Meet the Staff

A passionate staff dedicated to your inclusion.

AnnaMaria Cirrincione,
Interim Director of Multicultural Life and Diversity

AnnaMaria was born in Queens, NY and moved to the Central NY area in the year 2000. She attended Utica College and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics in 2010. After working at Utica College for three years, first as an Assistant Director of Admissions, covering travel in the NYC, DC and MD areas and then as a counselor in Opportunity Programs, AnnaMaria decided that she wanted to further her career in Student Affairs and go back to school for her master’s.

She recently, in May 2015, graduated with her Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from Syracuse University while she worked as one of the Graduate Assistants in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs. AnnaMaria is Greek as well and is an hermana of Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. While pursuing her master’s, she also served as a practicum student in the Days-Massolo Cultural Education Center at Hamilton College and the Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Services at Syracuse University. AnnaMaria’s goal is to continue to promote equitable educational experiences for all students regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, religion, documentation status and all other aspects of human differences.

Lima Stafford portraitLima Stafford, Interim Assistant Director

Lima Stafford was born and raised in Carriacou, Grenada and moved to Brooklyn, New York in 2001. She now lives in Cortland, New York. She received her bachelor’s degree in physical education in May 2012 and is pursuing her master's in health education at SUNY Cortland.

For the past two years at SUNY Cortland she was a Residence Hall Director for Bishop Hall. During her time here she serves as an advisor for Men of Value and Excellence (MOVE) and Caribbean Student Association (CSA). She is also the advisor for two culturally-based Greeks organization on campus; Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc and Co-advisor for Sigma Lambda Upsilon Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. Lima is an active member of the It's on Us Action Team Sexual Assault Awareness and Planning Committee.

During her undergraduate years she served as President of Caribbean Student Association, Resident Assistant of Higgins Hall, Educational Opportunity Program Chair, Varsity Track and Field, Club Rugby and Club Swimming Team. She enjoys working with the students and faculty/staff on the campus in various aspects while being inclusive. She wants to further her career in Student Affairs.

 Dana Smith, Secretary

Dana Smith is no stranger to SUNY Cortland and loves being a part of our campus community. She came to us after working in the Office of Advisement and Transition. Dana first started working with state universities in 2010 at SUNY Upstate. Before that, she worked at Redding for 21 years and did everything there from accounts receivable, accounts payable, purchasing, order processing and even putting parts together if needed.  It was a very rewarding position for her and she was able to meet famous people, including heroes in the military. Dana also worked at State Farm Insurance and Finger Lakes Residential Center.

Dana is married to her high school sweetheart, Greg, and has two sons, Alan and Eric. Her prized possession, other than her children, is her Ford Mustang. In her spare time, she loves to drive her mustang and watch her son, Eric, play soccer and the drums. She loves to read books, garden, and her home is her sanctuary. She takes every day as a gift.

Christine Matos

Christine Matos, Student Diversity Conference Co-Chair

Christine is from Manhattan, Lower East side. She received her bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne College in Criminology. She also recently received her Master’s in Public Administration Nonprofit Management in August 2016 from Buffalo State College. During her time at Buffalo State she worked as a Resident Director, was the coordinator of the NASPA Undergraduate Fellowship Program (NUFP), worked at the Educational Opportunity Program as a Lead Academic Mentor, was a Graduate Intern at the Diversity and Equity office and was the President of the Graduate Student Association. She currently works at SUNY Cortland as a Residence Hall Director in Shea Hall.     

Interns

Michael Guity

Michael Guity, Student Diversity Conference Chair

Michael is the student Chair for the 2017 Diversity Conference. He is a senior from Brooklyn, NY pursuing his degree in Mathematics. Throughout his years at SUNY Cortland, Michael has been involved in numerous clubs, including being the president of the Black Student Union (BSU). Michael is known for leading the first BSU Town Hall meeting in the fall of 2015 in which the Cortland community gathered to discuss issues regarding race on this campus.

