People March/April 2006, Vol. 4 No. 5 Delhi’s Fab Four Professor Sturdevant has State University of New York Four Delhi faculty and staff members have been nominated to been nomi- receive this year’s SUNY Chan- nated for the cellor’s Awards for excellence— Chancellor’s Lynda Preiser, Student Health Award for Services Director, Richard L. Excellence Golding, Assistant Professor in Teaching. of Hospitality Management, Dr. A professor Michael J. Petrillose, Associate who is both Professor of Hospitality Manage- demanding ment, and Barbara Sturdevant, and well-liked, Professor of Business (pictured Sturdevant has from left to right). If approved, taught a wide they will be recognized at SUNY range of courses in accounting, Delhi’s 89th commencement on computer processing and manage- the college’s baccalaureate degree May 20. ment, teaching in both the Busi- in Information Technology. program. In the past, Professor ness and Hospitality Management Sturdevant has served as chair “We look forward to celebrating programs. She has developed Professor Sturdevant has been a of the promotion committee and the achievement of these extraor- many new courses for the Busi- leader in many college initiatives, co-chair of the strategic planning dinary members of the Delhi ness program, including Comput- committees and workgroups. committee. She has been recog- campus community,” says Presi- erized Accounting, Government She currently serves as chair of nized with the college’s Academic dent Candace Vancko. “They and Non-Profit Accounting, and Delhi’s curriculum committee and Advisor of the Year Award. For contribute to the success of our Accounting for Small Businesses. has served for many years as chair over 10 years, Professor Stur- students in so many ways, both in Professor Sturdevant has also of the college’s United University devant has served as Associate and outside of the classroom.” played a major role in developing Professionals Individual Awards (cont.) Director of the NJCAA Division CampusScoop Q & A with… III Men’s Basketball Champion- ship and has ensured the success Joan Erickson of the college’s hosting of the tournament. Occupation: Instructor, Mathematics Professor Golding has been nomi- nated for the Chancellor’s Award Birthplace: Taiwan for Excellence in Faculty Service. Education: A B.S. in Chemical Engineering from An active member of the campus community, Professor Golding has the University of Mississippi and an M.S. in Natural served four years on the academic Sciences from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. policy committee and has served a vital role as a member of Delhi’s What do you like most about your job? budget and planning committee. I like my subject area. I like teaching it, and I like He currently volunteers at Re- galia, the college’s gently-used learning it since there is always something new to clothing store. He has also served play with. I feel this job is so worth it when I see as a co-planner and master of students giving their earnest effort trying to solve math ceremonies for the store’s annual problems. I honestly feel it is such a privilege to be a fashion show. His other campus teacher. I consider college the place where academia activities include acting as master of ceremonies for staff develop- meets the real-world work skills. Every young person ment presentations, presenting in college learns what their academic strengths are, what careers may be a good match for their many customer service seminars interests and capabilities, and ultimately they come to realize who they are as individuals. And I feel for faculty and staff, and assist- that we are here to make a lasting impression upon their learning experience before we send them ing with the college’s DAD Day off to the big world. program, open houses, scholarship dinners, Family Day, and SUNY’s legislative activities in Albany. Who do you most admire? My parents, especially my mother. The term “immigrant’s dream” Although his instructional focus is very real to my family and me. I watched my parents work through hardships and challenges by is restaurant and hotel manage- sheer determination. That’s why I admire anyone who refuses to be defeated by challenges. ment, Professor Golding regularly assists the culinary students dur- What is your greatest achievement? I am achieving it right now. ing their competitions. Professor Golding serves as the advisor for If you could change jobs with someone for a day, who would that be? My dog. I want to Hotel Sales & Marketing Asso- 2 know how it feels to wait for hours before someone comes home and takes me for a walk. ciation International, a student- Delhi’s new Agora, which will be completed this fall. (cont.) professional organization on the relates to supervisory communica- CampusScoop Delhi campus. In that capacity, he tion. He presented his findings Wearing of the Green received the 2004-2005 Student at the International Society for Activities Advisor of the Year. Performance Improvement annual conference. In addition to his service on the Delhi campus, Professor Gold- In 2005, Dr. Petrillose received a ing has served his community as “Conversations in the Disciplines” president of the Deposit Chamber Award from SUNY to organize a of Commerce, a member of the one-day symposium on brand rec- Town of Deposit Planning Board, ognition and corporate reputation, a member of the Deposit Eco- which brought industry profes- nomic Development Revolving sionals and international scholars Loan Fund Committee, and Clerk to the Delhi campus. That same of Session for the Deposit Presby- year he received the SUNY Chan- terian Church. cellor’s Recognition for Research and Scholarship. More recently, Dr. Petrillose has been nominated Dr. Petrillose is exploring trends for the Chancellor’s Award for in labor shortages within business- Excellence in Scholarship and es today, as well as generational Creative Activities. Dr. Petril- difference and the legal and social Who says green’s only for showing your Delhi spirit? Faculty and lose’s studies on human resources impacts in today’s workplace. staff celebrated Saint Patrick’s Day by wearing their green Delhi management within the hospital- flashing sun glasses and dancing the jog to the sounds of Instructor ity industry have been published Lynda Preiser has been nomi- Pete Campbell’s pipes. From left to right are Roberta Hudson, nationally and internationally. nated for the Chancellor’s Award Secretary II, Suzanne Puffer, President’s Secretary, Campbell, Since joining the Delhi faculty in for Excellence in Professional 2002, he has continued his re- Service. As Director of Student and