McCormick has served SUNY Fredonia as interim associate provost for curriculum, assessment and academic support since last fall. A longtime professor of English at Fredonia, she received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Faculty Service in 2012.
“I have a deep commitment to the importance of public education in the liberal arts and sciences,” McCormick said.
Noting Oswego’s “strong examples of global, interdisciplinary and experiential teaching and learning evident across the campus,” she said she is looking forward to “telling the story of the great work going on at Oswego.”
At Fredonia, McCormick previously served a year as interim assistant provost for special initiatives, which included oversight of the Community Engagement Task Force and a task force on implementation of online course evaluations. She chaired the English department for five years and was director of the women’s studies program for five years before that.
She joined Fredonia’s English faculty as an assistant professor in 1998 after receiving her doctorate in literature in English and a graduate certificate in women’s studies from the University of Maryland at College Park.
She completed her master’s degree with a creative thesis in poetry at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and earned her bachelor’s degree in English literature and dramatic arts and sciences from Queens University of Charlotte.
McCormick is the author of book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals on contemporary women poets, filmmakers and dramatists. She has presented at national conferences and scholarly gatherings in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Her most recent work in her discipline includes writing an essay for a forthcoming book, developing an online course on poetry, teaching a study abroad course called “Women Writing London” and speaking at an interdisciplinary conference on “London in Literature.”
Members of the SUNY Oswego student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management placed second in the recent annual SHRM Northeast Regional Conference and Case Competition in Providence.
The case competition challenges each team’s human resource knowledge through a focused case study.
Teams are given four hours to analyze the case, make recommendations and prepare findings through written and oral presentations to a panel of judges.
The event attracts tough competition including teams from Cornell University, Rutgers University, Seton Hill University, Pennsylvania State University, Long Island University, Marist College and other northeastern higher education institutions.
SUNY Oswego progressed to the final round and placed a hairsplitting second to the Penn State team.
The Oswego team included seniors Justin Jarvis, Rachel Filosofos, Alycia White and Kristi O’Donaghy, and junior Nicole Schnorr.
In addition to the case competition, the two-day conference, April 11 and 12 this year, was packed with speakers, educational sessions, and career development and networking opportunities.
The SUNY Oswego student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management is advised by Dr. Barry Friedman, professor of management in Oswego’s School of Business, and Tammy Anderson, contract manager for professional development at the SUNY Oswego Phoenix Center.
Steve Chirello, owner of Chirello Advertising in Fulton, served as a judge for the 2014 State University of New York Council for University Advancement Award of Excellence category of Community Relations programs.
This is the fifth time Chirello has served as a judge for this competition.
“The SUNYCUAD Awards for Excellence Program rewards the very best efforts of our talented and creative professionals,” said Dan Doyle, director of annual giving for SUNY Albany and SUNY Council for University Advancement awards program chair.
“Awards for Excellence are bestowed annually at the educational conference. Juries with professional experience in institutional advancement determine the winners,” he said.
This year’s conference is June 4-6 in Lake Placid. Chirello was formerly director of Community Relations for Syracuse University. Joining Chirello in judging this category was Joe Della Posta, director of communications and public affairs for Le Moyne College.
All full-time professionals working in university advancement at the 64 SUNY campuses as well as at SUNY System Administration are SUNYCUAD members.
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The agency, working with in-house staff and outside associates, specializes in public relations planning, graphic design, web design and streaming web video, video production, market research, radio, television and print advertising.
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Jamie Enwright’s more than two decades of service to SUNY Oswego as a member of the college’s University Police staff has been recognized with a SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service.
Enwright said she was “overwhelmed” by the honor when college President Deborah F. Stanley called to tell her of the award.
University Police Chief John Rossi nominated Enwright for the Chancellor’s Award.
“She has always possessed an excellent work ethic, taking on far more tasks than originally assigned to her,” he wrote.
Enwright joined the department in 1993 as a part-time clerical employee. She received national recognition in 1997 for her handling of a medical call that resulted in saving a student’s life.
Woman’s World magazine featured the story: “Jamie Enwright knew she was the only person who could save the girl struggling to speak to her over the phone. But first, she had to find her,” it began.
The SUNY Chiefs of Police Association honored Enwright with an Acts of Professionalism Award.
In 1998 Enwright became the department’s first campus public safety officer, Rossi said, which put her in the role of desk officer, responsible for communications services and dispatching.
