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Alumni Speaker Series

Alumni Speaker Series

2013-2014 Alumni Speaker Series

The Alumni Affairs and Career Services Offices have partnered again to offer a robust Alumni Speaker Series to our students. The series offers six panels throughout the academic year. Three to four alumni are recruited per panel to share career advice and answer questions targeted to specific majors.

Students are asked to attend the panel in person.  Alumni and students may also post questions on Facebook or Twitter using #CortlandChat.

The Alumni Association thanks alumni panelists for graciously offering their advice at no cost to allow panels to be free to students and the public.

Careers in Recreation and Leisure Studies
Tuesday, April 8
7 p.m., Corey Union Exhibition Lounge

Ms. Rhonda Jacobs '01, Assistant Director of the Center for Environmental & Outdoor Education

Mr. Joshua Teeter '09, Environmental Educator New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historical Preservation

Ms. Jessica Hatfield Daily '01, Director of Sales and Marketing at Walden Place Assisted Living Community

Thank You to Our Panelists

Thank you to alumni who supported the Alumni Speaker Series in 2013-2014 by serving as panelists.

Health Professions Panel
Wednesday, March 19
7 p.m., Corey Union Exhibition Lounge
Panelists:
Juliana Hawes Chrysler ’88director of Volunteer Services at Rome Memorial Hospital
Peter R. Fallon ’77vice president of development at Fitness Forum and a partner at Sports Center 481
Alan P. Peppard ’66 , retired athletic trainer at Lifetime Assistance
Douglas A. Ribley ’82, senior vice president of Health and Wellness Services at Akron General Health System
Stephen J. Smith ’75, retired senior counselor emeritus at SUNY Cortland’s Counseling Center

Business/Economic Careers
Monday, Feb. 24
7 p.m., Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge
Panelists:
Thomas Garden '79, Owner/President, Syrasoft LLC
Michael Rathbun '81, Human Resources Manager for Corporate Services Division, Corning Inc.
Ronal Rocco '70, Retired Investment Executive, First Albany Corp. 

Careers in Sport Management
Monday, Nov. 4
7 p.m., Corey Union Exhibition Lounge
Panelists:
Elisabeth Roberge '11, Owner, Fitness Xplosion
Joe Battaglini '12, Director Of Media Relations & Corporate Partnership Representative for the Binghamton Senators
Mark Caswell, Director of Communications for the Utica Comets

Education Panel: How to Land Your First Teaching Position
Tuesday, Oct. 15
7 p.m., Corey Union Exhibition Lounge
Panelists:
Steven C. Woodard '90, Director of Career and Technical Education at Cayuga Onondaga BOCES
Kraig D. Pritts C.A.S. '96, Superintendent of Schools at Tully Central School District
MaryAnn Murphy '02, Principal at Tully Jr./Sr. High School.

Careers In Communication Studies: Marketing Event Planning and So Much More
Monday, Sept. 30
7 p.m., Corey Union Exhibition Lounge
Panelists:
Maureen Ryan Baringer ’80, owner of Baringer and Associates Event Planning Services
Charles T. Beeler ’84, public relations director for Eric Mower & Associates
Lisa M. Sturdevant '92, creative services department for WETM TV

Interested in Being a Speaker?

Are you an alumnus/a willing to share career advice and answer questions from current students? The Alumni Affairs Office needs you!  Please email alumni@cortland.edu if you are willing to be a panelist on one of the dates listed on the left.