ONEONTA, N.Y. -- The Biology Department faculty of the SUNY College at Oneonta honored several students for outstanding scholarship at a gathering on campus on April 26.
Rebecca Gower of Guilford received the Jan Kee Ang Memorial Award for her outstanding academic performance as a senior biology major. Samantha Kamp, a senior biology and chemistry major from Mount Upton, and Daniel McLaren, a sophomore bilogy/pre-med major from Troy, received the 2010-2011 Jan Kee Ang Scholarships.
The award and scholarships are presented in memory of SUNY Oneonta faculty member Jan Kee Ang, who is remembered as a superb and dedicated teacher. Following his death in 1975, his colleagues endowed an award to honor outstanding biology majors. The scholarship was established by Ang’s family.
The 2010-2011 Biology Department Scholarship was awarded to Fei Fei Ng, a freshman biology major from Hong Kong.
Ryan Smith, a senior biology major from Garrattsville, received the Corning Award for Excellence in Microbiology, which is supported by Corning Incorporated of Oneonta.
The John G. New Scholarships--established by alumni, colleagues, and family members in memory of the late professor of biology--went to two students majoring in environmental sciences: Glen Bornhoft from Holbrook, a senior with an environmental earth sciences concentration, and Brianna Olsen, a junior from Le Roy with an environmental biology concentration. Olsen was also awarded the Biological Field Station’s 2010 summer internship.
Rebecca Pezzulo, a senior biology/pre-veterinary major from Utica, and Julie Dewey, a senior biology/pre-med major from Horseheads, received the 2009-2010 Students Outstanding Service Award.
The SUNY College at Oneonta, which enrolls over 5,800 students, is a liberal arts college with a pre-professional focus. Established as a state normal school in 1889 and incorporated as a founding member of the state university system in 1948, SUNY Oneonta is well known for its outstanding faculty, strong academic programs, community service and character-building activities, and scenic campus.