BCC Foundation to host Presidential Honors Scholarship reception on Oct. 17

A group shot of the 2016 Presidential Honors Scholars and President Drumm

A group shot of the 2016 Presidential Honors Scholars and President Drumm

SUNY Broome will host a reception honoring 14 new recipients of the Presidential Honors Scholarship at 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2017, in the Klee Center of the Decker Building.

There were just over 50 applicants from Broome, Chenango, Delaware and Tioga county high schools. The current recipient scholars have completed a rigorous academic curriculum in high school that included AP, Honors and college coursework. Fourteen recipients were selected and demonstrate great potential to excel both inside and outside of the classroom, become engaged in campus-related activities and emerge as student leaders. These students are among the best and brightest in the area, and SUNY Broome has become their first choice.


The new recipients are:                                    High School
Michael Angelo                                                 Candor Central School

Vanessa Bongiorno                                           Maine-Endwell High School

Hannah Brown                                                 Central Baptist Christian Academy

Shyanne Daye                                                  Susquehanna Valley High School

Mackensie Gravelin                                          Sidney High School

Nicholas Hayko                                                 Vestal High School

Shaylie Elaine Hollen                                       Deposit Central School

Trisha Illsley                                                    Chenango Valley High School

Hunter Jordan                                                  Whitney Point High School

Zachary Locke                                                 Chenango Forks Central School

Megan Mau                                                      Whitney Point High School

Tyler Mucci                                                      Windsor High School

Meg Rossie                                                      Chenango Valley High School

Stephie Safari                                                   Johnson City High School


In addition to graduating in the top 10% of their class, the PHS Scholars, like their predecessors, are very active in their high schools, on campus and in their community endeavors (part-time employment, community service, academic clubs, National Honor Society, mentoring/tutoring programs, athletics, etc.).

Start-up funding and ongoing support for the Presidential Honors Scholarship Program has been provided by the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation and other donors to the BCC Foundation; the Estate of Emil Calice; the Dr. G. Clifford & Florence B. Decker Foundation; Delta Engineers, Architects, & Land Surveyors, P.C.; William H. Lane, Inc.; LeChase Construction Services; Lockheed Martin – Owego; M&T Bank; Matco Electric Corporation; Mirabito Holdings Inc. and NBT Bank and NBT-Mang Insurance Agency have also made leadership level commitments to provide full-tuition scholarship support to PHS students. Community Bank, N.A. also provides generous support for the program. The founding donors and corporate sponsors that support these talented and locally focused students to SUNY Broome will be recognized at the event.

Graduating senior students from Broome or Tioga County high schools interested in applying for the next round of Presidential Honors Scholarships should contact SUNY Broome’s Admissions Office at (607) 778-5001 or the BCC Foundation at (607) 778-5047. One award supports a student that graduated from Sidney, Bainbridge, Afton or Unadilla school districts.