ONEONTA – The SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association today presented an award to Maj. Gen. Anthony German, ’81, adjutant general for the State of New York, and the first general from Oneonta since the Civil War, during the college’s Alumni Weekend brunch this morning at the Hunt Union.
The Schoharie County native, SUNY Oneonta grad and Oneonta resident was appointed commander of the New York State National Guard by Governor Cuomo March 9. He had previously commanded the state’s Air National Guard.
Also receiving 2016 Alumni Awards were:
- Education Carol Baker, ’66, ’71 G, of Oneonta, Oneonta College Foundation board member and a key players in the recently completed “Possibilities Full of Promise” fund drive.
- Catherine Raddatz, Cooperstown, coordinator of alumni affairs at the Cooperstown Graduate Program, and collaboration of SUNY Oneonta and the New York State Historical Association.
- Bill Pietraface, Oneonta, retired biology professor and College Foundation board member.
- Diane Georgeson, Oneonta, local physician and member of the College Council since 2009.
The last general from Oneonta was S.S. Burnside, who helped raise troops for the Union cause during the Civil War.