During Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 12, 2018, Green Mountain College conferred 108 bachelor's and 59 master's degrees. Mustafa Santiago Ali, Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice & Community Revitalization for the Hip Hop Caucus delivered the commencement address. The following local students received degrees:
The senior field hockey trio of Allyson Bilow, Carissa Warren and Allyson Wells represented the United States on a collegiate tour of Australia.
A total of 1,445 SUNY Oneonta students earned Dean's List honors for the spring 2018 semester. To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying a course load of 12 hours or more.
More than 200 SUNY Oneonta students were selected to present at the 2018 SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC), hosted by SUNY Oneonta on April 20. Students from 28 SUNY colleges and universities presented 179 research projects in two poster sessions, and another 100 projects in oral presentations throughout the day. Every spring, SURC brings together undergraduate researchers and faculty mentors for two daylong programs of presentations, performances, art displays and poster sessions held on two separate campuses. The second SURC event was April 21, at Monroe Community College in Rochester.
Students representing every department in the School of Business delivered research papers divided into several tracks. A review panel selected the best papers and presentations.
Forty members of SUNY OnMark, SUNY Oneonta's Chapter of the American Marketing Association, attended the American Marketing Association's 40th Annual International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, where they earned an impressive award and gained professional development. After a long drive, challenging competitions, and a year of hard work, the club was awarded 7th place in the 'Chapter of the Year' competition out of about 400 colleges and universities. They also received an honorable mention for the excellence of their website.
SUNY Oneonta's all-female a cappella group, Pitch Slapped, competed for the first time in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) Central Quarterfinal on Feb. 10 at Ithaca High School. Pitch Slapped was one of nine teams from the surrounding area that performed at Kulp Auditorium in hopes of advancing to the ICCA Central Semifinal. The 18-member ensemble performed a set that included "Rise Up" by Andra Day, "River" by Bishop Briggs and "Have Mercy" by Eryn Allen Kane. "River" was arranged by Taylor Metz, a sophomore and one of the group's musical directors. Pitch Slapped vice president, Jaidin Tonneson, who documented the trip on the college's Snapchat, said the young women plan to attend again next year.
On a service-learning trip to Ghana, five SUNY Oneonta students and their professor, Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics Janet Antwi, collaborated with dietetics faculty and students at the University of Ghana to conduct nutrition assessments and teach children in an area elementary school about health and nutrition using games, activities and visual aids. Students also completed a clinical experience in the capital city of Accra, observing and evaluating clients at the Diet Therapy Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. They were able to put into practice knowledge and skills from their Nutrition Assessment and Community Nutrition courses.
SUNY Oswego students served as interns for a wide variety of employers in fall 2017, providing a strong on-the-job learning experience to amplify their coursework.
Fifty-two members of the Class of 2017 received Senior Service Awards in recognition of their outstanding commitment to volunteerism while at SUNY Oneonta. Students who completed at least 350 hours of service through the college's Center for Social Responsibility and Community (CSRC) were recognized during a reception on May 12.
The President's Award for Leadership recognizes undergraduate and graduate students who have made significant contributions to enhance the quality of life at the University at Albany. Recipients demonstrate a variety of accomplishments including extraordinary leadership, service, academic achievement, and involvement within the University community.
Siena's annual Student Leadership and Involvement awards ceremony honors students and faculty who have positively impacted the community through their words and actions. These awards are presented to those who have excelled academically, while maintaining their active role in various organizations and clubs. Each individual has incorporated the Franciscan traditions and values into their lives by serving and respecting our Siena community.
Twenty-eight members of SUNY Oneonta's Zeta Beta Tau fraternity chapter helped organize SUNY Oneonta's third annual Gift of Life Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive on Oct. 26 and 27.
Congratulations to the newest Spartans! Castleton is excited to welcome the following students who have recently registered for the fall 2016 semester!