Feb 25, 2024  
The Elmira College Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 Academic Year - Volume I 
    
The Elmira College Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 Academic Year - Volume I

College Directory



Office of the President:

Charles Wharton Lindsay, Ph.D., President

Mary Catherine Barrett, Executive Assistant to the President

Office of Academic Affairs:

Patricia Ireland, Ph.D., Provost

Cheryl L. Baumgartner, A.A., Executive Assistant to the Provost

James A. Baer, B.S., AuD, Program Director and Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Amanda Blum, M.B.A., M.Ed., Director of Educational Technologies and Online Learning

Michael Halperin, Ed.M., Registrar and Associate Academic Dean

Carolyn Kay Draht, M.S.Ed., Associate Registrar

Margaret Christine Kappandaze, M.L.S., Director of Gannett-Tripp Library

Joseph E. Lemak, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Mark Twain Studies and Assistant Professor of History

Scott McGuire, Technical Director of Theatre

James Phillip Randall, B.S., Laboratory Manager and Chemical Hygiene Officer

Rachel M. Redmond, M.S., Director of the Center for Academic and Professional Excellence and Career Services

 Michaela Johnson ‘17, B.S., Assistant Director of the Center for Academic and Professional Excellence and
     Manager of Student Success and Accessibility Services

 Melanie Moon, B.S., Coordinator, Career Services and Community Engagement

          Alexis D. Rittenberger, Ph.D., MLIS, Director of Graduate and Professional Studies, Interim Director of Teacher

Education, and Assistant Professor

          Missy Ann Volino, Ph.D., Director of Nurse Education and Associate Professor of Nurse Education

          Alison M. Wolfe, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.S., Director of the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Business School

Office of Communications and Marketing:

Jennifer L. Swain, APR, M.S., Vice President of Communications and Marketing

Sarah Grossman, M.S., M.A., Director of Communications and Content Strategy

Anna Jane Kempf ‘21, B.A., Social Media and Digital Content Coordinator

Justin Cates, B.A., Digital Content Producer

Matthew Wesley Hicks, B.S., Web Content Manager

Office of Finance and Administration:

Kyle A. Gilbert, M.B.A., Vice President of Finance and Administration

Arlene Hodge, Accounts Payable Specialist

Patricia V. Hughes, A.A.S., Finance and Accounting Assistant

Mary Jo Kelleher, A.A.S., Senior Accountant

Kaitlyn Mattocks, B.S., Financial Accountant

Adam J. Rominger, M.S., Bursar

Josh Campbell, A.S., Director of Facilities

Preston Chapman, M.S., Athletic Facilities and Event Operations Manager

Kevin Lee Cook, A.A., Supervisor of Grounds

Steven M. Spina, Supervisor of Housekeeping and Setup

Jessica Jean Carpenter, M.S., Associate Vice President of Human Resources

Sarah Elaine Finnefrock, B.S., Assistant Director of Human Resources

Thomas E. Steffes, M.S., Chief Information Office

Corey Cheever, A.S., Systems Administrator

Timothy Ellis, A.S., Hardware Administrator

Michael Lee Izzo, A.S., Network Administrator

Raymond A. Young, A.A.S., A.S., Programmer Analyst

Office of Campus Life:

Elizabeth Ann Lambert, Ed.D., Vice President of Campus Life and Dean of Students

Ytzel Y. Flores Cristiansen, B.A., Assistant Dean of Campus Life

Sydney Coleman, B.S.W., Community Coordinator

Joseph J. Kane, A.A.S. Director of Campus Safety

Rachel Ann Marie McEvoy ‘14, MSN, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner and Director of Health Services

Lisa L. Garrity, RN-BC, BSN, MSN, College Health Nurse

Kevin J. Murphy, Ph.D., Director of Counseling

Danielle Narrows, Coordinator of Campus Engagement

Larry L. Parker II, M.S., Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Title IX

Office of Enrollment Management:

