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Somethings Wrong

Lewiston, ME

#1 Mar 19, 2010
Having been an employee of Utica College for a number of years, I thought I have seen all the underhanded tactics that could be used for their own agenda. Though today I have heard of yet another. The college in its infinate wisdom, had Temco (a contracted maintenance company) hire a convicted felon to oversee the college facilities department. I do not know what title they have given him, but it would be my guess he is there to replace a long time employee which was let go due to economic reasons? I would like to know the college communities reaction to this wrong doing
stephen

New York, NY

#2 Mar 19, 2010
hey this message for jackie degristina i hear u gots a new man in ur life and i hears its a convict and specializes in drugss .u go girl gets some of those i think i knows him joe cardilla yeah he is a keeper what the hell are u doing with ur life
Ex-Utican

Purchase, NY

#3 Mar 19, 2010
That would be Gregg Sponburgh, the new Assistant Director of Facilities who was convicted of drunk driving and vehicular assault for nearly killing a young woman after fishing and his BAC was more than twice the legal limit.

A sad day for the college. A decent guy in Brian Snyder loses his job to a convicted felon. Welcome to Utica.

I don't suppose the next step in the hiring practice for UC is to hire convicted child molesters to teach in the Child Life program, would it? They could round up some potential candidates from the jail in Marcy, perhaps.
Concerned UC employee

Manlius, NY

#4 Mar 19, 2010
When I posted in November that this terrible appointment was forthcoming I was told I was absolutely crazy. How do I find the old thread?
Concerned UC employee

Manlius, NY

#5 Mar 19, 2010
I found it!

been there seen it wrote:
I firmly believe you may be in need of a rectal craniotomy to remove your head from your rearend. The truth of the matter is that the ex-employee is not returning to the college. As far as the ex-union employee is concerned, he did not replace anyone. That job was created to relieve the pressure of day to day opperations in a department overrun with red tape. I'm guessing that he may have proven himself underqualified. It's a shame anyone had to go, but the days of paying for incompitance have come to an end. <quoted text>

You may have "been there and seen it", but you were apparently blind when it was spelled out for you last November! Yes the job he is filling is Brian Snyder's old job. So much for your expertise!
Ex-Utican

Purchase, NY

#6 Mar 20, 2010
One might find it interesting to look through UC's Board of Trustees and see that one of them is the VP of the company that brought Mr. Sponburgh back.

Nothing like a gross lapse in judgment that goes all the way to the top.
Wow

Manlius, NY

#7 Mar 20, 2010
I have lost all respect for Utica College and I am an alumnus. It has become a joke. I am not saying this guy doesn't deserve to work, but to let Brian go and then move Greg from a temp position in financial aid (this is what I have heard he was doing at first) back to a full time position is disgraceful.

It seems that the whole operation is out of control.

With all their money troubles and lawsuits, I bet more layoffs will come.
another alum

Fayetteville, NY

#8 Mar 20, 2010
I have posted in many other places whenever there is an article about UC in any publication that I will not donate a dime back to the school until Hutton is gone and reason why is that he backed that guy after he almost killed that girl and now this, are you kidding me? never until all of the so called leadership is gone. and they can stop sending me the mailings begging for money.
Frosh

Lewiston, ME

#9 Mar 21, 2010
I have to wonder who will explain this lapse of judgement to the student body and parents alike when the college newspaper picks up on this story. That is of coarse if they are allowed to print it
Jungle Book

New York, NY

#10 Mar 21, 2010
Nice school there, you need tough excons working there due to all the future convicts that go to school @ UC.

A minds is a waste @ UC, turn up the rap and sling your crap he comes jungle jim and hes possee.

All the taxpayers $$$$$ going to waste on educating criminals.
i wanna learn

Watertown, NY

#11 Mar 21, 2010
how do i do it
Greg

Fayetteville, NY

#12 Mar 21, 2010
Ex-Utican wrote:
A sad day for the college. A decent guy in Brian Snyder loses his job to a convicted felon. Welcome to Utica.
A sad do for you you're ignorant. A DWI doesn't sound to me like anything big except you don't like the guy so it's a convenient excuse becasue you're mad. Almost everyone has comitted a felony so let's stop pretending they are like some kind of alein from intergalactic space. In case you didn't know it the state has made felons out of many more people per capita than any other state in the country. Now if he was a rapo or a violent felon or a thief but it sounds like you are just humping the dummy's leg on this one. THAT's a utica mentality for you nevermind the person's merits just use the old convictions it always works. That's how we got to where we are today he he he!
Huh

Manlius, NY

#13 Mar 21, 2010
Greg wrote:
<quoted text>A sad do for you you're ignorant. A DWI doesn't sound to me like anything big except you don't like the guy so it's a convenient excuse becasue you're mad. Almost everyone has comitted a felony so let's stop pretending they are like some kind of alein from intergalactic space. In case you didn't know it the state has made felons out of many more people per capita than any other state in the country. Now if he was a rapo or a violent felon or a thief but it sounds like you are just humping the dummy's leg on this one. THAT's a utica mentality for you nevermind the person's merits just use the old convictions it always works. That's how we got to where we are today he he he!
???? Wha ???
Ex-Utican

Purchase, NY

#14 Mar 21, 2010
Correction, one of the glaring qualities of being ignorant is lack of a solid grasp on the English language, which you clearly do have.

