See What SUNY Alumni are Accomplishing This Week!
In addition to our regular Alumni Profile series, we hear about great things our graduates are doing around the country. Why not share them?
Recent SUNY New Paltz graduate Kaleigh Griffin produced such a captivating senior thesis documentary this spring that she has been asked to remove it from the Web pending film festival entries and distribution.
University at Albany and SUNY Fredonia alumna Susan Amatuzzo has been named SUNY Fredonia Campus and Community Children’s Center director.
Jazz vocalist Melissa Morgan, a SUNY Purchase College alumna, heads to the West Coast this month to perform at the Piedmont Piano Company in Oakland.
SUNY Potsdam awarded the Distance Education Award to Stony Brook University alumnus Jason F. Schreer, a biology professor at the North Country campus.
This month, Morrisville State College will exhibit high-tech farming in Onondaga Lake at the Great New York State fair with help from alumni.
Nassau Community College and SUNY Purchase College alumnus Joe Mannetti has been named recipient of the 11th Annual Dorothy Award.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the State University of New York is now accepting applications for the New York State Master Teacher Program. The program, built via SUNY infrastructure and designed to bolster STEM education in grades 6-12, was first announced by Governor Cuomo in May.
“Making sure we have the best and brightest teachers in our classroom is a fundamental part of creating a world-class education system in New York State,” Governor Cuomo said. “The Master Teacher Program will identify and reward teachers that go above and beyond for their students, as well as lay the foundation for a corps of leading teachers who will work with their peers to give our students the best education possible. I encourage parents, administrators, and school affiliated organizations to nominate their top math and science teachers to apply for this program.”
Alumni Profiles is an ongoing series highlighting successful graduates who, with a SUNY education, achieved interesting and influential careers.
Erin Coon is a community member, leader, and advocate. She was recently named the Executive Director of the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls, NY–the same city that one of her alma maters, SUNY Adirondack, is located.
Ms. Coon attended SUNY New Paltz to earn her Bachelor’s degree following her attendance at SUNY Adirondack in high school, then returned to the North Country to refresh her business skills at SUNY Adirondack more recently. For two years before being named the Executive Director, Ms. Coon was the theater’s operations manager after completing an internship with Adirondack Theatre Festival, a group that the theater continues to host.
The Charles R. Wood Theater is a 30,000 square-foot community facility with a theater, rehearsal hall, and reception area that hosts year-round art events. It is this year celebrating 10 years in operation. Learn more about the Charles R. Wood Theater, including the history and schedule of events at their website.
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation annually awards approximately 200 Fellowships from between 3 – 4,000 applications. The Fellowship awards, also deemed as “midcareer awards”, are for men and women with careers and abilities in the arts, sciences, and history.
Former Guggenheim Fellows become advisers who help narrow down the competition by sending their critiques to a Committee of Selection then onto the Board of Trustees. Winners from the United States and Canada competition were announced in early April.
We are proud to have 5 current Guggenheim Fellows within the SUNY family:
The SUNY Model European Union (SUNYMEU) is an annual simulation of the European Union organized by the Institute for European Union Studies at SUNY (IEUSS), the host campus (SUNY New Paltz), and the SUNY Office of Global Affairs.
The primary purpose of SUNYMEU is to provide a framework for a simulation of a European Council meeting to better educate American students about one of the most complex and important actors in the international arena today in the European Union, while giving them an opportunity to interact with students from EU member and candidate states.