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MVCC announces April new hires, employee title changes, and promotions

May 14, 2018

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Mohawk Valley Community College announces the following new appointments, employee title changes, and promotions as approved by the Board of Trustees since April 16, 2018:

  • Eileen Bush, Associate Professor
  • Walter Constantini, Assistant Professor
  • Melissa Copperwheat, Associate Dean of Nursing and Health Development in the Health Professions Department
  • Joann DeTraglia, Associate Professor
  • Sean Davis, Assistant Professor
  • Debra Edick, Distinguished Retiree
  • Dayton Elseth, Associate Professor
  • Michael Faitell, Associate Professor
  • Aaron Fried, Associate Professor
  • Karen Getman, Assistant Professor
  • Alexander Haines-Stephan, Associate Professor
  • Lori Hughes, Associate Professor
  • Kyle Lince, Professor
  • Suzanne Neary, Registration Specialist
  • Anna Radlowski, Associate Professor
  • Erin Severs, Associate Professor

The following faculty members have received promotions:

  • To Assistant Professor:
    • Walter Constantini
    • Sean Davis
    • Karen Getman
    • Lori Hughes
  • To Associate Professor:
    • Eileen Bush
    • Joann DeTraglia
    • Dayton Elseth
    • Michael Faitell
    • Aaron Fried
    • Alexander Haines-Stephan
    • Anna Radlowski
    • Erin Severs
  • To Professor: 
    • Kyle Lince

Melissa Copperwheat was appointed to the position of Associate Dean of Nursing and Health Development in the Health Professions Department. As such, she will be responsible for upholding standards for intellectual engagement and academic integrity by providing strategic vision for and operational leadership of the department in conjunction with the Assistant Vice President of Academics. She also will respond to needs of faculty, staff, and students, and provide innovative, inclusive, and collegial leadership and administration in support of the College’s Academic and Strategic plans. Copperwheat has been with MVCC in several capacities since 2007: Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Nursing Instructor, Associate Professor of Nursing, Second Year Clinical Coordinator, and acted as Interim Associate Dean since 2017. She holds a master’s degree in nursing education and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from SUNY Institute of Technology, an associate degree in nursing from St. Elizabeth College of Nursing, and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from LeMoyne College.

In recognition of her many outstanding years of service to MVCC, Debra Edick was named a Distinguished Retiree.

Suzanne Neary was appointed to the position of Registration Specialist, in which she will assist the Director of Records and Registration by serving as a liaison with the Office of the Vice President for Learning and Academic Affairs for processes affecting catalog changes, registration, and transfer credits. Neary has previously served as director of International Programs and Services at SUNY Purchase; international student coordinator at Norwich University in Vermont; team development specialist at AFS USA Intercultural Programs; assistant director of Global Education and International Admissions at Keuka College; and assistant director of International Education at SUNY Fredonia. She holds a master’s of education degree in social foundation of education from university at Buffalo and a bachelor’s degree in political science and international studies from SUNY Oswego.

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