News Pulse - State University of New York at New Paltz


Phyllis Freeman(Psychology) was named to the 2007 Edition of Who's Who of American Women on the basis of her work and teaching with the Institute for Disaster Mental Health. She has been appointed as a part-time visiting lecturer in the department of Behavioral Sciences and Community Health in the School of Public Health, New York Medical College, Valhalla, N.Y.

David Gee (Educational Administration) received a Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of School Administrators and was honored at the association's national conference in New Orleans, March 1.

Russell Pistachio '97g (Metalsmithing) has pledged to donate $2,000 each semester for a graduate-level scholarship in the Metals Program. The first recipient of the Russell Pistachio Scholarship is Jessica Stevens '08g (Metalsmithing).


John Hauser '07 (Accounting/Finance) was named to the College Sports Information Directors of American/ESPN Academic All-America Third BasketballTeam, becoming the first New Paltz first honoree. He has been a staple on the Hawks starting line-up for four seasons and finished his career with 1,299 points and 551 rebounds. His career best was 31 points.

The Women's Basketball team completed a record-breaking year with a 17-11 overall record and a 10-6 record in conference play - setting the school record for wins in both categories. In the post-season, the Hawks advanced to the State University of New York Athletic Conference tournament semifinals and earned a bid to the Eastern College Athletic Conference tournament.

Michelle Coombs'07 (Psychology) won the State University of New York Athletic Conference meet and set a conference and New Paltz varsity record. She was part of the second-place 200- yard and third-place 400-medley relay team, both of which set new varsity records. Coombs swam new meet, conference, and varsity records in the 200 freestyle and won her third individual event, and was also part of the second place 400-free relay.


Alex Bartholomew (Geology) is presenting his research at the 42nd annual meeting of the Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.C., March 12-14.

Reva Wolf(Art History) organized and chaired the panel, "Reversal: Artists Talk about Art History," at the 2007 Annual Conference of the College Art Association, in New York City, which featured artists Peter Halley, director of graduate studies in painting and printmaking at Yale University; George Quasha, publisher of Station Hill Press; and, Faith Ringgold, Professor Emeritus at the University of California-San Diego.


Hon Ho (Biology), Chong Hong of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., and Donald Erwin of the University of California-Riverside published a paper, "Phytophthora Inundata Isolated from Diseased Alfalfa Roots in Southern California," in the fall 2006 issue of Mycotaxon.


Jonnie Wesley Krueger'91g (Humanistic/Multicultural Education), the Director of Training, Education, Development and Director of Government and Grant Relations for the Orange Regional Medical Center, was honored by the Mental Health Association in Orange County at their 49th annual meeting. Wesley Krueger received the prestigious Silver Bell Award for her work in organizing and garnering social, educational, and healthcare resources, especially her work on behalf of victims of sexual assault.


Steve (Shixiong) Wang '08 (Biology) will be a teaching assistant at the Columbia University for the summer 2007 session. He will also attend the Ecosummit 2007 international conference in Beijing, China, May 22-27.


Gretchen Brassard and Wendell Brooks(Communication Disorders) organized and supervised speech, language, and hearing screening programs at five local preschools. Graduate students in the Communication Disorders program conducted screenings on nearly 200 four-year-old children during the fall and spring semesters.

Margaret Wade-Lewis (Black Studies) published the lead article, "I Remember Rosa Parks: The Impact of Segregation," in the special Winter 2006 issue of "The Black Scholar."


March 12 , 2007
Volume 5, Issue 5

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