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Forty-Fourth Commencement Schenectady County Community College

Three O’Clock in the Afternoon

Thursday, the Twenty-Second of May Two Thousand and Fourteen Proctors Schenectady, New York

The Mace The mace is the symbol of authority carried by the grand marshal of the academic procession. Originally a club-shaped weapon with an iron ball on the end, carried by knights of the Middle Ages, the mace has gradually gained ceremonial character. Schenectady County Community College’s mace bears as its top a flame symbolizing enlightenment through education. Three statuettes below the flame depict a Mohawk warrior, a Dutch patroon (both representative of groups deeply embedded in the history of the Schenectady area) and a graduate in academic mortarboard. The College seal is carved in relief three times on the panels below the statuettes. The staff is decorated with a depiction of palm branches, symbolic of academic victory. The mace is carved from basswood covered with a walnut stain. No machinery or sandpaper were used; only steel carving knives, chisels and files. The College mace was created by Mr. Ernest W. Wagner. The mace was first carried during the College’s Commencement in 1972.

The Academic Costume The traditional black caps and gowns worn by students and faculty in the academic procession have been the historic costume of scholars since medieval times. Because many scholars of that period were members of monastic orders, the academic costume probably represents an adaptation of the ecclesiastical dress. A uniform code for academic costumes was drafted by an intercollegiate commission in 1893 and has since been adopted by a majority of colleges and universities in the United States. Each of three academic degrees - Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate - has its own distinctive gown and hood. The gown representing the Bachelor’s degree is distinguished by its long, pointed sleeve. The Master’s gown has a longer, narrow closed sleeve, extending below the knee; the arm is passed through a slit in the elbow. In contrast, the Doctoral gown is faced with wide velvet bands. The most colorful and distinctive item of the academic costume is the hood, which passes around the neck and extends down the back. The Doctoral hood is the largest, and the Bachelor’s is the smallest. The wearer’s field of learning is indicated by the color of the hood. Schenectady County Community College’s graduates wear a shorter Associate’s degree hood of the College’s colors, blue and gold. Architecture – Brown Arts, Letters, Humanities – White Business Administration – Drab Dentistry – Lilac Economics – Copper Education – Light Blue Engineering – Orange Fine Arts – Brown Home Economics – Maroon Journalism – Crimson Law – Purple

Library Science – Lemon Medicine – Green Music – Pink Nursing – Apricot Philosophy – Dark Blue Physical Education – Sage Science – Golden Yellow Social Services – Citron Speech – Silver Gray Theology – Scarlet

Honor cords recognize students for academic success and service to our country. Gold – Member of Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society Red, white and blue – Student Veteran Gold and blue – Educational Opportunity Program

The Forty-Fourth Commencement of Schenectady County Community College Grand Marshal............................................................................ Eileen Abrahams Chair, SCCC Academic Senate

The SCCC Concert Brass Prelude selections Academic Processional...................... Fanfare and Processional from Lux Laureate Ralph Raymond Hays The Star Spangled Banner.......................... Performed by The SCCC Concert Brass Francis Scott Key Musical Salute to the Class of 2014.................................... In A Sentimental Mood Duke Ellington/Arr. Meckley Academic Recessional.............................................................................. Sea Songs Ralph Vaughan Williams/Arr. Bergler

SCCC Concert Brass Peter Bellino, trumpet Virginia Fossner, horn Allyson Keyser, trumpet

William Meckley, trombone Michael Meidenbauer, bass trombone

The audience will rise as the Procession appears, remain standing for the Invocation, and then join in singing The Star Spangled Banner. The audience will again rise for the Benediction, and then remain standing through the Recessional.

Commencement Reception The SCCC Board of Trustees, the President, and the Faculty will receive graduates and their guests at a reception following the program in Key Hall located next to Proctors. Please enter through the Arcade.

2014 Commencement Program Academic Processional*..................... Fanfare and Processional from Lux Laureate * The Audience will please stand. Ralph Raymond Hays Opening of Ceremonies....................................Grand Marshal, Eileen Abrahams Chair, SCCC Academic Senate The Star Spangled Banner.......................... Performed by The SCCC Concert Brass Invocation................................................................. Reverend Angela West Davis Director of EOP/Access Programs Welcome and Introduction of Guests.................................... Dr. Martha J. Asselin Acting President, SCCC Greetings from the SCCC Board of Trustees................. Denise Murphy McGraw Chairwoman, SCCC Board of Trustees Greetings from the County of Schenectady............. The Honorable Gary Hughes Schenectady County Legislature Greetings from the SCCC Faculty.............................................. Eileen Abrahams Chair, SCCC Academic Senate Introduction of the Speaker................................................... Dr. Martha J. Asselin Commencement Address.............................................................. H. Carl McCall Chairman, State University of New York Board of Trustees Musical Salute to the Class of 2014.................................... In A Sentimental Mood Duke Ellington/Arr. Meckley

2014 Commencement Program Presentation of Candidates for Degrees and Certificates...... Dr. Penny A. Haynes Vice President of Academic Affairs Conferring of Degrees and Certificates................................. Dr. Martha J. Asselin Presentation of SUNY Delhi Graduates...................................Robert. W. Mazzei Director of Inter-Institutional Programs/ Interim Director of Admissions Introduction of Student Speaker for the Graduates...................... Stephen Fragale Acting Vice President of Student Affairs Student Speaker............................................................. Thomas Dalton Bambury Student Trustee, Class of 2014 Closing Remarks................................................................... Dr. Martha J. Asselin Benediction*............................................................. Reverend Angela West Davis * The Audience will please stand.

