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Encyclopedia > State University of New York at Cortland

SUNY Cortland

Established 1868
Undergraduates 5,987
Location Cortland, New York, USA
Campus 191 acres
Nickname Red Dragons

The State University of New York College at Cortland, also called SUNY Cortland, is located in Cortland, New York. Cortland is located off of Interstate 81, between Syracuse and Binghamton. Image File history File links SUNY_Corland_logo. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Cortland is a city in Cortland County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a population of 18,740. ... NY redirects here. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... Cortland is a city in Cortland County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a population of 18,740. ... NY redirects here. ... Nickname: The Salt City Location of Syracuse within the state of New York Coordinates: City Government  - Mayor Matthew Driscoll Area  - City 66. ... Binghamton is a city located in the Southern Tier of New York in the United States. ...

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History

The State University of New York College at Cortland was founded in 1868 as the Cortland Normal School, which included among its earliest students inventor and industrialist Elmer A. Sperry of Sperry Rand Corp. fame. The State University of New York, abbreviated SUNY (IPA pronunciation: ) is a system of public institutions of higher education in New York, United States. ... Cortland is a city in Cortland County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a population of 18,740. ... Year 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Elmer Ambrose Sperry (October 12, 1860 - June 16, 1930) was an inventor and entrepreneur. ... The American company Univac began as the business computer division of Remington Rand formed by the purchase of the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation (EMCC) in 1950. ...


Over the decades, the campus expanded and in 1941, by an act of legislature and the Board of Regents, the institution officially became a four-year college providing courses leading to the bachelor's degree (as Cortland State Teachers College). In 1948, Cortland was a founding member of the State University of New York. For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... A Board of governors is usually the governing board of a public entity. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Today, approximately 7,300 students are pursuing degrees within the College's three academic divisions — arts and sciences, education and professional studies. Twenty-three departments with a faculty of more than 400 offer the SUNY Cortland student body 59 majors and 44 minors from which to choose.


The College's main campus covers 191 acres (773,000 m²) and includes 30 traditional and modern buildings. Fourteen of these structures are residence halls providing on-campus housing for approximately 3,000 students. SUNY Cortland also operates its Outdoor Education Center at Raquette Lake in the Adirondacks, the Hoxie Gorge Nature Preserve outside Cortland, and the Brauer Memorial Geological Field Station on the Helderberg Escarpment near Albany. Raquette Lake is the source of the Raquette River in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. ... Some factual claims in this article need to be verified. ... Location in Albany County and the State of New York Coordinates: , Country United States State New York County Albany Founded 1614 Incorporated 1686 Government  - Mayor Gerald D. Jennings (D) Area  - City  21. ...


The U.S. Department of the Interior in 2004 designated Camp Pine Knot, now known as the Huntington Memorial Camp and part of its Outdoor Educartion center at Raquette Lake, N.Y., as the first and only National Historic Landmark within the State University of New York (SUNY). Camp Pine Knot was the first Great Camp of the Adirondacks and the birthplace of what is now known as the Adirondack style of architecture. SUNY Cortland has 55,000 alumni living in all 50 states and in more than 40 countries.


Famous alumni

  • professional wrestler (and best-selling author) Mick Foley aka "Mankind"
  • Hollywood director Ted Demme
  • top-ranked female U.S. Army general Major General Ann Dunwoody
  • former New York Governor Nathan L. Miller
  • playwright Carol E St John
  • Former NFL player and current CFL player R-Kal Truluck
  • comedian Paul C. Morrisey
  • Buffalo Bills' Kevin Shearer '03
  • Film & TV writer/producer, Shane's Inspiration founder Scott Williams
  • Pat Aris, tap dancer who starred in Broadway's Chicago in the year 2002.
  • BIll Shear, who in 1966 became the first player at any level of organized football to kick a 60-yard field goal with his successful 61-yard attempt in the Cortland-Hobart contest
  • Major League Baseball umpire C.B. Bucknor

Michael Francis Mick Foley, Sr. ... Ted Demme (October 26, 1963 – January 13, 2002), born in New York, New York, was an American film director and producer. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Nathan Lewis Miller (October 10, 1868 - June 26, 1953) was a Governor of New York. ... Carol Egmont Delamater St. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... R-Kal Truluck (born September 30, 1974 in Brooklyn, New York) is a defensive tackle for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. ... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Navy blue, light blue, Red, light Red, White, Royal, and Nickel Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph Wilson General manager Marv Levy Mascot Billy Buffalo League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American...

