Two from Maritime receive Chancellor’s Awards for Student Excellence

Thursday, April 06, 2017

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Two from Maritime receive Chancellor’s Awards for Student Excellence

Senior Brittany Storr and Eric Wallace, who graduated in January, were among the 250 students across the state to receive the 2017 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence recognizes students from the State University of New York system who achieve both academic and extracurricular success, as evidenced by volunteer work and leadership roles.

“It is my honor to celebrate the achievements of students who have surpassed SUNY’s highest standards of academic excellence and leadership both on and off campus,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “Every student we recognize today has demonstrated a strong commitment to their degree program, home campus, greater community and much more.”

Storr, a Marine Transportation student from Nassau, Bahamas, has held numerous positions during her time at the college. Storr worked a student ambassador for the Office of Admissions, a building manager for Housing and Residential Life, and as the staff supervisor of the mailroom and game room. On top of making the admiral’s list every semester, Storr is in the SUNY Maritime regiment of cadets, and assists with vessel launches for the crew team. Storr was elected president of the Society of Bahamian Merchant Mariners on campus. She is also the chairperson for the Cultural Club, where she assists in the fundraisers and food drives run through the school.

Wallace was an International Transportation and Trade student from West Point, New York. Wallace was a linebacker on Maritime’s football team and was named defensive MVP of the year. In addition, he contributed to the campus through his roles in student government, the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and the Global Business and Transportation Advisory Committee. He was recognized by two national-academic honor societies and made dean’s list every semester. Wallace also interned with Rep. Thomas Rooney in Congress and with the Ronald McDonald House in Hawaii. He graduated with honors from SUNY Maritime in January after seven semesters.

“Brittany and Eric are hard-working, dedicated students and as a college community, we are proud of them,” said William Imbriale, interim dean of students at Maritime College. “Both of them are very involved on campus and highly successful in the classroom. They are role models and examples to their classmates, and we are delighted to have them at Maritime.”