The EL S

Yearbook 2003

Buffalo State College Buffalo, New York

Published by the United Students Government May2003

The Elms Yearbook 2003 Volume92

Staff: Editor in Chief- Mae Urban Business Manager -Amy Stickney

Book Design: David Meinzer - USG Press Services

Photographers: Amy Stickney, Mae Urban, David Meinzer,Chris Smith, Diana Pacheco, Gabe Armstrong, Struthy Kuruvilla, Sherelle Baize, Melvin Cross, AASO, Steve DeMeo (Sports), Tom Wolfe (College Relations), Marty Kerker (Wilmack Photography)

Text Contributors: Mae Urban, Amy Stickney, David Meinzer, Gabe Armstrong, Sherelle Baize, JeffVentura (Sports Information Office), Susan M. Stack

Printed by: Century Printing,Williamsville, NewYork 500 Copies

Buffalo State College- The State University of New York College at Buffalo 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14222

Published by the United Students Government Funded by the mandatory student activity fee. © 2003 USGSG, Inc.

All rights reserved.Some of the contents of this book remain the property of the offices or individuals who provided it. The remainder is copyrighted by the United Students Government Service Group Inc. and any republication or other public use is prohibited without written permission from USGSG, Inc.

Table o# l:.ontents

Introduction 5

Through the 11ears fi A look at the hist01y ofBuffalo State

Events 11

The campus experience during the year 11 I The Year Begins 121 The Student Union 141 The USG Organization Fair 16 I AASO's Picnic 181 Homecoming '02 241 The Union Bash 28 I Simapaluza II 29 I AASO's Fashion Show 30 I Library Protest 321 Cold Snap 341 Art Education Exhibit 36 I Making Friends 381 Tuition Rally 40 I Coretta Scott King 421 Buff State "Idol" Contest 43 I Fashion Association Show Organizations The student groups that keep the campus lively


Facutt11 li- Sta'f'f 50 More than just teachers...

Sports Sfi

The year in intercollegiate athletic competition

Senior Port'folio fiS A select group ofgraduating students

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Intradue.tion Welcome to the 92nd edition of the Elms. The Elms was first pub– lished back in 1912 and has been assembled for students by stu– dents ever since. Last year the yearbook budget was in jeopardy due to a low level of student involvement and poor book sales. We were not even sure if we would have a yearbook this year. Then we got the budget to do an 88 page softcover book. Thanks to the hard work of the staff and renegotiating with the USG we got an addi– tional budget allocation to make it a hardcover book. Working with our printer we arranged a format that would make the whole book full color - a first-ever for the Elms. As you look at the book now and in the future, we hope that it will bring memories alive for you again and remind you favorably of your days, months, and years at Buffalo State. Enjoy the book and let's strive to make future books even better.

Mae Urban Editor-in-chief

This drawing was used to illustrate the plan for the future campus when the collegeprepared to move from downtown Buffalo.

The pictorial map in the background is from the front page ofthe Buffalo Courier Express in 1898 when the Pan-American Exposition was being planned for an area north ofScajaquada Creek.


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The top two pictures on this page show viewsyou won't see today: thefuture Butler Library under construction as seen from the Student Union lobby in 1951, and the south end of the Union Quad in 1970 just before Grover ClevelandHall was built The bottompicture shows the original Buffalo Normal School at jersey and Fourteenth Streets surroundedby towering elm trees -presumably the namesakes ofthe Elms yearbook. A newer building on the same site housed the collegefrom 1914 to 1930.

The Heart of the Campus The Student Union During the past few years quite a lot has been done to upgrade and improve the public areas of the Campbell Student Union. The biggest change of course was the new bookstore - complete with the Java City concession and a fine seating area. Along with the store, the lower lobby was redesigned, enlarged and provided with a brilliant skylight. Since there never seems to be enough coffee these days, there's also the Underground Cafe (moved from Moot Hall when that building was refurbished) with its moodier (if not quieter) atmosphere. The main lobby also received a facelift, with a new info desk and ticket office, new furni- ture in the lounge areas, and a bank of computers.

On sunny days tlte cafe~eria can be orle of the most con'fortablt places in the Student Union

The new Information Cer.ter carries rhe striking maroo 'J color scheme.

