Awards and Grants

Distinguished Service Award

To highlight campus professionals who have made invaluable contributions to the campus community and to their profession through exemplary service. Eligible applicants include all PEC Represented Employees from the Research Foundation, M/C and UUP.

  • The two DSA award recipients shall be determined by the end of the Spring Semester each year.
  • Formal recognition will take place at the annual PEC constituency luncheon in the fall and includes a framed certificate and monetary award.
  • The awardees will also be appropriately recognized in PEC and University publications.
  • And, the names of the awardees will be added to the Distinguished Service Award plaque on display in the lobby of the Couper Administration Building.

The initial charge of this committee shall be to create criteria for this award in accordance with the wishes of the Council. The Distinguished Service Award Committee shall also solicit nominations from the Binghamton University community and select two professionals who have made invaluable contributions to the campus community and to their profession through exemplary service. The selection committee shall be composed of one member from each Division represented in Council.

To nominate someone for this award please fill out this form

Professional Development Grant

PEC Represented Employees to include: Research Foundation, M/C and UUP are eligible to apply for funds to support their efforts of development/growth and or advancement through the Professional Development Grant. However, these funds are limited to one project or activity per award period and are awarded annually. These awards are intended to be in addition to and not dependent upon, any other funding and will be paid on a reimbursement basis. First priority will be to individuals NOT receiving an award in the previous award period. Funds must be used within the time frame established at the time of the award. All awarded funds will be distributed after the activity is completed. Awards will be announced as soon as practical there after. The eligible time period for the grant is the previous calendar year.

The application deadline is April 30, 2016.

Original receipts must be submitted and monies will be reimbursed for the exact amount only not to exceed the amount of the award. However, no award will be paid unless the intended activity comes to a successful completion. Activity, in the case of tuition, means a course or class undertaken, and completed successfully so as to gain course credits or certifications.

The decisions of the request reviewing committee are final on all issues.

Support may be requested for the following:

  • Travel and related expenses: Lodging, transportation, (rental cars, bus, train or air) tolls, parking and meals.
  • Conference: Registration fees (will be given top priority).
  • Tuition: Not to exceed the current rate of SUNY tuition – (iIncludes certification fees and self instructional courses).
  • Materials: Must be in direct support of research or for projects directly related to professional development. The materials bought become the property of BU and must be purchased for support to the requesting individual.

Support will NOT be considered for the following:

  • Stipends, compensation, personal expenses, or purchase of equipment.
  • Parking or traffic tickets, or fines of any type.
  • No reimbursement to departments or organizations.
  • Expenses paid by departments.

These guidelines will be reviewed annually.

To apply for this grant please fill out this form (pdf, 100KB).


Past "Distinguished Service Award" Winners


PEC Distinguished Service Award - Michelle Jones

PEC Distinguished Service Award - Betsy Staff

PEC Distinguished Service Award - Cindy Olbrys


PEC Distinguished Service Award - Kerry Cook


PEC Distinguished Service Award - Rachel Coker

PEC Distinguished Service Award - Holly Horn


PEC Distinguished Service Award - Stephen Gowe

PEC Distinguished Service Award - Jeffrey Horowitz


PEC Distinguished Service Award - Katie Ellis

PEC Distinguished Service Award - Bonnie Jenson

PEC Distinguished Service Award - Krista Medionte-Phillips


PEC Distinguished Service Award - Nancy Boyd-Goff

PEC Distinguished Service Award - Jennifer Hapgood


PEC Distinguished Service Award - Erik Colon

PEC Distinguished Service Award - Alexsandra Silva


PEC Distinguished Service Award (5 or more years of service) - Tami Mann

PEC Distinguished Service Award (5 or fewer years of service) - Oktay Sekercisoy


PEC Distinguished Service Award (5 or more years of service) - Cynthia Altmansberger

PEC Distinguished Service Award (5 or fewer years of service) - Thomas Hanford


PEC Distinguished Service Award (5 or more years of service) - Victor Fiori

PEC Distinguished Service Award (5 or fewer years of service) - Ryan Yarosh


PEC Distinguished Service Award (5 or more years of service) - Susan Barker

PEC Distinguished Service Award (5 or fewer years of service) - Carol Hall

Last Updated: 11/15/15