SUNY Orange recognizes scholarship recipients

| 22 Feb 2012 | 02:01

    MIDDLETOWN - SUNY Orange celebrated the achievements of 84 of its “best and brightest” students during its annual Student Scholarship Awards and Recognition Ceremony held in Orange Hall Theatre on Sept. 30. A sizeable crowd of friends, family members, alumni, classmates and community members filled the intimate theatre for the event, hosted by the SUNY Orange Foundation in conjunction with the College’s scholarship committee. The College’s wide array of academic, community service and athletic scholarships were distributed by Dr. William Richards, SUNY Orange president, and Nick Illobre ‘71, chairman of the SUNY Orange Foundation. SUNY Orange grants more than $125,000 in scholarships annually via the Educational Foundation. Typically, incoming and returning students are recognized during the Fall Scholarship and Awards Ceremony while graduating students receive their scholarships in May, just prior to Commencement. The vast majority of SUNY Orange scholarships are funded through donors and friends of the College. Among the 2010-11 scholarship recipients were: Matthew Barnes, Monroe (Charles Toole Memorial Music Award) Jacqueline Christmann, Monroe (Orange County Trust Company President’s Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievement) Kiera Fleming, Highland Mills (Ruth Kassel Scholarship and Kathryn Murphy Memorial Scholarship) Thomas Giannini, Monroe (SUNY Orange Foundation Scholarship) Ashley Kersting, Monroe (Mary B. Diana Scholarship) Kyle Montross, Monroe, (Chris Schmid Athletic Scholarship) Laurie Raskin, Monroe, (George F. Shepard Outstanding Alumni Citizenship Scholarship) Julie Smith, Highland Mills, (OTA Alumni Scholarship) Patricia Tannachion, Highland Mills, (Raymond Raimondi Alumni Memorial Scholarship and John B. Parkhurst Creative Writing Award)