Catching up with...

"Catching Up With..." is a new feature that launched in fall 2020 in The Chronicle. Each week a faculty or staff member is profiled. Answering a series of short questions, the profiles are intended to be light, informative and conversational.

Catching up with… Laini Nemett

Laini Nemett, associate professor of drawing and painting, lived in Barcelona for three years, first on a painting Fulbright and then working at an art gallery.

Catching up with...Jim Strohecker

When he is not on campus, Jim (alongside his partner Janine) is what you would call a cruiseaholic. The couple has been on more than a dozen Royal Caribbean cruises since they got together seven years ago.

Catching up with...Alicia Dang

You could say Alicia Dang, assistant professor of economics, is seasonally adjusted. She grew up in Vietnam and lived all over the globe before settling in Schenectady.

Catching up with...Pam Guidi

For anyone who has business with the President’s Office, chances are their first point of contact is Pam Guidi. As the assistant, she is the greeter, gatekeeper and go-to in Feigenbaum Hall.

Catching up with…William Garcia

In winter 1992, his second term at Union, William García traveled with students for a term abroad in Seville. It would be the first of 23 Union terms abroad and mini terms he has led during his 30 years at the College.

Catching up with...Michael Moore

Michael Moore has been guiding students and families through the admissions process for nearly 25 years, the last three at Union as associate dean of admissions and coordinator of multicultural recruitment.

Catching up with...Yijing Stehle

Her research focuses on ultrathin materials and devices, but Yijing Stehle, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has a wide array of interests beyond her academic discipline.

Catching up with...James Ropitzky

Most work days, there is a good chance you will find James Ropitzky in Union’s testing center. When he’s not on campus, he’ll be somewhere outside – summiting an Adirondack peak, driving down the fairway or spending time with friends.

Catching up with...Joan Thompson

Joan Thompson, an RN at Wicker Wellness Center is the proud mom to energetic Labrador retrievers and therapy dogs Margot and Mally.