Past Webinars & Virtual Events

Meet the Dean - A Virtual Town Hall for Humanities & Sciences Alumni
Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 7:00 p.m.
Speakers: Claire Gleitman, Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences; Brett Bossard, Executive Director, Alumni & Family Engagement.
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Meet the Dean - A Virtual Town Hall for Music, Theatre & Dance Alumni
Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 12:00 p.m.
Speakers: Anne Hogan, Dean of the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance; Brett Bossard, Executive Director, Alumni & Family Engagement.
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Meet the Dean - A Virtual Town Hall for Business Alumni
Tuesday, June 20, 2023, 7:00 p.m.
Speakers: Michael Johnson-Cramer, Dean of the School of Business; Brett Bossard, Executive Director, Alumni & Family Engagement.
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School of Music, Theatre, and Dance Alumni Webinar
Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
Speakers: Ivy Walz, Interim Dean of Music; Steve TenEyck, Theatre Arts Chair; and Cynthia Henderson, Professor and Associate Chair for Theatre Arts.
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Bombers to Gamers: Future Careers in Esports
Thursday, April 6, 2022, 6:00 p.m.
Speakers: Justin Joseph ’99, Creative Director, Competitive Gaming Content & Programming, Electronic Arts; Nathan Lindberg ’06, Regional Vice President, Twitch; Jenn Mancini ‘96, Director, Client Strategy, Twitch, Co-Founder, Women in Gaming NYC; and Brian Terwilliger ’03 & ‘18, Vice President, Programming & Creative Strategy, G4. 
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Tips and Tricks to Boost Mental Health in Continued Challenging Times
Thursday, March 10, 2022, 12:00 p.m.
Presenter: Dr. Andrea Bastiani Archibald, Parent '24, Author, Psychologist, Non-Profit Executive
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Life on the Big Stage: Careers in Theatre
Tuesday, June 23, 2021, noon
Speakers: Larry Hirschhorn ’80; Joe Calarco ’92; Pascale Florestal ’13; Michael Kushner ’13; Q. Smith ’00
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Top 3 Secrets to Landing a Career You Love During a Pandemic
Wednesday, October 7, 2020, noon
Presenter: A.J. Mizes '09, Founder and CEO, The Human Reach
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Honors Program Rapid Response Salon on Covid-19: Journalism, Pandemic, Science
Friday, September 18, 2020, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Speakers: Dr. Sandra Steingraber, Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Ithaca College, Kate Sheppard '06, Senior Enterprise Editor, HuffPost, Dr. Daniel Carrion '08, Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Medicine & Public Health, Mount Sinai, and Allison Frisch, Assistant Professor, Journalism, Ithaca College
Moderated by Dr. Brooks Miner, Assistant Professor, Biology, Ithaca College 
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Creating Your Own Audio Books...Choose from the Three R's!
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Presenter: Scott Slocum '75, Director of Multimedia & Training, Propane Resources Supply and Marketing, LLC
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Honors Program Rapid Response Salon on Covid-19: Food Insecurity and The Right to Food
Friday, August 7, 2020, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Speakers:Dr. Alicia Swords, Associate Professor, SociologyDr. Joseph Piko Ewoodzie '06, Malcolm O. Partin Assistant Professor of Sociology, Davidson College, and Natasha Thompson, President & CEO, Food Bank of the Southern Tier
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Honors Program Rapid Response Salon on Covid-19: Prison, Racism, Reform
Friday, July 24, 2020, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Speakers: Bruce Clarke ’67, Georgetown Prison Scholars Program; Dr. Paula Ioanide, Associate Professor, Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity; Elias Beltran, PHD Student/Writing Fellow, Cornell University
Moderated by Dr. Shaianne Osterreich, Associate Professor, Economics
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IC Unity Nationwide Virtual Summer Event
Saturday, July 18, 2020,2:00 p.m. (EDT)
Speakers: Luca Maurer, Director of the LGBTQ Education, Outreach, an interactive HR interview with Traci Hughes-Velez ’85, VP of Human Resources, Africa Eurasia Division at Colgate-Palmolive, piano performance from Zack Ford ’07, and much more!
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Honors Program Rapid Response Salon on Covid-19: Big Data, Machine Learning, Surveillance
Friday, July 10, 2020, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Speakers: Dr. Lauren Britton, Assistant Professor, Emerging Media; Dr. Ulises A. Mejias, ’94, MS '99, Associate Professor, Communication Studies, State University of New York-OswegoDr. Douglas Turnbull, Associate Professor, Computer Science
Moderated by Dr. Brooks Miner, Assistant Professor, Biology

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IC Community Conversations: Local Leaders Edition
Tuesday, June 20, 2020, 1:00 p.m. (EDT)
Panelists: Svante Myrick, Mayor of City of Ithaca; Deb Mohlenhoff '92, AVP of College Relations/Chief of Staff for Tompkins Cortland Community College, City of Ithaca Alderperson/Common Council; and Dominick Recckio '16, Communications for Tompkins County
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Life on the Big Stage: Careers in Theatre
Tuesday, June 23, 2020, noon (EDT)
Panelists: Joe Calarco ’92, Director/Playwright; Larry Hirschhorn ’80, Producer, H2H Productions; Pascale Florestal ’13, Theater Director, Educator, Administrator; Michael Kushner ’13, Photographer, Performer and Producer, The Musical Theater Factory; and Q. Smith ’00, Actor.
