September 2007, Vol. 6 No. 1 Delhi People Positive Changes Students who returned this fall no- now a great place to get together and ask State University of New York ticed a series of changes on cam- your friends how pus: a new logo and tag line “In- their day is going. spiring Minds. Changing Lives,” It’s something all 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 sec- Traci Upton, an speak with fellow student Brian Wallenhorst on Delhi’s new Agora, now an ond-year student majoring in Ho- Information Tech- 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 get- in Business Administration and is perfect opportunity to showcase this year’s orientation theme ‘Get ting out there. I know that we’re now pursuing a bachelor’s degree the positive changes taking place, Inspired’,” says Osterhoudt. “It’s 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 stu- Delhi students are inspired. I think activities for over 10 years. “I dents have also taken notice of the the yellow is a great accent color. have to give credit to Joel Smith All incoming freshmen received 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.) message and the new colors. As a CampusScoop Q & A with… spin-off, orientation leaders and Residence Assistants who partici- Clark Shah-Nelson pated in a combined training for the event sported shirts that read Occupation: Coordinator of Online Education “I’m Inspired.” Birthplace: Cedar Falls, Iowa Wallenhorst participated in orien- tation as a Resident Assistant and Education: A master’s degree in Instructional has seen a change in the type of Technology from University of Colorado, a bachelor’s students who are coming to Delhi. degree in German and Scandinavian Studies from “All the new students on my ﬂoor got along immediately. I’ve never Luther College, Decorah, Iowa. seen such a large group of people What do you like most about your job? with many different backgrounds get along so well.” It’s a nice combination of technology, creativity and working with great people in a pastoral environment. Upton says that Delhi students are more involved than ever. “I serve Who do you most admire? My son, Rishi. He’s only on the Student Programming ﬁve months old, so it’s hard not to sit around and admire him. Board and for every event I’ve worked at this year, all the seats What do you consider to be SUNY Delhi’s hidden gem? Leslie Mokay’s cinnamon rolls. I have been ﬁlled.” Commenting ﬁrst tried one when the Human Resources department sold them as a fundraiser for Relay for Life. on this involvement, orientation, Then Leslie made them for someone in our department, and I was completely envious. That’s when and the atmosphere in general, I asked about her mastery of cinnamon rolls and she baked some for me. I had one today, actually. she adds, “We’ve had such a great start to the year. It can only get What is your greatest achievement? I think it was pretty cool that I was able to work as better!” a professional actor in New York, Los Angeles, Spain and around the world. I’ve also had some More about the Orientation Fall success as a professional musician and toured Europe. My recording partner and I recently released 2007 on page 9. a record on a New York City label. I tend to be very interested in many different things and pursue them with vigor. Share your Share If you could change jobs with someone for a day, who would that be? I would say Jack news with Black, the actor. I couldn’t compare to his talent and his looks, but I always wanted to work on a Delhi People! big feature ﬁlm. I think if we switched, he’d make a ﬁne addition to SUNY Delhi. I’d like to see Contact Kim MacLeod Bush Hall 143 Ext. 4603 2 what he would do with online education. email@example.com Learning Leadership for the SUNY Council of Chief CampusCurrents Kudos Student Affairs Ofﬁcers. SUNY Delhi was ranked in the The Deans’ Council awarded Top 45 baccalaureate colleges in Associate Professor Dave the North in the 2008 U.S. News Hultenius a professional devel- and World Report’s “America’s opment grant of $215 to attend the Best Colleges.” This is the ﬁrst seminar “Challenges of Structural time the college has earned this Renovation: New York and Be- honor. yond” in Albany in October. The college’s Senior Assistant Librar- Golf/Turf ian Steve Dixon, In- Manage- structor Julee Miller, and ment pro- Instructional Support As- grams were sociate Cheryl Peletz have ranked been invited