Eric Sykes, M.S., Vice President of Enrollment Management

Jon C. Daly, Ph.D., Director of Institutional Research

Patrick Logan Gillette, M.S., Director of Admissions

Edward Duffy, B.S., Admissions Counselor

Justin Duane Mattocks ‘19, B.S., Admissions Counselor

Jennifer A. Robinson, B.A., Transfer Admissions Counselor

Taylor M. Szymanski, B.A., Admissions Counselor

Lorraine Marie Mothershed, Director of Financial Aid

Penelope Suzette Appenzellar, M.S.Ed., Assistant Director of Financial Aid         

Office of Athletics:

Rhonda Ann Faunce, M.S., Director of Athletics

Mohamed Lamine Balde, B.S., Head Men’s Soccer Coach

Boi Junior Coulibaly ‘21, B.S., Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach

Antonio Nicolas Valencia ‘22, B.S., Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach

Jacob Bobrowski, Head Women’s Ice Hockey Coach

            Breanna Simon, Assistant Women’s Hockey Coach

Charles “CJ” Edward Bostwick III, M.Ed., Head Men’s Wrestling Coach

Erin Marie Gehen, M.S., Associate Director of Athletics and Compliance Officer

Anthony S. Goncalves, M.A., Head Baseball Coach

Cody D. Griswold, B.S., Head Women’s Wrestling Coach

Collin R. Hetherington, M.S., Director of Sports Information

Douglas Page, B.S., Assistant Director of Sports Information

William “Bill” Mayes Kelly, M.A., Head Women’s Soccer Coach and Student Athlete Support Specialist

Ashley Boyd, M.A., Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach and Administrative Coordinator for Graduate and
    Professional Studies      

John Maio, M.S., Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

Sydney Tessa Harris ‘21, B.S., Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Marcello Perfetti, B.S., Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach and Assistant Director of
    Sports Information

Casey D. McGraw, B.S., Head Men’s Basketball Coach

Christopher Piscioneri, M.S., Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

Ryan Martin McDonough, Head Men’s Volleyball Coach

Alex Corey Adelman ‘22, B.S., Assistant Men’s and Women’s Volleyball Coach

Amber Lea Myers, M.S., Head Cheerleading Coach

Madison Gale Peters ‘20, B.A., Assistant Cheerleading Coach

Thaddeus M. Phillips, Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Rachel Nicole Vespucci ‘19, B.A., Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

Mark Joseph Ryan, ‘21, B.A., Head Golf Coach and Assistant Baseball Coach

Aaron Anthony Saul ‘98, M.S., Head Men’s Ice Hockey Coach and Assistant Director of Athletics

            Michael Grace, Assistant Men’s Ice Hockey Coach

Savannah Morgan Terry ‘21, B.A., Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

Lauren Ashley Thomas ‘14, M.S., Head Field Hockey Coach

Anna Jane Kempf ‘21, B.A., Assistant Field Hockey Coach

David Allan Tomkalski, M.A., ATC, Assistant Director of Sports Medicine and Head Athletic Trainer

Maria G. Market, B.S., ATC, Assistant Athletic Trainer

Kelsey Shonk, M.S., Assistant Athletic Trainer

Randie Joseph Torgalski, M.S., Head Softball Coach and Assistant Director of Athletics

Chelsea Taylor Storch ‘17, B.S., Assistant Softball Coach

Office of Advancement and Alumni Engagement:

Paula Lee Hobson, B.A., M.A., Vice President of Advancement and Alumni Engagement

Lindsay R. Baker, B.A., Director of Annual Giving

Valerie Rogers Rosplock, M.A., Executve Director of Grants

Sydney Marie Stringham ‘19, M.S.Ed., Director of Alumni Engagement

Angela Tufillaro, B.S., Associate Vice President of Advancement and Alumni Engagement.

