Graduate Studies Week - November 9-13, 2020
Our graduate students and faculty have made SUNY Oswego a special place to learn and grow for over 70 years — Join us for a week long celebration of Graduate Studies at SUNY Oswego from November 9th to 13th.
We will be honoring our current graduate students and providing undergraduate students an opportunity to learn more about our robust graduate programs. Current graduate students can learn about how your education is being implemented in challenging times. Gather to chat with faculty and alumni about their experiences.
All events are free and registration is encouraged.
Did you know that individuals who express gratitude on a regular basis have higher levels of optimism, physical well-being, and determination? We recognize that these are essential qualities for graduate students.
In celebration of Graduate Studies Week 2020--join the Division of Graduate Studies in expressing gratitude to students, faculty, staff, family and friends by posting notes, photos and brief videos to our board.
View the Schedule and Watch the Event Recordings Below
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH FROM 3:30-5:00PM
Did you know that 38% of CEOs reported social media and online influencers will be the most valuable component of their company’s communications strategy in the future? Join us for a discussion around what social media managers are saying about their jobs. Who do they report to? What are their main responsibilities? Are they feeling valued? The October 2020 Career Path of a Social Media Professional report will be shared. Additionally, our expert panelists will also touch on the role of social media in the spread of disinformation. A practical guide and 10-point checklist to help people think before they link will be distributed.
Tina McCorkindale, Ph.D., APR, CEO, Institute of Public Relations
Marcia DiStaso, Ph.D., University of Florida
Co-Moderator: Lindsay McCluskey, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, SUNY Oswego, Department of Communication Studies
Co-Moderator: Stephanie Herbert '18, Strategic Communication, MA Graduate Student
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH FROM 7:00-8:30PM
Did you know that the 2020 US News and World Report has ranked School Psychologist as one of the 100 Best Jobs (#36)? Come find out why the job placement rates for graduates of the School Psychology program are so high at SUNY Oswego. Faculty, students, and alumni are eager to share their insights to the field of school psychology during National School Psychology Week. In this interactive panel discussion, attendees will hear about the changing field of school psychology, the graduate training program at SUNY Oswego, and the benefits of a career that focuses on helping children succeed at home, school, and in life. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask the panelists about their experiences, background, insights to the field, and much more!
Carlo Cuccaro '92, School Psychologist in the Fulton City School District, SUNY Oswego Alumna
Nicole Klinger, 2nd year student in the SUNY Oswego School Psychology MS/CAS Program
Dr. Michelle Storie, Assistant Professor in Counseling and Psychological Services, SUNY Oswego
Rebecca Wood, 3rd year student in the SUNY Oswego School Psychology MS/CAS Program
Dr. Laura Spenceley Associate Professor in Counseling and Psychological Services, SUNY Oswego
Moderator: Sharon Griffin, Graduate Studies, Admissions Counselor
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH FROM 2:00-3:15PM
People of color make up about 37% of the American population but only 14% of American psychologists. Representation in the mental health profession can present problems when patients are seeking therapists who can understand and/or share their experiences. Statistics also show that communities of color use mental health services at about ½ the rate of white people due to trust, access, affordability, cultural stigmas. This panel will help us further understand the importance for representation and cultural competence, offer recommendations for training mental health counselors, specific tools for therapy sessions and insight for on-going professional development and support.
Cara Plasencia, MA, LMFT, Senior Counselor, Counseling Services Center, SUNY Oswego
Zoya McCants, Counselor, EdD, LMHC, LPC-ACS
Tekhara Watson, MA, LMFT, Senior Counselor, Counseling Services Center, SUNY Oswego
Linzy Andre, MSED, LMHC, NCC, Doctoral Student, Syracuse University
Stephanie DeMarsh Gamboa '12 & '15, MS, LMHC and Adjunct Instructor
Moderator: Michaela Williams, Graduate Student in the SUNY Oswego Mental Health Counseling MS Program
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH FROM 4:00-5:00PM
K-12 schools serve as the centerpiece for our communities, and during the COVID pandemic, school leaders have been tasked with extraordinary responsibilities, from providing remote instruction to meal delivery to virtual intervention services, and much more. Join school and district leaders for an authentic dialog about their strategies for leadership during a crisis, and their recommendations for building and maintaining guiding principles of equity, safety, inclusion, and student success in the midst of a crisis and beyond.
