State University of New York (SUNY) has conferred Mata Amritanandamayi, our Chancellor with an honorary doctorate degree in humane letters at a special convocation held at Lippes Concert Hall of the University's Buffalo North Campus. Dr. John B. Simpson, President of the University and Eunice Lewin, Trustee of the State University of New York bestowed the honour on her. "Through this conferral, we pay tribute to the far-reaching contributions of a distinguished educational leader, prominent humanitarian and esteemed spiritual leader," Dr. Simpson noted.