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Attack ripples through BSC Campus feels effects of Tuesday's tragedy; worry, fear, distraction on minds ofmany By Stacey Shepard Ne.->Edltot

September 14,2001 Campus Newsline

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Candles light hope at BSC Students remember, mourn during candlelight ceremony; gathering offriends bring smiles, relief, comfort Bv Mn11 \'olke B~ngul Nr•

were ChO<>I therr. I wu a Mrvou$ wreck wh<•klvn nali\~ • "AI ltrsl there "'c~ no phones worlang and I dtdn't know what to do. I \\8-< !iCltrrd I c•lled the hou'e nnd 1<11 • mes'~F•· I dadn't hear b.acl lrom them unlll much !.tier, but e-.ryone wa, olay." ''I couldn't be· hcve it when I rtr..t '"w whnt happened," •aad Sl3rly Mend<>IU. allSC ~traduotc stu– d,·nt. und nauve of the Bronx. " My lmmly there " okay, but it sull eflcc" 1<> flllllly p«>ples

The mood W&< •om· ber "' n blue lind pank d;y wa.. smtared \\ ilh gray cloud, to fronton the Buf falo Swe Student l 1 naoo. Students •nd lacuh} ctrded outMde h<>ldtns candle.s 'tandmg close to nne another an C(lmlort They wereall d1ere for 1M ...arne pu.rpose. tomom the: dtaths of lhn'C' I0\1 in :-

Candlelight vigil in front of Campbell Student Lnion.

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Guitarist Doug Yeomans (with bass player Nick Veltri in bottom picture) brought his blues rock band The Lo Blu Flame.

Bengal Pause Music

During the fall semester the Student Union Board began sponsoring live music in the Student Union Cookery performance space. Here are a few of the acts that played during Thursday Bengal Pause activity hours.


Holy Angels played loud pop-punk for the lunch-time crowd.

Pop-folk singer (above) kicked off the series all by himself.


Fall Spor-ts

Though the volleyball team competes indoors, the fall sports are well known for their outdoor activity. The football team drew bigger crowds this year in spite of a dissap- pointing season. The tennis team played early in the fall while the men's and women's cross– country and soccer teams were playing well into the semester.

Clockwise from top left: Tennis practice can be as much fun as competition. Senior cross-country runner MichelleMackowiak runs in the Daniel Walker Memorial Invitational in Beaver Island State Park. Amember of the men's team competes in the same event. Melissa Benson, freshman soccer player tries for a steal against Oneonta. On the volleyball court Krista Wierzbicki (=11=2) sets up Angela Volk-Matawaran (=11=7).


Clockwise from top: The Bengal football offence ready to run aplay in ahome game against Albion. In the same game, sophomore FelixJoyner runs for some hard-earned yardage. In "theother kind of football " the turf flies as soccer goalie Kam Hughes defends against Plattsburgh.


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u2001: A State Odyssey" was the theme for this year's Homecoming Celebration. I twas reflected in the banners and floats ofthe 20 or so student organizations that participated in the Homecoming Parade on the final Saturday morning of September. The African American Students Organization took first place in the float category with their foil-covered space shuttle van, and the AsianAmerican Students Organization had the top ratedbanner. TheCaribbeanStudentsOrganizationbanner, seenabove, took second place.Apep rallywith live music, a bonfire, and fireworks was held Friday night and the football team played Saturday afternoon.

Photos courtesy of CSO.


Clockwise from top: The Asian American Students Organization, Adelante Estudiantes Latinos, showing the colors, Caribbean Students Organization, Residence Hall Association, and the African American Students Organization.


Ar-ts & Humanities Barbecue

October is Arts & Humanities month at Buffalo State and this year the month of performances and events was kicked off with an Upton Quad barbecue in the shadow of the Cocka Doodle Do sculpture. Various arts organizations and departments had tables with information to introduce themselves to students and a band set up and played on the patio outside Upton Hall.




Hospitality- Buffalo State Style. The Hospitality and Nutrition Department sponsored an Oktoberfest on October 18th, serving turkey, pumpkin pie, coffee, and all the fixin's. The food was prepared by students under the supervision of their professors.




Union Bash and

Halloween weekend saw various parties and events around campus. The biggest was the Union Bash on Friday night. The bookstore and Java Cafe sponsored a karaoke show, Student Union Board held a Casino Night in the lobby, and USG haunted the fourth floor with ghostly music, terrifying screams (and it wasn't even mid terms) and a cobweb and skeleton-filled hallway.


Hallol!Veen Parties

Clockwise from opposite top: Keep YOUR hand out of this candy bowl. Costumes ranged from goofy to spooky. The wheel of fortune in the Union lobby. Caught between heaven and hell. Looking for adate on campus. Who needs Native Americans to have gambling in Buffalo?


Mid- Terms and Finals Mid-terms and Finals are always a stressful time during the school year. In dorms, in the library or where ever they can everyone is studying. (II am going to have to pull a few extra all nighters - thank God for coffee."

- Martha Glausu

u • •• and now, just as I was recovering, finals are quickly approaching..." -Lisa Scovazzo


"All work and no play for me this semester." -Joe



~~I can't wait until this semester is over so I can finally relax."

