SUNY Oneonta Professor Emeritus Bill Pietraface has been awarded the Robert L. Payton Award for Voluntary Service by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. The annual award goes to an individual who demonstrates leadership in advancement programs, furtherance of the philanthropic tradition, and public articulation of needs, goals and issues in education. Pietraface is a a retired SUNY Oneonta biology professor and former chair of the biology department.