“Painting the wall” is a longstanding tradition for students at SUNY Oneonta and neighboring Hartwick College. Throughout the year, students take turns painting the concrete wall on West Street, just below the Hartwick campus and a few blocks from the main SUNY Oneonta campus entrance, to advertise campus and community events. An enthusiastic group of SUNY Oneonta seniors painted the wall Thursday morning in celebration of the college’s 124th commencement, to be held on Saturday, May 18.
Watch a video of this year’s seniors at work after the jump.
Ankesh Arora ’09, MS ’11, was nurturing a startup in Binghamton — providing marketing strategies for businesses in college towns — when a new opportunity caught the entrepreneur’s eye.
That’s how his current venture, Mobile Universal, got started. Arora and Zia Siddiqui are co-founders of the company that makes custom apps for businesses such as restaurants, hotels and schools. It has clients in New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, California, Europe and South America.
“We had to completely stop the old business and focus on apps because there was such a narrow window for apps,” Arora says. “If we had gotten into this venture two or three months later, we would have missed our opportunity.”
OGS Commissioner RoAnn Destito, SUNYIT commencement keynote speaker
SUNYIT’s 39th annual commencement will honor hundreds of graduates Saturday, May 11, starting at 10 a.m., in the Wildcat Field House.
About 700 candidates who became eligible for graduation from August 2012 through the end of the current academic year have been invited to take part in the annual ceremony. In addition to remarks by President Yeigh, graduates and guests will hear from RoAnn M. Destito, Commissioner of the New York State Office of General Services; she will deliver the keynote address. Also during the ceremony, students will present a class gift, and there will be other recognitions in addition to the awarding of degrees. A reception in the Student Center will follow the two-hour ceremony.
As graduations begin this weekend to award thousands of SUNY students with their hard-earned degrees and certificates, thousands more will soon begin summer sessions. This alternative education option is available at nearly every SUNY campus across New York State and is attended by students coming home or visiting from every corner of the globe.
Given the nature of most summer classes — short and a ton of material — it can sometimes be difficult to effectively manage time and energy between school and the beautiful New York summer. So, in order to help you complete your summer classes and succeed, we’ve put together five quick tips for you to check off from start to finish!
Read about ways to make it through summer classes after the jump!
As this spring semester comes to a close, thousands of SUNY students are preparing to graduate. Whether the student is graduating with a certificate, Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or doctorate degree, each graduate’s story is unique and will be continued as they join the massive SUNY alumni base, which totals nearly 3 million today. SUNY graduates dot the globe on every continent in every imaginable sector of the economy; we are proud to spread SUNY’s influence internationally and just as honored that a majority of the Class of 2013 will stay to live, work, and play in New York.
We compiled the entire schedule of Class of 2013 commencement ceremonies from all 64 SUNY campuses. Continue reading