2006 SUNY Chancellor's Award


March 20, 2006


ONEONTA, N.Y. -- Five seniors from the SUNY College at Oneonta were among a select group of State University of New York students chosen to receive the 2006 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence. SUNY Chancellor John R. Ryan will present the awards to the students at a reception in their honor at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany on April 10.

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 other qualities such as leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts, entrepreneurship, or career achievement.
The five SUNY-Oneonta students chosen by SUNY to receive the 2006 Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence are as follows:

  • Jessica Garabedian, Adolescence Education: Mathematics major from Baldwin
    Throughout her college career, Jessica has been recognized for her outstanding academic achievements and athletic ability. She was named to the SUNYAC All-Conference first-team in lacrosse and was honored as the Women's Lacrosse SUNYAC Chancellor Scholar-Athlete in 2005.
  • Aubrynn Nealis, Art major from Delhi
    Aubrynn has won multiple awards and scholarships for academic excellence. Her work has appeared regularly in student art exhibits and regional shows. Through a teaching assistantship and substitute teaching, Aubrynn has made significant steps towards her career in art education.
  • Teresa Tartaglione, English major from Sound Beach
    Teresa has been an academic role model for other students through her work as a peer advisor, her receipt of numerous awards and honor society inductions, and her being awarded a National Education Association grant for literacy education.
  • Alexander Vito, Psychology major from Diamond Point
    Alexander has served as a teaching assistant/student mentor and has received the Psychology Department's highest award for his "commitment to integrity, excellence and scholarship." He has presented research at various scientific conferences, was an officer in the Psi Chi national honor society in psychology, and regularly volunteers for community activities.
  • Aimee Wolons, Computer Science major from Middletown
    Aimee's academic recognitions include the Provost's List, Dean's List, and Ryder-Michalak Scholarship. She has maintained her high academic standards while contributing to the college community as a resident advisor, Very Influential Peer, orientation leader, help desk technician, and member of the Terpsichorean Dance Company.

Since the program was implemented in 1998, forty Oneonta students have received the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence, including twenty-seven in the past four years.
A liberal arts college with a pre-professional focus, the SUNY College at Oneonta features outstanding and accessible faculty, students committed to academics and community service, exceptional technology, a modern fieldhouse and athletic facilities, and a beautiful campus. The College enrolls over 5,800 students in its academic programs, several of which are nationally accredited.