Diyoni Stith

Diyoni Stith
Diyoni Stith
  • High School: Clara Barton in Brooklyn, Class of 2015
  • Major @ OCC: Business Administration

An internet search during Diyoni Stith’s junior year of high school helped him figure out his career goal. “I was looking online for top paying jobs related to math. The first one I came to was ‘actuary science.’ I read about it, found it to be very interesting and thought, ‘That’s what I want to do and I can make a lot of money at it so why not?’” An actuary is a business professional who analyzes the financial consequence of risk. Actuaries use mathematics, statistics and financial theory to study uncertain future events, especially those of concern to insurance and pension programs.

Stith working with students at McKinley-Brighton Elementary.
Stith working with students at McKinley-Brighton Elementary.

Stith’s dream was to attend SUNY Albany but his grades weren’t good enough. OCC was his plan “B.” During his year-and-a-half on campus he’s worked hard inside and outside class and developed into an outstanding student. “I’m more focused now. I know what I have to do. I’m better with time management and organization.”

During the fall 2016 semester Stith became an officer in the Student Association, serving as its Vice President of Clubs & Organizations. “I was looking for ways to get involved in campus and being in the Student Association has been my biggest accomplishment this semester. It gave me so many opportunities to get involved. I’ve been a part of helping students at McKinley-Brighton School and have been on a panel speaking to incoming college students. I’ve really enjoyed it.”

Stith will earn his degree in May 2017. He plans to transfer and continue to pursue his career goal of becoming an actuary.

New Student Leaders

2016-17 Student Association Officers are (front row, left to right): Henry Humiston, Michael Phelps, Vernon Macklin and Deyoni Stith. Back row left to right: Sandy Klinzman, Joanna Reyes and Liz Angle.
2016-17 Student Association Officers (front row, left to right): Henry Humiston, Michael Phelps, Vernon Macklin, Deyoni Stith, (back row left to right): Sandy Klinzman, Joanna Reyes and Liz Angle.

A new group of officers have been selected to lead the Student Association during the 2016-17 academic year. The new student leaders are:

Sandy Klinzman, President

  • Major: Humanities
  • HS: Marcellus

 

Deyoni Stith, V-P of Clubs & Organizations

  • Major: Business Administration
  • HS: Clara Barton in Brooklyn

 

Vernon Macklin, V-P of Entertainment

  • Major: Electronic Media Communications
  • HS: Institute of Technology

 

Michael Phelps, V-P of Media

  • Major: Electronic Media Communications
  • HS: Corcoran

 

Joanna Reyes, Student Representative on the Board of Trustees

  • Major: Humanities & Social Sciences
  • HS: Cicero-North Syracuse

 

Liz Angle, Student Representative to the OCCA Board

  • Major: Early Childhood Education
  • HS: Oneida

 

Henry Humiston, Student Representative to the OCCA Board

  • Major: Nuclear Technology and Electronic Engineering Technology
  • HS: Faith Baptist Academy

 

The Student Association provides students with opportunities for governance while developing leadership skills and serving the needs of the student body. Elected student officers and professional staff collaborate with students, faculty, staff and administration to identify and deliver programming and services that reflect the needs and preferences of the student body.