Cassandra Stap and Dylan Wiand Cited by Phi Theta Kappa for Academic Excellence

PHOTO: Cassandra StapMIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – SUNY Orange students Cassandra Stap and Dylan Wiand have been selected to the 2015 USA Today Phi Theta Kappa All-New York Academic Team in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements. The pair was among 75 students honored during a luncheon at the New York State Museum on Monday.

Presented by PTK, the national honor society for students at two-year colleges, Monday’s ceremony celebrated the outstanding community college students from throughout the state. The ceremony was sponsored by New York Community College Trustees, the New York Community College Association of Presidents, Community College Business Officers Association, and the Faculty Council of Community Colleges.

Stap (right), a student in the College’s radiologic technology program, serves as president of the student Rad Tech Club and is captain of a Relay for Life team in her hometown of Pine Bush. She also works on her family’s farm (The Stap Family Dairy Farm) in Pine Bush. Upon graduating in August, she plans to pursue a career as an X-ray technologist in a hospital in the Hudson Valley.

PHOTO: Dylan WiandWiand (left), of Red Hook, is studying Human Services at SUNY Orange and plans to transfer to Mount Saint Mary College this fall to pursue a degree in psychology. His career goal is to become a clinical psychologist and work in research and counseling. Wiand works in the M. William Lahey Library on the College’s Newburgh campus. This past fall, he completed an internship with Hope House in which he assisted with case work duties for the homeless.

Both Stap and Wiand are members of SUNY Orange’s chapter of PTK.




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