Resolution J166-2013

Honoring George Tvelia upon the occasion of his retirement after 43 years of distinguished service to Suffolk County Community College

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  • Jan 24, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 24, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 16, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring George Tvelia upon the occasion of his
retirement after 43 years of distinguished  service  to  Suffolk  County
Community College

WHEREAS,  This  Legislative  Body seeks to acknowledge those individuals
whose professional lives and civic endeavors serve to enhance the  stat-
ure of the State of New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body  is  justly  proud  to  honor
George  Tvelia  upon  the  occasion  of his retirement after 43 years of
distinguished service to Suffolk County Community College, to  be  cele-
brated on Friday, February 1, 2013, at Villa Lombardi's in Holbrook, New
York; and
  WHEREAS,  For  the  past  43  years,  George Tvelia rendered faithful,
conscientious and valuable service to Suffolk County Community  College;
and
  WHEREAS,  A  proud alumnus of Suffolk County Community College, George
Tvelia was hired by the College on September 1,  1969,  as  a  Technical
Assistant in Biology; and
  WHEREAS,  During  the  span  of  his  43-year career with the College,
George Tvelia has held the  positions  of  Senior  Technical  Assistant,
Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, Assist-
ant Dean, Associate Dean, Interim Executive Dean, and Associate Dean for
Faculty and Professional Advancement; and
  WHEREAS,  In addition, George Tvelia has served on numerous governance
committees, as well as campus and college-wide  committees;  he  been  a
student, a member of the faculty, an administrator and a union represen-
tative,  serving  as an officer for the Faculty Association and Guild of
Administrative Officers for many years; and
  WHEREAS, Recently, George Tvelia organized SCCC's All College Day  and
Professional Development Day; and
  WHEREAS,  Initiatives that will be part of George Tvelia's legacy with
the Suffolk County Community College include his efforts to initiate and
develop the College's Leadership Academy, the Excelsior Program, and the
college-wide Professional Development Program; and
  WHEREAS, Moreover, George Tvelia  modernized  the  Office  of  Adjunct
Services  by  upgrading  manual operations with new electronic services;
and
  WHEREAS, In his capacity as Associate Dean  for  Faculty  and  Profes-
sional  Advancement,  George  Tvelia  served  with  loyalty,  honor  and
distinction; and
  WHEREAS, George Tvelia's  outstanding  efforts  have  been  recognized
through  the  years;  he  has been selected as the recipient of numerous
leadership awards from the College, SUNY, Cornell Cooperative Extension,
and The Chair Academy; and
  WHEREAS, In addition, George Tvelia was chosen  as  one  of  only  two
recipients  from  New  York  State  for the 2012 John and Suanne Roueche
Excellence Award, presented by the League for Innovation; and
  WHEREAS, In his official acts, George Tvelia was governed  by  a  keen
sense of duty and always showed a unique grasp of human problems; and
  WHEREAS,  During  his  tenure  with  Suffolk County Community College,
George Tvelia  earned  the  admiration,  esteem  and  affection  of  his
colleagues; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor George Tvelia upon the occasion of his retirement after  43  years
of  distinguished service to Suffolk County Community College; and be it
further

  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to George Tvelia.

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