KlinkCynthia Klink, Lecturer is a 2014 recipient of SUNY’s new Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching.



Autumn Bullard attended the 10th Annual Feminist Campus National Young Feminist Leadership Conference on March 29-31, 2014 in Arlington, VA.

Christy Harasimowicz Christy Harasimowicz

SUNY Oneonta senior Christy Harasimowicz of Jefferson, NY, has won a SUNY-wide essay contest sponsored by Gale Cengage for her essay “Samuel Richardson’s Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded: Justification of Masculine Activity and the Avenue to Virtue.”

Three awards were offered, and Harasimowicz won for the best undergraduate essay using the new Eighteenth-Century Collections Online (ECCO) database.
“Christy’s achievement is a testimony to her intelligence and diligence,” said Dr. Eileen Morgan-Zayachek, interim dean of SUNY Oneonta’s School of Arts and Humanities. “She has successfully used her training in English classes to conduct sophisticated research and analyze anew the ways 18th-century literature operated vis-à-vis gender assumptions.”

A graduate of Jefferson Central School, Harasimowicz is a recipient of the Best and Brightest Award and the Dorothy Wemple ’36 Scholarship for English or English/Secondary Education majors.

Kajee Kodrich-Quick Roller Derby Inspires Essay Publication

Kajee Kodrich-Quick

Lessons learned on the roller derby track have led to nearly a year of research— and an essay publication in a national journal—for SUNY Oneonta student Kajee Kodrich-Quick of Unadilla, N.Y.

Titled “Hitting up the ladder: Leadership Lessons from a Derby Girl,” Kodrich-Quick’s piece appears in the March issue of Women in Higher Education, a nationally recognized, monthly journal for women in the field of higher education. Read more.

Emily Badalamente, a Political Science major and Women's & Gender Studies minor, was accepted into the New Leadership New York (NLNY) program, Summer 2014, to discuss women in government and civil society.

Karen Campbell, a 2012 graduate who majored in Psychology and minored in WGS, began her graduate studies in Social Work at University of Denver in Fall 2014.

Ayla Englehart
, a 2011 graduate who majored in Political Science and minored in WGS, has graduated from the Women’s Studies MA Program at George Washington University. At graduation she was honored with two awards: the Women's Studies Service to the Community of Women Award for her work at DC SAFE, working with survivors of intimate partner violence, and the Women's Studies Prize for Feminist Scholarship.

Melissa Flatow, a 2013 graduate with a degree in Psychology and Women's and Gender Studies minor, currently enrolled at the Fordham Graduate School of Social Service.

Mitch Hymowitz, a 2014 graduate with a degree in Communication Arts and Women's & Gender Studies minor is participating in the San Francisco State's MA Program in Sexuality Studies.

Alyssa Lupinski, a 2014 graduate with a degree in Psychology and Women's & Gender Studies minor, began at SUNY Albany's and Albany Law's joint MSW/JD program in the Fall of 2014.  She started her graduate school career at Albany Law and currently switches between schools each year for four years.

Connie Randall, a 2013 graduate with a degree in Anthropology and Women's & Gender Studies minor, is in graduate school at University of Tennessee, Knoxville where she is studying archaeology. She reports that: "I am going to be in Florida this summer working on a environmental archaeological project that they are currently doing the excavations for in the Everglades. I will be in Jacksonville for 14 weeks doing faunal analysis the lab they are setting up."

Maggie Ryan, a 2013 graduate with a degree in Psychology and Women's & Gender Studies minor, is now attending SUNY Albany's School of Public Health concentrating in social behavior and community health.

Gina Furfaro, a 2013 graduate reports: "As a Peace Corps, "Youth Asset Builder" in Morocco, I am assigned to a youth center or a women’s center where I will be working under the Ministry of Youth and Sports to meet the needs of the youth in the community. This will involve teaching content-based English, as well as hosting activities and clubs involving the environment, health, leadership, sports, art, etc. Educating girls is a priority for the Ministry of Youth and Sports, therefore requiring special attention to girls and women's education and empowerment needs. Over the course of the two year service the primary goal is to build local capacity while sharing with and learning from the community."

Lauren Crandall, a 2013 graduate currently lives in Queensbury, NY where she works as a Residence Hall Director at SUNY Adirondack. Ms. Crandall serves on the Leadership Development Task Force at SUNY Adk, as well as the advisor to the Residence Hall Association. In her spare time, she also acts as Miss Upstate New York 2015, an official title in the Miss America Organization. With this title she is able to promote her passion of developing safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ youth through her personal platform, “Helping Students Thrive: It’s E.A.S.Y.” As Miss Upstate New York, Ms. Crandall travels across the state working with students, school administrations, and community organizations to create safe and welcoming schools for LGBTQ youth. With plans to attend graduate school within the next few years, Lauren Crandall hopes to become a Diversity Educator in the future.

Bonnie Siry, a 2013 graduate is at CU Denver in her first years of an interdisciplinary Social Science Masters Program. She is on the Women and Gender Studies track with a focus in International Studies.

Hannah Kinisky, a 2013 graduate states: "In many ways, the Women's and Gender Studies Department defined my experience at SUNY Oneonta. It taught me to see the world around me more thoughtfully and to consider and appreciate difference. It enriched every single class that I took, no matter the department. But the minor also gave me something that can't be quantified and is hard to explain: a home. It provided me with a safe space where I was encouraged to raise my voice and challenge my mind. I'll always be grateful for those wonderful gifts."

Antoinette Astuto, a 2013 graduate, is now a child victim advocate through RESTORE (formerly Rape Crisis Service) of Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York: "RESTORE (previously Rape Crisis Service) of PPCWNY provides crisis intervention and support services to women, children and men who are survivors of sexual assault and to their families."

Simon Chartrand, a dual French/English Major and WGS Minor, has been accepted into CUNY's Ph.D. program for French literature, and was one of four students to receive a top fellowship.

Hannah Kinisky, a 2013 graduate, is working for Penguin Random House in New York, where she is an Editorial Assistant at three different imprints. 

Cara Ugolino, a 2014 graduate, is working for AmeriCorps at the Franciscan Outreach Association in Chicago where she is serving as program coordinator at the Marquard soup kitchen. She is currently applying to MSW Programs with the goal of serving LGBT homeless youth populations. 

Sarah Loret, a 2014 graduate, is working for AmeriCorps year at the Providence Children's Museum. She and a team of other MuseumCorps educators go to underperforming schools in the Providence Public School District to bring STEM-based afterschool programs to about 200 children throughout the duration of the school year. She has found it so rewarding that she plans on returning to school to pursue a Masters in Elementary Education.

Anna Onderdonk, a 2012 graduate, is currently teaching English 9 in the Syracuse City School District.