SUNY Plattsburgh College Council Distinguished Service Award Recipients

1966
Dr. Samuel D. Proctor, Deputy Director, Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC
Mr. James N. Rosenberg, Internationally famous Jurist and Artist

1967
Dr. Kenneth Burbridge, Canadian Minister of External Affairs
Mr. William Withall and the William H. Miner Foundation 1968
Hon. Emmett J. Roach, Former Chairman, College Council, SUNY Plattsburgh
Mr. John Scali, Foreign News Correspondent, American Broadcasting Co.

1969
Dr. Edward E. Redcay, Dean and Acting President (Retired), SUNY Plattsburgh

1970
Dr. Earl Harlan, Professor of English, State University College at Plattsburgh  

1971
Hon. James A. Fitzpatrick, Chairman, New York State Power Authority 

1972
Dr. Herman Cooper, Executive Dean for Teacher Education (Emeritus), SUNY Plattsburgh
Mr. Fred P. Merrihew, President, Plattsburgh College Foundation  

1974
Dr. George W. Angell, President (Emeritus), SUNY Plattsburgh
Ernest L. Boyer, Chancellor, State University of New York
Hon. Ronald B. Stafford, New York State Senator, 43rd District and Chairman, Senate Committee on Higher Education 

1975
Mr. Willard C. Flynt, Dean of Students/Vice President for Student Affairs (Retired), SUNY Plattsburgh
E. Glenn Giltz, President, Plattsburgh College Foundation
Dr. Hans E. Hirsch, Professor Emeritus of History, State University College at Plattsburgh  

1977
Hon. Warren W. Anderson, Senate Majority Leader, New York State Senate
Hon. Stanley Steingut, Speaker, New York State Assembly, 41st District

1978
Dr. Clifton R. Wharton, Jr., Chancellor, The State University of New York

1979
Hon. Daniel P. Moynihan, U.S. Senator from New York 

1980
Ms. Judith L. Duken, Trustee, The State University of New York, and Former Chairperson, Plattsburgh College Council 

1982
Mr. Roger W. Tubby, Former White House Press Secretary under the late President Harry S. Truman  

1983
Rev. Daniel T. Keefe, Former Pastor, John XXIII College-Community Parish 

1985
Hon. Geraldine Ferraro, Former Congresswoman, Ninth Congressional District of New York
Ms. Sally Kent Gorton, Generous Benefactor to the College's Art Gallery  

1987
Admiral Grace M. Hopper, United States Naval Reserve (Retired); pioneer in the field of scientific computing; teacher; engineer; researcher and author
Mr. and Mrs. George J. Winkel, Leading Benefactors of SUNY Plattsburgh. Mr. Winkel was a retired business executive; Mrs. Winkel, an internationally renowned sculptor.  

1989
Mr. Curtis E. Shipman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Keeseville National Bank
Hon. Madeleine M. Kunin, Governor of Vermont

1993
Dr. Charles and Ms. Nancy Warren, President (Emeritus) and First Lady, SUNY Plattsburgh

1994
Mr. Clyde A. Lewis, Esq., Attorney at Law
Mr. Gordie Little, News Director, WIRY Radio

1997
Mr. Robert T. Booth, Esq., Attorney at Law

1998
Harry E. Mowry, Vice President, Harris Communications (Retired.)

1999
Mr. Donald Garrant, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, SUNY Plattsburgh  

2000
Dr. John “Jack” Myers, Professor Emeritus of History, SUNY Plattsburgh

2001
Dr. J. Richard Beach, SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography and Past Director of the Center for the Study of Canada, SUNY Plattsburgh

2003
Mr. John C. Egan, Sr., CEO and president of the Renaissance Corp.; past CEO, Albany County Airport; past commissioner, NYS Department of Transportation, NYS Office of General Services; past executive director, NYS Dormitory Authority

2004
Mr. Robert M. Garrow ’52 G’59, SUNY Plattsburgh College Council Chair (1986 – 2004), Teacher/School Administrator (Retired)

2005
Mr. C. Thomas “Chip” Cummings ’56, Teacher/Assistant Superintendent for Business, Patchogue-Medford School District (Retired), Plattsburgh Alumni Association Board of Directors -- Member

2006
Mr. Arnold A. Amell ’53, SUNY Plattsburgh College Council – Member (1989 - 2011 ); Member, Educator (Retired), Plattsburgh Alumni Association Board of Directors

2007
Mr. Trent Trahan ’70, President, Plattsburgh College Foundation (2003 – 2006); President/CEO of PrimeLink, Champlain Telephone Company
Dr. Douglas Skopp, Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus of History, SUNY Plattsburgh

2008
Dr. Robert Golden, Provost/Vice President Emeritus for Academic Affairs, SUNY Plattsburgh

2009
Dr. Celine Racine Paquette ’60, Trustee Emerita, The State University of New York
Mr. Roderic G. Giltz, Chair, Northern Insuring Agency

2010
Mr. Edward R. Brohel, Director (Retired), Plattsburgh State Art Museum  

2011
Dr. David Mowry, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus of Philosophy; Director, Honors Program, SUNY Plattsburgh

2012
Ms. Kathy MaGaw ’72, Senior Vice President for Compliance and Risk Management (Retired), Chase Manhattan Bank

2013
Ms. Cheryl M. Hogle ’68 G’72, Associate Dean of Students (Retired), SUNY Plattsburgh
Mr. William D. Laundry, Vice President for Student Affairs (Retired), SUNY Plattsburgh

2014
Dr. Patricia Higgins, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Emerita of Anthropology; Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, SUNY Plattsburgh

2015
Dr. Joseph Burke, President Emeritus, SUNY Plattsburgh; Provost Emeritus, State University of New York
Ms. Joan Burke, Chair, Alice T. Miner Museum Board of Directors

2016
Ms. Cerise Oberman, SUNY Distinguished Librarian Emeritus and Dean of Library and Information Services (Retired)
Dr. Laurence Soroka, Associate Professor Emeritus of Expeditionary Studies

2017
Hon. Janet Duprey, New York State Assemblywoman (Retired), 115th Assembly District

 

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