Dean of Students Office
Family Weekend a record-breaker
Family Weekend 2015 brought the highest number of visitors ever with 1,281 families registered and over 4,500 guests on campus for fun and activities. A few of the highlights included:
• Most events for any Family Weekend: 94.
• 2,700 tickets sold for comedian John Mulaney who was a fan favorite in the Events Center. This was the fourth year we partnered with the Student Association to bring a large-scale act for families and we think it’s finally become tradition!
• Almost 600 tickets sold to the men’s and women’s soccer games that weekend (does not include student tickets).
• 364 happy family portraits taken (that’s 72 shots an hour!)
• Bowling alleys opened extended hours to accommodate families with siblings and families that participated played an average of 5.7 games each, making it a very popular option!
• The weekend was more well-rounded than ever before with participation by the Division of Research, a Student Association open house, the chance for families to drive a student0-designed BAJA car, lots of community vendors, and more.
• The weekend was also more service-oriented than ever before. Families could learn about our Food Recovery Network and the Running with the Goats Fun Run raised $822 and bought 17 goats for the Massai tribe in Kenya.
Case manager and advocate hired
The Dean of Students Office has announced that Doris Cheung will begin her duties as the new case manager and advocate for victims of interpersonal violence (IVP) on Thursday, Dec. 3. Cheung, who holds a doctoral degree in developmental psychology from CUNY, was born in Hong Kong and is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, Hakka and English. She has worked with underrepresented populations in New York City as a college instructor and as a helper in Project Liberty, aiding Sept. 11 victims. She comes to her position after serving for almost 10 years as Cultural Diversity Director at the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier. Since 2010, she has also volunteered as a crisis counselor and member of the Crime Victims Assistance Center Sexual Assault Response Team. Cheung, will head up IVP efforts on campus. For more information on the campus IVP program, go online.
Cheung’s office is located in University Union West, Room 205.