Annual Awards Convocation
The Annual Awards Convocation is a cherished time of year as we award scholarships to deserving students, recognize outstanding academic performance and pay tribute to students who have most enhanced student life on our campuses.
Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa
BUSINESS, MATH, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION
A.S. Business Administration
A.A.S. Business Management
A.A.S. Medical Office Assistant
Computer Science & Technology Department
Computer Information Technology – Networking
Science, Engineering & Architecture Department
Justin Mellion Solomon
LIBERAL ARTS DIVISION
Arts and Communication Department
Chang Hong He
Behavioral Sciences Department
Criminal Justice Department
A.A.S. Criminal Justice
A.S. Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Development and Care
Sara Elizabeth Nunemaker
Global Studies Department
HEALTH PROFESSIONS DIVISION
Clinical Laboratory Science Department
Medical Laboratory Technology
Dental Hygiene Department
Movement Sciences Department
Adam St. Germain
Occupational Therapy Assistant Department
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Physical Therapist Assistant Department
Physical Therapist Assistant
All 4 Jesus Christian Club -Tatyana Ferrer
Apprentice Players - Natalie Bronson
Architecture Club - Sabrina Innamorato, Ashley Patzelt, Christopher Reilly
Biology Club - Ryan Adler, Alexi Amarilla, Casey Trone
Board of Activities - Hanna Gallagher, Annalise Isola, Danna Nieves Velazquez
BRIDGES Club - Johanna Formisano
Business Club - Christopher Dzurak, Aquasia Griffin, Michelle Levant
Chemistry Club - Adam Ballard, Sarina Hamling, Timothy Krupinski
COTA Club (Changing Outlooks Through Activities) - Heather Burakowski, Tammie Fredell, Taylor McKnight
Engineering Club - Sarena (Salix) Corkey, Mikayla Dieterle, John Loulo
Future Teacher’s Association - Steven Grisales, Maggie Hayes, Emily Zaferiou
Magic the Gathering Club - Jesse Coberly
Med Lab Tech Society - Meliza Antonio, Jessika Fasce-Hernandez, Korie Hilsmann
Multicultural Club - Chantal Fairclough
Newburgh Board of Activities - Diana Giron
Newburgh Business Club - Kimberly Coddington, Leslie Juarez, David Russell
Newburgh Criminal Justice Club - Ariana Zambrano Bonilla, Kelli Merry, Eliot Perez
Newburgh Multicultural Club - Olivia Martinez
Newburgh Sexuality and Gender Alliance - Alisha Kohn
Nursing Club - Jessica Gurda, Rebecca Hauburger, Stephen Richert
Physical Therapy Assistant Club - Jovanny Aviles, Steven Rodriguez, Rachel Rossi
S.A.D.H.A. (Student American Dental Hygiene Association) - Brianna Chimento, Deanna Gaglio, Caysi Mckenzie
Sexuality and Gender Alliance - Danielle Barbour, Alicia Crespo, Kazuhiko Okasaki
Student Senate - Danna Nieves Velazquez
Wrestling Club - Ethan Wixtrom
Eleanor Roosevelt Community College Emerging Leaders (ECCEL) Program - Brianna Einhorn Alisha Kohn
I Am A Leader - Christopher Dzurak, Chantal Fairclough, Austen Hrynda
CHANCELLOR’S AWARD FOR STUDENT EXCELLENCE
The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence honors State University of New York students who have best demonstrated and been recognized for their integration of academic excellence with other aspects of their lives, which may include leadership, campus involvement, athletics, career achievement, community service or creative and performing arts - Giovanna Cala, Chantal Fairclough, Jennifer Zimmerman.
GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
Scholarships for Graduating Students 2019-2020
Alford Biology Scholarship - Cristian Espada
Awarded annually to a graduating student, who exhibits the qualities of a successful scientist. Award selected by the Biology Department faculty.
Amy Bull Crist Scholarship - Julianna Noone
Awarded annually to graduating and transferring student(s) in honor of the late Mrs. Crist, an original trustee of the college and former president of the Orange County Community College Association.
Audrey A. Reilly Memorial Music Scholarship - Darius Beckford
Established through the generosity of the late Professor Emeritus Charles J. Reilly in memory of his wife, Audrey. Awarded to a Music student for further studies.
Charles J. Reilly Business Education Scholarship - Tiffany Hernandez
Established by the late Professor Emeritus Charles J. Reilly. Awarded to a graduating student of the Business Department interested in teaching business education.
Chris G. Chachis Alumni Scholarship - Conor Donovan
Awarded annually to a graduating student, who has participated in athletic sports at SUNY Orange, and plans to continue their education.
Christine M. Morrison Scholarship - Chantal Fairclough
Awarded annually to a graduating student in honor of Christine Morrison and the Morrison family, who donated their estate for the establishment of Orange County Community College.
Christopher J. Basta Memorial Scholarship - Albert Terwilliger
Awarded annually to a graduating student continuing their studies in Health, Physical Education or Environmental Science.
Colonel John T. Westermeier Award - Eileen Crisostomo
Established and generously supported in memory of Col. John T. Westermeier. Awarded annually to a graduating student recommended by the English Department.