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Developing New Skills to Enhance or Shift Your Career
Thursday, June 17, 2020, 5:30 p.m.
Cheryl Rotyliano, Office of Career Services, Ithaca College
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How to Combat Stress Eating While Sheltering in Place
Wednesday, June 10, 2020, noon (EDT)
Presenter: Vicky Shanta Retelny ’92, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
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Honors Program Rapid Response Salon on Covid-19: Black People, Racist Rhetoric, Violence
Friday, June 5, 2020, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Speakers: Dr. Christopher House, Department of Communication Studies; Mr. Travis Brooks, Deputy Director, Greater Ithaca Activities Center; Dr. Nicole Horsley, Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity; Dr. Kenneth I. Clarke, Director, Tompkins County Office of Human Rights
Moderated by Yolanda Clarke, Center for Academic Advancement and Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education
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Video Interviewing: Considerations and Techniques
Monday, June 1, 2020, 5:30 p.m. (EDT)
Presenters: Emily Kaufmann ‘14, HR Manager at Goodwill of Western NY and Cheryl Rotyliano, Assistant Director of Career Engagement and Education, Ithaca College
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Honors Program Rapid Response Salon on COVID-19: Inequality, Public Health Racism
Friday, May 15, 2020, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Speakers: Dr. Belisa Gonzalez, Associate Professor of Sociology and Director, Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, Ithaca College; Dr. Judy Griffen Primary Care Physcian, REACH Medical, Ithaca, New York; Yolanda Clarke, Manager of Tutoring Services, and Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, Ithaca College 
Moderator: Dr. Shaianne Osterreich, Associate Professor, Economics, Ithaca College
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Honors Program Rapid Response Salon on COVID-19: Education, Students, Teaching
Friday, May 8, 2020, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Speakers: Dr. Nia Nunn, Associate Professor, Education, Ithaca College; Mariah Allaire ‘13, middle school teacher, West Buffalo Charter School, Buffalo, NY; Jeff Selingo ’95, New York Times Best-selling Author, Washington Post Columnist, Higher Education Strategist 
Moderator: Dr. Jonathan Ablard, Associate Professor, History, Ithaca College
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Ready, Set, Zoom: Communicating in a Virtual World
Wednesday, May 6, 2020, noon (EDT)
Presenter: Mikki Williams '65, Hall of Fame Speaker/Executive Speech Coach
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Entrepreneurship Here and Now: Ithaca Alumni Panel
Monday, May 4, 2020, 4:00 p.m. (EDT)
Moderator: Ed Catto, Lecturer in Management, School of Communications, Ithaca College
Panelists: Pima Mbwana ’15, Co-Founder/Partner of The Cut Buddy LLC; Brad Oleshansky ’92, Founder/General Partner at The Motor Enclave; Brian Lockard ’06, Founding Partner, Bala; Meagan Priest '18, Founder, Dottie
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Honors Program Rapid Response Salon on COVID-19: Crisis, Elections, Muckraking
Monday, May 1, 2020, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Moderator: Raxa Ahmed Rumi, Director of the Park Center for Independent Media
Speakers: Dr. Thomas Shevory, Professor, Politics and Co-director, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival; Rodrigo Brandao ’01, Director of Communications, The Intercept; and Dr. Zillah Eisenstein, Professor Emeritus, Politics, writer, activist
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How to Write a Winning Grant Proposal
Friday, May 1, 2020, noon (EDT)
Presenter: Kevin Matthew Carr ‘96, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Arlington
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Take a Break: Learn How to Tap Dance with your Family 
Wednesday, April 29, 2020, noon (EDT)
Presenter: Arleigh Rothenberg ‘06, Independent Music Video Producer, Creative Director, Choreographer at Arleigh Esther Productions
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Quarantine to 5K (and Beyond) 
Monday, April 27, 2020, noon (EDT)
Presenter: Brandon Schneider '17, Head Coach, Broadway Runs
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Unlocking LinkedIn: Alumni Expert Edition
Monday, April 27, 2020 01:00 p.m. (EDT)
Moderator: Rob Humphrey ’91, Key Account Executive, LinkedIn
Panelists: Jon Alhart ’01, Managing Partner, Dixon Schwabl Advertising and
Lisa Famularo ‘16, Career Coach, University of Connecticut
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Honors Program Rapid Response Salon on Covid 19: Communications, Health Care, Public Health
Friday, April 24, 2020, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Moderator: Dr. Stewart Auyash, Associate Professor and Department Chair, IC Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education
Panelists: Dr. Joslyn Brenton, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Ithaca College; Melinda Frost ’89, Risk Communication and Community Engagement Lead, World Health Organization; and Dr. Susan Salahshor, Program Director, Ithaca College Physician Assistant Program
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Nonprofit Management 101
Wednesday, April 22, 2020, noon (EDT)
Presenter: Gary Bagley '81, Executive Director, New York Cares
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Book Reading: "Average is the New Awesome: A Manifesto for the Rest of Us"
Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 6:00 p.m. (EDT)
Author: Samantha Matt ‘10
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Conversations from the Big Leagues
Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Panelists: Tim Locastro ‘14, Arizona Diamondbacks, Major League Baseball and Eli Gobrecht ‘16, Archers LC, Premier Lacrosse League
Moderator: Marc D’ Amico ‘08, Director of Digital Content, Boston Celtics