to select books among of their choice to be added to the top the Resnick Library collection. colleges This is in honor of Dixon and and CIO Patrick Masson graduated this summer from the SUNY Miller achieving continuing ap- universi- Leadership Program, which offers a two-year certiﬁcate through pointment and Peletz for achiev- ties in the nation and Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, ing permanent appointment. the best in New York State for Management Development Program. golf/turf management by TurfNet Associate Professor José Me- magazine. The college’s two-year dina was recognized by the program was ranked ﬁfth while The program is designed to meet the operational and personal women’s soccer team as “Person its four-year program was ranked needs of a higher-level manager whose functions include identi- of the Week.” 14th in the nation. fying and communicating organizational direction, the dynamics of large-group management, thinking strategically within and A total of 144 students achieved Promotions beyond the organization, and advanced communication tech- high honors (3.75-4.00 GPA) and 150 achieved honors (3.50-3.74 Stephen McKeegan has been niques. GPA) during the Spring 2007 promoted from Associate Profes- semester. sor to Professor. Pictured are Masson (left) at the graduation ceremony in Albany and Brian Hutzley, Vice President for Business Affairs, (right) Barbara Jones, Vice President Dr. Marsha Stock has been pro- 3 who attended on Masson’s behalf. for Student Life, was elected to a moted from Associate Professor to two-year term as Vice President Professor. Floyd Vogt has been promoted Janice Hall has been promoted CampusCurrents from Associate Professor to Pro- from Keyboard Specialist I to Hogwart Advice fessor. Secretary I in the Learning Center. Richard Golding has been pro- Debra McLaughlin has been moted from Assistant Professor to promoted from Keyboard Special- Associate Professor. ist I to Secretary I for University Police. Dr. Terry Hamblin has been pro- moted from Assistant Professor to Louis Reyes has been promoted Associate Professor. from Associate EOP Counselor to EOP Counselor. Pam Peters, Director of the Library, has been promoted from Lisa Thompson has been pro- Senior Assistant Librarian to As- moted from Cleaner to Janitor. sociate Librarian. Jennifer Troxell has been pro- Eric Robert has been promoted moted from Student Activities from Assistant Professor to Asso- Associate to Assistant Director of ciate Professor. Student Activities. Joan Erickson has been pro- Mary Wake has been promoted Associate Professor Alan Franks, Veterinary Science Technology moted from Instructor to Assistant from Interim Judicial Coordinator Department Chair, had the honor of giving the keynote speech at Professor. to Assistant Director of Counsel- this year’s convocation as the recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s ing Services. David Krzyston has been pro- Award for Excellence in Teaching. Professor Franks gave a rousing moted from Instructor to Assistant speech that related the experiences of Delhi students to that of the Professor. New Faces Jedi of Star Wars and the students of Hogwarts School of Witch- Jamie Rotter has been promoted Philip Hubbard has joined Delhi craft and Wizardry from the Harry Potter stories. from Instructor to Assistant Pro- as the Dean of Technology. He fessor. holds an Ed.S. in Higher Educa- nity services at Fulton-Montgom- Joining the Delhi family are tion Administration from the ery Community College. Residence Hall Directors José Joe Batchelder has been pro- University of Missouri, Kansas Sanchez, Seth Warren, Albin moted from Facilities Staff As- City, an M.S. in Human Resources Dr. Deborah Adelman is an As- J. Cich, and Matthew Juba. sistant to Capital Construction Management from Binghamton sociate Professor of Nursing for Sanchez holds a B.A. in Com- Coordinator. University, and a B.S. in Market- Delhi’s new online B.S.N. degree. munications from SUNY New Carol Bishop has been promoted ing from Missouri State Univer- She holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Paltz and is pursuing a master’s sity. He recently served as vice Nursing, as well as a B.S.N. from degree in Higher Education from 4 from Controller to Director of Business Affairs. president for student and commu- the University of Illinois. Binghamton University. War- New to the college’s Health