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Tompkins Cortland Community College Named Military Friendly School

November 11, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College has again been named a Military Friendly School. The College earned the 2017 Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM , and Military Spouse. Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to service members and their families, helping them select the best college, university, or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career.

According to Daniel Nichols, a Navy Reserve veteran and Chief Product Officer at Victory Media, “Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard to the majority of colleges gives veterans a comprehensive view of which schools are striving to provide the best opportunities and conditions for our nation’s student veterans. Military Friendly® helps military families make the best use of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other federal benefits while allowing us to further our goal of assisting them in finding success in their chosen career fields.”

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from Victory Media’s proprietary survey. More than 1,600 schools participated in the 2017 survey; 1,160 were awarded with the designation. Ratings methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Victory Media with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for Student Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Loan Repayment, Persistence (Degree Advancement or Transfer) and Loan Default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.

For more information about services and benefits available at Tompkins Cortland Community College, visit the Veteran Benefits webpage.


Alum Hosts Own Segment on WBNG-TV

October 6, 2016

Alum Kara Vormwald (Conrad)

Kara Vormwald found her passion while at Tompkins Cortland Community College. After completing a general studies degree at the College in 2012, the Dryden High graduate added a degree in communication and media arts in 2013. Along the way, she discovered a love of broadcasting. Today, that love has led her to being the host/producer of “Around the Tiers,” which airs each weekday afternoon from 12:15 to 12:30 on WBNG-TV in Binghamton.

“From the first day I saw her on camera I knew she had national potential,” said Chris Xaver, the chair of communication and media arts program at the College. “I am delighted WBNG sees something special in her as well.”

After graduating from Tompkins Cortland, Vormwald transferred to SUNY Oswego and earned her bachelor’s degree in broadcast and mass communication in 2015. She started at WBNG as a producer after graduating from Oswego and was given her own show in September of 2016.

Vormwald, who goes by Kara Conrad on TV, credits her time at the College for helping her find her way. "My time at Tompkins Cortland was a learning experience. I started out as a graphic design major, but that didn't work out so I graduated with a general studies degree. Then I thought, 'what's next?' That's when I met Chris Xaver and I started that August in the communication program,” said Vormwald. “Every single professor I had was inspiring, smart and tough. They are people who are mentors and friends. The things I learned from them are unforgettable, as are the friendships I made and the people I met.”

The feeling is clearly mutual. “Kara is amazing. She's smart, articulate, and extremely hard working. And what I love the most is how she shares with our current students,” said Xaver, noting Vormwald has given tours of the television station and come back to campus to speak to current students. “She has inspired an entire group to follow in her path and I am so thankful for her commitment to us.”

“I will forever be grateful for my time at Tompkins Cortland. You don't forget where you come from,” summed up Vormwald. “Especially when you have had the experience I had, and still have, with Tompkins Cortland."


Professor Advances in International Writing Competition

September 28, 2016

Professor Darlene Gold photo

An essay written by Tompkins Cortland Community College Professor Darlene Gold has advanced in an international writing competition. The piece called “Pianoforte a Quatre Mains” has made the longlist at PRISM international’s 2016 Creative Non-Fiction Contest. Gold’s work was one of 12 selected from a field of 200 entries. The next round of the contest will narrow the field down further, with the top three winning a cash prize as well as have their work published in PRISM international, a quarterly magazine out of Vancouver, British Columbia. PRISM international is the oldest literary magazine in western Canada, established in 1959, with readership in more than 40 countries.

Gold, who co-chairs the College’s creative writing degree program, says the inspiration for her piece was losing her father. “In my essay Pianoforte a Quatre Mains I’m working at questions for which there are no certain answers: Is it possible to talk to the dead? How could we ever know? Mostly I’m mulling over the death of my father and a visit with a cadaver, but the openness of the lyric essay gives me lots of room to roam,” said Gold.

A past participant in the prestigious Under the Volcano literary program in Mexico, Gold says her own writing helps her to be a better teacher by giving her real-world experience to share in the classroom. “Students often meet the word essay with an inward groan, but the word is derived from the French and means to try,” said Gold. “An essay - whether academic or creative - is an attempt to understand something through the act of writing.”

In noting how her personal experiences with the PRISM international contest and the Under the Volcano program translate to better learning experiences for her students, Gold praised the Tompkins Cortland Community College Foundation for providing financial support for faculty professional development efforts. “I also want to thank the College, especially Provost John Conners and Dean Carl Penziul, for their support of my writing.”


