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Faculty and Staff Activities

Tracy Rammacher and Tony DeRado

Tracy Rammacher and Tony DeRado, Publications and Electronic Media, recently received two Awards for Excellence from the SUNY Council for University Advancement for their work on two College publications. They won a Best of Category for the new financial aid award booklet and a Judges’ Citation for The Campaign for Raquette Lake fund raising piece.

Tracy Rammacher

Tracy Rammacher, Publications and Electronic Media, has been elected secretary of the SUNY Council for University Advancement's Board of Directors. She will serve a two-year term in this role. 

Elaine A. Lund

Elaine A. Lund, Student Health Service, graduated with a Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y., on May 10. A family nurse practitioner, her clinical scholarship project, “A Targeted Influenza Immunization Program in a Collegiate Athletic Community,” was conducted at SUNY Cortland during the 2013-14 academic year. She received a Graduate Certificate in Forensic Health from Binghamton University in December 2013 with a completion certificate in Victim Assistance Training (VAT).

Richard Kendrick

Richard Kendrick, Institute for Civic Engagement and Sociology/Anthropology Department, gave a series of 11 talks, workshops and class presentations at universities, community centers and high schools in Morocco from April 25 through May 6. He spoke on the topics of civil society, civic and community engagement and civic education to two classes at Hassan II University in Casablanca and in one class at Mohammed I University in Oujda. He gave two workshops in Oujda, one at Mohammed I University and one at the American Corner and a public presentation at Mohammed I University. He also gave two public lectures at Moulay Ismail University in Meknes, conducted a workshop at a private high school in Meknes and gave public presentations at the regional center in Meknes and at Mohammed V University in Rabat.

Richard Kendrick and Timothy Rodriguez ’08

Richard Kendrick, Institute for Civic Engagement and Sociology/Anthropology Department, and Timothy Rodriguez ’08, a graduate student at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, presented a seminar on April 18 at Syracuse University. They discussed “Building a Culture of Volunteering” with the Leaders for Democracy Fellows, which included journalists, activists, and non-governmental organization leaders from the Middle East and North Africa.

Frank Evangelista, Scott Chierchio and Daron Foster

Frank Evangelista, Scott Chierchio and Daron Foster, Heating Plant, completed Applied Skilled Trades Program (ASTP) traineeship programs through the NYS & CSEA Partnership for Education and Training. Evangelista and Chierchio were awarded journey-level electrician positions at the College and Foster was promoted to a journey-level refrigeration mechanic position after completing the required two-and-a-half years of instruction in trade theory and 4,000 hours of on-the-job training in their respective trades.

Rev. Vicki Johnson

Rev. Vicki Johnson, Interfaith Center, was coordinator of worship and music for the women of the New York Conference of the United Church of Christ, held May 1-3.

Andrew Fitz-Gibbon

Andrew Fitz-Gibbon, Philosophy Department, led two workshops on stress and meditation at Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES in Ithaca at the end of March. In early May, he presented at the SUNY Faculty Senate plenary meeting, held in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., during the Ethics Forum titled “What’s the Good of SUNY?” 

Jean W. LeLoup

Jean W. LeLoup, International Communications and Culture emerita, along with U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) colleagues LeAnn Derby and  Ramsamooj J. Reyes, and Sheri Spaine Long from the University of North Carolina – Charlotte, had their paper, “Fusing Language Learning and Leadership Development: Initial Approaches and Strategies,”  published in Dimension 2014. The white paper was a result of a semester-long Faculty Learning Community in the Department of Foreign Languages at the USAFA that met throughout the spring of 2013. The paper focuses explicitly on the relationship between language learning and leadership development through discussion, reflection and exploration to advance strategies and develop related resources.

R. Bruce Mattingly

R. Bruce Mattingly, School of Arts and Sciences, participated in a panel discussion on tenure issues in higher education hosted by Syracuse University on March 28. The panel was presented as part of SU’s Future Professoriate Program for graduate students who intend to pursue faculty careers. Other panelists included Risa Lieberwitz, Cornell University, and Robert Rubinstein, Syracuse University.