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Accepted Student Day


Today’s Schedule 8:30 – 9 am Registration Complimentary brunch tickets will be available until noon. 8:30 – 9:45 am Get Your Photo Taken with Ellsworth! Have your picture taken with our College mascot, Ellsworth the Golden Eagle! You will be given your photo in a custom Brockport photo holder. Location: Seymour College Union, Brockport Student Government Box Office 9 – 9:30 am Welcome Location: Seymour College Union, Ballroom 9:45 am – Noon

School of Health and Human Performance Location: SERC

Athletic Training, Doctor of Physical Therapy (3+3) program, Exercise Science, Health Science, Kinesiology, Nursing, Physical Education Teacher Certification, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Sport Management

School of Science and Mathematics Location: Edwards Hall

Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science and Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Premedical Studies

11:30 am – Noon Education Workshop Location: Edwards Hall, Room 100

Overview of the Childhood Inclusive and Adolescence Inclusive Generalist (biology, chemistry, earth science, English, foreign language, mathematics, physics, and social studies) Initial Teacher Certification programs as well as a discussion of program requirements and the many opportunities that await teacher candidates.

Academic Fair

11:30 am – 1 pm

School of Education and Human Services Location: Edwards Hall

Brunch: All you care-to-eat Location: Harrison Hall or Brockway Hall

Criminal Justice, Education and Human Development, Military Science, Pre-law, Social Work

School of The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Location: Seymour College Union

African and African-American Studies, Anthropology, Art, Arts for Children, Communication: Journalism and Broadcasting, Dance, English, History, International Studies, Modern Languages and Cultures, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Theatre and Music Studies, Women and Gender Studies

School of Business Administration and Economics Location: Hartwell Hall, Theatre

Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, International Business, Marketing

Noon – 3:15 pm Campus Tours Location: Seymour College Union, Gallery Lounge 12:30 – 3:15 pm Student Services Information Tables Talk to the professionals that offer opportunities and assistance outside the classroom including Academic Advisement, Athletics, Residential Life, Study Abroad and more. Location: Edwards Hall 1 – 3 pm

Workshop Sessions Location: Edwards Hall

Workshop Sessions

* Repeat Session — See description from previous workshop

SESSION I 1 – 1:35 pm

Delta College Program* — Edwards Hall, Room 103 Interested in combining General Education and Professional Preparation? College credit for internships and study abroad? The possibility of graduating in three years? Come hear Delta College Program faculty and current students explain this unique General Education Program.

Financial Aid* — Edwards Hall, Room 106 Have questions about financial aid or the payment of your bill? Our Financial Aid staff will provide an overview of the financial aid process, how to compare aid awards from other schools and ways to help cover your student bill. Freshmen Information* — Edwards Hall, Room 104 This workshop will cover degree requirements, the first semester schedule for freshmen and our unique freshman registration process. We will also be discussing our overnight summer orientation program.

Residential Life/Learning Communities* Edwards Hall, Room 105 An overview of student living options and opportunities. How are rooms assigned? What should I expect when I live on campus? What are the living options available? How do you choose a roommate? What is a learning community and how do I apply for one? Undecided Session* — Edwards Hall, Room 100 Not sure about your major? This session describes the many targeted services for students who are undeclared when they begin their academic career at the College.


1:40 pm – 2:15 pm Delta College Program* — Edwards Hall, Room 103 Repeat presentation. Financial Aid* — Edwards Hall, Room 106 Repeat presentation.

Career Services/Internships — Edwards Hall, Room 104 Learn about career services, from career advisement to employment options (internships, volunteer work, and professional jobs). Will you be prepared for life after Brockport? Parents & First Year Experience — Edwards Hall, Room 100 For parents only. Learn about resources for parents and families and how you can best support your student from home throughout their academic career. Study Abroad — Edwards Hall, Room 105 Join us to learn more about the extraordinary opportunities to study abroad and hear current students share their exciting experiences! Student Activities and Engagement — Edwards Hall, Room 103 Hear from a panel of current students: What is life like at The College at Brockport? Find out things to do and places to go. What will I do when I’m not in class or studying? What about safety issues? How is Brockport’s location an advantage for me? Transfer Information* — Edwards Hall, Room 102 Repeat presentation.

Freshmen Information* — Edwards Hall, Room 104 Repeat presentation.

Campus Tours

Residential Life/Learning Communities* Edwards Hall, Room 105 Repeat presentation.

The campus tour includes a residence hall room, Seymour College Union, a computer lab, Drake Memorial Library, an academic building, and a science building with the option of also visiting the athletic facilities.

Transfer Information* — Edwards Hall, Room 102 You’ll get a general overview of all resources and support available for transfer students and answer questions such as: How and when do I register? Who will help me register? How will my credits transfer? What is DARS? Where do I go for help if I need it? Undecided Session* — Edwards Hall, Room 100 Repeat presentation.

SESSION III 2:20 – 3 pm

BASC Student Services — Edwards Hall, Room 106 Come learn about services provided by Brockport Auxiliary Service Corporation (BASC) including dining, parking, transportation, bookstore, ID cards, Easy Money, Good-E-Pax, laundry, and more! Highlights of this session include: meal plan information, textbook options and ordering process, parking permits, and transportation options.

Noon – 3:15 pm

Tours will depart every few minutes from the Seymour Union Gallery Lounge , starting at noon. Tours last approximately 75 minutes, with the last tour leaving at 3:15 pm.

Worth a Visit Today 8:30 am – 4 pm

Barnes & Noble at The College at Brockport Bookstore Look for the discount coupon in your registration packet; coupon is valid throughout the day. Seymour College Union

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4 Tower Fine Arts 5 Edwards Hall 6 Holmes Hall



Undergraduate Admissions

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7 Harrison Dining Hall 8 Brockway Dining Hall 9 Seymour College Union

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College Magazine

Vol. 22, No. 2


Summer ’08

Letter from the President


Dear Alumni and Friends,

s always, it’s a pleasure to reach out to our many alumni and friends of the College. This includes venues from alumni trips — with more being scheduled for the upcoming year — to our Alumni/Homecoming events and traditions such as planting trees on Alumni Walk, commemorating our 50-year reunion class and our most recent graduates. Last May 12, our graduates witnessed two of our alumni featured as keynote speakers at graduate and undergraduate commencements — Ed Doherty ’81 and CBS Correspondent Vince Gonzales ’90 — along with my bestowing an honorary doctorate on our own Garth Fagan, emeritus professor of dance at Brockport. From our great tradition of “Move-In Day” to May graduation ceremonies, one wonders where the year went. It was another tremendous year for the College marked by extraordinary plans to build a new $44 million, 150,000 sq. ft. Special Events Recreation Center (with $39 million already secured from the State of New York) and the completion of a state-of-the-art, $18 million, 208-bed townhome village (as we cut the ribbon on August 15). Now our attention turns to our Lake Ontario Natural Resource Center, planned for the Port of Rochester, in a joint venture with the City of Rochester, complemented by federal funds. As you visit campus, you’ll see another $22 million in campus improvements from new roofs and additional parking to major renovations in Harrison Dining Hall and our Barnes & Noble Bookstore. And next on the horizon is to secure funding for a new initiative: a $30 million academic building. However, it’s certainly not all about “bricks and mortar” as much as we strive to enhance our living and learning environment. Please do not forget that everything we do from Welcome Weekend to our annual Scholars Day is intended to celebrate our #1 priority — Student Success. We honor the idea that there is a scholar in each and every student, and our engaged academic community is committed to fostering a process of discovery and growth that supports student achievement. But as you well know, a Brockport education is not just about what happens in the classroom. As a campus, we strive to reveal to our students all that they are capable of — intellectually, physically and creatively. This multi-dimensional approach to education strengthens the whole student, preparing him or her to enter the world with purpose and confidence. It is all of these things and more that make The College at Brockport an extraordinary educational opportunity. In the coming months and years, we will turn our attention to sharing our pride in our College with the Greater Rochester Area and regions beyond. One of my favorite traditions is Academic Convocation, welcoming new freshmen and transfers each year. On August 26, prior to the candlelight ceremony, I also threw out the first pitch at The College at Brockport’s Alumni Day at the Red Wings’ Frontier Field. It’s a small wonder that I remembered to switch hats from a Golden Eagle baseball cap to my mortarboard and academic regalia that Sunday afternoon. Speaking of wearing many hats, one of my summer duties was to welcome our new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Anne Huot, PhD and our new Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Katy Wilson, JD. Already, both are adding fresh new ideas to our administration and working collaboratively with continuing members of

my executive team. Much is predicated upon our Matrix: An Integrated Approach to Planning and Accountability — unanimously endorsed by the College Senate last spring. In addition to our traditional Homecoming Weekend in September, we also launched Family Weekend this October; a weekend designed especially for parents and families to experience student life. A great success, including a breakfast we hosted on our Burlingame House lawn, this event is certain to become a beloved tradition. This is a time of great vitality for The College at Brockport. I am joined in my leadership by a superb President’s Cabinet and President’s Advisory Council, our dedicated volunteer boards, including the Alumni Association Board of Directors, a College Senate that represents the best in shared governance, and fresh new leadership for Brockport Student Government. Once again, this current year is full of promise and will undoubtedly bring new challenges, creative ideas, and great opportunities to advance our College. Having just walked the entire campus as we commenced spring semester 2008, I can assure you that there is much you can be proud of as alumni and friends. Best wishes,

John R. Halstead, PhD President

Brockport Foundation, Annual Report 2006-2007


Circulation, 70,000 Executive Editor - Michael Andriatch ’85, Managing Editor - Virginia Campbell ’89/‘96, Photography - James Dusen, Manager, Graphic Design - Sam Nicolosi, Contributors - Mark Ball ’98 - Janet Roy - Kelly Vergin ’89, Division of Advancement, Vice President for Advancement and President of the Brockport Foundation - Roxanne Johnston, Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Major Projects - Michael Andriatch ’85, Director of Development - Brad Schreiber ’83, Director of Special Giving - Tim Gilbert, Associate Director, Finance and Advancement Services - John Sapienza ’96, Coordinator of Alumni Relations - Betsy Standish ’00, Associate Director of Annual Giving - Jamie Beers-Wilson, Special Events Coordinator - Kim Ehret ’05 , Foundation Accountant - Rhonda St. Amant ’02 Send corrections or changes of address to: Division of Institutional Advancement - 350 New Campus Drive, Brockport, NY 14420 - (585) 395-2451 or

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College Embraces E. E. Cummings Art

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Politically Correct

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Child’s Play is This Man’s Full-time Job

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Holding Vigil

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Honor Roll of Donors

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Class Notes On the Cover Frank and Kristine Short proudly display the piece they selected to restore from the E.E. Cummings collection, Portrait of Blond Woman. Frank Short is dean of the School of Arts and Performance.

College Embraces

James F. Hamm, art conservator, restores one of 72 paintings in the College’s E. E. Cummings collection.

Most people are surprised to learn that famed poet E. E. Cummings had a passion for painting. Many are also surprised to learn that The College at Brockport is in possession of a collection of the poet and painter’s valuable works of art. Indeed, Cummings, best known as one of the most significant American poets of the 20th century, also was a prolific painter, creating perhaps thousands of works. And The College at Brockport is not only in possession of the eclectic collection, it is taking steps to restore it to as close to its original condition as possible — a project that we believe Cummings, himself, would approve. The collection, which came to light during Interim President John Clark’s tenure at the College, has been embraced by the College and the Greater Rochester communities. In October, the College and community came together for an exciting gala, aptly titled Poet & Painter: The Twin Obsessions of E. E. Cummings hosted at The College at Brockport MetroCenter. The gala spotlighted the poet and painter, featured presentations by a number of Cummings scholars, and showcased paintings which have been “adopted” by patrons for restoration. The event Red Barn and Silo, an E. E. Cummings original, was adopted by President John R. and Mrs. Kathy Halstead in October at the also presented the opportunity Cummings Gala. To date, 39 of the 72 paintings in the College’s for attendees to adopt paintings Cummings collection have been adopted. during the evening of the benefit and thereafter. At the same time, an article about the College’s Cummings collection appeared in The Wall Street Journal, and the Rochester, NY, public radio station WXXI, interviewed Dean of the School of Arts and Performance Frank Short about the collection. The article and radio interview also created excitement about the collection, leading to the adoption of additional paintings. Of the 72 paintings in the collection, 39 have been adopted and are already slated for restoration. Short was once again interviewed in January by Brenda Trombley, WXXI, for a national broadcast on National Public Radio, to be aired in the coming weeks. In addition to restoring the artworks to their original condition, the College intends to construct an archival storage facility to house the paintings as well as to exhibit the works and make them available to scholars.



E. E. Cummings


Images of the collection, a list of paintings that have been adopted and their benefactors, and details about the adoption process can be found at www. The Wall Street Journal article and WXXI broadcast also can be accessed from the Web site.

How the E.E. Cummings Collection Made Its Way to Brockport Since the highly publicized kickoff of the “Adopt a Painting” campaign, which is supporting the restoration of The College at Brockport’s collection of E. E. Cummings’ artwork, many have wondered why James Sibley Watson Jr. chose Brockport to be the recipient of his personal collection of 72 original Cummings paintings. Research by Mary Jo Gigliotti, associate librarian, Drake Memorial Library, has uncovered many connections between Watson’s family and the College, reaching all the way back to the 1800s. Shortly after John G. K. Truair (1818-1899) married Marcia Manning he became the fourth principal of the Brockport Collegiate Institute, serving from 1848 until 1853. Marcia Manning Truair served briefly as associate and teacher of French at Brockport. Marcia’s sister Caroline Matilda Manning was preceptress at the Institute, and also taught drawing, and then French and Italian during her tenure (1850-1853). There were other ties between the Manning family and the College. Several Manning young men were students at Brockport during Truair’s tenure as principal: Charles H. Manning attended 1852-1853, Samuel Manning attended 1850-1853 and Horace C. Manning attended 1852-1853. Then in 1855, Caroline Manning married Don Alonzo Watson (1807-1892). Together, they had three children, including son James Sibley Watson. James S. Watson married Emily Sibley and they had a son, James Sibley Watson Jr. James Sibley Watson Jr. married Hildegarde Lasell and went on to revive and publish the literary magazine The Dial, which featured the works of many of the finest writers and artists in the country, and introduced the literary and artistic work of E.E. Cummings, who had become a good friend of the Watsons. The collection of Cummings’ artwork that Watson and his second wife Nancy donated to the College, with the help of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Philip Gerber, is named in honor of Hildegarde, who died in 1976. The Hildegarde Lasell Watson Collection of Artworks by E. E. Cummings now serves as a tribute to the family’s rich history and their legacy to the College.


Politically Correct By Mark Ball ’98

The College at Brockport has the unique distinction of being a small college with a large political stature. In New York state there are three senators and two assemblymen with Brockport roots. Making New York vibrant is on the top of the to-do list for Senator Joseph A. Griffo ’78. And as long as he has a list, and public support, Griffo plans to serve the state as leader of the 47th District representing Oneida, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. “There is always an issue that will really have an impact on how people live their lives,” Griffo said. “This gives me an opportunity on a daily basis to confront a variety of challenges that impact the community.” For Griffo and his four esteemed colleagues, The College at Brockport helped prepare the way for life as public servants in New York’s political arena.

Mike W. Cole ’94, Assemblyman, 142nd District

Timothy P. Gordon ’82, Assemblyman, 108th District

Mike Cole didn’t wait for the election results to come in before starting work at the Capitol. Cole spent his last few months as an undergraduate in Brockport’s Albany Semester. “Through that experience I really became intrigued by the inner workings of government in Albany,” Cole said, adding that he was drawn in by the pace of the work and the opportunity to be involved in the “argument of the day.” After Brockport, Cole earned his Juris Doctor and was admitted to the bar in February 2001. While representing parts of Erie and Niagara Counties in the Assembly, he also maintains a small law practice. His main focus at the state level is tax relief. “My experience at Brockport not only provided me with a strong educational background in government, but… an opportunity to work hands-on in the Legislature. Those four years fostered in me a desire for public service that remains today,” Cole said. Cole and his wife Lori ’93 live in the Village of Alden with their daughters, Emily and Allison.

When you are sitting with the mayor of Jining, China, it is always good to be able to reflect on lessons learned in history class. Timothy (Tim) Gordon recently found himself in that situation. “Because of what I learned from John Killigrew, (professor of history emeritus), I was able to throw some questions to the delegation and demonstrate that New Yorkers have some insight into the history of China,” Gordon said. Gordon also gained a worldly perspective during college thanks to a semester at Brunel University in London, through The College at Brockport’s foreign exchange program. Gordon’s insight resulted in him being the first Independence Party member elected to the New York State Legislature in 2006. As assemblyman in the 108th district, Gordon is responsible for parts of Albany, Columbia, Greene and Rensselaer Counties. In his leadership role, Gordon helped secure $30 million in emergency aid for dairy farmers and has worked to advance renewable energy legislation. Gordon is founder of Albany Media Group, an advertising and public relations firm serving small businesses and not-forprofit organizations. Involved in the community, Gordon has volunteered as a Little League and Girls Softball coach, Sunday school teacher, and is an active member of the North Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Department, receiving the department’s Heroic Effort Award in 2004. He lives with his wife, Christine and four children in the Town of Bethlehem.


Joseph A. Griffo ’78, Senator, 47th District

Antoine M. Thompson ’93/’97, Senator, 60th District

When he thinks of great strategists, the names of professors emeritus Raymond Duncan, Robert Getz, Harold Rakov and John Crandall, and professor of communication Floyd Anderson come to Joseph Griffo’s mind. “Not only were they large personalities, but they were able to relate to the students they were teaching,” said Griffo. In Harold Rakov and John Crandall, Griffo remembers men who were able to bring considerable real-world understanding into their classroom discussions. “They brought it down to a micro level,” Griffo said. And Anderson introduced rhetorical theory in a way that enticed the future senator to take more communications courses. Prior to his election to the State Senate, Griffo served as the Oneida County Executive. In 1991, Griffo was elected mayor of his hometown of Rome, NY. He served in that capacity for 11 years — elected three times. Griffo lives in Rome, with his wife Lorraine.

A community leader and an adept researcher — those qualities have carried Antoine M. Thompson to the New York State Senate and distinguished him as a proud Brockport graduate. While at Brockport, Thompson was a dual major in American and African-American history. He credits professors Owen S. Ireland, Department of History, and Felix N. Okoye, Department of African and American History, for helping to prepare him for his most recent endeavor. He also credits the Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) and the Collegiate Science Technology and Education Program (CSTEP) with influencing his college experience. Today he fights hard to make sure New York students get the best possible public education. “As a New York State senator I am most proud of my ability to increase funding to public schools,” Thompson said. After Brockport, Thompson studied government and social change at the University of Ghana, West Africa. On January 3, 2007, Thompson was sworn in as New York State Senator for the 60th District, representing parts of Erie and Niagara Counties. When he’s not speaking in front of his political colleagues, Thompson can be heard on Western New York on the Move, a weekly radio broadcast. Thompson is married to Merle Thompson, with two children Deja LaShay and Joseph Antoine Alexander. All five leaders credit their College for preparing them for political success. And all said they’ve enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate with other Brockport graduates who are working in many different fields to better their communities.

Joseph E. Robach ’80/’82, Senator, 56th District Life in the political spotlight requires the ability to work with all types of people. Senator Joseph E. Robach developed that skill, while earning his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Brockport. “Not only did I profit from Brockport academically but, also socially… The variety of people attending Brockport helped me appreciate the diversity of New York state and helped to prepare me for my tenure in the State Legislature,” Robach said. Senator Robach is the New York State Senate representative for the 56th Senatorial District, which encompasses the towns of Greece, Brighton, Parma and most of the City of Rochester. Before his election to the Senate, Robach served as an Assemblyman for 11 years, filling the seat vacated by the passing of his father, Roger Robach. With political service in his family, Robach had a desire to serve at a young age. However, he credits Brockport’s master’s in public administration program for solidifying that desire. “I am the most proud of earning a reputation for being an accessible, community-oriented legislator with the ability to relate to a diverse constituent base. My experience at Brockport helped me earn this reputation,” Robach said. “Brockport provided me with a solid foundation for a career in public service.” Senator Robach is married to Anna (Delano). The Robach’s, who live in Greece, have three children — Lindsay, Rachel and Roger.

New York State Capitol, Albany, NY, where five Brockport alumni proudly serve the people of New York.


Child’s Play

is This Man’s Full-time Job

By Virginia E. Campbell ’89/’96

to toe with me and made me what I am. There also were Dick St George (Richard St George, professor of theatre), Gary Musante (lecturer), and other wonderful people who I looked up to, including Dr. Bakshi (Sri Ram Bakshi, professor of theatre) and Clyde Morgan (professor of dance). I have so much respect for them all. And I have a lot of love. A lot of love. “I believe a mentor isn’t necessarily someone who is assigned to you, but is someone who sees you from a distance and is there along the way to help you up, give you a pat on the back; they’re there at the right time. These people always were there for me. When I was in College, I had taken one of Dr. Cho’s tests. I got a 72 on it. When I went in and talked to him about it, I told him I had worked very hard studying for the test. His reply was, ‘Obviously not hard enough.’ He wasn’t budging. He wasn’t going to change that grade. He knew that I had given him only 72 percent of me that day. I can’t walk into a classroom today and give just 72 percent to those kids. They’re brilliant. They know when you’re there 100 percent.” Glover understands the connection between storytelling, teaching and learning important lessons, a craft that has been handed down from generation to generation, and is as important in today’s electronic age as it was before the innovation called movable type. “I want to take storytelling and make it a part of formal education. I am doing a program I call “Scales and Tales,” which is all about animals. I tell the story and then my associate brings in all the creatures that I’ve talked about. “I want to make an impact on children. Show them the beauty of theatre. Teach them about the stuff that’s inside of them and lessons in life — how to live a balanced life, and about work and self discipline. I want to help teach them universal truths by example,” said Glover. Glover is passionate about his life’s calling, and about his family. He and wife Kimberly make their home in the Rochester area with daughter Madeleine, now six. “I met Kim when I was doing a presentation at a conference. When I saw her walk into the room, I went ‘wow.’ I flirted with her the whole time I was presenting, to the point that someone said, ‘Should you really be flirting with that lady over there?’ I said ‘Is it that obvious?’ and Kim’s face turned red, and she said ‘Yes, it is that obvious. You’ve been hitting on me the whole time.’ But then she told me that she had changed the workshop she had planned to attend that day so she could come to mine. So I guess that makes us even.” It’s easy to see that Glover is happy with who he is and what he is doing with his life. He’s giving back — and in a big way. He says, “If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn’t change a thing.”

For Kenneth “Tiny” Glover ’87, having the chance to spend his days enjoying the laughter and spontaneity of children was something that seemed just too good to be true. Today, however, the professional storyteller, teaching artist and stand-up comedian is doing just that — making child’s play his full-time job. Glover performs at elementary and middle schools, on college campuses, and in clubs throughout the US and Canada. “I get to work with children every day and hang out with them and laugh. The arts create a level playing field that helps children who may be struggling academically. I can identify with this because it was theatre that got me through high school and then college,” said Glover. Besides his in-person presentations and work with children, Glover has sunk his roots deep into the publishing business, founding Out of the Woods Productions, which currently includes the publishing of children’s books, videos, DVDs and CD-ROMs. While at Brockport, Glover majored in theatre and minored in the College’s arts for children program. He remembers how he first learned about Brockport’s theatre program. He was a student at the of the Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) when he met Gisela Fritzsching, a member of the Brockport faculty who had brought a group of Brockport students to perform at FLCC. “She was phenomenal. She did an improvisational workshop with her students, and this had followed right on the heels of some children’s theatre that I had done. She told me about a program in which I could do drama for children. That’s all I had to hear. The next thing I new, I was headed for Brockport.” said Glover. Glover attributes his professional and personal success to what he received from the faculty in the Department of Theatre. “This program has gotten me to where I am today. I would go to schools with Gisela when she presented workshops. It felt incredible. When I graduated, I started getting involved in arts programs throughout the Rochester area, all because of Gisela and Dr. Cho (Oh Kon Cho, professor of theatre) who was very much about discipline and working hard. He stayed on me, stood toe 62

Brockport Alumnus and Heat Things Up in Valley of the Sun rewards risk-taking and doesn’t punish failure,” said Casap who was on campus last spring to talk to students about their career and life options. He also was on campus to discuss Google Apps for Education with the Brockport technology team. “I’m here to talk about the benefit of using Google Apps for Education as a technology solution for all students. I was responsible for helping Arizona State University launch Google Apps. Now, they’re saving $500,000 a year.” At Google, typical work attire is jeans, t-shirts and flip-flops. “It’s not how you dress, but what you know. We like to say that you don’t need to wear a suit to be serious,” said Casap. “Google is a flat organization that believes organizations should be run from the bottom up. Google is run by project teams, and we don’t need a lot of top-down management because most of our teams are self directed and self managed,” said Casap. Google believes that two heads are better than one, so most Google offices have open floor plans where employees are encouraged to collaborate and help each other. “It’s such a great place to work and yes, part of why is because of all the benefits and perks you hear about, but more importantly, there’s just so much excitement from working in a room with some of the most intelligent people you’ll ever meet. This is what keeps you always at the top of your game,” remarked Casap. Google’s famous perks include free food and shuttle service, medical services, dry cleaning, massage appointments and haircuts on campus. Casap, the father of two — a daughter, Elaine, age 14, and William, age six — grew up in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen, the child of a single mom. “I try to instill the same character in my own children that my mom worked to instill in me.” Others have inspired Casap to strive for the best that life has to offer and to strive to offer life the best he has to give. At Brockport, Stephen Ullman, professor of political science and international studies, also had a major influence in developing Casap’s belief system. “Dr. Ullman encouraged me to apply to Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, but at that time I didn’t have the same confidence in my abilities that Dr. Ullman did. So I didn’t pursue that path. Now I know that if I had taken that path, it would have worked for me. Even so, the confidence that Dr. Ullman had in me has served me well. “The most important thing faculty can do for their students is to give them an environment in which they can find their own voice. I remember how I enjoyed debating with Billy Reed (professor of communication emeritus) and with all my teachers. I really enjoyed the intellectual challenge. It helped me to learn what it is that I am passionate about. The grades I earned didn’t mean as much to me as did the opportunity to engage in lively debate. At Google, I’ve found a place where I can be this passionate self I learned how to be at Brockport,” said Casap.

Jaime Casap ’87/’91 at his desk at Google, Inc., where he works with fellow “Googlers,” as they like to call themselves.

Originally, Jaime Casap ’87/’91 wanted to fix government. Today, he works for Google Inc. and is trying to fix how people and organizations search and use the Internet. “At Google, we’re changing people’s lives. I recently heard a report on NPR (National Public Radio) on adoption. A woman was talking about how she used Google to keep track or her daughter’s academic and sports career. She said that Google changed her life,” said Casap. Following his time at Brockport where he earned undergraduate degrees in communication and political science, he accepted a scholarship from Arizona State University where he earned a master’s in public administration. He returned to New York and was a member of former New York State Governor Mario Cuomo’s administration, working to fix the broken welfare system. Today, Casap, along with fellow Googlers, as they’re called, is working on some of the world’s most challenging computer science problems. In addition, Casap is a faculty associate at Arizona State University where he teaches graduate classes on organizational development, leadership and innovation, and where he recently received the honor of Faculty Associate of the Year. As a project manager and one of the office leads, Casap focuses on everything from managing complex engineering projects to helping maintain the Google culture in the Phoenix, AZ office. He also is responsible for the office’s public relations, community development and cultural affairs. It’s his job to help build and maintain the Google culture within the organization, which encompasses the idea that employees are encouraged to “live out loud” by participating in open debates. “Google is a company that 27

Holding Vigil More than 250 Brockport students, faculty and staff gathered at a candlelight vigil to honor the memory of those who lost their lives during the Virginia Tech tragedy.

the most amazing French student ever. Meanwhile, I had probably told her I was married to my brother. Whenever I passed Madame on campus she called me by name and tried to get me to speak French. She encouraged my stumbling attempts and didn’t mind when I changed to English. I moved on and on to upper-level classes, and I was very serious in my work though it didn’t matter a hoot if I got an “A.” But wow, I was a student on this campus! What ho! The beginning of hokie. On Monday, April 16, I was still at home when I heard there had been a shooting on campus. School wasn’t yet closed, but I had decided it was best not to go. My little friend Stephanie (I call all my classmates my little friends because they are so much younger), called and said she didn’t think we should go to class. I told her I had already called in and that students would most likely stay home. I think by now we knew of the second shooting, and Stephanie, who is also vice president of the French Club, said she had looked up what classes were in Norris. When she said Madame was in class there, I knew Madame had not fared well. I just knew. For the next 36 hours I worried and asked about her. But no one yet knew names. We later knew for sure the French class had had victims. The president of the French Club kept in close touch with us all, but whenever I asked about Madame, he just said he had not yet heard. For a while this was true. Just before the convocation, Stephanie got to me in person and told me Madame had died. And then we went to the convocation with all the French professors and our classmates. The professors seemed to be more concerned with the students than themselves. We all felt hollow but kept it together by being together. The town intertwines. Truly. Zero degree of separation is only slightly exaggerated. Wanda’s daughter sits next to Sylvie in class. They are just little girls dealing with the incomprehensible. This is just one story in a town so tiny that if you have three friends you ultimately know everyone. Most of us have turned off the news. We are gathering and remembering with each other and anyone who is here. The special thing about being in this town is that it makes you a Hokie. To see that my alma mater is thinking of us matters. To think I have been so lucky to study in both places! In December, I will have the papers that say I am a Hokie. By virtue of living here, I now know I never needed them. Thank you all for thinking of us. We are really sore on the inside and that will last a bit. We will heal. We are the Hokie Nation and you are a part of that.

Hokie Proud Shortly following the Virginia Tech tragedy, Mike Andriatch ’85, executive director of alumni relations and major projects, received the following e-mail, which is printed here with the permission of the author. The letter speaks for itself, and needs no further introduction from the editor of Kaleidoscope. For no particular reason, immediately after graduation, I moved to Blacksburg, VA. In the 20 years I have been here, I have worked for Virginia Tech for the Alumni Association, in Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE), and Safety Performance Solutions. From the moment I set foot in this town I was gobsmacked by the unity and spirit. Whoa! I wanted to be a Hokie. Ultimately, I married a Hokie. In 2003 I was tired of being what I called a “Hokie-in-Law.” I transferred my entire journalism degree from Brockport and enrolled at Virginia Tech as a French major. I had minored in French in Brockport and was rather enamored with Dr. Petit (Bernard “Bernie” Petit, professor emeritus, foreign languages), and as a transfer student it really wouldn’t take me that many classes to finish the major. It didn’t matter anyway. I would just take a class at a time as a sort of hobby — all to become a Hokie. My first semester was in Intermediate French. I didn’t need to take it because it had transferred, but the 20-year gap hindered me. My professor was Madame Jocelyn Couture-Nowak. She was so striking. I was secretly glad I wasn’t older than she was. Going to school with 18-year olds was a bit disconcerting. Yikes, I started just after my 20-year high school reunion. On the second day of class, I called Madame beforehand to tell her I hadn’t done my work, because the bookstore didn’t yet have our books. I was all stirred up and crazy she would think I was not a good student. “No, no, no,” she said. “This is the same for all the students.” She kindly put up with my intensity and encouraged me to continue. Midway, another friend and I realized we had Madame in common. Wanda’s second daughter went to school with Madame’s daughter Sylvie. We all met Sylvie because one day she had to come to class. We loved having this little one correct our French. At the elementary school carnival, I delighted in using French to introduce Madame and Sylvie to my husband. She nodded to me as if I were

So sincerely, Susan Bixler, ’87 Virginia Tech Class of 2007 Hokie Proud 8


Kristen Clark Inducted into JP Morgan Chase Basketball Tournament Hall of Fame When The College at Brockport aluma Kristen Clark ’03 stepped to the podium at the 2008 JP Morgan Chase Scholarship Basketball Tournament dinner in January to accept her place as the newest member of the JP Morgan Chase Tournament Hall of Fame, everyone listened closely to learn if she would share the secret to her success both on and off the court. They weren’t disappointed. The business administration major shared how she had grown up with a basketball in her hands, and how her experience at Brockport changed her attitude toward basketball and life. At Brockport, she was a leader for the Golden Eagles (1999-2003) and named SUNYAC Player of the Year, earning Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Honorable Mention All-America status. Clark also was honored at the dinner as one of the top scorers and rebounders to play in the week-long event with athletes from eight Rochester area colleges and universities as they prepared for the Chase Tournament, the largest and longest running NCAA Division III basketball tournament in the country. Clark holds a master’s in sport management (California University, PA ’07) and is head softball coach, an adjunct faculty

in the Physical Education Department and academic advisor at Genesee Community College. —KV

Kristen Clark ‘03 (right) celebrates her induction into the JP Morgan Chase tournament Hall of Fame with The College at Brockport head women’s basketball coach Michele Carron ‘86.

Alumnus and Assistant Coach to Lead Brockport Baseball Justin Beach ’03 takes over a baseball program that has emerged as one of the top teams in the region, including an appearance in the 2004 Division III College World Series and a six-year run of qualifying in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Tournament. He succeeds Mark Rowland ’95 as head coach. At Brockport, Beach captained the Golden Eagles to a then school-

record 31 wins as a senior outfielder. He accepted a position as a graduate assistant in the Department of Physical Education and Sport and earned his master’s in athletic administration. He has coached the team for the past four seasons, helping them to a 108-64 record, four appearances in the SUNYAC Tournament and a trip to the College World Series. At age 26, Beach becomes one of the youngest NCAA baseball coaches in the country. “Justin has been a great asset to the baseball program for the past six years as a player and assistant coach. I am sure he will continue the success of the program,” said Director of Athletics Lin Case. “I am honored to have the opportunity to take over the Brockport baseball program and am looking forward to building on the team’s recent tradition of success,” said Beach.

Football Moves to New Jersey Athletic Conference The Golden Eagles are leaving the Atlantic Central Football Conference (ACFC), making the jump to the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) with a guaranteed nine-game conference slate and an available automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament to the conference championship. The Golden Eagles open their 2008 season at home September 6 against NJAC opponent William Paterson. Homecoming Weekend, October 4, the team faces off against Rowan. The final game of the season will be at home November 15 when Brockport entertains Buffalo State in the annual I-90 Bowl. For the season schedule, visit —KV

Football coach Rocco Salomone’88



The College at Brockport is Going

• $ 50,000 through a no-cost contract in which the College is reimbursed on a kilowatt hour basis for our response to electrical curtailment requests (actual or test) of approximately $12,000 per year.

These funds are in turn used for various capital improvement or major repair projects, further reducing the College’s energy consumption. Performance Contracting Some additional little-known facts: • The College leverages the energy costs avoided in projects that have an energy conservation component. • Annual avoided energy costs are used to immediately fund additional conservation projects with payback financed over time. • Processes, including financing and overhead processes, are financially “neutral” or provide a positive payback in cost avoidance to the campus. • Current projects leverage $8.5 million of funded capital projects into $12.1 million of facilities improvements.

Brockport colors have always been green and gold; but now, the College is raising its standard even higher. With growing concerns about depleting natural resources and global warming, conservation has become everyone’s concern. Addressing its own concern for the environment, the College continues to look for opportunities to conserve the earth’s limited resources, cut pollution and reduce energy costs. That’s why the College is reducing the number and size of some publications, and distributing electronic versions of others, including the 2005-2006 Annual Report. By going electronic with the Annual Report, the College saved tens of thousands of dollars in publishing and mailing costs, and, more importantly, will save 16,250 pounds of paper — more than 200 trees — for just this one publication!

Additional benefits gained from the College’s energy program, include: • Improved facility reliability, particularly in heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems. • Reduction in future capital costs. • Better quality of life for the campus community. • Reduced maintenance demands for equipment breakdowns. • Environmental improvements.

The 2005 – 2006 Annual Report is published online for your review at Grants, Rebates and Incentives to Improve Energy Efficiency There are numerous other actions being taken by the College to reduce energy costs and help preserve the environment, including the College’s Energy Conservation Program, which focuses on reducing energy costs by making capital improvements to buildings campus wide.

Faculty and Students Park and Walk Brockport’s second annual week-long Walk/Bike Brockport event last April encouraged students, faculty and staff commuters to give their cars a rest, and walk or bike to school and/or work. Participants parked in designated parking areas and walked/biked to campus or walked/biked from home if they live close enough. Along the way, they stopped at one of the on-campus or village check-in stations and obtained a raffle ticket. Those participating in the event at least three days during the week were included in a raffle to win one of a variety of prizes donated by local merchants. The event promoted good health practices with increased exercise, and the reduction of ozone-depleting gases by reducing the burning of fossil fuels by car engines.

The College at Brockport has been awarded $580,000 in just the past few years, including:

• $ 290,000 in Petroleum Overcharge Restitution (POCR) funds, which are being used to assist in financing major energy efficiency projects. • $241,000 in New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) incentives for costs of installing highly energy efficient equipment and systems. 10

Letter from Mary Worboys-Turner “I can’t know what the future may hold, but I know who holds the future.” — Ralph Abernathy, Civil Rights Activist Dear Alumni and Friends,

to their communities, multiplying the impact of your gift many times over. Your decision to give to The College at Brockport has the potential to improve the quality of life for all. It is with sincere gratitude that I extend my thanks on behalf of the Foundation, the College and our students for your continued generosity. By taking on a leadership role with your philanthropy, you do indeed hold the future in your hands. The 2006-2007 Roll of Donors, on the following pages, lists the College’s supporters. On behalf of all of the alumni, volunteers, faculty, staff and students, we say, thank you!

As I reflect on the enthusiastic philanthropy we have experienced at the Brockport Foundation over the past year, I am reminded of a quote by Civil Rights leader, Ralph Abernathy, “I can’t know what the future holds, but I know who holds the future.” You, committed friends, hold the future of The College at Brockport and the lives that are transformed here. This year, 5,724 generous donors contributed more than $1.8 million in private support to the College. Your continued investment enables scholarships, program enhancements, academic enrichment and so much more, allowing us to keep our promise to provide a high quality, multi-dimensional education to all of our talented and engaged students. Your reasons for giving are as diverse as our student body, but the impact of your generosity is singular. Not only do our students benefit, but our region also is strengthened and enriched by the commitment, discipline and integrity our alumni bring

Warmest Regards,

Mary Worboys-Turner Chair, Brockport Foundation Board

Hunter Institute on Young Children Established Gift Supports the Study of Early Childhood Education

school and elementary school teachers face daily. “We purposely funded this Institute with a CRT and a CGA so we can be involved in its inception and growth while guaranteeing its long term future and success” said Wil Hunter. “Young children will benefit greatly thanks to the generosity of Wil and Judy Hunter,” said President John R. Halstead. “We hope the work of the Institute will result in a better understanding of how young children learn and how to help them in the classroom. Pre-school education is critically important to a child’s future. If we can teach young children to be comfortable in the classroom, they will gain significant self esteem and will be able to accomplish virtually any goal they set for themselves, academically, physically and socially,” said Judy Hunter, a preschool teacher for 20 years at the Ogden (NY) Community Christian Pre-School until her retirement in 1999. Judy is a graduate of East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, Class of 1965. Wil Hunter has been a member of The Brockport Foundation Board since 1990, serving as its chairman from 2001 to 2003. He is the retired president and CEO of Optem, a Rochester-based custom optical instrument design and manufacturing company he co-founded in 1984 following a 19-year career with Bausch and Lomb Inc.

President John R. Halstead celebrated the new Hunter Institute on Young Children, made possible by the generosity of Willard and Judith Hunter, and announced Kathleen Peterson-Sweeney as the director of the new institute. From left: John R. Halstead, Wil Hunter, Judith Hunter, Kathleen Peterson-Sweeney and Christine Murray, dean, School of Professions.

Pre-school aged children will be the benefactors of the newly established Hunter Institute on Young Children at The College at Brockport. Established with both a Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) and a Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) from Willard and Judith Hunter, the Institute will focus on the numerous issues that pre-

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Honor Roll of Donors Brockport Benefactors Lifetime Giving Brockport Circle ($1,000,000 +) Heil Brockway Society ($500,000 - $999,999) Anonymous Ernest C. Hartwell Society ($250,000 - $499,999) Anonymous Intel Corporation Donald M. Tower Society ($100,000 - $249,999) Anonymous John Bentinck-Smith Charitable Lead Trust Brockport Auxiliary Service Corporation Marguerite Hare Browne ‘44 Harry Caulfield Eastman Kodak Company Archie ‘52 and Joan Butmore ‘51 Freitas Fletcher * and Alice Garlock Vira Hladun-Goldmann ‘58 Janie H. Hill ‘85 Willard and Judith Hunter M&T Charitable Foundation Rose L. Strasser * Sun Microsystems Inc. Alvin F. and Ruth K. Thiem Foundation Robert E. O’Brien Society ($50,000 - $99,999) Anonymous Ella P. Ashworth ‘33 * Herbert Bailey George ‘63 and Mary Lamonica ‘56 Bauer Brockport Student Government Ann Donavin ’42 * Dorthea Deitz Scholarship Fund R. Scott Flieger ‘77 Friars Foundation Lawrence O. ‘71 and Jean Gostin H. Larry and Dorothy Humm IBM Corporation Earl and Mary Cosgrove ‘61 Ingersoll Michael and Dawn Jones JP Morgan Chase John and Kathleen Kutolowski Donald Leffler Estate of Richard Maxwell MBNA America/ Bank of America J. Emory Morris Kazumi Nakano


Martin Rogers (Sue Edmunds) Sabin Metal Corporation SirsiDynix John Summers Stephen and Marcia Ullman Betty J. Watson ’46 * WHEC TV-10 Marguerite Hare Browne Society ($20,000 - $49,999) Alliance with the Medical Society of the County of Monroe Alpha Alpha Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International William and Monika Andrews Anonymous (2) Betsy Ann Balzano Nancy Barbour Daniel ‘76 and Dale Taylor ‘76 Bernstein Nicholas Billotti ‘73 Robert Boozer * Walter Brautigan ‘63 Henry and Marian * Bretton Robert ‘72 and Ruth Conrad Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation Davenport Hatch Foundation Inc. Orlo Derby Judith Desfosses Daniel ‘79 and Priscilla Donovan Helmut ‘63 and Sandra Forno ‘64 Eichhorn Thomas Gosdeck ‘73 Linda Hazel Lucinda H. Hill * James Henion David and Gwendolyn Hoffberg James ‘86 * and Patricia Keeler Key Bank N.A. Christopher Leichtweis ‘83 Alfred and Marilyn ‘47 Mahlman Liberty Mutual John Lindberg ‘57 Jack Spates Oklahoma Gold Wrestling Camp Jacques and Dawn Lipson Jasco Tools Inc. Jennifer Lloyd ‘87 Patrick S. Madama ‘77 Gloria Mattera ‘52 * McCue Memorial Foundation Milne Family Foundation Eugene ‘53 and Mary Orbaker

Paychex Inc. George M. ‘54 and Rosa A. Rich William and Ann Rock Alva and Irene Rivera de ‘74 Royston Raymond C. * and Theresa Shaheen Louis ‘82 and Gene Spiro Thales Optem Inc. Time Warner Cable Tommy Hilfiger Foundation Scott Turner and Mary Worboys-Turner Florence Wage ‘30 * Xerox Corporation Joan C. Young ‘53 * deceased

2006-07 President’s Leadership Circle

President’s Roundtable ($10,000 +) Anonymous (2) George W. ’63 and Mary Lamonica ’56 Bauer Nicholas E. Billotti ‘73 Brockport Student Government The Donald F. and Maxine B. Davison Foundation Vira Hladun-Goldmann ‘58 Estate of Chrystal G. Hoffman ’39 Donald E. Leffler M&T Charitable Foundation John and Diane Paganelli Alvin F. and Ruth K. Thiem Foundation Joan Kelly Young ‘53 1867 Society ($5,000 – $9,999) The American Gift Fund Anonymous (2) Herbert S. Bailey Betsy Ann Balzano Henry and Marian * Bretton Brockport Auxiliary Service Corporation Albert W. and Marjorie Brown Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation The Friars Foundation Thomas J. Gosdeck ‘73 John and Kathy Halstead Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation Judith P. and Willard W. Hunter Charitable Fund JP Morgan Chase John G. Lindberg ‘57

Jacques M. and Dawn Lipson The Milne Family Foundation Josephine Moroney Kazumi Nakano Eugene ’53 and Mary Orbaker Lynn H. and Anne Hruska ’ 82 Parsons Schwab Charitable Fund WHEC TV-10 LLC Robert S. Zimmer ‘47 Scholars Society ($2,500 - $4,999) Anonymous Robert D. Baden ‘79 Walter F. Brautigan ‘63 Marguerite Hare Browne ‘44 CATCO John J. Chelonis The Chickering Group Cold Spring Construction Company Robert ’72 and Ruth Conrad Judith A. Desfosses ExxonMobil Foundation William C. Frank ‘93 Willard and Judith Hunter Earl G. and Mary Cosgrove ’61 Ingersoll Christopher P. Leichtweis ‘83 J. Emory Morris Niagara National Inc. Presbytery of Genesee Valley Inc. Bruce Redman and Nancy Redman-Furey George ’54 and Rosa Rich Kilian J. & Caroline F. Schmitt Foundation Jack Spates Oklahoma Gold Wrestling Camp Louis ’82 and Gene Spiro The Peckham Family Foundation Upstate Council of Engineers Founders Society ($1,000 - $2,499) Advance Testing Co. Inc. Agape Physical Therapy Services PC American Legion Auxiliary Bill and Monika Andrews J. Scott Atkinson ‘82 Patricia Ellis Baker ‘61 Barnes & Noble College Bookstores Barrett Paving Materials Inc. Richard T. Bell Jr. Margaret B. Blackman Ted Bondi ‘51 David M. Browne

Genevieve Schillinger ’46 Buckler Walter E. Cain ‘57 Greg ’67 and Jill Frost ’70 Campbell Cannon Design Chaintreuil Jensen Stark Architects LLP Crane-Hogan Structural Systems Inc. D.A. Collins Construction Company Inc. Harrison Davis ‘69 Lorraine B. Dean Delaney Construction Corporation Thomas C. Diederich ‘63 Jeffrey L. DiStephano Daniel J. ’79 and Priscilla Donovan Harvey A. Dorfman ‘57 W. Raymond and Ute ’78 Duncan Eastman Kodak Gordon Eggleston ‘51 Harold ’51 and Norma Murray ’52 Emmerson Enterprise Rent-A-Car The Lifetime Healthcare Companies Moira A. Fallon Richard and Joan Sineti ’79 Fenton Larry Flood ‘85 Paul D. Fortner ‘93 Gregg ’79 and Jean Zuberer ’79 Frankel Archie ’52 and Joan Butmore ’51 Freitas Fuller O’Brien Insurance Alice W. Garlock Mary Ann Fauls ’73 Giglio Joseph Gigliotti Robert W. Gill ‘68 Glenn Goldberg ‘80 Donald H. Greene ‘63 John Halsey Warren ‘57 and Maryann Hewes Bill ‘61 and Hanny Greiner ’62 Heyen David L. Hoffberg Terrence ’72 and Avis Wagner ’80 Hooper James J. Horn William ’80 and Lauren Hunter Marc and Ann Iacona O. Steve Ireland Dr. Jeanne M. Jacobson ‘73 Roxanne and John Johnston Susan Huston Jones ‘77 Benita M. Jorkasky Andrew and Sandra Kaldor Manmadharao and Mary Kasaraneni Kendall Hunt Publishing Co. Mary Hechtel Khunger ‘87

LIUNA Local 435 Lancaster Development Inc. Landsman Development Corporation Christopher Leone ‘98 Elaine Leshnower ‘61 W. Bruce Leslie Martin S. Lindauer Jenny Lloyd ‘87 Marage Trucking Inc. Julia Markusen Robert and Frances Marx Joseph and Sarah Mason Mayzon Corporation McCue Memorial Foundation Media Networks Inc. Merck and Company Inc. Christine Murray Stephen ’69 and Kathy Gregory ’73 Nash Charles H. Nesbitt ‘74 Brian J. Petraitis ‘73 Joan M. Pfeifer ‘51 Daniel and Margaret Robinson ’57 Preska Procter & Gamble Fund Philip and Amy Puchalski Jean Lyon ’51 Ransley Michael D. Rapalje ‘63 George and Norma Rentsch Calvin and Margaret ’74 Rich Rochester Area Community Foundation Rochester General Hospital Jane Romal Frankie and Norman Scott Theresa Shaheen Sigma Theta Tau International Slate Hill Constructors Inc. Melvin ’53 and Helen Fabi ’55 Smagorinsky Michael P. Sondow ‘81 Eugene H. Spafford ‘79 Staples Greg Stephany ‘89 Thalle Industries Inc. The Landing at Brockport James A. Tobin ‘71 Scott Turner and Mary Worboys-Turner

UCC Constructors Inc.

University of Rochester John and Maxine Van de Wetering Betty Delano Vary ’36 Michael G. Whelan ‘77 Joseph P. Winnick Ronald ’83 and Michelle Littlefield ’83 Winnie Woodside Granite Industries Inc. Deans Circle ($500 - $999) A.L. Blades & Sons Inc. Advantage Professionals Michael ’85 and Katie ’93 Andriatch Anonymous (2) Stuart Appelle

Peter Arras ‘63 Virginia Bacheler Brenda Ulrich Beal ‘60 Becker Professional Review Morris and Carol Beers Carol J. Belden Robert H. Bentley ‘70 Raymond Berruti ‘44 John and Helena Megyesi ’05 Boersma Bon Ton Melva L. Brown Arden Bucholz Buffalo Crushed Stone Inc. Mary Buggie-Hunt ‘96 Rockne E. Burns Byrne Dairy C&S Engineers Inc. Cynthia V. Cable Callanan Industries Inc. Cardona & Sons Inc. Linda J. Case ‘89 Ronald A. Clark ‘54 Clark Patterson Associates Flor Colon Bob Confer ‘96 Edward and Jeanette D’Agostino ’53 Banker Joyce Harper Dahrsnin ‘53 Ralph DeSantis ‘83 Frank Dolan ‘01 Domino’s Pizza Thomas and Bernice Doring Joseph G. Doser ‘51 Richard C. Edgett ‘73 Charles R. Edwards Elderlee Inc. Eli Lilly and Company Foundation Estate of Mary Joan Allen Fair 21 Inc. Frank Famiano ‘83 Mary Kallen Fessenden ‘73 Joyce Dehaan and Jerry Fisher David ’74 and Leslie Foxen James Fradenburg ‘90 Karen Francis ‘88 Robert ’96 and Linda Jensen ’95 Franklin Ruth A. Garis Kathleen Heuseveldt Groves ‘70 Don ’80 and Diana ’81 Hallenbeck Gregory Hansen ‘74 Arthur Hatton Susan C. Hawkes Helen Hemmer Thomas ’81 and Beth Henderson Marion T. Hill Hudson River Construction Company Inc. Frank and Jean Karley ’65 Iacovangelo IUOE Local No 545 Charitable Foundation Dennis Jarvis ‘71 James A. Johnson Jr. ‘97 Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies


Johnston Paper Dr. Dawn M. Jones Marge Josephson ‘77 Bernard and Emilie Schmidt Kane Caren E. Katz ‘81 John and Lynn Keiser Rhett A. King ‘78 Steven B. Lewis ‘06 M&T Investment Group Bhim and Raj Madan Christopher and Carleen Madden Eugene G. Maier ‘57 Joseph ’67 and Maryann Keating ’67 Maresco Robert ’69 and Nancy Beatty ’69 Marino John Martellucci ‘75 Nick and Roseanne Mascari Diane Maurer Julie May ‘87 Merrill Lynch & Company Foundation Inc. Murray and Betty Miller Grace Westphal ’40 Milton Gary and Claire Dean Mis William G. Murphy Susannah Newman Sara Eilola ’93 Niemeyer Lois Niland Nixon Peabody LLP Oakgrove Construction Inc. Ken and Diane O’Brien Olga Korn ’50 Pace Pepsi Bottling Company Erma Ornce ’53 Pettis Anne Pollack ‘76 Jeffrey ’75 and Maryellen Parnell ’81 Post Pratt Brothers Inc. Paul J. Purfield ‘74 Margaret Callahan Rappleye ‘73 Roberts Communications Inc. Bill and Ann Rock Grant Sackel ‘82 Andrew Bruce Schlageter ‘47 Karen Schuhle-Williams ‘84 Louise M. Scudieri ’87, CRNA, MS Francis Short Ralph and Harriet ’85 Sisson Howard J. Skogman Gregory S. Smith ‘74 Joan Z. Spade Amy Buongiorne Stamp ‘89 Arline Stephany Sheila M. Strong ‘01 Ginny L. Studer SUNY Brockport Recreational Services SUNY Brockport Residential Life Ira H. Sweet ‘57 Sysco Food Services, Syracuse The Fort Miller Company Inc. Thomson Financial Time Warner Telecom Transit Construction Inc.

Patricia E. Tuttle ‘79 John L. Vlogianitis ‘95 Philip R. West ‘81 Mark Wishman Green and Gold Circle ($300 - $499) Thomas C. Abraham ‘86 Lew Adams Jean Cooper ’56 Adams Mark R. Aesch ‘88 John A. Andrus ‘78 Apogee Telecom Inc. Cathy Stempel ’75 Appleby AVI Foodsystems Inc. Lou ’49 and Virginia Albanese ’49 Avino B. Giambrone & Company Inc. David K. Bagley Elizabeth A.C. Bay ‘55 Scott K. Beatty ‘87 Deborah A. Birkins ‘81 The Bonadio Group Ronald J. Bopp Daniel Borrero Jr. ‘85 Ronald ’56 and Anne O’Shea ’61 Broadbent Brockport Rotary Club Paul D. Buck ‘50 Canandaigua Wine Company AJ and KC Castelbuono Edward ’73 and Margaret ’92 Cavalier Eileen Claffey Nancy Clemm Joseph ’79 and Nicolina Colosi ’80 Trilling Paul D. Craddock ‘62 Jeff ’74 and Sue Hurley ’74 Crane Jacqueline E. Davis Margaret Requa ’73 DeFrancisco DeJoy, Knauf & Blood LLP Patricia A. Desmond ‘66 Rhonda K. Devan ‘02 Colleen T. Donaldson ‘77 William H. Dresnack Bob Driscoll ‘58 Mary A. Edson ‘62 Ralph Eisenmann Garth Fagan James E. Fatula Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund Christine Cook Florence ‘84 Joseph and Claire Franek H. James Gauvreau ‘54 Mary Lee Geisel ‘78 SUNY Geneseo Study Abroad Office Tim Gilbert Alexander ’82 and Barbara Michels ’83 Giovanniello Greece Rotary Foundation Inc. Toys “R” Us Marketing Department David C. Harris ‘90 Bob and Mary Peer ’53 Hastings

James and Carol ’94 Haynes Craig and Dona Hazen Frederick J. Holbrook Barbara Geise ’52 Holmes HSBC Philanthropic Programs ING Baring John ’67 and Donna Izzo Joe and Angelique Johnston Susan D. Jones ‘82 Joseph and Janice Kandor Fred ’67 and Cheryl March ’67 Kohut Warren ’82 and Heidi Pierson ’02 Kozireski John and Kathleen Kutolowski Mark A. Lacatena ‘87 Teresa Lehr ‘90 M & T Bank Alain F. Maca ‘72 Jose A. Maliekal Andrea D. McClatchie ‘96 John and S. Jean Boyd ’59 McKay Thomas J. Murphy ‘52 Donald F. Murray ‘69 Dr. Harold ’54 and Lorraine Porter ’54 Nash The Notable Corporation Tom and Patricia Nugent Mary Jo Orzech Adedolapo ’88 and Adebusola Oyefeso David and Marjorie ’82 Perlman Dulsie and Flora Perry Prentice Hall Prudential Insurance Company of America Kevin and Pamela Ripellino Robert J. Robine ‘55 Victor J. Rojas and Linda A. Hall Helen Saunders Joseph Scalise ‘66 Kenneth and Mary Jo Schlecht Peter Schmidt ‘72 Kempes and Ann Schnell Brad Schreiber ‘83 Josh Silber ‘93 Gary ’68 and Lori Skoog James Slattery ‘85 Jack ’54 and Carol Smith SUNY Brockport Office of International Education Judith Szustakowski ‘80 Catherine E. Trebino ‘96 George ’51 and Nora Boston ’42 Tripp Dave Turkow ‘73 Claire L VanDenBerghe ‘87 Verizon Communications David ’72 and Marianne ’86 Virgilio James Vlogianitis ‘94 Gene Vogel ‘73 Ben Werzinger ‘98 Marcia Duff ’96 Wieczorek Frank Wojcik Xerox Corporation * deceased

Alumni Contributors ($50 and above)

1944 $5,015 Raised 25% Participation

1950 $2,440 Raised 30% Participation

Note: Dollars raised reflect all giving from the class highlighted. Participation includes all donors, not just those at $50 or more.

Emma Bailey Beaty Raymond Berruti Marguerite Hare Browne Susan Redman Hall Harriett Landy Nolan

1936 $1,125 Raised 16% Participation

1945 $400 Raised 26% Participation

Mary J. Howe M. Josephine Howe Howland Betty Delano Vary

Florence Pilato Burnett Ann Barranco D’Aurelio Beryl Roberts Rockwell (’45-’46) Frank Sacheli

Paul D. Buck William H. Cobbett Thomas V. De Maio Ralph T. Dodge Donald R. Everhart Elton H. Fairbank Charles R. Fiegl Emily Hwiecko France Elizabeth Rickey Gibbons Jean Engel Ingalls Walter J. Kennedy Jean Hebard Lisk Joanna Naruszewicz Loughlin William Margolies Olga Korn Pace Len Stirling Nicholas A. Verzella Howard H. Whatford Janet Tilley Whatford

1937 $230 Raised 14% Participation Buck M. McCormick Millie Wood McCormick 1938 $125 Raised 7% Participation Lois C. Brayer 1939 $270 Raised 15% Participation Helen Mercer Fairand Dorothy Agne Miller Wurster 1940 $590 Raised 8% Participation Grace Westphal Milton 1942 $835 Raised 27% Participation

1946 $1,675 Raised 30% Participation Dorothy B. Breckon Genevieve Schillinger Buckler Doris King Cash Betty M. Chapman Charlotte Garelick Holstein Helen Stubbs Hulse George R. Hunt Ruth Schuchart Blanche C. Toole Josephine Wallin

Bernice Knauss Cobbett Betty Michielsen Pensgen Ann Miller Rasbeck 1949 $1,285 Raised 25% Participation

1952 $2,679 Raised 21% Participation

Charles H. Chase Katherine Baroody Corcoran Marianne Panzer Hunt Marilyn Ryder Mahlmann Andrew Bruce Schlageter Mildred Brewer Van Hoover Robert S. Zimmer

Betty Bolger Castelein Doris Holley Doersam Mary Britton Guthrie Margaret Johnston Klomp Frank T. Lane C. Bruce Lee A. Peter Lo Maglio Marian Schleede Quackenbush Doris Miller Sullivan Nora Boston Tripp

1948 $295 Raised 19% Participation

1943 $725 Raised 37% Participation

Louis F. Avino Virginia Albanese Avino Bernadette H. Bolger Eugene V. Bowers Ann Sinclair Delaney Gwen Jerman Jost Mary Hopkins Kishlar Richard A. Lanson Wanda Romano Rapp Joanne W. Sculli-Grant Gladys Ford Sodoma

Janet Jenkins Fulkerson Barbara Jenner Groom Sylvia Shayler Lewis-Snow Helen McClory Linsler Robert H. McCagg Barbara Newell Shamp Joanna Moone Wilson

1953 $31,731 Raised 30% Participation Harold F. Addley Jr. Ersilia Ambrosi LePore Patricia Hilfiker Arieno Julia Kamvissis Arvans Patricia Dolan Behn Jane Cassata Borrino Roy L. Bubb Catherine Pillitteri Catalino Lucille Faro Clark Jeanette D’Agostino Banker Joyce Harper Dahrsnin John De Felice Dean Dymond Jacqueline Holt Egger A. John Fiorino Mary Peer Hastings Warren R. Heiligman Gerald F. Keating Ace Ketcham Barbara J. Knight Jean Phillips Lyons Donna O’Hern Maytham John F. McCaffrey Stanley D. Nichols Eugene F. Orbaker Erma Ornce Pettis Arletta Griffen Porrazzo Marcia Kaufman Rosenfeld Paul W. Sarbou Grace Reed Sibbald Melvin P. Smagorinsky Barbara J. Stevens Marian Balling Teamerson John P. Toscano Joanne Metzger VanRiper Shirley Smith Wikiera Lawrence D. Wilson Joan Kelly Young

1951 $8,952 Raised 23% Participation Wilma Davis Anderson Anonymous Siri Hammer Bergheim Bruce M. Bibby Ted Bondi Anna Harvey Cassaday Joseph G. Doser Gordon Eggleston Harold G. Emmerson Jean Scheuerle Eschner Dee Sterritt Everhart Joan Butmore Freitas Jean Grehlinger Howell Joan M. Pfeifer Jean Lyon Ransley Jerome J. Reger H. Keith Stott Dr. Lydia Thering Marion Falkenbury Tiller George I. Tripp James F. Vail E. Gordon Van Buren Margaret Veith Wicks

1947 $6,415 Raised 35% Participation

Eugene Kamrass John I. Loughlin Louis Marcantonio Inga-Britt McCue Thomas J. Murphy Betty Tillotson Nasca Arline Brauss Nichols Walter G. Norris Donald W. Parmele Herbert J. Pluschau Norma Kingsley Smith * Elena Decristofaro Wermers

Louis Ciulla Patrick R. Damore David E. Day Evelyn D’Aurizio Del Rosso Dolores Ribas Douglass Norma Murray Emmerson Kenneth Fishell Mary Byrnes Foyle Archie E. Freitas Norma M. Hauserman-Campbell Ruth Petersen Hilfiker Barbara Geise Holmes Nancy Jayne Raymond Jayne

1954 $5,214 Raised 25% Participation Joan Clark Aceto Estelle Y. Baker Lyman A. Bement Joan Taylor Carnie Ronald A. Clark Margaret Klein Fulcher John A. Gagen H. James Gauvreau Allen D. Hall


Rose Ceterski Hathorne Russell G. MacArthur Alice Rose Mahon Christine Gioseffi Mazzarella Jack Mazzarella Harold W. Nash EdD Lorraine Porter Nash David A. Pask George M. Rich Elaine Miller Sanzel William A. Schefter Kathy Keif Seymour Jack Smith Shirley Vaisey Topel Joanne C. Weiskerger * 1955 $3,167 Raised 21% Participation Elizabeth A.C. Bay Richard F. Cavallaro Garnet Cox Joseph J. Del Rosso Esther Howard Hansen Daniel P. Kolesar Peter Madsen William A. Mastin Jr. Art Maynard Roberta Yackel Miller John A. Nelson Mary Ann Abele O’Brien Barbara S. Owen Robert J. Robine Helen Fabi Smagorinsky Susan Dewey Ville 1956 $2,383 Raised 22% Participation Rudy Aceto Jean Cooper Adams Mary Lamonica Bauer Ronald F. Broadbent Vincent J. Cali David M. Cohen Jean Hall Coon Frank J. DiChristina Peter F. Hinchey Charles R. Kristich Nancy L. Lehrer Constance Dusett Liberto Jean Agnello MacArthur Hugh W. Nicol Dorothy Faas Rockwell Dick Seymour Jack Shafer James D. Sudore Arthur R. Winiecki Joy Bell Zang 1957 $14,333 Raised 21% Participation Robert L. Arlington Jack Bansbach Donald A. Barton Walter E. Cain

Gayle F. Conklin Harvey A. Dorfman Warren H. Hewes Helen Murphy Kossuth John G. Lindberg Marilyn Kingsley Madsen Eugene G. Maier Glen M. McGinnis Joyce Siplin McKay Gary J. Miller Theodore Modern James A. Palumbo John F. Pasquariello Margaret Robinson Preska Pat Dewey Shafer Ira Sweet Erna Icken Wedemeyer Rita Perrotta Winiecki Paul H. Winiecki 1958 $84,118 Raised 18% Participation Anonymous Eleanor Handler Bradley David H. Byron James Coe Harold Diamond Joan Skeet DiChristina Bob Driscoll Donald F. Hachten Ann Schuiten Hiemenz Vira Hladun-Goldmann Judith Berry Jennejahn Arthur W. Johnson Frank P. Marino Mabel Facer Matteson Margaret Higgins Mercieca Joann MacBlane Middleton Christine Searles Milne W. William Nicholson Therese O’Brien Gordon V. Pike Martha Jane Schick Nancy Vankouwenberg Syage K. Jack Syage Richard Tom Sheila Gold Weinberger 1959 $1,956 Raised 15% Participation Richard A. Adams Anonymous Joseph A. Bellanca Dale R. Blissett Donald A. Condello Fran Connors George E. Mancuso S Jean Boyd McKay Robert P. Petroline Frederick C. Rockow Barbara Holmes Schnitzer Matthew R. Schnur Jane Church Titterson Harvey A. Weiss

1960 $1,775 Raised 16% Participation Brenda Ulrich Beal Joseph J. Boardman Donald E. Bulmer Monna Madge Carter John P. King Joseph James Pasanella Beryl Hinds Schmid Erna E. Schulz Robert E. Thomas Pinky Smith Tiebout Kathryn Crosby Waible Gene A. White Frank J. Wilhelm Britton D. Wood 1961 $6,363 Raised 16% Participation Patricia Ellis Baker Frank B. Balling Lyle R. Bassage Jean Carney Bassage Joyce A. Betros Carol Vancise Bott Anne O’Shea Broadbent Paul G. Curran Judith Wade Denio Gus E. Galliford Thomas F. Ganley Judith Rossiter Hellam Judith A. Heron Bill Heyen Mary Cosgrove Ingersoll Carl A. Jennejahn Kathryn J. Jewett Elaine Leshnower Nancy Snelling Putnam Ray Scharf Kathy Wethey Schnur Lorraine DiTullio Sparks Robert Sullivan 1962 $3,567 Raised 19% Participation Bette J. Brunish Linda LeRoy Chin Paul D. Craddock Teresa D. Culhane Elmer J. Cuthbertson Adrienne C. Daniels James S. Denio Mary A. Edson Jack Engdahl Sharon Hedrick-Ash Hanny Greiner Heyen Martin J. Hoctor Michael E. Kohut Ella Humphrey Nichols Dorothy Danelorich Nyszczy Ralph T. Orrico Fran Paliwodzinski Bob Paliwodzinski Lou Pennella

Patricia Muisiner Rose William C. Sanford Constance Figliozzi Shelford Emily Radtke Sundstrom Judy Saunders Thomas Jacquelyn Trobia Donald T. Vrooman Faith Holloway Weldon Patricia Katafiaz White 1963 $20,007 Raised 15% Participation Anonymous C. Linda Santiago Argento Peter L. Arras George W. Bauer Nelson H. Beetow Richard Boardman Joyce W. Brantl Walter F. Brautigan Jay DeGrood Thomas C. Diederich Carol Szuba Duffin Peter S. Etu Catherine Torriere Gorman Donald H. Greene Joycelyn Ramming Jennings Tony M. LaMonica Serge Mandrick Raymond J. McGrath Myrna A. McNaboe DuWayne F. Paulick Ellen Goggin Polimeni Carolyn Brigham Pyskaty Michael D. Rapalje Robert J. Rondina Diane Langworthy Santora William A. Schieffelin Donald G. Sweet Michael Weisberg Bob Westcott William Winter 1964 $13,450 Raised 21% Participation Anonymous Don Bartalo Ralph P. Bell Carol Lawrance Brakenbury Joanne Ocello Cordaro Thomas L. Cowan Joseph W. Culhane Jim Cunningham Barbara Hempstead Curran Kathryn Covert Dey Bonnie Becker Dunham Mary Brei Duryea Laura Krause Engdahl Marcia J. Gere Margaret Whitcomb Goodhue Anne M. Hauser Bonnie C. Kane Hank Kasven Mary McCandlish King Dianne Ames LaMonica

TL Mather James McNally Brian P. O’Connell Don H. Osborn Michael S. Pavlovich Herbert L. Pivnick Rorry Gurrieri Romeo Arthur N. Romita Joyce Frederico Rothfuss William M. Santora Patricia Detar Scanlon Becky J. Smith Phyllis McLaren Sommerman Gary L. Stevens Deborah Townsend Kay Van Nostrand Marolyn Piersma Wilson

Gary R. Dross Don Hagreen Sandra Hartwick J. David Heintz Jr. Claire Kniffen Hewitt Denise Lenihan Kendricks Robert J. Kendricks

Laura G. Krauss Steve Linderman David J. Lipani Judy Buchholz Loughlin Robert M. Lynch Teresa Munkert McGuire William R. McGuire

Karen Clicquennoi Miller Sharon Mooney Peris Henry J. Peris Carol Hendrickson Pierpoint Jill M. Rakov George F. Rose Val Sheldon Rossi

1965 $4,270 Raised 18% Participation Stephen B. Beaulieu Lynn Randall Buttner Judith Butler Carrithers C. Thomas Casey Jean J. Ellis Paul J. Faber Harlow D. Fisher Josephine Gangemi Carl E. Glenister Joyce Shipman Green Diana Rech Hertweck William G. Hertweck Ruth O’Brien Houserman Volena Henningsen Howe Jean Karley Iacovangelo Karen Morris Jones Susan Palovich Lawley Bernice Mathis Mahar Ann Krogenas McCrossen Jean Salerno Meisenzahl Barbara Koch Noble Christina A. Piampiano Frank Posato James Quamo Pamela Mitchell Quamo Donna M. Quartaro Miriam Bergen Rouse Ray Samson Robert F. Sepe Barbaranne Sikula Tolomeo Gordon A. Tolomeo Patricia Kunkle Tosi James Tuscher John R. Updyke Carl D. Wheat

Alumni House Renovations The College at Brockport’s Alumni Association recently added a new green lamorite slate roof to its historic Alumni House, thanks to the work and donations of local businesses. And Brockport alumnus Gary Skoog ’65 contributed to the latest round of upgrades by completing the job of painting the exterior of the house. “I wanted to treat the house with appropriate respect,” said Skoog, who owns Skoog Farm in Brockport, NY, and who is experienced in historic home renovation. In 1984, the state gave the title of the building to the Brockport Alumni Association, which has maintained the house over the years. More updates are planned for the future.

Hosting an Event? The Alumni House is Available to Rent The Alumni House, located at 142 Utica Street, is used for Brockport Alumni Association meetings, special events and College meetings. Non-College individuals and groups also may rent the house for functions. If you or your group are interested in renting Alumni House, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (585) 3952451 or visit “Alumni House serves the needs of our 70,000 alumni around the world, but it also is available for the members of our local community to rent and enjoy. We have hosted hundreds of events over the past decade, all of which contribute to the quality of life in our region,” said Mike Andriatch ’85.

1966 $3,582 Raised 18% Participation Mary Meyer Anderson Richard Anderson Larry H. Bennett Robert H. Berry Jeffrey H. Conklin Maureen Ward Cunningham Patricia A. Desmond


Tony Rossi Maryann Sacher Joseph A. Scalise Ralph E. Shepardson Karen Goodwin Sodoma Herbert W. Trimmer Joyce Carpenter Dunham Wahlig Richard S. Zusman 1967 $5,176 Raised 16% Participation John Alessi Katherine Davin Alessi Bette P. Bailey Jane Erickson Balling Jonathan H. Bell Nancy S. Bell Marcia A. Betlem Gregory H. Campbell Susan Wolff Cesare Alfred G. Chandler Patricia Stevenson Christina Molly Barnum Cigal Had Coughlin Gail DiBartolomeo Dasno Terry J. Dasno Mary E. Duquin John H. Epke Susan Strack Farley David C. Gnage PhD Judith Fedder Heppner John L. Izzo Cheryl March Kohut Fred Kohut Richard E. Kosbab James P. Kraus Frank P. LoTurco Ieva Malmanis Bailey Susan Kwas Maloney Robert W. Mann Maryann Keating Maresco Joe Maresco Kathleen Burns O’Connell Linda M. O’Leary Mary Boothby Pollins Margaret Pringle Raley Anne M. Ray Mark E. Relyea Valerie Angevine Relyea Dominic V. Rossi Hal Rothman Dr. James D. Sculley Paul A. Setter Charles E. Shephard Jr. Ronald L. Sodoma Ann McCormick Sweeting Gary A. Westerfield 1968 $6,420 Raised 15% Participation Linda Berner Adams Lilija Cainaru Anderson Lesley A. Benedusi Rose Parisella Bennett

Jane E. Clark Elaine Mack Cook Frank P. Corso Charles K. Dean Anthony DiCioccio Marjorie J. Ebersole Robert W. Gill Alice Burcyk Gosse Michael P. Herrman Thomas L. Jenison James M. Kinne Rich Kopenski Arthur S. Kroll Thomas J. Lawson Joan Brogan Lindsey Larry Lutz Sandy Macomber Carol Sommer May James May Susan Havens McCabe Jane E. McGuire Sandra Frank Mehlenbacher Larry E. Mosher Patricia Connell Murley James B. Neider Jim Northrup Linda Knolle Patterson Kenneth Pettapiece Valerie Eberhardt Pettapiece Susan Kash Picone Linda Anne Rooker Mary Hart Rutter James P. Sauberan Gary W. Skoog James H. Smith Edward F. Smith Lynn Steltmann Vernon D. Stevens Mary Lou Toglia David J. Tresohlavy Gary R. Tribula Janet Vossler Vargo Joanne Calvano Westcott Aimee Won William R. Wood A. Howard Young Ronni Zudiker Zusman 1969 $7,244 Raised 12% Participation PR Barres Carol Ruzicka Bartholomew David H. Bartholomew Jean Raschiatore Berry Bonnie Heffer Birkahn Gary J. Birkahn William J. Blackstock Willard H. Blaskopf Shirley E. Bowen James Bowling William E. Brooks Marietta Vaccaro Brownlie Terry Thompson Carbone William B. Christina Roseann Internicola Cialella Valerie Miller Cloud Harrison N. Davis

Carolyn Weed Dean * Sue Ann Dohrn Dingee Kathleen M. Donahue Linda M. Edstrom James C. Fallon Beverly Casper Garlipp Craig J. Gilbert Irene Thomson Gilbert Lawrence G. Gilligan Susan Rauch Gilligan Gary P. Gleason Doreen Ritterbandt Goffe Jean F. Gravelle Annie Shure Guenther John P. Heise Ginger Carestio Hoag Robert L. Loughridge Sharon A. Mac Crea Edward G. MacDonald Hope Davis Mann Joseph A. Marafino Robert J. Marino Nancy Beatty Marino Earl Mehlenbacher Delores Garofalo Milner Stephen D. Moxley Donald Murray Stephen E. Nash Richard N. Piller Gary I. Quartararo Roger R. Rhodes Maryanne Shaffer Rood Jim Scott Daniel A. Senkowski John G. Sheehan Cindy Bentley Shepardson Kristine Quetchenbach Smith Shirley Godfrey Smith Gail Panepinto Sommer Richard Sommer Gene M. Spanneut Judy Reig Taylor David J. Trzaskos Jacqueline Hinds Van Dussen D. Gregory Van Dussen James J. Vanzetta

Linda J. Holley Gary L. Johnson James R. Kelly Harvey Kemler Maria Parsons Klee David A. Larrimore Jessie Marvin Lazeroff Thomas Levanduski Harold Ley Marjorie Barlow Martin David L. Miller Jake Minger Coletta Ritter Mitchell Judith Moseley Mullett Mary E. Neville Jeffrey L. Newhouse Robert D. Olczak Nancy Westcott Oshier Dominick Palmo Martin F. Palumbos Charles P. Parker Stephen J. Percassi Paul G. Raynor Terry L. Rich Cheryl Shaul Rose Sidney A. Sall Emily Borck Schwab Wilma L. Sickels Allan S. Silverman Ellen M. Simkulet John W. Skidmore Connie Sommer Patricia Elliott Stevens Dwight M. Stevens Timothy Van Cleef Elaine C. Vella Ronald E. Wilson Frank A. Zona 1971 $7,369 Raised 12% Participation Anonymous (3) Vincent Bonetti Robert O. Bull Jeanne Levin Carlivati Robert M. Cassie Marion Allan Cassie Barbara Chandler Diane Salm Cole Jerry Cosentino Jill Hunter Crair Samuel Dance John De Baun Elsie Castner Dedrick Cynthia Gallo DeTar Mendal Dick Donna Jean D’Urso Elser Gary M. Elser Jacquelyn E. Fadel Lisa W. Fox Ralph A. Gestwicki Margaret Kane Gleason Ada S. Glowacki Jeffrey R. Harper Paul E. Hawkins Kathlyn Mihal Herzog Alan V. Holmes

1970 $7,588 Raised 12% Participation Robert P. Alexander Anonymous Janet W. Beck Regan R. Beers Robert H. Bentley Thomas J. Buntich Jill Frost Campbell Fred J. Carbone Mary G. Condit Linda King Daviau Brian M. Daviau Linda L. Davis Carol McNeilly Donovan Patricia King Ferris Sharon A. Gaiptman Carolyn Shuman Greene Kathleen Heuseveldt Groves Susan Kleinke Herrman


Linda F. Howland Harvey H. Jacobson Dennis J. Jarvis Stephen R. Johnson Leah Pantalone Johnson Valerie S. Kayser Kathleen Kavanaugh Kunkel Ronald P. LaDuke Richard Lupi Donald S. Maglich A. Vincent Mazzie Jane Duke McLean Christopher Meagher Kermit R. Mercer Gary H. Mervis Patricia Hart Messina Anne E. Miller Albert Monacelli Patricia C. Murray Stephanie Olsen Michael J. Oshier Susan Johnson Palmo Alan D. Posnick Thomas Ricci Jr. Thea Detschner Russell P. Stephen Schnitker Ralph M. Shortell Kathleen A. Smith Susan Muranyi Stark Jim Sutton Michael J. Tamul Cindy Young Tavera James A. Tobin Julian P. Traugot Carl M. Wahlstrom Norm Ward William E. Wormsley 1972 $11,795 Raised 10% Participation Rhonda Howland Allen Cheryl Avenel-Navara Jean Frisby Barlow C. Dennis Beaver Nancy J. Beckwith John E. Benjamin Bob Bennett Katherine J. Benoit Charles B. Bergener Stuart G. Bowns Barbara Cagan Harrington Rebecca G. Cator Robert C. Conrad Sara Lemmler Cook Lawrence M. Cummings Leo J. Curro Daniel P. Depersis Mark R. Fairclough Charles D. Fallon Karen Johnston Fenzl Gerald M. Fiore Eugene F. Gartland Susan L. Geist Andrea S. Giuffre William A. Gokey Angelo N. Grandelli Kathleen Pelych Green

David F. Groblewski Barbara A. Hart John Hockridge Terrence M. Hooper Eileen Hosler-Simpson Tina VanCleef Johnson Carla J. Kabaniec Patricia Coppola Kemler Thomas H. King James T. Korneliusen Donna Harney Landers * Steven C. Lashbrook Philip T. Lima Alain F. Maca Richard T. Matthews John J. McAvoy Lynn Tresselt McCann David A. McIntyre Florine Van Buskirk Meredith Howard I. Miller Barbara S. Mitrano Robert E. Morgan Gary O. Owens Sue Ann Juda Raymond Diana Kitchen Reinhardt Jean B. Ricci Mary Ellen Carter Rich Rocco Riti Jr. Thomas E. Rosia Robert E. Roth Peter H. Schmidt Paul Schule Jr. Joseph H. Sears Michael J. Smith Susan B. Steinbrenner Susan Swartwout Steinhaus William R. Steinhaus Beverly Gangloff Tylenda Doris Peet Van Vechten Roy M. Ventullo David A. Virgilio Roxanne Wallace Susan Booth Ward Judith Morse White Lynn Saslawsky Wilson Gayle Williams Wright Catherine Clarke Wronski Thomas Zubert 1973 $29,913 Raised 10% Participation Janice Paul Agin John J. Agosta Anne Hausle Ahl Thomas R. Allen Lynn Allen-Waid Edwin A. Assenheimer Douglas N. Axman Patricia G. P. Baldwin Judith E. Battison Christine A. Bevilacqua Nicholas E. Billotti Paul J. Bodekor Donna Cravens Brown Steven K. Brown Irene L. Bunis Robert D. Bunnell

Marilyn Hoover Burkey Jerry Casey Edward J. Cavalier Barbara E. Christina Daniel E. Colacino Roxanne Bennett Curtis Eleanor Hamilton Cushing Edward H. Dawson Janet M. Day Margaret Requa DeFrancisco Mark A. Dembs Donald A. Diesel Allene Doriski Richard C. Edgett Caroline M. Ferretti Mary Kallen Fessenden Jacqueline Fowler Forcucci David J. Fraher Margaret M. Freeman Ellen M. Gauthier Scott S. Gay Mary Ann Fauls Giglio James M. Godzac Thomas J. Gosdeck Daniel R. Gould Jim Graves Andrew J. Gronski Gary R. Hartranft Gregory Hartranft June Evans Harvey Susan Hastings-Bishop Janice Vogler Hawkins Ann Lechner Henderson Cynthia Kasil Hicks Carol Stevens Holl Ken Hubacher Jeanne M. Jacobson Len Jankiewicz Patrick Jeffers Steven H. Katz Stu Krieger Diane Rowlands Kvam David L. Kvam Reginald L. Lapoint Al Laporta Sharyn Christo Leahy Timothy Leahy Gail Marks Lewis Peter R. Lyman Jane Hanson Lyth Barbara Rozelle MacEachern Loretta Powers Maher Suzanne Bruzdzinski Malpocher Barbara L. Marsh Mark Matt Patrick M. McCormick Mary Held McKerlie William G. McLean Joanna Ranne Mead Duane R. Miller Julie Stafford Miller Thomas A. Morgan Gene Muto Kathy Gregory Nash Susan Frank Nims Linda M. Olivieri Bob Olsen Richard F. Palmer

Patricia A. Pancoe Brian J. Petraitis Margaret Callahan Rappleye Terrence M. Ryan Alan L. Shobert Linda Doell Siconolfi Laurie Silverman Smith David L. Stoloff Linda A. Stone David J. Thornton Dave Turkow Peter J. Villa Gene Vogel Janet Hiller Watson David T. Wells Bob Williams Donna Martin Willome

Norah Nolan-Cramer Mario E. Nunez Roy H. Nydorf Mickey J. Orr Mark A. Palmer Paul R. Pape David A. Peek Preston E. Pierce John A. Pollock Dawn R. Post Paul J. Purfield Margaret Rich Ann Mulroy Riemer R. Christopher Roser Lawrence E. Rowles Susan Henry Runkel Bonnie Barthelman Sale

Maureen McCarthy Kaus Uadajane Ketcham Roberta L. Klein Alice Gawron Knittel James J. Knittel Kenneth W. Kuhn Gordon J. Kuzon Timothy J. Lawler John J. Lawrence Mark C. Leader Jean Palmer Levitt Barbara J. Lippa Richard J. McDougall James P. McElheny Mike Mignano Janet Rheingold Nafissi Charles H. Nesbitt

Chris Elaine Santilli Clark L. Scheerens Ronald W. Sill Joan C. Sitterly Gregory S. Smith Michael G. Smith Jack Stewart Theodore E. Stovall Sue Mitchell Strickler Audrey Farone Strong Denise Lefevre Sullivan Alicia V. Velasco MJ Vrooman Charles E. Wallace John W. Willits Ward L. Wolff Carol Cuccu Yerger

Andrea Josephs Yizar 1975 $9,574 Raised 8% Participation Carol Corcoran Achilles Michael E. Alexander Susan K. Allen Scott Allen Anonymous Catherine Stempel Appleby Lana J. Barron Gary J. Beadling Bonnie L. Bower Gary R. Bradshaw Wendy Kessler Bryant Vivian Zakielarz Cantor

1974 $11,218 Raised 9% Participation Anonymous Nobuyuki Aoki Michelle Atkins Schaefer William S. Baker Robert G. Bertram Maureen A. Browne Peter Bryant Sylvia Bell Burke Bettie Wagner Burtch John F. Burtch Peter Buzzetti Elizabeth Herron Cahaney Ralph Campbell Bonnie Carter Marilyn Sweeting Chastek Jeff Crane Sue Hurley Crane Winifred Cripps James A. Davidson Gordon O. Dayton David C. DeFelice Kathleen Baldwin D’Elia Joan Di Risio Joseph G. Doody James E. Duncan Antoine N. Elhage Deborah Thompson Elliott William J. Engert Scott F. Fake Mary Stowell Foley David A. Foxen Carol Hinckley Gerbing Barbara Smith Gifford Gregory Hansen David W. Heather Lew Heisman Barbara Brew Herl Denise K. Herron Nancy A. Hewitt Michael J. Hill Donald Holmes Kim R. Houserman Kathy Grant Hubacher Irene S. Ingram Nancy Kangas Irwin Michael T. Joyce Joan Sullivan Joyce

Matthew Robinson and Clayton Cole perform in the Brockport Festival of Ten production of the 10-minute play, Untitled #2.

Theatre Students Perform in Hungary Last May, Brockport Department of Theatre students performed three plays from the 2007 production of Festival of Ten at the Eighth Annual English Language Drama Festival hosted by the University of Debrecen in Hungary. The students were invited as special guests of the festival as part of the newly created exchange program between the two institutions. Students participating in the program included senior Clayton Cole, freshman Matthew Robinson, senior Kyle Leonard, freshman Lauren Miller, senior Coletta Fry, and freshman Eric Yengel. The three 10-minute plays — The Wake by Ed Vela, Untitled #2 by Jim Gordon and Beauty of the World by Peter Gruen had their European premieres at this year’s festival. Peter Szaffko, the festival’s director, emphasized “how important it is for Hungarian students to see plays in English performed by native speakers.” Donald E. Morse, university professor and resident American, praised the Brockport students for their performance on stage and their deportment off. “These students were proud of their work, took it seriously and had great fun. I’d be glad to welcome them back any year.” 17

David P. Caron Mavis Chaskin-Mott Angelina Fiorito Colavito Pamela J. Considine Casimiro Cotto Lopez Richard T. D’Arcangelo David M. Dinse Susan Manogue Donk Eileen A. Doyle Denise J. Dukat David B. Farber Lennart R. Filppu Fred Fishel Steven K. Flanders Michael J. Funk Mark R. Garabrant Jaysree Garcia-Whitelaw William H. Getzke Turi T. Gibson David J. Gordon John E. Graykowski Barbara Platt Greenbaum John J. Grillo Richard D. Hall James W. Hall Karen E. Hirsch Edward M. Jackson Daniel B. Karin Edward J. King Barbara Filkens King Pamela Kittinger

Russell E. Kohnken Douglas Larish Nancy Wohlers Lee Glenn R. Levitt Robert M. Lewis Millie A. Loeb Bonnie Neuzil Lombardo John Martellucci Linda Wehle Martin Sharon Lozipone Mathiason Cheryl Ripberger Matt Doreen Tomaszewski May P. Chris Michaels Patrick L. Morahan Sandra Nettles-Lechebo Linda Masters Northrop Tom O’Hara Mary LoBuglio Ohlson Sandra Perez Karen Pickett Post Jeffrey D. Post Patricia Lupe Priest Barbara McAninch Prohaska Linda LaCrosse Reeves Douglas J. Reeves Robert T. Robare Anne McCormick Roser Leonard J. Savedoff Blaine S. Schwartz Pamela Williams Senick Carole Hein Simsons

Darlene Runions Sprague Terry W. Stone Denise Marie Tanguay Ph.D. Mary Thomas-Mangan Alan P. Tober James Underwood Jr. Eldwin Van Alstyne Mary Roche Ventullo Barbara J. Wais Gordon H. Weeden Phyllis Serio Williams Eileen J. Wuethrich

Denise Riley Fruit Gail D. Gabriel Frank P. Girardi David G. Hammond Harry L. Harris Bonnie Robertson Howlett Roger D. Howlett Gary E. Kelly Carolyn Dauber Kiessling Paul Kirchgraber Peter M. Kraus Joan Lesnick-Adams Bruce E. Manise Robert L. Martirano Joann Parry May Ronnie Marmo Mc Morris William C. McClure Linda Polidori McElheny Richard F. McGarrigle Thomas E. Morris Mary Bartholf Neider Keith J. Noelk Steven J. Pechman Susan Petersen Jody Kaye Pilka Marc D. Polan Anne F. Pollack Susanne Turck Reed Rhoda Ostrow Ride Judith E. Rolwing Christine D. Santospirito

1976 $5,999 Raised 8% Participation Lawrence C. Albanese Billy Allen Anonymous (2) Thomas W. Bender Elizabeth Peterson Blu Keith E. Childs Mary E. Corey Emily Finerty DeFilipps Carol P. Deguzman Cindy Piester D’Errico James R. Donk Jeri Taylor Elhage John E. Flanagan Martha Merritt Fontaine Harry M. Franklin

Frederick C. Schamu BJ Schoonmaker Eileen F. Shirey Peter G. Simack Donald F. Snyder Daniel Stinebiser Richard Tallman Linda J. Valenti Constance Camarda Vanvliet Donna Ried Volpone Cheryl Jamieson Wagner Ronald Wendlinger Eugene Williams Daniel H. Wojtanik Douglass J. Wyckoff 1977 $8,420 Raised 7% Participation Jennifer B. Albright Shauna Brown Anderson Blaine M. Barham Karen Benz-Clarke Sheri Ptak Bloom Kim Everin Bregman Elena Bullen Robert E. Campbell Stephen J. Cella John S. Clarke David W. Curtis Colleen T. Donaldson

Thomas E. English Anne P. Flynn Michael J. Gabriele Mary Lou Whitney Galasso Jeffrey S. Gifford Michael R. Goodwin Linard W. Hancock Marie E. Heher Mike Hill James J. Hoestermann Nancy Sperr Iafrati Pauline Tung Johnson Susan Huston Jones Marge Josephson Thomas A. Klingenberger Susan J. Kraeger Beverly A. Ludke Linda Furnal Lytle Catherine Dio Macari Raymond J. Martin Paul J. Mellett Judith A. Michalski Kenneth W. Moore Gary H. Mueller Katharyn Lieben Peebles Alison Rosen David A. Ruzow Gary E. Sanger Dennis M. Sherin Kristine M. Smith Erica Smith

College Dedicates “Natatorium” in Honor of Beloved Coach James B. Fulton coached and taught at the College for 38 years. students and Brockport alumni. Mike Andriatch ’85, executive director of alumni relations and major projects, was master of ceremonies, and The College Brockport President John R. Halstead welcomed the guests, including Fulton’s widow Alice Mae Fulton, and his daughter, JoAnne Fulton Weiss. Alumni came from across the country to honor their former coach and mentor, and to share the impact Fulton had on each of them — President and CEO of Turner International Nick Billotti ’73, cross country; long-time teacher and coach in Rochester, NY, Charlie Dean ’68, swimming, and current coach of the Golden Eagles, Greg “Doc” Kenney ’66. “The name Jim Fulton, like his contemporaries Tuttle, Rogers, Whited, Boozer and Parker, is synonymous with the great early era of physical education and sport at the College. They taught and coached the youth of this campus who went on to lead academic and sports programs across the state and nation, becoming leaders in their schools and communities. The work ethic and values instilled in them by Mr. Fulton and these other great men were legendary,” said Andriatch, who also remarked that, “Jim Fulton was a man of high character with strong moral and ethical values. Jim Fulton did things the right way. That was how his success was measured, both in the pool, on the cross country course, and, most importantly, in life.”

