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Dr. Giorgianni Earns SUNY Chancellor's Award

May 19, 2020

 

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – SUNY Orange computer science professor Dr. Thomas Giorgianni has earned a 2020 State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, as announced recently by Chancellor Kristina Johnson.

The Chancellor’s Award is the highest honor regularly bestowed upon community college personnel within the State University of New York. In March, Giorgianni also received the SUNY Orange President’s Award for Excellence.

“Tom is fully deserving of this honor,” said Dr. Kristine Young, SUNY Orange president. “He thoughtfully develops skills and methods that assure his students fully understand and grasp sometimes complex content, and his dynamic teaching style engages students and draws them into the content. In addition, he is committed to staying current on trends within the industry by gaining experience outside of the College community that will inform and shape his teaching.”

Giorgianni has been associated with SUNY Orange in some form or fashion since his days as a student from 1985 to 1987. He’s traveled the path from student and graduate (Class of 1987) to full professor. He joined the College staff as a technical assistant in 1989, became an adjunct instructor in the Computer Information Systems Department in 1992 and joined the faculty tenure track ranks in 1998. He reached the rank of full professor in 2011.

He has served on numerous College committees, was the SUNY Orange representative to the Faculty Council of Community Colleges, and has advised many student clubs and organizations throughout his tenure.

Giorgianni earned his bachelor’s degree in technology from SUNY Empire State College and his master’s degree in computer science from SUNY New Paltz. He acquired a certificate of advanced study and his doctorate in educational administration from SUNY Albany. He has completed additional trainings in cyber security, forensics and CISCO as well.