Giving back to the community, engaging in research, growing through unique learning opportunities, achieving professional success – the Elmira College community has plenty of stories to share.

Alumni Story

Megan Barney '17: Exploring history beyond the textbooks

For Megan Barney ’17, a more inclusive history can help prevent history from repeating itself. This is a principle she applies in the way she...

Faculty Story

Dr. Pitner presents research at American Oriental Society

Part of Dr. Mark Pitner’s ongoing research into the concepts of disability in early China was presented during the Fall 2023 at the Western Branch...

Staff Story

Larry Parker II Shares Story to Build Community Hope

According to Larry Parker II, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and Title IX Coordinator at Elmira College, people who knew him when he...

Student Story

Leslie Monterrosa '24 Featured in Hoxie Gorge Review with Published Short Story

Hoxie Gorge Review selected a short story by Elmira College student Leslie Monterrosa '24 for its fall 2023 edition. The publication includes innovative poetry, fiction,...

Alumni Story

Bastardo Blanco '12: Helping St. Jude's mission with his Biology degree

“I am inspired every day by the work that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital does, and by the fact I can contribute to that mission...

Faculty Story

Education Journal Publishes Research by Dr. Stephanie Johnson

Research conducted by Dr. Stephanie Johnson into factors affecting teachers' ability to implement inclusive education in their classrooms was published by the Journal of School...

Alumni Story

Mary Grace Nichols '22: EC Nursing a life-changing experience

For most of her life, Mary Grace Nichols ’22 knew she wanted to be a nurse. She toured several colleges, but as soon as she...

Student Story

Leslie Monterrosa '24: A Path To What Really Matters

Leslie Monterrosa '24 decided to come to Elmira College after a surprising phone call from Cody Griswold, the head coach of Men's and Women's Wrestling....

Student Story

Alyvia Dunham ‘24: A model student

Alyvia Dunham ‘24, has a passion for helping people in the medical field. She’s had her Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) license since 2020, the same...

Faculty Story

Stephanie Johnson Helps Area Schools Become More Inclusive

Dr. Stephanie Johnson, assistant professor of inclusive special education, is helping teachers implement inclusive teaching practices in their classrooms. She's doing this by connecting the...

Alumni Story

Finding Success and Love in SoFLX

By soflx.com Brianna Haviland and Benjamin Fleischman moved to the Southern Finger Lakes at separate times; Ben in September 2017 and Brianna in September 2018. Brianna...

Student Story

Nicholas (Nick) Domitrovic '24: Finding real-world preparations from EC lessons

When Nicholas (Nick) Domitrovic ’24, a Business Administration major from Canada, started his internship at Canada Post (Canada’s equivalent of the U.S. Postal Service), he...

Staff Story

Nolan Harkness: EC a place of growth for family

For 16 years, respect for the purple and gold has run deep for Nolan Harkness, EC’s Head Electrician, and his three children. Harkness’s relationship with...

Faculty Story

Elmira College Media Artist Serves as Award Judge for Ithaca Photography Show

Elmira College Media Artist Jan Kather served as a judge for the 33rd Annual Photo Competition, an in-gallery show, which was exhibited through June 2022....

Student Story

Student Research Presented at Eastern Psychological Association Conference

James Blair ’23, Psychology and Math double major, and Dr. Kelly Kane, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Elmira College, recently traveled to Boston to present...

Alumni Story

Emily Hardy-Shephard ’15: You can go nearly anywhere with math

As a Marketing Communications Supervisor with the Science and Technology division of Corning Incorporated, Emily Hardy-Shephard ’15’s career is a less obvious fit for a...

Faculty Story

Dr. Mary Jo Mahoney Featured In 500th Episode of 'Admissions Straight Talk' Podcast

Dr. Mary J. Mahoney, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Medical Humanities program at Elmira College, was a featured guest on the 500th...

Student Story

Elmira College Student Featured In Roadtrip Nation Documentary

Leila Tevlin ’25, a Sociology and Anthropology major at Elmira College, had a life-changing road trip during fall 2022. The journey was part of a...

Student Story

Maria Antonio '23 Bubbles Energy While Promoting Inclusion And Kindness in Book

Maria Antonio '23 always wanted to be an author and decided in 2021 to write a children's book. Six months later, "Field Day for Eugene,"...

Faculty Story

Twombly Publishes Fifth Book

Dr. Jim Twombly published his fifth book, "Directing the Whirlwind: Deconstruction, Distrust, and the Future of American Democracy," in winter 2022. Co-authored with Dr. Lisa K....

Student Story

Kathryn Kielbasinski ’23: Learning problem solving and self-advocacy as Syracuse hospital intern

Kathryn Kielbasinski ’23 (Biology) spent nearly 400 hours in the summer of 2022 interning at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, New York. The experience gave...

Faculty Story

Charlie Mitchell: Still passionate about teaching after three decades

It’s been just over three decades since Dr. Charlie Mitchell started teaching at Elmira College. It’s a job he has been dedicated to for most...

Alumni Story

Alumna Reka De Falussy '21 Shares Her Experiences Studying Abroad With Art Faculty

Somewhere between conservation science, museum studies, and art history lies a specialized area titled “Technical Art History.” This is what Elmira College alumna Reka De...

Faculty Story

Mitchell Lewis Selected For Georgia Harkness Professorship

Dr. Mitchell Lewis, Associate Professor of English, was selected for the Georgia Harkness Professorship. "I am delighted and honored to be recognized," said Lewis following the...

Faculty Story

Dr. Mariam Khawar: Economics research provides fascinating journeys

Dr. Mariam Khawar, Professor of Economics, has a natural curiosity about the economic systems of the world and the issues that impact them. Since she...

