Anna Downey of Selkirk Recieves SUNY Oneonta Award for Academic Excellence

ONEONTA, NY (12/20/2012)(readMedia)-- Anna Downey of Selkirk, N.Y., received a scholarship award during the SUNY Oneonta Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Majors Night in October.

Downey, a dual major in major in Adolescence Education: Earth Science and Earth Science, was selected by the department's faculty to receive the Peter W. Knightes Scholarship Award, which honors the 1967 SUNY Oneonta graduate who went on to become a professor of geology and geography at Central Texas College. Endowed by a fund established by Dr. Knightes, the award is presented to an outstanding student who intends to teach earth sciences in New York state.

The scholarship was presented as part of the 36th annual Majors' Night, during which alumni of the department's programs return to campus to discuss their careers and offer advice to current students.

A liberal arts college with a pre-professional focus, SUNY Oneonta features outstanding and accessible faculty, students committed to academics and community service, exceptional technology, a modern fieldhouse and athletic facilities, and a beautiful campus. The college enrolls 6,000 students in its 70 undergraduate majors and 15 graduate programs.