Information Services and a B.S. CampusCurrents A Permanent Mark Center is Maria Wesley, Key- in Political Science from Florida New to this year’s board Specialist I, and Christian State University. She comes to September 11 Vesterfelt, Counselor. Wesley Delhi from Thammasat Univer- Remembrance holds a Master of Public Health sity Bangkok, where she taught from the University of Michigan architecture. Newsome holds an Ceremony was the and was previously employed by M.S. in Education from the Col- addition of a per- Eastern Tennessee State Univer- lege of Saint Rose and a Bachelor manent plaque in sity and Hartwick College. Vester- of Architecture from the Univer- memory of those felt holds an M.S.W. from the sity of Florida. He recently served who perished on University of South Carolina and as a professor of architecture at a B.S. in Marriage, Family and Dutchess Community College. that fateful day. Human Development from Bring- The plaque, which ham Young University. He previ- simply reads “A ously worked for the University of Alan Smith joins the Technology South Carolina’s Counseling and Division as an Instructor of Car- Living Remem- Human Development Center. pentry. He holds an A.O.S. from brance, September SUNY Delhi in Carpentry. 11, 2001” was LouAnn Matthews-Babcock donated by the Seven new faculty members are is the new Coordinator of Judicial Student Senate last teaching in the Liberal Arts and Affairs and Community Develop- Sciences Division. Dr. Daniel spring and was ment. She holds an M.S. in Edu- Klossner is an Assistant Profes- placed at the base cational Administration and Policy sor of Science. He holds a Ph.D. of the Bradford Callery Pear tree, which was planted as a memo- Studies from SUNY Albany and a in Biological Sciences from Bing- B.A. in Communication Arts from rial at SUNY Delhi’s Remembrance Ceremony in 2003. hamton University and a B.A. in Utica College of Syracuse Univer- Biological Sciences from Elmira sity. She recently served as area College. Dr. John Reeher is an ren holds a B.A. in History from ment and Communication Studies coordinator for residence life at Assistant Professor of Science. He Plymouth State University in New from SUNY Cortland and served SUNY Morrisville. holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chem- Hampshire and previously served recently as a residence hall direc- istry from Iowa State University as a residence hall director at tor at SUNY Oneonta. Two new faculty members, Assis- and an A.B. in Chemistry from Post University in Waterbury, CT. tant Professors Deborah Barrow Thiel College, PA. He comes to Cich holds a B.A. in English from Amanda Fucci-Bartoszek is and Paul Newsome, have been Delhi from Finger Lakes Com- SUNY Fredonia and is pursu- the new Alumni Center Coordina- hired to teach Architecture De- munity College. Dr. Jack Tes- ing a master’s degree in College tor. She holds an M.B.A. from the sign and Building. Barrow holds sier is an Assistant Professor for Student Personnel Administra- College of Saint Rose as well as a Master of Architecture from the college’s new Environmental 5 tion from Canisus College. Juba a B.S. in Marketing and Manage- the University of Colorado, as Studies degree. He holds a Ph.D. holds a B.A. in Sports Manage- ment from Siena College. well as a Master of Library and in Environmental and Forest Biology from SUNY ESF as well an A.A. in English from Concordia CampusCurrents as an M.A. and B.A. in Biology from SUNY Geneseo. Dr. Amber University. Tatnall is an Assistant Professor Five new Cleaners have joined of Social Sciences. She holds a SUNY Delhi—Deborah Bu- Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational dine, Michelle Bain, Benny Psychology from Capella Uni- Morales, and the mother and versity, an M.S. in Rehabilitation daughter team Kathleen and Counseling from Syracuse Uni- Sally Niece. versity, and a B.A in Psychology from Binghamton University. Dr. Christina Viafore and Sylvia Tatnall recently served as a train- Quick have been hired to staff ing consultant in California. Dr. Delhi’s water quality testing labo- Penny Pardoe is an Assistant ratory. Lab Director Viafore holds Professor in Social Sciences. She a B.S. in Biology from SUNY holds a Ph.D. in Contemporary Geneseo and comes to Delhi from Politics and History and an M.A. DMV International. Lab Tech- Registrar Richard Nabinger (center) received his emeriti cer- in International Relations