Top Students Honored

Student Katelyn Malecki (center) is named curriculum honoree in the Business Administration major by Department Chair Shelley Ley, J.D. (right) as OCC President Dr. Casey Crabill (left) applauds.

Onondaga Community College paid tribute to its best and brightest during the Curriculum Honors Ceremony April 17 in Storer Auditorium. Faculty members read brief remarks about student honorees in their majors before presenting them with a blue stole which will be worn at commencement. The 2017 honorees are:


  • American Sign Language, A.S., Melissa Azzolino
  • Communication Studies, A.A., Christopher Son
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences: Humanities and Social Sciences, A.A., Hassina Adams
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies, A.A., Melinda Van Nguyen


Each curriculum honoree received a blue stole to be worn at commencement.


  • Automotive Technology, A.O.S., Katie Preston
  • Accounting, A.A.S., Kah’moni Richardson
  • Business Administration, A.S., Katelyn Malecki
  • Business Technology, A.A.S., Jason Spencer
  • Computer Forensics, A.S., Artemiy Terekhin
  • Computer Information Systems, A.A.S., Eric Seaver
  • Computer Science, A.S., Zachary Gudlin
  • Web Technology, Certificate, Tricia McGoey
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics and Science, A.S., David Cleverley
  • Electrical Engineering Technology, A.A.S., Christopher Entwistle
  • Mechanical Technology, A.A.S., David Skipp
  • Nuclear Technology, A.A.S., Henry Humiston



  • Criminal Justice, A.S., Stephanie Restor
  • Early Childhood, A.A.S., Salwa El-Hindi
  • Emergency Management, A.A.S., Gina Albanese
  • Health Information Technology/Medical Records, A.A.S., Kelley Myers
  • Human Services, A.S., Angela Stevens
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences: Adolescence Education, A.A., Evan Carrier
  • Nursing, A.A.S., Kira Kelley
  • Physical Education & Exercise Science Studies, A.S., Ryan Smach
  • Physical Therapist Assistant, A.A.S., Lucia Barbieri
  • Surgical Technology, Certificate, Sarah Herrmann



  • Architectural Technology, A.A.S., Veronica VanTassel
  • Interior Design, A.A.S., Channia Lounsbery
  • Art, A.A.S., Jordan George
  • Music, A.A.S., Julianna Meyers
  • Photography, A.S., Blake Condolora
  • Electronic Media Communications, A.A.S., Luke Peets
  • Hospitality Management, A.A.S., Lesley Brooks-Bianchi


Several other students were also honored for their achievements during the academic year.

  • President’s Volunteer Service Award “Silver Level”: Priya Patel
  • Civic Engagement Recognition Award: Caleb Beman
  • Outstanding Service-Learning Award: Melissa Azzolino, Joanna Goncalves, Alexis Peckham, Elijah Southwick, Rachel Spinella
  • All-New York Academic First Team Award & 2017 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Bronze Scholar: Heather Flewelling
  • All-New York Academic Second Team Award: Haley Hurst
  • SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence: Hassina Adams, Heather Flewelling, Ashley Haskins, Chloe Hoffman, Betheny Witherell

Students in OCC’s Music major played a prominent role in the Curriculum Honors ceremony. Pianist Ryan Case performed during the processional and recessional. Soprano Katherine Joslyn sang the National Anthem and the Alma Mater. Guitarist Jake Bradford performed Rito de Los Ristras by Lee Brouwer.

Congratulations to all of our honorees!

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