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ESF Students Receive Chancellor's Award

Rachel Ruppel and Laura Dicarlo

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—Two students from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) were honored with the Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence during a March ceremony in Albany.

Rachel Ruppel of Temple, N.H. and Laura Dicarlo of Depew were presented with their awards at a ceremony at the Empire State Convention Center where they received framed certificates and medallions, which may be worn at commencement.

Chancellor Award honorees excel both in academic achievement and in at least one of the following areas: leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts or career achievement.

Ruppel is an environmental science major and received two National Science Foundation research grants. She is a teaching assistant in computing,dendrology, and GIS. She has been on the President's Honor List and in ESF Honor Society for four years and received the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing award in 2004-05. Ruppel heads both the campus newspaper and the Ecologue literary magazine. She volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and tutors freshmen in botany and zoology.

Dicarlo is an environmental biology major and student government president. She was elected chair of her freshman, sophomore and junior classes, is Honor Society president and Earth Week chair, and received the President?s Award for Community Service for campus/community contributions as orientation leader, peer mentor, admissions ambassador, and coordinator of eight blood drives and the American Cancer Society's "Relay for Life."

Release No. 27a

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