Syracuse University has announced its 2020 One University Awards, honoring members of the University community for their scholarship, teaching, academic achievement, leadership and service. The annual ceremony was scheduled to take place on April 17 in Hendricks Chapel but was canceled due to COVID-19 guidelines. Three members of the VPA community received awards:
- Naiya Campbell ’20, a communication and rhetorical studies major in the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, received a Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence in Student Research.
- Rebecca Kelly, assistant professor of communications design in the School of Design, received a Chancellor’s Citation for Outstanding Contributions to the Student Experience and University Initiatives
- Amanda Bäckebo ’20, a communication and rhetorical studies major in the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies and a member of the women’s ice hockey team, received a Student-Athlete Award.
Chancellor’s Citation awards are given in recognition of outstanding achievement in teaching, scholarship and creative work. The Student-Athlete Award is given to the male and female senior student-athlete with the highest overall career grade point average.