Dr. Gina Sikora

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Gina Gammage-Sikora, Ph.D.
3090 Clute Rd.
Cortland, N.Y. 13045
(607) 758-3670
E-mail: sikora777@aol.com

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Education:

  • -Ph.D. (with distinction) Department of Comparative Literature, Binghamton University. 1998. (110 credits)
  • -MA. COMPARATIVE LITERATURE, Binghamton University. 1994
    MAJORS OF SPECIALIZATION: Medieval Studies & Romance Philology
    MINORS OF SPECIALIZATION: Oral Tradition and Literacy & Translation Theory
  • -GRADUATE CERTIFICATES: Binghamton University:
    Translation - Center for Research in Translation.1994
    Medieval Studies - Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies. CEMERS 1994
    - 8 credits above MA. Cornell University 1989-90: DMLL Department,
    courses in Applied Linguistics and Historical Linguistics.
  • - MA. Spanish Literature- SUNY at Stony Brook, 1989. (45 credits)
  • - BA. Music & Spanish Literature -SUNY at Stony Brook, 1987.(with Honors)
  • - Provisional Teaching Certificate in Foreign Languages: Spanish, Italian, French. 1987
  • - Bachiller Profesional en Periodismo (Professional Bachelors Degree in Journalism). Instituto Superior de Periodismo "Jaime Bausate y Mesa" Lima - Perú, 1980.

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Dissertation:

Comento al Dante en Castellano Completo di Pietro di Dante Alighieri: Commentary to the Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri. Introduction, Critical Apparatus and First-Ever Edition of MS 10207.BNM. 1997.

DISSERTATION ADVISOR: Ciriaco Morón Arroyo, Cornell University

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Fields of Concentration and Teaching Interests

  • Romance Languages & World Literature
  • Latin American Literature from the Conquest to Modern Times
  • Spanish Drama & Poetry of the Golden Age: Text, Theory and Performance
  • Renaissance Hispanisms & Literature of the Conquest
  • Medieval Literature and Scholarship of Western Europe
  • Dante Studies
  • European Theatre of the Middle Ages: Secular & Religious
  • Oral Literacy, Theory and Criticism
  • Translation Theory
  • Romance Philology
  • Literary Theory and Criticism
  • Film Theory and Criticism
  • Post-Colonial Theory and its application to Latin American Literature
  • Cultural Studies
  • Academic Writing & Basic Writing Skills
  • Italian Feminist Theories

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Employment:

Tompkins Cortland Community College: since Fall 2001

TC3 College Now, Faculty Liaison for Foreign Language Courses. 2009-

Summer 2006: Span 280 (Introduction to Hispanic Literatures)

Fall 2002- Adjunct Faculty: Engl. 099 Basic Wring Skills, 101 Academic Writing, 102 Approaches to literature  

    • Fall 2001- Adjunct Faculty: Beginner and intermediate courses in Spanish
  • CUNY LaGuardia Community College. Weekend Language Institute, Part-time Associate Professor. Fall 2009.
  • Onondaga Community College, English Department.
    • Fall 2006- Eng. 099 Basic Composition and Eng. 103 Freshman Composition and Literature I
  • Syracuse City School District; Foreign Languages

Fall 2005- Spanish and French:  Teacher at the Middle and Senior High School

Cortland College: Adjunct Faculty

Fall 2004- Spring 2005: AED 439 (College Supervisor for student teachers of Foreign Languages and ESL.)

