Student researchers Joshua Garufi and Taryn More of Oneonta, Kathryn Kilichowski of Middle Village, Judson Parisi of Delmar, and Stacy Pinto and Peter Richardson of Oceanside are working this year with several local health and social service agencies to examine the well-being of area residents and identify areas that need improvement.
With an annual general budget of $106 million, SUNY Oneonta is an economic engine for the Oneonta region. The college employs a work force of more than 1,250 and enrolls approximately 6,000 students, many of whom purchase goods and services from businesses in Otsego County.
The college collaborates with a variety of community organizations to enhance the quality of life in our region. We offer space on our campus, financial and in-kind support, and the enthusiasm and expertise of our faculty, staff and students, who volunteer in the community and present educational and cultural events ranging from science fairs to theater productions.
Local and regional internship partnerships give area businesses and nonprofits an extra pair of hands, and the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.