Christie Deeks, award recipient, is pictured with Dr. Nancy L. Zimpher, Chancellor of the State University of New York; and Dr. Tom Corti, Vice President for Student Affairs at Farmingdale State College, SUNY. . (Credit: SUNY)
resident Christie Deeks was one of three Farmingdale State College
students who were recently honored by Nancy L. Zimpher, Chancellor of
the State University of New York, at a reception in Albany.
is a recipient of the Betsy Smith Cronin Scholarship and has been on
both the dean’s and the president’s lists, in addition to being a member
of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
major in Dental Hygiene, Deeks has served as Treasurer of SADHA, the
organization for Student Members of the American Dental Hygiene
Association. She has provided free screenings for oral cancer at many
local events, including at Belmont Racetrack, as well as at the
nationally-organized Give Kids a Smile Day and Give a Marine a Smile
Day. In her local community, Deeks has raised funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and for Autism Speaks.
was part of a group of 243 students from SUNY campuses throughout New
York State who received the Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence.
Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence was created to recognize
students who have best demonstrated and been recognized for the
integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of
leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts
or career achievement.
Since 1998, just 49 Farmingdale students have
received this award.
look forward to formally recognizing these outstanding students at our
94th commencement in May,” Farmingdale State College President W. Hubert
Keen said. “Having the opportunity to get to know our students is one
of the highlights of the awards season.”