On April 6, 2016, Excelsior College employee Paula Gabris was presented the 2016 Volunteer of the Year, Community Impact Award by the Stakeholders. The 2016 IMPACT awards recognize individuals and organizations that have provided exemplary volunteer services throughout the Capital Region of New York. The award was presented at a gala ceremony and networking event at the Franklin Plaza in Troy, New York.
Gabris is often seen volunteering and motivating other staff to join in her passion for helping others. Gabris has been working for the College for over 30 years.