Interested in the Fulbright Scholar Program? May 16 Information Session Offered

The Grants Development Office (GDO) is hosting a Fulbright Scholar Program information session on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 9:00–10:30 am in Room 104, Morris Conference Center. Several SUNY Oneonta faculty members who have received Fulbright awards in the past will share their experiences applying for and participating in the program. GDO staff will discuss how they support and assist Fulbright applicants. Anyone interested in learning more about the Fulbright Scholar Program is encouraged to participate in this informal discussion and Q&A session. Coffee and pastries will be served. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to Chris Barberio (x2434). Contact the GDO (Chris or Kathy Meeker) if you have questions or need more information.

Class of 2017 Pass Through the Pillars

The Office of Alumni Engagement and the SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association invites you to celebrate the Class of 2017 as they Pass Through the Pillars of Old Main.  Please join us to show your support and cheer for our graduates on Friday, May 12 at 3 p.m. 

 *Please arrive at the Pillars of Old Main on the quad by 3 p.m. so that you can be in place prior to the students beginning to pass.

This time-honored tradition holds special meaning for our students and your support makes the event even more meaningful. We look forward to seeing you there.


The Office of Alumni Engagement is also seeking volunteers to assist with this event, as well as, the Senior Class BBQ on Thursday, May 11 from 1-4 p.m.   If you are available for either or both events, please contact Danielle Tonner, Associate Director of Alumni Engagement at or by calling ext: 2526.

Volunteers needed for:

  • Crowd Control
  • Wristbands for students
  • Pouring Champagne and staffing beverage stations
  • Cheer Squad

Rain date for Senior Pass Through the Pillars is Thursday, May 11 preceding the Senior Class BBQ.  Please check for up-to-date information.Pass Through the Pillars

Thank you from Susan Bernardin

My deep thanks to SUNY-Shine for making a contribution to YOU, Inc. (Youth Opportunities Upheld), in memory of my father, George Bernardin. His decades of advocacy and leadership of YOU, a nonprofit dedicated to youth and families in Worcester, Massachusetts, influenced my pursuit of education and social justice. Thanks as well to SUNY Oneonta colleagues and friends who have supported me during this difficult time.