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2012 April Moments

April 2012









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Saturday, June 2
Noon

Botanical Garden Brunch:
Enjoy brunch and a group tour at the New York Botanical Garden.

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Kathleen Connolly
The adolescence education: physics major built a house with Habitat for Humanity in South Carolina during spring break last year. Support from alumni helped support her trip.

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New York Jets, Tebowmania Set to Land at SUNY Cortland

Head coach Rex Ryan, newly acquired quarterback Tim Tebow and the rest of the National Football League’s New York Jets will once again settle at SUNY Cortland for the team’s training camp this summer. Graduates can stay current with and volunteer for Jets-related alumni events, which are planned but have not been confirmed, on the Alumni Affairs Office webpage.

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Decorated Recreation Alumnus Will Receive Honorary Degree

Few people have shaped the fields of leisure, recreation, public parks and tourism the way Geoffrey C. Godbey ’64 has. The SUNY Cortland Distinguished Alumnus will receive an honorary doctoral degree from the State University of New York during Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 12.

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Foundation Chair Named First-Ever Presidential Champion

As the chair of the Cortland College Foundation, Brian G. Murphy ’83 continues to provide invaluable leadership to the College. In recognition of Murphy’s serious investment in the education SUNY Cortland provides, College President Erik J. Bitterbaum will award him the first-ever Presidential Champion of Excellence Award during Commencement weekend.

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NYC Chapter: Enjoy a Day of Monet at the Botanical Garden

Alumni in the New York City area are invited to a brunch and group tour of the Claude Monet exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. The event, which takes place Saturday, June 2, and costs $75 per person, will feature giveaways, raffle prizes and a visit from College President Erik J. Bitterbaum.

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Educating a Champion: John Chodkowski

This sophomore biology major from Westbury, N.Y., brings a burning passion for science and a 3.99 grade point average into his undergraduate research fellowship this summer. “I see the environment around me and I want to know the answers to questions,” said Chodkowski.

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Alumna, Now SUNY Staffer, Garners Top Honor

Stacey Hengsterman ’90, the assistant vice chancellor for government relations for the State University of New York, has won the Distinguished Service Award from the Faculty Council of Community Colleges. The former political science major was instrumental in getting the Faculty Council president a seat on the SUNY Board of Trustees.

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