Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013
The William Smith Dean's Office will host a dinner at Cobblestone Restaurant as a continuation of the Countdown to Commencement: Senior Supper Series on Thursday, Oct. 24. The dinner, titled "Many Paths to Many Good Futures," will provide seniors an opportunity to network with William Smith alumnae.
The Senior Supper Series is designed to introduce seniors to alumnae who share their varying stories of life after graduation. William Smith Dean Susanne McNally encourages seniors not to think of their lives as "a train on a track." She adds, "During these dinners in past years, we have heard inspiring stories of fabulous careers. Every alumna has a story like that."
At the dinner at Cobblestone, several alumnae will join the seniors to share their "work biographies," including HWS Trustee Dr. Deborah Pilla '76, a pediatric dentist in New York, N.Y.; Tracey Zorn DiFlorio '85, of Eagle Productivity Solutions and a own councilwoman in Chili, N.Y.; and Christine Moskell '08, Ph.D. candidate in environmental studies at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
Every senior who attends will be given a copy of the book "Life after School Explained," which contains helpful hints on everything from filing taxes to paying a landlord.
The first 60 seniors who RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org are invited to this event. A bus will leave Medbery Parking Lot at 6 p.m. and will return after dinner, around 7:30 or 8 p.m.
In 1985 Pilla founded one of the first dental practices in New York City devoted exclusively to the care of children. In addition to her practice, she has previously worked with special needs students and currently volunteers her time to perform reconstructive surgeries for children with congenital facial birth defects.
DiFlorio is a corporate trainer for Eagle Productivity Solutions, which works with pharmaceutical companies. In addition to being a councilwoman, she has served on numerous committees in her community.
During her senior year at William Smith, Moskell completed an honors project on the local food movement. Now, at Cornell, she is pursuing a research project titled "An Examination of Citizen Participation and Procedural Fairness in Large-Scale Urban Tree Planting Initiatives in the United States."