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The 2019 Alumni of Distinction Presentation of Honors will be held on Friday, October 4! 

Mark your calendars and make your travel arrangements now. 

The following hotels have discounted room blocks (while room inventory lasts).  When calling, please mention the SUNY Oneonta Alumni of Distinction or AOD room block for the special rate.

  • Hampton Inn- 607-433-9000
  • Quality Inn (formerly known as the Holiday Inn)-607-433-2250
  • Holiday Inn Express-607-684-2000
  • Marriott Courtyard-607-432-2200
  • Holiday Inn Cooperstown-607-547-8000
  • Deer Haven Campground (limited availability)-607-433-9654
  • Clarion-607-432-7500

Please note: The SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association does not endorse nor recommend any of the hotels mentioned.  Room blocks were made for the convenience of our alumni and guests.


View the complete list of our Alumni of Distinction honorees.

Nomination Criteria


The Alumni of Distinction honor illustrates the great value of the academic experience at SUNY Oneonta and increases the pride alumni, students, staff, and faculty have for the college.

Selected from nominations submitted by faculty, staff, alumni, and friends, these individuals must meet the criteria below.

  • Completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree at SUNY Oneonta
  • Made professional contributions in their field and/or communities and through their achievements bring distinction to themselves and the college
  • Demonstrated leadership, character and service
  • Made significant impact in their area of expertise
  • Been recognized by their peers and community
  • Demonstrated leadership in philanthropic endeavors
  • Made significant contributions to community through volunteerism or philanthropic giving
  • Been an exemplary role model for others
  • All self-nominations require a letter of support from separate individual in addition to the written nomination noting the required criteria above
    Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis.  If your nomination is not received by the annual deadline, it will be considered for the following year's program.



Submit a Nomination


If you know someone who meets the criteria for this honor, submit a nomination via our online form here.   Please be sure to complete all fields in the form.  Nominations are kept confidential unless that nominator chooses to disclose this information.

Nominations are now be accepted on a rolling basis.  The deadline for the 2020 Presentation of Honors will be accepted until April 3, 2020.