David Kotler Memorial Scholarship - Camerin Figueroa
Established in memory of David Kotler. Awarded annually to a graduating student who intends to continue their education, preferably in Mathematics.
Dr. Cortland R. Mapes Biology Scholarship - Cristian Espada, Casey Trone
Awarded annually in honor of SUNY Orange faculty member Dr. Cortland R. Mapes to a graduating student(s), with a Biology major and continuing their education in Biology.
Dr. Hannah Vuolo Memorial Scholarship - Brianna Einhorn
Awarded to a graduating student, planning to continue their education at an institution of higher learning.
Dr. Marvin Feman Scholarship - Darius Beckford
Established in honor of former Arts & Communication Department Chair, Dr. Marvin Feman. Awarded annually to a graduating student recommended by the Arts & Communication Department.
Elizabeth Parkhurst Memorial Scholarship - Zoe Maxfield
Awarded annually to assist student(s) who transfer from Orange County Community College to a baccalaureate degree-granting institution.
Evening Nursing Scholarship - Dorinda Moran
Awarded annually to a graduating student of the Evening Nursing Program. Award based on academic merit and recommendation of the Nursing Department faculty.
Faculty/Staff Graduating Scholarship - Trevor Volpe
Established though the generosity of SUNY Orange faculty and staff. Awarded annually to a graduating student who is continuing their education at an institution of higher learning.
George F. Large Scholarship - Sabrina Innamorato
Awarded annually to a graduating student of the Architecture program who intends to continue their education at an institution of higher learning. Award based on recommendation of the Architecture Department faculty, merit, and leadership skills.
H. Seeley McClure Memorial Scholarship - Lauren Biel
Established through a bequest from H. Seeley McClure. Awarded annually to a graduating student who is transferring to an institution of higher learning.
Helen K. and George R. (Bucky) Bartlett Jr. Memorial Scholarship - Nina Zylberberg
Awarded annually to a graduating Liberal Arts student who is continuing their education at a four-year college.
Herbert M. Sussman Biology Scholarship - Chantal Fairclough
Awarded annually to a graduating student majoring in Biology and transferring to a Bachelor’s program.
Ivan Medina Memorial Scholarship - Andriena Machuca
Awarded annually to a graduating student from a minority or underrepresented group in the Criminal Justice or International Studies programs.
John B. Parkhurst Creative Writing Award - Seth Jones
Awarded annually to a graduating student by the English Department for creative prose or poetry. This year’s recipient is recognized for a selection of short stories.
June M. Simpson Nursing Award - Jessica Gurda
Awarded annually to a graduating Nursing student who demonstrates excellence in nursing practice. Awarded upon recommendation of the Nursing Department.
Manuel Rosenblum Theater Scholarship - Autumn Kimble
This scholarship is in honor of Dr. Manuel Rosenblum, deceased Professor Emeritus. Award based on academic merit and recommended by the Arts & Communication Department faculty.
Max H. Golub Memorial Scholarship - Zachary Perry
Established in memory of Max Golub. Awarded annually to a graduating student from the Business Department, who is majoring in Accounting and who will be transferring to an institution of higher learning.
Minden Architecture Faculty Award - Christian Cardona
This award was established by the late Ms. Roslyn Minden in honor of the Minden family and in memory of Mrs. Mabel Minden. It is given to an outstanding architecture student who plans to continue their studies toward a baccalaureate degree in Architecture.
Newburgh Nursing Student Faculty Award - Courtney Mekulik
Awarded annually to a graduating student majoring in Nursing at the Newburgh campus, who has displayed excellence in academics and selected by the Nursing Department faculty.
Odell S. Hathaway Scholarship - Natalia Hernandez
Awarded annually to an Orange County Community College student who desires to continue their education in the field of History.
Orange County Master Gardener Scholarship - Trevor Volpe
Awarded annually to a graduating student who majored in horticulture, botany, or landscape design. Award based on academic merit.
Orange County Society of New York for Collegiate Study Scholarship - Julianna Noone
Awarded to graduating student(s) for study beyond Orange County Community College.
Patrick B. Sweeney Annual Scholarship - Kristina Van Dalen
Awarded annually to a graduating student who is interested in studying the social sciences, preferably counseling, at a bachelor degree granting college or university.
Retiree Council 14 of the NYS United Teachers Scholarship - Kaytlin Matthews
Offered by the New York State United Teachers Retiree Council 14. Awarded annually to a student who plans to pursue their education to become a teacher.
Ruth Pollack Memorial Scholarship - Darius Beckford
Awarded annually to a graduating and transferring student in the Performing Arts area.
Trustee Edward P. Dougherty Memorial Scholarship - Tahaliah Michel
Awarded annually to a student actively involved in academics and campus life, who best exemplifies the excellent citizenship practiced by Trustee Dougherty.
Walter Albrecht Memorial Scholarship - Sydney Parkin
Awarded annually to a graduating student continuing their education at an institution of higher learning. Award based on merit.
William O. Bell Sr. Memorial Scholarship - Christopher Knight
Awarded annually to a graduating Electrical Engineering student, with a 3.0 GPA, who is continuing their studies in Engineering.