Academic Recessional.............................................................................. Sea Songs Ralph Vaughan Williams/Arr. Bergler

H. Carl McCall Chairman State University of New York Board of Trustees H. Carl McCall was appointed Chairman of the State University of New York Board of Trustees on October 17, 2011. He first joined the Board as a member on October 22, 2007. Mr. McCall served as Comptroller of the State of New York from May 1993 to December 2002. As Chief Fiscal Officer of the State, he was responsible for governmental and financial oversight and pension fund management. As sole Trustee of the 880,000-member State and Local Retirement Systems, Mr. McCall was responsible for investing a pension fund valued at $120 billion. Mr. McCall has had a distinguished career as a public servant. He served three terms as a New York State Senator representing the upper Manhattan district of New York City; as an Ambassador to the United Nations; as a Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; and as the Commissioner of the New York State Division of Human Rights. Also, he has been a passionate advocate for public education. He served as President of the New York City Board of Education from 1991 to 1993, where he set policy for the largest school system in the nation and as the Chairman of the Public Higher Education Conference Board, a coalition of 14 member organizations which supports a strong and vibrant public higher education system in New York State. He has also been active in the private sector; he served as a Vice President of Citibank and as Corporate Director of the New York Stock Exchange, Tyco International, New Plan Realty Corporation and presently Ariel Investment. Mr. McCall was educated at Dartmouth College, Andover Newton Theological Seminary and the University of Edinburgh. He is the recipient of nine honorary degrees.

Candidates for Degrees As of May 1, 2014

As students receive degrees, recognition will be given to those graduates with the following honors: . .

High Honors – Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.7 or Higher Honors – Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.2 to 3.69

Identification of Honors candidates at the Commencement ceremony will be based on the student’s cumulative grade point average excluding the final spring semester grades. Official honors will be determined after submission of final grades.

Associate in Arts Jacob William Barker Brianne Nicole Alena Bikowicz Thomas Henry Blair III Latasha A. Burks Emily E. Burns Derek Canino Nathan R. Conti Taylor R. Cutter Nicole Marie DiGirolamo Ashley Lynn Eady Jeffrey W. Fiet Jr. Kelsey Dodds Fletcher Marlee Christine Ford Catherine E. Gardner Brian M. Gibbons Ryan Gillum Brittany Elizabeth Graham Nicole R. Greenwood Kiley Gross Amanda Harrington Stephen J. Hotaling Carrie E. James Christopher M. G. Kalica Brianna Kelly

Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences

Kendyl Lamphere Dylan Michael Mackenzie Michael Mangino Robert S. Manor Kara Elaine Marthy Brianna Melanson Jared Middleton Derrick Mundweiler Kaylee Munroe Neiman Paola Ortiz Anthony M. Perrotti Sara Pierce Tarah Ann Rigney Bianca Yvette Rivera Carlos J. Rivera-Soto Bobby Kareem Robertson Chelsea Nicole Ruchalski Corinne N. Sausville Salvatore A. Serao Andrew Stuart Kayla Susko Lynn A. Tangredi Nicholas R. Tietz Malcolm A. Toffolo Benjamin K. Vanderwerken Michelle Louise Washock Evan Woodworth

Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences

Associate in Science Joshua Angel Abreu Evelyn I. Airhienbuwa Kervin Alcindor Cheree Allen Alexis Lee Altieri Jennifer Andrews Caroline Anochirim Ashley Olivia Armer

Business Administration Business Administration Computer Science Criminal Justice Criminal Justice Criminal Justice Teacher Education Performing Arts: Music

Raegan August Shameena Aziz Amanda Kathleen Baker Infazal Baksh Thomas Dalton Bambury Leo Barber Brittany May Barkley Shawna Barkley Nicole S. Baum Krishna R. Beepat Dean William Bennett Jacob W. Benninger Jacob Robert Berberich Kristen Nicole Bervy Alexander Beverly Amanda Lynne Bidwell Nicole A. Blond Rebekah Noelle Bolton Amanda A. Boyer Christopher C. Bradt Jacqulyn Kalonie Bradtke Alexander Bruno Jessica Rebeccia Brush Kaitlyn H. Buff Keith Burgess Melissa M. Burns Connor J. Burton Shante A. Carnegie Stephanie E. Carson Derek S. Cassanova Alecia Cassels Landon C. Church Aaron Civic Ryan Thornton Conover Donald Leo Coons III Jeff Cooper Daniel Alexander Coppola Kathryn Mary Corah Christopher John Costanzo

Human Services Teacher Education Performing Arts: Music Aviation Science Human Services Business Administration Business Administration Human Services Business Administration Science Performing Arts: Music Performing Arts: Music Computer Science Performing Arts: Music Teacher Education Teacher Education Business Administration Science Human Services Criminal Justice Criminal Justice Aviation Science Science Human Services Aviation Science Business Administration Aviation Science Business Administration Criminal Justice Business Administration Business Administration Criminal Justice Performing Arts: Music Science Business Administration Criminal Justice Criminal Justice Teacher Education Computer Science

Jahi Crawford-Young Lauren Crunden Amber Curro Nicholas DiCristofaro Michael A. Dimmer Jr. Joseph Thomas Doane Michael M. Doherty Zachary Doty Brandon Everett Rachel Anne Filutowski Kaleb Thomas Fitzmaurice Adam Gregory Flock Erika Fortier Nicholas J. Fortier Aaron Rashad Francis Joseph Paul Frank Arianna C. Geier Mitchell Goliber Daniel Gonzalez Katherine M. Greco Keith Kiefer Gresens Victoria Lynn Guarneri Garrett R. Hamilton Shaquille Harding Ashanti Harper Katelyn Anne Harris Devan Hirst James P. Hiscock Heather D. Hitt Jennifer A. Holland Brian Holler Emily Margaret Hughes Brandon K. Isles Danielle Renee Jachlewski Kyle Jacobson Jacob J. James Sarah Jones Wanda Renee Jones James Kalisz

