Onondaga Community College shined brightly at the annual USA Today Phi Theta Kappa All-State Academic Award ceremony. The event was held March 2 at the New York State Museum in Albany.
Sophomore Music majors Julianna Meyers (Central Square HS) and Katie Spriggs (Liverpool HS) sang the Star Spangled Banner. College President Dr. Casey Crabill was an award presenter and she had the honor of calling the names of two OCC student recipients, Heather Flewelling and Haley Hurst. They were named to the All-State Academic Team based on their academic excellence and community service.
Flewelling is a native of Oswego who earned her GED in 1999. She’s a Liberal Arts & Sciences: Humanities and Social Sciences major with minors in Honors and Women’s Studies. Flewelling will earn her degree in May. She plans to transfer to Syracuse University and pursue a bachelor’s degree in Public Health and a minor in Medical Anthropology.
Hurst is a 2015 graduate of Port Byron High School. She’s a Mathematics & Science major with an Honors minor. Hurst attended OCC tuition-free thanks to the New York State STEM scholarship program. She will earn her degree in May. Hurst plans to transfer to SUNY Binghamton and pursue a degree in its nanotech stem research program.
You can view a slideshow from the ceremony below.