Honors Convocation

Stephanie Planka SUNY Oswego's annual Honors Convocation -- the 2015 edition set for 3 p.m. Friday, April 17, in the Marano Campus Center arena -- celebrates the academic achievements of around 115 students throughout the disciplines. Sponsored by Vega, the student women's honor society, the event takes place during Oswego's Honors Week highlighting the outstanding accomplishments of students and faculty.

Awards from departments, the Oswego Alumni Association, Oswego College Foundation and Division of Extended Learning, as well as the Chancellor's Awards for Student Excellence, will mark this joyous celebration of academic success.

Guest speaker in 1987 Oswego graduate Stephanie Pianka, treasurer and vice president of financial operations at New York University, the nation's largest private research university, with more than 52,000 students. Pianka oversees the offices of the treasurer, controller, purchasing, employee and financial systems and services and insurance and enterprise risk management. She is also tasked with transforming the university's existing financial systems and processes into a state-of-the-art set of global service oriented business information and support services.

At Oswego, Pianka was involved with the Alpha Sigma Chi sorority. She earned BA degree in computer science from SUNY Oswego and an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business. She is a member of the Oswego President's Circle gift club.