Faculty, Staff Members Receive SUNY Chancellor's Awards


September 15, 2010 – Dutchess Community College science professor Dr. Andrew Scala and Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) Coordinator Wendy Bohlinger have been awarded 2010 SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.

 Scala received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. His career at DCC began in 1983, as a part-time instructor in the department of Allied Health and Biological Sciences. In 1987 Scala became a full time faculty member, primarily teaching General Biology, Microbiology and Genetics. He also served as Department Head of the Allied Health and Physical Sciences Department from 1993 until 2003. In 2007 Scala was awarded the Llelanie Orcutt Endowed Chair for Excellence in Teaching. He completed a two-year post-doctoral position in Clinical Microbiology at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

 Bohlinger received the 2010 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service. A graduate of DCC and SUNY Albany, Bohlinger has been the coordinator of CSTEP since 1991. As such, she has advised close to 2,000 under-represented minority and economically disadvantaged students in scientific, technical or health-related fields. Bohlinger also has been an adjunct instructor of biology since 1992 and advisor to the Biology Club since 1995.

 The Chancellor's Awards for Excellence were established in the early 1970s to provide system-wide recognition and reward the State University's faculty and professional staff for superb performance and achievement. The awards acknowledge SUNY's fundamental mission of instruction, research and service. Awards are presented in five categories: Faculty Service, Librarianship, Professional Service, Scholarship and Creative Activities and Teaching.

 For more information, contact DCC Director of Community Relations Judi Stokes at (845) 431-8405 or judi.stokes@sunydutchess.edu


 Founded in 1957, Dutchess Community College is a two-year community college that has earned a reputation for providing an outstanding education at the lowest tuition in New York state. Its main campus is in Poughkeepsie, with a satellite campus in Wappingers Falls. For more information, visit www.sunydutchess.edu.