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SUNY Oneonta students receive Richard Siegfried Student Award for excellent GPA

STAFF REPORTS

ONEONTA, N.Y. -- Fifty five SUNY Oneonta students received the Richard Siegfried Student Award this semester for earning a total GPA of 3.9 or higher. Two students from Western New York were among the honorees.

The students will receive their awards Dec. 4 during the Annual Richard Siegfried Lecture at the Morris Conference Center. Andrew Bottomley, Assistant Professor of Communication & Media, will deliver the annual Richard Siegfried Lecture titled, "Voices From Below: Audio Storytelling and the Politics of Experience."

In order to be eligible to receive the Richard Siegfried Student Award, a student must be a full-time freshman or transfer student with a total GPA of 3.9 or higher.

The award is named in memory of Richard K. Siegfried, SUNY Oneonta Professor of Theatre from 1958 until 1995. Professor Siegfried (or Sieg as generations of students fondly called him) epitomized excellence in his academic life, through imagination, meticulous scholarship and discipline, and through his expectation of the same pursuit of excellence in his students and colleagues. His dedication brought excellence to his work in such historical theater worlds as Aristophanes, Moliere, Ibsen, or Chekhov, to his rigorous study of the skills of voice and movement, and to his leadership in the imaginative creativity of improvisation.

Area students receiving the award are:

  • Amanda Holler of North Tonawanda
  • Hannah Vreeland of Penfield

Located in the Leatherstocking Region of New York State, 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.