-Beth Johnson


Whispering Pines


The Non-Traditional Students Organization was joined by the Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Alliance for a weekend of studying and partying at the college camp at Franklinville, NewYork before Fall2001 finals. There was a little snow to encourage sitting by the fire with books and hot chocolate, and plenty of food and snacks to appreciate after a walk in the outdoors.

Food Fair


In early November the Buffalo State food service held a Food Fair to present new items they were considering adding to the campus menu. Customers were able to vote for the delectibles they liked.


Upton Gallery


The Gallery in Upton Hall is always filled with the work of Fine Arts, Design, and Art Education students and faculty.A wide range of pieces can be viewed there over the course of a year– including furniture, jewelry, paintings, sculpture, ceramics... even

a custom decorated Buffalo State Bengal goalie's mask.


Valentines Day



Valentines Day was an occasion that some student organizations used to utable" in the Union and recruit new members- or have an unusual video portrait done.

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Happy NewYear

During the last week ofDecember Buffalo was hit with 80 inches of snow. By the time students returned to campus a month later the snow had all melted but this is what greeted those who returned to work orWinterim classes on January2.




Businesses and organizations came to the campus in early March to show students some of the different jobs and volunteer opportunities that would be available during the summer.



Child Care Cen-ter

Row 1: Delaney Colby, Barb Marszalek Row 2: Jennifer Coniglio, Jennifer Mantel Row 3: Debra Willoughby, Dan Thiel, Barb Yurka, Pat Restall, Juliet Lazarski, Sue Me Donald, Barb Mac Kendrick, Heather Duff, Martha Cunningham


The Child Care Center in the Buckham Campus School is always full of fun and activities for all the children from the ages of 6 months to 4 years. The children's parents either go to school here or work for Buffalo State.

Lenni Whitney (left) is the head teacher of senior infants.

Dan Thiel (left) is the director of the center and enjoys working with the children.

Mary Wilson (opposite page bottom right) is the Program Coordinator for the center.


Dress for Success

The Student FashionAssociation presented a mid-day program called "Success and the City" showing suggested outfits for that important job interview that all students have to look forward to.



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Agroup ofAfrican-style drummers and dancers performed for a large crowd in the Student Union Social Hall early in the spring semester.


Way Off-Campus

The Wilderness Adventures club regularly takes students off– campus for various excursions. It might be an afternoon of horseback riding or a weekend of hiking, camping, or rafting. And after a day of hauling hefty backpacks over rough terrain a little Highway Hackysack and a warm campfire are welcome respites.


Springfes-t Concer-t With tickets selling out days before the event, this year's springfest was a big success. MTV selected our campus over UB to host the "MTVCampus Invasion Tour." In the Student Union Monday, April22, MTV had karaoke and mock interviews with Ozzy Osbourne to kick off the event and gave out gift bags to everyone in the Student Union. The video karaoke drew in enormous crowds. The USG and SUB planned the event. Any Buffalo State College student wanting to see the show got a free ticket. It was estimated that about 3,500 people attended the concert. Student organizers were very pleased with the turnout and success of the concert. The main feature of the event was the concert. The lines waiting to get in were unbelievable. An afternoon outdoor concert featuring Starsailor was canceled due to cold rainy weather but Starsailor frontman JamesWalsh was able to perform in the Sports Arena before the other acts. Nickelback (next page) was the headlining band with Default (below) and Injected (opposite page) also performing that night. The members of Default were all very friendly and they had an autograph session after their act. Nickelback was the main reason some people came to the concert. Chad Kroeger, the leader singer for Nickelback, gave a wonderful show.

MTV set up avideo karaoke operation in the Union Lobby (moved inside due to miserableweather) and it proved quite popular.


NICKELBACK - MTV Campus Invasion Headliner

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In 23 years the country as we know it will be a new place. We on this year's Elms staff, as in the past, were interested in what the children felt the world would be like twenty– three years from now. Following an idea presented in the 1980 Elms (see page 59) we went to Grabiarz School of Excellence and asked a class of 7th and 8th graders their opinions on the future. We also went to Cleveland Hill Elementary School and asked a class of 2nd graders for their thoughts. All of the children had wonderful ideas . Their ideas consisted of alternative houses, cars, clothes, and money. The children wrote that the way people get around would be different. Elecn·ic cars along with space stations were mentioned. Money would not be paper and coins- it would all be on plastic cards. Children believed prices would increase. They also stated how different the clothing would be. Most of the students were concerned about the gas situation. The 7th and 8th grade students felt that the gas-powered cars would be replace by hydro– powered cars . The 2nd graders suggested food would be more like what we see on the cartoon "The Jetsons" ... a microwave box were you push a button and there is a hamburger within seconds. Afew of the students said that food would in the shape of pills. Many of the girls said they would be married and have families of their own. The students also wanted to be lawyers, doctors, and teachers. One student predicted that we would see our first Black President or Woman President.

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Where Are They Now? In 1980, 4th and 5th grade students at Campus West (now the Buckham Campus School) envisioned some the same things for the year 2000. The students talked about what professions they would go into. The students mentioned wanting to become an actress, secretary, court stenographer, and being a singing star. Clothes, space colonies, and prices were all mentioned. The price of bread in the '80s was three or four loaves of bread for a dollar and today it costs about $1 to buy a loaf. It was interesting to talk with all today's children and read about the youngsters from 1980. No matter how we look at it, children are our future. We need to think about that and try to educate them in making the world a better place. We should all try to help or make a difference in a child's life to pave a better path for the world.


