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Many professional departments and professionals working in academic departments exist on this campus, presently sixty-two in all, yet these departments do not constitute barriers. They are necessary for a balanced community. This book is the attempt of the Professional Staff Caucus to recognize all the Professionals in Buffalo State College's sesiquicenntial year. We did our best to assure that the information was correct, given what records still exist in paper form and in people's memories. We would like to thank all who consented to having their photographs taken and especially to those who contributed to, or wrote each of the individual departments' histories. Special thanks to Mary Delmont and Peggy Hatfield in Archives, and Deborah Ellis in Technology for their assistance with the research, and to the BSC ' s 125th Anniversary Committee for their financial support.

Editor - Maurine Baker-Stein Staff - Marcy Zulawski Stephen Mangione John Frederick Sandy Weatherbee Shirley Mandel


1 -The Staff 7 - Professional StaffCaucus 68 - Some Awards - Academic Affairs 25 - Academic Skills Center 56 - Academic Standards 48 - Accounting - Admissions -Alumni 28 - Arts and Humanities 28 -Biology - Budget & Info. Services 24 - Burchfield-Penney Art Ctr. 18 - Butler Library - Campus Services 48 - Career Development Center 20 - Center for Enhancement of

28 - Infonnation Technology Exchange Ctr. - Institutional Advancement 40 - Instructional Resources - Intercollegiate Athletics 26 - International Education 20 - International Student Affairs 39 - Lifelong Learning 50 - New Student Programs & Academic Advisement - Payroll 19 - Performing Arts Center 49 - Physics Public Affairs - see College Relations 32 - Public Safety - Research Foundation - Residence Life 34 - Small Business Development Center 18 - Speech Language Pathology 47 - Sports Center 34 - Student Accounts - Student Affairs 42 - Student Health Services 10 - Student Life (Student Union) 20 - Teacher Certification 44 - Technology 32 - Traffic 12 - Purchasing 51 - Psychology - Registrar

Learning & Teaching 49 - Center for Interactive Technologies 12 - Chemistry - College Relations - Computer Info. Systems 16 - Computing Services - Copy Center 56 - Counseling Center -Design 49 - Earth Sci. & Sci. Education 52 - Educ. Opportunity Program 23 - Environ. Health & Safety

51 - Equity & Diversity 27 -Events Management - Facilities Planning 35 - Financial Aid 15 - Ferguson Planetarium 47 - Great Lake Center

9 - Undergraduate Studies 58 - Buffalo State College

63 - BSC Buildings 71 - City of Buffalo

31 - Graduate Studies & Research 55 - Health, Physical Education & Recreation



70 - Academic Affairs 13 - Academic Skills Center 53 - Academic Standards 54 - Accounting 3 7 - Admissions 22 -Alumni 21 - Arts and Humanities 30 -Biology

45-46 - Info Technology Exchange Center 61 - Institutional Advancement 62 - Instructional Resources 69 - Intercollegiate Athletics 54 - International Education 22 - International Student Affairs 29 - Lifelong Learning 54 - New Student Prog. & Acad. Advise. NA -Payroll 21 - Performing Arts Center 30 - Physics Public Affairs- see College Relations NA - Public Safety 38 - Purchasing 21 - Psychology 37 - Registrar 22 - Research Foundation 69 - Residence Life 6 - Professional StaffCaucus 73 - PSC Com Fests 5 - PSC New Year Party 70 - Small Business Dev. Ctr. 21 - Speech Language Pathology 38 - Student Accounts 14 - Student Health Services 29, 69 - Student Life (Student Union) 22 - Teacher Certification 70 -Technology

53 - Budget & Info. Services 21 - Burchfield-Penney Art Ctr. 77 - Butler Library 62 - Campus Services 38 - Career Development Center 30 - Ctr. Enhancement Learning &Teaching 61 - Center for Interactive Technologies 30 - Chemistry 77 - College Relations

14 - Computer Info. Systems 45- 46 - Computing Services 62 - Copy Center 54 - Counseling Center NA-Design 30 - Earth Sci. & Sci. Education 61, 69 - Educ. Opportunity Program 62 - Environ. Health & Safety 54 - Equity & Diversity 22 - Events Management 62 - Facilities Planning 13, 69 - Financial Aid 30 - Ferguson Planetarium 30 - Great Lake Center NA - Health, Phys Ed & Recreation

14 -Theater NA-Traffic 53 - Undergraduate Studies

Professionals at Buffalo State College

Complete list as of April 4, 1997.


ACADEMIC AFFAIRS Kathryn A. Moran Corrin M. Murphy* ACADEMIC SKILLS CENTER Shirley A. Bennett-Fenty* Bruce H. Cramer* Dr. Anthony D. Hughes* Florence D. Johnson* Karen L. Johnson* Joan E. Nicolette* Wendy A . Paterson* Valerie Rollwagen Marianne R . Savino* J. Robert Stalder* Bernadette T. Stengel*

INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGY Dr. Donald J. Jacobs* Lisa Hartnett* CHEMISTRY - Anne Marie Sokol* COLLEGE RELATIONS James G. Koelmel* COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS Robert A. Clark* COMPUTING SERVICES Valerie A. Anastasi* Paul J. Bardak* Paul J . Bentkowski Daniel S . Blachaniec* Cheryl F. Carnevale* David L . Cummings* Ann Dennis Richard B . Engelhardt Jr.* Kevin E. Foley

