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SUNY Oneonta students honored for academic excellence


ONEONTA, N.Y. -- A total of 182 students received the SUNY Oneonta 2017-2018 Susan Sutton Smith Award for academic excellence. To be eligible for the award, a student must be a freshman, sophomore or junior with a grade-point average of 3.9 or higher.

Student award winners receive a certificate, a gift card to the campus bookstore, and an invitation to attend the annual Susan Sutton Smith Lecture and reception. Dr. Matthew Hendley, professor of history, will deliver this year's Susan Smith Lecture titled, "British Women, Popular Imperialism and Memory- Re-thinking the Legacy of the First World War" on Tuesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in the Otsego Grille of the Morris Conference Center on campus.

Created to recognize faculty achievement outside the classroom, the Susan Sutton Smith Faculty Prize for Academic Excellence is named in memory of the late SUNY Oneonta professor of English. Dr. Hendley is the 24th recipient of this prize.

This event and the student awards are made possible by the generous gifts of SUNY Oneonta Alumni to the Fund for Oneonta. The Susan Sutton Smith Faculty Prize for Academic Excellence is made possible by an endowment created through the generosity of Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Mary Smith in memory of their daughter, Susan, and in honor of her commitment to academic excellence. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The following area students received the Susan Sutton Smith Award:

Alyssa Brault of Rochester, NY, whose major is Mass Communications;
Audrey Granger of Delevan, NY, whose major is Music Industry;
Amanda Holler of N Tonawanda, NY, whose major is Fashion & Textiles;
Andrea Less of Honeoye Falls, NY, whose major is Dietetics;
Alicia Lojewski of Buffalo, NY, whose major is Psychology;
Danny Schweikhard of West Falls, NY, whose major is Adolescence Education: Mathematics;
Marianne Swan of Spencerport, NEW YORK, whose major is Environmental Sustainability;

Located in the beautiful hills of Central New York, SUNY Oneonta is a mid-size, public, liberal arts and sciences college with a pre-professional focus. The college enrolls approximately 6,000 students in a wide variety of bachelor's degree programs and a number of graduate certificates and degrees.

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