Fall 2002-Spring 2005: Span 210, 202. 101

  • - Cornell University:
    • November 2000 - May 2001 Reference-Circulation Supervisor at Sidney Cox Library of Music and Dance.
    • Spring 2000. VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: SPANL 318.01, SPANL 379/ 479.  Graduate and undergraduate course in Latin American Literature and Renaissance Hispanisms.
  • - Hamilton College:
    • Fall 1999. ADJUNCT FACULTY: ITL 110.
    • - SPRING 1999. VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: SPN 130, 140, 200.
  • - Syracuse University: Part time Faculty Fall 1998: ITL 101.05 and 101.02
  • - Binghamton University:
    • Spring 1998 Oral Tradition and Literacy. COLI 280
    • Summer II, 1998 Dante's Divine Comedy. COLI 280P / MDVL 270P
    • Summer II, 1997. Latin American Literature in Film. COLI 280F
  • - COURT INTERPRETER:
    • Cortland County Court, N.Y. 1995
    • Susquehanna County Court, PA 1992 -94
  • - LECTURER:
    • 1990-91. Cortland College. Language courses in Spanish.
    • 1990-91. Ithaca College. Language courses in Spanish at Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced levels.
    • 1989-90.Cornell University, Language courses in Spanish.
  • - GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT: 1987-88. Language courses at    beginning and intermediate levels, advanced composition and introduction to literature. Stony Brook University, Hispanic Languages Department.
  • - TEACHER OF SPANISH & ITALIAN, 1987-89: Regents and Advanced Placement Courses. William Floyd High School.
  • - REGULAR SUBSTITUTE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES: SPANISH & FRENCH, 2/87-6/87 Southampton Beach U.F.S.D.

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Career Related Activities:

  • TC3 CollegeNow, Presenter and organizer: Professional Development Workshops for Concurrent Enrollment Instructors of Foreign Languages Teachers; since 2009.
  • Summit of Latin American groups in CNY. Organized by the Spanish Action League. October 2009.
  • Developed and implemented Hybrid language beginner and intermediate courses for the Foreign Languages Department TC3, Summer 2008-
  • Web page for Spanish Courses at TC3. 2007
  • An Evening of Argentine Tango Song and Dance, Lecture –Performance at Queen’s University, Canada. Nov.18, 2007
  • - Lecture - Performance: The Music of Federico García Lorca: Canciones  Populares Antiguas, With Stephen Wilson, piano. LeMoyne College,                    October, 2006
  • - Web page for French courses, Syracuse city School District, October 2005
  • - Performing Arts Department: Faculty Gala Recital. With Stephen Wilson,       piano. Cortland College, Feb. 8, 2005
  • - Lecture-Performance: Puro Piazzolla. With Stephen Wilson, piano. Universidad Véritas, San José- Costa Rica, January 12, 2005
  • - Lecture: La presencia latinoamericana en los Estados Unidos: Un enfoque multicultural. Universidad Véritas, San José- Costa Rica,

 January 11, 2005

  • - Friday's Film Festival: Friday Afternoon at the Bijou. Three Films by Pedro Almodovar. Cortland College, Nov. 12, 2004
  • - Homenaje a Plablo Neruda en el 100 aniversario de su nacimiento. Poetry Reading. Cortland College, November 4, 2004
  • - Campus Artists and Lecture Series (CALS) Lecture - Performance: Music and Songs of South America, With Gonzalo Gallardo, guitar and Stephen Wilson, piano. Cortland College, October 20, 2004
  • - Office of Multicultural Affairs: Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Tompkins Cortland Community College, Oct.15, 2004
  • - Women's History Month Lecture- Performance: Women of Tango and Beyond. With Stephen Wilson, piano. Cortland College, March 31, 2004
  • - Institute for Community College Development: Successful Teaching Conference- "Celebrate Life". Oct.16-17, 2003
  • - Campus Artists and Lecture Series (CALS) Lecture - Performance: A Brief Story of the Tango, With Stephen Wilson, piano. Cortland College, October 14, 2003
  • - SESSION ORGANIZER AND CHAIR for the 13th Annual Central New York Conference on Language and Literature, Cortland College, October 2003.
  • - EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER for Wagadu, a new E-journal. Since 2004.
  • - Campus Artists and Lecture Series (CALS) Lecture - Performance: Federico García Lorca's Canciones Populares, With Stephen Wilson, piano. Cortland College, March 15, 2003
  • - Conference for Foreign Language Teachers: Teacher's in training. Cortland College, December 2002.
  • - FACULTY ADVISOR AND ORGANIZER for Shakespeare's Hamlet and Sophocles' Oedipus Rex: A Reading Performance of the plays. English 102, TC3 Fall 2002
  • - FACULTY PARTICIPANT for Intercultural and Interpersonal Relations in the Academy and the Classroom. May 2002
  • - HOMAGE TO FEDERICO GARCÍA LORCA ON THE 65TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH: Lecture-Performance on his Canciones Populares Antiguas. With Stephen Wilson, piano: Tompkins-Cortland CC Fall 2001, Cornell University and Hobart & William Smith College Spring 2002, Cortland College Fall 2002.
  • - TRANSLATOR: Cornell Legal Aid, Summer 2001.
  • - GUEST SPEAKER: Spanish Literature Seminars, SPANL316 Readings in Modern Spanish Literature. A series of seven lectures on Don Juan Tenorio in Music and Literature. Cornell University, Spring 2001.
  • - PROYECTO 2000: A 15 weeks graduate workshop on Post-Colonial Theory in Latin America directed by Debra Castillo. (Faculty Participant), Cornell University, Spring 2000.
  • - INSTRUCTOR: Medieval Literature in Western Europe COLI 331J/ MDVL 270J. Binghamton University, Fall 1995.
  • - NEH Summer Institute at the Center for Translation Theory in Binghamton University: "Translation Theory from the Bible to Benjamin and Beyond" 1993.
  • - ADMYTE Project: Archivo Digital de Textos y Manuscritos Españoles. 1991
  • - Faculty Participant in TEACHING COURSES AND WORKSHOPS ON SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION, methods and pedagogy. Cornell and Pennsylvania Universities, 1989-1990
  • - Foreign Languages Tutor: Spanish, Italian and French. Saint James Tutoring, Tutorial and home teaching services for school districts in Suffolk County 1988-1989