Student-Athletes Honored for Academic Excellence

July 1, 2016

Seven Tompkins Cortland Community College student-athletes have been honored with a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic Student-Athlete Award. Brendan Griffiths (Niskayuna H.S./Niskayuna), Kayla Kelsey (Cortland H.S./Cortland), Victoria Mattarell (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott), Matthew Socola (Haverling H.S./Bath), Callie Stillman (Odessa-Montour H.S./Montour Falls), Antonio Triana (New Roots H.S./Cortland), and Justmil Villanueva (A. Phillip Randolph H.S./Washington Heights) were recognized for their excellence in the classroom.

Socola and Villanueva each received a Superior Academic Achievement Award, which goes to students with a GPA between 3.80 and 3.99. Socola was a member of the baseball team while Villanueva played basketball for the Panthers.

Kelsey, Griffiths, Stillman, and Triana each earned an Exemplary Academic Achievement Award, which goes to students with a GPA between 3.60 and 3.79. Kelsey was a part of the softball team, Griffiths and Stillman played soccer, and Triana was a golfer.

The seven student-athletes represent the most Tompkins Cortland has ever had honored by the NJCAA in a single academic year.


Spring 2016 Dean's List Released

June 30, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College has released the Dean’s List for the Spring 2016 semester. Provost and Vice President of the College John Conners announced a total of 429 students have received the honor. The Dean’s List recognizes matriculated students who have demonstrated high academic achievement by attaining a GPA of 3.5 or better while completing at least 12 credit hours during the semester. For part-time matriculated students, they are eligible each time they complete a block of 12 hours with a minimum GPA of 3.5.

New York State

Alpine

  • Rebecca J Cousins
  • Redouane Elghazi

Apalachin

  • Ryan Ceruti
  • Justin H Cheress
  • Abigail M Holmes

Aurora

  • Marie B Dentes
  • Frederick R Semenza

Bainbridge

  • Nathaniel R Greene

Bath

  • Jonathan McDonald
  • Matthew C Socola

Bemus Point

  • Lindsey C Walters

Berkshire

  • Antoinette M Benjamin
  • Alexander A Knapp
  • Denise M Lopez
  • Kylieray M Stephens
  • Cassandra J Willard

Binghamton

  • Sarah Ryan
  • Deidra E Walker

Bronx

  • Brittany Henry
  • Bria Williams

Brooklyn

  • Kaseem Andrews

Brooktondale

  • Brenna R Burlingame
  • Tucker T Davis
  • Stephen R Fisher
  • Tara Schiel
  • Abbie M Smith

Cambria Heights

  • Cristina A Taylor

Campbell

  • James C Overhiser IV

Candor

  • Jade N Case
  • Arika N Cicci
  • Bryanna S Kellogg
  • Shannon L Nedrow
  • Matthew A Troeger

Cazenovia

  • Harold Komar

Cincinnatus

  • Mickaela E Combs
  • Chelsea A Gerrard
  • Elizabeth R Golicki
  • Suzanne M Golicki
  • Lyndsee N Mott
  • Amanda F Thornton

Clay

  • Hannah G DeBoer
  • Jordan Spoor

Cortland

  • Kelly S Aylesworth
  • Jessica M Badman
  • Destany C Beebe
  • Sarah Arline Brown
  • Jodie L Bush
  • Leah E Calzolaio
  • Christina C Carden
  • Lisa J Christian
  • Fredrick P Coon
  • Chad M Dann
  • Kimberley S Earley
  • Christina R Ferrer
  • Brandy L Fetterly
  • Marcia L Ford
  • Katherine I Fuller
  • John T Funka
  • Melinda Gardner
  • Brittany L Genson
  • Amy A Grantham
  • Allyssa M Harris
  • Jonathan P Hatala
  • Samantha Hoyt
  • Jennifer M Kelly
  • Kayla Kelsey
  • Cortney M King
  • Claudia M Kolts
  • Clarissa M LaFavor
  • Rayann P LeFever
  • Terri L Maxson
  • James A McLorn
  • Kaili A Mello
  • Katherine B Mikitiuk
  • Melissa Milea
  • Andrew C Moffitt
  • Kelley Marie Mulvana
  • Ashley N Nageotte
  • Yulia V Nikulina
  • Olena Okolita
  • Donald A Parks III
  • Aric Peery
  • Serena J Pickert-Bryan
  • Bailey J Potter
  • Jessica Lynn Rigg
  • Gradon D Ryan
  • Brad G Sciera
  • Heidi S Shaffer
  • Alyssa K Timmons
  • Antonio F Triana
  • Michael E Twining
  • Collins M Van Gorden
  • Danielle Wallis
  • Monique C Walsh
  • Vadim Yanchuk
  • Kristin Yarnell