The entrance to the new bookstore is in the expanded lower lobby.

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Organization Fair

Each fall students come together for thP Uult.ed Students Government sponsored o ... ganzintivll .. air. rhis day offers an opportu– nity for members of participating student orgd11l:tat1ons to meet each other, and for the clubs to share information, increase awareness, and build student involvement. Events like this illustrate the diverse backgrounds, interests, and aspirations of the students at Buffalo State.

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AASO Picnic

h• S-=:~t~mbcr tho J\friciln ArnPrican Students Organization had a picnic in the Perry Quad and invited the whole campus. Over 50 stu– dents from organizations and dorm rooms came out for the hot dogs, barbecued chick– en~ hamburgers, and rice and beans prepared by AASO, and to enjoy the music and cama- raderie.

Mr. Illmatic provided the music.

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Ho111ec.o111ing ••c:.heer Factor•• 2002 Homecoming took on a new slogan for 2002. "Cheer Factor" (a play on the name of a popular TV reality proeram) w:u; the phw

The Bengal Tiger Mascot is always there to raise the spirit ofBuffalo Statefans.

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Homecoming 2002 kicked offwith the traditional Pep Rally in the Union Quad. A sunny Thursday afternoon in late September was the perfect settingfor the cheers, music, and souvenirs. Members ofthe athletic teams (like the women's volleyball team seen here) joined the pep band, students, administrators, and naturally the Buffalo State Cheerleaders, for an inspiring event.

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PEP RALLY At the Pep Rally the United Students Government sponsored a Welcome Back barbecue and tossedfoam bengal paws and souvenirfootballs from the Union balcony. USG president Steve LoBello was among the barbecue servers (lower right) and Tom Koller of the AthleticDepartmentMCed the rally (top right) and coordinated the whole Homecoming celebration.

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The Syncopations (lower left) sang the national anthem and a selection ofdoo-wop oldies and a pep band made up of music students and faculty performed.

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Thursday night a contest was held in the Buckham Campus School Auditorium to choose the Homecoming King and Queen. The candidates did every thing they could to display their school spirit and win the crowns. The event was capped with a group whose name is spirit- the S.P.I.R.I. T. Gospel Choir. The next day's Carnival was mostly moved indoors because ofrain, but the hot tub and a dunk tank stayed outside. The pie-throw created such a mess that some people probably wished it had stayed outside.

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The sun came back out on Saturday for the parade, tail gate parties, andfootball game. The 2002 parade featured a first– time shopping-cartfloat contest (co-sponsored by Tops supermarket, guaranteeing a supply oflegal shopping carts). Unfortunately, in spite ofall the spirit and support, the football Bengals couldn't overcome the visiting Cortland team.

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The Union Bash was billed as afamily friendly event- at least for the first few hours. Bingo, karaoke, and lots ofsilly costumes were among the features.

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The Union Bash

Halloween was once again a time for various campus organizations to haunt the Student Union

We're not sure how long it takes for something to become a "tradition" but in only its third staging the Union Bash looks to become a long– standing one. Like the previous fall's Bash this one had a Halloween theme with USG's Haunted Hallway spooking up the top floor, and pumpkin carving and candy available else– where. Lazertron, karaoke, a pie toss, UPD's children's fingerprinting, and NSBE's chubby bunny were other features. "I was very glad to have the opportunity to assist and participate in the Union Bash," said Sherelle Baize. "It was indeed a blast!"

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Lots of smiles - some of them on pumpkins - filled the Union during the Bash.

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Simapaliiza Near the end of September the Students In Music sponsored some live performances in the Union Quad. Last Conservative (seen at left) and The Pulse performed while a crowd enjoyed free hot dogs prepared by the Students 11'1 Musk aloug with tho b:1nd~

Members ofthe Students In Music organization cooked hot dogs for the music lovers who stopped to listen.

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AASO Fashion Show "Nubian Couture" was the theme of this year's African American Students Organization fashion show, staged in the Union Social Hall in November. Members of the organization modeled the often very revealing fashions, many of which showed a distinct African styling. Music and other entertain– ment was also provided by talented AASO members.