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Publications:

  • - Antología de la Zarzuela, With Josh Oxford, piano, Angel Feliciano, tenor. Rafael LeBron, bariton, Ilya Martinez & Gina Sikora, sopranos Digital Recording, live performance from September 20, 2008.
  • - The Music of Federico García Lorca: Canciones Populares Antiguas, with Stephen Wilson, piano. Compact Disk for CM label # CM0002, October, 2006
  • - García Lorca: Canciones Populares Antiguas. Live in Concert at Cornell University February 2002, With Stephen Wilson, piano. Compact Disk of the Concert.
  • - Textos y Concordancias Electrónicos del Fuero General de Navarra, MS 707 BNM, with Frank Waltman. Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies, Electronic Texts on CD-Rom Series 6 1999
  • - "Thinking Through Marti" English translation of "Pensar a José Martí" Re-Reading José Martí: One hundred years later. Julio Rodriguez-Luis, ed. New York: SUNY Press. 1999
  • - San Manuel Bueno Martir English translation. Folio 1995-96

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Selected Papers and Presentations:

  • Artistically Speaking: A Tribute to Mark Wright. Civic Center, Syracuse Jan. 30, 2011.
  • Cortland High School. Cultural Performance to celebrate our Multicultural Heritage. March 2010.
  • Cuba Canta y Baila: The Cl;assical Music and dances from Cuba. Homer Center for the Arts. January 16th, 2010
  • An Anthology of Latin American Music: A celebration of the Hispanic Heritage. With Dominic Versage. Syracuse Public Library Sept. 2009
  • The Sung Tangos of Piazzolla. Lecture-Performance. Accompanied by Charles Lloyd, Jr. National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Feb.12, 2009.
  • - Antología de la Zarzuela, With Josh Oxford, piano, Angel Feliciano, tenor. Rafael LeBron, bariton, Ilya Martinez & Gina Sikora, sopranos. Homer, NY. September 2008.
  • Translation Festival: Binghamton University, San Manuel Bueno Martir, a proposal. June 2008.
  • Ithaca Festival, Performance with The Ithaca Tangueros.Music from Argentina. Ithaca, June 2008.
  • Grant writing for the Decentralization Commission Arts Grants for a production of an Antología de la Zarzuela in Homer NY on Sep. 20, 2008.
  • An Evening of Zarzuela: Cortland College March 2008.
  • - The Status Quo of the Addresses to the Reader in Inferno and Purgatorio. 5th International Conference on Arts and Humanities. Honolulu, Hawaii, Jan.13, 2007.
  • -The Sung Tangos of Piazzolla. Performance session. 5th International Conference on Arts and Humanities. Honolulu, Hawaii, Jan.12, 2007.
  • - The Music of Federico García Lorca: Canciones Populares Antiguas, With Stephen Wilson, piano. Lecture-performance. LeMoyne College,  