Famous people who attended as undergraduates

Kevin James (born April 26, 1965) is an American comedian and Emmy-nominated actor, perhaps best known for his portrayal of lead character Doug Heffernan on the television sitcom The King of Queens. ... Jake Steinfeld (born February 21, 1958) is an American actor and fitness personality. ... The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an intelligence agency of the United States government. ... George Tenet George John Tenet (born January 5, 1953) is Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University and was previously the Director of Central Intelligence for the United States Central Intelligence Agency. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is one of the largest stock exchanges in the world. ...

Other

  • NBA star Dikembe Mutombo received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (D.H.L.) degree from SUNY Cortland on May 15, 2004 for his philanthropic efforts in his native country, the Democratic Republic of Congo and other African nations.

Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo, more commonly known as Dikembe Mutombo (born June 25, 1966), is a basketball player in the NBA, playing at the position of center for the Houston Rockets. ... A Doctor of Humane Letters (Latin: Litterarum humanae doctor; D.H.L.; or L.H.D.) is an honorary degree often conferred to those who have contributed to issues of peace and social justice. ...

Colleges

Dragon Statue in College Library, Fall 2006
Dragon Statue in College Library, Fall 2006
  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Education
  • School of Professional Studies

Image File history File links CLibraryDragon2. ... Image File history File links CLibraryDragon2. ...

Athletics

SUNY Cortland has had the most nationally successful men's and women's intercollegiate athletics program in New York over the past decade. In 1995, the Sears Director's Cup was established to gauge and recognize the most successful intercollegiate athletics programs in the nation. SUNY Cortland is one of only six colleges and universities in the U.S. to have finished every year among the Top 20 NCAA Division III programs. Cortland placed fifth out of 438 schools during 2005-06 in the competition that is now known as the United States Sports Academy Director's Cup. The competition is sponsored by USA Today, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, and the United States Sports Academy. The standings are based on schools' national finishes in different sports.


The Cortland Red Dragons annually play Ithaca College Bombers for the Cortaca Jug, which was added in 1959 to an already competitive rivalry. The matchup is one of the most prominent in Division III college football. Ithaca College is a private institution of higher education located on the South Hill of Ithaca, New York. ... The Cortaca Jug is the trophy given to the annual College football game played between the Red Dragons of the State University of New York at Cortland and the Bombers of Ithaca College. ... Division III (or DIII) is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association of the United States. ...


Cortland won the 2006 NCAA Lacrosse Div. III National Championship and has reached the 2007 National Championship in a rematch against Saisbury University scheduled for May 27, 2007.


Other information

  • Kiplinger's ranked SUNY Cortland among its 100 Best Values in Public Education in 2007
  • Home to the largest teacher education program in the Northeast and 9th largest in the U.S.
  • SUNY Cortland has one of the nation's largest undergraduate programs in physical education
  • SUNY Cortland offers degrees in 68 areas.
  • Current enrollment is about 7,000 students.
  • Ranked one of America's Top 50 Best Buy Public Colleges and Universities in 2004 by Consumers Digest
  • Ranked 11th top party school in the nation by Playboy in 1987.[1]

Playboy is an American mens magazine, founded in 1953 by Hugh Hefner and his associates, which has grown into Playboy Enterprises, Inc. ...

External links

  • SUNY Cortland
  • SUNY Cortland Athletics
  • Google Map of SUNY Cortland campus buildings (note: best viewed in Hybrid view)

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