Roger Hecht publishes four poems

Roger W. Hecht (English) has four poems published in The Basil O’Flaherty, a new literary arts website. His poems include two sonnets, a free verse poem, and a sestina based on the seven words the Trump administration reportedly banned the Center for Disease Control from using in its budget and documents, including “science-based” and “transgender.” The poems can be found at

College Foundation elects new Board Directors

The State University College at Oneonta Foundation has elected seven new Board Directors to begin serving June 21, 2019. These include four alumni and three students:

· James Ajello, MPA, Class of 1975, retired as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hawaiian Electric Industries. He resides in Houston, TX. Jim was a political science major and has created an internship fund with his gifts to the College at Oneonta Foundation.

· Sean Daly, JD, Class of 2011, works as a legal analyst in distressed debt and restructurings for Reorg Americas in New York City. He was a music industry major and a 2009 National Champion as part of the NCAA Division III 4×400-meter relay.

· Michelle Eastman, Class of 1997, is the Chief Financial Officer of Eastman Associates, an Oneonta full service general contracting firm. Michelle’s degree is in business economics and accounting.

· Thomas O’Brien, MS, CPA, Class of 1987, is the Chief Financial Officer of EMM Wealth in New York City. Tom majored in business economics with a minor in accounting.

· Alexa Amalbert, Class of 2020, is a Computer Science major and plays on the women’s basketball team She works as a desktop support consultant for Information Technology Services, and has interned in NYC at APG Asset Management and Columbia University Medical Center City.

· Micaela Honsinger, Class of 2021, is majoring in Spanish and Spanish Education and plays on the women’s soccer team. She works as a substitute teacher for the Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES.

· Julieta Eulau, Class of 2021, is majoring in Communication Studies. She works as a sports information assistant in the Athletics department at SUNY Oneonta and is a member of the women’s tennis team.

Amie Doughty elected to Popular Culture Association Governing Board

Amie Doughty, English, has been elected a Trustee at Large for the Governing Board of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA), an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to the research and study of all aspects of popular culture. She has been a member of PCA since 2002 and Area Chair of the Children’s and YA Literature and Culture area since 2013. As a Trustee at Large, she will help make decisions involving the running of the organization, including its annual conference.

CDC to present ‘Sustainable Jobs, Sustainable World’ panel

On Tuesday, April 16, the Career Development Center will present a panel titled Sustainable Jobs, Sustainable World: A conversation about green careers. The moderated panel discussion will include participants from an array of sustainable industries. Included among the panelists are the following individuals:

Amy Wyant, Clean Energy Community Coordinator of MVEDD (Mohawk Valley

Economic Development District, Inc.) and NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research

and Development Authority)

Leslie Orzetti, Director of OCCA (Otsego County Conservation Association, Inc.)

Karen Sullivan, Director at Otsego County Solid Waste

Kyle Rittenburg, Urban Farm Manager of VINES


The event will take place from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. in the Hunt Union Red Dragon Theater. LEAD credit is offered to attendees.

The event is co-sponsored with the Office of Sustainability as part of Green Dragon Week.

Theatre Department and Mask & Hammer to present “9 to 5: The Musical”

Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton

Book by Patricia Resnick

Directed by Kiara Pipino

Musical Director, Timothy Iversen

SUNY Oneonta’s Theatre Department with the Mask and Hammer Theatre Club presents 9 to 5:  The Musical. Based on the 1980 hit movie and set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little bit romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get back at the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss.

Goodrich Theatre

Wednesday, April 17 through Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 20 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are now on sale at the Hunt Union Box Office, 1-10 p.m., seven days a week; by reserving online at; or at the door one hour prior to the performance

Free with SUNY Oneonta ID

$10 General Admission

Partially SA funded

Richard Barberio receives Fulbright Scholar award

Richard Barberio, Political Science, has received a Fulbright Scholar award for a research lectureship in international politics with the University of Milan, Italy (Università degli Studi di Milano). During spring 2020, he will teach courses in American government and politics for the University’s Department of International, Legal, Historical and Political Studies graduate program.

The University of Milan is a large public institution near the city’s historic center. Its graduate programs in the areas of law and political science are routinely ranked as the best in Italy and highly regarded throughout the world.


CSEA Scholarship Deadline is May 8

Applications for CSEA Local 635 scholarships are now available to high school seniors who are the children/dependents of Local 635 members and are planning to attend college in Fall 2019.

The amount of the scholarship will be based on the number of applicants up to a maximum award of $1,000 per person.  Applications are available from Alison James in 115 Alumni Hall.  Please direct any questions to the CSEA Education Committee Chair, Alison James, at Ext. 2792 or by email at Filing deadline is May 8, 2019.