SUNY Adirondack honors faculty and staff contributions to student success

(QUEENSBURY, NY – May 27, 2014) – SUNY Adirondack celebrated faculty and staff contributions to the success of the college during the college’s annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Program May 9.

Faculty and staff members recognized for length of service to the college included:

Forty years: William Losinger.

Thirty-five years: Chandler Atkins and Susan Trumpick.

Thirty-five years of service:

Distinguished Professor of Business Chandler Atkins and Chief Information Officer Susan Trumpick.

Thirty years: Jody Clothier

Twenty-five years: Diane Doyle, Debra Godnick, Normandie Keller, Sharon Meuse and Kim Thomas.

SUNY Adirondack Foundation Administrative Assistant Kim Thomas (25 years of service) and SUNY Adirondack President Dr. Kristine Duffy.

Twenty years: Holly Ahern, Roseann Anzalone, Catherine Basila, L. Paul Bouton, Yvonne Goodwin, Phillip Naftaly, Dari Norman and William Weiss.

Fifteen years: Stuart Bartow, Cheryl Bolton, Shaughn Clancy and Nancy White.

Ten years: Barbara Anderson, Thomas Bohan, Andrew Costa, Thomas Cusick, Stacy Mondesir, David Smith and Patrick Woomer.

Five years: Laura Baker, Karen Morrissey, Christine O’Connor, Kathryn O’Sick, Adam Olson-Laake, Robbin Ruane, Carol Taylor, Diana Williams and Leza Wood.

The following faculty promotions were announced:

Associate Professor to Professor: Kevin Ankeny, Carrie Menard and Charlotte Smith.

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor: John Arpey, Kelli Hatin and Christine O’Connor.

The following support and confidential staff promotions were announced: Deanna Campney, Richard Conine, Kathleen Haller, Julie Kelly, Mary Beth Maranville, Stacy Mondesir, Jeanne Newell, Dianne Proulx and Patricia Southworth.

The following administrative staff promotions were announced: Tara Cope, Adam Olson-Laake, Casey Ryan, Michael Prutsman and Amy Stevens.

Creative Director Amy Stevens, honored with the President's Award for Excellence in Distinguished Service, with her husband John.

Several members of the SUNY Adirondack community were recognized for excellence in teaching or professional service: Xiao Li, professor of physical education, received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching; Kimberly Hughes, secretary to the Dean for Student Affairs, received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service; Kathryn O’Sick, director/project manager of SUNY Adirondack Trio Upward Bound, received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service; Kevin Ankeny, professor of radio/television broadcasting, received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service; Nicholas Paigo, associate professor of graphic arts, received the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Senior Faculty; Georgianna Ryan, mathematics adjunct instructor, received the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Adjunct Faculty; Steven Trevlakis, assistant project director of SUNY Adirondack Trio Upward Bound, received the President’s Award for Excellence in Administrative Service; Amy Stevens, creative director, received the President’s Award for Excellence in Distinguished Service; and Patti Killian, senior account clerk, received the President’s Award for Excellence in Service for Support and Confidential Staff.

More President's Award winners:

Patti Killian, President's Award for Excellence in Service for Support and Confidential Staff; Associate Professor of Graphic Arts Nick Paigo, President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Senior Faculty; and Georgianna Ryan, mathematics adjunct faculty, President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Adjunct Faculty.

Kim Hughes (center), Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Classified Service, with Heather Leonard, Director of Student Activities (left), and Casey Ryan, Student Activities Specialist (right).

Sarah Cordts, Wilton Center office manager, received the Community Spirit Award.

Dave Ofiara (center), who is retiring as Media Services Librarian after 43 years with the college, with Library Division Chair Teresa Ronning (left) and Reference and Instruction Librarian Joyce Miller (right).

Eleven retirees were acknowledged for their service to the College: Darla Belevich, Barbara Green, Ronald C. Heacock, Marjorie Kelly, Roger Longo, William Losinger, Marcia McCormack, Dari Norman, David Ofiara, William Steele and William Weiss.

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