ACAD. STANDARDS - Dr Leon Smith* ACCOUNTING - Christine Miller* ADMISSIONS Marsha Andrushko Fajri Ansari* Allison E . Armusewicz* Paul T . Bink* Lawrence E. Bynum* Paul T. Collyer* Salvatore DeFrancisci Myrtho Fiote Deborah Jones* Anita M. Muenkel Deborah K. Renzi* Sandra A. Swinford* Gwendolyn Wooten* ALUMNI - Ada Mae Griffis* ARTS HUMANITIES Carolyn S Fusco* BIOLOGY Cheryl M. Fellows* Lisa L.Horton* BUDGET & INFORMATION SERVICES Lori L. Adams* Yves M. Gachette* Rebecca J. Schenk BURCHFIELD-PENNEY ART CENTER Micheline P. Lepine* BUTLER LIBRARY Bonita J. Percival* CAMPUS SERVICES Joseph w. Ball* Scot R. Eckert Terry M. Harding* Gary H. Kent Marzell R. Lee Melanie D. Miller* Richard L. Saddleson* Steven E. Shaffer* Harold L. Spector CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER Katherine M. Grace Lauren D. Johnson* Robert R. Orrange* Carlos E. Tejada* Stephanie B. Zuckerman-Aviles* CELT Laura Barker* Dr. Lynn A. Wild* CTR. FOR APPLIED RESEARCH

Maria-Rose Frisina* Khaleel M. Gathers* Marcell L. Harrington Mark F . Henning Wayne B. Hunter Joseph M. Lofft* Jennifer D. McMahon* Barbara L . Metivier* Mary Ann Meyer* Ronald N. Meyer Robert M. Murphy Paul Reynolds* Brendan F. Rooney* Joel P . Swisher*

Romney Taylor* Marie E. Unson* Marcy A . Zulawski* COPY CENTER - Tim G. Ngo* COUNSELING CENTER Lebanon L. Arrington* Marlene C. Butensky* Anne E. Gilles-Thomas* Joan L. McCool* Frederick E. Smith Susan M. Spadinger DESIGN - Robert J. Dray EARTH SCIENCE & SCIENCE ED. Arthur W. Gielow Jr.* EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY PROG. Dr. Roslyn A. Berkovitz* Lily M. Bink* Cynthia D. Eggleston* Emma J. McFayden James E . Price* Evelyn Rosario* Ottilie M. Woodruff* ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY David N. Miller* EQUITY & DIVERSITY Jonathan D. Gill* Marsha L. Moses EVENTS MANAG. -Thomas E. Coates* Ann L. Galbraith* Tami R. Goodgain* Abdollah Hajikandi* Michael A. Heflin*

Joli M. Czamara Jeanette M. Daneals Patrick J . Devaney Gerald T. Falgiano James C. Fowler Mark A. Frankenfeld Rachelle R. Galipeau Joseph D. Harrington David T . Konst Hans Peter Koppenhoefer Henry P . Luczak Jr .

FACILITIES PLANNING David T. Ono* James J. Yager* FINANCIAL AID Connie F . Cooke* Warren J. Hoffman* Janet w. Hunt* Dr. Daniel R. Hunter Jr . * Linda A. Smith* Sharon R. Spagnoli* Pamela S. Steffan Lisa M. Treman* Michael E . Woodruff* GRADUATE STUDIES -Celia J . Jones GLL CTR - John J . Freidhoff* HEALTH, PHYS. ED . &: RECREATION Linda J. O ' Donnell INFO. TECHNOLOGY EXCHANGE CENTER Katherine M. Pohl Betty J. Spencer* Joseph A. Weber INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT Michael J . Anderson* Robert L . Baument* Patricia A Chambers-Alessandra Claire Collier Robert A. Foster* James C . Hufnagel* David A . Massaro* Michael B . Notarius* Karen B. Kloth* James A. Thor* Nanette Tramont Doris B . Trudeau INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES Paul A. Andruczyk* Maurine E. Baker-Stein* Donald J. Brennan* Charles E. Burdette* William Cran* Philip G. Gerace* Michael J . Jurewicz* Shirley Mandel* Stephen S . Mangione* David J. Ross* Paul J. Smith Patrick A. Trinkley* INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS Richard J . Bihr* Terence D. Bitka Jerry S. Boyes Keith A. Bullion Sandra L. Hollander* Gail F. Maloney* Nanette I. Payne Anthony C. Sartori* Camille A. Spyra* INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS-PT

Anthony Massop Vincent Mazza

David H. Mcclary Glen D. Mcclary Dr . Susan D. Mcclary Dr. David J. Merlo Lora C. Ohrum Joseph G. Piscopo James Ramos Christopher A . Rollman Amber L . Scott Ababach J. Smith Vincent C. Spacone Derek M. Summers Nicole L. VanDenBerghe Timothy P . Williams Rashiem M. Young David G. Zeis Eugene C. Zinni INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION Wendy S . Broadhead* INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AFFAIRS

Dr. Jean Gounard* LIFELONG LEARNING Lois A. Hellriegel* Roswell Park IV* Robert J. Stephen* Isabelle R. Vecchio* NEW STUDENT PROGRAMS Sandra V. Weatherbee* Susan 0. Zirin* PAYROLL Mary Ann DeKarz Arlene Mack PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Thomas J. Kostusiak* Susan Przybyl*

PHYSICS - Edward S. Gleason* PUBLIC SAFETY - Louis A. Ward PURCHASING Kelly G. Boos* Marcia Slawinowski* PSYCHOLOGY - Sam LoGiudice* REGISTRAR Mark T. Bausili* Judith Miller* Carole s . Schaus* RESEARCH SERVICES/ADMINISTRATION Dr. Kenneth A. Cross*

Anglanett Abraham Richard T. Adams John J. Bellavia Jr. Nancy Jo Bennett Timothy M. Bennett Frederick J. Blanchard

William S. Pershyn Diane B. Townsend* RESIDENCE LIFE Curtis L. Brickhouse*


Ronald A. George* Kris A. Kaufman SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CTR. Clifford Bell* Andrea L. Guagliano* Susan A. McCartney* Jan A. Pisanczyn* SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY Karen E. Bailey-Jones* Janice A. Weinstein* SPORTS CTR. Mary Ann Delsignore

