SUNY Oneonta lauds first generation students


ONEONTA — The State University of New York at Oneonta inducted its inaugural class of 141 first-generation students into the Alpha Alpha Alpha national honor society during a recent ceremony. Alpha Alpha Alpha, known as Tri-Alpha for short, was founded in 2018 to recognize and celebrate the hard work and academic success of first-generation college students.

Among local residents honored include:

Walaa Ali, of Utica, childhood education.

Abigail Hallenbeck, of Rome, early childhood/childhood education;

Christina Klumbach, of Clark Mills, human development and family studies;

Sarah Mineo, of New Hartford, childhood education; and

Tashia Santiago, of Utica, childhood education.


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