Business Administration Nutrition Criminal Justice Teacher Education Business Administration Science Performing Arts: Music Business Administration Human Services Human Services Mathematics and Science Performing Arts: Music Human Services Business Administration Business Administration Business Administration Human Services Science Human Services Human Services Aviation Science Computer Science Business Administration Human Services Business Administration Teacher Education Criminal Justice Business Administration Business Administration Business Administration Mathematics and Science Criminal Justice Performing Arts: Music Criminal Justice Business Administration Performing Arts: Music Business Administration Human Services Criminal Justice

Erin Karius Hugh Collin Kelleigh Alexa E. Kent Gabrielle Kimball Leanza Marie Kopa Edward J. Korona III Ariella Krapin Kenneth R. Kutschera Benjamin P. LaBrie Darryl Lahon Jamie Larson Nicole Lawrence Brianna Lee Paul M. Lempin Steven C. Lenz Angela Leo Isabella Libertini Lourencao Kaitlyn C. Lontrato Colleen M. Lucier Nicholas Luthi Jonathan W. Madden Shalom Magidson Krisana Mahadan Justin A. Maloney Raj Mangroo James Matlock Brandon S. McKeever Nicholas P. McKinney Ian S. Moch Michael Mogavero Crystal Morges Kelly Mucci Lindsay Eileen Murphy Ryan Murphy Karley Ann Murray Joel L. Muse Emily E. Neaton Tina Nguyen Mary M. Nieves

Business Administration Aviation Science Science Criminal Justice Business Administration Criminal Justice Nutrition Computer Science Business Administration Human Services Teacher Education Human Services Business Administration Human Services Science Business Administration Business Administration Business Administration Human Services Aviation Science Criminal Justice Computer Science Business Administration Criminal Justice Business Administration Human Services Criminal Justice Teacher Education Criminal Justice Performing Arts: Music Human Services Human Services Teacher Education Computer Science Criminal Justice Mathematics and Science Criminal Justice Science Teacher Education

Andrea L. O’Connor Patrick J. O’Sullivan Jennifer Oakes Tina-Marie Oriano Esmeralda Ortiz Juliet Ottaviano Rachel Palmer Alexander Petraccione Kai Pisila Matthew J. Popa Tiffany Clare Priddle Anthony William Puglisi Jordan Lee Purdy Sadra Qayyum Yusra Qayyum Kahja Reid Pauline Rivera Kirsten Rivers Matthew J. Rodd Joshua Ross Megan Richelle Ruscio George Paul Saide Janine M. Sajdak Paul Anthony Sambolin Devin D. Samuels Giulio A. Santorio Giovanna Rose Savoie David Brian Sawicz Kiara Shelley Donald Kirk Anthony Simon Elisabeth Anne Smith Randy T. Smith Tamara Sooknanan Amethyst Elizabeth Stark Joseph Stark Nicholas Stearns Niedra Manais Stevens Joan Stewart Heather M. Tarbox

Teacher Education Human Services Business Administration Human Services Criminal Justice Business Administration Business Administration Criminal Justice Performing Arts: Drama Business Administration Teacher Education Business Administration Computer Science Science Science Criminal Justice Human Services Science Science Aviation Science Business Administration Performing Arts: Music Criminal Justice Mathematics and Science Business Administration Aviation Science Performing Arts: Music Business Administration Criminal Justice Business Administration Teacher Education Human Services Business Administration Performing Arts: Music Computer Science Business Administration Human Services Business Administration Computer Science

Henry Temoshok Keziah Elisabeth Terefenko Emily Lyn Tillapaugh Kyle M. Trojan Laura Turner Kayla Marie VanAlstyne Benito Velez Damien Walker Bernard C. Watt IV Raychel Weigartz Karissa P. West Deanna M. White Damali Wilson Ava Wing Christopher A. Zarrillo Sarah Zielaskowski Rebekka S. Zwetschek-Lovell

Nutrition Business Administration Nutrition Criminal Justice Teacher Education Human Services Teacher Education Science Aviation Science Human Services Business Administration Human Services Human Services Performing Arts: Music Criminal Justice Human Services Human Services

Associate in Applied Science Tina Abel Monica L. Ackley Octavia D. Allen Mohanad Alobaide Nick Anander Thomas Dalton Bambury Michael J. Banewicz Samantha Banewicz Craig W. Bartlett Ernest Beauvais Daniel R. M. Beeman Brett Curtis Belden Jaclyn Belokopitsky Jeffrey Belschwinder Eric D. Bink Amanda Lynn Bisaillon Trista Bleja

Accounting/ Business Administration Business Administration Human Services Tourism and Hospitality Management Hotel and Restaurant Management Chemical Dependency Counseling Music Business Hotel and Restaurant Management Hotel and Restaurant Management Chemical Dependency Counseling Emergency Management Hotel and Restaurant Management Paralegal Fire Protection Technology Chemical Dependency Counseling Business Administration Hotel and Restaurant Management

Kathleen L. Boehning Nicholas Joseph Bonnier Erika M. Brasmeister Lindsey M. Bratcher Kristine Ann Brennan Samone Brewington Kristina Mae Briscoe Robert S. Brown III Jennifer Bryant Richard Budhoo Rebeka A. Bueno Shelby Apree Burby Kyle Bywater Amanda Dawn Caldwell Andrew C. Cannito Jonathan L. Carroll James H. Chillis Jr. Theresa I. Chiweteoke Lehneya Ciccarelli Nicole M. Ciotoli Dylan Clark Sarah Clark-Robinson Samuel D. Clement Adam Cohn Victoria C. Colozza Erin M. Corcuera Joseph M. Costello Ashley Cotton Danielle Rae Craft James Cuerdon Lyndi C. Cummings Michael C. Czub Craig Charles DeBono Janice M. DeLuke Jill M. DeMatteo Jessica A. Demers Zackary Calder Desbiens Lyndsey Danielle Devine

