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Dr. Heather Schwartz and Dr. Daniel Gashler, History Club advisors, recently took the club on a...

Dr. Heather Schwartz and Dr. Daniel Gashler, History Club advisors, recently took the club on a field trip to visit the New York State Museum in Albany and toured the USS Slater Destroyer Escort Historical Museum, the last Destroyer escort ship from World War II still afloat. Through the guided tour of the ship, students learned about the significance of the Destroyers in accompanying convoys across the Atlantic during the war and in hunting “wolf packs” of German U-Boats in order to protect the convoys. The tour allowed students the opportunity to glimpse life aboard a ship. 

At the New York State Museum, students were able to learn about many aspects of New York State history. Particularly compelling was the Iroquois Longhouse, the 9/11 exhibit, the giant mastodon skeleton, and the historic subway car that students could climb aboard. The museum also has a working, historic carousel that visitors can ride (which the group did).

The History Club takes field trips to museum, historical sites, and historical films every semester. The next field trip is to view the World War II film, Allied.

Morgan Hulbert Connects to Campus as Student Ambassador

Second-year Veterinary Sciencemajor Morgan Hulbert came to SUNY Delhi looking to get involved. She was astrong student in high schooland amember of her local 4H Club just outside of Plattsburgh, NY, but she felt likeshe could have done more— student clubs, extracurriculars, things like that.

“So being here at college, Iwanted to be part of things, part of campus, part of the community,” she said.“Because that’s where I thrive.”

 Morgan’s attention turned to SUNYDelhi while shadowing veterinary technicians at Palmer Veterinary Clinic aspart of a college-in-high-school business class. Many of the vet techs there, shesaid, were SUNY Delhi alumni and “Delhi was definitely the number one school intheir mind for the vet tech program.”

On campus, she began volunteeringto help with open houses and on Accepted Student Days, talking to families andprospective students, sharing her experience and answering questions about thecollege. She took to the work and was soon asked to become a StudentAmbassador.

Student Ambassadors like Morganare generally chosen for their sincerity, commitment, and interpersonal skillsto give campus tours, assist at open houses and Accepted Student Days and speakwith prospective students and their families.

Morgan often finds herselftalking about the strong hands-on component of a SUNY Delhi education, thesurprising amount of activity both on and off campus for such a smallcommunity, and the many opportunities for meaningful community service. Andthose messages tend to resonate, she said. She’s been able to enjoy seeing afew faces she met during tours as new students coming to campus.

“That’s really rewarding,” shesaid. “It doesn’t feel like a job. I enjoy doing it, and I think it’s probablyone of the most fun and rewarding jobs at Delhi.”

Dr. Alice Krause and Guest Professor Antonieta Cal y Mayor...


Dr. Alice Krause and Guest Professor Antonieta Cal y Mayor Turnbull from the Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas, Mexicotaught together as part of a SUNY initiative called COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning).

“The students have enjoyed using their Spanish with native speakers and have gained confidence in their use of a second language,” says Dr. Krause. “It has been a wonderful opportunity for cultural exchange. The students were able to learn about college life in another country. Most importantly, the students recognized that, at a personal level, there are a lot more similarities than differences between them and their Mexican partners.”

SUNY’s COIL program seeks to increase academic collaboration between U.S. and foreign institutions through enhanced courses that utilize online technologies and project-based instructional design.

Pictured above: (top) Dr. Alice Krause; Pedro Copantitla; Kelly Keck, COIL Coordinator; Steven Padin-Paredes; Antonieta Cal y Mayor Turnbull; Abigail Gockel; Rebecca Kole; and Gabriella Ferrebee; (bottom)  Steven Padin-Paredes offers Antonieta Cal y Mayor Turnbull a SUNY Delhi pin on behalf of the class in appreciation.

