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Meet Ithaca College's People of Progress

Read about our inspiring students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
Beth Ryan
Beth Ryan
Biochemistry
Beth Ryan is unapologetic about nerding out to biochemistry and what might just be the coolest job ever: designing the future of medicine.
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Belisa González
Belisa González
Sociology
Who defines progress, and how? Professor Belisa González – and a new major at IC – ask challenging questions about dominant social narratives.
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Dave Prunty
Dave Prunty
Auxiliary Services
Dave Prunty has a unique perspective on Ithaca College—one that comes from over three decades working on campus.
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Rita Bunatal
Rita Bunatal
Communication Management and Design
Rita Bunatal founded a business, cofounded a movement, and found herself. Hear how Rita created her community—and profound change—at IC.
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Scott Capozza
Scott Capozza 
Physical Therapy
From life changing to life calling: Scott Capozza ’98, MS ’99 helped evolve cancer care after navigating his own survival.
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Raevyn Goodson
Raevyn Goodson
Pre-Health Professions Program 
Whether juggling 12-hour hospital shifts or a 4-hour time difference for virtual classes, Alaska native Raevyn Goodson knows how to keep her cool.
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Bradley Whittemore
Bradley Whittemore
Music Education
Bomber (“with a capital B”) Bradley Whittemore ’16 helps students find their forte at IC’s School of Music.  
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Annemarie Farrell
Annemarie Farrell
Sport Management
By daring students to take risks—and make mistakes—Annemarie Farrell helps students bring a winning mindset into an ever-evolving industry.
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Alex Wilson
Alex Wilson
Biology
Alex Wilson ’77 knows the best way to prepare for climate disaster is to expect it—and plan how to bounce forward when it strikes. 
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Jorge Grossmann
Jorge Grossmann
Music Composition
Music’s power to bridge divides helped shape Professor Jorge Grossmann’s life during an adolescence spent among several cultures.  
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Antara Sen ’22 and Professor Beth Ellen Clark Joseph
Antara Sen & Beth Ellen Clark Joseph
Physics
On a NASA mission, Antara Sen ’22 and Professor Beth Ellen Clark Joseph set national research and lifelong friendship into motion.
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Tim Locastro
Tim Locastro
Business Administration
Major League baseball player Tim Locastro ‘14 knows that making progress—and stealing bases—is about biding time and seizing chances.
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La Jerne Terry Cornish
La Jerne Terry Cornish
Office of the President
IC’s president, La Jerne Terry Cornish, brings her authentic self to all she does and is committed to sustaining the college’s culture of inclusion.  
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Olivia Carpenter
Olivia Carpenter
Business Administration
Take one part pandemic and mix it with two parts inspiration. Then add a heavy dose of entrepreneurial spirit & you get Olivia Carpenter: Cookie Maven
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