The State University of New York College at Cortland, also officially called SUNY Cortland or informally known as Cortland State, is a coeducational university located in Cortland, New York, United States. In each of the four years to 2010, SUNY Cortland was named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and ranked by Kiplinger's among its 100 Best Values Among Public College and Universities. Wikipedia.
News Article | April 17, 2017
After facing her own monster head on, Katie Bailey has wasted no time dedicating her life to help others find the courage to do the same. Katie was 9 years old when her big brother, James Bailey, began abusing her on a weekly basis while their parents worked long hours outside their Syracuse home. The sexual assaults continued until she was 12. She said nothing at first, keeping quiet about the horrors she endured while her big brother was supposed to be babysitting her, but the pain became too much to bear. “For 10 years, I felt like I was in solitude, keeping the secret to myself,” Katie, 23, told InsideEdition.com. “Finally, when I said something, there was this network of individuals there to help me through the trial, help me find my voice.” When she came forward in 2013 after learning her brother had been kicked out of the family’s home, Katie was met with support from her loved ones, police, prosecutors and advocates trained to help her heal, she said. Read: Woman Speaks Out Against Brother Who Raped Her as a Child “I never once got called damaged… ‘damaged’ means broken goods,” she said. “Advocates see you as a gem; you can get cleaned up and polished. Advocates — they’re trained how to ask questions, how to approach people who have been victimized.” It was working with those people that helped Katie build up the strength to help other sexual assault survivors. “My passion for this is worth being shared,” she said. “But in order to help other people, I needed to help myself. And I’ve conquered my biggest fear.” James Bailey, now 31, was arrested in 2015 and was found guilty of sexual abuse in March. Earlier this month, Katie stood at her brother’s sentencing hearing to explain the effects of his actions, speaking directly to the man who should have been her protector but instead was the source of relentless pain. "I felt extremely vulnerable, because all my emotions from the abuse and the pain and the suffering I went through — it reemerged," she said. "But I had the right to have a say and my voice was finally, literally, being heard. Even if he didn’t care about it — he was very emotionless, he didn’t seem to care. I felt strong, I did everything I needed to and I got justice.” James Bailey was sentenced to 32 years in prison, the maximum punishment allowed under law. His conviction and sentencing has been a weight off of Katie, who said she’s now ready to move on. She is set to graduate in May from SUNY Cortland with a degree in criminology, her second degree, having already studied criminal justice at Onondaga Community College. And she’s preparing to move, looking for homes in Ithaca with her longtime boyfriend who she said has been a beacon of courage and bravery throughout her journey. And most importantly, she’s ready to help others, saying she’s going to pursue a career working with law enforcement to help survivors. “I’ve had both men and women contact me and they’ve said I’ve given them courage,” Bailey said. “The courage you need to find is the courage within yourself. You need to know what you say can and will be heard by the right people. Trust your voice will be heard. Everything I held in for years, I gave to these people — and now my brother is going to prison. And I’m happy."