~cafVes, tHittens, gloves, turtleneck sweaters, hoods, hats, boots... and a car that always rtartGI Thoy'ro nll part of!iUrviving a Buffalo wintet:

The "spring, semester started with a snap - a chilly spell that saw temperatures in the single digits for over a week. Fortunately the cold weather was not made any worse by

An outdoor dining table waits for warmer weather.

high winds or heavy snow, and some days even saw bright sunshine turn– ing Buffalo State into a sparkling wonderland.

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Art Exhibition During February and March thP Upton Hnll n.-llwry fen· tured an exhibition of works by Art Education students. The paintings, sculpturPc;, c9r:lmic3, pl•vtugraphs, draw– ings, and prints were all part nf v~ riout nrt cdu'-cttlon class projects. Titled Expanding our Visual Horizons, the show was juried by Gerald Mead of the Burchfield-Penney Art Center.

Heather, a bronze sculpture by Kathryn]. Greene

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"Paintings are prayers... they have to do with whatever it is that makes you want more than what daily life affords?' - Susan Rothenberg Art captures memories and ancient wonders, seeks the truth and states facts about the world, as we know it. To understand the end product, we must understand the beginning - why and how an artist creates. As you approach a work of art, look deeply and imagine the passion and inspiration the artist felt the moment they created their work. Art recaptures culture and tradition. For example, many artists revisited ancient cultures by sculpting and kneading clay into vessels. Vermeer's painting by candlelight inspired another artist as he demonstrated the application of oils. Beauty and pain has explored and rendered in traditional and abstracted human figures.Walk through the gallery and you will see work influenced by Greek and Roman classical aesthetics, Japanese rituals, jazz music, and vast traditional landscapes. Colorful digital images catch your eyes. In their work you can see the inspiration of their teachers and wonder where Buffalo artists like Joseph Piccillo, Cindy Sherman, Ad Reinhardt and Susan Rothenberg were when they were students. and soul.Artists who teach instruct from the same passion creating a positive learning environment. As teachers we create an enriched art curriculum that encourages individual transformation through self– expression, creative exploration, technical knowledge, and cultural awareness. Young lives are enriched because of these artists who infuse love, truth, and life into everything they create. Explore the world of these artist teachers who challenge themselves to create art and enrich and instruct the lives of students in their classroom. Expand your visual horizons and explore the world of out impressive exhibition. Apassionate artist creates from their head, heart,

-Susan M. Stack And herfellow graduate students.

At the top is an oil painting by Sean Witucki titled Study ofa Woman~ Back. The middle picture shows a corner ofthe gallery where explanations of the stu– denfs projects were posted and the bottom image is the entrance to the exhibition. The displayed text is reprinted at right.

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l:.oretta Scott King On February 28, Mrs. Coretta Scott King spoke to a sold-out house in the Buffalo State Performing Arts Center. Many of the college's organizations pulled together to bring this distinguished speaker to the campus. Mrs. King's speech covered her involvement in the civil rights movement and described how we can all bring Dr.

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Martin Luther King's dream to fruition. The speech was followed by a ques– tion-and-answer session during which the audience asked many probing questions. The next day's Buffalo News stated: "Speaking at Buffalo State College, King challenged her young listeners to take up many of the battles that she and her late husband had fought. 'Arise now, young people. This is your time, and the hour of your appointment has come. The torch of lead- ership is being passed to your generation'." After the speech a reception was held in Mrs. King's honor in the Burchfield-Penney Art Center. At the reception our school's leaders were able to meet Mrs. King. Also, invited were essay contest winners, who were asked to describe why they wanted to meet Mrs. King. This event made people realize that Buffalo State does care about her stu–

dents and their diversity.

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At the post-lecture reception Mrs. King greets visitors including stu– dents, Buffalo State administrators. and local politicians.

Kayla Gooden was the winner ofan essay contest and won the opportunity to meet Mrs. King. She's the daughter ofstudents Rita Jimenez-Sweat and Drew Sweat.

Reception guests enjoyed a hospitality table.

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The recent popularity of the hit televi– sion show American Idol inspired Student Union Board to hold Buffalo State College's own version of the show singing contest. On February 21 Buffalo State College students audi– tioned in front of a panel of judges from SUB. Some contestants were cut while

others made it to the next "round." On March 7 the Buffalo Idol compe - tition continued, one song better then the next. The

competition was tight. The SUB panel of judges had the grueling task of pick– ing the three winners but after much debate the winners were named.

