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

Honoring Outstanding Alumni

Outstanding Alumnus Award Robert Sutherland ‘79 A.A.S. Nursery Management Bob Sutherland’s longstanding dedication to SUNY Cobleskill is felt both on campus, where he provided expert instruction in the Plant Science Department, and internationally, as the coordinator of countless study abroad opportunities for students. For the last 10 years he has managed Mohican Farm for The

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

Planning and Pitching

For Shannon Perrone and Josh Burdick, members of the Class of ’19, the motivation to compete against peers is the true test of their business educations. The duo participated in this year’s New York Business Plan Competition – Mohawk Valley Region, pitching their original business plan for a historic renovation consulting service. Perrone, a self-described

A Little Bit of Everything

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Noah Pine ‘19 was one of six students in his high school graduating class. When it came time to choose a college, Pine says a low faculty-to-student ratio was of the utmost importance. Fast forward three years and, as of this spring, Pine is a SUNY Cobleskill alumnus, earning his Bachelor’s in Business Administration, with

Taking Care of Business

Jazmina Syed Does it All We may not realize how underprepared we are to participate in something until it becomes a requirement. It is difficult to imagine SUNY Cobleskill student Jazmina Syed being unprepared for much. She is a member of the College’s Honors Program, president of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and a member

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