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Opera alumnus has passion for singing — and talent to pursue it

The songbird from Brooklyn said an elementary school glee club conductor sparked her singing career when he gave her a classical piece to perform. “That’s when I realized I had a solo voice and really liked singing,” says Sibongile Boyd. “It was just something about the grandeur of it that attracted me. I preferred singing more than listening to instrumental pieces.”
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Don Bell
Professor Emeritus; Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, 1956; Indiana University, BA Design 1962 & MFA Design, 1965

James Bohary
Professor, BS, 1968, New York University; New York Studio School, 1969; Council Member, National Academy of Art, 1998: Painting, Drawing. (1998)*

Frank Chang
Lecturer, Graphic Design/Drawing/Sculpture
M.F.A. California Institute of the Arts (Art) 2005; BA Dartmouth College (Studio Art–Sculpture) 2001.

Don DeMauro
Associate Professor, Chouinard Art Institute, 1956-60, Guggenheim Fellow, 1971: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking. (1970)

Ronald Gonzalez
Professor, BA, 1982, State University of New York at Binghamton; Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, 1998 and 1986; Esther & Adolph Gottlieb Foundation Grant, 1999. Sculpture, assemblage, site specific installation and public sculpture.

Blazo Kovacevic
Assistant Professor, M.F.A Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Studio Art/Painting) 2000; B.F.A. Summa Cum Laude, University of Montenegro, Academy of the Fine Arts (Painting) 1997

Natalija Mijatovic
Associate Professor, Department Chair; M.F.A. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Studio Art/Painting) 2000; Joan Mitchell Foundation M.F.A. Grant 2000; B.F.A. Summa Cum Laude, University of Montenegro, Academy of the Fine Arts (Painting) 1997.

Aubrey Schwartz
Professor Emeritus; Arts Student League, 1950; Guggenheim Fellow
1958-60, Drawing

David Shapiro
Professor Emeritus; 1971, New York Studio School: 1971-73, Prix de Roma: Painting, Drawing. (1973)

Linda Sokolowski
Professor Emeritus; BFA – Rhode Island School of Design in Painting (1965); MFA – 1970, University of Iowa: Drawing, Printmaking, Painting (1971)

James Stark
Associate Professor, BS, 1968, Western Michigan University and Interlochen Arts Academy: Sculpture, Assemblage, Environmental Works, Foundry Processes. (1970)

John Thomson
Associate Professor MS, 1968, University of Wisconsin: Environmental Design, Drawing, Industrial Design. (1975)

John E. Vestal
Professor and Chair MA, 1970 University of Washington: Theater Design.
Scene & Lighting Design

The Adjuncts:

Cindy Blackman
Graphic Design
Pear Creative Group

Alexandra Davis
Printmaking & Drawing
MFA State University at New Paltz (Printmaking) 2007; BFA Binghamton University (Printmaking) 2005; Associate in Science Broome Community College 2002

Brian Davis
BA Ohio Wesleyan University 1975

George Dugan
Painting & Drawing
Professor Emeritus (SUNY Cortland); BFA & MFA from University of Pennsylvania; Director of Art in Ireland through Study Abroad Office @ SUNY Cortland; received the SUNY Wide Chancellors Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Kathryn Niles
Drawing & Printmaking
MFA Colorado State University (Studio Art/Printmaking)1996; BFA Summa Cum Laude, Binghamton University (Studio Art/Printmaking/Drawing 1993

Costa Sakellariou
BA Boston University

Michael Wesko
Graphic Design
BA University of Maine (Studio Art/Design) 1979; Creative director and Principal of Pear Creative Group

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Last Updated: 10/23/14