STUDENT ACCOUNTS Michael R . Broderick Lesile D. Dixie-Smith* Marina R. Moscato* Shirley J . Roberts* STUDENT HEALTH CENTER Sherrie H. Bernat* Jeanette Blake* Rose Gilmore* Patrick S . Goeller* Diane E. Mulcahy* Callista L . O'Brien Angeline M. Price* Paula J . Reese* Dr . Lester S. Sielski* Alice H. Sullivan* Susan D. Trabert* Barbara G. Trumble* Susanne H. Wilk-Schank* STUDENT LIFE Dr . John S. Frederick* Susan M. Hill* Kathryn A. Ward* Gail V. Wells*

STUDENT UNION Donald W Blundell* TEACHER CERT. - Rita M. Zientek* TECHNOLOGY Roza M. Grinberg* Ronald C. Matusiak* THEATER - Gregory Faust* TRAFFIC - Jayme S. Kovalick

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES Dr. Sarah M. Anderson* Jeanne M. Guzy* Patricia D. Morton*

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Ottilie Woodruff, Rich Saddleson, Tom Peffer, Betty Spencer, John Frederick, Sandy Weatherbee, Bonnie Percival Gwen Wooten, Marcy Zulawski, Don Brennan Roz Berkovitz, Joe Ball, Paul Bink, Maurine Baker-Stein, Lily Bink Nelson Izquierdo (EOP)

Steve Mangione, Rich Saddleson, Joe Ball, Bob Clark, John Frederick, Wendy Paterson, Don Brennan


Back Row - PSC Rep . Don Brennan, College Senator Dick Bihr, PSC Chair John Frederick, FSA Rep . Paul Bink, College Senator Dave Cummings, CHRONICLE Editor Maurine Baker-Stein Seated - PSC Rep ./UUP Prof. Steward Gwen Wooten, College Senator Cheryl Carnevale, PSC Secretary Marcy Zulawski, Intercollegiate Athletics Rep. Ottilie Woodruff

Professional Images Staff Steve Mangione, John Frederick Shirley Mandel, Marcy Zulawski, Maurine Baker-Stein absent: Sandy Weatherbee


In the 1960's, the Professional Employees Unit of the State University College ofNew York established SUPA- the State University Professional Association. This unit's function was to: develop and recommend desirable principles, policies and practices to the college community, provide opportunities for professional development, and cooperate with other units on campus for the mutual benefit of the college. In September 1991, a group of professionals realized that because SUPA ceased to exist by the mid l 970's, something should be re-established as the correct mechanism for electing professionals to the College Senate and other organizations. Thus the Professional StaffCaucus (PSC) was born under the auspice ofPaul Andruczyk, Maurine Baker, Donald Brennan, (all of Instructional Resources), Paul Bink (Admissions) and Michael Pirowskin (Educational Opportunity Program). The first officers took office on May 6, 1992. Since its birth, the PSC has sought to be inclusive of all professionals. "The CHR.ONICLE 11 was evolved in 1992 as a means of communication to all. Bi-monthly membership meetings during the academic year, the annual Com Fest (since 1992) and New Year Party (1993) are all means used to bring the professionals together to discuss concerns and share experiences. The recognition on campus has grown to the point that the PSC is now considered a viable voice of the professional staff. PSC is consulted for appointments and to run elections for numerous campus committees and representative bodies.

1992 - 1993 PSC Executive Board

Chair - Maurine Baker Representatives: Paul Bink

Vice Chair - Thomas Peffer

Secretary - Gwendolyn Wooten

Carole Harris (now Schaus) College Senators: Paul Andruczyk Roslyn Berkovitz Donald Brennan John Frederick Carole Harris UUP Professional Vice President - Donald Brennan CHRONICLE - Maurine Baker & Sam LoGiudice

1993 - 1994 Executive Board

Chair - Maurine Baker

Vice Chair - Thomas Peffer

Secretary - Gwendolyn Wooten

Representatives: Carole Harris (Schaus) Michael Woodruff College Senators: Paul Andruczyk Roslyn Berkovitz Donald Brennan John Frederick Carole Harris Paul Bink UUP Professional Vice President - Donald Brennan CHRONICLE - Maurine Baker & Sam LoGuidice


1994 - 1995 Executive Board

Chair - John Frederick Secretary-Marcy Zulawski

Vice Chair/ Treasurer - Thomas Peffer

Representatives: Michael Woodruff Sandra Weatherbee College Senators: Michael Stevens Roslyn Berkovitz Donald Brennan Paul Bink UUP Professional Vice President - Michael Woodruff Intercollegiate Athletics Board- Yves Gachette CHRONICLE -Maurine Baker-Stein

1995 - 1996 Executive Board

Chair - John Frederick Secretary-Marcy Zulawski College Senators - Dick Bihr

Vice Chair/ Treasurer - Bonita Percival

Representatives: Sandra Weatherbee Gwendolyn Wooten

Roslyn Berkovitz Donald Brennan Intercollegiate Athletics Board - Ottilie Woodruff CHRONICLE - Maurine Baker-Stein UUP Professional Vice President - Michael Woodruff Faculty Student Assoc. - Paul Bink

1996 - 1997 Executive Board

Chair - John Frederick Secretary- Marcy Zulawski

Vice Chair/ Treasurer - Bonita Percival

Representatives: Gwendolyn Wooten Donald Brennan College Senators - Dick Bihr Roslyn Berkovitz Sandra Weatherbee David Cummings Bonita Percival Cheryl Carnevale Intercollegiate Athletics Board - Ottilie Woodruff CHRONICLE - Maurine Baker-Stein UUP Professional Vice President - Michael Woodruff Faculty Student Assoc. - Paul Bink November 1996 - Publications Committee formed. Maurine Baker-Stein John Frederick Stephen Mangione Sandra Weatherbee Marcy Zulawski photographer - Shirley Mandel

