Awards and Achievements/Local College Students

Students Raise Nearly $70,000 at 2015 Relay for Life

ONEONTA, NY (04/20/2015)(readMedia)-- Students from SUNY Oneonta and neighboring Hartwick College teamed up to raise $67,293—a record amount—for the American Cancer Society during a Relay for Life event April 17-18, and donations are still coming in. More than 1,500 students camped out all night in SUNY Oneonta's Alumni Field House, with team members taking turns walking laps around the gym from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday. The annual event was organized by the Colleges Against Cancer student groups at the two colleges with support from SUNY Oneonta's Center for Social Responsibility and Community (CSRC).

The following area students helped organize the event:

Allison Proctor of Clifton Park (12065), NY, a member of SUNY Oneonta's Colleges Against Cancer chapter and Childhood Education (1-6) major.

Dakota Kaplan of Clifton Park (12065), NY, a member of SUNY Oneonta's Colleges Against Cancer chapter and Human Ecology major.