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Helping People with Dementia Stay Connected During the Pandemic
Friday, April 10, 2020, noon (EDT)
Presenter: Joyce Simard ’78, Geriatric Consultant
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Professional Nomad: Life in the Foreign Service
Monday, April 6, 2020
Presenter: Maria Alejandra Ferreira-Sachero '01, Executive Assistant to Ambassador Buchan, U.S. Embassy Madrid 
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Changing the Mindset: Going from Fixed to Growth Minded
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Presenter:Deborah Failing Munies '92, Executive Coach and Podcast Host "Let's Figure It Out
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Unexpected Careers: From Sociology to Steel in the Social Impact Sector
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Presenter: Beth Spurgeon ’03, Executive Director, ArcelorMittal USA Foundation
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Reach a Worldwide Audience: Start a Podcast
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Presenter: Carleena Angwin ’01, Host/Producer of The Carleena Show podcast
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Understanding Food Sensitivities: How Diet Can Play a Role in How You Feel
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Presenter: Ryan Whitcomb '05, Registered Dietitian, GUT RXN Nutrition
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Facing Race in Your Space: Fostering Inclusion in the Workplace
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Presenter: Zahida Sherman' 07, Director, Multicultural Resource Center, Oberlin College; Consultant at Z Crown Consulting
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Public Speaking: The Career & Business Game Changer
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Presenter: Bobbie Carlton ’86, Founder, Carlton PR & Marketing
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Boosting your EQ to Develop your Personal Life and Professional Career
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Presenter: Elijah Breton '16, Account Executive, Oracle
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A Blueprint for Leadership: Be the Best Leader You Can Be and Know What to Require from Your Leadership
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Presenter: Barbara Palmer ’88, Top Broad, Broad Perspective Consulting
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Being a Leader in Tomorrow's World: How to Navigate through a Changing Landscape 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Presenter: Stuart Manning '91, Regional Director, CoStar Group
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Managing Healthcare Challenges while Maintaining a Busy Career
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Presenter: Nicholas Graziade ’07, Training Coordinator, NYSERDA
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Master the Gig Economy: How a Next Generation Entrepreneur Builds Wealth
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Presenter: James DeCicco ’88, CEO, Echelon Ventures, Inc.
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Combining Management and Parenting Styles: Parallels and Pitfalls
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Presenter: Margaret O’Keefe, Parent ’19, Adjunct Assistant Professor, NYU School of Professional Studies
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Healthy Meal Planning for the Busy Work Week
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Presenter: Elissa Goldman ’10, Registered Dietitian and Owner, Nutrition by Elissa
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Your Unique Value: Dreaming Big, Being Unstoppable
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Presenter: Gabrielle Garofalo ’89, Entrepreneur, Columnist, Consultant, Gabrielle Garofalo Inc. Consulting
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It's Who You Know: How To Connect When You Don't Know Anyone
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Presenter: Elena Haskins ’18, Digital Design Executive, PEI Alternative Insight
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Branding U: Learn the #1 Secret to Building a Profitable Personal Brand
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Presenter: Angela Durant, Founder, Be Brilliant Movement
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Getting It About Getting Older: Global Aging and Generational Conflict
October 18, 2018
Presenter: Peggy O'Keefe, Parent '19, Business Communications Professional and Multimedia Specialist
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Ready. Set. Scale.: How to Build a Sustainable Company Culture for Growth
September 26, 2018
Presenter: Orly Zeewy, Parent '20, Facilitator of LIghtbulb Moments
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Leading Across Generations: Beyond Dates, Data and Theories to Practical Application
May 14, 2018
Presenter: Amy Lafko '95, '96 MSPT, MBA, Founder/Principal, Cairn Consulting Solutions
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Starting Over: How to be a Mover and Shaker When you Move to a Different City
April 11, 2018
Presenter: Ellary (Spiezer) Makuch ’99, Planner III, City of Houston, Texas
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Build Your Brand: Standing Out in a Digital World
March 29, 2018
Presenter: Chris Lee '10, Director, Global Talent & Cultural Operations, Dell 
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Build a Network For Life, One Conversation at a Time
January 3, 2018
Presenter: Jeanne M. Stafford P’20, Speaker and Communications Trainer
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Entrepreneurship 101: From Idea to Action
November 16, 2017
Presenter: Shayna Dunitz ’13, Program Manager, 3 Day Startup
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Grooming Future Female Educational Leaders
October 25, 2017
Presenter: Barbara Sargent, P ’19, Superintendent of Schools, Parsippany-Troy Hills School District
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