1997 - 1998 Executive Board

Chair - John Frederick Vice Chair/ Treasurer - Bonita Percival Secretary-Marcy Zulawski Representatives: Donald Brennan Gwen Wooten College Senators - Marcy Zulawski Dick Bihr Alice Sullivan Bonita Percival Sandra Weatherbee David Cummings Intercollegiate Athletics Board - TBA CHRONICLE - Maurine Baker-Stein UUP Professional Vice President - Michael Woodruff

Faculty Student Assoc. - Paul Bink

"There are victories of the soul and spirit. Because of these, sometimes even when you lose, you win." Elie Wiesel

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES & TRANSFER RELATIONS The Undergraduate Studies and Transfer Relations office was created in 1987. Until 1995 the assistant dean for this office was professional staff employee Kathryn Moran (she has been with the college since 1985). She started as special assistant in the VP for Student Affairs and is now in the Academic Affairs office as Interim Dean. The office has five main components: audit system, transfer, orientation, honors and data responsibilities. The audit system responsibilities include: creating and maintaining the system, training BSC employees and students on the audit system, loading reports on course schedule and maintaining an updated major and minor departmental basefile and coding files . Transfer responsibilities include: articulation, joint admissions (e.g. with Erie Community College), transfer relations, recruitment assistance for transfers and acting as a minority transfer liaison. Orientation entails the establishment of orientation programs for transfers, orientation assistance for honor students and evaluating the math and English competence results. Data assistance is provided for campus based assessment activities and the office does freshmen and transfer survey analysis. This office is also responsible for the Honors Convocation and All College Honors Program. Undergrad also assists uncommitted minority transfer students with mentoring and exploration programs and supports other offices with grant assistance and limited computer data needs. The office is presently staffed by four professionals. Dr. Sarah Anderson started at the Buckham Campus Scho"ol, she has been with this office since 1991 and presently is the Interim Assistant Dean and is Coordinator of Transfer and Articulation. Jeanne Guzy joined Buffalo State College in 1989 starting in Academic Skills and joined Undergrad in 1991 . She is the Academic Systems Specialist. Patricia Morton joined the department in 1994 as our Audit System Specialist and Transfer Student Liaison. We also "tap" into the skills of another professional staff employee, Bob Clark. He has been with BSC since September 1987 as a research associate in the Computer Information Systems department, he is our Audit System Designer.

Success is based on dreams of the "impossible". So dream!



The Student Union houses Student Life and because the two are intertwine so is their history. Ground was broken for the original Student Union on May 5, 1949. What is in 1997, the lower lobby, locker room, Side Pocket game room, The Park Cookery, and old bowling alley used to be the original Student Union. The Union was built to meet the needs of the new residence halls (Chase, Perry and Cassety) and to serve as the primary food service for the campus. The thirty- five thousand gross square feet Student Union was and remains a bee hive of activity serving the campus community. The enrollment in 1952 was two thousand and fifty-three students. As the population continued to grow, the need for an addition became apparent. On October 21 , 1965, work began on the one hundred and ten thousand gross square foot addition. Two years later construction was completed. In November 1967, the doors of the new Student Union were opened to our seven thousand five hundred and sixty-one students. The meeting rooms, food service, bookstore, and large programming spaces were a welcomed addition to the campus. Despite comments that the spaces would never be filled, every niche and cranny has been used. This focal point on the campus caused in November 1972, for the justification for the annexing of Cassety Hall for student organizations' offices. In July 1975, the plan for the annexation was approved. After the relocation of the, mostly faculty, offices that were in Cassety, renovation started . January 1977, student organizations and student services offices moved into the annex. This welcome addition relieved the bulging seams of the main Union. In 1973 , Buffalo State became only the second SUNY campus to establish an office dedicated to meeting the needs of the unique population called commuter students. It offers services in three areas : off campus housing lists, transportation pools and various on campus services. In 1996 the name of the office was changed from Commuter Services to Leadership Education, Service Learning & Commuter Services to reflect the growing areas of responsibility. The first professional staff director of this office was Mr. Barry Rupp, who was reassigned from the Student Activities Office. Mrs. Kathryn (Kate) Ward was director from 1980 to 1982. Dr. John Frederick took the helm in 1983 . The establishment of the student organization, Commuter Council, paralleled the establishment of the Commuter Services office. This organization works closely with the staff of Student Life to meet the various needs of our commuting student population. Leadership Education, Service Learning & Commuter Services and the Commuter Council are located off the Fireside Lounge in the Campbell Student Union and have been there since their inception. In addition to promoting service learning and leadership development for social change, the office continues to follow the motto: "Making Buffalo State a better place for commuters. " The Student Life Office is an outgrowth of the office originally known as the Student Activities Office. This office was established in 1984 as a department that would network the resources of offices concerned with the out of classroom living and learning experiences for students. It brought together student activities functions, greek affairs, student union operations, commuter services, leadership development, working with the student government and the Volunteer Center. Professional staff employee, Kate Ward was appointed as Student Life's director at its