Kary Dobbs belts one outfor the judges.

[IJ~Ct,· TIJt: Will/It/'~ Included vobbs and Krtsten Hill (center). Lt{l: lilt~. iuJ~e~ f-Mib~t­ ult - ]ettltij~, Dullet, ]an tit ruuut u, Leu/a znnett, and Tim WaltuJ.

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Ores o The Fashion Association and the Career Development Center staged a show of job interview-appropriate clothing in March. Th~t: A;)::>~t:lulJiy Hc1ll Wd.;) rill~t:J witlt 1-"~vtJI~ who turned out to see suits and ties from the Men's Wearhouse (along with Amvets and Salvation Army) aloni: with dresses, skirts and suits from Talbot's. The models were all students.

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OR6ANIZATIONS Student participation in ACTIVITIES

extra-curricular clubs and

organizations is what really

keeps a campus lively and

interesting. Over theyears

thousands ofstudents have

found participation in student

organizations to be a valuable

and enjoyable part of their


college life - and often a

bridge to a future professional


career. These are just some of

the student organizations

found at Buffalo State - the

ones that receive funding from

the mandatory student

activity fee through the United

Students Government. There

are also fraternities and

sororities, honor societies and

other academic clubs.

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United Students Government Executive Officers Seat~d: Mark Corcoran, Vice President; Steve LoBello President; Melvin Cross.' Treasurer. Standing: Bruce Parson, Rules; Kamal Jefferson, Athletics; Todd Espinosa, Student Life· Tara Redmond, ProTem; Pil;r L.atcwcuent, Secretary; Ari Silve~stein, Community Rdr~fiUJJ1.; Kwabena l:loakye Academics; Shawn Lavin, vice Treasurer.

USG Senate Standing: Alan Hall, Paula fncardona, Jamie Panaro, ~bbyFMIaxJd·a~r'· . ff Sh c 1 y Meghan Blake, Lat1sha oo • ill1 Melinda ~d~n, Ruth Jean, Rl ogderT:LlshnRod' ~~n;enggyro~;c~ll, Savoye Watts, Sherelle Baize. Walters.Slttmg: Scott Peas an , ara e mo '

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..,. llll r•l 1 pro... o n Sul\ivan, Brya h Kuruvil\a, SlrUt y Gabe Armstrong, n tW(~On . eu\y l c

\•/oo,Jwor~b, t' Sal"' { fron · th ~eM1 Srn1 '~ r.o\\een ·se Galhli3. McGarry,1es

WBNY The official student radio station.

Dan Organ,Michaela Phetteplace, Sheryl Beck, jackie Curto,Jenny Beck, A my RooanJ!-.i, Jeff Chapman,Leah Gramza, Jesse Bucknr r

BSC-T'f.2 Stude.nt televwon productions.

. Aaron McPherson, Back rowd. Kareem Favours, Tony Sny er, Audra Koldczak. Mike Shavonne Front: Robert, . ' . Edward Gnffith, D1Xon, Lvndsay Barbato, Roxanne, 1 Kate Fisher.

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Student Union Board Student-run entr>-r,. . at Buffalo State. "'' •amment

Top: Chris Ring, Jim Waterman Diana B B ' arun, rooke Karnisky

Mi_ddle: Heather Esmond Knste~ Hamner, Rachel ' Ferran, Melissa Coppola, ;ruanda Hawley, Tim Walters ront: Jamie Panaro . lacalyn Palmiotto ]e' ·c B t1 ' nm 1er u er, Leah Winnett.

Students In Music ,.... ~, ..... Advanctng rhe tUl~u_u of student musu:tans.

Standing: Russ Mor~an, Beth Eising, Nancy Vt\~a, Christopher Parana, T1m L·pps Steven Mosely, Brent 1 ' Kl · J hna M. net Michael em, o 1 J~hnson, AlisonWalter. Sitting: Hadria~ Hernan~e~, Paul Siekierski, Brad Sm1t .