Chemical Dependency Counseling/ Human Services Business Administration Business Administration Paralegal Hotel and Restaurant Management Business Administration Human Services Nanoscale Materials Technology Paralegal Criminal Justice Paralegal Hotel and Restaurant Management Criminal Justice Early Childhood Fire Protection Technology Fire Protection Technology Criminal Justice Business Administration Human Services Business Administration Nanoscale Materials Technology Hotel and Restaurant Management Hotel and Restaurant Management Hotel and Restaurant Management Hotel and Restaurant Management Business Administration Computer Information Systems Early Childhood Paralegal Nanoscale Materials Technology Paralegal Criminal Justice Accounting Business Administration Fire Protection Technology Criminal Justice Criminal Justice Criminal Justice

Crystal R. DeVoe Kathleen Dhanraj Kosta Dilis Jason E. DiPisa Eric Dunkelbarger Aaron Kyle Eastwood Abubakr Elkinani Melissa R. Evans Amanda Joyce Ferguson Brandon Lee Fisher Cindi L. Flewelling Jennifer M. Fretto Paulyne C. Furbert Peter M. Furey Michael Gaillard Eduardo Garcia Tommy G. Garrow Pamela M. Gatto Briana Genovesi Michael T. George Daniel Gibbons Anthony C. Glinbizzi Gabriella M. Grandinetti Deena Gray-Johnson Lori A. Greco Jennifer Handford William James Hartshorne Jr. Shamshudin B. Hasham Corolyn L. Hennessy Sherri Hennessy Brittany Leigh Henry Miranda Henry Noelle Taylor Hoffman Rhianna E. Hollenbeck Sarah J. Homkey Garett A. Horhota Rachel Jean Horne Kristine L. Jackson

Chemical Dependency Counseling Early Childhood Hotel and Restaurant Management Criminal Justice Paralegal Computer Information Systems Business Administration Paralegal Human Services Business Administration Business Administration Paralegal Business Administration Chemical Dependency Counseling/ Human Services Chemical Dependency Counseling Criminal Justice Accounting Accounting Paralegal Nanoscale Materials Technology Business Administration Fire Protection Technology Paralegal Human Services Human Services Hotel and Restaurant Management Music Business Business Administration Hotel and Restaurant Management Business Administration Criminal Justice Hotel and Restaurant Management Paralegal Business Administration Paralegal Music Business Hotel and Restaurant Management Criminal Justice

Angela Kelly Criminal Justice Verena T. Kemp-Nugent Business Administration Sean Patrick Kennedy Air Traffic Control Matthew Keppel Business Administration Kevin J. Koryto Business Administration Charles Kovalsky Computer Networking and Systems Nicole Kovalsky Paralegal Wendy A. Krebs Human Services Sheila Lynn Kulzer Hotel and Restaurant Management Karen M. Lancto Business Administration Ari N. Levy Business Administration Di Lin Hotel and Restaurant Management Gregory Loan Fire Protection Technology Michael Lolly Human Services Diana S. Loubier Criminal Justice Haneen Lulu Criminal Justice Jessica Lussier Tourism and Hospitality Management Theodore Lyons Criminal Justice Kevin Mahadeo Business Administration Amy Kathleen Mahaney Computer Information Systems Chandhanee Maikoo Paralegal Madelyn Johnson Mallein Paralegal Raj Mangroo Accounting Joseph M. Marchitto Human Services Carmen Roxana Marshall Paralegal Chad Mathias Computer Information Systems Eric Matthews Criminal Justice Ke-Myra Vernice Love McCann Criminal Justice Keara A. McKiernan Paralegal Ian James McArdle Hotel and Restaurant Management Mathew McElroy Hotel and Restaurant Management Cathryn McNeile Hospitality and Tourism Management Christopher J. Meister Hotel and Restaurant Management Jessica L. Meyers Paralegal James Michel Computer Networking Systems and Cybersecurity Kristine Ann Miller Tourism and Hospitality Management Lauren E. Moessner Tourism and Hospitality Management Amar Mohabir Human Services Imran Khan Mohamed Business Administration

Samuel R. Moquin Business Administration Joseph M. Morgan Paralegal MaryAnn Mulvaney Hotel and Restaurant Management Robin D. Mulvaney Hotel and Restaurant Management Joseph R. Murray Business Administration Stefanina A. Nanci Accounting Elizabeth G. Napier Accounting George Ndonga Computer Information Systems Kendra Ann Maureen Neeley Business Administration Paul Michael Negus Fire Protection Technology Cassandra Lyn Nowell Emergency Management Stephanie Olavarria Paralegal Shanice M. Ordon Human Services Shawn Panella Paralegal Jonathan Pang Hotel and Restaurant Management Michael Patrignami Air Traffic Control Stephen M. Peil Business Administration Ganesh M. Persaud Criminal Justice Nicholas W. Persons Fire Protection Technology Lars Petersen Nanoscale Materials Technology January A. Phillips Business Administration Donna Pirro Business Administration Kai Pisila Air Traffic Control Michael J. Pitney Alternative Energy Technology Nicholas D. L. Pratt Computer Networking Systems and Cybersecurity Brianna Priest Human Services Brittney L. Prosser Criminal Justice Leanne N. Proulx Human Services Maggie Ragoobarsingh Hotel and Restaurant Management Bharrat Ramnarine Computer Information Systems Louisa Reichenbach Human Services Jaclyn E. Renehan Human Services Brooke C. Rennick Paralegal Michael Rinaldi Nanoscale Materials Technology Adam M. Robertshaw Criminal Justice Jennifer Robertson Hotel and Restaurant Management Donna C. Robinson Human Services Alyssa M. Rogers Business Administration Misty L. Rogers Accounting