inception. She had work previously on campus as a part time assistant in the Student Activities Office, as director of Commuter Services, and as assistant director ofResidence Life. Professional staff employee Donald Blundell has been organizing activities in the Union since August 1970. He has been the coordinator, assistant, associate director and now is the director of the Union. The Minority Students Services office was created in 1986 by BSC President Dr. D. Bruce Johnstone. Gail Wells began as part time coordinator and in 1987, her position became full time. This office was designed to assist the college in: increasing the numbers of under represented ethnic and racial minorities who are admitted to the college; improving the retention and graduation rates of under represented ethnic and racial minorities; creating services and programs designed to meet the needs of those under represented; and increasing the involvement of them in campus life. In 1989, this office was provided with a graduate assistant to work with the coordinator in achieving the goals and objectives of the office. In 1990, a Native American Student Services Coordinator was hired to design and implement a recruitment and retention plan for Native Americans. The Student Union being located in the center of campus, is the hub of the students' educational experience. Through its services and activities it seeks to promote fellowship and comradely amongst the students, employees, alumni and visitors who use it. They are the reason that we exist and strive to serve. As the above functions grew and student activities grew, plans to again renovate the Union were started in 1985. A formal program was prepared and present to SUNY on June 1, 1987. The Student Union was dedicated to Mrs. Mildred Campbell on October 5, 1993 . Mrs. Campbell once assessed her talent as "bringing people together." It was appropriate to dedicated the facility in her honor because our "talents" are the same. It is the hope that renovations of the Campbell Student Union will be made in the near future . This renovation is a continued important project for our campus. At the December 7, 1993 meeting of the College Council, a capital projects status report was given. Hopefully, decisions are made regarding the scope of the project in the near future so the much needed renovation of the Union and Cassety Hall may occur.

Campbell Student Union Middle of campus. 15,081 average per day 4,000 reservations are made each year. 3 with a capacity of 17 1 hall with standing capacity of 150

Name: Location: # Visitors:

Groups : Rooms :

3 with a capacity of 26

2 with a capacity of 49

1 hall with standing capacity of 688 2 lounges - Fireside: located on second level, seats 41 - many use the floor TV: located in part of the former bowling alley which was removed as a result of asbestos abatement and has not been renovated. Students: 4 located in the Union, including the United Students' Government 40 located on campus, most in Cassety Hall Staff Dean of Students and Student Life.



The department of chemistry began with the opening of the "New Science" building in 1966. Before this it was apart of a larger group referred to as the Science Department. The first chemistry technician was Allen Standard, he worked until 1965 . In 1966, the non teaching professional (N.T.P .- as we were all called then) for the department was Shelia Nickson. Two years later as needs changed, an addition was added to the existing science building and Constance Milliner was hired to assist Ms. Nickson. In 1974, Ms. Nickson was offered the position of Affirmative Action Officer for the college. Ms. Milliner then assumed the responsibilities of stockroom manager for the department and Ms. Patricia Laska became the assistant. In 1978, Ms. Laska resigned to attend college in Colorado and Anne Marie Pittner was hired. Ms. Milliner was in charge of the chemistry stockroom until her retirement in 1991 . At this time Ms. (Pittner) Sokol, became the support technician and former chemistry department work study student, Michael Cichon, was offered the support associate position. Mr. Cichon left at the end of 1996 and his position is temporarily being filled by Ms. Amy Hamm. There was no Purchasing department prior to the mid nineteen sixties. The combined functions of Bursar, Accounts Payable, Capital Construction acquisitions and Purchasing were in an office known as the Business Office. This office was located in the basement ofRockwell Hall. Ahhh, the memories! Dripping stem pipes and stalactites hanging from the ceiling of the storeroom under the stairs (sounds like a Roger Corman flick) . 1967, the Bursar became a separate office. Purchasing and Accounts Payable remained together in Rockwell Hall 112. In 1971, Capital Construction acquisition was sent to Facilities Planning. 1970, Purchasing's five employees moved into Rockwell Hall 116 and in 1972 down the hall to 100. RH 100 was an old resident director's suite, complete with its own bathroom. June 1974, Purchasing moved into the new administration building, Grover Cleveland 416 . It only took five years for another department to "lust" after our luxurious digs and we were again moved, this time down the hall into GC 413 . Since Purchasing was the first office to have a copier on the fourth floor, it became used by all offices there and thus the office quickly became overcrowded with the department's eight employees, equipment and employees from other offices on the fourth floor. In March 1986, Purchasing was moved into its current location - GC 406 . Purchasing provides for the purchase of goods, materials and services in a timely manner, at a competitive price and facilitates compliance with state regulations. Do any of these names sound familiar? They were all previous directors for this department. Winifred Klaus! Lawton Dickenson! Mary Ann DeKarz - now with Payroll! Ann Hession - now with Accounting! James Yager - now with Facilities Planning! Patricia Lyons Gordon! PURCHASING

FINANCIAL AID Lisa Treman Sharon Spagnoli Connie Cooke Michael Woodruff Kristen Goss Linda Smith Janet Hunt

ACADEMIC SKILLS CENTER Florence Johnson Robert Stalder Shirley Bennett-Fenty Melissa Beck Anthony Hughes Josephine Adamo Irene Ispos Bernadette Stengel Normah Salleh-Barone seated: Karen Johnson Cynthia Przbysz Christine Gecewicz Joan Nicolette Bruce Cramer

STUDENT HEAL TH SERVICES Patrick Queller Diane Mulcahy

Rose Gilmore

STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES B: Sue Trabert, Dr. Lester Sielski, Angeline Price Jeanette Blake, Paula Reese F: Barbara Trumble, Susanne Wilk-Schank, Alice Sullivan, Sherrie Bernat


