Office of Alumni Affairs Staff

Laura Madelone
Director

Laura M. Madelone joined the Office of Alumni Affairs in October 2008. As Director, Laura provides strategic direction for every aspect of alumni affairs programming. She is the Executive Officer of the Alumni Association's Board of Directors. She also manages alumni and campus volunteers; develops alumni communications; and supervises the development of programming for students and alumni. Laura received both her B.S. in political science and her M.S. in higher education administration from Syracuse University. Laura is also a 2003 graduate of the Leadership Greater Syracuse program and a 2007 honoree of 40 Under 40 Syracuse. The 40 Under 40 honor highlights individuals younger than 40 who have made significant contributions as leaders in the workplace and community.

Paula Trask
Secretary

Bio to Come
Donna Chase
Alumni Database Manager

Donna Chase joined our staff in the fall of 2002, as a clerk in charge of gift and data entry. Over the years, she has learned a great deal about our database and integrating technology in all aspects of our work and currently holds the title of Alumni Affairs Database Manager. A previous stint with the United States Postal Service enables her to speak “postal,” so she has helped us to streamline our mailings and increase our returns of changed addresses. She is a crucial member of the Red Dragon Open Golf Tournament team, and she chaired a consortium of database users from several SUNY colleges and continues to act as alternate chair.


Tracey Hall
Electronic Communications and Social Media Specialist

Tracey Hall joined our staff in August of 2011. She is currently in charge of our graphic and web design, and is working hard on a full redesign of our current website. She is also in charge of promoting our events and outreach on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Tracey holds an associates degree from the Art Institute of Philadelphia, and has over 10 years experience working in and teaching web and graphic design.

Ryan Gennarelli '10
Coordinator, Alumni and Student Programs

Ryan started working with the Alumni Affairs Office as the Senior Class Vice President for the Class of 2010 before coming to work full-time here. Throughout his undergraduate career at Oneonta, Ryan studied medieval history extensively while maintaining a high level of involvement in several student leadership positions ranging from Residential Life and Orientation to Judicial Affairs. Currently, Ryan advises the Oneonta Future Alumni Network, the Senior Class Executive Board, and the Young Alumni Council. Always ready for a chat or debate, Ryan can often be found either in his office or strolling the beautiful campus.

Jill Stafford
Alumni Database Clerk

Jill Stafford joined the Alumni Affairs team in February 2011 as the Alumni Database Clerk. Before working at the college she was a nanny for three children. Jill was with the family for two years and when she sent the youngest to kindergarten she joined the restaurant industry. After being a server for a year, Jill moved to South Carolina to try to escape the winter and to experience something new. Not too long after moving she realized she actually wanted to be back where she started and returned. Now that she has returned it brought her to the Alumni Affairs Office where she is looking forward to learning and growing as a professional with the rest of the staff.