Barbara Kaplan, Secretary II. search, investigating topics such Health Services, Preiser has as a potential employee’s ten- initiated several improvements to on good health. She has instruct- overall health care of the cam- dency toward customer service. student health care which include ed on a variety of wellness topics pus community by introducing In 2004, Dr. Petrillose received a a self-care cold clinic, improved that include sexually transmitted automated external defibrillators Marriott Faculty Fellowship that laboratory services, and disease diseases, birth control, CPR and (AEDs) to key areas on the Delhi enabled him to work closely with testing on campus. Through her the Heimlich maneuver. In addi- campus and instructing faculty the company’s loss prevention and efforts, the college offers low-cost tion to instructing on health, she and staff on CPR and the use of ethical investigation department. birth control options to students as has trained students in diversity the AEDs. She has also made flu In addition, Dr. Petrillose sought well as free vitamins. issues, conducted peer educa- vaccinations available to faculty the expertise of a retired FBI tion classes, and taught classes in and staff in addition to the student 3 agent/profiler to better understand Preiser has played a significant student success. Preiser has been population. workplace violence and how it role in educating Delhi students instrumental in improving the the Deans’ Council this month. CampusCurrents Kudos Senior Assistant Librarian Steve Dixon received $150 to attend the SUNY Training Center’s Spring 2006 Conference on Teaching and Learning in Buffalo. Instructor Jamie Rotter received $225 to pursue his certification as an ex- ecutive chef through the American Culinary Federation. Delhi’s Center for Community Service was awarded $50,000 in matching grants from the O’Connor Foundation. “We are very excited about the new grant,” Assistant Professor Tom Recinella says Martha E. Vink, Coordina- tor. “It sends a clear message that Assistant Professor Tom Reci- the O’Connor Foundation sup- Delhi nursing students hosted this year’s Teddy Bear nella won his first international ports our operation and that they are impressed with our results.” Clinic in the new South Hall facility. Children from Delhi’s individual gold medal at the International Culinary Competi- Child Care Center brought their favorite stuffed animal tion in Marina deMassa, Italy. to the clinic to learn what it’s like to visit the doctor. The Winning the gold in the cold food In Print nursing students also made presentations on good health category, he was also named the and well being. 2006 National Champion of the Associate Professor Floyd Vogt Cold Kitchen. has just completed a revision to his practices across the nation. foundations, framing, interior and The Hudson Valley Chapter of textbook, Carpen- He interviewed dozens of exterior surfaces, cabinetry and Golf Course Superintendents As- try. This effort workers and took hun- flooring, and more. sociation recently awarded $1,000 required him to dreds of photos for the scholarships to two students of the travel to Dallas, book. Carpentry, 4th Edi- Golf Course Management Super- TX, Port St. tion follows the logical path New Face intendent program—Dan Dulin Lucie, FL, and of a residential project, using and George Lang IV. Valencia, CA reader-friendly presentations Marilyn Stever is the new to gather in- and easy-to-follow diagrams to Keyboard Specialist for Records Two Professional Development formation on varia- explore building plans, site- and Registration and Information 4 Grants have been awarded by tions in residential construction work and layout, footings and Systems. Family Services Brace Facility in CampusCurrents Making the Most of Break Masonville. SUNY Delhi was the place for culinary and academic compe- tition in February. Hospitality Management hosted the New York State Hot Food Team ACF competition with Delhi’s culinary A Gerald Scheck original team winning a silver medal. The college also hosted its annual meeting of the SUNY Orientation MathCounts for area high school Directors at SUNY Albany. students, thanks to Professor Walt Bray. The regional Skills-VICA Assistant Professor Gerald competition returned to Delhi in Scheck’s Catskill landscapes are February hosting 19 high schools currently featured in an exhibi- This year students and staff volunteers traveled to Oxnard, CA to from across New York State. As- tion at the Ink Shop Printmak- work with Habitat for Humanity during mid-winter break. From sistant Professor Eric Robert and ing Center in Ithaca. The gallery Secretary II Denise McLean exhibit will be on display through left to right: (top row) Martha E. Vink, Campus Minister and organized this campus-wide event. April 30. O’Connor Center Coordinator; David “Buzz” Bussing, Habi- tat for Humanity Site Manager; Danny Lockwood; Heather Hospitality Management fac- Janet Bodisco-Massink, Nurse Byrnes; Carlos Lopez; Toni Bederka; Dan Ratto; Jamie ulty hosted their first Travel and I, Lori Osterhoudt, Director of Popiel; Laurence O’Connell; Bill Forshaw; Frank Far- Tourism Educators’ Symposium Counseling, and Barbara Jones, on February 17. The program rington; Kelly Herzog; Pete Campbell, Technology Instructor; Vice President of Student Life, featured a panel discussion with Katie Lynn; (front row) Lynda Preiser, Student Health Services traveled to Albany to serve on the industry specialists from Ameri- selection committee for the 2006 Director; Kevin Pawlowski; and Dr. Gary Preiser. can Express, New York State Hos- SUNY Chancellor’s Award for pitality and Tourism Association, Student Excellence. Saratoga County Convention and Officer Ladd Dawson partici- Tourism Bureau, Liberty Travel, Out and About pated in a Breathalyzer seminar in Lori Osterhoudt, Director of and Delhi’s own Associate Profes- University Police have been busy Oneonta. Officer James McCart- Counseling Services, recently sor Bob Seibert. participating in professional de- ney was recently certified in the attended a meeting of the SUNY velopment and offering presenta- use of breath alcohol testers. Chief Counseling Center Directors Senior Counselor Mary Wake at- tions. Lieutenant Timothy Hess Perri DeFreece gave a presen- Organization at SUNY Oneonta. tended the regional meeting of the attended a training seminar on tation to 20 youths at the New Osterhoudt is secretary of the National Orientation Director’s 5 drug investigation in Binghamton. York State Office of Children and organization. She also attended a Association in Lake Placid.
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