James (Jim) B. Fulton taught and coached in the Department of Physical Education and Sport at The College at Brockport for 38 years (1948-85) and was a 1986 Athletic Hall of Fame inductee. He coached swimming for 20 years, winning 78 percent of the team’s dual meets and three of the first five State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Championships. He also helped develop all nine of the College’s All-American swimmers. SUNYAC has honored him for his tremendous career by annually recognizing the Outstanding Senior Male Scholar-Athlete honoree as the “Jim Fulton Award” recipient. These are just a few of the reasons The College at Brockport honored the memory of James B. Fulton by naming the Tuttle North swimming facility the James B. Fulton Natatorium in a ceremony November 2. The ceremony was attended by family, friends, colleagues and Fulton’s former


Emily Albert Socolow Mark J. Stuart Elaine Allen Sullivan Ken Sullivan Julia Hochstadt Sweet Dennis R. Thompson Joan Khalid Vick Eric J. Waelder John G. Wemett Michael G. Whelan 1978 $8,228 Raised 7% Participation Diane C. Abel Rick Amundson John A. Andrus Anonymous Elizabeth A. Bandorick William G. Bauer Carol Wagner Bissonette Pat Borowiec Robert A. Brenton Marian Myers Brown Lance M. Brown Edward J. Butz Dwight A. Case Jerome W. Cecere Mitch J. Cohen Craig R. Denegar Kim Britt Dewey Ute M. Duncan Maryanne Eichorn Nancy Youngs Forster Kathleen A. Gancarz Mary Lee Geisel Susan B. Genthner Gail Harpel Gucker Terry M. Hack Wendy Sinacore Haidinyak John C. Harter Ann Banks Hauck Denise Bartoletti Healy Martin R. Heavey Lawrence J. Herrmann Roxanne Andriello Hettler Patricia Jackson Doctor Donald H. Kalke Sharon M. Kehoe Rhett A. King Charles J. Kissane Robert M. Koch Kevin R. Kreso Melody M. Landberg Charles R. Lauria Jr. Mark S. Levine Steven R. Levy Marcia Mulley Lloyd David J. Mc Morris Janis J. Murray Charles Neustadt Karen Reidy Newcomb Robert J. Nicoletti Chris Olsen Ricardo P. Paredes Richard M. Pratt Thomas D. Quinlan

Arnold K. Rauscher Jane Huntley Reagan Donna M. Reynolds Joan Rollo Rurey Roger W. Rurey Jeannie Sanders James C. Scardinale Debra Engelmeyer Schankweiler Alis Wintle Sefick Mindy F. Smith Mark J. Soberman Ronald L. Spiotta Deborah Sullivan-Witmer Janet Blugerman Taraborelli Steve Taraborelli Douglas W. Trinder Richard T. Wahl Kevin M. Walsh Steve Wheaton Mike Whitlock Susan Kirsch Wildes Paul S. Williams Steven A. Wolff Stephen P. Zastrow 1979 $14,987 Raised 8% Participation Stephen J. Abdo Anonymous Robert D. Baden Todd H. Baker Sharon Belle-Render John D. Bologna Sharon M. Bond Mark W. Bradbard Tony J. Bradford Jean M. Brereton Rosemary I. Bronchetti Frances Canning Josephine Randazzo Carra Anita J. Clark Robert E. Clark Rosemary Mauro Clarke Kenneth E. Clarke Martina Pohl Coker Patricia Cassidy Cooper Joseph S. Crociata Harry R. Darling Jeanne Gattie Denike Frank D. Dittrich Daniel J. Donovan Lawrence E. Epstein Susan Estep-Fisher Joan S. Fenton Gregg E. Frankel Jill F. Friedman Diane M. Fulkerson Ilene Sivin Goldman Larry J. Goldman Mary E. Gordon Richard B. Grady Robert G. Grazioso John E. Greer John L. Guty Ann Stewart Hack Caryl Hertzlich Hahn

Harriet J. Heller Nanette Pera Hutto Judy Katzman Isaacs Sherri R. Janousky Judy Little Kaiser David Kielaszek Barbara Juliano Kielaszek C. Elizabeth Kleiman Jeffrey C. Lamison Frank E. Maehr Katherine Marotta Marzec Frank D. Mazur Beverly V. McInerny Mary A. McParlane Vincent C. Miccoli Bruce Minkoff Wendy Soronson Minter Linda Kowalski Muir Diane Nicholl-Cucciniello Lynn Lash Nicolai Tim Noble Kathleen Perry Oldehoff Bruce E. Painting Laura Neale Paredes Lori Calligaris Pedro Jim Pedro Sandra A. Perry Gary B. Quilliam Gerard Reidy Steven C. Resnick Nanette Rutkowski Alan I. Sataloff Laurie S. Schoch Martin A. Schwartz Jill Ann Schwartz Robert J. Smith Paul E. Sonnenberg Eugene H. Spafford Willard J. Sproule Daniel E. Stedem Denise A. Stoll Patricia Gavigan Sullivan Joseph N. Trilling Patricia E. Tuttle James M. Watson Barbara Campbell Weber James M. Weber Michael M. Zadrozny

Dave Fergusson Drew M. Francis Glenn S. Goldberg Don Hallenbeck William R. Hunter Avis Wagner Hooper Charon Jordan-Coffman John C. Kohena Jeffrey T. Lashbrook Gay Hotchkiss Lenhard Donna Miller Leonard Steven M. Lewine Andrew T. Lewis Kevin M. Logsdon Ronald A. Lounsbury Linda Scherr Maehr Richard M. Magere Steve McMaster Carolyn Kerber Miller Rhonda Farrell Parrish Daniel R. Patsos Sonya J. Pease Sharon E. Peterson Timothy A. Rougeux David E. Stein Gary J. Sullivan Judith E. Szustakowski Nicolina Colosi Trilling Michael J. Van Buskirk JoAnn F. Vierthaler Robert R. Vogel 1981 $9,253 Raised 7% Participation Joan W. Anderson Allan R. Berry Deborah A. Birkins Kevin G. Brady Douglas B. Campbell Salvatore Capitummino James C. Casey John Chris Clarke Mary E. Corey Patrick M. Crowley John DeLeonardo Michael J. Deliz Ed Doherty Peter N. Dowe Kurt J. Ernst Joan Miceli-Federico Sarah C. Fitzpatrick Jeanne Nelidov Gerber Joe Giani Gordon L. Glose Mary Anne Grade-Pietrzykowski Diana Kleve Hallenbeck Terry Edwards Harding Thomas A. Henderson Elizabeth Wahl Hilbert Janet Y. Johnson Judith C. Joyce Caren E. Katz John A. Kuntzmann Christine E. Landry Robert R. Lauro Joseph J. Matthews

1980 $8,125 Raised 6% Participation Richard Aldi Anonymous Charles H. Appell Charles J. Avino William D. Balok Patrick J. Bannister Debra Schild Beaumont Mark E. Bower Patrick S. Capuano Louis S. Catapano Patricia Grogan Conway Deborah A. Dibley Jean S. Doremus Michael C. Doyle Erin Haggerty Duffy


Donna Reynolds Matthews Margaret Harrigan McEwen Tracy E. Meyers Patrick J. Mickle Barbara J. Myers Jeanne Navagh Maryellen Parnell Post Jacqueline Jones Prince Stephen A. Rosenbaum Diane L. Ryan Candace Catania Schucht Michael J. Schucht Douglas E. Schumacher Lori Schwertner Servas Philip L. Sharfstein Bridget A. Shumway Andris G. Simsons Michael P. Sondow Leslie E. Templeman Nancy Warren-Oliver Philip R. West Bruce L. Winston Richard P. Wismer 1982 $8,875 Raised 5% Participation Brenda G. Adams Oswald J. Alleyne J. Scott Atkinson David Birnbaum Kevin P. Bohne Mary Christine Brick John C. Conkling Damon A. Decastro Shelly Dimon Deliz Joanne Dennison John Dickson Tina Delrosso Donle Tim Eldred Carol Knasel Ernsthausen Howard J. Friedman Alexander Giovanniello Phil Hadden Lisa Buongiorne Hess Corey A. Horowitz Gerald N. Jamberdino Holly Jones Susan D. Jones Colleen H. Kane Joseph A. Kelly Warren R. Kozireski Christine Rego Maier John S. McNierney Eric K. Meredith Suzanne Allis Miller Susan K. Moore Marjorie L. Perlman Lisa Johnson Perrotti Eileen Newdale Pillmeier Grant Sackel Carolyn A. Schumacher Louis M. Spiro Encie Nagel Stevens David S. Swetman Kim Nickel Trombly Lynwood G. VanDenburg

1983 $15,701 Raised 7% Participation Patrick M. Adams Thomas J. Anderson Anonymous (2) Thomas M. Bell Dereck D. Bigford Thomas P. Braca Ronald D. Bradt Marcia Emmerson Bullock Patricia A. Byrne Laura Landers Chinappi Monica A. Cosgrove Ralph DeSantis Mark Devine Rosemary McBride Devine Frank S. Famiano Philip W. Gerbino Barbara Michels Giovanniello Gregory D. Goggins Joanne Greene-Blose Tina Szmyr Haldeman Margaret Lenderking Hale Leslie Cohen Hefter Rebecca Goldstone Horowitz Lynne E. Keefer Michael S. Krug Christopher P. Leichtweis Bruce J. Lomnicki Mary Racioppi Lynch Helen R. Maier Kevin P. Malenga Terrie Buell Mason Charles W. Mast Thomas P. McGarry Ellen McKinnon Ellen J. Meyer Alana Cahoon Miller David A. Morenberg Timothy D. Munn Ronald W. Nortier Douglas J. Nothnagle Richard J. Papa Sarah Simpson Powell Richard A. Reeves Leslie Horowitz Rochman Ira Rosenblum Thomas D. Sanger Jean Hallen Sauberan Carol J. Saylor Randy Schader Brad Schreiber Steven H. Slate Don Steinberg Suzanne Sykora Louis S. Taxin A. James Turpin Michael J. West Michelle Littlefield Winnie Ronald N. Winnie

1984 $5,049 Raised 6% Participation

New and Expanded Options Allow Alumni Greater Accessibility to Career Services The College at Brockport’s Career Services Office recently added to the services they offer and changed a number of others, providing alumni greater accessibility to career assistance. Whether alums are seeking services in the Greater Rochester Area or at locations around the globe, help is close at hand. Spring 2006 saw the grand opening of the Career Services Satellite Center at the Brockport MetroCenter. Located in the heart of downtown Rochester, the Satellite Center offers individual appointments weekdays and designated Saturdays with Phyllis Griswold ’73/’99, career counselor, who recently joined the career services staff. Convenient evening drop-in hours — a much-welcome service for working alumni — also provide opportunities for alumni to receive personal attention. Visit the Satellite Center Web site at career/metrocareers for hours and more details. For alumni who are technologically savvy, Career Services offers an electronic résumé drop-box. Students and alumni can e-mail their résumé, cover letter, curriculum-vitae, or other career related questions to and receive timely expert feedback from career services professionals. The Office of Career Services also recently began offering an instant messaging (IM) service that is accessible to AIM, Yahoo! and MSN IM users. With IM, alumni have instant access to a career services professional staff member. The screen name for this service is Brockportcareers. Check the Career Services Web site at for the IM schedule and complete list of studies. As always, alumni may access services on the Brockport campus daily, Monday through Friday, whether for a quick résumé review or a more in-depth career conversation with a staff member. Alumni are always welcome to call, e-mail or come in during drop-in hours.

Career Services Creates Award-winning Survey Tool The SUNY Career Development Organization has selected Brockport’s “Use of the Banner Survey Tool to Conduct the Alumni Placement Survey” to receive this year’s SUNY Excellence in Programming Award. The award was conferred in the “Office of Operations and Procedures” category. The survey was prepared by Brendan Post, Office of Information Technology Service’s (ITS) learning systems team leader, and was supported by ITS Senior Software Designer Patricia Pfister and Dan Murdoch, senior banner project coordinator. Mariangela Ardino, assistant director of career services, accepted the award at the SUNY Career Development Organization’s June conference in Canandaigua. 20

Mary Lou Beagan Judith H. Brown Alan R. Bull Larry Clemons Ira M. Cohen Lorne Cohen Lisa M. Compton Frank D. Dalo Jodi Becker Davis Russ Finley Christine Cook Florence Naomi F. Garwood Blane A. Harding Nancy Hemry-Botts Elizabeth Fischer Huxel Alex Ikejiaku PhD Lisa Gray Knecht Helen J. Kostelas Ruth Lang Kitty Bertino Lee Ronald G. Leonard Christopher Q. Leverett Douglas J. Logory Marie Russo Merenda Donna Leisenring Mineo Joseph A. Mineo Renee Pascucci Mitges Brenda Murphy Pough Eileen Lafleur O’Hara Kellie Wilkinson Okoniewski Terry O’Toole Sylvia Paul-Ellis Lois Bubb Petote Peter R. Pirnie R.D. Sargent Condit Diane Smith Scheible Karen Schuhle-Williams Cindy Rizzo Schultz Randall W. Shea Noreen E. Sheridan Wendy Buenzow Stuart Gregory J. Tallo John F. White Ross E. Williams Andrew A. Zaukas Stephen R. Zogby 1985 $6,854 Raised 6% Participation Michael D. Andriatch Anonymous James E. Bansbach Daniel Borrero Jr. Joan L. Christ Alexander L. Conti John S. Denio Stacey Sigmund Fitch Larry Flood Mary F. Gardner Richard G. Geib II Barbara Gamble Goshorn Chuck Goshorn Thomas F. Honeck

Simon ‘Zack’ Klarides Ann G. Klein Shelly Gardner Kraetz Vincent Leonardis Michele Liguori-Alampi Judith Johnson Luce Tonya Gabriel Lustumbo Joan Ring Markis Shoshana Melnick Ralph R. Meranto John V. Minicozzi Ellen Drexel Monaghan Kathleen Miccoli Newton William C. Payret Mark A. Pinchak Bernadette Mesolella Porter Loretta Whalen Postiglione Linda Jacobs Potash Paul D. Rosati Sharon Wetmore Rosati Ronald Sanchez Paul A. Scutieri Sandra Tomanovich Shatzel Harriet Sally Sisson James M. Slattery Carol A. Smith Frank T. Spadafora Maggie Leonard Valentini Thomas R. Velz Vincent P. Wenger Elaine Viel Widay William E. Wilson John W. Zwierzynski 1986 $4,296 Raised 6% Participation Thomas C. Abraham James V. Albanese Kerry Rehfuss Bandis Cindy Doran Battaglia Richard W. Bialczak Kelly J. Calabrese Jody L. Caldwell Debra McKeown Caputo Terry L. Cox Ricki Martin De Baun Lori McKown DeLorenzo Anthony W. DeLorenzo Edward P. Dillon Doreen Driscoll Elhamalawy Norman R. Gayford David J. Geary Bob ‘Gio’ Giovanniello Ralph M. Hadley Audrey Renneman Hallenbeck Paula LaBarbera Halton Mary Auberger Jasinski Karen Start Klingenberger Darryl P. Lindsay Nancy Leet Mangan Mark E. Martinchek JoAnn E. Meaker Todd E. Miller Laurie Meehan Millspaugh Lory J. Molino-Smith Lawrence F. O’Brien Janine Ortman

Tina Trianni Reeves Ann E. Reigle Gerald T. Rice Mary Lewis Rosia Lisa Flammer Smith Kevin M. Smith Paul St. John Noreen Tuohy Stephens Marianne Virgilio Ellen M. Wilber 1987 $7,453 Raised 4% Participation Anonymous Scott K. Beatty Peter A. Bird Andrew A. Chen Ian B. Cohen Barbara Tabak Dantz John B. Friends Charlene A. Frye Jorge L. Garcia E. Yvonne Harris Karen E. Hegeman Scott W. Hughes Jon C. Huxel Brian D. Jacobs Mary Hechtel Khunger Mark A. Lacatena Jenny Lloyd Marsha A. Mancuso Paula J. Martin Julie M. May David J. Mihalyov Kevin T. O’Brien Karen A. Owen Robert T. Persia Margo Shaw Sarkisian Louise M. Scudieri Kristine M. Shanley Brenda Lewis Smith Scott Sorenson Terry Forbes Trumpowsky Greg Valero Claire Dolson VanDenBerghe 1988 $4,981 Raised 6% Participation Mark R. Aesch Marlea Tallon Allan Karen K. Bailey Stephen A. Basquill Mary Sue Bennett Toni M. Bonville Beverly Brownell Brust Curt Bulmer Joseph M. Buscemi John M. Conway William L. Coughlin Stephen P. Cousins Bridget Blaise Crist Tom Fitzpatrick John F. Foschio Karen C. Francis Kellisue Loftus Friedman

Barry J. Galloway Beth Kortz Glass Mary E. Hauptmann Timothy C. Hayes Christine Gerrish Heatherman Felicia Nesbit Jackson Pamela W. Krahe Jim Maddock Michael P. Mahoney Todd M. Majewski Gwen Martone-Mazza Kimberly Mazgaj-Jensen Leslie Whiting McIntyre Roger L. Misso Susan Charles Orbaker Adedolapo I. Oyefeso Kathy A. Ring Robyn James Rodriguez Timothy A. Rosado Rocco P. Salomone Stephen L. Smythe Kathleen M. Squires William W. Sybalsky Gayel Van Fleet Todd Brian L. Tucker Susan Scull Zauderer Kean A. Zeches 1989 $6,210 Raised 6% Participation Robb E. Adams Daniel B. Askey John G. Beck Michael P. Blumenauer Katherine E. Brick Virginia McCombs Campbell Linda J. Case Patricia Hobson Coates Rosanna Condello Mary Nagel Cousins Edmund Z. Dobrowski Jr. Cheryl A. Fehnel Robert J. Friedman Karen M. Gaesser Carol T. Godsave Peggi A. Hart Stephen P. Kaiser Christopher S. Knop Donna M. Kowal Diane Fontaine Kozakiewicz Linda C. Krieger Steve Levine Kevin T. McCormack Rodney Miller Lisa Nanartowich-White Karen M. Olson Mary R. Powley Grace H. Pritchett Michael J. Rayburn Alice T. Riggs Daniel R. Sargent Scott V. Shone Amy Buongiorne Stamp Greg Stephany Ivette Sterling Gerard F. Weigand Mark A. Williams

Carol Yanik Elaine J. Young

Melinda D. Rushing Jeffrey P. Sheehan Scott T. Slattery William R. Stanton Irene M. Stumberger Donald J. Vivacqua Gladys Wolsky Carol Uscky Zimmerman Eric Zimmerman

1990 $4,787 Raised 5% Participation Frank X. Allkofer Annette Rodgers Archer Amy Troicke Baldwin Curtis R. Birthwright Noel D. Blair Monica Carson Brasted Carmelita A. Brown Maria Rangel Castaneda John C. Curry Paul J. Czerow Kelly J. Daly Gary L. Dermody Anthony J. DeYoung Rob DiCarlo Michael Emanuelo Jr. Deborah Goldberg Fischi James J. Fradenburg Lisa Cohen Friedman Judy A. Fuller David C. Harris Frederick C. Harter Joseph E. Heim Teresa K. Lehr Lana M. Limpert Philip G. McBurney Janet Kamp McLean Sandra A. Meleca Coleen Ramsey Morrison Tim Nekritz Tara Cornwell Peacock Sheila Sutton Pickett Allen S. Plymale Edwin F. Reis Kevin F. Rosko Andrew C. Sarat Larue M. Seeley Kimberly McKinley Taylor Michael P. Thornton Catherine Sadlocha Whitford

1992 $3,381 Raised 4% Participation Lisbeth Smith Birthwright Julie A. Bogdan James C. Boseck Guy E. Carr Margaret G. Cavalier Michelle Enriot Corbett Scott R. DiMarco Thomas J. Evans Cristin Whalen Finch Christina M. Fisher Kathryn Freer-Firkins Thomas M. Gallagher Tammela Schepler Hamlin Virginia A. Hebda Dan Hershkowitz John W. Hoey Michael E. Hoyt Kathleen McDowell Hughes George J. Koegel Millicent D. Lake Andrew P. Lane Sandra Sleeper Lehr Brenda A. Lyness Marty L. Maxwell Jeff McConnell Amy Milley McCullough Karen Ogden Olmstead Chuck Privitera Kathleen Meinke Reichert Greg E. Schultz Lee F. Serravillo Linda P. Sweeting Maryanne Talia Barbara J. Thompson April Nelson Ticknor

1991 $2,724 Raised 4% Participation Michael P. Barry Patricia Seubert Blair Judith A. Clark Kerry Collins-Gross Kathryn R. Dabney Phillip K. Johnson Donna L. Kennison Jeffrey E. Kwas Joy A. Lockhart Sue Mac Naughton Eric L. Maine Karen M. Maras Robert W. Marchiony Darlene W. Moore Janique M. Nine Michael J. Parker Jr. Daniel F. Rogers William L. Rumbold

1993 $10,478 Raised 5% Participation Katie Andriatch David H. Baker Kim Beckford Margaret Montaglione Clark Kerry Cleveland Collard Joseph E. DeCaro Patrick W. Dowdall Marcella H. Esler Bernard Finch Paul D. Fortner William C. Frank Laurie A. Freeman


Robert F. Green Karin J. Gringer Mary Heveron-Smith Mark T. Holcomb Marilyn Hill Isaacs Emerson C. Klees Kate Kulp Kathleen Laforce-Hutteman Dawn M. Lee Holly Ryder Manaseri Jinny L. Mancuso David L. McCurdy Darlene Thimble Meggesto James T. Meggesto Sara Eilola Niemeyer Paul J. Payne Joseph J. Praino Dyann M. Serravillo Lisa M. Sharlow Josh Silber Jeff Thomas Jennifer A. Tom Ruth M. Tyndell Stephen W. Weinbeck Melinda Robinson Whitford Michael G. Williams 1994 $2,558 Raised 4% Participation Anonymous Susan Fogg Brightman Joseph L. Chesebro Carol Miles Clark Joyce Esch Susan E. Feldman Sue E. Holmes Anne C. Hughes Laney V. Johnson Deanna Woodhams Krusenstjerna Ina Lou Kurfiss Elizabeth Mack Kevin P. Mahoney Shawn M. McInerney J. Michael Mott Wesley R. Pickreign Douglas J. Pilato Katherine Grace Purcell Shantha M. Rao Howard A. Rosenblatt Elizabeth A. Tice Debra Hinkley Toms Linda Staurowsky Trevor James L. Vlogianitis 1995 $4,894 Raised 4% Participation Gloria N. Abdulmateen John G. Baker Maureen Moore Ballard Michelle Lehmann Bey Eric G. Bey Lawrence R. Bley Charles D. Church Peter J. Ciabattoni

Nancy A. Colsman Timothy J. Dacey Debra Mancini Danno Jama L. Dodson Jamie James Dowdall Diane Bock Drake Scott C. Fike Kathleen A. Frank Linda Jensen Franklin Derek F. Hacker Elizabeth Waters Harrison Molly Galloway Hegeman Heather M. Jones James P. Kane Richard J. Kane Maria Pucci Knudson Shawn M. Lindstrom Amy Martin Mahoney Tara B. McLean Carole Ann Morrison Karen Bartkowiak Peffer Dean C. Poodry Melanie L. Sarkis Shannon Sauro Oreet Jehassi Schwartz Austin Snead Pamela J. Stiles Tina Rutledge Thomas Jill Feeter Trimble Alethea Fitzgerald Trinkaus Michael A. Trinkaus Keith A. VanRoy John L. Vlogianitis Carolyn A. Walker 1996 $4,624 Raised 3% Participation Anonymous Nora Y. Bell Priscilla G. Boudreau Mary Buggie-Hunt Denise Rivera Codosea Bob Confer Michele Roberts Dovan Robert P. Franklin Shirley L. Hans Floyd B. Hopkins Edward F. Knaak Sean M. Lavigne Jane Elwood Lebak Kristine M. Littrell Eileen C. Magin Ivan M. Marquez Andrea D. McClatchie Michael Mellace KayFrances Mott Nancy J. Panzer Susan Roos Pearson Brian D. Reiss Richard W. Roche John Sapienza Darlene M. Schmitt Catherine E. Trebino Christopher Van Gorden Marcia Duff Wieczorek

1997 $1,812 Raised 2% Participation Anonymous Matthew A. Caporale Barbara Chandler Fagenbaum Michael H. Gibson Craig M. Henry James A. Johnson Jr. William R. LaRonde Rosemary Luzum Rebecca Plant Mellace Jason B. Nowell George Shapow Shawn M. Spratt Michael G. Wright 1998 $2,370 Raised 2% Participation William E. Brown Kirk J. Cottom Jeffrey L. Delorme Maria Ehresman Janet L. Gibbons Shirley J. Green Jack H. Hellaby Randolph G. Hutto William L. Lang Christopher Leone Claire Marziotti Mark Ricci Patrick Seche Euridece Spinola Seche Nancy T. Sheridan Seidu Sofo Adam T. Standish D. Scott Wagner Ben M. Werzinger 1999 $1,459 Raised 2% Participation Michelle Masucci Bartell Rosemary Bond Mark Bonsignore Thomas A. Eldridge Michael K. Evans Scott G. Haines Edith Pratt Hill John Mitrano Julie Calkins Murawski Mark A. Pangrazio Gregory Rusinovich Bernard F. Weber 2000 $1,734 Raised 2% Participation Heather Anderson Anonymous Scott C. Benjamin Neil P. Chodorow Christine A. Crafts Michelle Benedict Kingdollar Jason R. Mangone Elizabeth A. Milano

Sarah J. Moon Timon Perry Diane Ranocchia Boni Michele Jacek Rase Nikki A. Slater Elizabeth Jerome Standish Kristine Willis Weizberg 2001 $2,262 Raised 1% Participation Robert C. Blanchet Francis M. Dolan Donald S. Goodman Julia Kay Lareau Pat Mahoney Andrew D. Mitchell William F. Moughan Jr. Sheila M. Strong Wendy J. Vonhold Jeffrey T. Weilert William R. Wilkinson 2002 $1,536 Raised 2% Participation Christopher M. Acker Kristine Malak Brakoniecki Latasha S. Craig Rhonda K. Devan Sheryl Demay Gonzalez Scott D. Green Carrie Schrecongost Greene Jason J. Johnson Heidi Pierson Kozireski Amy Kruppenbacher Roberta T. Majka Lindsey Schmitt Rozzi Lauren Richmond Snyder Rhonda St. Amant 2003 $1,462 Raised 2% Participation Leonard J. Baker Susan A. Barco Michael J. Cross Justus J. Galac Rosemary C. Lowden Kirsten R. Martin Michael A. Norman Susan Bickford Oehlbeck Kathleen A. Provost Brandon St. John Ana E. Veras Patricia M. Wier Nicole M. Wilkinson 2004 $646 Raised 1% Participation John J. Akers Crystal Shelby Butler Sandra L. Franz Teresa J. Gaylard Andrew J. Knoph

Richard W. Black Margaret B. Blackman Robert C. Blanchet ‘01 Davida Bloom Steven Blosenhauer David A. Boehm ‘97 John R. Boersma Roger W. Boily ‘62 Kenneth P. Bonczyk ‘70 Jordan Bopp Donald Borbee Robert Bouchard Mark E. Bower ‘80 Monica K. Brasted ‘90 Michael Braunscheidel Zara R. Brenner Steven and Kim Breslawski Lawrence D. Brien Gary P. Briggs Nancy E. Brinkwart Melissa M. Brown Melva L. Brown Carol R. Brown Arden K. Bucholz Laura Buckner Mary Buggie-Hunt ‘96 Ben Bullock ‘03 Vickie Burgio Susan Bush Sandra Cain Virginia Campbell ‘89 Jill Campbell ‘70 John Carlson Christian Carson Elizabeth Caruso Linda J. Case ‘89 Mary Cassidy Maria Castaneda ‘90 Christopher Cavallaro Jessica Celento Mark J. Chadsey Patricia Chakalis Betty Chan Stephen Chan Marie Chapman Alisia Chase Duncan Chase John J. Chelonis Joseph L. Chesebro ‘94 Ruth Childs Oh Kon Cho Gregory Christo Rebecca Christopher ‘04 Andrea Ciliotta-Rubery Patricia Coates ‘89 Lynda Cochran Brett Codori Lee J. Cohen Susan Collier Nicholas Colucci Vickie Comden George F. Cond Vivian Condello Joan Consler Judy A. Conway Denise Copelton Mary E. Corey ‘81 JoLynne Corsi ‘97

2005 $391 Raised 1% Participation Helena Megyesi Boersma Kim Ehret Paul L. Jonasse Kalyani K. Madhu Jared W. McLaughlin Justin P. Rogers 2006 $1,210 Raised 1% Participation Logan T. Gaffney Carol A. Golden Steven B. Lewis Jeff Morse Chuck Wade Gregory S. Woodworth 2007 $592 Raised 2% Participation Patrick M. Wilcox * deceased

Faculty & Staff Sharon Albone Andrea Alexander Heather Anderson ‘00 Susan K. Allen ‘75 Matthew T. Althouse Debra Miles Ames ‘73 Michael D. Andriatch ‘85 Anonymous (12) S. Reddy Anugu Stuart Appelle Cathy Appleby ‘75 Mariangela Ardino Gail B. Argetsinger Daniel B. Askey ‘89 J. Scott Atkinson ‘82 Jeremy Babcock Virginia Bacheler David Bagley Sister Beverly Baker ‘86 David Ball ‘69 Joseph and Linda Balog Betsy Ann Balzano Mihail Barbosu Susan Barco ‘03 Jim E. Bareis ‘85 Wendy Barney ‘07 Amy Barnhill Justin Beach ‘03 Jamie Beers Wilson Nora Y. Bell ‘96 Jonathan Bell ‘67 Sharon Belle-Render ‘79 Allan ’81 and Jean ’69 Berry Marcia Betlem ‘67 Mark and Phyllis Lista Bewicke Gregory Bibby Edwina Billings Deborah Birkins ‘81


Robert J. Cotter Nancy M. Cox Christine Crafts ‘00 Latasha Craig ‘02 Shirley A. Crews John C. Curry ‘90 Jacqueline Davis Carol A. Davis Kevin Day John De Baun ‘71 Gary DeLaura Fred C. Deyo Rob DiCarlo ‘90 Georges Dicker Brian Dickinson Sara DiDonato William S. Dillon Colleen T. Donaldson ‘77 Susan Donk ‘75 Joan Doran Peter ’81 and Linda Dowe Edward H. Downey Diane Drake ‘95 Betty Drennen William H. Dresnack Tom Dreyer Kimberly F. Duquette ‘89 James C. Dusen Charles Edwards Kim Ehret ‘05 Ralph Eisenmann Phyllis Eldred Victoria Elsenheimer Laura Emerson ‘90 Marcella Esler ‘93 Moira A. Fallon James Fatula Douglas A. Feldman Stephen Fellner Richard J. Fenton Cristin Finch ‘92 Herbert Fink Daniel R. Fletcher ‘97 Margaret Fletcher Keith Fletcher Jr. Ronald D. Fluviot Julie Ford Leslie Williams ‘02 P. Michael Fox ‘88 Joseph S. Franek Thomas Fraser Joel Frater Laurie A. Freeman ‘93 Johnna M. Frosini ‘92 Gary Frye Becky Gagne John Gardner Mark Gardner Ave Gardner Greg Garvey Robert Gemmett James Georger Lisa Gerst ‘93 Carol Giblin Mary Ann Giglio ‘73 Mary Jo Gigliotti Tim Gilbert Bob Gilliam

Robin Glazier Carol Godsave ‘89 Thomas Golaszewski Sheryl Gonzalez ‘02 Charles C. Gooden Sandra Graczyk Christopher Grant Connie Graves Donna Green Kathleen H. Groves ‘70 Diana Grzywacz Amy Guptill Linda Hacker Scott Haines ‘99 Kimberley Haines Donald Halquist John Halsey John and Kathy Halstead Dale Hartnett James and Carol Haynes Jennifer Haytock Craig and Dona Hazen Jennifer M. Hecker Susanna Heins ‘97 Linda T. Hendrix ‘97 Timothy J. Henry Jeffrey Herman Cindy L. Hewitt Janie Hinds Anna Hintz Susan Hoffman Markus Hoffmann Brian and Michelle Hofstra Terrence Hooper ‘72 Susan E. Hopkins ‘94 Gayle Hover Amy Hudzinski Bonnie Hugelmaier William Hullfish Nancy S. Iafrati ‘77 O. Steve Ireland Robert Jenks David and Patricia Jewell Joe and Angelique Johnston Roxanne and John Johnston Dawn M. Jones Melanie Jones Lois Jones Clarence Juffs * Daniel Karin ‘75 Manmadharao Kasaraneni John Keiser Donna L. Kennison ‘91 Donald Kent Linda Kent Karen Kifer Rick and Sharon Kincaid Laura Kingdollar Donna Kowal ‘89 David Kowalczyk Warren Kozireski ‘82 Christopher Krekic ‘02 Natalie Kress Michael C. Krickmire ‘72 Amy L. Kruppenbacher ‘02 Francis Kuhn Kathleen Kutolowski Richard and Lorraine Lair

Kadathur B. Lakshmanan Deborah Lamphron Jeffrey T. Lashbrook ‘80 Cheryl A. Lattimore Dawn Lee ‘93 Teresa Lehr ‘90 Barbara LeSavoy W. Bruce Leslie Ruth LeVesque Steven B. Lewis ‘06 Lauren J. Lieberman Pamela List Jennifer J. Little Jenny Lloyd ‘87 Leslie Locketz Maggie Logan Margie Lovett-Scott ‘75 Bonnie Luce Anne Macpherson Derek MacTurk Jeff Maier Joseph and Joyce Makarewicz Jose Maliekal Salahuddin Malik Holly M. Manaseri ‘93 Jason R. Mangone ‘00 Esther Marion Catherine Markle Joani Martin Morag Martin Theresa Martinez Nick Mascari James Mason Judy Massare Timothy Massey Antonio Mastroberardino ‘02 Diane Maurer Cathleen McCormick Thomas M. McDermott Steve McMaster ‘80 Laurel McNall Heidi Melens ‘97 Merrill Melnick Wendy Meyer Marcy E. Miceli ‘73 Sherri Micheli Earnest Miller ‘92 Cathy Miller Mildred Peggs Mills Sandra W. Mitchell Sandeep Mitra Barbara Mitrano ‘72 John Mitrano ‘99 John Mlyniec Rebecca Moore Clyde Morgan Gretchen Morith J. Emory Morris Richard G. Morrison Beth and Glenn Moy Lauri Mulley Sandra Mullin Matthew Mulvaney Donald Murray ‘69 Christine Murray Gregg Murray Gary Musante Kim Myers

Donna Napier Gary Neuderfer Sam Nicolosi Donna Noble ‘87 Mark and Lisa Noll Chris and Melissa Norment Mark Norris David and Cherise Oakley Ken O’Brien Nancy O’Connor Kristin O’Donnell Pam O’Keefe Karen Olson Mary Jo Orzech John Osowski Gary Owens ‘72 Maria Pappano-Mykins Andrea Parada Alison Parker Anthony Parrino Janet Peluso-Militello Susan Perry Paul Persia Susan Petersen ‘76 Karen Podsiadly Jeffrey ’75 and Maryellen ’81 Post Nancy Prell Christopher Price Darwin Prioleau Julie Pruss Denise Putt Pamela Quamo ‘65 Stanley Radford Kulathur S. Rajasethupathy Linda Rak P. Gibson Ralph T. Mahadeva Rao Linda Reynolds Mark Ricci ‘98 Marilyn Rich Peggy Rife Paul Robinson Scott Robinson Scott Rochette L. Scott Rodas Alberta Roesser ‘00 Daniel Rogers ‘91 Justin P. Rogers ‘05 Jane Romal Tracy Ross William G. Rowe Mark Rowland ‘95 Janet Roy Sharon Ryan Wesley Sabo Carmen Sabo Lynae Sakshaug Rocco ’88 and Kelly ’88 Salomone John Sapienza ‘96 Daniel R. Sargent ‘89 Natalie Sarrazin Helen Saunders Pat Sauro Shannon Sauro ‘95 Gregory D. Saxton Penny L. Sayles Michael Schaffer ‘70

From Cambodia with Love Following is a letter from Brockport alumna Sandi Smith ’94, pictured above with the children at her orphanage, written to Jennifer Hecker, department of art professor. Hecker thought other Brockport alumni would like to read over her shoulder to learn what Smith has been doing the past few years. Hi Jennifer, In October 2005, I packed up my life and moved to Cambodia. I’ve been living here ever since. I work with an organization called NCLO, and I am the operations director of the NCLO Children’s Home and Educational Center. In a nutshell, I run an orphanage. We took in our first child in March 2006, and we now have nine children living in our home. They are amazing kids, all coming out of really disturbing backgrounds… from living in the dump to extreme poverty to extreme abuse. They are incredibly strong and resilient. They amaze me on a regular basis. We have room in our current house for another seven children and we are hoping to have those beds filled soon. I love living in Cambodia. It’s SO different… nothing like Brockport to say the very least. There are days when it can be a bit overwhelming, as it is a bit dangerous and more than a bit frustrating. The country is still in a stage of development after being destroyed under the Khmer Rouge, and the government is corrupted beyond imagination. There are plenty of muggings and robberies. There are no rules for driving, so you literally have to watch your every move, even when you are walking on the sidewalk as cars and “motos” drive right up them. Medical care is very scary. It is safer to just not go to the hospital than it is to go… if I am ever injured to the point of requiring medical care, I would end up going to Thailand. People there are wonderful, but they are not able to project out at all. Due to the years spent living under the Khmer Rouge and literally living from minute to minute, they just cannot seem to plan ahead, or think forward, even an hour or two. They literally think in the moment they are in, and then they deal with the consequences later. It’s a bit frustrating as I’m sure you can imagine. But, I love it. The good far outweighs the bad. The kids make it all worth while for me. Our first child just hit his one-year anniversary with us, and he has changed so much it’s amazing. He was living in a cardboard shack on a pile of garbage in the city dump. He had lice and skin parasites so bad that we had to shave his head, and it took almost five months to get his skin clear. He also was severely undernourished, and had never been to school a day in his life — he was nine years old at the time. Pretty scary. But, he is doing great. He has grown almost six cm, and has gained about six kilos. He’s in school and is consistently in the top three of his class. He’s just such a great kid. I’m really proud of him and how hard he has worked this past year. Anyway, I won’t make this any longer. I actually need to get to bed…it’s getting pretty late on this side of the planet. Take care, Sandi Smith 23

On their way

Linda J. Schaffer ‘73 Douglas M. Scheidt Robin Schepler Mary Jo Schlecht Darlene M. Schmitt ‘96 Joan Schockow ‘94 Brad Schreiber ‘83 Kathleen Schreier ‘07 Karen Schuhle-Williams ‘84 Kim Scott Susan R. Seem Richard and Sandra Selden Lena Shiao Francis Short Rey Antonio Sia Paul and Jutta Dudley Patricia J. Siegel Bonnie Sills Roberta Simmons Russell W. Simpson Lara Sipols Joseph Siracusa Howard J. Skogman Laurie Smith ‘73 Shelly Stack-Smith ‘91 Rebecca Smith Linda Snell Charles and Pat Sommer Joan Z. Spade Gene ’69 and Bernice Spanneut Barbara P. Speed James A. Spiller Louis ’82 and Gene Spiro John Spitzer Rhonda St. Amant ‘02 Richard St. George Brandon St. John ‘03 Mark Stacy ‘95 Adam ’98 and Betsy ’00 Standish Lucinda Stanton DE Staveley Douglas W. Steffen Susan B. Steinbrenner ‘72 Barbara Sterling Gary Stevens Joanne Stevens ‘81 Gary Stevens Tricia Stewart Susan Stites-Doe Denise Stoll ‘79 Jacqueline Stolt Gary Strassner Jeff Strieter Sheila Strong ‘01 Neala Stull Juanita Suarez John Szyikowski Son Nhut Ta Barbara Tanis Barbara B. Thaine Jacqueline P. Thomas William J. Thomas Barbara Thompson ‘92 Gail Tipton Steven Toal James A. Tobin ‘71

College Celebrates 140th Commencement The College at Brockport celebrated the College’s 140th Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony and its 57th Graduate Ceremony, Saturday, May 12, with more than 1,200 undergraduate students and approximately 225 graduate students taking part in Commencement 2007. Approximately 2,200 undergraduate and 400 graduate students were eligible to commence—students who either fulfilled their academic obligations the previous December, completed them in May, or who finished up final requirements no later than August. Brockport alumnus Vince Gonzales ’90, a CBS news correspondent in Los Angeles, gave the commencement address for the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony, and alumnus Edward Doherty ’81, vice president for community programs at the Rochester Area Community Foundation, gave the commencement address for the Graduate Commencement Ceremony. Gonzales was an assistant producer for CBS News’ “Up to the Minute” and held a number of production and administrative positions at CBS News. He is best known for his work on numerous investigative reports, which have been broadcast on the CBS Evening News. He has won several awards for his work, including two Columbia University Alfred I. DuPont Awards, an Emmy, Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Award and Society for Professional Journalists Award. Gonzales received a bachelor’s in political science and communication/journalism from Brockport, earned a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and studied at the Graduate School of International and Public Affairs, also at Columbia University. Doherty earned a master’s in public administration from Brockport. He previously served as commissioner of environmental services for the City of Rochester.


Dave Toman Debbie Toms ‘94 Ralph Toscano Jr. Gregory M. Toth Ralph Trecartin Teresa Forbes Trumpowsky ‘87 Stuart Tsubota Dave Turkow ‘73 Krista K. Tyner Stephen and Marcia Ullman Bernard Valento Yvonne Van Skiver Claire VanDenBerghe ‘87 Andrea Vella Pierangela Veneziani Ana Veras ‘03 Wendy Vonhold ‘01 Judith Wade Adam Waite ‘03 Debra Walls Austin Warner William Warren Diane Warren Celia A. Watt Kathy Weber ’85 and Nat Goodhartz Stephen Weinbeck ‘93 Elliot Weininger Carrie Welch Suzanna Wesh ‘04 Dorine Widger Marcia Wieczorek ‘96 Debra Wilfeard Donna Wilkerson-Barker Nate Williams Vicky Willis Cathy Wilson ‘88 Susan Wilson Rosemary Wilson Elton Wilson Benjamin Wineburg ‘03 Mary Wingender Joseph P. Winnick Herbert Wise Frank Wojcik Ward ’74 and Ann Wolff Sharon Woodley Richard G. Woodson Helen Wunderlich LouAnn Wurst Paul and Ellen Yu Bonnie J. Zalar Jill Zarazinski Lillian Zhu Frank Zona ‘70 Edith Zsuzsics

Friends Anne Abbey Lew Adams Samuel Aldrich Roxanne Ambrosio Anonymous Susan Ansara and Nancy Chanover Patricia A. Atkinson Cosimo and Priscilla Baglio

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Don Fradenburgh Stuart and Arlene French Sheryl Brown Galinski Alice Garlock Jane Gasparitsch John and Nora Gevlin Mildred Gianfagna Joseph Gigliotti Joseph and Ellen Gilbert Tom Gilman Kathleen Goetz Frederic and Charleen Goodwin Bernice Graham Petros Hadjicostas Richard and Patricia Hamlin Arthur Hatton William B. Hauser Hon. Stephen M. Hawley Helen Hemmer Tara M. Higgins Thomas J. Hill Marion T. Hill David L. Hoffberg Frederick J. Holbrook Kelly N. Hubbard Willard and Judith Hunter Marc and Ann Iacona Myrta Izzo Anne Johantgen Andrew and Sandra Kaldor Bernard and Emilie Schmidt Kane Nancy Kanniainen Gustave and Jean Karge Alexander Kasanof Bonnie Kellogg Donna R. Kiley John and Joan Kramer Larry and Donna Kun Jane Labrum Deborah Lazar Johnnie Lehman Bernard and Rose Letky Murray Lieberman Jacques M. and Dawn Lipson Vincent Lista Tawny Livingston Patricia Lorback Peter Luskey John and Candace Lynch Richard and Doris Mac Comb Margaret Maccio Sandy MacDonald Christopher and Carleen Madden Michael and Estelle Mahon Anthony and Benita Maio Jennifer Mancuso Irene Manitsas Michael and Cara Marinelli Julia Markusen Joseph and Sarah Mason Brannan Mason Tony and Susan Mastrangiola Ed Matejkovic William and Grace Matthews Phyllis McLane Erik McNair

Julie McWherter Augustin and Linda Melendez James and Carole Meyer John and Dorcas Michaels Samuel and Rochelle Miller Milton Miller Murray and Betty Miller Kent Miner Mary Ann Mis Carol Moccio Josephine Moroney M. Lucile Morris William and Marion Morse Mr. and Mrs. Robert Muesebeck Heather Mumford William G. Murphy William Murtha Raymond and Noel Myers Gerlad and Michele Myler Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Naglieri John and Elizabeth Neidhart Catherine L. Newell Nigel and Geraldine Newman Lois Niland Stephen Nugent Peggy Thompson O’Connor Kathy O’Donovan Charles and Marie Oette John and Diane Paganelli Stanley and Linda Palumbo Hunt Parker Stephen L. Pelton Dulsie and Flora Perry Daniel and Hannah Pierpont Anthony Pietrzykowski Kenneth J. Pink Richard and Joyce Pirozzolo Philip and Amy Puchalski David and Sharon Pyfrom Caroline Ramirez Lynn Ramirez Richard E. Rands Dorothy E. Reed Gail Rein Michael and Sheilah Reynolds Lucille J. Ribble Margaret E. Richards Beverly Roche Judith D. Rose Bill and Tara Rougle Thomas and Linda Ryder Karen Salamone Jon and Linda Sandberg Ross and Mary Sceusa Barbara Schleelein Frankie and Norman Scott Manuel Rivera-Ortiz and Peter Scribner Steven Seager Harry and Christine Sentiff Theresa Shaheen John Simpson John and Angela Sinacore JoEllen Smith Marilyn Star The Staton Family Margaret Steigerwald Arline Stephany

Frank M. Stotz Norma Studier Linda Tague RJ and Doris Tangry Enid Tierney Virginia A. Toal Frank and Felecia Tundo Scott Turner and Mary Worboys-Turner Russel and Ruth Uhrenholdt Gladys Valcore Winifred Dean and Dean A. Vaughn Joan Veit Gary Vickers Michael and Patricia Walker Kevin J. Ward Dorothy “Dee” Weber Robert and Karla Wilsey Mark Wishman Richard and Christine Wolcott Robert B. Wolf Virginia Wolkner Bill and Sandra Wood Richard and Elizabeth Wood Kathleen D. Wurzer Beth B. Wyland Jeff Yahn Jerry and Debby Yarov

Golden Eagle Society Richard A. Adams ‘59 Robert W. Adams Richard L. Adriance ‘62 Rick ’78 and Diane Amundson Hokey ’66 and Lee Cainaru ’68 Anderson Michael D. Andriatch ‘85 Anonymous Linda Arena ‘69 J. Scott Atkinson ‘82 Jeremy J. Babcock David K. Bagley Frank ’61 and Jane Erickson ’67 Balling Scott Beatty ‘87 Stephen B. Beaulieu ‘65 Nelson Beetow ‘63 Joseph ’59 and Beth Bellanca Deborah Birkins ‘81 Noel ’90 and Patty Seubert ’91 Blair Roger W. Boily ‘62 David A. Bolen ‘03 Ted Bondi ‘51 Bill Brand ‘54 James M. Briggs ‘73 Alison Broomhead ‘04 Paul and Vicky Bukowski Robert D. Bunnell ‘73 Thomas H. Burke Patrick M. Burke ‘80 Brian and Susan Burr Ramona J. Cady ‘80 Robert M. Caruana Elizabeth Caruso


Linda J. Case ‘89 John Chris Clarke ‘81 John ’77 and Karen Benz ’77 Clarke Valerie Miller Cloud ‘69 William ’50 and Bernice Knauss ’48 Cobbett Lynda Cochran Tim F. Colburn ‘87 Marilyn F. Colby Bob Confer ‘96 Jim and Sara Lemmler ’72 Cook JoLynne Corsi ‘97 Amy Clara Crowe ‘72 Jim ‘64 and Maureen Ward ‘66 Cunningham Elmer J. Cuthbertson ‘62 Irene Grandits D’Agostino ‘50 Patrick Damore ‘52 Jay DeGrood ‘63 Patricia A. Desmond ‘66 Rita G. Devine ‘55 Patrick M. Didas Thomas Diederich ‘63 Betty Dimmick ‘68 Ralph T. Dodge ‘50 Jim ’76 and Susan Manogue ’75 Donk Mr. and Mrs. James H. Feneli Richard and Joan Fenton Herbert Fink Don Fradenburgh Laurie A. Freeman ‘93 Richard and Ann Frey Karen M. Gaesser ‘89 Jim and Gail Gates Richard J. Gaughan ‘69 Scott Gay ‘73 Robert and Elizabeth Getz James Gilbert ‘62 Dennis J. Glanton ‘69 Janet Gleason Connie Graves Donald F. Hachten ‘58 Walter C. Hameline ‘75 Susan C. Hawkes Michael ’68 and Susan Kleinke ’70 Herrman Dan and Joan Hicks Susan Hoffman Charles ’67 and Catherine Huber George Hugel ‘50 William ’80 and Lauren Hunter Greg and Paula Iannello Felicia L. Jackson ‘88 Shannon Jennison ‘96 Raymond G. Johnston Roxanne and John Johnston Robert Jones Joseph and Janice Kandor Dennis and Marlaine Kaniecki Todd A. Klingensmith ‘91 Michael E. Kohut ‘62 Warren R. Kozireski ‘82 John and Kathleen Kutolowski Marybeth A. Lamb ‘81 Christine E. Landry ‘81 Ralph G. Larsen ‘71

Sandra Sleeper Lehr ‘92 Barbara Pennell Lenzi ‘69 Elaine Leshnower ‘61 W. Bruce Leslie Jim Long ‘79 Joan Lucci Peter J. Luciano ‘59 Eugene G. Maier ‘57 Anthony and Benita Maio Richard Mancuso Joe ’67 and Maryann Keating’67 Maresco Frank Marino ‘58 Joseph M. Massi ‘59 Harv Mattes ‘68 Glen McGinnis ‘57 Colleen Zeitler McKillop ‘94 William McLean ‘73 Lisa A. Meyer ‘91 David J. Miller ‘77 Thomas T. Moore ‘79 Thad Mularz ’50 * Odessa Pollara Nelson ‘00 Gerald L. Nesbitt ‘66 Bill Nicholson ‘58 Robert J. Nicoletti ‘78 Thomas Nugent Frank and Janet Ojeda Robert D. Olczak ‘70 Eugene ’53 and Mary Orbaker Joanne Orrange ‘96 Bob ’62 and Frances Arioli ’62 Paliwodzinski W. Jack Palombella ‘63 Mauro ’52 and Rita Panaggio J. Robert ’50 and Margaret Pedersen Susan C. Petersen ‘76 Herbert Pluschau ‘52 Richard E. Rands Terry J. Ransbury ‘51 Daniel and Denise Reisdorf Steven Reynolds ‘06 Richard and Leslie Rice George ’54 and Rosa Rich Beverly Roche Frederick Rockow ‘59 Linda Anne Rooker ‘68 George Rose ‘66 Bradley W. Rowe ‘02 Mark Rowland ‘95 Frank L. Sacheli ‘45 Karen Salamone Michael ’70 and Linda ’73 Schaffer Ray ’61 and Guylene Scharf Jim Scott ‘69 James D. Sculley ‘67 Howard A. Scutt ‘50 Ryan C. Shannon ‘05 Michael and Lorraine Silco John Simpson Joan Sitterly ’74 and Gary Miller ‘57 Gary Skoog ‘68 Melvin ’53 and Helen Fabi ’55 Smagorinsky Nick Smyth ‘03

William ’72 and Susan Swartwout ’72 Steinhaus Robert H. Stenzel ‘55 Daniel Stinebiser ‘76 David “Tresh” Tresohlavy ‘68 Michael Trinkaus ‘95 Teresa Forbes Trumpowsky ‘87 Angela D’Ambrosi Trzepkowski ‘86 Eric J. Turner ‘95 E. Gordon Van Buren ‘51 Howard ’50 and Janet Tilley ’50 Whatford Paul H. Winiecki ‘57 Arthur Winiecki ‘56 Chalmers Wolcott Jr. ‘95 Jack Zamek ‘58 * deceased

Friends of Dance Rudy ‘56 and Joan Clark ’54 Aceto Jamie Beers-Wilson Cynthia V. Cable Sandra Cain Kelly J. Calabrese ‘85 Richard L. Castner Judith A. Clark ‘91 Carl Conrad Jacqueline Davis Art Dee Joyce DeHaan and Jerry Fisher Garth Fagan William B. Hauser Warren ’57 and Maryann Hewes Earl and Mary Cosgrove ’61 Ingersoll Roxanne and John Johnston Gregory and Shawn Malley Tom and Mary Markusen Grace Westphal Milton ‘40 Frances Moroney Whited Sandra Perez ‘75 Marjorie L. Perlman ‘82 Present Tense Dance Darwin Prioleau Philip and Amy Puchalski George ’54 and Rosa Rich Lindsey J. Rozzi ‘02 RWS and Associates Entertainment, Inc. Jill Ann Schwartz ‘79 Manuel Rivera-Ortiz and Peter Scribner Patrick ’98 and Euridece Spinola ’02 Seche Grace Reed Sibbald ‘53 Michael Sondow ‘81 Sharqui LTD Linda Tague Jacqueline P. Thomas Ann Weitzel Kristine L. Willis ‘00 Gregory J. Wiktorski

Emeriti Robert and Barbara Adams Mark & Marlies Anderson Bill and Monika Andrews Anonymous Herbert S. Bailey Patricia Ellis Baker ‘61 Janet W. Beck ‘70 Morris and Carol Beers Gerald L. Begy Gordon and Betty Bemis Doug Best ‘75 John and Susan Bixler Robert and Carol Blake Ronald J. Bopp Walter and Abbie Boston Eugene ’49 and Gloria Bowers Walter F. Brautigan ‘63 Henry Bretton Albert W. and Marjorie Brown Marguerite Hare Browne ‘44 Roy Bubb ’53 and John Nipher Dale and Rita Burrell Robert ’71 and Marion ’71 Cassie Richard L. Castner Mou Ta and Kathleen Chen Marilyn F. Colby Sara & Jim Cook Claude and Marilyn Cornish Paul ’61 and Aleen Curran Eleanor Hamilton Cushing ‘73 Edward and Jeanette D’Agostino ’53 Banker Romine R. Deming W. Raymond and Ute Duncan Barbara A. Dupre ‘89 William Elwell Harold ’51 and Norma ’52 Emmerson Alice McCormick Ennis ‘77 Garth Fagan Rawle and Ena Farley Francis Filardo Sondra H. Fraleigh Richard and Ann Frey Ruth A. Garis Eugene F. Gartland ‘72 Ralph and Elizabeth Gennarino Robert and Elizabeth Getz Robert H. Giblin Nat Goodhartz and Kathy Weber ‘85 Jean F. Gravelle ‘69 Frederick J. Gravetter Johnetta C. Green ‘76 Carolyn Shuman Greene ‘70 David G. Hale H. David Hammond Susan C. Hawkes Craig and Dona Hazen Ian and Rita Henderson Bill ’61 and Hanny ’62 Heyen James J. Horn Terrin and Gayle Hover Larry and Dorothy Humm Earl and Mary Ingersoll Judith Berry Jennejahn ‘58

David and Patricia Jewell Donald Johnson Ralph and Zerith Jordan Benita M. Jorkasky Robert Jubenville ‘70 Joseph and Janice Kandor Sharon M. Kehoe ‘78 Charles F. Kiehl Maurice J. Kleiman John and Joan Kramer Joanna H. Kraus Donald E. Leffler Edward and Johnnie Lehman Gary Levine Richard and Janice Liebe Sarah F. Liebschutz Martin S. Lindauer Rosalie M. Lodato ‘88 Judith Johnson Luce ‘85 Gerald D. Luzum Bhim and Raj Madan Pat Mahoney ‘01 John R. Maier Richard V. and Donna Mancuso Tom and Mary Markusen Robert and Frances Marx Joseph and Sandra Mason Robert and Judith Mclean Bud and Sandy ’87 Meade John G. Michaels Robert J. Miller Elaine K. Miller David J. Morien Frances Moroney Whited Sheila A. Myer Kazumi Nakano Marion Lawson Nestle ‘61 Mary E. Neumann ‘70 Susannah H. Newman Thomas A. Nugent Eileen Lafleur O’Hara ‘84 Eugene ’53 and Mary Orbaker Darwin and Sharon Palmiere Mauro ’52 and Rita Panaggio Lynn and Anne ’82 Parsons Sylvia Paul Ellis ‘84 J. Robert and Margaret Pedersen Robert J. Potter Wolodymyr and Irma ‘88 Pylyshenko George and Jerry Rentsch Calvin and Margaret ’74 Rich Bill and Ann Rock Victor J. Rojas and Linda A. Hall Jane B. Romal Thomas E. Rosia ‘72 Stan Rubin and Judith Kitchen Robert and Molly Rutzen Carol Sample ‘69 Tonya Satryb Kenneth and Mary Jo Schlecht Kempes and Ann Schnell Royal and Georgianna Shepard Barbara W. Sherwood John and Angela Sinacore Ralph Sisson Melvin ’53 and Helen ’55 Smagorinsky

Arthur Smith Delmont and Jeannette Smith Armin Sommer Bill and Bonnie Stewart John Stoller Rober Strayer and Suzanne Sturn Ginny L. Studer John and Maxine Van de Wetering James E. Vetuskey Andrew D. Virgilio ‘49 Karen Walter-Passarell William D. Ward Virginia M. Weis Ann Weitzel Claude F. Wiegand Jack and Gladys Wolsky John Zwierzynski ‘85

Agape Physical Therapy Services PC Alpha Alpha Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Altria Group Inc. Alvin F. and Ruth K. Thiem Foundation The American Gift Fund American Legion Auxiliary Andover Family Chiropractic Apogee Telecom Inc. Archsynergy Ltd Arjuna Florist & Gifts The Art Store Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State Avaya AVI Foodsystems Inc. AXA B. Giambrone & Company Inc. Bank of America Corporation The Bank of New York Barnes & Noble College Bookstores Barrett Paving Materials Inc. Basically Bracelets Inc. Bay City Capital Foundation Becker Professional Review Bergmann Associates Inc. Bill Gray’s Restaurant The Boeing Company The Bonadio Group Bon Ton Bothar Construction LLC Bristol Myers Squibb Brockport Auxiliary Service Corporation Brockport Rotary Club Brockport Student Government Buffalo Crushed Stone Inc. Burke Group Byrne Dairy C&S Engineers Inc. Callanan Industries Inc. Canandaigua Wine Company Cannon Design Cardona & Sons Inc. CATCO Chaintreuil Jensen Stark Architects LLP The Chickering Group Christa Construction LLC Cigna Foundation Citigroup Foundation Clark Patterson Associates Cold Spring Construction Company Confer Plastics Inc. Corning Incorporated Foundation Council on International Educational Exchange Covalt Family Foundation Crane-Hogan Structural Systems Inc. Crosby-Brownlie Inc. Crystal Barn Curran Company LLC D.A. Collins Construction Company Inc.

Gifts-in-Kind The Art Store Barnes & Noble College Bookstores, Inc. Bill Gray’s Restaurant Brockport Student Government Crystal Barn Dibella’s Frank Dolan ‘01 Eastman Kodak Tommy Hilfiger Foundation Hyatt’s – All Things Creative Java Junction JP Morgan Chase Lift Bridge Book Shop Lumiere Photo MAHANY Welding Supply The McGraw-Hill Companies Pomodoro Grill The Posh Princess Prentice Hall Red Bird Tea Shoppe Rochester Ceramics Ryan’s Big M Seaward Candies Sigma Theta Tau International Melvin ’53 and Helen Fabi ’55 Smagorinsky Splatters Studio LTD Strand Theatre Tom or Nicks Ceramics, Inc. Victorian Bed and Breakfast Woodside Granite Industries, Inc.

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Danielle Windus-Cook Properties LLC The Donald F. and Maxine B. Davison Foundation DeJoy, Knauf & Blood LLP Delaney Construction Corporation Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation Dibella’s Domino’s Pizza Doyle Security Systems Inc. Duke Energy Foundation Eastman Kodak Ecolab Inc. Economy Paving Company Inc. Elderlee Inc. Eldredge, Fox & Porretti LLP Eli Lilly and Company Foundation Enterprise Rent-A-Car Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation ES&L Staff – Long Pond Branch Estate of Chrystal G. Hoffman Estate of Mary Joan Allen The Lifetime Healthcare Companies ExxonMobil Foundation Fair 21 Inc. Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund Freed, Maxick & Battaglia PC Friars Foundation Friends of Charlie Nesbitt Fuller O’Brien Insurance Gannett Foundation GE Foundation General Motors SUNY Geneseo Study Abroad Office Greece Rotary Foundation Inc. Guardian Life Insurance Corporation Harris Foundation Harte-Hanks Hi-Lite Markings Inc. The History Club of Brockport Hodgson Russ LLP HSBC Philanthropic Programs Hudson River Construction Company Inc. Hyatt’s – All Things Creative ING Baring Ingersoll-Rand Company Insero & Company CPAs PC Integrated Filing Systems Inc. Intel Corporation IUOE Local No 545 Charitable Foundation Jack Spates Oklahoma Gold Wrestling Camp Java Junction Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Johnston Paper JP Morgan Chase Judith P. and Willard W. Hunter Charitable Fund

Kendall Hunt Publishing Company Kilian J. and Caroline F. Schmitt Foundation Inc. KPMG LLP Kraft North American Foodservice LIUNA Local 435 Lancaster Development Inc. The Landing at Brockport Landmark Retail LLC Landsman Development Corp Liberty Mutual Lift Bridge Book Shop Lincoln Financial Group Foundation Lockheed Martin Corporation Longwood Jr. High School Sunshine Fund Lumiere Photo M & T Bank M&T Charitable Foundation M&T Investment Group MAHANY Welding Supply Marage Trucking Inc. Mattel Children’s Foundation Mayzon Corporation McCue Memorial Foundation The McGraw-Hill Companies Media Networks Inc. Mengel, Metzger, Barr & Company LLP The Men’s Bridge Club Merck and Company Inc. Merrill Lynch & Company Foundation Inc. The Fort Miller Company Inc. The Milne Family Foundation National Grid Ncr Foundation New York Life Insurance Company Niagara National Inc. Nixon Peabody LLP The Notable Corporation Oakgrove Construction Inc. Office of International Education Orkin Inc. Parsons Brinckerhoff Group Administration Inc. The Peckham Family Foundation Pepsi Bottling Company PepsiCo Foundation Pfizer Foundation Pomodoro Grill Posillico Group Foundation Inc. The Posh Princess Pratt Brothers Inc. Prentice Hall Presbytery of Genesee Valley Inc. Present Tense Dance Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP Procter & Gamble Fund Prudential Insurance Company of America RE/MAX First & RE/MAX 1st Commercial Red Bird Tea Shoppe Roberts Communications Inc. Rochester Area Community Foundation

Rochester Ceramics Rochester General Hospital Rochester Software Associates Inc. RWS and Associates Entertainment Inc. Ryan’s Big M Sachem Three Style Wrestling Club Salmin, Celona, Wehrle & Flaherty LLP SC Johnson Fund Inc. Schwab Charitable Fund Seaward Candies Sharqui LTD Sherwin-Williams Company Sigma Theta Tau International The Skwirba Family Slate Hill Constructors Inc. Solvay Advanced Polymers LLC Splatters Studio LTD Square D Foundation Staples Strand Theatre Suburban Disposal Corp SUNY Brockport Recreational Services SUNY Brockport Residential Life

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Gloria Mattera Society

Willard and Judith Hunter Dawn and Mike Jones Mildred and Howard Kiefer * Doris L. Lee * Edward C. Lehman, Jr. Elaine Leshnower ‘61 Jennifer M. Lloyd ‘87 Patrick S. Madama ‘77 Alfred and Marilyn Ryder Mahlmann ‘47 Susan Kwas Maloney ‘67 Richard Maxwell ‘60 * S. Jean Boyd McKay ‘59 Richard and Sandra ’87 Meade Grace Milton ‘40 J. Emory Morris Robert E. O’Brien * Thelma A. Quicke ‘36 George ‘54 and Rosa Rich Rose L. Strasser * Ginny L. Studer Linda Panarites Sweeting ‘92 Judith E. Szustakowski ‘80 Stephen and Marcia Ullman David ‘82 and Marianne ‘86 Virgilio Florence Remsen Wage ‘30 * June E. and Robert S. Zimmer

Mary Joan Allen William and Monica Andrews Anonymous Anonymous ’53 Anonymous ‘55 Anonymous ‘83 Herbert S. Bailey Nancy C. Barbour Carol J. Belden Henry and Marian * Bretton Marguerite (Peg) Hare Browne ‘44 David J. Carney * Esther L. Casselman ‘34 * Colleen Donaldson ‘77 A. John Fiorino ‘53 A. Gregory Fitz Gerald Scott A. Frutchey ‘89 Alice and Fletcher * Garlock Ralph and Elizabeth * Gennarino Turi T. Gibson ‘75 Jean and Lawrence Gostin ‘71 Thomas W. Heath ‘35 * Janie M. Hill ‘85 Lucinda Hazen Hill * Chrystal Kelley Hoffman ‘39 *

* deceased

In Honor of: Terry Baker Frances Moroney Whited Betsy Balzano Frances Moroney Whited Edward Banker and Jeanette D’Agostino Banker Walter Brautigan Frances Moroney Whited Gerald L. Begy Kristine Malak Brakoniecki Laura Neale Paredes Walter Brautigan Frances Moroney Whited Albert W. Brown Michael Andriatch Raj Madan James Smith Marguerite Hare Browne Lorraine Dean Ray M. DiPasquale Frances Moroney Whited Betty Drennen Louis Spiro

Sylvia Paul Ellis Joyce Esch Richard Fenton Terry and Mary Ellen Rich Ruth A. Garis Ginny Studer Carol W. Giblin Frances Moroney Whited Roz Herbman Caren Katz Edmund and Tina Hundt Marguerite Hare Browne Frances Moroney Whited Ron D. Hubbard Kelly Hubbard Richard Mancuso Robert Baden Betsy Ann Balzano John and Susan Bixler Dorothy Bliek and David Mancuso Walter Brautigan William and Gina Bryant Helen Curtis Mildred Gianfagna

Out of Adversity Came Friendships That Last a Lifetime By Mark Ball ’98

“Don’t give up.” Those are the words and life story of Sophia Charles ’04, who has started a local support group for individuals with traumatic brain injuries. Charles had just completed her freshman year at Brockport when she suffered a brain aneurism. The aneurism left her in a coma for eight days fighting for her life. Unlike many with the condition, Charles won her battle. “My parents said the first thing I said when I woke up (from the coma) was, ‘I have class on Monday and there is a party in Buffalo on Friday,’ ” Charles said. “The doctors called it a miraculous recovery.” The partying would have to wait, however, as she couldn’t walk, had difficulty talking, and suffered short-term memory loss and aphasia (the inability to recall words). Systemic lupus, a debilitating disease that she was diagnosed with after the aneurism, compounded Charles’ health problems. After a year of frustrations with physical therapy and many restrictions on what she was allowed to do, Charles returned to Brockport to resume working toward her degree in physics. “Reading, writing and spelling — you name it and I had problems with it,” Charles said. Despite the advice of many to select a less challenging major, she continued with physics, completing her degree eight years after she started.

Charles takes pride in her degree (she plans to continue on in the future) and believes that her experience in the Department of Physics is a major reason why she still lives in Brockport. Her battles with lupus and the after effects of her aneurism forced her to learn new ways to complete her work, and to repeat some of her classes. While she struggled toward her degree, Charles found genuinely supportive professors and staff who helped her along the way, including her physics professors who volunteered to drive her to doctors’ appointments. She continues to spend many holidays with Phyllis Lista, the department’s secretary who is now retired, and Charles continues to volunteer in the department office. “Sophia is unique. I recently asked her why she took physics and she told me, ‘Because it was hard,’” said Richard Mancuso, professor emeritus and former Department of Physics chair. Charles’ experience wasn’t what led her to start the support group, however. For that inspiration she looked to her mother. In 2001, Charles’s mother had a stroke and as a result suffered many of the physical hardships that Charles had been dealing with. After watching her mother struggle and feeling as though she was not getting the help she needed, Charles decided to start a local support group, which meets every month at the Seymour Library. The group also is writing a book that will give guidance and information to people with brain injuries. “I would love to know why (I recovered from the aneurism),” said Charles. “Hopefully I’m going in the right direction.” To learn more about the support group, contact Charles at (585) 637-5965. Reprinted with the permission of the Westside News.


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Jane E. Clark ’68, professor and chair of the Department of Kinesiology and professor in the Neuroscience and Cognitive Sciences Program at the University of Maryland, gave the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Scholar Lecture on campus in November. Clark is an expert in human motor development whose career spans 40 years and has taken her from the classroom to researcher and administrator. Clark traces her success as a teacher and researcher back to her roots at Brockport. Initially Clark wanted to become a physical education teacher, then developed a deep desire to understand how children develop motor skills. She chose Brockport for her undergraduate education because 1. She knew that she wanted to become a teacher of physical education; 2. Brockport was one of two schools in the state offering the program, and 3. Tuition was affordable — just $50 a semester. But it was a chance encounter with then Department Chair Jean Ball that sealed the deal for Clark. Clark and her family had arrived late for a tour of the College, and as they approached the Tuttle South facility, Ball was just leaving and locking the door behind her. Ball immediately reopened the building and personally escorted Clark and her parents on a tour of the facility. “My mother immediately knew I would be in good hands here at Brockport and she was right,” said Clark, who to this day in memory of Ball will leave her desk and personally escort potential students and their families through her building at the University of Maryland. At Brockport, Clark developed a life-long friendship with Chris Rider ’68. Clark and Rider first met as freshmen roommates. “Chris and I still keep in touch today. She studied abroad in 1966-67 at the University of Beirut with Rosie LaSorte (Rich) (education and human development) who established the Beirut program. She was evacuated out of Beirut during the Arab Israeli Six Day War and surprised me one day when she turned up at Brockport mid semester,” remembered Clark. Clark has maintained her connections to the College over the years as well, attending a recent the D’Agostino Memorial Lecture and keeping up to date on College news via Kaleidoscope and the Alumni ENewsletter. Upon graduating from Brockport, Clark was offered an assistantship at the University of Washington where she was a teaching assistant for two years. She later taught at Purdue University as a golf and swimming instructor for three years before she decided to obtain her PhD at the University of Wisconsin. Clark became interested in human motor development after she observed children who weren’t able to perform normal motor skills. Clark has spent the last decade on understanding motor development and says the key question is, “How does the brain get connected to the muscles,” pointing out that it takes 10,000 hours of practice before an individual becomes master of a skill, such as playing golf, effectively throwing a football, or playing a piano fluently. Clark has co-edited seven texts in motor development, authored 22 book chapters and 46 referreed journal publications. In 1993, Clark was elected Fellow of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education, a society limited to 125 active scholars in the field of kinesiology, and is currently president of the Academy.

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Class Notes

1950s Robert Ford Greene ’54 published $20,000 in Tennis Lessons: Your Personal Coach, June 2006. Harold W. Nash ’54 published Brain Views: Essays on the Brain, June 2006. Rita Devine ’55 was named Honorary Volunteer Fire Department Member of the Wells, VT, Fire Department for her years of community service. James Coe ’58 retired from Rutgers University after 34 years in administration. Bill Nicholson ’58 won three gold medals at the 2006 World Senior Games at St. George, UT.

1960s Jay T. Kearney ’66 has joined the US Olympic Committee (USOC) as team leader, Endurance Sportfolio, Performance Services Division, Colorado Springs, CO. Terry Ann Carbone ’69 was appointed superintendent of schools for the Lockport City School District. Walter Eaton ’69 has retired from his position as assistant director of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. Leland “Randy” Hamner ’69/’78 retired from the US Army Reserves after 33 years of service, and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development after 30 years. Donald Murray ’69 was named the USA Wrestling FILA Junior/University Person of the Year for 2007.


Bonnie (Bleier) Connell ’72/’86 was promoted to professor of mathematics at Monroe Community College. Russell Martin ’72 was a featured “Spotlight” in B&W (a fine art Black and White photography magazine). Michael O’Laughlin ’72 was named superintendent of Monroe II- Orleans BOCES. Rocco Riti ’72 was named Teacher of the Year in Yonkers. Marie (Patten) Rumsey ’72 was appointed to a one-year term on the SUNY Cortland College Council by Governor George Pataki. Mark Turner ’72 was named president of the School Administrators Association of New York. Roberta Kocik Allen ’73 retired from the Binghamton School District after 34 years teaching physical education. Robert D. Bunnell ’73 was appointed assistant vice chancellor for Health, Recreation and Sports/Athletics at Purdue University Calumet. Rosemary Callard-Szulgit ’73 published her fourth and fifth books, entitled Mind-Bending Math and Science Activities for Gifted Children Grades K-12 and Twice Exceptional. Susan Hastings-Bishop ’73 was named Ferris State University Woman of the Year for 2007. Lee Ann Westman, professor of humanities, in her nomination stated, “Dr. HastingsBishop’s scholarly work on adolescent girls and camping supports women in recreation, and her many years of work in the Girl Scouts of America underscores her commitment to girls and recreation.”

Thomas Sarkovics ’70 was honored at Starpoint High School when the varsity baseball field was named “Thomas J. Sarkovics Baseball Field.”

Peter Held ’73, curator for the Arizona State University Art Museum Ceramics Research Center, received the annual CLAY award from the friends of Contemporary Ceramics.

Lois A. Welk ’71 was hired as director of New Dance/USA, Philadelphia, PA.

John Faso ’74 was the Republican candidate for governor of New York state in 2006.


Sandy Goss ’74 won top honors in the recently concluded US Army Major General Keith L. Ware Journalism Competition. Editor of the monthly Northeast Journal, he took the first place award, Army-wide, in the Newsletters category. Richard C. Vega ’74 was appointed director of the City of Rochester’s newly created Office of Public Integrity. Craig Conway ’76 was appointed to the Boards of Directors of Kazeon Systems Inc. and Unisys. Mary-Lynn Gardner ’76 received her license as a mental health counselor in New York state. Karen McGraw ’76 was appointed Superintendent of the New Lebanon School District. Steve Sheinbaum ’76 was appointed vice president of Americas sales for Marshal Inc. Sarah Miles Watts ’76 published a new book with her husband, Thomas Bolam, entitled The Presidents on Film. Elizabeth R. Agte ’77 had three pieces of her jewelry featured in PMC Decade: The First Ten Years of Precious Metal Clay. Willie J. Gilchrist ’77 was named chancellor of Elizabeth City (NC) State University. W. Robert Lewis ’77 was elected to a third four-year term as District Court Judge of District 6-B in North Carolina. Kevin W. O’Connor ’77/’80 was named Eastern New York regional advisory board chairman for First Niagara Bank. Mackey J. Tyndall ’77 became the Physically Challenged (PC) Athlete World Champion after completing the 2007 World Duathlon Championships in October. He was selected as a Team USA member for the 2008 Olympic Distance Triathlon next June. Nancy Wunder ’77 has been named Our Lady of Mercy’s middle-school director in Rochester. She has been with the school for 25 years.

Rocco Aiello ’78 was named Adapted Physical Educator of the Year for 2006 by the Maryland Alliance for Health and Physical Education. Charlie Logan ’78 was named program director of KKLZ, Las Vegas. Eugene H. Spafford ’79 has been awarded the 2007 ACM President’s Award by the Association for Computing Machinery.

1980s James M. Garrett ’80 founded Elements to Excellence Inc., a Fredericksburg, MD, based training and education company that focuses on team building techniques. Robert Mladinich ’80 published his second book on crime, Lethal Embrace. John P. McEntee ’81 was named a Super Lawyer in the 2007 Metro Edition of New York Super Lawyers magazine. He was recognized for his work in business litigation. Stanley Van Gundy ’81 was named head coach for the Orlando Magic basketball team, a National Basketball Association (NBA) team. Jamie Foehner ’82 accepted a position as director of marketing services with Entercom, Rochester. Tim Gordon ’82 was elected as the first Independence Party member to the New York State Assembly in 2006. David McNamara ’82 was appointed managing partner of the law firm of Phillips Lytle LLP. Mary McCue Greene ’84 retired in January 2007 after a 34-year career in the social services field, which included six years as a Child Protective Caseworker, 14 years as an adult protective services supervisor and 14 years as a child day care regulatory supervisor. Lee Starr ’83 started a local family youth sports magazine, Western New York All-Stars. Philip C. Colby ’84 has been named financial consultant and associate vice president of investments with A.G. Edwards and Sons, Rochester. John Savino ’84 has joined Citizens Bank N.A. as vice president and

relationship manager in the business banking department, Rochester. Gabriel J. Toubia ’84 has joined TD Banknorth Leasing Corporation as a vice president, Burlington, MA. Willie Baldon ’85 is the nurse manager, third-floor long-term care nursing, at the Episcopal Church Home, Rochester. Kelly Calabrese ’85 has successfully completed 35 credits, 900 practical hours and 64 hours in post graduate studies in clinical nutrition. She is now a board certified clinical nutritionist in private practice in Colorado Springs, CO. She holds a master’s in sports medicine and exercise physiology and has been a personal trainer for the past 22 years. Michael Seinberg ’85 was appointed as new regional sales director for M/A-COM.

Craig Stiles ’88 received his professional geologist certificate from the State of Pennsylvania. He is with LaBella Associate PC of Rochester. Kathleen Vaughn ’88 joined Thompson Health, Canandaigua, NY as director of nursing for senior living services. Susan (Scheidweiler) Carlson ’89 was promoted to assistant professor of nursing at Monroe Community College. John Schrenker ’89/’97 was promoted to chief information officer at Lakeside Health Systems.

1990s Andrew Cassani ’90 is working as a pediatric oncology social worker at St. James Hospital, Leeds, England.

Ilene Strongin-Garry ’85 received the 2006 Special Libraries Association’s Factiva Leadership Award.

Leslie Wehner ’90 was appointed assistant principal at the Brockport High School.

Charlotte Downing ’86 was co-chairperson of Monroe Community College’s 2007 Diversity Council.

Meme Krahe Yanetsko ’90 was elected Alumni Board chairperson of the Jamestown Community College Cattaraugus County Campus.

Michael J. Holland ’86 recently released his book Why Husbands Kill Their Wives and Boyfriends Beat Up Their Girlfriends. James J. Whittle ’86 was promoted to assistant general counsel for the American Insurance Association. Patriceann Mead ’87 is the artistic director for the Palomar College Campus and recently directed Noche Havana, a South American Dance Tribute. Ronald Milon ’87 completed his PhD in adult and post secondary education from Capella University and was appointed dean of the Business Department at DeVry Institute of Technology, Long Island City. Gregory Lefebre ’88 was appointed chair of The College at Brockport’s Business Advisory Council. David M. Moran ’88 is now the senior Web editor for Hanley Wood e-Media. Paige Prentice ’88 was promoted to the position of vice president of residential and medical operations with Horizon Health Services.

Dan Fichter ’91 headed the Nike Indoor National Track and Field Clinic in Lanover, MD. Terresa Ford ’91 unveiled her new art traveling show entitled “Compassion”. She toured Florida and New York with her new works, which connect Islam, Judaism and Christianity. Michael P. Giruzzi ’91 was appointed the Hilton director of athletics. Mark Merges ’91 received his doctorate of education in leadership from Samford University, AL. Kevin Nolan ’91 recently obtained his real estate license and is selling real estate with Hunt/ERA Real Estate. Cristin Finch ’92/’99 was named coordinator of the Health Studies Program at Monroe Community College. Kelly Goonan ’92 obtained her personal fitness trainer certificate. She also is serving as the public health grant administrator at North Carolina A&T State University.


Erma Mawn ’92 is the director of case management at the Episcopal Senior Life Communities, Rochester. Karen Ogden ’92/’04 was appointed to director of development at Marrow Foundation, Washington, DC. Daniel Perl ’93 was promoted to police sergeant with the Town of Gates Police Department. Antoine M. Thompson ’93 was elected to the New York State Senate in the 60th District. He served previously on the Buffalo City Council. Michael W. Cole ’94 was elected to the New York State Assembly in the 142nd Assembly District. Robert L. Wallace ’94 was named president/CEO & executive director of Canterbury Woods Continuing Care Retirement Community. Brenda Bartock ’95 was promoted to director of program development for the Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester and Monroe County. Richard H. Jenks ’95 had his work accepted into the “Brush Strokes & Land Marks: Contemporary Landscape Painting” exhibit at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn. Nate Pritts ’95 had his first book of poems, Sensational Spectacular, published in 2007. His second book, Honorary Astronaut, is due out in 2008. Mark E. Schamel ’95 recently became partner at Schertier & Onorato LLP in Washington, DC, and focuses his practice on criminal defense. Jamie Weir ’95, sports information director/operations manager at Michigan State University, received the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Rising Star Award for 2007. The annual award goes to a CoSIDA member whose service, dedication, energy and enthusiasm to the profession make that individual a “rising star” in sports information. Al Campagna ’96 has been elected president of the New York Medical Group Management Association. He is business manager of Greater Rochester Orthopedics. Gillette LeVau Kempf ’96, owner of Borealis Books, an independent bookstore in Wadena, MN, was recently elected to a two-year term on the

Wadena County Historical Association Board. Borealis supports local and emerging writers primarily through a week-long writing event hosted by Gillette each November. Michael Mellace ’96, owner of Mama Mellace’s Old World Treats, was a finalist for San Diego’s 2007 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award. The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce also recognized him as Entrepreneur of the Year at its annual awards dinner in March 2007. Rory Butler ’97 was promoted to associate professor of office and computer programs at Monroe Community College. Violet Kokarakis ’97 has joined Wall Street Financial Group Inc. of Rochester as an operations specialist. Kevin F. Wind ’97 recently received the Awarding and Celebrating Excellence (ACE) Award at Nixon Peabody LLP. Steven M. Christy ’98 was appointed to the mission field July 17 during a service at Grove Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond, VA, joining more than 5,100 other International Mission Board missionaries around the globe. Eric J. Kingsbury ’98 joined Lumsden & McCormick LLP as an accountant. Michael Krueger ’98 was named financial reporting manager at Ultralife Batteries Inc., Newark. Adam Pitterman ’98 was appointed sports information director for Eastern New Mexico University. Mike Dockins ’99 recently published his first book of poems, entitled Slouching in the Path of a Comet. Heather Hedges ’99 was appointed marketing communications manager at Ithaca College. Charles A. Mitrano ’99, Empire 8 Commissioner, was named one of the 100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America by the Institute for International Sport. Karl E. Nielsen ’99 graduated with his MS in elementary education from Nazareth College and an MS in educational administration from St. John Fisher.

Matt Piede ’99 has been named senior account executive at Jay Advertising, Rochester.

Kerry A. Blocker ’03 was granted tenure at Brockport High School as a secondary social studies teacher.


Sarah J. Bradley ’03 was hired as the special events assistant for the Miami Dolphins.

Scott C. Benjamin ’00 was hired as president and CEO of the Charles Settlement House, Rochester. Erin Covey ’00 was hired by KFBK, Sacramento, CA, as a radio news anchor. Kim (Kellish) DeMonte ’00 founded an internet business that supports local business. was started two years ago. Mary Jane DiPietro ’00 recently published her book, The “Not-So-Nice” Birthday Party. Ronald F. Satta ’00 published the new volume, The Sacred Text: Biblical Authority in NineteenthCentury America. Tara Buckley ’01 was elected to the Board of Directors of the Copiague Chamber of Commerce, April 2007. John A. Cassin ’01/’06 has completed two professional certifications, one as an Emergency Number Professional (ENP) by the National Emergency Number Association, a professional management certification for those in the emergency communications field, and as a certified emergency manager by the International Association of Emergency Managers. Carlnita P. Greene ’01 completed her PhD in communication studies from the University of Texas at Austin and is now an assistant professor of communication and rhetoric at Nazareth College. Eric D. Haselbauer ’01 joined the law firm of Harter Secrest and Emery LLP as an associate in the Real Estate Practice Group. Michael J. Huff ’01 was appointed principal at Hamilton Elementary in the Kenmore-Tonawanda School District. Josh Kirby ’01 was appointed to the Boy Scouts of America’s National Venturing Membership Committee, April 2007. Lori Kolb ’01 received Marion County’s top education honor, winning the Golden Apple Teacher of the Year award. Janice J. Figueroa ’02 recently finished her MA in exercise science and sports management from Adelphi University. Also, the American College of Sports Medicine has accepted her research abstract for the 2007 ACSM Annual Conference. It will be published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Dean Welch ’02, Sergeant First Class, is serving in the US Army in Iraq.

Kelly Cornmire ’97/’00 married Stephen McNamara, August 18, 2007. Julie Calkins ’99 married Justin Murawski, June 23, 2007. Zoe E. Krause ’99 married Jason A. Frantz, February 21, 2007.

Salim Islam ’03 is presently at Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan, as the assistant manager of publications.

Josh Kirby ’01 married Rebecca J. Morgan, June 9, 2007.

Erick M. Crespo ’04, who is currently studying film at the Conservatory of Motion Pictures, Los Angeles, CA, is featured at the Valley Film Festival in Hollywood for his film Footprints on Sand.

Kelly M. Leuer ’01 married Tony Biscotti, May 12, 2007. Patricia Sanford ’02 married Brian Mallaber, September 9, 2006.

Jeremiah Garrison ’04 was hired as a drug representative for Merck Co. Inc. Nicole Baldo ’05 has been promoted to marketing assistant at Summit Federal Credit Union, Rochester. Amy Jaus ’05 was hired as a financial service representative by Rochester Financial Group.

Shana (Yousey) Smith ’00 welcomed son Nathaniel Christian, March 21, 2006.

Yendi Phillipps ’06 was crowned Miss Jamaica World 2007.

Malinda Brent ’92 and husband Marc Heller welcomed a baby girl, Molly Kay Heller, November 29, 2006.

Julie A. Rossignolo ’06 accepted a position at Rochester General Hospital, working in the Vascular Surgical area as a registered nurse.

Ray ’92 and Meredith Jacobs ’90 welcomed Abby Rose Jacobs, May 9, 2007. She joins sister Sara Rae, 3 years.

Jennifer Lincoln ’07 was hired as a fourthgrade teacher at Newark Central School District.

Lori (Zukowski) Natiella ’93 and husband Gerald Natiella welcomed son Noah Joseph, born February 27, 2006. He joins sister Page, 3 years.

Jessica E. McLaughlin ’07 was hired as the weekend meteorologist for KIMT in Iowa and Minnesota.

Tracy (McKeever) Marron ’94 and husband Thomas Marron welcomed daughter Hayley Paige on September 18, 2005.

Miranda Vagg ’07 was promoted to managing editor of The Journal Register, distributed throughout Orleans County.

Thomas ’94 and Joy ’95 (Koudella) McDonald welcomed a daughter, Kellyn Reece, born May 31, 2006, who joins brother Hunter, 4 years.


Brian Mundy ’94 and wife Susan welcomed daughter Erin Elizabeth, January 24, 2006.

Leslie E. Judd ’79 married Pamela Keyzer, May 28, 2006.

Jeffrey and Jacqueline (Ross) Sage ’94 welcomed daughter Jenna Mae, June 21, 2006.

Kevin McCrudden ’86 married Alicia Jabbour, July 30, 2006.

Paul and Rhonda (Donselaar) Carner ’97 welcomed son Nolan Paul, November 27, 2006.

Christopher Tiffany ’96 married Alicia Eddy, September 16, 2006.


Danielle Bird-Roncone ’00 and husband Mark Roncone welcomed son Vincent Joseph Roncone, November 15, 2006, who joins brother Dominic, 2 years.

Roger Repard ’06 married Sarah Stoffel ’06, November 24, 2006.

Gerald ’89 and Sandra ’89 (Sisk) Weimer welcomed a daughter, Miriam Grace, who joins siblings Melissa, 16 years; Philip, 13 years; Elizabeth, 9 years; Benjamin, 7 years; and Samuel, 3 years.

Shelli Ulrich ’05 graduated with her MBA from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester. She is now in the Risk Management Leadership Program with General Electric.

Kevin McLeary ’99 and wife Christine welcomed daughter Leah Ann, December 18, 2006.

Eric Lambalzer ’00 and Cassandra (Rosh) Lambalzer ’01 welcomed a daughter, Kaitlyn Mae, born November 2, 2006.

Ilene Strongin-Garry ’85 and husband Michael Garry adopted April Lauren, October 24, 2006, from Chongquin, China.

R. Michael Roggow ’05 was promoted to senior associate, Assurance at KPMG LLP.

Sally (Barton) Dingee ’99 and husband Dean Dingee welcomed their first child, Anna Harriet Dingee, June 2, 2007.

Matthew Wright ’03 married Jennifer Simmons ’03, May 19, 2007.

New Arrivals

Jason F. Land ’05 received his MS in leadership in health care systems from the University of Rochester.

Dennis and Catherine (Colligan) Pynn ’98 welcomed daughter Murphy Fallon, born May 14, 2006.

Barry and Julie (Ulrich) Webber ’01 welcomed son Jackson Thomas, July 28, 2006. Tamsen (Laurer) Velazquez ’02 and husband John welcomed a daughter, Mayla Marie, who joins big brother Caden, 2 years.

Obituaries Alumni

Harold H. Witters ’32 Elma Prince ’34 Dorothy E. (Whitney) Ashworth ’35 Betty (Pease) Gray Ranger ’37 June (Mumford) Burke ’39 Ruth (Morris) Lieberman ’42 Eloise (Monacelli) Soper ’44 Betty (Connal) Ott Aldrich ’45 Dorothy B. Breckon ’46 Daniel R. Hamlin ’46 Mary L. (Lercher) Ennis ’48 Dorothy (Comstock) O’Brien ’48 Jane (Willis) Korber ’49 Charles J. Meder ’49 Thad J. Mularz ’50 Carol (Rees) Hansen ’50 Mary Ann “Lou” (Potter) Martin ’51 Martha (Dodd) Sentiff ’51 Erminio Serra ’51 George L. Hurtubis ’52 Anthony Masiello ’54 Elaine R. (Wright) Schilling ’54 James M. Sharkey ’54 Joanne (Vanetten) Weiskerger ’54 France (Dapice) Davis ’55 Patrick A. Draves ’56 Jan (Cummings) Russett ’57 Donald E. Lang ’58 James T. Mount ’58 Leonard E. Hiemenz ’58 Jane (Tuthill) Runyan Palazzoli ’59 Harry R. Sisson ’59

Violet (Britz) Bennett ’60 Frederick E. Dean ’60 Thomas Garrity ’60 Gordon Jewett ’60 Adelaide M. (Wilson) Eckler ’63 Ellen (Barter) Gangarosa ’65 Charles Ames ’65 Charles F. Messerich ’65 Joyce A. MacDonald ’66 Carolyn (Weed) Dean ’69 Sharon A. (Williamson) Gibbons ’69 Richard C. Gray ’69 Deborah (Corcoran) Manahan ’69 Richard L. Suhr ’69 Jack C. Wolf ’69 Karen (Prosser) Goerlich ’70 Eric S. Green ’71 Robert E. Nugent ’70 Kay E. (Dale) Dean ’72 Donna Landers ’72 Carol Ann (Bunch) Tatar ’72 Joseph A. Ulinski ’72 Patricia A. (Ivison) Miller ’73 Kathleen A. (Hennigan) Cuddahee ’74 Susan L. (Szilagyi) Leaton ’74 Mary E. (Murphy) Gordon ’75 Peter T. “PK” Kamide ’75 Ann Marie Heins ’76 Thomas P. Cauley III ’78 Mary Ann Waters ’78 James M. Cretney ’79 John K. Merendo ’79 David C. Nettles ’80/’84 Michael Corrigan ’81 Mark F. Radcliffe ’81 Elizabeth Gleason ’82 Norma (Kingsley) Smith ’82 Russell E. “Rusty” Burkland ’85 Burton J. Greene ’87 Lt. Col. James W. Doepp, Jr. ’88 Valjeanne (Taylor) Reese ’90 Mary S. Temple ’91 Marilyn A. (Gutberlet) Rishe ’92 Debbie J. (Houston) Tranello ’92 Kurt J. Williams ’94 Michael P. Arthur ’00


Honoring a Golden Eagle Who Flew to Great Heights

Belva Browne Norma “Jerry” Rentsch Florence Skelton

Retired Air Force Col. John F. Groom ’42 took pride in serving his country; so much so that he made it his lifelong career. Col. Groom passed away at the age of 87 and was buried August 8, 2006, with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, DC. Col. Groom, born August 21, 1918, commanded the Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team at Nellis Air Force Base in 1962 when the team flew supersonic F-100 Super Sabres. He later served as an airstrike advisor, reporting to Army Gen. William Westmoreland in the Vietnam War. John Groom Jr. said his father was in training during World War II and flew B-29s in the Korean War, and that “The height of his career was really in Vietnam.” He also was a key player in the evacuation of Tripoli where he was responsible for evacuating US citizens from the city. Col. Groom was honored for his service to his country in the Congressional Record in July 2006. Upon his passing, Jon C. Porter, member of Congress, said, “Colonel Groom was a remarkable asset to this country and he will be missed.” Groom married his wife Barbara in 1944 and until retirement from the Air Force in 1970, the couple was on the move. They lived overseas while stationed in Libya, and upon his retirement the couple moved to Switzerland where they lived for more than two years. They returned to the US, living in Las Vegas for 15 years prior to his death. In addition to serving his country, Col. Groom also took great pride in his Alma Mater and supported the College as a member of the Golden Eagle Society and active contributor to the College. He also is survived by another son, Tom, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Former Faculty and Staff Clarence Juffs


Robert E. Boozer, associate professor, Department of Physical Education and Sport, 1947-79 Albert Degroat, assistant professor, Department of Education, 1949-76 Elizabeth “Betty” Gennarino, wife of Ralph P. Gennarino, vice president for educational services emeritus, 1962-77 Miriam Hammon, librarian, Library, 1945-65 Dinesh C. Mathur, professor, Department of Philosophy, 1968-85 John J. Perry, dean of international programs, Department of International Education, 1971-2006 Edward O. Stephany, professor, Department of Mathematics, 1947-80 Donald Van Ess, professor, Department of Music, 1963-83 Irene Weirich, associate professor, Department of Health Science and Recreation, 1949-85

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He has been active in many of The College at Brockport’s activities, having previously funded the restoration of the Department of Theatre’s piano and having donated a confocal microscope accessory to the Department of Biological Sciences. Wil is a graduate of Dickinson College, Class of 1963. For its initial program, the Institute will conduct a one-day conference for educators, faculty and college students focusing on early childhood education. The conference, intended to become an annual event, will address critical issues in childhood education, such as supporting the home environment to foster education, identifying challenges to learning in young children, and insuring healthy environments for learning. The Institute also will foster collaboration between The College at Brockport and the early childhood professional community. Longer range plans call for the creation of a college-level, credit-bearing course. Funding also will support an annual student assistantship for a

College at Brockport student to work within the Institute. Kathy Peterson-Sweeney, nursing, will be the first director of the Hunter Institute. She has been on the faculty of The College at Brockport since 1985, teaching in the area of pediatric nursing. She also is a pediatric nurse practitioner at the Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital and has more than twenty-five years experience in pediatric nursing. She also served as a curriculum specialist for the Childhealth Education Program for child care providers, funded for many years by the United Way of Rochester. “My goal as director of the Hunter Institute is to create an interdisciplinary approach to issues of young children that will enable faculty to collaborate on common areas of interest and to share that knowledge with early childhood educators and childcare providers throughout the greater Rochester region,” she said. 35

“Just imagine if every single Brockport alumnus gave $20 to The Fund for Brockport. That would add nearly $1.5 support for student success.”

million in

“My name is Emily Lottes and I’m a senior at The College at Brockport. I’ve already contributed to The Fund for Brockport. Why? Because I know that every dollar makes a difference! The opportunities and education that I have experienced at Brockport have far exceeded my expectations. And I know this wouldn’t have been possible without the generosity of alumni and friends of The College at Brockport. Your donations make a difference for me and touch the lives of many other students.” — Emily Lottes ’08, Distinguished Scholar, Business Administration The College at Brockport is proud of the more than 70,000 alumni who chose Brockport for their college education. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in health care, business, education, public service and may other professions, all contributing to the vitality of the communities in which they live. Today, the number of high-quality applicants to Brockport is on the rise as is the need for private support for student scholarships, new technology, faculty development, programming and other important resources. In order to maintain our commitment to student success, we need your support. Every dollar really does make a difference!

Thank you!

“Without donors like you, I wouldn’t have the opportunity to experience a Brockport education. It’s such a great place to learn. By the time I graduate, I know I’ll be well-prepared for a successful future.” — Jason Scott ’10, International Studies

Thank you!

“A solid educational foundation is essential to a successful career. The College at Brockport has provided me with the opportunities I need to reach my goals and get on a path to a great future.” — Kelvin Barnwell ’09, Computer Science

Thank you!

“Your donations to The College at Brockport make it possible for the Environmental Science Department to purchase the same kinds of advanced equipment that professionals use in the field. As students, we have the opportunity to strengthen our technical skills and be competitive when it comes to finding great jobs or getting into graduate school. “ — Jian Yun Yu ’09, Environmental Science and Biology

Thank you!

“The College at Brockport has given me the chance to meet new people, establish my future, and further my goals. As a full-time student, I’ve learned how to manage my time wisely, solve problems efficiently, and meet deadlines effectively. Without the support of The Fund for Brockport and my professors, I wouldn’t be where I am today.” — Patrick Roberts ’10, Business Administration

We need your support. Don’t delay another day. Please give to The College at Brockport by making a tax-deductible gift using the envelope included in Kaleidoscope or by going online and making a donation at 36

Letter from the Vice President For Advancement Dear Friends,


t is hard to believe that the New Year is well underway and that spring is just around the corner. The time goes by so fast! At the College, we measure the seasons by the coming and going of our students – the anticipation and energy of a semester’s start and the sense of accomplishment that accompanies the semester’s end. But the work of advancing the College and supporting our outstanding students through scholarships, enhanced academic programs, and other activities does not ebb and flow with the academic calendar; rather, it is constant. Our commitment to the College and our students never wavers, and we know that neither does yours. Your continued support makes so much possible. It is evident in the increased academic quality of each incoming class, the enthusiasm with which students embrace campus life, and in the achievements of our graduates. Through your generosity, we can provide the multi-dimensional education that sets us apart from our peers and allows our students to explore the full measure of their interests and talents. We take great pride in our well-rounded, purposeful graduates who approach the future with confidence and promise, and go on to become engaged members of their communities – and we hope that you do, too. We recognize the invaluable role you play in our students’ success and for that I offer my most heartfelt gratitude. But of course our work is never truly done. We hope that you will join us as we rededicate ourselves each day to advancing the important work of the College and providing life-changing educational experiences for the students of tomorrow.

Warmest Regards,

Roxanne Johnston Vice President for Advancement President, Brockport Foundation

P.S. Please consider making a gift today that directly impacts the education of our students. You can give online at or use the enclosed envelope.

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October 2-5

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Brockport The College

2010-2011 View Book

Aspire. Engage. Excel.



Majors and Specialty Areas of Study. ............. 1 Highlights and Facts. ......................................... 2 Transitioning to Brockport. ............................. 6 Academics............................................................. 10 Enriched Learning Communities......................... 16 Developing Future Leaders. ................................ 22 Life on Campus. .................................................... 26 Athletics............................................................... 32 Fine Arts............................................................... 36 Admissions. .......................................................... 40

Majors and Specialty Areas of Study Accounting (BS) African and African-American Studies (BA, BS) Anthropology (BA, BS) Art — Studio (BA, BS, BFA) • Art History (minor) • Painting • Sculpture • Ceramics • Photography • Visual Studies • Drawing • Printmaking Arts for Children (BA, BS) • Art • Dance • Theatre Athletic Training (BS) Biochemistry (BS) Biology (BA, BS) • Biotechnology — Cellular and molecular biology • Pre-medical/Pre-dental/Other Pre-professional Business Administration (BS) • Management • Pre-law Chemistry (BA, BS) • Chemistry with ACS Certification Communication (BA, BS) • Communication Studies • Public and Mediated Communication • Interpersonal/Organizational Communication Computational Science (BA, BS) Computer Information Systems (BS) Computer Science (BA, BS) • Advanced Computing • Information Systems • Software Development Criminal Justice (BS) • Corrections • International Criminal Justice • Legal Studies • Police • Security Administration Dance (BA, BS, BFA) Earth Sciences (BA, BS) Education and Human Development (BA, BS) See Teacher Certification Programs English (BA, BS) • Creative Writing • Literature Environmental Science (BS) • Aquatic Ecology/Biology • Earth Sciences • Environmental Chemistry • Terrestrial Ecology/Biology • Wetland Ecology • Combined Aquatic/Terrestrial Ecology/Biology

Exercise Physiology (BS) Finance (BA, BS) French (BA, BS) • Bilingual Multicultural Studies • Language, Literature, Civilization Geology (BA, BS) Health Science (BA, BS) • Alcohol/Substance Abuse Studies • Health Care Administration • Health Science Liberal Arts • Professional Program in Health Education History (BA, BS) International Business and Economics (BA) International Studies (BA) Journalism and Broadcasting (BA, BS) • Electronic and Print Journalism • Media Production • Media Studies • Public Relations Kinesiology/Physical Education (BS) • Coaching Athletics (minor) Marketing (BA, BS) Mathematics (BA, BS) Medical Technology (BS) Meteorology (BA, BS) Nursing (BSN) • BSN Program • RN to BSN Program Philosophy (BA, BS) Physical Education Teacher Education (Certification program) • Adapted Physical Education Physics (BA, BS) Political Science (BA, BS) • Pre-Law Psychology (BA, BS) Recreation and Leisure Studies (BS) • Recreation Management • Therapeutic Recreation Social Work (BS) Sociology (BA, BS) Spanish (BA, BS) • Bilingual Multicultural Studies • Language, Literature, Civilization Sport Management (BS) Theatre (BA, BS) Water Resources (BA, BS) Women and Gender Studies (BA, BS)

Teacher Certification Programs Adolescence Inclusive Education with Middle Childhood Extension, Grades 5 – 12 • Biology and General Science •Chemistry and General Science •Earth Science and General Science • English •French •Mathematics •Physics and General Science •Social Studies •Spanish Childhood Inclusive Education Childhood Education, Grades 1 – 6 Health Education, Pre K – 12 Physical Education, Pre K – 12


Highlights and Facts The College at Brockport, State University of New York, sits within the Village of Brockport along the Erie Canal.