S.P.I.R.I.T Gospel Choir Students Performing In Rhythm & In Truth

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Caribbean Stu e


Students For Peace

Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society Circle National Leadership Honor Society Established at Buffalo State College on November \7, 2002

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St~dent Council for Exceptional Children

Executive Officers Standing left to right: And Ri p rea os, Gemainque Tolve am Szefler, Tiana Elliot '

Best Buddies provides an opportunity for college students to matched in a one-on– one friendship with individuals who have an intellectual disability. Best Buddies is new to Buffalo State. They haveworked closely with the Transition Program and People Inc.

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College-Based Transition Program The College-Based Transition Program (CBTP) is a program for young aduJts with significant disabilities who wish to continue their learning on a college campus. It is a partnership of Buffalo State College, the Buffalo Public Schools, and People, Inc. to meet the needs for alternative programs for post-high school students with developmental disabilities. "Thank you to everyone - students, administrators,faculty and staff- for making Buffalo State College such a wonder– ful place for us to learn and grow. Special thanks goes to the professors who have so generously allowed us to audit their classes and to the many volunteers who have helped us to adapt the curriculum." From students and staff of the College-Based Transition Program, a partnership of Buffalo State College, Buffalo Public Schools, People Inc., and Parents for Public Schools.

Top picture: (left to right standing) Mary Lou Vaughan, Alison Hartman, Lynne

Sommerstein, Charlotte Vogelsang (left to right sitting) Anne Collier, Engelic Everett, Keller Vogelsang

Middle: (left to right) josh Miller and Keller Vogelsang

Bottom: (left to right) Colleen Hari and Professor jim Lydon- CIS 101

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Buffalo State College Administration

President Muriel Howard

Provost & Vice President Gary Marotta

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Student Life The Office of Student Life creates educationally purposeful experiences for students that promote involvement, learning, and success.Recognizing the potential for growth and learning in all facets of campus life.

Hector Gil, Assistant Director ofstudent Life

International Student Affairs International Student Affairs offers assistance to students from abroad with academic, cultural, and legal needs.

Left to Right: Wendy Guzman, Danielle johnson, Dr. ].F. Gournard, Michelle Downey, Aya Nakajima

Minority Student Services The Minority Student Services office provides pro– grams and services for African American, Caribbean, Latino and Native American students that promote holistic excellence in the physical, intellectual, social, occupational, spiritual and emotional areas of their lives. The office supports the building of campus community by fostering the understanding and appreciation of diversity and multiculturalism.

Daniel C. Velez, Coordinator, Latina/Caribbean Student Services.

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Weigel Health Center The Weigel Health Center, open to all Buffalo State stu– dents, provides a variety of health care services. Among these services are the promotion of general health and wellness, and treatment of injury and illness.

Sandra Brown, Family Nurse Practitioner

Buffalo State Bookstore The bookstore is affiliated with the Barnes & Noble chain. They have the atmosphere of a commercial bookstore along with the traditional settings of a college store. Also located in the bookstore is Java City - a great place to sip some coffee and read a book.

Kathy Hanaka, assistant manager & Cathy Broomfield, cash office supervisor

Residence Life Residence Life supports, complements, and enhances the academic mission of the College through its provision of a dynamic residential life program that encourages and pro– vides opportunities for individual growth and develop– ment for a diverse residential population.

Pamela Paas, secretary for Office of the Associate VP for Residence Life and Auxiliary Services

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University Police Department

Officer D. Christman and Dispatcher H. Gorko empty a parking meter.

Elementary Education and Reading

Elementary Education and Reading programs at Buffalo State College prepare students to become knowledgeable, reflective members of the teaching profession whether at the undergraduate or graduate level of study.

Left to Right: Cory Mabry, work study student, and Deanna Hageman.

Exceptional Education Buffalo State has one of the oldest and largest teacher preparation programs in special education in the country. The skills, knowledge and competencies identified in pro– fessional, accreditation, and state standards for special educators guide the foundation of course offerings and program development.

