President's Report | January 2018

President's Report - January 2018

Dear Friend of the College,

Welcome to the premiere edition of the President’s Report – a monthly digest of news, events and accomplishments from our thriving campus and alumni community.

Having just introduced The Cazenovia Commitment (see the feature story below), the President’s Report is my commitment to communicating, on a monthly basis, recent activities from throughout the Cazenovia College network.

I hope you enjoy reading this month’s updates and take pride in knowing that Cazenovia College continues to provide academic excellence that results in successful students and alumni.

Ron Chesbrough, Ph.D.

P.S. I welcome receiving your feedback on this issue and suggestions for future issues at

Inside our January 2018 Newsletter


The Cazenovia Commitment

Introducing The Cazenovia Commitment

In December Cazenovia College launched The Cazenovia Commitment. This new scholarship program makes the high-quality education offered by Cazenovia College even more affordable with merit scholarships for all accepted first-year students. When combined with other financial aid, The Cazenovia Commitment lowers the average cost of attendance (including tuition, room, board and fees) to less than $20,000.

Learn more about The Cazenovia Commitment


Newsletter-January 2018 | In The Media


Newsletter-January 2018 | Internships

Working Wildcat Zach Jones-Butler

Zach Jones-Butler

Management: Sport Management Major, Marketing Minor

We interviewed sport management major, Zach Jones-Butler, about his internship in the athletics department at Fordham University.

Read about Zach's internship

Working Wildcat Lillian Boyd

Lillian Boyd

Management: Equine Business Management Major, Accounting Minor

We interviewed equine business management major, Lillian Boyd, about her internship at Farm Credit East.

Read about Lillian's internship


Newsletter-January 2018 | Wildcats


Newsletter-January 2018 | Spotlights

My Caz Experience

Claire Oreskovich

Claire Oreskovich

Meet Claire Oreskovich, photography major from Middleburg, Pennsylvania, and learn how Cazenovia College has helped her gain valuable experience through an internship photographing wildlife in Mossel Bay, South Africa.

Faculty Spotlight

Chris  Geyer

Chris Geyer

Meet Dr. Chris Geyer, English associate professor and director of academic writing at Cazenovia College. Dr. Geyer enjoys learning what students are passionate about and strengthening these skills.

Alumni Spotlight

Judith Anderson Whitney

Judith Anderson Whitney '12

Cazenovia College Alumna Judith Anderson Whitney ’12, along with the Cazenovia College Admissions staff, organized a special visit for more than 40 eighth-grade students from Vernon-Verona-Sherrill. The students had the opportunity to take a campus tour and participate in workshops led by art faculty members Scott Jensen, Kim Waale and Corky Goss. Vernon-Verona-Sherrill students learned techniques in cartooning, figure drawing and explored exquisite masks.

Staff Spotlight

Sara Phillips

Dr. Sara Phillips

Phillips loves what she does because it is never the same on any given day. She also enjoys the opportunity to talk to faculty and staff on campus. The only thing she misses is her interaction with students.

More Staff Spotlights

Shari Whitaker, Director of Alumni and Parent Relations
Kailyn Wright, Associate Director of Project REACH


Watch video from the Art & Design Faculty Biennial Exhibition

Members of the Cazenovia College Division of Art and Design hosted an exhibition of their work in the Cazenovia College Art Gallery in Reisman Hall. An opening reception was held on September 7 kicking off the showcase. Work was displayed by 15 faculty members including: Jo Buffalo, professor emeritus; Sarah Cross, assistant professor; Corky Goss, professor; Mike Granan, educational technology support specialist; Andrea Hempstead, visiting instructor; Megan Lawson-Clark, assistant professor; Susan Machamer, visiting instructor; Joseph Murphy, visiting instructor; Paul Pearce, visiting instructor; Jen Pepper, associate professor; Jeremy Randall, visiting instructor; Courtney Rile, visiting instructor; Allyn Stewart, professor; Kim Waale, professor; and Anita Welych, professor.
Watch video from the 2017 Cazenovia College BioBlitz

On Sunday, September 24, our Environmental Biology, Biology, and Elementary Education students held a "BioBlitz" event for kids of all ages. Families were invited to learn about local fish, amphibians, plants, and invertebrates at Lakeside Park. They participated in various stations as they filled out their BioBlitz Passport. Thank you to our students and faculty for making this a fun afternoon for the community! And thank you to the Village of Cazenovia for allowing us to use Lakeside Park!
Watch video from the Science is Fun Night

Cazenovia College hosted a "Science is Fun!" night in the laboratories of Eckel Hall. Students from several academic programs set up stations throughout the building. Children from the local community were able to explore human biology, horse anatomy, psychology, chemistry, fingerprinting, disappearing and invisible inks, microscopic aquatic organisms, and more. Stay tuned for more activities for the community!


Newsletter-January 2018 | Upcoming Events

Video Installation: Meet Me There - Meet Me Then

February 1 - March 5

Art Gallery in Reisman Hall

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Student Exhibition: Chittenango Creek The Hundred Year Flood of 2017 … followed by Creation

February 2 - March 1

Jephson Campus A

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Experience Caz Days!

Experience Caz Days are one of the opportunities to visit Cazenovia College that we offer our prospective students. Your Experience Caz Day visit will highlight the vast academic opportunities and vibrant student culture at Caz. Register for the upcoming Experience Caz Day that fits your academic interest, or choose from other upcoming opportunities to visit Caz..

February 20 | Art & Design and Business & Management

February 21 | Humanities & Natural Science and Social & Behavioral Sciences

February 22 | Equine Open House

Register for Experience Caz Days!
For more upcoming events at Cazenovia College, visit our events calendar.