A LivelyCampus Activity of all sorts is what gives a college campus its life.While some corners of the campus may find students quietly studying, other spots showthe variety of life at BuffState. For example, during the spring semester some students felt that their concerns were not receiving the attention of the college administration. They staged a small rally and demonstration in front of the Butler Library immediately before a meeting of the college senate. Many of the demonstrating students followed senatemembers into the libraryand somewere allowed to speakat themeeting. The demonstration ~ was covered by student media (below). Other signs of life on campuswere: (opposite page, clockwise from top left) Student Union Board held a 1Wister competition in the Union Lobby. Irish food, music, and dance were featured in the SportsArena forSt. Patrick'sDay.Anothervocalrallywasheldin theUnion lobby. CastingHall staged a production of Alice inWonderland in the Flexible Theater. Another SUB competition had break dancing students spinning in the Union. Students held a referendum and established that they did not want a mandatory bus pass added to their college expenses.




Remembering St:eve There's no question that the Hoffman twins, Greg and Steve, from Forest Hills, NY, made their mark on Buffalo State when they were students in the mid '80s. Not only was Greg student government president and Steve an active senator, but the brothers were a lively part of the campus social scene.

So it was no surprise that many people were touched whenword spread that StephenHoffmanwas among the Cantor Fitzgerald employees who lost their lives in the September 11WorldTrade Center attacks. On Saturday, April27, 2002 about 100 alumni converged on the Buffalo State campus to mark the Stephen G. HoffmanMemorialWeekend. Some of thealumnicamefromasfarasCalifornia and Florida, and various present and former faculty andadministratorswere also on hand. Greg Hoffman spoke of the brothers' great experiences at Stephen Hoffman Buffalo State and Steve'swife, Gabrielle 1986 Elms Yearbook Photo Hoffman, also a Buffalo State alum, ______ re-lived their happy college days. A ''Day in the Life" tour retraced Hoffman's steps as a student, covering dorms, the gym, classrooms, and the student government offices where the senate chambers were named in his honor. As onemight expect, emotionswereverymixedamong participants.While Hoffman's death and the enormity of theevent thattookhis lifewere feltbyeveryone, the accent wasclearlyoncelebratingSteve'slifeandaccomplishments and his fun -loving personality. Quoted in the next day's Buffalo News, Steve's mother, Jean Hoffman, said that the event was "truly an honor" to her son.

Top photo: Chuck Mosey, Greg Hoffman, Gabe Dimaio.

Second from top: Lisa Goorfin Hindin, Maura McGowan Green, Chris Kennell Callen, Mindy Silverman. Third from top: Gabrielle Zizzi Hoffman, Tim Sexton, Aileen Rosenberg Hoffman. At right: In the Moore Lounge, Greg Hoffman tells tales of his brother Steve.


Campus life is a full-time thing for many students. The residence halls are filled with students that cover just about all of the diverse types at Buffalo State- including parents (and their children) and international students. But there's still a good number of the traditional dorm student: the guy with the too-loud stereo that drives everyone to the library to study, and the cute babe that everyone likes.

Victor and Brook from Neumann Hall.

Neumann Hall residents: Top left - Dawn, Lorraine, and Rhonda Marie. Above - Marsche. Below left - Shanique and Brandi. Below - Rae.


Right - Jillian Degolyer and Erin Orlando. Below - Destiny. Below right- Monica Haase, Robin Ritzel, and Brandon Jones.

NorthWing residents: above - Kelly, Zoe and Jamie. Below left - Alan. Below right - Ryan King.

Perry Hall residents: Above right- Shakeisha and Sha'Ronda. Below- Erin, Becky and Caroline.

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Scajaquada Towers residents: Above- Norman Arevalo. Below Left -Yvonne Beliveau. Bottom - Ryan Atkinson. Below- Jacob.

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Over the years student organizations have come and gone. Some, like the Record newspaper have be-en around for almost as long as the college. Others live shorter lives (SkyDivingClub anyone?). Some groups concentrate on a single discipline, be it biology, math, or fashion design. Some organizations, like the Caribbean Students OrganizationorAdelante Estudiantes Latinos, allowminority groups to freely express their culture. And some are intended for evei-y one, such as the entertainmentpromotingStudentUnion:Board. Earlierpagesin.thisbookshowed some ofthe events sponsored by these groups. The following pages showsome of the people who put those events together. Adelante Estudianted Latinos • African American Students Organization • Amnesty International .. • Asian American Students Organization • Biology Club • Black Active Minds • Caribbean Students Organization • Casting Hall Productions • Chemistry Club • Commuter Council • Council for Exceptional Children • Creativentures • Criminal Justice Club • The Elms Yearbook • Fashion Association • Geology Club • German Club • Health & Wellness Association • Imaginative Sociologists • Information Processors Association • International Students Organization • Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Alliance • Math Club • Minority Technology Association • National Society of Minorities in Hospitality • Native American Students Organization • Non– Traditional Students Organization • NYPIRG • Physics Club • Political Science Youth Caucus • Psychology Club • Public Relations Students Society of America • The Record Student Newspaper • Social Work Students Organization • SPIRIT Gospel Choir· Student Union Board • Technology Education Students Association ·Technology Students Association • Visual Arts Board • Vocational Education Students Association • WBNY FM Radio • Wilderness Adventures • Advertising Club • Astronomy Club· BSC-TV ·Campus Crusade for Christ • Capoeria Mandinga • CHAI Jewish Student Organization • Creative Leadership Alliance • English Club • Haitian Club • Hispanic Drama Club • History Club • Hosanna Christian Fellowship • lntervarsity Christian Fellowship • Muslim Student Organization • Scuba & Sailing Club • Spanish Club • Students In Music • Inter-Greek Association • AQZ • Aci>A • KA 'I' • AYA • Q'l'ci> • ci>KT • rAB •Lci>E•LTr·TKE•AEci>•AKA•ALT•Aci>~·Qci>B•ci>LL•L~T·rrP•LAY•Zci>B