A community of just over 8,000 residents, the village formed in the early 1800s, and the first College at Brockport was established in 1835. Today, 175 years later, the College continues to prepare students for their next great experience — graduate study, a career in a field they love, and whatever else life offers them. And, a large network of alumni contributes to the legacy that started here and continues today. When you visit our campus, you’ll see the benefits of this small community. You’ll also have access to Greater Rochester, Buffalo and nearby Canada. Our 464-acre campus is rich in open and wooded land, leaving plenty of space for you to live and learn.


Leading-edge technology, top-notch facilities and creative minds open the world to our students. • The College at Brockport is rated among the “Best in the Northeast” by The Princeton Review, “Best Regional University” by US News & World Report, and “Best Value” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. • The College was named to The Princeton Review’s “Guide to 286 Green Colleges” for our environmentally-friendly campus. • Our faculty and emeriti include 16 Fulbright Scholars, 27 Distinguished Faculty and 96 Chancellor’s Award winners for Excellence in Teaching — SUNY’s highest teaching award. • In spring 2010, the College broke ground on a new Special Events Recreation Center, which will provide recreational and academic space for our students and the community. • 86 percent of freshmen students return for their sophomore year, which is 4.2 percent greater than the New York State average and 8.2 percent greater than the national average. (Source: Brockport Key Performance Indicators 2008–09, Center for Institutional Data Exchange and Analysis) • 92 percent of our recent graduates are employed, pursuing graduate degrees, or both. (Visit to review the Class of 2009 report.) • National organizations have accredited 13 undergraduate and graduate programs for meeting high quality standards. • Our most popular undergraduate majors are physical education, business administration, health science, English, and history.

Class of 2009 Placement Information

Other 9% Enrolled Only 10%

Employed and Enrolled 16%


Employed Only 65%

Total enrollment (Fall 2009) Undergraduate students Full-time............................................................... 6,474 Part-time................................................................ .645 Total ..................................................................... 7,119 Graduate students Full-time...................................................................371 Part-time.............................................................. 1,000 Total .....................................................................1,371 College Total ...................................................... 8,490 Minority students............................................... 12.9% Female:Male ratio............................................... 59:41 Traditional freshman profile* Applied................................................................. 8,671 Accepted............................................... 3,875 (44.7%) Enrolled.................................................................1,090 Mean Average...................................................... 90.7 Middle 50%....................................................... 88 – 93 Mean SAT/ACT............................................. 1112/24 Middle 50%................................1030 – 1180/22 – 26 Transfer profile Applied ................................................................ 3,286 Accepted............................................... 1,783 (54.3%) Enrolled .................................................................. 961 Mean GPA............................................................... 3.1 * The reported SAT scores are based on the critical reading (verbal) and math sections. The SAT writing score is not used as a determining factor for College at Brockport admission eligibility.


Class Size

Small personalized classes provide a high degree of student and faculty interaction.

40+ = 10.4%

2-9 =15.4%

30-39 = 19.1% 10-19 = 26.0% 20-29 = 29.1%

Average Class Size....22 Student:Faculty Ratio....18:1


Transitioning to Brockport

Adjusting to college life is both exciting and challenging. We offer several programs to help you get acquainted with our campus, make contacts and gain access to resources you may need during your college experience.


First-year Experience This program was developed to assist you with questions on everything from academics, time management, and health and wellness, to living on campus. We also have a Peer Mentor Program, which matches you with a current Brockport student. Prior to your first semester, mentors share college experiences and answer basic questions via instant messaging and e-mail. When you get to Brockport, your mentor continues to support you as you adjust to college life. Our support continues into your sophomore year as well, with the Second-year Experience. Learn more at

Transfer-year Experience Each institution is different and each student is different. When you transfer to Brockport, you will participate in this program, which includes the Transfer Peer Mentor Program, workshops, and an Academic Planning Seminar. Students who meet the qualifications may join Tau Sigma, the transfer academic honor society. Visit transferyear/ for more information.

International Students International students have been a part of the Brockport educational community for many years — adding to the cultural and philosophical diversity on campus and broadening the educational experience for all students. Brockport attracts students from as far away as Bulgaria, Malaysia, Germany, Bosnia, Cameroon, Japan, Jamaica and India, to as close by as our northern neighbor, Canada. If you are an international student, our Office of Undergraduate Admissions will answer your questions throughout the application process, and our Office of International Student Services also is here to provide assistance with your transition to college. More information is available at


Erika (center) and her parents, Elin and Jeff Orman

Erika Orman ‘12 Home town: Honeoye, NY Major: International studies Co-curricular Activities: Delta College, president of Delta College Student Association, overnight host, resident assistant (Dobson Hall), intramural volleyball How was your transition to college? As a first-year student, I had a relatively easy transition to college life. My roommate and I got along really well right away and I didn’t experience any homesickness. I was able to meet a lot of people both in my building and in Delta. One thing I was worried about coming into college was whether I’d be able to keep my grades as high as they were in high school. However, I was able to handle my workload and other activities. How have your experiences outside the classroom impacted you? My experiences outside the classroom have been the most memorable. Some that come to mind are going to football and hockey games and riding in my residence hall’s homecoming float (and winning the float contest!). These are the things that help you bond with other people and give you a sense of belonging to the Brockport community.


Support Services Brockport offers several support service options for students. At the Student Learning Center,, students can work with a tutor in most subject areas and attend skills workshops offered by trained staff and students. Academic Advisement provides advice concerning academic policies and procedures, transcripts, and degree audits.

Additional programs include: • Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) • Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) • Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program • TRiO Student Support Services Program (SSSP) More information about academic support services is available at



Adam Rich, PhD Associate Professor of Biology


Expertise and/or courses taught: Anatomy and physiology, neurophysiology, and systems physiology

Research and/or publications: My research focuses on developing a better understanding of gastrointestinal motility so that more effective treatments for human disease may be designed. I use the zebrafish model system and modern molecular and imaging techniques.

What interaction do you have with students? I ask lots of questions, and I want to know what students think. I treat students as independent adults. I know the students who perform research in my laboratory the best. We talk about science, my past experience, their future goals, and whatever else comes to mind.

Brockport offers excellent academic facilities for you to learn and grow in your field of study. You will have access to math and science labs, art studios and theatres, exercise physiology and biomechanics laboratories, and dance studios. These are just some of the places you will study at Brockport. Check out our departmental Web sites at to learn more about all of our learning spaces.

What are your former students doing now? Some students are in graduate school pursuing PhDs, others are in medical school or pharmacy or physician assistant programs, and others are working in research labs as technicians. I am impressed and proud of their success.

What makes a Brockport education special? Students have the opportunity to use modern state-ofthe-art equipment while learning how to think about research, and how to actually do research with their own hands. Working in the labs with other students and with professors, and then presenting research is the best learning experience. It sets our students apart, and enables them to compete for jobs and to gain acceptance to graduate and professional schools.


With an expanding wireless network and rapid Internet connections in every residential room, Brockport students have access to the latest technology. There are 28 computer labs, with more than 700 computers available for students.

The College Weather Center provides up-to-theminute satellite, Doppler radar, surface, and upper-air observations, as well as text-based forecasting products, which are continuously delivered to our computing network. WHEC-TV, the Rochester, NY NBC affiliate, houses its Doppler radar unit on the Brockport campus — providing students with unique educational opportunities involving radar observation of local weather phenomena.

SUNY Distinguished Professor Sanford Miller, PhD, Department of Mathematics, and Courtney VanDeWeert ’10

“Dr. Miller has had a profound impact not only on my education, but on my life as well. As an incoming freshman, I was nervous about the difficulty of his class. I met with him during his office hours, and he encouraged me to persevere through many challenges. Even when I was no longer in his class, I would continue to go to him for help. He had faith in my abilities when I did not, and pushed me to reach my full potential. He did not take ‘I don’t know’ for an answer; he encouraged me to find the answer myself. Outside of the classroom, he helped me find scholarships, and has presented me with job opportunities and constant advice.” 12

The College at Brockport offers combined degree and accelerated programs for students who seek an advanced degree at Brockport or at one of our partner colleges. Combined Degree Programs • • • • •

Combined BS in Political Science and MPA Combined BS/MS in Biology Combined BS/MS in Computational Science Combined BA/BS and Master of Arts in History Combined BS/MS in Environmental Science and Biology

Accelerated Programs • • • •

4+1 Accelerated MBA with Rochester Institute of Technology 4+1 Accelerated MBA with Clarkson University 4+1 Accelerated MBA with Union College 4+2 MBA with the University of Rochester’s Simon Graduate School of Business (Early Leaders; not accelerated) • 3+3 Doctor of Physical Therapy with SUNY Upstate Medical Center

Alex Krolikowski ‘11 Home town: Glenwood, NY Majors: Psychology and communications Who has had the greatest influence on your educational path? For the past year I have been working as a research assistant for Dr. Jennifer Ratcliff, in the Positive Intergroup Relations psychology lab. Through this experience, Dr. Ratcliff has become my faculty mentor on a variety of research projects, as well as on my education beyond Brockport. Through her help and guidance, she has played an integral role in helping me excel in areas that I otherwise would not have been able to. She has without a doubt been the most influential person that I have encountered on my educational path and has helped prepare me well for my future. Why did you choose to participate in Brockport’s Summer Research Program? I chose to participate in the Summer Research Program, because it is an invaluable opportunity to gain experience working in a research lab under the guidance of a faculty advisor. This faculty/student interaction parallels the type of relationship that I will encounter when I further my education to the graduate level. This internship will provide the needed experience and ideas to help me formulate and collect pilot data for my Honor’s Thesis. This summer internship not only provides me with research experience, but also will increase my knowledge as a research assistant.


Pre-med at Brockport Students who study pre-med have access to top-notch facilities, clinical and research opportunities as well as options to spend time at a variety of local healthcare facilities where they can shadow a physician, dentist or veterinarian. Brockport faculty lead the Premedical Advisory Committee, which offers advisement, support and encouragement for pre-med students. Areas of study: • Medicine (MD or DO) • Dentistry (DDS or DMD) • Veterinary Medicine (DVM) • Optometry (OD) • Podiatry (DPM) • Allied Health fields (e.g., PT, MT) Our pre-med students volunteer for ambulance crews, hospitals, nursing homes and hospices. They also are encouraged to apply for summer research positions at labs like Roswell Park Cancer Institute, medical schools, or the National Institutes of Health.


Pre-law at Brockport

Students who are interested in law will learn about the legal profession and develop key foundational skills, enabling them to make a more informed choice about a legal career. Our pre-law advisor helps to prepare students for acceptance into law school and success in their legal studies and career. Co-curricular activities include taking the LSAT preparatory class, Pre-law Club, the Mock Trial Program, and our annual Law Day, which includes visits from alumni who are practicing attorneys and others who are attending law school.


Enriched Learning Communities Joel Frater, PhD

Associate Professor and Chair for the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, Assistant to the Provost for Diversity


Expertise and/or courses taught: Tourism management, resort operations, special event planning, tourism sales and marketing

Research and/or publications: The economic, socio-cultural and ecological impact of tourism; diversity in the workplace; quality customer service

Living Learning Communities

What interaction do you have with students? My interactions with students have been positive. I believe in establishing an atmosphere of mutual respect in and out of the classroom. I take advantage of teaching and learning moments during my interactions with students. I have high expectations of students and they usually rise to the occasion.

What are your former students doing now? Lecturer at a community college, commissioner of parks and recreation, recreational services director, therapeutic recreation director, resort recreation manager

What makes a Brockport education special? Brockport’s students are highly motivated. The faculty are highly qualified and deliver on the promise to “reveal to each student each day his or her capacity for intellectual, physical and creative accomplishment.” The understanding that multiple factors, including diversity, contribute to such success, is made manifest in a variety of ways.


One of the ways that students can immerse themselves into the Brockport culture is through our Living Learning Communities, Students may choose from several residential communities, where they can make meaningful connections with faculty through dinners, programs, and presentations. Another benefit of the community is living with students who share similar interests and even some classes, while enjoying all that residential life has to offer.

Choose from the following communities (2010): • • • • • •

The Brockport Global Village Green House Health and Fitness Leadership and Community Service Math and Science Teachers of Tomorrow

Delta College Program Unique in the SUNY system, the Delta College Program allows students to complete Brockport’s General Education Program in the context of a learning community. Students who take this interdisciplinary approach to the College’s required undergraduate liberal arts and science courses focus on writing, presenting, critical thinking, and creative expression skills. They showcase these skills at conferences and public venues, including the annual World Conference for first- and second-year students. Students also can accelerate their study and graduate in three years. Visit for program requirements.


Honors Program Students must apply and be accepted into the Honors Program, which is the largest among the comprehensive colleges in SUNY, and one of the oldest. The program is offered to our most talented, ambitious, and intellectually curious students. Requirements include a 91 or better high school average and minimum 1150 SAT (or ACT equivalent) for freshmen students and 3.5 GPA for transfer students. Working with distinguished honors faculty, students complete an Honors Thesis in their senior year, demonstrating the ability to work at an advanced level. At graduation, students receive recognition of Honors on their college transcript. More information about the program is available at


Discovery Experiences

Part of your journey of self-discovery is learning more about yourself and the world around you. We encourage you to engage in the many opportunities available to you beyond the classroom. 20

Explore your interests and make connections Our Study Abroad Program, one of the largest and most expansive in the United States, can take you almost anywhere in the world! With more than 100 programs in 25 countries, our students have studied everywhere from Oxford University in England, to Danang University in Vietnam. Brockport also offers internships and summer programs for students. Check out the places where you can study at

Don Sisson ‘05 Current Job: Legislative Director, House Committee on Rules Internship Experience at Brockport: Washington Semester Program. “The day after my last day at the internship (with the House Committee on Ways and Means), I was packed and ready to move back to Albion, NY when I received a call about an opening on the Rules Committee — it was down to the wire but after three interviews in one day, I got the job,” said Don about his experience with the Washington Semester Program.

Internships are a great way to discover if the field you are considering is right for you. Career Services can help you find an internship that will help you better understand your field of study and build on what you learn in the classroom. You may also take a Career Exploration Course to learn more about an area of interest. Visit to learn more about available opportunities. Some of our internship programs include: Albany Semester Program Assembly Intern Program Departmental Internships New York State Senate Session Assistants Program Walt Disney World College Program


Washington Semester Program

Developing Future Leaders


Leadership Development Program If you are interested in nurturing your leadership skills, consider our Leadership Development Program. Students who enroll in the program explore leadership concepts through a variety of workshops, mentor meetings, and service projects. Throughout the program, students develop a Personal Philosophy of Leadership statement and manage an online portfolio of their leadership growth. Participants earn a certificate upon completion of the program. Details on the program are available at Throughout the academic year, Brockport students can get involved in civic activities through the American Democracy Project, an initiative focused on being active, involved citizens in our community. Each year, Brockport participates in voter education and registration programs, a speaker series, and specific days of action and reflection, including the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and Constitution Day.

ROTC The Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Program offers you practical training in leadership and management principles, military skills and tactics, and communication. You may pursue an officer’s commission in the US Army or enroll in only lower-division courses without incurring a military service obligation. Get more information at


Anne Panning, PhD Professor of English


What interaction do you have with students? I’m very interested in students’ lives and spend a lot of time talking to them outside of the classroom about their career goals, their writing projects, and their hopes for the future. In addition to teaching students, I consider mentoring them a big part of my job. And I love it.

During your time at Brockport, you will have many special memories. Some of these memories will be created during Brockport traditions such as Academic Convocation, the Diversity Conference, Scholars Day, Homecoming Weekend, the International Festival, Honors and Awards Ceremony and other signature College events.

What is it like to be a part of the Campus community? There’s a great sense of hope, familiarity, and curiosity about what each day will bring. Whether I’m chatting with a student who’s newly excited about applying to graduate school or discussing the latest winners of the Pulitzer Prize with my colleagues, I find the campus environment to be a place of thoughtful exchange, rigorous debate, and wonderful friendships.

The International Festival provides an opportunity for the College to celebrate the world in which we live, learning about other cultures through music, dance, skits and food.

What makes a Brockport education special? The range of students here is very stimulating and exciting to me. In a single class, I might have an 18 year old from the Bronx; a 65 year old from Batavia, NY; and an exchange student from England. This makes for very lively and engaged discussions in class and also helps students to understand the world better. Plus, I love how historically significant the Brockport-Rochester area is. I try to link my classes with as many artistic and cultural events that I can to help further expand students’ horizons and deepen their educational experiences.

For more than 25 years, the College has come together to share new ideas, concepts and research in a variety of subjects during Scholars Day.

Current students and alumni connect in a variety of informative, nostalgic, educational, and fun events during Homecoming Weekend.


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Whether you want to get something to eat, hang out with friends, or check out what’s new at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Seymour College Union is the place to be. Among SUNY colleges, Brockport has consistently been ranked #1 for: • Computer availability • Dining services • Health and wellness services • Internship availability • Laboratory facilities • Student-run newspaper (The Stylus) and radio station (89.1 FM The Point) • Student union

One of the first things you’ll see when you visit The College at Brockport is a campus alive with students making the most of their college experience by getting involved in a variety of activities. Even the most serious student needs a break from the rigors of study. Brockport has a number of programs that can help you get to know other students, explore Western New York and have some fun. An integral part of the campus, Brockport Student Government (BSG) works to represent the student body to the administration and lobbies on behalf of Brockport students in Albany, NY, and Washington, DC. BSG oversees more than 70 clubs and organizations, including Amnesty International, Brockport TV Club, BSG Habitat for Humanity, Caribbean Student Association, Foreign Language Club, Honors Club, Student Dance Organization, and Students Striving to Educate Peers. They also plan and promote concerts, celebrity appearances, and other social events as well as a shuttle bus service for travel on and off campus. Visit to see how you can get involved with BSG as an onor off-campus representative, promotions support person or as an officer.


More Things To Do

Weekend getaway trips are available to regional and national sporting events, art museums and plays, and amusement parks and shopping. The College also recognizes several fraternities and sororities, which are involved in leadership, community services, and philanthropic events. Visit campuslife to learn more..

• Sign up for an intercollegiate athletic team, intramural team, or club sport. • Get involved in the arts on campus by acting in a play, working on a theatrical set, or taking a dance or art class. • Enroll in the Leadership Development Program and develop skills that you can use here on campus and after you graduate. • Join The Stylus (College newspaper) or 89.1 FM WBSU (College radio station). There are a variety of opportunities at both of these award-winning student-run media outlets. • Participate in the Freshman Council, Transfer Council or Sophomore Council, which discusses issues affecting new students with peers and College administrators.


Dining on Campus

Enjoy a full range of dining options at eight locations around campus, including two dining halls, cafés and food court style dining. Dining locations are open to all students, and meal plans are available to suit your needs.

• Brockway and Harrison Dining Halls — Feature all-you-care-to-eat dining, contemporary dining with several food stations and made-to-order choices.

Visit to review options and dining locations.

• U  nion Square Food Court — A collection of “quick serve” shops serving sandwiches, salads, grilled meats, and desserts. • Aerie and Jitterbugs Cafés — Offer gourmet coffees, teas, sandwiches, salads, and desserts. Aerie Café is located adjacent to the library, while Jitterbugs is in Seymour College Union. • TRAX — Get made-to-order subs, fresh dough pizza, and Buffalo-style chicken wings at this popular dining location.


Residential Life Each residence hall community is led by a Resident Director (RD) and a staff of Resident Assistants (RAs). RAs and RDs are excellent sources of information and will help you make choices, support you in developing responsibility and concern for others, and assist you in developing a plan for your academic success. • McLean, McFarlane, Morgan, and Thompson Halls have corridor-style rooms opening directly onto the hallway, with a large bathroom shared with other corridor residents. • Dobson, Benedict, Harmon, and Gordon Halls have four-person (two bedroom) suites, each with a study room and private bath. • Briggs, Bramley, Perry, and Mortimer Halls have six-person (three bedroom) suites, with a study room and private bath. • The Student Townhomes Complex is a living option only available to students attending Brockport who have achieved junior or senior status.


Living together and socializing during your college years is the foundation for developing friendships that last a lifetime. More than 90 percent of freshmen students at Brockport live on campus in one of our 12 residence halls.

Students who live in our residence halls have: • special workshops to build academic skills. • regular events to build community. • a residential student recognition program. • opportunities for leadership skills development. • a faculty-in-residence in Thompson, McFarlane, and McLean Halls. • the choice to select a Living Learning Community (for freshmen students). More information about residential life at Brockport is available at




Stephanie Geer ’11 GPA: 3.89 Home town: Binghamton, NY Major: Chemistry Sport: Softball Position: Pitcher Accomplishments: In 2009, Stephanie led the softball team to a 28-13-1 record. She had team highs for games pitched (21), pitching victories (14), innings pitched (143 2/3), and strikeouts (157). Her 1.09 strikeouts per inning pitched established a new school record at Brockport. She was a first-team All-Region selection by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) and was an All-SUNYAC selection. She also received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence.

If you want to join an intercollegiate athletic team, try your hand at a new intramural or club sport, or just stay fit, we have many choices to keep you moving. The College broke ground on its new Special Events Recreation Center (SERC) this spring, and the project is scheduled to be completed in 2012. The $44-million center will become a venue for campus concerts, sporting events, commencements and community activities, with a 5,500-seat capacity. Additional details and a virtual tour of the SERC are available at Our current athletic facilities include a 2,000-seat ice arena; 50 meter-pool; two weight rooms; handball, racquetball and squash courts; gymnastics room; and five gymnasiums. We have a 10,000-seat outdoor stadium, baseball/softball complex, soccer field, and outdoor track and field facility, and much more: • 12 lighted tennis courts • A multi-use gym • F itness center with a full range of Nautilus, Cybex, Eagle Circuit and cardio equipment and free weights • Group exercise programs, including kickboxing, yoga, aerobics, and pilates • Ice arena • Indoor and outdoor basketball courts • Olympic-size pool and separate diving well • Personal trainers and fitness assessments • Racquetball/squash courts • Volleyball gyms


Intercollegiate Athletics

More than 600 student-athletes compete in Division III sports at the College. The Golden Eagles have won more than 70 SUNYAC Championships in 14 different sports. And, they have advanced to NCAA tournament competition more than 50 times, with 15 different men’s and women’s teams earning national post-season bids (since 2000). All men’s and women’s teams are affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with the exception of the gymnastics team, which participates in the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA). Brockport athletic teams also compete in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) in the sports that are offered by those organizations. Our football team joined the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) in 2008. Visit to learn more.

Men’s intercollegiate teams Baseball • Basketball • Cross country • Football • Ice hockey • Indoor track and field • Lacrosse • Outdoor track and field • Soccer • Swimming and diving • Wrestling

Women’s intercollegiate teams Basketball • Cross country • Field hockey • Gymnastics • Indoor track and field • Lacrosse • Outdoor track and field• Soccer • Softball • Swimming and diving • Tennis • Volleyball


Clubs and Intramurals

The College at Brockport club sports program is open to all Brockport students regardless of previous experience or skill level. All clubs are student organized and funded by Brockport Student Government, with additional funding provided by club members to assist with travel and other expenses. Student, faculty and staff participate in a variety of recreational activities through our intramural sports program. These activities provide opportunities for students to interact in a social environment and remain physically active. A variety of team events, individual events and doubles events are scheduled each semester.

Club sports Capoeira • Cheerleading • Dance • Golf • Judo • Men’s gymnastics • Men’s tennis • Men’s volleyball• Men’s and women’s rugby • Roller hockey • Skiing • Snowboarding • Synchronized skating • Tae kwan do • Ultimate frisbee • Women’s ice hockey

Intramural sports Arena flag football • Basketball • Broomball • Dodgeball • Flag football • Ice and floor hockey • Indoor volleyball • Indoor soccer • Team handball • Ultimate frisbee


Fine Arts Study the arts or attend exhibitions and performances with other students and faculty who live and breathe their craft.


We offer courses in: Ceramics • Drawing • Dance • Music • Painting • Photography • Printmaking • Sculpture • Theatre • Visual studies Professional associations The College at Brockport and Geva Theatre Center, Rochester’s professional regional theater, have an ongoing agreement that brings Geva’s guest artists and educators to the College to teach classes and providle hands-on experience with professional actors and directors as part of our Stage Directions series. Our students also intern at Geva Theatre as part of the agreement. Music rings out across the Brockport campus, courtesy of our recently reinstated music minor. You will have the opportunity to play in one of our burgeoning ensembles: a recorder ensemble, a saxophone ensemble and an Orff xylophone ensemble. The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra will make their annual visit to our Mainstage. Through an arrangement with the RPO, individual musicians from the RPO ensemble will be featured in lecture/demonstrations, taking questions about their musical careers.

Visual Arts At the College at Brockport you can work with the media of your choice in a variety ofspaces with room to store your creations. Local, national and international art installations are featured at our Tower Fine Arts Gallery throughout the year. While you study at Brockport, you can use the Rainbow Gallery in Tower Fine Arts for your thesis exhibition, installation, class exhibits and solo or group shows. The gallery gives you the opportunity to learn about the process of proposing, planning, installing and publicizing exhibitions. The gallery is run by the Art Student Association, which holds the Annual Student Art Exhibition.


Dance The Department of Dance is housed in Hartwell Hall, and includes the 270-seat Hartwell Dance Theater and the 250-seat Rose L. Strasser Dance Studio performance space. Our world-renowned dance instruction includes modern dance, ballet, jazz, tap, African dance and Irish dance. Throughout each year there are several dance performances for you to develop your skills in this art form, while learning about kinesiology, history, music and choreography of dance. You will have the opportunity to prepare for a professional dance career through participation in DANSCORE, a contemporary dance ensemble, and Sankofa, an African-based music and dance ensemble. You also can study abroad in one of our exchange programs in Australia, England, Ghana, or Jamaica.


Theatre You will have the opportunity to learn about acting, stage management, and directing in one of the four plays produced throughout the year. Most performances are presented in Tower Fine Arts Mainstage, a proscenium-style theatre with 400 seats. Smaller productions are performed at the Black Box Theatre, accommodating 100 people. Our theaters come fully equipped with a hydraulic orchestra lift, stereo sound, backstage monitor system, lighting console and more.


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Visit Campus We offer a variety of campus visitation opportunities to meet your needs. Undergraduate Admissions offers three Fall Open House programs, as well as information sessions, campus tours, and walk-in hours to meet with an admissions advisor. Whether you are new to college or are transferring from another institution, we hope that you will make the most of these opportunities to get to know us and ask us all of the questions you have about the College.

Schedule a visit online at While you’re on campus: • Join us for an information session. • A tour guide will show you campus highlights on a walking tour. • Talk with current students about their experiences at Brockport.

Take a Virtual Tour of the College at If we can answer any questions along the way, please let us know. Contact us at (585) 395-2751 or



When you’re ready to take that next step and choose The College at Brockport, we’re here for you. As part of the SUNY system, we have made higher education possible for thousands of students and their families with our affordable tuition, financial aid programs and scholarships. At Brockport, you will find a top-quality education, with award-winning professors and the latest facilities, at an affordable cost. Our admissions team and student ambassadors are here for you 100 percent, giving you all the information you need to make a decision. Whether you need help with your application, or have questions about a program, you can count on us. The application process at The College at Brockport is easy. Visit to apply online. We process applications on a rolling admissions basis, and we recommend applying by March 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester.


Freshman Applicants Admission to the College is selective and competitive. In making admissions decisions, we consider the strength of your academic program, course grades, class rank and SAT/ACT scores. Letters of recommendation and other supporting information may also be submitted for consideration. Each applicant should have completed at least four years of English and social studies, three years of mathematics and science (at least one with a laboratory) as well as additional science, math or foreign language courses that total 18 or more academic units. New York state applicants are encouraged to earn a Regents diploma.

Transfer Applicants Each year more than 1,300 students transfer to the College from other institutions of higher learning. Transfer applicants should have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. If transferring fewer than 24 college credits, a high school transcript also is considered. Students can transfer up to 64 credits from accredited two-year colleges and up to 90 credits from accredited four-year colleges. Students entering with an associate’s degree are guaranteed to enter with junior year standing. However, in some cases it may take more than four additional semesters to complete all degree and/or certification requirements.



Estimated Undergraduate Cost (2010–11)*

In State Out of State

Tuition Fees Room/board Total*

$4,970 $1,206 $9,731 $15,907

$13,380 $1,206 $9,731 $24,317

* Estimated cost does not include transportation, books and supplies, loan fees and other personal expenses. Please use costs provided as an estimate.

Scholarships and Financial Aid The College at Brockport is committed to working with students and their families to ensure that the ability to pay does not become an obstacle to a Brockport education. Our financial aid advisors provide assistance with financing your education, including budgeting strategies and sources of aid. Last year, more than $16 million in scholarships and more than $41 million in self-help loans and Work-Study were awarded. Approximately 74% of the student body benefited from these funds. The College also provides assistance with scholarship applications, grants, and awards that may be available to you, including the Extraordinary Academic Scholarship Program: Presidential Scholar-in-Residence Award....................................... Valued at $18,000 over four years Dean’s Scholar-in-Residence Award................................................ Valued at $9,000 over four years Scholar Recognition Award (For out-of-state students)................ Valued at $3,000, annually (up to four years)

Contact us Extraordinary Academic Scholarship Phone: (585) 395-2751 E-mail: Program Phone: (585) 395-5414 E-mail: astandis@brockport. Financial Aid edu Undergraduate Admissions

Phone: (585) 395-2501 E-mail: Brockport Foundation Scholarship Office Disability Services Phone: (585) 395-5409 E-mail: osdoffic@brockport. edu

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Vol. 25, No. 1 Summer 2011

Study Abroad: Antarctica

Lessons from the Edge of the World


Extraordinary Opportunities – in the classroom and out It’s hard to believe, but as I write this we have concluded our 175th Anniversary celebrations, and what a year it was! While we celebrated from Convocation through Commencement, we did have several standout events associated with the anniversary. From the year’s initial First Friday’s alumni celebration on September 1, to the official birthday party held during Homecoming Weekend, to the arts festival we called pARTy on April 1, to the 175th Time Capsule dedication on April 28, the 2010-11 academic year was filled with opportunities to celebrate our College’s history and accomplishments. Now it’s on to year 176 and beyond! So what can I share with you about how we view a Brockport education in this second decade of the 21st Century? It’s about providing our students with extraordinary opportunities – both inside and outside of the classroom. The past 1015 years have been transformational for the College, and we don’t intend to stop now. On July 1, the College launched our new Strategic Plan predicated on four important constructs: 1. Academic Quality and Engagement 2. Co-curricular and Support Programs 3. Learning Environment and Quality of Place 4. Culture of Philanthropy and Alumni Connectedness

Our Strategic Plan, the next evolution of our planning efforts, will take us into 2016. While the nuts and bolts of the plan may not seem very exciting, the expected outcomes are! These include: • Better than predicted graduation rates • Better than predicated student retention rates • More favorable responses to surveys of undergraduates and graduate students in terms of faculty advisement, engagement with faculty, and student life • An outstanding reputation that leads other colleges to look to Brockport “best practices” • Improved performance on national rankings We have done a great job recruiting students with higher academic profiles, and have maintained that quality even in this current trend of declining population in Western New York. Our next phase – and one that we have built around our new Strategic Plan – is to provide our students with an even richer educational experience. In past issues of Kaleidoscope you have learned about our Summer Undergraduate Research Program (supported by our Brockport Foundation), our Living/ Learning Residential Communities, our Washington Program, and several of our study abroad programs. These are prime examples of ways Brockport students can learn outside of the traditional classroom.

As we continue moving toward our goal of being a nationally recognized master’s institution focused on student success, the featured articles in this issue remind us that we are indeed achieving our goal. Two wonderful examples are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for our students and faculty that helped spread the good word about Brockport in Memphis, TN, and Antarctica, even if we couldn’t get a penguin to model a Golden Eagles’ t-shirt! Later this fall, author and Professor Temple Grandin, PhD will visit Brockport and speak to students about her experiences growing up with autism, and Marla Runyan, a visually impaired Olympic athlete, will honor us as the keynote speaker at the College’s annual Diversity Conference — more examples of life experiences that we are providing for our students that will broaden their minds as well as enrich their intellect. It is indeed an exciting time at Brockport, and we are truly energized by the high expectations we have set for ourselves in order to provide the best educational experience possible. I look forward to sharing our milestones and accomplishments with you in the future. Best wishes,

John R. Halstead, PhD President

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2 Campus News 6 Academic News 8 Arts 10 Athletics 12

Team Memphis Living History



Lessons from the Edge of the World


24 New Athletic Director 26 Donor News 28 Alumni Events 34 Class Notes


Kaleidoscope Vol. 25, No. 1 Summer 2011 Circulation — 75,000 Publisher Roxanne Johnston Executive Editorial Team Darby Knox David Mihalyov ’87/’03 Brad Schreiber ’83/’85 Managing Editor Mary E. McCrank ’06

Cover: photo of Antarctica, taken during a visit by a Brockport faculty member and students.

Layout and Design Sam Nicolosi Photography James Dusen Richard W. Black Contributors Mike Andriatch ’85 John Boccacino Virginia Campbell ’89/’96 John Follaco Darby Knox Joanna H. Kraus David Mihalyov ’87/’03 Mary E. McCrank ’06 Carolyn McMenemon ’13 David Tyler James Ver Steeg

Study Abroad: Antarctica

Lessons from the Edge of the World

Send corrections or changes of address to: Division of Advancement 350 New Campus Drive Brockport, NY 14420 (585) 395-2451

Campus news

College Mourns the Loss of Two Beloved Faculty Members Stuart Appelle, PhD, passed away unexpectedly on June 27 and Jim Fatula, PhD passed away, also unexpectedly, on July 9. Stuart Appelle, professor of psychology, was honored this year for 40 years of service to the College. He was 65. Stuart served in many positions, including chair of the Department of Psychology and as interim dean, associate dean and dean of the School of Letters and Sciences. Most recently, he was the dean of the School of Science and Mathematics and nominated to chair the Great Lakes Consortium. The College was Stuart’s professional home and the only place of employment since he earned his PhD at George Washington University. He graduated from Mount Vernon High School, Pennsylvania State University, and then completed his PhD in cognitive psychology, discovering the “Oblique Effect,” still widely cited today. He was widely published on topics including research on perception, the source of consciousness and applying the scientific method to explain unidentified flying objects and the abduction experience. He edited the Journal for UFO Studies, the only objective scientific publication for UFO research. He was a member of the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, Psychonomic Society and Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, as well as the Mutual UFO Network. He also was an original member of Project Blue Book in Washington, DC. Although accomplished in professional life, Stuart’s main focus was his family — his wife, Joan Sussman, children Rachel and Aaron and dog, Napoleon. Stuart tackled all tasks with complete abandon and he loved life; meticulously researching and completing amazing projects with professional results: dry walling the inside of an entire house; tiling floors; building steps — no project was too large for Stuart. He also was a self-taught expert skier, boater, longtime tennis player, runner and friend to many. Stuart is predeceased by his mother, Gertrude Stein Appelle, and his father, Ben. Along with his wife and children, he is survived by his brother Gerald, sister-in-law Karen Sussman, niece Wendy, and nephews Andre and Will. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and colleagues.


Jim Fatula, served as associate professor in the Department of Public Administration since 1998, and was department chair from 2001 until 2010. He also had taught at the College as an adjunct lecturer for six years prior to accepting the position of associate professor. He was 64. With his dedication and hard work the Public Administration program thrived under Jim’s leadership. He excelled in the classroom and his students, many of whom live and work in the Greater Rochester Area, thought very highly of him. He recruited an excellent faculty, positioned the department for a successful reaccreditation this coming year and gave generously of his time through service to the College. Jim was an active scholar whose published research focused on issues in the areas of nonprofit management, the health care industry and social services. He also was a much sought after expert, called upon by the Rochester media, with more than 20 appearances on WXXI’s 1370 Connection radio program, and numerous editorials and columns authored by him published in the Democrat and Chronicle and Rochester Business Journal. Prior to joining the Brockport faculty, Jim had a long career in the health care industry, including positions with the New York State Office of Health Systems Management, Rochester Area Hospitals Corp., and Monroe County Medicap Plan, Inc. Working in the community was a passion of Jim’s as he gave of himself to assist the United Way of Greater Rochester in strategic planning and on issues of nonprofit sustainability as well as working with the Golisano Foundation on a policy paper regarding Medicaid spending on those with developmental disabilities. Jim worked with organizations that included the Children’s Institute, The Rochester Area Community Foundation, Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency, and The Advocacy Center. Jim received his PhD in Philosophy from Fordham University in 1985, specializing in ethics and public policy. He received the prestigious SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2007. Jim is survived by his mother, several siblings and nieces and nephews.

Creating a Legacy A long-time College at Brockport tradition has been reborn. Throughout the 1990s, the graduating class would present a Senior Class Gift to the College, enhancing the campus environment and establishing scholarships for future Brockport students. But for one reason and then another the tradition slipped away and was forgotten — until now. “The graduating class at institutions nation wide have celebrated the tradition of presenting their colleges and universities with gifts that would help support future generations of students. We wanted to reestablish this practice at Brockport,” said Jamie Beers-Wilson, associate director of annual giving. “The Senior Class Gift is a way to begin to engage graduating seniors in an ongoing connection with their Alma Mater. It also is a way for new graduates to help support the same strong academic experience for future students that they experienced for themselves. It’s a way of paying it back while

paying it forward.” The Senior Class Gift project serves not one, but two missions — to support future students while engaging the College’s most recent alumni, and to give parents and others the opportunity to be a part of the experience. The Undergraduate Commencement Dedication Booklet, a compilation of congratulations and well wishes for graduating seniors, made this mission possible. The Undergraduate Commencement Dedication Booklet was a means for raising money for the class gift while giving parents, as well as family members and friends, faculty and staff, fellow students and local merchants the opportunity to express their pride and good wishes as graduates embarked on their own bright futures. “Because this was a new endeavor, we didn’t know if it would be embraced. But the feedback has been tremendous, especially from parents who really took their words to heart as they paid tribute to their

Jamie Beers-Wilson, associate director of annual giving, and Nicole Bower ’10, annual fund coordinator.


sons and daughters,” said BeersWilson. “The cost for a parent to submit a dedication message was $25. Parents were happy to not only make the initial contribution, but many gave additional gifts as well. And when Commencement Day arrived, parents were eager to receive the booklet and see their words in print.” The Dedication Booklet received more than 350 submissions, raising, to date, $10,000 for the Class of 2011 Scholarship. The Senior Class voted to present their gift in memory of classmate Daniel Dix, who died from injuries in a fall during his junior year at Brockport. The scholarship will be awarded to talented and deserving students in the near future, once criteria and eligibility are established. To make a gift to the Class of 2011 Scholarship, contact Beers-Wilson at (585) 395-2451.

Back to the Future

Time Capsule Installation Celebrates 175th Anniversary A time capsule celebrating The College at Brockport’s 175th anniversary has been installed and will be locked in a case inside the Seymour College Union Lounge, not to be opened until 2086, the College’s 250th anniversary. The College created the time capsule to give future students a taste of what the Brockport experience was like when the 21st century was still in its youth. The entire process — from selecting items to be placed in the capsule to developing the program for its April 28 installation — was organized by students in Assistant Professor Lynda Sperazza’s Department of Recreation and Leisure

Studies Special Event Planning course. “Our entire department thought this was a great opportunity for our students to be able to plan a campus-wide event and put their mark on the 175th anniversary of the College,” said Sperazza. “We’re all so incredibly excited to be a part of it.” A list of the items enclosed in the capsule also will be displayed, including a letter to the future, an aerial photo of how Brockport appeared in the year 2011, a campus map, gas and grocery prices, a list of slang terms, a copy of The Stylus (the College’s student newspaper), video interviews of students, faculty and staff, and much more. The plan is for the secured time capsule to remain on display for the next 75 years and then to be opened by the Class of ’86, marking 250 years of the College fulfilling its mission to educate and prepare students for their own successful futures.

SUNY Chancellor Recognizes Brockport Faculty and Staff Eight members of the faculty and staff at The College at Brockport received the State University of New York Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence this spring. Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher presented the awards during the annual awards ceremony in Albany. Each recipient received a certificate and medallion, which is traditionally worn annually at the College’s Commencement Ceremony. The honor is designed to recognize, acknowledge and commend consistently superior performance and encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence. The award recipients for Excellence in Teaching are: Andrea CiliottaRubery, associate professor, Department of Political Science and International Studies; Alisa James, associate professor, Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education; and Hasnat Baban, professor, Department

of Business Administration and Economics. Debra Ames, librarian, Library, Information and Technology Services, received the award for Excellence in Librarianship. Margie Lovett-Scott, associate professor, Department of Nursing, received the award for Excellence in Faculty Service. Marsha Moss, secretary, Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education, received the award for Excellence in Classified Service. Markus Hoffmann, associate professor, Department of Chemistry, received the award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. And Thomas Dreyer, assistant vice president for facilities and planning, Division of Facilities and Planning,


received the award for Excellence in Professional Service. Although it is the College’s faculty and staff who are recognized for their outstanding performance, it is ultimately the students who benefit from their accomplishments. “The faculty and staff honored with Chancellor’s Awards epitomize the College’s commitment to student success,” said College President John R. Halstead, PhD. “It’s not easy to receive this award and I applaud the dedication put forth by these individuals as they continue to excel in their careers.” Since the Chancellor’s Awards were initiated in 1973, 161 Brockport faculty and staff members have received the awards.

Special Events



massive steel structure is rising on the south side of The College at Brockport campus — one that will forever change campus life. The Special Events and Recreation Center (SERC), a 164,000 square-foot addition to the Tuttle North Athletic Complex, is one of the most highly anticipated new buildings in the College’s 175-year history. The facility, which is making steady progress and remains on pace for completion in the summer of 2012, will create a comprehensive special events, recreation, athletic and learning environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Recreation Center

“This will be a transformational addition to The College at Brockport campus,” said Tom Dreyer, Brockport’s assistant vice president of facilities and planning. “It’s a dynamic, exciting, student-centered facility that will be the result of a collaborative process that included input from a wide array of campus constituencies.” The building’s events center, which will include 3,650 fixed seats and which will accommodate up to 5,500 attendees with floor seating, will host events ranging from speakers and concerts to athletic events. Its track is designed to be wide enough to accommodate athletes on foot as well


as in wheelchairs — an important feature, given Brockport’s top-flight Adapted Physical Education program. And its wellness components include cardiovascular, free weights and strength circuit training areas, and a multi-purpose exercise room. The approximately $40-million facility — a green building that is expected to earn LEED silver certification — is funded through the SUNY Construction Fund, which contains money that is used solely for capital improvement projects. SERC is one of the first major components of the College’s recently completed facilities master plan.

aCadem ic news

Daniel L. Petree Named Founding Dean of New Business School Daniel L. Petree, PhD, founding dean of the College’s new School of Business Administration and Economics, will work to strengthen ties with the Rochester business community.

The College at Brockport is please to welcome Daniel L. Petree, PhD, an experienced dean and program builder, to the College community. Petree has been named founding dean of the College’s new School of Business Administration and Economics, and began his duty July 1. Petree, who previously served as the inaugural dean of the College of Business at EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University, will steer the transformation of Brockport’s Department of Business Administration and Economics into a robust school that accents the distinctiveness of its academic programs. Petree is looking forward to the challenge. “What makes this opportunity particularly appealing to me are the quality of the faculty, their commitment to excellence as evidenced by having earned The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

accreditation while still a department, the energy and commitment of the entire College at Brockport community to continue to enhance the reputation of the institution among its peers and stakeholders and the emphasis on improving the student learning and living experience that seems clearly to be a core value,” said Petree. The impetus for creating a standalone school of business was part of the College’s restructuring from three to five schools, a process which began in the spring of 2009. Benefits will include the development of additional business programs, the offering of a wider variety of electives, a stronger partnership with the College’s Small


Business Development Center, and an integration of the local business community with the strategic direction of the school. “Moving to a school of business will increase the stature of our business degree programs and create more opportunities for our students and faculty to partner with local businesses,” said Anne E. Huot, PhD, provost and vice president of academic affairs for the College. “Dean Petree has proven he can launch a business school and he is exactly what we need to take our program to an even greater level of quality.”

Summer Reading Book Casts a Light on Autism The name Temple Grandin may not be familiar to many, but — without question — the word autism is. Grandin, a leader in the field of autism research and bestselling author, has become the voice of those who struggle to express themselves. This comes as a surprise to many, as Grandin, an associate professor of animal science at Colorado State University and who has a PhD, is, herself, autistic. Grandin, regarded as one of the highest functioning individuals with autism in the world, is shedding a light on what seems to have become an epidemic in this country and perhaps the world — the incidence of autism in children and adults. Her expertise doesn’t end with individuals with autism. Grandin’s book, Animals in Translation, also has taken the country by storm. A driving force in the field, Grandin is responsible for the redesign of one-third of all the livestock-handling facilities in the US, bringing to the industry more humane practices. Her understanding of how animals think and experience emotions as well as the world around them is taken from her own experiences as a child with autism, growing up in what was to her a foreign and frightening world. Grandin’s life story, Emergence, Labeled Autistic: A True Story, was chosen as the Summer Reading Program book for 2011. Freshmen read the book over the summer and will participate in classroom and open panel discussions, enter art and essay contests based on the book and join the College and Greater Rochester community in taking part in a fundraiser, Walk Now, for the Autism Speaks organization at Frontier Field in Rochester on September 24. What’s more, they’ll be able to meet the author herself when Grandin visits the College Wednesday, September 28, to speak to students, faculty and staff at 7:30 pm in Tuttle North. The Summer Reading Program is made possible in part by the generous support of M&T Bank. For a complete list of events, visit The College at Brockport website at

Gift Takes Brockport Science Research to New Heights J. Emory Morris is making history at The College at Brockport, endowing a $1.1 million scholarship for the sciences. Long before he began his lifelong career teaching at The College at Brockport, J. Emory Morris, PhD, professor emeritus, was in love with the field of chemistry. Throughout his 42 years in the College’s Department of Chemistry, Morris was known for his commitment to sharing his knowledge and igniting the imaginations of his students as they studied and conducted research. Today, Dr. Morris is multiplying that commitment a million times over — make that 1.1 million times over. He is to endow the Morris Opportunity Scholarships for the Study of Science with a $1.1 million gift,

“People of ordinary means are also generous in the causes they support.” — J. Emory Morris which will expand funding to support undergraduate students as they pursue research in chemistry and biochemistry at the College, including full-time summer research. Morris believes the foundation for academic success is preparatory coursework before entering college. These scholarships are intended to encourage students to pursue the sciences. In addition to the student scholarships, a portion of the gift will


be used for annual awards to faculty research mentors. The gift is the latest in a long history of support by Morris, including the Morris Fellowships for Summer Research in Chemistry, founded in 1988, which allow students to spend summers collaborating with professors on research projects. In 2008, Morris pledged $100,000 in the form of a three-year challenge to chemistry alumni and supporters of the sciences to bolster the fellowship fund. This spring, the College successfully matched Dr. Morris’ $100,000 for a total of $200,000 raised for undergraduate research in chemistry.

ARt S news

Noted Food Writer Receives Brockport’s

“Food reflects and is a reflection of our times.” The College at Brockport recently celebrated one of the country’s finest food writers and memoirists. Ruth Reichl, author of four best-selling memoirs, former editorin-chief of Gourmet magazine, and former host and producer of two PBS television programs, was honored in April with the Art of Fact Award, presented by the College’s internationally acclaimed Writers Forum during a ceremony at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester. In a speech that walked the audience through a brief history of food writing – beginning with the ancient Greeks and continuing through today — Reichl noted that,

“The changing language of food can tell us a great deal about society.” Reichl’s best-selling memoirs include For You Mom, Finally; Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise; Comfort Me with Apples and Tender at the Bone. She co-produced PBS’s Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie and hosted Gourmet’s Adventures with Ruth. She is currently a judge on Bravo’s hit series Top Chef Masters. The Writers Forum, an annual reading series that brings prominent, award-winning writers to campus, presents the Art of Fact Award every spring to a non-fiction writer whose works contribute significantly to American culture. Art of Fact and Writer’s Voice, which celebrates fiction and poetry, are sponsored by a generous grant from M&T Bank. On November 16, 2011, the Writer’s Voice Award will be presented to novelist Francine Prose. Augusten Burroughs has been chosen to receive the 2012 Art of Fact Award.

Fine Arts Season 2011-12 Music

Visual Arts




Walter Haskell Hinton:

Monica Bill Barnes

September 16

September 7 – October 11

dark play, or stories for boys

Department of Art Alumni Exhibition

October 7 – 9 and 20 – 22


The Servant of Two Masters

Photo Media Invitational

by Carlo Goldoni


December 2 – 4 and 8 – 10

October 27 – 29 April 12 – 14

Coyote on a Fence


Guitars in the Round

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Jeff Tyzik, conductor

November 2

Christine Lavin:

My 25th Anniversary Concert: What Was I (EVER!) Thinking? This concert is sponsored in part by the Office of Alumni Relations and Development.

February 3

The Mambo Kings March 23

Spring Concert: In Harmony

March 25

The Golden Age of Illustration

by Carlos Murillo

October 26 – December 4

January 25 – February 19

by Bruce Graham

Lucinda Devlin: The Omega Suites

February 24 – 26 and March 1 – 3

On and Off the Wall:

The Rocky Horror Show


Paper as Art

Book, music and lyrics by Richard O’Brien

February 25 – March 30

April 27 – 29 and May 3 – 5

Annual Student Art Exhibition

September 8 and 9 October 6 – 8 March 29 – 31

November 16 and 17 Hartwell Dance Theater and November 19 Hochstein School of Music and Dance

AlumniDance Showcase February 23 and 24

Sankofa African Dance and Drum Ensemble

April 13 – May 6

April 26 – 29


Brockport Gets a Visit from

Four College alumni who made it big in Tinsel Town share their secrets. It’s not every day students get to hear someone famous speak, much less four famous people. But that’s exactly what happened when four College at Brockport alumni who have made their own mark on Hollywood came back to campus. The idea for the celebrated alumni’s return to Brockport actually began with a visit to California by President John R. Halstead, PhD, and members of the College’s Advancement team who were in the Los Angeles area meeting with alumni and friends of the College. During one of those gatherings someone came up with the idea of bringing Hollywood to Brockport. That’s when William Fichtner ’78, Jesse Goins ’74, Stu Krieger ’73 and Paul Pape ’74, said yes to the proposal that they come back to campus and share their experiences — both as students at Brockport and as highly successful professionals in Hollywood. That’s how it happened that the foursome found themselves in Brockport one chilly Friday in April, bringing with them some of that famous California sunshine and plenty of insights and sound advice as well. “You need to be proactive,” said Krieger, a screenwriter best known for writing The Land Before Time for Disney and numerous Disney Channel movies. “You need to do that and make things happen for yourself.” Fichtner, known for his roles in the hit television show Prison Break and movies The Perfect Storm and Black Hawk Down, said college will prepare you for life by putting

you in circumstances unlike anything you have ever experienced before. “Your major has nothing to do with it,” said Fichtner, who was a criminal justice major before deciding to become an actor. “The years you spend here are what are important.” He went on to share some valuable advice he had once been given and taken to heart. “My mother came to visit me and she gave me two bits of advice. She said there are two things you can control: one, how clean your apartment is, and the other is how much time you invest in something. You can either wait for someone to hand everything to you or you can make it happen for yourself.” Goins, well known for his roles in television shows such as Boston Legal and NYPD Blue and movies such as Robocop, also shared his own Hollywood experiences, as did Pape, who is known for his numerous voiceovers and his role in Saturday Night Fever. After each alumnus spoke, they opened the floor to a question and answer forum, giving students and faculty the opportunity to ask what was utmost on their minds about all things Hollywood. The audience responded with a wide variety of questions, and at the end of the day the students, faculty and staff were abuzz with enthusiasm, giving the four alums a standing ovation.


Jesse Goins ’74

Stu Krieger ’73

William Fichtner ’78

Paul Pape ’74

Athle ic t news

The College at Brockport last fall dedicated its stadium in honor of the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder and honorary Eunice Kennedy Shriver chairperson of the International Special Olympics and the woman who brought the Games to campus in 1979. A champion of her cause, Mrs. Kennedy-Shriver (1921-2009) used athletics to change the world for people with disabilities. In 1962, she used her back yard for the first Camp Shriver, a summer day camp for children with intellectual disabilities. The concept spread, and in 1968 the first International Special Olympics Games were held in Chicago. What started as an inclusive sports camp has blossomed into a worldwide movement transforming lives in all 50 US states and more than 181 countries by making competitive sports accessible for athletes with intellectual and physical handicaps. Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium was christened during Homecoming September 25 in dedication and celebration of the life of Mrs. Kennedy Shriver. The 10,000seat facility, the largest oncampus stadium of its kind for an NCAA Division III college, was rededicated in a half-time ceremony during the football game. “When Eunice passed away in 2009, she left a legacy unlike anyone else,” said College President John R. Halstead, PhD. “The honors and awards she was presented with in her lifetime stand as a testament to

College dedicates football stadium in memory of Special Olympics founder

her accomplishments and leadership as a great American.” Mrs. Kennedy Shriver was the driving force behind bringing the International Special Olympics to Brockport. A landmark event, the Games drew more than 3,500 mentally and physically challenged athletes to campus that August and garnered national headlines

with visits from celebrities. Brockport was up for the challenge, having hosted the New York State Special Olympics in 1975/76. The dedication ceremony coincided with the first annual international Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day, which will be annually observed on the fourth Saturday in September.

Alumnus Josh Warner Named


Josh Warner ’01, the first Golden Eagle football player to go on to a career in the NFL, was recently named by to its AllDecade Team for the 2000s. Warner, a standout lineman who led Brockport to its first NCAA berth in 2000, played for several NFL teams, including the Chicago Bears. The sports news website honored players who carved out a legacy and who were counted on season after season to perform at the highest expectations. An undersized, by football standards, member of the offensive line, weighing in at just 245 pounds, Warner was recruited by Head

Stephanie Geer ’11: a star on the softball field and in the classroom For as many awards as Stephanie Geer ’11 piled up for her work on the mound as pitcher, she received as many for her academic accomplishments and service to the community. And, although a star on the field for the softball team, it was Geer’s work off the field that made the biggest impact on campus and in the community. During her time at the College, Geer coordinated service events and assisted with everything from canned food and winter coat drives to an annual leaf raking program to benefit local elderly residents. Graduating with a 3.91 GPA, her honors include the SUNY Chancellor’s Scholar Athlete Award, School of Science and Mathematics Undergraduate Award, Davison Distinguished Scholar in Residence Award, Distinguished Scholar Scholarship and All-Academic List for the SUNY Athletic Conference. In addition, she was a finalist for the President’s Citation Award.


The standout pitcher majored in chemistry with a minor in economics. She was a chemistry teaching assistant and spent summers conducting research at Binghamton and Cornell universities. She graduated with her BS in Chemistry with ACS Certification. “I like chemistry, and I like studying nutrition science, trying to understand the complexity of how the food people consume affects their bodies,” said Geer. On the field, Geer compiled an impressive 17-5 record with 153 strikeouts, a 1.36 earned-run average and six shutouts over 159 stellar innings pitched as Brockport finished 32-12, breaking the school record for team wins in a season. Geer was honored several times over the past three seasons for her outstanding academic accomplishments. In addition, she earned the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Academic All-America Award three times. And in her junior year, she earned her second-team All-Eastern College Athletic Conference accolades and secondteam College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA)/ESPN Magazine AllDistrict Honors.

Division III All-Decade Team

Coach Rocco Salomone. He dedicated himself to the offseason workout and conditioning programs and developed into a 295-pound blocking machine. He became an AllAmerican and would go on to anchor an offensive line that, during his senior season, went 8-0 in the regular season and earned the College’s firstever berth in the NCAA Division III postseason tournament. Warner earned a spot as a guard and never allowed a sack during his career, which included 31 consecutive starts. “Yes, I was a little bit surprised,” to make this team, said Warner, a criminal justice major who now lives

in Chicago and works as a dealer sales manager for ADESA Wisconsin. “Just having a first-team honor is a pretty cool accomplishment. I have great memories of my time at Brockport. To still represent Brockport while living in Chicago, it’s a pretty cool honor. Playing for Rocco was great, and if this award … and what I did at Brockport can help Rocco and Brockport with its current recruiting process, that’s the most important thing to me.” Warner was expected to be a lateround draft selection in the 2001 NFL, but wasn’t selected. Undeterred, he signed with the New York Giants in the spring, reporting to rookie training


camp. He was later cut. Following his stint with the Giants, he went on to play briefly on the Green Bay Packers practice squad. In January 2002, after a season of starting for an NFL Europe team, he was given a second chance in the NFL and signed with the Chicago Bears. He saw action at center and guard in 10 games. He then signed with the Washington Redskins, and although he didn’t get an opportunity to see action there, Warner remains grateful for his NFL career. In 2006, he was inducted into the Golden Eagle Athletics Hall of Fame.

LivingQ History Team Memphis

You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. ­— Clay P. Bedford

By Carolyn McMenemon ’13 A classroom is not the only place where a student can acquire knowledge. Learning can take place anywhere, at anytime. Just ask the nine students and three faculty and staff at The College at Brockport who spent nine days of a WinterSession ’11 course engaged in a learning experience of a lifetime. Canceled flights, freak snow storms, and last-minute changes in plans aren’t the things students deal with when sitting in a classroom, but these were all a part of a communication course that took “Team Memphis” all the way to Memphis, Tennessee. Although the experience got off to a rocky start, these challenges were overcome to ultimately create what would be a lifechanging event for everyone involved. The idea for a service learning trip

to Memphis came to Dale Hartnett, lecturer in the Department of Communication, after he visited the area in 2009 for the workshop, “From Freedom Summer to the Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike,” funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. While there, he saw for himself an opportunity to create an enriching experience for those living today while reaching back into the nation’s history to honor those who have passed away. He succeeded at doing both. Prior to Hartnett’s service learning trip, The College at Brockport had not in its recent history offered a class that incorporated the aspect of service learning with the classroom and textbook experience. But with the tremendous success of “Team


Memphis” Hartnett hopes it will become a component of many more courses in years to come. “This is a hands-on course. It’s all of the same classroom theory, but incorporates real-life experience into it,” said Hartnett. “It’s a different way to learn, and it’s exciting. It’s the chance to successfully take the classroom outside of the classroom.” Service learning offers the opportunity for students to take the knowledge learned through the academic course and extend it through a service that benefits the community. The experience also incorporates periods of reflection throughout the program. For this particular group, students were given the opportunity to further their learning in the General Education course, Protest and Public

Opinion. And soon after signing up for the course, Hartnett’s class was traveling well beyond their world at The College at Brockport and the City of Rochester, and heading south to Memphis, what is considered to be the epicenter of the Civil Rights Movement. Much of the course focused on the Civil Rights Movement of the South during the 1960s, including the life, activities and speeches of Martin Luther King Jr.; the courage and tenacity of Rosa Parks when she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white person; and other important and pivotal events throughout the

It was through physically visiting these historical sites that students were able to understand the impact that a single area or location can have on a nation. Places such as the Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968; the Mason Temple, where King delivered his famous “I’ve Been to The Mountaintop” speech, hours before he was killed; and the Christian Brothers University are all well known to students studying the Civil Rights Movement. Rarely are students granted the “I started thanking Martin Luther King. opportunity to be physically present at such historically Standing there, I started crying.” important places. “Looking at pictures of these places in Movement. books doesn’t give them justice,” “I really wanted to be a part of this said English major and senior trip from the start,” said freshman Cassandra Johns. “I didn’t Cullen Wegman who is majoring anticipate the emotion I would in history and anthropology. “It was feel standing in these places.” something that had never been done Johns took her learning before and I wanted to be involved.” experience to an even higher Junior Michael Nutting, who is level, giving a presentation majoring in communication, wanted to while standing outside of be a part of the experience that recalled the Lorraine Motel. “I got a turning point in the nation’s history. goose bumps while giving The class intern, it was Nutting’s job my speech. Just the fact to observe and record the events taking that such an historic place. “My role on the trip was to leader stood behind document the experience. I was there where I was speaking to capture the emotion of the team was amazing.” while they learned and grew together.” Elizabeth Nutting did so by making a video of McCuller ’14 the trip. had much the Being physically present at the same reaction to places which were pivotal points in the her visit to the nation’s history gave the students’ an Lorraine Hotel. “I even greater understanding of what started thanking they learned through readings and Martin Luther King. discussions. “When at a place in person Standing there, you are able to create an image in I started crying. I your mind and feel the energy of the am glad that I got event now past. Suddenly it is material, the opportunity to something that you can feel,” said experience the trip. Wegman. It has changed my


outlook on life and A True Immersion Course learning significantly,” said McCuller. “Team Memphis” took its WinterSession ’11 Besides the field trips learning experience well beyond The College at and continual learning Brockport, visiting historic sites in one of the country’s activities, “Team great cities, experiencing the culture of the South, and Memphis” did what meeting interesting people along the way — like The they could to leave their Rev. Hattie Thompson and The Rev. James L. Netters. own mark on Memphis. The chance to speak with people involved in the A major part of the nation’s Civil Rights Movement was an once-in-atrip was the hands-on lifetime opportunity for the students in Dale Hartnett’s community service Protest and Public Opinion course as they visited project at the Zion Memphis and the city’s historic sites, where the dramas Christian Cemetery, and the tragedies inherent in the movement unfolded. a perfect fit with their The Rev. Hattie Thompson shared her first-hand studies of the lives of experiences and indelible memories of those fateful African Americans in days in the 1960s. She was present at the Mason the South. Temple on the day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered The Zion Christian his “I’ve Been to The Mountain,” speech which Cemetery, an African includes the famous “I Have a Dream” quote, that American cemetery continues to this day to reverberate throughout the located in Memphis, nation and around the world. was officially established Rev. Netters, senior pastor at the Mt. Vernon Baptist in 1876 by the United Church and a close personal friend of Dr. King, was Sons of Zion, an African an active member in the Civil Rights Movement. He, American fraternity. too, shared his account with students of his memories Today, a landmark of of the Civil Rights leader and his experiences in the historical importance, movement. “Rev. Netters was a phenomenal speaker Zion Christian Cemetery and his personal stories were very moving,” said is the burial site of more Cassandra Johns, a senior majoring in English. “I truly than 23,000 African appreciated what they had to say. It was not just a Americans, including story — it was their lives.” such notable local figures The students also visited sites involved in the 1964 as William Stewart Freedom Summer. “This class brought us to where and Thomas Moss, history happened, to where they had the protests,” who rest within its walls. said freshman David Babb. The last known burial took place in 1920. Due to tough economic times, Zion Cemetery fell victim to neglect, becoming overgrown with weeds, brush and tangles of vines, and generally run down. The cemetery continued on its downward spiral until 2005 when a group of volunteers acknowledged the


importance of this property and began plans to restore the cemetery. Six years later, ambassadors from The College at Brockport arrived to help with the effort. “That first day at the Zion was overwhelming. To be there and see what is still covered was surreal,” said Wegman. Freshman criminal justice major Eddie Cordero agreed. “That first day we saw all that there really was to the Zion Cemetery — all of the brush and debris that covered the grave sites. It was hard to not take it personally.” What many students had trouble grasping was that underneath the 17 acres of thick brush and woods they were looking at were the remains of once living, breathing people. “It was only after clearing about 10 feet of trees and bushes that I finally came upon a tombstone. It was at that moment that everything was put into perspective,” said Cordero. Each member of “Team Memphis” had his or her own profound encounter with the cemetery. As they labored to uncover the grave sites, they began to realize that these African Americans and their individual stories were a part of our history, and now lay buried under piles of brush and debris. “When you start working and uncover that first grave, it becomes your own little project,” said Wegman. “You develop this sense of responsibility to uncover and restore it. It doesn’t seem fair to leave the grave in that condition.”

Perhaps the most surprising and intriguing of the discoveries at the cemetery was made by the students who stumbled upon one especially important gravesite — that of The Reverend Morris Henderson, who founded Zion Christian Cemetery, and his wife Julia. (After Rev. Henderson’s death, members of the Zion Association formed the Zion Cemetery Company and purchased the cemetery. Shares were passed to descendants of the owners through the years.)

“A few students and I went to the library to continue our research,” said Nutting. “When we were sitting there, I realized that this is my day off and I could be anywhere I wanted in Memphis, but I decided to be here and uncover more information about the Zion.” It isn’t possible for a visitor to spend time in a location without meeting or even befriending area residents and becoming exposed to, if not immersed in, its culture. That was true for “I saw the graves and I got curious. I wanted Team Memphis which to know more about these people,” said had the opportunity Johns. “The work didn’t just end at the to sample some of that cemetery, we would take the names home famous southern food, for research.” see different customs, and talk to people from “The grave had been somewhat the area. For many, these all added defaced and was very overgrown. We up to a truly eye-opening experience. made it our mission to really clean it “The hospitality of the South is up. I felt like we did something for the amazing and not something I had Reverend and his wife … it meant a ever really seen before,” said Johns. lot to all of us to leave them resting “Between how nice and welcoming peacefully,” said Johns, one of the everyone was, from the second we students to make the find. arrived to the delicious food, it made After days of working and the trip that much more enjoyable.” uncovering what they could on the Members of some of the area’s sites, it was clear that the students African-American churches hosted were beginning to leave their mark on the students at several meals, the cemetery. And just as importantly, sharing favorite dishes — the discoveries and work they were much to everyone’s delight. doing began to have an impact on the It is hard to imagine students, inspiring them to do even that a single class can have more. Soon they began researching the such a profound impact on graves they were uncovering, making someone’s life. However, the every effort to take their education one students, faculty and staff who step further. spent the nine days living at Some students became so inspired the heart of the Civil Rights that they dedicated a day of their free Movement can attest to that time to continue their research. Rhodes fact. “We do these things so that College, a school located in Memphis the students can grow. It gives that has played a large part in the them an opportunity to really learn restoration of the Zion Cemetery, and even better themselves,” allowed Brockport students access to said Hartnett. the school’s resources to learn more The students are all in agreement. about the site and the people resting The stories they witnessed, the places there. they saw, and the difference they made


will always be with them. “Overall, this trip was truly the greatest experience of my life. I think everyone has not only grown individually from this experience, but has connected as a team. We all will walk away changed from what we experienced — and all for the better,” said Nutting.

Brandon Nunnery ’13, and Professor Jamie Spiller, in Antarctica.


Study Abroad: Lessons from the Edge of the World

By James Ver Steeg

Well-worn footpaths carved out by waddling penguins replace familiar sidewalks and city streets. Instead of cafĂŠs and world famous museums, visitors step back in time to a land alive, but frozen in time for millions of years. This is not your traditional study abroad experience. This is Antarctica and what it has to teach you could change your life forever.


One of the biggest values of studying abroad is that it transforms a student from his or her own culture and puts them into societies different from their own. The Antarctic landscape — as stunning and sublime as it is harsh and unforgiving — has been protected by an international treaty since 1959. Protected from mining, military action and nuclear tests, the earth’s most important continent faces new threats from a bourgeoning ecotourism industry and mankind’s excesses from thousands of miles away. Understanding those threats and wanting to share the lessons the frozen continent has to teach are what brought College at Brockport Professor of History and Associate Dean of Graduate Education and Scholarship James Spiller, PhD, to Antarctica. He led two Brockport students and four students from nearby institutions who registered through Brockport’s Office of International Education on a study abroad excursion over WinterSession ´11. The program is part of The College at Brockport partnership with the American Universities International Programs (AUIP). The three-school partnership also includes Oregon State University and Virginia Tech. While Spiller’s scholarly interests lie in the political history of Antarctica, it is his experience as a mountaineer and wilderness explorer that seem to shape his perception of the region. “People rarely think of Antarctica as a study


abroad destination,” he explained. “Yet this place is profoundly important to humanity and it is the site of uniquely peaceful international relations. And it’s truly sublime. I went in there ready and knowing what I was going to see, but still a profound and moving reaction just takes hold. No matter how prepared you are, it happens.” According to Spiller, the Earth’s only continent without an indigenous human population provides a compelling glimpse of the nature of man. “One of the biggest values of studying abroad is that it transforms a student from his or her own culture and puts them into societies different from their own. It’s a revelation when students learn that the values and social norms they thought were natural are simply learned. They come home with a deeper sense of themselves and have a more critical evaluation of the world they grew up in and the habits they’ve developed.” However, there is no question Antarctica is set apart from other study abroad opportunities. “This is different,” said Spiller. “You’re not immersing yourself in a different society or culture. You’re immersing yourself in an alien, non-human landscape. So you come home not with new sensibilities of your own culture, but with a new critical awareness of living in a human society by being in a place so natural that it is beyond human society.” For Brockport sophomore Brandon Nunnery ´13, just getting to the continent felt like an accomplishment. Sailing on a small ice-breaking ship from Ushuaia (oosh-why-ah) at the southern tip of Argentina, Brandon and his travel companions crossed the infamous Drake Passage. “There are two weather conditions you encounter in the Drake Passage,” he said. “One is called the Drake lake effect, where the seas are very calm — probably as calm as they’ll ever get. It seems like a placid lake and your crossing goes fairly

smoothly. The second is called the Drake shake effect, which is exactly the opposite. There can be 35-foot swells. A ship of any size is at the mercy of the waves.” Still, a lifetime of dreaming about getting to Antarctica, hours of course study, and a seasoned traveler’s eye did not prepare the former Marine for his view of the mammoth horizon. “We were sailing and I looked at what I thought was a cloud bank off in the distance,” he recalled. “As the sun was setting I could see jagged peaks emerging. It’s then I realized they weren’t a bank of clouds, but the high peaks of the Antarctic Peninsula. They were towering on the horizon — huge from more than 30 miles away.” It wasn’t long before the frozen ice sheet started to come to life. “The first animals we saw were penguins on our trip in. They were the most prevalent animals. We saw three main species, the Gentoo, Adelie and Chinstrap.” According to Brandon, the larger Emperor and King that moviegoers got to see in movies like March of the Penguins live further inland. One thing all species of penguin have, in fact all wildlife on Antarctica share, is the abundance of caution required when man comes in contact with their fragile ecosystem. “These animals are adapted to living in the most forbidding environment imaginable,” said Spiller. “They’re tougher than we are. We would die in minutes in climates they live in all year. On the other hand, they are incredibly vulnerable to our actions, especially when we walk onshore. You may have on your hands, under your nails or in the threads of your boots, bacteria and viruses that you’ve transported from other environments and are introducing into theirs. The animals have no immunity to these threats, which could wipe them out.” Perhaps just as threatening is the wave of eco-tourism now arriving at Antarctica’s shores. According

The Antarctic Treaty Antarctica is the only continent with no nations. While seven nations have made claims to Antarctica, no single nation controls any part of the continent; rather, the Antarctic Treaty governs the actions of people in Antarctica. Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, France, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russia), the United Kingdom and the United States of America signed the Antarctic Treaty on December 1, 1959, in Washington, DC. The Treaty entered into force on June 23, 1961. The 12 signatories became the original 12 consultative nations. As of May 2000, 15 additional nations, including Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, India, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, Peru, Republic of Korea, Sweden, Spain and Uruguay, have achieved consultative status by acceding to the Treaty and by conducting substantial scientific research in Antarctica. Russia carries forward the signatory privileges and responsibilities established by the former Soviet Union. Another 17 nations have acceded to the Antarctic Treaty: Austria, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Denmark, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Slovak Republic, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and Venezuela. These nations agree to abide by the Treaty and may attend consultative meetings as observers. Consultative meetings have been held approximately every other year since the Treaty entered into force, but since 1993 they have been held more frequently. In order to participate in consultative meetings under the treaty, a country needs to show its interest in Antarctica by conducting substantial research there. To date, 28 countries consult to make decisions on matters affecting the continent. Additional meetings within the Antarctic Treaty systems have produced agreements on conservation of seals, conservation of living resources, and comprehensive environmental protection.


to Spiller, “It’s a big issue. Tourists are visiting places all over the world because of their environmental characteristics. They go to safari in Kenya or Tanzania; they’re going to the rainforest in Brazil to experience the animals and birds; and they’re coming to Antarctica to see the last frontier. It’s a bittersweet industry. It’s good in the sense that tourists can provide a sustainable economy for local people. But what’s bad is you’re bringing in a lot of visitors

Antarctica is seen by almost everybody involved as a special place where, while it is distant and separate from humanity, it is at the very core of the global community, who can have a significant impact.” The impact, he said, includes everything from money for the local economies to human pollution affecting the natural habitats of Antarctica’s pristine environment and native species. From a scientific perspective, Antarctica provides a critical glimpse of the effect mankind has on Planet Earth. In the 1960s scientists discovered lead


emissions from gasoline as well as DDT pesticides applied 8,000 miles away were being released into the atmosphere and falling on the ice sheet. “In some places the ice sheet is almost 15,000 feet deep,” said Spiller. “Researchers can take core samples that can have up to a one-millionyear history and give us a snapshot of when it formed. We can use it as a repository or library of the history of the global climate and use that to gain understanding of how industrial age emissions may or may not affect global temperatures.” While many debate the cause of global warming, Antarctica experts cannot ignore the evidence they see. “Twenty years ago, the microbes, bacteria and the seeds in our clothes might not have mattered. Antarctica was cold enough then that none of those things would survive. That’s not the case anymore. The Antarctic Peninsula is the fastest one of the three places heating up in the world,” Spiller reported. And it is Antarctica’s impact and changing climate — it supplies nearly 60 percent of the world’s fresh water — that makes excursions like the one offered by the College’s Study Abroad Program even more critical. “[Antarctica] is seen by almost everybody involved as a special place where, while it is distant and separate from humanity, it is at the very core of the global community,” said Spiller. “I think students who travel there come back with a sense that it’s not a place that is simply far away and very foreign. It is a place that needs to be protected and a place that needs to be respected for the value it can bring to all humankind.” “On these trips, we talk a lot about research projects that have to do with the threats of invasive species — either big animals or microbial ones like viruses— and how they can threaten the animal web in Antarctica. The students really end up embracing this issue and come up with recommendations Continued on page 22

Fast Facts: Antarctica • Antarctica is Earth’s southernmost continent and includes the South Pole. At 5.4 million square miles, it is the fifthlargest in area after Asia, Africa, and North and South America. About 98 percent of Antarctica is covered by ice that averages at least one mile thick. • Antarctica has no permanent residents. The population of persons doing and supporting science on the continent and its nearby islands varies from approximately 4,000 in summer to 1,000 in winter. • Antarctica’s volcano is named after the Greek god, Erebus, the personification of darkness.

Brockport student Kristen Lapenta ‘11 also visited the Antarctic.

• Animals of Antarctica include penguins, seals, and the snow petrel. • “Great God! This is an awful place.” The words of the explorer, Royal Navy Captain Robert Falcon Scott, when he and his men finally reached the South Pole on January 17, 1912. • It is the driest and coldest continent on earth. • Actual snowflakes are rarely observed at the South Pole because it is too cold! Instead moisture falls as ice crystals or snow grains.

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• There is as much ice on Antarctica as there is water in the Atlantic Ocean.

Living abroad is a life-changing, eye-opening and confidence-building experience. Travelers of all ages can experience new cultures, make new friends and challenge their assumptions about themselves and the world. The journey of discovery starts at The College at Brockport, and with more than 100 programs in more than 28 countries, there is sure to be a Brockport Study Abroad experience to fit nearly every interest.

• The lowest recorded temperature in history was -128º Fahrenheit in Antarctica. • Summer time in Antarctica (December to March) means 24 hours of daylight, and winter (June to September) means 24 hours of darkness. • McMurdo Station is the largest research station on the continent. Up to 1,100 people live and work there during the summer.

Ralph Trecartin, PhD, is executive director of Brockport’s International Education and Experiential Learning Program. His office is responsible for the partnership with the American Universities International Programs, which bring the Antarctica study abroad program to the College. “Antarctica really is one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences,” he said. “You really aren’t going to get the chance to go there unless you make the chance. This is one of those opportunities to do something that is going to change your perspective on life and give you memories that will last a lifetime.”


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as to how to ensure best practices in preventing invasive species introduction by the tourism travel there.”

It’s an understanding not lost on Brandon. “Antarctica provides lessons for mankind in the most obvious ways,” he said. “When you travel in the US or Europe, or anywhere that has a human footprint, you see it — from sidewalks to pollution. But when you look around Antarctica, there simply is no footprint and you get to see what life and nature should be and how it existed before people settled. There’s a stark contrast, but it helps us understand how we can coexist.” Most experts agree that the delicate natural balance in Antarctica may someday soon prevent humans from traveling there, at least by eco-tourism standards. But for now, there is a natural world of wonder just waiting to be discovered. Of course, it takes a curious mind and an adventurous spirit to travel to the southern tip of the world, but it might be more accessible than you think.


“Antarctica is a great classroom,” said Nunnery. “There is something for everyone. I’m an outdoors type so going there was a perfect fit for me. I loved all of it. But there were a couple of my companions who were more city dwellers and didn’t like going outdoors. They didn’t like camping, but still loved their experience and were touched by it.” He added, “Each person will draw from his or her own experiences conclusions about the Antarctic, but the lessons are there for everyone. Especially those who would like to see nature truly untamed.” If you would like to know more about making your own journey to Antarctica, or are interested in the Study Abroad Program at The College at Brockport, please visit us online at www.brockportabroad. com or call us at (585) 395-2119.

Antarctic Wildlife Plants The great majority of the Antarctic continent is covered by snow and ice year round and the conditions are too severe for any plant life. At the milder maritime edges and on the surrounding islands however grow lichens, liverworts, mosses and two species of flowering plants: the Antarctic hairgrass and the Antarctic pearlwort.

Animals The most commonly seen animals of Antarctica are birds but many marine mammals make their homes in the frozen south.  Drake Passage: The Albatross and other seabirds, such as Giant and Cape Petrels, can be found in the skies and on the shores.  Antarctic Peninsula: Several species of penguins, including the Gentoo, Chinstrap and AdĂŠlie swim and waddle about. In the skies you will find Blue-eyed Shags, Kelp Gulls, Cape Petrels, Snowy Sheathbills and Antarctic Terns; while Weddell, Crabeater and Leopard seals exist in balance with Orca, Humpback and Minke whales.

F alklands: Many species found nowhere else in the world can be found here, including flightless Steamer ducks, Magellanic penguins, Gentoo penguins, Rockhopper penguins, Black-browed Albatrosses and Blue-eyed Shags.

 South Georgia: Thousands of King penguins, Gentoo penguins, Wandering Albatrosses, Fur seals and Southern Elephant seals make their homes here.  Ross Sea Region: Emperor penguins, Minke whales and Orcas hunt the icy waters.  Macquarie Island: Three million Royal penguins (virtually the world’s population) and King penguins join Southern Elephant seals and four species of albatross.  Tasman Sea: Whales and dolphins join flocks of seabirds, including White-chinned Petrels and Giant Petrels along with Wandering, Black-browed and Sooty Albatross.


New Athletics Director Already a Familiar Face on Campus By Mary E. McCrank ’06 In the year that he’s been at the helm of The College at Brockport’s Office of Intercollegiate Athletics, Noah D. LeFevre has overseen the branding of a new image for the Golden Eagles, launched a revamped athletics website and created a new staff position so student-athletes can receive assistance with their studies. LeFevre, who became the College’s director of athletics in July 2010, also has become a familiar face on campus, attending as many sporting and college-wide events as possible throughout the academic year. Focused on three major longterm goals for Brockport, LeFevre is concentrating on the competitiveness of the teams, academics and citizenship of the student-athletes, as well as fundraising for additional financial support to help improve the program. “I think there’s a lot of untapped potential here from a competitive standpoint,” said LeFevre. LeFevre is used to accomplishing a lot in a short amount of time. He came to Brockport

from New York University, where he his NYU marketing program was had served as associate director of awarded the National Association of athletics since 2001 and was recognized Student Personnel Administrators locally and nationally as a college (NASPA) Gold Medal Award. administrator and marketer. Previously, he served five years as At NYU, LeFevre oversaw marketing and brand management, leading a “From a fundraising standpoint, I think team that revised the brand there are a lot of things we’re going to image of NYU athletics in be able to do over the course of the next 2007. He was responsible couple of years to make athletics better.” for all aspects of NYU’s home varsity contests and managed the day-to-day operations of the 80,000-square-foot an assistant basketball coach at the Palladium Athletic Facility, which saw Collegiate School in Manhattan, 2,300 visitors per day. helping the team compile a 131-23 And under his direction, the Athletic record. He also was head baseball Department’s retail outlet, the Sweat-ncoach and assistant basketball coach Shop, was created, as well as the “Tear at Friends Seminary in Manhattan. It Up!” campaign, the Student-Athlete At the time, he was the youngest head Advisory Committee’s successful baseball coach in the state. effort to market athletics to the school Born and raised on the Upper West community. Side of Manhattan, LeFevre played In 2007, LeFevre was awarded the basketball for the Division III NYU NYU Distinguished Administrator while he pursued his bachelor’s in Award, the highest honor bestowed political science. An honors graduate, upon an administrator. And in 2008, he went on to receive his master’s


in sports management from the university, as well as an MBA from the school’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He also holds a certificate from the Sports Management Institute, the country’s premier athletic administrative development academy, which he completed at the University of Michigan and the University of Texas. At Brockport, LeFevre oversees a $3.9 million annual budget, and has an impressive 630 student-athletes participating on 23 teams. The College has 11 men’s and 12 women’s intercollegiate athletics teams affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division III with the exception of the women’s gymnastics team, which participates in the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association. College teams also participate in the State University of New York Athletic Conference and the Eastern College Athletic Conference. The football team joined the New Jersey Athletic Conference in 2008. LeFevre said he is looking forward to the challenge of building upon the past successes of the program while continuing to have a strong presence on the state and national level. His main job, he said, is to institute a philosophy, for the department and program. This includes working on bringing everyone together, managing the budget, recruitment, taking a

comprehensive approach and looking at the bigger picture to ensure that the infrastructure of the department is sound. “Anytime you’re working with something that is large, the process of enacting change is difficult. It’s more challenging than if you’re doing it in a smaller operation,” he said. “The size of the program is challenging. It’s also one of the things that attracted me to the position.” He has been establishing a system where student-athletes can perform as well in the classroom as they can on the courts and in the field. He hired Mary Ann Giglio, former director of the Student Learning Center at the College, as an academic support coordinator in the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics. Giglio is the point person for student-athletes seeking academic assistance. LeFevre said the College’s goal is to have students not only be competitive in their sports and studies but also to be good social citizens, volunteering and giving back to the community. “Student-athletes here are very appreciative,” he said. “They value their experience and their time at the school, and also with the individual athletic programs.” He said he wants every studentathlete to be better off by having been in the program and to learn how to properly conduct themselves. He would like their involvement to help better position them for the future and to create a sense of purpose and bond between them and their Alma Mater. “This is important because we want people to give back,” he said. LeFevre has already been working with student-athletes to give to the College now, even before they graduate. He also has been working with alumni — former student-athletes among them — to donate to the Golden Eagle Society. Athletics,


he said, is unique and expensive and must constantly look for new revenue streams to help support the operations. Alumni, as well as many people from the local community, like to follow sports. “Athletics is what I like to call a front-porch activity for the institution,” he said. And there is a lot to watch. With 23 teams, which on average have 20 games a piece—25 for basketball and 40 for baseball — the Golden Eagles participate in around 480 games during the regular season. And teams and players also go on to compete in post-season games, including statewide and national championships. LeFevre arrived at Brockport as the LeChase Construction crew was a year into construction of the College’s $44 million Special Events Recreation Center (SERC), which will be 164,000 square feet, three stories tall with seating for 5,500. The state-of-the art, multi-use facility will support academic programs and provide students with enhanced recreational and athletic facilities. In addition, concerts, sporting events, commencement and community activities will be held in the building. In January, Athletics launched its revamped website, www.goathletics. com, as part of a continued effort to provide fans with the latest news, statistics and information from its athletic teams. Also in January, Athletics released a new brand identity with a series of classic, contemporary marks and logos. These are aligned with the department’s strategic plan of being more competitive while conveying a message of student-athlete pride. When he arrived at Brockport, LeFevre noticed that team uniforms had different shades of green and gold — the school’s colors. He wants to make the uniform colors consistent as a way of helping to present the image of “one school, one department.” “We should be seen as a cohesive unit,” LeFevre said.

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Gymnasium Named for Former All-American Hoop Stars Jim and John Vlogianitis by Virginia Campbell ’89/’96 Former Basketball All-Americans James “Jim” Vlogianitis ’94 and John Vlogianitis ’95 returned to The College at Brockport and the Tuttle Athletics Complex in November. They revisited the gym where they helped lead their team to the 1994 SUNYAC Basketball Champions — the first time for the College since the mid-’70s. But the twins weren’t at the College just for a walk down memory lane and to relive their on-court successes.

Ellsworth, left, Jim Vlogianitis, President John R. Halstead, and John Vlogianitis make the gym name change official, during a ribbon cutting pregame ceremony.

John and Jim, who were instrumental in the basketball program’s turnaround to a conference power over the last 15 years, returned to campus to help the College officially rename the basketball gym in their honor, made possible when the brothers made a significant gift to the Brockport Foundation. Two ceremonies took place during their visit, including a recognition ceremony at a game against St. John Fisher College. The unveiling of the sign for the “Jim and John Vlogianitis Gymnasium” and a ribbon-cutting were held prior to the game. Then, at half-time, President John R. Halstead thanked the twins publically for their generosity. “Jim and John are

great friends of the College and the basketball program and very successful young alumni,” said President Halstead. “We cannot thank them enough for their generosity.” When the opportunity became available to rename the same courts on which the brothers made so many memories, the brothers knew they wanted to leave a legacy for the student athletes who would follow in their footsteps. Jim Vlogiantis remarked, “It is a great honor to have the gymnasium named after us. Who would have ever thought that when we arrived here as freshmen the gym would someday be named after us. It is nice to be able to give back to the school and to watch the program go to the next level.”


The brothers have spent their lives setting records and achieving goals on and off the basketball court. Jim, who is the senior marketing director for institutional sales and trading with Mesirow Financial, was a four-year member of the basketball team, a two-time All-SUNYAC selection and an honorable mention All-American as a senior (1993-94). The heart and soul of the program in the early ’90s, he was an exceptional rebounder (still second on the all-time list) who had 24 rebounds in one game (highest total since the early ’70s) and was one of just 11 players in the program’s storied history to top 1,200 career points (ranked 11th with 1,201). John, who is one of the top five

sales managers in the country for Wells Fargo, also was a four-year member of the basketball team who was a threetime All-SUNYAC selection and an honorable mention All-American twice (1993-94 and 1994-95). A versatile all-around player, he led the team in scoring twice, is eighth all-time in scoring with 1,313 points, still ranks fourth all-time in career assists and fifth in career free throws made and still holds the season record for free throw attempts. At Brockport, John majored in physical education and communication. He thought teaching and coaching would be his life’s work. But first, he would play some more basketball. “I played for several years in the country of Greece, and I played on the US basketball semi-pro team The Long Island Surf. I also played with the Washington Generals who tour with the Harlem Globetrotters. I toured with them for a year. It was fun and there was no stress because you knew that you were going to lose everyday,” said John, whose professional sports career continued until he was 28. Then it was time to return home where he worked seven different jobs that still allowed him plenty of time to coach children’s basketball. “Participating in sports helped me to not only be competitive, it also helped me to develop the desire and ability to work with my colleagues as a team,” said John. Jim agreed, “Playing sports, being part of a team, having a competitive nature, is all a part of it. Our parents also instilled in us the understanding that whether making a move on the basketball court, doing business on Wall Street, or walking into a board room at Wells Fargo, you need to be able to figure things our for yourself.” The twins also agree that in sports and in the world of business it’s also about networking, making connections, and doing what it takes to make yourself stand out from the crowd. “We surprised ourselves and even our parents with what we’ve been able to

achieve,” said John, who is realizing that the program. They still follow Brockport’s his own success is tied to helping others basketball team and stay in touch achieve their own goals. “It’s wonderful with Michael Andriatch, executive helping families achieve their goals of director of advancement, who they having their own homes. There’s no first met when Mike was the College’s better feeling than when you walk into a closing room and congratulate people sports information director. They also continue to see Bill Bowe, their former on owning their first home. You do one coach, and are friends with current nice thing for others and it comes back coach Fred Dunn. “There were some 10 times over. Success for me has been really good people at the College when achieved through doing the right thing we were there, including Lin Case, for my customers.” former director of athletics. Randal The twin’s strong work ethic also is at the center of their success. “In the world of Wall Street “Brockport gave to me and now I want you are supposed to take the Series 7 and Series 63 to give back to the school, and give the exams for licensing. I took students an opportunity.” not just those, but others as — John Vlogianitis ’95 well, believing that, in this area, the more the better,” said Jim. “I have always been sure to be Cave, our assistant coach, also stands out. When you’re on a sports team, at my desk very early every morning, you’re with these people every day so knowing that people would take notice. you grow close to them,” said John. To achieve your goals you need to “We didn’t participate in a fraternity separate yourself from the crowd,” or club; basketball was our club, and said Jim. Today Jim keeps in shape by playing basketball once or twice a week, we felt we had so many friends. Ben Drake ’94 was on our team, and soon and by hitting the gym every morning it became Jim, John and Ben. Ben even by 5:30 am. His head-start schedule came to our recent naming ceremony,” allows for him to be at his desk in said Jim. Manhattan by 7:30 am. Giving back to the College is Jim and his wife Maria are raising eight-year-old Alexandra and six-year- important to the twins and heartfelt. “Our gift is another way that we will old Antoni. “It was understood that continue to be connected with the whoever had the first boy in the family College. The College gave us the would name him after our father. John opportunity to play basketball and had the first son, and so my wife and I develop our skills. Dan Smith, who named our son after my wife’s father.” John and his wife Mary are also busy was the head coach at the time, wanted to see us,” remembered John. So the raising their three children, and John twins visited the campus during their shares his love of sports with his two last year of high school, met some of daughters Nefeli, 8, and Artemis, 5, and son, Leonidas, 6. “The girls aren’t the seniors and other student athletes, and fell in love with the College. The as interested in basketball, but my son brothers have some advice for anyone Leo is a hooper. So far so good.” with a dream to fulfill. “Don’t sell John and Jim have shared memories yourself short. Don’t settle. Know that of their time at Brockport, and are you can always do more than you think proud of their accomplishments, you can. Don’t take shortcuts. Don’t be knowing that winning the SUNYAC Tournament in ’93/’94 and making the afraid to move out of your comfort zone to find opportunities. NCAA Tournament ultimately helped And always do the right thing.” the College in its recruiting efforts, attracting strong athletes, and rebuilding




lumn events

The Brockport Alumni Association

What do Thomas Armstrong ’90 and Warren Kozireski ’82 have in common? They bookend the list of leaders of the Brockport Alumni Association – the BAA Circle of Presidents – over the 114 years of the BAA’s existence. Thomas graduated in 1890 and served as President in 1897-98 and again in 1922-23. “Koz” is the 58th BAA President for a group numbering more than 80,000 alumni living around the world – and he graduated in 1982!

As a graduate of our great institution, your allegiance to the BAA has a lasting influence on the campus, and it provides you with great benefits.

We are everywhere! You can get an idea of how many live near you on our interactive website map at: www.

Did you know…

The Brockport Alumni Association is your Alumni Association! Get to know our leadership, nominate friends and classmates for Alumni Association awards, host events or interns in your area or just stop by to say hello the next time you are on campus. There are so many ways to “give back” to Brockport through your very own Alumni Association. Take advantage of what we offer.

• We host numerous receptions and events around the state and country all of the time? (Would you like to host one?) • Your membership in the BAA provides you with discounts for fitness memberships and library services on campus and car insurance rates around the country, to name just a few? (More are listed on our website.) • Your support allows us to award more than $15,000 each year in scholarships for current, incoming and legacy students? (See the yearly alumni scholarship recipients on our website) • We host a free pre-game tailgate party before every home football game and a free reception at Alumni House the “First Friday” of every month during the school year? (Stop by and say hello!)

Brockport Alumni Association Board of Directors 2011-2012 Officers President:.......................................Warren Kozireski ’82/’95 Vice President:..............................Elaine Leshnower ’61/’98 Secretary:.......................................Betty Nasca ’52 Treasurer:......................................Jen Heim ’06 Members-at-Large:.....................George Rich ’54 Cathy Appleby ’75 Daniel Stinebiser ’76

Did you also know that of our 80,000 alumni of record… • • • • •

Directors Marisa Ballaro ’07 Mary Lou Beagan ’84 Kimberly Becker ’08 Curtis Birthwright ’90/’97 Greg Campbell ’67/’78 Nick Catanzaro ’06 Holly Cicconi-Eggleston ’02 Bill Emanuelli ’87 Joan Fenton ’79 Becky Gillette ’03 Allyn Hammel ’86 David Harris ’90 Glenn Johnson ’85 Pauline Tung Johnson ’77/’81 Lauren Kelly ’03

Almost 30,000 live in and around Rochester More than 6,000 are in the Buffalo area About 4,000 are around Syracuse Another 4,000 live in the Albany/Capital region And 7,000 live in the New York City area (Long Island, Connecticut and New Jersey)

Outside New York State, we have… • 600 or so in Atlanta, GA • 700 in greater Boston, MA • A total of 1,200 in the California cities of San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego • More than 1,200 between Charlotte and Raleigh in North Carolina • 1,500 alumni in the Washington, DC, region • And more than 2,000 permanent residents of the state of Florida

Michael Mellace ’96 Donald Murray ’69 Carl O’Connor ’07 Thomas O’Hara ’75 Karen Owen ’87/’91 Roshelle Pavlin ’85 Kristen Schuth ’04 Harriet Sisson ’85 Gary Skoog ’68 Barbara Stevens ’53 Gary Sullivan ’80 Dennis Thompson ’77 Chuck Wade ’06 Michael Whelan ’77 Nicholas Wockasen ’05



Executive Director:..................................Brad Schreiber 83/’85 Asst. Director of Alumni Relations:....Betsy Standish ’00 Coordinator of Alumni Relations:......Bill Sachman ’07 Alumni Relations Support Staff:.......... Tiffany Jewell

Martin Rochford, Amy Rochford, Lauren Kelly ‘03, Rene Farrington ‘02, Greg Podgorski ‘08, Emily Davis, Dan Mayfield and Karen Rochford ‘07. (clockwise starting from bottom left) at Saratoga.

Emily Davis, Dr. John Halstead and Lauren Kelly ‘03 at Saratoga.

James Taisey ‘71, Delores Taisey, Mimi Pendas-Reyngoudt ‘82 and Debbie Pendas ‘85 at Saratoga.

The group at this summer’s Saratoga Day at the Races.

Ali Churchman, Michele Wilson ’07, Liz Collins and Marisa Ballaro ’07 at the game.

Ali Churchman, Marisa Ballaro ’07, Liz Collins and Michele Wilson ‘07 on their way to a Staten Island Yankees game this summer.

Paul Scutieri ’85, Michele Scutieri and Devin Freeburn at the game.


