OSWEGO — SUNY Oswego won two Best in Category awards in the State University of New York Council for University Advancement (SUNYCUAD) Awards of Excellence competition.
The college topped the Individual Events category for its March 2017 record-breaking Rokerthon effort, where 593 members of the campus community shattered the Guinness World Record for longest conga line on ice live on NBC’s “Today” show in front of Al Roker, a 1976 Oswego alumnus and the popular morning show’s co-host and weathercaster.
Oswego also earned highest honors in the Websites: Shoestring Budget category for its 2016-17 annual report microsite (https://www.oswego.edu/annual-report-2017).
Awards were presented at SUNYCUAD’s annual educational conference, held June 6 to 8 in Syracuse.
Both awards highlight the strength of SUNY Oswego, emphasize the collective commitment to excellence, and recognize the students’ and employees’ coordinated spirit and innovative efforts to come together to make an impact and achieve far-reaching success, according to the award submissions.
The SUNYCUAD Awards for Excellence program rewards the best efforts of talented and creative professionals throughout the SUNY system. SUNYCUAD is a statewide organization representing all professionals employed in a cross-section of institutional advancement areas at every State University campus, from publications and web communication to alumni relations, marketing and development.