Gregory Faust

Robert Clark

WHITWORTH FERGUSON PLANETARIUM In 1956, a proposal was made to build a planetarium at Buffalo State Teacher's College, now called Buffalo State College. The state agreed to build the planetarium in the new science building built in 1961 . This twenty-four foot diameter facility was dedicated in 1964 with a ceremony at which hydrogen bomb architect Edwin Teller spoke. During the next two years, the facility was used on an occasional basis by faculty for class presentations and by special groups. In the Fall of 1966, Dr. James Orgren was hired as the first Planetarium director. As Dr. Orgren's teaching responsibilities increased, college students acted as planetarium instructors to most of the community's school groups' demonstrations. The professional employee from the Geosciences department, Paul Nevergold, (a technical assistant) about 1974, took over many of the Planetarium's responsibilities and made it possible for it to continue providing service to the college, local schools and offered public shows. July 1980, Arthur Gielow, the technical assistant from the department of Geosciences, Physics and Interdisciplinary Sciences, was hired as assistant Planetarium director. On July 15, 1984 he assumed the director's position. Due to budget cuts, since July 1995, Mr. Gielow ( a BSC BS and MS graduate) has been director for the Planetarium part time and a part time instructional support specialist for the Science Education stockroom. About six on the evening ofNovember 17, 1978, just before the opening of a new public show, the Planetarium burned. The fire originating in a standard carousel projector that was inadvertently left on too long, destroyed everything. The rebuilding of the Planetarium was accomplished by funds which were raised by conducting a Marathon, buying star deeds and a Million Pennies Campaign. On April 12, 1980, the Planetarium was rededicated. Originally called the Buffalo State College Planetarium, it was renamed the Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium on November 23, 1982. During the late eighties, the planetarium's attendance increased from fifteen thousand per year to twenty-five thousand (1986 saw thirty thousand). In the early nineties, the planetarium continued to serve the Buff State instructional programs, area schools and the general public. Due to downsizing in 1995, the planetarium was forced to drop the general public programs and reduce the school program by fifty percent. Currently about thirteen thousand visitors per year attend the programs. A marketing and fund raising plan is in progress to upgrade the existing equipment and prepare us for the year two thousand.

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers

COMPUTING SERVICES The nineteen sixties saw the beginning of"computing" at Buffalo State College. RudolfMeyer was hired to start Academic Computing Services and teach computer courses in the Mathematics department. Patricia Warner (CSEA) was the department's secretary and headed the test scoring and evaluation services. The first computer was an IBM 1130 and was located in the basement of Rockwell Hall. October 1964, Albert Santini became the Data Processing Manager. He was responsible for the administrative functions which were processed on various types ofUnit Record equipment using "punched cards" for data input/output. The staff consisted of five keypunch operators: first headed by Ann Hession, hired in 1965 (she is now in Accounting) and then by Marcy Ann Zulawski, hired in 1966. Ms. Zulawski is now Administrative Data Specialist for Administrative Information Systems. Richard Szaflarski was hired as an assistant manager in 1968 due to the increase in operations processing. The nineteen seventies brought about new demands for computing in both the academic and administrative arenas. The campus installed a large computer mainframe with Regional and Remote computing with the University ofBuffalo and SUNY Binghamton. Raymond Chamberlain arrived in October 1970, hired as the Director ofAdministrative Data Processing. In the latter nineteen seventies, Dr. William Updegraff was hired as Director of Academic Computing. This staff consisted ofRonald Brown, Dan Rosati, Kevin Foley (who transferred from Instructional Resources) and Jennifer McMahon. They were responsible for various academic functions and services to students using the computer. As the campus continued to grow in student population and increased demand in services, it was obvious that the computer system was not large enough to support all the computing needs of the campus. After several studies and fourteen SUNY campuses participating in a Request for Proposal (RFP), a Burroughs mainframe was installed at Fredonia College. Buffalo State College shared this unit for academic computing, in addition to the remote unit _at Binghamton College. The first computer terminals (CRT type) arrived on the campus for academic computing and later began to replace the keypunch machines for administrative data processing. As the demands for administrative services grew, several programmers: Joel Swisher, Nancy Henry, Patricia Burke, Linda Roneker and Vivian Quinn, were hired to develop new systems. David Cummings was hired as a computer operator. Needing more space for the operations, the administrative data processing area was moved in 1974 to Grover Cleveland Hall. Academic computing remained in Rockwell Hall. Technology continued to change during the eighties and along with a continued growth in student enrollment and demand for computing services, once again BSC outgrew its computer system. Another RFP was conducted and this time a Digital Equipment Corporation mainframe was acquired. This was the first time in many years that more than ninety percent of the college's academic computing could be done on campus. Personal computers (PC's) were starting to be used by students on campus. After Dr. Updegraff resigned as director of Academic Computing, it was decided to combine academic and administrative computing into one department in 1982. Now called Computing Services, Raymond Chamberlain became director and Ronald Brown, associates director. For the programming staff, additional hires included: Judith Basinski, Marcell Harrington, Mary Ann

Meyer, Romney Taylor and Paul Bardak. Also, hired were computer operators and data entry operators. The department was realigned into various areas: Academic Computing, headed by Mary Ann Meyer; Administrative Information Systems, headed by Albert Santini (1982 - 1993) then Judith Basinski. Systems and Communication, headed by Joel Swisher and Operations, headed by David Cummings. Because of the increase in staff and new equipment, a need arose for a new location. The programming staff moved into the second floor of Twin Rise during 1988. The basement of Twin Rise was extensively rehabilitated to accommodate the new equipment with its special air conditioning and power needs. Completed in 1989, the operations staff moved into its new facility. Computing operations began to function twenty-four hours a day. New computer labs were developed for students in the South and North Wings. The first campus Local Area Network (LAN) was installed and is still in partial use in 1997. The nineteen nineties have brought changes mostly in the area of desktop computing. What was mainframes one and two decades ago are on the desktop of most users. This also was the start of much computer training of departmental users in administrative systems such as STARS, REVAC and various admissions programs. Preparing users for input of data that was previously done by data entry staff is now being shifted into their respective departments. Terminals and PC's were now the means of all data entry done campus wide and many new technological enhancements became available to employees and students. A computer repair team consisting ofRonald Meyer, Mark Henning and Robert Murphy, once part of the Instructional Resources department moved into Computing Services in 1994 and was placed under Operations and Maintenance. Other staffing changes and additions also occurred during this time. Ray Chamberlain retired as director in September 1993 . Dr. Michael Sher became interim director from September 1993 to September 1994. The department was managed by a self-management team consisting of the five areas' coordinators from September 1994 to August 1995. Judith Basinski was then named interim director. She became director in August 1996 and Cheryl Carnevale became the coordinator of Administrative Information Systems. The HELP desk was established in 1995 to assist users with the new applications and answer problem questions. A CyberQuad, a high tech teaching facility, opened in April 1997 in Butler Library. This was a joint venture between Computing Services and Butler Library for the employees to go to for training. In May 1997 the campus telecommunications operation moved into the Operations area of Computing Services. When computing started there was one person who taught math and ran the data center. Today, the staff consists of one management confidential, twenty-three professionals and thirteen Civil Service employees. There was only a handful of users in the sixties and today all administrative areas use computing in some way or another. As for the students, all have preassigned user codes and many classes now require the use of a computer, Computing is an ever-changing technology with new programs and enhancements always appearing on the horizon. Buff State continues to make choices for the way to met today's demands and those of the future .

