Awards and Achievements/Local College Students

Alyssa Bonesteel presents at national undergraduate research conference

SCHENECTADY, NY (04/15/2016)-- Alyssa Bonesteel, of Melrose, NY, presented at the 30th annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research at the University of North Carolina, Asheville.

Bonesteel is a member of the Union College Class of 2018 majoring in Political Science and Russian and East Europeam Studies.

139 Students Receive the Susan Sutton Smith Award

ONEONTA, NY (04/19/2016)-- A total of 139 students received the SUNY Oneonta 2015-2016 Susan Sutton Smith Award for academic excellence. To be eligible for the award, a student must be a freshman, sophomore or junior with a grade-point average of 3.9 or higher.

Student award winners received a certificate, a gift card to the campus bookstore, and an invitation to attend the annual Susan Sutton Smith Lecture and reception. Dr. Susan Bernardin, professor of English at SUNY Oneonta, delivered this year's lecture on Tuesday, April 12, in the Craven Lounge of the college's Morris Conference Center. Bernardin is the 22nd recipient of the Susan Sutton Smith Faculty Prize for Academic Excellence, created to recognize faculty achievement outside the classroom and named in memory of the late SUNY Oneonta professor of English.

The following area students received the Susan Sutton Smith Award:

Connor Chapman of Clifton Park, NY, a junior majoring in Meteorology;

Emma Cohen of Stillwater, NY, a sophomore majoring in Political Science;

Connor Killane of Clifton Park, NY, a sophomore majoring in Business Economics;