Pride & Spirit 

 

The SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association has established awards in several categories to honor those alumni who bring distinction to themselves and to their alma mater through their outstanding personal and professional achievements. 

The 2020 Annual Alumni Association Awards will be awarded during Reunion Weekend, June 5-7, 2020!

Nominations should be no longer than 750 words and should include a description of the leadership qualities, honors, accomplishments, and other supporting information which qualify the nominee for the award. In addition, please include the nominee’s full name, class year, address, phone number, and e-mail address. Please note that while self-nominations for awards are accepted and encouraged, all self nominations must include a letter of recommendation in order to be considered. The deadline for nominations is October 15, 2019.  All nominations received after this date will be considered for the following year's awards program.

To nominate someone deserving for one of the awards below, please complete our award nomination form here no later than October 15.

View photos from the 2019 Alumni Awards and Volunteer Celebration Breakfast.

View a listing of past winners.

 

Annual Alumni Association Award Categories

Excellence in Alumni Service Award

This award recognizes a SUNY Oneonta graduate who has a record of outstanding and superior service to programs of the Alumni Association and/or the college.

Current Faculty/Staff Outstanding Service Award

This award recognizes a current faculty or staff member of SUNY Oneonta who demonstrates continued service and dedication to the college and the programs of the SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association.

Emeritus Faculty/Staff Outstanding Service Award

This award recognizes a retired faculty or staff member of SUNY Oneonta who demonstrates continued service and dedication to the college and the programs of the Alumni Association.

Friend of the College Award  

This award is bestowed on occasions when a parent or resident of our community demonstrates outstanding concern or friendship towards the college.

Honorary Alumna Award

This distinction is bestowed upon individuals who are not graduates of the college who have demonstrated continued and exceptional commitment and service to the college and the programs of the Alumni Association.

Honorary Alumnus Award

This distinction is bestowed upon individuals who are not graduates of the college who have demonstrated continued and exceptional commitment and service to the college and the programs of the Alumni Association.

Outstanding Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Alumna/Alumnus Award

This award recognizes a SUNY Oneonta graduate who has a record of using his or her energy, spirit, and leadership to initiate and implement actions that have created dialogue among people from diverse cultural groups and forged meaningful bridges across identities.

Emerging Leader Award

This award recognizes a SUNY Oneonta graduate who has completed his/her undergraduate degree within the last 10 years, and has demonstrated significant leadership to his or her profession, community, and/or SUNY Oneonta.

Red Dragon Spirit Award (Group)

This award is presented to any person or group who has shown spirit, enthusiasm, and motivation through the contribution of time, talent, and/or financial support to an Alumni Association program or event.

Red Dragon Spirit Award (Individual)

This award is presented to any person or group who has shown spirit, enthusiasm, and motivation through the contribution of time, talent, and/or financial support to an Alumni Association program or event.

Student Leadership Award

This award recognizes a SUNY Oneonta student for his/her accomplishments and contributions and/or service to the Alumni Association and/or the college.

Humanitarian Award

This award recognizes a SUNY Oneonta graduate who has provided extraordinary service for the benefit of others.

International Alumni Achievement Award

This award recognizes a SUNY Oneonta graduate who was born or lives outside of the United States, and has distinguished himself/herself by providing significant leadership to another country’s educational, cultural, social, and/or economic development.

Military Service Award

The Award recognizes a graduate of SUNY Oneonta who is serving or who has served in the military, has an extraordinary track record of leadership, and is an example of outstanding achievement.