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Buffalo State is fortunate enough to have students ofwidely divergent backgrounds. Among the organizations that feature events and activities for minority students are the Adelante Estudiantes Latinos, the Caribbean Students Organization, the Native American Students Organization, and the African American Students Organization.

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Front: David, Michelle, Mayra Zapata (secretary), Crystal. Back: julio.Abad (president), Daniel Cataquet (vice president), Victor.




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Most student organizations are members of the United Students Government. USG distributes the mandatory studenl activity fee to the organizations for their events and activities. Commuter Council is an active USG organization with a lively office situated off the Fireside Lounge.




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Front Row: Veronica Spikener, Kerrian Myrie, Afrim Djonbalic, Shirelle Baize, Stella Barkor, Ignacio Cornie!, Kathy Butcher, Fred Cabrera, Alan Hall, Katherine Trombley, Melissa Marks, StarJohnson, RJ. Mahoney. Back Row: Delrease Tota, Anand Perala, Mark Corcoran, Kwabena·Boakye, Monica Polka, Ed Griffith, Todd Espinosa, Taj Ali, Ari Silverstein, Bruce Parsons,Justin Norton.




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Two of the organizations that connect Buffalo State to the outside world are Casting Hall andWBNY. While the·plays and performances by Casting Hall bring people onto campus from all over, WBNY, our own radio station, broadcasts music and information to people all over the area, and via their web site, all over the world.

Casting Hall PrOductions

Front: Heather Skelton, Rachel Cornish, Kristen Humbert, Theresa Ngo. Back: Jill Pytlewski, Sara Skinner, Katie Goerig, Dena Harrison.


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Two groups of students that don't fit the normal undergrad profile are non-traditional students (over age 25) and international students. Internationals have been a presence at BuffState for over three decades and represent more than 50 coun– tries. The number ofnon-trads has been groWing during the last 10 years and they now constitute a significant persentage of the student body.

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Student organizations can havewidely divergent purposes. The StudentUnion Boardmatniy concerns itselfwith providing entertainment for students– concerts, parties, Twister or breakdance comp~titions, etc. The Student Council for Exceptional Children ismore academic and career oriented, providing students opportunities to interactwith professional teachers.

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Claudia Guirand, Chris Ring, Melissa Coppola, Rene Kauderer, Jennifer Butler, Katie Turner, Mary Barrett, Jamie Panaro, Leah Winnett.

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"Greeks" represent a long tradition at Buffalo State. Members of the two dozen sororities and fraternities on campus will take with them memories of community service as well as great parties - and, of course, permanent connections with their brothers and sisters.

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Front: Tyreace Reid, Michael Baker. Standing: Jamie Brunson, Andrew Clarke, Tavis Watson, Lawrence House. Not present: Brian Kearney, Gary AnnakJe.

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The Record student newspaper and the Elms yearbook are two of the oldest oq~anizations at Buffalo State. The two publications have been in print for nearly as long as ' there's been a college, and their volumes of back issues contain reams of Buffalo State, State Teachers, and Buffalo Normal School history.




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Seated: Amy Stickney - Business Manager. Standing: Mae Urban - Co-Editor/ Photographer, Jim Kegelmyer - Editor in Chief, Amanda Petrocci. • ...



Couldwe find two more different groups than these? TheWilderness Adventures club has been around for some 25 years, sponsoring camping, backpacking, rafting, mountain climbing, and all sorts ofother outdoor activities and excursions. The Mu chapter of the Omega Phi Beta Sorority was born at BuffState in May 1999, just 10 years after the Sorority's founding inAlbany.



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A Wilderness Adventures group at Joyce Kilmer Memorial Park. Sitting: Greg, Liz, Rich, Wendy, an.d Mija. Standing: Pete, Steve, John, Stacy, Adam, Greg, and Leah.


The 2001 Bengal Football Team, with new head coach Bob Swank, won their season opener, 33 to 27 againstRobertMorris- a teamthat had won its previous 17 games. Unfortunately the rest ofthe season, mostly played against playoff level opponents, didn't go as well. Inspite of some close games the team finished 1- 8 and missed post season play for the first time in a decade. Seen above is quarterback Ryan Hemy on a roll-out pass during an overtime loss to Albion. In the same game, tailback Dion Foendoe tests the defense on a run (second from top, safety Sean Zelasko in pass coverage (third from top) and SterlingAnderson bowls over Albion defenders (bottom).


