Dr. Joe Makarewicz has been conducting groundbreaking research in Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region for decades, improving the environment and quality of life for thousands of people in western New York. He applies that same enthusiasm to the classroom, engaging students in hands-on research that adds meaning and context to their educational experience. More about Dr. Makarewicz
Did you ever wonder what the melanin-concentrating hormone receptor (MCH) has to do with appetite? Well, so does Laurie Cook. She's an associate professor in The College at Brockport Department of Biology. Since she joined the faculty in 2005, her lab has been focused on cell signaling in relation to appetite. It's another example of the fascinating and important research being conducted right here at the College. More about Laurie Cook
Dr. Elizabeth Heavey brings both passion and high expectations to the Nursing program at The College at Brockport. Deeply committed to the success of her students, Dr. Heavey is a campus leader in the development of online classes that bring flexibility to the program. She engages students in her research, listens to their input, and at the end of day, is proud of the nurses they become.
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Dr. Alisa James is determined to be an agent of change in the way physical education is taught. A former tenured physical education teacher, James knew the only way to inspire change was to pursue a doctorate and eventually have a direct effect on how teachers of physical education are taught. More about Dr. James
Dr. Ann Bunch is a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, an accomplishment that less than one hundred people in the United States can claim. That achievement combined with years of experience identifying missing service members and civilians in places as far away as Russia and Vietnam makes her uniquely qualified to inspire her students. More about Dr. Bunch
Jason Dauenhauer '96 has always felt drawn to working with older adults. As associate professor and chair of the Department of Social Work, he says there are a number of opportunities available to social work majors and graduate students in an aging society. More about Jason Dauenhauer
Dr. Natalie Sarrazin, a member of the Department of Theatre and Music Studies, and the Interdisciplinary Arts for Children Program, works to create meaningful musical experiences for students of all levels and abilities. Further, she pushes her students to think about music critically, to question what it says about a culture and how it impacts people.
More about Dr. Sarrazin
When it comes to student success, Susan Stites-Doe says there are three key building blocks. If anyone should know, the longtime professor for the School of Business Administration and Economics should. She is in her 20th year as a full-time professor at Brockport and is the first female in the department to hold the designation of full professor. More about Dr. Stites-Doe
Dr. Sandeep Singh, professor of finance, sees the School of Business Administration and Economics at The College at Brockport as a program on the rise. “We are doing things that will make the school stand apart and excel.” From the new Bloomberg Terminals to international
competition, Brockport business students are on a path for success.
More about Dr. Singh
Just a few short years ago, Women and Gender Studies was a fragmented program at The College at Brockport. That all changed in 2007 when Barbara LeSavoy was appointed the program's first full-time director. Since that time, WMS has thrived under her leadership and established itself as a discipline in the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. More about Dr. LeSavoy
Melissa Brown, PhD, came to The College at Brockport in 1993 to serve as assistant professor of psychology and recently completed a six-year term as chair of the department. She has done what she encourages her students to do — to fully embrace and design her Brockport experience. More about Melissa Brown
It's been many years since Glenn Goldberg '80 made the decision to attend The College at Brockport. "My experience at Brockport was incredibly important and provided an educational foundation that was critical to my future," he says. More about Glenn Goldberg
Elaine Leshnower '61/'98, a longtime volunteer for the College and Brockport Alumni Association board member, has enjoyed a career in a variety of professions, among them teaching, business and politics. More about Elaine Leshnower
It started with a glance through the classified ads in 1962 and has evolved into one of the most successful businesses in the Rochester area. Pettis Pools & Patio was founded by the late Lawrence '53 and Erma Ornce Pettis '53. It's also the impetus for The Pettis Pools Entrepreneurship Award, which was created in memory of Larry and Erma. More about Julie Pettis
Since graduating from Brockport, Becky Smith '64/'72 has dedicated her life to teaching future health educators as well as advancing and promoting the field. She played a direct role in developing the credentialing system that is now used by more than 10,000 health education specialists nationwide and will now have a permanent impact on The College at Brockport as the result of her bequest to fund an annual lecture series. More about Becky Smith
Learn about our key funding goals.
