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SARATOGA SPRINGS – On September 12 SUNY Cobleskill Presidents Marion Terenzio and SUNY Empire State College President Merodie Hancock announced an agreement to open a “seamless new pathway for business students to earn a graduate degree,” according to the official statement.
This agreement streamlines the process for qualified Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) students at SUNY Cobleskill to transfer into the Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Business Management program at SUNY Empire. Upon qualifying, SUNY Cobleskill BBA students are able to cross-register for up to nine credits of SUNY Empire MBA coursework. To qualify for cross-registration, BBA students must have completed 75 credits and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
“SUNY Cobleskill is dedicated to creating learning pathways tailored to continuous and suitable student progress from secondary school through to their desired goals. This new partnership with SUNY Empire State College gives our business students a valuable opportunity to continue seamlessly to a graduate degree program” said Terenzio.
“Today’s agreement with SUNY Cobleskill is all about getting students to complete their MBA in the most convenient, time and cost efficient manner possible, while at the same time, ensuring students receive the high-quality SUNY education they expect, need, and deserve,” said Hancock.
As to how this agreement came to be, Rosalyn Rufer, Ph. D. and interim associate dean of SUNY Empire State College explained, “Former SUNY Chancellor Zimpher repeatedly spoke about shared resources and ‘systemness’ at our SUNY University Faculty Senate Meetings. During one such meeting, I was sitting with Chuck Moran, department chair of Cobleskill’s business program; he was speaking about his business programs at Cobleskill. It gave me the idea of how we could partner and provide an accelerated program for this BBA students through our MBA program, similar to what we do with our BME (Business Management and Economics) students.”
With this accelerated program, full-time Cobleskill students can finish their master’s degree in two semesters. Aside from being a streamlined program, Cobleskill students are able to remain on their campus and avoid traveling to SUNY Empire and scheduling conflicts. All of the MBA classes are online.
“What makes this feasible is the 100 percent online delivery of the Empire State College MBA program,” Rufer said.
SARATOGA SPRINGS – A local memorial golf tourney returned to the McGregor Links Country Club to once again honor the memory of the late course superintendent, Mark Printsky.
The fourth annual Mark Printsky Memorial Golf Tourney took place at McGregor Links on July 15, with 40 local golfers taking part in the tourney itself, and around 75 people being in attendance overall. The tourney is held each year to raise money in honor of the late Mark Printsky, the longtime course superintendent for McGregor who passed away suddenly in 2014 after 32 years of service. Money raised at the event goes towards the Mark D. Printsky Memorial Scholarship fund at Mark’s Alma matter, SUNY Cobleskill.
In 2014, Mark’s wife Mary Beth Printsky found him passed on their bed. Despite her efforts with CPR, Mark tragically and suddenly passed away, leaving friends and family stunned and mourning. Around 6-8 weeks after his passing, those same friends and family came together to organize a memorial golf tourney in Mark’s name, and they were happily able to get it set up at his former place of employment, McGregor Links. Initially, the funds raised by the event went to Mary Beth herself, with subsequent annual tourneys raising money for the scholarship fund.
“I didn’t want him to be forgotten,” Mary Beth Printsky said about continuing the tourney and establishing the fund in the last few years.
As the course superintendent, Mark Printsky was responsible for managing all of the upkeep duties at McGregor Links. As his wife put it, his work keeping the greens in top condition was one of the main reasons that people remembered and returned to course over the years.
“In a way, he was the heart of the golf course,” Mary Beth Printsky said. “He was the reason people came to play.”
Over the course of three years, the tourney has raised around $6,000 for the scholarship fund. Funds were raised this year through entrance fees, raffles, mulligan sales, and other methods. Saratoga Eagle Sales & Services donated beverages to the event. A plaque dedicated to Mark and his time with the club was also set up at the event. Mary Beth Printsky herself designed the plaque.
“It just gave me so much joy,” Mary Beth Printsky said about this year’s event. “It was a real labor of love.”
This year’s event saw returning Cobleskill senior Patrick Murray of Buzzards Bay, Mass., graciously accept the fund’s first scholarship, valued at $500. Once over $10,000 is raised for the fund, the amounts granted to each student will increase, according to Mary Beth Printsky. To qualify for the Mark D. Printsky Memorial Scholarship, one must be a returning student in the Grass Management Studies Program.
Mary Beth Printsky expressed gratitude to many individuals involved in helping in the tourney come to fruition. This included the owners of McGregor Links, Blake Crocitto and Bill Ahl, for providing the venue for the event and giving her a lifetime membership to the club, and Annemarie Kissane, McGregor’s assistant pro who helped her improved her golf game.
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