Honoring Excellence

Meet the 2018 Winners of SUNY Cobleskill’s Honorary Alumnus, Outstanding Alumnus, Distinguished Alumni, and Outstanding Student Awards Each year we are pleased and proud to honor some of our outstanding alumni and current students. These individuals have not only had great professional or scholastic success. They each also epitomize the spirit of inquiry, dedication to

New Inductees Enter Athletic Hall of Fame

Swimmer practicing his stroke in the pool

The SUNY Cobleskill Department of Sport & Exercise will induct five new Fighting Tigers into the Athletic Hall of Fame 2018 during this fall’s Homecoming and Family Weekend. APRIL RUTLEDGE (ACKERMANN) ’08 Women’s Cross Country, Track & Field, Basketball In 2006 alone, April won two Mountain Valley Conference Championships, along with four more high honors

Coby Quest – Helping to Create Leaders for Life

“Some of the students here are natural-born leaders,” observes Donna Pesta, Director of SUNY Cobleskill’s Center for Career Development, “but there are others who we sense have the potential to develop into leaders if they’re just given the right guidance, practice and support. Providing those things is what Coby Quest is designed to do.” Launched

Cultivating Sustainability – Success Starts at Home

It was about five years ago that a number of SUNY Cobleskill’s faculty members had a big idea: namely, that the College needed to make a concerted, officially sanctioned effort to ensure the campus was practicing environmental sustainability. Soon, a Sustainability Advisory Board composed of faculty, staff and students was established, and the work began.

Crossing Lines

Exposure to different disciplines creates new and broader perspectives “At SUNY Cobleskill, we pride ourselves on giving students real-world experiences as part of their education,” says Dr. Susan J. Zimmermann, Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs. “But part of being ready for the real world is having knowledge of subject areas that extend beyond the

Victorious – Our Scholar Athletes and Their Award-Winning Ways

It is easy enough to talk about the value of being a “well-rounded student” without pausing to consider how much dogged effort it takes to actually become one. Happily, the SUNY system has a great many individuals from across its 64 campuses who are both exceptional students and accomplished athletes – people able to pursue

Working for a Healthier World

Distant lands, complex assignments, challenging work – these have been the hallmarks of Mark Henderson’s career since he joined the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in 2010. It’s been an odyssey of great experiences dotted with significant successes, and it began at SUNY Cobleskill, where Mark graduated in 2002 with an associate degree

Capital Ideas

Mr. Rater goes to Washington Between growing up on a small dairy farm in Western New York and working summers on a commercial fishing boat in Alaska, recent SUNY Cobleskill Agricultural Business Management graduate Gabriel Rater has lifelong experience in coping with snow and cold. So when a blizzard prevented him from returning home from

Opening Doors to Graduate School

graduates on the march for commencement

For students receiving a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cobleskill the question soon arises: What comes next? Should I step immediately into the job market or try to get into graduate school for further work in my field? Many may find their answer in the constantly growing number of graduate school agreements that SUNY Cobleskill has

Daily Contributions are Made in Our Labs

It’s difficult to imagine a higher compliment for a particular academic department than to have outside institutions actively recruit its graduates. “We get inquiries regularly from universities like Cornell, Northeastern and the University of Rhode Island,” says Peiyu Zeng, Director of SUNY Cobleskill’s Biotechnology Department and Professor of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. “Corporations want to