News Article | May 17, 2017
DEERFIELD, IL--(Marketwired - May 17, 2017) - The 19th Annual Food Safety Summit, held last week in Rosemont, IL attracted nearly 1,700 registered food safety professionals and 190 exhibiting companies. During the four-day event, held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, food safety professionals discussed the most pressing issues facing the food industry including Listeria, the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act, the Integration of the Nation's Food Safety System as well as reviewed case studies from recent foodborne illness outbreaks. The event kicked off on Monday, May 8th with six successful certification programs including Preventive Control courses for Human Food, Animal Food, Produce and Foreign Supplier Verification as well as Auditor Training and Seafood HACCP. "Last week, Rosemont was the place for the food safety industry offering informative and timely education sessions, buzz worthy special events, and the newest technologies and solutions for the industry," said Scott Wolters, Director for the Food Safety Summit. "We thank our Educational Advisory Board, our exhibitors, attendees, speakers, and press who came out to support this leading event which addresses the critical food safety issues facing processors, distributors, growers, retailers and foodservice operators." On Tuesday, May 9, Gillian Kelleher, vice president for food safety and quality assurance for Wegmans Food Markets, and Sharon Birkett, VP, North America Quality and Food Protection, OSI Group moderated a half day workshop addressing the Latest in Listeria Control. The dynamic panelists included Doug Craven, Hormel Foods; Natalie Dyenson, MPH, Dole Food Company, Inc.; Joe Stout, Commercial Food Sanitation; Ozgur Koc, Crunch Pak; Steve Tsuyuki, Maple Leaf Foods; Matt Henderson, Land O'Frost; Matthew Wise, MPH, Ph.D., CDC and Mickey Parish, FDA The afternoon workshops include the 3rd Annual AFDO Integration Forum which was hosted by Joe Corby; Preventive Controls & Sanitary Food Transportation Act (SFTA): The Basics and Sustainment, A Guide to Success as a Food Safety Professional and Integrated Food Safety System Update. The Welcome Reception, sponsored by Deloitte, offered attendees an opportunity to network with 190 vendors who showcased specialty products and services designed to help food safety professionals do their job more effectively and efficiently. Industry icon Dane Bernard moderated a dynamic panel of industry experts, on Wednesday morning, who discussed issues ranging from the implementation of FSMA, legal implications including litigation and the role of the Department of Justice to the impact of produce, foreign supplier verification and intentional adulteration during the opening day keynote session. Speakers on the keynote panel included Kathy Gombas, formerly of FDA; Dave Gombas, formerly of United Fresh Produce Association; Craig Wilson, Costco Wholesale Corporation; Jeffery Steger, Department of Justice; and Shawn Stevens, Food Industry Counsel, LLC On Thursday morning, during the 6th Annual Town Hall AFDO's Joe Corby, CDC's Dr. Robert Tauxe, USDA's Al Almanza, and FDA's Stephen Ostroff discussed how the agencies are working together on food safety initiatives and exciting new developments such as Whole Genome Sequencing which will have a revolutionary impact on the industry. The Town Hall was moderated by Gary Ades, President of G&L Consulting and Chairman of the Summit Educational Advisory Board. On Wednesday evening attendees enjoyed the Food Safety Summit Gives Back Networking Reception to benefit Feeding America. Chuck Wilson of BNP Media presented Mitzi Baum, Director of Food Safety for Feeding America with a donation of $8,000 to help provide 90,000 meals on behalf of the sponsors, speakers, exhibitors, and attendees. In addition, Sani Professional Food Safety Advisory Council presented the 2017 Sani Awards to Tracey McClure, Food Safety Specialist & Training Dept. Administrator, Jason's Deli; Jeremy Benedict, Quality Improvement and Training Coordinator, ASC of SUNY Cortland and Therese O'Connor, Asst. Director Training & Development, Cornell Dinning. "We were very pleased with our showing and support throughout the '17 FSS. Can't wait to begin discussing the 2018 plan!" said Matt Schiering, VP, General Manager, Sani Professional. Prior to the Town Hall, NSF International, a global public health and safety organization that provides food safety and quality assurance services across all food supply chain sectors, announced the recipients of the 2017 NSF Food Safety Leadership Awards. Recipients were Jack J. Guzewich, MPH Consultant and Trainer in Foodborne Disease Epidemiology and Food Emergency Response, David M. Theno, Ph.D. CEO/CBIO, Gray Dog Partners, Inc., and Lee-Ann Jaykus, Ph.D. William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, Food