1 The Magazine of SUNY Delhi SUNY Delhi Ranks with the Best National publications rank SUNY Delhi as one of the nation s elite colleges U.S. News and World Report has ranked SUNY Delhi in the Top 45 of Baccalaureate Colleges in the North in its 2008 edition of America s Best Colleges. This marks a debut for SUNY Delhi in the U.S. News ranking, which was published in the national magazine s August 27 issue. We are very pleased to be recognized by this elite guide to colleges for the first time, says President Candace Vancko. This honor is a tremendous endorsement of the high quality education students receive at SUNY Delhi. It also demonstrates how SUNY Delhi has grown as a baccalaureate degree-granting college. She adds, In less than 10 years, we have become one of the leading four-year degree granting colleges in the North. According to President Vancko, SUNY Delhi is emerging as one of the top choices for college bound students. Applications for were up more than 20 percent over last year. Enrollment at the college has increased by 26 percent since SUNY Delhi also received high marks from its students in the 2006 SUNY Student Opinion Survey, she says. The college ranked in the Top 10 of all State University campuses in 13 key areas, including quality of instruction. The U.S. News rankings focus on key factors that influence student success, including freshman retention rates, graduation rates, class size, and student-to-faculty ratios. In addition to the U.S. News ranking, SUNY Delhi s Golf Course Management program was rated the best in New York State and among the Top 15 in the nation by TurfNet, a leading industry trade SUNY Delhi students gain valuable experience in what is rated the best Golf/Turf program in New York State and among the Top 15 in the nation according to TurfNet, a leading industry trade publication. Black Course, National Golf Links of America in South Hampton, and Shelter Harbor Golf Course in Charlestown, Rhode Island. Accolades for SUNY Delhi include a Top 45 ranking in U.S. News and World Report and exceptional ratings in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. publication. The college s twoyear program was ranked fifth while its four-year program was ranked 14th in the nation. Students gain valuable experience using the college s championship 18-hole golf course, says Dominic Morales, Dean of Applied Sciences and Recreation. Students also pursue internships at some of the top golf courses in the nation, including Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Virginia, Bethpage SUNY Delhi s ranking in TurfNet recognizes a strong tradition of educating students for careers in the golf industry, says Tom Leahy, Golf Course Superintendent at Sleepy Hollow Country Club and a 1993 graduate. It s the result of an extremely supportive faculty and administration and powerful alumni who work hard for the program s success.
2 Newsmakers Joseph Greenfield, Professor of Computer- Aided Drafting and Design, has been awarded the SUNY Distinguished Service Professorship. This is the first time in SUNY Delhi history that a faculty member has received the honor, which recognizes extraordinary faculty achievement in the 64-campus SUNY system. Joseph Greenfield is highly deserving of this special recognition, says President Candace Vancko. He is our senior faculty member, and his devotion to serving the college and the community is exceptional. This is a great honor, says Professor Greenfield. I d like to thank my wife and children for their support and for the upbringing and training my parents instilled in me to be serviceoriented. Greenfield First Distinguished Faculty Member Professor Greenfield first joined the Delhi faculty in From 1970 to 1985, he served as program director/ coordinator of the drafting Joseph Greenfield, recipient of SUNY s Distinguished Service Professorship. program. He also served as acting dean of the vocational division from 1985 to 1986, and department chair of the Industrial Division from 1987 to An active and generous member of the SUNY Delhi campus community, Professor Greenfield s service has extended well beyond the reach of the SUNY Delhi campus. He has developed and taught training courses for a number of public and private entities. He has served as a reviewer for the New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont State Education Departments, and has served on the advisory committee for the Harrold and Norwich BOCES campuses. Professor Greenfield currently serves on the advisory committees of the Capital Region BOCES Tech Center and SUNY Institute of Technology. He is certified by the American Design and Drafting Association and authorized to administer the national exam. Former SUNY Delhi President Mary Ellen Duncan (left) visited the campus recently and met with faculty and staff at a morning reception hosted by President