Ten senior physical education majors were recently honored by SUNY Cortland with the Lenore K. Alway and the Anthony P. Tesori ’39 Awards for their outstanding work during their student teaching placements in New York state schools throughout the fall 2017 semester.
Physical Education Department faculty members selected five men and five women for the recognition, and the students received certificates.
The men’s award honors the late Anthony P. Tesori, a 1939 graduate who earned the College’s C-Club Hall of Fame Award for his achievements before and after graduation and gave the College many years of leadership in athletics and administration. The Alway Award, given to women, pays tribute to the late Lenore K. Alway, the pioneer head of women’s physical education at the College from 1941 to 1965.
The Tesori Award honorees and the schools where they completed their teaching for fall 2017 are:
- Gregory DuVall of New Berlin, N.Y., at Oxford Academy Public School in the Oxford Academy Central School District and Sidney (N.Y.) Junior-Senior High School.
- Jake Freitag of Huntington Station, N.Y., at Syosset (N.Y.) High School and North Elementary School in the Brentwood (N.Y.) Union Free School District.
- Brian Frey of Hauppauge, N.Y., at May Poore Public School in the Deer Park (N.Y.) Union Free School District and Sachem High School North.
- Richard Harkenrider of Canisteo, N.Y., at Canisteo-Greenwood (N.Y.) High School and Bryant Elementary School in the Hornell (N.Y.) City School District.
- Vincent Lizama of Cortland, N.Y., at William Appleby Elementary School in the Marathon (N.Y.) Central School District and Cortland Junior Senior High School.
The Alway Award honorees and the schools where they completed their teaching for fall 2017 are:
- Alyssa Crosby of Brier Hill, N.Y., at Ogdensburg (N.Y.) Free Academy and Indian River (N.Y.) Intermediate School.
- Lauren Labiendo of LaFargeville, N.Y., at North Elementary School in the Watertown (N.Y.) City School District and Watertown High School.
- Alexa Martino of East Islip, N.Y., at East Islip High School and Oak Park Elementary School in the Brentwood (N.Y.) Union Free School District.
- Shawana Miller of Sinclairville, N.Y., at Fredonia Elementary School/Fredonia Middle School in the Fredonia (N.Y.) Central School District.
- Elizabeth Roberts of Island Park, N.Y., at School #9M-Oceanside (N.Y.) Middle School and George Washington School in the West Hempstead (N.Y.) Union Free School District.
For more information, contact the Physical Education Department at 607-753-5577.