Science, North Carolina State University. On the trade show floor, 190 exhibiting companies including Gold Sponsor Roka Bioscience, Silver Sponsor Alchemy Systems and Bronze Sponsor Eurofins met with attendees to showcase their new products and services. Two full days of presentations from exhibitors were offered in the Solutions Stage Theaters, as a chance for attendees to hear from subject matter experts about the newest solutions and technologies in food safety and security. Solutions Stage presentations were given by ACO Polymer Products, LUBRIPLATE Lubricants, Roka BioScience, Associated Wholesale Growers/ ReposiTrak, Mettler Toledo, Art's Way Scientific, Brother Mobile Solutions, TEGAM, Verse Solutions, TRI Air Testing, Magnifi Group, Sani Professional, Retokil Steritech, Abbott, Spirax Sarco, ComplianceMetrix, CompWALK, Siemens PLM Software and Detectamet. Plans are already being made for the 20th Anniversary of the Food Safety Summit which will again be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL from Monday, May 7 through Thursday, May 10, 2018. In addition, BNP Media will sponsor the Food Safety Summit Education Theater at PROCESS EXPO taking place September 19-22, 2017 at the McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, IL. For more information, on sponsorship or exhibiting opportunities call Chuck Wilson at 630-962-0078 or visit www.foodsafetysummit.com. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
News Article | May 25, 2017
Awarded to: Tracey McClure and Jason's Deli. Jason's Deli is a fast casual restaurant chain with over 260 locations in 28 states from Minnesota to Florida, Nevada and Virginia. Tracey was instrumental in developing a robust Food Safety Program with Jason's Deli that has always put the safety of their customers and employees first. Tracey instituted a food safety training program that ensured all franchisees across all states were compliant with local laws and best practices. In addition, their food safety audit program improved over 10% system wide. These upgraded food safety programs assisted Jason's Deli in their quest for best-in-class food safety practices. Awarded to: Jeremey Benedict of ASC and SUNY Cortland. SUNY Cortland's dining services serve nearly 250,000 meals each month. Their on campus training program trains on average 450 personnel annually. Their comprehensive food safety program focuses on training knowledge retention, food safety/sanitation, and has resulted in a 95% pass rate of their management. This program is an integral part of the food safety culture at SUNY Cortland and keeps the over 10,000 staff, students and vendor's safe day in and day out. Awarded to: Therese O'Connor of Cornell Dining Services. Cornell Dining has a 3 pronged approach to food safety: NEHA certification (National Environmental Health Association), Allertrain and Ecosure. This approach has resulted in over 90% of their staff having the appropriate food safety certification. All of their regular staff is trained and tested on food allergens and finally their 3rd party audit program has resulted in a 64% reduction in violations/discrepancies. Outstanding results! Trophies were presented to the winners at the Food Safety Summit Gives Back Event at the 2017 Food Safety Summit held in Rosemont, Illinois on May 10, 2017. The Sani Awards™ celebrate innovation and excellence in food safety and promote best practices within the foodservice industry for education/training, employee/customer programs and guest experience. To be eligible for awards, winners had to demonstrate measureable improvements in chains with at least 5 units. Results were required six months post implementation. For more information, visit thesaniawards.com. Sani Professional®, a division of PDI, is a purpose driven company deeply rooted in the prevention of Community Associated Infection (CAI). The Company's line of disposable pre-measured, pre-moistened state-of-the-art wipe products and solutions are ideal for hand sanitizing, hard surface cleaning, sanitizing and advanced disinfecting. These products are EPA and NSF-registered and, as appropriate, FDA food code compliant; meeting the highest food industry safety standards. Visit saniprofessional.com PDI helps reduce preventable infections, control healthcare costs and, ultimately, save lives by delivering a broad range of evidence-based, market leading environmental hygiene and patient care solutions in the community and healthcare environments. PDI has three divisions, Sani Professional®, PDI Healthcare and Contract Manufacturing. Visit wearepdi.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sani-professional-food-safety-advisory-council-announces-2017sani-awards-winners-300463396.html
News Article | February 21, 2017
