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People in the News - Mar 2013


Ron Bucinell, associate professor of mechanical engineering, was awarded Fellow grade status in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) during a recent ceremony on campus.
Ron Bucinell, associate professor of mechanical engineering, was awarded Fellow grade status in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) during a recent ceremony on campus.

President Stephen C. Ainlay was among a number of local leaders who attended a celebration for the 175th anniversary of Higgins, Roberts and Suprunowicz, a law firm in Niskayuna. At the ceremony, Ainlay spoke of the firm's long ties to the College. To read a story in the Daily Gazette, click here.

Deidre Hill Butler, associate professor of sociology and director of the Africana Studies program, recently delivered the keynote address, "President Obama’s Second Term: Has Racism Died?" at the School of Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism at Schenectady County Community College’s Soul Food Luncheon.

Ron Bucinell, associate professor of mechanical engineering and chair of the Faculty Executive Committee, was awarded Fellow grade status in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) during a recent ceremony on campus. Nominated by their peers, ASME Fellows have had 10 or more years of active practice and at least 10 years of active corporate membership in ASME. Bucinell was honored for his outstanding accomplishments in the areas of design, research and development, and education. Bucinell "has been at the forefront of developing international experiences for engineering students, integrating the entrepreneurial mindset in engineering students, and creating laboratory facilities where undergraduates can experience the physical phenomenon they are studying in the classroom," his nomination letter states.

Victoria Chee ’13, a Leadership in Medicine student who coordinates Campus Kitchens and is active with the Presidential Interfaith Campus Challenge, was among 10 winners presented with 2013 GOBY (Get on Board Volunteer) Awards during a  ceremony this week at GE Theatre at Proctors, Schenectady. Chee had been named a “Future Stakeholder” by the Stakeholders, an Albany-based not-for-profit that inspires people to take positive action in their communities. To read the original story, click here.

Phil Wajda, director of Media Relations, attended the Council for the Advancement of Secondary Education (CASE) conference in Pittsburgh this week to collect three Accolades awards on behalf of the Department of Communications and Marketing. The department won a CASE Gold in the category of Student Recruitment, a Silver in the category of Excellence in News Writing and an honorable mention in the Social Media category for its work during the men's hockey team's trip to its First Frozen Four in school history. To read the original story, click here.

Cay Anderson-Hanley, associate professor of psychology, and her research team were included among the top research articles funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. To learn more, click here.