MIDDLETOWN - SUNY Orange kicked off its year-end celebration of students achievements by hosting the College’s 53th annual Awards Convocation in the Shepard Student Center cafeteria on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
Under the joint supervision of Heather Perfetti, vice president for academic affairs, and Paul Broadie, vice president for student services, SUNY Orange distributed 160 academic awards and 74 co-curricular awards before a crowd of more than 300 attendees.
Kody Andreas of Port Jervis accepted an evening-high three scholarships - Iris Stedener Scholarship, Sara K. Worcester Memorial Music Award and the Marvin Feman Music Award - and was presented with the Arts and Communication Department’s Music Program academic achievement award.
Yemissi Kifouly, Diana Parisi and Christina Cassano each received a pair of scholarships. Kifouly, of Middletown, was presented with the Faculty Perpetual Scholarship and the Trustee Edward P. Dougherty Memorial Scholarship while also earning an academic award from the Engineering Department and a commendation for her involvement with Student Senate. Parisi, of Wurtsboro, also received a Dougherty scholarship and a Student Senate award, along with accepting the H. Seeley McClure Memorial Scholarship. Cassano, of Middletown, was recognized for her involvement with the Biology Club and was presented with the Herbert M. Sussman and Dr. Cortland Mapes scholarships.