Family Values

Hannah Robles (center) with her parents, Alvaro (left) and Sally (right) Robles. All five of the Robles’ children attended OCC. Hannah was named the top student in the Business Administration major during Wednesday’s annual Curriculum Honors ceremony.

One by one, all five children of Sally and Alvaro Robles have come to Onondaga Community College. Each has majored in something different including Humanities, Art, Mechanical Technology and Hospitality Management. Wednesday night their youngest, Hannah, was recognized as the top student in the Business Administration major during the annual Curriculum Honors ceremony. “I really enjoyed the Business program. All of the faculty helped me know I was in the right program and I knew I chose the right school,” she said. Hannah is the second family member to be named tops in their major. In 2013 her brother Chayanne earned Curriculum Honors for the Mechanical Technology major.

Chayanne Robles, ’13

All five of the Robles were homeschooled before coming to OCC. “It was nice to have this introduction to being in a classroom here as opposed to a big four-year school,” Hannah said. “We also saved a lot of money while getting the same education we could have gotten somewhere else. This way we only have to pay more expensive tuition for two years.”

Hannah made the most of her two years on the OCC campus. She maintained a 3.9 grade point average and earned membership in the College’s chapter of international honor society Phi Theta Kappa. She received the Diversity Honors Scholarship both years at OCC and was also the recipient of the Wegmans academic scholarship. She also never hesitated to challenge herself, taking difficult courses like Chinese I and Chinese II. “Everyone in my family took Spanish and I wanted to be different. I really liked Chinese and I enjoyed the language. I hope to do an internship in China when I transfer.”

In the fall Robles will enroll at the Rochester Institute of Technology where she will major in Marketing. “I hope to work as a Marketing executive for nonprofits. I love community service. I work in the food pantry at my church. I hope I can do marketing for them. Non-profits need marketers to help them get donations.”

Congratulations to Hannah and all of our Curriculum Honorees! You can view a slideshow of all of the curriculum honorees photographed with OCC President Dr. Casey Crabill and Provost Dr. Daria Willis. Below the slideshow is a list which includes each student’s name and the major for which they were honored.

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Hospitality Management, A.A.S. – Culinary Management – Emre Simsek

Architectural Technology, A.A.S. – Joshua Bates

Interior Design, A.A.S. – Lydia Giordano

Art, A.A.S. – Rachel Dibble

Photography, A.S. – Andrea Bodah

Electronic Media Communications, A.A.S. – Nolan Barth

Music, A.A.S. – Kylie Tomaselli

Automotive Technology, A.O.S. – Ryan Pike

Electrical Technology, A.A.S. – Aaron Davis

Mechanical Technology, A.A.S. – Maynard Bland

Nuclear Technology, A.A.S. – Zachary Heagerty-Phillips

Computer Information Systems, A.A.S. – Jon Minnberg

Computer Science, A.S. – Leanna Wolf

Accounting, A.A.S. – Carie-Anne Denny

Business Administration, A.S. – Hannah Robles

Business Technology, A.A.S. – Samantha Stetson

Engineering Science, A.S. – Nicholas Wilson

Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics and Science, A.S. – Rosa Geremia

American Sign Language, A.S. – Elijah Southwick

Communication Studies, A.A. – Maia Dotson

Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies, A.A. – Tekahentake Regis

Liberal Arts & Sciences: Humanities and Social Sciences, A.A. – Joshua Miller

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling, A.A.S. – Michael Marshall

Criminal Justice, A.S. – Geoffrey Hawthorne

Early Child Care Certificate – Janice Corsette

Early Childhood Education, A.A.S. – Farhiya Mohamed

Health Information Technology/Medical Records, A. A.S. – Robert LaFramboise

Human Services, A.S. – Kathleen Boccio

Liberal Arts & Sciences: Adolescence Education, A.A. – Zachary Smith

Liberal Arts & Sciences: Childhood Education, A.A. – Colin Talty

Nursing, A.A.S. – Bahar Zaker-Shahrak

Physical Therapy Assistant, A.A.S. – Deborah Newman

Surgical Technology Certificate – John Rieger

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