In 2002 she added the responsibilities of administrative assistant to her duties, essentially doing the work of two people, the chief said.
She works with the chief to administer the department’s compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act as well as to compile the department’s annual report to the college community.
Enwright also serves the college as a member of the Employee Recognition Committee and as her department’s representative for the State Employees Federated Appeal.
“Jamie possesses top-notch people skills whether in person or on the phone,” Rossi said.
The chief added that she boosts the morale of the department with her ever-present smile and by regularly bringing in homemade baked goods and making arrangements for social events.
Enwright is a graduate of Morrisville State College.
She will formally receive the medal for the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service at SUNY Oswego’s December commencement ceremony.
Veteran continuing education administrator Jill Pippin has joined SUNY Oswego as dean of extended learning.
Oswego’s Division of Extended Learning serves a wide array of part-time students and working adults interested in pursuing degrees, career-specific coursework and professional development opportunities in Oswego, Syracuse and Phoenix and online.
Pippin comes to SUNY Oswego from Jefferson Community College in Watertown, where she was dean for continuing education and a member of the senior academic leadership team responsible for innovative and community-oriented programs for adult and nontraditional students.
In her new position, Pippin takes charge of programs at the SUNY Oswego Metro Center in Syracuse, offering graduate courses in business, education, mental health counseling and other fields as well as professional development workshops, contract training and noncredit courses.
She also will be in charge of the SUNY Oswego Phoenix Center and its management consulting and professional development programs; the college’s summer and winter sessions; and a variety of other programs and initiatives to serve nontraditional students.
“What I really get excited about in terms of extended learning is I like to serve those under-served populations — the part-time student, adult student, evening student, online student — in ways that allow us to be flexible so that they can continue their education,” Pippin said.
“We offer the gamut, from our high school programs for students who are ready to take on the challenge of a college class all the way through to the person who already has a master’s degree and comes back for some professional development to hone a skill.
“We are trying to address the different, the nontraditional, audiences — the veterans audience, the international and English as a second language audience, folks more physically or geographically bound. It’s about being innovative, flexible and responsive,” Pippin said.
At Jefferson Community College, Pippin managed several associate’s degree programs, an office at Fort Drum, military and veterans’ services, a high school program, summer and winter course offerings on campus, online and at offsite locations, and Jefferson Express noncredit, workforce development and contract course programs.
She developed and cultivated the Jefferson Higher Education Center from its inception, proposed and administered more than $2.15 million in grants, and increased revenue and enrollment during her eight-year tenure at the community college.
Her earlier career spanned both academic and business positions in roles such as director for graduate services and enrollment, business adjunct instructor, director of operations, and major accounts manager.
Pippin earned a master’s degree in business administration at Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio, and a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oswego in communication studies with an emphasis in interpersonal communication.
She received the Continuing Education Association of New York’s Outstanding Continuing Educator Award for 2013 and the 20 Under 40 Award from the Watertown Daily Times in 2009.
Birthdate: April 8, 2014
Mother: Caitlin Cordner
Father: Michael Taylor
Statistics: 8 pounds 4 ounces, 20 inches long
Born in: Oswego Hospital
Grandparents: (Mom’s side) Stephanie Goutremout and Jeff Aflreds (from Onondaga County) and (Dad’s side) Jonathan and Geneen Taylor of Fulton
Cheryl Sheats was hired recently as a personal lines account manager and Carol Burns was hired as a commercial lines account manager at Eastern Shore Associates Insurance.
Sheats will be based in ESA’s North Syracuse office and Burns will be in the Camden office.
“We are so pleased to welcome Carol and Cheryl to ESA,” said President Martha Murray. “In fact, in Cheryl’s case it’s welcome back. She worked at our Fulton and Oswego offices in the late 90s.”
Sheats has worked in the insurance industry for more than 24 years for firms in Oswego, Onondaga and Jefferson counties. She holds the Accredited Customer Service Representative certification and resides in Mexico with a son, 5, and a daughter, 14.
Burns has more than 29 years in the insurance industry and holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) certification. She has worked exclusively in commercial lines for agencies in Oneida and Rome, and she is a member and former vice president and secretary for the Utica CPCU chapter. She is also a member of the Insurance Professionals of the Mohawk Valley.
She resides in Lee with her husband, Tom. She has a son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.
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