Mr. Sponburgh's DWI conviction also included a charge of VEHICULAR ASSAULT. A DA (that's District Attorney) does not file such a charge UNLESS THERE IS/ARE INJURY/INJURIES. Had Mr. Sponburgh done us a favor and wrapped his vehicle around an oak tree, you would not have seen such a charge.

If by "violent felon," you mean that Mr. Sponburgh didn't murder his victim and her boyfriend, then feel free to do so. This is not an "old conviction," he just got released a few months ago. Hell, the ink on his release is barely dry and he gets rehired?

Judging by the grammatical assassination you just put up, I'd wager that you are either

A) related to Greg and were drunk while assembling this rambling nonsense, much the way he was when he decided to cross the double yellow line and plow head first into the young woman's car.

OR

B) A current or former UC student.
Greg wrote:
<quoted text>A sad do for you you're ignorant. A DWI doesn't sound to me like anything big except you don't like the guy so it's a convenient excuse becasue you're mad. Almost everyone has comitted a felony so let's stop pretending they are like some kind of alein from intergalactic space. In case you didn't know it the state has made felons out of many more people per capita than any other state in the country. Now if he was a rapo or a violent felon or a thief but it sounds like you are just humping the dummy's leg on this one. THAT's a utica mentality for you nevermind the person's merits just use the old convictions it always works. That's how we got to where we are today he he he!
Common Sense

Middleville, NY

#15 Mar 21, 2010
Looks like UC is Hiring the best and brightest available to fill their ranks. Much like the gang of ghetto scum they are supposedly educating.

As a UC alumni I'm embarrassed.
Ex-Utican

Purchase, NY

#16 Mar 22, 2010
Yes, Mr. Sponburgh was answering phones in Student Financial Services.

He goes from certifying staff members to drive college vehicles, to a drunk driving and vehicular assault (can anyone say "irony?"), to answering phones as a secretary, to working in a management position in facilities.

Maybe they'll give him Ed Lewandrowski's old job while they're at it to save money so Todd Hutton can have another fat bonus.
Wow wrote:
I have lost all respect for Utica College and I am an alumnus. It has become a joke. I am not saying this guy doesn't deserve to work, but to let Brian go and then move Greg from a temp position in financial aid (this is what I have heard he was doing at first) back to a full time position is disgraceful.
It seems that the whole operation is out of control.
With all their money troubles and lawsuits, I bet more layoffs will come.
Frosh

Lewiston, ME

#17 Mar 22, 2010
I don't understand why campus safety would not give him a job. Someone has to drink all the beer they confiscate from us!
Proud of UC and of Utica

Manlius, NY

#18 Mar 23, 2010
Everyone makes a mistake or two in our life some are lucky and nothing serious happnens others like Greg are not so lucky and end up with their life in shambles. I don't know Greg but he served his time and now needs to work otherwise he will be on public assistance and we will be the ones that pay the bill. You all make me laugh the only people you think deserve redemtion are your relatives, your friends and yourself if you get caught.
Ex-Utican

Purchase, NY

#19 Mar 23, 2010
While I can not speak for you, I am not a convicted felon like Mr. Sponburgh. Hell, I've never received a ticket for speeding.

My issue with this situation is not so much that he has a job, it's that a decent, hardworking, honest, and upstanding man lost his to make way for Greg. A move of this magnitude calls into question the credibility of the college.

I suppose it's okay for the UC administrators to pressure their line staff to donate their vacation time while he was incarcerated as well so his wife and child would be taken care of. My response to that is Greg should have thought about that before he drove drink.

Ah, Utica - where the concepts of personal accountability and integrity are tertiary at best.
Proud of UC and of Utica wrote:
Everyone makes a mistake or two in our life some are lucky and nothing serious happnens others like Greg are not so lucky and end up with their life in shambles. I don't know Greg but he served his time and now needs to work otherwise he will be on public assistance and we will be the ones that pay the bill. You all make me laugh the only people you think deserve redemtion are your relatives, your friends and yourself if you get caught.
Curious

Chittenango, NY

#20 Mar 23, 2010
My daughter is a year behind because their advisors don't care. There are some hard working students that go there. Let's help them when they need help.Put them in the right direction

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