College Foundation Elects Board Members

June 8th, 2012 | Categories: Uncategorized

The College at Oneonta Foundation Board of Directors has elected three new and two returning board members to terms beginning June 22.

Established in 1982 with the mission of raising and administering gifts and grants to enhance the academic status of the college, the State University College at Oneonta Foundation Corporation is governed by a volunteer board of directors.

Each year, two SUNY Oneonta students are elected to one-year terms as student directors with full voting privileges. Elected to serve during the 2012-2013 academic year were Mariana Montoya, an anthropology major from Monticello, N.Y., and John Myron, a criminal justice major from Patterson, N.Y. Both students will be seniors next year. Montoya is an Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)/College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) student with a 3.85 GPA. Her campus and community activities include serving as a tutor for EOP and CAMP students and working as a teacher’s assistant at Center Street School. Myron is a campus leader who has served on the Student Association Senate and who organized 1,500 hours of volunteer service in his role as community service chair for the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.

Also joining the board is 1973 SUNY Oneonta graduate Kathleen Lunger of Norwich, N.Y. Lunger is a retired information technology vice president with Chase Bank in New York City. She and her husband, Bob, established an endowed scholarship in memory of Kathy’s sister, Joan Melzer Lydon’71, and they have attended the college’s annual Scholarship Dinner every year since in order to get to know the first recipient of the renewable scholarship.

The board re-elected Megan Harrington of Fonda, N.Y., who served as a student director in 2011-2012, to a term as an honorary director. Harrington is a theater major who will be a senior this fall. An active member of the Mask & Hammer student theater club, she has served on the board’s Membership and Advancement committees.

Dr. Kenneth Kellerhouse of Oneonta, a 1957 and 1959 SUNY Oneonta graduate, was re-elected as a director for his second consecutive four-year term. A professor emeritus in SUNY Oneonta’s Education Department, Kellerhouse has a long record of service to the college. He previously served on the foundation board for one year as an honorary member and eight years as a director. He has served on all four committees of the board, including chairing the Membership Committee twice. He was president of the board for a three-year term and vice president prior to that. Kellerhouse has also served the college in numerous other volunteer roles, including as a member of the Presidential Search Committee.