Emeriti Faculty and Administration:

Stephen Francis Coleman

B.A., Boston University; M.A., Boston University; M.S., Boston University; Ph.D., Boston University; Vice President Emeritus of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Professor of Political Science

Maureen Ann Donohue-Smith

B.A., Pennsylvania State University; B.S., University of Pennsylvania; M.S., Colorado University; Ph.D., Cornell University; Associate Professor Emerita of Human Services

Christine Bezotte

B.S., Clarkson University; M.Ed., St. Lawrence University; Ph.D., Clarkson University; Associate Professor Emerita of Biology

Marybeth Alves Gillis

B.S., Northeastern University; M.S., Syracuse University; Associate Professor Emerita of Nurse Education

Myra Glenn

B.A., Canisius College; M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo; Professor Emerita of American History

James David Gray

B.A., M.S. in Ed., Syracuse University; Director Emeritus of the Gannett-Tripp Library

Douglas Holtgrewe

B.A., M.F.A., Southern Illinois; Professor Emeritus of Art

Phyllis Holtgrewe

B.S. Cornell University; M.S., Ithaca College; Associate Professor Emerita of Speech and Hearing

Margaret Leahy Hopkins

B.S., State University of New York at Albany; M. S., State University of New York at Binghamton; Associate Professor Emerita of Nurse Education

J. Charles Jacobson

B.A., Southern Illinois University; Ph.D., Northwestern University; Associate Professor Emeritus of Mathematics

Joseph John Koczan

M.A., University of Northern Colorado in Business Administration; Vice President Emeritus of Finance and Dean of Administration

Gary C. LaPointe

A.B., The College of the Holy Cross; M.A., Boston College; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University; Associate Professor Emeritus of English

Diane Maluso

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Rhode Island; Associate Professor Emerita of Psychology

John Farrell McLaughlin

B.A., Boston University; Ph.D., Brandeis University; Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religion

Robin O’Brian

B.A., University of California, M.A., California State University, Ph.D., University of California, Associate Professor Emerita of Anthropology and Sociology

Linda Pratt

B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Dana Professor Emerita of Education

Christine Rosner

B.S., Columbia University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut; Associate Professor Emerita of German

Lois Schoener

D.N.Sc., Doctor of Nursing Science; Professor Emerita of Nursing and Director of Nurse Education

Peter C. Schwartz

B.A., Mount Saint Mary’s College; M.S., Washington State University; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University; Associate Emeritus Professor of English

Gretchen Ehle Sharlow ‘91

M.S., Elmira College, Director Emerita Center for Mark Twain Studies

Lauren Shaw

B.A., University of Connecticut; M.S., Wesleyan University; University of Connecticut; Ph.D., City University of New York; Associate Professor Emerita of Spanish and Hispanic Studies

Norman Smith, Ph.D., President Emeritus

Robert Parrish Shephard

B.A., The Evergreen State College; M.A., Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School; The Leonard Tydings Grant Emeritus Professor of History

Lawrence James Stephens

B.S., Loyola University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Nebraska Lincoln; Georgia Harkness Professor of Natural Science, Professor Emeritus of Natural Science

Jim Twombly

            B.A., Stony Brook University; M.A., SUNY at Stony Brook; Ph.D., SUNY at Stony Brook; Professor Emeritus of Political Science

Elizabeth Margaret Wavle-Brown

B.M., State University of New York at Potsdam; A.M.L.S., University of Michigan; M.S. Elmira College; Dean and Director Emerita of the Library

Karen Sue Wheaton

B.S., State University of New York at Albany; M.S., State University of New York at Geneseo; Associate Professor Emerita of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Mark Brooks Woodhouse

B.A., The Catholic University of America; M.S. Rochester Institute of Technology; M.L.S. State University of New York at Buffalo; Technical Services and Archives Librarian Emeritus

Resident Tenure-Track Faculty and Librarians:

Mark Abdalla

B.S., Carnegie Mellon University; CFA, M.A., Boston University; MBA, Cornell University; Assistant Professor of Finance (2021)

James Baer

B.S., SUNY Cortland; AuD University of Louisville; Program Director and Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders (2015)

Samantha L. Bidwell

            B.S., Grand Valley State University; Ph.D., University of California, Merced; Assistant Professor of Chemistry (2022)

Doc Billingsley

B.A., Millsaps College; Ph.D. Washington University in St. Louis; Assistant Professor of Anthropology (2019)

Tammy Bocek

Ph.D., MSN, CNE, NE-BC; B.S. Pennsylvania College of Technology; M.S., SUNY Stony Brook Pathways to Midwifery; Assistant Professor of Nurse Education (2018)

