For Immediate Release — May 17, 2004


GENESEO, N.Y. — SUNY Chancellor Robert L. King has recognized the University’s most outstanding students for 2004 with the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, and four Geneseo students have earned the honor.

In all, 245 students from 61 SUNY campuses, representing five foreign countries and nine states with an average grade point average of 3.74, were honored. Joanna Zieno of Fairport, N.Y., Marinda Wyant of Penn Yan, N.Y., Paul Weismann of Brandenberg, Germany, and James Rogers of Kenmore, N.Y., received the award.

In addition to grade point average, candidates for the Chancellor’s Award must have demonstrated significant contributions to the greater campus community. This year’s awards were presented at a ceremony at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, and more than 1,500 friends and family of the student award recipients attended the event. Each student received a framed certificate and a medallion.

Rogers served as chair of the Student Association and was involved with the Geneseo Residence Life Program. He carried a 3.10 GPA while majoring in English with minors in theatre and psychology.

Wyant was active in the Geneseo Residence Life Program, was the keynote speaker at the Geneseo Honors Convocation and was a member of the international Golden Key Honor Society. She carried a 3.75 GPA while majoring in biology.

Zieno was a member of the Geneseo cross country team and the international Golden Key Honor Society. She carried a 3.84 GPA while majoring in business administration with a minor in psychology.

Weismann was a member of the Geneseo Ice Knights hockey team and the American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry, a national academic honor. He carried a 3.59 GPA while majoring in chemistry and was inducted in Geneseo’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.