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Cortland in the news

Cortland in the news

03/10/2020 

March is Women’s History Month and MentalFloss.com included a SUNY Cortland alumna on its list of “101 Women Who Have Changed the World.”

In 2008, Ann Dunwoody ’75 became the first woman to be promoted to four-star general in the U.S. Army.

Dunwoody was planning on a career in physical education during her time as a Cortland student, but followed in the footsteps of her brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather in joining the Army.

She retired in 2012 and has published a book, A Higher Standard: Leadership Strategies from America’s First Female Four-Star General.

In other news:

  • Greg Phelan, professor and chair of the Chemistry Department, was interviewed by the Cortland Standard about the new one-credit course he will teach on “Chemistry, Cannabis and Society.”
  • Robert Spitzer, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor and chair of the Political Science Department, spoke to the Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) about gun control efforts in Virginia.
  • Lindsey Darvin, assistant professor in the Sport Management Department, was a guest on the “Come and Say It” podcast, talking about the struggle for gender equity in sports.
  • Andrew Pragacz, a visiting assistant professor in the Sociology/Anthropology Department, was interviewed by the Elmira Star-Gazette about how local jails and prisons provide medical treatment for inmates.
  • The Cortland Standard spoke to faculty and students at a United University Professions rally for increased funding.
  • Robbie Rose, a SUNY Cortland sophomore from Queens, was featured in a lighthearted sports story in The New York Times about the New York Mets. Rose, frustrated with the Mets’ lack of free agent signings, and teasing from his Yankees fan roommates, sent the team’s general manager, Brodie Van Wagenen $1 on Venmo to help finance the acquisition of baseball talent.
  • Nicholas Modica, a senior business economics major from Suffern, N.Y., signed a contract with the Carolina Thunderbirds of the Federal Prospects Hockey League. Modica played 119 games as goalie for SUNY Cortland’s men’s ice hockey team, registered a career goals against average of 3.02.
  • Kyle Richard ’19 shared his message of bystander intervention, leadership and healthy masculinity with students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The talk was covered by IUP’s student newspaper, The Penn, and a local newspaper, the Indiana Gazette.
  • Nicholas Czerow ’17 spoke with WWNY about his new role as general manager of the Watertown Rapids of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League.
  • Annemarie Cangiolosi Brown ’03, head softball coach of the East Hampton (N.Y.) High School softball team, was covered by the East Hampton Star for leading an indoor clinic for local Little Leaguers.
  • Nate Leaman '97, head coach of the men's ice hockey team at Providence College, was announced as the head coach for the 2021 U.S. National Junior Team by USA Hockey. The team will compete in the 2021 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in December and January in Alberta, Canada.
  • Newsday published an obituary of Joe DeLucca ’52, who passed away at age 90 on Feb. 24. DeLucca, of Babylon, N.Y., was a Major League Baseball scout for 33 years and signed a number of notable players, including 12-time All-Star Manny Ramirez.