The Difference You Make 2021 Virtual Awards and Recognition Ceremony
may 5, 2021
We held our annual awards event via Zoom, recognizing this year's retirees from the
College, as well as recipients of the Godfrey Excellence in Teaching Awards, Jo
hn Toll Endowed Award for Excellence in Teaching, Staff Excellence Awards,
SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence recipients, and graduating seniors from the Dean's 2020-21 Student Advisory Council.
We honored the following faculty and staff retirees:
Godfrey Excellence in Teaching Awards/john S. Toll Endowed award for teaching excellence
Students from across the College were invited to nominate faculty for the Godfrey Excellence in Teaching Award, named in honor of our longtime colleague, the late Aaron (Bill) Godfrey, whose 52-year career at Stony Brook impacted the lives of so many students. A student panel selected our 2021 recipients, one in each of five disciplines, from nearly 100 nominations.
The John S. Toll Endowed Award for Teaching Excellence at Stony Brook University is presented to a faculty member based on their exceptional teaching and passion for their field of study, as well as for the mentorship of students. Recipients are selected by the Dean’s Student Advisory Council among current and previous years’ recipients of the Godfrey Excellence in Teaching Awards.
Godfrey Excellence in Teaching - Fine Arts Department of Art
Godfrey Excellence in Teaching - Humanities Department of Philosophy
Godfrey Excellence in Teaching - Life Sciences Department of Ecology and Evolution
Godfrey Excellence in Teaching - Social Sciences Department of Linguistics
Godfrey Excellence in Teaching - Physical Sciences Department of Chemistry
John S. Toll Endowed Award for Teaching Excellence Department of Psychology
Staff Excellence Awards
Our staff are an integral part of the College, providing expert administrative support to our departments and centers, support to our students, and furthering our creative and scholarly missions. These individuals are recognized for the excellence demonstrated at their positions and the lengths they go to in order to support their departments.
Building Manager Department of Psychology
Director of Chemistry Facilities and Operations Department of Chemistry
Assistant to the Chair Department of European Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Dean's Student Advisory Council 2021 Graduates
Avi Bajaj '21 Psychology, Minors in Chemistry, and Health, Medicine and Society
Belinda Castiblanco '20
MA in Hispanic Languages and Literatures / Spanish Teacher Preparation
Jose Guerra '21 Biochemistry, Minors in Chemistry and Music
Mohammed Harb '21
So ciology and Biology
Taylor Esposito '21
Political Science and Philosophy, Minors in United States History, and Professional Writing
Jade Nine '21 Asian and Asian American Studies and Mathematics