SUNY Oneonta News

March 10, 2011



ONEONTA, N.Y. -- Dr. Kjersti VanSlyke-Briggs, Assistant Professor of English Education at SUNY Oneonta, has been named the recipient of the college's 2011 Academic Excellence Award for the Use of Instructional Technology. She will receive the award at a dessert reception in the Craven Lounge of the Morris Conference Center on Thursday, March 24, at 4 p.m. Following the reception, VanSlyke-Briggs and her students will offer a presentation entitled "Teaching from the Cloud," which addresses how web-based technologies can enhance the classroom experience. Admission to the event is complimentary, and members of the community are invited to attend.

Now in its tenth year, the Academic Excellence Award for the Use of Instructional Technology is made possible in part by the gifts of SUNY Oneonta alumni to the Alumni Annual Fund. In recognition of the award, VanSlyke-Briggs will receive $1,000 from the college's Fund for Academic Excellence.

VanSlyke-Briggs, whose research has focused on feminist understandings of education, joined the SUNY Oneonta faculty in 2005. She earned an Ed.D. from the Binghamton University School of Education in 2006.

Anyone planning to attend the reception is asked to contact Sue Augugliaro at SUNY Oneonta at (607) 436-2684. More information about the award and the presentation is available from Deb McClenon, the college's technology training coordinator, at (607) 436-2871 or



For more information about the College, please call the Community Relations Office at (607) 436-2748 or send e-mail to Hal Legg, Director of Communications.

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