Five OCC students received SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Student Excellence April 5 in Albany. The awards were presented by SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher at a ceremony at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center. Honorees demonstrated the ability to combine academic excellence with other accomplishments which may include leadership, campus involvement, athletics, career achievement, community service, or creative and performing arts. OCC’s five honorees were:
- High School: Lake George Jr.-Sr., 2014
- Major at OCC: Emergency Management
- Leighann took more than 20 credits each semester, was an RA, an officer in international honor society Phi Theta Kappa and a certified emergency medical technician. She earned her degree in December 2015 and is now attending the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
- High School: Corcoran, 1998
- Majors at OCC: Communication Studies, Humanities and Social Sciences with an Honors minor
- Toni is a member of international honor society Phi Theta Kappa and a member of the History Club who went on several study abroad trips. Toni is 36-years-old and will graduate this May along with her mother, 58-year-old Sharon Hill.
- High School: Silver Creek, 2014
- Majors at OCC: Electronic Media Communications and Humanities with an Honors minor
- Jade was a member of international honor society Phi Theta Kappa, played on the Women’s Soccer team, was an RA and a member of the Politics Club. She will graduate in May and transfer to Syracuse University.
- High School: Cicero-North Syracuse, 2014
- Major at OCC: Electronic Media Communications and Computer Information Science
- Daniel achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average, was a member of international honor society Phi Theta Kappa and the Politics Club. He will graduate in May and transfer to Rochester Institute of Technology.
- High School: Bishop Grimes, 2014
- Major at OCC: Business Administration with minors in Women’s Studies and Honors
- Iga is an international student from Poland. She’s president of international honor society Phi Theta Kappa and a student ambassador. She will graduate in May and transfer to Rochester Institute of Technology.