Graduation Awards

Graduation Awards

Graduation Awards

Every time you perform community service, whether as an individual, as part of an organization, or for a class, it gets recorded when you log your hours at the OCCE. Whatever amount of service you perform, it all can be recorded on your co-curricular transcript. All students graduating with a certificate, an associate or bachelor's degree are eligible, based on the number of community service hours completed, to receive additional recognition with a Community Service Leader Award. The Community Service Leader levels are Merit (bronze), Excellence (silver), and Distinction (gold).

Congratulations to the May 2017 award winners! 

May 2017 Winners

Community Service Leaders of Merit, Associate Degree (100-200 hours)

Jonathan Bondi Brandon Gauthier Isamarie Ramos
Allison Brown Heather Goettel Dianne Roebuck
Brandi Carufe Kandice Haughton Sara Rozina
Katelyn Compston Jessica Heh Emily Shako
Bryannah Crump Stephanie Jozkowski Jennifer Sweredoski
Diana Dick Brandon Kolsch Victor Twal
Emily Frole Fuka Matsumara Sean Walpole
Nicholas Fusca Rebecca Purdy  


Community Service Leaders of Excellence, Associate Degree (201-300 hours)

Tommi Hanson Monette Scott
Kiyoga Nagae Amanda Wellington
Monica Randazzo  


Community Service Leaders of Merit, Bachelor's Degree (200-300 hours)

Jannel Diaz Abigael Palcic
Stephany Gomez Jessica Reimertz
Mei Pan  

Community Service Leaders of Excellence, Bachelor's Degree (301-600 hours)

Timothy Dietz Christopher Sanicola
Kathleen Lennon Hannah Stern
John Quagliano Ian Wheeler

Community Service Leader of Distinction, Bachelor's Degree (600 and above)

Diane Capaci (over 1,000 hours!)

Recognition Levels

This is how students will be recognized: It will be listed on your Co-Curricular Transcript, which goes to future schools and employers, and will be a wonderful addition to your résumé. Award recipients will be honored at the President's Salute to Graduates Dinner. You will also be honored by President Laliberte at the graduation ceremony. You will wear a specially colored honor cord depending on your level of service ( bronze, silver, gold). Your name is announced as an award winner as you graduate. 

The  levels are:

Based on the number of semesters you attend SUNY Delhi and the average number of hours you have served in the community by volunteering or participating in service-learning or unpaid internships.

Leader of Merit (Bronze)
Certificate Degree 50 - 100 hours
Associate Degree 100 - 200 hours
Bachelor's Degree 200 - 300 hours

Leader of Excellence (Silver)
Certificate Degree 101 - 150 hours
Associate Degree 201 - 300 hours
Bachelor's Degree 301 - 600 hours

Leader of Distinction (Gold)
Certificate Degree 151 - up hours
Associate Degree 301 - up hours
Bachelor's Degree 601 - and up hours

Co-Curricular Transcript Levels:  (anyone who has done ANY community engagement while at Delhi)

Community Service - Community service is recorded based on the amount of hours you have completed and logged with the O’Conner Center for Community Engagement (OCCE). Community service hours will be recorded and shown on the Co-Curricular Transcript in levels which are in increments of 25, 50, and 100.  (To include your community service on your Co-Curricular Transcript, simply fill out the CCT form, enter “CS” as TYPE, sign and bring to OCCE for verification.)


Level 1   1-25 hrs Level 5     101-150 Level 11   401-500
Level 2   26-50 Level 6     151-200 Level 12   501-600
Level 3   51-75 Level 7     201-250 Level 13   601-700
Level 4   76-100 Level 8     251-300 Level 14   701-800
  Level 9     301-350 Level 15   801-900
  Level 10   351-400 Level 16   901-1000

It is never too early to start working toward one of these awards for when you graduate. Come to the O'Connor Center to sign-up for upcoming events. Have a suggestion for service? Come on over and let's put it into action. And always be sure to document your community service , whether it's a club or organization activity, something you've done by yourself, or as part of a class. Your service counts in many ways and we want to know about it!

Haven't gotten involved in community service yet? Then come join us! Visit the O'Connor Center for Community Engagement, 217 Farrell Student and Community Center, or call 607-746-4781. You can make a difference!