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2012 June Moments

June 2012

Department Newsletters


Thanks, Alumni

Jason Miedema
When Jason Miedema ’12 transferred to SUNY Cortland, a merit scholarship allowed him to focus solely on his studies.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, July 17
5 p.m.

Hamilton Area Picnic:

Join us for a picnic dinner hosted by Hank '49 and Sallie von Mechow.

Register online

Thursday, July 12 to
Sunday, July 15

Reunion Weekend:

The Alumni Association looks forward to hosting another great Reunion in July! Classes of 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982 and 1987 will celebrate milestone reunions. Alpha Sigma Alpha/Alpha Sigma will be the featured sorority and Gamma  will be the featured fraternity. As always, all members of the Half Century Club will receive invitations.

More information

Saturday, July 28 

Antlers Alumni Picnic:

A family style barbecue is planned at Antlers, in Raquette Lake, N.Y. Attendees will have opportunities to enjoy activities such as canoeing, kayaking and swimming.

Register online

Sunday, July 29 
10:30 a.m.

A Day at the Races:

Join us at Saratoga Race Track for a lunch buffet and a day of horse racing.

Register online

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Calling All Alumni: Don’t Miss Alumni Reunion 2012

Alumni Reunion, the year’s biggest event for Cortland graduates, sits just around the corner. All alumni are invited to enjoy three days of celebrating with their closest Cortland friends. Register today to secure a spot!

Visit the Reunion webpage

See who’s coming


Making a Case for The Cortland Fund

A little gift can go a long way at SUNY Cortland. Karen Valko ’80, one of many passionate alumni who went on to a career in teaching, understands the importance of public education. That’s why Karen has led a lifetime of giving. Please consider following her lead and making a tax-deductible gift of any size by Saturday, June 30, the final day of our fiscal year.

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Educating a Champion: Allison Best

Allison Best, a senior professional writing major from Victor, N.Y., always has been a straight-A student. At SUNY Cortland, she learned how to put her skillset to good use. This year alone, she organized a popular teach-in on campus, secured a summer internship in Russia and earned five scholarships for next year.

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Alumni Savor Raquette Lake, Even in Winter


Alumni who call themselves “The Iceholes” can’t get enough of the Adirondacks in the summertime, so they return in late January to the College’s Center for Environmental and Outdoor Education at Raquette Lake. They brave the elements armed with skis, snowshoes and even swimsuits. Yes, you read that last word correctly.

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Douglas DeRancy, 26-Year Alumni Affairs Executive, Retires

After more than a quarter-century of service to SUNY Cortland in alumni affairs and fundraising executive positions, Douglas DeRancy ’75, M.S.Ed. ’86 retired May 31. Throughout his tenure, he worked without fanfare to establish beneficial relationships with the College’s 68,000 alumni.

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Reunion Golf Tournament Changes Venue, Adds Title Sponsor

The same great prizes and friends will be there Friday, July 13. New this year, the golf action moves back to the hills of the Cortland Country Club. The tournament also has a new title sponsor: Hamilton Building Services.

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Relive a Beautiful Day in the Garden

Did you attend the Alumni Association’s June 2 New York City Chapter event at the New York Botanical Garden? It was a gorgeous day to take in the sights and re-connect with alumni and their guests. Take a look at some event photos provided by the Alumni Affairs Office.

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