUNY: Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service

    2015-2016 | Urszula Zalewski  | SUNYCDO Excellence in Programming Award

    2015-2016  | Urszula Zalewski  | SUNYCDO Capstone Award, “Best of the Best”

    2014-2015  | Alfreda James  | SUNYCDO Excellence in Programming Award

    2013-2014  | Alfreda James  | SUNYCDO Excellence in Programming Award

    2012-2013  | Andréa Lipack  | SUNY: Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service

    2012-2013 |  Kimberly Joy Dixon |  SUNYCDO Committee’s Quality Program Acknowledgment Award - DPLN

    2012-2013  | Nikki Barnett  | SUNYCDO Excellence in Programming Award: ZebraCAN

    2012-2013  | Nikki Barnett  | SUNYCDO Capstone Award for ZebraCAN – Best of the Best

    2009-2010  | Marianna Savoca  | SUNYCDO President’s Award for Outstanding Service & Dedication

    2009-2010  | Urszula Zalewski  | SUNY: Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service

    2007-2008  | Marianna Savoca  | SUNYCDO Best of the Best Capstone Award for Corporate Inspired Internship Program

    2006-2007  | Kimberly Joy Dixon  | INROADS New York-New Jersey Education of the Year

    2004-2005  | Career Center |  YAI Career Development Award

    2003-2004  | Marianna Savoca  | SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service

  • National Awards

    2020-2021 | Kimberly Joy Dixon | NSEE Anna Julia Cooper Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice in Experiential Education

    2020-2021 | Kimberly Joy Dixon | NACE Diversity, Excellent, & Inclusion Award - Honorable Mention

    2020-2021 | James Levin | Champion Of Education Award from the Advertising Production Club (APC)

    2019-2020  | Tara Campbell  | NEASEA Best in Show Award (Best of NEASEA)

    2018-2019  | James Levin  | Nassau County Legislature Citation for NextGen Summit 2019

    2018-2019  | Urszula Zalewski  | MNYCCPOA Alva Cooper Award: Best New Program

    2018-2019  | Marianna Savoca  | Indiana University: HESA Distinguished Alumna Award

    2018-2019  | Marianna Savoca  | National Student Employment Association Best Presentation @ 2018 Conference

    2018-2019  | Nikki Barnett & Marianna Savoca | NASPA Silver Excellence Award: Careers, Academic Advising, & Support

    2018-2019  | Marianna Savoca | NSEA National Innovator Award in Student Employment

    2017-2018  | Urszula Zalewski  | NSEA Mentorship Award

    2017-2018 | Urszula Zalewski  | Nat Soc of Leadership & Success > Excellence in Service to Students

    2017-2018  | Urszula Zalewski |  NSEE Rising Leader of the Year Award

    2017-2018  | Nikki Barnett |  MNYCCPOA Alva Cooper Award for Best Practices (2nd pl): Career Communities

    2017-2018  | Marianna Savoca  | NSEE Dissertation of the Year Award

    2017-2018  | Kimberly Joy Dixon  | EACE 2017 Innovation in Diversity & Inclusion: Diversity Career Prep Series

    2016-2017  | Marianna Savoca  | AAC&U Faculty Fellowship sabbatical @ The Business Higher Education Forum

    2016-2017  | Kimberly Joy Dixon  | NACE 2017 Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Winner: Diversity Career Prep Series

    2016-2017 |  Kimberly Joy Dixon  | MNYCCPOA Alva Cooper Award for Best Practices (3rd pl): Diversity Career Prep Series

    2013-2014  | Urszula Zalewski  | SBU named to US President's Higher Ed Honor Roll for Community Service

    2012-2013  | Urszula Zalewski | SBU named to US President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

    2011-2012  | Kimberly Joy Dixon  | INROADS NY/NJ Educator of the Year award

    2011-2012  | Marianna Savoca  | Advertising Education Foundation’s Visiting Professor Program

    2011-2012  | Nikki Barnett  | MNYCCPOA Alva Cooper Award for “Zebra Path to Student Success” 3rd place

    2011-2012  | P Hayes, D Fosta, J Guglielmo  | NYS/CSEA Partnership for Education & Training’s Administrative Skills Certificate

    2011-2012  | Urszula Zalewski  | New York Council for the Humanities - Fellow

    2011-2012  | Urszula Zalewski  | SBU US President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

    2010-2011 | Alfreda James  | Selcted to the 2010 US Navy Distinguished Visitor Program

    2010-2011  | Career Center  | US Navy District Career Center of the Year

    2010-2011  | Marianna Savoca  | PMI Global Congress Awards - key partner Professional Education Provider of the Year (Total Systems Management) for SBU Displaced Worker Retraining & Career Transition Program

    2010-2011  | Urszula Zalewski  SBU awardedCommunity Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation

    2010-2011  | Urszula Zalewski  | SBU awarded US President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction

    2009-2010  | Andrea Lipack  | MTV’S “MADE” - Career Counselor Cameo

    2009-2010  | Urszula Zalewski | New York Council for the Humanities - Fellow

    2008-2009 | Kimberly Joy Dixon  | Eastern Assoc of Colleges & Universities (EACE) Tribute Award

    2008-2009  | Marianna Savoca  | Eastern Assoc of Colleges & Universities (EACE) Outstanding Service Award

    2008-2009  | Marianna Savoca  | NACE Honorable Mention

    2007-2008  | Marianna Savoca  | MNYCCPOA - Alva Cooper Award - Corporate Inspired Internship Program in a Career Center

    2007-2008  | Marianna Savoca  | National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) Rising Leader of the Year Award

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