Recent Submissions

  • Mabel McCagg Webster, Class of 1922 

    Unknown author (1/1/1922)
    Mabel McCagg Webster, Class of 1922. Mabel was from Garland and commuted to Brockport by horse and buggy; learn more about the early '20s at Brockport in this interview.
  • Layla Taha, interviewed by Jessy Blackburn 

    Tynan, Jacob; Blackburn, Jessy (9/25/2019)
    Layla Taha’s parents are originally from Palestine. She went to St. John Fischer College for two and a half years, but left because the tuition was so high and because she was in the physician’s assistant program, a career ...
  • Karen Taylor, interviewed by Keegan Leslie Taylor 

    Tynan, Jacob; Taylor, Keegan Leslie (11/12/2019)
    Karen Taylor grew up in Fairport and attended MCC (where she earned her Associate's Degree in Liberal Studies), the University at Buffalo, and Nazareth College (where she earned earned her Bachelor's Degree of Science in ...
  • Sharon Helfeld, interviewed by Hannah Travis 

    Tynan, Jacob; Travis, Hannah (11/4/2019)
    Sharon Helfield earned a Bachelor's degree in Business with a minor in Psychology in 1992. Her academic focus within Business was Marketing. She has worked in multiple office positions throughout her life, including at ...
  • Kristine Klein, interviewed by Kennedy Platter 

    Tynan, Jacob; Platter, Kennedy (5/4/2020)
    Kristine Klein was raised in Greece. She attended Brockport, where she earned a Bachelor's in Music History. She then earned a Master's degree in Library Science at SUNY Geneseo. She then earned a law degree in Georgia. ...
  • Barb Gifford, interviewed by Jessy Blackburn 

    Tynan, Jacob; Blackburn, Jessy (5/10/2020)
    Barb Gifford was born and raised in Clifton Springs. She earned her Associate's Degree at Mohawk Valley Community College, and then transferred to SUNY Brockport, where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. After ...
  • Ethel Henning, Class of 1925 

    Henning, Ethel (1/1/1925)
    This is an oral history interview with Ethel Henning '25 conducted by Charlie Cowling in 1990. At the time of the interview Miss Henning was living in the family farmhouse in Walworth NY, long retired from teaching.
  • Dan Burns, interviewed by Joe Hickey 

    Tynan, Jacob; Hickey, Joe (5/9/2020)
    Dan Burns enrolled at SUNY Brockport after graduating from high school in 1964, but dropped out after a year and a half. He then worked in a tin can factory, at a funeral home as an apprentice, and at an Ossabaw writers ...
  • Phil Fedele, interviewed by Nikko Montante 

    Tynan, Jacob; Montante, Nikko; Platter, Kennedy (1/1/1962)
    Phil Fedele graduated from Madison High School in the mid-fifties before serving a year in the Army Reserves. He then attended Brockport as a commuter student for three years and graduated in 1962. He was the first member ...
  • Richard Tynan, interviewed by Jacob Tynan 

    Tynan, Jacob (1/1/1970)
    Richard Tynan earned his Associate's Degree at SUNY Binghamton, and his Bachelor's Degree in English at SUNY Brockport during the late 1970's. After working two decades as a machinist, he returned to Brockport in the early ...
  • Betty Bolger, interviewed by Charlie Cowling 

    Tynan, Jacob; Cowling, Charlie (1/1/1942)
    Betty Bolger is a 1942 alumnus of the Brockport Teacher's College, and entered the college in 1939, when it was still a Normal School. After graduation she worked as a sixth grade teacher in the Greece school district ...
  • Da'Juan Steele, interviewed by Keegan F. Leslie-Taylor 

    Tynan, Jacob; Leslie-Taylor, Keegan F. (9/18/2019)
    As of September 2019, Da'Juan Steele is a History Major and English Minor at SUNY Brockport, with a focus in Childhood Education, He plans on continuing at Brockport for his Master's, and to teach children from similar ...
  • Alice and Charles Garlock, interviewed by Charlie Cowling 

    Tynan, Jacob; Cowling, Charlie (5/5/2015)
    Alice Garlock was born December 14, 1926 in Brockport, the daughter of Robert Frank and Miriam (Thompson) Winne. Her grandfather Alfred Thompson was the president of the State Normal School in Brockport, now the College ...
  • Deneen Griffin, interviewed by Jon Goehring 

    Tynan, Jacob; Duru, Betul; Goehring, Jonathan (4/28/2021)
    Deneen Griffin was raised in a very diverse family and went to a Catholic school until she decided to transfer into public school. Her friends and family members attended public schools and Griffin wanted the same experience. ...
  • Allison Dentinger, interviewed by Roy Rodriguez 

    Tynan, Jacob; Rodriguez, Roy (5/20/2020)
    Allison Dentinger earned her bachelor's degree in History and Adolescent Inclusive Education in 2013 and her master's degree in Social Studies Education in 2016. She no longer teaches. As of November, she now works as a ...
  • Jill Campbell, interviewed by Layla Taha 

    Tynan, Jacob; Duru, Betul; Taha, Layla (4/5/2019)
    Jill Campbell was raised in the country near Buffalo in a large Catholic family. She attended Brockport, where she earned a Bachelor's in Speech. But she arrived at Brockport with the intention of majoring in Physical ...
  • Rosanna Gutierrez, interviewed by Hannah Travis 

    Tynan, Jacob; Duru, Betul; Travis, Hannah (9/27/2019)
    Rosanna Gutierrez was born in Santiago, Dominic Republic and moved to the United States seven years ago. Gutierrez attended Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics. She decided to attend SUNY Brockport because of the ...
  • Valerie Taylor, interviewed by Shannon Regelsberger 

    Tynan, Jacob; Duru, Betul; Regelsberger, Shannon (11/26/2019)
    Valerie Taylor, current resident of Fairport, New York and Alum to SUNY Brockport, recounts her childhood and what it was like living in Fairport and Brockport. Valerie recalls how community, teachers and the hardships of ...
  • Grace Pulcini, interviewed by Sara Cocca 

    Tynan, Jacob; Duru, Betul; Cocca, Sara (4/28/2021)
    Grace Pulcini is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in History at SUNY Brockport. Pulcini initially enrolled in SUNY Geneseo but decided to transfer to SUNY Brockport her first semester for personal reasons. She currently plans ...
  • C. Bruce Lee, Class of 1944 

    Unknown author (1/1/1944)
    C. Bruce Lee was part of a group of three African-American students who came to Brockport in the fall of 1940 as part of a New Deal era educational opportunity program. Mr. Lee was from Buffalo, and while he only spent the ...

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