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Faculty-Staff Achievements, Oct. 1, 2012

September 30, 2012


Deb HallDeb Hall, associate professor in art, is the recipient of 2012 Photographers' Fellowship Fund from the Center of Photography at Woodstock. This year's juror was Willis E. Hartshorn, senior deputy director of the International Center of Photography. "Artifacts (30 x 40 inches, 2011, archival digital print) is among the images that Hall included in her award-winning portfolio, which included images taken in 2010 during her sabbatical trip to document the Columbia River from the mouth to the source.Hall's work will be included in the CPW Permanent Print Collection at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz.

Mary Solomons, director of donor relations, is the 2012 recipient of the Association of Donor Relations Professionals volunteer Service Award.

Mary Solomons, director of donor relations at
Skidmore (right), is presented with the ADRP
Volunteer Service Award by Lisa Honan, assistant
dean for development, Syracuse University's 
Maxwell School, ADRP treasurer; (left), and 
Nancy Lubich McKinney, director of donor stewardship, 
UC Berkeley, ADRP president. The presentation 
took place at the ADRP's international conference 
in Chicago in September.

The award was announced at the ADRP international annual meeting, Sept. 19-21 in Chicago. Solomons was cited for heading the association's public relations committee and a number of projects she undertook in that capacity to develop the association's public image and strengthen its brand. She oversaw the launching of an experts bureau and introduced a new logo and tagline (Your Connection to Inspired Stewardship), and led the effort to redesign the ADRP's Web site.

Her efforts to help colleagues develop professionally, through networking and an annual regional conference in New York City, as well as her presentations at the international conference and in the ADRP's webinar program, were mentioned in the award citation.

Launched in 2004, the ADRP supports the development community by promoting the professional status of donor relations and stewardship offices through educational, professional development and networking opportunities.


Mary Zeiss Stange, professor of women's studies and religion,led a two-day workshop she designed with sociologist Mark Damian Duda and communications expert Tammy Pratt,on "Preaching Beyond the Choir: Promoting Hunting in the 21st Century Through Effective Communications," for the World Forum on the Future of Shooting Sport Activities, in Rome, Italy, June 19-20, 2012.


Linda Simon, professor of English, is the author of a review of Animals and the Human Imagination, edited by Aaron Gross and Anne Vallely (Columbia University Press, 2012), published in the July 2012 edition of The Montréal Review.

In the News 

Penny Loretto, associate director for internship and experiential learning, Career Development Center, was a source for"Student in internships get a leg up on later employment," published Aug. 12 in The Sunday Gazette.

Tillman Nechtman, associate professor of history, was interviewed by Scott Waldman of the Albany Times Union for Waldman's Aug. 1 "Campus Notebook" column, in which he covered Nechtman's participation in the Second International Bounty-Pitcairn Conference, held Aug. 19-21 at Pacific Union College.

Ron Seyb, Joseph C. Palamoutain Jr. Professor in Government, was an in-studio analyst Aug. 12, during the Republican National Convention, and Sept. 6, during the Democratic National Convention, on WNYT-TV, the Albany-area NBC affiliate.

Gordon Thompson, professor of music, was interviewed by Bob Steel of the CBC's "The Bridge" program Aug. 14. "The Bridge" is a drive-time radio show broadcast from Windsor, Ont., and heard over most of metropolitan Detroit. Thompson discussed the 50th anniversary of the first single by The Beatles, "Love Me Do." In addition, Thompson's July blog entry on the 50th anniversary of The Rolling Stones was picked up by Mark McGuire of the Albany Times Union, who noted it in his July 12 blog entry about the rock band.

Please send items for inclusion in the column to Andrea Wise, Office of Communications.





Posted On: 9/30/2012

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