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Local Residents Honored at SUNY Oswego Convocation

Submitted by SUNY Oswego

Nearly 110 students at SUNY Oswego, including local residents, received awards at the college’s spring Honors Convocation.

Amanda D. Barker of North Church Road in Lacona, a senior studying elementary education, received the Anna Mae Johnson ’42 Scholarship. She is the daughter of David and Darlene Barker of Boylston. She was a member of Tau Sigma Society and Kappa Delta Pi. Her future plan is graduate school at SUNY Oswego for psychology.

Richard W. DiSalvo of Besaw Road in Phoenix, a senior studying economics, received the Richard Hyse Outstanding Economic Student Award. He is the son of Rick and Melody DiSalvo of Phoenix. He was a tutor. His future plan is to attend graduate school for economics.

The formal ceremony, complete with a procession of faculty and college officers in full academic regalia, is sponsored each spring at Oswego by Vega, the women’s honor society. The audience included faculty, staff, students and students’ family members.

Admission to SUNY Oswego is competitive. U.S. News named it among the “Top Public Regional Universities in the North” for 2011, and the Princeton Review includes Oswego in its college guidebook “The Best Northeastern Colleges.”

A 150-year-old comprehensive college in the State University of New York system, Oswego enrolls over 8,000 students in its College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education.