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Garrick Duhaney recently appointed to permanent post

Laurel Garrick Duhaney

Dr. Laurel Garrick Duhaney, who has served as associate provost and dean of the Graduate School on an interim basis since August 2004, has been appointed to the permanent position of associate provost and dean of the Graduate School.

As associate provost, Garrick Duhaney is responsible for coordinating assessments for academic programs and support areas that report to the Office of the Provost, as well as overseeing the general education program.

Garrick Duhaney’s responsibilities as dean of the Graduate School include facilitating and advancing graduate school education.

Before moving to the Provost’s Office, Garrick Duhaney held positions in the college’s educational studies department as associate professor and coordinator of special education, She also served as summer department chair since 1996.

Garrick Duhaney has published extensively in prestigious, peer-reviewed journals utilizing her background in special education with perspectives from elementary, secondary and multicultural education. She has also been instrumental in work funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

History professor to receive lifetime achievement award

Gerald Sorin (History) will receive a lifetime achievement award from the American Jewish Historical Society at a ceremony to be held in Charleston, S.C., from June 5 to 7. Sorin, who is the author of seven books and nearly 200 articles and essays in Jewish and American Studies, has directed the college’s Jewish Studies Program since 1983. He is director of the Louis and Mildred Resnick Institute for the Study of Modern Jewish Life, which he founded in 1989. The Lee Max Friedman Award Medal is given in recognition of an individual, group or association deemed to have rendered distinguished service over the course of many years in the field of American Jewish history. Distinguished service includes special achievements in research, popular writing, teaching, and encouragement and/or support of specific historical projects.

Head of Institutional Research and Planning to begin July 17

Jacqueline Andrews, currently Dean of Information Systems at SUNY Delhi, has been appointed assistant vice president for institutional research and planning. She will begin at New Paltz on July 17.

Working closely with the provost, vice presidents and other campus leaders, Andrews will be responsible for compiling, analyzing and reporting data about the college to external and internal constituencies, including program review and accreditation activities.

As head of New Paltz’s Institutional Research unit, Andrews will be deeply involved in helping the college develop strategies and measure its progress in areas such as enrollment; retention and degree completion; student learning outcomes; and building academic quality.

“Institutional research plays a critical role in planning and setting direction for the college," said College President Steven Poskanzer. "Jacqueline brings with her more than two decades of higher education experience, which will help to ensure we are achieving our goals. We're so pleased that she'll be joining us at New Paltz."

At Delhi, Andrews oversees institutional research, student records and registration and campus information systems.

Andrews received her Ph.D. in adult and continuing education from the University of Michigan and her master’s degree in literature from Eastern Michigan University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Minnesota.

Multiple summer day camps to be conducted on campus

The college is sponsoring multiple camps for elementary school children this summer. All camps will take place on the SUNY New Paltz campus and are available to children from the surrounding areas.

• The New Paltz Karate Academy will host its first karate day camp for children ages 7 to 12. The camp is offered in two sessions, from July 10 to 14, and from July 17 to 21. Children will be introduced to traditional martial arts training, learn important selfdefense skills and experience Japanese culture.

• Kindergarten through fifth-graders can take part in Mad Science Camp to be held June 26-30. Each session runs from 9 a.m. to noon. Children can explore the natural world and the adaptations that allow birds and beasts to thrive.

• Also from June 26-30, Rockets and Aerodynamics; grades two through six can design, build and launch their own rockets. Each session takes place from 1 to 4 p.m.

• First- through sixth-grade students can explore the basic and complex technology used to design and build robots at Robotics Camp, 9 a.m. to noon, July 24 through 28. From 1 to 4 p.m. July 24 to 28, the Secret Agent Lab will introduce second- through fifth-grade students to the mysteries of forensic science. For more information, contact Jennifer Piren at x3033 or visit

JUNE 5, 2006
Volume 4, Issue 11

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