MCC Daily Tribune

MCC's Nazier Travis Among Winners of Norman R. McConney, Jr. Awards for Student Excellence

42 Students Across the State Lauded for Academic Achievement

On Thursday, October 17, SUNY announced that 42 students in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) received the inaugural Norman R. McConney, Jr. Award for Student Excellence. The award, which recognizes outstanding EOP students for their academic achievements, is named for Norman R. McConney, Jr. (1946-2016), a graduate of the University at Albany and former assistant dean for special programs at SUNY, who helped draft the legislation that established the EOP as a statewide program. The award ceremony took place at SUNY Global Center in Manhattan.

MCC congratulates Business Administration student Nazier Travis on being the first Tribune to receive the award.

According to SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson, "Through the EOP, SUNY has changed the course of so many lives and has given so many students the chance to excel and pursue their dreams. We are enormously proud of the students receiving these awards today. Many of them have overcome enormous obstacles to fulfill goals that once may have seemed unattainable. I applaud every one of them for demonstrating perseverance and determination."

SUNY News Release

Award Ceremony Program


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