Trevor Browning

B.S., Eckerd College; M.A., Tabor Academy, Marion; Ph.D., The Ohio State University; Assistant Professor of Environmental Science (2021)

Susan Cagir

BSN, Pace University; MSN, College of New Rochelle; RN, CNE; Assistant Professor of Nurse Education (2019)

Derek Chalfant

B.A., Herron School of Art, Indiana University; M.F.A, University of Notre Dame; Associate Professor of Art (2003)

Eileen Choi

B.S., Villanova University, M.S., LeMoyne College, RN, Ph.D., Villanova University; Assistant Professor of Nurse Education (2017)

Martha Anderson Easton

B.A., Swarthmore College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Associate Professor of Sociology (2005)

Todd Patrick Egan

B.S., Heidelberg College; M.S., Botany-Miami University; Ph.D., Ohio University; Professor of Biology (2001)

Thomas J. Fiala

Ph.D.; Senior Lecturer in Education (2019)

Adam Giambrone

B.S., Hobart and William Smith College; Ph.D., Michigan State University, Associate Professor of Mathematics (2018)

Lynn Louise Gillie

B.S., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; Professor of Biology, Pre-Health Coordinator, and Coordinator of Spring Term Travel (1997)

Heather Grinnell-Martz

Psychology General Instructor

Susan Elizabeth Wurzer Gustafson

B.S., West Chester State College; M.S., Keuka College; Ph.D., Saint John Fisher College; Associate Professor of Nurse Education (2013)

Hannah Mae Hammond

B.A., Plymouth State University; MA, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland; MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University; Assistant Professor of Theatre (2019)

Sarah R. Hazelton

B.S., Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; M.S. University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; Ph.D., Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; Assistant Professor of Biology (2023)

Annaliese D. Hoehling

B.A., Henderson State University; M.A., University of Arkansas; M.F.A. University of Arkansas; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts; Assistant Professor and Director of Academic Writing Program (2021)

Patricia Ireland

B.A., Theology and Sociology Boston College; M.A., Pastoral Ministry Boston College; Master of Divinity, Andover Newton Theological School; Master of Philosophy, Drew University; Ph.D., Theology Drew University; Provost (2021)

Kelly A. Kane

B.A., Ithaca College; M.S., Iowa State University; Ph.D., Iowa State University; Assistant Professor of Psychology (2021)

Margaret Christine Kappanadze

B.A., College of Wooster, M.L.S., Drexel University; Director of the Library (2008)

Aaron Kather

Creative Arts General Instructor

Mariam Khawar

B.A., Knox College; M.A., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University; Professor of Economics (1997)

Daniel Kjar

B.S., Northern State University; M.S., Georgetown University; Ph.D., Georgetown University; Associate Professor of Biology (2006)

Joseph Kolacinski

B.S., Florida Atlantic University; M.S., D.A., University of Miami; Assistant Professor of Mathematics (2008)

Carol Lenhart

B.S., SUNY at Brockport; M.A., University of Delaware; Ph.D., University of Delaware; Associate Professor of Criminal Justice (2006)

Mitchell Ray Lewis

B.A., M.A., California State University, Fullerton; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma; Georgia Harkness Professor of English Literature (2003)

Christopher Longwell

A.A.S., Corning Community College; B.F.A., Alfred University; M.F.A., Edinborough College; Associate Professor of Art (1997)

Mary Josephine Mahoney

B.A., SUNY Stony Brook; M.F.A., Sarah Lawrence College; Ph.D., University of Houston; Associate Professor of English (2000)

Ryan J. McCulloch

B.A., King’s College; M.A. and Ph.D., Binghamton University; Associate Professor of Mathematics (2021)

Charles Edward Mitchell

B.A., Williams College; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School; Professor of American Studies (1993)

Veronica Ruth Moorman

            B.A., Coe College; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania; Associate Professor of Chemistry (2022)

Deborah Duncan Owens

B.S., Mississippi State University; M.S., Mississippi State University Meridian; Ph.D., Mississippi State University; Associate Professor of Teacher Education Literacy (2013)

