The Great Eight: SUNY, Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson, Name 2019 Award Winners

SUNY honored eight members of the SUNY Cobleskill community in 2019. Their collective dedication to the College, its vision, mission, and values, make this year’s honorees a distinguished class. The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence honors SUNY students who best-demonstrate the integration of academic excellence with other aspects of their lives, such as leadership, campus

The Zoo You Never Knew

In the time he has taught at SUNY Cobleskill, Dr. Mike Losito has worked with thousands of students. He has also developed the College’s Herpetology Lab into a campus attraction. After bringing his collection of reptiles and amphibians to campus in 1997, he now plans to transition the “Herp Lab” into something uniquely SUNY Cobleskill:

Generating a Buzz

Few states are as committed to the conservation of pollinators as New York. The New York Natural Heritage Program, with help from SUNY Cobleskill’s Dr. Carmen Greenwood, and student Jayson Maxwell, is charging into year three of the Empire State Native Pollinator Survey, which aims to determine the conservation status of native pollinators. This past

Back to Work on Cobleskill Creek

It has been eight years since Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee caused record-level flooding in Schoharie County. The effects linger on the SUNY Cobleskill campus – nutrient runoff and eroding banks resulting from soil loss plague the College Farm. Now, a cavalry of conservation-minded students has embarked on an initiative that will provide water

A Guide All Their Own


Three times within the last six years, chair of the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Environmental Science Mark Cornwell, has led groups of SUNY Cobleskill students into the Peruvian Amazon. He has no doubt of the study abroad trip’s tangible benefits for student learning, as well as for advancing intelligence on fish about which the

Ranging Ambitions in Business and Information Technology

SUNY Cobleskill’s Business and Information Technology students often find themselves in classes with those whose post-college plans have little in common with their own. Aspiring accountants, marketers, software designers, medical professionals, and scientists are among those earning Business and IT degrees. According to Dr. Katrina Pearl, assistant professor and chair of the Business and IT

No Stage Fright for N.A.M.A.

students at NAMA conference

The relationship between agricultural business and improv is intensifying, and thanks to SUNY Cobleskill, the Institute for Rural Vitality, some creative thinking, and Charles Gushue, program coordinator for Aunt Karen’s Farm artist incubator residency, a new course called “Improvisation as a Life Skill”  has launched this fall. The idea emerged out of the Institute’s ongoing

An Unexpected Collaboration

You might not see it right away, but there is a connection between SUNY Cobleskill’s Applied Psychology and Sport and Exercise Programs. It stems from a research project extending into the fall of 2019. Led by Applied Psychology student Sabrina Cassese, with guidance from faculty members Drs. Amy Corbett and Mary Guerrant, the project examines

The Year of Arts and Culture

The 2019-20 Academic Year officially commenced in August. Numerous arts and culture-themed initiatives already underway, and set to kick off, are giving the year a distinct flavor. In collaboration with Aunt Karen’s Farm, an artist incubator residency site in Cooperstown, SUNY Cobleskill has introduced an improv course in the fall semester. The course is available