Sai Htet Aung came to OCC from Myanmar on the advice of his sister who was studying for her Ph.D. in Chemistry at Syracuse University. “She told me come to OCC for my first two years to save money. I wound up getting a lot more than I expected!”
While majoring in Business Administration Aung served on the Student Advisory Council for the new Learning Center, was Vice President of the Student Association and Vice President of the Student Association’s Executive Committee. “My experiences taught me a lot about teamwork, understanding others strengths and weaknesses and how to get the most out of everyone.”
Aung is a member of student honor society Phi Theta Kappa. In April he was honored in Albany as one of only six OCC recipients of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.
After graduation Aung will transfer to Utica College and major in Construction Management. He also plans to earn a masters degree before returning to his home country and helping others. “I want to share what I have learned and ensure future generations receive better education.”