Joshua Parker

B.A., (Sociology, Psychology, & Mathematics), M.S.Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA;  M.S. & Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID; Assistant Professor of Mathematics (2023)

Elisabeth A. Paulson

B.S., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., University of Illinois; Assistant Professor of Biology (2021)

Mark Gerald Pitner

B.A., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee; MA, Ph.D., University of Washington; Associate Professor of History (2011)

Rebecca Rich

B.F.A., Ithaca College; M.F.A., Temple University; Director of the Theatre Program and Associate Professor of Theatre (2022)

Alexis D. Rittenberger

B.A., Washington and Jefferson College; M.L.I.S., University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University;

Assistant Professor, Director of Graduate and Professional Studies, and Interim Director of Teacher Education (2021)

John Andrew Savash

B.S., Canisius College; M.B.A., Ohio University; Associate Professor of Accounting (1999)

Stephanie L. Schaefer

A.A., A.S., SUNY Broome Community College; B.S., Marywood University; M.S., University of Scranton; Ph.D., University at Buffalo; Instructor of Education (2022)

Michael J. Selig

            B.S., M.S., Cornell University; Ph.D., University of Copenhagen; Assistant Professor of Chemistry (2022)

Matthew Seybold

B.A., Washington University; M.A., University of California-Irvine; Ph.D., University of California-Irvine; Assistant Professor of English (2015)

Kelly R. Smith

B.A., Mansfield University; MSW, Marywood University; Assistant Professor of Human Services (2021)

Corey Eugene Stilts

B.S. University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., University of Buffalo; Associate Professor of Chemistry (2009)

Joel Stoker

B.A., M.A., Arizona State University; Lecturer in Religious Studies (2015)

Vicki Teribury

Diploma of Nursing, Arnot Ogden Medical Center; B.S.N., Mansfield University; M.S.N., Mansfield University; Ph.D., Wilkes University; Assistant Professor of Nurse Education (2019)

Christopher Paul Terry

B.S., Towson University; M.S., Syracuse University; Ph.D., Syracuse University; Assistant Professor of Psychology and Coordinator of Academic Advising (2009)

Robyn Torgalski

B.S.N., University of Rochester; M.S.N., Georgetown University; Assistant Professor of Nursing (2021)

Milissa Volino

B.S., Mansfield University; M.S., Syracuse University; Ph.D.; Director of Nurse Education (2002)

Autumn A. Walden

B.A., The Pennsylvania State University; B.A., AOJ, J.D., Widener School of Law; MACJ, The Pennsylvania State of University; Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice (2021)

Autumn Watts

B.A., Portland State University; M.A., Cornell University; Lecturer in Writing (2021)

Alison M. Wolfe

B.S., King’s College; M.B.A., Binghamton University; M.S., Elmira College; Ph.D., International School of Management Paris France; Professor of Marketing (2003)

Alexa Yesukevich

Ph.D.; General Instructor

Ping Zheng

B.S., M.D., Wuhan University; Ph.D., University of Wyoming; Associate Professor of Psychology (2016)

Part-Time Lectures:

The faculty is composed of persons from within the College and from the community. Part time lecturers teach in the Undergraduate and Graduate divisions of the College. Each part time lecturer is carefully selected on the basis of professional competence, academic training, and interest in teaching.

Joanne Adams

M.S., Elmira College, Education; General Instructor

Jeffrey Alves

Ph.D., M.B.A., M.A.; General Instructor

Nicholas Bergan

M.S., Economics, Florida State University; General Instructor

Kurtis Clements

Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing Warren Wilson College; General Instructor

Karen Colegrove

M.S., Syracuse University; Lecturer in Nursing (1994)

David Demke

M.F.A., University of Maryland; General Instructor

Katherine Fultz

Ph.D., M.A.; General Instructor

Jonathan Gavazzi

MBA; General Instructor

Mark Harrison

General Instructor

Susan Hohenhaus

Ph.D., LPD, RN, FAEN; General Instructor

David Hubman

Education General Instructor

Matthew Hufnagel

Ph.D.; Business and Economics Instructor

Roxanne Jimenez

Ph.D.; General Instructor

Jan Kather

Creative Arts General Instructor

Keegan Knoll

M.S.; General Instructor

Jane A. LeClair

B.A., D.Ed., Syracuse University; M.S.Ed., State University of New York College at Oswego; M.B.A., City University; Lecturer in Adult Education (1993)

