Employee Accomplishments 2015-16

Christine Braunberger Book

David Abrams, Music, has been elected President of The Professional Musicians of Central New York, Local 78 of the American Federation of Musicians. Abrams has been a member of OCC’s Music Department since 1976.

Christine Braunberger, English/Reading/Communication, had a book published. “Stories in the Flesh: Reading Cultural Narratives of American Tattoo.” The book is available on amazon. In April 2015 Braunberger hosted a photo shoot on campus for students with tattoos.

David Bzdak, Philosophy, named a 2016 Fulbright Scholar.

Frank Cetera, OCC Small Business Development Center, had his History and Analysis of Upstate Cooperative Business organizing published.


Robert Charron, Architecture, was named a trustee on the Board of Directors of the Alexandria Township Historical Society. The organization is based in the Cornwall Brothers Store and Museum in Alexandria Bay, NY.

Jim Delaney, English and Chris Madden, Graphic Arts, started a Kickstarter project in an attempt to raise enough money to complete, print and distribute the fourth book in The Hogarth Saga, “Hogarth’s Return.” The first three books in the series are available at amazon. The cover of the first book, “Hogarth’s Reign of Terror,” is shown at left.

Gary Ruebsamen, Automotive Technology, became a member of an advisory council for the Syracuse City School District’s Automotive Technology program. Ruebsamen is Chair of OCC’s Automotive Technology department.

Jamie Sindell, English/Reading/Communication, was named to the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) 40 Under 40 class. This is the national organization’s first-ever 40 Under 40 class.

Donna Stuccio, Criminal Justice, had her play “elegy in blue” chosen by Know Theatre in Binghamton for a staged reading October 8. The police themed play is sponsored by the Dramatist Guild of America and is part of their of the DGA Roving Reading Series.

Lida Suchy, Art and Photography, was named a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow. In 2011 she was named a Fulbright Scholar.

Rebekah Tanner, Learning Center, was awarded the Advanced Interdisciplinary Certificate in Trauma Studies from SUNY Oswego where she is pursuing a masters in Mental Health Counseling.

Daniel Warne, Social Sciences, was awarded a SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching.

Dr. Julie A. White, Vice President, Student Engagement and Learning Support, had an article she co-authored published in the Community College Review, January 2016, volume 44, number 1. The article is titled, “College Students or Criminals?  A Postcolonial Geographic Analysis of the Social Field of Whiteness at an Urban Community College Branch Campus and Suburban Main Campus.” Dr. White co-authored the article with Amalia Dache-Gerbino. You can find it here.

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