The rank of Professor Emerita-Emeritus is approved by the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees and is awarded to individuals who have served long and honorably at the College, and who have held the rank of Professor upon retirement.
One of the State University's distinctions is the wealth of accomplished educators, consummate professionals and support staff (Classified Service) among its ranks. The Excellence Awards are a recognition of and tribute to the individual's expertise, dedication and commitment. Award recipients personify professional excellence and serve as role models for the State University of New York community.
The Distinguished Professor Rank recognizes and rewards the scholarship and research of SUNY's finest and accomplished faculty. The Distinguished Service Professorship recognizes extraordinary service far beyond the University, and the Distinguished Teaching Professorship confers university-wide recognition for consistently superb teaching.