ONEONTA, NY – Emily McGinley of Phoenix was among 47 members of the SUNY Oneonta Class of 2015 who received Senior Service Awards recognizing their commitment to volunteerism.
Seniors who completed at least 350 hours of service through the college’s Center for Social Responsibility and Community were recognized during a reception in May.
Collectively, these students volunteered 39,796 hours in activities such as fundraising, helping in local school classrooms, tutoring and serving as emergency medical technicians.
Overall, 549 members of the Class of 2015 logged a total of 56,566 volunteer hours during their time at SUNY Oneonta.
McGinley logged 620.5 hours of service in activities including fundraising, a clothing drive and an internship at a nonprofit organization.
More than 20 percent of SUNY Oneonta students donate time to a local organization or cause through the CSRC.
As a result, SUNY Oneonta contributes more than 50,000 hours of service annually to nearly 100 nonprofit agencies in Oneonta and beyond.
In recognition of the college’s civic partnerships and service learning activities, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching awarded SUNY Oneonta its Community Engagement Classification in 2011.
A liberal arts institution with a strong focus on undergraduate research, SUNY Oneonta consistently gains recognition for delivering excellence and value.
The college has been named to Kiplinger’s list of “100 Best Values in Public Colleges” for nine consecutive years, was ranked No. 2 on the 2014 Kiplinger’s list of “10 Best Public Colleges With Lowest Debt at Graduation” and sits at No. 9 on the 2015 U.S. News and World Report list of the best public institutions in the region.
The college enrolls 6,000 students in its 70 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate programs.