Homecoming 2011 Schedule of Events Friday, September 16 8 am-5 pm.... Alumni Registration (Lobby of Allen Administration Building) 9 am-5 pm.... Barnes & Noble Bookstore Open (Seymour College Union) 10 am-5 pm.. Art Gallery: Walter Haskell Hinton: The Golden Age of Illustration (Tower Fine Arts Center) 10:30 am...... Class of 1961 Meeting (Alumni House)

Thursday, September 15

10:45 am...... Naturalization Ceremony (Seymour Union Ballroom) 2 pm............. Class of 1961 Parade Float Assembly (Location TBD)

8 am-6 pm.... Alumni Registration (Lobby of Allen Administration Building)

2:30 pm........ Campus Tour (this will be a riding tour leaving from Undergraduate Admissions Lobby, Rakov Center)

9 am-5 pm.... Barnes & Noble Bookstore Open (Seymour College Union) 10 am-7 pm.. Art Gallery: Walter Haskell Hinton: The Golden Age of Illustration (Tower Fine Arts Center)

3:30 pm........ Powder Puff Football Game (Rugby Field)

11 am........... Classes of ’61 and ’11 Tree Planting Ceremony (Alumni Walk)

4 pm............. Tennis vs. Oneonta

11:30 am...... Hartwell Society Reception & Luncheon (NY Room, Cooper Hall) 2 pm............. Class of 1961 History Project Presentation (Alumni House) 3:30 pm........ Campus Tour (this will be a riding tour leaving from Undergraduate Admissions Lobby, Rakov Center)

4 pm............. Field Hockey vs. Cortland 4:30 pm........ Pep Rally (Parking Lot T) 6:30 pm........ Lobster Bake at the President’s Residence (Burlingame House) 7:30 pm........ Kodzas/Sneider/Nelson: Guitars in the Round (Mainstage, Tower Fine Arts Center)

6 pm............. Class of’61 and Guys & Dolls Reunion BBQ Picnic (NY Room, Cooper Hall) 8 pm............. Homecoming Pageant (Ballroom, Seymour College Union)

Sunday, September 18 8:30 am........ Car Show (Lot T)

Saturday, September 17

9 am............. Registration for 5K Run/Walk and Roll (Special Olympics Stadium)

8 am-1 pm.......Alumni Registration (Lobby of Allen Administration Building)

10 am........... 5K Run/Walk and Roll (Special Olympics Stadium)

9 am-5 pm.......Barnes & Noble Bookstore Open (Seymour College Union)

10 am........... Alumni Homecoming Mass (Newman Center, Kenyon Street)

9 am................Alumni Awards Ceremony and Reunion Breakfast (NY Room, Cooper Hall)

11 am........... Alumni Baseball Game (Clark V. Whited Baseball Complex)

11 am..............Class Photographs (Cooper Hall) 11 am..............Tennis vs. New Paltz Noon...............Homecoming Parade, Festival and Student Party 1 pm................Field Hockey vs. Oswego 1:30 pm...........Football Game vs. Rowan (Bob Boozer Field) 3 – 10 pm........Kids Night Out (Tuttle North) 6 pm................Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony (Ballroom, Seymour College Union) 6 pm................BSG Presents Jukebox Jam: Roller Rink/ Outside Movie on the Lawn


1- 4 pm......... Art Gallery: Walter Haskell Hinton: The Golden Age of Illustration (Tower Fine Arts Center)

Alumni Association Launches The Brockport Alumni Association launched a new Young Alumni Program last November with events in Rochester and Buffalo. Designed for alumni who have graduated within the past 20 years or are 40 and younger, the Young Alumni Program will offer networking opportunities, mentor/mentee programs and social events. Check the alumni event calendar on the website (www.brockport. edu/alumni/event_calendar) for upcoming programs. Young alumni events are highlighted with an asterisk. If you would like to volunteer to help organize an event or have program ideas, please contact Bill Sachman, coordinator of alumni relations, at

Young Alumni Initiative

James Parry ’07, Michael Yates ’08, Chad Shaw ’10 and Matthew Taylor ’10 enjoy an evening at Pearl Street Bar and Grill in Buffalo during a Young Alumni Event with six other Western New York Area colleges.

We hope to see you soon! Cassandra Aman ’08, Bill Sachman ’07, Tony DiPonzio ’06, Lauren DiPasquale ’07, Kim Becker ’08, Karen Gottermeier ’10 and Kim Ehret ’05 catch up with one another at Bamba Bistro in Rochester.

Ted Bondi Memorial Scholarship Theodore A. “Ted” Bondi, Class of 1951, was a longtime physical education teacher, coach, and athletic director at Geneseo High School. He was a four-time All-American soccer goalkeeper at The College at Brockport. Ted was a member of the Brockport College Athletic Hall of Fame. He was a doer, an initiator, and a faithful friend. Ted died of a heart attack, at the age of 81, on September 11, 2010, at his home on Conesus Lake. He is greatly missed by his family, many friends, and all who knew him. Mary Lou Bondi, his wife, four daughters, Lu Ann, Tawny, Tracy, and Kathy, and two former Brockport College soccer teammates, Gene Orbaker ’53, and Harry Nash ’54, are working to help establish the Ted Bondi Memorial Scholarship. Bondi, Orbaker, and Nash are hoping that other former teammates, alumni, Brockport faculty and staff, fellow coaches, and friends will contribute financially to the Brockport College Foundation to help fund the scholarship. The goal is $10,000 for a yearly award of $500 to a student


with a major in Health and Physical Education or Sports Management. For more information about the Scholarship, please contact Gene Orbaker at (585) 637-5538, Harry Nash at (315) 342-0178 or Mike Andriatch at the College at (585) 395-5809. To contribute to Ted’s Scholarship, please make your check out to the Brockport College Foundation and write “Ted Bondi Memorial Scholarship” in the note section.

A Window into the World of By Joanna H. Kraus, PhD Professor Emeritus, Department of Theatre, and former graduate coordinator, Arts for Children program Google! Imagine being invited to tour the corporate office of the internet computer software giant. I was thrilled to accept The College at Brockport alumni invitation to do just that. Many thanks to our gracious liaison, Molly Tadin, former Leadership Giving Officer with the College, and Brockport graduate Momchil Kyurkchiev ’07, who was recruited by Google during his senior year and served as our hospitable host. Entering the 26-acre Mountain View, CA, campus, one is immediately impressed with the palm trees, numerous other plants, relaxation areas, sand volleyball court, low-rise buildings with solar-paneled rooftops, and an attractive dining patio. Inside the massive complex, there’s an abundance of greenery, rainforest wood and quartz stone flooring. And, surprisingly, a telephone booth painted in vivid red, yellow, blue

and green, complete with a giant Google screen where a touch of a button displays different parts of the world. Free amenities for staff and visitors include delicious meals, cozy library nooks, comfortable lounges and abundant snack bars with chess boards beckoning. Our group, as guests of Google’s, dined onsite at Charlie’s Café, which featured multiethnic cuisines made from fresh, local ingredients — plus a generous dollop of California sunshine. Obviously not your typical corporate headquarters. We passed people working on computers while perched on ergonomic rubber balls, meetings taking place in soundproof rooms, and conferences being conducted in strategically located quiet corners. At one point I passed tiny brown boxes resembling a low wall. I was told that the week before the boxes had been configured into the Eiffel Tower.


Next week, who knows? Throughout the complex were a multitude of stimuli, all to nurture curiosity and stimulate the imagination. Google’s 12,000-strong international workforce is comprised of young, bright, casually attired employees, who, even though the campus never closes and they toil around the clock, are still smiling. As one would expect at Google, hundreds of computers simultaneously respond to “zillions” of queries at the speed of a nanosecond. And yet, the mood at Googleplex is playful. With Google’s past success and promise of a bright future, clearly, the mega company is doing something right. Having connected the dots, as well as the bits and bites, the company has created its own formula for a productive workforce, and that is — a creative individual works best when in a relaxed state of mind.

The Prometheus SociA special thank you to our most loyal supporters

The Prometheus Society recognizes and celebrates alumni and friends who have invested in The College at Brockport for three or more consecutive years. Your continued generosity ensures that we can offer scholarships, enhance programs and provide the best educational experience for students year after year. Thank you! To see a list of society members, go to prometheus. To become a member, simply renew your gift for at least three years.


Cl a ss notes


Nick Verzella ’50 was inducted into the New York State Veterans Hall of Fame on June 14. Jeanette D’Agostino Banker ’53 was the 2011 recipient of the Frederica Hollister Professional Educator’s Award. John Harten ’57 is presently the President of the Kiwanis International Foundation and has been helping raise money worldwide. Joe Borrosh ‘58 has been selected to the NSCAA Hall of Fame.


Peg Brown ’63 received the Syracuse Catholic Diocese’s Witness to Faith Award for her dedication to the St. Patrick’s school in Oneida.


Dr. Dennis Joseph Jarvis ’71 is the newest member of the executive management team at ZELTIQ, a global medical device company, serving as Chief Marketing Officer. Maria Sky Roach ‘72 will be retiring this year after 36 years in education. William Steinhaus ’72 announced that he will retire at the end of this year. He has been the Dutchess County Executive since 1991. Debra Ames ’73/’92 received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship on May 5.

For more information on all of these alumni and friends, visit Class Notes are published monthly as part of the E-Newsletter.

Mary Ann Giglio ’73 was named Academic Success Director for The College at Brockport’s Office of Intercollegiate Athletics. Peter Held ’73 will have his new book, The Art of Toshiko Takaezu: In the Language of Silence published this February by the University of North Carolina Press. Marilyn Moore ’73 retired as Director of Athletics at SUNY Geneseo after 31 years of service to Intercollegiate Athletics. Andrew SanFilippo ’73 will be leaving his position as the Buffalo Comptroller in March to work for State Comptroller, Thomas DiNapoli. Paul Purfield ’74 retired in June 2011 from the partnership at Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP. Aliceann Wilber ’74, William Smith Soccer Head Coach appears in the latest edition of Sports Illustrated in Faces in the Crowd. Nelson Cupello ’75 was inducted into the Frontier Field Walk of Fame. Lorraine Kaplan ’75 received the Gerard H. Cohen Award from Boston University School of Law.

Craig Conway ’76 was appointed as the Executive Chairman of the Guidewire Software Board.

Lou Spiro ’82 and his wife Gene created an endowed scholarship in memory of his parents.

Eileen Button ’92 had her first book, The Waiting Place: Learning to Appreciate Life’s Little Delays, released.

David Bruch ’78 is currently the Surgical Skills Laboratory Coordinator at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

Vic Beck ’84 was promoted to Rear Admiral in the Navy Reserve and has been recalled to active duty.

Laurie Guido ’78 is retiring and moving on to another career after 33 years in secondary education in San Diego.

Michael “Flash” Guerrieri ’85/’93 was presented the 2011 Community Service Award from the Sweden/ Clarkson Recreation Department.

David Belcher ‘94 has been promoted to the position of Senior Underwriting Consultant at HealthNow New York.

Mary Stewart ’78 has announced her candidacy for Oswego County district attorney. Kathleen Yasas ’78, the President of MSP International Inc., a Conference Management and Publishing Company, has started a blog, http://the-squeaky-pen.


David Jacobson ’80 was personally thanked by President and First Lady Obama for his social work with the shooting victims and their families after the tragic shooting event in Tucson.

Blaine Schwartz ’75 was appointed to the executive committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo.

Gavin Hougham ’81 joined the faculty of the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago, as Deputy Director of the Center for Health and the Social Sciences.

Joanne Hermania Sims ’75 is now the Training Specialist in the Office of Human Resources at The College at Brockport.

Michael Brown ’82 assumed the position of President and CEO of the National Chicken Council located in Washington, DC.

Gail Sudore ’75 has been profiled in the 2011 Edition of Who’s Who In America.

Warren Kozireski ’82/’95 co-presented the workshop FCC 101: How to Keep Your Station Legal at the College Broadcasters, Inc./College Media Advisers spring conference.

William Walker ’75 is now the Vice President at the Utica National Insurance Group in New Hartford, NY.


Dr. Roger DiPietro ’94 had his book, The Depression Code: Deciphering the Purposes of Neurotic Depression, published.

Bolgen Vargas ’85 has been selected as the Interim Superintendent for the Rochester City School District.

Jennifer Ploetz Williams ’95 has been elected to the partnership at Mackenzie Hughes LLP.

Denise Murphy-McGraw ‘89 has become a partner in Hill, Gosdeck & McGraw, a Government Relations and Lobby firm.

Dresden Engle ’95 is a part of the all-female sketch-comedy troupe EstroFest.

John Schrenker ‘89/’97 is now an Assistant Professor and Program Director of the masters program: Health Information Administration, at Roberts Wesleyan College.


Andrea Boccacino ’90 is currently an Analyst - Product Development & Marketing at Nerac, Inc. Benjamin Guiliano ’90 was selected by Keuka College as the new men’s and women’s head volleyball coach. Jeffrey Petrus ’91/’96 was recognized with the Outstanding Service Award from the Western New York Association of School Business Officials. John Banek ’92 will take over the superintendent job in the West Canada Valley School District

Joseph Waala ’96 was selected as the in-house legal counsel with PPL Corporation, a utility company out of Allentown, PA. Kevin Bartl ’97 was quoted in the April 4th edition of The Hockey News. Rob Howell ’97 is the new head coach for the Greece Lightning Hockey team. Theresa Ball Link ’97 was named the Chief Financial Officer for Dalton Public Schools in Georgia. Mark Ball ’98 was ordained as a pastor at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hilton, NY. Eric Finkelstein ’98 presented the session How to Land the Perfect Internship at the College Broadcasters, Inc./ College Media Advisers spring conference. Scott Martzloff ’98 was appointed as the new superintendent of Williamsville Central School District.

Joy Parker ’98 has been awarded the 2011 Robert Ross Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Personal Achievement Award. Chuck Mitrano ’99 was selected as one of the 20 living Americans honored for Sportsmanship by the Institute for International Sport (IIS). He was also named Division III Commissioners Association President after completing his term as the association’s VicePresident. James Sunser ’99 has been named the fourth president of Genesee Community College in Batavia, NY.


Matt Dadey ’00 won the state Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year through the Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Adam Gerstenhaber ’00 presented the panel Sportstalk at the College Broadcasters, Inc./College Media Advisers spring conference. Avik Ganguly ’01 recently opened a law firm, Ganguly Brothers, PLLC, with his brother. Dr. Carlnita Greene ’01 co-edited, Food as Communication/Communication as Food that was released by Peter Lang Publishing. Mike Ferris ’02 was named one of the All-Greater Rochester coaches of the year in Section V Division 1 for Brockport Schools.

Jamie Cernaro ’03 developed an app called PE Games that was approved by Apple and is currently available on ITunes. Maureen Keser ’03 has been hired at AXA Advisors LLC, where she is licensed and registered to provide financial products and services. Jennifer Panek Matarese ’03 and Patrick O’Keefe ’04 co-presented the session Marketing Yourself in a Converged Broadcast World at the College Broadcasters, Inc./ College Media Advisers spring conference.

Lauren Dickinson Cummings ’07 was named February Employee of the month at Genesee Community College in Batavia, NY. Captain Lindsay Gaylord ’07 an alumna of Brockport ROTC, is currently deployed to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn. Captain Kate Murray ’07 an alumna of Brockport ROTC, is currently deployed to Afghanistan. Jessica Olcott ’07 is a Patient Advocate at Lalor Creekside Dental.

Breanne Krucher ’04 who is the Sweden Clarkson Recreation Supervisor, received the Genesee Valley Recreation and Park Society Young Professional Award.

Matt Silco ’07 was selected as Marcus Whitman High School’s new football coach, making him one of the youngest coaches in Section 5.

Sean McCabe ’04 was appointed as the new principal of Spencerport High School.

John Walther ’07 has been named head football coach at Caledonia-Mumford.

Benjamin Rudd ’04 has been selected as the new principal at Park Road Elementary School in Pittsford, NY.

Kenneth Koperda ’08 is currently working in major league baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates as their Account Executive for New Business Development.

Michael Henningsen ’05 is now the Coordinator of Transfer Services for Mohawk Valley Community College. Danielle Monty ’05 was selected as the administrative coordinator at AP Professionals, a staffing solutions company. Sarah Pearlman ’05 has been hired by the insurance company, The Producers Group, as their new Graphic Designer and Marketing Coordinator.

Steve Howcroft ’02 was selected as one of the AllGreater Rochester coaches of the year in Section V Division 2 for Midlakes Schools.

Haley Schedlin ’05 joined Dr. Lauren Lieberman, Sports Studies and Physical Education professor at Brockport, to publish a book, Sports for Everyone: A handbook for starting sports camps for children with visual impairments.

Lisa Tiffin ’02 is now the columnist for Our Towns West newspaper, which features news from all the west-side Rochester towns.

Edward and Kristin Tommasi ’05 were featured on a new show on the TLC television network, House vs. Spouse, on May 11.


Sarah Parton ’10 has been hired as a community relations assistant at Meals on Wheels of Syracuse New York Inc. Justine Pruss ’10 of WBEE radio in Rochester, NY, was acknowledged in a Radio Ink article. Andy Welch ’10 recently became employed at a contemporary hit radio station, WYUL.

Marriages Stephanie Wicks ’11 and Jon Taglialatela tied the knot on June 26, 2010. Michael Dobreski ’02 and Heather Verdi ’05 were wed on September 4, 2010. Jason O’Mara ‘07 married Rachel Treat ‘07 on October 16, 2010. Roshelle Pavlin ‘85/’95 and William Wilson ‘85 tied the knot on November 27, 2010.

Heather Roffe ’08 is the codirector of FuturPointe Dance Company in Rochester.

Carol MacDonald ’60 married Alan Schoonmaker on February 16, 2011 on the Big Island, HI.

Joelle Woodward ’08 was promoted to the tenured position of School Business Administrator in the Gowanda Central Schools.

John Swanstrom ’92 and Colleen McGwin ’91 tied the knot on February 24, 2011 in Cork, Ireland.

Alex Hinckley ’09 received 3rd place for the Best Public Affairs category in the Louisiana Associated Press awards, and 2nd place in Best Sports Story. James Kennedy ’09 is in his first year as assistant track coach at (RPI) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Adam R. King ’09 has been named the 2010-2011 First Year Teacher of the Year at Ventura Elementary school. Brady Miles ’09 was inducted into the Wellsville High School Athletic Hall of Fame.


Births Heather Behr-Spanevello ’99 and Anthony Spanevello welcomed the birth of their twins, Anthony Louis and Grace Marie, on December 13, 2010. Tim Schulze ’00 and Cathy Schulze welcomed their second daughter, Lynnai Olivia, on February 11, 2011. She joins big sister Sophie. Morgan Cisternino Miller ’07 and Preston Miller welcomed their daughter, Reese Lelia Miller, on March 9, 2011.

Deaths Lyle Barton ’66 Rev. Arthur Basile ’43 Patricia Bocchetti ’85 Genevieve Buckler ’46 Victoria Cassata ’52 Deane Christ ’59 Barbara Clement ’52 Patricia Connell ’50 Michael Cooper ’93 Donald Cushine Jr. ’79 Harrison Davis ‘69 L. William Dilts ’49 Harvey Dorfman ’57 Margaret Fahey ’69 Helen Fairand ’39 Nicole Giancursio ‘06 Janice Meinhart Giangiobbe ’51 Marjorie Gray ‘60 Dean Kartalas ‘75 David Larrabee ‘73 Betty Russell Larsen Leah Leary ’60 John Lindberg ’57 Renee Lord ’46 Michael Malerk ’76 Frank “Pinkie” Marino ’58 Mildred McCormick ‘37 Elizabeth McDonough ’49 Gloria McNamara ’45 Robert Morris ‘77 Dr. Anthony Pappalardo ’50 Carol Patt ’82 Louise E. Patterson ’44 Doris Reidelback ’55 Linda Schepler ’62 Jeanette Schwartz ’64 Mary Beth Sheridan ‘83 Harold Stoughton, III ’70 James Tuscher ’65 Harold VanEarden ’67 Hilda Clarke Vars ’40 Janet Welsh ’40 Philip Zdanowski ’62

Emeriti George Rentsch Georgianna Shepard

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A planned gift allows you to: • Make a significant gift without affecting your current income • Support the program or area of your choice, or give to the area of greatest need • Provide a charitable tax deduction for your eState • Ensure that tomorrow’s Brockport students have the best possible educational opportunities To learn more about how you can invest in the future of The College at Brockport through planned giving, contact Curtis Hill at (585) 395-5581 or Visit us online at Join the generous donors of the Gloria Mattera Heritage Society who have already provided for The College at Brockport through their eState planning. Anonymous • Anonymous ’53 • Ampmumous ’83 • Lawrence ’52 and Stasia Arcarese • Mary Joan Allen • William and Monica Andrews • Lawrence ’52 and Stasia Arcarese • Herbert S. Bailey • Jeanette D’Agostino Banker ‘53 • Nancy C. Barbour • Carol J. Belden • Henry L and Marian • M. Bretton • Marguerite (Peg) Hare Browne ’44 • David J. Carney • Esther L. Casselman ’34 • Colleen Donaldson ’77 • Scott Farrell ’89 • A. John Fiorino ’53 A. Gregory Fitz Gerald • Scott A. Frutchey ’89 • Ralph and Elizabeth Gennarino • Turi T. Gibson ’75 • Jean and Lawrence O. Gostin ’71 • James and Carol Haynes • Thomas W. Heath ’35 • Janie M. Hill ’85 • Lucinda Hazen Hill Chrystal Kelley Hoffman ’39 • Willard W. and Judith Hunter • Dawn and Mike Jones • Mildred C. and Howard E. Kiefer • Doris L. Lee • Edward C. Lehman, Jr. • Elaine Leshnower ’61 • Jennifer M. Lloyd ’87 Patrick S. Madama ’77 • Alfred and Marilyn Ryder ’47 Mahlmann • Susan Kwas Maloney ’67 • Richard Maxwell ’60 • Diane Frost McCue ‘77 • S. Jean Boyd McKay ’59 • Richard and Sandra ’87 Meade Grace Milton ’40 • J. Emory Morris • Robert E. O’Brien • Thelma A. Quicke ’36 • George M. ’54 and Rosa A. Rich • Daniel ’69 and Elizabeth Senkowski • Rose L. Strasser • Ginny L. Studer • Linda Panarites Sweeting ’92 • Judith E. Szustakowski ’80 • Stephen and Marcia Ullman • David ’82 and Marianne ’86 Virgilio • Florence Remsen Wage ’30 • Elizabeth Welch ’77 • June E. and Robert S. Zimmer


Fi t rs person

A quarter of a century. Two-and-ahalf decades. A score and five years. Regardless of how you figure it, it always adds up to a 25-year career. For those of you who know me — a little … a lot … from a distance … on a daily basis … by name only — one thing is pretty clear to everyone: I love this College. As a student in the mid-1980s, I “found myself ” at Brockport, where I discovered who I am as a person; learned what it takes to establish a career, mold it, grow it, evolve with it, change it, and start over again. Over the years, this College — and this community — have come to define me. As a wide-eyed, 22-year-old graduate in December 1985, I never expected that this would be the case. My job would always be something in athletics; at least that is what I believed at the time. Stay at Brockport for a year or two, then step up to another school before settling at a major university — Duke, Notre Dame, Syracuse. That was the plan. But, I could never tear myself away from Brockport. Opportunities presented themselves, but I could never pull the trigger. What was it about this place, this modest, humble, unassuming, underappreciated college on the banks of a man-made canal that kept bringing me back? When I decided after 15 years in sports information and public relations that I wanted a new challenge, I made it clear that I wanted that challenge to be at Brockport. Why set aside 15 years of relationship building by going to another college or business when everything I needed and wanted was right here? So I stayed. It was the best decision I ever made. Advancement work is all about relationships, and I treasure all of the

How to Bleed Green and Gold by Mike Andriatch ’85 Executive Director of Advancement at The College at Brockport

relationships I have established and built at Brockport. I have had the privilege of working with impressionable 18-year-olds when they first arrive on campus, watching them grow into adulthood, seeing their careers blossom, and witnessing their support for their Alma Mater — in so many different ways they evolve. It is a wonderful process, and one that few get to experience.

My advancement work started when I was still working in sports information. Back in 1987 I met Joe Bellanca ’59, who was interested in organizing a 30-year reunion of Brockport’s 1957 football team, the first one to post a winning record. The event was a great gathering. What’s more, Joe and I are still friends today, and he continues to be a leader among his generation of teammates. Now, on a daily basis, I have the opportunity to work with two of the most phenomenal dynamos this College has ever known in Fran Moroney Whited and Jeanette D’Agostino Banker ’53. There are far too many brilliant and successful Brockport people to highlight in an essay such as this, especially when you consider that the College has more than 80,000 living

alumni. But days like April 8, when four notable alumni from Hollywood returned to campus to talk about how the people of Brockport shaped their careers, are memorable. And yet, everyone connected with the College has a story about what made Brockport so special in their lives. One of the downsides of a longterm “connection” business is that death sometimes brings closure to a relationship before its time. This past year has been a particularly hard one for me because four of my all-time favorite Brockport people passed away during the 2010-11 school year: Ted Bondi ’51, Harvey Dorfman ’57, Frank “Pinkie” Marino ’58, and E. J. McGuire ’75. While the passing of each was sudden and sad, I have wonderful memories of how these people personally impacted my life and broadly helped shape the history of our College. I’ll never forget them. My grandfather taught me many great lessons, but two that have always stuck are that I should be involved in a community, and, developing relationships with as many people as possible is what life is all about. He was a master at both, and I was his devoted student. I hope he would be proud of me. To thank him for all he did to shape my life, last December my wife and I started a scholarship in his memory. So now, more than 25 years into my Brockport career, the College — the people and the relationships — has done more for me than I ever could have imagined. I will continue to “pay it forward” by building on those relationships and involving as many of you in the future of Brockport as I possibly can. I owe it to you. I owe it to our Alma Mater.

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The School of The Arts Humanities, and Social Sciences The College at Brockport State University of New York

Disciplines The Arts

Thoughtfully combining education, practiced discipline and artistic expression, The College at Brockport provides a well-rounded approach to studying the arts that is both grounded in professional experience and on the cutting edge of new developments and theories. Boasting a wide range of study from our celebrated and unique Visual Studies Workshop to Dance, Art, Theatre, and Theatre for Children, Brockport is training the choreographers, performers, artists and educators of tomorrow.


How we relate, communicate and contemplate our place and time on this earth are at the foundation of a liberal arts education. While Philosophy guides students to the Universe’s big questions, Communication teaches them how to convey their thoughts in intimate settings or broadcast through mass media. Of course, the global community all but requires studies in English and a second language in order to be successful in today’s marketplace, while the critical thinking and whole student approaches to History aptly provide a sense of perspective and place in our ever-shifting, ever-growing worldview.

Social Sciences

An international perspective is critical to understanding the world today and it sets the foundation for the global leaders of tomorrow. While Anthropology helps students understand the nature and history of man, Sociology examines those things that shape our cultural competencies and guide our interactions with others. Nowhere is the new global community perspective put to more use than Political Science and International Studies, where an interdisciplinary approach provides students with an understanding of the driving forces at work in the world today. Brockport’s commitment to diversity and passion for offering a broader understanding of our world is made evident by our African and African-American Studies, and Women and Gender Studies majors.

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To use the diverse strengths of the School of The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences to maximize our unique resources, enhancing student opportunities and creating a vibrant future for our students and the world.


The School of The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences empowers its undergraduate students by providing a high quality, affordable, interdisciplinary education that fosters the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve success in today’s globalized society. The School of The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences graduate programs afford students the opportunity to pursue challenging advanced study, and engage and participate in scholarship with other students and faculty in a mentored environment; thus enabling them to succeed in the workplace or continue their education beyond the master’s level.


The School The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences relies on its robust variety of disciplines to offer global perspectives and passionate respect for the cultural, social and artistic diversity that shapes our world. We seek to provide meaningful and engaged learning opportunities that develop the whole student and help prepare them to take their roles as tomorrow’s leaders.

Who We Are

The School of The Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (TAHSS) was developed as part of a campus-wide restructuring initiative and officially was put in place in January 2010. TAHSS consists of 12 departments and 3 programs. The 15 departments and programs include African and African- American Studies (AAS), Anthropology (ANT), Art (ART), Arts for Children (IAC), Communications (CMC), Dance (DNS), English (ENG), Modern Languages and Literatures (LANG), History (HST), Philosophy (PHY), Political Science and International Studies (PLS), Sociology (SOC), Theatre (THE), Visual Studies Workshop (VSW) and Women and Gender Studies (WMS). Of the above academic units, five have graduate programs including, Dance (MFA and MA), Communication (MA), English (MA), History (MA), and Visual Studies Workshop (MFA only). As of September 2010, the faculty pool consists of 123 full-time faculty. TAHSS is the College’s liberal arts and arts center, and the largest and the most diverse school in the College.

Educating for a Global Community

More than ever before, technology and ease of travel have ushered in the era of the global community. For our students to be successful leaders of tomorrow, they must have a robust and meaningful appreciation for different cultures, traditions and points of view. It is our driving passion in TAHSS to bring the world to Brockport and provide our students with a worldview and global perspective that embraces the inherent diversity and dignity of all people. We educate our students to the importance of heterogeneous ethnic, racial, religious, class cultural backgrounds, physically challenged and sexual orientations.

2010-2011 Accomplishments Annual Report

A Message from the President The College at Brockport, State University of New York, is a leading comprehensive college that emphasizes the development of the whole student through rigorous academic programs and rich co-curricular opportunities and support services. Much has been accomplished this past year as we focused on preparing for our upcoming Middle States re-affirmation and finalized the next five-year strategic plan that has as its emphasis a sharp focus on the student experience with the expectation that important indicators of success: graduation rates, retention rates and student satisfaction will rise. As we enter the 2011-12 academic year, the dual focus for our campus will continue to be pushing forward these two important initiatives: launching our 2011-16 Strategic Plan and completing our Middle States re-accreditation process. The most recent strategic plan, what we called the Matrix: An Integrated Approach to Planning and Accountability, focused on nine goals and six initiatives and covered the period 2005 through June 2011. I am proud to say that we have completed this vision and now have in place an even firmer foundation to push our new strategic plan, which will guide for the period July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2016. While past Accomplishments had been structured around the goals of the Matrix, the current design is based on the four constructs of the new Strategic Plan:

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Academic Quality and Engagement Co-curricular and Support Programs Learning Environment and Quality of Place Culture of Philanthropy and Alumni Connectedness

Our College has been very successful in recent years in increasing and retaining the quality of our students. Now, it is time to place an increasing focus on the what we turn out rather than what we take in. These are:

1. Better than predicted graduation rates. 2. Better than predicated retention rates. 3. Better than predicted outcomes on select student satisfaction indicators taken from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) for undergraduate students and a local instrument to gauge graduate student satisfaction — The Graduate Student Survey of Student Engagement. The selected indicators are: a) Advisement; b) Faculty/Staff — Student Engagement; and c) Student Life. 4. An earned reputation as a college that others look to for best practices. 5. An enhanced reputation as evidenced by national rankings.

A year ago at this time we were readying plans to celebrate the College’s 175th Anniversary, and celebrate we did! Events and activities were held throughout the academic year that involved students, faculty, staff, alumni, emeriti, and the community. It was a wonderful opportunity to reflect upon the history of our College and reminisce. Yet, as you will read in this latest publication, we accomplished much to position us for the future even as we looked back. Please take the opportunity to review the many achievements of our students, faculty, and staff. I can attribute these success stories to the sound work and enduring commitment of you all. It’s truly a team effort as we continue to advance The College at Brockport. Best wishes,

John R. Halstead, PhD President

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Active Student Engagement in Learning in and out of the classroom.

• Student research was active at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

o Undergraduate students were authors on 100 presentations, 25 publications and three performances. o Undergraduate students are engaged in faculty scholarship through the efforts of individual faculty and the Brockport Foundation Summer Research Program. o Graduate students were authors on 40 presentations, 25 publications and one performance.

• Numerous students received recognition or awards. Examples include:

o 40 students received Sigma Xi awards (Graduate Research) o 12 students inducted into Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice Honor Society) o 85 students inducted into Kappa Delta Pi (Education Honor Society) o 8 Students inducted into Iota, Iota, Iota (Women & Gender Studies Honor Society) o The first Outstanding Scholar Award was given to a graduate student — this is akin to the President’s Citation Award for undergraduate students. o National student of the year award from the Adapted Physical Activity Council of AAHPERD o National undergraduate and graduate scholar from the American Kinesiology Association o Co-female athletes of the year by SUNYAC

• P  articipation in Study Abroad reached a record 529 (up from 421 in the previous year) students with significant growth in Brockport student participation, 261 students (up from 182 in the previous year).

• E  xperiential programs, such as the Brockport Career Exploration course, that further academic preparation and help ensure gainful employment continue to exceed participation goals reporting an overall student participation rate of 254 students in internships.

• Th  e Office of Residential Life/Learning Communities expanded their living learning communities by adding the Green House and Teachers of Tomorrow and more than doubled their participation rates from 87 to 180 students participating in their six learning communities. Also, we reported an increase in LLC’s student GPA’s from a 3.09 to 3.16 and a 90% freshmen retention rate, 5% above the College’s overall freshmen retention rate.

• Th  e Community Development Office led the collaborative service learning trip, “Team Memphis,” working closely with academics. Students performed community service on the Zion Cemetery Project, helping to reclaim an abandoned Black cemetery that contains 23,000 graves, some of them former slaves. Students and professional staff presented their experience during Scholar’s Day and the SUNY Cortland Conference on Diversity, Equity and Social Justice.

• Th  e Beta Chi Chapter of Tau Sigma National Honor Society for Transfer students, during its second annual ceremony, inducted 95 new members into the society which now has a membership more than 200 transfer students. Established the Brockport Chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) recruiting 45 new members.

Rigorous Curricular Programs Led by an Outstanding Accomplished Faculty

Faculty Accomplishments

• 1 99 peer-reviewed articles, 12 books and 105 pieces of creative work including art shows, theatrical productions and choreographed pieces.

• E  xternal funding of $5,447,192 from 74 awards, $936,268 in research grants from 31 awards.

• S ix Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence; one Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship.

• Faculty Awards (examples)

o Matt Mulvaney — Fulbright Fellowship o Bill Stier — Sport Management Council Achievement Award o Cesar Torres — President, International Association of Philosophy of Sport

o Pam Haibach — President, AAHPERD’s Motor Development & Learning Academy

o Kathy Houston-Wilson — President, National Phi Epsilon Kappa o Anne Macpherson — Elsa Goveia Book Prize Award o Ruth Childs — Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Gold Medallion Curriculum

• Exemplary results from testing and certification exams.

o 9 9% pass rate on LAST, 99% pass rate on secondary, 100% pass rate on ATSW; 99% pass rate on multi-subject CST and 99% pass rate on students with disabilities CST.

o NCLEX pass rate of 97% (national average 87%).

o Athletic Training Certification Exam pass rate 86% (national average 60%).

o MSW pass rate 92% (highest within NY, national average 75%).

• New programs

o Ongoing development of certificate programs at the graduate level.

➢ Examples include — Counselor Education; Gerontology.

o Launched Professional Science Master’s Degree Program.

o Ongoing development of combined degree programs.

➢ Math ➢ Criminal Justice and Public Administration

o Other

➢ Criminal Justice and Addiction Counseling

➢ Biochemistry

➢ Concentration in Graphic Design (Art)


• Faculty Development related to teaching

o Six Faculty Learning Communities

o 947 individuals attended CELT sponsored events

o Robust support for faculty to incorporate technology into teaching

o F  und for Innovation in Teaching and Learning Launched in spring 2011; courses developed through this fund will be offered in spring 2012

• Masters of Social Work program with Nazareth College renewed.

Active Faculty/Staff — Student Engagement In Student Learning and Student Development

• The Student Learning Center

o 1 ,383 students came in for tutoring 5,596 times (10% increase in the overall tutoring sessions and a 7% increase in the number of students).

o 101 student tutors hired and trained throughout the year.

• Student Development

o Robust faculty participation in the Residential Living-Learning Communities

o Strong faculty-in-residence program o Partnership with Brockport Student Government to support discipline-based clubs o Support for student travel to professional conferences ➢ NCUR — 28 students

➢ 104 undergraduate and graduate students received $29,000 in travel support

o Grants writing workshops for students — 204 students participated


• I ntercollegiate Athletics head baseball coach received the ECAC Upstate Coach of the Year award and the track and field assistant coach was awarded the NCAA’s Atlantic region women’s assistant coach of the year.

• C  ollege Bookstore and Drake Library staff commitment and enthusiasm has enabled the campus migration to digital textbooks to be ahead of both regional and national trends.

• Th  e College is on target for fall 2011 to enroll its second largest class of new students in the past 15 years, exceeding the College’s goal by 40 and achieving its goal of 875 transfer students. The acceptance rate for freshman applications is 46.4%.

• F  reshman minority student enrollment will reach a record 14.4% (two percent increase in one-year period), increase in freshman downstate deposits by 17.3% and increase in freshman out-of-state deposits by 35%. Increase in transfer minority student enrollment by 3.2%, from 13.3% for fall 2010 to 16.5% for fall 2011.

• D  espite the decreasing high school seniors within our region, the College will exceed SUNY’s Tier 2 status requiring 60% of its regular admits to be from Tier 1 or 2. As of June 2011, nearly three-quarters (74.7%) of regular admits were Tier 1 or 2, a slight increase from last year. This maintains the College’s position as one of the most selective SUNY campuses.

• Th  e one-year retention rate for full-time freshmen (2009 cohort) was 85%, attaining the College’s goal and exceeding most four-year public, master’s institutions.

• Th  e Arthur O. Eve Opportunity for Higher Education Program (EOP) reported a retention rate of 91% for the freshman 2010 entering cohort and 89% for freshman 2009 entering cohort.

• Th  e College retained nearly 34% of the high school graduating 3-1-3 students for fall 2011, a 6% increase from previous year.

• Th  e Office of Undergraduate Admissions implemented the first annual Scholars Sleepover for recipients of the Extraordinary Academic Scholarships, resulting in 77% of student attendees enrolled for fall 2011.

• Th  e Financial Aid Office in collaboration with Student Accounts and Accounting Services implemented the new Satisfactory Academic Progress regulations to enhance students’ eligibility to receive financial aid awards.

• ELS Educational Services international student recruitment.

o B  ASC opportunity for new business offerings/economic development, and provided logistical coordination for the entire ELS program development.

o Facilities and Planning provided specifications for space requirements, including classroom space in Drake and residential life space in Morgan. o Finance and Management provided financial project support. o Procurement and Payment Services coordinated the development of College and BASC agreements from the ELS master agreement.


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1) Promote Student Development

• Th  e Office of Residential Life and Learning Communities reported an 11% increase in the number of resident assistants achieving the Dean’s List and reported more than 20% of their resident assistants are from underrepresented populations, a slight increase from the previous year.

• H  ealth Promotion and Prevention Services led a collaborative effort to decrease highrisk drinking rates with 42.9% of students reporting binge drinking, below the national average of 44%. Additionally, efforts led to a 15% increase in the percentage of students who reporting being actively involved in prevention efforts.

• H  eath Promotion and Prevention Services worked collaboratively with more than 30 departments and organizations to provide alternative programming on weekend evenings, called Late Night with Ellsworth. Reporting a dramatic increase in attendance (400% increase) in a one-year period.

• Th  e Community Development Office implemented the Inaugural Saturday of Service (SOS) involving 752 freshman volunteers completing 2,182 hours at 54 different agencies and organizations across the region.

• Th  e College’s Leadership Development Program received the ACUI Regional Community Building Program of the Year award.

• Th  e College recognized their student leaders who were awarded local and SUNY-wide awards including four recipients of the Chancellor’s Award, 68 students named to Who’s Who among Students in American Colleges and Universities and various campus awards, including the Huot Student Leadership Scholarship and the Marion Shrank Student Leadership Award.

• Th  e Leadership Development Program celebrated student accomplishments in their annual leadership awards ceremony with 114 students receiving their Green Certificates, a program focusing on individual values.

o There were 34 Gold Certificates awarded for this inaugural year program that focused on group values and working toward a common purpose. o Eighty-five faculty and staff were involved in the program (including mentors, advisors, workshop presenters and committee members).

• Th  e 4th annual leadership conference celebrated the College’s 175th Anniversary and brought alumni to the campus to present workshops and network with our students.

• Th  e men’s soccer and baseball and women’s lacrosse teams made NCAA tournament appearances as well as individuals from track and field and swimming and diving. Eleven Golden Eagle athletes were named to their respective All-American teams. Ten athletes received academic honors including the SUNY Chancellor’s award in Gymnastics and Wrestling.

2) Promote Engagement in Learning

• Th  e Scholars Day tradition continued with another record success, as 591 presentations were given by students, faculty and staff.

• Th  e Institute for Engaged Learning was founded and acts as a portal for students to access research opportunities, internships, leadership programs and community service.

• Th  e Counseling Center successfully completed their first accreditation review process from the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), achieving a three-year accreditation, which is the highest distinction given. The Health Center has also achieved its three-year reaccreditation.

• E  OP has continued to increase student contacts with their advisors reporting a 13% increase from the previous year and an increase of 16% focusing on career counseling.

• E  OP has established support groups, such as nursing intent, to facilitate both social and academic integration. Also report an increase of students receiving tutorial assistance of 6%.

3) Promote Engagement with the College

• F  or the third year, The College at Brockport has been named a “Military Friendly School” by GI Jobs Magazine based on our proven efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, a distinction that only 15% of all colleges and universities receive.

• Th  e College continues to grow the marketing arm and the customer service component of Right Now Technology. Use of the frequently asked questions database component of Ask Ellsworth remains high, with a client self-service rate of 98%.

• Th  e Community Development Office launched the new student involvement online platform, myBROCKPORT. This new system has centralized all student involvement opportunities in one place allowing student organizations to increase their members and interact more efficiently with their current members.

• Th  e Department of Environmental Health and Safety worked with the campus community to educate and train.

o Trained 628 students, faculty, and staff in a variety of EHS programs in 2010-11. o The EHS website is being updated and upgraded to improve on-line training capabilities and provide the campus community with a more user-friendly resource.

o W  orker’s Compensation lost days decreased by almost 40% from 2009 to 2010 and we have continued the voluntary occupational health referral service at Lakeside Hospital.

o Hazardous waste training was provided in cooperation with the SUNY Environmental Health and Safety Association, and 19 college professionals participated.


4) Provide Services that Augment the Educational Enterprise.

• Th  e Financial Aid Office conducted their second annual financial literacy program for students and held a series of 23 financial literacy sessions with 230 participants, culminating with Money Management Day and free credit checks that coincided with National Financial Literacy Month.

• E  agleCHECK, a bystander prevention program won the SUNY’s Outstanding Student Affairs award in the category of campus safety programs and CONNECT, a college drinking prevention program, was recognized by Association College Unions International (ACUI) as the collaborative program of the year and was also recognized as an innovative practice by the Association of American State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).

• R  ecreational Services reported a 15% increase in the number of students utilizing the Fitness Center and reported more than 420 students were engaged in their Club Sports program this year.

• U  niversity Police continued to enhance their community policing, student patrol, escort services and other safety strategies, reporting an 11% decrease in campus crimes compared to the previous year.

• Cost reduction and acquisition of funds from alternate sources.

o $ 70,000 reduction from the proposed DASNY overhead charge for the high rise windows project.

o $35,000 payment from the DOT for storm water retention exchange.

o $200,000 in savings by having DOT pave and stripe Commencement Drive.

o M  ajor contributor in obtaining American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant of $1.5 million for research space renovations as part of the Smith Hall capital project.

o $ 222,000 obtained by requiring DASNY, SUCF and NYPA to apply for NYSERDA grants for our construction projects.

o $15,000 from electrical curtailment incentive funds in 2010-11.

o $ 10,000 to be received from National Grid’s new energy incentives program for electrical savings, and is believed to be one of the first in SUNY.

• C  ontinued analysis and improvement of campus-wide financial policies, practices and processes.

o Firstmark loans — implemented electronic payments (ACH) replacing paper checks to ensure students get loan funds as quickly as possible.

o O  btained a national “Model of Efficiency” award by University Business Magazine in recognition of the successful transition to Apogee’s ResNet services.

• Th  e Payroll Department was honored by receiving several Office of the State Comptroller Payroll Awards:

o Empire Award - Highest Volume Agency — Best composite performance statewide over a 5 year period. o Outstanding Award - Highest Volume Agency — Best composite performance for 2009/2010.


o Gold Star Award — Best composite performance for SUNY over a five-year period.

• Sustainability and the environment remained a campus focus, as illustrated by:

o Recyclemenia o Butterfly Garden installation with Seneca Park Zoo

o Sustainability Transfer Luncheon for incoming students

o Open House event for incoming parents and students

o Green House Living and Learning Community

o Transportation alternative programs such as Hertz Connect and Bike Borrowing developed and implemented to reduce residential student need for cars on campus. o Collaboration with the Department of Communication to produce a five minute video on green activities at the College to raise awareness and get more involvement with our students

• Many professional development and technical development opportunities were provided.

o Continued a proactive training program by providing over 780 training opportunities. This reflects training in 55 different topics (15 safety, 36 technical, and four leadership). o Continued New York Building Code recertification training for key staff. o In conjunction with EHS and others, conducted extensive safety and disaster preparedness training, documenting in excess of 600 staff trained, in sessions covering such topics as work place violence, NIMS, Right to Know, CPR, Lock out/tag-out, lifting, and blood borne pathogens.

• S ocial Media became a much more prevalent tool for undergraduate and graduate recruitment and retention endeavors as well as publicity efforts for the College. Social Media highlights for the year included:

o L  aunched the College’s Facebook page,, which has garnered more than 370 followers so far, finally bringing The College at Brockport into the largest and most visible social media network. Since launching in December, posts on the page have been viewed more than 122,900 times.

o L  aunched a College site on Flickr,, creating another avenue for sharing the excellent photography produced on campus.

o L  aunched a College site on Foursquare,, giving Web users a way to use the social check in service to share their activities at the College with users around the world.

o L  aunched “Winging It” a content curation blog that compiles news and other items that people are producing on the Web about the College.

o Shot, edited, and produced videos (with the help of a team of video interns) that more than doubled the content on the College YouTube Channel, BrockportNews, which has had more than 37,000 video views from July 1, 2010, to June 19, 2011, and more than 68,000 views since its inception in September 2009. Views came from countries as far away as Vietnam, Chile, and Australia. o Continued to grow the College’s presence on Twitter to more than 1,100 followers. o Advised dozens of campus departments and offices on their social media presences, as varied as Human Resources and The Space to Departments of Communication and Social Work as they seek to reach out to students where they gather. 9

Learning Environment & Quality of Place 10

High Quality Facilities in which our students live and learn in

• Teaching spaces continue to be remodeled to improve the classroom learning environment.

o Smith Hall is undergoing a complete remodeling with the help of a grant receive from the National Science Foundation.

o Th  e Learning Environment Enhancement Project, looking at the technology needs for classrooms, is underway.

o Improvements continue in Drake Library and to computer labs around campus.

• Th  ompson Hall, a LEED Gold Certified facility, reopened fall 2010 after undergoing renovations including the addition of a smart classroom and offices for Residential Life/ Learning Communities.

• M  acVicar Hall renovation project was completed and reopened August 2011. Other completed projects as part of the Residential Life capital plan include the main lounges in Briggs, Bramley, Perry, and Mortimer; new windows for Briggs and Bramley; and a card access system upgrade.

• Th  e College is on track for a summer 2012 opening of the Special Events Recreation Center (SERC), a $44 million state-of-the-art, multi-use facility supporting our first-class academic programs. It will also provide students with enhanced recreational and athletic facilities, a healthy food court, in addition to a venue for campus concerts, spring events, commencements and community activities.

• The College launched the Campus-wide e-commerce inititive.

o Implemented a robust, secure web payment system for student and community use, with the student web payment system successfully implemented in April 2011. o Electronic billing was implemented in April 2011 in response to student requests. o Web-based payment plan option to better meet student and family needs was implemented in June 2011.

o P  rovided options for student’s to “authorize users,” allowing parents and other appropriate parties to access student information at student’s discretion.

• Planned and implemented the upgrade to the College’s Private Branch Exchange (PBX).

o Change to Strategic Products and Services for PBX and equipment maintenance resulted in $5,000 in annual savings. o Strategic Products and Services provided support to the College’s PBX upgrade, for a $33,000 savings.

• C  oordinated the completion of the Facilities Master Plan (FaMP) efforts in conjunction with the FaMP committees, consultants, State University Construction Fund, and the campus community, and actively communicated the plan’s results.

o The FaMP was completed on schedule in April and it clearly identifies the four constructs of our campus strategic plan as integral to the plan, most notably Learning Environment and Quality of Place. o Shared the FaMP materials at well advertised and attended open forums for faculty, staff and students. o FaMP materials are now on the campus website and in the library for ease of access. o FaMP briefings were provided for The Stylus, President’s Advisory Council, Brockport Student Government and the Village of Brockport.

• A  ssured the five-year capital plan remains aligned with the campus Facilities Master Plan, the College Strategic Plan and the Facilities Planning Committee priorities.

• R  etained a strong focus on the attractiveness of campus grounds and facilities to meet the campus community and visitors high expectations.

o A major component of the Facilities Master Plan is landscaping and grounds. o Planted approximately 20 new trees at various locations around campus. o Created gardens or planting improvements at: Seymour, Brockway, Rakov and Burlingame. o Initiated the process for designation as Tree Campus USA. o Added a landscape focus within all capital projects, be it restoration of damaged areas or the addition of landscape within the base bid.

• Re-established the Employee Assistance Program (EAP),

• I nitiated the Smoke Free Campus program; offered training sessions to managers and supervisors and offered smoking cessation sessions to faculty and staff.

• A  ssociation for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) — Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS) survey is in progress to evaluate and establish benchmarks for the College’s progress toward excellence in sustainability.

• Th  e College was again listed in the 2011 Princeton Review “Guide to 311 Green Colleges” as a result of a comprehensive survey of our environmentally conscientious programs, our MESH and Sustainability Taskforce efforts and our commitment to sustainability principles in energy use, construction and academic endeavors.


A Robust and Transformational Environment to Advance Learning and Student Development

• Th  e College celebrated its 175th Anniversary during the 2010-11 academic year. Some of the many events included:

o First Friday Kickoff Event: We planned to build on the existing First Friday tradition as a kick-off for the demi-semi-septcentennial. The celebration echoed the 19th century tradition of performances and entertainment for town and gown. Activities included: ➢ Department of Theatre in period costume ➢ Proclamations and congratulations from our elected officials ➢ A Bill Heyen poem and readings ➢ Period music, chamber music and carillon playing ➢ Keepsake program and menu on replica of the Brockport Republic ➢ Honor alumni who played critical roles restoring Alumni House ➢ Announcement of Alumni House’s NYS Historical designation

o H  omecoming Birthday Celebration: The “official” birthday party for the 175th, as cake and other refreshments were served, performance by the Pep Band, and 175 eagle stuffed animals were given away.

o Family Weekend:

➢ O  ffered a tour of Lakeview Cemetery to learn Brockport history, as many names associated with the College are buried there

➢ Incorporated a stop at Morgan/Manning House

o pARTy Arts Event: The major spring semester initiative was a large event held in the Tower Fine Arts. This multi-disciplinary event was designed to celebrate Brockport through the Arts on the occasion of its 175th birthday, and included: ➢ Commissioned faculty music presentation

➢ Video/Dance presentations

➢ e.e. cummings painting exhibit/poetry reading

➢ Pottery throwing ➢ Print exhibit o Scholars Day: Scholarly presentations on Brockport’s and the College’s history o Time Capsule: ➢ As part of the continual 175th anniversary celebration, a time capsule was created to commemorate The College at Brockport.

➢ S tudents from REL 430 planned the event and solicited contributions from all areas/ departments of the College.

➢ The Time Capsule will be displayed in the student union and opened in 75 years, when the College celebrates its 250th anniversary.


• A focused effort on diversity and inclusion.

o Receipt of a $10,000 grant to support diversity professional development initiatives

o The awarding of over a dozen Promoting Excellence Diversity grants to support a variety of programs across campus o Hosting the 10th Annual Diversity Conference

o The Martin Luther King Memorial Lecture

o International Festival o Men of Color Summit

• A  revised General Education Program that meets the curricular needs of our students in a more efficient system. This has greatly assisted transfer students as well as native students.

• Th  e College’s ongoing strategy for better space utilization has resulted in the opening of the following new centers: The Space — created as a resource center for student organization leaders and advisors and The Transfer/Retention Center — as students begin and continue their transitions to college offering a computer lab, math tutoring and even mental health counseling.

• V  ery successful and well attended lecture series or conferences in numerous disciplines. Examples include:

o American Democracy Project o Interdisciplinary Arts for Children & Strong Museum — Children’s performances o Women and Gender Studies partnership with University of Rochester and RIT o Theatre partnership with Geva Theatre o Downstairs Cabaret o Social Work student poster session o Science student poster session


Engagement of the Campus in the Community

• S ervice-learning courses, although currently small in number, are increasing. These courses range from large commitments (Team Memphis), to smaller commitments (courses in KSSPE, Computer Science, Earth Science).

• Many faculty are involved in a variety of public outreach efforts.

o Lectures and performances to local schools and civic organizations

o Hosted the regional Science Olympiad competition o Hosted the regional International Math Kangaroo competition

• M  any departments continue to expand their relationships with regional businesses and nonprofit organizations to provide opportunities for students to be engaged in internships and related activities.

• S ome faculty are involved in research and outreach efforts in the local and regional community.

o Camp Abilities receives numerous grants to help run a summer camp for young, impaired individuals


• F  aculty report being involved with 312 organizations in public service related to their discipline, and 57 service activities with community organizations.

• E  OP reported a significant presence at the NYS Model Senate Session Project during the SOMOS El Futuro conference in Albany, more than half of the SUNY representatives were from Brockport.

• Th  e Second Annual Men of Color Summit, “The Measure of a Man: Mind, Body, and Spirit,” demonstrated the College’s commitment to supporting the achievement and success of men of color with nearly 50 participants.

• Th  e College’s radio station, 89.1 The Point, demonstrated commitment to serving the community with the 17th annual Coats for Kids event and donated items to the local clothing shelf. In addition, the station organized a Prom Promise event at the local high school featuring a mock DWI crash with police, fire and medical personnel, and students signed a safety contract.

• Th  e College, through its 26th Annual Holiday Helping Hand, provided groceries, gift cards, clothing and presents for 13 local families. This project involved 37 student, faculty and staff volunteers representing 22 departments or student organizations.

• Th  e College continued its efforts to support the HOPE Haiti project through collaborative education, fundraising and a commemorative ceremony.

• S tudent athletes participated in more than 50 community service projects, including raking 32 local lawns and collecting roughly 800 lbs of canned food for charity. Student athletes logged hundreds of hours of community service with more than 500 student athletes participating in a variety of activities.

• Th  e Women’s Center partnered with Rape Crisis Services to provide on campus counseling and support and collaborated with academic departments for the College’s annual Take Back the Night March and the Clothesline Project to raise awareness violence against women.

• U  niversity Police was recognized by the Monroe County Traffic Safety Board for its exceptional DWI enforcement efforts. DWI arrests increased from 39 in 2009 to 60 in 2010.

• P  roactively used and expanded the energy management system (EMS) to reduce heating and cooling costs.

o Includes implementing an automated peak demand shaving system to reduce energy bills. A similar process has been created for curtailment load shedding. o EMS expansion has been included in all major projects and in particular NYPA projects. In many cases our HVAC systems are being upgraded concurrently. The energy management system settings are directly coordinated with class schedules and events.

• Included energy conservation as part of all processes and projects.

o All design consultants are tasked with including energy conservation and sustainability in their projects as well as applying for any financial incentives. o Re-commissioning process was implemented for the New York Room in Cooper Hall, Seymour Union Ballroom, Tower Fine Arts Theatre and Edwards Hall large classrooms. Goal is to assure systems operate at maximum efficiency in areas where large groups meet. o The Welcome Center was converted to ground source heat pumps.


Culture of Philanthropy & Alumni Connectedness


Graduates remain engaged in the life of the campus

• O  ffice of Career Services collaborated with the Department of Business and the Office of Alumni Affairs to offer a networking event, connecting alumni with our current students during homecoming weekend.

• Th  e Community Development Office supported the Organization for Students of African Descent (OSAD) by attending the ’80s Reunion with more than 100 alumni, family and friends that visited the Brockport campus.

• A  lumni Relations staff provided organizing and planning assistance for the Student Leadership Conference. All 12 presenters were alumni recruited by the Office of Alumni Relations.

• L  egacy Project with students and alumni parents (made contact with approximately 70 new legacy families)

• Y  oung alumni programming (held monthly third Thursday programs from November — April with an average of 20 alumni per event in the Rochester and Buffalo areas)

• S uccessful regional alumni event programming, including Florida (40 attendees), Atlanta (10), Philadelphia (50) and Saratoga (100).

• S enior week activities (Collaborated with Campus Life to create a weeks’ worth of activities for seniors focused on celebrating their degree and preparing them for their future lives as alumni. The culmination was a champagne toast with approximately 100 seniors in attendance.)

• C  ontinued to work on connecting more than 300 Brockport Alumni Who Are Faculty And Staff (BAWAFAS) with the Brockport Alumni Association and involve them more in the life of the campus. This year BAWAFAS participated in welcoming legacy students and parents during Welcome Weekend.

• ’70s Reunion (Hosted a reunion for all ’70s era alumni back on campus. The reunion brought nearly 200 alumni back and was seen as a success. Follow-up was completed related to an annual fund solicitation with the assistance of the main organizer of the reunion, Mitch Cohen ’78.)

• Implemented Prometheus Society, which recognizes loyal donors of three years or more.

• Established Future Alumni Network (FAN Club).

• W  orked with college-wide committees for Homecoming Weekend and Family Weekend (as well as the Offices of Alumni Relations and Campus Life) to create marketing materials and advertising to promote each event. Collateral materials included brochures, postcards, schedules, and posters. Reviewed and approved websites for each event.

• C  oordinated the efforts surrounding the College’s 175th Anniversary and created/produced the majority of printed/electronic publicity pieces and collateral.

• M  any of the events and publications that are managed by the Division of Advancement contribute to the College’s ability to build and sustain long-term relationships with alumni, donors, emeriti and friends. These include:

o Kaleidoscope o Brockport Foundation Annual Report o Mornings with the Professors o Writers Voice and Art of Fact o First Fridays o The President’s Emeriti Reception and other new emeriti events

o P  resident’s Donor Recognition Dinner — Received $6,500 in donations, record attendance — 192, inducted 18 honorees into 6 giving societies, recognized first million dollar donor, and Dr. William Rock named Volunteer of the Year

o Benefactors and Scholar’s Dinner — Changed format from a brunch to a dinner, moved event to Family Weekend, Parents invited for the first time, and attendance increased from 150 to 295 with many positive reactions to changes

• Instilled philanthropic mentality in graduating seniors o Implemented Commencement Dedications Booklet and presented check for Senior Class Gift at Commencement


Investment by stakeholders in the institution as a quality place


• F  ormerly known as the Special Olympics stadium, the College renamed its largest stadium in memory of Eunice Kennedy Shriver on September 25, 2010 (International Eunice Kennedy Shriver day), dedicated to celebrating the life of the woman who brought the international Special Olympics to Brockport in 1979.

• G  raduates Jim ’94 and John ’95 Vlogianitis made a substantial gift to the Brockport Foundation that resulted in the naming of the main basketball gym in Tuttle North in their honor. The “Jim and John Vlogianitis Gymnasium” was significantly upgraded and enhanced in summer 2011.

• I ntercollegiate Athletics executed a major rebranding initiative including the Golden Eagle logo as well as the development of a new athletic Website:

• A  ll schools report that they are establishing a Board of Ambassadors that include successful alumni and regional leaders.

• T  otal voluntary support for the 2010-11 fiscal year was $1,960,824, up 10% over last year. (does not include pledges or planned gifts)

• A  lumni participation increased from 6.64 percent to 7.1 percent. This represents an increase of .46%.

• Th  e Foundation’s endowment totaled $6,075,633 as of 6/30/11, up 28% over last year’s $4,755,096.

• T  otal giving by volunteer boards was $195,681. The Foundation Board achieved 100% participation and contributed $168,511 collectively.

• Total donors increased by 17%, from 4,165 last year to 4,863 this year.

• B  rockport Foundation scholarships provide critical support for students, allowing them to focus on academics rather than finances. This year some 424 students received Foundation scholarships. The Foundation provided $689,332 in support for scholarships, as compared to $626,935, up 10% over last year.

• During the past year 27 new scholarships were created, and are listed below:

L  awrence C. and Stasia J. Arcarese Scholarship Fund, Hannelore and William Heyen Scholarship in Creative Writing, Department of Sociology Endowment, LeChase Construction Business Student Scholarship, John R. and Kathleen A. Halstead Scholarship Fund, John R. Halstead Family Leadership in Higher Education Award, Rosa LaSorte Rich Scholarship, George Rich Student Philanthropy Award, Morris Opportunity Scholarship for the Study of Science, Class of 1965 Scholarship, Ralph P. and Elizabeth B. Gennarino Research Awards, Gennarino Fund for the Advancement of The College, Bernice Skirboll ‘79 Scholarship in the Mental Health Field, Ted Bondi Memorial Scholarship, Ernestine Ford Graduate Scholarship in Dance, Kathleen Burns O’Connell Scholarship, Harry B. Boutet Scholarship, Brockport Kiwanis Leadership Scholarship, Kleehamer Department of History Scholar Prize, M. H. Stewart Speaker Series, Ralph P. and Elizabeth B. Gennarino Scholarship, Alton J. and Edna A. Boyle Memorial Scholarship, Susan Kwas Maloney ‘67 Scholarships, Thomas R. Taber Scholarship Fund, Organization for Students of African Descent Scholarship, Haynes Research Fund, Frank and Carrie Sapienza Memorial Scholarship, Organization for Students of African Descent Scholarship, Haynes Research Fund.

• S tudent and faculty research grants totaling $48,818 were awarded by the Foundation this year.

• F  aculty and Staff Campaign giving increased from $164,794 to $170,925. Additionally, increased percentage of giving from 28% to 32%, up 3.7%.

• E  meriti Campaign reached an all time high of $200,912, up 65%. Additionally, increased percentage of giving from 27 percent to 31 percent.

• Unrestricted giving increased from $158,239 to $199,261, up 26%.

• Our Senior Class Gift program raised $10,000.

• O  nline giving realized 114 gifts totaling $20,563 which is an increase from 48 gifts totaling $4,740 in 2009-2010.

• M  atching gifts goal of $16,000 was surpassed (raised $20,040), up from $13,388 last year, an increase of 51%.

• The number of gifts at $1,000 or more was 199, up from last year by 20, an 11% increase.

• The number of planned gifts at a $1 million or more was two.

• Th  e Brockport Foundation has become significantly more engaged in fundraising on behalf of the College. The Board is now made up of more alumni and individuals from across the country, giving the College greater national reach. The Board has maintained its 100 percent giving rate, with several members making major campaign gifts and raising the bar for others. In general, Board participation in meetings and committee work has increased.

• O  btaining foundation and corporate grants is a new focus for the Foundation Board and Advancement. This year, M&T Bank extended its support of the College to include a new grant for the Summer Reading Program. Foundation Board members will partner with College to identify new opportunities.

• Th  e Brockport Foundation Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarships continue to provide important opportunities for dedicated students to pursue scholarship over the summer months with faculty advisors. This year, the Foundation allocated $35,000 for the grants while the College provided housing free of charge. This unique partnership allows students to take full advantage of academic and creative opportunities that will enhance their experience and improve their resumes as they seek employment or apply to graduate schools. Other summer research grants awarded by the Foundation include the Emory Morris Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarship in Chemistry, the Richard Mancuso Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarship in Physics, the Bonnie Bower Research Grant in Biology, etc. for a total of $48,818 in support for 2010-11, providing important research opportunities.

• The Annual Fund worked with alumni, faculty/staff and friends to create fundraising


campaigns specifically for the Richard Mancuso Undergraduate Research Award in Physics, The Class of 1961 Scholarship, Wrestling, Pi Kappa Phi, and Office for Students of African Descent; Included messages of student success in the majority of appeals; highlighted creative endeavors of students at Faculty and Staff Campaign kickoff; worked closely with Senior Week Committee to educate them on the Brockport Foundation and promote student giving; and supervised graduate student seeking experience on a fundraising project.

• I n 2010-11 — $217,330 was invested in new Printing Services technologies, which represents a significant process improvement.

• P  romoted online giving and realized 114 gifts totaling $20,563 which is an increase from 48 gifts totaling $4,740 in 2009-2010

• I mplemented new process of sending pledge reminders via email to save on printing/ postage. (Created a process where reminders were sent via email to anyone with an open pledge and a valid email. The return rate was no different than in reminded by snail mail.)

• Re-designed the scholarship website to make it more user-friendly.

This certainly is not a complete list of initiatives and accomplishments from across the College, but rather a “snapshot” of some of the efforts toward achieving our Strategic Plan goals and advancing the College. Members of the faculty and staff at The College at Brockport remain committed to continuous improvement and working collaboratively to grow a campus community that promotes student success.


Economic Impact

The College at Brockport is a major educational, economic and cultural force in the Greater Rochester Area. The College offers 49 undergraduate majors, 47 graduate programs and 24 areas of teacher certification. Each year, The College at Brockport awards approximately 25% of all bachelor degrees in the Rochester area, with many alumni staying in Rochester to work or attend graduate school. Our alumni serve in leadership roles in business, government, public safety, health care, the arts, sciences and education. The College at Brockport has a $4.8-million endowment.

Fast Facts* (all dollar figures in millions)

$573.4 Total Impact(1)

$260.6 Direct Impact 29,282 Alumni in the Rochester Area 1,742 Employees(2) 8,589 Students $32.0 spent by 2,624 residential students $35.3 spent by 4,673 off-campus students $15.8 spent by 1,292 graduate students (1) Based on 2009-2010 data; multiplier = 2.2 (2) Includes state, auxiliaries, research, etc. * Fiscal Year 2009-2010 data

$155.9 Annual Operating Expenditures $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

67.4 in salaries and wages 37.2 in fringe benefits 8.2 in instruction 0.7 in research and public service 2.5 in academic support 1.6 in student services 3.3 in institutional support 6.3 in operation and maintenance of plant 6.6 in scholarships and fellowships 16.5 in auxiliary enterprises 5.5 in other expenditures

Capital Construction Expenditures $ 12.5 from state capital projects $ 8.3 from residential capital projects $ 0.8 from local projects

$278.7 Total Value of Capital Assets $ 17.3 land $ 233.2 buildings $ 28.2 equipment

Small Business Development Center 202 jobs created 81 jobs saved $ 7.9 worth of funding regionally

Anne E. Huot, PhD Provost and Vice President Academic Affairs

The talented and award-winning faculty at The College at Brockport, State University of New York, has been a driving force in Brockport’s evolution into a model comprehensive master’s college for the 21st century. This group of dedicated individuals actively engages students inside and outside of the classroom through providing rigorous curricular programs and by including both undergraduate and graduate students in their research and scholarship. As teacher-scholars, they bring relevant and current perspectives to the teaching within their disciplines. Their outstanding instruction, teamed with experiential learning opportunities — such as service learning courses, internships and study abroad programs — are hallmarks of the Brockport educational experience. The College’s 2011-2016 Strategic Plan provides a highly integrated and collaborative framework focused on improving the success of our students as measured by persistence and graduation rates. Student engagement in their academic course of study, their living-learning environment and the co-curricular programs that support their development is our highest priority. Our outstanding faculty is at the very center of our efforts. It is an honor for me to shine a spotlight on just a few of these outstanding faculty members. William (Bill) Evans, a Visiting Artist Professor in our renowned Department of Dance, graces the cover of this publication. William has been a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, awarded to those who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. He has earned an honorary doctorate from the Cornish College of the Arts and has been the recipient of a lifetime achievement ACADEMIC QUALITY CO-CURRICULAR award from the National Dance Education AND AND Organization. Those are just a few of his ENGAGEMENT SUPPORT PROGRAMS many accomplishments. William is a wonderful example of the quality of our faculty, as are the STUDENT following individuals whom I invite you to learn SUCCESS more about. Anne E. Huot, PhD, Provost and Vice President Academic Affairs



Joe Chesebro, PhD Associate Professor Department of Communication

Joe Chesebro is all about teaching. Not only is he constantly refining his own techniques inside the classroom, but Chesebro is researching how his discipline — communication — can enhance the teaching of his peers through his efforts to study how effective college instructors handle student resistance. “The number one thing I’ve had to discuss while mentoring other teachers is how to handle difficult students,” Chesebro says. “And it all comes down to how you communicate and frame things.” Chesebro is collecting critical incident narratives from students about the ways they’ve seen instructors handle incidents in the classroom to determine what effective instructors are doing to handle these situations better than less effective instructors. He’s also conducting critical incident interviews with award-winning, experienced teachers, where he asks them to walk him through an incident they’ve encountered, discuss how they chose to handle it, and elaborate on why they made such a “The number one thing I’ve had decision. “Every teacher who is faced with to discuss while mentoring other resistance students — or any students, teachers is how to handle difficult really — will have to say ‘no’ at some students,” Chesebro says.“And point, or offer disappointing news or it all comes down to how you refute an argument. It’s a framing communicate and frame things.” issue,” he says. “Some teachers do it really well. Some do it poorly. I think that matters. In fact, I know it does.” Chesebro has also authored a book, Interpersonal Communication in the Workplace. He says he hoped to cover the topic in ways that nobody else in the area had covered it. He addressed issues such as networking, organizational politics, and adjusting to a new culture. “There are a lot of things that students have to do to establish themselves well once they enter the workplace — network, establish a really good reputation, etc. When they meet resistance, they need to do more than argue,” he says. “I hope this book helps them to be savvy beyond their years.”

Melchor de Guzman, PhD Associate Professor Department of Criminal Justice

Civilian Review Boards are among the most controversial topics in law enforcement circles today. These external groups provide oversight over some police forces. Their authority ranges from reviewing internal investigations to being completely independent governing bodies. A tension exists between police departments and their communities over the existence of these boards. Melchor de Guzman has studied why and serves as a consultant in how to properly establish a Civilian Review Board. “This is about citizen empowerment and democratic participation — how individual citizens can participate in the governance of their communities,” says de Guzman. “That’s the reason why I think this is a very important line of research.” de Guzman has surveyed “This is about citizen empowerment police officers to compare and and democratic participation — how contrast the perceptions of those individual citizens can participate in who have worked with a Civilian the governance of their communities,” Review Board and those who says de Guzman. “That’s the reason why haven’t. He has found great I think this is a very important line of distrust among police toward the research.” review board. Officers believe members of these boards don’t properly understand police work and that the process they administer is unfair to them. But he’s also found that officers who have undergone a Civilian Review Board review offer a higher favorability rating than those who haven’t. de Guzman’s research has also focused on examining the evolution of policing since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. He says the attacks created a paradigm shift away from community-oriented policing toward homeland security policing. This has resulted in a need for police organizations to isolate themselves from their communities. “I’m not particularly advocating it, but I’m pointing out the fact that these two styles may be incompatible with each other,” de Guzman says. “These shifts are going to happen. Police can no longer be openly communicating with community members. Sometimes they are going to need to intrude on privacy and engage in things like wire tapping and no knock warrants.”

Moira Fallon, PhD Associate Professor Department of Education and Human Development

Moira Fallon believes wholeheartedly in the notion of inclusion, as it relates to all classrooms. She believes that students with disabilities should be placed in the same classroom as other children their own age and ability level. Her research has focused on teaching teacher educators — those currently working in school districts — to use standards-based curriculum in instructing students with disabilities. “There’s been this belief that kids with disabilities can’t do what other kids can do,” Fallon says. “But if you have teachers teaching them effectively — and you set expectations for them — they are more likely to meet those expectations.” Fallon — who worked in a public school setting for 17 years before entering higher education — has authored the book Teaching “Inclusion is really a philosophy that says Inclusively in Higher Ed. In it, that we all have strengths and areas of she asks premier educators weakness, but a heterogeneous setting is from all over the United States really appropriate for all of us,” Fallon to share what methods of says. “There are people above you and curriculum instruction they below you and it gives you models for would use to teach people trying to get better.” with disabilities inclusively at the college level. It broke new ground in the area of inclusion, as very little research exists on the topic as it relates to higher education. Fallon was able to apply much of her K-12 experience with what she’s learned in a college setting. Education Review gave the book a positive review this spring. Fallon and two of her colleagues have presented their research on inclusion at a workshop in China. The reaction they received was startling. The Chinese attendees couldn’t fathom why one would want to teach inclusively. But that reaction has only driven Fallon to be more committed to the cause. “Inclusion is really a philosophy that says that we all have strengths and areas of weakness, but a heterogeneous setting is really appropriate for all of us,” Fallon says. “There are people above you and below you and it gives you models for trying to get better.”

Laurel McNall, PhD Associate Professor Department of Psychology

Laurel McNall focuses her research on the application of psychological principles to the world of work. As an industrial/organizational psychologist, she studies work attitudes. In particular, she focuses on perceptions of justice among employees who are monitored electronically. These systems collect, store, analyze, and report the performances of individuals on the job. McNall notes that employers are increasingly relying on electronic technology and the types of available monitoring devices continues to expand, thus making it incredibly important to understand the way employees react to this type of monitoring. Her research has found significant differences in the perceptions of procedural justice and invasion of privacy depending on the type of electronic monitoring device that an employer decides to use. “It is not so much the McNall notes that employers are monitoring technology increasingly relying on electronic that is a problem, but the technology and the types of available way the system is designed, monitoring devices continues to expand, implemented and used that thus making it incredibly important to drives users’ reactions,” understand the way employees react to McNall says. this type of monitoring. Ensuing studies found that supervisors who used monitoring mostly for development purposes were perceived as using the technology fairly. When employers provided an explanation for the monitoring and used the system to offer constructive feedback, employees also gave their supervisors high marks for fairness. McNall’s research program also examines the positive side of the work-family interface, how participation in one role (e.g., work) improves the quality of life in the other role (e.g., family). Her meta-analysis found that perceived work-family enrichment is related to higher levels of job satisfaction, commitment, and family satisfaction, along with physical and mental health. She has been published 14 times in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Vocational Behavior, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and the Journal of Business & Psychology. McNall has also authored three chapters that have been published in edited books.

Eric Monier, PhD Associate Professor Department of Physics

Eric Monier studies quasars—the most luminous objects in the universe, resulting from gas spiraling onto black holes over a billion times more massive than the sun—residing at the center of some galaxies. “Quasars are billions of light years away,” Monier says. “The time it takes their light to travel to us means you’re seeing the universe at an earlier time. Seen through a telescope, they look like stars. But their spectra are completely different.” An observational cosmologist, Monier uses telescopic imaging and spectroscopy of quasars to study the nature of quasars themselves and also how gas in the universe has evolved over time. By studying the earliest quasars, Monier aims to gain insight into their early environments. Quasars are also useful tools for studying gas in the universe that’s otherwise unseen. “We measure the chemical content of the gas by “Quasars are billions of light years looking through it toward away,” Monier says. “The time it takes a background quasar and their light to travel to us means you’re measuring what gets absorbed seeing the universe at an earlier time. along the way. It’s an indirect Seen through a telescope, they look like way to follow the formation stars. But their spectra are completely and evolution of galaxies,” different.” he says. Monier, along with his collaborators at the University of Pittsburgh, was awarded 11 orbits of Hubble Space Telescope time to conduct his research. This time was necessary for this project, Monier says, because of the low-redshift nature of the systems being studied means the hydrogen absorption lines remain in the ultraviolet and are inaccessible from the ground. One of the systems that was studied by the telescope was found by one of Monier’s students in a search of Sloan Digital Sky Survey data. “She found a system that has really strong zinc lines, making it a prime candidate for follow-up study,” Monier says. “She was very excited that a system she had discovered was going to be observed by the Hubble Space Telescope.”

Andrea Parada, PhD Professor Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

Andrea Parada has long studied Latin American literature. And in recent years, her work has shifted focus, as it has evolved from traditional literary analysis to encompass cultural studies. Parada is currently writing a book about the perception of women in 19th century Chilean historiography. She is examining letters written by Diego Portales, one of the country’s foundational fathers and an important figure in 19th century Chile. These letters have been thoroughly examined by historians, Parada says, but they’ve consistently focused on how they relate to the era’s political discourse. Parada is focusing on what the letters can reveal about the society’s gender discourse. “They are very misogynistic,” Parada says. “They clearly show double standards in terms of sexuality and sexual roles.” “My project is an analysis of the private discourse of this foundational figure and its contradictions with Portales’ national/public political discourse,” Parada says. “I think it’s important to Parada is currently writing a book demystify heroic male figures. about the perception of women in Studying several layers of his 19th century Chilean historiography. discourse will help us better She is examining letters written by understand him and also what Diego Portales, one of the country’s was really happening in the foundational fathers and an important Chilean society of the mid figure in 19th century Chile. 19th century.” Parada has also recently authored a paper on the Santa Lucía hill in the Chilean national imaginary and is currently working on a feminist analysis of Claribel Alegria, a Central American poet. Parada says Alegria’s poetry uses female mythical figures to subvert the traditional gender paradigm in canonical narratives. She presented that work at the annual conference of the Northeast Modern Language Association. She also presented on the literature of the Mapuche, one of the indigenous groups of Chile, at the Ethnicity, Race and Indigenous Peoples in Latin American and the Caribbean conference organized by the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). “The focus of my work is always on the voices of other protagonists of history — like women and the indigenous population,” she says.

Tate Shaw Executive Director Visual Studies Workshop

Tate Shaw is at the forefront of an industry where artwork isn’t contained inside of a book. Instead, the artwork is the book. Shaw has been a part of the emerging field of Artists’ Books since the mid 1990s. He is the co-owner of an independent publishing company and works with a number of different artists to, as he says, help them find the book in their practice. Shaw is passionate about growing the field, and much of that passion stems from the endless possibilities of the medium itself. “With books, you’re able to get such complication in them. I can work with images and text and different kinds of papers and materials—all to get my point across,” Shaw says. “I’ve never been able to reach my limit with them.” The proliferation of digital technology is at the forefront of Shaw’s other area of research: the cultural aspect of photography. With camera phones Shaw has been a part of the emerging nearly ubiquitous, Shaw says field of Artists’ Books since the everyday people have the mid 1990s. He is the co-owner of an ability to document every independent publishing company and single aspect of their lives. works with a number of different artists “There are so many images to, as he says, help them find the book in that we encounter on a daily their practice. basis, we’re basically living within images,” Shaw says. “It’s really an interesting time to live in.” But what do people do with those images? That has been the focus of exhibitions that Shaw has put together for Brockport’s Visual Studies Workshop. One recent exhibition, Everything in Time, contained work from a photographer who captured an image of every leaf on a tree in order to make an archive of that tree. Another project documented every chair at the Visual Studies Workshop. “It (the exhibition) documented mostly artists, and some lay people, that had made massive archives of photos that documented an act. And some of the things people have done are really surprising,” he said.

Kari Smoker, JD Assistant Professor School of Business Administration and Economics

Kari Smoker is a lawyer, is past-president of the Rochester Women’s Bar Association, sits on the board of directors of the Women’s Bar Association for the State of New York and has been recognized by the Rochester Business Journal as one of its “Forty under 40” award winners — those under the age of 40 who have achieved professional success and made significant civic contributions to the community. She’s also an assistant professor of accounting at The College at Brockport, where she has taken those experiences, as well as her professional experience (her first accounting job after law school was at Arthur Andersen during the Enron scandal), into the classroom. “What I can bring to my students are real stories in which the concepts that I’m teaching them inside the classroom are applied to every day life,” Smoker says. “I’ve found that they can remember a concept or a lesson I try to convey if I tell them a story that is memorable.” In her research, Smoker has studied the issue of fraud. A recent paper examined a huge fraud scandal in a public school district. Now she’s beginning to examine fraud in churches — which she says is interesting because churches are not required to file a tax return or report “I don’t find fraud shocking anymore, any financial information to but I do find it intriguing,” Smoker says. the IRS. “You never know who is committing it, “I don’t find fraud shocking and sometimes it’s the person you’d anymore, but I do find it least expect. intriguing,” Smoker says. “You never know who is committing it, and sometimes it’s the person you’d least expect. Accounting is so technical in a way, but what is underneath it all is human character. And that’s what I find so interesting.” Smoker also examines the tax system in the United States. One of her recent articles studied international tax issues for professional hockey players. She also researches equity in the tax system.

Cesar R. Torres, PhD Professor Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education

From 2009 until 2011, Cesar R. Torres served as President of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport. Earning that position had a great deal of meaning to Torres, as the discipline itself was formalized at The College at Brockport in the late 1960s. The first Annual Conference of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport was held at Brockport in 1973. Torres helped it return to where it began. “It was really important to me,” Torres says. “We were able to bring back some of the key players from early on and honor them. Brockport has a very rich tradition in this area. Currently, we have two sport philosophers on campus. That is very unique.” “It was really important to me,” Torres’ research covers both the Torres says. “We were able philosophy of sport and history of to bring back some of the key sport. Currently, he’s examining players from early on and honor the relationship between moral and them. Brockport has a very rich aesthetic values as they relate to tradition in this area. the practice of sport. Traditionally, philosophers have tended to differentiate moral and aesthetic value. Torres argues that the two need to be examined together. “We don’t live in these compartmentalized realms. When we make value judgments in sport, we typically make them from both a moral and aesthetical point of view,” he says. Torres is also studying the Latin American response to the 1936 Olympic Games in Nazi Germany. Historians have long noted North American and European attempts to boycott the event. But Torres has found unsuccessful attempts by leftist and Jewish groups in Argentina. “Scholars and historians didn’t know there was this attempt,” Torres says. Torres adds that the Latin American participation in the Olympic Games and the Olympic movement has been understudied. “I’ve been working on this over the last 12 years,” he says. “Only recently has a group of historians been looking at this issue. Brazil is at the forefront of this effort, and with this country hosting the Olympic Games in 2016, hopefully more research will emerge.”

Celia Watt, PhD Associate Professor Department of Health Science

Celia Watt continuously seeks to collaborate with colleagues in her scholarship — whether it’s with her students, colleagues at The College at Brockport, or colleagues at other institutions. That commitment has led to a longstanding relationship with the renowned Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester and that university’s Department of Community and Preventive Medicine. Watt, as the primary investigator, and her colleagues at the University of Rochester landed a $200,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct a nationwide examination of tobacco policies in long-term care facilities. Watt believes the elderly are put at an even greater risk than the general public by the use of tobacco products. “Elderly people often have a diminished sense of smell “Elderly people often have a diminished compared to when they were sense of smell compared to when younger,” Watt explains. they were younger,” Watt explains. “Therefore, many are not “Therefore, many are not aware of aware of when they are when they are being exposed to being exposed to secondary secondary smoke. smoke. As dementia sets in, we found that some people would forget to remove their oxygen before lighting up a cigarette. That can be very, very tragic.” The group found that the majority of long-term care facilities allow residents to smoke and have very few policies that protect non-smoking residents — or even their smoking residents. Their findings were published by the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. Currently, Watt is again teaming with the University of Rochester to examine tobacco use in the Dominican Republic. Developing countries that rely on tobacco growing are of particular interest. So far, they are finding that there is a huge need for prevention education around the globe. “Very few women realized that tobacco use while pregnant is dangerous. In the United States, it’s very well known,” Watt says. “The Dominican Republic is not alone; there’s a real need for grass roots movements to educate at the community level.”

Chancellor’s Awards For Excellence The Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence conferred by the State University of New York, acknowledge and provide system-wide recognition for consistently superior professional achievement and encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence. The awards confer SUNY-wide recognition in five categories: Faculty Service, Librarianship, Professional Service, Scholarship and Creative Activities, and Teaching.

Thomas Hernandez, PhD Professor Department of Counselor Education Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Thomas Hernandez’s teaching has been driven by his own undergraduate experiences. He struggled as a freshman. And much of those struggles were related, he believes, to not knowing what direction he wanted his future to take. “I discovered early on that I was interested in helping people figure out what their career was going to be — what path they would choose,” Hernandez says. “That’s what I wanted to do. And I wanted to work in colleges and universities.” Hernandez began a career in counseling, choosing to help students who were facing the same difficulties that he did as a student. Eventually that led him into the classroom, where he began to prepare the next generation of counselors. “I realized that I was able to help students to hear themselves — to hear the things that they couldn’t hear in themselves when they walked “I discovered early on that I was in the door. I then became interested in helping people figure out passionate about teaching what their career was going to be — what others who wanted to become path they would choose,” Hernandez counselors to listen to their says. “That’s what I wanted to do. clients. So I took my experience And I wanted to work in colleges and and applied it in the classroom,” universities.” Hernandez says. Hernandez is now chair of the Department of Counselor Education, and associate dean of the School of Education and Human Services, and the recipient of the 2012 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. “Receiving that honor was very humbling. I look around in my department alone and I see incredible scholars and incredible teachers whose skill in the classroom and as advisors to students is nothing short of inspiring,” he says. Hernandez is also an active scholar. He regularly studies career development and also has become increasingly interested in the use of technology in counseling — particularly in how school counselors can address the use of technology in school settings as things like cyber bulling become more and more prevalent.

Alison Parker, PhD Professor Department of History Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities

Alison Parker doesn’t see her teaching and her scholarship as separate entities. Instead, she says they are intertwined. “My teaching is improved and enriched by my research,” Parker says. “The fact that I can teach my US Women’s History classes having a deeper understanding based on my own research in the field, I think I have more to give my students. It leads to deeper discussions in the classroom.” Parker studies gender and race in 19th and early 20th century American history. She examines how women — both black and white — argued for political rights and tried to achieve advancement. Her first book, Purifying America: Women, Cultural Reform, and ProParker studies gender and race Censorship Activism 1873-1933, in 19th and early 20th century deconstructed the notion that the American history. She examines pro-censorship movement was how women — both black and white white, elite, and male dominated. — argued for political rights and Parker points out that censorship tried to achieve advancement. was commonly advocated by women who wanted to protect their children from things they considered immoral and impure. In her book, Articulating Rights: Nineteenth Century American Women on Race, Reform, and the State, Parker examined the political thought and ideas of black and white women. “My major contribution was to take women seriously for their ideas about politics and reform in the 19th century in the way people commonly look to men,” Parker says. “Also, to talk about black and white women and to them equally in the book was also fairly uncommon. Black women’s history was always a separate subfield and not fully integrated into women’s history.” Parker’s work won her the 2012 Chancellor’s Award for Scholarship and Creative Activity. It also led to her recent nomination to sit on a committee of the American Historical Association for a three-year term. The committee has been charged with annually selecting the best book in American Legal history. She’s planning on utilizing the reading she’s doing as part of that committee to build a book list for a new course she’s teaching in 2013, Landmark Decisions of the US Supreme Court.

Meredith Roman, PhD Associate Professor Department of History Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Race and racism is at the core of Meredith Roman’s work. It’s a focus of her research. In July, her book, Opposing Jim Crow: African Americans and the Soviet Indictment of U.S. Racism, 1928-1937, was published. Roman says the work serves as evidence that tensions between the United States and Soviet Union emerged long before the official start of the Cold War. Some of that tension emerged when Soviet officials labeled the United States the most racist country in the world, and launched political education campaigns against American racism. But it’s also a focus of her teaching — which won Roman the prestigious 2012 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. “I deal a lot with “I deal a lot with race and racism in my race and racism in my courses,” Roman says. “Because I’ve studied courses,” Roman says. race in an unorthodox way, that has helped “Because I’ve studied me to craft how I teach — especially to a race in an unorthodox predominantly white student body — about way, that has helped racism, and how we need to be more open to me to craft how I looking at someone else’s perspective. teach — especially to a predominantly white student body — about racism, and how we need to be more open to looking at someone else’s perspective. I am very interested in giving voice to perspectives that aren’t traditionally given a voice in the classroom.” Roman says her unique teaching methods have drawn mixed reactions from her students over the years. Some are initially hostile, as they had only been taught from one perspective their entire lives. But she also sees that trend beginning to change, as more and more students are willing to embrace — or at least examine — a different perspective. Often, Roman says, she’s had students thank her for opening their eyes to a new perspective. “It’s all about planting seeds, Roman says. “If they can at least consider someone else’s perspective, I hope that enriches their worldview in some way. It’s not about shame or guilt, but knowledge is empowerment. I hope it will enable them to become a better and more effective citizen of a global world.”

Distinguished Service Professor Lauren J. Lieberman, PhD, has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Service Professor by the State University of New York Board of Trustees. Lieberman, who teaches in the Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education, is the 11th faculty member in The College at Brockport’s history to receive this prestigious honor. She has achieved an international reputation as a leader in the field of adapted physical education and is a high-valued and outstanding member of Brockport’s faculty.

The College at Brockport Distinguished Faculty *1968

Hartnack, Justus




Bretton, Henry

Political Science and International Studies


* In ’68 and ’69 the Distinguished Professor designation at the SUNY Colleges was University Professor


Bretton, Henry Hartnack, Justus

Political Science and International Studies Philosophy



Dedman, Wayne




Duncan, Raymond

Political Science and International Studies



McWherter, Donald

Political Science and International Studies



Fagan, Garth




Marx, Robert Rock, William

Art Educational Administration



Lehman, Edward Liebschutz, Sarah

Sociology Political Science and International Studies



Balzano, Betsy Vasta, Ross

Education and Human Development Psychology



Kandor, Joseph Ingersoll, Earl

Counselor Education English



Ireland, Owen S. Winnick, Joseph

History Physical Education and Sport



Gerber, Philip Jancar -Webster, Barbara Lyons, Nathan Maier, John Makarewicz, Joseph

English Political Science and International Studies Visual Studies English Environmental Science and Biology



Tollers, Vincent




Stier, William

Physical Education and Sport



Bucholz, Arden




Ingersoll, Earl




Beers, Morris

Education and Human Development



Miller, Sanford




Lieberman, Lauren

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education

Key: Distinguished Professor = DP (highest award attainable) Distinguished Teaching Professor = DTP Distinguished Service Professor = DSP


Chancellor’s Award Recipients 1973 Betsy Balzano


Education and Human Development

1973 Frank Feigert


Political Science and International Studies

1973 J. Emory Morris



1973 Patricia Taylor


Political Science and International Studies

1974 Harold Emerson


Education and Human Development

1974 Mary Heimberger


Education and Human Development

1974 Owen Ireland



1974 Richard Liebe


Earth Sciences

1974 Alan Pfeffer


Political Science and International Studies

1974 Norman Plyter


Computer Science

1974 Michael Weaver


Political Science and International Studies

1975 Walter Borowiec


Political Science and International Studies

1975 David Burrows


1975 W. Raymond Duncan


Political Science and International Studies

1975 Robert Gemmett



1975 Martin Lindauer



1975 Stephen Ullman


Political Science and International Studies

1976 Aziz Ibrahim



1976 Donald McWherter


Political Science and International Studies

1976 Kazumi Nakano



1976 Susan Stuard



1977 Mark Anderson



1977 Arden Bucholz



1977 Ralph Gennarino

Professional Service

1977 Kathleen Kutolowski


1977 Ralph Pascale

Professional Service


1978 Maurice Kleiman

Professional Service

Administrative Services

1978 Peter Marchant


1978 Peter Olevnik


1978 Kempes Schnell



1979 John Crandall



1979 John Michaels



Educational Services History

English Drake Memorial Library

1979 Donald Myers

Professional Service

1979 Stanley Rubin



1979 Jack Wolsky



1980 Meredith Butler


1980 John Killigrew



1980 Richard Mancuso



1981 Kenneth O’Brien



1981 Marion Schrank

Professional Service

1982 Sheila Myer



1982 William Stewart



1983 Judith Lingenfelter


1983 Linda Northrop


1983 Katherine Parker

Professional Service

1985 Gisela Fritzsching



1985 Robert Ribble


Education and Human Development

1985 Jerald Weaver


Business Administration and Economics

1985 Roger Weir

Professional Service

1986 Susannah Payton-Newman Teaching

International Studies

Drake Memorial Library

Student Affairs

Drake Memorial Library Mathematics/Computer Science Art

Student Affairs Dance

1986 Patricia Sharkey



1987 Nat Goodhartz


Physical Education and Sport

1987 Terri Hover

Professional Service

1987 Benita Jorkasky


1987 Margaret Rich


1987 Ross Vasta


1988 Michael Oshier

Professional Service

1989 Charles Edwards



1989 Richard Fenton


Business Administration and Economics

1989 Marsha Gottovi

Professional Service

1990 Gerald Begy


1990 Judith Jennejahn


1990 Thomas Nugent

Professional Service

1990 Kermit Schroeder


1991 Susan Huston

Professional Service

1991 Betty Chan


1992 J. Scott Atkinson

Professional Service

Student Activities Education and Human Development Drake Memorial Library Psychology Administrative Services

Admissions Education and Human Development Drake Memorial Library Academic Advisement Chemistry Registration and Records Drake Memorial Library Student Financial Aid

1992 Margaret Blackman



1993 Bonnie Park

Professional Service

1993 Lynn Parsons


1994 Gordon Bemis

Professional Service

1994 Morris Beers


Education and Human Development

1994 Donald Nelson-Nasca


Educational Administration

1994 Joseph Makarewicz


Biological Sciences

1995 Robert Cassie


Earth Sciences

1995 John Kutolowski



1995 James Snell


Computer Science

1995 James Vetuskey

Professional Service


1996 Joseph Franek

Professional Service

Residential Life

1996 Sharon Kehoe


Educational Administration

1996 John Maier



1997 Colleen Donaldson

Professional Service

1997 Robert Strayer


1998 Dona Hazen

Professional Service

1998 Merrill Melnick


Physical Education and Sport

1998 Christopher Norment


Biological Sciences

1998 Kathleen Peterson-Sweeney Teaching


Telecommunications History Technology Services

Grants Development History Procurement Services

1999 James Haynes


Biological Sciences

1999 Jennifer Hecker



1999 Anne Parsons

Professional Service

1999 Faith Prather


Public Administration

2000 William Dresnack


Business Administration and Economics

2000 Mary Ann Giglio

Professional Service

2000 Donna Kowal



2000 Christine Murray


Education and Human Development

2001 Richard Kincaid

Professional Service

2001 Evelyn Newlyn



2001 Susan Stites-Doe


Business Administration and Economics

2001 Marcia Ullman



2002 Warren Kozireski

Professional Service

2002 Robert Strayer

Scholarship and Creative Activity


2002 T. Greg Garvey



Academic Computing Center

Student Learning Center

Career Services

Campus Life/Communication

2002 Carolyn Greene



2002 Muhyi Shakoor


Counselor Education

2003 Louis M. Spiro

Professional Service

2003 William Stier, Jr.

Scholarship and Creative Activity

2003 Roger Kurtz



2003 Susan Seem


Counselor Education

2003 Jeffrey Strieter


Business Administration and Economics

2004 Jennifer M Lloyd

Faculty Service

2004 P. Michael Fox

Professional Service

2004 Richard St. George

Scholarship and Creative Activity

2004 Andrea Parada


Foreign Languages and Literatures

2004 James Cordeiro


Business Administration and Economics

2004 Jamie Spiller



2005 Kenneth O’Brien

Faculty Service


2005 Sandra Mason

Professional Service

2005 Lauren Lieberman

Scholarship and Creative Activity

2005 Joseph Chesebro



2005 John Daly



2005 Sandeep Singh


Business Administration and Economics

2006 Gary Metz

Faculty Service

2006 Elizabeth Caruso

Professional Service

2006 John Spitzer

Scholarship and Creative Activity

Business Administration and Economics

2006 Gary Briggs


Business Administration and Economics

2006 Margaret Logan



2006 Anne Panning



2006 Susan Petersen


Physical Education and Sport

2007 Cathy Houston-Wilson

Faculty Service

Physical Education and Sport

2007 Diane Mauer

Professional Service

2007 Carvin Eison

Scholarship and Creative Activity

2007 Heidi Byrne


Physical Education and Sport

2007 James Fatula


Public Administration

2007 Paul Moyer



2007 Eileen O’Hara


2008 Linda Balog

Faculty Service

Administration and Finance Physical Education and Sport

History Academic Affairs Theatre

BASC Physical Education and Sport

Health Science Student Health Center

Professional Education Unit Communication

Drake Memorial Library Health Science

2008 Robert Gilliam


Drake Memorial Library

2008 Michelle Hofstra

Professional Service

2008 Sanford Miller

Scholarship and Creative Activity

2008 Luz Cruz


Physical Education and Sport

2008 Melissa Waite


Business Administration and Economics

2009 Alicia Chase



2009 Marcella Esler

Professional Service

2009 Donald Murray

Faculty Service

2009 Thomas Golaszewski

Scholarship and Creative Activities

2010 Bruce Leslie

Faculty Service

2010 Eileen Daniel

Professional Service

Facilities and Planning Mathematics

Student Retention Physical Education and Sport Health Science History Academic Affairs

2010 Robert Schneider Scholarship & Creative Activity

Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education

2010 Steven Breslawski


Business Administration and Economics

2010 Anne Macpherson



2010 Megan Norcia



2011 Margie Lovett-Scott

Faculty Service


2011 Thomas Dreyer

Professional Service

2011 Debra Ames


2011 Markus Hoffman

Scholarship and Creative Activity

2011 Alisa James


Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education

2011 Andrea Cilotta-Rubery


Political Science and International Studies

2011 Baban Hasnat


Business Administration and Economics

2012 Thomas Hernandez


Counselor Education

2012 Matthew Mulvaney



2012 Alison Parker

Scholarship and Creative Activity


2012 Meredith Roman



Teaching Faculty Service

Facilities and Planning Drake Memorial Library Chemistry

102 8

Professional Service


Scholarship and Creative Activity


Librarianship 9 Total:



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Brockport Foundation Annual Report 2012

Karen Gottermeier Webber ’09/’10 Accounting – BS Forensic Accounting – MS

Karen Gottermeier Webber ’09/’10

Aissatou Ndaiye ’12

Noah Reger ’13

Accounting – BS Forensic Accounting – MS Hometown: Webster, NY

Finance and Business Administration Major, Minor in Economics Hometown: New York, NY

Biology (Pre-Med) and Philosophy Major Hometown: Holley, NY

Q What is your current position?

Q Briefly describe yourself.

A Staff Accountant, StoneBridge Business Partners, an EFP Rotenberg Company.

A I was born and raised in Senegal, West Africa, and I came to America when I was 16. Everyone calls me Aida. I love meeting and interacting with different people from different backgrounds, and I work hard to achieve the goals I set for myself.

Q Why did you choose The College at Brockport?

