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Marianna Savoca
Director, Career Center
At the Career Center, Marianna Savoca is a director, producer, strategic thinker, planner, developer, coach, mentor, teacher, advisor, counselor, manager, fundraiser, writer, presenter, connector, and relationship builder, as she leads an outstanding team of professionals who strive for excellence, while routinely helping students achieve successful outcomes. With a background in development/alumni relations, Marianna came to Stony Brook in 1997 and has held the director post since 2000. She is an experienced speaker, has held leadership roles in several career development organizations, consults for university career centers domestically and internationally, and has been recognized with several awards for excellence, including a Fulbright Award for Administrators in International Education, the NSEE Rising Leader Award, and the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service. Marianna earned a BS from SUNY Binghamton, an MS from Indiana University, and her PhD in Higher Education from Colorado State University.