Dr. Maureen Smith in class

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Child Care Center The Buffalo State College Child Care Center has been in existence for thirty years, and is located in the Buckham Campus West School on the campus of Buffalo State College. They provide quality, affordable child care services for children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years. During the sum– mer, they also run a school age program for chil– dren between the ages of 6 to 12 years. They provide a safe, predictable environment for each child so they may develop their social, emo– tional, cognitive and physical abilities. They believe the activities child ren are engaged in should be appropriate for their age, and address their different stages of development

Pictured at top: juliet Larzski, Head Teacher of the four-year-old room

Middle: Martha Cunningham, Teacher ofthe Senior Toddler Room with Christopher Urban

Bottom: Crystal Clarke in the Senior Infants Room


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Buffalo State has a long tradition of competition in intercollegiate sports. As today's athletes and students walk through the halls of the Sports Arena they can see the faces and read the accomplishments of those who have gone before thom. Tho variou5 lOOJ.. 20fll RPns;.l tp~m~ h;ui their share of successes and disappointments but the athletes representing Buffalo State never failed to uphold the pride and competitive spirit of past Bengal squads.

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Jamore Alexander Rochester Sociology

Sheetal Anand Delhi, India CIS

Tobore Thomas Akarue Amherst Business Studies

"Our destiny changes with our thought; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire." - Bernarda Arias

Saadia Austin Brooklyn Journalism

Reynelda Marie Babb Queens Elementary Education

Bernarda Arias Bronx Business Studies

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Genese Bailey Harlem Individualized Studies

Sherelle Baize Bronx Sociology

Janelle Barfield Rochester Elementary Education

"I join9ti twn tPrrifir nrg;mi7i\tinns (S.P.i.fti.T GO$P~I Choir and AASO) and it helped me meet new people and enjoy coming to school." -Janelle Renee Barlield

Marcelis Baxter Rochester Sociology

Ciena Bayard Wilmington, Delaware Forensic Chemistry

Angela Beathley Buffalo Exceptional Education

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Kwabena Boakye Accra, Ghana Biology

Sarah Jean Bluestein Amherst Business Studies

Janelle Belgrave Brooklyn Journalism

"Take whatever is available and use It to the maximum." - Kwabena Boakeye

Kiana Brooks Buffalo Psychology

Raheem Bristow New York City Communications

Tracey Branch Queens Psychology

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Zulema Calderon Buffalo Criminal Justice

Katherine Cardenas New York City Spanish Education

Kathy Doncella Butcher Brooklyn Hospitality Administration

"You miss I00 percent of all the shots you never take." -Wayne Gretzky (Submitted by Katherine Cardenas)

Geraldine Chery Spring Valley Health & Wellness

Jinzhong Chen Kenmore CIS

Karol M. Chamorro Bronx Spanish Education

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Mark Corcoran LakeView Business

Michael Colombo Batavia Fine Arts

Leong Bun Cho Brooklyn Communication Design

"It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something." - Omette Coleman (Submitted by Genese Bailey)

Joseph Boateng Danquah, Jr. Bronx Mathematics

Robert Cruz New York City CIS

Melvin Cross,Jr. Rochester Public Communications

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Rose Marie Edward Virgin Islands Social Work

Melinda Eden Bronx Communication

Lance Downes-Covington Hempstead Sociology

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at the times of challenge and controversy." L------~------D_r_. _M_a_rc_i_n_L_uth_e_r _K_in~g, Jr. (Submitted by Jesse Gallo)

Alison Faulkner Livonia Exceptional Education

Kareem Favours Queens Broadcasting

W. Kalvin Eugene New Rochelle Business

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Mary Galligan Hamburg Elementary Education

Wilkenson Fervilus Brooklyn French Literature

Jesse B. Gallo Brooklyn Electrical Engineering

"Buffalo State is a nice campus. I like it here. There is plenty to do and see. There are clubs to join and plenty of opportunities to make our voices heard. We have a beautiful fountain and so much more. Soon I will be out the door." - Ma Galli~n

Antonio Garth Bronx Business

Reginald Greer Rochester Political Science

Edward Griffith Brooklyn Television Broadcasting

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Terrill D. Hall Buffalo Secondary Education

Jennifer Lee Gutierrez Bronx Communications

Patti A. Hamman North Collins Social Work

"I can only picture great things happening for me in the not too distant future. This is due to me receiving a great education from Buffalo State College."

- Lawrence House

Eva Hernandez Bronx Spanish

Michael C. Horab Niagara Falls Public Communications

Lawrence House Amityville Speech Language Pathology

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Shatoya L. Killings Brooklyn Health & Wellness

Ritamarie Jimenez-Sweat Brooklyn Student Personnel Admin.