Marichiel A. Lewis

J.D., University of Oklahoma; General Instructor

Kellie Lowman

General Instructor

Richard J. Marchesani

B.A., Utica College of Syracuse University; M.S., Syracuse University, Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University; Lecturer in Education (2008)

Scott McGuire

General Instructor

Cheryl Meyer

M.S., Syracuse University, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Trauma and Critical Care; Lecturer in Nursing (1995)

Amanda Newcomer

General Instructor

Colleen Parsons

MSN, BSN; Nurse Clinic General Instructor

Patricia Peterson

General Instructor

Beth Powell

Ph.D.; Assistant Professor of Education

Nathan Shedd

MS in Education, Elmira College; General Instructor

Kelsey Shonk

General Instructor

Jessica Storch

M.S., Management, Elmira College; General Instructor

Trecelle Sweet

General Instructor

Denise Talenti

DNP, RN, CNM, CNE; General Instructor

David Tomkalski

General Instructor

Clare van den Blink

M.S.; General Instructor

Mia Wise ‘92

Lecturer in Dance (1998)

Deborah M. Woglom

B.S.N., University of Delaware; M.S.N., Binghamton University; Lecturer in Nursing (1995)

Affiliate Faculty:

Cathy Bartoszek

Florida Regional Medical Center, Naples, Director of Nursing

Karyn Besegai

Massachusetts General, Nursing Project Coordinator

Candis Contento

B.S., R.N., UHS- United Health Services, Inc., Nurse Educator

Debbie Day

M.S., R.N., UPMC Susquehanna Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital (SSMH), Hospital Charge Nurse and Nursing Administration

Nicole DeRenda

R.N, MBA, ECMC, Erie County Medical Center, Assistant Vice President of Critical Care and Emergency Services /Director of Med/Surg Nursing Education

Maegan Franco

Saint Anthony’s Community Hospital, Warwick NY, in Worchester Medical Center, Nurse Educator

Barbara Goodwin

R.N., Cayuga Medical Center, Director of Staff Education

Michele Harms

M.S., MT(ASCP), Program Director, The UPMC Chautauqua WCA Medical Laboratory Science Program

Tonya M. Lawrence

R.N., Northwell Health - Institution for Nursing - Long Island Jewish Medical Center - Forrest Hills - New York City and Northwell Health - Institution for Nursing - Southside - New York City, Assistant Director of Corp Nursing Education

Sarah Lesniak

R.N. B.C., Strong Memorial, Rochester University Medical Center and Golisano’s Children’s Hospital, Senior Nurse Educator-Affliated Schools Coordinator

Kaitlyn Levasseur

Our Lady of Lordes Hospital, Nurse Manager

Brian Spezialetti

M.S, MT (ASCP), Program Director, Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania

Ferdinand Venditti

MD, Executive Vice President for System Care Delivery, Hospital General Director, Albany Medical Center Hospital.

Wendy Windsor

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Clinical Placement Coordinator

Kim Winne

R.N., M.S., CMSRN, Saratoga General, Clinical Educator

Carla Wyllie

Ellis Hospital, Nurse Manager

Mitchell Zaretsky

New York Methodist Hospital Center for Allied Health Education; Director of Development and Planning

Non Discrimination Statement

In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and other state, federal, and local laws, Elmira College does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, race, gender identity or gender expression, pregnancy, familial status, sex, sexual orientation or expression, religion, national origin (ancestry), citizenship, military status, genetic information or disability in any phase of its employment process, and of its admission or financial aid programs, or any aspects of its educational programs or activities.

For concerns related to students contact the College’s Title IX Coordinator, Larry Parker II, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion/Title IX Coordinator, Campus Compliance Officer at (607) 735-1748. For concerns related to employees contact Ms. Jessica Carpenter, Director of Human Resources, at (607) 735-1810 or e-mail jcarpenter@elmira.edu, McGraw Hall, room 115, the College’s compliance officer for employees. More detail can be found in the Student and Employee Handbooks.

