Meet the Staff in FYRE
There are a number of staff in FYRE who are available to answer your questions, assist you with navigating college resources, and to help provide an enjoyable first-year experience.
Assistant Director for Residential Education
The Assistant Director for Residential Education is a full-time staff member who works in the Residential Life Central Office (East Tower) and provides leadership for the entire FYRE Program.
Resident Assistants (RAs)
You will find an RA on every floor/wing in the FYRE Program. RAs are returning student leaders who are available to answer your questions and point you in the direction of important campus resources. RAs sponsor a variety of social activities to help promote a strong community.
Residence Director (RD)
The RD is a full-time professional staff member who lives in the residence halls and supervises the RA staff team. The RD is a resource who is available for your questions and personal/academic support.
FYRE Associates are Ithaca College Faculty or Staff members who are selected to work with students as part of the First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE). FYRE Associates are responsible for a cohort of first-year students based on Residence Hall cluster and theme; there are 50 FYRE Associates working with first-year students living in FYRE buildings this academic year.
As part of the Integrated Core Curriculum (ICC), there are six ICC themes that a FYRE Associate might lead: (1) Identities (TIDE); (2) Inquiry, Imagination, & Innovation (TIII); (3) Mind, Body, Spirit (TMBS); (4) Quest for a Sustainable Future (TQSF); (5) A World of Systems (TWOS); and, (6) Power and Justice (TPJ). Each FYRE Associate works within these themes to plan at least six programs a year and hosts learning opportunities within the Residence Halls for students in their group. FYRE Associates are integral players to FYRE’s Academic Connections program; they provide complimentary learning to the theme exploration that occurs in a student’s Ithaca Seminar class.
Here is a list of this year's FYRE Associates:
2nd & 3rd Floors -- Lis Chabot, firstname.lastname@example.org
4th & 5th Floors -- Sarah Grunberg, email@example.com
6th & 7th Floors -- Laura Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org
8th & 9th Floors -- Sam Stafford, email@example.com
10th & 11th Floors -- Jessye Cohen-Filipic, firstname.lastname@example.org
12th & 13th Floors -- Leslie D'Arcy, email@example.com
2nd & 3rd Floors -- Andrew Kosinuk, firstname.lastname@example.org
4th & 5th Floors -- Derek Adams, email@example.com
10th & 11th Floors -- Valerie Foster Githinji, firstname.lastname@example.org
12th & 13th Floors -- Ron Trunzo, email@example.com
BOOTHROYD, ROWLAND, TALLCOTT
Boothroyd 1st Floor -- Paula Perna, firstname.lastname@example.org
Boothroyd 2nd Floor -- Theresa Radley, email@example.com
Rowland Basement -- Sean Reilley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tallcott 1st Floor -- Maura Donovan, email@example.com
Tallcott 2nd Floor -- Brendan Murday, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tallcott 3rd Floor -- Annette Levine, email@example.com
HOOD, HILLIARD, HOLMES
Hood 1st Floor -- Brad Buchanan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hood 2nd Floor -- Claudia Ayers, email@example.com
Hood 3rd Floor -- Te-Wen Lo, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hilliard 1st Floor -- Sarah DiNardo, email@example.com
Hilliard 2nd Floor -- Dawn Kline, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hilliard 3rd Floor -- Jennifer Muller, email@example.com
Holmes 1st Floor -- Sybil Conrad, firstname.lastname@example.org
Holmes 2nd Floor -- Evgenia Ilieva, email@example.com
Holmes 3rd Floor -- Deb King, firstname.lastname@example.org
LANDON, BOGART, CLARKE
Landon Basement -- Dave Prunty, email@example.com
Landon 1st Floor -- John Fracchia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Landon 2nd Floor -- Dave Gondek, email@example.com
Bogart Basement & 1st Floor -- Radio Cremata, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bogart 2nd Floor -- Brian Delaney, email@example.com
Bogart 3rd Floor -- Ryan DeLany, firstname.lastname@example.org
Clarke 1st Floor -- Lynne Pierce, email@example.com
Clarke 2nd Floor -- Randy DeVett-McKeon, firstname.lastname@example.org
Clarke 3rd Floor -- Tatiana Patrone, email@example.com
Eastman 1st Floor -- Emily Hess, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eastman 2nd Floor -- Ozge Girit Heck, email@example.com
Eastman 3rd Floor -- Nancy Menning, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lyon 1st Floor -- Bob Sullivan, email@example.com
Lyon 2nd Floor -- Christopher House, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lyon 3rd Floor -- Michael Smith, email@example.com
If you are interested in becoming a FYRE Associate, are a first-year student with questions about your FYRE Associate, or have other questions about this topic, please contact Dr. Jacqueline Robilotta, Assistant Director for Residential Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have more questions about the First-Year Residential Experience program, you may contact us at email@example.com, or through one of the following staff members. You may reach our office at 607-274-3141.
- Martin Petrella, Residence Director for Boothroyd, Rowland and Tallcott Halls
- Michaelangelo Misseri, Residence Director for Hood, Hilliard and Holmes Halls
- Katie Hellmann, Residence Director for Eastman and Lyon Halls
- Alex Devers, Residence Director for Landon, Bogart and Clarke Halls
- Megan Williams, Residence Director for the West Tower
- Darnell Thompson, Residence Director for the East Tower
- Beth O'Neill, Area Coordinator for FYRE
- Dr. Jacqueline Robilotta, Assistant Director of Residential Education
- Ron Trunzo, Associate Director of Residential Life & Judicial Affairs
- Joelle Albertsman, Administrative Assistant for Residential Education