We had a visit today from the Milford sixth graders, who visited Instructors Toni DiNoto and Matt House at the wind turbine and solar array (pictured), then saw Instructor Chris Jones and Assistant Professor Jack Burgess in the Plumbing and Heating lab, followed by a visit to Refrigeration Instructors Mark Schoff and Pete Ryan. Their tour of programs concluded with a presentation by Instructor Alex Brownell about the Residential Construction program.
Look who showed up for the annual retired secretary's luncheon: Seated: Dianne Guichard, Peg Haley, Esther Hall (celebrating her 94th birthday), Lucille Frisbee, and Celia Soden; Standing: Dianna VerNooy, Martha Delello, Lucy Wood, Kathy Woodin, Kathy Decker, Loretta Laing, Emily Harmer, Joan Townsend, Linda Harrington. Absent from photo: Colleen Shackelton and Cathy Francisco.
The SUNY Delhi Alumni Association is looking for grads from the past 15 years who will help drive us into the future by serving on the Alumni Council's Young Alumni Committee. The committee meets (via conference call) about 3-4 times a year with a goal to keep recent graduates engaged with the college and fellow alumni. Please message Lucinda M Brydon or Danielle Schafer if you're interested in serving or email the Alumni Office at
Congrats to SUNY Delhi for being recognized as one of the 147 colleges and universities that participated in The Escalation Workshop Challenge by the One Love Foundation. Student facilitators from Riverview Townhouses helped make an impact on someone's life by making a contribution in the movement to end relationship abuse.
50 guests enjoyed a reception hosted by the SUNY Delhi Alumni Association this past Monday At Vermilion on Lexington Avenue. Shown are Construction Technology Associate Professor Jared Yando '05 with Jesse Ottesen '85, Dan Katz '05 and Sean DuPuy '05.
School of Nursing to Test Wi-Fi Stethoscopes

The SUNY Delhi School of Nursing is about to embark on astudy of wi-fi enabled stethoscopes that promise to be a powerful new tool fornursing students, teachers, and practitioners.

The stethoscopes send the data they record — the sound of aheart beat, lungs inhaling and exhaling — to an iPod, where it is recorded andstored in a library (with careful protections to avoid violating HIPPA). Thatmeans nursing students and teachers can review the sounds together tostrengthen the student’s clinical assessment skills.

Currently, nursing instructors have to listen in with thestudent on special two-person stethoscopes — and without the ability to record,mistakes are impossible to review. Instructors say the new stethoscopes willopen many new teaching opportunities.

 In cooperation with Eko, the maker of the stethoscopes, SUNYDelhi was awarded a $20,000 Innovative Instruction Technology Grant to purchase36 stethoscopes. The department will begin conducting the study next semesterwith students in clinical settings at A.O Fox Memorial Hospital

Pictured: Allyson Stringfield, a freshman Nursing student, demonstrates the School of Nursing’s new wi-fi stethoscopes.

Bronco Trails Unveiled

SUNY Delhi kicked off its new Bronco Trails as a leader in building healthy communities and promoting fitness. A series of three walking routeson the main campus and two at the college’s Outdoor Education Center were developed to enable safe access for pedestrians and bicyclists. The routes are marked with horse shoes in corresponding colors that represent each trail. 

The college’s Bronco Trails project was inspired by the nationwide “Complete Streets” initiative which requires streets to be planned, designed, operated, and maintained to enable safe, convenient and comfortable travel and access for users of all ages and abilities regardless of their mode of transportation.

Fraternity Reaches Out

The brothers of fraternity DeltaOmega Epsilon (DOE) are committed to helping their community.

Kenny Murphy says each semester the brothers volunteer to aid disadvantaged youth by helping the DelawareOpportunities Big Buddy Program. They also work with foster care programs andthe local schools to offer young people support, counseling, friendship,and reinforcement.

Murphyadds that many DOE brothers are student leaders, serving as resident assistants and Move-InCrew. They also lead in important positions on the Student Programming Board andStudent Senate.

The fraternity is advised by Reese Ortiz,a college custodial staff member, who didn’t think his role on campus allowedhim to officially lead a fraternity. But Ortiz caught the attention of DOEbrothers Murphy and C.J. Ferguson.  “He’s someone who’s always there forstudents,” explains Murphy. “He talks with them and makes sure they are safeand happy.” Murphy said Ortiz would show up at DOE events simply to show hissupport for the students and the fraternity.

The fraternity is going strong withOrtiz. “We’ve doubled our membership in the time Reese has been our advisor,”says Murphy. “He’s given us what we needed to grow into a strong Greekorganization that’s very active on campus.”

Pictured is the fraternity with President Michael Laliberte and Delhi Village Mayor Richard Maxey. 

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