Candace Vancko (right). Nursing Gets Wired SUNY Delhi is poised to become the first college in New York State to offer a bachelor s degree in nursing completely online. The college received approval from the State University of New York system and is awaiting approval from the New York State Education Department to offer an online BSN program beginning January According to Dr. Mary Pat Lewis, Nursing Department Chair, SUNY Delhi will be the only institution within New York State to offer an upper division RN to BSN program completely online. SUNY Delhi has a long history of providing an exceptional nursing education that helps meet local and state-wide healthcare needs, says Dr. Lewis. The online BSN is a natural extension of SUNY Delhi s expertise and is a response to a state and national need for baccalaureate-prepared nurses. The program is designed with maximum flexibility for working professionals, making this initiative ideal for nurses who are currently employed and are geographically placebound. Students will earn a BSN degree after three years of part-time study. Graduates may pursue career opportunities that include management, education, and advanced practice positions. The program is expected to receive final approval from the New York State Board of Regents and Governor Eliot Spitzer this fall, at which time SUNY Delhi will begin accepting applications from qualified students. For those interested in learning more about SUNY Delhi s online BSN program, please contact Enrollment Services at DELHI. Honorary Degree For David Maines David J. Maines, Co- Chairman of the Board of Directors of Maines Paper & Food Service, one of Forbes Magazine s 300 largest private companies in America, was presented an Honorary Doctorate of the Humane Letters degree at the college s 90th annual commencement exercise in May. David J. Maines is a dynamic business executive whose vision took a successful family-owned company and built it into the nation s second largest privately-held food service distributor, says President Candace Vancko. A community leader and philanthropist, he epitomizes the values we seek to instill in our students. This honor is especially meaningful in that it comes from the State University of New York and SUNY Delhi, which I am very fond of both personally and professionally, David J. Maines says. The SUNY system and Maines Paper & Food Service have a long-standing relationship, demonstrating how the worlds of education and business can complement and support each other. Our partnership with SUNY Delhi was an important beginning for Maines within the education sector, and for that I am very grateful. David Maines and Maines Paper & Food Service have an impressive record of philanthropic support. Maines is a longtime supporter of SUNY Delhi, including donations to the college s award-winning culinary team, fund-raiser dinners, athletic competitions, and as a sponsor of the college s golf education David J. Maines received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degree at SUNY Delhi s 90th commencement in May. tournament. The college s Floyd L. Maines Arena is named in the family s honor. It is only fitting that we honor David as part of our first commencement ceremony held in the Maines Arena, President Vancko added. Visit Bronco Web A welcome sign with the new college logo graces the Delhi campus entrance and new banners fly above the roadways. New Look for Delhi SUNY Delhi has embraced a new logo and tag line to signify the college s emergence as a leader in the State University system. The contemporary logo reflects the positive change and growth SUNY Delhi is experiencing, according to Joel Smith, Director of College Advancement. The origins of the previous logo date back to the late 70 s, Smith says. Jennifer Wolfe Design of Rochester created the logo and a new tag line with broadbased input from faculty, staff and student leaders. The logo features two ribbons in green and gold. The ribbons were developed to evoke a sense of forward motion. The new color of gold was added to the traditional green and white to symbolize student achievement. These elements of momentum and achievement capture the essence of a Delhi education, Smith adds. Changing Lives. Inspiring Minds. is the new tag line. That s a consistent theme we hear when alumni describe their Delhi education, Smith says. As part of the logo s unveiling, green and gold banners fly above the campus roadways and new directional signs welcome visitors. The branding project also updated the Bronco, the official mascot for the athletic teams. Want to connect with your classmates? 