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Eighty two students who successfully made the transition to SUNY Cortland as first-year, transfer, or graduate students during the Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 semesters will be recognized at a reception Wednesday, Sept. 9.

The event takes place during the annual Advisement and Transition Fall Walk-in Welcome to be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in Memorial Library, Room A-111. The individuals will receive a certificate of recognition signed by President Erik J. Bitterbaum.

Students were nominated during the spring 2015 semester by their peers, faculty and staff through an online survey. Of the 82 new students, four were recognized by two or more people and the group included two new graduate students.

This is the second year the College has offered this recognition, which acknowledges students in good academic standing who show one or more of the following qualities:

  • integrity and perseverance in their transition to SUNY Cortland;
  • exemplary academic conduct;
  • characteristics of a good role model for other students;
  • strong participation in classroom discussions;
  • outstanding attendance record;
  • curiosity for academic content;
  • demonstrated effort in academic pursuits; and,
  • potential for campus involvement and leadership.

 All recognized students received an invitation. The students are:

Paulina Aguilar, Tammy Anderson, Isaiah Aponte, Simone Arzoomanian, Laura Elizabeth Barnstead, Rachel Benjamin, Lee Berrien, Conor Blank, Jillian Blumstein, Jaclyn Broccoli, Dana Burke, Elliott Butler, Nathan Butler, Joseph Caponi, Louis Carey, Matthew Castoral, Steffanie Chesnut, Elise Cusimano, Ridi Dauti, Elvis De La Rosa, Orlando Denisi, Lisa Dent, Shannon Digney, Corrine Edick, Matthew Ellis, Amanda Fuller, Corey Gerberdolan, Jocelyn Germany, Anna Gorall, Eryn Griep, Bridget Guardino, Natalie Guido, Arthur Haase, Rosheia Hamilton, Nicholas Harmer, Megan Hendrickson, Amanda Hernandez, Audra Hopkins, Brooke Hughes, Gloria Hulede, Michaela Hulett, Adele Jesmer, Dwight Jones, Jessica Juozitis, Tierra LaBrada, Jaqueline Lang, Tiffany Leone, Paige Liberatore, Marisa Lobelson, Samantha Macrae, Alyssa Marley, Jason Martinez, Sara Mason, Gabrielle Matos, Matthew Mavrogian, Sean McMurray, Ashley Mehale, Abigail Merz, Nate Monson, Sabrina Nunez, Katie Palacios, Adam Palmer, Erica Papitto, Nicholas Pennacchia, Richard Piotti, Meghan Prchal, Sandra Reese, Hilary Rewinski, Paul Riverain, Ulises Sanchez, Karly Schmitt, Elise Sedlacek, Judy Sinicropi, Kaeley Spicer, Maegen Stedman, Alyssa Taylor, Tashania Treasure, Melissa Trozolino, Benjamin Valentine, Kalee Walden, Ian White and Joseph Zambito.

For more information, contact Advisement and Transition by email to