SUNY Plattsburgh College Council
Distinguished Service Award Recipients

 

1966 

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

 

1967 

  • Dr. Kenneth Burbridge, Canadian Minister of External Affairs
  • 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, former Dean and Acting President, State University of New York at 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, former Executive Dean for Teacher Education, SUNY Plattsburgh
  • Fred P. Merrihew, President, Plattsburgh College Foundation

 

1974

  • Dr. George W. Angell, former President, 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

  • Willard C. Flynt, former Dean of Students/Vice President for Student Affairs, 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 of State University of New York

 

1979

  • Hon. Daniel P. Moynihan, U.S. Senator

 

1980

  • Judith L. Duken, Member Board of Trustees, State University of New York, and Former Chairperson, Plattsburgh College Council

 

1982

  • 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
  • Sally Kent Gorton, Generous Benefactor to the College's Art Gallery

 

1987

  • Admiral Grace M. Hopper, Ret., United States Naval Reserve; 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

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

 

1993

  • Charles and Nancy Warren, President and First Lady, State University College at Plattsburgh

 

1994

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

 

1997

  • Robert T. Booth, Esq., Attorney at Law

 

1998

  • Harry E. Mowry, Vice President, Harris Communications (ret.)

 

1999

  •  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

  • 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

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

 

2005

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

 

2006

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

 

2007

  • Trent Trahan ’70, President, Plattsburgh College Foundation (2003 – 2006); President/CEO of PrimeLink, Champlain Telephone Company
  • Dr. Douglas Skopp, Distinguished Teaching Professor of History, SUNY Plattsburgh (1972 – 2007, Retired)

 

2008

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

 

2009

  • Dr. Celine Racine Paquette ’60, SUNY Trustee Emeritus
  • Roderic G. Giltz, Chair, Northern Insuring Agency

 

2010

  • Edward R. Brohel, Director, Plattsburgh State Art Museum

 

2011

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



2012

  • Kathy MaGaw '72, Senior Vice President for Compliance and Risk Management, Chase Manhattan Bank (Retired)

 

 

 

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