               October, 2006

  • Christmas Festival, Performances. Cortland, Dec. 2005 and 2006.
  • Ithaca Festival, Performances of Alma Andina and Alma Latina (Music from Latin America. Ithaca, June 2003 & June 2005.
  • Classical Music Festival at Cortland, Performances of Alma Latina, Cortland, Feb.13, 2005; May 22, 2005; Feb. 26, 2006; Nov.19, 2006; Feb.11, 2007.
  • - Arts in the Park: Performance of Alma Latina. Cortland, July 30, 2005. and July 29, 2006
  • - Antología del Tango: Full production by Los Tangueros. LeMoyne College, February 15, 2006.
  • -La verbena de la Paloma: Zarzuela, Actress-Singer a full production by Amigos de la Zarzuela. Old Westbury College, Sep. 30, 2005
  • -Tango: the Soul of Argentina. Accompanied by Stephen Wilson, piano and Rina Gendelman and Joaquín Canay, dancers. Center for the Arts, Homer. May 14, 2005.
  • - Luisa Fernanda: Zarzuela, Actress-Singer of full production of zarzuela. Amigos de la Zarzuela, Fordham University, May 7, 2005
  • - Puro Piazzolla, Lecture-Performance & tango dancing demonstration. Accompanied by Stephen Wilson, piano and Rina Gendelman and Joaquín Canay, dancers. Cortland College, March 15, 2005
  • - Amigos de la Zarzuela: Twentieth Anniversary Celebration. Mini Concert. NYC, February 6, 2005.
  • - Lecture-Performance: Puro Piazzolla. With Stephen Wilson, piano. Universidad Véritas, San José- Costa Rica, January 12, 2005
  • - Lecture: La presencia latinoamericana en los Estados Unidos: un enfoque multicultural. Universidad Véritas, San José- Costa Rica, January 11, 2005
  • - Friday's Film Festival: Friday Afternoon at the Bijou. Three Films by Pedro Almodovar. Cortland College, Nov. 12, 2004
  • - The Contributions of the Translators of Toledo to the Library of Its Cathedral ca. Thirteenth Century. 39th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University. Kalamazoo, May 2004.
  • - Women of Tango and Beyond: Lecture- Performance for the Women's History Month. With Stephen Wilson, piano. Cortland College, March 31, 2004.
  • - Lecture-Performance: A Brief Story of the Tango, With Stephen Wilson, piano. Cortland College, October 14, 2003
  • - The Library of the Marqués de Santillana a Treshold to the Spanish Humanism. 38th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University. Kalamazoo, May 2003.
  • - El alma hispánica / The Soul of Spain: A Symposium in Honor of professor Ciriaco Morón Arroyo. Una antología de la zarzuela. With Stephen Wilson, piano. Cornell University April 2003
  • - Conference presenter at GIFTS: Successful Teaching. Ithaca,October 2002
  • - Private libraries in Spain in the 15th century. 37th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University. Kalamazoo, May 2002.
  • - HOMAGE TO FEDERICO GARCÍA LORCA ON THE 65TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH: Concert and lecture on his Canciones Populares Antiguas. With Stephen Wilson, piano. Fall 2001
  • - Dante the Poet within the Divine Comedy: The Addresses to the reader in Purgatorio. NEMLA 2001
  • - Concert: Mostly from Spain. With Stephen Wilson, piano. St Anthony's Catholic Church, Cortland, October 15, 2000.
  • - "Fortuna" of Dante in Spain in the Fifteenth Century: The Dante Collection in the Marqués de Santillana's Library. NEMLA 2000
  • - Dante the Poet within the Divine Comedy: The Addresses to the reader in Inferno. NEMLA 99
  • - A Castilian Translation of Pietro di Dante's Commentarium: Who, How & Why. SEMA 98
  • - Italo-Hispanic Literary Relations in the Middle Ages: Fortuna of Dante in the Spanish Circles. NEMLA 98
  • - The Music of the Chanson de geste. SEMA 1992
  • - Dante Literary Critic of the Middle Ages. 1993
  • - Las lengua de las Glosas y su evolución histórico-linguística: Estudio crítico filológico de las Glosas Emilianenses y Silenses. 1993
  • - Aquinas: on the Knowledge of Corporeal Things. 1992
  • - Diachronic Syntax in Old Spanish: an analysis of the tales of El Conde Lucanor 1990.
  • - El artículo definido en castellano: todo o nada. 1989
  • - Circe: horror, erotismo y metamorfosi. Honors Thesis: Stony Brook University, 1986.
  • - Rol de los Medios Masivos de Comunicación Social en el Proceso de Integración Cultura BA. Dissertation - Instituto Superior de Periodismo Jaime Bausate y Mesa. Lima- Perú, 1980

