The Presidential Medal for Excellence, introduced by President Chris Gibson ’86 Ph.D., honors Siena students, faculty, staff, and alumni who have “truly excelled or offered an extraordinary performance.”

The green enameled coins are two inches in diameter and are embossed with the Siena logos and core values: Person-Centered. Lifelong Learners. Inclusive. Compassionate Leaders. Innovative.

“It’s a longstanding tradition in the military to present a commemorative coin to celebrate a superior performance,” says President Gibson. “It’s a symbol of the utmost respect for how someone has done their job, and how they are living their lives. The College’s Presidential Medals celebrate excellent work by those who truly embrace Siena’s values.”

Each coin is individually numbered and a record of each coin will be kept in the president's office.

Nominations for a Presidential Medal of Excellence can be submitted to the President’s office by emailing

Award Recipient Date

1. Diana Procopis ’21

July 2021

2. Mackenzi Flynn ’21

July 2021