Safety and Security

In Compliance with The Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 as amended in 1992, the Elmira College Safety and Security Report is published annually. The report provides detailed information about the Elmira College Security Staff, relationships with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, crime prevention education programs, procedures for reporting crimes and other emergencies, campus resources for victims of assault, including sexual assault, fire safety, and general campus safety. Statistics concerning crimes on campus for the most recent three calendar years are included in this report. A copy of the Elmira College Safety and Security Report may be obtained from the Office of Admissions.

In compliance with Article 129-A of New York’s Education Law, the Advisory Committee on Campus Security will provide on request all campus crime statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education. These statistics can also be obtained online by going to www.ope.ed.gov/security/.

Missing Student Notification Policies and Procedures

It is the policy of Elmira College to investigate any report of a missing student who is enrolled and attending classes. This policy, with its accompanying procedures, establishes a framework for cooperation among members of the College community aimed at locating and assisting students who are reported missing.

A student will be deemed missing when reported absent from the College (including trips and athletic events) without any known reason. All reports of missing students must be directed to Elmira College’s Office of Campus Safety at 607-735-1777. Campus Safety, in collaboration with various Campus Life departments, will lead in investigating each report and make a determination whether the student is missing in accordance with this policy.

All students have the option to identify a confidential contact person or persons who will be notified within 24 hours in the event that a determination is made by the College that the student is missing. This contact information may be added through an online form through the Office of Residence Life. Only those authorized by the Vice President of Campus Life and law enforcement officers in furtherance of a missing person investigation may have access to this information.

If a missing student is under 18 years of age, and not an emancipated individual, the institution will notify a custodial parent or guardian of the missing student not later than 24 hours after the determination that the student is missing.

Elmira College will contact local police and other law enforcement agencies no later than 24 hours after the institution receives a report that any student is missing.

Given the various housing options at Elmira College, there is no formal procedure or prescribed timelines for monitoring whether students are present in their assigned student housing. Student welfare and safety is paramount to Elmira College; however, the institution recognizes and makes known its limitations in obtaining accurate and timely information on the whereabouts of students.

The Office of Campus Life shall have the responsibility to make the provisions of this policy and the procedures set forth below available to students.

Procedures:

Any report of a missing student, from whatever source, must immediately be directed to the Office of Campus Safety.

When a student is reported missing the Office of Campus Safety will:

  1. Initiate an investigation to determine the validity of the missing person report;
  2. Inform the Office of Campus Life;
  3. Make a determination as to the status of the missing student;
  4. Notify local police or other appropriate law enforcement agencies within 24 hours after the institution receives a report that the student is missing;
  5. If the student is missing from a trip sponsored by the institution, the Office of Campus Safety, in collaboration with the staff member on the trip, will contact local law enforcement.

Upon determining the student is missing the Office of Campus Life will:

  1. Notify the person(s) identified by the missing student as the confidential contact within 24 hours of making the determination that the student is missing;
  2. If the missing student is under the age of 18, and not an emancipated individual, notify the student’s custodial parent or guardian as contained in the institutions records within 24 hours of the determination that the student is missing;
  3. Inform Senior Officers as needed ; and
  4. Initiate whatever other action is deemed appropriate under the circumstances to be in the best interest of the missing student.

The Office of Campus Life shall initiate whatever action is deemed appropriate under the circumstances to be in the best interest of the missing student.

Student Contact Information:

In addition to having the option to identify a “confidential contact person” as provided in this policy, all students are asked to submit emergency contact information and update it yearly. The Office of Residence Life will verify and collect emergency contact information from residential students during fall move in.

Student Notification of This Policy:

  • Included on the Campus Life and Campus Safety webpages and on the student tab in MyEC Portal.
  • Discussed during mandatory housing meetings at the beginning of each semester.
  • Included in the Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report.

Data:

Graduation rate and transfer out data from Elmira College is available on the Student Consumer Information Page, https://www.elmira.edu/Student/Offices_Resources/Student_Consumer_Information.html.