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SUNY Oswego's annual Honors Convocation -- the 2017 edition set for 3 p.m. Friday, April 7, in the Marano 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.

Members of the campus community, family members and friends are invited to attend the admission-free event.

About our speaker

Currently the associate provost for academic infrastructure at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Honors Convocation keynote speaker Dr. Raelynn CooterRaelynn Cooter graduated from SUNY Oswego in 1977 with a degree in sociology. She earned a master’s in human services administration from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1984 and a Ph.D. in higher education administration in 1994. She has worked in higher education for over 35 years.

In addition to her other responsibilities, Dr. Cooter is TJU’s accreditation liaison officer to Middle States Association and has served as a site reviewer at other colleges and universities.

Cooter has also been an involved alumna at her alma mater. She currently serves on the Oswego Alumni Association Board of Directors and the Sheldon Legacy Society Steering Committee, and she is a member of a general scholarship selection committee. She has established her own scholarship in memory of her parents to give back and recognize SUNY Oswego for the outstanding education she received here.

In addition to her volunteer service to her alma mater, Cooter’s personal interests include reading, traveling and ongoing efforts to master the French language.