Chancellors Award

2024 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence

Congratulations to seniors Jessica Fraccalvieri and Adelle Leger for being awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. State University of New York Chancellor John B. King, Jr. awarded 193 students from 62 campuses which is SUNY’s highest honor for academic excellence and leadership. The 2024 Chancellor’s Awards for Student Excellence (CASE) recognizes students for outstanding achievements throughout their SUNY experience in areas including academics, leadership, campus involvement, community service, and the arts.

“There is a place at SUNY for every New Yorker, and each year we come together to herald and celebrate the achievements of a diverse group of some of SUNY’s most accomplished students,” said SUNY Chancellor King. “This year’s winners include first-generation students, researchers, a single mother and grandmother, a cancer survivor, international students hailing from over 16 nations, athletes, and a student who worked with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center—among so many more with inspiring stories of excellence in the classroom and beyond. It is my honor to celebrate the achievements of the nearly 200 CASE awardees as they inspire others and illustrate what is possible with a SUNY education.”

This year’s awardees represent each sector of SUNY including:

• 47 students from the four university centers

• 21 from other research and doctoral-granting institutions

• 36 from comprehensive colleges

• 16 from technology-focused colleges

• 73 from community colleges


Jessica Fraccalvieri, is a senior Marine Environmental Science / Marine Biology major. Jessica is an all-around remarkable student. Her involvement outside of the classroom is unmatched. She is involved in numerous organizations including Maritime College’s student government, has received a boatload of awards, held high-ranking positions within the Regiment of Cadets, holds two extremely high profile/time-consuming jobs on campus, and somehow manages to keep an impressive 3.3 GPA.

Adelle Leger is also a senior and is a Facilities Engineering major. Adelle is one of the most well-rounded and remarkable students at SUNY Maritime College. As a member of the NROTC, where she will be commissioned as a naval aviator in May, Adelle has earned and maintained a 3.9 GPA while excelling in Maritime’s rigorous facilities engineering program. She is a tutor and an athlete and has been tagged as one of the most impressive midshipmen the unit has ever seen.

The SUNY Maritime community is very proud of both of their achievements!