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SUNY Oswego Announces Merit Awards For Transfer Students

OSWEGO, NY  – SUNY Oswego has made $1,000 Merit Awards to a select group of students who are starting at the college in fall 2014.

Patricia Geldof of Green Acres Drive in Central Square, majoring in public justice (formerly attended Herkimer County Community College).

Walter F. Howard of Red School House Road in Fulton, majoring in wellness management (formerly attended Cayuga Community College).

Shawn R. Kimball of Ontario Street in Fulton, majoring in business administration (formerly attended Onondaga Community College).

Jennifer Woodruff of Howard Road in Fulton, majoring in creative writing (formerly attended Cayuga Community College).

Michael R. Miano of Morningside Drive in Hannibal, majoring in broadcasting and mass communication (formerly attended Cayuga Community College).

David M. Brown of West Van Buren Street in Oswego, majoring in psychology (formerly attended Cayuga Community College).

Richard L. Carpentier of East Seventh Street in Oswego, majoring in business administration (formerly attended Jefferson Community College).

Melissa Johnston of Ellen Street in Oswego, majoring in childhood education (formerly attended Cayuga Community College).

John M. Kelly of West Seneca Street in Oswego, majoring in public justice (formerly attended Onondaga Community College).

Desirae Laezza of Ontario Street in Oswego, majoring in zoology (formerly attended St. Joseph’s College Brookln).

Jenna Loomis of County Route 1 in Oswego, majoring in zoology (formerly attended Cayuga Community College).

Adam R. Monette of County Route 8 in Oswego, majoring in biology (formerly attended Cayuga Community College).

Kassi Schultz of Leavitt Road in Oswego, majoring in public justice (formerly attended Cayuga Community College).

Christian M. Smith of East Albany Street in Oswego, majoring in human resource management (formerly attended Cayuga Community College).

Victoria D. Stanton of Canfield Road in Parish, majoring in creative writing (formerly attended Jefferson Community College).

Fred J. Kalt of Perry Road in Pennellville, majoring in finance (formerly attended Bellevue College).

Rebecca M. Davis of North Jefferson Street in Pulaski, majoring in childhood education (formerly attended Mohawk Valley Community College).

Kathryn G. Wight of Floyd Drive in West Monroe, majoring in business administration (formerly attended Onondaga Community College).

Oswego’s merit awards recognize students’ past academic achievements and potential for success. A select group among the more than 700 transfer students received the awards. The awardees have a collective college grade-point average of 3.6 on the 4.0 scale. High achievers from outside New York state also received Destination Oswego Scholarships of $5,000 to $8,000 a year.

The awards are part of about $4 million in merit scholarship money offered at SUNY Oswego. These funds are in addition to the more than $80 million in need-based grants, loans, work-study and scholarship awards that SUNY Oswego students receive annually.

About SUNY Oswego

Admission to SUNY Oswego is competitive. U.S. News Media Group counts SUNY Oswego among the top public regional universities in the North for 2014, and the Princeton Review includes Oswego in its 2014 college guidebook “The Best Northeastern Colleges,” as well as its 2014 list of “best value” colleges and universities nationally.

A 153-year-old comprehensive college in the State University of New York system, Oswego enrolls about 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.

Visit oswego.edu for more information.