Onondaga Community College’s outstanding students were the subject of numerous stories by Central New York media during commencement season.
The graduating mother and daughter duo of Sharon Hill and Toni Jones were the focus of preview stories in both Syracuse.com and The Stand Newspaper. On the day of commencement they were highlighted in a story by Time Warner Cable News.
WSYR TV (Newschannel 9) profiled students Bill Quigley and Ahmad Salah in separate stories. Quigley is a 47-year-old cancer survivor who earned a degree in Nuclear Technology. Salah was named the top student in the Mathematics & Science major. He was born in Baghdad, Iraq and lived there until age 10.
Radio talk show host George Kilpatrick devoted an hour long program to OCC’s students. He interviewed graduating mother and daughter Sharon Hill and Toni Jones, John Gould and Chidera Joseph who are both members of the Student Association, and Maurice “Mo” Brown who will graduate in December. Kilpatrick’s show, “The New Inspiration for the Nation” is heard every Sunday morning at 9:00 on Power 620AM.
Congratulations to all of our graduates!