The Nike Running Camps offer the full running camp experience in which campers are placed in small compatible groups based on fitness, event and ability while training. Nike Track & Field Camps offer the full track camp experience and are designed to help youth athletes reach their highest potential in their chosen event. The Nike Cross Country Camps offer the perfect mix of learning, training and recreation. Runners are placed in running groups based on fitness, speed and distance when running on the nearby trails and courses. The Nike Running Camps’ mission is to provide athletes with the tools necessary to improve and enjoy the sport of running for the rest of their lives. “We couldn’t be more thrilled about running camps in these new locations this summer,” states Jan O’Connor, Executive Vice President at US Sports Camps. “Our goal is for campers to receive an unforgettable experience and feel like a part of a family. With each camp’s outstanding coaching staff, I am sure our goal will be accomplished.” The new 2017 Nike Running Camp locations are: Nike Cross Country Camps at The College at Brockport, NY Nike Cross Country Camp at Bowling Green State University, OH Chris Solinsky Distance Camp, Amherst Junction, WI Nike Running Camp Whistler BC Nike Cross Country Camp at Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA Nike Track & Field Camps SUNY Cortland, NY Nike Track & Field Camps at The College at Brockport, NY For more information on Nike Running Camps and US Sports Camps, please visit the company's website at http://www.ussportscamps.com/running or call 1-800-NIKE-CAMP (645-3226). Nike Running Camps is a division of US Sports Camps (USSC), headquartered in San Rafael, California, is America’s largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of Nike Sports Camps. Over 85,000 athletes attended a US Sports Camps program in 2016. The company has offered summer camps since 1975 with the same mission that defines it today: to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high quality sports education and skill enhancement.
News Article | February 15, 2017
Nike Running Camps new pole vaulting camps place a large emphasis on running mechanics for the approach, work on the pole, and very specific skills needed to participate in pole vault. Campers are taught breakthrough skill enhancing techniques that launch athletes to a higher tier. The following Nike Running Camps are offering pole-vaulting this summer. Nike Track & Field camp of champions at Stanford University: This one of a kind T&F camp features pole vaulting as one of its disciplines and is open to any and all entrants ages 12-18, welcoming pole vaulters of all skill levels. This co-ed camp runs July 2nd-6th. Nike Rising Stars Track & Field Camp Hillsdale College: This co-ed T&F camp is open to any and all entrants ages 12-18. Campers who choose pole vaulting as their discipline receive hands-on educational and skill training. This camp welcomes pole vaulters of all skill levels and runs July 12th-15th. Nike Track & Field Camp at The College at Brockport: Ranked #1 athletic facility in the New York State collegiate system in 2016, pole vaulters enjoy the immaculate Special Events Recreation Center, in which Olympian Gold Medalist Jenn Suhr set the Indoor World Record in the women’s pole vault in February of 2016. This co-ed T&F camp is open to any and all entrants ages 10-18, running July 30th – August 2nd. Duke Nike Track & Field Camp: “I highly recommend this camp to future campers,” states Olivia G., Duke University Camper 2016. “It's great for beginners to experienced track athletes. As a pole vaulter, I experienced a positive environment with my event group.” This co-ed T&F camp is open to any and all entrants ages 12-18, welcoming pole vaulters of all skill levels. This camp runs July 12th-15th. Nike Track & Field Camps SUNY Cortland: Considered to be one of the best pole vaulting camps in the country, this is the only Nike Running Camp that features an independent pole vaulting session. The SUNY Cortland camp offers top-of-the-line skill training as well as educational lectures given by NCAA coaches on topics geared towards cutting-edge knowledge about the pole vault. This co-ed pole vaulting camp is open to any and all entrants ages 12-18, welcoming beginners as well as more advanced vaulters. This camp runs July 28th-30th. NOTE: FOR LIABILITY REASONS, ALL OF THESE CAMPS REQUIRE THAT POLE VAULTERS BRING THEIR OWN POLES. For additional details or to register online, visit http://www.ussportscamps.com or call 1-800-NIKE-CAMP. About US Sports Camps, Inc. US Sports Camps (USSC), headquartered in San Rafael, California, is America’s largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of Nike Sports Camps. Over 80,000 kids attended a US Sports Camps program in 2016. The company has offered summer camps since 1975 with the same mission that defines it today: to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high quality sports education and skill enhancement.