Onondaga Community College paid tribute to its student scholarship recipients and generous donors during the Celebration of Success. The event was emceed by 2008 alumnus Matt Hauswirth, Weekend Sports Anchor at the television stations of CNY Central.
Highlighting the festivities was the announcement that the residence hall currently known as “H-3” will be renamed in honor of Ephraim E. Shapero. He served as Chairman of the Onondaga County Board of Supervisors which later became known as the Onondaga County Legislature. Shapero played a critical role in the founding of OCC in 1961. His outspoken support and leadership overcame many objections to the growth of the College, including the move from downtown Syracuse to its current home on Onondaga Hill. Beginning in the fall 2017 semester the residence hall will be known as Ephraim E. Shapero Hall.
The Foundation would like to thank the following generous event sponsors.
- Chancellor Sponsor – M&T Bank
- Dean Sponsors – Learn As You Grow Early Childcare Centers and Bottar Leone Attorneys
- Department Chair Sponsors – SRC, Bond Schoeneck & King Attorneys, Community Bank N.A., Hezel Associates, Marriott Syracuse Downtown, C&S Companies
- Professor Sponsors: RMS Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc., Syracuse Community Connections, Josall Syracuse Inc., Jubilee Homes of Syracuse, Inc., J.M. McDonald Sports Complex, DARCO Manufacturing Inc., Sherwood Inns & Appetites and Syracuse Jazz Fest.