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Works in Progress and expected time of completion:

  • Developing online language courses for TC3, to be implemented by the summer 2011.
  • Manuscript 10207 BM: A free translation in old Castilian of a Latin Commentary of the Divine Comedy. For the International Congress on Medievalism at Kalamazoo, 2012
  • Puro Piazzolla: the sung tangos of Astor Piazzolla. With Stephen Wilson, piano. Digital recording, in process; to be published by Cortland Music Productions.
  • - A Brief Story of the Tango, With Stephen Wilson, piano. Digital Recording of the most representative tangos of the genre from its beginnings to the present.
  • - Developing a new course for TC3 "Latin American Writers in Translation; Theory and Criticism" for Spring 2012
  • The Early Commentaries of Dante's Divine Comedy: 650 years of Equivocal Authorship. For the International Congress on Medievalism at Kalamazoo 2012, to be presented at the Dante Studies Session.

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Languages:

            Spanish   English   Italian   French [R]   Portuguese[R] Latin [R] Old Norse [R]

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Distinctions:

-Rotary Club of Cortland. Recognition for Chairing Speakers, Song leading and Christmas Committees, 2009-2010.

-Rotary Club of Cortland. Special Recognition for leading delegation to Colombia and delegation from Venezuela, 2009-2010.

-Certificate of Recognition from the Office of the Dean of Students TC3 for efforts and contributions to Student Life. May 2010.

-Certificate of Appreciation, for working with student-leaders TC3. 2009

  • -Multicultural Person of the Year (nomination) SUNY Cortland, April, 2005
  • - Individual Development Award. (Research) The Contributions of the Translators of Toledo to the Library of Its Cathedral ca. Thirteenth Century. For the 39th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University. Kalamazoo, May 2004. Cortland College, April 2005.
  • - Diploma of Recognition for the Lecture -Performance Puro Piazzolla. With Stephen Wilson, piano. Universidad Véritas: San José, Costa Rica, January 12, 2005
  • - Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award. "In Recognition of [her] major contribution to the cause of Diversity and Multicultural Education." Tompkins Cortland Community College, October 2004.
  • - Trustees' Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching, Nominee. TC3, March 2004.
  • - Individual Development Award (research) for The Library of the Marqués de Santillana: a Threshold to the Spanish Humanism. Cortland College, July 2003.
  • - Campus Artists and Lecture Series (CALS): Grant for Lecture- Performance of Federico García Lorca's Canciones Populares, With Stephen Wilson, piano. Cortland College. March 15, 2003
  • - Plaque of recognition: McGraw School District. July 2003.
  • - Presidency: Cortland-Madison School Board Association. 2002-2003
  • - Recognition Award for Outstanding Efforts Supporting and Facilitating Community Programs in Cortland County. The Inclusion Network of Cortland County. 1999
  • - Clark Fellowship Dissertation Research Award. Included trips to Madrid, Spain to do research in the Department of Ancient Manuscripts and Archives of the Biblioteca Nacional de Madrid. 1998 & 1994
  • - NEH Summer Institute Fellowship at the Center for Translation Theory in Binghamton University: "Translation Theory from the Bible to Benjamin and Beyond." 1993.
  • - Clifford D. Clark Graduate Fellowship: Tuition Scholarship and Stipend. Binghamton University. 1990-1996.
  • - Departmental Award: Hispanic Languages Dept. Stony Brook University 1987.
  • - Honors Program: Hispanic Languages Department, Stony Brook University 1987.
  • - Dean's list: Stony Brook University.1986-1987.
  • - Premio "Pluma de Plata". Asociación Nacional de Periodistas, Lima Perú. 1978.

