Every year, nearly a million visitors walk through the gates to experience great food, entertainment, and learn about the Empire State at The Great New York State Fair. For the third year, SUNY commanded a strong presence in order to showcase to New Yorkers the wide-ranging impact that SUNY has on the state. To help build SUNY pride, SUNYIT‘s mascot, Walter the Wildcat, joined over a dozen SUNY mascots in making an appearance to greet students and alumni and welcome prospective fans.
But that’s not all! Check out what other activities he did while he was there on August 30…
Mollie Wertheim stands with a jersey (edited for 100) given to her by the SUNYIT baseball team when she turned 90.
Mollie Wertheim was already retired when she started work at SUNYIT’s old Utica campus during the college’s “mills era” more than 30 years ago. Recently, her friends, co-workers and family celebrated her 100th birthday with a gathering on campus.
Through a local community program for retirees, Wertheim was hired as a clerical aide in the admissions office on April 29, 1976. Through the years, Continue reading
OGS Commissioner RoAnn Destito, SUNYIT commencement keynote speaker
SUNYIT’s 39th annual commencement will honor hundreds of graduates Saturday, May 11, starting at 10 a.m., in the Wildcat Field House.
About 700 candidates who became eligible for graduation from August 2012 through the end of the current academic year have been invited to take part in the annual ceremony. In addition to remarks by President Yeigh, graduates and guests will hear from RoAnn M. Destito, Commissioner of the New York State Office of General Services; she will deliver the keynote address. Also during the ceremony, students will present a class gift, and there will be other recognitions in addition to the awarding of degrees. A reception in the Student Center will follow the two-hour ceremony.
Pollster and political analyst John Zogby will deliver the first 2013 SUNYIT President’s Lecture on Tuesday, February 26. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, begins at noon in the Student Center multipurpose room on the SUNYIT campus in Marcy.
The founder of a Utica-based polling firm that grew into Zogby International, Zogby’s rise to national and international prominence was boosted by his work during the 1996 presidential campaign. In the aftermath of the close race, the Washington Post hailed his methodology and unique results, calling him “the maverick predictor who beat us all.” Since then he has polled for a “who’s who” list of clients, including Reuters, MSNBC, Fox News and many others, and has distinguished himself internationally with polling work in Canada, Mexico, Israel and Iran.