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2001 Football Bengals - Front Row: Kevin Moyer, Erik Kraft, Dave Davidzik, Josh Thomson, Mike Stachewicz, Jamie Casullo, Matt Rhodes, Corey Reichard, Rodney Randall, Israel Cuyler, John Williams. Second Row: Star Handley, Tom Jakubaszek, Rob Currin, Greg Clabeaux, Hans Mann, Nate VanHusen, Gary Gonzales, Pat Moore, Rick O'Neil, Sterling Anderson. Third Row: Pat Louis, Brian Hoffman, Julius Scott, Dave Chelus, Bo Sireika, Nick Columbo, Alex Thomson, Mark Baker, Deryck Wrazen, Mike Rhim. Fourth Row: Rich Swygert, TJ Cottrell, Jeremy Williams, Scott Killingbeck, Brent Lee, Shaun Zelasko, Dave Barabas, Andrew Martin, Ryan Cox, Tim Hirschman, Dave McEntire. Fifth Row: Zeke Tookes, Jason Grembowicz, Brian Wilson, Mike Potter, Marques Phillips, Tardus Taylor, Tim Wetzler, Justin Draper, Lamar Chestnut. Sixth Row: Chad Lansing, Rich Todd, Roger Lishnoff, Luis Espinoza, Eric Buchanan, Josh Hostuttler, Nick Warren, FelixJoyner, Josh Floyd, Jerome Ward. Seventh Row: Kyle Leggio, Mike Holbok, Derek Vail, Kash Costner, John Galvin, Mike Pawlikowski, Ryan Henry, Tony Favata, Billy Edwards, Raphael Williams, Pat Penaherrera. Coaches Row: Terry Bitka, Saeed Sharif, Eugene Lewis, Joe Harrington, Ryan Gallo, Bob Swank, Bob Decker, Will Grant, Melvin Parris, Aaron Wolozyn, Lamar Wilson.

Offensive tackle Hans Mann and safety Mike Potter were both named ECACNorthwest All-Stars.


The 2001 men's soccer campaign beganwith a promising 2-2 start in conferenceplay, butthe Bengalswent onto lose the last five SUNYAC games to finish at 2-7, inninthplace, andwith a 3-13 overall record. NewcomerDaveAselin finished with 12 goals and 2 assists, for 26 points andwas selected to the All-SUNYAC Second Team. The women's soccer team also finished in ninthplace (ina tiewith Fredonia) going 3-7 in conference play and 6- 11 overall.Apairofmid– season shutout wins over Utica/Rome and Cazenovia seemed to gettheBengalsontrack, but the team dropped its next five conference games eliminating any playoff hopes. But the Bengals played out the string with pride and scored two more shutout wins (against Fredonia and the eventual SUNYAC runner-up Cortland) proving they could compete in the conference.

Clockwise from top left: Melissa Benson, Jenine Sabatino, Lindsay Cashmore, Eric Hansen, Greg Harrison.


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2001 Women's Soccer - Front row: Jaclyn Bolognese, Lucy Bauda, Nikole Flannery, Janine Sabatino, Meghan Legierski, Lindsay Cashmore, Cindy Williams, Marissa Wexler, Kim Nogle Second Row: Don Herlan, Colleen Fennell, Terra Matthews, Abby Kochan, Karen Voght, Gabriel Dunn, Andrea Floriano, Amy Drozen, Coach Courtney Longua

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2001 Men's Soccer - Front Row: Will Tredo, Matt Romano, Justin Weber, Tom Huebsch, Kam Hughes, James Robianni, Tom Love, Erik Hansen, Dusty Hinman Second Row: Addison Obeng, Steve Garvey, Eric Bond, Mike Abrams, Don Patti, Eric Galipeau, Greg Harrison, Dennis Behrens, Kevin McKenzie, Coach Rudy Pompert Third Row: Pedro Gonzales, Jorge Garcia, Don Ousterout, Dave Grieco, JarrettJohnson, Josh Plante, Dave Aselin, Mike Schermerhorn, Chris Keem, Nick DeMarsh


TEN N I S Tennis Team- Nicole Barker, Sherrie Burton, Melissa Kulju, Lisa

LaFratta, Jill Martorano, Christina Scoby, Amy Steele, Emily Wilcox and Christina Wilson.

The 2001 Tennis team used a three match winning-streak with wins over Fredonia, R.I.T., and Oswego to get the team to 4-3. But inexperience plagued the team and five consecutive losses to close the regular season guaranteed a sub-.500 finish. Christina Wilson was the Bengals top player, going 6-4 in singles play and 7-5 in doubles play. Lisa LaFratta was the lone winner for the Bengals at the SUNYAC Championships (where the team finished in a 9th place tie), defeating Oswego in fifth singles in the first round. She eventually fell in the quai.terfinals.