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3 Environmental Studies Degree Introduced As the only college in one of the most environmentally sensitive regions in New York State, SUNY Delhi will offer a new Liberal Arts option, an Associate in Science in Environmental Studies, beginning this fall. It has been a goal of the college to strengthen career and transfer opportunities within its Liberal Arts programs, says John Nader, Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The timing is excellent for an environmental studies degree at SUNY Delhi. We have new faculty who are very enthusiastic to support expanding options in the sciences. The program is a natural fit for SUNY Delhi, the only college in the West of the Hudson New York City Watershed region, according to Nader. It is his hope that SUNY Delhi s water quality testing laboratory will serve as part of the environmental studies curriculum. State University of New York September 2007, Vol. 6 No. 1 People Positive Changes Delhi now a great place to Students who returned this fall noticed a series of changes on cam- your friends how get together and ask pus: a new logo and tag line Inspiring Minds. Changing Lives, It s something all their day is going. welcome banners and signs, and the students should an expansive new Agora; all be proud of. designed to make SUNY Delhi a great place to be. I think Delhi is making great This is a huge time for Delhi, changes, says Caroline Spencer, a Liberal Arts major from Rochester, takes a moment to says Brian Wallenhorst, a second-year student majoring in Ho- Information Tech- Traci Upton, an speak with fellow student Brian Wallenhorst on Delhi s new Agora, now an expansive space for students to enjoy. The college took the opportunity to tel and Resort Management and nology student. vice president of Student Senate. She came back to renovate the space as part of a major construction project that replaced The recent rankings and the new SUNY Delhi after the campus steam line system. logo are the start of something graduating with an great for this college. I can see associate s degree This year s orientation was the branding campaign as a basis for that the SUNY Delhi name is getting out there. I know that we re now pursuing a bachelor s degree the positive changes taking place, Inspired, says Osterhoudt. It s in Business Administration and is perfect opportunity to showcase this year s orientation theme Get on top of the list for students in Information Technology. The according to Lori Osterhoudt, such an upbeat, positive message. considering this college. new logo is more sophisticated Director of Counseling Services. It just made so much sense to use and the college s tag line says that She s led Delhi s orientation it. Wallenhorst mentions that students have also taken notice of the the yellow is a great accent color. have to give credit to Joel Smith All incoming freshmen received Delhi students are inspired. I think activities for over 10 years. I refurbished Agora. I was happy It makes the banners and signs and Barbara Jones for coming a t-shirt with the Get Inspired to see benches were added. It s stand out around campus. up with the idea of using the new (cont.) The college is creating the laboratory as part of the Center of Excellence in Watershed Applications and Technology Enhanced Economic Revitalization or COE in WATER, which has been funded by $2 million in federal grants and support from Senator John Bonacic. We hope to maximize this for the students who are interested in environmental issues, Dean Nader says. SUNY Delhi s A.S. in Environmental Studies will give graduates a greater understanding of the environment and its interplay with economics, politics and public policy, as well as the solid foundation in mathematics needed to transfer to a fouryear degree program. Delhi has articulation agreements with SUNY ESF and Hartwick College for easy transfer to those institutions. For more information about SUNY Delhi s A.S. in Environmental Studies, contact Enrollment Services at DELHI. Want More Campus News? Read the online campus publication Delhi People. It s the latest on Delhi students, faculty and staff. Find it at Scott Fichten 88 with his new ice cream creation, Glacè de Vino. Ice Cream for Wine Lovers As Scott Fichten 88 says, It s no ordinary ice cream. Fichten, a graduate of SUNY Delhi s business program, has teamed up with longtime friend Randy Freeman to create an ice cream like no other. Glacé de Vino is 100% all-natural ice cream swirled with wine. It comes in four delicious flavors: strawberry cream chardonnay; chocolate amaretto cream sherry; raspberry merlot cheesecake; and chocolate cabernet sauvignon. The wine is cooked thoroughly, eliminating the alcohol content while keeping the flavor. Fichten says he was approached by Freeman with the idea to create the amazing ice cream flavors, and they began to market the ice cream earlier this year. I was never a foodie, but now I m in the business, Fichten admits. Word of mouth and some key media coverage has jettisoned the product to market success. We ve been very