Kristi Confortin and Emma Tiner Receive the 2015 Chancellors Award for Student Excellence

SUNY Cobleskill is proud to recognize Kristi Confortin and Emma Tiner, the 2015 recipients of the Chancellors Award for Student Excellence. Excelling academically and as leaders on their campus and in their community, this is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a student in the State University of New York system.

“Kristi and Emma are truly exceptional students who have enriched the lives of others at SUNY Cobleskill through their leadership, service, and academic accomplishments. We have no doubt that they will go on to accomplish great things,”

said Acting President Debra H. Thatcher.

ConfortinKristi Confortin, a Wildlife Management bachelor’s degree student, has accomplished several notable undertakings throughout her undergraduate career. She was recognized as SUNY Cobleskill’s Outstanding Wildlife Management Student of the Year and received of the Excellence in Student Leadership Award. She has conducted research with the North American Society for Bat Research and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and completed PIT tagging of Rafinesque’ s big-eared bats in Mammoth Cave National Park. Additionally, Kristi was the senior captain of the Fighting Tiger’s Women’s Cross Country team, which has won three consecutive NEAC Conference Championships.

TinerEmma Tiner, a Communication in Technology bachelor’s degree student, has excelled on many platforms throughout her time at SUNY Cobleskill. She is a former President of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the current President of the Epsilon Pi Tau Honor Society. Emma received SUNY Cobleskill’s Outstanding Honor’s Student Award and was recognized by the SUNY Chancellor for outstanding academic achievement, acknowledged with the Phi Theta Kappa All-State Academic Team Award. Her poem, “Autumn of the Mind,” submitted to Teen Ink, an online literary teen magazine, received the Editor’s Choice Award.

The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence was created in 1997 to recognize students who have best demonstrated, and have been recognized for, the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts, campus involvement, or career achievement.