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Comings and Goings

The Office of Career Services wishes a fond farewell and best wishes to Kerry Spitze, Assistant Director for Industry and Community Engagement. Kerry's last day at Ithaca College will be this Friday, July 26th.

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It is with mixed emotion that I share news of the departure of Jessica LeMore, Administrative Assistant in the Academic Advising Center.  Jessica will be starting a new position at Binghamton University, which will also allow her to have summers off – and spend more time with her wonderful family.

Jessica has been at Ithaca College for almost seven years.  She became the Administrative Assistant in the AAC when our doors opened in July, 2013.  She is responsible for creating a warm, welcoming environment for all who enter the AAC, and is highly respected by her colleagues. We are delighted for Jessica, but so sad to see her go. 

Please join us on Thursday, July 25th, anytime between 11 a.m. and 1p.m. in Rothschild Place, Room 124 for a chance to wish her good luck in her new position!  Light refreshments will be served.

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Farewell Ahmad Boyd

Contributed by Beth O'Neill on 07/18/19 

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The Office of Residential Life and Judicial Affairs wants to wish Ahmad Boyd, Residence Director/Honors Academic Assistant the best of luck as he leaves Ithaca College.

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It is with mixed emotion that I share news of the departure of our colleague Corinna Davies ‘14, admission counselor. Corinna has accepted an Assistant Director of Admission position at Merrimack College in Massachusetts. Please join us to celebrate Corinna today (Friday, June 21) 1-2:30 pm, in the Peggy Ryan Williams Center Lobby.

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After 30 plus years of service to Ithaca College, Lorie Holmes-VanDusen will be retiring on June 14, 2019. During her tenure, Lorie became an Ithaca College alumnus as a graduate from the School of Business.

Lorie played a pivotal role in supporting APC and maintaining the Ithaca College course catalogs, working with faculty and staff across campus. Lorie has assisted countless students and alumni reach their academic and career goals.

The following is a small sample of reflections from Lorie’s colleagues on the impact Lorie has had on the Office of the Registrar as they fondly remember her service and wish her well:

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Together, these two faculty have contributed over eight decades of service to the college, graduating hundreds of students over the years who have made countless and varied contributions to the world of music. We are pleased to announce gifts honoring each of them.

JP Marinelli and his wife Danzey Burnham, parents of School of Music alumnus Will Marinelli ’15, have made a gift honoring Gordon that establishes a fund for percussion upgrades.  This fund supports the renovations of a percussion practice room and the purchase of additional percussion equipment. 

We are also pleased to announce the creation of the Steve Mauk Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship was established by friends, family, colleagues, and former students of Dr. Mauk, and will be awarded annually to a saxophone student with demonstrated financial need.

We celebrate Steve and Gordon and express gratitude for those who have come forward to honor them with these gifts.

After 37 years of dedicated service to Ithaca College and Longview, Chris Pogorzala is retiring from her position as assistant professor of gerontology and IC/Longview partnership coordinator. 

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Please join the Department Exercise and Sport Sciences in celebrating the retirement of Gary Sforzo, Professor, at his retirement reception on Friday, May 3rd, 4-6 at Westy.

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Please join the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (SLPA) in honoring Susan Durnford, Clinical Associate Professor, at her retirement reception on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Argos Inn.

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Please join us as we wish Dr. Lynn Gitlow the absolute best in her retirement. 

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Please join us as we wish Dr. Lynn Gitlow the absolute best in her retirement.

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Please join us in celebrating Professor Greg Bostwick’s four decades of teaching, directing and stewardship of the Department of Theatre Arts at Ithaca College on Friday, May 3 at 4:00 p.m. in the Hoerner Theatre. A reception in the lobby of Dillingham will follow the celebration.

(The following message is being posted on behalf of Ernie McClatchie, Executive Director of Facilities Maintenance, Grounds & Transportation) 

After 31 years of dedicated service to the Ithaca College community, Morgan Swanhart will be retiring from his position as Supervisor of Transportation on April 12th.  His contributions to the campus, although invisible to many, have been great and thoroughly appreciated by all. Morgan has seen the campus fleet grow exponentially over his years, always working to provide the best service possible. 

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The following message is being shared on behalf of Steve Dayton, Director of Planning, Design and Construction.

It is with mixed emotions that I share with you the bittersweet news that Jess Archer, Interior Design Coordinator, has accepted a position as a historical architect in Norfolk, Virginia. Jess joined our team in the fall of 2016, and has made outstanding contributions to the campus during her time at IC.

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The following message is being shared on behalf of Steve Dayton, Director of Planning, Design and Construction.

It is with mixed emotions that I share with you the bittersweet news that Jess Archer, Interior Design Coordinator, has accepted a position as a historical architect in Norfolk, Virginia. Jess joined our team in the fall of 2016, and has made outstanding contributions to the campus during her time at IC.

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We are excited to share that Maggie Edwards has joined the Office of Conference & Event Services as our new Scheduling Coordinator. 

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Please join me is congratulating Maggie Wetter in her selection as Title IX Deputy Coordinator in the Office of Legal Affairs.

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