Paula S. lncardona Poughkeepsie Elementary/ Exceptional Ed.

"It your mmd can believe it and your heart can conceive it there is no doubt at all that you can achieve it." - Ritamarie Jimenez-Sweat

Pilar Larancuent New York City Speech Language Pathology

Dan Hong Kuang New York City Math Education

Stephany Knight Queens Health & Wellness

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Brent M. Lee II Pearl River Health & Wellness

Christa Alanna Lee Buffalo Psychology

Diana M. Lewis Buffalo Business Administration

"Remember to keep working and be faithful to pursue your goals." - Edward Griffid1

Jing Lin Brooklyn Economic Finance

Roger Lishnoff Florida Public Communications

Steven LoBello Camillus Broadcast Communication

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Annis Manuel Brooklyn Sociology

Marie Lyne Marcelin Brooklyn Fashion Design

William A. Mann Bronx Political Science

"Tou maY see ~hlnlS aud say.. "W'H'aT'Dut, I Jl\!!4111 lltilt~~ Lltlll l't.:.'t'o!.l' wea·e, a.nd I aa.y... VVtly I'JOTI" Clan of 160L 11 WHV tJt"''T? 1 ' - Marcus Mister

Ambina McLean Bronx CIS

Diane Martin Lockport Social Work

Nagele Marcelin Brooklyn Computer Graphics

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CourtneyMetzger Tonawanda Exceptional Education

Natasha .W:cMillion Amherst Criminal Justice

Unika Mclean Bronx GraphicDesign

"Dance as if no one were- watching. Sing as if no one were listening. Uve every day as if it were your last." - Susan Marie Michals

Marcus Mister Rochester Criminal Justice

Tascha Moore Sodus Health & Wellness

Susan M. Michals Cheektowaga Individualize(. Studies

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Gino Morrow Buffalo Elementary Education

Christine Murekeyisoni Rwanda ForensicChemistry

Aundrea L. Nelms Buffalo Social Work

''Buffalo State is a small and friendly commun:ty. It was easy for me to meet new people and make new friends, and at the same time study for my hard classei. Many discouraged me about my major 'n Biology. However, with hard work and hel from tutorin ser vices I'm duitin with a good GPA" - Adwoa Owusu --------

Peter Ortner Attica TechnologyEducation

Althea Owens Buffalo Business Stud~e~-

AdwoaO'wusu Ghana Biology

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Laura Pache Clarence Elementary Education

Bruce S. Parson Tonawanda CIS

Dunia Yadira Pastor Bronx Elementary Education

ro see everyone cominl? tol?ether to brin~ Mrs. Coretta Scott King to Buffalo State." - Bruce Parson

"It W;t'l frl'\;~t

Vivian H. Pham Buffalo Business Studies

German Ricardo Ramos Bronx Business

Tara L. Redmond Utica Public Communications

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Latoia Richards Buffalo Sociology

Mary Rodrigo Staten Island Criminal Justice

Nadine Salfarlie Amityville Health & Wellness

"I'd rather be a could-be it I cannot be an arei because a could-be is i\ mi\vbe who is reachin~ for a star. l'n 11\ftu'\r b~ !has-been than a might-have-been, by tar; tor a might-have-been has never been, but a has was once an are. 11 - Melissa ~amaroo

Kathryn Sansone Tonawanda Execptional/Elementary Ed.

Mimie Sho-Sawyer Bronx Sociology

Melissa Samaroo Oceanside Business Studies

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Ofelia Urena Orchard Park Spanish Literature

Ruth Vega Nanuet Psychology

MaeL. Urban Lyndonville Elementary/Exceptional Ed.

"Press! Press when college is hard. Press when teachers discourage you, parents do not support you, friends turn their backs on you. Press I Say! Because when you Press there is Success!"