Intel- nician Quick holds an M.A. in tiﬁcate from President Candace Vancko (far left) in August. Presi- ligence from Salford University, Teaching from Binghamton Uni- and a B.A. in Politics and Con- versity and a B.S. in Biochemistry dent Vancko and Provost Dennis Callas visited Nabinger at Fox temporary History from Rivier from SUNY Buffalo. Quick re- Memorial for the presentation. They were joined by his wife, Pat College. Dr. Pardoe has taught cently served as a quality control (far right). previously at the University of technician at TYCO Healthcare in Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Susan Hobart. Greenwood is an Assistant ity Division. Dr. Peter Clement Shannon Shoemaker returns as Professor of Science. She holds a Barbara Hein is the Direc- is an Assistant Professor of Busi- an Instructor. She holds an M.S. in Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from tor of the Center of Excellence ness and Information Technology. Education from SUNY Potsdam, the Medical College of Geor- in WATER. She holds a B.A. in He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy a B.S. in Business and Distribu- gia and a B.S. in Biology from Psychology from Rutgers Uni- and an M.S. in Educational tive Education, an A.A. in Busi- Augusta State University. Dr. versity and an Ed. M. in College Leadership and Policy Analysis ness Administration from SUNY Greenwood previously taught at Counseling and Student Person- from the University of Wiscon- Delhi. Shoemaker recently taught Midlands Technical College and nel Administration from SUNY sin-Madison, an M.B.A. from Business and Ofﬁce Technology Georgia Military College. Martin Buffalo. She previously held the Eastern New Mexico University, at Coastal Georgia Community Christiansen returns to SUNY position of Interim Grants Ofﬁcer a B.S. in Hospitality Administra- College. Lee Heron is an Instruc- Delhi as an English Instructor. He at SUNY Delhi. tion from Christelijke Hogeschool tor for Hospitality Management. holds an M.A. in English from Nederland University, and a B.S. She holds a bachelor’s degree Michigan University, a B.A. in Three new faculty members are in Economics from Southern in Business Administration with 6 English and Speech/Drama, and new to the Business and Hospital- University and A&M College. a specialization in Hospitality Shop Talk ence Technology program. With received an associate’s degree in CampusCurrents over 20 years of experience in the veterinary medical profession, she HVAC from SUNY Delhi. holds a Ph.D. from the University Dr. Debra Reif is the Assistant of Akron School of Law, a B.S. in Professor/Coordinator of Inter-In- Communications from Cleveland stitutional Programs at Schenect- State University, and an A.S. in ady County Community College. Veterinary Technology from St. She holds a Ph.D. in Business Petersburg College. She recently Management from Rensselaer served as a hospital administra- Polytechnic Institute, and an tor for Richﬁeld Animal Medical M.B.A. and M.S. in Accounting Center in Ohio. from the University at Albany. Naomi Benjamin has been named Secretary I for Student New Assignments Activities. Rosalie Higgins, former Dean of Business and Hospitality, has James Willmott has joined the come back from retirement to Applied Sciences and Recreation serve as liaison to SUNY Delhi’s Michigan artist Mark Beltchenko (far left) visited the Delhi Division as an Assistant Professor bachelor’s programs offered at campus to view the site for the installation of a sculpture he is who will be teaching Golf Course Schenectady County Community creating for the college. As a sculptor of metal, he was interested Management, Turf Management College. in visiting with faculty from the Welding program. Assistant Pro- and Plant Pathology. He holds an M.S. in Plant Pathology and Instructor Donald Reynolds is fessors Gerry Scheck (center) and Chris Mignier (far right) Physiology from Virginia Tech now full-time in Hospitality Man- were happy to show Beltchenko the college welding facility and agement. and a B.S. in Plant and Soil Sci- share with him some of their own techniques. ences, Cum Laude, from West David Brower has moved from Virginia University. Schenectady County Community Management from Bowling Green rollment Counselor. He comes to College to an Assistant Professor State University. Currently pursu- SUNY Delhi after serving as the Jason Guy is a Mechanic for in