fortunate. Martha Stewart has featured us, as well as the Supermarket Guru on the Today Show. Fichten adds, We ve received thousands of s from people telling us how much they love the ice cream. Glacé de Vino is available for ordering online, and is also for sale in major supermarkets such as Hannaford. For more information on where to buy Glacé de Vino, go to Faculty and Staff Excellence Three faculty and staff members earned the highest honor to be awarded within the SUNY system, the Chancellor s Award for Excellence. Alan Franks 74, Veterinary Science Technology Department Chair and Associate Professor, earned the Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Marsha S. Stock, Associate Professor of Biology, was honored with the Award for Excellence in Faculty Service. Robert H. Backus, Head Coach of Men s and Women s Cross Country and Track and Field, earned the Award for Excellence in Professional Service. All three were recognized at the college s commencement and as part of Employee Appreciation Day. We are delighted to honor these remarkable members of the Delhi campus community, said President Candace Vancko. Each represents excellence at its highest level. Students assist with the installation of a galvanized steel sculpture outside of Sanford Hall in May. Distinguished Alumnus John Caparella 78 (center), chief operating officer of Gaylord Resorts and Hotels, recently visited the Delhi campus for Hospitality Advisory Board Day. He had a chance to meet with President Candace Vancko (left) and Mike Petrillose, Dean of Business and Hospitality (right). Art Becomes Learning Tool for Students A steel metal sculpture recently donated by the construction industry is giving SUNY Delhi students opportunities beyond art appreciation. They re also using it as a hands-on learning tool. Steel contractor Stone Bridge Iron & Steel, with assistance from the Hubbell Galvanizing Company of Utica, presented a galvanized steel sculpture as a gift to the college that will serve as an educational tool for students enrolled in the college s Construction and Architectural programs. The design was developed by the American Institute of Steel Construction as a practical and visually-appealing way to convey the various structural members and connection methods used by engineers and contractors. Currently, there are replications of the sculpture on 130 campuses across the United States. This is only the second sculpture of its kind to be installed in New York State. According to Eric Robert, Associate Professor of Construction Technology and Management, the sculpture will be used in the commercial- and structural-related courses that are offered at the college. Not only will this serve as a tool for faculty to illustrate the multitude of steel connections made with bolts and welds, but the actual installation of the sculpture has served as a handson learning opportunity for Delhi students, says Professor Robert. Professor Steve McKeegan and students in his surveying class developed a layout of the sculpture s positioning and laid the foundation. Students also built the retaining wall, placed all of the pavers, and graded the surrounding area for grass seed under the direction of Professors Richard Harrington and Floyd Vogt.
4 Accreditation Knocks Three Times for CADD Alumnus Brings Leadership to Life in Book Frank J. Schilagi 60 (left), joins President Candace Vancko (center) and Michael Petrillose (right), Dean of Business and Hospitality during a recent campus visit. Endorsements from President Vancko and Dean Petrillose appear on the jacket of Schilagi s Reality Check for Leaders. Frank J. Schilagi, a 1960 graduate of SUNY Delhi s Business Administration program, knows good leadership. His 20-plus years of experience in the hotel and country club business, and 10 years as a professor and dean of Wake Forest University s Babcock Graduate School of Management, were the background for the book Reality Check for Leaders. The book teaches leadership in a style that s not quite as painful as a textbook, said Schilagi during a recent visit to the Delhi campus. It s designed to depict a leader who can deal with reality, rather than what he wishes could be. In Reality Check for Leaders, the main character, John J. Battaglia, is a graduate of SUNY Delhi s hotel program who manages the Diamond Creek Inn. His narrative takes the reader along the pitfalls and triumphs of managing such an establishment. The book provides real answers to everyday problems in the field of management. I basically took what did and did not work for me and put it in a book, Schilagi says. The SUNY Delhi references will make it an easy read for our students, says Mike Petrillose, Dean of Business and Hospitality. The book is currently used in SUNY Delhi s Senior Seminar in Business and Hospitality. Schilagi s book presents his principles of