Kyle Romano Jodie Ruther Verena Scherer Ashlee M. Scott Jose Luis Serrano Wanda L. Shambo Geraldine Marie Sharpe Linda Ann Sheldon Michele A. Shoemaker Daniel N. Smith Bryan Keith Snow Melinda Sue Spring Andrea Marie Strohmeier Sean P. Sullivan Ronald K. Sundermann Vicki Sutherland Paul Tangarone Nicole Tarquinio Linda Ann Taylor Lynn M. Telford Norbert A. Torres Robert L. Tracey Angelica M. Trojak Alexander X. Turner Sandra L. Tuttle Amanda L. Valyou Wendy Vargas Randy Veerasammy Anthony Michael Verdile Alicia Volks Loretta K. Warner Angela C. Weiss Janine Whitney Matthew James Willi Paula Williams Victoria J. Wojcik Dovie N. Wood Franchesca Lorena Zuniga

Criminal Justice Fire Protection Technology Paralegal Business Administration Business Administration Paralegal Paralegal Human Services Paralegal Business Administration Hotel and Restaurant Management Criminal Justice Criminal Justice Computer Networking Systems and Cybersecurity Chemical Dependency Counseling Accounting Tourism and Hospitality Management Hotel and Restaurant Management Early Childhood Paralegal Tourism and Hospitality Management Alternative Energy Technology Early Childhood Hotel and Restaurant Management Business Administration Hotel and Restaurant Management Human Services Criminal Justice Air Traffic Control Hotel and Restaurant Management Hotel and Restaurant Management Paralegal Human Services Nanoscale Materials Technology Paralegal Paralegal Accounting Paralegal

Associate in Occupational Studies Laura E. Allen Katherine C. Babcock Jessica Louise Ballard Nicole V. Barrow David Scott Bedell Brett Curtis Belden Rachel Leigh Biel Charles P. Bohl Sarah Braccini Brandon Brittain Christina Marie Broestler Lindsay Brucker Sicarr Terron Bryant Samuel D. Clement Mackenzie Clements Victoria C. Colozza Stephanie Michelle Concepcion Debi Cota Kelly Eckerson Crosier Jeremy Michael Cummins Kyle DeKleine Emma Jane Dwyer Tyrell L. Edge Stephanie Ferretti Adam Paul Foti Nicholas Gabriel Joseph J. Gabriel III Denia Gaillard Kathleen Mary Grebe Shamere J. L. Grimes Jennifer Handford Richele Herrick R. Scott Holub Morgan C. Jones Carolynn A. Keefe Aaron Kopp Sheila Lynn Kulzer

Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts

Kristopher Kvasnack Amanda Lasher Demian M. Latimer Di Lin Kevin Livolsi Aimee Marie Louprette Branden Marsett Rain O’Donnell Austin Oliver Jonathan Pang Walter A. Pfuntner Jr. Vivian Faye Pratt Marshall Savitt Ashleigh M. Schardt Morgan Olivia Schmitt Alexandria Marina Smith Mary A. Cooper Tyler Smith Bryan Keith Snow Kerry A. Storm II Nicole Tarquinio Gaelle Thenor Deborah A. Tomasek Rose Urkevich Kaitlyn S. Vallee April L. Van Denburgh Megan Lynne Walega

Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts

Certificate Programs Jamie Antinore Shandell Austin Elizabeth Baker Eric Christopher Balko Karl Bertrand Sarah Birsen Trista Bleja Sicarr Terron Bryant

Fire Science Teaching Assistant Health Studies Computer Repair and Networking Music Music Hospitality and Tourism Assistant Chef

Samantha Bufalini Tomasina Rose Burch Frederick W. Capobianco Michael Chiweteoke John Cifaratta Kenneth F. Clark Rodney Davis Bharuna Devi Deodat Erin Rose DiLorenzo Sherry Lynn Brockway Dorrer Alexandra Draiss Samantha M. Duteau Sarah Anderson Felano Jenna Kristine Fishbine Marsha J. Fitch Angelica Gattgens Daniyom T. Ghebrehiwet Kelley A. Gilligan Anthony C. Glinbizzi Sarah Lee Harbour Vernon Hatton Roxanne Faith Helmar Zachary Irwin Christina M. Keeler Alexandra D. Kinum Adrienne LaRowe Michael V. Malinowski Erika Marcucci Jennifer Masi Alex R. May Stephen John McCarey Shadaya R. M. McCleod Patrick J. Meehan Zachary Miller Matthew F. Miranda Yara Mohamed Youssef Kaseem J. Moultrie Robin D. Mulvaney George Ndonga

Health Studies Music Health Studies Computer Desktop Support Specialist Fire Science Music Chemical Dependency Counseling Health Studies Health Studies Chemical Dependency Counseling Health Studies Assistant Chef Health Studies Health Studies Criminal Justice Hospitality and Tourism Health Studies Chemical Dependency Counseling Fire Science Assistant Chef General Business Health Studies Music Medical Coding and Billing Health Studies Health Studies Storage Battery Technology Music Health Studies Music Fire Science Music Music Criminal Justice Music Chemical Dependency Counseling Music Assistant Chef Computer Repair and Networking

Suzanne S. Rancourt Amy Nicolle Ritrovato Bianca Yvette Rivera Katherine A. Rooney Megan E. Rooney Jodie Ruther Jeana Cheryl Ryan Cindy G. Samlall Angelique Sanderson Laquita D. Silas Laura Abigail Soper Monique Torres Tyerell Jessup Washington Kelsey Whalen Karen Whitcomb Janine Whitney Cristina Williamson

