State University of New York at Cobleskill

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State University of New York at Cobleskill
SUNY Cobleskill seal.png
Motto Real life, real learning
Established 1911
Type Public
President Dr. Debra Hollar Thatcher (acting)
Students 2500
Location Cobleskill, NY, USA
Campus 750 acres (3.0 km2)
Colors Orange and Black          
Athletics NCAA III
Mascot Fighting Tigers
Affiliations State University of New York

State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill, also known as SUNY Cobleskill, is a comprehensive college offering degrees in agriculture and technology; business and computer technology; culinary arts, hospitality and tourism; early childhood; and liberal arts and sciences. The school began as the Schoharie State School of Agriculture in 1911 and joined the SUNY system in 1916. The college is located in Schoharie County, New York, United States and offers 41 associate's degree programs and 15 bachelor's degree programs. SUNY Cobleskill is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, and the NYS Education Department registers all academic programs. The college is approved for awarding of the following degrees: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Science (BS), Bachelor of Technology (BT), Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS), Associate in Applied Science (AAS), and Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS). The College is now an official four-year institution and has joined the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). According to SUNY Cobleskill's Strategic Plan 2004-2011, the college is striving to become the premier Agricultural Institution in the northeast.[1]

Campus facilities[edit]

Residence halls[edit]

SUNY Cobleskill has 10 residence halls for full-time students. All student rooms are wired for cable television and Internet access, as well as voice mail.

First Year Experience Permitting only first years students.

  • Fake Hall
  • Parsons Hall
  • Ten Eyck Hall
  • Davis Hall

Sophomore Experience Permitting all but first year students.

  • Dix Hall
  • Draper Hall
  • Pearson Hall

Cobleskill Traditional Permitting any student regardless of year.

  • Porter Hall

Upper Class Living/Learning Permitting any student with 60 or more credits completed.

  • Vroman Hall

Single Gender Segregating the residents by wing, one is female, the other is male. Each wing has one or two common, single gender bathrooms.

  • Wieting Hall

Academic buildings[edit]

The academic buildings are spread out across the campus. The major buildings include:

  • The Old Quad complex, located on the original college site, includes: Frisbie, Home Economics, Old Gym, and Alumni Halls.
  • The Agricultural complex, including: Curtis Mott (Ag Eng), Hodder Hall (Plant Science), Animal Science Lab, Dairy Barn, Equestrian Center, Fish Hatchery, Greenhouses, Horse Barn, Livestock Building, Meat Processing Lab, and the Nursery.
  • Warner: The Business and Computer technologies building.
  • Wheeler: The Liberal Arts and Sciences building.
  • Champlin and Prentice Halls: Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Tourism buildings,
  • Holmes Hall: the Early Childhood building.
  • The Childcare Center
  • Van Wagenen Library

Dining facilities[edit]

The Dining Services are run by the Cobleskill Auxiliary Services (CAS) and are various. With their ID card, students may use their meal plan, a CobyCash account, or opt to pay in cash.

  • Hodder Cafe, in Hodder Hall
  • American Heritage, in Prentice Hall
  • Champlin Hall
  • The Courtyard Cafe, in Prentice Hall
  • Twisted Whiskers, in Bouck Hall
  • Warner Cafe, in Warner Hall

Athletic facilities[edit]

  • Baseball Field
  • Bouck Pool, 25 yards, 6 lanes
  • Running Track
  • Soccer Field
  • Softball Field
  • Fitness Center
  • Tennis Courts
  • The Fieldhouse
  • The Iorio Gymnasium

Other facilities[edit]

  • Bouck Hall, the Student Activities Building, which is home to the Ioro Gymnasium, the fitness center, the Bouck Auditorium, the Campus bowling alley, the Bouck swimming pool, the college store, the mail room, the Student Life Center, Sandella's Cafe, The Commuter Lounge, and the Bouck Ballroom.
  • Johnson Hall, home to University Police.
  • Knapp Hall, the Administration Building; home to the Career Development Center, Residential Life, Student Accounts, Admissions, Financial Aid, the Registrar's office, and telecommunications.
  • The Wellness Center offers both medical support, and counseling.

Student body[edit]

From the Princeton Review for the 2007-2008 semesters

Student Body
Enrollment: 2,475
Female: 48%
Out of State: 10%
International: 10%
African American 30%
Asian 5%
Caucasian 60%
Hispanic: 4%
Native American 1%


SUNY Cobleskill teams participate as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III, after spending years in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The Fighting Tigers are primarily a member of the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) for all sports, with the exception of equestrian which competes in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) and track & field which competes in the New York State College Track Conference (NYSCTC). Men's sports include: basketball, cross country, equestrian, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming & diving, and track & field; while women's sports include: basketball, cross country, equestrian, golf, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, track & field, and volleyball.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Pete Dominick, Comedian
  • Peter Lopez (R), 127th New York Assemblyman (2006–present)
  • Jennifer Kaido, 2008 U.S. Olympic Woman's Rowing Team Member
  • Kevin L. Phillips, Actor, Pride, Notorious, Red Tails

Notable faculty[edit]

  • Jack Ingels, notable landscaping author
  • Charles Moran, named to SmartMoney's "Power Thirty in Finance" (2011)
  • Salvador Rivera, Ph.D author of "Jacob K. Javits and Latin American Economic Integration" (journal article). Dr. Rivera is the leading expert on Latin American economic/political unification efforts in the United States. He has focused extensivley on U.S. policies towards the economic trade blocs of Latin America. Professor Rivera is currently in the process of publishing a work on the Latin American unionist movement. Likewise Professor Rivera has witten numerous articles demonstrating the many flaws in current immigration policies and the benefits of a more liberal attitude on the issue.


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Coordinates: 42°40′23″N 74°29′54″W / 42.673005°N 74.498398°W / 42.673005; -74.498398