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Cortland College Foundation
P.O. Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045 
607-753-2518
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Gradin Avery
Interim Vice President for
Institutional Advancement
gradin.avery@cortland.edu 

Tina Aversano ’96
Alumni and Advancement Officer
tina.aversano@cortland.edu 

Richard Coyne ’07
Alumni and Advancement Officer
richard.coyne@cortland.edu

Doug DeRancy ’75
Assistant to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement Emeritus
doug.derancy@cortland.edu

Jennifer Janes
Director, Alumni Engagement
jennifer.janes@cortland.edu

Jill Mirabito
Major and Planned Giving Officer
jill.mirabito@cortland.edu

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Supporting Our Faculty

professor girish bhat

In Girish Bhat’s classroom, there are no back seats. From the moment the award-winning associate professor enters the doorway, he magnetizes his Cortland students into a robust intellectual exchange that both challenges and rewards all of them.

Tapping into his extensive Russian and European history research funded in part by College grants, Girish seamlessly blends lessons on art and music. He uses photos drawn from both fine arts and popular culture to engulf his students in the era under study. They learn history but also the importance of research, which they share during Transformations: A Student Research and Creativity Conference.

At SUNY Cortland, well-prepared faculty members are bringing the best out of their students by striving to be the best they can be themselves.