Chemical Dependency Counseling Hospitality and Tourism Chemical Dependency Counseling Health Studies Health Studies Assistant Chef General Business Health Studies Health Studies Criminal Justice Music Teaching Assistant Chemical Dependency Counseling Teaching Assistant Chemical Dependency Counseling Teaching Assistant Teaching Assistant

August 2014 Candidates Associate in Arts Maria Ramsarat

Humanities and Social Sciences

Associate in Science Reema Abed Musa Al-Bakheet Mickayla Benjamin Samantha Cooper Donna D. Foster Hanna Hill Sara A. Leavitt Zachary McNulty Sarah J. Romeo Jerome L. Salmon Elizabeth M. Steger Eric S. Vuignier Zachery Joseph Welch Logan M. Wunder

Human Services Human Services Human Services Criminal Justice Performing Arts: Music Human Services Computer Science Performing Arts: Music Aviation Science Business Administration Criminal Justice Aviation Science Computer Science

Associate in Applied Science Shireen Harvey Ali Danielle Bookhout Sandra Bouton Hanna M. Brower Alexander R. Bugbee Sara Eliza Dominy-Davis Rosetta Dukharan Jessica Marie Gavin Charlotte Amalia George Collin Thomas Martino Gina Marie Paniccia Benaya Ben Levi Rogers Erin Amanda Stack Victoria Sutton Kathryn Yager Victoria A. Yusko

Human Services Criminal Justice Chemical Dependency Counseling Criminal Justice Criminal Justice Business Administration Paralegal Hotel and Restaurant Management Human Services Nanoscale Materials Technology Hotel and Restaurant Management Chemical Dependency Counseling Hospitality and Tourism Management Hospitality and Tourism Management Tourism and Hospitality Management Paralegal

Associate in Occupational Studies Andrew P. Cook Matthew Hines Evonna J. Rodriguez Rachel Marie Scharr

Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Culinary Arts

Certificate Programs Jasmine La Borde Caroline Seaver Mattis Andrena Nichols

Health Studies Early Childhood Computer Repair and Networking

SUNY Delhi Through a unique partnership with the State University of New York at Delhi, Schenectady County Community College offers a jointly registered, inter-institutional program that allows SCCC graduates to take all courses on the SCCC campus in three Delhi programs: (1) the Business and Information Technology Management B.B.A. degree (2) Criminal Justice B.S. degree and (3) Hospitality Management B.B.A. degree with concentrations in Travel/Tourism and Hotel/Resort Management. Courses are taught by both full-time and part-time faculty from the SUNY Delhi campus as well as SCCC.

Bachelor of Business Administration Business and Information Technology Management Joseph M. Brown Melissa M. Burns Michael I. Chiweteoke Donald S. Raiano Brittney A. Renaud Cherise A. Watson Sylvia L. Brown

Business and Information Technology Management Business and Information Technology Management Business and Information Technology Management Business and Information Technology Management Business and Information Technology Management Business and Information Technology Management Business and Information Technology Management

Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice Jennifer Richmond Sarah Calder Kyle D. Lunde Jamie L. Provost Tyler J. McMeel

Criminal Justice Criminal Justice Criminal Justice Criminal Justice Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Business Administration Hospitality Management Andrew L. DeLuise Kimberly S. DePeaux Emily J. Wood-Leclerc

Hotel and Resort Management Hotel and Resort Management Hotel and Resort Management

Schenectady County Community College Board of Trustees Denise Murphy McGraw, Chairwoman Ann Fleming Brown, Vice Chairwoman Michael W. Karl, Treasurer Renee Bradley, Secretary Raymond R. Gillen

Gary E. Hughes Christine Mallozzi Tina Chericoni Versaci Thomas D. Bambury, Student Trustee

College Administration Martha J. Asselin, B.A., M.S., Ph.D. ....................................... Acting President

Stephen Fragale, B.S., M.A. ................ Acting Vice President of Student Affairs

Penny A. Haynes, B.S., M.A., Ed.D. .......... Vice President of Academic Affairs

Charles J. Richardson, B.A., M.A. .................. Vice President of Administration

Susan Beaudoin, B.A., M.B.A., J.D. .Assistant Vice President of Administration Angela M. Prestigiacomo, B.A., M.S., Ed.S. ........... Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs

Ellen Wertlieb, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. ............... Acting Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs Michael Bonitatibus, A.A.S. ..................................... Director of Campus Safety Susan Ferris, B.A., M.S. ................. Interim Executive Director of Development Robert Frederick, B.S., M.A. ....... Director of Career and Employment Services

Leonard Gaines, B.S., M.A., MDIV, Ed.D. ......................... Assistant Dean for Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness David Gonzalez, B.A. ......................................................... Director of Athletics Matthew Grattan, A.A.S., B.S. .Executive Director of Workforce Development

Antoine Harrison, B.A., M.S. .....................................Chief Information Officer Laurie Hempstead, B.S., M.S. ...............................................................Registrar

Darren Johnson, B.A., M.F.A. ................................ Assistant Dean of Planning, Accountability and Advancement Lynne O. King, B.A., M.L.S. ..................................Director of Library Services Nicolas G. Ltaif, A.A.S., B.S. ........................ Director of Academic Computing

Michael Mastrella, B.S., M.S. ............................ Director of Academic Advising

DeShawn McGarrity, B.A., M.A., D.M. .......... Director of SUNY College and Career Counseling Center Brian F. McGarvey, A.A., B.S., M.S. ......................... Director of Financial Aid

Paula Ohlhous, A.S., B.S. ............. Assistant to the President/Board of Trustees Arthur Paolelli, B.S. .............................. Manager of Administrative Computing