Dryden

  • Grasen D Alexander
  • Dimitriy S Bindas
  • Victoria M Goehner
  • Matthew S Horton
  • Cheyenne L Jackson
  • Cameron C Jessop
  • Iurii I Kovalenko
  • McKayla G Macomber
  • McKenna Macomber
  • Jessica Meyer
  • May L Olson
  • Aaron D Pamel
  • Nick Ruskin
  • Sarah E Schug
  • Nadia Shevchenko

Dundee

  • Nolan P Ernhout

Elizabethtown

  • William J Tomkins

Elmira

  • Tara Clark

Endicott

  • Gary L Hartford II
  • Victoria A Mattarell
  • Alexander M Whitney
  • Erica L Young

Fabius

  • Elisabeth A Olcott

Fairport

  • Holly Carson

Fredonia

  • Matthew Stafford

Freeville

  • Ernest L Bell
  • Lyle A Cohen
  • Meredith A Czymmek
  • Aaron L Fairbank
  • Alexandra R Griffin
  • Ashleigh L Knight
  • Joseph Knight
  • Hannah E Leach
  • Troy Adam Sutfin
  • Kate Velez

Groton

  • Marcia L Beckley
  • Chelsea C Benson
  • Paul L Bogart
  • Tristen E Buckley
  • Jennifer M Coleman
  • Melanie A Dykeman
  • Peter L Empson
  • Kasondra M Golden
  • Indigo Sky Holohan-Kantor
  • Peter V Karandeyev
  • Korissa Kinney
  • Victoria L Meigs
  • Timothy C T Sanford
  • Alex M Shehu
  • Thomas J Stelick
  • Ezekiel J Wright
  • Domenick F Zerilli

Groveland

  • Michael A Love

Hamburg

  • Trevor Dobrzenski

Hastings-On-Hudson

  • Joseph F Tarricone

Highland

  • Alex M Baglieri

Homer

  • Raelyn H Beiter
  • Janel L Burhans
  • Janette M Button
  • Kelsi R Carlisle
  • Sarah E Covey
  • Nicholas A Falso
  • Amanda C Gray
  • Jessica H Miller
  • Jennifer M Wendel

Horseheads

  • Victoria L Evans

Interlaken

  • Samuel A Schmidt

Ithaca

  • Tamara Acquah
  • Scott R Adams II
  • Melissa J Allen
  • Leia Alston
  • Christopher E Bach
  • Erna Bahtic
  • Hannah E Baker
  • Jessica L Baker
  • Shawnee R Baker
  • Andrew Joseph Barnes
  • Kristin L Beierle
  • Sayda Belasco
  • Danielle L Bennett
  • Sarah M Bennett
  • Abigail L Bertonica
  • David A Besag
  • Tanya A Bovt
  • Jessica L Breuhaus
  • Frida Brown
  • Rane Bullion
  • Olanje J Carpenter
  • Elisha D Chaffee
  • Zaccharie Charvolin
  • Rachel I Clabby
  • Malaysia Clark
  • Kathleen M Collins
  • Marguerite E DeLong
  • Geva Dimanche
  • Anna S Doll
  • Kameron M Eddy
  • Stacey K Eddy
  • Nicholas M Evanoski
  • Michael E Evans Jr
  • Shabir Y Ferdows
  • Misha K Foote
  • Jesus A Fuentes
  • Haley V Fuller
  • Benjamin A Gallegos
  • Chanhom l Green
  • Cecilia R Hagen
  • Harrison Haverlock
  • Md Mohshee-Ul Islam
  • Brittney A Jackson
  • Aminatta Y Kah
  • Julian S Kellner-Rogers
  • Michael B Kennedy
  • Tori M Knapp
  • Benjamin J Kornblum
  • Eric Kovatchitch
  • Lillian V Kuhn
  • Selina J Lenetsky
  • Emily A Leonardo
  • Jax Li
  • Joe Li
  • Yan Liang
  • Sheila Littlefield
  • Tabitha Luh
  • Andrew Lytle
  • Noah M Machlin
  • Jeffrey Rocco Marianni
  • Stephanie M Marvin
  • Alexander Abel McSurely-Bradshaw
  • Tigran Mehrabyan
  • Margaret E Mojo
  • Lucas Andrew Moliviatis
  • Michelle L Morris
  • Renee L Morris
  • Mary G Nann
  • Jessica M Nattrass
  • Ludmila P Nikulin
  • Oluwatayo G Odeyemi
  • Brian Okumu
  • Timothy M Poley
  • Elizabeth R Proctor
  • Sydney K Richards
  • Jason P Rossow
  • Neha Saluja
  • Cesar A Santos
  • Adam Scheletsky
  • Lory E Scott
  • Anna Shcherenkov
  • Andrew D Siciliano
  • Elsa Sinurat
  • Patrick W Skawski
  • John T Smieska III
  • Carisa L Smith
  • Erin Smith
  • Chloe S Snyder
  • Tammy L Snyder
  • Melissa L Sprole
  • Amelia J Sturman
  • Liam M Tang
  • Gregory W Thorp
  • Hilina T Tiba
  • Chastity Torres
  • Melissa L Travis
  • Karen E Trible
  • Chad E Trimm
  • Vy T Trinh
  • Geoffrey D Twardokus
  • Matthew Valvo
  • Steven Wallace
  • Zachary O Wilder
  • Hannah G Wilhelm

