Monthly Archives: February 2016

Decades of Dedication

I invite you to please join me and my Outreach Office teammates in congratulating Terry Sakowski Webb on her 36 years of service. In this time, Terry has worked with and served countless ESF students, faculty, staff and off-campus colleagues.  Terry’s work has included the human resources office, admissions and most recently (since 2004) ESF’s outreach office.  Terry has a deep sense of commitment to ESF, to her colleagues, to doing things right and doing them well.  All of us who know and work with Terry have come to appreciate these qualities in Terry, along with an appreciation of the love she has for her family and friends.

Here’s to  a true ESFer!  Thank you, Terry!!!

Chuck Spuches, Assistant to the President for Outreach

Terry is pictured here with ESF wildlife biology junior (and ESF Outreach student assistant), Mikayla Warren, from Jefferson County New York.

Emerging Leaders 2016

ESF is proud to continue as a partner with the Small Business Association (SBA) Syracuse District Office and other Central New York partners to support the continuation of the Emerging Leaders program.  Emerging Leaders is an intensive training program to accelerate growth of high potential small businesses located in America’s cities.  Developed by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Emerging Leaders offers qualified business owners powerful benefits including innovative strategies to grow, acquire financing, access new markets and leverage networking.

This year’s Kickoff Event was held at Liehs & Steigerwald’s downtown Syracuse location at 117 E. Fayette Street on Friday, February 19th.  Shown below are program speakers (from left to right) Bernard J. Paprocki (SBA District Director),  U.S. Congressman, John Katko (representing New York’s 24th District), and Jeff Steigerwald (President and owner, Liehs & Steigerwald – and Emerging Leaders graduate). 

To learn more about the Emerging Leaders Syracuse Class of 2016 visit the SBA web site.

Dr. Chuck Spuches, Assistant to the President for Outreach


It’s All About Success!

ESF proudly served as the host site for the 2016 Central New York Regional Re-entry Job Summit, titled, “It’s All About Success”, Friday, February 25, 2016.  Sponsored by the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) and the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) and the NYS Department of Labor, It’s All About Success featured panels and remarks from State and regional leaders, including Robert Maccerone (DCJS Deputy Commissioner and Director), Mario Musolino (DOL Executive Deputy Commissioner), Rick Trunfio (First Chief Assistant District Attorney, Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office), and Laura Miller (CEO, DARCO Manufacturing).


Congratulations – and thank you to everyone involved in this important work.

Spring 2016 Moonlighting Speakers Announced

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Save the Date!

Moonlighting Discourse Series

7:00 PM, Friday, April 22, 2016 (Earth Day)

Gateway Center on the SUNY-ESF Campus (directly across from the Carrier Dome)

Joining ESF President, Dr. Quentin Wheeler, for this special Earth Day event will be

Sanjit “Bunker” Roy, Indian social activist and educator who founded the Barefoot College. Time 100’s 100 most influential personalities in 2010 for his work in educating illiterate and semi-literate rural Indians.

Dr. Samuel Gorovitz, Professor of Philosophy and former Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Syracuse University. Dr. Gorovitz is a leader in the development of the field of medical ethics.

 Admission is free.
Register Now!

For information on this and past Moonlighting programs, go to or contact the ESF Outreach Office at 315.470.6817

Moonlighting is a series of informal discussions, debates and interviews hosted by Dr. Quentin Wheeler, president of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. For centuries, the university has been the place where freedom of speech and thought are cherished, but also where ideas and assertions are freely challenged through open, respectful discourse that knows no disciplinary boundaries.

ESF Inspires and Supports Fulton Students’ Recycling Efforts

Students in a Fulton City School District Recycling Club are committed to increasing recycling efforts throughout the building to help reduce the amount of waste.

Student initiative was supported by State Sen. Patty Ritchie’s office, the chairman of The Green Team – a subcommittee of the Oswego County Tourism Advisory Council, and from High School seniors who are enrolled in a SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) college course offered through the ESF in the High School program.

Read the complete Oswego County Today article here.