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‘Outstanding Seniors' Will Be Recognized at Commencement Eve Dinner

The Oswego Alumni Association will honor two "Outstanding Seniors" at this year's special edition of the annual Commencement Eve Dinner and Torchlight Ceremony May 13.

Adam King

Michelle HamannMichelle Hamann '11 of Maine and Houston native Adam King '11 will be presented with the Outstanding Senior Awards before more than 700 family, friends, faculty, staff and alumni expected for the Commencement Eve Dinner. ESPN's Steve Levy '87 will host the evening's festivities.

The Outstanding Senior Award goes to a graduating student who is highly involved on campus and maintains an exceptional academic record.

Hamann, a regular on the Dean's and President's lists, will graduate with a Master of Business Administration this May. As president of Oswego's Omicron Delta Kappa circle, she was instrumental in organizing the inaugural Future Oswego Leaders Conference this year.

"Michelle not only comes up with new ideas and initiatives, she'll be the first one doing all the behind-the-scenes tasks to ensure the success of the endeavor," Assistant Director of Admissions Katie Loiacono Maxwell '97, M '02 wrote in her nomination letter.

A 2010 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence winner, Hamann is involved with numerous student organizations and honor societies, including Vega, WTOP-TV, the Newman Center and Beta Gamma Sigma.

A political science major, King has embraced numerous campus leadership roles while earning high marks in the classroom. In addition to several academic honors like the 2010 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence, the former Student Association attorney general has participated in more than two dozen extracurricular activities.

His involvement ranges from the Black Student Union and African, Latino, Asian and Native American conference (ALANA) to the Oswego Debate Society, which he helped establish.

"Rare is the opportunity that I work with a student leader who has also seen such great success in their academic performance and research pursuits," Director of Student Involvement Michael J. Paestella wrote in his nomination letter.

Hamann has accepted a position as audit associate at KPMG in Syracuse and plans to earn a law degree. King plans to earn a master's degree in political science at Syracuse University before moving on to a degree in international law.

Both will be honored at the decades-old Commencement Eve Dinner and Torchlight Ceremony May 13, which kicks off the college's year-long Sesquicentennial celebration. The Oswego Alumni Association invites all alumni to participate in the Inner Circle at the Torchlight Ceremony.

— Shane M. Liebler


Michelle Hamann '11 and Adam King '11

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