David G. Sampson, B.A., M.S. ....................................... Director of Admissions

Angela West-Davis, A.A.S., B.S., M.S., MDIV ........... Director of Educational Opportunity Program and Access and Acting Administrator for Albany Extension Site Alan Yauney, B.S. ........................................... Director of Campus Maintenance Academic Division Deans Douglas Lohnas, B.S., M.S., Ed.D...............Business, Criminal Justice and Law

David E. Brough, A.A.S., B.S., M.S., Ph.D. ..... School of Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Carol A. DeFries, B.A., M.A. ...........................................................Liberal Arts

Brian Hagenbuch, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. ............Mathematics, Science, Technology and Health William A. Meckley, B.A., M.M., Ph.D. ...................................School of Music Teaching Faculty

Business, Criminal Justice and Law Harry Buffardi, Associate Professor; B.S., Empire State College; M.S.S.C., Syracuse University

Gerald J. Evans, Professor; B.S., Hartwick College; J.D., New York Law School; State University Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1992 Matthew J. Farron, Professor; B.S., Siena College; M.B.A., State University of New York at Albany; State University Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2008

Sheila M. Foglietta, Professor; A.A., Molloy College; B.S., State University of New York College at Old Westbury; J.D., St. John’s University School of Law; State University Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2011

Papa I. Gueye, Professor; B.S., University of Dakar; M.A., University of Toledo; M.A., M.B.A., State University of New York at Albany Richard Lasek, Instructor, A.S. Hudson Valley Community College; B.A., M.B.A., Kent State University

Gary E. Perkins, Associate Professor; A.A.S., Hudson Valley Community College; B.S., Sage College; M.P.A., Marist College

Katrina Rowe, Instructor, B.P.S, Cazenovia College; M.A., LeMoyne College

Judith D. Spitz, Professor; A.A.S., Becker Junior College; B.S., College of Saint Rose; M.S., State University of New York at Albany; State University Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2005 Barbara J. Warschawski, Professor; A.S., Fulton-Montgomery Community College; B.S., Skidmore College; M.B.A., Russell Sage College Liberal Arts

Eileen Abrahams, Associate Professor; B.A., Lehman College; M.A., State University of New York College at New Paltz Renee Adamany, Associate Professor; B.S., M.S., College of Saint Rose; M.S.W., State University of New York at Albany Debra A. Ahola, Professor; A.A., Illinois Valley Community College; B.S., University of Illinois; M.S., Illinois State University

Jonathan Beller, Instructor, B.A., M.Ed. Northern Arizona University; MFA., Arizona State University

Dean W. Bennett, Associate Professor; B.A., Brigham Young University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Washington

Tamara B. Calhoun, Professor; A.A.S., Hudson Valley Community College; B.S., M.S., College of Saint Rose; State University Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service, 2011

Eric R. Carlson, Associate Professor; B.S., State University of New York College at Cortland; M.S., State University of New York at Albany

Megan Cassidy, Instructor, B.A. Concordia University; M.A., State University of New York at Brockport Donna Corbisiero, Instructor, B.A. State University of New York at New Paltz; M.A. University of Memphis

RaeEllen Doyle, Assistant Professor; B.A., State University of New York College at Potsdam; M.A., Colorado State University Babette Faehmel, Assistant Professor; B.A., University of Hamburg; M.A., University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts

Judy S. Karmiohl, Professor; B.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook; M.S., State University of New York at Albany Catia Laird de Polanco, Instructor, A.A., Schenectady County Community College, B.A., M.A. State University of New York at Albany

Peter Ochshorn, Assistant Professor; B.A., Princeton University; M.A., Ph.D., The University of Michigan Alicia Richardson, Assistant Professor; B.A., Saint Joseph College; M.A., State University of New York at Albany

Kim M. Scheuerman, Associate Professor; B.A., State University of New York College at Oneonta; M.A., State University of New York at Albany Mark L. Seth, Associate Professor; B.A., University of Washington; M.A., University of Oklahoma; Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany Aaron Tolbert, Instructor, B.A., B.S., M.A. University of Vermont

Kathryn L. Tomaino, Professor; B.S., M.S. State University of New York at Albany

Michael Washco, Instructor, B.S., M.S. State University of New York at Albany C. Geoffrey Welch, Professor; B.A., University of South Florida; M.A., University of North Carolina Mathematics, Science, Technology and Health

Tania Cabrera, Associate Professor; B.S., Simmons College; M.A., Columbia University

Keylon Cheeseman, Instructor, B.S. Andrews University; M.S., Ph.D. Albany Medical College Keion M. Clinton, Assistant Professor; B.A., Talladega College; M.S., Jacksonville State University

Tammy S. Gummersheimer, Professor; B.S., Saint Louis University; Ph.D., University of California, Irvine; State University Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service, 2008

Lenore G. Horowitz, Professor; B.A., State University of New York College at Buffalo; M.S., University of Massachusetts at Lowell; Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany Teresa Jacques, Instructor, B.A. Smith College; M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

Barbara A. Jones, Associate Professor/Aviation Liaison; A.S., Hudson Valley Community College; B.S., Daniel Webster College

Laurie L. Lacey, Professor; B.A., M.S, State University of New York College at Plattsburgh; M.S., University of Vermont; M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany Fu (Frank) Luo, Assistant Professor; B.S., Fudan University; M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany Ted Mar, Associate Professor; B.S., University of British Columbia; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois

Sandra Mansueto, Instructor; B.S., State University of New York at Empire State College; M.S.P.H., Touro University International

Syeda I. Munaim, Professor; B.S., George Washington University; Ph.D., Indiana University; State University Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2010