- Simone D. Whade ---'---

Simone D. Whatley Buffalo Business Studies

HadeenWhite Brooklyn Humanities

Evelyn Wackett Buffalo Broadcast

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Jacqueline Wiafe Brooklyn Psychology

Morgan D. Williams-Bryant Buffalo Broadcast Communications

Gaisha Wilson Buffalo Sociology

"The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them." - Terrill D. Hall

Michael Wong NewYork City Criminal Justice

Shawn Woody Harlem Business

Chasidy Wright New York City Speech Language Pathology

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Feng Er Wu Buffalo CIS

Miao JingWu New York City Business

Gwendolyn Zinerrnon Buffalo Elementary Education

"You must believe you can climb any mountain and weather any storm. Treat yourself how you want people to view and treat you. No one can validate your life but you. To God be the glory!" - Morgan Williams-Bryant

"REMAIN TRUE TO YOURSELF!" It is very easy to become "lost" in this game. You come into college at a stage in your life where you are trying new things and meeting new people. People are constantly trying to "fit in" because of a certain way that people think that they should be as a college student. However, you will come to find that true friends are the ones that know who YOU are and acccept and love you anyway! Be yourself, know yourself, and most importantly LOVE YOURSELF!" - Tracey M, Branch

"Don't ever give up. Know what you want and go for it. Believe in yourself and your abilities and don't let anybody put you down. Think positive, keep courage and work hard, and let your

doors open to success." - Christine Murekeyisoni

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The Buffalo Psychiatric Center Richardson Complex Buffalo State•s Future1

Many students attend Buffalo State for years, parking their cars and going to class within sight of a large group of very old buildings dominated by a pair of green-patina-copper-topped towers. They often never learn much of anything about those buildings except that they're empty and they're part of the State Psychiatric Center. Those buildings may hecome much more important to future Buff State students. When Buffalo State moved to its present location in 1931 it was built on park and farm land thal had been part of a large state hospital comple¥ Thl:' main ho~pi ldl uulldlngs had been designed by Henry Hobson Richardson and were built in 1870-1895. Richardson created a style that was so distinctive it w~i named ilftPr him! Uichatu~ull Romanesque. It's marked by large, rough stone walls with flrrheE and tv'\IYu ~,a ltd t'!Ch sudace detail. The StateAsylum for the Insane (as it was originally called) was also innovative in its layout. The central areas (tmder the towers) housed ac.lministra tive offices, and were flanked by wings that stretched east and west. The wings provided secure wards with private rooms and large, sunny hallways. The hospital even had something not fo und in private residences at the time - indoor plumbing. Graduallyduring the 1900s the wards were shut down and services moved to newer buildings on the grounds. Eventually much of the east wing was torn down, and finally the administration offices weremoved out and the buildings began to decay. Recently, thanks to years of local preservationist activity, the state has earmarked money to stabilize the buildings, with more funds supposedly in line to restore and adapt the complex for use byBuffalo State College.Will it be classrooms? Residences? Studios? Only time will tell. Come back to Buff State in 20 years and find out!

Students and visitors often wonder:What exactly is in those towers? Theanswer: not much of anything (except wooden stairways, dust, and bats). They were an architectural device to designedgive the spread-out complex a focal point and a monumental appearance that could be seen for miles.

Staff: Editor in Chief- Mae Urban Business Manager - Amy Stickney

Book Design: David Meinzer - USG Press Services

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped with this years Elms yearbook. Aspecial thanks goes to all of those students who lobbied to get a hardcover for this book. To Melvin and USG - thank you for your support in helping get the extra money need to make this book what it is. To my staff (Amy, Chris, Sherelle, Mary, and anyone else I left out) thank you for your efforts and the time you have invested. Dave, I cannot find the exact words for you, thank you for pushing me to become a better writer, photographer and the patience to work with me even when I stirred things up. I hope that you and Amy have many more great books together. My family made it possible for me to work as hard as I did this year. They sacrificed a lot for me to have the time to dedicate to the yearbook. My hope it that someday my boys will realize what hard work is and the benefit of working hard. I can not forget my husband. He is a

wonderfulman. Thank you for being who you are and inspiring me to become a better person. -Mae Urban . . .... . . . . . .. . . To the Class of2003: May your expectations rise up to meet your expectations. May your challenges be met with skill and grace. May anticipation smile sweetly upon your dreams. May success Oow freely through your days... ...and as your future unfolds, may your days be filled with victories and celebrations, big and small - each one meaningful and well-earned! Thank you to everyone who made this year's Elms Yearbook a great success. - Amy M. Stickney

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