The reward received by Professor O'Hara-Leslie

Professor Erin O’Hara-Leslie, chair of Medical Assisting and Health Studies at SUNY Broome, celebrated the first graduates of P-TECH with P-TECH coordinator Ami Wiswell and SUNY Broome coordinator Andrea Roma at Broome-Tioga BOCES’ 2019 commencement on June 12.

Professor O’Hara-Leslie was awarded the Outstanding Higher Education Partner for 2019 at this event. She has been a dedicated partner for the last five years, actively involved with the P-TECH program for Health Studies and Fast Forward-HST/MDA courses.

Professor O’Hara-Leslie worked with the coordinator of P-TECH to offer the Health Studies P-TECH summer program here at SUNY Broome. Her dedication and long hours of work helped three high school students graduate early, simultaneously from high school and SUNY Broome with degrees in Health Studies. All three Health Study graduates are continuing their degrees in higher education.

Professor O-Hara-Leslie’s support and advising of these students were instrumental in their success.