Four SUNY Oneonta students have been named 2020 recipients of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence.
"I am extremely pleased that Katherine, Timothy, Alexa and Daniel have been selected for this honor,” said college President Barbara Jean Morris. “They are exceptional leaders who have served as role models among their campus peers. I am confident that their exemplary service and achievements will be the groundwork for great things beyond SUNY Oneonta.”
The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence is the highest honor that SUNY bestows upon students. It is presented annually to SUNY students who demonstrate academic excellence and integrate it with accomplishments in other areas, such as leadership, career achievement, campus involvement, athletics, community service, or creative and performing arts.
Here are SUNY Oneonta’s 2020 recipients:
Alexa is a computer science major from Nanuet, NY. She is a stellar student-athlete who consistently makes the Provost’s List, has earned numerous awards for her GPA and basketball abilities, and is a member of multiple national honor societies. She serves on several campus boards and committees and has worked for two years as a top-notch Desktop Support Consultant with campus IT. Alexa has volunteered extensively in the local community and abroad, and she hopes to one day work for the FBI in cybersecurity.
Daniel is a business economics major from Wappingers Falls, NY. A model student-athlete and a leader on and off the soccer field, he is consistently named to the Provost’s List, is a member of several national honor societies, and is active in numerous campus councils and boards, including Oneonta Players Reaching Other Students and the Student-Athlete Advisory Council. Daniel dedicates any spare time he has to peer tutoring. After graduation, he will go to work as a Corporate Analyst at J.P. Morgan.
Katherine is a biology major from Hannibal, NY. An exceptional student leader who excels in all she does, she is consistently recognized for her GPA, is an active member of multiple national honor societies and organizations, and has conducted important biological research in the Adirondack Mountains, Amazon Rainforest and at Michigan State University. Katherine is a dedicated peer tutor, flautist and volunteer. In 2019, she was one of eight students who traveled to Puerto Rico to help with hurricane cleanup efforts.
Timothy is a psychology major from Saratoga Springs, NY, who has set himself apart with his outstanding leadership skills, GPA and involvement on campus. As president of SUNY Oneonta’s Student Association, he is tireless in his pursuit to serve, clocking in more than 500 hours at events and in leadership roles. He is a member of several honor societies, was an Orientation Leader, and frequently volunteers in his hometown. He was selected to present his psychology research at a conference of the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago.