According to a college press release Sylvia Hernandez of Schenevus, NY, has received the SUNY Oneonta 2019-2020 Susan Sutton Smith Award for academic excellence. To be eligible for the award, a student must be a freshman, sophomore or junior with a grade-point average of 3.9 or higher.

Hernandez, a Schenevus Class of 2019 graduate, is majoring in English .

The Susan Sutton Smith Faculty Prize for Academic Excellence is named in memory of the late SUNY Oneonta professor of English. The student awards are made possible by the generous gifts of SUNY Oneonta Alumni to the 2018-2019 Fund for Oneonta.