Tammy Gaffney (Procurement) has filled the position of purchasing assistant, previously held by Lorraine DuBois. Gaffney will oversee day-to-day purchase order processing functions, train departments to use the Web procurement system, and manage the Affiliation Agreement process.
Maureen Maxwell (Procurement) is the new purchasing associate. She is responsible for all travel-related purchasing functions, reviewing the terms and conditions of proposed agreements from vendors, and managing the bidding and contracting functions for a portion of the campus's procurements. She will transition into serving as the contact person for all procurement card program functions.
Catherine Kelly (Nursing) was inducted as a fellow into the Academy of Emergency Nursing in September. She was also recognized for her contributions to flight nursing, nursing education and public safety preparedness.
Larry Carr (English) has edited a new book, "Riverine, an Anthology of Hudson Valley Writers," which features 78 local writers of memoir, fiction and poetry. Eighteen of the writers are current or former New Paltz faculty and alumni. David Appelbaum (Philosophy) served as publisher.
William Strongin (Jewish Studies/History) recently published a new "multi-haggadah," a single volume containing four innovative texts for the celebration of a Passover seder. He also recently took over the position of director of the Jewish Studies Program and is overseeing a revision of the college's minor.
Michael Reifmueller '00 (Political Science), president of the SUNY New Paltz Alumni Association, received the 2008 Professional Development Scholarship from the National Educational Alumni Trust (NEAT).