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 president@siena.edu.

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Award Recipient Date

1. Diana Procopis ’21

Summer 2021

2. Mackenzi Flynn ’21

Summer 2021

3.  Sharon Daloz Parks

Summer 2021

4. Kacie Oliver '21

Fall 2021

5. Rick Bagnoli

Fall 2021

6. Ben Montgomery

Fall 2021

7. Anthony Pondillo '65 M.B.A.

Fall 2021

8. Charles F. Seifert, Ph.D.

Fall 2021

9.  Elaine Phelan

Fall 2021

10.  Paul F. Dwyer, Jr. '71, J.D.

Fall 2021

11.  Leonard M. Cutler, Ph.D

Fall 2021

12. MaryAnne Egan '86, Ph.D. 

Fall 2021

13.  Judith L. Dougherty '06, B.A.

Fall 2021

14. Donna D. McIntosh, M.S.W.

Fall 2021

15. Allison Turcio '06

Fall 2021

16.  Edwin L. Rogers, Ph.D.

Fall 2021

17. Duane A. Matcha, Ph.D.

Fall 2021

18. Jodi O’Donnell Ph.D. 

Fall 2021

19.  Richard M. Proctor, Ph.D.

Fall 2021

20. Karen Boswell, Ph.D.

Fall 2021

21. Cassidy Hammecker '22

Fall 2021

22.  Annie Larsen '22

Fall 2021

23. Kate Meierdiercks Ph.D.

Fall 2021

24. Fr. Dennis Tamburello, O.F.M.

Fall 2021

25. Special Presidential Recognition

Fall 2021

26. Special Presidential Recognition

Fall 2021

27. Special Presidential Recognition

Fall 2021

28. Colleen Riley

Fall 2021

29. Special Presidential Recognition

Fall 2021

30. Special Presidential Recognition

Fall 2021

31. Special Presidential Recognition

Fall 2021

32. Special Presidential Recognition

Fall 2021

33. Special Presidential Recognition

Fall 2021

34. Special Presidential Recognition

Fall 2021

35. Special Presidential Recognition

Fall 2021

36. Jim McGuinness, MBA Student

Fall 2021

37. John Coleman ’62, posthumous

Fall 2021

38. Joshua Deyo ’22

Fall 2021

39. Terry Arndt ’67

Fall 2021

40. Alan Glasser ’22

Fall 2021

41. Special Presidential Recognition

Fall 2021

42. Peter Crummey, Colonie Town Supervisor

Winter 2022

43. John McPhee

Winter 2022

44. Thomas J. Dolan '68

Spring 2022

45.  Col. Kandace Daffin

Spring 2022

46. Hameed Danesh

Spring 2022

47. Major General Daniel J. Christian

Spring 2022

48. Special Presidential Recognition

Spring 2022

49. Lindenwald Museum Park Ranger

Spring 2022

50. Lindenwald Museum Park Ranger

Spring 2022

51. First-Year Seminar Student

Spring 2022

52. First-Year Seminar Student

Spring 2022

53. First-Year Seminar Student

Spring 2022

54. First-Year Seminar Student

Spring 2022

55. First-Year Seminar Student

Spring 2022

57. Cristian Spariosu ’23

Spring 2022

58.  Class of 2022 ROTC Graduate- Special Recognition

Spring 2022

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63. Class of 2022 ROTC Graduate- Special Recognition

Spring 2022