Oswego, OCC partner for Dec. 6 information session in Syracuse


December 1, 2016

Leea Sinay, an Onondaga Community College (OCC) graduate, who works part-time at National Grid in Syracuse, says that one of the major attractions of completing her bachelor’s degree in business administration at SUNY Oswego in Syracuse is the ability to leave work, walk two blocks and be in a college classroom.

“I couldn’t be more excited about continuing my education as a SUNY Oswego student in Syracuse, while still being able to work at both jobs I love,” said Sinay, who also works at OCC as a part-time assistant lacrosse coach.

SUNY Oswego and Onondaga Community College are partnering to offer an information session on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the SUNY Oswego Metro Center in downtown Syracuse at Clinton Square. The event is free and open to the public and may be of particular interest to students displaced by the recent closure of ITT Tech and to local students, residents or working professionals seeking to complete an Oswego bachelor’s degree in business administration, human development or public justice in downtown Syracuse.

All interested students and families seeking to learn more about SUNY Oswego and OCC are welcome to attend the event, which will include a presentation, overviews, a question and answer session, and tours of the SUNY Oswego Syracuse branch location.

“SUNY Oswego in Syracuse provides students with a quality, accessible and affordable college choice in downtown Syracuse, minimizing the need to travel long distance to complete their bachelor’s degree,” said Daniel Griffin, SUNY Oswego’s director of admissions.

Amy Kremenek, vice president for enrollment development and communications at Onondaga Community College added, “Onondaga Community College’s close working relationship with SUNY Oswego allows students to complete an associate’s degree in two years and then transfer, with junior status, to finish their bachelor’s degree at SUNY Oswego in Syracuse through three undergraduate completion programs.”

Both praised the partnership that allows students like Sinay to complete their degrees right here in Central New York at affordable SUNY tuition rates. According to Jill Pippin, SUNY Oswego’s dean for extended learning, the undergraduate completion degree programs offered at SUNY Oswego in Syracuse are offered as blended programs with a mix of online and on-site evening classes, which allows for flexibility of scheduling for students.

For more information or to register for the Dec. 6 information session, call (315) 399-4100 or visit https://www.oswego.edu/syracuse.