Category Archives: News Releases


IDMH to host disaster mental health summit

The Institute for Disaster Mental Health (IDMH) at SUNY New Paltz will host an all-day summit, bringing together leaders of New York State’s mental health and emergency management agencies for…

Marisa Gargaro ’15 (left) and Sarah Walling ’14 (right).

College names Class of 2015 valedictorian and salutatorian

Marisa Gargaro ’15 of West Islip, N.Y., has been named the Class of 2015 valedictorian at SUNY New Paltz. As the top student in her class, Gargaro will address her…

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College to celebrate Commencement

SUNY New Paltz will hold the 2015 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 17, on the Old Main Quadrangle on the New Paltz campus. The Graduate Ceremony…


College Council schedules its next meeting

The College Council will hold its next meeting at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, in the Haggerty Administration Building, Room 903, on the SUNY New Paltz campus. Reports will…

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School of Business announces 2015 Hall of Fame inductees

The School of Business is pleased to announce the 2015 Hall of Fame inductees. The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on May 14 at the Wiltwyck Country…


SUNY New Paltz appoints Dean of the School of Business

SUNY New Paltz President Donald P. Christian announced today that Kristin Backhaus has been appointed Dean of the School of Business, effective April 6, 2015. Backhaus has served as Interim…


Institute for Disaster Mental Health to host annual conference

The Institute for Disaster Mental Health at SUNY New Paltz will host “Preparing for the Health and Mental Health Consequences of Climate Change,” in Lecture Center 100 on April 17….

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College names Interim Provost and Interim Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies

SUNY New Paltz President Donald P. Christian has announced that Stella Deen, associate professor of English, has been appointed Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs beginning August 1….

Bre Pettis commencement

Bre Pettis, innovator, artist and advanced manufacturing pioneer, to receive honorary degree; speak at SUNY New Paltz Undergraduate Commencement

SUNY New Paltz will award an honorary doctorate of humane letters (L.H.D.) degree to Bre Pettis, co-founder and former CEO of MakerBot, a Brooklyn, N.Y. – based global leader in…


Prominent doctor to speak on acid reflux disease epidemic

Dr. Jonathan E. Aviv, one of the leading authorities on acid reflux disease, will share his expertise on the disease’s warning signs and linkage to the fastest growing cancer in…