Summer 2018 Issue

Living Our Vision, Mission, Values

There are three things that clearly define the essence of SUNY Cobleskill’s unique character: our Vision, our Mission, and our Values.

In the articles that follow, you will see how these three invaluable and indispensable elements permeate the life of our SUNY Cobleskill community. Our commitment to them is not confined to a white paper or a symposium. We live with and through them every day.

SUNY Cobleskill is a college quite unlike any other. Both in the subjects our students pursue and in the ways we equip them with real-world knowledge and skills, this is a special place.

I’m confident that as you read through the topics presented here, you will quickly see and appreciate the many ways in which SUNY Cobleskill “walks the walk” with respect to our Vision, Mission and Values. Our dedication to their application and actualization in the life of our entire campus community is, in my view, one of the characteristics that make this College so different and so rare….

Follow Us into the Future

Our Vision

As the premier educational institution of agriculture and technology, SUNY Cobleskill calls all learners to grow, to sustain and to renew the world and its citizens. We continue to be guided by our founding vision: “Education is the hope of the world… If our young men and women are to grow quality in their lives they must learn to direct their own thinking, their own wanting, and their own doing.” (1921 College Catalogue)

Back to School – Our adult learners bring new energy to campus

While the majority of SUNY Cobleskill students come to us
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Getting an Early Start – Ag-PTECH rewards exemplary High School students

Through agreements with a group of area school districts, SUNY
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Student Veterans – Bringing a unique and worldly perspective

“Mature, hard-working, goal-oriented – our student veterans are a tremendous
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The Shock of the New

For one “rookie” professor, it’s been perfectly painless It’s never
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Our Mission

SUNY Cobleskill sets the standard for applied education that extends theory into practice. We cultivate our students to positively affect the cultural, economic, natural and technological forces in their lives. In pursuit of our mission we strive to honor our history, teach by doing, forge pathways for success, think globally and across disciplines, cultivate sustainability, embrace and support our community, and promote personal growth.

Honoring Excellence

Meet the 2018 Winners of SUNY Cobleskill’s Honorary Alumnus, Outstanding
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Swimmer practicing his stroke in the pool

New Inductees Enter Athletic Hall of Fame

The SUNY Cobleskill Department of Sport & Exercise will induct
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Coby Quest – Helping to Create Leaders for Life

“Some of the students here are natural-born leaders,” observes Donna
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Cultivating Sustainability – Success Starts at Home

It was about five years ago that a number of
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Crossing Lines

Exposure to different disciplines creates new and broader perspectives “At
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Victorious – Our Scholar Athletes and Their Award-Winning Ways

It is easy enough to talk about the value of
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Working for a Healthier World

Distant lands, complex assignments, challenging work – these have been
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Capital Ideas

Mr. Rater goes to Washington Between growing up on a
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graduates on the march for commencement

Opening Doors to Graduate School

For students receiving a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cobleskill the
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Daily Contributions are Made in Our Labs

It’s difficult to imagine a higher compliment for a particular
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Hands On, Feet Wet

Much of what fisheries, wildlife and aquaculture students do at
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Getting a Head Start on Success

Our internships are spread far and wide Many of the
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three men outside the new retail facility

Changes are Coming

Three new facilities will offer unique learning opportunities – and
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library archive room

The Library Archive

A new place for the past The Van Wagenen Library
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Our Values

SUNY Cobleskill is a campus community characterized by empathy, inclusivity, respect, personal growth, integrity and a collaborative spirit fostering well-being and sustainable practices. We recognize and celebrate student, faculty and staff achievements. We take pride in our campus and encourage collaboration with our surrounding communities.

A Most Rewarding Thing to Do

At SUNY Cobleskill, we have much to be thankful for:
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Institute for Rural Vitality – Look Around, the Opportunities are Everywhere

Founded by SUNY Cobleskill president Marion Terenzio in March of
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One Community

Making this a Place for Everyone In November of 2017,
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Featured Videos

Spotlight on the 2018 Graphic Design
Senior Show

Internship Field Notes:
Jonathon Cuney in West Africa

Magazine Credits

Executive Editor

Jim Feldman


David Idema

Editorial Advisor

Elizabeth Orgeron

Graphic Designer – Print Edition

Jennifer Schorf

Web Designer – Digital Edition

Naomi Mekeel


Mohamed Baligh ’12 (all those not listed below)

Melissa Struckle ’07 (Back to School); Courtesy of Mark Henderson ’02 (Working for a Healthier World); Steve Vaccariello (portrait of Dr. Marion A. Terenzio, black & white portraits of students); Mitch Tomaszkiewicz (Victorious – Our Scholar Athletes)