Donald L. Riggs, Assistant Professor; A.S., Schenectady County Community College; B.S., M.S. Union College Raymond D. Ross, Professor; B.A., Ed.M., State University of New York College at Buffalo; State University Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2002

Ralf W. Schauer, Professor; B.S., State University of New York at Albany; M.S.T., Union College; State University Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1998 Richard Simons, Assistant Professor; B.S., Hobart College; M.S., Syracuse University; Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Margaret T. Spring, Assistant Professor; B.A., M.S., State University of New York at Albany Renato V. Tameta, Associate Professor; B.S., Far Eastern University; M.S., Long Island University School of Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism

Thomas P. Alicandro, Instructor; B.A., State University of New York at Albany; Certified Hospitality Educator

Susan Hatalsky, Professor; A.A.S., Schenectady County Community College; B.S. State University of New York College at Oswego; Certified Executive Chef; Certified Culinary Educator Paul V. Krebs, Professor; B.S., University of Maryland at College Park; M.S., State University of New York College at Oswego; Certified Culinary Educator James Larkin, Instructor; A.A.S., Schenectady County Community College; B.S., Purdue University

Ingrid C. O’Connell, Professor; A.A.S., Schenectady County Community College; B.S., Niagara University; M.S., State University of New York at Albany Kimberly Otis, Instructor, B.A. Springfield College; M.S. Rochester Institute of Technology Robert L. Payne, Instructor; A.A.S., Schenectady County Community College

Michael Stamets, Instructor; A.A., B.B.A., State University of New York at Delhi Anthony J. Strianese, Professor; B.S., Bryant College; M.S., College of Saint Rose; Certified Culinary Educator; State University Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Services, 1998

Rocco G. Verrigni, Professor; B.S., LeMoyne College; M.S., State University of New York at Albany; State University Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2004 Kimberly S. Williams, Associate Professor; A.A.S., Schenectady County Community College; B.S., State University of New York College at Oswego School of Music Mark Evans, Instructor, B.M. Mannes College of Music; M.M. College of Saint Rose Karen E. Hosmer, Associate Professor; B.M., Oberlin College; M.M., Michigan State University; D.M.A., Temple University; State University Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2009

Allyson Keyser, Assistant Professor; B.M.E. Virginia Commonwealth University; M.M., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; D.M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Brett L. Wery, Professor; B.M., North Carolina School of the Arts; M.A., University of Denver; State University Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2003 Yiping Wu, Associate Professor; B.A., Nanjing Normal University; M.A., Radford University; D.M.A., The University of Iowa

Schenectady County Legislature Anthony Jasenski Sr., Chair Karen Johnson, Vice Chair Philip Fields, Deputy Chair Gary E. Hughes, Majority Leader James Buhrmaster, Minority Leader Thomas Constantine Rory Fluman

Cathy Gatta Robert W. Hoffman Jeffrey M. McDonald Brian McGarry Randy Pascarella Michael Petta Grant Socha Holly Vellano

State University of New York Board of Trustees H. Carl McCall, Chairman, B.A. ....................................................New York City Joseph W. Belluck, B.S., J.D. ...........................................................New York City Eric Corngold, B.A, J.D. ..........................................................................Brooklyn Henrik N. Dullea, D.H.L., B.A., Ph.D. .......................................................Ithaca Ronald G. Ehrenberg, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. ....................................................Ithaca

Angelo M. Fatta, B.S., Ph.D. ................................................................ Lake View

Tina Good, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. ...........................................................Stony Brook Stephen J. Hunt, B.A., M.B.A. .................................................................Katonah Peter L. Knuepfer, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. ........................................................Endicott Eunice A. Lewin, M.A., Ed.M. .................................................................. Buffalo

Marshall Lichtman, B.A., M.B.A., M.D. .................................................Pittsford John L. Murad, Jr. Esq., B.A., J.D. ..........................................................Jamesville Tremayne Price, B.A. ...................................................................................Elmira

Linda S. Sanford, M.S. ........................................................................ Chappaqua

Richard Socarides, B.A., J.D. ..........................................................New York City Carl Spielvogel, B.B.A. ...................................................................New York City Cary Staller, B.A., J.D. ............................................................................ Old Field

State University of New York Administration Nancy L. Zimpher, B.A., M.A. Ph.D. .................................................... Chancellor Elizabeth Bringsjord, B.A., Ph.D. ..................................................Interim Provost, Executive Vice Chancellor Johanna Duncan-Poitier, B.A., M.A. ........Senior Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges and the Education Pipeline William F. Howard, B.A., J.D. ........Senior Vice Chancellor and General Counsel, Secretary of the University James J. Malatras, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. .................... Vice Chancellor for Policy and Chief of Staff Robert Haelen, B.A., M.A. ............................. Interim Chief Financial Officer and Vice Chancellor for Capital Facilities and General Manager of the Construction Fund Timothy Killeen, Ph.D. ......................................Vice Chancellor for Research and President of the Research Foundation Stacey Hengsterman, B.A... Associate Vice Chancellor for Government Relations Kaitlin Gambrill, B.A. ....... Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Planning and University Advancement Jennifer LoTurco, B.A. ..................Assistant Vice Chancellor for External Affairs Mitch Leventhal, Ph.D. .................................... Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs Curtis Lloyd, M.B.A. .................................Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Jason Lane, B.S., M.A., Ph.D. .................................Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Programs & Planning and Associate Provost for Graduate Education & Research Carlos Medina, B.S., M.P.S.......Associate Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lora Lefebvre, B.A., M.P.A. ............Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs David Doyle, B.A......................... Assistant Vice Chancellor for Communications Tremayne Price, B.A...................................................President, Student Assembly Peter Knuepfer, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. ................. President, University Faculty Senate Tina Good, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. ..................................President, Faculty Council of Community Colleges


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