Congratulations to the 2015 Charlton Scholars

June 2, 2015

The Harry and Barb Charlton Newcomer Scholarship Program was named in 1993 in honor of the late Harry Charlton and his late wife Barbara, who served SUNYCUAD and SUNY in a variety of posts from the State Teacher’s College at Oswego to Central Administration. The program is designed to offer professional development opportunities to advancement professionals employed at SUNY institutions either new to the field or new to SUNY. The program is managed by the Charlton Scholars Committee, consisting of past presidents of SUNYCUAD, who review the applications and recommend the winners to the SUNYCUAD Board. The winners receive complimentary registration and accommodations at the annual SUNYCUAD Educational Conference.

This year’s process was competitive, attracting 19 applications from highly qualified candidates from every advancement field and every type of SUNY institution. The committee had a very difficult decision to make, and ultimately chose 5 applicants to serve as this year’s Charlton Scholars. The 2015 winners are:

Kelli Ariel

Web Communications Associate

SUNY Oswego


Lindsey Dotson

Director of Alumni Relations

Erie Community College


Sarah Maneely

Assistant Director of Research & Donor Relations

SUNY Potsdam


Edie Roggie

Alumni Development Officer/Assistant Development Officer

Jefferson Community College


Craig Watkins

Content Editor and Project Manager

Monroe Community College


On Wednesday, June 3rd, these individuals will be recognized during the opening luncheon of the 2015 SUNYCUAD Educational Conference in Rochester. Congratulations to each of the winners!

Special appreciation is extended to the following past presidents of SUNYCUAD (names listed with years of service as SUNYCUAD President) who served as members of this year’s Charlton Scholars Committee:

Chair: Amy Kremenek, Onondaga Community College – 2011-13

Justin Culkowski, SUNY Environmental Science & Forestry (retired) – 1989-91

Nancy Griffin, SUNY Potsdam – 1997-98

Patrick Hennessey, Westchester Community College – 2009-11

Roxanne Johnston, College at Brockport – 2003-05

Loretta Lawrence Keane, Fashion Institute of Technology – 2007-09

Peter Koryzno, SUNY Cortland (retired) – 2005-07

Kirk Starczewski, SUNY Empire State College – 1993-95

Maureen Winney, SUNY Empire State College – 2014