News from SUNY Oneonta

Elizabeth Holmes of Pine Plains, Joanna Sosiewicz of Holmes, Kristen Ruckel of Patterson Recognized for Leadership at SUNY Oneonta

ONEONTA, NY (05/13/2019)– SUNY Oneonta recently recognized nearly 200 students who have attained leadership milestones through the college’s LEAD (Leadership Education and Development) program.

LEAD@Oneonta is a comprehensive leadership program based on current research and guidelines from the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education. All students can choose to participate in the LEAD program, which aims to better prepare them for life after college by providing a comprehensive picture of leadership and the skills needed to be a good leader.

Students can attain a silver, gold or platinum level. To attain each level, students must meet a mix of programmatic and experiential leadership requirements, including completion of online courses, attendance at educational events, and membership and leadership in one or more of SUNY Oneonta’s 100+ student-run clubs and organizations.

Completion of a leadership level is recognized on campus as a credential that can be used, for example, when running for office or applying for STEP (Student Travel for Excellence Program) funding. The program also provides students with a leadership record that can be submitted to potential employers.

Area students who were recognized include the following:

Elizabeth Holmes of Pine Plains

Joanna Sosiewicz of Holmes

Kristen Ruckel of Patterson

Located in the Leatherstocking Region of New York State, SUNY Oneonta is a mid-size, public, liberal arts and sciences college with a pre-professional focus. The college enrolls approximately 6,000 students in a wide variety of bachelor’s degree programs and a number of graduate certificates and degrees.