Chelsea Taranovich Wins Oneonta Honor

Chelsea Taranovich of Centerport has received the SUNY Oneonta 2017-2018 Susan Sutton Smith Award for academic excellence. To be eligible for the award, a student must be a freshman, sophomore or junior with a grade-point average of 3.9 or higher.

Taranovich, who is majoring in psychology, received a certificate, a gift card to the campus bookstore, and an invitation to attend the annual Susan Sutton Smith Lecture and reception. Dr. Matthew Hendley, professor of history, will deliver this year’s Susan Sutton Smith Lecture, titled, “British Women, Popular Imperialism and Memory- Re-thinking the Legacy of the First World War,” on Tuesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in the Otsego Grille of the Morris Conference Center on campus.

Created to recognize faculty achievement outside the classroom, the Susan Sutton Smith Faculty Prize for Academic Excellence is named in memory of the late SUNY Oneonta professor of English. Dr. Hendley is the 24th recipient of this prize. This event and the student awards are made possible by the generous gifts of SUNY Oneonta alumni to the Fund for Oneonta. The Susan Sutton Smith Faculty Prize for Academic Excellence is made possible by an endowment created through the generosity of Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Mary Smith in memory of their daughter, Susan, and in honor of her commitment to academic excellence. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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