Q Why did you choose The College at Brockport? A I chose Brockport because of a recommendation from a family member in public accounting. He told me his best interns were coming from Brockport. Also, when I was looking at graduate schools, I found that there was no other program like it in the area. Q H  ow did Brockport prepare you for the “real world?” A In Brockport’s MS Forensic Accounting program, there were standard college lectures, but we also role played, which included working through a forensic audit and following a paper trail based on a “real life” case. We networked with individuals in the industry, presented on topics, and practiced interviewing skills. I have used every one of these skills in the field. Q What advice could you give to current Brockport students? A Start networking and seeking out potential career paths/employers as soon as possible. Get your name out in the industry early, and keep in contact with recruiters and professors.

A I chose Brockport because of the high quality programs and the proximity to my home. I was familiar with the campus due to my enrollment at Brockport as a non-matriculated student when I was still in high school.

Q Explain “New Generation,” the nonprofit organization you started.

Q Describe your internship experience at Johns Hopkins University.

A New Generation is a non-profit organization that was created by my brother and me, along with some of our friends. The purpose of this organization is to help less fortunate kids in Senegal. We provide medicine, clothes, and other non-perishable items to children. Right now we are trying to build a library in Senegal. We have been reaching out to schools for unused computers, books, and anything that could benefit the new library, and more importantly the Senegalese children.

A I am in the pre-med track at Brockport, and I hope to become a neurosurgeon or a neurologist. I went to Johns Hopkins the summer of my freshman year and took courses in neuroscience and biochemistry. I was able to visit The Johns Hopkins Medical Center, which I found to be amazing. I also was able to learn a great deal about the medical school’s entrance requirements.

Q What’s your favorite quality about Brockport? A One thing I like about Brockport is how friendly the people are. When I moved into the residence hall my first semester on campus, I thought that it would be hard to adapt to my surroundings and also make new friends. The transition was a learning experience. I met lots of great people who pushed me to achieve my goals, and I’m extremely happy about that. 2

Q H  ow has the Honors Program helped your academic career at Brockport? A I enjoyed the early class registration. Being in the Honors Program has given me more flexibility in my scheduling. I was able to take courses outside my majors, and study abroad. Q What has been your favorite class? A My favorite course so far was Philosophy of Science with Professor Joseph Long. It was a class that blended both my majors together.

Table of Contents Brockport Foundation Board.................................................................................... 2 A Message from the Chair of the Foundation........................................................ 3 A Message from the President of the Foundation.................................................. 4 A Message from the President of the College......................................................... 5 Year in Review............................................................................................................. 6 Casting A Long Shadow.......................................................................................... 12 Planned Giving Society............................................................................................ 14 Lifetime Giving Societies......................................................................................... 15 Annual Giving Societies.......................................................................................... 16 Faculty and Staff ...................................................................................................... 18 Emeriti and Family................................................................................................... 20 Student Families....................................................................................................... 21 Friends ...................................................................................................................... 23 Corporations, Foundations and Others................................................................ 26 Alumni by Class........................................................................................................ 28 Honors and Memorials............................................................................................ 35 Endowed and Annual Scholarships....................................................................... 39 President’s Donor Recognition Dinner................................................................. 42 The Special Events Recreation Center (SERC)..................................................... 43 Our Mission.............................................................................................................. 44 Brockport Foundation Financial Reports............................................................. 45 Gift Officers............................................................................................................... 48 Ways to Give.............................................................................................................. 49

The 2012 Annual Report reflects gifts made between July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012.


Brockport Foundation Board OFFICERS Diane McCue ’77 Chair General Manager, Printing Plate Business, Eastman Kodak Company, Retired Mary Worboys-Turner Immediate Past Chair Community Volunteer Joseph Doody ’74 Vice Chair President, Staples, North American Delivery R. Scott Flieger ’77 Treasurer Managing Director, Deutsch Bank Securities Inc. Maureen Casey ’83 Esq. Secretary Executive Director, Military & Veteran Affairs JP Morgan Chase & Co. Roxanne Johnston President, Ex Officio Vice President for Advancement The College at Brockport

DIRECTORS Mark Aesch ’88 Chief Executive Officer, Envisurage Robert Baden ’79 President, Rochester Software Associates, Inc. Nicholas Billotti ’73 President and Chief Executive Officer, Turner International Patrick L. Clark President and CEO, Burst Point Networks, Inc. Flor Colon, Esq. Associate General Counsel, Xerox Corporation John Daly, PhD President, College Senate, The College at Brockport Michael Doyle ’80 Regional Vice President, Entercom Scott Farrell ’89 Owner, Farrell Files Radio Show on 10 Connects, Tampa, FL Glenn Goldberg ’80 President, Information and Media Services, McGraw-Hill Companies John R. Halstead, PhD President, The College at Brockport, Ex Officio Marc Iacona President, Simcona Electronics Corporation Warren Kozireski ’82/’95 President, Brockport Alumni Association Christopher Leichtweis ’83 President, Prema-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. Jacques Lipson, MD Internal Medicine Practitioner Robert Marino ’69 Retired Charles Nesbitt President and Commissioner, New York State Division of Tax Appeals and Tax Appeals Tribunal Robert Pepe ’01 Chief Financial Officer, LaBella Associates, P.C. Kevin Perry ’12 President, Brockport Student Government, Ex Officio Margaret Preska ’57, PhD President Emerita, Minnesota State University Mankato Josh Silber ’93 Partner, Abend and Silber, PLLC Louis Spiro ’82 Vice President, Administration and Finance, The College at Brockport, Ex Officio


Message from the Chair of the Brockport Foundation

Dear Friends, When I meet with fellow alumni—whether from the class of ’42, ’62 or ’02—invariably they tell me they owe their professional success to the education they received at The College at Brockport. They also speak about lifelong friendships made here, and some even tell me this is where they found their lifelong partners. I also point with pride to my Brockport degree and remember fondly my years at this college where I made many lasting friendships. Because of these and many other reasons, I am grateful for the opportunity to give back to my Alma Mater by serving as chair of the Brockport Foundation Board and supporting student success through the scholarships that my husband, Jerry, and I support. Today, Brockport is nationally recognized for its academic excellence, state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities, study abroad opportunities, and for raising the bar with its innovative living and learning communities. All of these contribute to making a College at Brockport degree more valuable than ever. Each fall, eager, bright and inquisitive students come to campus, carrying with them their hopes and dreams for their own Brockport experience. Thanks to the College’s leadership and the generosity of fellow alumni, The College at Brockport is able to provide the resources crucial to the success of our students. This past year has been one of growth, innovation, and most importantly, hopes fulfilled and dreams realized. Please consider making a gift today by visiting our web site at giving. Your generosity helps make it all possible. Thank you,

Diane McCue ’77 Chair, Brockport Foundation


A Message from the President of the Foundation

Dear Friends, As always, I am in awe of the generosity of the alumni and friends of The College at Brockport. So many of you have stepped up and taken leadership roles through your giving—helping us keep a college education within reach for our students and enhancing the academic and co-curricular programs that put our students on a trajectory for success. One shining example can be found in the story of our anonymous donor featured in this report. While determined to keep himself out of the limelight, he is equally determined to provide scholarships that will benefit generations of students. Through a bequest, he has made an extraordinary gift of more than $2 million to enhance the scholarships he previously established. It’s been an honor and pleasure to work with “Dr. Anonymous” and to help him realize an ambition that he and his late wife shared—to give back to an institution that gave them so much. His thoughtfulness and determination are truly inspirational, and I am fortunate to now count him among my lifelong friends. The Brockport family is indeed a generous one, and it is wonderful to be a part of it. Each year we strive to reach more alumni to share the goods news of the College; to connect would-be donors with the faculty, students and programs that will inspire their giving; and, to help the College broaden its margin of excellence through the resources that only private support can provide. It is good work and a great cause! Thank you for your ongoing support! Together, we will continue to keep The College at Brockport and the next generation of students on a path for success. Warmest regards,

Roxanne Johnston Vice President for Advancement President, Brockport Foundation


A Message from the President of The College at Brockport

The College at Brockport, State University of New York, faced both a challenging and rewarding year in 2011-12. Although we may have experienced a few ebbs and flows of the tides of public higher education along the way, I firmly believe we are a stronger, more focused organization as we move toward becoming a model comprehensive college for the 21st century. In June we received our reaccreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Reaccreditation is a process that all colleges and universities go through every ten years, and our College spent more than two years preparing and taking a hard, authentic look at the way we operate. The good news is that we received reaffirmation of our Middle States Accreditation. Further, we received commendations in each of the 14 standards on which we were judged. Commendations aside, a process such as this always uncovers areas for continuous improvement, and we are working hard to provide an even better total educational experience for our students. What we learned during the Middle States process ties in nicely with our five-year strategic plan which commenced in July 2011. And thank goodness we had that latest evolution of our strategic plan. The plan has as its emphasis a sharp focus on the student experience with the expectation that important indicators of success — graduation rates, retention rates and student satisfaction — will rise. At the end of each year, we take a close look at the goals and targets we had set and recalibrate as necessary. Thus, in the future, we shall be placing even greater emphasis on learning outcomes. Another highlight of the year was in March when we hosted the SUNY Board of Trustees. This was one of the few times in recent years that the Board has held its meetings outside of Albany or New York City, and it gave the College an opportunity to show off our campus to the Board and the Chancellor. It’s always important to underscore our distinctive qualities and features as a College. I realize it doesn’t fall under the timing of this annual report; however, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention one of the most exciting days in this institution’s history. On Friday, September 14, 2012, during Homecoming Weekend, we opened the Special Events Recreation Center in a day-long celebration culminating in a spirited rally inside SERC. From ribbon cuttings to philanthropy, confetti to rock concerts, I was so proud to have so many of our Foundation Board and alumni leadership with us to be a part of this tremendous celebration. The impact this facility has already had on our campus is enormous (more than 5,000 participants per week) and it will continue to be a major academic and recreational facility for students, faculty/staff, and the Greater Rochester community (over 800 high school track stars were recently here to compete). With Brockport continuing to rise in national rankings for quality and value, we continue to reach toward our goal of becoming a nationally recognized master’s institution focused on student success. I can’t underestimate, however, the importance of private support to achieving the goals and plans we have set in motion. As always, I want to offer my personal thanks for the dedication and commitment of our volunteer Brockport Foundation. Past, current, and future students of The College at Brockport have and will receive outstanding educational opportunities otherwise unattainable due both to this group, and to all of the many friends of Brockport who support our vision. Best wishes,

John R. Halstead, PhD


Year in Review

July 2011


• Th  e Brockport Campus School may have closed its doors in 1981, but the hundreds of students who attended it remember their school days fondly. This was evident when 400 people, including Campus School faculty, gathered to reminisce during the school’s first, but perhaps not last, reunion.

• T  en members of The College at Brockport community spent a month unearthing treasures of the Nabataean Empire in Petra, Jordan. “It was a great experience for our students both culturally and archaeologically,” says Jennifer Ramsay, PhD, assistant professor of anthropology. “I think they were able to develop an appreciation for what life is like in developing countries.”

• M  ore than 100 student leaders from across the United States converged at The College at Brockport for the Association of College Unions International Institute for Leadership Education and Development’s annual Student Leadership Conference. The conference offered an intense six-day learning experience in which students could sharpen their leadership skills and discover new ways to build community on their respective college campuses. • W  illiam Matthias ’12, editor-in-chief of The Stylus, received the prestigious Society of Professional Journalist’s Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award, honoring him for his outstanding service to the First Amendment through the field of journalism. “Bill is the kind of journalism student that teachers are lucky to get once in a lifetime,” said Marsha Ducey, PhD, Department of Communication assistant professor and faculty advisor to The Stylus. “He wants to be the watchdog and hold those in power accountable for their actions. He thinks long and hard about the ethics of his actions, questions and stories.”


The team lived in a Bedouin village where they were immersed in the village’s culture. This experience may have been the most valuable. “I think they realized they were lucky to have been raised in North America. It was a great way for archaeology and cultural anthropology to intersect.” • I ncoming students and their families got a surprise when they pulled onto Residence Drive on Move-in Day. Nearly 500 volunteers, including faculty, staff and students, were on hand to help the newest members of the College community. Sue Kalabanka was thankful to see them. “The way the College has this set up is totally amazing,” she said. Kalabanka traveled from Auburn, NY, with her son Zachary. “I’m so impressed with this that I want my daughter to go here — and she’s only 11.” Move-in Day was just one component of a week of activities designed to welcome 2,177 new students (1,140 freshmen and 1,037 transfer students) to campus.


“We believe we made a difference in providing a path to better management of watersheds and lakes in the Finger Lakes region,” said Project Director Joseph Makarewicz, PhD, distinguished service professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Biology. Other Brockport researchers include Theodore Lewis, research scientist; Mark Noll, PhD, professor of earth science; and James Zollweg, PhD, lecturer.

• Th  e College at Brockport continued its upward trajectory in the annual US News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” guide. Brockport is ranked 57th among master’s universities in the Northern region — its highest ranking ever — in the magazine’s 2012 edition. Brockport was ranked No. 67 the year before.

The project was funded by $1.2 million in grants from the US Department of Agriculture and with additional grant support from the Livingston Planning Department and Altria Corporation.

“Our continuing rise in the US News & World Report’s rankings is a reflection of The College at Brockport’s commitment to student success and academic excellence,” said Brockport President John R. Halstead, PhD. “While rankings are gratifying, the successes we see our students achieving on a daily basis are our greatest reward.”

• M  ore than 250 guests were in attendance when His Royal Highness, Prince Turki Al Faisal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, of Saudi Arabia, delivered the College’s inaugural Malik Lecture Series address entitled “Building Bridges Through Dialogue.”


His Royal Highness provided a political and military history of Saudi Arabia, denouncing “those who use religion for political gain.” An extensive question and answer session followed, covering topics ranging from the occupation of Kashmir to women’s rights in Saudi Arabia to the issue of Palestinian statehood.

• Th  e Conesus Lake Watershed Management Project, which documented the impact of best agricultural management practices on the lake’s near-shore water quality, was honored as a Success Story by the State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference. The project was conducted by researchers at the College, in conjunction with researchers at SUNY Geneseo, Rochester Institute of Technology and Cornell University, and earned international recognition.

The Malik Lecture Series, named in honor of Salahuddin Malik, PhD, professor of history, offers opportunities to foster greater East-West understanding and promote dialogue between cultures. 7



• W  riter Francine Prose, author of My New American Life, spoke at Temple B’rith Kodesh for The College at Brockport’s annual Writer’s Voice.

• A  s the curtain was closing on the College’s fall academic semester, it was opening on the Department of Theatre’s production of Carlo Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters.

Hailed as “one of our finest writers,” Prose, a leading voice in contemporary American letters, authored numerous novels, including Goldengrove; A Changed Man, for which she won the first Dayton Literary Peace Prize in fiction; and Blue Angel, a finalist for the 2000 National Book Award. Prose’s nonfiction includes Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife; Reading Like a Writer; and The Lives of the Muses: Nine Women & the Artists They Inspired. Her work includes the young adult novels Hunters and Gatherers, Bigfoot Dreams and Primitive People. Her reviews/essays have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Best American Short Stories, The New Yorker, and other publications.

The Department of Theatre’s alliance with Geva Theatre Center offers opportunities for Brockport students to intern at the community theater while Geva shares the talents of its professionals, including those of Jesse Geiger, Geva’s 2011 directing fellow, who directed the College’s production of The Servant of Two Masters. Geiger, a Brooklyn-based director and co-artistic director of A Collection of Shiny Objects, was a finalist in the 2010 Samuel French Festival, and the recipient of a 2009 Drama League Fellowship and a 2010 New Directors/ New Works seed grant.

The 2011 benefactors and scholars dinner was held during Family Weekend on Saturday, November 5. The event, held in the ballroom, included parents for the second year. On hand to hear the keynote speaker, alumna Marissa Ballaro, were 360 students, parents, benefactors and faculty and staff.


January 2012


• Th  e College at Brockport has once again been named one of the “Top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. The list features public schools that deliver a quality education at an affordable price. Brockport ranked No. 75 on the list and, according to Kiplinger’s, was selected due to its high four-year graduate rate, low average student debt at graduation, abundant financial aid, a low sticker price, and great overall value.

• N  early 44 years later, tears still came to the eyes of the Reverend Dr. James L. Netters as he recounted his friendship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “His life and legacy were all about freedom,” Netters said. “He lived and died for freedom.” More than 300 people heard Netters discuss his own fight for freedom as well as his interactions with King during The College at Brockport’s 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Lecture.

“In trying economic times, delivering value to our students is of incredible importance,” said President John R. Halstead, PhD. “We’re honored that Kiplinger’s has again recognized the high quality of education that we provide at SUNY’s affordable tuition rate.”

Netters also recalled being in Washington, DC, in 1963, sitting on the stage as King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. “He (King) was my mentor, my hero, and a man that I loved,” Netters said. He also marched in Memphis with King to support a sanitation workers strike in what became King’s final act as a civil rights leader. King was assassinated in Memphis three days later.

• I nternationally acclaimed contemporary folksinger/satirist/ entertainer Christine Lavin performed on the Tower Fine Arts Center stage. The Brockport alumna performed, “My 25th Anniversary Concert: What Was I (EVER!) Thinking?” The concert was vintage Lavin, celebrating the last quarter century by reprising some of her hits, introducing her latest compositions, and interweaving her hilarious stories about the people, events, near disasters and minor miracles that have defined her life and music.

Students from the College’s Protest and Public Opinion course met Netters during a service learning trip to Memphis and encouraged the College to invite him to speak at its annual remembrance of King.




• P  resident John R. Halstead, PhD, announced the Golden Eagles football team will join the Empire 8 as an affiliate member, competing for the first time in the 2014 season. The Golden Eagles will compete against Alfred University; affiliates Buffalo State College, Frostburg State University, and Salisbury University; Hartwick College; Ithaca College; St. John Fisher College; and Utica College.

• Th  e College welcomed members of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education evaluation team to campus as part of the College’s reaccreditation process. The eight-member Evaluation Team conducted the peer evaluation portion of the reaccreditation, meeting with faculty, staff and students. A major outcome of the reaccreditation process is that it serves as a point of departure for charting the future direction of the College. Following the team’s visit, the College received word it had been awarded reaccreditation status.

• Th  e College welcomed Dr. James A. (Beau) Willis, PhD, into the position of vice president for administration and finance, succeeding Lou Spiro. Spiro retired after 33 years at Brockport.

• Th  e State University of New York named The College at Brockport the recipient of two of its new Innovative Instruction Technology Grants (IITG), a program which funds campus innovation and initiatives that have the potential to be replicated throughout the SUNY system and benefit students and faculty worldwide. Adam Rich, PhD, associate professor of biology, won a grant for his project, “Creation, Implementation, and Assessment of Anatomy and Physiology Online Laboratory Modules.” Mary Jo Orzech, PhD, director of library services, won a grant for her project, “Giving/Getting Access to Scholarly and Instructional Material.”

Willis most recently served as executive vice president of university support services at the University at Buffalo (UB). “From the onset of the selection process, I was impressed by The College at Brockport… and its aspiration to transform itself into a nationally recognized comprehensive master’s institution,” said Willis. Prior to UB, Willis served at the University of California at Santa Cruz as assistant dean of the Division of Natural Sciences and then as assistant campus provost.

• Th  e 45th season of The Writers Forum welcomed bestselling memoirist Augusten Burroughs, who was presented the prestigious Art of Fact Award. Burroughs, best known for penning the New York Times bestselling memoir Running with Scissors, was recognized for excellence in literary nonfiction.




• C  ritically acclaimed Hollywood writer and College at Brockport alumnus Stuart Krieger delivered inspirational messages to graduates during the College’s Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony. In addition, the Emmy Award recipient received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the State University of New York as part of the commencement ceremony.

• A  lison M. Parker, PhD, professor, and Meredith Roman, PhD, associate professor, were selected to receive this year’s SUNY Chancellor’s Awards, bringing the total number of current history faculty and staff who have won Chancellor’s Awards to nine. Roman received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities honored Parker, whose work has had a significant impact on the field of American women’s and gender history.

• R  obert Gold, PhD, an alumnus and dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland, College Park, and one of the world’s foremost experts in health education, gave the Graduate Commencement address. Gold is a professor of health education and co-director of the Public Health Informatics Research Laboratory. He received an honorary Doctor of Science from the State University of New York.

• Th  e College at Brockport, State University of New York, announced the formation of The Graduate School, formerly known as the Office of Graduate Studies. With 47 programs of study, Brockport’s Graduate School is the second largest among SUNY comprehensive colleges.

• L  auren J. Lieberman, PhD, was appointed to the rank of Distinguished Service Professor by the State University of New York Board of Trustees. Lieberman, who teaches in the Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education, is just the 11th faculty member in The College at Brockport’s history to receive this prestigious honor.

“The resources and institutional prominence of The Graduate School enable us to fulfill our mission, serve our students and residents of New York State,” says James Spiller, PhD, the assistant provost for research and scholarship and dean of The Graduate School. “With this greater investment in graduate operations, the College will build on its academic strengths and pursue new opportunities for innovative graduate education.”

Lieberman has achieved an international reputation as a leader in the field of adaptive physical education. She has founded Camp Abilities, a developmental sports camp for children with visual impairments, blindness, or deafblindness. The program’s success is being replicated both in the United States and abroad. “Dr. Lieberman has earned an international reputation for her work with visually impaired children. Founded in 1996, the Camp Abilities program has brought significant attention to the College,” says Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Anne Huot, PhD. 11

A Message From a Donor

Casting A Long Shadow Perhaps there are as many reasons for giving to The College at Brockport as there are people whose lives have been enriched by their Brockport experience. Many of these individuals and couples establish scholarships and go on to name the College in their wills. By making a planned gift to the College they are giving back and paying it forward. These acts of generosity express their confidence in Brockport — a confidence that casts a long and enduring shadow.

An emeritus donor who wishes to remain anonymous is remembering the College in his will, designating a $2-million bequest to the institution that remains close to his heart and dear to his family. Besides supporting student endeavors for generations to come and establishing an enduring legacy, our donor’s gift also is a meaningful way of honoring the memory and wishes of his late wife. “My beloved wife, reflecting on our years at Brockport, noted, ‘Those were our happiest years. Now it’s payback time.’” His


“ Last, but in no way least, the

donation is a pay-back for the assistance members of Brockport’s faculty provided to our daughter.

wife has since passed, but her desire to and reasons for giving back to The College at Brockport live on. The couple made their first gift to the College some years ago — a scholarship they established to help support student success. But they wanted to do more, giving the College “a preferred position” in their wills. Our generous donor remembers his years at Brockport and the people who helped to enrich his professional and personal experiences as a member of the College’s faculty. “I shall be forever grateful to the Trustees of the State University of New York (SUNY), (former) SUNY Chancellor Samuel Gould, (then) President Albert Brown and Professor William Andrews for my special appointment to the University of New York and the College and thereby significantly advancing my career.” As rewarding as his lifelong relationships with his colleagues have been, he has yet another reason for giving back to Brockport. “I feel an obligation to do what I can to assist students on their way to a college degree and ultimately their life goals. This arises from the fact that I personally benefitted from numerous generous private, university and government overseas teaching and research grants throughout my own college and professional career.” Our donor’s path to his lifelong profession began during World War II. A returning veteran, the GI Bill of Rights

made it possible for him to obtain With the support of dedicated Brockport faculty, his undergraduate she was able to complete required science education. He went on to a graduate courses and add valuable firsthand laboratory program, working experiences that served her well when applying toward a PhD, to graduate and medical school. ultimately finding his career home at Brockport. personal connection with a major graduate Yet, there is still school to further our daughter’s career another reason our donor couple decided goal — the medical profession. Today, she they wanted to support The College at is a practicing physician.” In addition to Brockport. “Last, but in no way least, the his remarkable planned gift, our donor donation is a pay-back for the assistance created several scholarships, named for members of Brockport’s faculty provided himself and his wife, and his daughter, to to our daughter. She was a student at encourage other young scholars whose another university, but she enrolled at future plans include medical school. Brockport during summers, taking a Our donor remembers the past, thankful calculus and then a chemistry course. for the experiences he and his family Practicing teaching at its best, the then enjoyed at Brockport throughout the years, Chair of the Department of Mathematics and supports a sound fiscal and academic and Professor of Chemistry Derek Hill environment for current and future enabled the otherwise talented young students. He also reveals that he has great woman to master the two difficult subjects, trust in today’s College leadership, knowing something teachers at the other college had his gift will be thoughtfully managed and been unable to achieve. In addition, two used for the greatest good of the College Brockport professors, one in biology and community. “I am impressed with the one in psychology, employed our daughter administration at The College at Brockport as a lab and research assistant.” and the way they oversee grants and With the support of dedicated Brockport donations. This gives me confidence that faculty, she was able to complete required the objectives I have for my gift will be science courses and add valuable firsthand well served.” laboratory experiences that served her well when applying to graduate and medical school. “In addition, a faculty member in the Department of Biology used her


Planned Giving Society Gloria Mattera Heritage Society

The Gloria Mattera Heritage Society is so named to honor Dr. Gloria Mattera ’52/’55. A native of Rochester and a Brockport alumna, Dr. Mattera is responsible for groundbreaking initiatives in the education of the children of migrant farmworkers in our region. A loyal Brockport alum, Dr. Mattera served on several Alumni Association committees. In 1986, she received the Alumni Association’s highest honor and was inducted into the Brockport Alumni Association Hall of Heritage.

Her untimely death in 1988 left a void for everyone who was touched by her kindness and generosity. But her enduring commitment to students and her far-sighted planning created an endowment that will last forever. Her planned gift endowed a student scholarship fund that will provide the means to continue changing lives — one student at a time.

Members of the Gloria Mattera Heritage Society include: Mary Joan Allen * William and Monika * Andrews Anonymous Anonymous ’53 Anonymous ’55 Anonymous ’83 Lawrence ’52 and Stasia Arcarese Ella Ashworth * Herbert S. Bailey * Betsy Balzano Jeanette D’Agostino Banker ’53 Nancy C. Barbour Carol J. Belden Joseph ’59 and Beth Bellanca Margaret Blackman Walter Borowiec Henry L and Marian M.* Bretton Melissa Brown Marguerite (Peg) Hare Browne ’44 * David J. Carney * Eileen Corcoran * Frederick Dean ’60 * Colleen Donaldson ’77 Marvin Duryea ’60 Helmut ’63 and Sandra Forno ’64 Eichhorn

Doris L. Lee * Edward C. Lehman, Jr. Christopher ’83 and Myra Leichtweis Elaine Leshnower ’61 Caroline Littell ’09 * Jennifer M. Lloyd ’87 Carolus Mackey ’17 * Patrick S. Madama ’77 Alfred and Marilyn Ryder * Mahlmann ’47 Susan Kwas Maloney ’67 Barbara Marchelos ’86 Gloria Mattera ’52 * Richard Maxwell ’60 * Gerald and Diane ’77 McCue S. Jean Boyd McKay ’59 Richard and Sandra ’87 Meade James Meyer ’66 Grace Milton ’40 * Alice Molenkamp * J. Emory Morris Edwin Nihiser * Robert E. O’Brien * Amelia Potote * Thelma A. Quicke ’36

Scott Farrell ’89 R. Scott ’77 and Mary Flieger A. John Fiorino ’53 Archie ’52 and Joan Butmore ’51 Freitas Scott A. Frutchey ’89 Alice W. and Fletcher M.* Garlock Ralph and Elizabeth * Gennarino Turi T. Gibson ’75 Jean and Lawrence O. Gostin ’71 Lena Harris * James and Carol ’94 Haynes Thomas W. Heath ’35 * Janie M. Hill ’85 Lucinda Hazen Hill * Chrystal Kelley Hoffman ’39 * Charlotte Holstein ’46 Terrence ’72 and Avis ’80 Hooper Kenneth Hovey ’38 * H. Larry and Dorothy Humm Willard W. and Judith P. Hunter Dawn and Michael Jones Mildred C. and Howard E. * Kiefer Rhett King ’78 Wayne King ’57 * John Kohena ’80

The Benefits of Planned Giving

Hazel Rench * George M. ’54 * and Rosa A. Rich Rose Rock * Paul Sarbou ’53 Evelyn Wright Schur ’29 Daniel Senkowski ’69 Raymond Shaheen * Eric M. Steele * Rose L. Strasser * Marjorie Stewart * Ginny L. Studer Judith E. Szustakowski ’80 Marc Tarplee ’81 Stephen and Marcia Ullman Florence Remsen Wage ’30 * Betty Watson ’46 * Elizabeth Welch ’77 * June E. and Robert S.* Zimmer * deceased

You have the power to make a lasting impact on Brockport students through a planned gift. A variety of planned charitable arrangements let you leave a lasting legacy of support and, at the same time, reduce the tax burden on your estate and maximize your estate’s value to your beneficiaries. You don’t have to be a certain age or very wealthy to plan a gift that changes students’ lives. To learn more about how you can make a lasting difference for Brockport and become a member of the Gloria Mattera Heritage Society, go to or call Brad Schreiber, executive director of development, at (585) 395-2451.


Lifetime Giving Societies The Brockport Foundation is pleased to recognize its generous benefactors based on their lifetime giving. Each year at the President’s Donor Recognition Dinner, donors are publically welcomed into their appropriate giving society. The following reflects membership as of spring 2012.

Brockport Circle ($1,000,000 +)

Anonymous J. Emory Morris

Heil Brockway Society ($500,000 - $999,999)

Anonymous Vira Hladun-Goldmann ’58

Ernest C. Hartwell ($250,000 - $499,999)

Brockport Auxiliary Service Corporation Fletcher * and Alice Garlock Ralph and Betty * Gennarino Intel Corporation M&T Charitable Foundation George ’54 * and Rosa LaSorte Rich Alvin F. & Ruth K. Thiem Foundation

Donald M. Tower Society ($100,000 - $249,999)

Betsy Ann Balzano Nicholas ’73 and Beverly Billotti Brockport Student Government Marguerite Hare Browne ’44 * George ’63 and Mary ’56 Bauer Harry Caulfield Eastman Kodak Company Estate of Rose Strasser R. Scott ’77 and Mary Flieger Archie ’52 and Joan ’51 Freitas Glenn ’80 and Kim Burke James and Carol ’94 Haynes Janie Hill ’85 Willard and Judith Hunter John Bentinck-Smith Charitable Lead Trust Robert ’69 and Nancy ’69 Marino McCue Memorial Foundation Kazumi Nakano Michael Panaggio ’75 Sun Microsystems Incorporated Scott Turner and Mary Worboys-Turner James ’94 and Maria Vlogianitis John ’95 and Mary Vlogianitis WHEC-TV

Robert E. O’Brien Society

Marguerite Hare Browne Society

Anonymous Ella P. Ashworth ’33 * Herbert Bailey * Robert Baden ’79 Bank of America Nancy Barbour Brian M. Brady ’03 Walter Brautigan ’63 Henry and Marian Bretton Ann Donavin ’42 * Dorothea Deitz Scholarship Fund Joe ’74 and Peggy Doody Estate of Betty Watson Estate of Grace Milton ’40 Estate of Martin Rogers Estate of Richard Maxwell ’60 Friars Foundation Golisano Foundation Thomas Gosdeck ’73 and Catherine Schuth-Gosdeck Lawrence ’71 and Jean Gostin John and Kathy Halstead David and Gwendolyn Hoffberg Larry and Dorothy Humm IBM Corporation Earl and Mary ’61 Ingersoll Jack Spates Oklahoma Gold Wrestling Camp Michael and Dawn Jones JP Morgan Chase and Company Melinda Kleehamer ’83 John and Kathleen Kutolowski Donald Leffler * Christopher ’83 and Myra Leichtweis Elaine Leshnower ’61 Joseph and Susan Kwas ’67 Maloney William * and Annette Rock Rockne Educational Television, Inc. Sabin Metal Corporation Salvatore P. Salorenzo ’61 SirsiDynix Louis ’82 and Gene Spiro John Summers The Donald F. and Maxine B. Davison Foundation Stephen and Marcia Ullman Joan Young ’53 *

Anonymous Alliance with the Medical Society of the County of Monroe Alpha Alpha Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International William and Monika * Andrews Michael ’85 and Katie ’93 Andriatch Anonymous Lawrence ’52 and Stasia Arcarese Edward * and Jeanette D’Agostino Banker ’53 Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Inc. Daniel ’76 and Dale ’76 Bernstein Robert Boozer * Mou-Ta Chen Susan Collier Robert ’72 and Ruth Conrad Charles Dean ’68 Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation Davenport Hatch Foundation, Inc. Orlo Derby * Judith Desfosses Daniel ’79 and Priscilla Donovan Michael ’80 and Vicki Doyle Irwin * and Marilyn Duryea EFP Rotenberg LLP Helmut ’63 and Sandra Forno ’64 Eichhorn Estate of Florence Wage ’30 Estate of Gloria Mattera ’52 Estate of Kurt J. Williams Estate of Lucinda Hill Exxon Mobil Foundation Scott ’89 and Sam Farrell Richard and Joan ’79 Fenton Donald ’63 and Margie Greene William ’61 and Hannelore ’62 Heyen Hospital League/1199 SEIU Linda Hazel James Henion Charlotte ’46 and Alexander Holstein Anne Huot Marc and Anne Marie Iacona Jasco Tools, Inc. John and Roxanne Johnston Joseph ’99 and Josey Kakaty Peter and Marguerite Kane James ’86 * and Patricia Keeler Key Bank, N.A. Kilian J. and Caroline Schmitt Foundation LaBella Associates

($50,000 - $99,999)

($20,000 - $49,999)


LeChase Construction Liberty Mutual John Lindberg ’57 * Jacques and Dawn Lipson Jennifer Lloyd ’87 Patrick Madama ’77 Alfred and Marilyn ’47 Mahlmann Salahuddin and Sarwat Malik Thomas and Mary Markusen Richard “Bud” and Sandra ’87 Meade Milne Family Foundation Elaine Miller Harold ’54 and Lorraine ’54 Nash Niagara National Inc. Nixon Peabody, LLP Eugene ’53 and Mary Orbaker Paychex, Inc. Lynn and Anne ’82 Parsons Presbytery of Genesee Valley, Inc. Rochester Area Community Foundation Alva and Irene Rivera de ’74 Royston Paul ’53 and Noy Sarbou Daniel ’69 and Elizabeth Senkowski Raymond * and Theresa Shaheen Francis and Kristine Short Michael Sondow ’81 Sysco Food Services Edward * and Arline Stephany Thales Optem, Inc. Theresa Foundation Time Warner Cable Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation Wegman Companies Inc. Xerox Corporation * deceased

Annual Giving Societies Each year, members of the College community demonstrate their commitment to Brockport through an annual gift. This following list represents those donors included in the President’s Leadership Circle.

President’s Roundtable ($10,000 +)

Alvin F. and Ruth K. Thiem Foundation Barnes & Noble College Booksellers Inc. Nicholas E. Billotti ’73 Henry L Bretton and Marian * Bretton Brockport Auxiliary Service Corporation Brockport Student Government Mou Ta* and Kathleen Chen Patrick L. Clark ’73 Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation Michael ’80 and Vicki Doyle R. Scott ’77 and Mary Flieger Glenn Goldberg ’80 and Kim Burke Vira Hladun-Goldmann ’58 Judith P. and Willard W. Hunter Charitable Fund Salahuddin and Sarwat Malik Frances Moroney Whited Recreational Services – The College at Brockport George ’54 * and Rosie Rich The Donald F. and Maxine B. Davison Foundation The M&T Charitable Foundation Scott Turner & Mary Worboys-Turner James Vlogianitis ’94 John Vlogianitis ’95 Wells Fargo Community Support

1835 Society ($5,000 – $9,999)

Hospital League/1199 SEIU Training and Upgrading Fund Betsy Ann Balzano Walter F. Brautigan ’63 Collegiate Golf Alliance Joseph S. Crociata ’79 James ’62 and Judith Wade ’61 Denio Exxon Mobil Foundation Scott ’89 and Sam Farrell Archie ’51 and Joan Butmore ’52 Freitas Thomas J. Gosdeck ’73 Bill ’61 and Hanny Greiner ’62 Heyen David and Gwendolyn Hoffberg Anne E. Huot

Darwin E. Prioleau Douglas M. Scheidt Schwab Charitable Fund Josh Silber ’93 Howard J. Skogman Xerox Foundation

Earl and Mary Cosgrove ’61 Ingersoll Andrew and Sandra Kaldor Peter and Marguerite Kane LeChase Construction Christopher ’83 and Myra Leichtweis Nathan and Joan Lyons Susan Kwas Maloney ’67 Robert and Judith McLean Christos Moschovitis ’83 Kazumi Nakano Office of International Education – The College at Brockport Gwen Parks Salvatore P. Salorenzo ’61 Louis ’82 and Gene Spiro The Kakaty Group Visual Studies Workshop Wells Fargo Foundation WHEC TV-10, LLC

Founders Society ($1,000 - $2,499)

Thurston U. Allen ’88 Michael ’85 and Katie ’93 Andriatch Anonymous (4) Lawrence ’52 and Stasia Arcarese J. Scott ’82 and Sue ’92 Atkinson Bette P. Bailey ’67 Edward * and Jeanette D’Agostino ’53 Banker Leah and Douglas Barrett Sharon Belle-Render ’79 Bergmann Associates Inc. Deborah Birkins ’81 Dale R. Blissett ’59 Brian M. Brady ’03 Gary and Elizabeth Caruso Maureen E. Casey ’83 Christ Episcopal Church Ronald A. Clark ’54 Jane Clark ’68 Anne G. Cloutier Cody Wrestling LLC Cooley Group Inc. Jeff ’74 and Sue Hurley ’74 Crane Joyce Harper Dahrsnin ’53 Jacqueline Davis and Jack Glickman John De Felice ’53 Charlie Dean ’68 Patricia A. Desmond ’66 Thomas Diederich ’63 Diane Dimitroff and John Hackman Educational Testing Service EFP Rotenberg LLP Ike ’63 and Sandi Forno ’64 Eichhorn Thomas Ferrazzi Ferris ’92 Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund Larry Flood ’85 William Frank ’93 Friends of Charlie Nesbitt Richard and Marianne ’85 Fuierer Lynne Fullerton-Gleason ’83 Thomas Ganley ’61 Edward & Verna Gerbic Family Foundation Daniel Gould ’73 Donald Greene ’63

Scholars Society ($2,500 - $4,999)

Anonymous ABVI Goodwill Robert Bermudes Jr. Bonnie L. Bower DDS ’75 Susan S. Collier Dan ’79 and Denny Donovan Moira A. Fallon Richard and Joan Sineti ’79 Fenton Gerald and Jean Foster G & G Fitness Equipment Inc. Mary Ann Giglio ’73 Robert W. Gill ’68 Donald H. Greene ’63 John and Kathy Halstead Robin S. Hamm ’09 Roxanne and John Johnston Kilian J. & Caroline F. Schmitt Foundation Inc. John W. and June Killigrew LaBella Associates PC Noah LeFevre Elaine Leshnower ’61 Liberty Mutual Jacques and Dawn Lipson Robert ’69 and Nancy Beatty ’69 Marino William ’77 and Mary Kay McEnery Harold W. ’54 and Lorraine Porter ’54 Nash Lynn H. and Anne Hruska ’82 Parsons Robert ’01 and Diane Pepe


Judith Rossiter Hellam ’61 Judith Heron ’61 Warren ’57 and Mary Ann Hewes Curtis J. Hill Mike ’77 and Edie ’99 Hill Janet M. Hill ’85 John ’83 and Beth Hoben Terrence ’72 and Avis Wagner ’80 Hooper O. Steve and Susan Ireland Will and Lois Irwin Jack Spates Oklahoma Gold Wrestling Camp Dennis J. Jarvis ’71 Jewish Community Foundation of Central New York Inc. Eamon T. Kays ’09 Kendall Hunt Publishing Company Mary Hechtel Khunger ’87 King & King Architects LLP Darby Knox Konstantin D. Frank & Sons Vinifera Wine Cellars The Landing at Brockport Christopher Leone ’98 Steven B. Lewis ’06 Helena Mitchell Lindsey ’70 Bill ’61 and Anne Kolibersky ’61 Linkner Alain F. Maca ’72 Linda Mack-Simmons ’77 Patrick Madama ’77 Donna Mancuso Julia Markusen Merck and Company Inc. David J. Mihalyov ’87 Winston Mitchell ’79 Robert and Patricia Sabatine ’61 Muscarella

Next Step Publishing Inc. Sara Eilola Niemeyer ’93 Nixon Peabody LLP Brian J. Petraitis ’73 Joan M. Pfeifer ’51 Pi Kappa Phi Eta Lambda Chapter Kenneth and Anna Pink Presbytery of Genesee Valley Inc. Daniel and Margaret Robinson ’57 Preska Kulathur S. Rajasethupathy David Rakov Jill M. Rakov ’66 P. Gibson Ralph Michael Rapalje ’63 Rochester Precision Optics Bill * and Ann Rock Sanford and Jill Miller Charitable Gift Fund Brad ’83 and Liz Schreiber Seneca Foods Foundation Francis and Kristine Short John and Angela Sinacore Amy Buongiorne Stamp ’89 Staples Arline Stephany Ginny L. Studer Sysco Food Services, Syracuse Dennis R. Thompson ’77 Tompkins Charitable Gift Fund Michael ’95 and Alethea Fitzgerald ’95 Trinkaus Turner International Tyco Electronics Matching Gift Program John and Maxine Van de Wetering Jim Whittle ’86 Kathryn Wilson Joseph P. Winnick Ronald ’83 and Michelle Littlefield ’83 Winnie Brian ’02 and Racheal Mastin ’05 Wood XL Global Services Inc. Richard ’66 and Ronni Zudiker ’68 Zusman

Deans Circle

Karen Diamond Colleen T. Donaldson ’79 Joseph G. Doody ’74 Joseph G. Doser ’51 * Mary Alice Edson ’62 Eli Lilly and Company Foundation Empire Nationals Wrestling Club Entre Computer Serivces Estate of Marguerite H. Browne Mark and Lisa Fenton William E. Fichtner ’78 Karen Francis ’88 Harry ’76 and Patricia Franklin Robert J. French ’82 and Pamela Pletcher Richard and Ann Frey Frontier Glass Inc. Gus E. Galliford ’61 John and Lynne Gardner Mark Gardner Emilio P. Genzano Carl and Michele Gildemeyer Jesse D. Goins ’74 Gerald A. Gregg ’71 David G. Hammond ’76 Mary S. Harris John ’57 and Jacqueline Blake ’57 Harten James and Carol ’94 Haynes Helen W. Hemmer James J. Horn William ’80 and Lauren Hunter Marc and Ann Iacona and Family IBM Corporation Susan Huston Jones ’77 John Keiser Key Bank Kiwanis Club of Brockport Stu ’73 and Hillary Krieger Kadathur B. Lakshmanan Melody M. Landberg ’78 Landsman Development Corporation C. Richard LaRose ’68 W. Bruce Leslie Jenny Lloyd ’87 David Lybarger M&T Bank Bhim and Raj Madan Joe ’67 and Maryann Keating ’67 Maresco Diane Frost McCue ’77 Mary Duryea Merle ’64 Gary Miller ’57 and Joan Sitterly ’74 Stephen ’69 and Kathy Gregory ’73 Nash Bill Nicholson ’58 Robert T. Norton ’51 Carl R. O’Connor ’07 Eugene ’53 and Mary Orbaker John and Martha Osowski Paul Pape ’74 Frank and Mary Lou Peppers Shona Perry ’86 Robert and Yvonne Pohlman

($500 - $999)

Advantage Sport & Fitness Inc. Agape Physical Therapy Services PC Alpha Phi Omega-Iota Omega Chapter Rick ’78, Diane, Colleen ’06 and Rich ’11 Amundson Anonymous (2) AP Professionals of Rochester Apogee Telecom Peter Arras ’63 Virginia Bacheler David Bagley Patricia Ellis Baker ’61 Maureen Moore Ballard ’95 Bank of America Matching Gift Program The Bates Family Morris and Carol Beers Nelson ’63 and Elaine Gray ’63 Beetow Joseph ’59 and Beth Bellanca Valerie Benzing ’67 and Linda Martin Raymond Berruti ’44 Allan ’79 and Jean Raschiatore ’69 Berry Margaret B. Blackman Penelope Blackman-Lawson ’94 Jimmy Borden ’02 George and Carol Vancise ’61 Bott Melissa M. Brown The Byrne Foundation Inc. Jody L. Caldwell ’86 Alissa D. Chaney ’08 Lynn Chauvin-Bezinque Chili Youth Baseball Inc. Robert and Flor Colon Bob Confer ’96 Fran Connors ’59 Elmer Cuthbertson ’62 Dance Rochester LTD Scott A. De Caro ’04 Joseph ’55 and Evelyn D’Aurizio ’52 Del Rosso Business Administration and Economics – The College at Brockport


Jeffrey ’75 and Maryellen Parnell ’81 Post Thomas ’71 and Jean ’72 Ricci Christine V. Rider ’68 Karen Riotto Jane Romal Kevin and Gwynetta Rossi Gregory J. Russo ’93 Bill Sachman ’07 Rocco ’88 and Kelly ’88 Salomone John Sapienza ’96 Shannon Sauro ’95 Karen Schuhle-Williams ’84 William ’62 and Adelaide Ratigan ’63 Setek Carl and Barbara Sherwood Melvin ’53 and Helen Fabi ’55 Smagorinsky Jack ’54 and Carol Smith Eugene H. Spafford ’79 Daniel ’76 and Lorna ’86 Stinebiser Residential Life – The College at Brockport Marc C. Tarplee ’81 Harold ’64 and June Jones ’62 Thompson Time Warner Toshiba Business Solutions Frederick and Patricia ’79 Tuttle UltraMobile Imaging Inc. The United Group Bernard Valento Wegmans Michael Whelan ’77 Margaret Veith Wicks ’51 Paul ’81 and Marcia ’96 Wieczorek Frank Wojcik Yale Internal Medicine, Med/Peds and Primary Care Residency The Zeller Corporation Foundation

Green and Gold Circle ($300 - $499)

3M Foundation Thomas Abraham ’86 Lew Adams Alesco Advisors LLC Anonymous Ashley McGraw Architects Alan and Eileen Austin Austin & Company Inc. B. Giambrone & Company Inc. Nance Bleekman Baranowski ’61 Becker Professional Education William and Mary Beckerich Richard Boardman ’63 Marietta Vaccaro Brownlie ’69 Bette Brunish ’62 Arden Bucholz John Carlson Bonnie Carter ’74 Andrew T. Caruso ’61 Linda LeRoy Chin ’62 CNY Thunder Baseball James B. Coe ’58 Dan Colacino ’73

Confer Plastics Inc. Jim and Sara Lemmler ’72 Cook Crosby-Brownlie Inc. Patrick R. Damore ’52 DeJoy, Knauf & Blood LLP Anthony J. DeYoung ’90 Peter ’81 and Linda Dowe Bob Driscoll ’58 * James Dugan ’65 Eileen Dumas James ’71 and Sue Fundermark ’74 Eddy FM Office Products Joel Frater Michael J. Gorse ’99 Scott ’99 and Kimberley Haines Allyn ’86 and Lynne Long ’71 Hammel Susan Hoffman Donald Holmes ’74 Tom Howarth ’73 HR Works Inc. Donald and Leah Pantalone ’71 Johnson

Glenn ’85 and Eileen Sinnott ’84 Johnson Johnston Paper Company Judith C. Joyce ’81 Joseph and Janice Kandor Manmadharao and Mary Kasaraneni Donna L. Kennison ’91 Warren ’82 and Heidi ’02 Kozireski KPMG LLP Cynthia Krautwurst Sarah Liebschutz Lift Bridge Book Shop Joan M. Lucas M/E Engineering P.C. Peter ’55 and Marilyn Kingsley ’57 Madsen Gary Manuse ’01 Tom and Mary Markusen Louis A. Mastellone Donna O’Hern Maytham ’53 John and Sarah Boyd ’59 McKay Mengel Metzger Barr & Company LLP Jason R. Morris Donald Murray ’69

Myriad Restaurant Group Network for Good Therese I. O’Brien ’58 Donny Ophals ’86 Mary Jo Orzech Paris Kirwan Associates Inc. Michael Pavlovich ’64 Katharyn Lieben Peebles ’77 Lou Pennella ’62 Pepsi Beverages Company Debbie Pesa Dan Petree Douglas ’75 and Linda LaCrosse ’75 Reeves Gerard Reidy ’79 Calvin and Margaret ’74 Rich Robert J. Robine ’55 Rochester Lead Works Inc. Donald Santini ’61 Ray ’61 and Guylene Scharf School of The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences – The College at Brockport Ellen M. Simkulet ’70 Ralph and Harriet ’85 Sisson

Michael ’72 and Laurie Silverman ’73 Smith Linda Snell Darlene Runions Sprague ’75 Edward and Lillie Stephens Jack ’74 and Nancy Galloway ’75 Stewart William L. Tepas ’75 The College at Brockport’s Lions Club The Notable Corporation Joseph ’79 and Nicolina Colosi ’80 Trilling Eldwin Van Alstyne ’75 Claire L. VanDenBerghe ’87 Kelly L. Vergin ’89 Kevin Warner Gerard J. Wenzke ’78 Mark Werner ’75 Ben Werzinger ’98 Gary Westerfield ’67 Jack and Gladys ’91 Wolsky Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP * deceased

Faculty and Staff The faculty and staff of The College at Brockport are also among our most generous donors. Each and every year, faculty and staff give to scholarships, programs and funds that have a direct and immediate impact on our students. David Abwender Christa Geise Aldrich ’93 Heather Schaal Allen ’00 Debra A. Ames ’73 Vishal Anand Michael D. Andriatch ’85 Reddy Anugu Anonymous (6) Gail B. Argetsinger Jennifer Ashton Daniel B. Askey ’89 J. Scott Atkinson ’82 Virginia Bacheler David Bagley Kathleen J. Bailey ’05 Sister Beverly Baker ’86 Joseph and Linda Balog Jim E. Bareis ’85 Leah and Douglas Barrett Susan Bayer Justin Beach ’03 Nicole Beauregard Linda Becker Jamie Beers-Wilson Nora Y. Bell ’96 Sharon Belle-Render ’79 Donald Bigelow ’08 Stacy Birch Deborah Birkins ’81 Richard W. Black

Davida Bloom Kelly Bodine Kenneth P. Bonczyk ’70 Mark E. Bower ’80 Nicole Bower ’10 Monica K. Brasted ’90 Kelly Brennan-Jones Zara R. Brenner Nancy Brinkwart Gretchen Briscoe ’10 Melissa M. Brown Carol R. Brown Arden Bucholz Laura Buckner Cody Butlin Joe Buttons Payge Carlin John Carlson Barbara Carpenter Christian Carson and Sara DiDonato Gary and Elizabeth Caruso Robin Catlin Denise Catlin Dr. Mark J. Chadsey Alisia and Duncan Chase Joseph L. ’94 and Jennifer M. ’94 Chesebro Ruth Childs Gregory Christo Odilia Coffta ’12


Lee J. Cohen Susan Collier Adrienne Collier David and Dawn Comden Joan Consler Judy A. Conway Laurie B. Cook Mary E. Corey ’81 Rebecca G. Cousins ’03 Charles V. Cowling Holly Cunningham Robert Cushman John P. Daly Kevin Day John ’71 and Ricki De Baun Sheila De Vos Jacquelyn P. Deats Marie Desrochers Karen Diamond Rob DiCarlo ’90 Brian Dickinson Nancy DiPasquale Robert Dobmeier Colleen T. Donaldson ’79 Teresa Donnelly-Major Peter ’81 and Linda Dowe Laurie Downey Betty Drennen Marsha Ducey John ’03 and Lucinda Dumaw

Kim Dunaway Kimberly F. Duquette ’08 Diane C. Dwyer Kim Ehret ’05 Ralph Eisenmann Carol Eldred Victoria Elsenheimer Bill Evans Moira A. Fallon Kathleen Fallon John Feeney ’76 Joshua Fegley ’04 Dr. Douglas A. Feldman Jane M. Ferris ’98 Christa Filipowicz ’77 Debra Fisher Damian J. Flint ’10 John Follaco Patti Follansbee Lori-Ann Forzano Joel Frater Laurie A. Freeman ’93 Johnna M. Frosini ’92 Melissa Furness Lynne Gardner John Gardner Mark Gardner James Georger Sarah L Georger Lisa Gerst ’93

Janet Gillespie Jean Sayre Gilman Robin Glazier Stephen Godleski Ali Gonzalez Torres ’08 Patricia Goodspeed Kelly Greapentrog Phyllis E. Griswold ’73 Kathleen H. Groves ’70 Doreen Hagen Scott ’99 and Kimberley Haines Donald Halquist John and Kathy Halstead Erick Hart James and Carol Haynes Jennifer Haytock Lerong He Elizabeth Heavey Jennifer M. Hecker Susanna Heins ’97 Barbara Joyce Helf Timothy Henry Theresa Herzog Laurie Hildebrant Curtis J. Hill Huey K. Hing Anna Hintz Susan Hoffman Markus Hoffmann Cathy E. Houston-Wilson ’88 Diann Hughes Maria Hulbert Dr. Anne Huot Nancy S. Iafrati ’77 O. Steve Ireland Tiffany L. Jewell Kim Johnston Seth M. Johnston ’08 John and Roxanne Jonston Lois Jones Joanne Jordain Eric Kaldor Manmadharao Kasaraneni Dr. Maura Keefe and Mr. Mark Witteveen Jennifer L. Kegler John Keiser Sara Dierks Kelly ’07 Donna L. Kennison ’91 Donald Kent Joanne M. Kershner Karen Kifer Eun-joo Kim Richard B. Klancer ’01 Phyllis Kloda Susan Klueber Patty Knapp Darby Knox Donna Kowal ’89 Warren Kozireski ’82 Alexander M. Kralles ’94

Chris and Melissa Norment Sue Novinger David and Cherise Oakley Thomas and Nancy O’Connor Carl R. O’Connor ’07 James and Pam O’Keefe Sarah Olds Suzanne Oliver Kari A. Olson ’90 Mary Jo Orzech John and Martha Osowski Pamela O’Sullivan Gary Owens ’72 Alison Parker Anthony Parrino Christine Passarell Carole Pelttari Susan Perry Holly and John Perry Cassandra Persons Susan Petersen ’76 and Luz Cruz Dr. Dan Petree Sarah Plain Karen Podsiadly Sharon Porter Maryellen Post ’81 Nancy Prell Christopher Price Darwin Prioleau Julie Pruss Joanne Quinlan Stanley F. Radford Dan Raimondo ’83 Kulathur S Rajasethupathy P. Gibson Ralph T. Mahadeva Rao Jennifer Ratcliff Logan Rath Pamela Cooper Reamer ’02 Michele L. Reed ’91 Summer Reiner Kim Remley ’10 Bonnie J. Reulbach Monique M. Rew ’09 Marilyn Rich

Cynthia Krautwurst Amy L. Kruppenbacher ’02 Frank Kuhn Richard and Lorraine Lair Kadathur B. Lakshmanan Deborah Lamphron Jeffrey T. Lashbrook ’80 Catherine J. Legacy ’99 W. Bruce Leslie Dena B. Levy Steven B. Lewis ’06 Lauren Lieberman Amanda Lipko Bernard LoBracco, Jr Leslie Locketz Karen Logsdon ’81 Carmen Lopez Joan M. Lucas Beverly A. Ludke ’77 Marcia P. Lyman Alex Lyon Anne Macpherson Joseph and Joyce Makarewicz Jose Maliekal Salahuddin and Sarwat Malik Jason R. Mangone ’00 Gary Manuse ’01 Sara Margolin Jessica Marks ’06 Linda Marshall Morag Martin Timothy Massey Diane Maurer Patricia Maxwell Cathleen McCormick Mary McCrank ’06 and Laurie Haelen Thomas M. McDermott Mary A. McGonigal Fred McMillian Johnny McMillion Laurel McNall Heidi M. Melens ’97 JoAnn Melfi Fran Menedez Sherri Micheli David Mihalyov ’87 Earnest Miller ’92 Tim Lexvold and Lori Mills Linda Mitchell Sandeep Mitra Clyde Morgan James Morris Jason R. Morris Liz Morrow Sandra L. Mullin Dr Matthew Mulvaney Donald Murray ’69 Kim Harris Myers Sam Nicolosi Tim and Donna ’87 Noble


Adam and Mary Rich Kara Ricotta Jacques Rinchard Karen Riotto Brian and Allison Robbins Scott Rochette Deborah Rockow Daniel Rogers ’91 Justin P. Rogers ’05 Jane Romal Frank D. Rossi ’85 Janet Roy Anna Rupert James R. Ryan Bill Sachman ’07 Sharon Sailer Rocco Salomone ’88 John Sapienza ’96 Daniel R. Sargent ’89 Natalie Sarrazin Shannon Sauro ’95 Michael Schaffer ’70 Linda J. Schaffer ’73 Douglas M. Scheidt Robin Schepler Thomas R. Schmidt ’69 Doug Rodas and Dawn Schmidt Darlene M. Schmitt ’96 Chrystal Scholes Brad Schreiber ’83 Karen Schuhle-Williams, PhD ’84 Anthony Scime Maria T. Scipione ’91 Daniel and Kim Scott Susan R. Seem Dong-shin Shin Susan M. Shonk ’84 Francis and Kristine Short Deborah Shue Rey Antonio Sia Richard Sigal Roberta Simmons Lara Sipols Howard Skogman Jennifer Smathers

Laurie Smith ’73 Shelly Stack Smith ’91 Jeffrey Smith ’10 Jeffery Snarr Linda Snell Patricia Sorel Yolanda Soto ’05 James Spiller Greg and Jodie Stahl Adam ’98 and Elizabeth ’00 Standish Lucinda Stanton Lindsay Stephany ’06 Joanne Stevens ’04 Gary and Carol Stevens Dr. Susan Stites-Doe Channon Stratton

Juanita Suarez Linda Sweeney ’02 Chris and Chaley ’99 Swift Janka Szilagyi Mohammed Tahar Barbara B. Thaine Gail Tipton Jermaine R. Toppin ’10 Mary Ann Torres Gregory M. Toth Ralph Trecartin Kelly Tufano David Turkow ’73 Bernard Valento Cheryl M. Van Lare Yvonne Van Skiver

Claire L VanDenBerghe ’87 Elaine VanDurme Kelly L. Vergin ’89 David Vuletich Kevin Warner Celia A. Watt Jerald Weaver Elliot Weininger and Julie Ford Shirley West James Whorton Marcia Wieczorek ’96 Susan M. Wielgosz Douglas Wilcox Tamara Wilcox Christian Wilkens Kathryn Wilson

Benjamin Wineburg ’03 Joseph P. Winnick James Witnauer Frank Wojcik Sharon Woodley Richard Woodson and Elizabeth Teall Allison M. Wright ’02 Jie Zhang Ruhan Zhao Michael Ziolkowski James and Carol Zollweg Alyshia M. Zurlick ’04

Mark and Lauren McMills Bud and Sandy ’87 Meade Merrill Melnick Robert Miller Frances Moroney Whited Kazumi Nakano Diana L. Needham Thomas and Patricia Mahoney ’01 Nugent Eileen O’Hara ’84 Eugene ’53 and Mary Orbaker Lynn H. and Anne H. ’82 Parsons Shona Perry ’86 Jeffrey D. Post ’75 John F. Price Jill Rakov ’66 Calvin and Margaret ’74 Rich Bill * and Ann Rock Jane Romal Eileen Rose Mary A. Scarborough ’70 Barbara Sherwood John and Angie Sinacore

Dr. Ralph Sisson Melvin ’53 and Helen ’55 Smagorinsky Armin Sommer Joan Z. Spade Louis ’82 and Gene Spiro Arline Stephany Ginny L. Studer Carol I. Timby Ralph Toscano Jr. John and Maxine Van de Wetering Conrad Van Voorst Josephine Wallin ’46 Larry Wallnau Ann R. Weitzel Jack and Gladys Wolsky William Zimmerli ’62 John Zwierzynski ’85

Emeriti and Family Mark and Marlies Anderson Bill Andrews Anonymous (4) Mariangela Ardino Patricia Baker ’61 Betsy Ann Balzano Jeanette ’53 and Edward * Banker Janet W. Beck ’70 Morris and Carol Beers Jonathan ’67 and Nancy ’67 Bell Margaret B. Blackman Robert and Carol Blake David Brannigan Walter Brautigan ’63 Henry L Bretton Sandra Cain Virginia Campbell ’89 Mou Ta* and Kathleen Chen Eunice Chesnut ’76 Marilyn Colby Sara ’72 and Jim Cook Luz Cruz and Susan Petersen Carol Cuddihee Irene R. D’Agostino ’50 Romine R. Deming Jack R. Dudley W. Raymond and Ute Duncan Richard D. Elton Norma Emmerson ’52 Richard and Donna Ray Evans Richard and Joan ’79 Fenton Herbert Fink Richard and Ann Frey Jeanne Gerber ’81 Bob and Ann Getz Mary Ann Giglio ’73 Mary Jo Gigliotti Jack Glickman and Jacqueline Davis

Thomas Golaszewski Jean Gravelle ’69 Frederick Gravetter David G. Hale Mary Harris Craig and Dona Hazen Helen Hemmer Ian and Rita Henderson Bill ’61 and Hanny ’62 Heyen Terrence ’72 and Avis ’80 Hooper James Horn Ruth E. Hyde ’73 Earl and Mary ’61 Ingersoll Judy Jensen Donald Johnson Benita M. Jorkasky Joseph R. and Janice A. Kandor Peter E. Kane Sharon Kehoe ’78 Charles Kiehl John Killigrew Maurice Kleiman Gary Levine Sarah Liebschutz Martin Lindauer Jenny Lloyd ’87 Rosalie M. Lodato ’88 Akira Loveridge-Sanbonmatsu Margie Lovett-Scott ’75 Peter Luskey Gerald and Rosemary ’97 Luzum Nathan and Joan Lyons Raj Madan John Maier Donna Mancuso Tom and Mary Markusen Nick Mascari Robert and Judith McLean



Student Families Edward Abbott Joanne Acito Christine Acker Phil and Lynn Adams Michele Aird Ronald and Barbara Albrechtsen Kevin Aldrich William and Diane Allan Sandra Allen Marla Allentoff Brian and Rita Ames Philip and Nina Andon-McLane Leonard and Nancy Angie Anonymous Denise Are Joseph and Suzanne Argenio Scott and Sharon Armbruster Carol Arnold Alan and Eileen Austin Martin and Robin Avery Steven and Tina Baase Tammy Baer Lyndsey Banach Russell and Valerie Bandemer Cindy Banwaree Ann Barbaccia Pollack Joan Barberic Karen Barbuto Dennis and Theresa Bardenett Tom and Helen Bardenett Jennifer Barney Susan C. Barra ’75 Patricia Barry Patrick and Lynne Barry Kathy Bartlett-Giuliano Nora Bartman The Bates Family Arthur and JoLan Bates Art and Lois Bauer Judy Beausoleil William and Mary Beckerich James and Jennifer Benning Donna Berry Josephine Bianchi Jean Bianchi Richard and Susan Bianchi Jacqueline Biddle Kathy Binn Nicholas and Laurie Biondi Karen A. Bishop Jody Blodgett Karen Bloom Michael and Patricia Bloss David and Misty Boe Margaret Bohman Kenneth and Linda Bohman

Daniel Borden Agnes Bovill Mark E. ’80 and Karen Bower Kathy Boyd Robert and Ruby Brabo Michael and Colleen Bradshaw Richard and Kathy Brandt Greg and Kelly Bree Yogi and Hilary Breisner Colleen Brezee Cynthia Brice Mary Brickle Shirley Britzzalaro Teresa Britzzalaro Michael Brocco The Brodericks Edward G. Bronowicki ’78 Jeff and Lynn Brook Derek Brown Cynthia Brownell Michelle M. Bruer Alan and Kathleen Buck John and Joan Buckley Kevin Buckley Jeff Buckley Michael Budowski Douglas ’73 and Leslie ’83 Bull John and Elizabeth Bunce Deborah Burgio Benjamin and Adaliz Burgos Mary Burke Jack and Mary Burns Sandra Bush Doug and Barbara Buske Anders Butler Mark and Janey Butler Gertrude Byler James and Suzanne Cade James Camardella Christopher and Susan Campbell Salvatore and Monica Caravella Michael Carmody Sandra Carroll Marybeth Carroll Andrea Carson Thomas and Emilie Cashdollar Maria C. Castaneda ’90 Michael and Charlene Castle Cheryl Cenzi Anne Marie Cerimeli Shelly Chaffee Sally Chirico Mary Ann Chura Anthony Ciccotti Daniel and Maria Cissell Patrick Clark

Denys and Catherine Clem Anne and Larry Clevenger Margaret Cocking Mark and Nancy Cody Nancy Coe Allen Cohen Susan Cohen Sharon Cole Stephen Coleman Frank and Angie Coleman Richard and Barbara Coleman Linda Coleman David and Linda Colkitt David and Dawn Comden Kevin and Deborah L. ’85 Conlan Gary and Valerie Cook Leo and Nanda Cook Michael Costabile Vicki Costigan Bruce and Jeannie Cotton Robert and Joan Coyne Steven and Marta Crane Gina Crawford Laurie A. Crawford Mark and Cindy Crawley Andrew Crescenzo Samuel and Elizabeth Cubiotti William and Penny Cummings Joyce Cunniff Ken and Pat Daley Carol Daley Dennis Dalton Raymond and Carol D’Angelo Louis and Rosa D’Angelo Steven and Tracy Daniels John D’Arcangelis Deidre Dawkins Randy Day Edmund De Cora Barry and Catherine Debbins John and Josie DeGregory Arthur and Bernadette DeGregory Bob and Angela Del Buono Robert and Tina Dell’Orletta Wayne and Patricia Delperdange Jeffrey Denner ’90 Laurie DePerno Tina Depreta Dennis and Lacy Develder Thomas and Lee Deverell Christopher Devincentis David and Melanie Dianetti Guido Dibenedetto Stephen and Patricia DiMarino James and Susan Dipasquale


Elizabeth Dodge Marie Donoghue Linda Donovan Michael and Margaret Dorn Marlene Douglas Roger and Joan Dowd Peter ’81 and Linda Dowe Rhonda Drago Mark and Christine Drews The Drypolcher Family Jonathan Dubay Suzette Dubose Michael and Lisa Dudley Michael and Betsy Duffy Denise Duffy Eileen Dumas Elizabeth Dumas Robert Dumas Audrey Elliott Kenneth and Frances Elmes Mary Elmes Toby and Elizabeth Rosekrans David and Susan Emley Jane Emmel Paul and Laura Erano Thomas and Mary Eschen Will Eschen James and Kathleen Evans Russell and Margaret Evatt Glenn Evensen Daryl and Lynne Falke James and Barbara Feneli Mary Lou Ferchen Patti Jo Ferraro Richard Ferro Lisa Fees Tammy Fetto

Mark and Cathy Finke Timothy and Ann Marie Fisher Cindy Fitzgerald James Fitzpatrick David and Lorraine Forcier Todd and Dannilyn Foreman Eric and Jacqueline Foster Jon S. Francis Kathryn Frankiewich Joel Frater and Sharon Wallace-Frater ’01 Patty Friedl James and Annette Fritz Michael and Nancy Froome Russell ’78 and Audrey Fuller Walter and Naomi Fuller Russell and Doris Fuller Thomas and Catherine Funston Laurie Gage Glen and Christine Galitzdorfer William and Diane Gamble David and Jeannine Gambrel Mark and Michele Ganschow Janet Garrick William Garvey and Tamara Eberlein Gregory and Christine Gaulin Brian ’83 and Patricia ’82 Gawne Susan Gelatt Michael Gelfand James Georger Peter and Nancy Ghigliotti

James Gianforti Sr. Bruce and Nancy Gianni Dana Gibbens Carl and Michele Gildemeyer Kate Gillespie Laurie Gilzow Barbara Giordano Donna Girard Duane and Lynda Girdner Jennifer Golden Michael and Janine-Marie Goodwin Dr. Charles ’85 and Barbara ’85 Goshorn Fredrick Grace John and Anne Graham Darren and Rosemary Gramza Rose Gramza Marie Graziano Pamela Greco Douglas and Lorie Green John P. Gremer Kevin and Denise Griffin Hugh Griffith Lisa D. Griffith-Ashford Bobbie Grimes Remy and Carol Grossi John Guadagno Barbara Gwynn Gerald and Jeanne Gymburch John and Dolores Habes Chester and Lisa Hains Miranda B Haley Mary Hall Benjamin and Julie Hall Patricia Hall Thomas Hall William and Jane Hall Michael and Laurie Hanlon Holly Hapeman Carl Harder David Harman Nicole Hasson Michael and Elizabeth Hatton

Madelyn Haussner Robert Hayes Robert Hayward Colleen Hebing Jackie Hebing Teresa Held Kim Henahan Barbara Henderson Gerald and Denise Hernigle Margaret Herting John and Barbara Hertle Scott and Sarah Hess Jean Hewitt William and Filomena Hickin T. Hill and M. Smith Denise Hillery Rita Hinchman Robert and Marci Hochman Howard and Myrna Hochman Patricia Hofford Verna Holmes Linda Holmes Gay Honebrink Jordan S. Horowitz ’76 Dale Hotchkiss Tina and Charlie Howerter John and Lisa Howland John and Mary Hoy Lisa Hrubes Mary Huber Jodie Huber Michael and Holly Hubert Ronald Hutchins Jr. Claude Imagna Sonya Inferrara Laverne Jackson Susanne Jackson Michele Jadrich Jeff and Shirley Jaskier Stephen and Linda Jaworowski Robert and Joelle Jensen Ronald and Donna Johnson Tim Johnson Cheryl Johnson-Scotty

Daniel and Donna Johnston Shannon Johnston Robert Jones Gail Jones Victoria Jordan Robert and Deana June William and Susan Kalabanka Richard and Nancy Kalb Thomas and Anne Kaufman Charles and Freya Kaufman Cindy Kawzenuk Jim and Liz Kay Renee Keaton Gregg and Laura Kellas Krista Keller Emil and Mary Kellner Ronald Kelly Laurie Kelly Suzanne Kennedy Richard and Rita Kennedy Lisa Kenny Mark Kenyon Gene and Arlene Ketcham Michelle Kettle Joy Khoury Jennifer Kieffer Mark Kielbasa William and Leita King David Kingsley Sheila Kingston Cheri Kloepfel Lynn Knapp Carol Knapp Mike and Debbie Kocik Gerald and Patricia Kolenda Paul Kotwica Michael and Sally Ann Kovatch Richard and Mary Ellen Kowalski Mary Lou Krajnik Teresa Krempasky Hal and Cindy Kreter Cynthia Kronenberg Jim and Laura Kuhn Chris and Sandra Kulwicki Gene and Sally Kunkle Lillian Kurisko Kenneth and Jeanine Kurs Mark and Jeanne LaFountain Don and Betty Laing Richard and Lisa Lake James Lane Mary Larson Denise Laube Jim and Theresa Lawson Jim and Diana Lazarony Lorraine Le Beau Michelle Lecceardone Mark Lee John and Beth Leibrick Ann Lenzi Michael Leonard Kim Leonard Trudy Lesar Edward and Mary Lesnau


Linda J. LeVan Anthony and Ursula Lewandowski Irene Liberty Keia Hai Lim Michael and Janet Liquori Dan and Andrea ’89 Lista Joanne Littler Katherine Livecchi Michael and Heidi Loiodice Louis and Cheryl Loveless James and Laurie Lowe Marie Lowe David and Theresa Luczyski Nicholas Macaluso Tracy MacDonald Mick and Shelia Maguire Kenneth and Lori Malecki Mark Mallis Mark and Susan Maloney Kenneth and Deborah Mamon Mark and Julie Manioci Don and Pam Manktelow Jennifer Marino Mark and Donna Martin Donald Martin Tracy and Christine Martin David and Alice Martin Elizabeth Marzin Thomas and Dana Marzynski Louis A. Mastellone Corey ’91 and Susan ’06 McAtee Michael and Mary Jo McCarthy Michael McCarthy Alan McCarthy Paul and Lori McCoy Joan McDowell Dennis and Susan McKeever Renee McKissick Claudia McMurray Charles McNiff Jr. Larry and Joyce Mee Ron and Jill Meier Peter and Carol Melewski Karen Melville David Memmel Pamela Memos Michael and Maria Meola Darcy Merriman Brian and Julie Messenger John and Cathy Metzger John and Lisah Meyer Margaret Mikhail Christopher Milana Catherine Milizia Cheryl Miller Melissa Miller Peggy Miller Sharon Miller Judy Miller Tim Lexvold and Lori Mills Bradley and Molly Mitchell David and Mary Ann Mohr Louis and Joyce Molisani

Patty Monnat Theresa Montez Moran Family Jody Moraski Andrea Moreno Paul Moriarty Donald and Susan Moroni Nancy Morrissey Joseph and Linda Mrozek Melanie Mullins Ross and Debbie Mundorff Kevin and Corrine Murray Joseph and Idalene Muscarella Julie Myers Daniel Nadareski Dave and Patti Nasuti Amanda Nasuti D. and Tammy Neal Robin Needham Frank Nestle Joseph and Kathleen Neuffer Cheryl Nichols Kelly Nichols Gary Niedermeier Gary and Mary Niedermeier Jeanne D. Nielsen Barbara Niemira Joseph Nitti Larry and Judith Nock Dan Nowak Bonnie Nuccie William O’Connell Timothy O’Connor John and Kerri Ann O’Gorman Paul and Colleen Olivadoti Barbara Ordonez John and Marilyn O’Rourke Evelyn Ostrander Jamie O’Toole Dwight ’80 and Sheila Mancuso-Overmoyer Richard and Cindi Elysee Pace Joanne Palermo Angelo and Judith Palleschi Dan and Patty Palmer Casey and Becky Palmer Joseph and Connie Palmerino Richard and Kathy Paoletti Tim and Jennifer Parent Albert Parisi Jr. Anthony B. Pariso Mary Jo Park Donald Parks Anthony Parrino Deborah Patrie Carlton and Gloria Patterson Judy Pawlikowski Jerry Pazderski Kenneth and Eleanor Peake Frank and Mary Lou Peppers Mr. and Mrs. Vittorio D. Perrotta Steven and Kathy Perry

Debbie Pesa JoAnne Peters Joyce Peters Patrick and Lisa Phelan Lynn A. Phillips Suzanne Pieszak Joseph and Nancy Piraino Bob Piraino Kathleen Pittman-Jacobs Richard and Suzanne Plant Stephen and Michele Platner Deanna Plummer Chelsea Podyma James Poisella Jr. Lisa Porter Tom and Diane Power Dorothy Power Richard G. Preston Stephen Pringle Larry and Mary Pritchard Michael and Chris Pryor Dawn Putnam Alan Quackenbush Mark and Nancy Ragus Catherine Rana Kathy Ranous Terese Rastellini Michael ’78 and Christine Rausa Joseph and Deborah Reagan David and Julie Rearic Joseph and Mary Reger Clark and Linda Reid Vickie Reisdorf JoAnne Reitter Mark Reulbach Slawka Rewilak-Chomik Betty Reynolds De Cora Rosemarie Richards ’87 Jennifer Richards James and Joanne Rinella John and Georgia Ritchie Carol Ritchie

Richard and Magdalena Roberts Tom and Barb Robertson Jeanne Robillard Carl Robinson Lawrence Rockefeller Daniel Rogers Mark and Caroline Rohlin Christine Romal Eileen Rose Howard and Cindy Roselle Irving and Orpha Rosenbarker Richard and Paula Ross Frederic and Sandra Ross Carol Rossi Elizabeth Rounds Douglas P. Rowe ’80 Jorge and Mirta Russo Thomas Ryan Natalie Sachman Kathleen Sampogna Sara Sanders Gloria Santana Michael and Laurie Santillo Marian Sarzyniak William and Christina Savino Richard and Maria Savona William Schaeffler David and Ada Scharf Patrick and Abbey Scharf Marie Schicker James Schmeer Terri Schmieg Howard Schneider Jay Schneider Frank and MaryLee Schoeneman William and Mary Schoff Ken and Doris Schraeder John and Pamela Schrimmel Timothy and Ann Schroeder

Robert and Lori Schultz Allen Schuster Stephen and Judith Schwartz Deborah Schwertfeger Steve and Tina Scrivani Patrick and Amy Seaman Tracy Selbert Linda Sementelli Catherine Sepulveda Luis and Milagros Serrano William Seyboth Brian and Sandra Shattuck Thomas and Nancy Shine Kathleen Shive Carol Shock Kyle and Paula Shultes Eleanor Shultz Tom and Diane Simon August and Melanie Simon Jackie Sitter Gail Skalka Scott Sklar Donald and Marcia Slocum Lawrence P. Smith Cynthia Smith Michael Smith Dan and Jean Smith J. Raymond and Joyce Smith Ben Sparacino Angie Sparacino Michael and Martha Spoont Deborah Spraker Lyn Rosen Springut Greg and Jodie Stahl Ellen Stanavitch Sally Stapley Lillian M. Starna Maureen Stathis Mary Staudenmayer John and Becky Steedle Thomas Steen Jr. Pamela Stephens-Jackson Stanley and Eva Stephenson

Stephen and Joan Bajko Michael Ball and Janet Tuohy Chris and Sue Ellen Ball Sally J. Ball Mr. and Mrs. James Bannister Jayne Park Baritell Barry and Nancy Barklund Rochelle Batterson Carol Beers Robert Bermudes Jr. Anthony Biney-Amissah Rosemary Birardi Mike Blatto Peggy Bonzerato Judy Boritz Robert and Diane Boyd

Sandra Boyko Jill Brauss Sean Brennan James and Mary Brennan John and Kathy Brewer Troy Bridges Harold and Ann Broadhurst Bob and Amy Broddus James and Cheryl Brown C. William Brown Mark Brumbaugh Gary and Lana Brumbaugh Julie Buccieri James and Kathy Buck Kevin Buckley Andrew Burke Thomas Burke Art Burns

Friends Marijana Ababovic Merritt W. Ackles Lew Adams Gary Adams Pamela Allen Robert and Anne Allen Arthur and Mary Alvut Diane Amundson Carrie Andrews Anonymous (2) Carol Antes Mike Antonacci Margaret Armer Gail Attaldo David Attaldo David Austin Betty Avolin Barbara Babiarz


Jason Stephkovitch Richard and Mary Stetz Edward and Eileen Stieve James and Irene Story Clara Street Jim and Jennie Streicher RoxsAnn Strembenis Ansley Suarez Kimberly Sudyn Mary Swan Vincent and Teri Theofield Mary Thomas Coleen Tomson Richard Tilley Gail Tipton Allan Tokarz Mary Tomczak Steven and Lisa Tompkins Sabrin Towner Debra Tracy Robert and Sue ’84 Trowbridge Gordon and Penny Truax Elizabeth Trugman James and Julia Truono Sharon Tuckey Patricia Turchan Valerie M. Turner Joseph and Delia Tychostup Mark and Carol S. ’79 Urbaitis Paul and Sharon VanBenthem Ranolfo Ventillo Douglas and Connie Verbridge David Vice Donald and Ann Vogan Stephen and Lori Vosburgh Steve and Deb Wagner Paul Wagner Shirley Wagner Jeffrey and Terry Waite Alisa Walker Linda Wall

Elisa and Tom Wallace Karen Wallenburg Gloria Walsh Howard Walter Joan Warda Karen Waters Michael Weakley Margaret West Ronnie and Jacqueline Westfall Robert and Sharon Wetzel Andrea Wheatley Lorraine Wheeler Melody Wiggins Patricia Wilcox Ron and Barb Winter Raymond E. Winthrop Dwayne and Sharon Wisbey David and Paula Hill Stephen and Susan Wolak Julie Wolf Greg and Ellen Wolf Joseph C. ’85 and Marilyn Wolniewicz Daniel and Marie Wuethrich Jean Yates Janice Zaengle Marilyn Zaengle Hafiza Zagorica Mary Ann Zartman Mary Ann Zawier Raymond and Janis Zelko Mickey Zelko Donald Zenns & Debra Carlson Patricia Zerah Robert and Catherine Zimmerman Stuart and Jeanette Zuckerman Richard and Suann Zurlo Eva Zweifler

James Burton Richard and Mary Busse Ann E. Butler Ralph and Margaret Byrd Brendan Byrnes Annette Calvaruso Donald and Jeanann Canestrari Kim Caputo Sara A. Cardillo Bill and Cathy Casey Rocco Casullo Anne M. Cavuto Barbara Chandler William and Nancy Chase Brandon Cheeseman Patrick and Mary Chella Kelly Christie Marilyn Clark Anne G. Cloutier Jacob and Francesca Cohen Brian Cole Franklin and Christine Coleman Stephanie Coles Robert and Flor Colon Jeff and Deb Colvin Vince Condello Natalie Conn Mike and Polly Conn Gary and Eleanor Cook Joel P. Craddock Diana Craddock Nicole Cring Timothy Cripe Jacqueline Cronin John and Jane Daly

Cheryl Ebert Jack and Sandra Elias Brad Elliott Kenneth and Lucy Esposito David Fahrer Martha Fahrer Kathryn Fallon Joyce Faria Rosemary Fatcheric Mark and Lisa Fenton Anthony and Bernadette Ferrara David Ferry Corinne E. Eield Roger and Marcia Fisher Jeff Fletcher Bee Fogan Rafael Fondeur Mark and Jeanmarie Foreman E.H. Foreman Gerald and Jean Foster Melissa Dorfman France Don and Jody Frisbee Richard Fuierer Craig Fuqua Douglas and Karen Galli Clarissa Gallup Claudia Gargana Gregg and Margaret Gates Warren Gawve William and Dolce Gee Ann Getz Maryellen Giese Jean Gillespie David Gipner Donna Gipner Tammy Giunta John and Dana Glasser Robert Glerum Carol Godsave Judith Goldstein Gina Gonick Patricia Good George Gorski Pamela Greco Don and Heidi Green Shawn and Amy Griffin Don and Margaret Gross Kathryn Groth John Guarrera Paul Gulde Mary Gundel Al and Helene Gupp Ramona Haflin Shawn Halquist James and Dorothea Hanly Holly Hapeman Sandra Hare Bob Hastings Linda Hathaway

Mary D’Angelo Sandy Wilson Nancy Dawson Debra De Joseph Joseph and Margaret De Lorenzo Roger De Mott Catherine Dean Rachael Deely David Delisle John and Ann Dellaquila Denise Delucas Mary Dennstedt Warren and Mary Beth Denny John and Marjorie Derrick Teresina DeSalvo Thomas DeSantis John and Connie DiDomenico Bruce and Linda Didsbury Laurie Diehl Mehmet Dilek Debbie DiMicheli John Hackman and Diane Dimitroff Denny Donovan George and Janice Dorgan Dean Douglass Alexa Downey Michael and Karen Dugan Linda Dumond John Dunne Ann Durant Brigitte Duschen William Dykes Henry and Shelley Earle


Peter and Peggy Sue Heister Kathleen Helfand Elmer and Carol Henretta Randall and Nancy Herko Margaret Herting Craig and Karen Heston Wolcott T. Hinchey Friedrich and Anna Hirsch David and Gwendolyn Hoffberg Fred and Audrey Hoffman Fred and Rose Holbrook Tribly Hotaling Lorraine Howerter Terri Hughes Stephen and Patricia Hughes Marc and Ann Iacona Family Anne Ireland Will and Lois (Niland) Irwin Evelyn Jansen Claus and Diane Janzen Belinda Jenkins Michael Johnson Kathleen Johnson Larry Josbeno Andrew and Sandra Kaldor James Kalenderian Mary Kasaraneni Hayyim Joseph Kassorla Rita Kearney Thomas and Karen Keil Dennis and Carola Kenney Robert and Meghan King John and Deborah Kinzly Barbara Klein Jacob Kluger Robert and Kathleen Knechtel Michael and Mary Kostiw E. Frances Kowalik Ann Kraatz Hillary Krieger Tim and Debbie Krohl Rosemary Ksiazek Melinda Kuhn Bob Kuret Mary Laing Deanna Langer Jamie LaPierre Roland and Pat Lascari Richard Lasky and Jane Wagner Bradley C. LaSorte DDS C. Bruce and Sue Lawrence Robert Lawson John Lee Joan Legge Francis and Claire Lemay Richard and Christine Lena James Leone

Josephine Leone Nancy Lewandowski Henry and Anne Linek Jacques and Dawn Lipson Thomas Loce Erin Logan John and Loretta Long Reginald Long Esq. Mary Ann Loomis Marilyn Lowden David Lybarger Bernard and Jane Lynch Donald and Jennifer MacIntyre John and Lisa Macleod Mim and Pip Maguire Ron Malcolm Mariah Maloney George Maloney Arie Mans John and Rosemary Maracle Tammy Marcone Julia Firks Markusen Linda Martin John and Margie Martin David and Helen Mathes Kathleen Mazur Lisa Mazzeo Mike McCrobie Pat and Kansas McDonald Bob and Carol McFadden Bridget McGinnity Donald and Elizabeth McGlynn James and Taryn McGrann Christina Meissel RN Richard and Rita Mekelburg Nick Meola Martin Michie Neil and Kathy Milliken Cornelius and Jean Milliken Kent Miner Bradley and Molly Mitchell Helen K. Moore Sarah Moore Dian Moran Maria-Lais Morgan Jennifer Morse Gina Moseson Miriam Muller Lisa Murphy Nancy Murray Terrence and Dorothy Murray Mike Murray Robert Muscarella Paul and Janice Nalette Robert and Dorothy Nellis Frank Nestle David Newman and Annie Crane Sona Nocera Robert and Cynthia Norris David and Eileen Nowak J.W. and G.S. Nystrom

Stephen Rosini F.D. Ross Kevin and Gwynetta Rossi Liliana G. Rossi George and Maureen Rotondo Lillian Rowell Jocelyn G. Rowley David and Gail Rowley Beverly Runions Natalie Sachman Aroonsiri Sangarlangkarn Frank and Antoinette Sapienza John and Betty Sapienza Louis and Carmella Scala Jeff and Ann Scheetz J. Noel and Grace Costich Schlageter William and Jean Schlageter William Schmitz John and Susan Schober Gayle Schulte Dave Searles Marilyn Secord Roland and Eileen Senecal William Seyboth Bill and Ivette Shaheen Bernadette Shaheen John Shaheen Peter and Kristen Sharpe Adam Sheiner Sandra Shields Harry and Deanna Shifton Robert Silvestro Helen Simpson Angela Sinacore David and Jane Sloan Kathy Smith Kurt Smith Derek Smith

Daniel O’Brian Kevin and Susan O’Brien Chris O’Connor Patrick O’Connor Thomas O’Connor Chris and Judy O’Donell Edward Patrick and Nancy Ellen O’Gorman Charles and Jodi Olosky Magda Olsen Stacey Orriss Anne O’Toole Gina Paris Nathan Park Donald Parks Gwen Parks Russell and Nancy Parsons Prudence K. Pecorella Michele Pedrotti G. G. Pendas Jr. Mary Penksa Louis Pettinelli Jr. Lynn A. Phillips John Picuri Patricia Pietropaolo Robert Piniewski Cherlynn Piniewski Kenneth and Anna Pink Robert and Eileen Piraino Jan and Denise Pisanczyn Kathleen Pittman-Jacobs William and Frieda Pizer David Podell Robert and Yvonne Pohlman Anthony Pollack Thomas and Susan Powell Sarah Power Nancy Power David Principino Peter and Karen Psaledas Lisa Quincey David Rakov David Ramirez Charles and Mary Randisi Bradley Reed Mary Reynolds Brenda Rhodes Bob and Mary Rice Ryan Rice Cassandra Rich Kim Richards Teresa Richards Paul and Ruby Richardson Joseph and Joan Riley Jason Rinoldo Chad T. Robacker Beverly Roche Don and Karen Rocker Tracy Rodrigues Hildegarde Romeo Howard and Julie Rosenbaum


Michael and Suzanne Sodoma Pasquale and Lena Soricone Mike and Phyllis Sorrentino Thomas and Teresa Sorrentino Robert Southworth Roger and Margaret Sprague Robert and Eleanor Spreer Rick and Karen Spurr Marion Stanislaw Edward and Lillie Stephens Brian Stewart Robert and Lynn Stockmaster Peter and Laurie Stoddard Sid Strasenburgh Kelly Striefler Steven and Gayle Stripling Dennis Stuart Bernard and Marylyn Sullivan Robert Sullivan David Sutherland Mary Tachco Virginia Taft Linda Tague Michael J. Talluto Joanne Tandler John Tassone Robert and Mary Teske Maxwell Thaney DDS Felicia Therrien James and Antonia Therrien Victor E. Thomas Lynn Thompson Angela Thompson Raymond Tilley Robert Tilley Robert Tobey Daniel Tobin Tim Toomey

Melissa Tota Debra Tracy Glenn and Patricia Tracy Mildred Traver Vincent Trichilo Jr. John and Julie Trimble Gina Trombetto Scott Turner and Mary Worboys-Turner Ellen Usher Jeremey Van Fleet Ronnie and Ellen Vanatta

Gordon Whitaker Joan White David Wiedemer Bonnie Wiedemer Madaline Wilcove Shannon Wilder Colleen Wilder Debbie Willson Donna Wisnieski Suzanne Wood Joe and Elisabeth Wood Scott and Ellen Woodard

Winifred and Dean Vaughn James and Colleen Vogan Scott and Kim Vogt Paul and Margaret Wachob Michael * and Patricia Walker Francis Wallace Tom and Ellen Walsh Alyson Ward Jane Warda Jean Webster John and Chris Welch Anne West

Peggy Woods Smith Wyckoff and Allison Pruitt Kyra Yon Joseph Zaengle Jaime Ziegler Alice T. Zoyhofski * deceased

Corporations, Foundations and Other Organizations 3M Foundation A Different Path Gallery Abbott Laboratories Fund ABVI Goodwill Adore Hair Studio Advantage Sport & Fitness Inc. Agape Physical Therapy Services PC AIG Matching Grants Program Albright-Knox Art Gallery Alesco Advisors LLC Alpha Phi Omega-Iota Omega Chapter Altria Group Inc. AP Professionals of Rochester LLC Apogee Telecom Inc. Arigato Restaurant The Art Store Ashley McGraw Architects Austin & Company Inc. Auto Zone AXA Foundation B. Giambrone & Company Inc. Bank of America Matching Gift Program Barnes & Noble College Booksellers Inc. Bergmann Associates Inc. Bill Gray’s Restaurant Bittersweet The Boardwalk Inn Bristol Myers Squibb Brockport Artists Guild Brockport Auxiliary Service Corporation Brockport Student Government Brockport Teachers Association Department of Biology – The College at Brockport Department of Business Administration and Economics – The College at Brockport

School of The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences – The College at Brockport Buffalo Historical Society Burchfield Penney Art Center The Byrne Foundation Inc. Calzonies Camp Abilities Century Liquor and Wines Chili Youth Baseball Inc. Christ Episcopal Church The CIGNA Matching Gifts Program Circle of Friends Pet Grooming CNY Thunder Baseball Cody Wrestling LLC Collegiate Golf Alliance Confer Plastics Inc. Cooley Group Inc. Cooperstown Optical LLC Corning Incorporated Foundation

Department of Communication – The College at Brockport Department of Modern Languages and Cultures – The College at Brockport Division of Advancement – The College at Brockport Library, Information & Technology Services – The College at Brockport Lion’s Club – The College at Brockport Men’s Rugby Club – The College at Brockport Office of International Education – The College at Brockport Office of Recreational Services – The College at Brockport Office of Residential Life – The College at Brockport Office for Students with Disabilities – The College at Brockport


Country Treasures Crosby-Brownlie Inc. Dance Rochester LTD The Donald F. and Maxine B. Davison Foundation The Deep End Swim & Sportswear LLC DeJoy, Knauf & Blood LLP Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation Dr. Tom Optometry Educational Testing Service EFP Rotenberg LLP Eli Lilly and Company Foundation Empire Nationals Wrestling Club Entre Computer Services Envisuarge LLC Erie Codgers ExxonMobil Foundation Family Video Movie Club Inc. Fast Buck Fanny’s

Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund First Bible Baptist Church FM Office Products Fountain of Youth Organics Frontier Glass Inc. Garden Club of Brockport Garland House GE Foundation George Eastman House The Edward & Verna Gerbic Family Foundation Grainger Matching Charitable Gifts Program Grandpa Sam’s Italian Kitchen Hairport Harris Foundation Heritage Packaging Holley Central Baseball Honeywell International Charity Matching Hospital League/1199 SEIU Training and Upgrading Fund HR Works Inc. HSBC Matching Gift Program Hyatt’s Art Store Judith P. and Willard W. Hunter Charitable Fund IBM Corporation Image City Photography Gallery Invisible Fence of the Finger Lakes, Midstate and Syracuse J-B Sportswear of Caledonia Inc. Jack Spates Oklahoma Gold Wrestling Camp JADD Management LLC Java Junction The Jewish Community Foundation of Central New York Jimmy Z’s Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Johnston Paper Company The Kakaty Group “TKG” Kendall Hunt Publishing Company Key Bank Kiehl’s King & King Architects LLP Kirby’s Farm Market Konstantin D. Frank & Sons Vinifera Wine Cellars KPMG LLP KPMG Peat Marwick Foundation Kraft Matching Gifts Program LaBella Associates PC The Landing at Brockport Landsman Development Corporation

Northern High School The Notable Corporation NYS Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association Paris Kirwan Associates Inc. Pepsi Beverages Company Pink Armadillo Inc. Presbytery of Genesee Valley Inc. Presentation Concepts Corporation QSP Inc. The Red Bird Café Renzi Robinson & Gordon CPAs PC Rochester Area Community Foundation Rochester Ceramics Rochester Lead Works Inc. Rochester Precision Optics Rochester Teachers Association Rochester Theatre Management Inc. Salon 88 Sam’s Diner Kilian J. & Caroline F. Schmitt Foundation Inc. Schwab Charitable Fund Seaward Candies Seneca Foods Foundation Seneca Park Zoo Seymour Library Staples Star Salon Strategic Security Concepts Inc. Sysco Food Services, Syracuse Alvin F. and Ruth K. Thiem Foundation

LeChase Construction Lewis Collison LLC Liberty Mutual Lift Bridge Book Shop Livingston Country Club Lombardo Funeral Home Lumiere Photo Lunch Restaurant M&T Bank The M&T Charitable Foundation M/E Engineering PC Macy’s Foundation Mahan Discount Liquor & Wine Inc. Main Street Pizza Brockport Mansfield Commercial Real Estate Inc. Mark’s Pizzeria Marvin Mozzeroni’s McDonalds The Medical Office Assistant LLC Mengel Metzger Barr & Company LLP Merck and Company Inc. Sanford and Jill Miller Charitable Gift Fund Monroe’s Restaurant Motorola Foundation Museum of Natural History Myriad Restaurant Group Friends of Charlie Nesbitt Network For Good Next Generation Vending and Food Services Inc. Next Step Publishing Inc. Nixon Peabody LLP


Timber Ridge Golf Club Time Warner Tompkins Charitable Gift Fund Tompkins Financial Advisors Top of the Lamp Inc. Toshiba Business Solutions Transitions Optical Team at Euro RSCG Worldwide PR Transitions Optical Inc. Turner International Tyco Electronics Matching Gift Program UBS Matching Gift Program UltraMobile Imaging Inc. The United Group United Way of Central New York United Way of Greater Rochester Inc. Verizon Foundation Visual Studies Workshop Walk Bike Brockport Action Group Wegmans Welker Property Management Inc. Wells Fargo Community Support Wells Fargo Foundation Educational Matching Gift Program Western Monroe Historical Society WHEC TV-10 LLC Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP Xerox Foundation XL Global Services Inc. Yale Internal Medicine, Med/Peds and Primary Care The Zeller Corporation Foundation

Alumni by Class Dollars raised reflect all giving from the class highlighted. Participation includes all donors. The names listed below have contributed $50 or more.