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Christina Wilson



2001 Women's Soccer - Front Row: Katie Sansone, Laura Cyman, Kelly KochemE, KriEtJ Wierzbiol

A Season to Remember The 2001 seasonfor the volleyball teamwas one to remember. The squad finished the season with the second most wins in school history, going 27- 13 overall and reaching the semi-finals of the SUNYAC tournament for only the second time in school history. The Bengals won four championships in 2001, including the Gold Medal Bracket of the Holiday Inn/Red Dragon Classic at Cortland, the North Country Invitational championship, the Bengal Invitational championship, and the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford Invilational. Buffalo State drew Plattsburgh in the opening match of the conference championships, and steamrolled to victory with a 3-0 win. Cortland was up next for the Bengals, and the eventual tournament champions ended Buffalo State's dreams ofgoing to the NCAA's for the first time in school history with a 1-3 defeat. Monica Polka (right) emerged as a national caliber player during the 2001 campaign. She was a three-time tournament MVP, three-time SUNYACplayeroftheweek, two-timeECACplayer of the week and SUNYAC Co-Player of the Year.



Women's Cross Country– First Row: Colleen Scantlin, Paige Patterson, Aleksandra Halin. Second Row: Autumn Hensel, Michelle

Mackowiak, Danielle Hensel, Kristin Bijak,

Nichole Van Huesen. Not shown: Emily Meidlinger.

2001 Men's Cross Country - (no group photo available) Matt Burke, Steve Cahoon, joe Halter, Tim Hill, Matt Kubiak, Sean Madden, joe Niezgoda, Tom Proctor, Dan Smaczniak, jason Walsh.

Buffalo State's men's and women's cross-counny teams were vastly improved from tl1e season before. The men's side producedwinners in the Hobmt & William SmithInvitational as well as the Houghton Invitational, while the women's side had third placefinishes at theHobrut & WilliamSmith and the Geneseo Invitationals, and asecondplace finish atHoughton. At the SUNYAC Championships, the men placed sixth of ten teams and the women finished fifth. Tom Proctor became the first Bengal to win an event in several seasons and Jason Walsh (opposite page) also had a strong 2001 season. Michelle Mackowiak (right) had the strongest showing for the women.




The Women's Hockey Team experienced their share of growingpainsoverthefirsthalf of the season, and stumbled out to a 1-8 start, but with the goal set at qualifying for the conference playoffs, they won six ofthe next 12 games to fin– ish 7-13-1 and earn a playoff berth. In the first round of the playoffs, Buffalo State nearly scored a stunning upset of the number four-ranked team in the nation, Elmira.TheBengals came from behind to force an overtime period against the Soaring Eagles, but feU just short of pulling off the upset before losing 6-5 in the extra– session. After posting its best record in schoolhistoryayearago, the Men'sHockeyTeamcontinued to evolve this season as it ad– vanced to the SUNYAC play– offsforthefirsttime,andnearly upset Cortland for a berth in the conference semifinals. Buffa lo State (ll-15-1) opened the season with a pair ofshutout losses but thenwon six of its next seven games. In– eluded in that stretch was the title intheAll-SportInvitational and three wins in the SUNYAC including the program's first– ever victory over Potsdam. Buffalo State faltered a bit down the stretch, entering the postseason winless in its last six contests. A number-six seed, theteamtraveledtothird– place Cortland for their first– ever playoff series. After stun– ning the Red Dragons 4-0 in game one, Buffalo State took a 2-0 lead in the secondperiod of game two. Cortland stormed back for a 5-2 win, however, and then claimed the "mini– game" 1-0 to end the Bengals season.

Clockwise from top left: Emma Wadsworth, Mary Keddie, Todd Nowicki, Rocky Reeves, Leah Dehormier.


Women's HockeyTeam

?001-2002 Women'wHock$y Team - Sitting Front Row: Kim Costanzo, Leah Delormier, Mary Keddie, Head Coach Bob Filighera, Tess Pottratz, Meri Mooers, Janelle Schmitt. Standing Back Row: Asst. Coach Michelle Luba, Missy Dispenza, Carolyn Totaro, Jessica DeCarlo, Jennifer Downey, Emma Wadsworth, Dyanne Roberts, Kasey Cornwell, Bree Cote, Asst. Coach Sal Tornabene.

Men's HockeyTeam

2001-2002 Men's Hockey Team - Sitting Front Row: Steve Thering, Jason Comardo, Rocky Reeves, Head Coach Jim Fowler, Todd Nowicki, Jad Ramsey, Nick Berti. Standing Middle Row: Trainer Sean Roberts, Asst. Coach Scott Kirsch, Eric Bavisotto, Pat McDevitt, Josh Bluman, Sean Mask, Jason Davis, Adam Horvath, Mark Yoder, Derek Goula, HenryJurek, Joe Urbanik, Asst. Coach David Dee, Asst. Coach Brent Ford. Standing Back Row: Dan Hafner, Guy Duquette, James Stewart, Mark Infantino, Kevin Badura, Ricardo Hernandez, Dan Vogel, CyleMcCorkle.



