Dr. Giancarlo A. Traverso

Dr. Giancarlo A. Traverso

Emeritus professor of Italian and French, Dr. Traverso taught for thirty years at SUNY New Paltz. Since his retirement in 1998, he continues to be engaged in the New Paltz community. He said, “When first retired I felt a separation from New Paltz but never an exclusion. In the sixteen years since, I can say New Paltz has shown the persuasive charms of a benevolent siren able if the call is heeded to transform you into an art connoisseur at the Dorsky Museum, or an attentive listener at a Distinguished Lecture Series, or a lover of a play or concert in McKenna and Studley Theaters, perhaps even into a donor.”

Giancarlo has many fond memories of New Paltz most occurring in the classroom. When asked for the fondest, he writes: "It is really an accumulation of teaching moments. Those occasions when a thought I expressed with conviction triggered a reaction on the students’ part, for or against, of similar conviction, leading to a dialog and subsequent reflection in students and myself.”


Dear Dr. Traverso:

As a recipient of the Giuseppe Traverso Citizen Naturalist Internship Endowed Fund, I would like to extent my gratitude to the donors, like you, who make this scholarship possible. As an aspiring ecologist this internship will provide me with the tools to further my career and refine my skills. I see this opportunity as an initial stepping stone to the rest or my career, and it would not be possible without your contribution. Please know that you are helping me to make the best of my time at SUNY New Paltz.


Emma Tyrell