$175 Raised 33% Participation Betty Delano Vary Bernadine Beyer Whalen


$160 Raised 9% Participation Betty Bolger Castelein Margaret Johnston Klomp


$425 Raised 11% Participation Sylvia Shayler Lewis-Snow Barbara Newell Shamp


$540 Raised 12% Participation Raymond Berruti


$180 Raised 21% Participation M. Louise Kelley Lee June Range Rusho


$300 Raised 18% Participation Betty M. Chapman Ella Camp Middleton Ruth M. Schuchart Josephine Wallin


$360 Raised 35% Participation Charlie Chase Ann Barranco D’Aurelio MaryJean Bauer Howe Mildred Brewer Van Hoover


$575 Raised 19% Participation Bernice Knauss Cobbett Dorothy Burghdurf Lux Anthony Moshano Betty Michielsen Pensgen Ann Miller Rasbeck Eleanor Ide Rosborough


$430 Raised 15% Participation Lawrence A. Cappiello Susan Villareale D’Aurizio Helen Field Johnson Gwen Jerman Jost June Leggett Moshano


$1,936 Raised 23% Participation Anonymous William H. Cobbett Irene Grandits D’Agostino James De Rosa Donald R. Everhart Elton H. Fairbank Charles R. Fiegl John L. House Jean Engel Ingalls E. Kenneth James Walter J. Kennedy William Margolies Len Stirling Diane Hopkins Van Deventer Nicholas A. Verzella


$9,538 Raised 26% Participation Wilma Davis Anderson Bruce Bibby Anna Harvey Cassaday Joseph G. Doser * Jean Scheuerle Eschner Dee Sterritt Everhart Joan Butmore Freitas Florence Becker Kaplan Corinne Lynch-Smith Richard Manganel Robert T. Norton * Joan M. Pfeifer Elaine McCaffrey Pugliese Shirley Kreutter Stellhorn H. Keith Stott Lydia C. Thering Donald L. Thompson E. Gordon Van Buren Margaret Veith Wicks


$3,030 Raised 19% Participation Lawrence and Stasia Arcarese Patrick R. Damore David E. Day Evelyn D’Aurizio Del Rosso

Dolores Ribas Douglass Norma Murray Emmerson Bessie Gumas Fletcher Archie E. Freitas Ruth Petersen Hilfiker Barbara Geise Holmes Raymond * and Nancy Griffing Jayne Eugene J. Kamrass Eugene C. Kolacki James A. MacTavish Louis Marcantonio Inga-Britt Lindholm McCue Betty-Jane Tillotson Nasca Arline Brauss Nichols Francis Scalise LeRoy E. Welkley


$7,448 Raised 23% Participation Edward * and Jeanette D’Agostino Banker Patricia Dolan Behn Shirley Cassard Bishop Catherine Pillitteri Catalino Lucille Faro Clark Joyce Harper Dahrsnin John De Felice Jerry and Nancy Dunn Jacqueline Holt Egger A. John Fiorino Mary Vanni Goldfein Mary Peer Hastings Warren R. Heiligman * Barbara Stanton Hillis Gerald Keating Ace Ketcham Donna O’Hern Maytham John F. McCaffrey Stanley Nichols Eugene and Mary Orbaker Arletta Griffen Porrazzo Marcia Kaufman Rosenfeld Paul W. Sarbou Melvin Smagorinsky Barbara J. Stevens Thomas R. Taber Shirley Smith Wikiera Lawrence D. Wilson


$9,740 Raised 25% Participation Joan Clark Aceto Estelle Y. Baker Lyman Beans’ Bement Bill Brand


Joan Taylor Carnie John H. Carpenter Ronald A. Clark Harryette Scott Eaton Jack Gagen H. James Gauvreau Dolores Donnie’ Woodward Kamrass Christine Gioseffi Mazzarella Jack Mazzarella Harold W. Nash EdD Lorraine Porter Nash David A. Pask Delores Davis Power George * and Rosa Rich Donald C. Shannon Jack and Carol Smith Shirley Vaisey Topel


$2,500 Raised 21% Participation Richard F. Cavallaro Garnet Cox Joseph J. Del Rosso Carol Curtis Hobbs

Daniel P. Kolesar Anthony Link Marilyn Gaylord Link Jane Franc Lory Peter Madsen Roberta Yackel Miller John Nelson Hugh Nicol Mary Ann Abele O’Brien Barbara Staffen Owen Robert J. Robine Helen Fabi Smagorinsky Chuck Williams


$1,713 Raised 16% Participation Rudolph Aceto Jean Cooper Adams Ronald F. Broadbent Jean Hall Tuttle Coon Maryann Bova Ellis Peter Hinchey Wilma Lang Hively Nancy L. Lehrer Dorothy Faas Rockwell Jack Shafer

James D. Sudore Ginger Waterman Van Der Meid Morton Wexler Arthur Winiecki Mabel Joy Bell Zang


$4,977 Raised 19% Participation Constance Galloway Anderson Robert Arlington Jack Bansbach Betty A. Bartkowiak Walter E. Cain Beverly Camp Virgil J. DeSimone Jacqueline Blake Harten John J. Harten Jean Monacelli Hefke Warren and Mary Ann Hewes James R. Jubilee Melvyn Maas Marilyn Kingsley Madsen Glen “Muggsy” McGinnis Gary J. Miller Donald E. O’Brien Daniel and Margaret Robinson Preska Patsy Dewey Shafer Ira Sweet Erna Icken Wedemeyer Diana Milano Wexler

Lucille Long Witte Al Zivitz


$43,703 Raised 16% Participation Joseph A. Borrosh David H. Byron James B. Coe Harold Diamond Eleanor Alexander Drake Bob Driscoll * Marshall Garypie Donald F. Hachten Harold H. Hefke Ann Schuiten Hiemenz Vira Hladun-Goldmann Bill Nicholson Therese I. O’Brien Margaret Dobbertin Paris A. Calvin Peterson Jack Syage Nancy Vankouwenberg Syage Richard Tom


$5,206 Raised 16% Participation Marcia Baker Demperio Joseph and Beth Bellanca Dale R. Blissett Donald A. Condello Fran Connors Alberta Smith Dick

Sheila Gissin Weinbach Jane Wittenberg Kramer Peter J. Luciano Kenneth Lunderman George E. Mancuso Norman F. Marten John and S. Jean Boyd McKay Judith Zilker Montanaro Samuel Montanaro David O’Keefe Barbara Baker Quinn Barbara Holmes Schnitzer Matthew R. Schnur Elizabeth Crosby Stull Jane Church Titterson Judith Stoneham Wadsworth


$1,590 Raised 18% Participation Betty Henderson Bohrer Donald E. Bulmer Monna Madge Carter Dolores Griffin Condrat Marvin T. Duryea Bill and Doris Hunter John P. King Norman C. Law Dr. John Lemcke Beryl Hinds Schmid Pinky Smith Tiebout Kathryn Crosby Waible Frank J. Wilhelm Britton D. Wood


$36,779 Raised 19% Participation Patricia Ellis Baker Nance Bleekman Baranowski Jean Carney Bassage Lyle R. Bassage Alfred H. Blau George and Carol Vancise Bott Andrew T. Caruso James S. Denio Judith Wade Denio Richard B. Dykeman Marilyn Redinger Flemming Gus E. Galliford Thomas Ganley Judith Rossiter Hellam Judy Heron William Heyen Carol E. Hutchins Mary Cosgrove Ingersoll Art Lemery Elaine Leshnower Anne Kolibersky Linkner Bill Linkner Roy J. Maratta Charlene Tabone Marten Patricia Sabatine Muscarella Nancy Snelling Putnam Salvatore P. Salorenzo


Donald J. Santini Ray and Guylene Scharf Kathryn Wethey Schnur Jane Winkley Schultz Lorraine DiTullio Sparks


$7,971 Raised 21% Participation Richard Adriance Richard and Jill Brauss Bette Brunish Linda LeRoy Chin Joyce Lander Clauss Richard F. Coronato Paul D. Craddock Elmer J. Cuthbertson Adrienne C. Daniels Theresa Tanzosh DeFazio Harry D. Doty Mary Alice Edson Philip A. Fedele Sharon Hedrick-Ash Hannelore Greiner Heyen Martin J. Hoctor Mary Hopsicker Carryl Bennett Howell Janet McMaster Hughes Richard W. Knab Glorianne Parnell Mather James W. McAdam Dorothy Danelorich Nyszczy Lou Pennella Jim Rindfuss Pat Gilroy Rindfuss Paula Hartley Robinson Patricia Muisiner Rose William and Sharon Sanford Janet Card Schneider William M. Setek, Jr. Joann Smith Judy Saunders Thomas June Jones Thompson Jacquelyn Trobia Faith Holloway Weldon Jeanette Baron Williamson William H. Zimmerli


$33,467 Raised 12% Participation Anonymous Peter L. Arras Elaine Gray Beetow Nelson H. Beetow Richard Boardman Idelle Fowler Bowles Walter F. Brautigan Lucille Schroeder Cannata Charlotte Nicosia Coronato Thomas C. Diederich Carol Szuba Duffin Ike Eichhorn Richard J. Faro Catherine Torriere Gorman

Donald H. Greene Edward Kropp Chet Lukaszewski Myrna McNaboe W. Jack Palombella Carolyn Brigham Pyskaty Michael D. Rapalje Robert J. Rondina Diane Langworthy Santora Adelaide Ratigan Setek Jean Balcom Skop


$5,103 Raised 15% Participation Anonymous Ralph Bell Thomas L. Cowan Jim Cunningham Kathryn Covert Dey Bonnie Becker Dunham Sandi Forno Eichhorn Dennis A. Farace Margaret Whitcomb Goodhue Bonnie C. Kane Hank Kasven Charles E. Kennerson Carol Lovenguth James E. McNally Mary Merle David A. Ockerman Don H. Osborn Michael Pavlovich Joseph B. Perine Rorry Gurrieri Romeo Joyce Frederico Rothfuss William Santora Patricia Detar Scanlon Becky J. Smith Gary L. Stevens Harold P. Thompson Kay Van Nostrand Marolyn Piersma Wilson Dennis A. Woodard


$4,421 Raised 16% Participation Stephen Beaulieu William Beck George Borsuk John and Marsha Castiglione Dorothy Roll Criscuolo William W. Deyle James Dugan Jean J. Ellis Paul J. Faber Harlow and Judy Fisher Jan Guthinger Gallucci Josephine Gangemi Carl E. Glenister Joanne Cancilla Harwood Diana Rech Hertweck William G. Hertweck Karen Morris Jones

Barbara Kirk Kennerson Susan Palovich Lawley Lois M. Ludwig Isabelle Collins Lupisella Bernice Mathis Mahar Daniel J. Mahoney Jean Salerno Meisenzahl Barbara Koch Noble Steven Oliver Carol Brown Pendergast David R. Pendergast Donna Quartaro Ruth Underhill Rigerman Ray Samson Robert F. Sepe Richard B. Skelton Patricia Kunkle Tosi John R. Updyke Robert D. Utter Donald A. Walzer Carl D. Wheat Marybeth Sheldon Wilson


$6,723 Raised 13% Participation Mary Meyer Anderson R. Hokey Anderson Stephen J. Bender Jeffrey H. Conklin Maureen Ward Cunningham Patricia A. Desmond Sally Pratt Farace Gordon Fox Don Hagreen J. David Heintz, Jr. Claire Kniffen Hewitt Thomas L. La Duke Steve Linderman David J. Lipani Judy Buchholz Loughlin William McGuire Teresa Munkert McGuire Mary Ann Milak-Young Henry J. Peris Sharon Mooney Peris Jill M. Rakov Bud Rose Susan Chasin Ross Patrick H. Ross Ronald K. Rucker Maryann Sacher Carl J. Savalli Irene M. Shea Ralph Shepardson Karen Goodwin Sodoma Herb Trimmer Joyce Carpenter Wahlig Richard Zusman


$10,722 Raised 13% Participation John D. Alessi Katherine Davin Alessi Bette P. Bailey Linda Harrington Beaulieu

Jonathan and Nancy Bell Valerie Benzing and Linda Martin Joseph F. Carothers Alfred G. Chandler Molly Barnum Cigal Had Coughlin Sandy Cutter John H. Epke Susan Strack Farley Steven W. Fisher John and Donna Izzo Cheryl March Kohut Fred Kohut James P. Kraus Susan Kwas Maloney Joe Maresco Maryann Keating Maresco Lee A. Morgan Howard A. Newman Kathleen Burns O’Connell Linda M. O’Leary Mary Boothby Pollins Anne M. Ray Mark Relyea Dominic Rossi Martha Machuga Serio Paul A. Setter Thomas Slocum Ronald L. Sodoma Patricia Seybolt Stevenson Jacqueline Kahres Taft John Peter Van Geem Gary Westerfield


$9,335 Raised 10% Participation Lee Cainaru Anderson Karen Cabic Brucie Ruth Brooks Chaffee Jane E. Clark Elaine Mack Cook Frank P. Corso David G. Daniels Charlie Dean Anthony DiCioccio Marjorie J. Ebersole Alice Reiss Fisher Margaret Fess Fox Elfredia DeFelice Frick Barry P. Gelman Robert W. Gill Alice Burcyk Gosse Larry Janicki Linda Metherell Knab C. Richard LaRose Joan Brogan Lindsey Lawrence T. Lutz Sandra Frank Mehlenbacher Larry Mosher James B. Neider Kenneth Pettapiece Valerie Eberhardt Pettapiece Hugh L. Ratigan Norma Townsend Ratigan Christine V. Rider

Gary Skoog James H. Smith Donald F. Staffo Lynn G. Steltmann Vernon D. Stevens Mary Lou Toglia Janet Vossler Vargo Mary Eldred Way Aimee New Won A. Howard Young Ronni Zudiker Zusman


$10,931 Raised 9% Participation Anonymous (3) PR Barres Carol Ruzicka Bartholomew David Bartholomew Jean Raschiatore Berry Bonnie Heffer Birkahn Gary J. Birkahn Shirley E. Bowen Bill Brooks Marietta Vaccaro Brownlie Terry Thompson Carbone William B. Christina Valerie Miller Cloud Terrance H. Dingee James C. Fallon William G. Fuhrman Richard J. Gaughan Susan J. Gavron Robert J. Gleason Doreen Ritterbandt Goffe Jean F. Gravelle Larry Gross Annie Shure Guenther Ronald D. Hubbard Sharon A. Mac Crea Joseph A. Marafino Nancy Beatty Marino Robert J. Marino Michael A. McKenna Earl Mehlenbacher Susan Coburn Moran Donald F. Murray Stephen E. Nash Ronald A. Parmele Rose Marie Paone Parmele Richard N. Piller Gary I. Quartararo Valerie Angevine Relyea Thomas R. Schmidt Jim Scott Dan Senkowski John Sheehan Cindy Bentley Shepardson Richard P. Sommer Randy and Bonnie Sweeting D. Gregory Van Dussen Jacqueline Hinds Van Dussen Jerry S. Welcher Nancy White Welcher



$4,637 Raised 7% Participation Robert P. Alexander Janet W. Beck Louis Betstadt Kenneth P. Bonczyk Thomas J. Buntich Fred J. Carbone Linda L. Davis Linda J. D’Onofrio Sharon A. Gaiptman Kathleen Heuseveldt Groves Gary L. Johnson James R. Kelly Rhonda J. Laskoski Thomas J. Levanduski Helena Mitchell Lindsey Christa Koschel Lutz Nicholas H. Maragus Marjorie Barlow Martin John J. Mazur David L. Miller Jake Minger Yoano N. NiiLampti Robert D. Olczak Nancy Westcott Oshier Dom Palmo Charles P. Parker Stephen J. Percassi Cynthia Schiminske Prentice Terry L. Rich Sidney A. Sall Mary A. Scarborough Michael Schaffer Emily Borck Schwab Wilma L. Sickels Allan Silverman Ellen M. Simkulet Beverly Delfs Smith Bob Zichittella


$7,289 Raised 8% Participation Anonymous Vincent T. Bonetti

Patricia A. Brown Barbara B. Chandler Samuel Dance John De Baun Mendal W. Dick Michael J. Driscoll Wendy L. Duignan James M. Eddy Lisa W. Fox Ralph A. Gestwicki Gerald A. Gregg Lynne Long Hammel Jeffrey R. Harper Dennis J. Jarvis Leah Pantalone Johnson Arlene Axtell Kamman Valerie Sommers Kayser Ronald P. LaDuke Howard P. Lafave A. Vincent Mazzie Christopher Meagher Gary and Wendy Mervis Frank Milano Peggy Kalke Milano AJ Monacelli Patricia Murray Stephanie Olsen Michael J. Oshier William Reeves, Jr. Thomas Ricci, Jr. Thea Detschner Russell Bill Santoro Dixie Schaedel Ralph Shortell John W. Smeaton Patricia Spano Smeaton Kathleen Smith Susan Muranyi Stark J L Stoutenburgh Jim Sutton Carl Wahlstrom Kathleen Williams-Ging Sandra Bolton Willmott Maureen Faoro Wisniewski William E. Wormsley Nancy Yule Gail Eberhardt Zichittella


$6,875 Raised 5% Participation Anonymous Cheryl Avenel-Navara John T. Bandy Nancy J. Beckwith John E. Benjamin Bob Bennett Charles Bergener Linda Mackwirth Betstadt Irene Abramowski Borchers Stuart Bowns Robert Conrad Sara Lemmler Cook Amy Dodd Crowe Robert Dobberstein Stuart D. Eddy Andrea Giuffre Jean Bloomquist Goulet Angelo N. Grandelli Terrence M. Hooper Susan Soccio Jones Thomas H. King Cheryl Kremnitz Kovel Alain F. Maca Kathleen D. Mahar Richard T. Matthews Lynn Tresselt McCann Robert E. Morgan Thomas Mulqueen Gary Owens Todd H. Palmerton Michael J. Potter Sue Ann Juda Raymond Diana Kitchen Reinhardt Jean Ricci Mary Ellen Carter Rich Robert and Nancy Roth Peter H. Schmidt Paul Schule Michael J. Smith Bill Steinhaus Susie Swartwout Steinhaus

Beverly Gangloff Tylenda Roy M. Ventullo David Virgilio Loretta Wahl John C. Walton Jacklin Randall Ward Susan Booth Ward Judith Morse White Catherine Clarke Wronski Thomas Zubert


$126,391 Raised 6% Participation John J. Agosta Debra Miles Ames Arthur W. Appleby

Kathryn Schlegel Armstrong

Edwin Assenheimer Douglas Axman Patricia G. Baldwin Judith E. Battison Neal M. Belitsky Christine A. Bevilacqua Susan M. Bianchi Nicholas Billotti John R. Bocciolatt Paul J. Bodekor Donna Cravens Brown Steven Brown Douglas J. Bull Bruce and Marilyn Hoover Burkey Jeremiah Casey Edward J. Cavalier Patrick L. Clark Charles Clevenger Dan Colacino Mary F. Coleman Janice Kaplan Daitz Kevin A. Daly Janet M. Day David J. Fraher Margaret M. Freeman

Ellen M. Gauthier Scott Gay Mary Ann Fauls Giglio Thomas J. Gosdeck Daniel R. Gould Phyllis E. Griswold Ann Lechner Henderson Tom Howarth Ruth E. Hyde Len Jankiewicz Ilse Linda Jetty Stu Krieger Kathleen J. Krom David L. Kvam Christine Lavin Annette Svet Mackin Suzanne Bruzdzinski Malpocher Barbara L. Marsh Mark F. Matt Monica Maxwell-Paegle Patrick M. McCormick Mary Held McKerlie William McLean Kathy Gregory Nash Peggy Brokenshire Nelson Susan Frank Nims Robert H. Olsen Anthony B. Pariso Jacquelyn Smith Pataki Brian J. Petraitis Diane Conor Pignato Fern Macrini Ricci Henry V. Ricci Carol Segelken Russell Linda J. Schaffer Patricia Johnson Selock Joanne Tulli Setzer Cynthia J. Shierant Valerie S. Slack Laurie Silverman Smith Carol A. Stockslader David L. Stoloff Paul and Sue Strickler Janet Duane Ticconi David P. Turkow Peter and Kathleen Villa Gene Vogel Janet Hiller Watson Donna Martin Willome


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Joseph G. Doody James E. Duncan Sue Fundermark Eddy Scott L. Fallon Dennis Farrell David and Leslie Foxen Mary Keller Gaffey Carol Hinckley Gerbing Paul J. Giannone Janice C. Glerum Jesse D. Goins Nancy A. Hewitt Donald Holmes Kim R. Houserman Michael Hrycelak Kathleen Huntley Joan Sullivan Joyce Michael Joyce Maureen McCarthy Kaus Uadajane Ketcham Antoinette Gocel Kimber Roberta L. Klein Timothy J. Kreutter Kenneth W. Kuhn Jean Palmer Levitt Barbara J. Lippa Paul E. Marcero Thomas J. Markle James P. McElheny Carol Garrett Mulqueen Betty Turchyn Oberst Stephen M. Oberst Daniel W. O’Donnell Alice Traynor Orlick Mickey J. Orr Paul R. Pape Dawn R. Post Paul J. Purfield Norma Nenni Reem Margaret Rich Ann Mulroy Riemer Susan Henry Runkel Bonnie Barthelman Sale Michelle Atkins Schaefer Kenneth K. Senn Joan C. Sitterly Jack Stewart Theodore E. Stovall Denise Le Fevre Sullivan Kurt E. Thalwitzer Ann Marie Treanor Alicia V. Velasco Charles E. Wallace John W. Willits Ward and Ann Wolff Andrea Josephs Yizar


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Diane Frost McCue William and Mary Kay McEnery Katharyn Lieben Peebles Lawrence J. Pratt Alison Rosen Patrick Ruocco Gary E. Sanger John K. Schupner Elaine Allen Sullivan Julia Hochstadt Sweet Dennis Thompson Gina Torreggiani Veneziani Michael Whelan


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Richard Reeves Alicia Robinson Thomas Sanger Brad and Liz Schreiber Steven Slate Louis S. Taxin Genita L. Webb Michael J. West Michelle Littlefield Winnie Ronald N. Winnie Claire Craw Zappone


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Roshelle M. Pavlin Barbara Morse Peyton Mark A. Pinchak Paul D. Rosati Sharon Wetmore Rosati Ronald Sanchez Harriet Sally Sisson Catherine Small Suzanne Galvin Smith James A. Snyder Joseph C. Wolniewicz John W. Zwierzynski


$5,000 Raised 3% Participation Thomas C. Abraham Kerry Rehfuss Bandis Jody L. Caldwell Patricia Sears Corsi Ricki De Baun Anthony W. DeLorenzo Lori McKown DeLorenzo Grace Denniston Doreen Driscoll Elhamalawy Frank Ferrigno David J. Geary Angela Mannino Glass Teresa Maglier Godfrey Audrey Renneman Hallenbeck Allyn Hammel Yanick Heriveaux-Jenkins Darryl Lindsay Lory Molino-Smith P. Murray Lawrence F. O’Brien Donny Ophals Henry Padron Deborah Crowley Patrie Shona Perry Patricia Donnelly Pozin Kevin M. Smith Lisa Flammer Smith Lorna Stinebiser Angela D’Ambrosi Trzepkowski Jim Whittle Ellen M. Wilber


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Dianne Schrier Miller Julia Maynard Morrison Jose Munoz Donna Noble Karen Owen Robert T. Persia Louise Scudieri Arnie Serotsky Gary L. Shirley Laurie Pellittiere Szabo Victor Torregiano Claire L. VanDenBerghe Toby Walters


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Kean A. Zeches


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$4,105 Raised 3% Participation Patricia O’Connor Anderson Anonymous Alecia A. Becks Curtis R. Birthwright Monica Carson Brasted Maria Rangel Castaneda Jeffrey A. Chester

Patricia Fahrer Curry Kelly J. Daly Jeffrey A. Denner Anthony J. DeYoung Rob DiCarlo Lynn E. Eick Robert and Suzette Fenton James and Susan Fradenburg David Harris Nancy Hoffmann Janet Kamp McLean Sandra Meleca Kari A. Olson Chris and Renee Palin Tracy L. Pattison Beth Peters Allen S. Plymale Greg and Marie Ross Jack W. Sager Randy A. Webb


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Paul and Deborah Selke Irene Stumberger Deborah Kelly Williams Gladys Wolsky


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$7,706 Raised 2% Participation Katie Andriatch David Baker Kathleen Boughton

Sandra J. Cassin Joseph E. DeCaro Patrick W. Dowdall William Frank Laurie A. Freeman Christa Aldrich Geise Lisa Gerst Cynthia Harris Curtis and Claire Smith Kirchmaier Emerson C. Klees Wendell L. Morgan Sara Niemeyer Paul J. Payne Joseph J. Praino Brian Quick Andrew Russo Gregory J. Russo Josh Silber Jeff Thomas Paul ’PJ’ Wendel


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$1,470 Raised 1% Participation Jennifer Jesionowski Arbore Jack Harbold, Jr. Christopher Leone Erik H. Schleicher Nancy T. Sheridan Ben Werzinger


$2,412 Raised 2% Participation Mark Bonsignore Andrew M. Corbett Lisa M. Feinstein Michael J. Gorse Scott G. Haines Edie Hill Catherine J. Legacy

Mary Lou Meisenzahl Paul A. Palombo Joseph A. Pierce Chris and Chaley Swift


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$3,237 Raised 2% Participation Rob Blanchet John Cassin Richard B. Klancer Julia Kay Lareau Pat Mahoney Gary M. Manuse William Moughan, Jr. Paul W. Ojeda Robert B. Pepe Brian P. Peppers Melissa Zurlo Sanford Sheila Strong Ryan M. Tompkins Leah Santirocco Torregiano Sharon Wallace-Frater William R. Wilkinson


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$2,285 Raised 2% Participation Gwen Appleby Carolyn Zon Baker Kimberly Becker Alissa D. Chaney Kimberly Frame Duquette Elizabeth Durfee Mona A. Haleem Seth M. Johnston Daniel Kepler Emily Lottes Robert and Erika Schuh Maxwell


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Greg Podgorski Kirsten A. Whittaker


$7,496 Raised 2% Participation Anonymous Sandra Glantz Robin S. Hamm Eamon Kays Justin Kimball Jessica Reidy Paul Rushlo Bethany L. Schlegel


$2,426 Raised 3% Participation Nicole Bower Kristi Faulkner Damian J. Flint Lauren Gildemeyer Nicole Leung Peter Manktelow Kim Remley Jeffrey Smith


$2,677 Raised 4% Participation Amanda S. Inman Randi Lang Emily Marullo Michael Winter * deceased

Honors and Memorials The following donors showed how much they care by making gift to the Brockport Foundation in honor or memory of a family member, close friend or colleague.

In Honor of: Melanie Aceto Rudy ’56 and Joan ’54 Aceto All Current Students Thomas Ganley ’61 William and Monika Andrews Frances Moroney Whited Mike Andriatch ’85 Frances Moroney Whited Dr. Michael Auleta Salvatore Salorenzo ’61

Betsy Balzano’s Retirement Morris and Carol Beers

Robert Carges Frances Moroney Whited

Christine Black Cummings Frances Moroney Whited

Jeanette D’Agostino Banker ’53 Elaine Leshnower ’61 Salvatore Salorenzo ’61

Class of 1961 Frances Moroney Whited Class of 1962 Bruce H. Mac Gregor ’62

Jacquie Davis Edward * and Jeanette ’53 Banker Joseph and Evelyn DelRosso Frances Moroney Whited

Class of 2011 Allan Silverman ’70

James and Judith Denio Rosie Rich

College Roommates Nort, Moose and Claire Judy Saunders Thomas ’62

Crystal Diaz Joan Hutton-Steward ’65

Joseph Bellanca Frances Moroney Whited Emily Bettendorf Melvyn Maas ’57 Dr. Albert W. Brown’s 90th Birthday Walter Brautigan ’63 Dr. Charles Clevenger ’73 Richard and Joan ’79 Fenton

Robert and Ruth Conrad Frances Moroney Whited


Kim Ehret John Sapienza ’96

Wallace Elton Frances Moroney Whited

Elaine Leshnower ’61 Frances Moroney Whited

Margie Lovett-Scott Pamela Cooper Reamer ’02

Mike Weaver Rita M. Turkiewicz MSW ’78

Joan Fenton’s Birthday Melvin ’53 and Helen ’55 Smagorinsky Carol ’61 and George W Bott Joanne Tandler Nancy Ackles Prudence K. Pecorella Richard ’62 and Linda ’68 Knab Richard and Donna ’84 Evans Robert and Patricia Molnar Sandra Shields

Joe Lesnau Edward and Mary Lesnau

Theresa Shaheen’s 90th birthday Bernadette Shaheen Bill and Ivette Shaheen John Shaheen

Dr. Frances Moroney Whited Elaine Leshnower ’61 Ricardo P. Paredes ’78 Kristine E. and Francis X. Short

Dr. Frank Short Frances Moroney Whited

The Wedding Anniversary of Jack and Gladys Wolsky Jack and Gladys ’91 Wolsky

Richard and Joan Fenton Mark and Lisa Fenton Robert ’90 and Suzette Fenton Frances Moroney Whited

Albert and Ann McBride Frances Moroney Whited

Mary Fessenden Frances Moroney Whited Professor Herbert Fink William ’71 and Marcy ’00 Mackin Dr. John Fitzpatrick Curtis J. Hill Norman J. Frisch Frances Moroney Whited Rosemary and Francis Fugle John and Roxanne Johnston Dr. Les Gale Salvatore Salorenzo ’61 Kristin and Ian Gardner Mark Gardner Dr. Ralph P. Gennarino’s 90th Birthday Dr. Charles Clevenger ’73 Richard and Joan ’79 Fenton

Jody Levine Scott R. Bump ’96 Brian and Lauren Lowe James and Laurie Lowe

Margery P. Mitchell Helena Mitchell Lindsey ’70 Winston Mitchell ’79

Stull Lumber David and Margaret ’83 Hale

Clyde Morgan Landsman Development Corp

Justin Swan Jacqueline Biddle Mary Tarbrake Frances Moroney Whited

Dr. Warren Morgan Salvatore Salorenzo ’61

Marcia Ullman Valerie Aarne Grossman ’98

Sheila Myer Valerie Aarne Grossman ’98

Andrew Virgilio’s Birthday David ’72 and Marianne ’86 Virgilio

Taryn Mogavero Melva Ann Owens ’54

The Retired Nursing Faculty Patricia A. Baxter ’95

Andy ’49 and Sue ’46 Virgilio Curtis J. Hill Connie Walker on the occasion of installation as President of Monroe County Bar Association Elaine Leshnower ’61 Frances Moroney Whited Anne and Mike Weaver Curtis J. Hill

Dr. Eugene Orbaker Andrew J. Meyer ’83 Laura Neale Paredes Frances Moroney Whited Irma and Myrko Pylyshenko Frances Moroney Whited

Warren Hewes Carol E. Hutchins ’61

Dr. George Queen Salvatore Salorenzo ’61

The Marriage of Dr. Anne Huot and Joanne Cepelak Linda Martin and Valerie Benzing ’67 Patricia Pietropaolo

Nancy Rath Lynne Maier ’04

Barbara B. Korneliusen ’56 Jocelyn G. Rowley

Mrs. Sterrit, 1947 Professor of Student Teaching Ada S. Phelps ’47

Professor Elaine Miller David Stoloff ’73

Mary Jo Gigliotti Frances Moroney Whited

Donald and Gloria Huot Allan ’79 and Jean ’69 Berry Anne Ireland Ellen M. Simkulet ’70 Rosie Rich

Lou Spiro retirement Rosie Rich Barbara Sherwood Craig and Dona Hazen Karen Riotto Thomas and Nancy O’Connor

Emily Marullo John Sapienza ’96

George * and Rosa Rich Frances Moroney Whited Salvatore Salorenzo ’61 Arielle Schneider Hayyim Joseph Kassorla Brad Schreiber ’83 Frances Moroney Whited


Jack Wolsky’s Birthday Gladys Wolsky ’91 Dr. Kathryn Wood Ann Marie Treanor ’74 Martha Zollweg James and Carol Zollweg

In Memory of: Thomas G. Adams Jean Adams ’56 My wife, Sandra Adriance Richard Adriance ’62 Patricia Lund Anderson Jean Adams ’56 Monica Andrews Ian and Rita Henderson Dr. Stuart Apelle Janet Gillespie Stacy Birch Melissa M. Brown Marie Desrochers Frederick Gravetter Deborah Lamphron Joan M. Lucas Sandra L. Mullin Jennifer Ratcliff Marcy Stickles Louis Avino Jr. Frances Moroney Whited

Roger A. Bell, Class of 1956 Mabel Joy (Bell) Zang ’56

F. David Craddock Paul D. Craddock ’62

Steven G. Foster Gerald and Jean Foster

Coach Dick Bonalewicz Erie Codgers Joyce Faria

Winifred E. Craddock Diana Craddock Joel P. Craddock Roger and Marcia Fisher Jeff Fletcher James and Annette Fritz John and Loretta Long David and Helen Mathes Chad T. Robacker Joann Smith ’62 Sid Strasenburgh

Steven Fugle John and Roxanne Johnston

Jill Crandall Shauna E. Anderson ’77 Jeanette D’Agostino Banker ’53 Kenneth and Lucy Esposito Joseph R. and Janice A. Kandor Charles R. ’58 and Carol ’58 Patton Frances Moroney Whited William and Frieda Pizer Gayle Schulte

John E. Gorski Bernard and Jane Lynch

Theodore “Ted” Bondi Ronald A. Clark ’54 William ’50 and Bernice ’48 Cobbett Ginny Dekin ’41 Jean Scheuerle Eschner ’51 Eugene C. ’52 and Lorraine ’75 Kolacki William Nelson ’65 Shirley K. Stellhorn ’51 Donald Thompson ’51 Robert Boozer Melvyn Maas ’57 Nicholas J. Bottoni Joanne T. Ensign ’51 Peggy Boutet Division of Advancement Reverend Dr. Eugene V. Bowers Leslie G. Bowers ’72 Frank O. Branstrom Jennifer Haytock Marguerite Hare Browne Jeanette D’Agostino Banker ’53 Sally Coffey ’83

Brian Harvey Mary Lou Galasso ’77 Dr. William Hemmer Helen Hemmer Terrin L. Hover Anonymous Melvin ’53 and Helen ’55 Smagorinsky John Sapienza ’96 Edmund Hundt Allan ’79 and Jean ’69 Raschiatore Berry

Lorraine Vandewall Dennis Corinne Lynch-Smith ’51

Dr. John F. Disinger H. Keith Stott ’51

Talva Chapin Roberta L. Klein ’74

John Donlon Dennis Porter ’70

The Class of 1953 Classmates that have passed away Shirley Wikiera ’53

Harvey Dorfman ’57 Melissa Dorfman France

Drs. Ambrose and Eileen Corcoran Phyllis Corcoran Woods

Thomas V. Grace Patrick Grace ’79

Genevieve Dandrea Mary Lou Galasso ’77

Ed Caputo Kim Caputo

Dr. Raye Conrad Fran Connors ’59

Eve Gillmor Sharon Wall ’78

Francis Edmund Dahill Ph.D. Marcia Gere ’64

Mildred Deutsch Mary Lou Galasso ’77

Deceased Classmates William ’61 and Hannelore ’62 Heyen

Santo Giglio Joanne Tulli Setzer ’73

Dr. John Crandall Salvatore Salorenzo ’61

Ed Cain Bob and Ann Getz

Classmates from 1958 to 1962 that have passed away Richard Adriance ’62

Coach James Fulton Dennis A. Woodard ’64

Gloria T. Huot Michael ’85 and Katie ’93 Andriatch Linda Martin and Valerie ’67 Benzing Allan ’79 and Jean ’69 Raschiatore Berry Gary and Elizabeth Caruso

Paul T. Duffey Michael Duffey ’80 Dr. Harold G. Emmerson Norma Emmerson ’52 Dr. James E. Fatula Sarah J. Sotherden-Bohnstadt ’04 Sandra Glantz ’09 Steven B. Lewis ’06 Sarah Liebschutz Denise Long ’11 Julie Murawski ’99 Betty Jennejahn Fiegl Charles Fiegl ’50


Anne M. Cavuto John and Jane Daly Jack and Sandra Elias Richard and Joan ’79 Fenton Joel Frater and Sharon Wallace-Frater ’01 Mary Ann Giglio ’73 Stephen Godleski Gina Gonick Mary Gundel John and Kathy Halstead Kathleen Helfand Anne Ireland John and Roxanne Johnston Francis and Claire Lemay Richard and Christine Lena James and Taryn McGrann Paul and Janice Nalette Patrick O’Connor Dr. Dan Petree Patricia Pietropaolo David Podell Darwin Prioleau Smith Wyckoff and Allison Pruitt Peter and Karen Psaledas Rosie Rich Howard and Julie Rosenbaum George and Maureen Rotondo Aroonsiri Sangarlangkarn Bradley C. Schreiber ’83 Louis ’82 and Gene Spiro Peter and Laurie Stoddard Chris and Chaley ’99 Swift Felicia Therrien James and Antonia Therrien Daniel Tobin Transitions Optical Inc. Transitions Optical team at Euro RSCG Worldwide PR Scott Turner and Mary Worboys-Turner Frances Moroney Whited Yale Internal Medicine, Med/Peds and Primary Care

Dr. A. Ibrahim, Math Professor Kathleen Clark ’73

Suellyn (Tenney) Nelson ’66 Judy Loughlin ’66

Julius Y. Kaplan Florence Becker Kaplan ’51

Our Parents Jacob and Lois ’84 Kluger Erma Pettis Jeanette D’Agostino Banker ’53 Jerry ’53 and Nancy Dunn Mary Goldfein ’53 Frances Moroney Whited Melvin ’53 and Helen ’55 Smagorinsky

Dorothy Kasprzyk Anonymous James H. Keeler Jeremy Babcock Dr. Howard Kiefer Fran Connors ’59 Kathleen Krebs Mary J. Altaner ’83 Rose Zarola Kuhle ’50 Norma Jean Marie Halligan ’50 Leah Leary ’60 Elaine Leshnower ’61 Helen Blatchford Lee John Lee Vincent Lista Frances Moroney Whited Herman F. Lybarger David Lybarger Richard Mahoney Brian J. Buchanan ’86 Andrea Majewski Todd M. Majewski ’88 Dr. Richard V. Mancuso Allan ’79 and Jean ’69 Raschiatore Berry Sara ’72 and Jim Cook Laurie A. Freeman ’93 Donna Mancuso Mary Anne Pietrzykowski ’81 Marc C. Tarplee ’81 E.J. McGuire John Flanagan ’76 Julie McWherter Barbara Joyce Helf Peter Milano, Class of 1980 Patrick Capuano ’80 Lucile Morris Frances Moroney Whited Raymond Morris Frances Moroney Whited Richard Mothorpe Donald Thompson ’51

Jacob and Francesca Cohen Sara ’72 and Jim Cook Anthony F. Crupi ’87 Sandy Davis-Wilson Charlie Dean ’68 Joseph ’55 and Evelyn ’52 D’Aurizio Del Rosso John and Ann Dellaquila Romine and Barbara ’95 L. Deming James ’62 and Judith ’61 Wade Denio John and Marjorie Derrick Foster J. Difiore Robert ’82 and Nancy ’78 Duff W. Raymond and Ute ’78 Duncan Marilyn Duryea ’55 Norma Emmerson ’52 Rosemary Fatcheric Richard and Joan ’79 Fenton Anthony and Bernadette Ferrara Christa Filipowicz ’77 Herbert and Alicia ’95 Fink Gordon ’66 and Margaret ’68 Fox H. James Gauvreau ’54 Jeanne Gerber ’81 Bob and Ann Getz Mary Ann Giglio ’73 Thomas D. Gillett ’74 Patricia Good Jim ’73 and Connie Graves Rita Grosser ’88 John and Kathy Halstead Allyn ’86 and Lynne ’71 Hammel Elmer and Carol Henretta Juanita B. Henry ’80 Warren ’57 and Mary Ann Hewes William ’61 and Hannelore ’62 Heyen James Horn Dr. Anne Huot and Dr. Joanne Cepelak Anne Ireland Claus and Diane Janzen Tiffany L. Jewell

John H. Orcutt ’73 Peter Van Wart ’72 Anthony Piccione David Fraher ’73 Al Poulin David Fraher ’73 Patrick J. Pugliese Elaine Pugliese ’51 Sandra A. Reiss, Class of 1958 Ann Hiemenz ’58 George M. Rich ’54 Rudy ’56 and Joan ’54 Aceto Merritt W. Ackles Robert and Anne Allen Arthur and Mary Alvut Carrie Andrews Michael ’85 and Katie ’93 Andriatch Anonymous (4) Arthur ’73 and Cathy Appleby ’75 Peter Arras ’63 Patricia Baker ’61 Betsy Ann Balzano Jeanette D’Agostino Banker ’53 Mr. and Mrs. James Bannister Nance Baranowski ’61 Katherine G. Barkley ’81 Joseph ’59 and Beth Bellanca Lyman “Beans” Bement ’54 Linda Martin and Valerie ’67 Benzing Allan ’79 and Jean ’69 Raschiatore Berry Margaret B. Blackman Robert and Carol Blake Richard Boardman ’63 Betty J. Bohrer ’60 Robert and Diane Boyd Sandra Boyko Walter Brautigan ’63 Harold and Ann Broadhurst Sylvia Burke ’74 Ann E. Butler Sandra Cain Donna L. Carter ’05 Gary and Elizabeth Caruso Charlie Chase ’47


Phillip Johnson ’63 Pauline Tung Johnson ’77 Michael Johnson John and Roxanne Johnston Valerie Huff Jones ’75 Benita M. Jorkasky Rita Kearney John ’69 and Donna ’72 Kennedy Richard ’62 and Linda ’68 Knab Rosemary Ksiazek Bradley C. LaSorte DDS Elaine Leshnower ’61 W. Bruce Leslie Thomas and Patricia ’01 Mahoney Nugent John and Helen ’83 Maier Donna Mancuso Richard and Sandra ’87 Meade Mary Brei Merle ’64 Frances Moroney Whited Betty-Jane Tillotson Nasca ’52 Sona Nocera J.W. and G.S. Nystrom Tom ’75 and Eileen ’84 O’Hara David O’Keefe ’59 Anne O’Toole Louis Pettinelli Jr. Mark and Nancy Ragus Cassandra Rich Christine Rider ’68 Rochester Teachers Association Pauline R. Rossman ’55 Lillian Rowell Ron Ruffino ’09 Frank Sacheli ’45 Salvatore Salorenzo ’61 William ’64 and Diane ’63 Santora Mary A. Scarborough ’70 Doug Rodas and Dawn Schmidt Bradley C. Schreiber ’83 Marilyn Secord Harry and Deanna Shifton William and Mary ’75 Signor Helen Simpson

Jean Skop ’63 Melvin ’53 and Helen ’55 Smagorinsky Jack and Carol Smith Louis ’82 and Gene Spiro Rick and Karen Spurr Arline Stephany Elizabeth K. Svitavsky ’59 Randy and Bonnie ’69 Sweeting Rick and Linda ’92 Sweeting Doris Sweeting Mary Tachco Lyle and Linda Tague William Tepas ’75 Harold ’64 and June ’62 Thompson Lee Tinneny ’63 James J. ’69 and Nancy M. ’70 Vanzetta David ’72 and Marianne ’86 Virgilio Josephine Wallin ’46 Western Monroe Historical Society Morton ’56 and Diana ’57 Wexler Carl D. ’65 and Sharon Wheat Timothy ’79 Ginge and Kathleen ’71 Williams-Ging Claire Craw Zappone ’83 Mary Zimmer ’75 Shelia Robinson Lester J. Robinson III ’89 Dr. Martin Rogers Dr. John Lemcke ’60 Gary Root John and Roxanne Johnston

Patricia Ryan Eileen A. Pillmeier ’82 Joanne Stevens ’04

Rick and Linda ’92 Sweeting Stephen M. ’88 and Tamera S. ’81 Zaffuto

Dominic Santirocco Victor ’87 and Leah ’01 Torregiano

Dr. Victor E. Schmidt Andrew T. Caruso ’61

Frank and Carrie Sapienza Louis and Rosa D’Angelo Frontier Glass Inc. James Leone Joseph and Lisa Mazzeo Frances Moroney Whited John Sapienza ’96 John and Betty Sapienza Frank and Antoinette Sapienza A. Bruce Schlagater Anonymous Brockport Teachers Association Henry and Shelley Earle Jeanette D’Agostino Banker ’53 Ralph and Margaret Byrd Annette Calvaruso Priscilla Facer ’47 Gordon ’66 and Margaret ’68 Fox Maryellen Giese Judith Goldstein Shawn and Deanna ’04 Halquist C. Bruce and Sue Lawrence Jack ’54 and Chris ’54 Mazzarella Craig and Debby ’75 Merritt Janice Schlageter Northrup ’49 Thomas and Susan Powell J. Noel and Grace Costich Schlageter William and Jean Schlageter Bradley C. Schreiber ’83 Pasquale and Lena Soricone

Curtis Wagner Robert Nixon ’83 Michael C. Walker Jr. Jeanette D’Agostino Banker ’53

Jeffrey Session Joann G. Session ’75

John R. Waple Mary McCrank ’06 and Laurie Haelen

Phyllis Shiesley Mary Lou Galasso ’77

La Verne Waterman Ginger Waterman Van Der Meid ’56

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Skelton Richard Skelton ’65

Harvey Werber Tina Szmyr Haldeman ’83

Peter and Eleanor Small Catherine Small ’85

John Wilson Lawrence D. Wilson ’53

Mrs. Joan Smith Frances Moroney Whited

Catherine Wismer Richard Wismer ’81

Edward O Stephany Arline Stephany

Howard Whatford Donald Thompson ’51

Philip Suskind Diana Suskind ’68

Linda White (Culver) Carol H. Blessing (Metzler) ’61

Martha Svika Mary Lou Galasso ’77

Robert and Tillie Wehle Linda Martin ’75

Debbie Tranello Stephen ’89 and Allison Kaiser

Cathleen Zwierzynski John Zwierzynski ’85

Jayne Vogan Judith Brown ’84 Joseph R. and Janice A. Kandor Melvin ’53 and Helen ’55 Smagorinsky

Endowed and Annual Scholarships One of the main tenets of Brockport’s mission is to offer a high quality education that is affordable for our students. Yet for many, cost is still a barrier. Private scholarships, both restricted and endowed, can make a critical difference. A scholarship may mean that students can forego part-time jobs and give their full attention to their studies; it may open the door to a study abroad experience; or for some, it may make a college education a reality — not just a dream. Through the Brockport Foundation, generous individuals, foundations and corporations bring education within reach for many of our students. In 2011-12, the Brockport Foundation awarded over scholarships totaling $440,312. The Foundation also provides the College with $275,000 annually to support the Extraordinary Academic Scholarship Program, which provides scholarships based on overall academic achievement. Listed below are the endowed and annual scholarships that make it possible for Brockport students to achieve their educational goals. Agape Physical Therapy Services Scholarship Alain Maca ’72 Leadership and Teamwork Scholarship Allen V. Upton Scholarship Alliance Nursing Fund Alpha Chi Honor Society Scholarship Alton J. and Edna A. Boyle Memorial Scholarship Ambrose L. Corcoran Art Award

Andrew D. and Sue P. Virgilio Scholarship Andrew J. Brown Memorial Fund Anna A. McGinnis Award Anne and Lynn Parsons Graduate Scholarship Fund Anne M. Fallon Memorial Nursing Scholarship Annette Lamphier Rock Nursing Scholarship Advantage Professionals Scholarship

Arthur M. Lee History Award Arts for Children Award Barbara E. Kowalczyk Memorial Award in Economics Barnes and Noble College Bookstore/BASC Scholarships BASC Employee Fund Beatrice and Donald E Leffler Award Bernice Skirboll ’79 Scholarship in the Mental Health Field Bessie Walker Browne Award


Beth and Joe Bellanca Scholarship Bette Bailey Scholarship for Excellence in Dance Betty J. Watson Scholarship Bill Hullfish Service in Music Award Billy Reed Prize in Public Speaking Blaine M. Delancey Memorial Award Blaine M. Delancey Teaching Excellence Award Boa Editions Ltd. Fellowship

Brian M. Brady ’03 Marketing Scholarship Brockport Alumni Association Scholarship Brockport College Foundation Scholarship Fund Brockport College Memorial Scholarship Brockport Kiwanis Leadership Scholarship Brockport Student Government Scholarship Campus Recreation Professional Development Fund Carol A. Susswein Memorial Award Cassidy Ball Scholarship Fund Charles J. Ashworth Award in Business and Economics Charles S. Thomas Memorial Award Charles W. Baden Award Chemistry Memorial Fund Clark V. Whited Award Class of 1949 Scholarship Class of 1950 Scholarship Class of 1951 Scholarship Class of 1952 Scholarship Class of 1953 Scholarship Class of 1954 Scholarship Class of 1955 Scholarship Class of 1956 Scholarship Class of 1959 Scholarship Class of 1960 Scholarship Class of 1961 Memorial Scholarship Fund Class of 1962 Scholarship Class of 1963 Scholarship Class of 1964 Anniversary Gift Class of 1964 Scholarship Class of 1965 Scholarship Class of 1966 Scholarship Class of 1967 Scholarship Class of 1969 Scholarship Class of 1970 Scholarship Class of 1975 Scholarship Class of 1980 Scholarship Class of 1984 Scholarship Class of 1985 Scholarship Class of 1987 Scholarship Class of 1990 Scholarship Class of 2011 Scholarship in Memory of Daniel Dix Class of 2012 Scholarship Fund Collier Fellowship for Undergraduate Research in Chemistry Communications Scholarship Computer Science Departmental Award Conrad Family Endowment Fund Covering Ground Scholarship in Memory of Santo Giglio Daniel Kandris Strive for Improvement Award Daniel Senkowski Scholarship Dawn and Jacques Lipson, MD Arts and Performance Fund Department of Computer Science Scholarship Fund

Department of History Program for Ireland Department of Sociology Endowment Departmental Scholar Awards in Earth Science, Geology, Meteorology and Water Resources Distinguished Professors Endowed Fund for Graduate Education Dolly Pike Nursing Scholarship Donald and Gloria Huot Excellence in Leadership Awards Donald F. and Maxine B. Davison Scholarship Donald J. and Julie McWherter Scholarship Donald M. Tower Award Dorothea Deitz Memorial Scholarship Dorothy E. Foster Award Dr. and Mrs. Herbert S. (Inez W.) Bailey Scholarship Dr. Betty Marian Anderson REOC Scholarship Dr. Harold W. Nash and Lorraine B. Porter Nash Scholarship Dr. John J. Perry International Scholarship Dr. Louis R. Desfosses Sr. Scholarship Dr. Richard Mancuso Undergraduate Research Award in Physics Dr. Sanford S. Miller Award in Mathematics Eastridge Kiwanis Award Edmund and Tina Hundt Scholarship Edward J. and Ruth Bauer Gafney Washington Internship Award Edward J. Kumar Administrative Services Scholarship Edward Matejkovic Sport Management Scholarship Edward O. Stephany Award Edwin S. Hall Jr. Anthropology Scholarship EFP Rotenberg Scholarship Eileen L. Corcoran Education Award Elaine K. Miller Women and Gender Studies Scholarship Elaine Leshnower Scholarship in Social Equality Elizabeth More Bretton Scholarship Ella Potote Ashworth Departmental Scholarship in Education and Human Development Elmer J. and Fay Gallup Cloutier Scholarship Empire Girls State Scholarship English Club Student Poetry Award English Teaching Award Environmental Health Award EOC Maxine Gooden Scholarship Fund Ernest C. Hartwell Memorial Award Ernestine Ford Graduate Scholarship in Dance Eugene C. Fish Scholarship Eugene F. Orbaker Award in Physical Education - Teacher Education for Soccer

Eugene F. Orbaker Scholarship for Teacher Education in Physical Education Evelyn L. Schurr Scholarship Evelyn Sorce Pengelly Scholarship Farash Foundation First in Family Scholarship Fletcher and Alice Garlock Graduate Student Scholarship in Education and Human Development Flieger Family Fellowship Flieger Family History Award for Study Abroad Four Sisters Scholarship Frances Moroney Whited Award Frances Moroney Whited Reading Award Francis Claffey Award Frank and Carrie Sapienza Memorial Scholarship Frank Beltran International Business Fund Fred Dean Scholarship Frederick G. Turner Pre-Law Scholarship Friends of Brockport Dance Friends of Brockport Dance (FOBD) Endowed Fund Friends of Dance NDEO Student Chapter Gary D. Root Memorial Scholarship George and Mary Bauer Award George P. Toth Career Advancement Fund George Rich Student Philanthropy Award George S. Queen History Award Essay George W. Cornell Library Science and Administration Award Gladys W. Queen Future Teacher Award Glenn S. Goldberg ’80 Scholarship Gloria Mattera/Eric M. Steel Endowment Award


Hannelore and William Heyen Scholarship in Creative Writing Harold Rakov Political Science Scholarship Harriet Whitney Women’s Studies Award Harry and Peggy Boutet Scholarship Harvard House Award Haynes Research Fund Helen and Emanuel N. Mouganis Scholarship Fund Helen Rice Blissett Nursing Scholarship Henry Gould Award Henry L Bretton and Marian More Bretton Scholarship History Department/Melinda Kleehamer Senior Seminar Prize History Department Endowment Ida Casucci Memorial Scholarship Ingersoll Family Endowment Interdisciplinary Award in Mathematics International Experience Scholarship International Student Scholarship Fund Irene Rivera de Royston Award in Counselor Education Jack Crandall Award Jack Wolsky Art Scholarship Jacob and Inez Wishman Memorial Award James A. Schiller Award James C. Fallon Scholarship James E. Fatula, PhD Memorial Scholarship James Francis Harris Memorial Scholarship James H. Keeler Endowment Fund Jane Clark Summer Scholars Program Janie Hill International Scholarship Jeanette D’Agostino Banker International Scholarship Jennifer Lloyd Prize Joan C. Young Scholarship John R. and Kathleen A. Halstead Scholarship Fund

John R. Halstead Family Leadership in Higher Education Award John Sinacore Student Award for Excellence in Health Science Jorge Marti Spanish Prize Joseph P. Winnick Adapted Physical Education Scholarship Fund Joseph R. Kandor Award of Excellence Josephine Mannix Scholarship JPMorganChase-Clark V. Whited Scholarship Katharine M. Reichel Award Fund Katherine Parker Memorial Award in Art History Kathleen Burns O’Connell Scholarship Kathy J. McGrath Scholarship Kempes Schnell History Scholarship Kenneth E. Damann Research Award Kleehamer Department of History Scholar Prize Kurt Williams Scholarship for Excellence in Reporting Lathan H. and Alyce M. Lampen Award Lawrence C. and Stasia J. Arcarese Scholarship Fund Lea Cowles Masters Award LeChase Construction Business Student Scholarship Lena Sunseri Piedmont ’34 Scholarships M. Chen Geometry Scholarship Madama Family Scholarship Endowment Maggie M. Fox Award for Creativity in Poetry Marc and Ann Iacona Family Scholarship Marcia Coleman Ullman Memorial Scholarship Marguerite Hare Browne Professional Education Awards Marguerite Rock Ward Memorial Award Marie Dollard McGrath Scholarship Marion J. Wells Library Service Award Marion R. Sortore Award Marion Schrank Student Leadership Award Marjorie Helen Stewart Award Martin H. Rogers Award Mary I. Luskey Award Fund Mathematics Departmental Award Maureen Casey Scholarship Maurice J. Kleiman Computer Science Scholarship Maurice J. Moss Fine Arts Award McCue Scholarship Melinda Kleehamer Department of History Scholar Prize Michael Doyle Communication Scholarship

Michael Weaver Washington Semester Award Monserrat Dance Fund Morris Chemistry Research Challenge Fund Morris Fellowships Morris Opportunity Scholarship for the Study of Science Nat Goodhartz Award Nathan and Joan Lyons Scholarship Newman Scholarship Fund Next Generation Vending/BASC Scholarships Norma and Herbert Spiro Memorial Scholarship Norman J. Hill Award NYS Federation of Home Bureaus Award Olga Bondar Unger Memorial Book Scholarship for Theatre Ora Van Slyke Award O’Reilly Scholarship Orlo L. Derby Elementary Education Award OSAD/BSLF Scholarship Patricia A. Ryan Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund Paul and Agnes Bower Summer UG Research Award in Biology Paul B. Hanks Sr. and Paul B. Hanks Jr. Award Paul J. Kronthaler Chemistry Award Paul Yu Scholarship Fund Pauline M. Haynes Music Award Payton Choreographic Award Perkins Award Peter and Marguerite Kane Graduate Communication Scholarship Phyllisa McEwen ’06 Prize Physics Undergraduate Summer Research Award Pi Kappa Phi Fund Political Science Research Award Pre-Health Professions Fellowship President Albert W. and Marjorie H. Brown Scholarship President’s Citation Pylyshenko Family Endowment Fund for International Study Pylyshenko-Strasser Graduate Dance Award R. Nelson Mandela Scholarship Racheal Wood Scholarship for Nursing Ralph Gennarino Award Ralph P. and Elizabeth B. Gennarino Research Awards Ralph P. and Elizabeth B. Gennarino Scholarship Ray M. Di Pasquale Student Life Award Raymond C. Shaheen Business Award Raymond C. Shaheen Nursing Award

Reading Educator Emeriti Scholarship Resident Assistant of the Year Award Rev. Dr. Robert W. and Sally R.B. Bermudes Travel Fund Richard and Joan Fenton Scholarship Richard L. Canuteson Award Richard Maxwell Award Robert Bager Memorial Fund Robert E. Boozer Fund Robert E. Hall Math Scholarship Robert E. Marx Art Fund Robert J. and Nancy B. Marino Business Leadership Scholarship Robert M. Caryl Award Robert R. Griswold History Award Rocco Valvano Scholarships Rochester West Central Kiwanis Club Award Ronnie and Richard Zusman Scholarship Rosa LaSorte Rich Scholarship Rose L. Strasser Dance Award Rose L. Strasser Memorial Dance Endowment Fund Rosemary and Francis Fugle Scholarship Ross M. Coxe Memorial Award Ross Vasta Memorial Scholarship Roy and Helen Doody Scholarship in Business Ruth A. Garis Scholarship Sabina Kutolowski Scholarship Samuel, Elizabeth and Dr. Francis J. Manno Award Sandra A. Mason Award Sandra Hill Scholarship Santo J. Giglio Award in Choreography Sara T. Jackson Award Schmitt Foundation Scholarship in Business Science Scholar Awards Shannon Adams Scholarship in Accounting


Sherrill’s Promise Award Sherwin G Swartout Memorial Award Stephen Ullman Award in Political Science and International Studies Steven C. Fugle Memorial Scholarship Student for Tomorrow Scholarship Student Travel Awards Study Abroad Scholarship Fund Susan Kwas Maloney ’67 Scholarships Susan S. Collier Dance Scholarships Tae Kwon Do Scholarship Ted Bondi Memorial Scholarship Terry Gore History Fund The Josh Silber ’93 Excellence in Leadership Award The Kakaty Group (TKG) Education Scholarships Thiem Foundation Award for Nursing Thomas R. and Mary P. Markusen Scholarship Fund Thomas R. Taber Scholarship Fund Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Chemistry Victor E. Schmidt Scholarship Vira Hladun-Goldmann Scholarship W. Raymond Duncan Alumni Scholarship Fund W. Wayne Dedman Award Warren and Mary Ann Hewes Scholarship Warren M. Morgan Memorial Award in English WHEC Scholarship Fund William B. DeCarlo Award William C. and Annette L. Rock Study Abroad Scholarship in the Liberal Arts William F. McEnery Scholarship William P. Manitsas Memorial Art Award William R. Stewart Award in Visual Arts William Stebbins Award in Health Science

George and Rosie Rich Honored at 2012 President’s Donor Recognition Dinner

A couple that has long been a part of the fabric of The College at Brockport community was honored April 27, 2012 for their commitment to the College. Long-time Brockport resident Rosie Rich and her husband George, who passed away in December, 2011, were named the Brockport Foundation Volunteers of the Year at the College’s sixth annual President’s Donor Recognition Dinner. The award, which is in its fifth year,

is presented annually to an individual or couple who has been generous to the College with their time and talent. Approximately 200 donors and friends of the College attended the dinner, the most in the event’s history. More than $13,000 was raised to benefit the Foundation. “George and Rosie Rich have indelibly left their mark on our campus,” said Brockport President John R. Halstead, PhD. “The way they have inspired our


students has been nothing short of remarkable. They are truly deserving recipients of this prestigious award.” In honor of George and Rosie Rich, the Brockport Foundation awarded The George and Rosie Rich Volunteer of the Year Scholarship to a student who best exemplifies the ideals of commitment and service to others. This year’s recipient is Adam Shoff, a senior who is majoring in exercise physiology.

The Special Events Recreation Center (SERC) Ushers in a New Era at Brockport A sparkling new facility formally opened at The College at Brockport during Homecoming Weekend in September. The $44 million, 160,000-square-foot Special Events Recreation Center (SERC) includes a 5,500 seat house of fields, a 200-meter indoor track and an expansive fitness center that will benefit the entire campus community. As part of the opening ceremonies, three generous donors were recognized for their

giving. Ribbons were cut on the Brian Brady ’03 Room, the Professor Salvatore P. Salorenzo ’61 Room and the Eagle’s Lookout, given in memory of George Rich ’54/’62 by his wife Rosie Rich. Also, the newly renovated Smith Hall was officially reopened with its own ribbon cutting. Smith Hall, home to the College’s chemistry and physics programs, now offers state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.


A day of celebration followed, culminating in an indoor picnic for alumni, students and the campus community; dance and musical performances; and a grand finale choreographed by Brockport’s own William (Bill) Evans and performed by more than 500 students. More than 700 alumni were on hand for the celebrations, setting a new Brockport record.

Our Mission

Mission Statement of the Brockport Foundation

The mission of the Brockport Foundation is to seek, secure and steward philanthropic support to advance The College at Brockport in its commitment to student success. Since 1976, the Brockport Foundation has partnered with The College at Brockport to foster a culture of philanthropy that honors and supports our mission of student success. The Foundation, in collaboration with the Offices of Development and Alumni Relations, oversees the investment and financial management of all gifts to the College. This group of committed volunteers dedicates its time, talent, and treasure to help ensure that sustainable funding for scholarships, academic and facility enhancements, and special events is available so that we may continue to provide our students with a transformational educational experience.

Mission Statement of The College at Brockport State University of New York

The College at Brockport State University of New York is committed to providing a liberal arts and professional education—at both the undergraduate and graduate level—for those who have the necessary ability and motivation to benefit from high quality public higher education; Has the success of its students as its highest priority, emphasizing student learning, and encompassing admission to graduate and professional schools, employment, and civic engagement in a culturally diverse society and in globally interdependent communities; and Is committed to advancing teaching, scholarship, creative endeavors, and service to the College community and the greater society by supporting the activities of an outstanding faculty and staff.


BROCKPORT FOUNDATION Statement of Financial Position June 30, 2011 (With Comparative Totals for June 30, 2010)

Temporarily Permanently Total Total Unrestricted Restricted Restricted 2012 2011 ASSETS Assets Cash and cash equivalents $217,521 $2,412,839 $- $2,630,360 $2,151,618 Funds held for deferred giving 31,191 - - 31,191 33,314 Student loans receivable 45,797 - - 45,797 45,797 Pledges receivable, net of allowance for uncollectible pledges of $52,112 and $15,093 in 2012 and 2011 115,744 507,768 137,032 760,544 339,469 Other receivables 66 - - 66 3,245 Marketable securities - 1,339,688 4,972,017 6,311,705 6,096,643 Property and equipment, net 110,039 - - 110,039 114,879 Total Assets $520,358 $4,260,295 $5,109,049 $9,889,702 $8,784,965 LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS Liabilities Accounts payable and accrued expenses $78,682 $ - $ - $78,682 $11,915 Deferred giving obligations 13,004 - - 13,004 13,578 Deferred revenue - - - - 40,418 Total liabilities 91,686 - - 91,686 65,911 Net Assets Unrestricted 428,672 - - 428,672 379,887 Temporarily restricted - 4,260,295 - 4,260,295 3,500,277 Permanently restricted - - 5,109,049 5,109,049 4,838,890 Total net assets 428,672 4,260,295 5,109,049 9,798,016 8,719,054 Total Liabilities and Net Assets $520,358 $4,260,295 $5,109,049 $9,889,702 $8,784,965

Source: Financial Statement, EFP Rotenberg, LLP, 11/1/12.


BROCKPORT FOUNDATION Statement of Activities For the Year Ended June 30, 2012 (With Comparative Totals for June 30, 2011)

Temporarily Permanently Total Total Unrestricted Restricted Restricted 2012 2011 Support and Revenue Support Gifts, donations and pledges $485,624 $1,067,376 $348,894 $1,901,894 $1,640,834 Non-cash support from SUNY Brockport 1,652,062 - - 1,652,062 1,488,100 Gifts in kind 7,000 131,454 - 138,454 108,890 Total support 2,144,686 1,198,830 348,894 3,692,410 3,237,824 Revenue Alumni programs 84,327 - - 84,327 66,388 Interest and dividends 13,559 161,960 - 175,519 162,575 Realized gain (loss) on marketable securities - (21,247) - (21,247) 1,815 Unrealized gain on marketable securities - 55,303 - 55,303 934,272 Other 105,849 181,925 - 287,774 106,402 Total revenue 203,735 377,941 - 581,676 1,271,452 Total support and revenue before released from restriction 2,348,421 1,576,771 348,894 4,274,086 4,509,276 Net assets released from restrictions 1,074,928 (1,074,928) - - Total support and revenue 3,423,349 501,843 348,894 4,274,086 4,509,276 Expenses Program expenses Student financial assistance 417,091 - - 417,091 404,796 College enhancement 204,427 - - 204,427 180,232 College activities 33,451 - - 33,451 20,268 Campus restoration and beautification 801 - - 801 1,100 Recreation and athletics 318,372 - - 318,372 76,216 Arts and cultural 33,138 - - 33,138 31,213 Academic enrichment 12,153 - - 12,153 6,019 Contributions to SUNY Brockport 131,454 - - 131,454 108,890 Provision for uncollectible pledges 37,020 - - 37,020 38,908 Total program expenses 1,187,907 - - 1,187,907 867,642 Supporting services expense 2,007,217 - - 2,007,217 1,729,156 Total expenses 3,195,124 - - 3,195,124 2,596,798 Change in Net Assets 228,225 501,843 348,894 1,078,962 1,912,478 Net Assets - Beginning 379,887 3,500,277 4,838,890 8,719,054 6,806,576 Interfund Transfers (179,440) 258,175 (78,735) - - Net Assets - Ending $428,672 $4,260,295 $5,109,049 $9,798,016 $8,719,054


BROCKPORT FOUNDATION Giving by Constituency Students $148,734

Other $127,700 

Student Families $32,459

Foundations $236,578

Alumni $659,892

Friends $136,174

Faculty/Staff $61,755

Emeriti & Relatives $150,449

 Corporations $298,769

Total Support $1,852,510

BROCKPORT FOUNDATION Program Support Arts and Cultural Programs $55,221

Academic Enrichment $117,436

 Unrestricted $356,746 

 College Enhancement


Recreation and Athletics $201,613 

 Gifts-In-Kind


Campus Restoration


 Student Financial Assistance $606,108

Total Support $1,852,510 47

Gift Officers To make a gift, please contact a member of our development staff. Roxanne Johnston Vice President for Advancement President, Brockport Foundation (585) 395-2390 Mike Andriatch ’85 Executive Director of Advancement (595) 395-5809 Brad Schreiber ’83/’85 Executive Director of Development (585) 395-5161 Darby Knox Director of Campaign and Leadership Giving (585) 395-5160 Curtis Hill Leadership Giving Officer (595) 395-5581 Jamie Beers-Wilson Leadership Giving Officer (585) 395-2380


Every Gift Makes a Difference Thank you for the generous support you’ve already given to the College! We hope we can continue to count on you. Choose the method of giving that suits your needs, and you’ll help us ensure that we continue to offer an extraordinary educational experience for our students.

A Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) is another planned giving option. A CGA is an agreement between you and the Brockport Foundation in which you transfer an asset to the Foundation and, in return, the Foundation makes lifetime payments to you. Benefits of a charitable gift annuity can be impressive. You’ll receive an immediate income tax deduction and avoid upfront capital gains tax upon transfer. Visit to learn more.

Make an Annual Gift

An unrestricted gift to the Fund for Brockport gives the College the flexibility to use that money where it’s needed most — most often for scholarships, but also for new programs and initiatives, research, faculty excellence, campus beautification, athletics, and more.

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Any gift may be made in honor of or to memorialize a family member, friend, colleague or favorite faculty member. When you make your gift, just indicate the name of the person you wish to honor on your pledge form, on the online form, or call us at (585) 395-2451 to make your gift.

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The College at Brockport


t The College at Brockport, State University of New York, we’ve spent more than 175 years helping our students pursue excellence by unlocking their intellectual, physical and creative gifts by fostering innovative thinking and leadership. It’s our College promise. Brockport offers 49 undergraduate majors and 49 graduate programs. Rigorous programs in such areas as the sciences, mathematics, kinesiology, business and dance are complemented by a rich array of professional programs and innovative graduate degrees. Our faculty are mentors and educators who work side-by-side with

students as they conduct research and participate in experiential learning such as study abroad, internships and fellowships. The College at Brockport ensures student success through high academic quality, cocurricular engagement, connections with alumni and a quality learning environment. Our approach to education gives our graduates the opportunity to take their knowledge to the workplace, graduate school and beyond. Each experience helps students strengthen their talents, find success in whatever they do, and make a lasting impact on others. Whatever their path, Brockport students are educated for life.

Basic Info and Stats* (Fall 2012) Undergraduate student enrollment............................................ 7,133 Minority population................................................................... 15.0% Female/male ratio..................................................................... 55:45 Student/faculty ratio................................................................. 17:1 Average class size.................................................................... 23 Placement rate......................................................................... 93%

Freshman Profile Applied..................................................................................... 8,570 Accepted.................................................................................. 4,091 (47.7%) Mean average %...................................................................... 90.1 Middle 50% average................................................................. 88 – 93 SAT/ACT average..................................................................... 1107/24 Middle 50% SAT/ACT............................................................... 1050 – 1180/22 – 26

Transfer Profile Applied..................................................................................... 3,299 Accepted.................................................................................. 1,906 (57.8%) Enrolled.................................................................................... 971 Mean GPA ............................................................................... 3.2 *The reported SAT scores are based on the critical reading and math sections. The SAT writing score is not used as a determining factor for College at Brockport admissions eligibility.

Our Majors Accounting (BS) African and African-American Studies (BA, BS) Anthropology (BA, BS) Art — Studio (BA, BS, BFA) Art History (minor) Ceramics Drawing Graphic Design Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Visual Studies Arts for Children (BA, BS) Art Dance Theatre Athletic Training (BS) Biochemistry (BS) Biology (BA, BS) Biotechnology — Cellular and molecular biology Pre-medical/Pre-dental/Other Pre-professional Business Administration (BS) Management Pre-law See also: Accounting/Finance/Marketing Chemistry (BA, BS) Chemistry with ACS Certification See also: Biochemistry Communication (BA, BS) Communication Studies See also: Journalism and Broadcasting Computer Information Systems (BS) Computer Science (BA, BS) Advanced Computing Information Systems Software Development Criminal Justice (BS) Corrections International Criminal Justice Legal Studies Police Security Administration Dance (BA, BS, BFA)

Earth Sciences (BA, BS) Education and Human Development (BA, BS) Teacher Certification Programs Adolescence Inclusive General Education with Middle Childhood Extension, Grades 5 – 12 Childhood Inclusive Education Childhood Education, Grades 1 – 6 Health Education, Pre K – 12 Physical Education, Pre K – 12 English (BA, BS) Creative Writing Literature Environmental Science (BS) Aquatic Ecology/Biology Earth Sciences Environmental Chemistry Terrestrial Ecology/Biology Wetland Ecology Combined Aquatic/Terrestrial Ecology/Biology Exercise Physiology (BS) Finance (BA, BS) French (BA, BS) Bilingual Multicultural Studies Language, Literature, Civilization Geology (BA, BS) Health Science (BA, BS) Alcohol/Substance Abuse Studies Health Care Administration Health Science Liberal Arts Professional Program in Health Education History (BA, BS) International Business and Economics (BA) International Studies (BA) Journalism and Broadcasting (BA, BS) Electronic and Print Journalism Media Production Media Studies Public Relations Kinesiology/Physical Education (BS) Adapted Physical Education Coaching Athletics (minor) Marketing (BA, BS) Mathematics (BA, BS) Medical Technology (BS) Meteorology (BA, BS)

Nursing (BSN) BSN Program RN to BSN Program Philosophy (BA, BS) Physical Education Teacher Education (Certification program) (BS) Adapted Physical Education Physics (BA, BS) Political Science (BA, BS) Pre-Law Psychology (BA, BS) Recreation and Leisure Studies (BS) Recreation Management Therapeutic Recreation Tourism Management Social Work (BS) Sociology (BA, BS) Spanish (BA, BS) Bilingual Multicultural Studies Language, Literature, Civilization Sport Management (BS) Theatre (BA, BS) Water Resources (BA, BS) Women and Gender Studies (BA, BS)

Brockport Honors Program The highly selective Honors Program is designed for distinguished students like you — talented, motivated, and intellectually curious. Honors students engage in scholarly and community activities that prepare them to become global citizens and innovative leaders. Some of the benefits of the Honors Program include: • A full-tuition scholarship for New York state residents or a $4,000 annual scholarship for out-of-state residents, plus additional merit-based scholarships are available — renewable for up to four years

• Opportunities to work closely with extraordinary faculty in small, interactive classes

• Conducting research and creative projects, including presentations at conferences

• Engagement through the Honors Living Learning Community and Peer Mentor Program

• A free iPad to be used for collaborative learning

• Individualized advisement tailored to students’ academic and professional interests and goals

Learn more about the program at

Challenge yourself Delta College attracts well-rounded and active learners who want to be challenged — those who demonstrate personal motivation, confidence in their scholastic abilities, and display a keen interest in career preparation through internships. Delta students also have the opportunity to accelerate their study and graduate with a bachelor’s degree in three years. There is limited enrollment in this program. Learn more about Delta College online at

Nationally recognized and accredited A leading public institution, the College focuses on liberal arts with robust academic programs and co-curricular opportunities. Affordability and an outstanding alumni placement rate of 93 percent, make the College a wise investment. That’s why The Princeton Review, US News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and Colleges of Distinction rank us among America’s top institutions. National organizations have accredited 13 of our undergraduate and graduate programs for meeting high quality standards and demonstrating a commitment to educational excellence.

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Accelerated and Cooperative Programs The College at Brockport offers several programs for students who seek an advanced degree at Brockport or at one of our partner colleges. We offer more than 50 master’s, post master’s and advanced certificate programs. Additional programs include: • 4+1 Combined Bachelor of Science in Political Science/Master of Public Administration • 4+1 Accelerated Master of Business Administration Program with Rochester Institute of Technology • 4+1 Accelerated Master of Business Administration Program with Clarkson University • 4+1 Accelerated Master of Business Administration Program with Union College • 4+2 Master of Business Administration with the University of Rochester’s Simon Graduate School of Business (Early Leaders; not accelerated) • 3+3 Doctor of Physical Therapy with SUNY Upstate Medical Center • 3+2 Combined Bachelor of Science/ Master of Science in Environmental Science and Biology • 4+1 Bachelor of Science/Master of Arts in Mathematics • 3+2 Bachelor of Science/Master of Public Health with University at Buffalo

Take your studies beyond the classroom Your academic adventures are not limited to the classroom. We offer one of the most expansive study abroad programs in the United States. With more than 100 programs in 28 countries on all seven continents, Brockport students have opportunities for semester, summer, intercession and yearlong study as well as internships in:

Antarctica • Australia • Bahamas • China • Costa Rica • England • Estonia • Fiji • France • Ghana • Greece • India • Ireland • Italy • Jamaica • Kenya • Mexico • The Netherlands • New Zealand • Philippines • Poland • Romania • Russia • Scotland • Spain • Thailand • and Vietnam. Visit to see where our Study Abroad Program can take you.

Internships and career experiences Brockport offers a variety of internships and career experiences to help you enhance classroom learning by gaining real world experience. Career Services staff can help place you in an internship at a regional business, in New York state government, at Walt Disney Resorts (Anaheim, CA and Kissimmee, FL), and through the America Reads Program. You may also take a Career Exploration Course to research an area of interest. Learn more about internships at

What a student says about the Study Abroad Program

Brandon, an Iraq war veteran, was one of the first Brockport students to study abroad in Antarctica.

Brandon Nunnery ’13,

Major: Finance; Hometown: Lyndonville, NY

As part of an extraordinary study abroad trip through Brockport’s Office of International Education, Brandon and a handful of intrepid travelers visited the wilds of the Antarctic landscape during WinterSession ’11. “Honestly, I had always dreamed of going to Antarctica, ever since I was a kid,” he says. “I never figured that I would be able to go so early in my life.”

What he says about Brockport…

“I like the sense of community at Brockport. It is a very welcoming school and the student population is very open. It also offers a scholarly form of networking.”

Home away from home Finding a campus with a healthy mix of individuals, cultures and ideologies is just as important as classes themselves. Students at The College at Brockport are active participants in one or more of 115+ clubs and organizations, student government, Living Learning Communities, Greek life, and career-building networks. While many college students are known to miss home-cooked meals, don’t worry. Brockport’s dining halls are highly rated across SUNY. With dining services in nine comfortable and convenient locations across campus, you can grab a burger and fries, choose vegan and vegetarian entrees, opt for healthy meals and satisfy your sweet tooth — in a dining hall, café or on the go.

And for students who want to lead a healthy lifestyle, resources to support a sound mind, body and spirit are available through the health center, counseling services, workout spaces and places of worship throughout the community.

Residential life A residence hall is more than just a place to sleep. It’s a place where students forge lifelong friendships by sharing joys, triumphs, and dreams. It’s the place to study and laugh, watch movies and just hang out. Resident students can choose either corridor-style living (shared common areas for all students on a floor) or suite-style living (shared common space among four students). Students with junior or senior status have the additional option of living in the College’s townhomes. These units come complete with a full kitchen, laundry, two bathrooms, and space for four students.

 ighty-nine percent of freshmen at E Brockport live on campus in one of 12 residence halls. Entering freshmen students can choose to live in one of our Living Learning Communities with others who share their academic interests. Choose from the following communities:

• Academic Exploration • The Brockport Global Village • Creative Artists • Future Health Professionals • Green House • Honors House • Leadership and Community Service • Math and Science • Recreation and Fitness • Teachers of Tomorrow

Visit to review on-campus living options.

Programs to help you do your best Each freshman student participates in the First-year Experience Program, which helps you deal with the stresses of adjusting to college life. An academic planning seminar introduces you to learning strategies and the academic expectations of faculty. All freshmen participate in a common reading experience before arriving on campus, and discuss the book throughout the first semester. Our peer mentors work with new students all year as well. Get more details at Transfer students can benefit from Brockport’s Transfer Experience Program, which offers workshops, an academic planning seminar, and peer mentoring opportunities. Transfer students who meet the qualifications can join Tau Sigma National Honor Society, which recognizes transfer student achievement and involvement on campus. Visit transferyear to learn more. The Leadership Development Program prepares students for success as leaders in the campus community and beyond, with opportunities to achieve certificates, make meaningful connections with faculty, staff and other students, and gain experience they take with them to a career. Students engage in workshops and seminars, community service and campus events, and attend local and national conferences. Learn more at www.brockport. edu/leadership. There are several national and state programs available to support the academic success of students at Brockport, including first-generation college students and others: • The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) provides academic and financial assistance to eligible underrepresented students interested in careers in science and professional fields such as law, accounting, and health-related disciplines. Visit cstep to learn more. • The Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides counseling, academic assistance, and financial support for students who qualify both academically and financially for the program. Students must apply for the program as a freshman. For information, visit • The Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program prepares disadvantaged undergraduate college students for doctoral study. Visit for details.

What a student says about the CSTEP/McNair Program

“Brockport offered me the chance to see who I am and where I wanted to be, and gave me the tools and the confidence to get there.”

T. Roz Llewellyn ’12, Major: Finance; Hometown: Saint Albans, NY Campus involvement…

Roz has been extremely involved in classes and organizations. Her co- and extracurricular activities vary from being the cochair of Greek Standards Boards for Alpha Phi Omega, to the founder and president of the Fencing Club, to the flute section chair for the Brockport Pep Band. Her other activities include serving as vice president of the Finance Club, CSTEP, the McNair program, the Honors Program, and the Council of Students (Business Program).

What she wants to pursue after college…

What makes Rox happy is helping people. She wants to earn an MBA and start her own business as a financial advisor, helping lowto moderate-income groups attain financial stability. Apply online at

Athletics, recreation and fitness When you come to campus, one of the first things you notice is people in motion — students, staff and faculty walking, jogging and biking, playing softball, tossing Frisbees and even cross-country skiing. Whether you want to join an intercollegiate team, try your hand at a new intramural sport, or just stay fit, the College offers many opportunities to keep you moving. We offer facilities to match nearly every need and interest, including a 2,000-seat ice arena; an Olympic-size pool; two weight rooms; handball, racquetball and squash courts; a gymnastics room; and five gymnasiums. We also have a 10,000-seat outdoor stadium, a baseball/softball complex, soccer fields, and outdoor track and field facility.

Special Events and Recreation Center

The Special Events Recreation Center, or SERC, is our newest state-of-the-art facility on campus. Opened in fall 2012, the facility features a 10,000 sq. ft. fitness center, meeting spaces, the Kinetic Café and the House of Fields — accommodating large-scale track and field competitions, concerts and major campus events. Learn more at

Go Golden Eagles! Brockport is a NCAA Division III member and competes in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC), the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), the New York State Women’s Collegiate Athletic Association (NYSWCAA), the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) for football, and the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA).

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Men’s intercollegiate teams Baseball • Basketball • Cross Country • Football • Ice Hockey • Indoor Track and Field • Lacrosse • Outdoor Track and Field • Soccer • Swimming and Diving • Wrestling

Women’s intercollegiate teams Basketball • Cross Country • Field Hockey • Gymnastics • Indoor Track and Field • Lacrosse • Outdoor Track and Field • Soccer • Softball • Swimming and Diving • Tennis • Volleyball

Intramurals and club sports Intramural and club sports are open to all students. A variety of team and individual events as well as tournaments are held throughout the year. For more details, visit

Performing and visual arts The arts are an integral part of Brockport life. Whether you are a performer, spectator or would like to participate in another way, academic and co-curricular opportunities in performing and visual arts flourish at Brockport. The College and Geva Theatre Center, Rochester’s professional regional theater, have an ongoing agreement that brings Geva’s guest artists and educators to campus to teach classes and provide hands-on experience on campus and through internships. Through an arrangement with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, musicians lecture and provide demonstrations for our students. Students can join a number of campus musical ensembles or the Brockport Community Chamber Orchestra.

Our world-renowned dance program helps students develop technical skills, while learning about kinesiology, history, music and choreography. Art students work with the media of their choice. Our galleries provide the backdrop for learning about proposing, planning, installing and publicizing exhibitions. Acting, directing, stage management and the technical aspects of theatre are part of the curriculum for theatre students. Performers have ample opportunity to display their craft in a variety of productions throughout the year. Auditions are open to the entire student body for several performances as well.

We offer academic courses in:

• Ceramics

• Drawing

• Dance

• Graphic Design

• Music

• Painting

• Photography

• Printmaking

• Sculpture

• Theatre

• Visual Studies

See why Brockport is a great choice for you. We encourage you and your family to visit campus. Many of our students say that their campus visit clinched their decision to attend The College at Brockport. During your visit, you and your family may attend an admissions information session, tour our campus, and ask all the questions you have about the many programs and services available.

Do you have a question for Admissions? Visit and Ask Ellsworth! Visit us online at to learn more about The College at Brockport. If you already know we’re the right place for you, apply now at

Location Brockport is centrally located along the historic Erie Canal in Western New York, a short drive from the cities of Rochester; Buffalo; Niagara Falls; and, Toronto, Canada. The College is only 10 miles (16.1 km) from the southern shores of Lake Ontario, with its many parks and beaches; within a short distance of New York state’s renowned Finger Lakes; and, near area ski resorts and cultural activities. From points east: From NYS Thruway Exit 45 (Victor) take I-490 through Rochester and west to exit 8 for Route 531. Take 531 to the end at Washington Street. Follow signs to Brockport (six miles) by taking Route 31 west. Follow signs to the College upon entering the Village of Brockport. From points west: From NYS thruway Exit 47 (LeRoy), take Route 19 north to Brockport (about 13 miles). Follow signs to the College upon entering the Village of Brockport. From points south: From Interstate 390 north, take I-490 west. Follow directions from points east, above. Exit 8 is one mile west of I-390.


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Engaged Faculty Department faculty have studied and trained in highly regarded programs such as Illinois State University, the University of Minnesota, the University of Michigan, Southern Methodist University, and the University of Colorado. Combining this training with professional experience in acting, casting, directing, design, and technical theatre, our faculty deliver a comprehensive, high-quality program of academics and production. Our department is small enough that you will get the individual attention you need to help you develop your full potential.

“I am amazed by the professionalism of the theatre staff and their creative process. As an actor, you are encouraged to add your own input and discuss your ideas with the director.”

— John Cummings, Brockport student

“Teaching theatre presents a wonderful opportunity for faculty to guide and inspire the artist and the scholar in every student.” — Davida Bloom, faculty

“We are committed to helping students fully explore their individual talents and interests.”

— Frank Kuhn, faculty

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Programs of Study in Music Brockport offers an 18-credit music minor, including opportunities for students to perform in an array of ensembles, learn about music history and theory, and participate in applied music classes such as piano and voice. Brockport also offers a major in arts for children with a music specialty track. Students in this major complete 21 credit hours in music, including music methods. Our students then complete a music practicum, in which they observe and teach in a public school classroom, gaining hands-on experience in their specific field of study.

“During the production process, I enjoy working with student designers — peer to peer.” —P  . Gibson Ralph, chair

350 New Campus Drive Brockport, NY 14420 (585) 395-2496


A Message from the Chair The Department of Theatre and Music Studies at The College at Brockport offers an intensive theatre experience in a liberal arts environment. This provides a broad, well-grounded base for further exploration in graduate school, the professional theatre, or any number of professions that utilize communication and organizational skills, technical knowledge, and collaborative experiences.

Alliance with Geva Theatre

Working Alumni

Through an innovative alliance with the Geva Theatre Center, Rochester’s nationally recognized professional theatre company, we ensure that our students learn how professional theatre works. This unique partnership allows artists from Geva to teach, direct, and offer workshops in our department and allows students to intern with Geva, behind the scenes or on stage!

Our alumni are working all across the country — in fields such as theatre, television, and education at all levels from elementary to graduate school.

P. Gibson Ralph, Chair Department of Theatre and Music Studies

… have attained professional positions such as: • assistant stage manager, Eastman Opera, Rochester

Outstanding Facilities “While working at Geva, I get this great sense that the other interns and I have all arrived at a new height in our learning, thanks in no small part to Brockport’s relationship with Geva.”

— Tim Ellison, Brockport student

NAST Accredited! The theatre program in the Department of Theatre and Music Studies has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST). Accreditation follows a rigorous evaluation process that includes self-study and peer review.

Take the Stage The department produces four plays each year on our Mainstage, chosen from a broad range of periods and styles. The Harlequins Student Theatre Club, open to all students, holds additional performances, offering more opportunities to participate in full-scale productions each semester. This variety allows actors, designers, and technicians to work with a range of materials and approaches. Students learn new perspectives on the art of theatre and begin to build a valuable professional network that will serve them throughout their careers.

… have enrolled in graduate schools including:  arnegie Mellon University, The University of Georgia, C Brooklyn College, Manhattan School of Music, Ohio University, University of Iowa, and the University of Connecticut.

We offer an exclusively undergraduate program, small enough to provide production and performance opportunities to first-year students, and large enough to provide up-to-date facilities and the kind of expertise and support our students deserve. We are dedicated to helping you follow your individual course of study and growth. Want to know more? Stop in for a visit! I’d be glad to show you what we have to offer.

Since 2000, graduates of the theatre program…

NAST is an association of approximately 170 schools of theatre, primarily at the collegiate level, but also including pre-collegiate and community schools. It produces statistical research, engages in policy analysis, and provides professional development for leaders of theatre schools.

“Brockport has given me all the tools and resources that I need to get to where I want to go. It has also made me completely sure of the career path that I will be going down after I graduate.”

— Kara Dudley, Brockport student

• 399-seat, fully equipped, proscenium theatre • Flexible, black-box laboratory theater with SkyDeck tension grid • CAD lab and design studio • Professional-quality costume and scene shops • Two large acting studios • Large dressing rooms

• box office manager, Geva Theatre Center

• director of production, Pilobolus Dance Theatre • performer, Star Trek: The Experience, Las Vegas • operations manager, Orlando Shakespeare Festival • member of SAG, Los Angeles • sound technician on tour with Barry Manilow • sound technician on tour with Prince • actor, The Diary of Anne Frank, Saranac Lake • Equity stage manager, Geva Theatre Center • founding member, Nuts and Bolts improv comedy troupe, Rochester


School of The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

PursueSomethingGreater Special Programs Delta College Program Honors College Pre-professional: Pre-dental, Pre-law, Pre-med, Pre-veterinary

Accelerated/Cooperative Programs 4+1 Accelerated Master of Business Administration Program with Rochester Institute of Technology 4+1 Accelerated Master of Business Administration Program with Clarkson University 4+2 Master of Business Administration with the University of Rochester’s Simon Graduate School of Business (Early Leaders; not accelerated) 3+3 Doctor of Physical Therapy with SUNY Update Medical Center

African and African-American Studies (BA, BS) Anthropology (BA, BS) Art - Studio (BA, BS); Studio Art (BFA) Arts for Children (BA, BS) Communication (BA, BS) Dance (BA, BS, BFA) English (BA, BS) French (BA, BS) History (BA, BS) Journalism and Broadcasting (BA, BS) Philosophy (BA, BS) Political Science (BA, BS) Sociology (BA, BS) Spanish (BA, BS) Theatre (BA, BS) Women and Gender Studies (BA, BS)

School of Education and Human Services Criminal Justice (BS) Education and Human Development (BA, BS) Teacher Certification Programs: Adolescence Inclusive Generalist Education with Middle Childhood Extension, Grades 5 – 12 Childhood Inclusive Education, Grades 1 – 6 Health Education, Pre K – 12 Physical Education, Pre K – 12 Social Work (BS)

School of Health and Human Performance Athletic Training (BS) Exercise Science (BS) Health Science (BA, BS) Kinesiology/Physical Education (BS) Nursing (BSN) Physical Education Teacher Education (Certification program) Recreation and Leisure Studies (BS) Sport Management (BS)

School of Science and Mathematics Biochemistry (BS) Biology (BA, BS) Chemistry (BA, BS) Computer Information Systems (BS) Computer Science (BA, BS) Earth Sciences (BA, BS) Environmental Science (BS) Geology (BA, BS) Mathematics (BA, BS) Medical Technology (BS) Meteorology (BA, BS) Physics (BA, BS) Psychology (BA, BS) Water Resources (BA, BS)

School of Business Administration and Economics Accounting (BS) Business Administration (BS) Finance (BS) International Business and Economics (BA) International Studies (BA) Marketing (BS)


It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to The College at Brockport, State University of New York — a highly selective, nationally recognized and accredited four-year, public institution, committed to academic excellence, scholarship, research and service. We are proud to be ranked as one of “America’s Best Colleges” by US News & World Report, The Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. The College offers an incredible value for an extraordinary education. As part of the State University of New York system, we offer one of the

lowest tuition rates in the state and the nation. We also award nearly $30 million in grants and scholarships to make Brockport affordable and accessible for the talented and intellectually curious. At Brockport, you will be afforded a world-class education where your return on investment will be enormous and will pay huge dividends for years to come. Brockport was founded more than 175 years ago and has a history rich in tradition. The College is 8,500 students strong, with more than 85,000 alumni in New York

and around the world. We offer a wide range of majors and minors that span a variety of disciplines, including business administration, education and human development, chemistry and mathematics. Leaving Brockport, you will be prepared to take on the major issues of our day. On behalf of the entire College community, we look forward to introducing you to The College at Brockport. Please take a moment to tell us more about yourself; visit to become a Brockport VIP! I also encourage you to contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to schedule a campus visit. You will learn more about our diverse and innovative undergraduate and graduate programs of study, NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics, and you’ll tour our beautiful treelined campus, academic buildings, and state-of-the art classrooms, laboratories and recreational facilities. I look forward to seeing you on campus! Sincerely,

John R. Halstead, PhD President, The College at Brockport State University of New York

17:1 student-faculty ratio



faculty have won the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for teaching

82% of students receive financial aid

93% of the Class of 2011* are employed or in graduate school

*most recent available data


average class size

Current Enrollment

94% of faculty hold the highest degree in their field


study abroad programs in

37 countries, on all 7 continents


Fulbright Scholars on faculty

PursueSomethingGreater A great education should develop disciplined minds and shatter preconceived notions. It should unlock opportunities for meaningful careers and advanced degrees. It should be a transformational experience that inspires you to pursue something greater than you ever imagined. But obtaining one shouldn’t have to require accumulating crushing debt — a burden that forces many to put the next stage of their lives on hold. The College at Brockport, State University of New York, is proof. Each of our top-notch professional programs — ranging from business to arts to the sciences — is grounded in an outstanding liberal arts education. That means that we don’t just train our students for particular jobs; we sharpen their critical thinking skills, preparing them to compete in an ever-changing world.

Brockport students are instructed by distinguished faculty in modern facilities, yet pay one of the lowest tuition rates in the nation. That’s value.

But don’t just take our word for it. Take theirs: • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Brockport among the “Top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges” • US News & World Report lists us as one of “America’s Best Colleges” • The Princeton Review rated us a “Best Northeastern College” • Brockport was named a “College of Distinction” by

YourFutureInvestment As part of their liberal arts education, all Brockport students take classes in subjects such as English, history, math and science — in addition to courses in their chosen field of study. This broad curriculum equips students with a diverse knowledge base that will prepare them for the rest of their lives. Some Brockport students will go on to become teachers, physicians, lawyers and corporate executives. All of them will be citizens who make decisions that impact the lives of others. A liberal arts education gives students the tools to face these challenges in an informed and thoughtful way — preparing Brockport students to confront the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Dr. Steve Ireland has taught at Brockport for more than 40 years. He believes a liberal arts education has never been more important. “A high quality liberal arts education empowers you,” Ireland said. “It doesn’t train you for a particular job; it trains you for every job. It provides you with the knowledge, the understanding, the analytical and the communication skills necessary to adapt to the ever changing-world.” To read more about Dr. Ireland, visit

A Dynamic New Facility The liberal arts will have a sparkling new home on the Brockport campus come fall 2014. The new three-story, 61,000-square-foot Liberal Arts Building will feature rich technology integration, an auditorium, and gallery space to display Brockport’s E.E. Cummings artwork collection. It is also registered with the US Green Building Council and will take advantage of natural light and utilize bioretention and open pond areas to retain rainwater.

DiscoverTheWorld A truly well-rounded education goes beyond the four walls of a classroom. Brockport students broaden their knowledge base with a variety of unique and exciting applied-learning opportunities. Experiential learning allows students to engage and apply academic understandings through handson experience. Help improve local and global communities, and gain irreplaceable life experiences through opportunities such as study abroad, internships, research and more.

The benefits are immeasurable: • Explore career interests and clarify future career goals • Network with professionals in your field and identify potential mentors • Incorporate classroom theories with applied learning experiences • Develop the marketable skills employers are looking for

• Increase self-confidence and knowledge of your interests, abilities and values

LauraClark ’13 Laura Clark earned her bachelor’s degree in Brockport — and in China, Italy, Greece and Chile. That was before winning a prestigious Fulbright Award that sent her to Spain. “Studying abroad taught me that education needs to occur both inside and outside of a classroom,” Laura said. “It made me a leader. It helped me develop a determination to succeed in any situation.” Learn more about Laura’s experience at

Study Abroad The College at Brockport offers one of the most expansive study abroad programs in the United States, allowing students to discover how education really comes to life in an international context. Explore the globe by participating in one or more of the College’s 120 programs in 37 countries — on all seven continents. Foster a new perspective by engaging with people living in cultures and circumstances other than your own. Allow the beauty and diversity of new places to change and inspire you.

The opportunities are endless: • Study at a prestigious international university • Develop and enhance your language skills • Be immersed in different countries, cultures, and cuisine • Create lifelong memories and friendships

DiscoverTheWorld Internships Internships are a crucial element in educational training and personal development. An internship helps build the professional ans interpersonal skills necessary for success in the job market. As competition for jobs increases, it’s even more important for students to participate in internships to give them a competitive edge after graduation. The College at Brockport offers many different internship opportunities that allow our students to gain practical experience.

Our internship and research programs include: • International Internships: spend a semester abroad living, working and learning in countries such as England, China, Australia and others • Washington Program: gain exposure to behind-the-scenes action of the Beltway • The Disney College Program: enjoy this multicultural experience working at Walt Disney World in Florida or Disneyland Resort in California • Brockport Career Exploration Course: a college-wide internship program offered to all academic majors

MattLuther ’14 Matt Luther didn’t spend his summer bagging groceries. He spent it conducting research in a genetics laboratory as part of the Brockport Foundation’s Undergraduate Summer Research Internship Program. “It’s invaluable,” Matt said. “Hands-on learning is much more effective than sitting in a classroom learning off slides. I had the opportunity to work full time doing something in my field; doing something that is definitely going to help me when I apply to medical schools.” To read more about Matt’s experience visit

Undergraduate Research At Brockport, research opportunities aren’t reserved just for graduate students. Research experiences provide undergraduates with the opportunity to build upon what they’ve learned in the classroom and discover even more as they work side by side with professors on projects with realworld applications.

