Fall 2021 Guidance/COVID-19 Information

Meet the Staff

A passionate staff dedicated to your inclusion.

AnnaMaria CirrincioneAnnaMaria Cirrincione,
Director of Multicultural Life and Diversity

AnnaMaria was born in Queens, NY and moved to the Central NY area in the year 2000. She attended Utica College and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics in 2010. After working at Utica College for three years, first as an Assistant Director of Admissions, covering travel in the NYC, DC and MD areas and then as a counselor in Opportunity Programs, AnnaMaria decided that she wanted to further her career in Student Affairs and go back to school for her master’s.

In May 2015, she graduated with her Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from Syracuse University while she worked as one of the Graduate Assistants in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs. AnnaMaria is Greek as well and is an hermana of Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. While pursuing her master’s, she also served as a practicum student in the Days-Massolo Cultural Education Center at Hamilton College and the Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Services at Syracuse University. AnnaMaria’s goal is to continue to promote equitable educational experiences for all students regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, religion, documentation status and all other aspects of human differences.

Cyrenius NelsonCyrenius Weagba Nelson, Acting Assistant Director

Cyrenius was born in Evanston, Illinois and grew up living in parts of Maryland and New Jersey before attending high school in Staten Island, New York. He received his bachelors in English from SUNY Cortland in 2019. He is currently pursuing his master’s in social work through Syracuse University.

Cyrenius began his professional career at SUNY Cortland serving as a Residence Hall Director in Randall Hall and will be acting as the Assistant Director until January 2022. During his time at SUNY Cortland Cyrenius has been an active member of the It’s On Us Action Team, was both a NUFP Fellow and Mentor, was a part of the Beloved Communities Narratives Project, is a collaborator and facilitator of SUNY Cortland’s Black Lives and Liberation Forum series, and has supported numerous other initiatives and programs on campus promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. He hopes to continue this work, and build bridges of understanding and care within the Cortland community.

Lima MarLima 17ia Stafford, Assistant Director

Lima Stafford was born and raised in Carriacou, Grenada and moved to Brooklyn, New York in 2001. She now lives in Cortland, New York. She received her bachelor’s degree in physical education in May 2012 and her master's in health education at SUNY Cortland.

For two years at SUNY Cortland she served as a Residence Hall Director for Bishop Hall. During her time here she served as an advisor for Men of Value and Excellence (MOVE) and Caribbean Student Association (CSA). She was also the advisor for two culturally-based Greeks organization on campus; Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc and Co-advisor for Sigma Lambda Upsilon Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. She is the current advisor for the Gospel Choir and Pyro-dynasty step team. Lima is an active member of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identify and Expression (SOGIE) committee, Cortland County Community of Color (C4) Network and Multicultural Male Initiative. She enjoys working with the students and faculty/staff on the campus in various aspects while being inclusive.

Dana Smith, Administrative Assistant 1

Dana Smith is no stranger to SUNY Cortland and loves being a part of our campus community. She came to us after working in the Office of Advisement and Transition. Dana first started working with state universities in 2010 at SUNY Upstate. Before that, she worked at Redding for 21 years and did everything there from accounts receivable, accounts payable, purchasing, order processing and even putting parts together if needed.  It was a very rewarding position for her and she was able to meet famous people, including heroes in the military. Dana also worked at State Farm Insurance and Finger Lakes Residential Center.

Dana is married to her high school sweetheart, Greg, and has two sons, Alan and Eric. Her prized possession, other than her children, is her Ford Mustang. In her spare time, she loves to drive her mustang and watch her son, Eric, play soccer and the drums. She loves to read books, garden, and her home is her sanctuary. She takes every day as a gift.

Student Interns

  • Sophia Zheng, Student Diversity Conference Co-Chair  
  • Shelby Suarez, Student Diversity Conference Co-Chair  

NASPA Undergraduate Fellow Program (NUFP)

  • New NUFP Fellows

  • TBA
  • Returning NUFP Fellows

  • Janeice Lopez will be mentored by Marinda Souva
  • Logan Patrick will be mentored by Rebecca Nadzadi
    • Sophia Zheng will be mentored by Lima Stafford

 

Multicultural Life and Diversity Office
Corey Union, Room 407-A
Phone: 607-753-2336
Fax: 607-753-2808
multicultural.life@cortland.edu

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