Onondaga Community College named the top student in each of its degree programs during the Curriculum Honors ceremony April 22 in the SRC Arena. Throughout the next two weeks we are highlighting the honorees on our website and social media. Today we recognize the Curriculum Honorees in our School of Business, School of Math, Science & Engineering, and School of Public Safety & Community Service.
Accounting - Matthew Teta
- Matt is a first generation college student who earned a 4.0 grade point average. He's doing an internship with a local accounting firm where his strong performance has resulted in a job offer.
Business Administration - Eiman Hejazi
- Eiman was a role model student. She studied hard, was actively engaged in class, and earned a 4.0 grade point average.
Hospitality Management - Hanna Weslowski
- Hanna transferred to OCC from another community college and loved her time here. Her skill and OCC connections earned her a position as a prep cook working for 2020 Hospitality Management curriculum honoree Rosemary Thompson.
Engineering Science - Luyen Duong
- Luyen earned her degree while working full time and raising her daughter. She will transfer to Syracuse University and pursue an Engineering degree.
Environmental Technology - Evan Zelenz
- Evan excelled both inside and outside of class as a leader in the Geology Club where he worked tirelessly on field trips and club projects. He is transferring to SUNY Buffalo.
Mathematics & Science - Thi Nguyen
- Thi came to the U.S. from Vietnam 3 years ago. She brought her son to the Children's Learning Center when she attended classes. Her goal is to become a Math teacher.
Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counseling - Melanie Murray
- Melanie combines academic excellence with self-reflection and unconditional positive regard for all living beings.
Criminal Justice - Beatriz Batista
- Beatriz came to OCC from Henninger High School and earned her degree in December. She now attends Syracuse University where her goal is to become a lawyer and focus on corporate or immigration law.
Human Services - Shaylee Payne
- Shaylee earned a 4.0 grade point average while continuously supporting classmates, inspiring professors, and displaying a high level of professionalism at her field placement and volunteer sites.