Ted Clark and Danielle Semenchuk (Business) were honored by the Orange County Partnership, Orange County's economic development organization, at its annual community awards program in November. The Quality of Life Award went to the SUNY New Paltz Business Institute and the Citizen’s Foundation for publishing the first-ever Quality of Life Report for Orange County. Clark was also awarded a grant for $30,000 to conduct a marketing audit for a major credit union in the Hudson Valley. Clark’s research team will consist of both faculty and graduate marketing students and is scheduled for completion in March 2008.
Eugene Heath (Philosophy) was invited to be a senior research fellow at the National Center for Business Ethics at Loyola University in New Orleans. Heath also served on the editorial board and authored several entries for the Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society.
Robin Arnold (Painting) has a solo exhibition of her large-scale paintings on display at the Lake George Arts Project's Courthouse Gallery in Lake George from Jan. 19 to Feb. 22.
Shafiul Chowdhury (Geology) co-authored a paper, "Using On-campus Monitoring Wells to Enhance Student Learning in Geo-Hydrology," with M.Z. Iqbal. The paper appeared in the Journal of Geoscience Education.
Gerald Sorin (History) published a review essay and reader's guide for Philip Roth's latest novel, "Exit Ghost." It appears on the Web site of the National Yiddish Book Center at www.yiddishbooks.com with a link to "The Jewish Reader."
Colin Mills '08 (Geology) presented the results of their research at the Geological Society of America Annual Conference in October in Denver. Mills's research into water quality was performed under the guidance of Shafiul Chowdhury (Geology).
Leslie Williams, a retired staff member of Instructional Media Services, died on Dec. 23. She was 56. Williams work at the college for more than 30 years and received her bachelor's degree in English from the college in 1996. She retired from the college in 2007.