ONEONTA, NY — Miguel Vazquez of Oswego, NY, was one of 21 students inducted into SUNY Oneonta’s Beta Eta Chapter of the Chi Alpha Epsilon national honor society during a ceremony on Feb. 5.
Chi Alpha Epsilon was formed in 1989 at West Chester University in Pennsylvania to recognize the academic achievements of students admitted to colleges and universities through nontraditional criteria.
Its purposes are to promote continued high academic standards, to foster increased communication among its members, and to honor academic excellence achieved by those students admitted to college via developmental programs.
SUNY Oneonta’s Beta Eta Chapter members are full-time Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) students who have held a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher for at least two consecutive semesters.
A graduate of Oswego High School, Vazquez is majoring in Philosophy at SUNY Oneonta.
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, was ranked No. 2 on the 2014 Kiplinger’s list of “10 Best Public Colleges With Lowest Debt at Graduation” and sits at No. 9 on the 2015 U.S. News and World Report list of the best public institutions in the region.
The college enrolls 6,000 students in its 70 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate programs.