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, email@example.com
4th & 5th Floors -- Sarah Grunberg, firstname.lastname@example.org
6th & 7th Floors -- Laura Campbell, email@example.com
8th & 9th Floors -- Sam Stafford, firstname.lastname@example.org
10th & 11th Floors -- Jessye Cohen-Filipic, email@example.com
12th & 13th Floors -- Leslie D'Arcy, firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd & 3rd Floors -- Andrew Kosinuk, email@example.com
4th & 5th Floors -- Derek Adams, firstname.lastname@example.org
10th & 11th Floors -- Valerie Foster Githinji, email@example.com
12th & 13th Floors -- Ron Trunzo, firstname.lastname@example.org
BOOTHROYD, ROWLAND, TALLCOTT
Boothroyd 1st Floor -- Paula Perna, email@example.com
Boothroyd 2nd Floor -- Theresa Radley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rowland Basement -- Sean Reilley, email@example.com
Tallcott 1st Floor -- Maura Donovan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tallcott 2nd Floor -- Brendan Murday, email@example.com
Tallcott 3rd Floor -- Annette Levine, firstname.lastname@example.org
HOOD, HILLIARD, HOLMES
Hood 1st Floor -- Brad Buchanan, email@example.com
Hood 2nd Floor -- Claudia Ayers, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hood 3rd Floor -- Te-Wen Lo, email@example.com
Hilliard 1st Floor -- Sarah DiNardo, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hilliard 2nd Floor -- Dawn Kline, email@example.com
Hilliard 3rd Floor -- Jennifer Muller, firstname.lastname@example.org
Holmes 1st Floor -- Sybil Conrad, email@example.com
Holmes 2nd Floor -- Evgenia Ilieva, firstname.lastname@example.org
Holmes 3rd Floor -- Deb King, email@example.com
LANDON, BOGART, CLARKE
Landon Basement -- Dave Prunty, firstname.lastname@example.org
Landon 1st Floor -- John Fracchia, email@example.com
Landon 2nd Floor -- Dave Gondek, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bogart Basement & 1st Floor -- Radio Cremata, email@example.com
Bogart 2nd Floor -- Brian Delaney, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bogart 3rd Floor -- Ryan DeLany, email@example.com
Clarke 1st Floor -- Lynne Pierce, firstname.lastname@example.org
Clarke 2nd Floor -- Randy DeVett-McKeon, email@example.com
Clarke 3rd Floor -- Tatiana Patrone, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eastman 1st Floor -- Emily Hess, email@example.com
Eastman 2nd Floor -- Ozge Girit Heck, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eastman 3rd Floor -- Nancy Menning, email@example.com
Lyon 1st Floor -- Bob Sullivan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lyon 2nd Floor -- Christopher House, email@example.com
Lyon 3rd Floor -- Michael Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
If you have more questions about the First-Year Residential Experience program, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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