leadership, which are centered on the ideas that skills and interests drive results and that people pursue personal payoffs. He has translated these fundamental premises into a quantifiable survey, the Schilagi Interests and Skills Profile (SISP). Students can use the survey as a tool to find out what type of managers they are. It gives students a way to stand out in terms of efficiency and effectiveness if they can best match their career choice. Schilagi, who holds a Ph.D. in Individual and Organizational Behavior from the University of Georgia, wanted to give back to the education system by spending 10 years teaching before moving on to the corporate world. After only a few years on the faculty at Wake Forest University, his leadership ability was so apparent that, at the age of 32, he was offered the position of Dean of the Babcock Graduate School of Management. Following his highly successful career in academics, Schilagi returned to his true passion, business leadership, and became the president and owner of a successful consulting and management company. A millionaire by his mid 30 s, Schilagi quickly established himself as an expert at turning around failing organizations. He subsequently owned and operated a variety of highly successful full and limited service hotels ranging in size from 100 to 450 rooms. He also owned and managed Bermuda Run Country Club, a thousand-acre private residential community with a 27-hole golf course considered to be one of the finest in North Carolina. Schilagi would like to share his leadership approach with SUNY Delhi hospitality management alumni. He is offering to give a free copy of Reality Check for Leaders to the first 100 Hospitality Management alumni who make a donation of $100 or more to the college s annual fund. For more information about the book, please visit www. RealityCheckforLeaders.com. SUNY Delhi s Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) became the first program in the world to receive accreditation for all of its three options. Graduates of Delhi s CADD certificate, AOS degree and AAS degree will now receive a certificate from the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA) with their diploma. This is something we ve been pursuing for the last six years, and we re excited that Delhi has received certification for every one of the CADD options, says Mike Miller, Associate Professor. It s unprecedented to receive the certification at three levels, so we are very proud to have this distinction. According to Professor Miller, there are 60 educational institutions internationally that are certified through the ADDA. Every other college that is accredited through the ADDA has only one certification. SUNY Delhi now has three, Professor Miller adds. In addition to these recent certifications, SUNY Delhi has served as an official ADDA testing site for the last seven years. This ensures that Delhi students are able to sit for the national certification exam at an affordable cost since financial assistance is granted through the college s student ADDA chapter. SUNY Delhi s phonathon team is (top row) Jessica Mulligan, Annual Giving Coordinator Paul MacDonald, Aliza Rutledge, Alysia Hillyard, and Alisha Schultz; (bottom row) Lara Purcell, Jillian Naveh, and Aaron Kinberg. Introducing the Student Phonathon Team We are excited to be back on campus and reach out to you. Being members of the phonathon team and listening to the memories and career milestones that you share with us reminds us that you have helped in so many ways. All of us have been touched by your generosity. Scholarships, assistantships, peer tutors and the EOP Summer Academy are all made possible by your support. As goodwill ambassadors, we re ready to answer your questions and provide you with important campus news. We hope that the experience is informative and enjoyable for you, underscoring the common bond that we share a connection to SUNY Delhi. With this message, we just wanted to add a face to the voices that will be calling this year. 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5 Class Notes 1942 Henry Ridder was recently featured in The Telltale, the official newsletter of the Nyack Boat Club. Henry is an avid sailor and has been a member of the club since Joyce Darrow Ksenics writes that she has seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren Captain Edward Miller was featured in the Air Line Pilot magazine article 75 Years of Pilots in Command. He served in the U.S. Air Force, which he joined during the Korean conflict, and then flew for United Airlines for 34 years, retiring in He has received a Presidential Citation for many years of outstanding air safety The Rev. George E. Barney and his wife have moved to Houston, TX, to be closer to their three children Robert and Miriam Baird Booth celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 