Jamon Davis

Jamon Kenshay Davis, Public Relations

Jamon Kenshay Davis is a senior from Brooklyn, New York. He is a Communications major and is currently working closely with SUNY Cortland’s Public Relations office. Jamon is one of the senior advisor for Caribbean Student Association (CSA). He is working towards obtaining his bachelor’s degree, in hopes of becoming a free lance photographer for companies such as National Geographic and Discovery Channel.

Bailey Ward

Bailey Ward, Public Relations

Bailey Ward is a junior Communication Studies major with a concentration in Public Relations and Advertising and a minor in Management. She is a Resident Assistant for Hendrick Hall, the Student Government Association (SGA) representative for the A Cappella club, as well as a general member of Spectrum Cortland Gay Straight Alliance (CGSA) at SUNY Cortland.  

 Susan Serunkuuma

Susan Serunkuuma, The Race Project

Susan Serunkuuma is a senior Exercise Science major from LaGrange, New York. After graduating, she will obtain a master degree in Public Health with a concentration in health equity and disparities. She is head coordinator of The Race Project and is determined to make the Cortland campus a safe and inclusive safe for all Red Dragons. 

Kevon Pile

Kevon Pile, The Race Project

Kevon Pile is a senior majoring in Criminology. He was born in Georgetown Guyana, and raised in Brooklyn New York. He is working with Cortland County Public defenders office. Kevon hopes of working in the field of law to create equity within the criminal justice system. Kevon hopes to change the social dynamics of black males. Kevon is Co- Coordinator of The Race Project and is determined to make the Cortland campus a safe and inclusive safe for all Red Dragons. 

Andrea Canale

Andrea Canale, 5-0-4Inclusion 

Andrea Canale is a senior in the Recreation, Parks and Leisure program, with a concentration in Recreation Therapy. Andrea has been a student intern with Multicultural Life and Diversity since Spring 2016. She organizes and facilitates a disability awareness conversation series titled, “5-0-4inclusion,” which focuses on topics surrounding disability awareness and campus inclusion. Andrea also co-facilitates a disability awareness training seminar for students and faculty titled, “Re-Thinking Abilities.” Andrea is a member of SUNY Cortland’s Inclusive Recreation Club and SUNY Cortland Recreation Association (SCRA). Andrea is a published author in several Chicken Soup for the Soul books as well as various magazines and newspapers. After completing her B.S., Andrea desires a career path in Recreation Therapy at a long-term care facility, specifically with the population effected by Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia. Her hobbies are running, rock climbing, reading, cooking, and writing.

Candice

Candice Jaimungal, Living in Color

Candice Jaimungal is a Senior Psychology major from Elmont, NY. She is the creator of "livingincolor.org," a project that serves as an outlet for underrepresented women to express how they have been affected by politics, gender roles, violence, immigration, and much more. Candice also serves on the Executive Committee for the Board of Directors of the statewide non-profit, NYPIRG. After graduation she plans to pursue a career in advocacy and continue her work with non-profit organizations.

Nicole Daniel

Nicole Daniels, Living in Color

Nicole Daniel is a Senior from Brooklyn, NY. She is currently a Communications major with a Women's Studies minor. She has been involved in several clubs on campus as well as being a TA for several communications courses. She is now interning as a NUFP fellow in addition to aiding "Living in Color" and hopes to continue toward helping diversify the media landscape. 

NASPA Undergraduate Fellow Program (NUFP)

Monique Curaj

Monique Curaj, NUFP

Monique Curaj is a Junior at SUNY Cortland. She is studying sociology with a minor in philosophy. She is a COR 101 TA and a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha when she is a Panhellenic representative. She is interested in learning about the student affairs career path. She is very excited to be working alongside other NUFP fellows and mentors. 

Multicultural Life and Diversity Office
Corey Union, Room 407-A
Phone: 607-753-2336
Fax: 607-753-2808
multicultural.life@cortland.edu

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