"A professional is someone who can do his/her best work when he/she doesn't feel like it." Alistair Cooke


Until the beginning of 1992, there was no Professional working in Butler Library. At this time, professional employee Bonita Percival and the Film/Video Library was transferred from Instructional Resources. This unit housed films, videos and film strip media for on campus class usage and rented these to other institutions. It also acted as a clearing house for rentals arriving from other sources for usage on campus. By the time this unit became apart of Butler Library it consisted of one employee, down from the high of three and a half employees. The unit was absorbed by Media Services in Butler in 1996. In 1996, the Professional position was transferred from Media Services to Circulation. Bonnie, as Head of Circulation, is responsible for the management of the automated circulation of books, the availability of periodicals, shelving of books in the stacks, and photocopy services for library patrons. The position maintains circulation records and statistics and participates in library management, insures an environment appropriate for study and supervises nine Civil Service positions [ three - SG 9, five - SG 6, one SG 4]. Bonnie Percival started at Buff State as a part time secretary for United University Professions and part time secretary for -Industrial Arts in September 1978. She worked as a secretary in Admissions from October 1979 until becoming a professional in the Instructional Resources department in May 1980.


The department of Speech Language Pathology is a small nationally accredited department that provides undergraduate and graduate degrees. A large part of the student's experience entails hands on work in an on campus clinic with people who have difficulty communicating. The Professional staff lines were established in 1992. Currently there are two professionals: a clinic director - Karen Bailey Jones and a clinic supervisor - Janice Weinstein. Ms. Jones oversees the function of the campus clinic and Ms. Weinstein supervises graduate clinicians. Both oversee, supervise and work with students in their clinical experiences on and off campus. In addition to clinic responsibilities, both professionals teach undergraduate and graduate clinic related courses and are responsible for academic advisement for undergraduate students. They are voting members of the department and participate in departmental and college committees.


The Performing Arts Center (PAC) was created in 1987 with the reopening of the renovated Rockwell Hall auditorium. After several years of discussions, surveys and consultants, the Center was officially moved from the office of Institutional Advancement to the Faculty of Arts and Humanities during the closing weeks of 1996. PAC serves the college and general community by facilitating events sponsored by the college's academic departments and administration. By facilitating events of outside community groups, to whom the auditorium is rented at reasonable costs. And by offering a season of performing arts such as ARTsplorations, arts in education programming for the Niagara region public and private, elementary and secondary school children and their teachers. More than one hundred and thirty events are witnessed by thirty thousand audience members annually. The auditorium is an eight hundred fifty six seat facility. Rockwell Hall was the first building constructed when the college moved to the Elmwood Avenue site sixty seven years ago and was from the outset the center of campus life. The original one thousand two hundred seat auditorium was damaged by fires in 1969 and 1977. Renovation completed in 1987 included the restoration of the auditorium which today is handicapped accessible and equipped with an infra red listening system for the hearing impaired. Buff State students are employed in the front of the house as box office cashiers and house managers and in the back of the house as the technical crew. They are mentored by the PAC staff The students have gone on to work at the Annenberg Center in Philadelphia, the American Family Theater in Philadelphia, and Buffalo's own Studio Arena Theater. They have also been employed for national touring companies of such shows as Tommy and Secret Garden. Steve Scott-Martin was the PAC arts coordinator from 1985, until his promotion to director in 1987. He was in this position until 1992. Thomas Coates (1997- now Events Management Officer) was the operations director from June 1987 to June 1990. The director from 1992 to 1994 was in tum Joe Flanigan and Karen Kosman. Susan Przybyl has been with PAC since March 1994, she is now the acting director. Thomas Kostusiak has been interim productions and technical manager since August 1996, when David Kasten left. Tom Ochs has been the lighting director since 1987.



The mission of CELT is to advance the cause and promote the effectiveness of learning and teaching for the benefit of the faculty and students in all departments. The Center strives to cultivate an institutional climate, which values teaching in higher education, maintains high quality student learning and which provides support for the teaching aspect of a professor's life. Operations began at CELT during the Fall 1994 semester with the appointment ofDr. Lynn Wild as the director. During the fall a Faculty Advisory Board of fourteen representatives from various campus departments and units was established, program goals were developed and a small grant program was created. Laura Barker was hired as a part time Assistant to the Director. CELT is housed in the basement of the Bulger Communication Center.


The office oflnternational Student Affairs was created in early nineteen seventy. This was in response to the increasing numbers of international students coming to BSC. I.S .A. is responsible for the academic, immigration, financial, social, cultural and other concerns of more than two hundred undergraduate and graduate students. The office has a tradition of promoting programs, activities, workshops, seminars and several publications in cooperation with the academic, non academic departments and the larger community. The first director of the office was Dr. Richard Locastro, until 1978 when he was promoted to assistant vice president of Student Affairs. Dr. Jean Gounard, formerly a BSC English professor (1974 - 1978), has been the director ofISA and an adjunct English professor since 1978. The office has been housed in the Campbell Student Union since its inception.


