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Long Distance Degree
A graduating student makes her first visit to the OCC campus the weekend she receives her diploma.

Success is All in the Family
A second generation Onondaga student takes first place in a national contest.

Fall 2013 Continuum
The Fall 2013 issue of Continuum, a publication for Onondaga supporters, friends, alumni and the CNY Community, is available now.

Alumni Faces Honored at Celebration of Success
Onondaga honored six graduates as Alumni Faces at their Celebration of Success event held on October 3rd.

Reach Beyond Campaign Surpasses $5 Million
Onondaga Community College’s capital campaign, Reach Beyond, has surpassed the $5 million mark thanks to a $30,000 gift from INFICON, Inc.

Alumni Breakfast
Onondaga alumni returned to their campus and were welcomed back to their alma mater by President Dr. Debbie Sydow at a special breakfast held in the College’s Bistro.

Mason Drastal, '09: Carpe Diem!
For some students, college is a means to an end. But that wasn't the case for recent graduate Mason Drastal.

An Alumna Who Doesn't Miss a Beat
Stephanie Dawes Brainard, '08 is now a musician with the U.S. Navy Band Northwest in Seattle, WA, and she can’t say enough positive things about the music program at Onondaga.

Meet Kim Colasanti, '93
Meet Kim Colasanti: senior quality assurance engineer, accomplished professional and 1993 graduate of Onondaga Community College.

Alumni Profile: Kenneth J. Clark Jr., '69
Kenneth J. Clark Jr., ’69, wasn’t always a jet propulsion genius. In the late 1960s, he was searching for a new beginning.

Welch Allyn Employee/Alumni Reach Beyond Event
In June, Onondaga organized an event on behalf of alumni who work for Welch Allyn in Skaneateles.

Night Out with the Crunch
Nearly 90 Onondaga alumni, employees, students and their families attended a Syracuse Crunch game on February 28th. 

Remembering a Remarkable Woman
In January, the College, and indeed the entire community, lost a remarkable woman – a true champion of higher education, Helen B.Q. Anderson.

“Lost Boys” Say Thank You To Onondaga
Five Onondaga alumni recently presented to Dr. Sydow and the College a plaque expressing their appreciation and gratitude.

Classic Ad Campaign Gets New “Upstate” Twist
Onondaga alumnus and filmmaker Sean Cunningham ‘05 wins “I Love New York Short Film Contest” with his film featuring Upstate New York.

It's Easy Being Green
Star of Planet Green’s TV show “Alter Eco” and Onondaga alumnus Boise Thomas talks about how he got where he is today. 

Inside the Statue
Onondaga Alumnus Dennis Heaphy discusses his job as resident tinsmith for the Statue of Liberty.

Fund for OCC Breaks Record
Record breaking $96,000 was raised for the Fund for OCC.

$700K Grant for Sustainability Institute
Onondaga announced a $700K Workforce Development Grant, secured by Senator John DeFrancisco, that will be used to establish a Sustainability Institute.

King & King commended for Gordon Student Center
Onondaga’s Gordon Student Center and King and King Architects recognized with two awards for design excellence. 

Hospitality industry is booming, Onondaga students are ready
Onondaga considers converting a recently purchased building into a bed and breakfast inn that would be run by students in the hospitality program. 

Athletics Alumni Profile: Tyrone Albright ’02
OCC Alum and former Onondaga basketball player goes on to be part of 2003 NCAA Championship SU basketball team.

Alumni profile: Marcia Rees Conrad ’72
In 1972 Marcia Conrad became the first female in the first class of graduates from OCC’s architectural technology degree program.

Nearly $600,000 grant awarded to Onondaga
The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant that will be used to fund scholarships for  Onondaga students.