Thank you from Laura Emmett

From Laura Emmett:

“Words cannot express the gratitude I have for the continued love and support I receive from my campus family. From the cards, flowers, visits and phone calls to the monetary donations and leave time donations, I could not get through this without all of you. This has been a true test of my resilience, but I think I’m on the winning side. I still don’t know when I’ll be back to work, but I am looking forward to seeing all your smiling faces when I do get back.”

Thank you from Todd Foreman

I would like to thank the many members of the campus community that shared their well wishes with me prior to my departure. Your kind words and generosity underscored the amazing 25 year experience I had at SUNY Oneonta. I won’t be too far away, and I’ll enjoy watching SUNY Oneonta prosper.

Todd Foreman

Thank you from Laura Emmett

Words can not express my and my family’s appreciation for the outpouring of support from my campus family. Thank you to everyone who came to the breakfast, donated to the fund, sent flowers, gifts, cards, sent a meal and came to visit. It’s been a tough and long journey, but your support is certainly helping me get through it. A great big thank you to Diane Williams and OAS, Jimmy Hamm and Sodexo, Monica Gray and everyone who helped put the breakfast together and serve at the breakfast.

—Laura Emmett

Pass Through the Pillars thank you

Thanks to all who came out to support and celebrate our newest students recently during the first Spring Pass Through the Pillars! We appreciate faculty, staff and current students coming out to clap, cheer and celebrate despite chilly temperatures. The new students appreciated the warm welcome to our campus community! Check out some photos from the event here:


Karyn Wendrow & The Office of Alumni Engagement

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.

Thank you from JoAnne Murphy

Thank you to everyone who was so supportive during my father’s illness.  Thank you also to the Oneonta SUNY-Shine fund and College Enhancement Committee for the contribution in my father’s memory to the American Jewish World Service.  I appreciate all of the kind and thoughtful condolences and am so grateful to work with this community.  You are all, across the board, wonderful.