SUNY Oneonta News

October 21, 2010



ONEONTA, N.Y. -- Four outstanding SUNY Oneonta students at the received scholarship awards during the Earth Sciences Department's Majors' Night on October 13.

Christopher Keefe, a senior Geology/Water Resources major from Hudson, was selected by the Earth Sciences faculty as recipient of the annual QTZ Scholarship Award, which recognizes high academic standing. Available to Geology, Water Resources, and Earth Science majors at the College, the award was established by three SUNY Oneonta alumni: Terry Quinn, a 1982 Earth Science graduate; Eric Tappa, who graduated in 1981 with a degree in Economics and Philosophy; and James Zachos, a 1982 Geology graduate. The three established the scholarship to support the academic experience that they recall from their undergraduate days at the College.

Alicia Pucci, a senior Adolescence Education: Earth Science major from Peekskill, received the Peter W. Knightes Scholarship Award, which honors the 1967 SUNY Oneonta graduate who went on to become a professor of Geology and Geography at Central Texas College. Endowed by a fund established by Dr. Knightes, the award is presented to an outstanding student who intends toteach Earth Sciences in New York State.

The Scholarship for Excellence in Water Resources, Geology and Earth Sciences was presented to Emily Carroll, a senior Geology/Earth Science major from Skaneateles, and Brian Taylor, a senior Earth Science major from New Paltz. The awards were made possible through the generous gifts of Professor emeritus Arthur Palmer and Margaret V. Palmer, who earned her master's in Geology at the College. The scholarship recognizes promising students majoring in Water Resources, Geology, Earth Science, or Adolescent Education: Earth Science.

The scholarships were presented as part of Majors' Night during which alumni of the department's programs return to campus to discuss their careers and offer advice to current students.



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