A Celebration of Success

Four distinguished alumni of Onondaga Community College have been named 2014 “Alumni Faces” honorees for their professional achievements and contributions to the College and Central New York community. This year’s Alumni Faces honorees are:

 

Andy Italiano FinalAndrew P. Italiano, '85 

As soon as Andrew Italiano visited the Radio/Television department at Onondaga, he knew what he wanted to do with his life. Through hard work and determination, Andrew became a world-renowned entertainment videographer. He has spanned the globe covering everything from the rock band Metallica to the Olympic Games, Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournaments, and regular season and championship games for the NBA, NFL and MLB. Through it all, he credits the faculty in the Radio/Television department in giving him a start in the business and looks to provide similar help to others whenever possible.


Cody Jamieson 2Cody R. Jamieson, '08

Considered by many to be the best lacrosse player in the world, Cody Jamieson led Onondaga to two national championships during his tenure at the College. During that time he was a two-time All-American. In 2007, Cody was the first and only lacrosse player to win the Dave Rowlands Award given to the Junior College Athlete of the Year. After graduating from Onondaga, Cody became a star player at Syracuse University before being drafted by the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League with the first overall selection in 2010. Cody has gone on to lead the Knighthawks to three world championships and was named championship game MVP in 2012 and 2013.

Stella PenizottoStella Barbuto Penizotto, '90

Stella Penizotto is the co-owner of “Shining Stars Daycare” with three state-of-the art child care centers in Onondaga County. Stella credits Onondaga for a solid foundation in education and the College’s Small Business Development Center for its guidance when she expanded her company. Today, she employs over 90 people and services 330 families. Stella frequently holds fundraisers to benefit several area non-profits while also assisting local students with employment opportunities. She was named “NYS Small Business Person of the Year” in 2010 and represented New York at a White House event where she met President Barack Obama.

Gabriel Bol DengGabriel Bol Deng, '04

Gabriel Bol Deng was 10 years old when militiamen led a violent attack on his village of Ariang in South Sudan. He fled, not knowing the fate of his parents or siblings. After surviving a perilous journey to reach a refugee camp in Ethiopia, Gabriel received a life-changing opportunity when he, along with other “Lost Boys,” was resettled in the United States in 2001. After completing his associate degree from Onondaga and bachelor’s and master's degrees from Le Moyne College, Gabriel went back to Ariang and used his education to bring people hope. Gabriel founded HOPE for Ariang Foundation in 2007, building clean drinking wells and a school that provides education to over 600 children. Today, Gabriel shares his story and mission with schools and organizations around the world.

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

Diamond Sponsor: $10,000

  • Two reserved tables of eight with VIP placement
  • Presentation opportunity during program
  • Special acknowledgment during event
  • Prominent Diamond Sponsor signage throughout venue
  • Listing as Diamond Sponsor in event publicity
  • Premier placement of full page ad in program book
  • Acknowledgement in the Campus newsletter, Onondaga Community College website, and Annual Report to the Community

Platinum Sponsor: $7,500

  • One reserved table of eight with VIP placement
  • Special acknowledgment during event
  • Prominent Platinum Sponsor signage throughout venue
  • Listing as Platinum Sponsor in event publicity
  • Full page ad in program book
  • Acknowledgement in the Campus newsletter,Onondaga Community College website, and Annual Report to the Community

Gold Sponsor: $5,000

  • One reserved table of eight
  • Special acknowledgment during event
  • Prominent Gold Sponsor signage at event
  • Listing as Gold Sponsor in event publicity
  • Half page ad in program book
  • Acknowledgement in the Campus newsletter,Onondaga Community College website, and Annual Report to the Community

Silver Sponsor: $2,500

  • Six reserved seats
  • Prominent Silver Sponsor signage at event
  • Listing as Silver Sponsor in program book
  • Half page ad in program book
  • Acknowledgement in the Campus newsletter,Onondaga Community College website, and Annual Report to the Community

Bronze Sponsor: $1,000

  • Four reserved seats
  • Prominent Bronze Sponsor signage at event
  • Listing as Bronze Sponsor in program book
  • Quarter page ad in program book
  • Acknowledgement in the Campus newsletter,Onondaga Community College website, and Annual Report to the Community

Copper Sponsor: $500

  • Two reserved seats
  • Listing as Copper Sponsor in program book
  • Quarter page ad in program book
  • Acknowledgement in the Annual Report to the Community

For additional sponsorship opportunities or to find out more information about A Celebration of Success, please call (315) 498-6060.  Thank you to the following sponsors for their generous support: 

Diamond Sponsor

M and T Bank Image 

Gold Sponsor

MVP

 

WelchAllyn

Silver Sponsor

Revised Learn as You Grow

Bottar Leone

Bronze Sponsor

Inficon

Dunkins

National Grid

Pioneer

SRC

Visual Technologies 

 

  Stickley  

Copper Sponsor 

  • Appel Osborne Landscape Architecture
  • Geddes Federal Savings and Loan Association
  • Hueber-Breuer Construction, Co., Inc.
  • ONEGROUP Bailey & Haskell Insurance 
  • Cayuga Tree Service, Inc.
  • Ironworkers Local 60
  • Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc.