Students Named to Phi-Theta Kappa All New York Academic Team

Herkimer College students Jonathan M. Knickerbocker and Lauren E. Robinson were among 68 SUNY & CUNY students named to the Phi Theta Kappa All New York Academic Team.
Phi Theta Kappa is the national honor society for two-year college students.


Jonathan M. Knickerbocker, from Niskayuna, NY was a Business: Business Administration major. While at Herkimer, he was Phi Theta Kappa Chapter President, a student ambassador and a member of Student Activities Committee and Phi Theta Lambda. He transferred to Cazenovia College in January 2014. His career goal is to be a corporate manager. He said “Competition is a major fuel for my success and motivates me more than anything else. It’s an excitement that comes from within to be the best I can be in everything I do.”

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Lauren E. Robinson was a Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies major from Ilion, NY. She transferred to Utica College in January 2014. She was also named to Who’s Who in American Junior Colleges. Robinson said “My desire in the future is that I will continue to meet more people from all over the world, and continue to learn all that I can, and share this knowledge with my community.”

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher recognized the students who received awards from Phi Theta Kappa at a Phi Theta Kappa Award Ceremony on Wednesday, April 2 at the Empire State Plaza in Albany, NY. “Students recognized by Phi Theta Kappa truly embody the power of SUNY,” said Chancellor Zimpher. “As proven leaders and role models, scholar athletes, creative artists, and civic volunteers, each student is recognized not just for academic achievement, but also for the profound impact they have on college campuses and local communities across New York State.”

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