SUNY Cortland student killed in Dryden crash

CORTLAND, N.Y. — A SUNY Cortland student was killed in a car crash Wednesday morning in the town of Dryden, the college announced today.

Glennys Cordero, of The Bronx, was a recent graduate at Tompkins Cortland Community College, SUNY Cortland President Erik Bitterbaum said in a statement. Cordero then enrolled at SUNY Cortland as an art and art history major in the graphic design and digital media program.

Cordero was known as dynamic and outgoing, most recently playing a leadership role as chief photographer at the 2019 Kente Celebration.

A second SUNY Cortland student was also in the vehicle and was taken to a Syracuse hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Authorities have not released the name of the second student, pending family notification.

“When there is a loss of one member from our community, the impact is felt by many,” SUNY Cortland President Erik Bitterbaum said. “All students are encouraged to reach out to each other and to College staff for support as we struggle to come to terms with this tragic loss.” 

College staff in the counseling and wellness services departments are available to offer support, Bitterbaum said. Students can make appointments to meet with a counselor by calling the counseling center at 607-753-4728 or by visiting the center in Van Hoesen B-44.