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Seven Physical Education Student Teachers Honored


Seven 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 spring 2015 semester.

Faculty members of the Physical Education Department selected four men and three 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 spring 2015 are:

  • Anthony Piscitello of Hauppauge, N.Y., at Pashley Elementary School in the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School District and Johnstown (N.Y.) High School.
  • Jason Felice of Endicott, N.Y., at Wheeler Elementary School in Onondaga, N.Y., and Moravia (N.Y.) High School.
  • Ross Halpern of Clifton Park, N.Y., at Belle Sherman Elementary School in Ithaca, N.Y., and Homer (N.Y.) Senior High School.
  • Malcolm Wright of Yonkers, N.Y., at Gorton High School in Yonkers, N.Y., and Traphagen Elementary School in Mount Vernon, N.Y.

The Alway Award honorees and the schools where they completed their teaching for spring 2015 are:

  • Kathryn Molyneaux of Vestal, N.Y., at Vestal Hills Elementary School and Jennie F. Snapp Middle School in the Union-Endicott Central School District.
  • Brianna Musselman of Bethlehem, Pa., at Fall Creek Elementary School in Ithaca, NY., and Cortland Junior Senior High School.
  • Amanda Perricone of Bedminster, Pa., at Beverley J. Martin Elementary School in Ithaca, N.Y., and Tully (N.Y.) Junior Senior High School.

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