Hospitality Management on the ing an M.B.A. at Tifﬁn University, assistant coach at Monroe Com- Facilities. He has received diplo- Delhi campus. she has worked for Marriott Inter- munity College in Rochester for mas from Ohio Technical Col- national in Ohio, Florida, Georgia the past three seasons. He holds lege and recently served as a line Nicole Kirby is now an Associate and Washington, D.C. a B.A. in History from St. John technician for Royal Chrysler of EOP Counselor. Fisher College. Oneonta. Also new to Facilities is New to the Athletics Department Plant Utilities Assistant Richard Mike Buel is now extending his is Robert Schoener as Head Dr. Erika Fogle is an Assistant Hood, and Plant Utilities Helper technical support within CIS to 7 Men’s Basketball Coach and En- Professor for the Veterinary Sci- Wilford Barnhart. Barnhart cover the Help Desk. Jeff Stedman has been named CIO Patrick Masson presented Kathy Decker, Secretary I, CampusCurrents Coordinator of Academic Advise- a paper at the 2007 SUNY Con- retired in June after 28 years of 4 things you need to know ment. ference on Institutional Technol- service to SUNY Delhi. about Residence Life ogy entitled “User Designers and Jamie MacNaught has moved to the Hospitality Management Other Agile and Iterative Ap- proaches in Technology Deploy- Janet Bodisco Massink, Nurse I, retired this June after 21 years 1 As a residential college, department as Secretary I. ment, Use and Management.” He of service to SUNY Delhi. 65% of SUNY Delhi students co-authored the paper with Dr. live on campus. Christina Wildenstein, Nurse Ken Udas, Executive Director of I, is now full-time in the Health Center. the Penn State World Campus. In Print 2 For students living in the SUNY Delhi was featured in the residence halls, there is at Clark Shah- Nelson, Coordinator of Online New York State Hos- least one Resident Assis- Out and About Learning, was the pitality and Tourism tant on each ﬂoor, creating featured Association’s July a 30:1 student-to-staff ratio. Professor Mary Jane Giarrusso- newsletter. Busi- speaker at Wilkin traveled to the Dominican Republic with a group of nursing the Spring 2007 Capi- ness and Hospital- ity Dean Mike 3 Each residential student students to learn about caring for tol District Petrillose was receives cable service, diverse patients. quoted on how telephone service, wireless Education Technology the hotel indus- internet service, free laun- Annual Fund Coordinator Paul try can work Group Confer- dry, use of recreational/TV MacDonald’s work was selected with colleges ence, “Podcasts: this summer for the 72nd Annual to improve lounges, and all halls are What is Ev- Cooperstown Art Association’s skills for within a short walk of all eryone Doing?” National Art Exhibition. future ho- campus facilities and re- at the College of Saint Rose in teliers and sources. Director of Career Services Lou how it can Shields presented the workshop Albany. “Career Exploration: A New Age enhance present hospi- tality programs. 4 Three Living-Learning Approach” to 120 high school Retiring Environments operate on juniors at the annual Rotary Youth campus (Veterinary Sci- Leadership Awards (RYLA) Joyce Sen, Assistant Librarian, Births Program at Hartwick College. He ence Technology; Nursing; retired in August after 10 years of also presented “Delivering Career service to SUNY Delhi. Joan Townsend, Personnel and Golf, Plant Sciences & Services to Online Learners” at Associate, welcomes grandson Recreation) to help bridge the annual SUNY Career Devel- Richard Nabinger, Registrar, Caelon Michael Townsend, academic and residential opment Organization Conference retired in August after 30 years of born to son Eli and wife Michele 8 life. in Canandaigua. service to SUNY Delhi. on September 16. CampusCurrents Getting Inspired This year’s theme to orientation was “Get Inspired” and the day wasn’t short on inspiration with the new look to the campus. Images from Orientation Fall 2007 (clockwise): Delhi’s new welcome banners; Kevin Brodie of the men’s soccer team who came to SUNY Delhi from Canada; President Candace Vancko (left) helped parents and students; Dean of Business and Hospitality Mike Petrillose; student volunteers Jillian Anderson, Lauren Lecour-John- son and Cassie Greene; Glenda Roberts, Director of Business and Community Services; students Mike Sloat 9 and Deanna Scott at convocation; Resident Assistant José Louis.