SUNY Oneonta Inducts Inaugural Class of First-Generation Students

SUNY Oneonta Inducts Inaugural Class of First-Generation Students

ONEONTA, NY (05/10/2022)– SUNY Oneonta inducted its inaugural class of 141 first-generation students into the Alpha Alpha Alpha national honor society during a ceremony on April 24, 2022, at the Alumni Field House.

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.

During the ceremony, President Alberto Cardelle accepted the charter for the college’s new Tri-Alpha chapter, and each student stepped forward to receive their certificate and pin.

Students qualify for induction into Tri-Alpha if they meet the following criteria:

The student has earned at least 30 credit/semester hours (or 45 quarter hours) toward an associate’s degree or baccalaureate degree (including half time) AND

The undergraduate student has achieved an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. (For schools using a pass, high pass, etc. system, a “high pass” average is required.)

Neither of the student’s parents, step-parents, nor legal guardians, completed a bachelor’s degree (or, for students at a community college, the parents did not complete an associate’s degree)

Jacob Hart of Clinton Corners  – pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management

Isabella Torre of Clinton Corners – pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Hannah Jackson of Poughquag  – pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Early Child/Childhood Education

SUNY Oneonta is a public, four-year college in Central New York, enrolling about 6,000 students in a wide variety of bachelor’s degree programs and several graduate certificate and degree programs. The college is known as both an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, and a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially and live purposefully. Visit

Author: Harlem Valley News