Buffalo State's women's basketball returned to glory thisseason.Theteamwonthe SUNYACChampionshipand qualified for the NCAA tournamentfor the first time since1995.Theteammatched the schoolrecordfor wins by going 25-4 and earned the regular season conference title with a 15-1 mark. The Bengals claimed the conference title witl1 a 56-50 win over Cortland but lost a home NCAAplayoffgame to OhioWesleyan, 71-61. FredBatchelorwasnamed SUNYACCoachoftheYearin just his second season and Senior center Monica Polka was honored as theSUNYAC Playoff MVP and named to the regular season All– SUNYAC First Team. The men's team had its mostsuccessfulseasoninfive years as fue Bengalswent 15- 8 and 12-4 in SUNYAC play. TheBengalssufferedthrough some inconsistent play in the beginning of the season but onDecember22,BuffaloState embarked on an eight-game winning streak that catapulted theBengals to the top spot of the SUNYAC. Highlighting the streak was coach Dick Bihr's 400th win as Bengal coach. In the opening round of the conference tournan1ent, the Bengals faced tl1e Cortland Red Dragons. Cortland defeated Buffalo State with a heartbreaking, last-second tip-into end theseasonwitha 49-48 defeat.

Top: Seniors Monica Polka and Chrissy Milleville. Bottom: First team AII– SUNYAC Senior Pat Adams and Senior Shawn Haseley.


Women's Baske-tball Team

2001 2002 Women's Basketball - Sitting Front Row: uelrease 1ota, Julie Jackson, Cora Humphreys, Head Coach Fred Batchelor, Monica Polka, Chrissy Milleville, Monique Hanks. Standing Back Row: Asst. Coach Tiffany Bell, Asst. Coach Yashica Martin, Leah Colucci, Oandhi Brown, Tatiana Tucker, Ericka Miner, Abby Kochan, Glenda Brown, Erin Strassburg, Asst. Coach Christopher Massey.

Men's Baske-tball Team

2001-2002 Men's Basketball Sitting Front Row: Willie Sanders, Tom O'Brien, Rashiem Littlejohn, Justin Konst, Drew Mclaren, Aaron McFollins, Jeremy Konst, Perry Davis, Kyle Mann. Standing Back Row: Asst. Coach Rashiem Young, Head Coach Dick Bihr, Derrick Stallings, Michael Milne, Jeff Russell, Pat Adams, Shawn Haseley, Jon Allport-Cohoon, Anthony Piccolo, Joshua Becker, Mike Miranto, Asst. Coach Joe Piscopo, Asst. Coach Kenneth Ferguson.



Track & Field

Clockwise from top left: Markus Allen, Autumn Hansel, Joe Niezgoda

First-year head coach Eugene Lewis directed the Track and Field Team through a successful indoor season. Leading the way for the Bengals was Markus Allen who had a tremendous indoor season placing first in the 55-meter dash at the NYSCTC and SUNYAC championships and first in the 200-meter in the NYSCTC meet. Distance runner Joe Niezgoda emerged as a strong leader for this team, and was expected to contend for a SUNYAC Championship in the shorter 800-meter and 1500-meter outdoor events. This year's squad of female competitors was the start of a rebuilding process. Coach Lewis looked to Autumn Hensel as the leader on and off the track to guide these women as he began to establish Buffalo Stale as a prominent Division lU program in women's track and field. Hensel, a junior, was a qualified runner with the ability to place well in the SUNYAC as well as state competitions.



g & DivingTerun

2001-2002 Swimming & Diving - Kneeling Front Row: Alicia Tutwiler, Natalie Brown, Kristen Snyder, Ashley Appleton, Marie Ryer, Jenessa Wheeler, Leslie Seier, Susanna Lehmann. Standing Back Row: Asst. Coach-Diving Mike Schweitzer, Jamie Scott, Tom Schilke, Matt Helming, Erik Yuhnke, Mark Beyer, Dan Hoefert, Paul Glieco, Brett Stodolka, Head Coach Mike Switalski.

New Swimming and Diving head coach Mike Switalski had high expectations for himself and his team. Those expectations were met, and many were surpassed by the squad in the 2001- 02 season. Combined the men's and women's teams went 7-14 this year, more than doubling the two teams' combined win total from 2001(3-18) . Four school records were broken and one Kissinger Pool record fell this season. Senior Leslie Seier set a new record in the 50 Free at the SUNYAC Championships. Seier's teammate, Natalie Brown, broke the school record and the Kissinger Pool record in the 400 IM. For the men, junior Matt Helming contributed to setting two new school records. First, in individual competition, Helming established a new mark for the 200 Free with his time of at the SUNYAC Championships. Helming along with Jamie Scott, and seniors Mark Beyer, and Paul Glieco smashed the old 200 Free relay record at SUNYAC's with a time of 1:27.23. In addition to breaking records, the men's swim team was recognized by the College Swim Coaches ofAmerica as an All– Academic Team. The small squad of 11 swimmers (four men and seven women) and three divers (two men and one woman) made waves at the SUNYAC Championships with both teams placing fifth out of nine schools. The swimmers held their own with the conference elites, but a lack of depth hurt the team in the final standings. By increasing the team's depth, Switalski is confident Buffalo State can improve its SUNYAC standing.



