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In recognition of the College’s efforts to integrate sustainability principles into its Strategic Plan, Onondaga Community College President Debbie L. Sydow, Ph.D. recently accepted the 2010 President’s Award by the American Institute of Architects, CNY Chapter on behalf of the College. Peter Sorber, AIA CNY President, presented the award to Dr. Sydow at the annual “Celebration of Architecture” dinner on November 13.
“Each year, the president of the AIA CNY Chapter has the great pleasure of awarding the President’s Award for efforts or achievements in an area of personal interest. My interest is in the preservation of our environment and, accordingly, sustainable architecture and building construction,” said Mr. Sorber. “We’ve watched the College blossom over the years and believe that Dr. Sydow’s initiative to integrate many of these principles into the College’s strategic plan and her participation in the effort to move toward a sustainable future merit acknowledgement through this award.”
In 2007, Dr. Sydow signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. Since then, many important campus initiatives have occurred which visibly demonstrate the College’s ongoing commitment, including: