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Physical Education Honors 13 Student Teachers


Thirteen senior physical education majors were recently honored by SUNY Cortland with the Lenore K. Alway and the Anthony P. Tesori Awards for their outstanding work during their student teaching placements in New York state schools throughout the fall 2013 semester.

Faculty members of the Physical Education Department selected six women and seven men for the recognition, and the students received certificates.

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 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 honorees and the schools where they completed their teaching for Fall 2013 are:

  • Elizabeth Beville of Jamesville, N.Y., at Dryden (N.Y.) Elementary School, and Homer (N.Y.) Junior Senior High School.
  • Stephanie Citro of Ronkonkoma, N.Y., at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School in Ithaca, N.Y., and Boynton Middle School in Ithaca.
  • Jennifer Ranieri of West Islip, N.Y., at Brentwood High School (Ross Center) in Brentwood, N.Y., and Bellerose Avenue Elementary School in East Northport, N.Y.
  • Antoinette (Fratto) Shama of Clifton Springs, N.Y., at Gorham Intermediate School in Stanley and Geneva (N.Y.) High School.
  • Julianne Dunn of Pine City, N.Y., at Beecher Elementary School in Elmira, N.Y., and Corning-Painted Post East High School in Corning, N.Y.
  • Madelyn Weaver of Troy, N.Y., at A.W. Becker Elementary School in Selkirk, N.Y., and Farnsworth Middle School in Guilderland, N.Y.

The Tesori Award honorees and the schools where they completed their teaching for Fall 2013 are:

  • Andrew Herman of Dix Hills, N.Y., at Countrywood Primary Center in Huntington Station, N.Y., and Commack (N.Y.) High School.
  • Ian Schwan of Burnt Hills, N.Y., at William C. Keane Elementary School in Schenectady, N.Y., and South Glens Falls Senior High School in Glens Falls, N.Y.
  • Justin Nassivera of Fort Ann, N.Y., at Glens Falls (N.Y.) Senior High School, and Hudson Falls Public School in Hudson Falls, N.Y.
  • David Vistocco of Victor, N.Y., at Honeoye Falls-Lima High School in Honeoye Falls, N.Y., and Martin B. Anderson School No. 1 in Rochester, N.Y.
  • Nicholas Costabile of New Fairfield, Conn., at Henry H. Wells Middle School in Brewster, N.Y., and Oakside School in Peekskill, N.Y.
  • William O’Hare of Tonawanda, N.Y., at Sweet Home Senior High School in Amherst, N.Y., and PS 80 Highgate Heights Elementary School in Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Jonathan LaPoint of Schenectady, N.Y., at Glendaal Elementary School in Schenectady, N.Y., and Draper Middle School in Rotterdam, N.Y.

For more information, contact the Physical Education Department at 607-753-5577.