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
Spencer O. Hughes
Elisheva M. Slomiuc
BUSINESS, MATH, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION
Enrique Contreras Nava
A.S. Business Administration
A.A.S. Business Management
A.A.S. Medical Office Assistant
A.A.S. Office Technologies
Computer Science & Technology Department
Emily A. Johnson
Tyler D. Miller
Lyle M. Smith
Computer Information Technology – Networking
Vincent J. Grasso
Brian A. Matthews
Lauren M. Williamson
Zoila Mercedes Loja Gomez
Belisa A. Medina
Nicholas D. Segarra
Samantha M. Frisbee
Jean C. Mendoza
Christopher R. Warren
Science, Engineering & Architecture Department
LIBERAL ARTS DIVISION
Arts and Communication Department
Yudit D. Cruz
Nicolette A. Dilapi
Jesse A. Barringer
Raquel De Aquino-Henning
Chang Hong He
Nicholas J. Kanan
Behavioral Sciences Department
Criminal Justice Department
A.A.S. Criminal Justice
A.S. Criminal Justice
Andrew M. Carter
Eliana F. Hughes
Adam J. Quinn
Early Childhood Development and Care
Tasha Marie Moakley
Samantha Anne Mooney
Kavita V. Elana
Morgan A. Mansueto
Daniela Renee Rich
Allyson N. Hockler
Rachel A. McManus
HEALTH PROFESSIONS DIVISION
Clinical Laboratory Science Department
Medical Laboratory Technology
Dental Hygiene Department
Jacquelyn R. Bloomer
Brittany M. Fraser
Jolanta I. Miller
Movement Sciences Department
Michael A. Cron
Gillian G. DeWitt
AnJalyna M. Talmadge
Sonnymarie T. Davoren
Dana M. Reeves
Amy M. Senkiew
Occupational Therapy Assistant Department
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Physical Therapist Assistant Department
Physical Therapist Assistant
Apprentice Players - Natalie Bronson
Board of Activities - Ryan J. Demarse, Vanessa Perez
Business Club - Lee’vya Rivera
COTA Club (Changing Outlooks Through Activities) - Kristen Cashman, Marissa Coyne, Jessica Ropiecki
Criminal Justice Club - Richard Calore, Kelli E. Merry
Future Teacher’s Association - Kayla Ballard, Marisa Cannatella, Kristina Cleary
Newburgh Board of Activities - Cesar Bobadilla
Nursing Club - Megan Delaney, Erin Grogan, Elizabeth Koenig
Physical Therapy Assistant Club - Dara Bordman, Maddisen Melley, Kimberly Roman
S.A.D.H.A. (Student American Dental Hygiene Association) - Brittany M. Fraser, Dyan E. Jones, Nicole C. Valeri
S.A.G.A. (Sexuality and Gender Alliance) - Ryan J. Demarse, Maritza Jahn, John Mori,
Student Senate - Nikaiya Godlevsky, Nicholas Kanan, Christopher Warren
Wrestling Club - Alexsei Gonzalez
I Am A Leader - Richard Calore, Nikaiya Godlevsky, Rosa Matamoros Valle, Nicole Montalvo, Brittany Siegel, Vanessa Wellhausen
Co-Curricular Service Award - Richard Calore
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:
Nicholas Kanan, Elizabeth Kimber, Jennifer Tancin
GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
Scholarships for Graduating Students 2019-2020
Alford Biology Scholarship - Brandon F. Rodriguez
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 - Antinea Sanchez
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.
Apprentice Players Theatre Arts Scholarship - Nicholas Kanan
Awarded to a graduating Theatre Arts student with a 2.5 GPA and demonstrable financial need. Interview with and recommendation of the Theatre faculty is required.
Audrey A. Reilly Memorial Music Scholarship - Kevin M. Hyppolite
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.
Business Club Scholarship - Leevya Rivera
Awarded to a full- or part-time graduating student of the Business Department, continuing her/his education at an institution of higher learning. Award based on recommendation of the Business Department.
Charles J. Reilly Business Education Scholarship - Ashlynne Demshick
Established by the late Professor Emeritus Charles J. Reilly. Awarded to a graduating student of the Business Department interested in teaching business education.
Christine M. Morrison Scholarship - Daniela Rich
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.
Colonel John T. Westermeier Award - Morgan Mansueto
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 - Elisheva Slomiuc
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 - Charles Vasquez, Antinea Sanchez, Amanda
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 - Iliana Lopez
Awarded to a graduating student, planning to continue their education at an institution of higher learning.
Dr. Manuel Rosenblum Theater Scholarship - Nicholas Kanan
This scholarship is in honor of Dr. Manuel Rosenblum, deceased Professor Emeritus. Awarded to a graduating student, based on academic merit and recommended by the Arts & Communication Department faculty.
Dr. Marvin Feman Scholarship - Michael Eaton
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 - Elisheva Slomiuc
Awarded annually to assist student(s) who transfer from Orange County Community College to a baccalaureate degree-granting institution.
Evening Nursing Scholarship - Natalie Gerena
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 - Fatou Jammeh
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.
Flo Hannes OTA Scholarship - Oluyinka Yesufu
Awarded to a graduating OTA student, who exhibits the qualities of a successful therapist. Award selected by the OTA department faculty.
George F. Large Scholarship - Bryana Andreu
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 - Nikaiya Godlevsky
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 - Enrique Contreras-Nava
Awarded annually to a graduating Liberal Arts student who is continuing their education at a four-year college.
Herbert M. Sussman Biology Scholarship - Amanda Brosnan
Awarded annually to a graduating student majoring in Biology and transferring to a Bachelor’s program.
Ivan Medina Memorial Scholarship - Nikaiya Godlevsky
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 - Maritza Jahn “Polar Opposites”, Elisheva
Slomiuc “Just Heaven”
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.
Max H. Golub Memorial Scholarship - Giovanni Scotti
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.
Newburgh Nursing Student Faculty Award - Catherine Ramirez
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 - Vanessa Grisales
Awarded annually to an Orange County Community College student who desires to continue their education in the field of History.
Orange County Society of New York for Collegiate Study Scholarship - Brythanie Despagne
Awarded to graduating student(s) for study beyond Orange County Community College.
Patrick B. Sweeney Annual Scholarship - Abigail Murphy
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 - Janacia James
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 - Chang Hong He
Awarded annually to a graduating and transferring student in the Performing Arts area.
Trustee Edward P. Dougherty Memorial Scholarship - Elisheva Slomiuc
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 - Shawnty Reeder
Awarded annually to a graduating student continuing their education at an institution of higher learning. Award based on merit.
William F. Ehlers, Jr. Scholarship in Anthropology - Sean Janes
Established by a generous gift of the Orange County Chapter, New York State Archeological Association. Awarded to a full-time, graduating student, interested in pursuing further studies in Anthropology, with an emphasis in Archaeology. Award recommended by the Chair of the Behavioral Sciences Department.
William O. Bell Sr. Memorial Scholarship - Max Wolbeck
Awarded annually to a graduating Electrical Engineering student, with a 3.0 GPA, who is continuing their studies in Engineering.