Limitless opportunities: • Analyze Great Lakes water quality while preserving fragile wetlands

• Choreograph a national touring dance performance • Navigate the complexities of international business and trade • Enhance athletic performance using stateof-the-art biomechanics equipment • Build a mobile application

UntapYourPotential The Honors College The Honors College brings together outstanding students to form a dynamic community of scholars and artists. Small, interactive Honors courses promote collaboration with faculty and peers, creative problem-solving, awareness of global perspectives and mastery of skills that are essential to success in college and beyond. Selected students with a high school GPA of 95 and SAT score of 1279 benefit from a full-tuition scholarship, iPad tablet and accelerated registration.

The Delta College Program The Delta College Program offers undergraduate students an alternate interdisciplinary approach to earning a bachelor’s degree. Small seminar-style classes, robust experiential-learning experiences and professional preparation are all essential components of the Delta Program. Completion of the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree in three years is an option: however, many Delta students choose to stay the full four years, as they may want to complete a double major or minor.

DanielaBulos ’15 Daniela Bulos understands that only part of her Brockport education takes place inside the classroom. The junior psychology major participates in Brockport’s Leadership Development Program — a program designed to develop and sharpen key leadership skills so that students can discover their unlimited potential. “In the real world, you have to be able to work in a team. You need to be able to understand others,” Daniela says. “The Leadership Development Program has taught me how to do that.” To read more about Daniela visit

Leadership Development Program The Leadership Development Program assists students in developing leadership and career-related talents and helps students strengthen and enhance the skills necessary for academic success, civic responsibility and career achievement. The application of sound leadership principles enables Brockport students to hone their skills in order to take on larger and more critical challenges.

Opportunities within the Leadership Development Program include: • Attend leadership conferences • Be considered for a Student Leadership Award • Apply for campus leadership positions including Welcome Week assistant, student conduct board member, Living Learning Communities mentor and Community Development positions • Become involved in community service

YourNewHome Our alumni often say that coming to Brockport isn’t about leaving home, but coming home. The Brockport residential experience provides a safe and comfortable living and learning environment. Our residence halls are located in the heart of our vibrant campus community, connecting students with a network of classmates who will become lifelong friends. A Resident Director (RD) and a staff of Resident Assistants (RAs) lead each residence hall community. They are an excellent resource in helping students make choices and resolve problems as well as supporting and assisting students as they develop plans for academic success and learn the responsibilities that come with independent living. Equipped with wireless Internet, cable TV, complimentary laundry facilities and more, Brockport residences offer the comforts of home.

Resident students can choose from three living options: • Corridor-style living (shared common areas for all students on the floor) • Suite-style living (shared common space among students) • Townhomes (exclusive to upperclassmen)

Living Learning Communities The Living Learning Communities (LLCs) offer a unique living option to select groups of students who share common residential and learning experiences. LLCs create intentional links between academic, social and residential experiences.

Listed below are a few of our communities. • Creative Artists – ideal for students who have majors in the arts, humanities or social sciences or have an interest in the arts

• Future Health Professionals – gives aspiring health professionals a chance to get to know other students and network with faculty, staff and alumni currently working in the healthcare field • Mathematics and Physical Sciences – provides dedicated tutors and academic support for students who are majoring in, or have an interest in, math and any of the physical sciences • Teachers of Tomorrow — focuses on current events in education and relevant for students who plan on applying for any teacher certification program Visit to discover more.

Food for Thought Brockport’s nine dining halls have been rated first or second in the SUNY system since 1994 for their outstanding quality and selection.

SomethingForEveryone Whether our students want to try out for an intercollegiate or intramural team, audition for a play or musical, work at our student-run newspaper, or participate in student government, Brockport offers every opportunity to stay active. Our students make the most of their college experience by getting involved in a variety of activities. Brockport’s 120 wide-ranging clubs and organizations afford our students the opportunity to connect with others who have common interests. Visit to learn more.

Intercollegiate Athletics

For nearly 100 years, intercollegiate athletics have been an integral part of the student experience at The College at Brockport. With 23 men’s and women’s NCAA Division III teams, eight national championships and hundreds of All-Americans, our proud Golden Eagles have earned a welldeserved reputation as one of the finest, most competitive athletic programs in the nation. Our student-athletes develop life skills that help them succeed not only during their years at Brockport, but throughout their future careers.


Intramural sports provide a great opportunity for physical activity while promoting wellness, healthy competition, teamwork and friendship. Brockport offers 13 intramural sports and 18 club sports, providing opportunities for all students, with all ranges of previous experience and skill level.

Fine Arts

Our talented students present major theatre productions, music performances, dance concerts and art exhibits that enhance and enrich the entire Brockport campus. Our professional affiliations with Geva Theatre Center (Rochester’s professional theatre company) and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra provide numerous opportunities for entertainment and learning.

Student Government

An integral part of the campus, Brockport Student Government (BSG) works to represent the student body and lobbies on behalf of Brockport students in Albany, NY, and Washington, DC. BSG oversees a wide range of clubs and organizations, including Amnesty International, Brockport TV Club, Habitat for Humanity, Honors Club, and more.

Academic Scholarship Opportunities Honors College Scholarship (New York residents)..... Full tuition (Out-of-state residents)....................................................... $9,870 Presidential Scholarship — in Residence....................... $4,500 Dean’s Scholarship — in Residence................................ $2,250 Out-of-State Recognition Scholarship............................ $4,000 Outstanding students can stack the Out-of-State Recognition Scholarship with other high performing scholarships, up to a total of $9,870 annually. See for more details. 84% of our students receive financial aid.

Tuition Information New York State Resident Annual Costs Tuition.............................................................................. $5,870 Room and board............................................................ $11,140 Fees.................................................................................. $1,352 Total direct cost.............................................................. $18,362 Other estimated expenses*.............................................. $2,668 Estimated total cost of attendance................................. $21,030

Out-of-State Resident Annual Costs Tuition............................................................................ $15,320 Room and board............................................................ $11,140 Fees.................................................................................. $1,352 Total direct cost.............................................................. $27,812 Other estimated expenses*.............................................. $2,434 Estimated total cost of attendance................................. $30,246 *The College does not bill estimated expenses. They may include loan fees, books, transportation, supplies and personal expenses.

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The Village of Brockport, NY: The Victorian Village on the Erie Canal Approximate miles/hours from campus Downtown Rochester.....19/0.5 Buffalo..............................64/1 Niagara Falls..................80/1.5 Syracuse....................106/1.75 Toronto......................139/2.75 Albany........................244/3.75 Cleveland........................249/4 Pittsburgh......................75/4.5 New York City..................352/6

Brockport offers its students the best of both worlds — the quintessential small college town experience, with mid-sized and major metropolitan cities just a short drive or plane ride away. Downtown Rochester is just around the corner — there, you can enjoy sports, arts, entertainment, shopping, festivals and more. Check out a professional sporting event in Buffalo or one of the wonders of the world in Niagara Falls. The best of the Northeast is at your fingertips.

The College’s location in Western New York is ideally situated alongside the historic Erie Canal. With its quaint shops, restaurants, a movie theater and other amenities, the small Victorian village of Brockport provides everything you might need — all within walking distance of campus. Nearby destinations include shopping malls, professional sporting events, museums, concerts and festivals. The natural wonders that surround us are abundant, with the proximity of Letchworth State Park, Lake Ontario, Niagara Falls, historic points of interest, as well as the cities of Rochester, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Toronto and Buffalo. Other major cities are just a road trip away.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions 350 New Campus Drive Brockport, NY 14420

The Special Events Recreation Center (SERC) is our new 138,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art special events and wellness facility.

A Message from the President The College at Brockport, State University of New York, is a true learning community in which students, faculty and staff all contribute to and celebrate the success of others — first and foremost, our students. Diverse innovative programs across a broad liberal arts and professional studies curriculum provide students with opportunities for education and personal growth as intellectual, physical, and creative individuals. As we entered the 2011-12 academic year, the dual focus for our campus centered around two key initiatives: 1) launching our campus-wide 2011-16 Strategic Plan; and 2) receiving re-accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. I’m pleased to say that we accomplished both of these important jobs. This report is, therefore, a retrospective look at the 2011-12 academic year. While we are now in the second year of our five-year plan, I still think it’s important to remind everyone on what we are basing our strategies. The four constructs and nine associated priorities of the Strategic Plan: Academic Quality & Engagement

1. Active Student Engagement in Learning i. In the classroom ii. Out of the classroom 2. Rigorous Curricular Programs 3. Active Faculty/Staff – Student Engagement in: i. Student Learning ii. Student Development

Co-curricular & Support Programs

4.  Enrichment Programs and Services Designed to: i. Promote Student Development ii. Promote Engagement in Learning iii. Promote Engagement with the College iv.  Provide Services that Augment the Educational Enterprise

Learning Environment & Quality of Place 5.  High Quality Facilities where our students live and learn 6.  A Robust and Transformational Environment to Advance Learning and Student Development 7. Engagement of the Campus in the Community  Culture of Philanthropy & Alumni Connectedness

8.  Graduates remain engaged in the life of the campus 9. Investment by stakeholders in the institution

We developed these constructs with intentionality — and following a series of campus-wide planning retreats — to ensure that the College moves into the future with a shared vision, each initiative mutually supporting the others. As we move through this latest iteration of our Strategic Plan, we will continuingly collect and assess data to ensure that we are aligning available resources with College priorities. Our accomplishments during 2011-12 take on an even greater sheen when taking into account several years of New York State budget cuts impacting all SUNY institutions and declining demographic numbers for high school-aged graduates in upstate New York. I’m proud to report that, unlike many colleges, Brockport has been able to maintain both our enrollment levels and our quality indicators while increasing diversity. Please take the opportunity to review with a sense of pride the many achievements of our students, faculty, and staff. I can attribute these success stories to the sound work and enduring commitment of all those associated with our institution. It’s truly a team effort as we continue to advance The College at Brockport. Best wishes,

John R. Halstead, Ph.D. President

Noah Reger ’14 Biology (Pre-Med) and Philosophy Major Hometown: Holley, NY

Academic Quality and Engagement Active Student Engagement in Learning in and out of the classroom

• Th  e Office of Residential Life/Learning Communities expanded their living learning communities by adding the Creative Artists and Future Health Professionals communities and increased participation rates by 61.6 percent from 180 to 291 students in their eight learning communities. For the upcoming year, an Honors House and a learning community for Academic Exploration are offered.

• Th  e Community Development office led the collaborative service learning trip “Team Memphis” for the second consecutive year, working closely with the Department of Communication. Students performed community service on the Zion Cemetery Project, helping to reclaim an abandoned African American cemetery that contains 23,000 graves, some of them holding former slaves, as part of the Protest & Public Opinion class. Students and professional staff presented their experiences during Scholar’s Day.

• E  xperiential programs that further academic preparation and help ensure gainful employment such as the College’s Internship Program reported a 17 percent increase in student participation in career-related experiences, with nearly 300 students successfully completing internships.

• F  ive of six departments in the School of Education and Human Services require capstone and service learning experiences.

• P  articipation in Study Abroad reached a record 531 students (up from 529 in the previous year) with growth in Brockport student participation, 276 students (up from 261 in the previous year).

• Student Awards (examples)

o 4 0 students received Sigma Xi awards (Scientific Research Society)

o S even students inducted into Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice Honor Society)

o 3 4 students inducted into Kappa Delta Pi (Education Honor Society)

o E  ight Students inducted into Iota, Iota, Iota (Women & Gender Studies Honor Society)

o F  irst Amendment Award (Society of Professional Journalists)

o 2 011 Fred Holloway Award (highest academic award) by State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC).

o C  onesus Lake Watershed Management Project (two awards)

• B  rockport Chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) were recipients of the Silver Star Status national award for exceptional community service and civic engagement.

• Th  e Office of Academic Advisement implemented a strategy congruent with the SUNY Transfer Mobility guidelines to provide full Degree Audits (DARS Report) at the time of acceptance with the goal to achieve earlier deposits and were able to process 80 percent within a two-week period.

Paul Giglio ’11 Alumnus, International Business and Economics and International Studies Hometown: Hamburg, NY

Rigorous Curricular Programs Led by an Outstanding Accomplished Faculty •

Faculty Accomplishments

• 172 peer – reviewed articles, 12 books including four textbooks and 121 pieces of creative work including art shows, theatrical productions and choreographed pieces.

• External funding of $4,939,009 from 65 awards, $1,376,233 (a significant increase from $936,268 the previous year) in research grants from 27 awards

• Four Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence; one Chancellor’s Award for Internationalization; one Distinguished Professorship.

• Faculty Awards (examples)

• L  auren Lieberman – American Foundation of the Blind Access Award

• J oseph E. Balog – Fellowship to The Yale-Hastings Program in Ethics and Health Policy

• A  lisa James- Professional of the Year award – NYS Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

• B  arbara LeSavoy – Greater Rochester Area Board American Association of University Women (AAUW) 2012 Emerging Leader Award.

• V  isual Studies Workshop – United Nations of Rochester Outstanding Media Arts Award


• 9 9 percent pass rate on LAST, 99 percent pass rate on secondary, 98 percent pass rate on ATSW; 100 percent pass rate on multi-subject CST and 96 percent pass rate on students with disabilities CST.

• N  CLEX pass rate of 93 percent (national average 92.5 percent)

• M  SW pass rate 87 percent (highest within NY, national average 83 percent)

• New programs

o O  ngoing development of certificate programs at the graduate level

o Ongoing development of combined degree programs

➢ Sociology and Public Administration

➢ Health Science and KSSPE (exploring)

➢ Health Science and Nursing (exploring)

o Other

• Faculty Development related to teaching

o Four Faculty Learning Communities

o 1 ,112 individuals attended events sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

➢ Examples include – Counselor Education; Adapted PE

➢ CMST Institute formally established

o F  und for Innovation in Teaching and Learning launched in spring 2011; courses developed through this fund were offered in spring 2012. Additional innovation course in Science & Knowledge developed for implementation in Fall 2012.

Dr. Lauren Lieberman Professor, Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education

Active Faculty/Staff – Student Engagement In Student Learning and Student Development

• H  ead Gymnastics Coach John Feeney was named National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) Coach of the Year and led the team to its first national championship title.

• H  ead Wrestling Coach Don Murray celebrated his 300th career victory, a first for a head coach in Brockport’s athletic history.

• F  inance and Management worked jointly with Nazareth College on the development of quarterly GRC-MSW financial reports and the annual budget development. The GRC-MSW program has just entered the first year of a new three-year MOU.

• F  reshman minority student enrollment continues to grow and will reach a record 15.3 percent (5.6 percent increase in one-year period), increase in freshman downstate deposits by 32 percent with an increase of 77.3 percent from New York City. Transfer minority student enrollment remains strong at 16.2 percent for fall 2012.

• Th  e one-year retention rate for full-time freshmen (2010 cohort) was 84 percent, attaining the College’s goal and exceeding most four-year public, master’s institutions.

• Th  e Arthur O. Eve Opportunity for Higher Education Program (EOP) reported a retention rate of 85 percent for the freshman 2011 entering cohort and 78 percent for freshman 2010 entering cohort.

• Th  e College retained 49 percent of the high school graduating 3-1-3 students for fall 2012, a 15 percent increase from previous year.

• Th  e Admissions Office implemented the second annual Scholars Sleepover targeting high-achieving students, resulting in 56 percent of student attendees enrolled for fall 2012.

• Th  e Office of Student Retention implemented an online Early Warning System to improve the mechanism for faculty to refer at-risk students for academic intervention and support and received 245 referrals. This system is part of a larger intervention plan that includes programs for special populations, and online Early Warning Advisement Questionnaire (EWAQ) for both freshmen and new transfers, midterm letters to advisors and the Strategies to Eliminate Probationary Status (STEPS) Program. In fall 2011, 823/1050 freshmen (78 percent) and 287/882 new transfers (33 percent) participated in the EWAQ.

• E  MSA professionals presented workshops on our divisional assessment initiatives, the leadership development program, high risk drinking, bystander training, transfer experience, Title IX, student employee collaborative training to state, regional and national audiences.

• Th  e College at Brockport was well represented at the 2012 Administrators in Higher Education NASPA Regional Conference with seven presentations, two professionals serving in leadership positions, more than ten volunteers and recognition of one of our staff as the New Professional of the Year.

• The Student Learning Center

o 1 ,563 students came in for tutoring 8,542 times (50 percent increase in the overall tutoring sessions and a 13 percent increase in the number of students).

o 101 student tutors hired and trained throughout the year.

• Student Development

o Support for student travel to professional conferences

➢ NCUR – 18 students

➢ 91 undergraduate and graduate students received $25,962 in travel support

Mairead Fitzgibbon ’13 Health Science Major with Teacher Education Hometown: Spencerport, NY

Co-curricular & Support Programs Enrichment Programs and Services Designed to: 1) Promote Student Development • T  wo women’s gymnasts won two individual national championship awards. Our female wrestler qualified for 2012 Olympic Trials and Brockport’s received its first SUNYAC hockey Player of the Year award. • Th  e men’s soccer team made an NCAA appearance as well as individual athletes from track and field and swimming and diving. Eleven Golden Eagle athletes were named to their respective All-American teams. Twenty-six athletes received academic honors, including the SUNY Chancellor’s award in gymnastics, men’s soccer, and wrestling. • Th  e Office of Residential Life and Learning Communities reported a 9.6 percent increase in the number of resident assistants achieving the Dean’s List and a 35 percent increase in resident assistants awarded the Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. As it continues to diversify its staff, Residential Life and Learning Communities reported more than 20 percent of resident assistants are from underrepresented populations. • Th  ree departments (Academic Advisement, Undergraduate Admissions and Student Retention) received recognition from the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students for their outstanding achievements with transfer students, resulting in three awards from nine categories, the most received from any New York State college. • Th  e Veterans Resource Center was established to offer comprehensive academic and counseling support services for veteran students. A dedication ceremony was held on Veterans Day and the center has been recognized by Rep. Kathy Hochul (D-NY). • Th  e Financial Aid office continues to educate students on financial literacy through the first-year experience courses, hosting a Money Management Day, and providing an online tutorial, with 154 students completing 362 modules this year. • L  ate Night with Ellsworth received the 2011 Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Region 2, Community Building Program of the Year award. Heath Promotion and Prevention Services worked collaboratively with more than 30 departments and organizations to provide this alternative weekend programming. Sixty late night events were implemented with nearly 4,000 students actively participating this year.

• L  ate Night with Ellsworth is one of several evidence-based efforts to decrease high-risk drinking. Currently, 43.1 percent of students reported binge drinking, below the national average of 44 percent. • S tudent engagement in prevention programming is 16.2 percent, surpassing the national benchmark of 3 percent. • E  agleCHECK, a bystander prevention program won the 2012 Student-Driven Program of the Year from the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) and the 2012 Personal Safety Program of the Year award BACCHUS Peer Education Network. Ninety-four percent of first-year students participated in this bystander training and 46 percent reported utilizing bystander skills or knowledge within six months of program participation. • E  OP has continued to increase student contacts with their advisors reporting a 10.7 percent increase from the previous year, with an increase of nearly 8 percent focusing on career counseling. • Th  e Community Development office implemented Saturday of Service (SOS) for the second year. Fifty two agencies from across the region received volunteer support from 870 first-year students. • I n its third year, the Leadership Development Program (LDP) recognized 129 students with Green Certificates, an increase of 13 percent; 39 with Gold Certificates, an increase of 14.7 percent; and 12 students with the Presidential Certificate, a program in its inaugural year focused on citizenship. The 5th annual leadership conference brought alumni to the campus to present workshops and network with our students. • Th  e LDP’s Gold Service Project was awarded Campus Program of the Year at the Western New York Leadership conference for its event, Rochester Wheels to Campus, a wheelchair basketball game which raised more than $500. • Th  e College recognized their student leaders who were awarded local and SUNY-wide awards including five recipients of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award, 68 students named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities and various campus awards including the Donald and Gloria Huot Excellence Leadership award, the Marion Shrank Student Leadership award and the Halstead Leadership in Higher Education Award.

Caitlin Milizia ‘12 and Lauren Palmieri ‘11 Hartwell Fall 2011 Rebecca McArthur (Graduate student) choreographed the piece called Intercede

• C  ampus Recreation reported 107,000 participants in recreational programs including the Fitness Center and also reported 456 students engaged in their club sports program this year, a nearly 9 percent increase from last year. • C  ampus Recreation facilitated students competing in the Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway, with a Brockport student receiving national media attention for winning the final championship and prize of $100,000 in tuition money.

4) Provide Services that Augment the Educational Enterprise.

• Th  e Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs (EMSA) led a campus-wide review of sexual assault policies, Title IX requirements, procedures and protocols which resulted in the development and implementation of a new Code of Student Conduct for responding to and adjudicating reports of sexual assaults. • E  MSA professionals collaborated with Human Resources to implement campus-wide trainings on Title IX and Clery Act ensuring faculty and staff are informed on the reporting structure for all incidents of sexual violence. • U  niversity Police continued to enhance their community policing, student patrol, escort services and other safety strategies, and responded to more than 9,000 requests for service, including building security checks, reports of suspicious persons and ambulance calls.

• Th  e College continues to increase its competitive marketing strategies through the admissions software and marketing solutions. This has allowed for the communication, application, and enrollment process to be streamlined in order to engage with the right students at the right time through the right communication channels. Utilization of the frequently asked questions database component of Ask Ellsworth remains high. Brockport Auxiliary Services Corp. (BASC)

• R  eturn on operations led to $1.115 million in College support funding to promote campus priorities, exceeding the $1 million target.

• A  n additional $800,000 was added to BASC reserves for future capital needs, $300,000 to SERC reserves and $500,000 to general BASC reserves.

• R  esidential Dining Facilities are 100 percent trayless and all dining facilities compost pre-consumer waste.

2) P  romote Engagement in Learning • Th  e Scholars Day tradition continued with record success, as 582 presentations were given by students, faculty and staff. • Th  e Institute for Engaged Learning supported undergraduate collaborative research with faculty. Thirteen faculty members and 31 students participated. Five students were supported through the Glen Goldberg Scholarship. • Th  e inaugural Graduate Conference was held in April 2012, with 290 registered graduate student presenters from Brockport and 22 other colleges/universities; and 50 panel chairs.

3) P  romote Engagement with the College • F  or the fourth year, The College at Brockport was named a military friendly school by GI Jobs Magazine based on our proven efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, a distinction received by only 15 percent of all colleges and universities. • Th  e Community Development office implemented the student involvement online platform, myBROCKPORT, with 108 organizations registered and 1,580 active students reporting participation in at least one organization. Nearly 500 events were posted in this centralized system for student involvement opportunities.

Finance and Management

• Financial Process Improvements

o I mplemented E-payments through Nelnet, which eliminated College storage of credit card numbers preventing issues with PCI compliance.

o I mplemented E-refunds (direct deposit to student’s personal bank account via Nelnet) that eliminated paper direct deposit applications and personal bank account information.

o Implemented E-billing which eliminated 40,000-plus paper bills (supplies, effort and postage).

Dr. Jie Zhang Assistant Professor, Education and Human Development

Procurement and Payment Services

• MWBE Purchases

o M  WBE purchases were 13.35 percent for the 2011-12 fiscal year, up 5 percent from last year.

o B  rockport was eighth out of all SUNY campuses in MWBE percentages.

o D  epartmental web page assists vendors who would like to become MWBE certified.

Human Resources

• Life Skills/Wellness

o E  AP committee and wellness programs included: civility training, consumer credit counseling, identity theft, Eat Well/Live Well challenge, Weight Watchers at work, smoking cessation and self-defense.

Environmental Health and Safety

• Sustainability Taskforce

o A  Sustainability Policy has been approved by President’s Cabinet.

o I nvolvement in many College sustainability activities including: Recyclemania, Butterfly Garden installation with Seneca Park Zoo, Bike Borrowing Program (Fast Trax), Sustainability Transfer Luncheon for incoming students, Open House event for incoming parents and students, and the Green House Living and Learning Community.

College Communications

• L  aunched a new advertising campaign: “Pursue something greater,” which included television, outdoor, radio, print, online and social media to support recruitment and branding.

• Social media presence was up again in 2011-12

o A  n increase in the College’s Facebook page “likes” from 370 to more than 1,500 in the past year — a 305 percent increase.

o A  n increase in the College’s Twitter followers from 1,100 to more than 2,500 followers in the past year — a 44 percent increase.

o G  rowth in the College’s YouTube channel, with videos viewed more than 122,000 times since it was launched in September 2009.

o G  rowth of the College’s Flickr channel, with more than 79,000 image views since it was launched in October 2010.

o L  aunched a Brockport page on Google+, which has grown to more than 260 members.

o L  aunched “Winging It” student blog — a collaboration with UG Admissions, Student Retention and Marketing Communications —that had students blogging, tweeting and shooting videos about their Brockport experiences.

o L  aunched the Social Media Users Group as a way to help College staff use social media and better coordinate our social media efforts.

o S pearheaded and shepherded through the successful effort to broadcast Commencement live on the Web for the first time. The broadcast was universally well received with more than 1,200 people watching from as far away as Virginia, Florida, Vermont and Belgium. Our associated Flickr photostream was viewed more than 36,000 times over two days.

o L  aunched a redesigned, our social media hub.

Aissatou Ndaiye ’12 Finance and Business Administration Major, Minor in Economics Hometown: New York, NY

Learning Environment & Quality of Place High Quality Facilities in which our students live and learn in

• MacVicar Hall reopened fall 2011 after extensive renovations including the addition of a smart classroom.

• The College implemented a Smoke-free Campus Policy to promote a healthier environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors by reducing exposure to secondhand smoke and offering comprehensive smoking cessation support.

• Teaching spaces continue to be remodeled to improve the classroom learning environment.

o Smith Hall remodel completed.

o The Learning Environment Enhancement Project looks at the technology needs for classrooms and 12 classrooms were renovated.

o Improvements continue in Drake Library and to computer labs around campus.

o Liberal Arts Building design finished and construction well under way.

o Concept design for Drake Memorial Library completed.

o Special Events Recreation Center completed.

A Robust and Transformational Environment to Advance Learning and Student Development

• In keeping with the facilities master plan, preliminary discussions related to the expansion and renovation of the Seymour College Union began.

• Several projects in summer 2012 will positively impact the learning and quality of place for our students – renovation of the swimming pool; Bramley residence hall bathrooms; several elevator upgrades and roof replacement; office relocations in Hazen Hall and the opening of the Special Events Recreation Center.

• A focused effort on diversity and inclusion

o Workshop Modules for Diversity and Inclusion developed and hosted.

➢ Curriculum Transformation: The Case for Diversity and Inclusion for all students underscored the educational benefits of diverse learning environments.

➢ Diversity and Inclusion for Students with Disabilities in Traditional and Virtual Classrooms

➢ Lessons Learned: designed to give participants opportunity to present their own experiences.

o The awarding of eight Promoting Excellence Diversity grants to support a variety of programs across campus

o Hosted several annual events

➢ the 11th Annual Diversity Conference

➢ The Martin Luther King Memorial Lecture

➢ International Festival

➢ Men of Color Summit

• MESH Committee and Sustainability Taskforce

o Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) - Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS) survey was completed to evaluate and establish benchmarks for the College’s progress toward excellence in sustainability. The College was awarded a Silver rating after a review of our sustainability performance.

o The College was listed for the third consecutive year in the Princeton’s Review “Guide to 322 Green Colleges, 2012 Edition” as a result of a comprehensive survey of our environmentally conscientious programs, our MESH and Sustainability Taskforce efforts and our commitment to sustainability principles in energy use, construction and academic endeavors.

Engagement of the Campus in the Community

• The College has joined President Barack Obama’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, an initiative that brings together people from different religions and backgrounds to solve community issues. This year’s efforts at Brockport revolved around hunger in the Greater Rochester area.

• The College’s radio station, 89.1 The Point, demonstrated commitment to serving the community with the 16th annual Coats for Kids event and donated items to the local clothing shelf.

• The inaugural Seasons of Gratitude campaign provided groceries, gift cards, and clothing for 17 local families and stocked the local food and clothing shelves.

• The Third Annual Men of Color Summit, “Understand Your Potential. Commit to the Work. Celebrate the Success.” demonstrated the College’s commitment to supporting the achievement and success of men of color.

• Student athletes participated in more than 50 community service projects, including raking 32 local lawns and collecting roughly 800 lbs of canned food. Student athletes logged hundreds of hours of community service with more than 500 student athletes participating.

• Faculty report being involved in 184 organization/events in public service related to their professional expertise and an additional 133 community organizations/events.

Dr. Markus Hoffmann Professor, Chemistry

Culture of Philanthropy & Alumni Connectedness Graduates remain engaged in the life of the campus

• M  any of the events and publications that are managed by the Division of Advancement contribute to the College’s ability to build and sustain long-term relationships with alumni, donors, emeriti and friends. These include:

o M  ornings with the Professors; Writers Voice and Art of Fact; First Fridays; The President’s Emeriti Reception and other new emeriti events.

o P  resident’s Donor Recognition Dinner – Received $13,197 in gifts and donations, largest since the events inception, record attendance – 200, inducted 12 honorees into four giving societies, and George (posthumously) and Rosa LaSorte Rich were named Volunteers of the Year. The President’s Donor Recognition Dinner received the Best of Category Award in Special Events from SUNYCUAD.

o B  enefactors and Scholars Dinner – Continued with dinner format during family Weekend. Parents, scholarship recipients and benefactors were in attendance. Attendance increased again from 295 to 360.

o I mplemented Commencement Dedications Booklet and presented check for Senior Class Gift at commencement.

o I ntroduced graduating seniors to The Fund for Brockport and instilled philanthropic mentality in graduating seniors; Increased graduating seniors’ affinity for The College, in conjunction with Senior Week, Senior Class Gift, etc.; Greater affinity will increase the likelihood of alumni giving in the future.

• K  erry Gotham joined our team as Director of Alumni Relations in May 2012.

• L  egacy Project with students and alumni parents (made contact with approximately 70 new legacy families).

• Y  oung alumni programming (held monthly programs from November – April with an average of 20 alumni per event in the Rochester and Buffalo areas).

• R  egional programming: New York Islanders Event Long Island/NYC (30), Washington Capitals (30), Staten Island Yankees (25) and Saratoga (100), Buffalo events (SoHo, Hyatt…30 at each event).

• B  rockport Alumni Who Are Faculty And Staff (BAWAFAS) participated in welcoming legacy students and parents during Welcome Weekend, continuing to work on connecting more than 300 BAWAFAS with the BAA and involve in the life of the campus.

• E  stablished Future Alumni Network (FAN Club). Held four networking alumni/student receptions to build connections between students and alumni.

Erin Kirkpatrick ’13 Nursing Major Hometown: Rochester, NY

Investment by stakeholders in the institution as a quality place

• P  articipation doubled in the Golden Eagle Society with a 37 percent increase in donations from the previous year.

• 3 5th Annual Bob Boozer Golden Eagle Open raised $3,500 to enhance the student athlete experience.

• A  ll schools have established a Board of Ambassadors that include successful alumni and regional leaders.

• A  ll Deans actively engaged in friend/fundraising. Significant examples include:

o Endowment for the Hunter Institute on Young Children

o M  ock Trading Room for the School of Business in Dailey Hall.

• Th  e Comprehensive Campaign continued to make excellent progress and is directly on target with our goal. As of June 30, 2012, the campaign totaled $11,376,585 in gifts, pledges and bequests.

• T  otal voluntary support (cash and gifts in kind) for 2011-12 was $1,845,510, down 4 percent over last year. Contributions to the Brockport Foundation actually increased $16,736 over last year, yet private support to the Research Foundation decreased by $85,796.

• T  otal giving by volunteer boards and spouses was $148,332. Foundation Board members and spouses contributed $135,454.

• B  rockport Foundation scholarships and awards provide critical support for students, allowing them to focus on academics rather than finances. This year, 590 students received Foundation scholarships, research and travel awards. The Foundation provided a total of $715,312 in support, up 4 percent from $689,332 last year. The Brockport Foundation Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarships continue to provide important opportunities for dedicated students to pursue scholarship over the summer months with faculty advisors.

• Th  is year, the Foundation allocated $35,000 for the grants while the College provided housing free of charge. This unique partnership allows students to take full advantage of academic and creative opportunities that will enhance their experience and improve their resumes as they seek employment or apply to graduate schools. Other summer research grants awarded by the Foundation include the Emory Morris Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarship in Chemistry, the Richard Mancuso Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarship in Physics, the Bonnie Bower Research Grant in Biology, etc.

• D  uring the past year, 33 new scholarships/funds were created: M. Chen Geometry Scholarship, Michael Doyle Communication Scholarship, Dr. John J. Perry International Scholarship, Campus Recreation Professional Development Fund, Daniel Senkowski Scholarship, Dr. Stuart Appelle Lecture Series Fund, Nathan and Joan Lyons Scholarship, Mary Worboys-Turner Scholarship, Scott M. Turner PreLaw Scholarship, Dr. Salahuddin Malik History Lecture Fund, Elaine Leshnower Scholarship in Social Equality, Fletcher & Alice Garlock Graduate Student Scholarship in EDI, Brian M. Brady ’03 Marketing Scholarship, Friends

of Dance - Dance Education (Special Needs), Friends of Dance - Dance Education – Visiting Art Fund, Class of 2012 Scholarship, Robert Bager Memorial Scholarship, Class of 1987 Scholarship, The Kakaty Group (TKG) Education Scholarships, Kutolowski Department of History Faculty Development Fund, Glenn S. Goldberg ’80 Scholarship, Elizabeth More Bretton Scholarships, International Student Scholarship, Edward J. and Ruth Bauer Gafney Washington Internship Award, Ronnie and Richard Zusman Scholarship, Alain Maca ’72 Leadership and Teamwork Scholarship, William F. McEnery Scholarship, Ida Casucci Memorial Scholarship, BASC Double Bottom Award, Jane Clark Summer Scholars Program

• S tudent and faculty research grants totaling $52,129 were awarded by the Foundation this year.

• F  aculty and Staff Campaign giving increased from $170,925 to $182,862. Carl O’Connor, Resident Director, Residential Life; Darby Knox, Campaign Director, Advancement; and Frank Kuhn, Associate Professor, Theatre chaired the Campaign.

• Emeriti Campaign resulted in gifts totaling $166,031.

• Total alumni giving increased $42,720, or 7.23 percent.

• Th  e average alumni gift increased $44.62, from $193.81 last year to $238.43 this year.

• O  ur Senior Class Gift program raised $8,286.15, creating The Class of 2012 Scholarship.

• O  nline giving realized 199 gifts totaling $31,452 which is an increase from 114 gifts totaling $20,563 in 2010-11.

• Th  e Foundation’s endowment totaled $6,290,871 as of June 30, 2012, up 3 percent over last year’s $6,075,633.

• L  iaison relationships between Advancement and the academic schools have been strengthened through continued efforts to establish and seat Boards of Ambassadors (BOAs) for each school.

o Th  e BOAs are expected to friend-raise and fundraise on behalf on their schools. Board’s of Ambassadors for the School of Health and Human Performance as well as the School of Education and Human Development continued to grow membership and develop action plans that will create opportunities for BOA members to assist their respective Deans meet their respective friend-raising and fund-raising goals. BOA members for the School of Health and Human Performance include Jane Clark ’68, Michael Schmoyer ’95, Becky Smith ’64, Deborah Stamps ’98, Michael Stockman ’91, Arthur Tullman ’76 and Racheal Wood ’05. Current BOA membership for the School of Education and Human Development includes Tom Diederich ’63, Elaine Leshnower ’61 and Gary Manuse ’01.

o W  ith the hiring of Dan Petree as Founding Dean on July 1, 2011, the formation of the Dean’s Advisory Board for the School of Business Administration and Economics didn’t get moving until the end of the spring 2012 semester. The hope is to start with a group of five to eight to hold one annual meeting on campus and 8-10 monthly conference calls. Mike Trinkaus ’95 and George Hamlin (Canandaigua National Bank) have agreed to serve; several others are being considered. Members are expected to participate in meetings and make donations totaling a minimum of $10,000 over four years to initiatives within the School.

o Th  e School of Science and Math is just beginning its work on their BOA and Dawn Lee ’93 is their first member.

 e goal for each board is to reach a membership of Th at least 10 during the 2012-2013 academic year. BOA members live and work in states throughout the county and strive to travel to campus for at least one meeting annually while participating via phone or Skype for other meetings that are held two to three times per year.

o Th  e BOA members for The School of The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences are Dr. Jacques and Dawn Lipson, Dr. Jenny Lloyd ’87, Patrick Madama ’77, Josh Silber 93, and Eddie Murphy ’81.

• Th  e College has stepped up efforts to increase the number of planned gifts the College receives by engaging Stelter Company as a planned giving marketing partner. In addition to a robust planned giving website and direct mail, prospective donors receive quarterly e-newsletters that feature a prominent donor or donors who has made a significant planned gift. This year the College received verification of 12 bequest intentions that total nearly $2.6 million and expects that number to increase over the course of the campaign.

amessagefromthedean As we anticipate the upcoming 2013 – 14 season, I want to take a moment to reflect on the successes of this past season. The students in the Department of Dance continue to hone their performance and choreography skills while excelling in their academic studies. Recognized for her talents on stage and in the classroom, one of our dance majors received the prestigious Chancellor’s Award this past spring. Several other students presented showings of their works at dance education conferences. Three of the four productions from the theatre season were honored by the regional chapter of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. The fourth one — the biannual Festival of Ten — received a wonderful review in the Democrat and Chronicle, a first for a college production in decades. One of the students from the Department of Art had his design chosen as part of an installation on Governors Island in New York Harbor, while the student whose work you see on the cover of this brochure will have another of his paintings exhibited at the SUNY Global Center in New York City.

We are expecting more terrific work from our students this year. Highlights of the season include DANSCORE, which will be performed in Rochester and on campus. Theatre productions will include the romantic comedy Almost, Maine and the Tony Award®– winning musical Avenue Q. In addition to our annual RPO concert, the Brockport Chorus and Symphony will join forces for performances of Carmina Burana. I want to offer special thanks to our donors who help support the arts at Brockport. Without you, a season like this would not be possible. There is one other thing that is very exciting: This season we will open our new, computerized box office, allowing you to purchase single tickets online, 24 hours a day, when you visit Thank you,

Darwin Prioleau Dean, School of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences


Hartwell Dance Theater features reserved seating for all performances. Seating in all other venues will be by general admission. All ticket prices: $16, $11 (Senior Citizens, Brockport Alumni, Faculty and Staff), or $8.50 (Students), unless otherwise noted.



Faculty artists join with professional partners to present duets from nationally recognized choreographers.

The Strasser Studio is an alternative venue used by the Department of Dance, recognized nationally as one of the most distinctive college dance programs. With the audience surrounding the stage on three sides, they enjoy a multifaceted view of some extremely talented dancers.

Thursday, September 5, 7:30 pm Friday, September 6, 4 pm and 7:30 pm Hartwell Dance Theater

October 17 – 19 and February 27 – March 1 Thursday – Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm Saturday matinees at 2 pm Rose L. Strasser Studio, Hartwell Hall Post-performance discussions follow the Thursday and Saturday evening performances.



With dynamism, athleticism and grace, these concerts feature graduate and undergraduate student choreography. MFA thesis works shown at these performances can help propel these dance-makers into their professional lives.

DANSCORE is the perfect opportunity to see pieces created by nationally and internationally renowned faculty members, whom Rochester’s City newspaper calls some of the “top names” in the field. The diverse choreographic voices highlight the talented dancers.

October 31 – November 2 and April 3 – 5 Thursday – Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm Hartwell Dance Theater

Thursday and Friday, November 14 and 15, 7:30 pm Hartwell Dance Theater and Saturday, November 16, 7:30 pm Hochstein Performance Hall 50 North Plymouth Avenue, Rochester A reception will follow the Saturday performance. Only cash and checks will be accepted at the door for this performance.

American College Dance Festival Association Gala Performances

Sankofa African Dance and Drum Ensemble

The Gala will present the finest choreographic works of those submitted for adjudication, representing the highest artistic and technical standards of performance and choreography throughout the Northeastern Region. There will be a limited number of general admission tickets available to the public for this concert.

Invigorating and life-affirming, the Sankofa troupe brings Carnivale to Brockport. Artistic director Clyde Alafiju Morgan and musical director Khalid N’Faly Saleem meld African, Caribbean and Latin cultures together for a vibrant, energetic production that can’t help putting a smile on everyone’s faces.

Wednesday – Saturday, March 12 – 15 Various venues and Gala performances on Saturday, March 15 Performance times to be announced Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage

May 1 – 4 Thursday – Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 pm Hartwell Dance Theater

alsoofnote New Dancers Showcase

Dance Awareness Days

Graduation Dances

Friday and Saturday, November 22 and 23, 7:30 pm Rose L. Strasser Studio, Hartwell Hall

Thursday – Saturday, February 20 – 22 Hartwell classrooms, studios and Dance Theater Free

Commencement Week Hartwell Dance Theater

Donations to the Friends of Brockport Dance scholarship fund accepted at the door.

Participants must be at least 16 years old.


AlumniDance Showcase

Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 pm December 4 and 5 May 7 and 8 Rose L. Strasser Studio, Hartwell Hall

Thursday, February 20, 6 pm Rose L. Strasser Studio Free

Donations accepted at the door.

Donations to the Friends of Brockport Dance scholarship fund accepted at the door.


All performances are in the Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage, unless otherwise noted. All ticket prices: $16, $11 (Senior Citizens, Brockport Alumni, Faculty and Staff), or $8.50 (Students), unless otherwise noted.

Mainstage Series: New York Klezmer Orchestra At the turn of the last century, the sounds of klezmer reverberated through the Lower East Side of New York City. Brought to America by Eastern Europeans, the jubilant music of their beloved shtetls became intertwined with new American jazz syncopations. NYKO goes one step further by adding rock and swing influences for a fun, buoyant night of music. Wednesday, September 11, 7:30 pm

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra The RPO has been one of the cornerstones of both the arts in our community and the community itself. In addition to its annual concert, the RPO has a presence on campus throughout the year, providing course instructors and guest lecturers. At this concert, Paul Shewan will conduct the orchestra in a program of Russian composers. Friday, October 25, 7:30 pm Add this concert to your subscription and receive a complimentary ticket for a post-concert reception featuring wine, artisan cheeses and other delectables, catered by Garnishes. Additional tickets are $10 and will be available until October 18.

Gibbs & Main

Paul Houghtaling, bass-baritone

Gibbs & Main is a group of five professional musicians dedicated to performing classical masterpieces side by side with Latin, pop and contemporary repertoire. The musicians like to venture outside the traditional “chamber” of chamber music, covering everything from highbrow to Löwenbräu.

“Paul Houghtaling has personality and a splendid voice.” – The Boston Globe

Friday, February 7, 7:30 pm

Houghtaling, the director of Opera Theatre at the University of Alabama, has a wide-ranging career as educator, stage director and singer with a repertoire that ranges from Mozart to Gilbert and Sullivan. His Brockport program will include a Bach cantata as well as a variety of songs ranging from musical theatre and popular selections to American and European art songs. Friday, March 28, 7:30 pm

alsoofnote Carmina Burana

Sounds of the Season

Carl Orff’s masterwork will be presented in a joint concert by the Brockport College-Community Chorus and the Brockport Symphony Orchestra. The oratorio, based on texts from as early as the 11th century, deals with typical themes of springtime — love, lust and other indulgences. Carmina Burana is one of the most popular musical works of the 20th century, crossing over from the concert hall to its use in advertising and popular movies.

Bring your scores to join the Brockport College-Community Chorus for a Handel’s Messiah “sing-in.” Celebrate the holidays by raising your voice in song.

Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10, 7:30 pm Seymour College Union Ballroom

Sunday, December 8, 7:30 pm Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 152 Main Street, Brockport $5 at the door

Music Ensembles Series

Brockport Symphony Orchestra

Wednesdays at 7:30 pm October 23 and March 26 Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage

Thursdays at 7:30 pm October 3: A Night on Broadway December 5: Holiday Concert

Fridays at 3 pm December 6 and May 2 Tower Black Box Theatre

Seymour College Union Ballroom Suggested donation: $3

Suggested donation: $3


All performances are in the Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage, unless otherwise noted. All ticket prices: $16, $11 (Senior Citizens, Brockport Alumni, Faculty and Staff), or $8.50 (Students), unless otherwise noted.

Almost, Maine by John Cariani “A whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance.” – The New York Times

Avenue Q

Music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx Book by Jeff Whitty

On a cold, clear winter’s night, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Similar in structure to the department’s Festival of Ten, the eight interconnected vignettes allow us to take a look at the poignancy of relationships.

“… jaw-droppingly hilarious.” – Entertainment Weekly

October 4 – 6 and 17 – 19 Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm Sunday matinee at 2 pm

Avenue Q contains adult language and themes, as well as no-holds-barred puppet sex. Yes, puppet sex.

In this Brooklyn neighborhood, humans and puppets live side by side, everyone’s a little bit racist, and the Internet is for… well, it’s for more than Facebook. The side-splitting Tony Award® – winning musical is a 21st-century look at the life lessons that we didn’t learn from Sesame Street.

November 22 – 24 and December 5 – 7 Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm Sunday matinee at 2 pm

Dead Man’s Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl

bobrauschenbergamerica by Charles L. Mee

“A beguiling comedy.” – The New York Times

“…brashly, unapologetically entertaining.” – The New York Times

In a café right out of an Edward Hopper painting, a cell phone leads a woman into the world of a dead man’s life. In her attempt to tie up the loose ends of his existence, she unlocks the mysteries that are the sum of one person’s life — a haughty mother, a distant wife, a lonely brother, a mistress and an occupation full of international intrigue — and realizes we are all incomplete without the other lives that touch our own.

Bob Rauschenberg’s “combines” are famous for assembling found objects into art. bobrauschenbergamerica is similar in that it is not a direct biography of the artist but a collection of a different type: simple moments of simple lives captured as the artist himself might have done. The play — at times both comic and touching — reminds us that, “like art, there are no rules here.” But there are an awful lot of chicken jokes.

February 28 – March 2 and March 6 – 8 Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm Sunday matinee at 2 pm

April 25 – 27 and May 1 – 3 Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm Sunday matinee at 2 pm

alsoofnote Harlequins Student Theatre Organization Productions

Stage Whispers: Conversations with Theatre Professionals

Fall Production:         

As part of the Department of Theatre and Music Studies’ alliance with Geva Theatre Center, this series of interactive panels allows attendees to discover various aspects of making theatre.

Thursday – Saturday, October 31 – November 2 7:30 pm Sunday, November 3, 2 pm

Spring Production:     Thursday – Saturday, April 3 – 5, 7:30 pm Sunday, April 6, 2 pm Tower Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre Tickets: Brockport Student Government Box Office: (585) 395-2487

September 12 November 14 January 30 March 27 Thursdays at 10 am Tower Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre Free

visual arts

All exhibitions in the Tower Fine Arts Center Gallery are free and open to the public. The Gallery can be reached at (585) 395-2805. Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday, 1 – 4 pm. The Gallery is closed during academic breaks.

Department of Art Faculty Exhibition

Mush Hole Remembered: R. G. Miller Curated by Neal Keating

The Department of Art faculty is comprised of noted artists working in a variety of media, including sculpture, painting, drawing, ceramics and mixed media while also incorporating new technologies. This exhibition is a survey of their recent scholarly work.

The paintings by Mohawk artist R. Gary Miller are a testament to his life while at the Mohawk Institute Indian residential school in Brantford, Ontario, from 1953 – 1964. The exhibit is one of several research projects by Keating, an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology.

August 29 – October 13 Opening Reception: Thursday, August 29, 4 – 6 pm

October 24 – December 8 Opening Reception: Thursday, October 24, 4 – 6 pm

Andrew Au: Life Industries and Amy Cheng: Irrational Exuberance The basic principle of assembly-line manufacturing is providing the correct recipe and environment. With those elements, one could construct a computer or other complex machine. In the series Life Industries, Andrew Au imagines an industrial plant that manufactures and markets living things, the necessary construction being merely code that explains a sequence of events to make the organism viable. The series includes paintings, prints, sculpture and a mockumentary about the inner workings inside Life Industries.

In Irrational Exuberance, Amy Cheng brings together a new series of sumptuously intricate ornamental paintings. Loosely anchored on the notion of the mandala, the paintings are richly referential: they call to mind the cosmos, cells, lace, brocade and more. Cheng aligns herself with the long tradition of geometric and floral patterns which the Far East, the Middle East, the Byzantine and the Baroque have long employed. January 28 – February 23 Opening Reception: Friday, January 31, 4 – 6 pm

Embracing Function: Contemporary Approaches to the Utilitarian Vessel Curated by Lori Mills Lori Mills, associate professor in the Department of Art, has assembled some of the finest practitioners of functional, yet artistic, ceramic work. Her research for this exhibition focused on artists who deal primarily with vessel forms. Represented are Peter Beasecker, Syracuse, NY; Linda Sikora, Alfred, NY; Hide Sadohara, Fredonia, NY; and several others. March 4 – 30 Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 4, 4 – 6 pm  

Annual Student Art Exhibition The pinnacle of our exhibition season, and the most anticipated by students and faculty, this is our celebration of our students’ artistic achievements for the current academic year. April 11 – May 4 Opening Reception: Friday, April 11, 7 – 9 pm

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Until evening, parking permits are required to park in lots in proximity to our performance venues. These permits cost $5 and can be obtained at the Raye H. Conrad Welcome Center at the corner of New Campus and Commencement Drives. Parking is free and unregulated after 7 pm Monday – Thursday, after 5 pm on Friday, and throughout the weekend. At Tower Fine Arts Center: Lot G is adjacent to the Tower building. There is metered parking east of Tower. At Hartwell Dance Theater and Rose L. Strasser Studio: Lots M and N allow for easy access to Hartwell Hall. Disabled parking is available at the front doors of Tower Fine Arts Center and Lot M, west of Hartwell Hall. Campus maps and driving directions to The College at Brockport can be found at

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Brockport Foundation Undergraduate Research Program: Annual Report “The College at Brockport”


About the Program The 2009 Summer Undergraduate Research Program supported 13 students who received stipends provided by the Brockport Foundation. These stipends allow students to focus on scholarly research without the pressure of working another summer job. The College also provided support for housing the summer scholars with no additional cost to the students.

Contents Letter from the Provost............................................... 1 Jordynn Bree ’09............................................................... 2 Jamie Miracle Burke ’10.................................................. 3 Andrea Christian ’11...................................................... 4 Danielle Gentile ’11....................................................... 5 Nanako Horikawa ’10....................................................... 6 Peter Manktelow ’10...................................................... 7 Gretchen Murphey ’10................................................... 8 Matthew Nowak ’10........................................................ 9 Mikki Smith ’11.............................................................. 10 Dana Suggs ’10................................................................ 11 Dana Stonebraker ’10.................................................... 12 Kevin Tylock ’11............................................................. 13

Anne E. Huot, PhD

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Undergraduate research is critically important to preparing students to gain entry to the country’s most prestigious graduate programs. By providing a challenging educational experience, these students were able to actively collaborate and interact with faculty in ways traditional classroom practices cannot supply. Additionally, each student must submit their research to a regional or national conference. These students have demonstrated their initiative and commitment to their educations and their areas of study, and will realize the value the program offers when it comes time to apply for graduate programs or enter their careers. With this work, these students have earned a distinct advantage over their peers. I must take time to thank the Brockport Foundation for funding this program, the existence of which would not have been possible without that support. Please take the time to read the stories of these extraordinary students. I hope you are as inspired as I am by their achievements and proud of how well they represent The College at Brockport.

When the Summer Undergraduate Research Program was first conceived, our goal was to create a sustainable and visible program that supports the engagement of undergraduate students in the scholarly and creative work of our faculty. As you will read in the following pages, the reality for our students confirmed our vision of this program’s promise and underscores our commitment to student success. It also increases The College at Brockport’s visibility and national reputation as a premier undergraduate institution. This past spring, 13 undergraduate students in disciplines ranging from dance to environmental science to history were awarded funding through the first-ever Brockport Foundation Summer Undergraduate Research Program. Students applying for support were required to submit a proposal outlining the plan for scholarly work with supporting documentation on how the research would contribute to the respective discipline and how the results might be disseminated.


Jordynn Bree ’09

“Community Involvement in Families of Children Diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder”

“The experience I will personally gain from this study will benefit me as I continue on to graduate school to study applied behavioral analysis with a focus in autism spectrum disorders.” Jordynn Bree takes the long view. “I think my biggest accomplishments have yet to come,” she says when asked to describe what’s on her academic highlight film. Her summer research project, assessing factors to improve quality of life for families coping with autism, was only the first part of a larger project she will continue during the fall in conjunction with faculty advisor Tamara Sullivan, lecturer in psychology. “I love the work I’m doing and the Summer Undergraduate Research Program has enabled me to take on a project that I would otherwise have not been able to complete before I leave in

From the faculty mentor…

December,” she says. What I love most is working with the kids and, even though I’ve worked with children with disabilities for five years, I rarely have the opportunity to learn from the parents what it’s like to raise a child with autism. Spending time with the parents this summer has been very rewarding.” As a student in the College’s Honors Program, Jordynn also is looking forward to completing her honors thesis as another milestone on her way to graduation and an eventual PhD. “I hope to have a career helping people with autism spectrum disorder and pervasive developmental disabilities.”

Jordynn clearly has the ability to commit to and thrive with a busy schedule. While working on my research, she also works on other scholarly projects, carries a full course load, volunteers in the community, participates in the McNair Program and maintains her supervisor position in the library. Jordynn is committed to her goals and works hard to achieve them. —Tamara Sullivan, lecturer in psychology


Jamie Miracle Burke ’10

“American Gothic Readership Guide”

“What’s not to like about research?” taught Jamie a valuable lesson about the research process… where you start to where you end up isn’t necessarily a straight line. In Jamie’s case, the initial proposal to create a guide for American Gothic Readership became an article on another aspect of Gothic literature when her early research indicated that the project’s goal, to produce an American Gothic Readership Guide, was not a marketable product. But that’s not to say that the experience wasn’t a positive one. “I really enjoyed reading what other people think because it helps me better form my own ideas. But, in the end, it’s the finished product that’s most satisfying.”

“My whole family is a bunch of readers. Whatever my Mom was reading, I’d read it after her. I think that’s how I came to major in English,” says Jamie Burke who entered The College at Brockport through the 2+2 Program at Monroe Community College. Jamie came to the College intending to major in British literature but she became enthralled with American Gothic literature (think Edgar Allen Poe et. al.) after she took a course from English Professor Janie Hinds. “I was never introduced to Gothic literature before I came to Brockport. A lot of doors were opened up to me when I came here,” she notes. Gothic literature became Jamie’s passion and was not only the subject of her summer research project but likely will be her focus through her PhD studies. The summer research experience

From the faculty mentor…

“Jamie’s future plans include graduate school in English and a PhD in hopes of getting a position as a college professor. Research of the sort that she is proposing is quite advanced for an undergraduate; this work should place her higher in the competitive list of applicants to graduate school, since the research project she will complete is essentially at the graduate level.”

— Janie Hinds, PhD, professor of English


Andrea Christian ’11

“Chikungunya in India: A Review of Current Research”

“The summer research project has been a great opportunity for me to not only explore a specific aspect of health but also to learn what it takes to do research and how important research is.” Although she loved and did well in the sciences in high school, Andrea found the transition to college challenging, a situation she quickly took charge of. “I initially had some trouble with my science courses but I took advantage of tutoring provided at the Learning Center and that definitely paid off. You can enjoy your learning rather than playing catch up,” she says. Andrea, who is enrolled in the demanding Honors Program and the 3+3 Doctorate in Physical Therapy Program, also is involved on campus as an officer in the College’s Against Cancer Club, as co-chair and committee member on the Relay for Life and as a volunteer for the Brockport Student Government. “I like to help people and care very much what’s going on in their lives,” Andrea says.

Question: What do undergraduate anatomy and physiology courses and rebuilding a diesel engine on a ’91 Volkswagen Jetta have in common? Answer: Andrea Christian has successfully completed both, “I love finding out how things go together, their structure and the way they work. The two really aren’t that different,” she says. Her summer research program, working with Associate Professor of Health Science Priya Banerjee to explore the current research and epidemiology of the Chikungunya virus, may help explain why the virus has reemerged in India after a 30-year absence. “The summer research project has been a great opportunity for me to get experience doing research, to work one-on-one with a professor and, later, to go to a national health conference and do a poster presentation.”

From the faculty mentor…

“Andrea’s interest and motivation to explore the research process make her an excellent candidate for the position of research assistant. It will prepare her for her academic work here at Brockport and thereafter as she prepares for graduate school. For one so young, she exhibits an unusual maturity and self-confidence.”

— Priya Banerjee, PhD, associate professor of health science


Danielle Gentile ’11

“The Roles of Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Attractiveness in Perceived Sexual Fluidity”

“This valuable opportunity will help me to gain experience working in a research lab with a faculty advisor, which will be an integral part of graduate work. Continuing my education in psychology is so important to me because I have a true passion for the subject, and believe that I can make a positive impact on other people’s lives.” Junior Danielle Gentile ’11 is interested in what makes people tick. A double major in psychology and health science and a member of Delta College, Danielle chose to enroll at The College at Brockport because, “I could tell that the students were hard working and motivated and that they were involved in other things beyond academics. Choosing Brockport just felt right,” she says. Working with her faculty mentor, Jennifer Ratcliff, PhD, has been an inspiration for Danielle. “She loves to teach. She loves

her students. She said she chose Brockport because she gets to have more one-to-one time with students. I want to be like her,” Danielle says. The summer research experience has been equally important to Danielle. “It’s my first big step toward becoming a professional. It makes me feel like what I’ve studied is going to be applied. I feel like I could go to school for the rest of my life and be really happy,” she adds.

From the faculty advisor…

“A research experience provides an opportunity for students to decide if they are really interested in research. Sometimes students discover a passion for research that they did not know they had, or they learn that they are not as interested in research as they thought. Also gaining admittance to graduate school is enhanced immeasurably by research experience. ” — Jennifer Ratcliff, PhD, assistant professor of psychology


Nanako Horikawa ’10

Investigation of Contemporary Dance Style: Working with Gallim Dance Company

“My project is to investigate a new contemporary dance style with Gallim Dance, an innovating new dance company in New York City, as part of an audience development research project with Professor Jacqueline Davis. This research will allow me to gain new dance skills and learn about contemporary dance styles to become a strong, passionate dancer.” A native of Sapporo, Japan, and the youngest of three sisters, Nanako Horikawa is part of a family that is not shy about traveling for their education. One sister is in Paris studying piano, another is in New Paltz studying international relations, while Nanako is pursuing her dream to dance and study abroad in Brockport. In addition to Brockport’s demanding dance curriculum, Nanako has successfully dealt with the additional challenges of advancing her English language skills and adjusting to a new culture, a subject she discussed with the director of Gallim who herself had recently traveled abroad to study and perform.

“Being away from home can be a rough experience, but I think my experience here will help me mature. I like to put myself in challenging situations,” she says. Nanako’s summer experience with the Gallim Dance Company provided her with a multi-dimensional experience. She worked closely with the dancers, spending hours learning new movements and combinations of movement. She also was exposed to the business side of the arts and the challenges that must be overcome to create a viable organization. But mostly, says Nanako, “I was grateful for the opportunity to dance during the summer.”

From the faculty mentor…

“As a research intern, Nanako constantly raised questions about the company’s work and her own experiences in dance, which she later described, discussed and analyzed. This guided opportunity to synthesize an in-depth experience in the art form that she feels passionately about was invaluable. The summer internship experience was enriching for me as well. The process of questioning, prodding, listening, supporting, reviewing, etc., is two sided. ” — Jacqueline Davis, professor of dance


Peter Manktelow ’10

“Social Responses to the Civil War: An Analysis of Southern Popular Music

“My objective is to become an expert in my field. Financial and academic support at the graduate level relies on a candidate’s ability to produce and present scholarship. This program promotes these future goals, providing me with the opportunity to develop, present, and publish scholarly research at the undergraduate level.” Peter Manktelow came to The College at Brockport not knowing what he wanted to do. His interests were diverse… English history, teaching, photography. But after a few history courses and tutoring students in history at the College’s Learning Center, history became his passion. “It (tutoring) made me realize how much I liked history,” he says. Manktelow’s college career reflects his range of interests. He’s received praise for his writing, winning first place in the College’s Celebration of Writing competition in 2009 in the Scholarly Essay category. He is a member of both the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society and the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society. He is a scholar/athlete, lettering on the

cross country team and earning NCAA Academic All-American honors in 2007 and 2008. But his recent experience in the Summer Research Program stands out. “The Summer Research Program has been an amazing experience. It’s a boost to your academic confidence when someone puts their faith in you that you can do this. It’s exhilarating,” he says. After he completes his undergraduate degree Peter intends to earn a master’s and a doctorate and devote his career to teaching and research. “There’s a point in your research when you know what’s coming next and it’s an awesome feeling to be that engaged with the material,” he says.

From the faculty mentor…

“My own area of research is Southern culture and ideology. Peter’s research has already helped me prepare units on Civil War music for presentations to local history teachers and to students at Brockport. Civil War cultural and social history is a growing field and Peter’s research will be on the cutting edge of new research.”


— John Patrick Daly, PhD, associate professor of history

Gretchen Murphey ’10

“Monitoring, Assessing and Predicting the Status and Changes in the Coastal Zone of Lake Ontario: The Phosphorus Shunt Hypothesis”

“The research with Dr. Makarewicz will allow me to gain experience in water quality collection, sampling and analysis. This experience using analytical equipment, and the skills and experience gained in the field and lab plus the opportunity to analyze data for presentations, are experiences that will assist me in the job market in the future.” In a difficult job market, what’s an underemployed college graduate to do? Some, such as Gretchen Murphey choose to return to school for an additional degree. Gretchen, who already has a bachelor’s degree in marine biology from Florida Institute of Technology, is working toward her second bachelor’s degree in terrestrial ecology. “I found that I needed to broaden my knowledge (if ) I’m going to become an environmental scientist, so I came back to school. And although my degree focus at Brockport is on terrestrial ecology, I think that further experience in the aquatic field will be beneficial to me in the long run.”

Gretchen is one of three students to receive a Summer Undergraduate Research award to work on regional water quality issues, and she and Matthew Nowak are both working on the same project under the direction of Dr. Joseph Makarewicz; to help understand how the water chemistry of the near-shore region of Lake Ontario has been affected by the introduction of the zebra mussel to the lake’s ecological system.

From the faculty mentor…

“Gretchen has impressed me as a hard worker and someone who really wishes to succeed. This summer internship will allow her to develop new skills that she does not currently have. I also support her effort to present this work at the Great Lakes Consortium meeting.”

—Joseph C. Makarewicz, PhD, distinguished service professor of environmental science and biology


Matthew Nowak ’10

“Monitoring, Assessing and Predicting the Status and Changes in the Coastal Zone of Lake Ontario: The Phosphorus Shunt Hypothesis

“I have a keen interest in the field of aquatic ecology, and have great admiration for Dr. Makarewicz’s research. For me, the opportunity to participate in the study of Lake Ontario provides opportunities and experiences that are unmatched by an alternative summer study.” Matthew Nowak is a man of few words but an intense passion to do work that makes a difference. An environmental science major, concentrating on aquatic biology with his sights set on graduate school, Matthew came to focus on environmental science following a family summer trip to the West. “I love being outdoors. I started out as a psychology major but following a trip out West I realized that I wanted to study environmental science. So between my sophomore and junior years I added a second major.” Matthew met the challenge, taking a couple of preparatory courses over the summer while also working full time and completing an internship.

Professor Joseph Makarewicz recognized Matthew’s aptitude and commitment and recommended him for the Summer Undergraduate Research Program without reservation. “Matthew demonstrated an ability to think and handle the written word and his ability to read scientific journals and combine these ideas in a coherent manner is superior,” Makarewicz says. Matthew’s research will help confirm or reject a hypothesis about how nutrients that contribute to pollution in Lake Ontario circulate through the ecosystem. In addition, Nowak says, “this summer research experience will strengthen my applications to graduate school and future job opportunities.”

From the faculty mentor….

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program is a fantastic opportunity for students to work on research vessels, to use analytical equipment, and to be part of the synthesis and analysis of data. These are experiences generally reserved for graduate students. This (Summer Undergraduate Research Program) is a great idea. — Joseph C. Makarewicz, PhD, distinguished service professor of environmental science and biology


Mikki Smith ’11

“Seasonal Shifts in the Microbial Ecology of the Irondequoit Bay Bottom Waters and Deep Sediments: Impact on the Release of Soluble Reactive Phosphorus”

“As a future teacher, participation in this research project will provide me with the opportunity to delve deep into the field of earth science and allow me to gain valuable hands-on experience doing real science. This experience will help me to develop skills that will translate in the classroom, making me a more effective teacher.” While her childhood girlfriends were playing with Barbie dolls, Mikki Smith was digging in the sandbox. “I love being outdoors. So earth science is a perfect fit.” She also loves teaching and she hopes to be in front of class one day teaching earth science. In the meantime, the budding earth science teacher is tutoring chemistry students in the College’s Learning Center. Only a sophomore, Mikki’s academic accomplishments are impressive. She’s the only sophomore to be inducted into the earth science honor society and the only sophomore to have received a Summer Undergraduate Research award. According to her faculty mentor, Ezra Kulczycki, PhD, she also will be

presenting her summer research efforts at both Scholars Day and at the next annual meeting of the Geological Society of America. “Mikki has shown herself to be an outstanding student with enormous potential for future success, he says. Mikki’s research on Irondequoit Bay will contribute to reducing pollution in area waters. In recent years, eastern freshwaters have been populated with a number of “invasive species,” such as the well-known Zebra Mussel. Mikki is contributing to research that is attempting to assess the level of nutrients available to organisms that are responsible for pollution. “I love science. I love teaching, I love helping others,” says Mikki.

From the faculty mentor…

“Mikki will gain valuable field and laboratory experience that will make her marketable in the earth and environmental science sectors. She also will be better prepared for a rigorous graduate program.”

—Ezra Kulczycki, PhD, visiting assistant professor of earth sciences


Dana Suggs ’10

“Financial Constraints on Excellence in Preschool Special Education”

“Participating in this research project will give me a better understanding of the complex organizational system that schools operate in and social workers must navigate every day. The experience conducting organizational research will also be useful to me in graduate school and in my social work career.” The Summer Undergraduate Research Program was an important step for Dana Suggs. “Having practice and knowledge analyzing data will help me be more prepared for the research I will conduct as a social worker. It also gave me the opportunity to see the applications of classroom work,” she observes. A double major in social work and sociology and an inductee into Alpha Kappa Delta, the sociology national honor society, Dana intends to become an elementary school social worker following her undergraduate and graduate careers. Dana has also applied her classroom knowledge throughout

her undergraduate years volunteering for a number of area organizations. She’s been a volunteer with AIDS Rochester and the College’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity. She’s also helped with the Clothesline Project and Tent City, helping address issues of abuse and homelessness in Rochester. Dana will conclude her Brockport undergraduate career continuing to help others. She will be doing an internship with Catholic Charities of Rochester working with service coordinators, helping those dealing with traumatic injuries, developmental disabilities and AIDS.

From the faculty mentor…

“Dana impresses me with her fearless approach and intellectual curiosity towards complex academic ideas and research. Ultimately, I believe this experience will help Dana succeed in graduate school and pursue any number of specializations in social work. ”

— Eric Kaldor, PhD, visiting assistant professor of sociology


Dana Stonebraker ’10

“Financial Constraints on Excellence in Preschool Special Education”

“A summer research internship will give me invaluable opportunities to understand the complex system of organizations responsible for creating and funding preschool special education programs. This will give me a more detailed knowledge of the constraints that people working with these children face, the opportunities and limitations the children face, as well as the possible career paths I may follow in graduate school.” “My career goal is to be a social worker working with children with developmental disabilities and special needs,” says Dana Stonebraker, a senior double majoring in sociology and social work. “This (Summer Research Program) has been a terrific opportunity for me to do something I care about,” she adds. Dana (along with Dana Suggs, also profiled here) worked with Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology Eric Kaldor, PhD, to create a survey and send it to a list of NYS agencies who provide services to pre-school-age children with developmental disabilities. The goal is to determine how reimbursement rates and processes impact these organizations.

For Dana, the summer work ranged from the tedious, compiling addresses and phone numbers of 330+ agencies to be surveyed; to the challenging, carefully constructing survey questions to elicit the most relevant information. “It was very satisfying to create the survey instrument and actually see it printed and mailed at the end of the project,” she says. Professor Kaldor adds, “I have a long standing interest in how organizations effectively develop and sustain knowledge. This project represents an excellent opportunity to expand my own expertise and demonstrate the relevance of organization research for human services and special education. The results will provide a starting point for more intensive research.”

From the faculty mentor…

“This summer research experience goes well beyond the normal undergraduate experience in the social sciences and will provide Dana with fresh insight into the kind of applied sociology that today’s social workers routinely use. Ultimately, I believe that the experience also will help Dana see a broader horizon of career possibilities.”

— Eric Kaldor, PhD, visiting assistant professor of sociology


Kevin Tylock ’11

“Examining the Role of the Kita Gene in the Development of the Interstitial Cell of Cajal, and Development of Coordinated Motility Patterns in the Zebrafish Gastrointestinal Tract.”

“My true interest in biological science lies in discovery and learning. I look forward to a career in physiological research. An internship with Dr. Rich will serve as a strong foundation for my future success.” When it comes to setting the bar high, Kevin Tylock ’11 knows whereof he speaks. As a pole-vaulter on the College’s track and field team, a Presidential Scholar-in-Residence and a Summer Undergraduate Research Program participant, he sets lofty goals for himself. “The summer program gave me an idea of what graduate school will be like. There are a lot of unanswered questions and I like that,” Tylock says. “Dr. Rich did a good job of balancing the direction and expectations but left opportunities for me to put my stamp on the work. It made the experience better for me because I felt like a contributor and not just labor.”

Kevin’s summer faculty mentor, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Adam Rich, agrees “Immersing students in research has myriad benefits… learning hands-on skills, learning to work independently, learning to think through problems and working on projects that are new and have not been done before. It’s gratifying to see students grow and mature, to build skills and confidence and to begin to come up with ideas of their own.” “Research is a great way to get students interested in science. It opened up my mind to the possibilities of what I can do. It changes your way of thinking,” Kevin says.

From the faculty mentor…

“I’m very pleased that the College is supporting scholarship and student-faculty collaborations in this way. This program represents a very meaningful element of a student’s education and has long-lasting value.”

— Adam Rich, PhD, assistant professor of biological sciences


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A message from the Dean I love this time of year. It’s the time of year when I revel in the excitement of a new season, of seeing it all come together and then presenting it to you – our audience. We’re ready to offer you a season of events designed to entertain and delight as well as challenge and sometimes even provoke. Our stages, studios and galleries are brimming with exciting, dynamic and innovative productions, performances and exhibits. We are very excited about the cross-disciplinary nature of our offerings this season. We are not only continuing the fertile inter-artistic collaborations within our School, but we have extended our reach to academic programs across the College and to the community at large. From this cross-disciplinary approach arise two miniseries. A Caribbean Festival will brighten even the gloomiest winter day, featuring dance, theatre, music and visual arts from or about the Caribbean region. Brockport in the City/The City at Brockport showcases the Brockport dance and art programs in Rochester while bringing Rochesterand New York City-based artists to the Brockport community. You’ll even find that many of these events – including a new lunchtime music series – are free. Four special theatre productions are planned for you: a classic, a contemporary drama, a theatre work for young audiences and a musical. Challenging and exciting new works by faculty and students in the Department of Dance, as well as distinguished guest artists, keep the Hartwell stages pulsating with life. Music offerings are impressive and range from classical concerts with the RPO and the Eastman Philharmonia to a dance/ cello collaboration to steel drums and our community chorus. And our two art galleries will run a continuous exhibition series including the National Ceramic Invitational. Now it’s your turn to select the events of which you would like to be a part. Create your own series with a season’s subscription by choosing programs in one area, or take a broader approach to enjoying all that the arts have to offer. The possibilities are boundless. As a subscriber, you’ll enjoy many benefits – saving money, getting the best seats and the knowledge that you’re supporting the arts. You’ll get regular reminders of our ongoing lectures and demonstrations, and you will be the first to know of any additional programs. I invite you to make 2003 the year that you Experience the Arts at Brockport.

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All performances in the Tower Fine Arts Theatre are at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available at the Tower Fine Arts Box Office (585) 395-ARTS unless otherwise indicated.

Friday, September 5 Thomas Rosenkranz: Piano Concerto The American Pianists Association Fellow will play an exciting and eclectic program including works by Crumb, Liszt, Harvey and Messiaen. Come listen to the elegance of our Steinway grand piano. $7 general/$5 students and seniors

Friday, October 17 An Evening on Broadway

Spend an evening on Broadway as the Brockport College-Community Chorus, under the direction of Carol Brown, brings you the memorable show tunes from Broadway’s greatest musicals. $7 general/$5 students and seniors

Friday, October 24 The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra: Halloween Concert

This Halloween-themed concert will include Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saens, music from Harry Potter by John Williams, and In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt by Edvard Grieg. $10 general/$7 students and seniors

Wednesday, October 29 Cello Divas with Wallie Wolfgruber

Friday, February 6 Eastman Philharmonia

An evening of rousing Russian music (Gliere’s Russian Sailor’s Dance, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky) with The Eastman School of Music’s premiere orchestra, Neil Varon conducting. In addition to its own concerts, the Philharmonia serves as the accompanying group for the Opera Theatre and Eastman Chorale. $10 general/$7 students and seniors

An intriguing dance/music collaboration between renowned dancer Wallie Wolfgruber and The Cello Divas — Ingrid Bock, Melissa Burton, Rosemary Elliott and Mimi Hwang — four active musicians from the Rochester area who have been delighting Wallie Wolfgruber Rochester audiences with their unique blend of music spanning the globe and the centuries. Together they bring a fresh approach to cello ensemble repertoire. $10 general/$7 students and seniors

Sunday, December 7 Christmas Fantasy The Brockport-Community Chorus’s annual gift to the community

We invite you to a heart warming holiday concert filled with the songs of the season and ask that you bring a canned food item for the local food shelf. 7:30 pm First Presbyterian Church 35 State Street, Brockport Free

Saturday, April 10 Urban Steel

Sit back and imagine warm breezes and palm trees. The rhythms of the islands and sounds of the steel drums will take you away to the Caribbean. Rochester’s own steel drum band has performed with the RPO and throughout the area, including a performance at last year’s Lilac Festival. Seymour College Union Ballroom $7 general/$5 students and seniors

Saturday, May 8 The Brockport College-Community Chorus

Celebrate spring and the talent of the chorus in this season finale. $7 general/$5 students and seniors

Wednesdays,Music at Noon October 15, November 12, March 3, April 7 Music at Noon

Casual music concerts with Eastman School of Music students. Bring your lunch or purchase it from the Aerie Café, and enjoy fine music as you dine. 12:10 – 12:50 pm Drake Library Free



All performances are in the Tower Fine Arts Theatre. Tickets are available at the Tower Fine Arts Box Office: (585) 395-ARTS unless otherwise indicated.

Thursday – Sunday, October 2-5 Maggie Magalita

by Wendy Kesselman Fitting in. Finding your place. Embracing your heritage. In Maggie Magalita, a 14-year-old Hispanic immigrant is trying hard to blend into the American lifestyle. But she’s also forgetting the beauty and pride of her heritage. When Grandmother comes from the old country, she upsets Maggie’s careful plans but helps her understand something very precious–herself. Written as a play for young audiences and winner of the Sharfman Competition at Kennedy Center, Maggie Magalita appeals to everyone. 7:30 pm Thurs., Fri., Sat. 2 pm matinees Sat. & Sun. $10 general/$7 students and seniors Sun., October 5, 2 pm

Thursday – Sunday, November 20-23 Phaedra

by Jean Racine, directed by Richard St George Scenic design by Broadway designer and Brockport alumna Michele Malavet “As virtue has its degrees, so has vice.” (Phaedra Act IV, Scene 2.) A classic tragedy of will against fate. Faced with the ferocity and destructiveness of consuming passions, Jean Racine’s realistic characters struggle against the infernal machine of fate toward certain doom. Originally written in French in 1677, Racine’s play is timeless. Powerfully poetic! 7:30 pm Thurs., Fri., Sat. 2 pm matinees Sat. & Sun. $10 general/$7 students and seniors Sun., November 23, 2 pm

Friday – Sunday, February 27-29 and March 5-7 The Laramie Project

by Moises Kaufman, directed by Ruth Childs The 1998 hate-motivated murder of Matthew Shepard gained unusually wide attention for its unmitigated brutality, along with the dragging death of James Byrd in Jasper, TX, a few months earlier. These crimes triggered the passage of hate-crime laws and inspired playwright Moises Kaufman to take members of his Tectonic Theater Project to Laramie, WY, to interview the community. Their stories of how the town struggled to understand and come to terms with the crime built The Laramie Project, and what a deeply moving plea for tolerance it is! 7:30 pm Fri. & Sat.; 2 pm Sun. $10 general/$7 students and seniors Sun., March 7, 2 pm

Friday – Sun., April 16-18 and 23-25 Once on this Island

Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, My Favorite Year and Seussical) have created a show that is continually reflective of its Caribbean roots. With rousing upbeat numbers and poignant ballads, Once on this Island is a captivating legend of romance between a peasant girl and a rich city boy whom she saves from death. The gods of Love, Earth, Water and Death send Ti Moune on a fateful journey that tests the strength of her love. This 1990 Tony Award nominee is based on the novel My Love, My Love by Trinidad native storyteller Rosa Guy. Once on this Island delivers melody, love and joy in tropical abundance! 7:30 pm Fri. & Sat.; 2 pm Sun. $10 general/$7 students and seniors Sun., May 2, 2 pm

Tower Lab Theatre Productions

School of Arts and Performance Special Programming

Wednesday, October 8 Josefina Baez

Lecture/demonstration by Dominican performance artist Josefina Baez. Her unique style mixes the physicality of classical Indian dance with the urgent and pleasurable stories of life in New York City. 5:30 pm Tower Fine Arts Lab Theatre Free

Thursday – Saturday, October 30-November 1; Thursday – Saturday, April 1-3 Harlequins StudentTheatre Production

Selected, directed and performed by students at SUNY Brockport. 7:30 pm Tower Fine Arts Lab Theatre $5 general/$3 students Tickets: Brockport Student Government Box Office (585) 395-2487

Geva Lectures

The Geva Theatre Center lecture series continues this year as Geva directors, actors, designers and playwrights share their insights into the world of theatre. Call (585) 395-2478 or visit the Fine Arts Web page at finearts.htm for details.

Thursday, March 4 The Neo-futurists

Chicago’s avant-garde theatre troupe returns to the region after last season’s successful run at Geva’s NextStage. Experimental theatre at its best 7:30 pm Tower Fine Arts Theatre

© Photo by Brad Dusen

Brockport in the City

The City at Brockport

Kitty Hubbard

Piano Concert . . . . . . . . . . . . .September 5 Eastman Philharmonia . . . . . . .February 6 Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra . . . . . . . . . . . . .October 24 Music at Noon with Eastman Students . . . . . . .October 15 November 12, March 3 April 7

SUNY Brockport's contribution to the cultural life of downtown Rochester. A series of lectures and screenings.

Slide-lecture showcasing her works in photography, print and installation art . . .October 15

Dance on Camera: Take II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .March 10 March 24, April 7 Michelle Malavet, ’96 New York set designer Lecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .November 20

 Caribbean Festival

A celebration of arts from and about the Caribbean

Twelfth Night, 2003

Urban Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .April 10 Once on this Island . . . . . . . . . .April 16-18 23-25 Sankofa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .April 29-May 2

New York City and Rochester cultural gems grace SUNY Brockport's stages and galleries.

Kun-Yang Lin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .October 1 Josefina Baez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .October 8 Garth Fagan Dance Demonstration . . . . . . . . .February 26



All performances are in Hartwell Dance Theater at 8 pm and tickets are available from the Tower Fine Arts Box Office (585) 395-ARTS unless otherwise indicated.

Thursday, September 25 From the Horses Mouth

A full-length theater/dance piece that has been presented in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago over the past five years. Conceived and created by Tina Croll and Jamie Cunningham, SUNY Brockport’s concert will feature distinguished alumni and faculty — each telling a personal story. Humorous, poignant and revealing. 4 pm and 8 pm $10 general/$7 students and seniors Reception will follow the 8 pm concert

Friday, September 26 DanceAlumni Event

Thursday – Saturday November 20-22 DANCE/Hartwell

Thesis choreography by MFA candidates, including Christopher Walker and Alycia Bright-Holland, that reflects the diversity of Brockport’s graduate students’ interests is presented with additional adjudicated student works. $7 general/$5 students and seniors November 21: Post-concert reception

Thursday – Sunday, February 12-15 DANSCORE

In celebration of Professor Emerita Susannah Newman’s 34-year career of inspiring artistry, teaching and leadership in SUNY Brockport’s Department of Dance, alumni from the past 30 years present a dance showcase. 4 pm, Free

This concert of exciting work by Department of Dance faculty and guest artists is one of the College’s annual highlights and a confirmation of the department’s national reputation. 8 pm Thurs., Fri., Sat.; 4 pm Sun. $10 general/$7 students and seniors February 13: Post-concert reception

Wednesday, October 1 Kun-Yang Lin and Dancers

Wednesday, February 26 Garth Fagan Dance

An opportunity to experience the work of the dancer/ choreographer described as “the year’s most promising choreographer.” His use of space, energy and fine hand and footwork creates a unique fusion of modern dance, Asian movement traditions and popular culture. Funded through a grant from New York State DanceForce. 7 pm, Free

An informal showing of new work and well-loved pieces by Garth Fagan. Now in its 33rd season, the Rochesterbased company has an international following. 7 pm, Free

Thursday – Saturday, April 1-3 DANCE/Hartwell

MFA candidate Laura Regna’s thesis choreography and other selected student work is presented in the semester’s only presentation of adjudicated student choreography. $7 general/$5 students and seniors April 2: Post-concert reception

Thursday – Sunday, April 29-May 2 Sankofa African Dance and Drum Ensemble The group’s busy touring season culminates in these always-popular concerts at home. Colorful and exciting dance and music from Africa, the Caribbean and Brazil with artistic direction by Clyde Alafiju Morgan and music direction by master drummer Khalid Abdul N’Faly Saleem. 8 pm Thurs., Fri., Sat.; 2 pm Sun. $10 general/$7 students and seniors April 30: Post-concert reception

March 10, March 24 and April 7 Dance on Camera: Take II

Thursday and Friday February 19 and 20 Dance Awareness Days

A three-night series of documentary and experimental films and videos from the Dance on Camera Festival 2004 held at Lincoln Center in New York City. The latest dance on camera works from around the world were selected by Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Enjoy one night or all three. 6 pm, Free Visual Studies Workshop 31 Prince Street, Rochester

Two days of open classes and special dance events open to the public. Watch for details. Hartwell Studios, Classrooms, Theater, Free

Friday, March 26 Young Dancers Showcase Sakura, (Cheery Blossom) Graduate Concert

Wednesday, November 12 From Yard to Stage and Beyond


Photo provided by Garth Fagan Dance

Studio 152 Performance and Special Events Lecture demonstrations and student concerts are in Hartwell Studio 152 unless otherwise indicated.

Friday, October 31 Young Dancers Showcase

The introduction of our new students performing works made for them by dance faculty. 7 pm, Free

Thursday – Saturday, November 6-8 DANCE/Studio 152

The first opportunity of the season to see selected new works by some of Brockport’s graduate and undergraduate choreographers. 8 pm $7 general/$5 students and seniors November 7: Post-concert reception

MFA candidate Christopher Walker presents a lecture/demonstration that will provide the audience with background for Walker’s thesis choreography, which is based on the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica’s “yard-to-stage” creative process. 6:30–8 pm, Free

Thursday, November 13 Unveiling Myth and Reality

A multi-media lecture/performance presented by Rain Sadkane with 13 dancers, Arabic poetry and more. Based on Orientalism and the study, perception and representation of the Near East by the West. 1:15 pm, Hartwell Dance Thratre, Free

An opportunity to see the progress of the department’s new students as they perform choreography made especially for them by dance faculty. 7 pm, Free

Thursday and Friday, May 6 and 7 Dime a Dance

Lively, fun, informative and often challenging. Two evenings of short works where anything goes. 7:30 pm, Free

May 14 Dance Graduate Showcase – A Commencement Celebration

Graduating dancers present the best of their recent work in celebration of the following day’s academic commencement. 8 pm, Free

Thursday and Friday, December 4 and 5 Dime a Dance

From experimental faculty choreography to class projects, there are always surprises in this evening of unadjudicated short works. 7:30 pm, Free Dansore, Inner Mappings


Visual Arts August 24 – September 26 Brockport Department of Art Emeriti Faculty Exhibition

Celebrating the achievements of the past leaders of the SUNY Brockport Art program. Opening reception: Sun., August 24, 2-4 pm

October 2 – October 31 Releasing the Mold: New Applications in Contemporary Ceramics

A National Ceramic Invitational surveying the artistic practice of using molds in ceramic applications. The participants include: Susan Beiner, Redlands, CA; Sandra Blain, Knoxville, TN; David East, Columbia, MO; Donna Polseno, Floyd, VA; Steven Thurston, Columbus, OH. Opening reception: Thurs., October 2, 4 pm

Wednesday, October 15 Recent Works from Darkroom to Digital

Kitty Hubbard, assistant professor at SUNY Brockport, presents a slide-lecture showcasing her works in photography, print and installation art. 6 pm Visual Studies Workshop 31 Prince Street, Rochester

All exhibitions will be in the Tower Fine Arts Center Gallery unless otherwise indicated.

November 7 – December 7 Ronald Gonzalez: Small Sculpture Studies in Mixed Media Related to Larger Works

A native of Binghamton, NY, Gonzalez teaches sculpture at SUNY Binghamton. Widely known for his site-specific sculptural installations, he presents the studies that lead to larger productions. Opening reception: Thur., November 7, 4 pm

January 27 – February 27 Real/Abstract: Paintings by Virginia Derryberry and Craig Drennen

Two painters–Derryberry from Asheville, NC, and Drennenn from Savannah, GA–exhibit works that investigate Formal Realism in distinctively different ways. Opening reception: Tue., January 27, 4 pm

March 4 – April 2 Brockport Department of Art Current Faculty Exhibition

Celebrating the achievements of the current leaders of the SUNY Brockport Art program. Opening reception: Thurs., March 4, 4 pm

April 16 – May 7 Annual Student Art Exhibition

The most anticipated exhibition of the season, the Annual Student Art Exhibition is the pinnacle of artistic achievement by SUNY Brockport students. Opening reception: Fri., April 16, 5-7 pm Awards ceremony, 6 pm

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October 28 – November 14 John Archer and Brian McGrath Opening reception: Tues., October 28, 6-8 pm

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Vol. 25, No. 2 Summer 2012


The continuum of community We often speak of our College as being a community, but I wonder if we really take the time to try and understand exactly what that means. Our recent television commercial refers to Brockport as a community of learning—a powerful phrase that in a few simple words captures the campus experience. The Brockport Community, however, reaches far beyond our 464 beautiful acres. In some ways our community is relatively easy to quantify; I consider the College Community to be comprised of our students, faculty and staff, alumni, volunteer boards (Alumni Association and Foundation), the College Council, and other friends of the College. This can also be extended to the spouses, partners, children, and parents of these groups. That’s why I often speak of “The Brockport Family.” As we are often reminded, one never truly leaves the Brockport Community. This summer will see the reunion of the Organization for Students of African Descent (OSAD). Taking place July 20-22, we are expecting to see 200-300 alums return to campus for this special event. This is a shining example of how students may study at Brockport for only a few short years, yet create bonds that last for decades. The OSAD reunion will show how a community will—with open arms— warmly welcome those who return. Some of the alums who attend may not

have stepped foot on campus since their commencement. That’s not unusual, but sad. Due to numerous construction projects, they may not even recognize the place, particularly south of the railroad tracks. In the last ten years the College has built a Welcome Center, Townhomes complex and, opening soon, our Special Events Recreation Center. And most recently, we broke ground for a new $30-million Liberal Arts Building. You can discover detailed information and stories about the SERC in a special insert included with this Kaleidoscope, but suffice it to say that the physical appearance of our campus has been forever changed. Almost by definition, the makeup of a community constantly changes. This fluidity is inherently necessary, but often brings a range of emotions. Let me provide a couple vivid examples. In the back of this very magazine you can read a personal essay from Lou Spiro, our vice president of administration and finance, who retired June 30 after devoting 33 years to the College. Lou, whom I proudly call a trusted friend as well as a colleague, helped guide the College through some of the most challenging state and national economic times this institution has ever faced. But more important than balancing budgets and overseeing facilities, Lou saw beyond his own division and generously provided

wisdom and perspective—qualities revered by all of us here at Brockport. While in many ways the Brockport community can seem small, sometimes we are reminded of how big we really are. When George Rich, as good of a friend to the College as Brockport has ever had, passed away on December 11, 2011, the outpouring of emotion and support was truly inspirational. Hundreds came to the calling hours to pay their respects. The long list included numerous friends from the Brockport area, but also included several score of students, some of whom undoubtedly benefitted from scholarships created by George and his wife, Rosie; others knew him from his support of various athletics programs. I was privileged to be part of a wonderful and moving “Remembrance Event” in Tuttle on March 30 when we gathered to celebrate our beloved friend George. This respectful multi-generational response demonstrates dramatically the impact one person can have on all points of the spectrum we call the Brockport Community. And although the reason we joined together was to mourn, it makes me proud that I am a small part of something truly enduring. Best wishes,

John R. Halstead, PhD


Features 10 A “Rich” Legacy Institute Celebrates Five Years 13 Hunter

16 The Writing is on the Wall 22

Reunion Reunites Pioneering Students of Color

24 The Principal Vol. 25, No. 2 Summer 2012

Publisher Roxanne Johnston Executive Editorial Team Darby Knox David Mihalyov ’87/’03 Brad Schreiber ’83/’85 Managing Editor Mary E. McCrank ’06

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Alumni News Cover: Earth and Water by Daniel Hopkins

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Layout and Design Sam Nicolosi Photography Richard W. Black Chris Cecere James Dusen

Contributors Virginia Campbell ’89/’96 John Follaco Emily Kellas ‘12 Mary E. McCrank ’06 Kelly Vergin James Ver Steeg

Earth and Water remains part of Hopkins’ private collection. This spray paint on canvas painting is currently showing at Cirello Gallery in San Diego.

Send corrections or changes of address to: Division of Advancement 350 New Campus Drive Brockport, NY 14420 (585) 395-2451


Campus news

Brockport Again Named a Kiplinger “Best Value” The College at Brockport, State University of New York, has been named one of the “Top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. The list features public schools that deliver a quality education at an affordable price. Brockport ranked No. 75 on the list and, according to Kiplinger’s, was selected due to its high four-year graduate rate, low average student debt at graduation, abundant financial aid, a low sticker price, and great overall value. This year, Kiplinger’s revamped its rankings to give more weight to academic value, such as the percentage of students who return for sophomore year and the four-year graduation rate. “In trying economic times, delivering value to our students is of incredible importance,” said Brockport President John R. Halstead, PhD. “We’re honored that Kiplinger’s has again recognized the high quality of education that we provide at SUNY’s affordable tuition rate.”

Friend and Colleague of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visits Brockport The Rev. James Netters marched in Memphis with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968 in what would become King’s final act as a civil rights leader. Nearly 44 years later, Netters brought Dr. King’s message to The College at Brockport in February, delivering the College’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture. King had gone to Memphis in support of the city’s sanitation workers who were on strike. Netters, a city councilman at the time, joined the march. Following the historic march, King was assassinated as he stood on a balcony of the former Lorraine Motel, where he was staying during the protests. Netters, 84, has been the pastor of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Memphis since 1956. A Brockport class had met Netters during a service learning trip to Memphis in 2011 and the students, so impressed with him, encouraged College officials to invite Netters to campus for the annual remembrance of King. Watch Netters’ entire presentation on the College’s YouTube Channel:

Was it Physics? Student wins $100,000 Dr. Pepper Toss Of all the passes thrown during the PAC 12 Championship Football Game, the most valuable were completed by College at Brockport physics major Jeremy Mehta, a junior from Niskayuna, NY. Mehta tossed 15 passes through a two-foot opening in an oversized Dr. Pepper can at a five-yard distance to win the Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway, claiming the $100,000 prize. Competing against another challenger during the game’s halftime, Mehta had to toss the ball and try to hit the target as many times as possible in a 30-second period. The action was broadcast live on FOX.


Mehta plans to use the money to pay for the remainder of his undergraduate education and continue on to a master’s program. A thoughtful brother, he plans to help his sibling pay for his education as well. Eventually Mehta hopes to pursue a doctorate.

US Olympian Marla Runyan Delivers Diversity Conference Keynote US Olympian Marla Runyan delivered the keynote address, “Seeing Possibility,” opening The College at Brockport’s 2011 Diversity Conference. Runyan, the first legally blind member of the United States Olympic track and field team, spoke to a crowd of 1,300 students, faculty, and staff as well as local high school students and members of the community. Runyan shared how limited vision actually pushed her to prove what she could accomplish. “What is most important is not your weakness, but how you perceive it,” she said. “I had to break through that glass ceiling of lowered expectation.” Runyan, who was diagnosed with Stargardt’s Disease at the age of nine and retained only her peripheral vision, was the top US performer in the women’s 1,500-meter run with her eighth place finish in the 2000 Summer Games. The three-time US National Champion also competed in the 2004 Olympics.

Meet James A. (Beau) Willis, PhD James A. (Beau) Willis, PhD, named the The College at Brockport’s new vice president for administration and finance, officially joined the College’s administrative team in July. Willis, who most recently served as executive vice president of university support services at University at Buffalo, succeeds Lou Spiro. Spiro retired in June, following 33 years of service to the College. “I am privileged to join The College at Brockport and am excited to have the opportunity to contribute to its ambitious and exciting future,” Willis said. Willis spent six years at University at Buffalo, serving as a senior advisor charged with responsibility for the overall quality and efficiency of the university’s operational and administrative infrastructure, the management and development of its physical assets, and its capacity to manage and appropriately respond to risk. He received his PhD, MS, and BA degrees in chemistry from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Benefactors and Scholars Dinner Hosts its Largest Audience On Saturday, November 5, more than 350 guests gathered in the Seymour College Union Ballroom at the Brockport Foundation’s annual Benefactors and Scholars Dinner. The audience was the largest in the event’s history. It was a celebration of student success and philanthropy for the College. The event brought together scholarship recipients, their families and the donors who support Foundation Scholarships.  It was a great opportunity for students to put a face with the name that helps support their education. The theme this year was “Today’s Students...Tomorrow’s Leaders.” Helping to solidify this message were student speaker, Matthew Frazier-Smith ’12, alumni and scholarship donors, George ’54/’62 and Rosie Rich, and keynote speaker, Marisa Ballaro ’07.


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(From left) Allison Parker, Rochester Mayor Tom Richards, Nadia Malik, Prince Turki, Brockport President John R. Halstead, Dr. Sarwat Malik and Salahuddin Malik, for whom the lecture series is named.

HRH Prince Turki Delivers Inaugural Malik Series Lecture Royalty visited The College at Brockport last fall. His Royal Highness, Prince Turki Al Faisal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, of Saudi Arabia, delivered the inaugural Malik Lecture Series speech November 4. Prince Turki spoke about “Building Bridges Through Dialogue,” providing a political and military history of Saudi Arabia during his lecture and several times denounced “those who use religion for political gain.” Prince Turki is currently a visiting distinguished professor at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is the former Saudi ambassador to both the United States and United Kingdom. The Malik Lecture Series will be an annual opportunity to foster greater East-West understanding and promote dialogue between cultures. The Series is named in honor of Salahuddin Malik, PhD, professor of history at the College. You can watch the entire Malik lecture on the College’s YouTube Channel:

Brockport Hosts International Philosophy of Sport Conference Some of the top academics who specialize in the study of sport gathered in downtown Rochester in September to tackle some of the hotbutton issues in the sporting world. The College at Brockport hosted the 39th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The conference featured talks and panel discussions on a wide array of issues — ranging from fantasy sports to a look at honor and virtue in a modern American college sports environment to banning performance enhancing drugs. “We examine the type of issues that are often brought up quickly in the media,” says Peter Hager, a Brockport associate professor and an organizer of the conference. “We dig deeper and give some serious reflection to these issues. But most importantly, we don’t treat these issues as issues that are only worth studying — we discuss how we can help solve some of these problems.”


Brockport Students Gain International Experience Not all students headed home for winter break. Brockport had a bustling WinterSession on campus and, in some cases, across the globe. Tamala David, a lecturer in the Department of Nursing, took a group of nursing students to Costa Rica. “We did observations, visited a few clinics as well as public and private hospitals. Students were able to get an idea of their health systems and the roles of their nurses, and were able to compare them with the roles that exist in the US,” David says. Below is a sample of the international education courses that Brockport offered: Costa Rica: A Community Health Clinical Ecuador: A look at the Economic, Environmental and Human Aspects of a Cloud Forest Region Ghana: Cultural and Political Changes in Africa New Zealand: International Study of Culture and Leisure Europe: The Political, Religious, Architectural, and Artistic History of Spain, Portugal, and France

Students show their school spirit on a recent trip to Antarctica.

