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Nearly 1,000 Students Honored at 126th Commencement

ONEONTA, NY — Nearly 1,000 students were honored at SUNY Oneonta’s 126th commencement on May 16.

Students who completed the requirements for bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and certificates of advanced study in the summer or fall of 2014 or the spring of 2015 participated in three main ceremonies in the Dewar Arena of the Alumni Field House.

Caryl M. Stern, a 1978 graduate of SUNY Oneonta and president and chief executive officer of the United States Fund for UNICEF, addressed the graduates.

The following area students graduated from SUNY Oneonta on May 16:

Savanna Brienza of Phoenix (13135), NY, graduated with a BS in Psychology.

Steven DeLisle of Fulton (13069), NY, graduated with a BS in Biology.

Emily McGinley of Phoenix (13135), NY, graduated with a BA in Art.

Tara Pickard of Cato (13033), NY, graduated with a BS in Child and Family Studies.

Danielle Posillipo of Oswego (13126), NY, graduated with a BS in Computer Art.

Tricia Walker of Williamstown (13493), NY, graduated with a BS in Biology.

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 and sits at No. 9 on the 2015 U.S. News and World Report list of the best public institutions in the region.

SUNY Oneonta enrolls 6,000 students in its 70 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate programs.