Tolga Hayali '11, Superintendent, Science Academies of New York
Eva Williams '12, Principal, Van Duyn Elementary School, Syracuse City School District
Corey Mitchell '97 & '18, Associate Principal, 9th Grade Transition & Community Outreach/District Director for AVID, Ithaca High School
Jeff Pirozzolo '03, Superintendent, Auburn City School District
Patricia B. LaBarr '05, Superintendent of Schools, Watertown City School District
Stacey J. Eger-Converse '13, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Watertown City School District
Brian Hartwell '01 & '15, Superintendent, Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES
Carrie Plasse '91 & '95 & '07, Executive Director of Elementary Education & Accountability, Oswego City School District
Co-Moderator:Melinda Ervay '98, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, Weedsport Central School District
Co-Moderator:Dr. Laura Spenceley Associate Professor in Counseling and Psychological Services, SUNY Oswego
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH FROM 12:00-1:15PM
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH FROM 4:00-5:15PM
As K-12 education has worked to incorporate a stronger focus on the needs of the whole child, including mental and behavioral health, the field of school counseling has had to adjust to better meet the needs of children, families, and school communities. No longer guidance counselors, school counselors are integral members of the school community who support students' academic, behavioral, vocational, and emotional needs, and ensure that school communities are supportive, welcoming environments for all learners. In this panel, attendees will have the opportunity to dialog with school counselors about their changing role in schools, their experiences from the field, and their recommendations for those considering a career in school counseling.
Ryan Warner '11 & '17, Career & Technical Education School Counselor, Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation
Elizabeth Biondo, School Counselor, Onondaga Jr./Sr. High School
Annalise Winkler '19, School Counselor, Watertown City School District
Ciera Leflore '13 & '19, School Counselor, Corcoran High School, Syracuse City School District
John Daney, Graduate Student
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH FROM 1:00-2:00PM
This session is designed to answer your questions about the graduate school application process, entrance exams, and provide advice and guidance on how to find the right program and mentor for your personal and professional goals
Dr. Jenny Rosenberg, Associate Professor, Communication Studies
Dr. Laura Spenceley Associate Professor in Counseling and Psychological Services, SUNY Oswego
Kristen Eichhorn, Dean Graduate Studies
Michaela Smith, Graduate Student
Sophie Meyers, Graduate Student
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH FROM 3:00-4:15PM
The COVID pandemic has served as a stark reminder of the importance of data management strategies that empower leaders, stakeholders, and consumers to make good decisions with imperfect data. Our experts in biomedical health informatics will share their perspectives and experiences in building data models that inform the public and communication strategies that ensure these models are disseminated, understood, and implemented with integrity.
Kevin Kurzinski, IT Project Manager, St Joseph's Hospital
Joseph Miles, PharmD, Pharmacist Informaticist, Crouse Hospitals
Chris Bartlett '16 & '18, Data Analyst, Nascentia Health
Isabelle Bichindaritz, Director of Biomedical and Health Informatics, SUNY Oswego
Moderator: Paola Marin, Biomedical and Health Informatics, MS Graduate Student
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH FROM 12:00-1:15PM
Graduate Studies will recognize the achievements of those nominated for Outstanding Graduate Student Awards for 2020.
Faculty and students are encouraged to nominate our valuable campus community members for awards.
Deadline: November 5, 2020
The awards will be announced at the Graduate Studies Reception.
The Division of Graduate Studies is pleased to accept nominations from faculty and staff for Outstanding Graduate Student Award for 2020-2021. This award recognizes exceptional students for their significant contributions and accomplishments to their field, program, SUNY Oswego and/or to the community. Graduate nominees must be enrolled in a master’s program or graduate certificate at the time of nomination. The submission should address what distinguishes this graduate student from others.
The Division of Graduate Studies is pleased to accept nominations from graduate students for Outstanding Mentoring Award for 2020-2021. This award recognizes outstanding support of a graduate student by a faculty/staff member. Nominees should exemplify excellence in dedicated mentorship to our graduate students and may include: sound advice, encouraging the best performance, generosity of time and/or assisting students to completion. Graduate students are encouraged to nominate mentors that have made an extraordinary difference in their lives. From these nominations, a committee will select recipients for this calendar year. All nominees will be notified and the winners of the award will be announced during the Graduate Studies Reception during Graduate Week.