Accomplished Alumnus David Hanlon ’68

May 21st, 2015 | Comments Off on Accomplished Alumnus David Hanlon ’68 | Posted in Alumni News & Events, Cayuga Alumni Voices

8x10David Hanlon ’68 was highlighted in the spring issue of The Spartan. The award-winning musician has performed throughout Central New York since 1983 with his band, Dave Hanlon’s Cookbook. Dave Hanlon has been considered the premier drummer and bandleader for the upstate music scene since the 1970’s. He has won many awards and recognitions over the years with the groups he has played with. In 1980 he began working real estate full time while continuing to play music part time.

Dave is married to attorney Edwina Schleider, and they have three adult children and three grandchildren with one on the way. He is a Licensed Real Estate Broker with Berkshire Hathaway Home Service CNY Realty. Hanlon shares, “Auburn Community College provided me with the skill sets to further my education at Eastern Michigan University while simultaneously pursuing my passion for music. These skills and experiences have stayed with me and helped me considerably in both my careers as a realtor and as a musician. Attending ACC was one of my best investments ever.”

Note: To learn more about David Hanlon, you can read about him in the spring 2015 issue of The Spartan.

Cayuga Alumni Voices – Mark C. Coleman ’96

May 21st, 2015 | Comments Off on Cayuga Alumni Voices – Mark C. Coleman ’96 | Posted in Alumni News & Events, Cayuga Alumni Voices

IMG_0813Mark C. Coleman ’96, President of Convergence, Mitigation, Management (CMM) LLC, was on campus March 12 to speak with students on “The Sustainability Generation” as part of our Alumni Voices program. CMM is a management consulting firm that helps organizations identify, understand, assess, and prioritize specific risks to their business and strategies to mitigate and manage those risks. The event was co-sponsored through academic partnerships with Associate Professor Sheila Meyers. Mark attended Binghamton University, where he received a B.A. in Geography and Environmental Studies, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he received his M.S. in Environmental Management and Policy. He is the author of two books: “Time to Trust” and “The Sustainability Generation.”

Students were asked about their aspirations and plans for the future. Mark explained that no matter what you do with a career, integrity will help with your goals and aspirations. He told students, “You are the future generation.” He explicated that the fate of humanity is in the future and we need to think about how we treat the earth today. The earth is working on a fixed ecosystem; and if we over consume our resources, they will not be there to provide the same level in the future. Every decision we make today will have an impact. Mark said that we all need to be accountable; sustainability has so many challenges. We need to come together to make a difference. He said, “We don’t have to save the world, we just need to take one small part.”

Mark is married to Aileen McNabb-Coleman ’97. The couple resides in Auburn with their two sons, Owen Patrick and Neal Garrett.