Honors Convocation

Tracy Chamberlain HigginbothamSUNY Oswego's annual Honors Convocation -- the 2014 edition set for 3 p.m. Friday, April 11 in the Campus Center arena -- celebrates the academic achievements of around 115 students throughout the disciplines. Sponsored by Vega, the student women's honor society, the event takes place during Oswego's Honors Week highlighting the outstanding accomplishments of students and faculty.

Awards from departments, the Oswego Alumni Association, Oswego College Foundation and Division of Extended Learning, as well as the Chancellor's Awards for Student Excellence, will mark this joyous celebration of academic success.

Guest speaker will be 1986 Oswego business administration alumna Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham, founder and president of Women TIES (Women Together Inspiring Entrepreneurial Success), a company dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs expand their local, state and regional marketplace in New York state.  The group has 300 members, 60 regional volunteers in six  active regional districts and a high success rate of women creating stronger economic connections with each other across the state.

Higginbotham  was recognized by the Small Business Administration twice -- once in 2005 and again in 2011 when she received the Region II "Women Owned Business Champion Award."  An advisory board member of the SUNY Oswego School of Business, she was the columnist of the Syracuse Post Standard's "Ask the Entrepreneur" column for 11 years. She is also the past chairwoman of the 40 Below Emerging Entrepreneurs Program and past public relations co-chair of the Women's Fund of New York.  Higginbotham is a former member of the Oswego Alumni Association Board of Directors.