SUNY Poly faculty, staff receive SUNY'S highest honor
Four SUNY Polytechnic Institute faculty and staff members have received Chancellor's Awards for Excellence from the State University of New York for 2018.
Robert Brainard, professor of nanoscience, Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Brainard joined SUNY Poly as a faculty member in 2005.
Nathaniel Cady, professor of nanobioscience, Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. Cady joined SUNY Poly in 2006 as an assistant professor at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.
Lisa Capuana, secretary I, Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service. Capuana has worked at SUNY Poly for 34 years, currently serving in the role of secretary I in Human Resources.
Michael Durr, facilities supervisor of grounds and cleaning staff, Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Classified Services. Durr joined SUNY Poly in 2004 as a purchasing agent, a position he would hold until 2011 when he accepted the position of facilities supervisor of grounds and cleaning staff.
(photo) Mariotti honored by state Disability Services Council
Tamara Mariotti, coordinator of accessibility resources at Mohawk Valley Community College, recently was honored with the New York State Disability Services Council Diversity & Advocacy Award, which recognizes her outstanding actions and educational outreach that promote diversity, advocacy, inclusion and empowerment of individuals with disabilities.
Mariotti, who has been with MVCC’s Office of Accessibility Resources since 2008, is also co-chairwoman of the New York State Education Department Advisory Council on Higher Education for students with disabilities, and past president of the New York State Disability Services Council. She has been recognized for her work and advocacy before, having won the 2017 MVCC Pride of the Hawk Award and the 2018 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award.
New clinical laboratory director announced
Medical technologist Jessica Burmaster, MPH, BSMLS, has been appointed director of the laboratory services department at Rome Memorial Hospital.
The hospital’s clinical laboratory is where testing of patient's specimens is completed. After a patient has their specimen collected by a medical professional, it goes to the clinical laboratory where a medical technologist then runs tests on those patient samples in order to aid in the diagnosis, treatment and/or prevention of diseases.
As Rome Memorial Hospital’s laboratory services department director, Burmaster coordinates the efforts of the various departments within the laboratory to meet the needs of patients, physicians and the rest of the hospital. Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the laboratory, she will oversee 43 technical and nontechnical staff, assuring that there is adequate staffing for the lab and assisting with instrument functionality to ensure the safety and reliability of lab results.
Burmaster graduated from Utica College in 2000 with a bachelor of science degree in biology. She received her certificate in Clinical Laboratory Science in 2006 from George Washington University, Washington, D.C. She completed her master of public health degree through Argosy University in Sarasota, Fla. in 2015 and was named to the Sigma Beta Delta honor society.
After working for Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) for 15 years, Burmaster was most recently employed as assistant laboratory supervisor at Slocum Dickson Medical Group in New Hartford.
(2 PHOTOS) Giambrone, Coughlin published by Financial-Planning.com
CoughlinGiambrone, LLC, a wealth-management firm, has announced that its founding partners, Christopher C. Giambrone, CFP, AIF, and Dennis D. Coughlin, CFP, AIF, recently were published by Financial-Planning.com for their story as to how advisers might enhance the planning experience for their clients.
They also were published in April by OnWallStreet for their writing on the evolution of the client/adviser relationship in a technologically driven society.
(Photo) Schneider named interim provost
Longtime faculty member Dr. Steven Schneider has been named Interim Provost of SUNY Polytechnic Institute.
The provost is SUNY Poly’s chief academic officer, overseeing the following academic colleges: Arts and Sciences; Business Management, Engineering, Health Sciences; Nanoscale Engineering and Technology Innovation; and Nanoscale Sciences. Each of the colleges is comprised of a number of undergraduate and graduate programs, and their faculty and is headed by a chairperson.
In addition to his teaching duties in the realm of communications, information design, and political science, to name just a few, Schneider has served in numerous administrative appointments since joining SUNY Poly in 1991, including chairman of the Department of Communication and Humanities, Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and coordinator of the Information and Design Technology graduate program.