20, After living in Poughkeepsie for about fifty years, they moved to Dundee, where their son lives. Both Robert and Miriam are retired. Robert was an industrial engineer with IBM and Miriam was a school lunch manager and home health aide. Their son manages Baird Funeral Home and their daughter is married with three children. Miriam writes that they enjoyed seeing classmate Sallie Heath Windsor in Geneva, and she wishes more classmates would share news in Horizons Donald Burger and wife Patricia have been working with Evangelistic groups, serving as medical missionaries in India and Somoa. Don has taken up golf and working as an extra in motion pictures with stars such as Kevin Bacon and George Clooney Dan Hyer and wife Beth have moved to Florida. They have five granddaughters and one grandson, all age 5 and under Paul and Roberta Bobbi Jackson Shoemaker celebrated 45 years of marriage on June 23, They have two children and five grandchildren Susan Heaps Allen and husband became grandparents on June 20, The baby s name is Harrison Connor Allen (right). Susan writes that they are slowing down in their pottery business and RVing more Charles and Rose Cumbo 69 Leniek have a new granddaughter, Kaitlyn Elizabeth, born on November 13, They now have four grandchildren Lennox Scope has retired from Albert Einstein Medical Center and the University of Miami Medical Center, where he was a cancer research medical technician Dirk and Jeanne Wells 71 Sheeley celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary in September Dirk retired in May 2007 after thirty years with UPS. Jeanne is a paralegal in New Paltz. They have three children Doug Scarson is celebrating his 35th anniversary as owner of Rochester Caterers and Barbeque Man Jack Lamb is heading up the new culinary management program at Metropolitan State College of Denver. Jack has been serving as an adjunct in that department for the last six years Marcia A. Sager- Thomson is the proud grandmother of two grandsons: Seamus, age 4, and Liam, age 3. Daughter Meghan is a district manager for Sears Portrait Studio and daughter Brooke is attending Cayuga Community College. Marcia is employed at Thee Amish Market in sales/ customer service. Husband Richard is a corrections deputy for the Cayuga County Sheriff s Department Weddings: Phil Calkins to Stephanie Nottage, September Stephanie was in the Army National Guard for 15 years before moving to New Mexico. The couple lives in Albuquerque Megan Field Foo is a consumer affairs representative at Hackensack University Medical Center. Megan completed both a master s degree in Administrative Science and a bachelor s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Weddings: David A. Bass to Vicki Ann Meltzer Holdman, July 8, The couple lives in Manlius Steve and Angela Abruzzese Daley are looking forward to attending their 30th SUNY Delhi class reunion in June Kelly McKillop Gallagher is pursuing child development associate (CDA) credentials at Molloy College to become a pre-school teacher. Janet Porter Shotwell has a new job as marketing director of Conceptual Design and Planning Company, Inc. Janet and husband John and two teenage sons live in Irvine, CA. Lee B. Zeplowitz was awarded the first Distinguished Alumni Award at Grand Island High School for professional achievement and contributions to society. Lee is founder and president of the Zeplowitz Group, a clientcentered wealth coaching firm located in Bala Cynwyd, PA Eric Whittaker received a 2007 Genex Mission Award from Genex Cooperative Inc. Eric is an area sales representative in Eastern and Central New York, providing cattle reproduction management services to help improve member and customer profit potential Steven Presti writes, Thanks to my Delhi training, I am celebrating 25 years in the automotive repair business, owning my own shop, Brewster Service Station Donna Goldman Costa writes that she has four children: Jordan 17; Dylan 15; Gavin 12; and Lauryn 7. Jordan will be attending SUNY Delhi in. Donna also has a catering business, established in Husband Roger is a chiropractor. They live in Stony Point Mark Cody is head wrestling coach at American University in Washington, DC Michael Thaler and wife Esther hosted an O Connor Hall reunion at their home in Laurel Springs, NC. Attending were Lenny 83 and Lori Privitello 83 Wilcox, Tom Beck 83, Brian Hogan 84, Joe DeWitt 84, Steve Trager 84, and their families Hayley Weston Murphy is director of veterinary services for Zoo New England, which includes the Stone and Franklin Park Zoos. Hayley, husband Dave, and their two children live in North Attleboro, MA Classmates Karen Lenkiewicz Teeple (Binghamton), Gina Traglia Hay (Endicott), Colette Scobie Anderson (Charlotte, NC), and Jean Quick Weber (Elma) are shown below at their yearly weekend get-together Mary Anne Clampitt is a carpenter with Designs