The office of Teacher Certification handles New York State certification for BSC students, teacher exams, requests for out of state certification, milage reimbursement for student teacher supervisors, tuition stipends/ waivers, state education regulations and teacher certification presentations to students. Originally these duties were in the office of Academic Standards & Certification (1982 to 1992) and split by a keyboard specialist and the dean's office of Applied Science and Education. In 1992 Certification duties fell to the dean's office. As items were added, this division became cumbersome so the office was created in April 1996 and the new professional staff position of Senior Staff Assistant was filled by Rita Zientek.



SPEECH, LANGUAGE & PATHOLOGY Karen Bailey-Jones Janice Weinstein


Carolyn Fusco


Micheline Lepine

PERFORMING ARTS CTR. Susan Przybl Thomas Kostusiak




RESEARCH FOUNDATION Diane Townsend Ken Cross

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY This office started in the nineteen eighties. It is responsible for a variety of programs which help insure the health and safety of employees, students, and visitors at Buffalo State College. Some of the programs are : fire safety, radiation safety, OSHA compliance, and environmental regulations. Part of the fire safety program is the inspection and maintenance of fire safety equipment, fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems and fire extinguishers. Radiation safety monitors the College' s use ofX-ray producing devices and radioactive materials. A large number of regulations exist for OSHA. Some require written programs, training, medical evaluations/ surveillance, and personal protection equipment. Our programs include Hazard Communication for employees using chemical products, Chemical Hygiene for laboratory personnel, Hearing Conservation, Trenching and Excavation, Confined Space Entry and Bloodbome Pathogen. The College generates a variety of hazardous waste products which must be handled in a responsible manner. We maintain a storage facility for chemical waste and arrange for the safe and proper disposal of materials. Miscellaneous issues that are also addressed by our office include ergonomic evaluation ofwork spaces, and indoor air quality. When possible, we try to answer all questions regarding health and safety, away from work we can often put people in touch with the appropriate source for information or assistance with their problem. Contact David Miller, director, with the college since 1985. Or radiation safety officer, Hank Spector who has been with BSC since 1989.



The Burchfield-Penney Art Center is a regional and dedicated art museum located on the third floor ofRockwell Hall. The Center collects, conserves, exhibits, and interprets the achievements of distinguished artists who live or have lived in Western New York. The Center has more than fifty-four hundred works from 1875 to the present. American watercolorist Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967) spent most of his life here. The Center is dedicated to him and it has six hundred eighty-one of his works of art. The Center opened on December 9, 1966, through Mr. Burch- field's inspiration and the efforts ofDr. Edna Lindemann, then director ofDevelopment and Cultural Affairs and BSC President Paul Bulger. The Center has expanded from a small study space to a 24,282 square foot museum. It has gained accreditation from the American Association ofMuseums (1994) . From 1991 to 1994, the Center received a series of gifts from collector Charles R. Penney of more than 1,300 art works. On April 9, 1994, the museum's name was changed from the Burchfield Art Center to the Burchfield-Penney Art Center. The hands on gallery was created in the summer of 1996 as a learning space for all levels of ability. The Center is a component of the BSC Foundation, Inc. The Center's management structure was reorganized in 1995 to coincide with its development and progress. Three distinct departments were created: administration, curatorial and development. The staff numbers thirteen full time employees and one half time. There are two professional lines in this department, the director who oversees the daily functions, promotes the center and seeks additional art and funds . This position reports to a forty-member governing board and the Vice-president for institutional Advancement and Development. It is presently vacant. The second position is filled by Micheline Lepine who was hired in April 1987 as the business and operations manager to track all funds donated to the Center. She has been among the few professionals who has been promoted while in the same position. Starting as Technical Assistant, after the MACCC review the title was Senior StaffAssistant and since December 1995 she has had the title of Staff Associate.

"If you think education is expensive, you ought to try ignorance." Derek Bok


The Academic Skills Center greeted its first students in 1985 under the directorship ofDr. Lin Alessi. At that time the Center was located in the lower level of Porter Hall (currently the Counseling Center). Two grants were housed therein, Title III and Title IV (which addresses the needs of first generation, low income students and students with disabilities), as well as fledgling tutorial programs in math, writing and study skills. A small computer lab was opened, instructing students in basic word processing. Skills Center personnel were also responsible for the development and delivery of two developmental reading/writing/study skills' courses and basic math. Orientation responsibilities included administrating math and reading diagnostic tests and advising students. In 1987, Dr. Russell Macaluso assumed the helm of the ASC and successfully steered its move to its . present home on the second and third floors of South Wing. In this expanded space, the original tiny computer lab blossomed into two labs, a walk-in space for students to compose their writing assignments and a teaching lab . The teaching lab became critical when in 1989 the ASC assumed responsibility for teaching English 099. Two English 099 sections each semester are designated as part ofthe "Cluster" program, an integrated teaching/learning situation in which students take 099, EDU120, Library and a content area course (such as History 107). Instruction in all courses is linked so that "cross supplementation" takes place, assisting those at risk students in the difficult freshman year transition. Horizon is a mandatory program designed to assist second semester probationary students to achieve academic success. The Center also is the home of the Office of Special Services, serving more than four hundred students who have learning disabilities or disabling conditions. This number has mushroomed in recent years, putting this office in the front lines ofBuffalo State's efforts to provide quality education for all qualified students. Two major grants are currently operating under the aegis of the ASC: the Student Services Support Services Program (SSSP) and the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (C-Step). The SSSP works with two hundred students who have either a learning disability or a physical hindrance are first generation college students, or are economically disadvantaged . C-Step helps fifty traditionally under represented students in the sciences and technology, to gain the skills and experience needed to succeed in these fields . Upon Dr. Macaluso's retirement in 1996, Karen Johnson took the reins as interim director. Under her direction, the Skills Center has undergone many changes without any disruption of its central task - serving the students of Buffalo State College. This is a professional office which is staffed by eleven professionals and five Civil Service.

"The difference between genius and stupidity, is that genius has limits."


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