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2011 November Moments

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November 2011


Thanks, Alumni

Sandra Erickson '11
Her study abroad experience was made possible by alumni giving.

View her video "thank you"

Department News

Civic Engagement

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Dec. 1,
7 to 9 p.m.

Wrapping Party:
Students and alumni will wrap the gifts that were purchased through residence hall fundraising. The gifts will be distributed to Cortland County residents in need for the holidays. Lynne Parks '68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House, Cortland, N.Y.

Sunday, Dec. 11,
1 to 4 p.m.

Holiday Open House:
Enjoy baked treats while touring the Lynne Parks '68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House, Cortland, N.Y.

Visit Our Calendar of Events


Alumnus Who Changed Lacrosse Joins National Hall of Fame

R. Bruce Allison ’56, M ’57, the man who Lacrosse Magazine credited in 2008 with “changing the sport forever” and making “the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships a festival that is the highlight of every season,” was inducted on Oct. 29 into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

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Put Your Name on the Reunion Golf Tournament

How would the Reunion Golf Tournament look with your name or your business’ name next to it in 2012? Several sponsorships are available — from individual holes to side games to the entire tournament — at a discounted rate until Dec. 31. All proceeds benefit the Alumni Association and help fund future reunions, alumni events and student programming.

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Educating a Champion: William Ponce

The freshman communication studies major was raised primarily by his grandmother while his parents, both Puerto Rican immigrants, worked to support the family. That work ethic was passed down to Ponce, who earned high grades and academic awards to secure a John M. Fantauzzi ’58 Scholarship for first generation college students.

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Former Role Player Wins Award from New York Giants

His football statistics weren’t gaudy at SUNY Cortland. But Thomas O’Hare ’02 has gone on to establish a high school football force at John Jay High School in Hopewell Junction, N.Y. The NFL’s New York Giants noticed and awarded O’Hare its High School Football Coach of the Week Award on Oct. 3

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Philanthropy Week Celebrates Alumni Like Fashion Author

Philanthropy Week, which kicks off Nov. 14 at SUNY Cortland, aims to educate current students on the many alumni who gave a total of more than $670,000 for scholarships during the past year. Jené Lupoli Luciani ’99, a fashion consultant who stars in a Nov. 28 “Mad Fashion” episode on Bravo, gives to the College and several charities near her White Plains, N.Y. home.

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C-Club Hall of Fame Welcomes Eight New Members

Seven graduates from four different decades and a former faculty member were inducted into the SUNY Cortland C-Club Hall of Fame during its 43rd annual banquet on Oct. 29. The inductees included Thomas Major ’59, James Sellars ’59, Paul Rose ’67, Barbara Moenich LoPiccolo ’69, Michel “Mic” Potter ’77, Janine Henrickson ’84, Janine Engelhard Bennett ’91 and Phyllis McGinley.

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State Turns to Alumnus for Answers on Historic Landslide

Homeowners in the Adirondack region relied on Andrew Kozlowski ’95, a high-ranking geologist at the State Museum, for answers when a landslide caused damage to their houses. He ended up leading the research on what turned out to be the largest landslide in New York state’s modern history and he spoke at SUNY Cortland on Nov. 3.

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