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Academic Service:

  • Interim Dept. Chair and Language Lab, coordinator, TC3 Dept. of Foreign Languages. Spring 2010.
  • Translator for Guatemalan Visitors. TC3, September 2009.
  • MENTOR for 2 international students, coordinated by TC3 for the Community Colleges for International Development, Global Education. 2008-2009.
  • Adjunct faculty Member of the Diverse and Equity Action Council, TC3 2007
  • Faculty Advisor for Spanish Speakers Club. TC3 Fall 2007-
  • Guest Artist for A Night of Tango, Le Moyne College, February 2006.
  • Guest Artist for Multicultural Festival, Fowler High School, May 26, 2006.
  • Guest Singer for the Commencement Ceremonies, Cortland College  May 2004-.2006
  • - FACULTY ADVISOR for La Familia Latina: Latino Student Association, Cortland College Spring 2005.
  • - TC3 Second Annual Multicultural Awards Banquet: October 14, 2004
  • - COUNCIL MEMBER for Multicultural and Gender Studies and Women Studies Program, Cortland College, since 2004.
  • - FACULTY ADVISOR for LASA: Latino Student Association, Tompkins Cortland Community College, since Fall 2003.
  • - FACULTY MEMBER for The Multicultural and Gender Studies Council, since Fall 2003.
  • - TC3 First Annual Multicultural Awards Banquet: November 21, 2003
  • - SENATOR of the Comparative Literature Department, before the Graduate Student Organization. Binghamton University 1990-1991
  • - CHAIRPERSON: UMS (Undergraduate Music Society) Organization, operation & promotion of activities: Music Department, Stony Brook University 1986-87
  • - UNDERGRADUATE REPRESENTATIVE before the Music Department: Stony Brook University 1986-87

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Community Service:

  • Rotary International, District 7170, Chair of Literacy Committee for the entire District. 2009-
  • Interpreter for RI visiting delegation from Venezuela, October 2009.
  • Spanish Interpreter for RI- Cortland Club delegation to Colombia, April 2010.
  • Official translator for RI-Cortland Club, September 2009.
  • Member of Board of Directors Cortland Music, INC. 2010-
  • RI Inbound exchange students- Host mother since 2009.
  • Alternate team leader, Peru Group Study Exchange: A group of women from CNY (RI District 7170) visit northern Peru (RI District 4460) May 2009.
  • Selection Panelist for the Decentralization Commission for Arts Grants, part of the Cultural Resources Council of Syracuse and Onondaga County, 2007
  • Director of ZarzuelaCNY.com.  2006-
  • Member of the board of directors of Cultural Council of Cortland County, Cortland 2006-
  • Co-founder of Los Tangueros, artistic enterprise; with Stephen Wilson. 2004-
  •  ORGANIZER AND PRESIDENT for CNYSBA Annual Meeting and Dinner, Cortland May 28, 2003
  •  PARTICIPANT in the March for Public Education: Albany, May 3, 2003
  •  PARTICIPANT in the CNYSBA lobby Day in Albany (annual Legislative Day) March 19, 2003
  •  CO-ORGANIZER for the Cortland-Madison and Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga SBA's Combined Annual Legislative Breakfast. Ithaca, February 1, 2003.
  •  PRESIDENCY, Cortland-Madison School Board Association. 2002-2003
  •  MEMBER OF BOARD OF EDUCATION, McGraw School District. Shared Decision Making, Educational Goals Setting, Transportation & Finance Committees. July 2000-2003
  • MEMBER OF THE LATINO CIVIC ASSOCIATION OF TOMPKINS COUNTY, INC. Presentations and performances on Latin American Music since 2001
  • PARENT ADVISORY BOARD, Inclusion Network of Cortland County, INC. Program dedicated to promote inclusive options for children and adults with disabilities.
  • - COLLABORATOR WRITER for Focus on Families 97: Publication of the NYSDOH/EIP for the advocacy of parents of children with developmental disabilities.
  • - PARENT REPRESENTATIVE. New York State Department of Health- Early Intervention Coordinating Council-Parent Involvement Committee.
  • - PARENT REPRESENTATIVE, Cortland County Local Early Intervention Coordinating Council LEICC.

