Marion A. Terenzio
When SUNY Cobleskill opened its modest doors in 1916, few could imagine the diverse and complex campus that would grow from its humble roots. Yet the aspirations, values, and qualities that guided the College’s founders still inspire us today. SUNY Cobleskill remains true to its origins and is still thriving. Our forward-thinking nature has now created a multi-faceted institution.
As true today as it was 100 years ago, our students stand at the forefront of innovation. Interdisciplinary collaborations pair agricultural business with the performing arts, and some of our region’s youngest citizens with some of our most senior. From Antarctica to Peru, SUNY Cobleskill is designing a future of global influence while providing life-changing educational experiences for our students.
In the past issues of our magazine, I have invited you to share the progress we have made. It is now my pleasure to invite you to see our future, one that SUNY Cobleskill is designing – shaped by our history, guided by interdisciplinary learning, and enhanced by internal and external partnerships. The impact of these stories extends beyond these pages, beyond the classroom, and beyond our local boundaries.
Whether you are a current student, faculty or staff member, supporter, or part of our outstanding alumni base, you will recognize that each story featured in this edition is part of something truly and uniquely SUNY Cobleskill. I hope you find what follows to be an inspiring gateway to the future.
Marion A. Terenzio, PhD
SUNY Cobleskill President