Awards and Achievements/Local College Students

SUNY Oneonta Recognizes 2015 Alumni of Distinction Honorees
ONEONTA, NY (10/16/2015)(readMedia)-- SUNY Oneonta recently recognized nearly 100 alumni during the 2015 Alumni of Distinction Presentation of Honors.

In 2014, the SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association established the Alumni of Distinction program to recognize graduates who have distinguished themselves through their careers, their service to their communities, and their commitment to SUNY Oneonta. The Alumni of Distinction Honor recognizes just a few of the thousands of alumni who have made significant contributions to society, and whose accomplishments, affiliations and careers have honored the legacy of excellence at the college.

The 2015 Alumni of Distinction honorees were recognized at a ceremony on Sept. 4, 2015. To view the full list of Alumni of Distinction honorees, visit

The following area residents were named SUNY Oneonta Alumni of Distinction this year:

Robert Degnan of Mechanicville, NY, President/Chief Operating Officer/Board of Directors of Sysmenx America, Inc., and a 1979 graduate of SUNY Oneonta;

Michael Kopp of Stillwater, NY, Retired Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Electronic Data Resources, and a 1987 graduate of SUNY Oneonta;

Katie O'Gorman honored for Academics

ONEONTA, NY (10/19/2015)(readMedia)-- Katie O'Gorman, a Sophomore Business Economics from Clifton Park, NY was selected as an All-American Scholar Athlete by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) for the 2014-15 academic year. There were a total of 5,493 softball players from across seven membership divisions who were honored including 1,018 student athletes from NCAA Division III.

O'Gorman had a huge offensive season in her second season with Oneonta. She hit .385 while slugging a team best .661. O'Gorman had 42 hits including 13 doubles, four triples and three home runs while driving in 23 runs and scoring 28 times.

The team finished with a 25-14 record overall. The Red Dragons were 12-6 in the SUNYAC and qualified for the conference tournament.

The 2015 season kicks off in Florida on Saturday, Mar. 5, 2016. Opponents and game times have yet to be determined.