Lacrosse Team

2001-2002 Women's Lacrosse Team- Kneeling Front Row: Gemanique Tolve, Leah Delormier, Erica Kuper, Karly Thomsen, Danielle DeJames, Meri Mooers, Tiffany Jackson Standing Back Row: Asst. Coach Staci Handley, Jackie Aull, Christina Buergel, Katie Richelt, Emma Wadsworth, Kathleen Plis, Andrea Floriano, Head Coach Courtney Longua

Left: Kathleen Plis Right: Katie Richlet


Softball Team

Spring 2001 Wurmm'~ Softball Team- Kneeling Front Row: Tracy Urban, Tiffany Ciolek, Gretchen Kopf, Kristy Haines, Nicole Willats, Starr Rae Wooden, Kim Nogle, Nadine Sirianni, Stephanie Menth Standing Back Row: Asst. Coach Tami Thuman, Head Coach Sandra Hollander, Asst. Coach Jim Ramos, Lindsay Escher, Liz Parker, Alicia Girard, Elizabeth Beiter, Erin Olsen, Heidi Rammacher, Asst. Coach Aaron Vanderlip, Asst. Coach Pam Amabile

Left: Tiffany Cidler Right: Nadine Sirianni


Rocky Reeves Receives 2002 Hockey HumanitarianAward While several Bengal athletes received recognition outside of the campus, perhaps the most impressive honor went to Rocky Reeves, a center on the men's hockey team. Reeves, who proved to be a "person of the heart" as well as a "person of the mind," was the recipient of the 2002 Hockey Humanitarian Award, presented annually to college hockey's finest citizen. The announcement was madeAprilS, 2002 as part of college hockey's award day. The ceremonywas held in conjunction with the armouncement of the Robey Baker Award recipient in St. Paul, Minnesota, the site of college hockey's Frozen Four championship competition. Reeves is a native ofAnchorage, Alaska, who recently completed his junior year of eligibility at Buffalo State. "This is a tremendous honor,'' he said, "I am really embarrassed to receive this award for something we should all be doing. "I think that what has happened over the years is that we have become people of the mind and forgotten about being people of the heart," continued Reeves, who was a finalist for last year's HumanitarianAward. For more than three years, Reeves has worked tirelessly in volunteer activities within the Buffalo community including Take Back the Night, holiday rummage sales for the homeless, Project FLIGHT Book Drive for the needy organizations ofWestern New York, AID BUFFALO food and clothing drive for the United Way, and serving Thanksgiving dinner through the Concerned Ecumenical Ministry Soup Kitchen. Ironically, had it not been for an injury he sustained early in his freshman year at Buffalo State, Reeves might not have had the time to become involved in the Buffalo community. Playing a tournament game against Hobart in Jate October 1998, Reeves, who had earlier scored a goal on a penalty shot, went sliding into the boards breaking his leg and sending him to the sidelines for the rest of the 1998-99 season. Rather than sit around, Reeves met with Buffalo State head coach Jim Fowler to discuss a project he wanted to undertake. "I thought it was important for us to improve the image and increase the visibility of the athletic program both at school and in the community," recalls Reeves. Reeves lined up over 100 student-athletes within a day to attend a Take Back the Night progran1 designed to deal with sexual abuse and rape, and the seeds that would lead to his involvement involunteerismhad been sown. He returned to hockey for the 1999-2000 season, and, despite having missed virtually the entire previous season, was elected team captain, a position he returned to in the next two seasons. By the end of the 2001-2002 season he ranked third on the team in goals and fifth in points with 35 goals and 42 assists for 77 points in 76 games played. Academically, Reeves maintained a 3.30 GPA while majoring in health and wellness and received his Bachelors degree in December 2001, then enrolled in a Masters program in spring 2002. "Hockey has given me an opportunity to help others," Reeves said. "I have been able to get some ofmy teammates to get involved as well. I am trying to lay a foundation for future Buffalo State athletes. We live in a world so caught up in our own lives that we tend to forget the impact we can have on others."

Thanks to the Buffalo State Intercollegiate Athletics Department Sports Information Office for the photosand information in this section of the Elms.


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Dear Reader,

You hold in your hands a book of memories. Perhaps you are a 2002 graduate of Buffalo State College and these memories are recent and green. Perhaps you are the great-grandchild of a Buffalo State College alumnus looking at this book in the late 21st century, and the fashions and concerns contained in these pages look quaint and old-fashioned. Whoever you are, please know that recorded here are the events and concerns of a specific place and time, Buffalo State College during the 2001-2002 academic year, a communitywhere dedicated individuals sought to transform their lives through education. Know, too, that the faculty and staff of Buffalo State were enormously proud of the individuals who graduated in the Class of 2002. These were hard working men and women who applied themselves to their studies, often while carrying numerous other responsibilities at home and at work. Buffalo State College was a vitally important part of their lives while they studied here, and the sacrifices they made in order to achieve a college degree were not idly considered. Those who were at Buffalo State College in 2001-2002 recall the attacks on theWorld Trade Center and the Pentagon and we witnessed true American heroism. We knew the difference between a "hanging chad" and a "dimpled chad." Household words included Osama Bin Laden, Chandra Levy, Tiger Woods, Timothy McVeigh, AndreaYates, and Enron.We said goodbye to George Harrison, Isaak Stern, John Lee Hooker, Jack Lemmon, Anthony Quinn, EudoraWelty, Katharine Graham, and Troy Donahue. During their days at Buffalo State College, the Class of 2002 formed lifelong friendships. None will forget their days at Buffalo State College, and in this book they will restore happy memories with the turn of every page. As William Shakespeare observed when he summoned up remembrance of things past, "while I think on thee, dear friend, All losses are restored and sorrows end." May this yearbook serve as a record of and the link to good d good friends forever.

Muriel A. Howard, Ph.D. 7th President of Buffalo State College


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