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The latest Foundation members

Not properly suited to nutshells, but nonetheless, the following attempt:

Donald D. Gibson of New Paltz, freelance consultant and writer, interprets history through museum exhibitions and media programs, provides management and strategic planning to not-for-profit organizations, furnishes institutions with development strategies, and is currently completing a book on the German elections of 1932. His clients include The Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Arcadia Pictures and New Light Media, Inc. Gibson held a variety of positions with the National Endowment for the Humanities, retiring after 20 years of service in 1997 from the position of senior humanities advisor and chief of staff. Prior to that, Gibson taught history and held the following political positions: Iowa coordinator for the Eugene McCarthy for President campaign, campaign coordinator for Harold Hughes' successful bid for the U.S. Senate, campaign manager and legislative director for Edward Mezvinsky and co-founder of Priorities for National Survival, the Iowa City-based organization dealing with U.S. policy in Southeast Asia.

Frances Hesselbein of New York City: Founding president and chief executive officer of the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management; chair of the Board of Governors of the Josephson Institute for the Advancement of Ethics; member of numerous corporate boards, including the Board of the Mutual of America Life Insurance Company; editor-in-chief of the quarterly journal Leader to Leader and co-editor of three volumes of the Drucker Foundation Future Series; recipient of 12 honorary doctoral degrees; Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. for 14 years, a case study of which was published by Harvard Business School; and 1998 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom (highest civilian honor in America). Hesselbein was the first woman inducted into the Johnstown Pennsylvania Business Hall of Fame and has been featured in Business Week, Savvy and Fortune magazines, appearing in management videotapes and audiotapes as well.

Irving Shapiro of Liberty: Co-founder of the 46-year-running merchandising giant, Sullivan's Department Store; WWII veteran whose service experience stimulated 25 years of volunteer work with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) as a member of the National Executive Committee, chairman of the Middle Eastern Affairs Committee and vice-chairman of the National Civil Rights Committee; volunteer of Community General Hospital, serving on every major committee of the hospital board, as president of the institution, and as chairman of the Planning and Program Development Committee which constructed the new hospital in Harris; 1972 Times Herald Record Citizen of the Year; 1986 recipient of the Distinguished Citizen Award of the Hudson-Delaware Boy Scout Council; and the man whose ADL involvement and knack for witnessing history placed him at the White House signing of the Camp David Accords, the presentation of the Joseph Prize for Humanity to then-West German President Richard von Weizsaecker, at Pope John Paul II's reaffirmation of Nostra Aetate, and sailing up the Zaire with President Mobutu.

Fields of study

Pencils, books, teachers' dirty looks... I think not. Wetlands, mature forests, and rare and endangered plants and animals is what school at Black Rock Forest and Mohonk Preserve is about. Model ecosystems permitting a broad spectrum of studies, from cultural to scientific, and a mature understanding of the natural world await the earthy educands whose instructors utilize these field sites for environmental education. This unique opportunity is the result of the College's membership in the Black Rock Consortium and a three year agreement with Mohonk Preserve. Faculty, carpe diem!

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye

Ken Burda's (Advancement) 19 years of hard work, both as vice president of Student Affairs and vice president of Advancement, has not gone unappreciated. To prove it, a barbeque is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, June 19, at the Locust Tree Inn Pavilion. A chance to recognize the milestone of a colleague and comrade (or perhaps the lure of food and grog) has an ever-growing number of RSVP's collecting in the office of Lisa Ciaccio (Advancement) in HAB 510. She will be accepting them through June 1, providing the guest maximum has not been reached by such time (that's what a man gets for having more than 160 friends). For further information, please call 257-3240.


Awards, Honors, and Recognition

Laurence Hauptman (History), The Peter Doctor Award, for writing and public policy research contributing to a better understanding of Native Americans in New York State, at the 43rd Annual Awards Dinner of The Peter Doctor Memorial Indian Scholarship Foundation, Inc. which took place at the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation. This distinguished service award is presented annually to one who has aided the progress of Native Americans. Hauptman was its recipient in 1987 as well.


Publications: Papers, Articles, and Essays

Jo Margaret Mano (Geography), an article, "Mapping the County: Burr's New York State Atlas," published in the Middle States Geographer, Journal of the Middle States Division, Association of American Geographers.



Jan Harrison (Publications), paintings, sculpture and audio art, in "Animal. Anima. Animus," opening June 6 at the Pori Art Museum in Pori, Finland. The exhibition, co-curated by Linda Weintraub (Art) and Marketta Seppälä (Porin Taidemuseo), will travel to Holland and Canada and will be exhibited in New York City in 1999. A book will accompany the exhibition.

Michael Hind (Mathematics and Computer Science), a talk, "Empirically Comparing Interprocedural Pointer Alias Analyses," at Dagstuhl Seminar #98161, Programs with Recursively Defined Data Structures, in Saarbrücken, Germany. Also, a presentation, "C/C++ Pointer Alias Analysis," at Bell Laboratories in Naperville, Illinois and at Digital Equipment Corporation's Cambridge Research Laboratories.

Sheila Shwartz (Professor Emeritus, Secondary Education) was the Yom Hashoa speaker at B'nai Jeshurun Synagogue in Manhattan, where she also showed her film, The Children of Izieu. Shwartz currently teaches novel writing through the Writers' Digest Novel Writing Workshop and autobiographical writing at Rio Caliente, a spa near Guadalajara, Mexico.


Alumni in the news

Linda Delgado (BS/1984, MPS/1986) was appointed Director of the Latino/a Student Cultural Center at Northeastern University, Boston. Also, a new book, Puerto Rican Women's History: New Perspectives, Felix Matos Rodriguez and Linda C. Delgado (Eds.), M.E. Sharp Publishers, will be available June, 1998.

Jim Tynan (BFA/Photography, 1982) and Vince Cianni (MFA/Photography, 1986), a two-person show, "Social Work," at Tower Fine Arts Gallery, SUNY Brockport.


Students in the news

Gina Marotta (Senior/Sports Medicine) has been selected to the All-SUNYAC softball team for the third consecutive year and has been named the recipient of the Carol Eckman Award, presented annually to the College's top female athlete. Nationally, she ranks second in doubles per game (0.59), 10th in runs batted in per game (1.55), 21st in batting average (.500), and 24th in home runs per game (0.18).

Chris Wentzell (Senior/Education) received the Floyd Patterson Award, presented annually to the College's top male athlete. The 1998 SUNYAC Champion in both the 100 and 200-meter backstroke, Wentzell set New Paltz, SUNYAC and SUNYAC Championship Meet records in both events and qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships in the 100-meter backstroke. The following individuals also received awards at the annual SUNY New Paltz Athletic Awards Banquet which honored over 218 student-athletes this year: Jim Anson, Tom Anson, Jessica DiFabio, Anthony Flores, Danielle Formato, Jonathan Frederic, Kristy Green, Thad Grudin, Keith Kenney, Robert Manosca, Jessica Nadolny, Vincent Perry, Simone Rahe, Jasmine Sanchez and Belgica Santana.


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