Unlimited of Armonk. She and husband Brian have two sons, Nicholas and Dakota Olive Simon Josuweit has achieved National Board Certification in early childhood education and was awarded the Title 1 National Board Certified Teacher Award for Outstanding Commitment, Service and Support to Students in Title 1 Schools. Olive is a reading specialist in New York City. Harry J. Pettoni, This fall, Dennis Behan 01 (top left) and Lane Schaffer (bottom) 01 and friend, Alice Smith (top right), are teaming up to take a five-month hike of New Zealand from tip to tail, covering about 1,800 miles (that s 2,900 kilometers for those Down Under). Schaffer says that he and Behan developed a love of the outdoors while studying at SUNY Delhi, and that love and a desire to help two charities inspired the trip. For more about Behan and Schaffer s hike, visit vice president of Gilbert Architects Inc. in Lancaster, PA, specializes in sustainable design in educational facilities for the mid-atlantic region Dwayne Finkle recently completed training at the New York State Sheriff s Association Institute s annual conference in Albany and was presented a certificate of attendance by Thomas A. Mitchell, counsel for the association. Barbara Garcia, Medical Surgical Nurse and nurse educator at O Connor Hospital, Delhi, was honored as Caregiver of the Year at the hospital. Kendra Cowan Silvester is a project manager with ASA Architecture. Kendra and husband Mark have two children Eric, age 9, and Kimberly, age John D. Marino was awarded the MMI Dining Systems Corporate Service Edge Award for 2006 while attending the annual national management meeting aboard the cruise ship Sensation in February John is food service director CDM for MMI Dining Systems and lives in Palm Harbor, FL John Vassallo writes that he is celebrating 17 years of self-employment in concert touring and sound production. Births: To David and Theresa Speicher Reedy, a son, Matthew Yeagar, born on December 13, He joins nine-year-old sister Alyson Marie. Teri is a veterinary technician with Ark Animal Hospital Births: To David DJ and Michelle Coulon Smalley, a daughter, Lauren Elizabeth, on May 15, Lauren joins brothers Connor, age 5, and Jack, age 3. Godmother is Jennifer Cavanaugh Lindstrom 91. DJ is a welding instructor with Plumbers Union Local 1 in Manhattan. Michelle is a stay-at-home mom, working part-time for a home care company. They live in West Sayville Jene Jenny Smith writes, I have a new RN float clinic position in community health at Yale-New Haven Hospital with adults and pediatric patients. I also help in specialty clinics with ortho,
6 transplant, oncology, apheresis and pulmonary patients. I love this job in so many fields of nursing. I thank all my instructors at Delhi! Tracie Forehand Smith and husband William have two children: Justin William, born on March 27, 2002; and Kodi Lynn, born on November 7, Tracie and William were married May 19, Michael MacKenzie is a hotel manager with Extended Stay America, Rochester. Weddings: Mark Jaszcar to Danielle Bodden, June 2, Mark owns his own landscaping business, Mark s Mowing Maniacs. Wife Danielle is employed by Capital Cardiology Associates in Oneonta Births: To David and Lori Rozen Felt, a son, Peter David (right), born on April 4, Lori worked at Fredonia Animal Hospital for 12 years before becoming a stay-at-home mom Births: To Steve and Amy Cross Gallaher 98, a daughter, Grace Mattingly, born on June 26, Craig H. Bevier and wife Shemika (left) have two boys and live in Newburgh. Shawn Kauffman was recently recognized and honored at an O Connor Hospital EMS dinner as EMS Educator of the Year. Shawn, an RN at O Connor Hospital, Delhi, is also a volunteer EMS and paramedic and provides first aid education courses. Sean Taggart is head golf superintendent at Osiris Country Club in Walden. Births: To Chad and Bryn Fefee, a son, Chandler Isaiah, on March 29, Chandler (above) joins 2-yearold brother, Brayden. Chad is a carpenter foreman with Murnane Building Contractors. They live in Bryn Births: To Jeremy and Pamela Wright Hilton, a son, Alexander Joseph, born on March 5, He joins a sister, Ava Louise, who was born on February 1, Weddings: Jason Junkins to Heather Tulloch, October 22, Heather is a research associate for the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Husband Jason is a deputy sheriff with Fairfax County, VA Weddings: John Ferrari, Jr. to Crystal Smith 99, August 25, Daniel Mizak to Danielle Silva (right), September 16, Dan is a volunteer fireman in Avenel, where the couple lives. Births: To Ladd and Jestina McPherson Dawson, a daughter, Alexandria Louise, born on July 14, Weddings: Donald E. Sulger to Stacey M. Mokay on May 19, Donald is a welding inspector with Raymond Corporation. The couple lives in Greene Doreen Boyle is the new resort operations manager for Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club, Pawleys Island, SC. Dana Elbrecht is continuing her education at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Births: To Chito and Kellie Krawczyk Bantug, a daughter, Alana Kathryne (below), born on January 28, Kellie is a licensed veterinary technician with Aqueduct Animal Hospital and husband Chito is a manager with Vistec. They were married in March 2004 and live in Clifton Park Christopher Falotico received his bachelor s degree from Mount St. Mary s College in computer information systems. He is now working for Enzo Clinical Lab at the information technology help desk. Matt Muserlian is a Benchmark Operations Manager in the Northeast for Concord Hotels. JaNelle M. Etsitty received a B.S. in Park and Recreation Management from Western Carolina University in August Kevin Ponte is head groundskeeper for the minor baseball league Brooklyn Cyclones at KeySpan Park. Jenna Whittaker graduated summa cum laude from Ithaca College in Spring 2007 with a bachelor s degree in English. She was a member of the Humanities and Sciences Honors Program. In her senior year, Jenna served as co-president of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society, and worked as a teaching assistant for Introductory Latin. Jenna plans to enter the M.A./Ph.D. program in English at Indiana University this fall Dustin Truman placed third with a three-day total of 228 in the Championship Flight at the Delaware County Amateur Golf Championship, held at the Delhi College Golf Course on July Alumni Update If you ve received a promotion or award started a new job married had a baby or have other news you d like to share, please complete this form. Feel free to send an attachment with additional information or photos. Name Maiden Name Nickname Class Year Annie Ludington Robinson 26 George Plitt 32 Remi Williams Flikkema 35 Frances Woehrle Matteson 37 Robert J. Coles 45 Valentin B. Bueche, Jr. 49 Anton Peter Rasmussen 50 John J. Ryan 50 Jean Robson Hamsher 53 Birth Date In Memoriam SUNY Delhi notes with sorrow the deaths of the following alumni, faculty and staff. Home Telephone Margaret Maggie L. Church 54 Charles I. Carpenter 60 James Rubino 61 Jack E. Decker 64 Jay R. Magazine 73 Daniel Farnand 77 Lee Douglas Wiedrich 77 Valerie Valentine Stewart 86 Home Address City State Zip Seasonal Address Phone City State Zip Current Employer Position Christopher P. Swiatek, Sr. 88 James Leonard Ramsey 89 Miguel A. Miranda 96 Francis Frank A. Harmer Golf Course Pro Shop Floyd O. Tink Liddle Maintenance, retired Business Address Business Phone Spouse s Name (Please give class year if spouse is a Delhi graduate) Year Spouse s Current Employer and Position Here s What s New Paul J. Schreier Carpentry Instructor, retired Thomas F. Sulenski Maintenance, retired Betty Jane Kinch Waltermire 42 Secretary, retired The Alumni Office sincerely apologizes for erroneous information listed in the Spring 2007 issue of Horizons. Alumna Janet Fairley Woltman 80 is alive and well. Tell us what s new! Accomplishments, Personal Achievements, Milestones, News, Reunions...
7 Horizons The Magazine of SUNY Delhi Volume 39 No.2 The Western New York Delhi Alumni Chapter sponsored a picnic on June 9 in the Powderhorn Lodge in Pittsford. The event was catered by Doug Scarson 72, owner of Rochester Caterers. Upcoming Events Hitting the Town Metro New York Alumni Meet President Candace S. Vancko at a Special Reception Monday, November 12 Tribeca Grill, 6 p.m. 8 p.m. Hors d oeuvres and cash bar, $25 donation. Western New York Delhi Alumni Chapter Fall Reception Thursday, November 15 The Distillery, 6 p.m., Rochester Alumni Weekend June 6-8, 2008 on the SUNY Delhi campus Join us in celebrating three special occasions: The 50th anniversary of the construction program 25 years since the wrestling team s record-setting performance The 10th anniversary of the college s first four-year degree in Hospitality Management. For more information on these events, contact the Alumni Office at (607) or Delhi Horizons is funded by the SUNY Delhi Alumni Association and published for alumni and friends of SUNY Delhi by the College Advancement Office. Dr. Candace S. Vancko President Joel M. Smith Director of College Advancement Kimberly MacLeod Communications and Alumni Relations Coordinator/Editor GrafiQa Creative Services Please send all correspondence and editorial items to the Alumni Office, SUNY Delhi, 2 Main Street, Delhi, NY 13753; via or by telephone (607) Non-Profit Organization U.S. POSTAGE PAID Permit NO. 422 Oneonta, NY Address Service Requested PARENTS: If Horizons is addressed to a son or daughter who no longer lives at your home, please clip the address and mail to: Alumni Office, SUNY Delhi, 2 Main Street, Delhi, NY You can also us at Thank you for ensuring that our Delhi graduates get the latest news from their alma mater.