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Information for Award Recipients

Information for Award Recipients

Congratulations!  Below is everything you need to know about the Chancellor’s Awards for Student Excellence and the awards ceremony and reception. If questions remain, feel free to contact Lisa Kelsey via email at or phone at 518.320.1305. We look forward to meeting you on Wedenesday, April 22, 2020 for the ceremony!

Nuts and Bolts for the Ceremony & Reception

Why is it important to attend the ceremony and reception?
Most importantly attending the Ceremony and Reception allows you to be recognized for all of your many accomplishments. In addition, at the ceremony you will receive your medallion and award certificate, as well as having your picture taken with the Chancellor and a campus representative (in most cases the campus president).

Who can attend?
You are and four guests! Guests may include family, friends, professors, or mentors who have helped you to achieve your accomplishments. RSVP for you and your guests is due by Wednesday, March 25, 2020. If you have not received the RSVP form, please email

Where and when do I need to be on April 22nd?
The Ceremony and Reception takes place on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at the Albany Capital Center in downtown Albany, NY. The event starts at 2:00 p.m.; however, we ask that you arrive no later than 1:00 p.m. Please leave your coats, purses and/or other belongings with your guests or at the coat check prior to signing in at the separate student room, which will be located on the main floor of the Capital Center. There you will receive further instructions about the event.

What should I wear?
Suggested attire is professional. Anything you might wear to a job interview would be appropriate.

Is there a reception?
A reception will take place immediately following the ceremony.

What if I cannot attend the ceremony & reception?
We hope you can join us for this special occasion. If you cannot, we ask that you let us now via the RSVP form that was sent to you. This will ensure that your certificate and medallion are sent to your campus representative.

Who do I contact with questions?
Please contact Lisa Kelsey via email at or phone at 518.320.1305.

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