Cortland in the news

Cortland in the news

08/27/2019 

Elena Evangelou ’19 is competing in the Rose of Tralee International Festival in Kerry, Ireland. Evangelou, a native of Queens, N.Y. who recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business economics, is representing New York City  as the festival’s New York Rose.

Her mother was born in Pallaskenry, Ireland and her father is from Cyprus. The Rose of Tralee Festival is celebrating its 60th year in 2019 and it recognizes women from around the world who were born in Ireland or who have Irish ancestry.

In other news:

  • Jena Nicols Curtis, professor in SUNY Cortland’s Health Department, was featured on Bellevision.com during her recent trip with 11 students to St. Aloysius College in Mangalore, India. The group held discussions with Indian counterparts on issues of women’s empowerment.
  • Robert Spitzer, distinguished service professor and chair of the Political Science Department, wrote a piece for CNN.com about President Donald Trump’s changing positions on gun control. He was also quoted in a story in the Cortland Standard about the increasing number of elected women in various Cortland County offices. Spitzer also offered commentary on WCNY about New York state’s new red flag law, which aims to keep guns out of the hands of those who are deemed a threat to themselves or others.
  • Tim Davis, associate professor in the Physical Education Department, was quoted in a story from Chalkbeat.org about how schools are working to improve offerings for students with special needs.
  • Jenn McNamara, associate professor in the Art and Art History Department, was quoted in a Cortland Standard story about a weaving school that has opened in Truxton, N.Y.
  • Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone shared his experience as SUNY Cortland’s tight ends coach in 1992 as part of an ESPN story on where NFL head coaches got their start in the sport.
  • The Cortland Voice republished a SUNY Cortland press release on the hiring of Sulekha Modi Zaug ’00, M ’02 as the university’s gymnastics coach.
  • Scott Gordon ’88 was named president of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas and was profiled by KSLA-TV News. Gordon, a native of Malone, N.Y., was a first-generation college student when he arrived at SUNY Cortland.
  • The Cortland Standard ran a piece on the unveiling of the musical legacy sculpture during Alumni Reunion 2019. Scott Oldfield ’06, who created the piece, was featured, as were a number of members of the SUNY Cortland Alumni Association’s Musical Legacy Commemoration (1960-90) Project.
  • Ann Dunwoody ’75 was honored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on Aug. 26, Women’s Equality Day. Dunwoody was the first woman to become a four-star general in the U.S. Army.
  • Liz Beville ’14, M ’16 spoke with CNYCentral.com after being named the head coach of the women’s lacrosse team at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, N.Y. Beville had served as interim head coach at Colgate University this past spring.
  • Jack Flood ’18 was featured in Newsday as he prepares for the 2020 Summer Olympic trials. Flood was a two-time NCAA Division III national champion in the heptathlon and decathlon at SUNY Cortland.


More News

Required pre-arrival screening for students starts Aug. 7

Required pre-arrival screening for students starts Aug. 7

The screening should be completed 14 days before planned arrival on campus.


President updates students on fees, new city limits on social gatherings

President updates students on fees, new city limits on social gatherings

The Fall 2020 semester sparks fee adjustments, new limits on social gatherings.


CARES Act update released

CARES Act update released

SUNY Cortland has distributed more than $3.1 million in emergency federal grants to students impacted by the pandemic.


Fall 2020 course scheduling information shared

Fall 2020 course scheduling information shared

Guidelines for adjusting student schedules for the upcoming semester were released by the Office of the Provost.


New restart, Red Dragon Safe webpages launched

New restart, Red Dragon Safe webpages launched

The new webpages will make it easier for students, faculty and staff to find important information about the fall 2020 campus restart.


New protocols released for student clubs, organizations

New protocols released for student clubs, organizations

Student clubs and organizations this fall will be required to follow strict new guidelines needed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


Back-to-work portal now live; core campus hours set

Back-to-work portal now live; core campus hours set

Online activities that all employees must complete before returning to campus are now available.


Pre-arrival screening, quarantine policies announced

Pre-arrival screening, quarantine policies announced

All students are required to undergo COVID-19 screening and quarantine before starting classes on campus.


SUNY Cortland restart update

SUNY Cortland restart update

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to visit the Restart SUNY Cortland page for the latest information.


Friends loved handling emergencies

Friends loved handling emergencies

A special class of SUNY Cortland Emergency Medical Services grads still stand out.