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2012 Summer Moments

Summer 2012

Department Newsletters

Institute for Civic Engagement


Thanks, Alumni

Grace McGeoch ’12
She fell in love with SUNY Cortland the moment she stepped out of the car.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Aug. 11

New York Jets Meet the Coaches/GM Event:

Take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to meet New York Jets coaches and staff! Head coach Rex Ryan and general manager Mike Tannenbaum will be joined by other New York Jets staff members to meet you and answer your questions at the Parks Alumni House. Only a limited number of alumni and guests will be able to participate in this exciting event.

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Saturday, Aug. 18

B-Mets Game and Picnic:

Join us at NYSEG Stadium for a lunch buffet and a day of B-Mets baseball.

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Tuesday, Aug. 14

New York Jets VIP Tent:

Join us for a VIP experience at New York Jets Training Camp. Enjoy breakfast, VIP parking, giveaways and the best view of practice for $50.

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Sunday, Aug. 19

Western New York Golf Tournament:

Compete in a SUNY Cortland golf tournament while raising money for a local Western New York student scholarship to SUNY Cortland.

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New York Jets Alumni Events Near

Popular quarterback Tim Tebow, charismatic head coach Rex Ryan and the rest of the New York Jets have landed in Cortland. Now is your time to join them. SUNY Cortland Alumni VIP event, Meet the Coaches reception and football-related raffles mark some of the exclusive alumni offerings.

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Trailblazing Alumna Gets National Hall of Fame Nod

The career of Andrea Seger ’71 didn’t follow a blueprint. But it’s no coincidence that the former Ball State University athletic director was inducted into the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame the same year as the 40th anniversary of Title IX.

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Join Us at the New York State Fair

SUNY Cortland is invading the New York State Fair this summer and we’d like you to be part of the invasion. By wearing your red and white colors to the Fair and visiting SUNY Cortland’s exhibit booth, you could get a chance to win a pair of New York Jets tickets and a free pair of Red Dragon sunglasses.

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Featured Reunion Classes Top $1 Million


During Alumni Reunion 2012, eight milestone reunion classes and the Alpha Sigma Alpha/Alpha Sigma sorority made combined gifts to SUNY Cortland totaling an astounding $1,142,162. The money raised helps fund alumni programs and provide scholarships to assure that all students can afford an education at SUNY Cortland.

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Long Time Coming: SUNY Cortland EMS Named Best in State

When SUNY Cortland Emergency Medical Services started responding to campus emergency calls in 1981, the student group called itself “the sneaker patrol” because it walked everywhere. Recently, it was named the New York State EMS Council’s 2012 Agency of the Year.

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Grass Grows New York Jets Green for Graduate

Daniel Dryja ’04 maintains the playing fields shared by his alma mater and the New York Jets for their summer training camp. Dryja, right, and a small crew at the College take care of the the practice-area grass during the months of soccer cleats and snow between training camps.

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Southern Tier Alumni: Be Ready for Aug. 18 B-Mets Game

Join graduates in New York state’s Southern Tier for a night of fireworks, food and friends, not to mention America’s pastime. It's also one of the year’s most popular alumni chapter events. A pre-game buffet and meet-and-greet precede the Binghamton Mets taking on the Richmond Flying Squirrels at 7 p.m. Post-game fireworks follow.

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Educating a Champion: Deston Hudson

This junior sociology major from Mount Vernon, N.Y., is known for his megawatt smile and for committing random acts of kindness across campus. He escaped a rough neighborhood, was labeled “Most Likely to Succeed” in his high school yearbook and has done nothing to disprove the distinction in Cortland.

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A Reunion Photo Gallery Worth 1,000 Memories

Hundreds of graduates made their way back to Cortland and took a stroll down memory lane during Alumni Reunion 2012, which took place from July 12 to 15. Relive some of the weekend’s highlights by viewing our online photo galleries.

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