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2012 December Moments

December 2012

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Multicultural Life and Diversity

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Thursday, Feb. 28


East Coast Florida Reunion:
Join us for a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception in Jupiter.

Friday, March 1 


Central Florida Reunion:
Alumni are invited to a  reception in The Villages.

Saturday, March 2


West Coast Florida Reunion:
Alumni are invited to play golf at Calusa Lakes Golf Club in Venice. Golfers and non-golfers are invited to an hors d'oeuvres reception at 5 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner at the clubhouse.

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Remembering Sandy Hook and One of Our Own

The mass school shooting in Newtown, Conn., shocked and horrified the nation. And it hit the SUNY Cortland community particularly hard. Mary Joy Greene Sherlach ’78, a school psychologist, was lost while attempting to protect children.

Read College President Erik J. Bitterbaum’s letter

Sending Holiday Wishes from Cortland

Take a minute to relive some of the special sights from across campus in 2012. President Erik J. Bitterbaum and his wife Ellen Howard Burton send their warmest wishes this holiday season in a video produced by Ryan Walker, a junior physical education major from Hampton Bays, N.Y.

View video greeting

Your Year-End Gift at Work

Every gift to The Cortland Fund supports student experiences like the one Ryan Perry, a junior business economics major from Buffalo, has enjoyed. In the classroom and in competition, he’s shined. Ensure every student shares similar experiences and consider making a tax-deductible gift by Monday, Dec. 31.

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Big Win Sends Alumnus to Big Easy
Sean Murray ’80 was ready to head from his Cincinnati home to upstate New York Friday morning for the holidays. Shortly after breakfast, he received a phone call from SUNY Cortland President Erik J. Bitterbaum delivering once-in-a-lifetime news: Murray was the winner of SUNY Cortland’s Super Bowl raffle.
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Sales of Alum’s Biography to Support Scholarships

The life of Emilio “Dee” DaBramo ’48 has included World War II bombing missions, SUNY Cortland’s first All America nod in men’s soccer and a career devoted to helping people with disabilities. Those are just a few of the reasons why David Hennessy ’53, M.S.Ed. ’62 decided to write a biography on him.

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We’re Looking for Distinguished Alumni Nominations

Do you know a graduate worthy of the Alumni Association’s highest honor? Nominations for distinguished alumni and distinguished young alumni are due Thursday, Jan. 31.

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National Report Demonstrates College’s Value

A recent report found that SUNY Cortland stacks up very favorably against 34 public colleges with similar degree programs and student enrollment. Among the College’s strengths: spending on actual instruction, tuition cost and graduation and retention rates.

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