Drake Memorial Library Hosts John Adams Unbound The Drake Memorial Library was among 20 libraries nationally to host John Adams Unbound, a traveling history exhibition by the Boston Public Library. The exhibit was on display from October 19 until November 30. John Adams Unbound explored President John Adams’ personal library, a collection of 3,500 books willed by Adams to the people of Massachusetts and placed in the Boston Public Library in 1894. The exhibit featured photo-reproductions of the collection, which allowed visitors to explore Adams through every stage of his life.


The exhibit was supplemented by additional events organized by the library. These included a lecture on Adams’ life by Lynn Parsons, PhD, professor emeritus of the Department of History; a viewing of the John Adams HBO miniseries; a John Adams re-enactor; and an examination of the written correspondence between John and Abigail Adams.

ARt S news

Augusten Burroughs Accepts Art of Fact Award Bestselling author Augusten Burroughs received the prestigious Art of Fact award before a standing-room only audience at Temple B’rith Kodesh in late April, concluding the 47th season of The Writers Forum. Burroughs is best known for his memoirs, Dry and Running with Scissors, the latter of which was later made into a film starring Alec Baldwin and Annette Bening. His writing also has been featured in New York Magazine, The Times and The New York Times. Previous winners of the Art of Fact award include Ruth Reichl, editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine; memoirist Ian Frazier; and Susan Orlean, author of The Orchid Thief and Rin Tin Tin. Founded in 1967, The Writers Forum is one of the most celebrated reading series in the country and has played host to acclaimed and talented authors, poets, editors and cartoonists. The forum has dedicated itself to explore both the medium and the art of writing as it influences new generations.

Christine Lavin Returns to Brockport for Celebratory Concert Internationally acclaimed contemporary folksinger/ satirist/entertainer Christine Lavin ’73 graced Brockport’s Tower Fine Arts Center stage on February 3 to perform a celebratory concert, My 25th Anniversary Concert: What Was I (EVER) Thinking? The concert was vintage Lavin. The Brockport alumna reprised some of her hits, introducing her latest compositions, and interweaving funny stories about the people, events, near disasters and minor miracles that have defined her life and music. “I had a terrific four years at Brockport, although I changed my major six times, I think… I remember ushering every night when the Acting Company, featuring Patti LuPone, Kevin Kline and David Ogden Stiers, performed,” says Lavin. “There is so much that is brought to your doorstep when you are in a school like Brockport — and if you are smart, you open the door and let it in.”


Lavin has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and NPR. She was the creator and host of XM Satellite Radio’s Slipped Discs.

Prison Drama Engages Brockport Campus in Death Penalty Discussion The College at Brockport engaged in a serious discussion on capital punishment this spring through a series of campus events. The Department of Theatre produced Coyote on a Fence, Bruce Graham’s award-winning play that tells the story of two inmates waiting on death row in a southern prison. Sister Helen Prejean, a Roman Catholic nun and author of the best-selling book Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States, came to campus to voice her opposition to the death penalty. Dead Man Walking was adapted into a movie starring Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon as Prejean. Also, the Tower Fine Arts Gallery hosted Lucinda Devlin’s free photo exhibit, “The Omega Suites.”

The two images to the left are photographs that appeared in Lucinda Devlin’s photo exhibit, “The Omega Suites,” in February and March. The exhibit featured stark photos of death chambers. You can watch Sister Helen Prejean’s entire lecture on the College’s YouTube Channel:

Francine Prose Delivers Writers Voice Reading Reading from her latest novel, writer Francine Prose touched on seeing America from an outsider’s view while simultaneously trying to achieve the American Dream. Prose was in Rochester for The College at Brockport’s annual Writers Voice event and engaged listeners who filled Temple B’rith Kodesh in November to see and hear a leading voice in contemporary American letters. Prose, who was hailed by Larry McMurty as “one of our finest writers,” read from My New American Life, published in 2011. Following her reading, Prose answered numerous questions from the audience. Prose has won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize in fiction and has been a finalist for the National Book Award. The Writers Voice lecture, in its eighth season, and the spring Art of Fact Award lecture, are presented by M&T Bank.


Athlet ic news

(From left) Interim Athletic Director Erick Hart, Brockport President John R. Halstead, Empire 8 Commissioner Chuck Mitrano and Head Football Coach Rocco Salomone pose after a news conference announcing Brockport’s football membership in the Empire 8.

Brockport Football Joins Empire 8 A new era is dawning for Golden Eagles Football. Brockport is joining the Empire 8 Conference as a football affiliate, effective in the 2014 season. The new affiliation will result in the continuation of rivalries with local football programs such as St. John Fisher, Ithaca, Utica and others. It will also substantially reduce travel expenditures for the program, which was previously part of the New Jersey Athletic Conference. “It is exciting to have the opportunity to renew some of the traditional regional rivalries that we have had over the years,” says Head Football Coach Rocco Salomone. “The teams in the Empire 8 will offer a challenge each and every week of the season. I also am excited for our alumni and local fans, as they will have the opportunity to see us play more often each season.” Brockport also announced $2.2 million in improvements to Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium. Bob Boozer Field will be converted to a rubber and sand infilled artificial turf, and lights will be installed in the stadium. The remaining wooden bleachers, on the visitor’s side of the stadium, will be converted to aluminum.


You can watch the press conference announcing the Empire 8 move on the College’s YouTube Channel:

Don Murray Earns Milestone Victory Iconic Golden Eagles Wrestling Coach Don Murray earned his 300th career victory in early December. Murray didn’t have to wait long to record history, as Brockport topped Lycoming 34-6 in its first dual meet of the season. Murray took over as Brockport’s head wrestling coach in 1970 and has led the Golden Eagles to a winning record in each of his 42 seasons. In fact, Brockport has compiled 50 consecutive winning seasons, a string only surpassed by Oklahoma State’s program. He has won five NCAA Division III national championships, is a six-time SUNYAC/Empire Coach of the Year, a three-time New York State Wrestling Coach of the Year, a two-time National Division III Coach of the year and was named USA Wrestling’s Person of the Year in 2007.

Golden Eagles Wrestling Coach Don Murray looks over the action at a recent dual meet. Murray earned his 300th career victory in early December.

Brockport Wrestler Competes at US Olympic Trials Brockport wrestler Amy Whitbeck competed at the US Olympic Trials at Iowa City in late April. Whitbeck, who at press time was ranked eighth nationally at 55 kilograms, finished fifth at the national competition, which earned her spot in Iowa City. Whitbeck began wrestling in sixth grade and her talents have taken her all over the world — competing in places such as Turkey, China, Austria and Hungary. She won two Section II championships in high school, wrestling against boys, and became the first female to reach the New York State Tournament. “It’s the individuality of it,” Whitbeck told the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle of her love for the sport. “Every person you wrestle is different, and you don’t need to depend on anyone but yourself.”

Gary LaPietra Enters Brockport Record Books Gary LaPietra is now the winningest coach in the history of Brockport men’s soccer. LaPietra notched his 162nd win with a 2-0 victory over SUNY Oswego in October to pass A. Huntley Parker Jr. — for whom Brockport’s soccer field is named — for the most wins in the program’s history. LaPietra has been the coach of the Golden Eagles for 16 years. “If you do something for long enough and you’re passionate about it, good things happen,” LaPietra said. “It’s been a lot of fun. I’ve had former players calling to congratulate me. It’s always been about the players.” LaPietra joined Brockport in 1996 after having become the winningest coach in Aquinas High School history, where he coached the Little Irish to a 91-49-10 record during his eight-year tenure.


A “Rich” Legacy By Mary E. McCrank

On December 11, 2011, George Rich passed away following a brief illness. The outpouring of support to Rosie through cards, letters and visits, and the number and value of gifts given in George’s honor to the student philanthropy award that bears his name, has been overwhelming. To read about George, see a list of those making a contribution, or to make your own memorial gift, visit events/donors_news/rich_obit.html. Despite George’s passing, the staff of Kaleidoscope wanted to share this story as it was originally written. We hope you enjoy it. — Mike Andriatch, executive director of advancement

George and Rosie at their home in Brockport in the summer of 2011.


Rosa “Rosie” La Sorte Rich remembers the blind date she went on with the man who would one day become her husband. It was 1958 and shortly after she came to the area to accept a teaching position at The College at Brockport. A colleague of Rosie’s, Jeanette D’Agostino Banker ’53, professor emeritus of elementary education, had gotten to know her college classmate George Rich ’54/ ’62. She decided to play Cupid and match up the two for a double date night. “Jeanette told me, ‘You’re going to meet a rich guy,’ ” said Rosie. “I thought, ‘Well, it’s about time.’ ” “This is George Rich,” Jeanette announced when they picked up George at his home. “All I said was, ‘Oh,’ ” remembers Rosie. Fourteen years and thousands of miles of world travel for Rosie delayed but didn’t prevent the inevitable. George proposed on the anniversary of their first date, Rosie said “yes,” and the rest, as they say, is history. “I don’t know if it’s going to work out,” quipped Rosie, who, on March 2, 2011, celebrated with George the couple’s 38th wedding anniversary. Arguably the most recognizable couple on campus, George and Rosie Rich have lived a rich life indeed — a life rich with love for students, with dedication to their community and with giving back to the institution. Longtime supporters of the College, the Riches recently took their giving to an extraordinary level by designating a major portion of their estate through a planned gift and creating two awards in support of The College at Brockport. In honor of their philanthropy, the College inducted the Riches into the Ernest C. Hartwell Society at the President’s Donor Recognition Dinner last spring. The bequest is earmarked for a variety of funds: Campus Restoration and Beautification Fund, Brockport Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, Golden Eagle Society

Fund, The Arts & Cultural Fund and the George M. Rich Student Philanthropy Award. In addition, the Rosa La Sorte Rich Scholarship will be awarded to an incoming student interested in a career in teaching. George intends for his Student Philanthropy Award to be used to help educate students about philanthropy and encourage them to donate to Brockport after they graduate. His award is for $500 for a student or student group, and an additional $500 to be donated to an oncampus philanthropic, educational or cultural endeavor of the student’s choosing. “I know how great the students are,” said George. “They have big hearts but empty pockets.” This past year’s award recipients include Todd Sheridan ’10, former ice hockey team goalie who beat cancer and started Saves For A Cure, which raises one dollar for cancer research for every save a Brockport goaltender makes for the rest of the team’s history. Greg Parizek ’09, whose wall sculpture, Sculpted from Devotion, is on permanent display in the Tuttle North Athletic Complex, is another award recipient. A throwing specialist for the indoor and outdoor track and field teams, Parizek competed in the State University of New York Athletic Conference George and Rosie Rich on their wedding day, March 2, 1973. championships and was the featured artist at an exhibit entitled Man Made at Tower Because alumni fondly recall the the United States to make a better life for Fine Arts Center. social aspects of their college experience, their children. Rosie and her older siblings A lifelong resident of the Brockport area, George created an award that recognizes all attended college. Tuition at the state George noted the historical relationship achievement in areas besides academic. schools in New York was free then, between the College and community. George attended the Campus School but students had to pay for meals and “There are many ways the College and and lived at home while attending living expenses. “We both came from its students positively impact the village Brockport. Yet, he was engaged in student families that were not very wealthy,” and surrounding towns,” said George. activities, including writing for The Stylus, said Rosie. the student newspaper. George received his Knowing that many students at bachelor’s degree in education cum laude. Brockport today also come from families The Riches are well known for their He served in the US Army in Germany, who find paying for tuition and expenses ability to connect with students. “It’s and took the opportunity to travel difficult, the Riches are giving where really part of their DNA — interacting throughout Germany, Italy, Austria and there’s a need. “If it weren’t for the with, advising and mentoring Switzerland. He returned home, received scholarships, some of the students wouldn’t students.” — Brad Schreiber, his master’s in education from Brockport, be able to finish school. I think that’s part executive director of development and took a job with the Rochester of the story of giving. City School District, where he taught “I always wanted to teach at a college. elementary grades until he retired in 1990. When I arrived in Brockport, I loved it,” “The philanthropy award also recognizes Rosie, a native of Endicott, NY, received said Rosie, who taught at Brockport students who demonstrate giving through her bachelor’s degree cum laude from from 1958 to 1964 and served as the service and participation in community SUNY Cortland in 1955 and her master’s Class of 1963 advisor. Rosie had planned endeavors.” Students have been recognized of education from the University at Buffalo to spend her year-long sabbatical traveling for involvement in community activities, in 1956. In 1958, after teaching in Troy, around the world comparing physical including Arbor Day tree plantings, NY, Rosie moved to Brockport to accept education and health programs. But she building a community playground, doing the position with the College as assistant was approached by the Near East College chores for the local historical society and professor of health and physical education. participating in holiday activities, to name Rosie’s parents emigrated from Italy to a few.


Jeanette D’Agostino Banker ’53, emeritus professor; Rosie Rich; Evelyn Del Rosso’52; and Ann Uhlir, emeritus professor, share a bon voyage toast before Rosie departs for the Middle East. Association in New York City with an offer for a three-year contract to establish the first health and physical education program for women at the America University of Beirut (AUB). With students representing about 50 nationalities at AUB, Rosie found herself working in a busy yet rewarding environment. Needing assistance, she arranged for Brockport to have the first full-year student teaching program overseas, hosting students who helped her teach her classes in 1965-66 and 1966-67. On June 5, 1967, at the end of her three-year contract at AUB, the Six-Day War — also known as the Arab-Israeli War — broke out. Rosie, the only woman on a committee with seven men, helped plan the successful evacuation of 5,000 Americans from Lebanon in 24 hours. She, herself, was on the last plane out to Corfu, Greece. Three weeks later, she was on the first plane back to Beirut, only to find that applicants previously interested in the job were no longer willing to come to Beirut. She returned to her position at AUB for another year and accepted an additional job as acting dean of women at an adjoining high school. In June 1968, Rosie said a final good-bye to Beirut and returned to New York via the eastern route, completing her trip around the world.


Back in Brockport, Rosie and George were married, and Rosie went on to a successful career as a health teacher at Batavia Middle School, where she taught for the next 16 years. Rosie was honored as one of the Outstanding Young Women of America in 1966 and was named one of the 2,000 Notable American Women in 2003. In 2009, Rosie received the Distinguished Alumni Award from SUNY Cortland. Rosie also wrote a book about her life experiences, Crossing Boundaries: Beirut and Beyond, giving all proceeds to Brockport’s Class of 1963 Scholarship Fund. Today Rosie is an active volunteer in the community. George served on the Western Monroe Historical Society Board of Trustees for a decade as well as editing the newspaper for the Rochester Teachers Association. The Riches are patrons of the student arts and theater programs, regular fans at athletic competitions and attend academic presentations such as Scholars Day. When the Riches run into student-athletes after a game, the students thank them for attending. “We go to everything we can,” Rosie said. The Brockport Alumni Association has recognized the Riches for their dedication to the College. In 2004, George was inducted into the Hall of Heritage for making exceptional contributions to the

association, College and community, as well as to his profession. In 1998, Rosie received an Outstanding Service Award from the Brockport Alumni Association. She also was honored in 2006 with a Citation of Appreciation for demonstrating sustained commitment through her services to the association and for her readiness to help the College, the association and community. Rosie serves on the Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee and George serves on the Brockport Alumni Association Board and was president from 1998 to 2004, the longest tenure of any Association president. The Riches have been donors to Brockport since 1968 and longtime members of the Golden Eagle Society. After all, George does have a green and gold garden in his back yard. “I often feel we get more than we give,” said George. “What we give is only money. We like the friendships and getting to know the students,” he added. The Riches are well known for their ability to connect with students. “It’s really part of their DNA — interacting with, advising and mentoring students,” said Brad Schreiber ’83/’85, executive director of development for the College. “That is who they are.” And so it is easy to understand how it is that George and Rosie came to their decision to leave a major portion of their estate to The College at Brockport. “I just felt that it is important the money go back to the students,” said Rosie.

At the President’s Donor Recognition Dinner in April 2012, George (posthumously) and Rosie were recognized with the “Volunteers of the Year” award by the Brockport Foundation. A scholarship, in their honor, was presented to senior Adam Shoff at the dinner.

L to R: Douglas Scheidt, dean of the School of Education and Human Services; Wil Hunter; Judith Hunter; and Eun-Joo Kim, associate professor and former director of the Hunter Institute

Hunter Institute Celebrates Five Years of Training for Early Childhood Education By Jim Ver Steeg Established in 2007 with both a Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) and a Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) from Willard and Judith Hunter, the Hunter Institute on Young Children focuses on the numerous issues that preschool and elementary school teachers face each day. Judy Hunter, a preschool teacher for 20 years at the Ogden Community Christian Pre-School, knows firsthand the challenges facing young children and the people who work to educate them every day. “We want to give teachers concrete things they can take back to their classroom and use,” she says. “The whole idea [of the Institute] is to reach as many children as possible.” According to Judy, putting young children on the path to academic and social success does not mean pushing them into serious study before they are ready. “Everyone wants to rush kids into doing everything. They don’t want them to have any playtime,” she says. “They just want them to be doing paperwork and academics, and reading in kindergarten. I think that’s wrong. Gaye Gronlund, our keynote speaker last year, showed that’s the wrong approach. Kids need time to play. Play is their work. Through play they learn how to get along with each other, learn language skills, and learn how to deal with problems. If they’re sitting down with work sheets, they don’t get any of that.” It’s a sentiment echoed by her husband,

Wil. “Over the course of many decades, issues have cropped up and teachers have not had the opportunity to learn how to deal with them,” he says. “That was our whole mission … to give any teacher who felt they wanted more information on how to deal with the issues a venue to do so. It’s trying to get the children ready to move up to the next grade. It’s not academic. Academics are the second or third most important thing. It’s how children adapt to each other and adapt to the structure of a school. That varies dramatically.” Wil Hunter is the retired president and CEO of Optem, a Rochester-based custom optical instrument design and manufacturing company he co-founded in 1984 following a 19-year career with Bausch and Lomb Inc. He has been active in many of The College at Brockport’s activities, having previously funded the restoration of the Department of Theatre’s piano, and serving on The Brockport Foundation Board for 18 years. “The Institute is basically in honor of my wife, and to support her love of preschool children and educators,” he says. “It’s about realizing many times these younger, lower grade-level teachers don’t have the ability to get training in the issues they face, like autism and single-parent families — all the things that crop up during preschool. That’s actually what got it going, this myriad of issues teachers have to face on a daily basis with little or no training.” Each year, the one-day event provides

hundreds of teachers from around Rochester with training they will likely not receive anywhere else. But the Hunters realize the need for teacher training reaches well beyond our local schools. The College at Brockport is proud to host the Hunter Institute each year and recognizes the important work it does by enhancing the training available to preschool teachers. “It is wonderful that Wil and Judy are able to continue having an effect on early childhood education,” says Douglas Scheidt, PhD, dean, School of Education and Human Services. “Their mission for the Institute is to have an impact on the education of as many children as possible. Their choice to support professional development of several hundred educators per year has a potential impact on thousands of young children. It is a true gift that the College is able to share in this endeavor with Wil and Judy.” And Wil Hunter has a message to Brockport alumni. “If you are involved in education, particularly early childhood education, we’d love to have you spread the word about the Institute. We’d love to have the Brockport alumni educators talk us up and inquire for more information.” The fifth annual Hunter Institute on Young Children Conference will be held on September 29, 2012. For details go to


Al u m n i profiles

Karen Gottermeier ’09/’10 BS in Accounting and MS in Forensic Accounting From an early age, Karen Gottermeier had a love of learning. The oldest of six children, Karen comes from a close-knit family. She was homeschooled in Webster, NY, for most of elementary through high school. She knew she wanted to stay in Rochester for college, so she started her studies at Monroe Community College and transferred to The College at Brockport in fall 2007. While an undergraduate student, Karen met John Keiser, PhD, in an organizational behavior course. She enjoyed learning about the dynamics of


interpersonal and work relationships, and found a mentor in Keiser. “Dr. Keiser, himself once an accounting major, recommended (and still does) various books and articles on organizational behavior. He’s a person that I would often go to for advice and insight,” says Karen. “He also wrote letters of recommendation for graduate schools I applied to.” When it came time for Karen to think about graduate school, she looked at several local colleges and universities, but decided to attend Brockport. “I was deciding between an MBA and an MS in Accounting. Inspired by my tutoring work at Monroe Community College, I wanted a graduate degree so that, later in life, I could be a college professor,” says Karen. After considering several MBA programs, she felt that many of the programs were the same. “Brockport’s forensic accounting programs sounded interesting. And, after doing a little research, I found that there was no other program like it in the area. With this being an up-and-coming field, I felt that a forensic accounting degree would make me more marketable.” Her graduate school year was the most rewarding, according to Karen. “Our class was small, just seven full-time students. We all grew very close. The classes were more like roundtable discussions than lectures. We did interactive case studies and role-playing.” In the graduate program, Karen excelled in her studies. And, when the department organized a recruiting event in fall 2009, she received three job offers. Karen took a position with EFP Rotenberg LLP (a CPA firm), for its relationship with sister company StoneBridge Business Partners, a forensic accounting and business consulting firm. After Karen graduated with her master’s degree, she took time to travel to Ireland and meet up with an

old friend. This experience opened her eyes to the world. It also solidified her belief that forensic accounting was the right field for her. “It was a risk for me to go into this field, but I wanted a different experience than the typical CPA experience. The forensic accounting field challenges me every day because the scenarios change every day,” she says. In her current role at StoneBridge Business Partners, Karen is putting her education to work as a forensic accountant.

“Brockport opened the door to a career path I didn’t know existed. And I didn’t have to put my life on hold to pay for it.” She does research for the firm partners, gathers insights through data-mining, and is learning new business models. She also travels across the country to help with investigations. An active volunteer, Karen has participated in United Way’s Day of Caring, helped build a house with Habitat for Humanity and is active in the Blessed Sacrament Supper Program. She also is a member of the Rochester Young Professionals and the Kickball League of Rochester. Karen says that she wants to continue to learn. She and her fiancé, Blake, are eager to continue their education. The couple shelved those plans while they prepared for their May 2012 wedding. “At Brockport, you get the reputation and quality of the SUNY system, but a private school feel. You run into your professors in the hall or in line at the Café. Their offices are where your classes are, not off in a distant building,” she says about her experiences at Brockport. According to Karen, “My foundation comes from my family, and my support comes from Brockport. These two things have helped me to build my life.”

Paul Giglio ’11

BA in International Business and Economics and BA in International Studies By Emily Kellas Paul Giglio earned more than his dual bachelor’s degrees in International Business and Economics and International Studies during his four years at The College at Brockport. As an Emerging Leader at GEICO, Giglio explains, “The experiences I had at Brockport, coupled with my engagement in collegiate and campus life, provided the best experience ever.” The term engagement is an understatement to explain Giglio’s involvement on campus. A visible member of the Brockport community and a summa cum laude graduate, Giglio was able to experience all aspects of a well-rounded Brockport education. Between interning for three organizations, including GovNet Communications in London, and studying abroad in China, Giglio took advantage of opportunities presented to him. For three years, he helped guide, encourage and support students as a resident assistant while also supervising and managing a staff of 10 night desk attendants. As a member of the Delta

College Program, he became the mentor program coordinator, helping to match students with the best mentor. He also worked with the Brockport Student Government on the Board of Directors for the On-Campus Constituency. As a chairperson of the College’s participation in the Special Olympics Polar Plunge, Giglio helped make Brockport the first college or university in New York state to raise more than $10,500 for the Special Olympics. And following his musical talent, Giglio was the founding president and conductor of The College at Brockport Pep Band, recruiting more than 50 band members, creating marketing and recruitment plans and supervising three interns. Perhaps one of his most notable accomplishments, and admittedly one of his proudest, was receiving the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. Giglio believes it was these experiences, as well as his classroom instruction, that prepared him for success on the job. “The educational experiences through the School of Business were phenomenal. The classes were very intimate. And the professors not

only taught the theoretical, but because most of them had real-life experiences they were able to speak about the practical.” Creating a network of mentors has helped Giglio ease into the professional world. “Brockport prepared me for my success at GEICO, and I am very humbled to have attended such a great school.” The overarching narrative of Giglio’s Brockport story is leadership. “Gaining leadership experience is crucial because it not only provides an avenue to celebrate your successes and take pride in your work, but it also provides an opportunity for selfevaluation and constructive criticism that will help you become a better leader and provide you with an opportunity to enhance yourself,” he said. One day, Giglio would like to be a professor. “The classes that I enjoyed most were taught by professors that had reallife experiences, and I want to share those experiences with students to be able to help them learn from lessons that I learned.”



by Jim Ver Steeg and John Follaco He went from being a troubled kid to one of the most soughtafter graffiti artists in the world. Once unwelcome and outlawed, his work has evolved from simple writing on walls to elaborate and colorful murals commissioned by top corporations and frontline community organizations. Through it all, he has evolved as a student, teacher and master craftsman.

Right: Daniel Hopkins ’85 Left: The Great Shift, a painting that remains part of Hopkins’ personal collection, was shown at the 2012 Fridge Gallery in Washington, DC.


Above: The Ankh is Life was commissioned by the Sanctuary Gallery in San Diego, CA, in 2010. The work is no longer visible.

Right: Outta My Mind is an oil on canvas painting that is currently on display in Woodland Hills, CA.


For Daniel Hopkins ’85, better known as Pose 2 or Maxx Moses in the world of graffiti, life’s path was not always clear — even though the writing was on the wall. Growing up in Yonkers, Daniel started out a good kid. But like so many other urban youth, harmful influences soon entered the picture and he started down the wrong path. “My life turned in a really hard direction,” he said. “It was my own personal choice, but I thought those things were what I wanted to experience in life.” Without getting into the specifics of his past, Hopkins points to entering Brockport as the critical turning point. “Right before I came to college, I got my wake-up call,” he remembered. “I got into Brockport as a non-matriculated student. It was like a trial period. My high school grades were so horrible that they barely let me in, so I had to prove myself. I had to get at least a 2.5 GPA my first semester to be considered an enrolled student. I had to earn my place at Brockport.” And earn his place he did. “I came to Brockport with a mission to change my life around,” he said. “I was definitely headed in the wrong direction. Coming to Brockport was a sanctuary, actually. It was an escape from New York, an escape from my past and an opportunity to begin anew.” But separating from his past and his life in New York City was not always easy for Hopkins. He longed for elements of home.

And one element, graffiti, became a big part of his college life. His passion for the art form was a bit out of place in his new home. The graffiti culture didn’t exist at Brockport, he said. And while the young business major was not exactly winning praise for his work on the bricks and mortar of the Brockport campus, his ability did catch the eye of a longtime art professor. “I came to Brockport right when graffiti was taking off in the ’80s,” Hopkins said. “It was spring semester, 1981. I was rebellious at the time, and I put my name all over the fine arts building. I got in quite a bit of trouble at school. I would have been kicked out of Brockport if it weren’t for professor Jack Wolsky. He was the one who pulled me aside and said, ‘I see you’re really into art, but you’re not taking any art classes. You just write your name all over the building.’ So he’s the one who suggested I take some art classes.” In fact, it was the art classes at Brockport that first opened Hopkins’ eyes and helped him marry traditional street graffiti with other art forms. “I had this rebellious mentality that fine art wasn’t art, that only graffiti was art,” he said. “But once I started taking Art History, I learned that there were

other art forms that came before graffiti that were also not accepted and considered ‘not art.’ They were considered outside the norm and looked down upon. I was like, ‘Wow, really? Graffiti isn’t the only art form that’s hated?’ It kind of opened my eyes and made me take a closer look at fine art.” And his talents quickly opened the eyes of others on the Brockport campus. Hopkins was a member of the Organization for Students of African Descent (OSAD) and became quite involved in the organization. After word of his artistic abilities started spreading around campus, OSAD asked him to paint a mural in the Seymour College Union. The mural, which is still in Seymour today, was a map of Africa. “The idea was to demonstrate that Africa is the cradle of civilization, it’s where we all come from,” Hopkins says. “It is the essence of life itself.” Hopkins is no longer writing on subway cars, the bricks of the Tower Fine Arts Center or the walls of the Seymour College Union. He’s become a world-class graffiti artist, with artistic partnerships formed around the globe and a list of clients that include a number of corporate heavyweights. Most of his corporate work has appeared on the streets of Philadelphia and New York City. In 2004, he was commissioned by Reebok to do a huge mural on the corner of 12th and Carpenter streets in Philadelphia to help launch a new apparel line. This mural, in particular, meant quite a bit to Hopkins because Reebok gave him creative control— something that rarely happens. “We had the opportunity to design the whole concept and put it on the wall ourselves,” Hopkins explained. “That is rare these days. Corporations normally have an idea of what they want and then we just have to do it.” Another corporate work that Hopkins will never forget was commissioned by Heineken. This one isn’t remembered for the creative freedom he was given, but for the controversy it created. The artwork was a party scene and it was put up in a largely African-American community. It was only up for 24 hours before community members came out and painted over it. “They just didn’t want it there,” Hopkins said. “If we had put up a billboard there, nobody would have thought anything about it. But painting is more susceptible to criticism. People find it easy to target.” Further, Hopkins explained, his work is quite conspicuous. “If a billboard would have been put up,

it would have been put up at night and then you’re out of there,” he says. “But when you’re out there painting, you’re out there for a day or two. You’re interacting with the community and you have to deal with all of that feedback—positive or negative.” For those reasons and others, Hopkins has moved away from corporate advertising. Now, his work focuses more on selfexpression and relevancy. He says he wants to wake up the minds of the masses and show what’s really happening in the world today.

Below: The Edge of the World was commissioned by the DC Commission of Arts and Albus Cavus in 2008. This spray paint mural is still standing in Washington, DC.


Left: Humble Violence, a spray paint mural that is still standing, was commissioned by The Way of No Way in Woodland Hills.

“I see myself as a visual medicine man,” Hopkins says. “I’m going to use my work to say things that are going to be disturbing to people. I want people to pay me to get disturbed because they want to be cured. It may make people uncomfortable when they see it—we all have these shadows and aspects of ourselves that we sweep under the carpet. But then you just have a lump under the carpet. You have to deal with it. And that’s what I’m here to do.” Hopkins also is an instructor at the Art Academy of San Diego, where he shares with students his unique style of creative free expression. “Teaching is tremendous. It’s where I have the opportunity to share everything I’ve learned,” he said. “When you teach the creative process, you have a huge advantage because you’re not regimented to teach a certain curriculum such as math or science. But through the process of teaching through art, there is so much that you could instill in people’s minds. You can go into math, science, art and spirituality through the art of creation.” Hopkins also tries to teach them a new perspective on an often misunderstood and much maligned art form. He hopes that such an understanding will spread to others. “America is still very young in its understanding of art,” he said. “America has treated graffiti as a bastard child. It doesn’t want to associate with it. It doesn’t want to claim it, and it’s an art form that was born and raised in this country. It’s highly celebrated in Europe and understood. Even the so-called ‘negative’ aspects are embraced. There is writing all over the walls all over the city … it’s not frowned upon. It’s just looked at as part of existence. It’s not ugly. They embrace all of it and don’t say this part is ugly or this part is beautiful. They have a


better understanding of what the art form truly represents.” What it means for Hopkins is the same as what it means for countless other graffiti artists looking to leave their mark on a public canvas. “It’s huge,” he said. “It’s an opportunity to find identity. That’s the most important part. Even though people who don’t do it view it very negatively, it’s an opportunity to create identity. It’s very similar to advertising to some degree. You’re creating a brand. You’re saying, ‘I

Below: Fisheyed is a spray paint on canvas painting that was commissioned by Dick Blick Art Supply in 2012.

exist. I am here.’ ” According to Hopkins, it is the artistic intent that often is misread and not always valued in terms of the alternatives graffiti provides. “It’s human expression. We’re human beings, and we all have to express ourselves. This is really a productive means of expression—I say that in comparison to people who are out there murdering, blowing up places and committing other acts of violence. Those are acts of expression as well. Graffiti is such a positive valve of letting out energy.” From a troubled youth to a Brockport graduate to a master artist and industry professional who has been invited to exhibit his work around the world, Hopkins continues to push the boundaries of graffiti and move the art form forward. “I think [graffiti] is growing in every direction,” he said. “I think for a while some of my new work was really out there. And I was thinking, ‘Who’s going to relate to this craziness?’ But I finally met people whose minds are opening up more now than ever. For a while, I thought I was way ahead of the curve, but now I think the curve is straightening out and people are like, ‘Yeah, we can relate.’ I feel good about that.” Still, there is an outlaw element to graffiti, and where one person sees it as art another will only see urban decay and vandalism. “I don’t think it will ever be mainstream and accepted. It’s too easy to blame for the wrongs of the world,” he said. “Politicians use it when they point to it and say, ‘We need to get rid of graffiti and clean up the streets. The city will be safe.’ There’s an association between graffiti and violence, drugs and lower property values. I don’t see its negative reputation going anywhere. It’s too easy to blame.” Hopkins thinks that appreciating graffiti is much like appreciating any other type of art. “I think beauty is not necessarily perfection. I look at a city, and there’s writing all over the buildings. Most people say, ‘Why does it have to be like that?’ But to me, it’s actually beautiful. It’s all about perception.” For more information about Daniel Hopkins and the unique and exciting work he creates, please visit Left: God Self was shown at the Fridge Gallery in Washington, DC, in 2012.


Reunion reunites

By Mary E. McCrank


For Linda Mack-Simmons ’77 and Thurston Allen ’88/’95, The College at Brockport is synonymous with the Organization for Students of African Descent (OSAD). During their respective undergraduate years here, both were immersed in the activities of the student organization and paving the way for today’s students. “I remember a lot of protesting to get what we needed to be successful,” said Mack-Simmons, who received her bachelor’s degree in social work with an emphasis in nursing in 1977 and who is a senior human resources associate for Emory Healthcare in Atlanta. Those undergraduate days of activism, say Allen and MackSimmons, helped define them as individuals and provided them with leadership skills for successful careers. Allen said the biggest challenge during his undergraduate years was saving the College’s AfricanAmerican Studies program, which included the Sankofa African Dance and Drum Ensemble. “At Brockport, having that leadership role was very instrumental in a lot of things in my life,” said Allen, a web developer for CNN in Atlanta. This is why Allen and Mack-Simmons are playing an instrumental role in a reunion, planned for July 20 to 22 at the College. The reunion is expected

to draw hundreds of alumni, all of whom were members of OSAD or its predecessor, the Black Student Liberation Front (BSLF). BSLF was formed shortly after the State University of New York launched an effort to recruit students of color. Students of Hispanic and Latino descent were part of BSLF and OSAD until the 1970s, when students formed the Association of Latin American Students. Today, the College also has the Caribbean Club. Karen Podsiadly, director of community development for the College and advisor to OSAD in the 1990s, said it’s important for today’s students to understand what the students before them went through to pursue their education. “This is a group that contributed significantly through the years,” she said. “They really fought for access and equality on campus.” Mack-Simmons and Allen agree, and this is why they are doing more than just gathering their friends together for a weekend. They are spearheading a campaign to raise money to create an endowed scholarship. “I’ve always had a deep desire to have an alumni scholarship. I wanted it to matter that we came to Brockport,” said Mack-Simmons. “You want to leave a lasting legacy behind.” The scholarship, she said, will bridge two generations and send a message to today’s students that the minority students who came to Brockport decades ago made a difference. “I am absolutely certain that the students who came in the ’60s and ’70s

pioneering students

of color

were definitely forerunners, some of us being the first generation to go to college. You’re setting new territory,” she said. “How are students going to make it through college now if we don’t give back to the special programs that were there when we were there? If it wasn’t for that, we wouldn’t have made it through. Paying it back is very important to so many of us.” Allen created the website for the reunion and the scholarship, and the social media is working. At the time of publication, they have already raised one-third of the total needed to endow the scholarship. “I need to make it something bigger than just a group of people getting together,” he said. “It will keep OSAD going and have an impact on students who are there. A lot of schools didn’t have an OSAD. We don’t want it to go away.” In high school, Mack-Simmons, a native of Yonkers, NY, was part of the Upward Bound program, which prepared financially disadvantaged youth for college. While she dreamt of attending an historical black college, she was introduced to the nursing program at Brockport and was awarded grants to attend the school. “So my mother said, ‘You’re going to Brockport,’” Simmons said. “I had never heard of it and didn’t know where it was. It turned out to be one of the best places.” It was challenging, she acknowledged, but she and her peers worked through issues together to persevere and successfully complete their college education. Often stigmatized, they needed a presence and got that collectively, including through socializing together at BSLF’s off-campus house that was host to social events. “We were kind of like extended family

when we were away from home. It was a great experience,” she said. “I think for many years we felt like we were invisible on the campus. For me, it was very important that we establish a legacy.” OSAD would bring in guest speakers and address the shortcomings of the school, working to expand and enhance the educational experience and fight injustices such as Apartheid. “I don’t know what my college experience would’ve been like without that,” Allen said, adding that having the opportunity to learn to solve problems and do things with his peers laid the groundwork for success. Allen, who received his bachelor’s degree in communication in 1988 and his master’s in education in 1995 from Brockport, was recruited to teach in Atlanta. There, he found his way into the communications field. A self-declared news junkie, he said OSAD exposed him to politics. Combine that with being an early Internet user at Brockport, working on Netscape, and he gained the experience for his current role. In his spare time, Allen leads a black professional group at Turner Broadcasting, which strives to advance career development for young professionals at the company. “OSAD gave me a lot of confidence to do a lot of different things. It’s kind of why I’m doing the reunion,” said Allen. “I felt like I could bring everyone back together because that’s what

I did on campus.” “The whole point of this reunion is going back to give back,” he said. “We’re trying to connect the generations. That’s what this is all about.” Podsiadly said the College’s history is intertwined with the efforts of these pioneer students. “They’re all a part of this tapestry,” she said. “They all had an important role on this campus.” For more information about the reunion, visit

Thurston Allen ’88/’95


The Principal Alumnus Ralph Spezio talks about his fight to reduce risks of lead poisoning in Rochester schoolchildren By Mary E. McCrank


When Ralph Spezio ’69/’84 took the helm of Enrico Fermi School 17 in Rochester in 1990, he went about a flurry of activities to level the playing field for the children and families who were part of the school community. With 98 percent of the students enrolled at the west-side city school living in poverty, he believed it was his responsibility as principal to open up the school to the residents of the neighborhood. “This is a sacred place for the children and their learning,” said Spezio. “I wanted this to be a true community school, and you can’t be a neighborhood school if you’re busing kids from all four corners of the city.” Spezio stopped openenrollment busing so the school could become a community school. He oversaw construction of a preschool. He raised funds for a community health and dental center. He created a tutoring program. He secured grants to buy musical instruments for the students so they could form an orchestra. And he developed a vibrant Parent Teacher Organization, hiring babysitters so parents could attend the meetings. He put a bell on the school to welcome students each morning. He installed a buzzer on the door to announce visitors. He distributed his pager number to neighbors so they could anonymously report vandalism. He filled two-thirds of his teaching staff with

Brockport graduates and developed an urban teacher preparation program with his alma mater, from which he received his bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 1969 and master’s degree in educational administration in 1984. “I had the finest elementary school in New York state, and that was because of Brockport,” said Spezio. But despite all of his efforts, Spezio remained concerned that a large segment of School 17’s students had very serious learning and behavioral challenges. Further, he remained puzzled as to why these serious deficits were occurring. “A significant number of kids had serious learning and behavioral problems,” he said. After a school nurse noted yet another student had lead poisoning, Spezio received permission from Monroe County’s health director to review his students’ public health records. What he found “stunned and horrified” him: 41 percent of the students and 100 percent of the special education students had a history of elevated levels of lead in their blood that, according to the Centers for Disease Control, could cause permanent brain damage and a drop in IQ. In fact, lead at any level is unsafe for a developing child’s body. The majority of houses surrounding School 17, built in the 1800s, were in serious disrepair due to absent landlords. His students’ homes — where they lived, ate, slept and played — were actually dangerously toxic, reducing the children’s IQ and stealing their future, he said. “What lead poisoning does to kids is horrible. It’s insidious,” he said. “Learning about this almost took my breath away.” The neuropsychological problems associated with lead poisoning include delayed language or motor skills, hyperactivity, problems with learning and remembering new information, poor speech articulation, problems with motor coordination and inflexible problem-solving abilities. In addition, it can cause delayed general intellectual disabilities, including learning problems in reading, language, math and writing. Symptoms include headaches, irritability, abdominal pain, vomiting, anemia, kidney disease, and blood pressure and skeletal problems.

Ralph Spezio ’69/’84, EdD; Kara Hebert ’13; and Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus Betsy Balzano, PhD. At a press conference held to reveal these findings to the public, Spezio called lead poisoning the “invisible and silent monster that was devouring our children right before our very eyes.” The Rochester community became outraged and joined forces with Spezio to use education and policy change to fight this invisible menace. In 1999, Spezio helped found and served as co-chair of the Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning. The Coalition created partnerships with government, individuals, community organizations, foundations, the business community, grass-roots neighborhood associations and the University of Rochester Medical Center. The community mobilized, Spezio said, to “eventually slay the terrible beast that has created carnage and devoured so many of our children in the past,” surpassing many other communities throughout the nation. With officials from the school district working with those from the health and police departments, they were able to tackle this difficult issue and enact change. The City of Rochester passed the first

City Housing Ordinance in the state for the primary prevention of lead poisoning. The Rochester City School District passed the first school board primary prevention policy in the state and one of the most comprehensive in the nation. Although the governor vetoed a major state law for primary prevention of lead poisoning that was passed by the State Legislature, he did declare an executive order to form a multi-departmental task force to address the problem statewide. Spezio has remained a relentless advocate for children, primary lead poisoning prevention and the promotion of healthy environments and lifestyles. After retiring from School 17 in 2002, he took on two new challenges: serving as the community liaison for Project Believe at the University of Rochester and as a doctoral student. He received his EdD in educational leadership from the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education in 2011. And he continues to talk about his experiences, lecturing last fall as part of Brockport’s American Democracy Project.

Visiting campus brought back a flood of memories to Spezio and a reminder of the integral role Brockport has played in his family. In addition to his two degrees from Brockport, Spezio also received his Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration and New York State School Administrator and Supervisor Certification from the College. And he remembers the times when he attended registration with his son, Sam Spezio ’06, a sergeant with the New York State Police, and speaking at the graduation of his daughter, Andrea Ebner ’00/’05, a teacher at School 16. “Brockport has been a launching pad for some folks, even in my own family,” Spezio said. “Brockport is really significant.”



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Cathy Appleby ’75 (far left) and Lisa Thompson ’02 (far right) welcomed legacy families to Brockport during Welcome Weekend 2011. Gabrielle Uzarowski and her mother, Lisa Uzarowski ’92, are pictured receiving a gift from the Alumni Association.



recently had her book, Beyond the Cabbage Patch: The Literacy World of Alice Hegan Rice, published.

is finishing 17 years as the mayor of Clifton Springs, NY.

Mary Boewe ’44 

1950s Herbert Crandall ’53

celebrated 65 years of service to the Bemus Point Fire Department located in Chautauqua County, NY.

Al Johnson ’54

is an active member with the American Legion Post 134 as a Vice Commander and is doing volunteer work as needed with the Retired Teacher Organization. He has also written an autobiography, My Hope, My Dreams and My Life, and is now working on a new book, The Principle Role of the Principal: for Teachers, Principals and Others.

Richard Cavallaro ’55

had his book, My Sicilian Legacy, a memoir of his paternal grandparents’ journey to America from Italy, published. He is now writing a memoir of his maternal grandparents’ immigration to America.

Ed Nietopski ’57

was inducted into the Brockport High School Wall of Honor for excellence as both a teacher and coach.

William Hunter ’60

Carol MacDonald Lodder Schoonmaker ’60 had her first book, Around Honeoye Lake: Richmond, Canadice and Honeoye, published in 2011.

Ray Scharf ’61

finished in the top eight in the country in all six swimming events he entered at the Senior Games National Championships in Houston, TX, last summer. He trained for the US Masters National Championships held in Greensboro, NC, in April.

Dick Knab ’62

was inducted into the Brockport High School Wall of Honor for excellence in soccer, basketball, and baseball.

Patricia White ’62

served as superintendent of three school districts for 21 years and is now serving as associate dean of the School of Education for Brandman University in Irvine, CA, where she is designing a new doctoral program in organizational leadership.

Gerald Hilfiker ’64

is now the Archdeacon of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York.

Dennis Read ’66

is the author of R.H. Cromek, Engraver, Editor, and Entrepreneur, published by Ashgate Publishing.


Richard Le Beau ’67

was honored by having the Hilton (NY) High School’s Football, Soccer and Track Facilities renamed the Le Beau Field Complex. He was also inducted into the school district’s Athletic Hall of Fame as a soccer coach and athletic director.

Award in the pop music books category for Cold Pizza For Breakfast: A Mem-Wha??

Paul Giannone ’74

wrote Dear Kara, One Man’s Journey From War to War, which was scheduled for publication this spring.

Nancy Hewitt ’74

retired in February after working in the banking field for 43 years.

had an edited collection, No Permanent Waves: Recasting Histories of US Feminism, published. She also received the Scholar-Teacher Award from Rutgers University for combining excellence in the classroom and in research.

D. Gregory Van Dussen ’69

Paul Pape ’74

Linda O’Leary ’67

has retired from Beaver River Central School District after 43 years of service.

Dale Brown ’68

has retired from full-time pastoral ministry.

1970s Nancy Carriuolo ’70

was a 2011 Women of Achievement Award winner from the YWCA of Northern Rhode Island. This award is given to women who promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity in their local communities.

Norman Ward ’71

retired after 40 years with the Chemung Canal Trust Co. in Elmira, NY.

Richard Cook ’72

has been selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers 2011 and The Best Lawyers in America for 2012. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers based on peer recognition and professional achievements.

Christine Lavin ’73

has won an American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers Deems Taylor

was recently made a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Cynthia Acklin ’75

is a member of the Board of Directors and the vice chair of the Adult Learning Division of the Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She also is a member of the Gamma Lambda Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.

Wayne Bassarear ’75

has retired from teaching special education in Polk County, Florida, after 32 years.

Todd Lilly ’75

has joined the faculty of the School of Education at Edgewood College in Madison, WI.

Tracy Nieporent ’75

is celebrating his 20th anniversary as director of marketing for The Myriad Restaurant Group.

Gary Mundt ’76

has retired after 33 years of teaching secondary English.

Young alumni event at SoHo Burger Bar in Buffalo, in November. Karen Rochford ’07, Brad Schreiber ’83, Brian Rochford ’03, Heather Wolf-Rochford ’02, Brooke Pericak ’09, and Bill Sachman ’07.

Amy Nieporent ’76

is a nursing instructor for Holy Name Hospital’s LPN Program in Teaneck, NJ. This program has the highest rating of any LPN Program in the US.

Susan Jones ’77

celebrated 20 years at George Mason University in September and was promoted to associate provost and university registrar.

Gary Sanger ’77

gave a presentation about La Nina to the 2010 annual meeting of the National Weather Association. He also gave a presentation on media outreach and climate data to the 2011 meeting of the American Geophysical Union.

Kathleen Isaac ’78

became the distinguished lecturer and coordinator of Graduate Dance Education Programs at Hunter College.

Janna Heyman ’79

was promoted to associate dean at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service.

Mark Pringle ’79

has joined the faculty at the Geneva City School District Guidance Department.


Debra Cantor-Harbatkin ’82

Division at Corning Community College.

Christine Cook ’84,

the president and CEO of Capiche, LLC, has earned accreditation by iOpener Institute for People and Performance. She is the only iOpener accredited coach in the Pacific Northwest. iOpener is a company that focuses on keeping your employees happy in the workplace. She also received her master’s in management from Southern Oregon University in 2011.

Michael Giardino ’84

has been selected as the new Village of Brockport manager.

Emeterio Otero ’84,

the executive dean of Monroe Community College’s Damon City Campus, has been named the 2011 Hispanic Business Person of the Year by the Rochester Hispanic Business Association.

Phillip Raschiatore ’84

was promoted to master detective for the Hillsborough County (FL) Sheriff’s Office.

Joseph Pittman ’85

had his crime novel, London Frog, released in paperback, and last fall his novel, A Christmas Wish, was published.

Mark Joerger ’86

relocated with her family to the Cincinnati, OH, area in October 2011.

was promoted to international account Manager for UPS Inc. in the Mid South District located in Tennessee.

Thomas Wilson ’83

Kristine Duffy ’87

has been named vice president of performance improvement at Atlas Research, a health care consulting and research firm based in Washington, DC.

Timothy Bonomo ’84

has been promoted to assistant professor in the Business Administration and Computing

is now the vice president of enrollment management and student development at Onondaga Community College.

Phillip Gaffney ’88

has been appointed as the new athletic director at Georgia Highlands College located in Rome, GA.

College at Brockport Night with the Rochester Red Wings. Future Brockport alumni enjoy the game with Mitsy.

Laura Wells-Spicer ’88

was appointed as the coordinator of Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) at the Newark-Wayne Community Hospital.


Theodore Fowler ’91,

a KeyBank vice president who is responsible for 13 Albany branches, has been named area retail leader for KeyBank’s Capital Region Retail Banking team.

Barbara Surash ’91

was named the executive director for education for the Hilton Central School District.

Gretchen Fatouros ’92

has a new book, It’s All About the Memories: Preserving our Precious Memories for Future Generations, in the process of being published. This book is a guide to basic digital photography.

Vincent Leone ’93

Kimberly Sanford-Morgan ’94

was selected by Keuka College as the director of admissions in November 2011.

Mary Colleen Sullivan House ’94

was recently selected as the Outstanding Staff Nurse at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. She also was a candidate for the 2011 Nurse of Distinction Award for the Professional Nurses Association of Western New York, New York State Nurses Association.

Kyle York ’94

was awarded Outstanding Task Force Commander from the Executive Office of the President of the Office of National Drug Control Policy in North Carolina.

Lisa Papke ’95

was honored with the New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association Region Two Service Award for her work as a financial aid counselor at Genesee Community College.

is now a Corrections Counselor with the New York State Department of Correctional Services.

George Berghorn ’96

Paul Wendel ’93

Moniek Sials-Lee ’96

has announced his candidacy for the County Legislature’s 18th District. He is the endorsed Republican candidate in the race.

Esco Buff ’94

was inducted into the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame.

Stephen Rosenberg ’94

was appointed as assistant principal at Timberwood Middle School in Humble, TX.

was appointed dean of Lansing Community College’s Technical Careers Division in Michigan. has been named the principal of Listwood and Southlawn Schools by the West Irondequoit Board of Education.

Marie Blum ’97

retired as Canaseraga Central School District’s superintendent in February.

Karla Hatley ’97

was promoted to associate director of affinity and multicultural engagement in the Office of Alumni Relations at the University of Rochester.


Taylor Mucaria ’09 (pictured in Islanders jersey) and his crew enjoying the hockey game.

The young alumni crew got together at Laser Quest in Rochester in the fall of 2011.

David Mandrycky ’97

Maj. Brian Wood ’02

Ryan Nobles ’98

Kevin Martz ’03

received a 2011 Rochester Business Journal Forty Under 40 Award. was named to the news anchor team at television station WWBT (NBC12) in Virginia.

Anthony Panipinto ’98

was honored as the top New York Wildlife Conservation Officer for 2010 by the ShikarSafari Club International.

Nicholas Locicero ’99

is the newest associate at the law offices of Cohen and Lombardo PC. He will concentrate his practice in the area of residential real estate, family/matrimonial, personal injury, and civil litigation.

Charles Mitrano ’99

received the Prestigious NCAA Bob Fredrick Award, which honors an NCAA coach, administrator or staff member who demonstrates a history of sportsmanship.


Adam Gerstenhaber ’00

moved to Ohio, where he is the afternoon drive host on a new sports talk radio station in Cleveland.

Tracey Dreisbach ’02

received a 2011 Rochester Business Journal Forty Under 40 award.

Daryl Smith ’02

was appointed as the college registrar for D’Youville College.


is the Regimental S6 for The Olde Guard (3rd Infantry Regiment) at Fort Myer, Va.

Kimberly Becker ’08

has been selected as the communications associate for the American Red Cross in Rochester.

was promoted to assistant professor in the Math/Physics/ Technology/Engineering Division at Corning Community College.

Julia Decker ’08

Alison Cresov ’04

Lauren Natti ’08

has been elected president of the National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Rochester Section for the 2011-12 year.

Fortune B.K.A. Tor ’04

became a United States citizen at the Naturalization Ceremony held on the College at Brockport campus Friday, September 16.

was selected as the new head coach of the women’s lacrosse team at Hilbert College. has joined the faculty at Geneva City School District in the Physical Education department.

Ashley Broadhurst ’09

was named Spencerport High School’s varsity girls basketball coach.

Bobby Brooks ’09

2010s Kyle Dunlap ’10

was hired as a territory manager with R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in the York, PA, area.

Amanda Seef ’10

is now a reporter at Eagle Newspapers. She covers municipal, crime and breaking news about the City of Syracuse and 14 surrounding towns and villages.

Lashawn Clay ’11

has accepted a position with AIDS Care in Rochester.

Jenna Smith ’11

has been appointed principal at Brockport High School.

is the new physical education teacher for the Angel Oak Elementary School in Johns Island, SC.

Kevin Collins ’05

Alex Hinckley ’09

Adam Yeoman ’11

Capt. Racheal Wood ’05

Debra Joseph-McEwen ’09

Dana Boshnack ’05

was named the strength and conditioning coach for the Columbus Blue Jackets NHL team. is serving in the US Army Nurse Corps and is stationed in Washington, DC. Brian and Racheal’s son, Jackson, is now 10 months old.

Jason Giaconia ’07

was hired as senior operations coordinator for The Washington Center in Washington, DC.

Michele Sampsell ’07

was featured in the New York State United Teachers’ August newsletter for her creative teaching methods at an alternative school, where she teaches physical education.

was hired as marketing assistant for the US Tennis Association of New England in Westborough, MA. was recognized by the Continuing Education Association of New York for her achievements in life by awarding her the annual Charles A. Burns Outstanding Adult Student Award.

Kimberly Morris ’09

is now the head coach for the field hockey and woman’s lacrosse teams at Wells College.

Melanie Plunkett ’09

has joined the faculty at Geneva City School District as a special education teacher.

was selected as an assistant for the women’s basketball team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Recently had his book, The World in Our Hands, released. The book covers the origins and reasons for the current worldwide economic and political climate.

The College welcomed alumni back to campus in February for the Fifth Annual Student Leadership Conference. Pictured above is Don Bartalo ’64 and his session’s attendees.

Marriages Travis Grover ’99 married Katie Bishop May 3, 2008. Jennifer Jean Vroman Cook ’02 and Daniel O’Neill Cook married April 2, 2011. Nicoli Gonnella ’08 and Allyson Younis ’09 married May 14, 2011. Rachel Joan Millspaugh ’08 and Adam Matthew Tabelski married July 9, 2011. Seth Tenenbaum ’09 and Mary Fontanella-Tenenbaum married November 6, 2011.


Nancy Kastan ’96 and her husband, Charles Kastan, welcomed their son Chase Matthew Kastan June 3, 2011. Jaime VanDeMortal Richardson ’98 and her husband, Andrew Richardson, welcomed their third daughter, Rylee, April 9, 2011. She was welcomed home by big sisters, Morgan and Taylor. Travis Grover ’99 married Katie Grover and brought their daughter, Lillian Ro Grover, into the world January 10, 2010.

Rowley ’01 welcomed a new baby boy, Cole, July 18, 2011. He joins big sister Madelyn. Adam D.J. Huck ’05 and Michelle Morgan Huck ’07 celebrated the arrival of their son, Connor Morgan Huck, August 11, 2011.

Deaths Alumni

Jerome Reger Sr. ’51 Daniel Sanfratello ’91 Gary Schenk ’69 Andrew Bruce Schlageter ’47 Eleanor Sharp Shuknecht ’53 George Vito ’53

Emeriti Lt. Col. Dr. Richard Bonalewicz

Deborah Agee ’79

Terrin Hover

Ethel Anderson ’39

Dr. Kate Madden

John Baily ’81

Dr. Theodore Starr

Roger Baust ’70 Emma Beaty ’44 Roger Bell ’56 Shirley Buetens ’49 Alexander Cannioto ’36 Linda S. Cook ’89

Friends of the College Jet LaZarre

Deborah Cromwell-Stamp ’05 Sam DiSisti ’52 Fayne Doering ’60 Ann Durgin Kempner ’54 Lois Fiddle ’57 Warren Heiligman ’53 Nancy Hemry-Botts ’84 Harold Houpt ’59 Lloyd Kilmer ’76

Kelly Cornmire McNamara ’97/’00 and Stephen McNamara welcomed their daughter Kerry Anne.

James P. Lenihan ’80

Jacob Rowley ’01 and Amanda Hall

George Rich ’54

Ronald Soviero ’58

Melanie Wagner ’99 and Darren Fazio ’02 welcomed their first child, Dean, May 3, 2011.

Don Ranalli ’01 welcomed his first child, son Cash Michael Ranalli, June 30, 2011.

Brockport alumni on the ice after the game.

Kathleen Krebs ’75 Susan Krezmien ’74 Timothy Lyon ’08 Patricia McCaskey ’71 Carolyn Mrowka ’88 Thomas Emmett Norton ’61 Margaret Prickett ’33


Alumni news

New FAN Club Nurtures Fledgling Eagles The Office of Alumni Relations and Development has brought back a familiar student club whose mission is to instill in the College community what it means to be a Golden Eagle and “Bleed Green and Gold.” The Future Alumni Network (FAN) Club began recruiting members this past fall. The new club is similar to the Student Alumni Association that existed back in the ’90s. The club elected its slate of officers from its more than 20 members, and already much excitement is brewing. Club Vice President Garrett Roe ’13 believes FAN is one of the most beneficial clubs on campus. “One of the main goals of this group is to connect current students with Brockport alumni. Fostering alumni connections with students is important, especially for career guidance and mentoring opportunities,” said Roe, who helped plan FAN’s first major event in conjunction with The History Forum. The program brings back to campus alumni from the Rochester and Buffalo areas who majored in history while at Brockport. These alumni share with

current history students their own experiences and reveal career paths that are available to the soon-to-be history alumni. The FAN Club also is responsible for the newly published Brockport Bucket List, a book that represents a collection of unique Brockport experiences the club believes all students must have before graduating and moving on from their College home. During the pilot program with the Class of 2012, students recorded their Brockport memories, took photos with their favorite professors, attended athletic events, or just took a walk along the historic Erie Canal with friends. Club President Kelsey Battaglia ’14 loves the book. “This is like a yearbook. We can capture our college memories and remember them for years to come.” The hope is that the book will be released to all students next year. For more information about the FAN Club, visit the club’s website at

A Welcome From the new Director of Alumni Relations


In May, the College welcomed Kerry Gotham to its team as director of alumni relations. Gotham brings with him into his new role experience in building an award-winning alumni program and an enthusiasm for the Brockport alumni base. He joins us from Nazareth College, where he has worked for the past 12 years and served as director of alumni relations since 2004. At Nazareth, Gotham received regional and national recognition for creative and innovative alumni programs. Gotham received his bachelor’s in biology from Nazareth in 1998 and his master’s in higher education administration from Syracuse University in 2000. I am excited to be a part of the Brockport family and look forward to working with the great people who are connected to this fine institution. I had the pleasure to meet three alums at a networking event in Buffalo on day three of my new adventure here. It only reaffirmed my enthusiasm for this place as I was able to hear what makes Brockport so special to them. I look forward to connecting with many more of you down the road to hear your stories and the passion that you possess for the College.

It is my goal to take your stories, passions and connections to move the overall alumni engagement at The College Brockport to a new level. We need to make sure that we are serving the needs and interests of alumni, as well as the institution, to ensure the involvement and support of alumni in the life of the College. This includes how we communicate, utilize technology, provide volunteer opportunities and develop our programming. A critical piece of this effort will include your partnership in keeping us in the loop with your ideas, feedback and contact information. Yes, we absolutely want to know what is going on with you—not only to be able to deliver news and updates, but also to provide our current students with networking opportunities, and to help our prospective students understand what they can attain with a Brockport degree as we market to the next generation of Golden Eagles. Thank you in advance for your assistance in working together to provide the highest quality alumni experience for you and your 80,000 fellow Brockport alums. So let’s get started, shall we?

Heather Saffer ’10 is a celebrity, and so are her cupcakes. It all began when Saffer, owner of Dollop in Penfield, NY, vied for a chance to compete in the baking challenge on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. The show challenges contestants in increasingly difficult elimination rounds in which they must think on their feet, work against the clock and tap into their creative muse while maintaining a cool head. The bakers also are required to incorporate specific ingredients and flavors into their creations for the initial round, which then become the foundation for the final round bakeoff. A panel of judges evaluates the cupcakes created in the various rounds, moving the two best bakers forward into the final round—the 1,000 cupcake bakeoff extravaganza. For this final round, contestants are challenged to whip up a mountain of cupcakes created to a specific designated theme. And they must complete the task in just two hours. Saffer competed on the show edition that aired February 19, baking to the theme of Monster Truck Jam. The competition was stiff. Saffer competed against three other professional bakers, edging them out with her Ultimate Dude cupcake, a chocolate cake with a cookie dough filling and peanut butter frosting, topped off with a chocolate chip cookie, caramel drizzle and sea salt. The show placed the Ultimate Dude in its “difficult” category for those who want to try

making it at home. Thanks to her Ultimate Dude, she walked away with the $10,000 prize, which she plans to invest in her business. Saffer taught herself the art of cupcake making through online videos and experimenting with various flavors and baking techniques. Earning her bachelor’s degree in psychology from The College at Brockport helped pave the way for her career as a successful business owner. “My psychology major helped me to better understand people,” said Saffer. “I also learned that I don’t sit still very well and that a traditional career path would not be in my future.” Three years ago, Saffer opened The Cupcake Dreamery, selling cupcakes out of the Boulder Coffee Building at the Rochester Public Market. A year later, she moved to her current store near the Four Corners in Penfield and changed the business name to Dollop. Saffer knew she wanted to set her business apart from other bakeries, creating the concept of a custom cupcake bar, where customers can be creative and even adventurous, ordering up their cupcakes to their own unique specifications. “Saturdays are Crazy Cupcake Days at Dollop. We’ve done cupcakes that include corndog, pizza, popcorn, and chicken and waffle. People seem to like the unexpected,” said Saffer. When asked if she has a personal favorite,

For cupcake lovers, there’s nothing a cupcake cannot cure, including a broken heart. This creation, Broken Heart Cupcake by Heather Saffer, has the right ingredients to brighten any day. she replied, “Anything with peanut butter frosting.” Besides investing her time in conjuring up specialty cupcake flavors, Saffer also is looking forward to the future, telling us, “I am keeping open the door to new opportunities and am ready to invite in the people who are able to assist me in reaching any future goals. I’ve done everything on my own up to this point but am now ready to accept help from others.”

Washington Internship Program Alumni Gather in DC for Reunion More than 50 alumni of Brockport’s Washington Internship Program gathered for a special evening with College and program leadership May 31 in the Hall of States building in the nation’s capitol. The gathering, the largest reunion in the history of the program, was hosted by Brockport President John R. Halstead. Also traveling from the College to meet the alumni were Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Anne E. Huot and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs P. Michael Fox. Halstead and Huot addressed the crowd about the value of the program—known by many as the Washington Semester Program— and Brockport’s commitment to its place in the College’s long-term strategic plan. Event organizer Curtis Hill, college

philanthropy, organized the event with John Fitzpatrick, program director. Fitzpatrick and Mike Weaver, founding director of the program, welcomed the College leadership and echoed their support of the program. In addition, Weaver and his wife, Anne, were presented with a gift from president Halstead, recognizing Weaver’s accomplishments throughout the years. Established in 1967, the program’s first class interned in the spring of 1969. Alumni of the program have gone on to lead successful careers not only in Washington but in all sectors, including international relations. The program draws interns from Brockport and about two dozen schools that are members of the program consortium. Students intern in Congressional offices,

executive agencies, the Supreme Court, political party organizations, interest groups and think tanks and attend seminar classes at night. “I felt so strongly about the program that I started a scholarship for the interns,” said Hill. While connecting with program alumni, Hill said he became so impressed with their accomplishments and professional successes that he was inspired to establish the scholarship fund in the name of his aunt and uncle, who met in DC during World War II. Others who are interested in creating similar scholarships may contact Hill at (585) 208-2832 or


Define your legacy Include The College at Brockport in your will or trust today and make a lasting and powerful impact on tomorrow’s students.

A planned gift allows you to: • Make a significant gift without affecting your current income • Support the program or area of your choice, or give to the area of greatest need • Provide a charitable tax deduction for your estate • Ensure that tomorrow’s Brockport students have the best possible educational opportunities To learn more about how you can invest in the future of The College at Brockport through planned giving, contact Brad Schreiber at (585) 395-5161 or Visit us online at Join the generous donors of the Gloria Mattera Heritage Society who have already provided for The College at Brockport through their estate planning. Anonymous • Anonymous ’53 • Anonymous ’83 • Lawrence ’52 and Stasia Arcarese • Mary Joan Allen • William and Monika Andrews • Lawrence ’52 and Stasia Arcarese • Herbert S. Bailey • Betsy Balzano • Jeanette D’Agostino Banker ’53 • Nancy C. Barbour • Carol J. Belden • Henry L and Marian M. Bretton • Melissa Brown • Marguerite (Peg) Hare Browne ’44 • David J. Carney • Esther L. Casselman ’34 • Colleen Donaldson ’77 • Scott Farrell ’89 • A. John Fiorino ’53 • A. Gregory Fitz Gerald • R Scott ’77 and Mary Flieger • Scott A. Frutchey ’89 • Ralph and Elizabeth Gennarino • Turi T. Gibson ’75 • Jean and Lawrence O. Gostin ’71 • James and Carol Haynes • Thomas W. Heath ’35 • Janie M. Hill ’85 • Lucinda Hazen Hill • Chrystal Kelley Hoffman ’39 • Charlotte Holstein ’46 • Willard W. and Judith Hunter • Dawn and Mike Jones • Mildred C. and Howard E. Kiefer • Doris L. Lee • Edward C. Lehman, Jr. • Elaine Leshnower ’61 • Jennifer M. Lloyd ’87• Patrick S. Madama ’77 • Alfred and Marilyn Ryder ’47 Mahlmann • Susan Kwas Maloney ’67 • Barbara Marchelos ’86 • Richard Maxwell ’60 • Gerald and Diane Frost McCue ’77 • S. Jean Boyd McKay ’59 • Richard and Sandra ’87 Meade • Grace Milton ’40 • J. Emory Morris • Robert E. O’Brien • Thelma A. Quicke ’36 • George M. ’54 and Rosa A. Rich • Daniel ’69 and Elizabeth Senkowski • Rose L. Strasser • Ginny L. Studer • Judith E. Szustakowski ’80 • Stephen and Marcia Ullman • Florence Remsen Wage ’30 • Elizabeth Welch ’77 • June E. and Robert S. Zimmer

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“Speak softly and carry …” by Lou Spiro ’82 Vice President for Administration and Finance Preparing for my retirement this summer has given me an opportunity to take stock of my own career at The College at Brockport while considering where the College has been and where it is headed. Looking forward, I confidently predict a bright future lies straight ahead. After several years of major State Budget reductions (200809 through 2010-11) due to the national and state economic crisis, 2011-12 appears to be a year of stabilization. Recently the Governor and Legislature approved the NY-SUNY2020 P l a n . N Y- S U N Y 2 0 2 0 i n c l u d e s t h e p ro p o s e d F i ve Ye a r Rational Tuition Plan, which is generating additional tuition revenues that make it possible for us to achieve a close-to-balanced budget. What’s more, our prudent financial management and significant cash balance have helped us weather these past four difficult years by allowing us to maintain normal levels of full-time faculty and protect our academic core. The more optimistic financial outlook has given us the opportunity to begin a strategic r e - i nv e s t m e n t p r o g r a m b a s e d o n c r i t i c a l priorities within our Strategic Plan 20112016. This re-investment prog ram includes one-time expenditures for equipment and programs as well as permanent funding for restoring some “frozen” positions as well as adding new positions to support student success. We will be looking closely at the 2012-13 State Budget for additional strategic investment opportunities. We are fortunate that New York state continues to allocate funds for capital projects. The 2008-09 to 2012-13 Capital Plan — funded at requested levels each year — provides us with about $19 million annually for critical maintenance projects. Our capital projects have included major renovations to the Tower Fine Arts Center and Smith Hall, a series of renovations to the Tuttle Athletics Complex, as well as work on a number of smaller projects. We also acquired capital funds for strategic initiatives, receiving $39 million for our Special Events Recreation Center (opening this fall) and more than $29 million for our new Liberal Arts Building (planned opening fall 2014). Our recently completed Facilities Master Plan provides a roadmap for capital projects for the next 10 to 20 years. And, as SUNY consolidates the plans of all state campuses, it is hoped that additional capital funding will be made available to Brockport in the next five years. The College’s Middle States Self-Study saw many faculty and staf f involved in various work g roups, successfully demonstrating that the College meets the required 14

Standards of Excellence. In April, we received word of our successful re-accreditation. Perhaps most importantly, this summer we launched the College’s Strategic Plan for 2011-16. Our continuous strategic planning efforts are tightly aligned with our Mission Statement, affir ming that our highest priority is student success. The aspiring strategic focus of our new plan is for The College at Brockport to become a nationally recognized comprehensive master’s institution focused on student success. The framework supporting this goal is built on four overlapping constructs — Academic Quality and Engagement, Cocurricular and Support Programs, Learning Environment and Quality of Place, and Culture of Philanthropy and Alumni Connectedness. This framework has been used within and across divisions to develop goals, strategies and assessments for each construct. Student success is the unifying theme linking these interdependent constructs. SUNY continues to move forward with systemwide planning, as evidenced by its strategic plan, “The Power of SUNY,” composed of “Six Big Ideas.” Brockport is contributing in all six areas and has a particular focus on the Seamless Education Pipeline and an Energy-Smart New York. The Chancellor’s recent “State of the University Address 2012: Getting Down to Business” includes an increased emphasis on cost, productivity, access and completion. These ambitious goals will require shifting administrative cost savings to academic and student services areas, allocating resources based on perfor mance, delivering on the “Six Big Ideas,” implementing a seamless transfer process for community college g raduates, and obtaining significant improvement in student completion rates. T he College at Brockport is well positioned to meet these challenges. Our College has a strong tradition of transparency, shared governance and sound stewardship of financial resources, and I’m confident these core values will continue into the future. In closing, I would like to paraphrase President Theodore Ro o s eve l t a s we c o n t i nu e t o m a n a g e t h ro u g h t i m e s o f uncertainty: “Speak softly and carry a large cash balance.”

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Special Edition Summer 2012

President and Mrs. Halstead

Dear Alumni: September 14, 2012, is going to be one of the most exciting days in our College’s history. I want to see you there! You’ll be in good company, as you will be with fellow alumni and friends of the College. What’s so special about September 14? In addition to our full schedule of Homecoming activities, that is the day our Special Events Recreation Center (SERC) will be unveiled to the world. It will truly be a monumental moment in the life of The College at Brockport as we begin our 177th year. SERC is a 160,000-square-foot facility that should quickly become the crown jewel of our campus. This multipurpose, state-of-the-art “green” facility will support our first-class academic programs as well as provide generations of students with enhanced recreational and athletic facilities. SERC also will be a wonderful venue for commencements, convocations, sporting events, and community activities on our campus. In short, it will be a point of pride for the College and a showplace for western New York. Between the ribbon-cutting ceremony in the morning and an extravaganza you won’t want to miss in the evening, our SERC Grand Opening Celebration promises to be special. Please consider this to be my personal invitation to join me and the Brockport community on September 14 for a day – and night – to remember. Best wishes,

John R. Halstead, PhD


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Schedule of Events

Thursday, Septemberof 13 Events Schedule

10 am-5 pm...............Telling Their Stories: The Lingering Legacy of Hurricane Katrina, Tower Fine Arts Gallery

11 am...............Classes of ’62 and ’12 Tree Planting Ceremony, Alumni Walk

11:30 am...............Hartwell Society Luncheon, New York Room, Cooper Hall

3:30 pm...............Campus Tour (This will be a riding tour, leaving from Undergraduate Admissions Lobby, Rakov Center.)

4:30 pm...............Class of ’62 History Project Presentation in Alumni House

5 pm...............BAWAFAS (Brockport Alumni Who Are Faculty And Staff) Happy Hour, Stoneyard Bar and Grill, One Main St., Brockport 5:30 pm...............Class of ’62 Happy Hour/Buffet Mixer, Alumni House 8 pm...............Homecoming Pageant in the Ballroom, Seymour College Union

Friday, September 14

All day...............Tours of Special Events Recreation Center (SERC)

10 am-5 pm...............Telling Their Stories: The Lingering Legacy of Hurricane Katrina, Tower Fine Arts Gallery

11 am...............SERC Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

11:45 am...............Class of ’62 Exclusive Campus and Village Tour (SERC lobby) 12:45 pm...............Class of ’62 Lunch, Seymour Union Square

2:30 pm............... Campus Tour (This will be a riding tour, leaving from Undergraduate Admissions Lobby, Rakov Center.)

3:30 pm...............Smith Hall Grand Opening

4 pm...............Brockport Couples Vow Renewal, front steps of Hartwell Hall

5:30 pm...............Picnic on the Plateau Field (Green space between Allen and the Townhomes)

7:30 pm...............Homecoming Pep Rally, Plateau Field

8 pm ..............Grand Opening Ceremonies in the SERC

9 pm...............Concert in the House of Fields/Alumni Reception, Eagle’s Lookout, SERC

9 pm............... Class of ’62 and ’67 Gathering at the Stoneyard Bar and Grill, One Main St., Brockport


Saturday, September 15

9 am............. Alumni Awards Ceremony and Reunion Breakfast in the New York Room, Cooper Hall

11 am............. Reunion Class Photographs, Cooper Hall 11 am............. Pre-parade Festival and Student Party, Hartwell Lawn Noon............. Homecoming Parade through Village and Campus Noon............. Class of ’12 Photo, Alumni House Noon............. Women’s Soccer vs. SUNY ESF, A. Huntley Parker Jr. Field 1:30 pm............. Football vs. College of New Jersey, Bob Boozer Field, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium 2-4 pm............. Academic Demonstrations, KSSPE and Nursing

3 pm............. Men’s Soccer vs. Union College, A. Huntley Parker Jr. Field

3-10 pm............. Kids Night Out, Tuttle North

6 pm............. Class of ’67 Dinner, New York Room, Cooper Hall

6 pm............. Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony, Ballroom, Seymour College Union

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7:30 pm............. Gateswingers: Swing Concert and Dancing, Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage

8 pm............. Class of ’07 Reunion Event, Barber’s, Main St., Brockport

9 pm ............ All-Classes Alumni Get-together, Barber’s, Main St., Brockport

Sunday, September 16

9 am........... Registration for 5K Run, Walk and Roll, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium

10 am........... 5K Run, Walk and Roll, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium

10 am........... Alumni Homecoming Mass, Newman Center, Kenyon Street

10 am-5 pm........... Telling Their Stories: The Lingering Legacy of Hurricane Katrina, Tower Fine Arts Gallery

11 am........... Baseball and Softball Alumni Game, Clark V. Whited Complex

TBD........... Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Alumni Game


Homecoming 2012 Honors the Past, Welcomes the Present, Looks to the Future Members of each alumni class have their own special reasons to celebrate Homecoming. Interviews with key class volunteers reveal their plans for Homecoming and spotlight their expectations for a memorable weekend.

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The Class of ’62 celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, and finishing touches are being put on plans for a golden weekend crammed full with opportunities to reminisce, renew connections with longtime friends and celebrate members of the class. Hanny (Greiner) Heyen ’62 and Bill Setek ’62 are Reunion co-chairs who have been working for months along with members of the Reunion Committee to make the weekend one that is sure to be enjoyed and remembered by everyone for years to come. The Class of ’62 has alumni living in 24 states and Canada, and members of the class are looking forward to reuniting with their classmates. Activities for the weekend include celebrating the Class of 1962 Scholarship, initiated in 2003 and awarded for the first time in 2007, and recognizing Elmer Cuthbertson ’62 with the 2012 Outstanding Service Award and Setek with the 2012 Hall of Heritage Award. Both awards will be presented during the Alumni Awards Ceremony Saturday, September 15. The campus looks much different today than it did in 1962. Back then, many of the students didn’t live on campus or in their


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The Class of ’67 Planning Committee is busy working out the final details for a great weekend, which will include a dinner Saturday night and an informal gathering Friday night at the Boardwalk Inn in Brockport, reports cochair Joe Maresco ’67. Although playing matchmaker has never been The College at Brockport’s primary

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own off-campus housing, but rather lived in private homes with their house parents. The Class of 1962 Reunion Committee thought it would be fitting to invite these former house parents to witness the class being inducted into the Hartwell Society during a reception and luncheon Thursday, September 13. Hanny remembers well her years as a student at Brockport and acknowledges the many changes that have taken place on campus and in the village during the intervening years. “In the Village of Brockport, the Campus Restaurant and Higgins Bar & Grill now have new venues and owners. On campus, the Morgan and Bramley dorms of our college years are now filled with student services offices, and the old gym in Hartwell Hall has been renovated to become the Rose Strasser Performance Studio,” said Hanny. “Although there have been a number of changes in facilities, programs, faculty and students, the one thing that has not changed since our graduation is our active class co-advisor, Dr. Frances Moroney Whited. She was a beacon of light for us from 1958 to 1962 and our guide in setting up our Class of ’62 Scholarship and our Welcome Committee as we came back for our 40th Reunion in 2002. She is still a generous, dedicated and

supportive advocate, working with and for our class and the College for more than 50 years. What better role model can there be,” said Hanny, who also fondly remembers coclass advisor, the late William Manitsas. Hanny is excited about this golden anniversary reunion. “I hope many of my classmates come back for our 50th Reunion to not only see the transformation of the State Teachers College and the Village of Brockport, but, more importantly, to reminisce with each other about our memorable college years,” said Hanny. Setek also is looking forward to Homecoming Weekend and remembers his valuable years at Brockport and the people he met here. “I have many fond memories of Brockport State Teachers College. I was well prepared for my career as a mathematics teacher, particularly due to the efforts and guidance of Dr. Stephany,” said Bill. Regardless of the graduation year, all Brockport alumni have reasons to be proud of their Alma Mater and look back with fondness on their college years.

mission, many alumni have met the loves of their lives while earning their degrees at Brockport. “My Brockport experience has been a very significant part of my life. I met my wife of 45 years there the first week of my first semester,” said Joe, who also met a number of other people who turned out to be longtime friends. “I also was exposed to experiences that led me to a career choice that I pursued for 35 years. Coming back to Brockport as I have done numerous times, especially in the last 10 years, has reinforced all the positive things in my life

that I attribute to my days as a student at Brockport. I’m looking forward to our upcoming reunion in hopes of seeing additional classmates that I’ve lost touch with,” said Joe. Another match made in Brockport was for Addie Ratigan ’63 and Bill Setek ’62. “The most significant thing is that I met my wife Addie at Brockport. We will be married 49 years this June. One of our sons, Joe ’93, earned an MSEd at Brockport and currently is the chair of the Physical Education Department at Brockport High School,” said Bill.

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Plans are taking shape for the Class of ’07 Reunion activities, including dinner and an evening on the town. Bill Sachman ’07 reports T-shirts are in design for the class, and a gathering at Barber’s with drinks and appetizers is planned. The ribbon cutting for the SERC on Friday may be especially important to the Class of ’07. “The class took part in the vote that approved the construction of this state-of-the-art facility, and now we will get to see our vote in action,” said Karen Rochford ’07, who has her own special memories of her days at Brockport.

“Brockport has an energy about it that has alumni craving to go back and relive those days. Homecoming for me will mean reconnecting with fellow alumni and sharing endless memories from our time at Brockport and, of course, creating new ones that will hopefully involve Jimmy Z’s plates, a Barber’s Balboa, bread and ranch from the Brockport USA Diner and Trax Buffalo chicken pizza,” said Karen. Former BSG President Frank Guidice ’07 also looks forward to the Reunion. “Homecoming will be a welcome escape from reality and a chance for our class to enjoy some memories from one of the most treasured experiences of our lifetime,” said Frank. “It will give us a

glimpse into where our Alma Mater picked up from where we left off—where increasing academic standards and exciting new facilities continue to add value to our diploma. I hope everyone will join us as we remember the past and celebrate the future of our beloved College,” said Frank. A Facebook event page is available for 2007 alumni to check out a full list of events. Search “Class of 2007 Reunion: Homecoming 2012” for the latest news on the weekend.

Champion for a Lifetime Gary Crawford ’62 is a born athlete. From his days playing football (1958-1961) at Brockport to competing at the Eastern Regional Championships for Masters in January 20ll in Syracuse, Gary has lived his passion.

Not only has he spent his lifetime challenging himself to physical achievement, he also has shared with children and adults alike his knowledge, skill and enthusiasm for physical activity, coaching school athletic and sports teams, designing and constructing high ropes courses and implementing adventure programming in the Syracuse City School District, where he served as teacher, coach and administrator for 25 years. His list of activities, accomplishments and awards goes on and on. But he doesn’t consider competing in the sports arena and winning numerous awards for his efforts, or even his outstanding professional career, as his greatest achievement. That, he says, is sharing his life with his family,

including his eight grandchildren, whom he refers to as his life’s greatest reward. His passion for the thrill of the competition, however, does live on. Gary and Ed Joyce ’59 together celebrated their victories during the Eastern Regional Championships for Masters when Gary won the Shot Put with Ed coming in second. For the 16-pound Weight Throw, Ed took home gold and Gary took home silver. The final event, the Super Weight—a 36-pound toss— Gary says he eked out a victory on the last throw. He also says, “Win or lose, two old Brockport athletes had a great competition.”


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making by John Follaco Ashley Krasicki ’12 has waited and watched as The College at Brockport’s new Special Events Recreation Center has been pieced together. As the fifth-year psychology and recreation and leisure studies double major interned in the old Tuttle Fitness Center, she often thought about what it would be like when the new facility opens. “I’m really, really excited,” Krasicki says. “We have a countdown going and we’ve been talking about it for a really long time. To see it being built … to see the progress they’re making … it’s all really exciting. We can’t wait. We keep saying, ‘Is it done yet?’” She won’t have to wait much longer. The Special Events Recreation Center, commonly referred to as SERC, will officially swing its doors open to Brockport students, alumni, faculty and staff during an extravagant September 14 grandopening event that will kick off the College’s annual Homecoming Weekend. It’s a day that College officials hope will further boost Brockport’s upward trajectory and dramatically improve the Brockport student experience.


Laying out the floor in the SERC house of fields.


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Discussions first began about the need for such a facility in 2004, a process that culminated in a student referendum of support. But the process, according to Vice President of Administration and Finance Lou Spiro, was really ignited when Brockport President John R. Halstead, PhD, took office in August of 2005. “Dr. Halstead was really key in getting us the funding. He worked with SUNY system administration, the SUNY construction fund and our local delegation—both state senators and assembly—to get us $15 million in our 2006 budget and $24 million in our 2007 budget,” Spiro says. “Dr. Halstead, working with all those groups, made this possible.” SERC will address a major need that has been a weakness in the Brockport student experience for years. “Hundreds of students use our Tuttle fitness facility right now and more would use it if it was open more,” says Leah Barrett, assistant vice president for student affairs. “But right now, it’s not.” Barrett says that the Tuttle fitness facility has been open only seven to 10 hours a day and its availability is sporadic, as its schedule revolves around academic classes offered through the Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education. In addition, Krasicki said, the facility failed to meet the needs of a student body that is increasingly focused on health and wellness. She has worked in the College’s Department of Recreation Services for three years. After starting in an entry-level position, she was promoted to fitness center and

President John R. Halstead


Lou Spiro, vice president for administration and finance, and Kathy Groves, executive director for continuing professional education, were among the original SERC tri-chairs, along with Katy Wilson (not pictured), vice president for enrollment management and student affairs. gymnasium student supervisor. Last spring, she interned with Recreation Services’ facilities group. Her experiences have given her a unique view on just how badly SERC was needed. “People sometimes have to come in a couple times a day to get a simple workout in. Either machines are down or there aren’t enough machines. Some students will go workout, go to class, go to another class, and then come back to finish their workout,” she says. “They waste time just waiting to use a machine.” Brockport’s lack of wellness and recreation space has affected much more than student life, however. The Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education program is the largest major on campus and is often lacking appropriate venues to accommodate its outdoor activity classes—especially in early spring. “It’s not at all unlikely that it could be all the way until May 1 before an outdoor activity class actually gets outdoors,” says Frank Short, PhD, dean of the School of Health and Human Performance. “What happens, for instance with softball class, they end up playing Wiffle ball in a gym—that’s the best we can do.” Many of these classes, particularly the advanced activity classes, consist of physical education students who are learning how best to teach skills to others. But the impact of this lack of space is felt by students across the College. Short estimates that 90 percent of students in the beginning and intermediate activity classes are not physical education majors.




• I ndoor Track: A six-lane, 200meter running track will be used for informal recreation and athletic events. •H  ouse of Fields: In addition to serving as a home for speakers, concerts and other campuswide events, this multiuse facility features four basketball courts that can be transitioned for tennis, volleyball and badminton. It also provides amenities for field events such as long jump, high jump, triple jump, pole vault and shot put. •F  itness Center: Almost double the size of the current facility, the fitness center will contain more than 100 pieces of cardio and strength equipment. •G  roup Exercise Room: This room will provide space for a revitalized fitness and wellness program, featuring a variety of group fitness classes.

“We’ll have two of them,” Haines says. “One will be for people without a wheelchair, the other will be for people in a wheelchair. It will have a screen attached to it that will play a video to demonstrate how to do the various exercises. It consists of a variety of pullies and there are 20 exercises that you can do—whether you’re in or out of a wheelchair.” The 60,000-square-foot house of fields will become the premier event space on campus. Its 5,500-seat capacity provides Brockport Student Government with a new venue to hold concerts and provides the entire campus with a larger, more comfortable venue to host guest speakers—in addition to potentially housing academic ceremonies, such as Convocation and Commencement. “It’s a recreation space, but it’s also a space that will serve the purpose of other academic and athletic opportunities,” Haines says. The house of fields will not only be able to accommodate outdoor physical education classes during inclement weather, but will provide an indoor practice facility for intercollegiate athletic programs, as well.

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A massive problem requires an equally massive solution. In total, SERC will cost $44 million and span 160,000 square feet. “This building is going to benefit everybody,” says Scott Haines, the director of Recreational Services who will oversee SERC. “Whether it’s from a wellness perspective, whether it’s having a new facility to house Convocation, whether it’s coming over to hear a great speaker—or how it will serve as a great recruitment tool for prospective students.” Haines is most excited about SERC’s state-of-the-art wellness center. It features 17 elliptical trainers, 16 treadmills, 12 upright bikes, two rowers, two full-body weight training circuits and more. He is eager to receive one piece of equipment in particular. It’s a functional trainer that is the first of its kind in the United States. And it will be of particular value to students in Brockport’s Adaptive Physical Education program.

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SERC will provide an added benefit for students like Krasicki, who are interested in pursuing a professional career in athletics or recreation and leisure. “The student employment opportunities are going to be incredible,” says Barrett. “We’re talking about 150 to 200 positions a year that will serve as part-time jobs for our students. We’ll also employ interns and graduate students. It’s such a great preparatory, hands-on experience for students who want to enter those fields.”

Krasicki, who will begin pursuing a master’s in recreation and leisure studies in the fall, is hoping to have the opportunity to intern again with the facilities crew in Recreation Services. “I’m really excited to get the experience of working in a brand-new building,” she says. “I already have a lot of experience working in an old building where there is a lot of stuff to fix. In a new building, there are still going to be problems—but they’ll be a lot different.” “It’ll be a great opportunity.”

Katy Wilson, vice president for the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, is one of the original tri-chairs for the SERC project. She believes that SERC will yield many benefits for the student body and the College. “The SERC will serve a broader audience than just our intercollegiate athletes. It will truly improve the quality of life for all Brockport students because it provides important ‘play spaces.’ That might sound peculiar but our students need dedicated space to be physically active. Physical activity helps manage stress and allows students to develop a balanced approach to life that will serve them far beyond their college years. There has always been a strong tradition of physical education and a focus on a healthy lifestyle at Brockport. I’m amazed when I see our 50-year reunion classes come back to campus for Homecoming. These folks are fit and active. I think the SERC will help today’s students follow in the footsteps of those earlier classes.


“Also, it’s no secret that students and their families are more selective than ever when it comes to choosing a college. The growing awareness of the nation’s obesity problem and the importance of a healthy lifestyle have placed greater emphasis on the expectation for a well-equipped and accessible fitness center. With more than 100 pieces of fitness equipment and a flexible house of fields, we will be able to meet the fitness needs of our students.”


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Friday, September 14, The College at Brockport will officially open the Special Events Recreation Center as part of the 2012 SERC du Brockport Homecoming Weekend celebration. 11:00 am – J oin SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, Brockport President John R. Halstead and other dignitaries for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony, then take a tour of our beautiful new facility. The ceremony will take place directly in front of SERC. 5:30 pm – Gather with fellow alumni, students, faculty and staff on the plateau field between the townhomes and the Allen Administration Building for a picnic supper. Cheer on Powder Puff football teams! Marvel at the talents of faculty and students on the center stage! Bring your enthusiasm and help us create some new Homecoming traditions! 7:30 pm – Unleash your school spirit as the Homecoming pep rally takes over the stage. You’ll hear from our student-athletes and coaches and cheer on the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen. Following a few special effects and surprises, we’ll head into SERC for opening ceremonies and a fun-filled evening you won’t soon forget! To be a part of this historic event, simply register for Homecoming and we’ll see you there! Go to Heard about the SERC photo mosaic project? Just send us a digital image of yourself and we’ll make sure it’s included. The mosaic will be unveiled on September 14. E-mail your photo to

The Brockport community won’t just be getting a new, state-of-the-art Special Events Recreation Center in the fall. The ongoing renovations to the Tuttle Athletic Complex, adjacent to SERC, will provide the campus with new dining options as well. The Kinetic Kafe features Dash Market, which will offer fresh, prepared a la carte options, and the Fusion Grill, which will offer made-to-order specials like stir-fries, pasta tosses and Asian noodle bowls.


His Dream is State of the Art the best four years of my life,” says Brian. It was through Brian’s initial efforts that SERC got its start. “I remember the first time I thought the campus needed a venue like SERC. I was Brockport Student Government (BSG) president in 2001-02 and BSG did a lot of programming on campus, including a major concert in Tuttle North. The gymnasium where the concert was held is designed so that the floor is ‘on springs,’ which is more conducive to playing basketball than to hosting rock concerts. Unfortunately, during the concert, the spring in the floor caused a tower of speakers to nearly fall over. Luckily that did not happen, but it was clear that we needed a different venue for major campus programs,” says Brian. But he didn’t want to build just any venue. His dream was for what he calls a pinnacle facility that would differentiate Brockport from other campuses. This would be a state-of-the-art facility the entire campus and community could be proud of. Brian took his idea to then President Paul Yu, which launched many brainstorming sessions. “Today I envision SERC as being one of the largest and most innovative athletic and special events centers in the SUNY system. It will be a facility that other campuses will want to emulate,” says Brian. SERC will open in September with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and the naming of the center’s two multi-purpose rooms, one of by Virgina Campbell ’89/’96 which will be designated The Brian Brady Multi-purpose Room. As an international business and economics major at Brian Brady ’03 had a dream — several dreams in fact. One of Brockport, Brian also learned many things about himself and his his dreams was for an events and recreation center at The College dreams. He realized he wanted to pursue a career with Henry at Brockport. Today, just nine years after graduating from Schein, Inc., where he participated in two summer internships Brockport, Brian is helping to turn his dream into a reality. — internships that would give him a head start in launching his dynamic career with the company. I wanted to give back to my College when I was financially able But it wasn’t just his major and internships to do so. When I heard that SERC (Special Events and Recreation that gave Brian an edge over his competition. Brian’s advanced managerial and leadership skills Center) construction had begun, I thought it would be a great developed during his term as BSG president also way and the right time to make a gift to the College. have served him well in the business world. “My degree from Brockport has most certainly “I realized when I attended the October 2002 ribbon-cutting given me a competitive advantage in my professional life. When ceremony for the Clark V. Whited Baseball Complex that I I was promoted to management at Henry Schein, I immediately wanted to give back to my College when I was financially able to had a team of more than a dozen professionals reporting to me, do so. When I heard that SERC (Special Events and Recreation many of whom were twice my age. The leadership skills I attained Center) construction had begun, I thought it would be a great as BSG president, where I also managed a large staff, helped way and the right time to make a gift to the College. I’ve always me tremendously in easing into a corporate management role,” told everyone that the four years I spent at Brockport have been said Brian.


When his BSG presidency came to an end, he wasn’t ready to hang up his hat in event programming. “I had a passion for it, and in 2002 I launched The Creative Promotions Agency (CPA), a booking agency for several high profile speakers (authors, activists, celebrities, etc.) that lectured nationally. It was a terrific experience. The majority of the agency was sold off a few years later to a larger music agency that wanted a lecture division, but I still own CPA and broker select engagements on occasion. The knowledge and skills I acquired at Brockport, without a doubt, have benefitted me both with my agency and in the corporate arena. “When President John Halstead and I had dinner not long ago in San Diego, I candidly told him that on my first night as a freshman at Brockport living in Benedict Hall, I wanted nothing more than for my parents to come back from Long Island and take me home. It was my first experience being away from home. I was quite miserable. After a couple of weeks, I knew I had to be proactive and get involved if I was going to enjoy my time at Brockport. One day I walked into the BSG office and asked if I could volunteer. I quickly began making friends and my happiness outlook did a 180-degree turn.” Brian later became involved in theatre and the College/Community Chorus, and he was active with charities in Rochester. “I have memories from those experiences that I will never forget,” said Brian. “I am looking forward to returning to Brockport for the SERC ribbon-cutting ceremony. My family and younger brother Curtis ’06, also a Brockport graduate, will be coming with me as well. It’s going to be stunning to see that this state-of-the-art facility, once just a dream, has become a reality. I am also looking forward

to seeing many of the other changes that have taken place on campus since I left in 2003 and connecting with faculty and friends.” Brian’s plans for the near future are to remain in “sunny and beautiful San Diego,” where he attended a student government convention in 2001. “I vividly remember walking along Pacific Beach (a suburb of San Diego) with some other conference attendees and saying to myself, ‘I hope to one day live here; this is paradise.’ It’s amazing how life plays out. I hope to continue my career at and advance with Henry Schein. It’s a large company with a progressive global strategic plan, and I hope to be a part of that plan and potentially have the opportunity to live and work in other countries,” says Brian, who also plans to continue giving to Brockport. “I told President Halstead that I would like to be a part of the expansion of the International Exchange Program. I think Brockport would benefit from more international students on campus. Scholarships can help attract quality international students from around the globe, and I also plan on assisting with that in the future. “In order for public universities to build state-of-the-art facilities such as SERC, offer innovative programs, and attract the best faculty and students, they need more funding than the state provides,” says Brian. “It’s so important for alumni to give back to their Alma Mater if they are financially able to do so. Offering a major gift to Brockport provides me an outlet to continue my connection to the place that provided me the four best years of my life.”

Two other rooms in SERC named by loyal Brockport supporters Salvatore “Sal” Salorenzo ’61 has a passion for athletics. Salorenzo, who played baseball at Brockport under Coach Clark V. Whited, recently retired as a world-class softball player at the senior level, but he maintains a very active schedule. As an extraordinary softball player, Salorenzo participated in tournaments across the globe. So when the retired Suffolk County Community College sociology professor was deciding where to make a donation to the College, he opted to name a room in SERC. “The College at Brockport changed my life completely. I never would have gotten where I did in life without my experiences there,” said Salorenzo, who received his bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

“To this day, Brockport remains in my heart, mind and soul.” “What the College gave to me is irreplaceable and something that doesn’t carry a price tag. This is why I wanted to give back to my Alma Mater.” Salorenzo will travel from his home in Venice, FL, to attend the SERC ribboncutting festivities. Rosa La Sorte Rich named the Eagle’s Lookout in SERC in memory of her husband, George ’54/’62, who passed away last December. Rosie met George in 1958 after she accepted a position as assistant professor of health and physical education at the College. George, a Brockport native, had studied elementary education at Brockport

and commuted into Rochester for his teaching job. Together, the Riches loved attending as many athletic events as they could to support and cheer on the student athletes. (See Page 10 in Kaleidoscope for a story on Rosie and George.) “I received an undergraduate degree in health, physical education and recreation because of my interest in the health of the human body,” said Rosie. “While teaching at Brockport, I stressed the importance of maintaining one’s body through the love of sport. “The SERC provides the perfect environment in which to encourage the College community to become involved with activity,” said Rosie, adding that it is an exceptional addition to the campus.

bringing it together The SERC as photographed over the course of construction from May 2010 through June 2012.