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Karen Gottermeier

Karen Gottermeier

Karen Gottermeier, '09/'10
BS, Accounting and MS, Forensic Accounting

Karen always had a love of learning. The oldest of six children, Karen comes from a close-knit family, and she was homeschooled in Webster, NY, for most of elementary through high school. She knew she wanted to stay in Rochester for college, so she started her studies at Monroe Community College, and transferred to The College at Brockport in the fall of 2007. It was the College that opened her eyes to a new career. Read about how that happened.


Frank Jaeckle

 Frank Jaeckle in front of blackboard

Frank Jaeckle '08
MA, Mathematics

By all respects, Frank Jaeckle ’08 was already an accomplished academic before deciding to pursue a graduate degree in Mathematics at Brockport. A 1975 graduate of Cornell University, Frank went on to study at Juilliard and earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Iowa. His career as a musician and instructor brought him to teaching positions in Iowa, Alabama, Wisconsin and Tennessee.

But an injury brought an end to Frank’s music career. Read about how Brockport helped Frank find a new calling.

Maureen Leupold

Maureen Leupold

Maureen Leupold ’83 believes her success as a college professor can be attributed to the many doors that were open to her during her studies at Brockport. Professors and colleagues believed in her and helped inspire her philosophy of “living in gratitude.”

But Maureen’s passion for learning did not spark early in her academic career. Read more about Maureen's academic journey.


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Last Updated 6/18/12