Teaching, Learning and Research
Dr. Susan Bernardin
Dr. Susan Bernardin understands the importance of getting students out from behind their desks and engaging in professional experiences. If you’re looking for evidence, look no further than the Seneca Falls Dialogues Conference which Dr. Bernardin traveled to with six SUNY Oneonta underclassmen this past academic year.
Dr. Sallie Han
Dr. Sallie Han, Associate Professor of Anthropology—and faculty advisor to the Anthropology Club—understands teaching and learning. Thanks to a gift supporting student travel, Dr. Han led a group of her students to the American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings in San Francisco, CA.
Geo Fyrst, a summer program for first-year students sponsored by the SUNY Oneonta Earth and Atmospheric Sciences department, gave Myles Moore his first field experience and sold him on pursuing a degree within the discipline.
Growing up on Staten Island, Conor McElhearn ’14 always dreamed of working on Wall Street. Conor came to SUNY Oneonta to pursue his dream, and for four years has worked hard both in and outside of the classroom.
As a recipient of the College Foundation 30th Anniversary Scholarship, a scholarship specifically established to help students study abroad, Lisa received financial support while spending a semester studying at the Foundation for International Education in London, England. Read more
Coming from a small town in upstate New York, Jared Kirk viewed studying abroad as the opportunity of a lifetime. With his eyes set on spending a semester in Japan, Jared found himself staring at one obstacle in particular - money. Read more
Colleen Whitehurst ’16 had high expectations for her study abroad trip to Ecuador from the start. Read more
Mifuyu Otsuka - Recipient of the OAS International Scholarship
Sometimes, changing your major really can pay off. In Karl Lange’s case, changing his major to Business Economics paid off in a way he never thought possible. Based on his academic performance and campus engagement, Karl was awarded the Joel Meyerson ’80 Scholarship, a scholarship established for well deserving Business Economics majors. Read more
Coming from Queens, NY, it didn’t take long for Taylor Hogan to find her second home among the hills upon her arrival in 2010. Now in her senior year, Taylor finds herself busier than ever. As a resident advisor in Hulbert Hall, the Business Manager of Alpha Psi Omega (APO, a nationally recognized theatre honor society), a summer on-campus conference assistant, a member of Phi Delti Chi sorority, and admissions tour guide, Taylor champions a sense of community and open-mindedness. Read more
Danielle Kennedy’s competitive drive, time management skills, work ethic and confidence have been on display since her arrival as a freshman in 2009. Her leadership and nationally recognized abilities led Danielle to being named SUNY Oneonta Female Athlete of the Year in 2013. Academically, Danielle is pursuing a degree in Mass Communications with hopes of a career in network television news. Read more
Receiving a scholarship allowed Felicia Magnan ’14 to channel her mental focus away from figuring out how to pay for college and direct it towards achieving greatness. Read more
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Maggie Dean, recipient of the Alumni Association Scholarship
It’s not every day you hear about a college freshman taking a day mid-semester to meet with alumni in Manhattan. But for Michaela Arnold, this opportunity became a reality through SUNY Oneonta’s Backpacks to Briefcases program. Primarily reserved for upperclassmen, Backpacks to Briefcases gives 50 SUNY Oneonta students the opportunity to interact with alumni holding high level positions in the Business, Economics, and Accounting industries. Read more
Earning a degree is a huge step on the path to professional success. But when recent college graduates find themselves vying for highly coveted employment opportunities, it’s great to be able to brandish not only a degree, but experience too. For Josh Burger ’13, the experience made all the difference. Read more