Member News and Notes

SUNYRA publishes our Member News and Notes, which recognizes the professional achievements of its members, affiliated members, and former members. News and notes may be submitted via the site contact form to be reviewed by the Executive Committee. SUNYRA also accepts press-releases from SUNY entities.

2018

Professional News and Notes

Peter Dowe, Registrar at SUNY Brockport, received the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service.

Karen Chico Hurst, Registrar at the University at Albany, was awarded the SUNYRA Award for Professional Excellence.

Tara Conrad, Assistant Registrar at Genesee Community College, was appointed as the SUNY Provost Fellow for Student Enrollment and Completion Infrastructure.

Carl Dickinson was appointed Degree Works/Registration Generalist in the Office of Registration and Records at SUNY Brockport. He comes from Keuka College.

Holly Doty, Assistant Registrar, has been promoted to Associate Registrar at SUNY Cortland.

Roman Dubiel, Assistant Registrar, was promoted to Senior Assistant Registrar at the University at Albany.

Shelby Giaccarini was been promoted to Assistant Registrar for Customer Service at the University at Albany.

Ian LaChance, Assistant Registrar, has been promoted to Associate Registrar at Hudson Valley Community College.

Christy Jerome was appointed Customer Service Manager at the University at Albany. She comes from Hudson Valley Community College where she served as Interim Assistant Registrar and Technical Assistant.

Erica Newman, has been appointed HESC Specialist in the Office of Registration and Records at SUNY Brockport.

Shelly St. John, was elected secretary of the SUNY Teacher Certification Consortium.

Michael Trapani, Assistant Registrar, has been promoted to Associate Registrar at Binghamton University.

Good News

Mary Aldous, Registrar and Director of Registration and Records at SUNY Adirondack gave birth to a boaby boy - Owen Sterling - on July 3.

In Memoriam

Ramona Ralston, former Registrar at SUNY Potsdam and past SUNYRA President and Executive Board Member, passed away in June 2018.  

2017

Professional News and Notes

Ian LaChance, Assistant Registrar at Hudson Valley Community College, received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service. (2016-2017)  Read more.

David Scott, Associate Registrar at Hudson Valley Community College, received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service. (2016-2017)  Read more.

Kathleen Petley, Registrar at Hudson Valley Community College, received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 29th Annual HVCC Special Programs Awards Ceremony. (2017)

Mary Beth Murnan has been appointed Assistant Registrar at the University at Albany effective January 23, 2017.  She was formerly an Assistant Registrar at Hudson Valley Community College from May 2014-January 2017. (January 2017)

Jessica Lansing has transitioned from SUNY ESC to the University at Albany as of the start of this year.  She is happy to be part of the scheduling team in the Registrar's Office and of course to work with KCH and all of the wonderful staff of the office.  (January 2017)

 

2016

Professional News and Notes

Nigel Marriner, Associate Registrar at SUNY Buffalo, was named Registrar at Buffalo State College (May 2015).

In Memoriam

Bette Frisino, former registrar at Hudson Valley Community College and SUNYRA president passed away in October 2016. 

2015

Professional News and Notes

Kimberley Willis, Registrar at SUNY Geneseo, will be inducted into the Monroe Community College Alumni Hall of Fame on November 19th, 2015.

Anne Lanzafame was named Assistant Registrar at SUNY Geneseo (October 2015).

Sheryl Secor, Registrar at Purchase College,  received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service (2014-2015). - News Link

John Taylor, Assistant Registrar at Purchase College, was promoted to Associate Registrar at Purchase College (July 2015).

Maureen Artale, Registrar at SUNY Oneonta, received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service (2014-2015). - News Link

Laura Schultz was named as the new College Registrar for SUNY New Paltz (July 2015).

Mayanna Bean, Information Systems Specialist at Jefferson Community College, has been named by Ellucian as Outstanding Contributor for 2014 for the Degree Works community (April 2015).

Thomas Hanford, Registrar at SUNY Cortland, received the Professional Service Award for Innovation in the Profession at SUNY Cortland (April 2015).

Kimberley Willis was named as the new College Registrar for SUNY Geneseo (March 2015). - News Link

Jerret Lemay, Registrar at SUNY Oswego, was been appointed to a two-year term on the Degree Works Customer Advisory Board by Ellucian (January 2015). 

Good News

Julie Shucker (Speer) was married in June 2015.

In Memoriam

Robert Gibson, Former University Registrar at the University at Albany passed away in July 2015. 

2014

Member News and Notes

Karen Chico Hurst, University Registrar at the University at Albany, received the President's Award for Excellence in Professional Service and the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service (2014). - News Site

Patricia Smith, Registrar at SUNY Old Westbury and former SUNYRA President, received the 2013-14 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service.

Ronald J. Sweeney was named as the new Registrar for Clinton Community College (October 2014).

Jerret Lemay, Registrar at SUNY Oswego, gave two presentations at SICAS Summit; Graduation Processes – (More) Progress Toward Efficiency and Using “Musts” and “Mays” to Improve the Registration Experience. (October 2014) - Conference Site

Amber Stallman, Associate Director of Student Records at Binghamton University, presented Automating the Late Add/Drop Petition Process at SICAS Summit. (October 2014) - Conference Site

Deborah Elliott, Assistant Registrar at Jefferson Community College, was named Interim Registrar at Jefferson Community College. (August 2014) 

Natalie Spooner, SUNYRA President became the sales director for the Northeast Region at Credentials Solutions after serving for 10 years as Registrar at Jefferson Community College. (August 2014) - Press Release

Robert Gibson, Former SUNYRA President, was awarded the 2014 Everett R. Dyer Award for Distinguished School Board Service. (July 2014) - Press Release

SUNYRA Announcements, News and Notes

Roman Dubiel, Assistant Registrar at SUNY Albany, was elected Region III Vice President at the Fall 2015 Conference (October 2015).

Deborah Elliott, Interim Registrar at Jefferson Community College, was elected Treasurer of SUNYRA at the Fall 2014 Conference (October 2014).

Christine Johannesen, Registrar at SUNY Cobleskill, was elected Secretary of SUNYRA at the Fall 2014 conference  (October 2014).

Amber Stallman, Associate Director of Student Records at Binghamton University, was elected Executive Vice President of SUNYRA at the Fall 2014 conference (October 2014).

2006

Member News and Notes

Kathleen Petley, Registrar at Hudson Valley Community College, received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service. (2005-2006)