Convocation Celebrates Faculty and Staff Contributions, Service

There were many accomplishments for CSI President Tomás D. Morales to discuss at this year’s Convocation last week, but the President reminded the nearly 400 people in attendance that none of it would have been possible without the dedication and commitment of the College’s faculty and staff.

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Dr. Morales began his remarks by commenting that although there are many definitions of the word “convocation,” the central idea is “a group of people assembled for a special purpose. Today,” Dr. Morales continued, “that group of people is you–our faculty and staff. And the special purpose for which we assemble today is to celebrate you.”

The President underscored the contribution of CSI’s faculty, 18 of whom recently joined the College, who, through their, “excellence in research, scholarship, and service, bring ever-increasing academic prestige and honor to the College of Staten Island.”

He also detailed the dedication and hard work of the College’s professional administrative staff, support staff, campus peace officers, and custodial assistants who are all ensure that the College runs smoothly on a day-to-day basis.

Following Dr. Morales’s remarks, CSI Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. William Fritz concluded this year’s Convocation by recognizing the contributions of faculty and staff members who have reached milestone anniversaries of service. As Dr. Fritz called the honorees to the stage to receive gifts of appreciation, he lightened the atmosphere by reading historical and amusing facts from each anniversary year. Music from artists as disperate as B.J. Thomas, Captain & Tennille, Seal, and Kelly Clarkson also helped take people back in time.

Faculty and staff who were honored this year included:

40-YEAR HONOREES
Emile Chi
Jane Coffee
Alfred Levine
Ralph Martel
William Schreiber
Phil Sigler
Charles Thomas
Leonard Winkler
Nan-Loh Yang

35-YEAR HONOREES
Kathleen Galvez
Alan Hoffner
Calvin Holder
Edward Meehan

30-YEAR HONOREES
Bernard Domanski
Eugene Garaventa
Roberta Klibaner
Donna Rosendorf

25-YEAR HONOREES
Sarah Benesch
Roslyn Bologh
Marianne Carlin
Satyaprakash Das
Donna Gerstle
David Jacobs
Sandra Lebow
Janet Manfredonia
Dorothy Manganel
Prabudh Misra
Frank Quagliotti
Arundhati Raychaudhuri
Herbert Schanker
Rebecca Adler Schiff

20-YEAR HONOREES
Robert Corin
Diane Cocozza
Russell Davis
Antonia Foldes
Elizabeth Greene
Dorothy Helm
Thomas Lauria
Donna Mari
Jodi Merendino
John Osakue
John Santorelli
Debra Spinella
Andrzej Wieraszko

15-YEAR HONOREES
Boris Arshava
Sondra Brandler
Joanne Camhi
Anthony Gagluicci
Georgia Geraghty
Joel Hamkins
Mary Ingargiola
Anatoliy Kuklov
Thomas McFarland
Manuel Murgolo
Robert Obermeyer
Laura Santino
Linda Sharib
Suzy Shepardson
Leonard Wolski

TEN-YEAR HONOREES
Chrisanthi Anastopoulou
Michael Baybusky
Michael Bivona
Josephine Caputo
Linda Conte
Dawn Derbyshire
Emmanuel Esperance
Katharine Goodland
Hector Guerra
Chang Guo
Carol Hartman
Geoffrey Hempill
Qiao-sheng Hu
Frederick Kaufman
Debra Kee
Dina MacLeod
Victor Magnani
Matthew McCormick
Ralph Pagan
Wendy Pearson
Andrew Poje
Maria Russo
James Saccardo
Barbara Terrusa
Valerie Tevere
Jose Torres
Eleni Tournaki
Walter Ubaldegaray
Jamila Vasser
Simone Wegge

FIVE-YEAR HONOREES
Comfort Asanbe
Dean Balsamini
Warrick Bell
Sarah Berger
Orville Blake
Jasmine Cardona
David Choe
Cynthia Chris
Soon Chun
Leah Cohen
Rafael Deladehesa
Brian Delong
Natalie Fischetti
Joseph Folino
Donna Garambone
Carmella Geib
Jianying Gu
Stephen Gundry
James Hamilton
Susan Hannafin
Timothy Hasin
Sherry Heller
Yumei Huo
Ilya Kofman
Athanasios Koutavas
Michal Kruk
Irina Lyublinskaya
John Martin
Grace Mitchell
Denise Murphy
Kevin O’Bryant
Michael Pappas
Krishnaswami Raja
Beatrix Reinhardt
Marrianne Smart
Erma Tacopino
Annmarie Tafone
Saadia Toor
Marilee Trulby
Alexandru Voicu

By Terry Mares

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