In 2010, The College at Brockport and the Brockport Foundation committed to a comprehensive campaign to raise $25 million – a significant challenge that will forever raise the bar on philanthropy and student success at Brockport. Through the generosity of our alumni, emeriti, faculty, staff, and friends, the Campaign has already raised more than $18 million toward its four core priorities.
Student support includes scholarships and other funds that allow students, both undergraduate and graduate, to fully engage in their academic experience. That could take the form of an internship or a research experience, attending a conference, studying abroad, or just having the freedom to not have to choose between a part-time job and enriching co-curricular activities. Student support equals student success.
The strength and vitality of the academic enterprise is the heart of The College at Brockport. The College must be competitive if it hopes to continue to attract the best and brightest faculty. Private support in the form of endowed positions, faculty excellence funds for research and travel and funding for equipment provide for a margin of excellence that is otherwise unavailable.
An attractive physical setting can foster a sense of belonging, help learning, invite interaction and the exchange of ideas, and engender a sense of pride of place. While the State University of New York provides resources for major capital projects like new buildings and major renovations of existing facilities, other improvements like new furnishings for a student lounge or technology upgrades for a classroom may go unfunded without private support.
The Fund for Brockport refers specifically to current use unrestricted dollars — gifts given to Brockport to be used at the discretion of College leadership. These gifts are especially precious because they allow the College to respond quickly to challenges and take advantage of new opportunities. The Endowment for Innovation also receives unrestricted endowed and planned gifts. Whether unrestricted funds are current use or endowed, they have the potential to transform the College in ways not yet imagined.
Name a space, a fund, or a position at Brockport.
|Endowed Student Scholarships and Awards|
|Distinguished Graduate Fellowship||$500,000 – $750,000||Summer Research Fund||$25,000|
|Graduate Fellowship||$200,000||Student Summer Research Fund||$80,000|
|Graduate Award||$25,000||Student Conference and Travel Funds||$25,000|
|Graduate Research Fund||$100,000||Study Abroad Scholarship||$25,000|
|Distinguished Undergraduate Scholarship||$500,000||Extraordinary Scholarship: Presidential-Scholar-in-Residence||$112,500|
|Undergraduate Scholarship||$25,000||Extraordinary Scholarship: Dean’s Scholar-in-Residence||$56,250|
|Student Prize, Award or Honor||$25,000||Extraordinary Scholarship: Out-of-State Students||$75,000|
|Endowed Naming Opportunities for Faculty|
|Founding Dean||$3 million||Supported Assistant Professorship||$250,000|
|Full Dean||$3 million||Faculty Research Fund||$200,000|
|Full Director/Chair||$2.5 million||General Lecture Fund||$25,000|
|Supported Dean /Director /Chair /Professor||$1 million||Dean’s Fund||$25,000|
|Full Professorship||$2.5 million||Director’s Fund||$25,000|
|Supported Professorship||$1 million||Department Excellence Fund||$25,000|
|Supported Associate Professorship||$500,000|
|Endowed Naming Opportunities|
|Named School (New)||$15 million||Delta College||$1.5 million|
|Named School (Existing)||$5 million||Honors College||$1.5 million|
|Academic Center||$5 million||Living Learning Community||$500,000 to $1 million|
|Academic Department or Program||$2.5 million||Presidential Lecture Series||$500,000 to $1 million|
|Special Olympics Stadium||$1 million||Volleyball Court||$100,000|
|Ice Arena||$250,000||Basketball Court||$250,000|
|Field Hockey Field||$100,000||Tennis Complex||$100,000|
|Gymnastics Room||$150,000||Outdoor Track and Field Throwing Complex||$50,000|
|Special Events Recreation Center (SERC)|
|SERC Facility||$5 million||Fitness Center||$250,000|
|Indoor Track||$250,000||Offices for Recreation Services||$10,000|
|Multi-purpose Rooms (2)||$50,000|
|New Academic Building||$5 million|
|Naming Opportunities for Existing Facilities|
|Hartwell Theatre||$250,000||Smart Classroom||$50,000– $100,000|
|Townhome Complex||$1 million||Laboratory||$50,000|
|Townhome Community Center||$200,000||Residence Hall Lounge||$10,000|
|Classroom||$50,000||Mortimer Fitness Center||$25,000|
|Conference Room||$25,000– $50,000|
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