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Memberships and Affiliations:

-   Rotary International- District 7170

-   Tompkins Cortland Community College, Spanish Speaker Club, Faculty Advisor

-   National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies. NAAAS

-   American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. ACTFL

-   Rotary Club of Cortland County, Chapter 70277

-   Two-Year College English Association. TYCEA

-   National Council of Teachers of English. NCTE

-   American Comparative Literature Association. ACLA

-   South East Medieval Association. SEMA

-   North Eastern Modern Languages Association. NEMLA

-   Modern Languages Association.  MLA

-   American Translators Association. ATA

-   Ibero-Medieval Association of North America. IMANA

-   Medieval Academy of America. MAA

-   American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. AATSP

-   Cultural Council of Cortland County.

-   Amigos de la Zarzuela, NYC

-   Spanish Speakers Club, formerly (LASA) TC3. Faculty Advisor.

-   Latino Civic Association of Tompkins County, INC

-  Asociación Nacional de Periodistas, Lima

-  Asociación Nacional de Escritores y Artistas, Lima

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Honor Societies:

  • - Sigma Delta Pi, Chapter Rho Nu. Spanish Honorary Society. Since 1992.
  • - Phi Sigma Iota, Chapter Mu: International Foreign Language Honor Society. Since 1987.

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Community Activities:

Rotary International- District 7170, 2008-

Spanish Club. Cortland College, Co-advisor, Spring 2007

  • Cultural Council of Cortland County. Board member since 2006
  • Los Tangueros and Alma Latina. (performance groups) General Manager. Since 2004.
  • Cortlandmusic.org. Co-founder 2005.
  • Classical Music Festival in Cortland 2004- . Soloist Performer.
  • Ithaca Festival 2003- Soloist of Alma Andina.
  • Participant performer in the Latino Heritage Month, Latino Civic Association Of Tompkins County, since September 2002.
  • Soloist and member of the Choral Union at Cortland College since 1995.
  • Music minister (cantor) at St. Mary's Catholic Church since 1995.
  • Guest soloist at Preble Congregational Church
  • Guest soloist at the United Community Church

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Other Activities & Interests:

Classical Singing     Tango        Computers        Mother           Tennis             

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References:

  • Karl Madeo: Director, College Now TC3. (607) 844-8211.
  • Miguel Piery: Chair, Foreign Languages Department TC3 (607) 844-8211.
  • Stephen Wilson: Professor SUNY Cortland College (607) 753-4615, (607) 758-3475 (h).
  • Dr. Allen Silverstone. SUNY- Upstate Medical University. 1(315) 464-5871.
  • Seth Thompson: Director of Multicultural Affairs TC3, (607) 844-8211.
  • Sophia Georgiakaki, Faculty Mathematics Department, TC3`(607) 844-8211
  • John Conners: Dean of Academic Affairs TC3, (607) 844-8211.
  • Theresa Mohamed: Chair English Dept. Onondaga Community College, (315) 498-2151.
  • Michael Filipski: Assistant Principal/ Guidance Counselor Syracuse City School District. (315) 435- 4310 (w) (315) 487-9524 (h).
  • Charles Bechtold: Former Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs TC3, (315) 364-8228..

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