Clinton Community College Faculty Members Honored with Chancellor's Awards

Clinton Community College proudly announces the recognition of two esteemed faculty members, Julie Hanson and Dr. Fadi Helwanji, who have been selected as recipients of the prestigious Chancellor's Awards for Excellence.

Julie Hanson PhotoJulie Hanson

Julie Hanson, Professor of Mathematics, has been honored with the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. With an illustrious 23-year tenure at Clinton Community College, Hanson has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to academic excellence and student success. Her dedication extends beyond the classroom, where she imparts knowledge in Quantitative Literacy, Statistics, Prealgebra, and Prealgebra Supplement courses. Additionally, Hanson serves as an academic advisor, Nomination Coordinator for the PTK All-USA / All-State Academic Team Competition, and a valued member of the Academic Standards Committee. She also champions sustainability efforts by spearheading recycling initiatives on campus.

Dr. Fadi Helwanji PhotoDr. Fadi Helwanji

Dr. Fadi Helwanji, Adjunct Professor in the Business Department at Clinton Community College and Adjunct Lecturer at SUNY Plattsburgh, has been awarded the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching. Dr. Helwanji's academic journey is distinguished by a Ph.D. in Education with Organizational Leadership Concentration from the University of the Incarnate Word. Fluent in Arabic, French, and English, Dr. Helwanji brings a rich multicultural perspective to his teaching and leadership roles. His extensive experience spans various countries, including Lebanon, Canada, China, and the US, where he has excelled in educational, pastoral, and business leadership capacities. Dr. Helwanji's transformative contributions extend to co-founding both profit and non-profit organizations, reflecting his commitment to innovation and societal impact.

"We are thrilled to celebrate the remarkable achievements of Julie Hanson and Dr. Fadi Helwanji," remarked Dr. John Kowal, President of Clinton Community College. "Their dedication to excellence, both inside and outside the classroom, epitomizes the values we hold dear at our institution. Their contributions have left an indelible mark on our community, inspiring generations of learners and colleagues alike."

The Chancellor's Awards for Excellence recognizes exemplary faculty members within the State University of New York (SUNY) system who have demonstrated outstanding teaching, scholarship, and service. Clinton Community College is proud to have Hanson and Dr. Helwanji among its esteemed faculty, embodying the institution's commitment to fostering academic excellence and student success.