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2013 February Moments


February 2013

Department Newsletters

Multicultural Life and Diversity

Upcoming Events

Saturday, March 9

St. Patrick's Day Celebration:
Join alumni and celebrate at Mully's in Armory Square, just a block away from the Syracuse St. Patrick's Day Parade.

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Saturday, March 16

B-Sens Hockey Night:
Alumni are invited to a night of hockey and a buffet reception in the Arena Club at the Broome County Memorial Arena in Binghamton, N.Y.
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Saturday, April 6

Dinner and a Musical:
Join us for dinner at the Parks Alumni House and attend the performance of "Once Upon a Mattress" in Old Main. 

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Downtown Gallery Honors Bill Griffen, a Champion of Peace

A 51-year career. More than 11,200 students taught. One influential College professor exemplifying political awareness and activism. A portrait of Bill Griffen ’50 hangs with the “Americans Who Tell the Truth” exhibition at Dowd Gallery. He’ll be recognized posthumously Thursday, March 7, with a special event open to the public.

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Sgro Named Executive Director of Alumni Affairs

Michael Sgro, the former director of alumni and parent relations at SUNY Oswego, has been picked to lead the College’s Alumni Affairs Office as its executive director. Over a 15-year career, the higher education veteran has earned a stellar reputation for his work with student and alumni programming, career networking and social media.

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Hire Top-Level Talent at SUNY Cortland Career Fair

Alumni looking to hire highly qualified, soon-to-be SUNY Cortland graduates will have an opportunity to recruit employees from many academic disciplines. The Career and Internship Fair takes place Thursday, March 21. Organizers are seeking alumni who are employers or hiring managers.

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Newtown Hero Honored by President Obama

President Barack Obama in February posthumously awarded Mary Joy Greene Sherlach '78 and the other five adults killed during last year's Newtown school shooting with the President's Citizens Medal for heroism. As part of its coverage, CBS Evening News put together an extended piece on Sherlach, which included an interview with her husband, William Sherlach '80. The College remains deeply saddened by her loss.

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Power Outage Can’t Darken Trip for Super Bowl Raffle Winner

The Mercedes-Benz Superdome power outage that interrupted Super Bowl XLVII for more than a half-hour didn’t put a damper on an inimitable trip for Sean Murray ’80 and his wife. If anything, it allowed the winner of the College’s Super Bowl Raffle a few more minutes to soak in the experience of a lifetime.

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St. Paddy’s Bash in Store for Syracuse Alumni Chapter


The Alumni Association’s Central New York Chapter invites graduates near Syracuse, N.Y., to Mulrooney’s in Armory Square for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration Saturday, March 9. Enjoy food, drinks and conversation with friends just a short distance away from the city’s parade route.

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Student’s Hockey Brainchild Finds Cortland Connection

Many positives came from sophomore Nicholas Penberthy’s backyard hockey tournament — $11,000 raised for a Buffalo inner-city charity, dozens of businesses banded together to provide much-needed resources free of charge, and several hundred people, children to adults, energized on the ice. This year, however, the event had even more of a Cortland feel when Amanda Smock Nolan '02 became its first female participant.

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Memorial Service Planned for Frank Burdick

Generations of SUNY Cortland graduates who took a history class from Frank Burdick between 1966 until the present recall him with fondness. Burdick died on Jan. 19. The College community and his family will hold a memorial service on Sunday, March 24, in Cortland.

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Remembering Our Alumni, Faculty and Staff in Moments


To remember SUNY Cortland alumni, faculty and staff who recently have passed away, Moments now will include a section each month that links to online obituaries shared with the College's Alumni Affairs Office. Follow the "In Memoriam" link on the left side bar to access the new feature.


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