More Than 250 Graduates Honored at Fall Commencement

More Than 250 Graduates Honored at Fall Commencement


ONEONTA, NY (02/09/2024)– More than 250 SUNY Oneonta students completed the requirements for a bachelor’s degree following the Fall 2023 semester. Graduates were honored and recognized during Fall Commencement, held Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023, in the Dewar Arena of the Alumni Field House.

The day before commencement, seniors took part in the Pass Through the Pillars tradition. With friends, family and faculty and staff cheering them on, seniors walked through the pillars a final time, representing the end of their Oneonta journey and transition into the alumni family.

Jade DeStefano of Dover Plains (12522)

Alexis Gagnon of Dover Plains (12522)

Maeve Mullaney of Poughquag (12570)

Matthew Rzeznik of Stormville (12582)

SUNY Oneonta is a public, four-year university in Central New York, enrolling about 5,500 students in a wide variety of bachelor’s degree programs and more than a dozen graduate certificate and degree programs. The university 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. Learn more at

Author: Harlem Valley News