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Three Onondaga Community College students have been named to the Phi Theta Kappa All-New York Academic Team for their distinguished academic achievements and leadership accomplishments. Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of all community colleges.

Their accomplishments, along with the achievements of all of New York State's honorees, will be celebrated during an event Wednesday, April 13 at 12 p.m. in the SRC Arena.

OCC's All-State Students are:

Iannelis Castro Calderon
Iannelis Castro Calderon

Iannelis Castro Calderon

  • Cicero-North Syracuse High School, class of 2020.
  • Will earn her Human Services degree in May.
  • Member of OCC's Phi Theta Kappa honor society, and an officer and member of its Leadership Team.
  • Plans to transfer to a four-year college and pursue a degree and career in Social Work.


Katie Sullivan
Katie Sullivan

Katie Sullivan

  • Jamesville-Dewitt High School, class of 2020.
  • Will earn her Humanities & Social Sciences degree in May.
  • Attended OCC tuition-free as a member of the Lillian Slutzker Honors College.
  • Plans to transfer to a four-year school and pursue a degree in Communications with a minor in Cultural Studies or Anthropology.


Angela Adams
Angela Adams

Angela Adams

  • 51-year-old mother of two.
  • Will earn her Alcohol & Substance Abuse degree in May.
  • Proud to be sober and clean for more than two years.
  • Plans to go directly into the workforce and help those trying to overcome addiction.


"This year's honorees are a wonderful example of the opportunities available at Onondaga Community College for students of all ages. Iannelis and Katie were outstanding local high school students who decided to begin their higher education journeys here and created strong foundations for themselves as they transfer to four-year colleges. Angela overcame so much in her life just to get here. Her goal is to give back as soon as possible by going right into the workforce and helping others struggling with addiction. We're so proud of all three of these students and look forward to hearing about their future accomplishments," said OCC President Dr. Casey Crabill.

The three All-State students are our guests on the latest edition of our podcast, "Chatting About College." You can listen to the podcast by clicking on this link! You can also find it at places like iTunes or Spotify by searching "Chatting About College."

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