Pride & Spirit


The SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association is honored to award our outstanding alumni in several ways. Please read below to find descriptions of various honors we bestow as well as information for making nominations. 

Alumni Association Awards

The SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association has established awards in several categories to honor those alumni who bring distinction to themselves and to our alma mater through their outstanding personal and professional achievements. These awards are presented annually at a ceremony held during Reunion Weekend.

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

View a list of 2019 Alumni Association Annual Award Recipients.

View a listing of past winners.

Find out more information about how to nominate someone for an Alumni Association Annual Award.

Alumni of Distinction

The Alumni of Distinction honor recognizes just a few of the thousands of alumni who have made significant contributions to society, and whose accomplishments, affiliations, and careers have honored the legacy of excellence at the college. This honor illustrates the great value of the academic experience and increases the pride alumni, students, staff, and faculty have for the college. 

We hope you will join us at the next Alumni of Distinction Presentation of Honors on October 4, 2019 where we will celebrate the 2019 Alumni of Distinction honorees.

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Read more about our Alumni of Distinction Honorees

View photos from last year's event.

Find out more information about how to nominate someone for an Alumni of Distinction Honor.

30 under 30

To celebrate the 130th anniversary of SUNY Oneonta, the Alumni Association will recognize 30 of our most notable young alumni who are under the age of 30. Award winners will show exceptional achievement and significant contributions to their profession, their community, or the College. Nominations for this award are no longer being accepted. 

The 30 under 30 reception will take place on Friday, September 6 at 6 p.m. in the Foothills Performing Arts Center.  All of our amazing 30 Under 30 nominees will be celebrated.  Our top 30 Under 30 Honorees will be announced during the event!  Registration and more details will be forthcoming.  

The top 80 finalists will be available soon...