SUNY Oneonta Honors May Graduates

Submitted by SUNY Oneonta

ONEONTA, NY — The following local residents were among the 690 students who graduated from SUNY Oneonta following the spring 2011 semester. The college’s commencement ceremony was held on Saturday, May 21.

Ann Matthys of Central Square, NY earned a BA degree in Anthropology

Shannon VanBeveren of Central Square, NY earned a BS degree in Adolescence Ed: Social Studies

Tyler Milliken of Pennellville, NY earned a BS degree in Criminal Justice

A liberal arts college focusing on teaching and learning, SUNY Oneonta ranks third among “regional master’s-north” in the U.S. News and World Report rankings of “schools with a strong commitment to teaching,” sits at #47 on the Kiplinger’s magazine list of the “100 Best Values in Public Colleges” and has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for excellence in community engagement. The college also has been named to the Princeton Review’s “green” college guide and the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Established as a state normal school in 1889 and incorporated as a founding member of the state university system in 1948, the college is well known for its outstanding faculty, strong academic programs, educational technology, community service and character-building activities, and scenic campus.