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Thursday, November 10, 2022

From the President

Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2022

Caring Bengal Award Recipient: Sumana Silverheels

I am pleased to announce that Sumana Silverheels, interim director and technology accommodations coordinator for Student Accessibility Services (SAS), has received the President’s Caring Bengal Award.

Ms. Silverheels was nominated for the award by the SAS Office's Andrea Gustafson, learning and accommodations specialist; Linda Rizzo, administrative assistant; Jordan Raine, accommodations specialist; Eliza Lefebvre, intern; Stephanie Rivera, work-study student; and Tai Prescott-Salako, undergraduate student.

I am so pleased to recognize Ms. Silverheels, and I encourage the entire campus community to join me in thanking her for her exceptional effort to make Buffalo State a great place to live, learn, and work. Her award profile can be viewed on the Professional Development website.

I announced the creation and implementation of the President's Caring Bengal Award in December 2017 to recognize supportive colleagues in our Buffalo State community who not only transform the lives of our students but also help create a caring and collegial environment for our faculty, staff, and administrators.

Members of the campus community are invited to submit nominations for the President’s Caring Bengal Award by Monday, November 14, at 5:00 p.m. Please visit the award website for more information about the award criteria and recipient selection process or to submit a nomination.