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2012 January Moments

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January 2012


Thanks, Alumni

Carl Koehler ’11
He was the first member of his family to pursue a bachelor’s degree, thanks to scholarship funding from alumni.

View his video "thank you"


Upcoming Events

Saturday, Jan. 28
2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Red Dragons Fan Section:
Cheer on the men's and women's Red Dragons basketball teams when they play the Cardinals at SUNY Plattsburgh. Contact Beryl Cooper Szwed '70 for more information.  

Thursday, March 1,
5 p.m.

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

Friday, March 2,
5 p.m.

Central Florida Reunion:
Alumni are invited to a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception in The Villages, Fla.

Saturday, March 3,
11:30 a.m.

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

Saturday, March 10

Gettysburg vs. Cortland Lacrosse Game and Tailgate:
Tailgate with alumni, family and friends and enjoy the men's lacrosse game at John J. Burns Park in Massapequa, N.Y.

Friday, March 16

Staten Island vs. Cortland Baseball:
Gather at Schaffer's Tavern with alumni, family and friends and support the Red Dragons baseball team when they play at CUNY College at Staten Island, N.Y. Contact Robert Vinal '71 for more information. 

Saturday, March 17,
11 a.m.

St. Patrick's Day Celebration:
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with alumni and friends at
Mulrooney's Pub in Armory Square, Syracuse.

Saturday, March 31,
5:30 p.m.

B-Sens Hockey Game:
Join us for a buffet dinner in the Arena Club at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton. Watch the defending Calder Cup Champion Binghamton Senators take on the Syracuse Crunch.

Saturday, March 31,
5:30 p.m.

Dinner and a Musical:
Enjoy dinner at the Lynne Parks '68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House with special guest speaker Thomas Hischak, a SUNY Cortland professor of performing arts. The evening concludes with a performance of 'Violet' in the Dowd Performing Arts Center.

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Olympian Nabs Super Bowl Raffle Prize

George Breen ’56, of Sewell, N.J., said he hasn’t won a raffle item since the 1960s, when he took home a Polaroid camera. That changed Dec. 22, when his name was drawn in SUNY Cortland’s Super Bowl raffle. The four-time Olympic medalist won two tickets and an expenses-paid trip to football’s biggest game.

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Reunion Tour Visits Sunshine State

SUNY Cortland alumni who live in Florida should make plans for a college reunion in early March. College President Erik J. Bitterbaum and other college representatives will attend three different reunions in the Sunshine State between Thursday, March 1, and Saturday, March 3, including the first-ever Central Reunion in The Villages, Fla.

Read more and register to attend

Alumnus Recognized for Work with Genetics

Joseph McInerney ’70 struggled with a course devoted to genetics that he undertook as a senior. More than four decades later, he is a decorated contributor to the field of genetics education.

McInerney, pictured at right, received the National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics (NCHPEG) 2011 Michael J. Scotti, Jr. Award in September. Former NCHPEG Board Chairman Francis Collins presented him with the award.
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Distinguished Alumni Awards Nominations Due Feb. 3

The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor that the Alumni Association bestows on graduates of SUNY Cortland.

This award seeks to recognize Cortland alumni for distinguishing themselves in their careers and communities, and/or rendering outstanding service to the College or its alumni association.

Robert "Sparky" Wallace '53, pictured at left, received the honor in 2011.

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Make a nomination

Educating a Champion: Sarah McCannon

When she was a sophomore in high school, Sarah McCannon’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Rather than run away from her sadness, the Yorktown Heights, N.Y., native began volunteering with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life at her high school. Now, thanks to the Fantauzzi Scholarship program, she is a SUNY Cortland sophomore and promotes the Relay for Life cause at the College.

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Professor Emeritus Honored for Lime Hollow Work

John A. Gustafson, a professor emeritus of biological sciences, was one of the Lime Hollow Center for Environment and Culture’s earliest visionaries and still serves as one of its most loyal caretakers. He was honored in December with one of five Central New York “Heroes of Conservation” awards presented by The Post-Standard in Syracuse, N.Y.
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College Seeks Anti-Tobacco Slogans and Logos

SUNY Cortland is welcoming creative submissions to promote a tobacco-free policy that goes into effect in 2013. One slogan or logo will claim the contest’s grand prize, a classic Schwinn bicycle. Other top entries will win gift certificates for free massages at Cortland establishments. All submissions should be emailed to Catherine Smith by Friday, Feb. 17.

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Red Dragons Baseball Highlights NYC Chapter Event

>The SUNY Cortland baseball team visits Staten Island on Friday, March 16, and College alumni, families and friends are invited to a New York City chapter event before the game. Alumni and fans will meet at Schaffer’s Tavern prior to the 3:30 p.m. first pitch at the College of Staten Island Baseball Complex. The pregame festivities run from 2 to 3 p.m.

Contact Robert Vinal '71 for more information about the gathering.

Ski at Toggenburg, Stay at the Alumni House

An exciting and affordable winter getaway package awaits, thanks to a new promotional package from the Lynne Parks ’68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House. Whether you’re new to skiing or you’re a regular on the slopes, Toggenburg Mountain offers an incredible outdoor experience. Ski and Stay packages start at $175.

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