Alumni Story

From Roomies to Life-Long Partners, How EC Played A Role In Their Love

Elmira College Alumnae Zoe Shelton Corato ’18 and Marissa Colson Corato ’18 exchanged vows in September 2023 in a camp-themed ceremony that included many nods...

Student Story

Nine Soaring Higher Leaders Share Vision for Success

Just prior to earning his completion certificate at the Soaring Higher Leadership Award Ceremony, Nathan Romano '25, a Biology major, presented his plan to achieve...

Alumni Story

e-Life Publishes Research from Elmira College Graduate, Professor

Research journal e-Life published genetics research conducted by Elmira College graduate Emma Kelly '21 and her Biology professor, Dr. Amy Lyndaker. The paper, which was...

Student Story

From Classroom Project To Conference Presentation, Education Students Share Research In Kentucky

Members of the Creating Inclusive Learning Environment course recently presented research at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) conference in Louisville, Kentucky. The attending students included...

Student Story

Maya Powers ‘25: EC a proud family tradition

When Maya Powers ’25 first came to the Elmira College campus as a student, she already had a good idea of what to expect, from...

Alumni Story

Katrina Fulcher-Rood ’07: EC's experiential learning makes a difference

In high school, Katrina Fulcher-Rood ’07 wasn't certain of the direction she wanted to go. She had aspirations to be in Broadway musicals, but her...

Student Story

Nathan Romano '25: GTP internship provides important, hands-on experience

Elmira College students complete community engagement hours and a career-related internship before graduating to help build their career networks and give them important hands-on experiences. Nathan...

Student Story

Student Discoveries Unveiled at 13th Annual Student Research Conference

Hands-on experiential learning is a cornerstone of the educational experience at Elmira College. That includes research, which students get to showcase each spring during the...

Student Story

Marc Artuz '24: Developing An Engaged Mindset On Campus

Now a senior, Marc Artuz '24, a Psychology and Human Services major, is a familiar face on the Elmira College campus. He is the Captain...

Alumni Story

From a Tea Party Brochure to a Lifelong Bond: EC’s Impact on Doris Osborne '46

Doris Stephens Osborne, Class of 1946, remembers when she first learned about Elmira College, which would become her home away from home during World War...

Alumni Story

Kate Holden '14: The flexibility of a Math degree

For Elmira College graduate Kate Holden ’14, a Math degree is incredibly versatile. Holden is a project manager and survey analyst for SullivanLuallin Group, where she...

Student Story

From Digital Maps to Real-World Impact: A First-Year Student's Bahamas Research Adventure

As Jessica Yesensky ’26 toured San Salvador Island in the Bahamas with Dr. Trevor Browning, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, and Dr. Daniel Kjar, Associate...

Student Story

Elmira College Students Volunteer To Clean Area Riverways

Students in the EC Environmental Science Club volunteered during the fall of 2022 to get dirty as they picked up trash and debris found at...

Faculty Story

A Day of Art and Honor: Derek Chalfant Day Proclaimed in New Rochelle

October 23, 2023, is now known as Derek Chalfant Day! Well, at least if you are in New Rochelle, New York, a city in Westchester...

Student Story

Dylan Jacob '24: Growing and inspiring others through coaching

Dylan Jacob ’24, a Business Administration major and member of the EC men’s basketball team, saw the basketball court from a different angle while volunteering...

Faculty Story

Dr. Todd Egan Shares Crop Biology Expertise At International Conference

Dr. Todd Egan, Professor of Biology at Elmira College, shared his expertise on intercropping and sustainable agriculture with attendees of the Dr. Muhammad Ajmal Khan...

Alumni Story

Barbara Corti Herrmann ’62

Our lives are shaped by the places and people we encounter. For Barbara Corti Herrmann, Class of 1962, Elmira College was one of those places...

Student Story

Paige Stilts '23: Learning teamwork, communication, and leadership at Hershey Park

Elmira College students complete community engagement hours and a career-related internship before graduation in order to help build their career networks and give them important...

Student Story

Sarah Wilke '24: Pursuing her passion for animals

Sarah Wilke '24, a Biology major specializing in Pre-Veterinary Science, admits to being shy and feeling a stronger connection with animals than people. However, her...

Alumni Story

Michael McCormick ’16 MS ’18: Learning how to think through math

Michael McCormick ’16 MS ’18 veered a little from the typical path many math majors take and found a career in computer science, where he...

Student Story

From Donation Drives to Rain Barrels, Elmira College Students Drive Sustainability on Campus

Sustainability is a strategic focus in Elmira College’s developing 2023-2028 Strategic Plan. The College’s work in that area has already begun, led by a campuswide...

Staff Story

Larry Parker Gives Commencement Address At Keuka College

Larry Parker II, Elmira College Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and Title IX Coordinator, gave the baccalaureate address and invocation during Keuka College’s...

Alumni Story

Leeann Lawrence '23: Helping kids through CSD

Leeann Lawrence '23 grew up knowing she wanted to work with kids in some way and originally considered teaching. Many of her family members are...

Faculty Story

Dr. Matt Seybold's Essay Included On Los Angeles Review of Books' Best of 2023 List

The Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB), a non-profit digital magazine that promotes writing about literature, culture, and the arts, selected a critical essay by...

Student Story

Elmira College Team Takes Third Place In Collegiate Pitch Competition

Elmira College students Mackenzie Brown ’26, Owen Mascaro '26, Michael Connor '26, and Victoria Behun '26, aka The Bioplastic Collective, believe they can create a...

Alumni Story

Marcus Astesana '17: Finance opens up new possibilities

Marcus Astesana '17, an international student from Sweden, was attending Elmira College when the Finance program launched in 2014. Astesana was majoring in International Business,...

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