Jacksonville

  • Heather L Whitaker

Johnson City

  • Tara L Kelsey

Kew Gardens

  • Shion Ishihara

King Ferry

  • Hailey A Cote
  • Kim M Cote

Lansing

  • Natalie P Deis
  • Cortney E Fenner
  • Curtis F Fields
  • Joseph F Knight
  • Kylie McKenna
  • Elisha D Riley
  • Derrick J Ryan
  • Kasey O Schnock
  • Maureen M Stanhope
  • Natalie J Vincent
  • Bobbie J Weaver

Lisle

  • Wendy S Gates

Livingston Manor

  • Rachel Bitjeman

Locke

  • Michael J Friend
  • Jami N Hildreth
  • Jamie Myers
  • Logan A Osterman
  • Betty J Simolo

Lodi

  • Rebeca Kiser

Macedon

  • Nathaniel Burgette

Marathon

  • Sara B Askew
  • Cera A Henninger
  • Valerie A Livingston
  • Rebecca M Pixley
  • Heidi J Russell
  • Kathy Jo K Small
  • Luke Williams

Maybrook

  • Colton A Griffith

McGraw

  • Daniel A. Jones Jr
  • Ethan A Phelps
  • Catherine Ann Ackley
  • CaSandra M Millard
  • Donald L Smith Jr
  • Tesla E Standish

McLean

  • Taylor E Schneider>

Middleburgh

  • Nathan Lamont

Monticello

  • Jessica L Muntz

Montour Falls

  • Callie A Stillman

Moravia

  • Daniel J Bird
  • Shianne T Crandall
  • Nicholas A Jayne
  • Summer R MacAdam Gorham
  • Jordan Rofe

Mount Vernon

  • Malik E Fogg

New York

  • Nichole J Bishop-Pointer
  • Jonathan D Dawson
  • Milka K Grenier
  • Mame B Sylla
  • Justmil Villanueva

Newark Valley

  • Monica A Hallman
  • Heidi L Inderwies
  • Kameron M Kelsey
  • Asa G Kerr
  • Kerra Lynn Matolka
  • James Richard

Newfield

  • Tamarynde L Cacciotti
  • Jacob J Gelber
  • Taylor A Hoffman
  • Steven F Hughes
  • Brianna Lee Hulbert
  • Brianna M Jacobs
  • Clea Louise Lockwood-Wynns
  • Cassandra Rae Martin
  • Ann Owens
  • Javier E Rosa Padro Jr
  • Michael E Shipman
  • Athena H Steinkraus
  • Michael J Yaples

Norwich

  • Mary Catherine King
  • Ryan E McCloskey
  • Kati Williams

Odessa

  • Jane K Whiting

Oneida

  • Callaghan D Capelle

Oneonta

  • Kidane Haile
  • Brigid D Jackson

Owego

  • Amy M Bennett
  • Dakota R Delaney-Hammond
  • Max H Della Pia
  • Brittney P Gradel
  • Jordan R Jardine

Penn Yan

  • Adam Killebrew

Pine Valley

  • Daniel J Brown

Pitcher

  • Caitlyn Blanchard

Port Leyden

  • David L Weaver

Richford

  • Jordan L Evans
  • Jennifer L Gorsline
  • Jodie M Mead
  • Stephan Mead
  • Makayla L Pirger
  • Cassandra R Robinson

Rochester

  • James W Hernandez
  • Jeffrey B Marlatt

Salamanca

  • Sonny A Buffalo

Savannah

  • Adria S Brunn

Scarsdale

  • Cecilia S Faringer-Perez

Schenectady

  • Melissa A Jeffers

Seneca Falls

  • Jared Coffey
  • Fletcher Reese

Sidney

  • Jacob A DeLay

Slaterville Springs

  • Siarra M Hicks

Smithboro

  • Kathryn L Gillule

Spencer

  • Lori J Backus
  • Eugene T Beavers
  • Samantha J Hubbard
  • Ashley K King
  • Sharinne Sukhnanand

Syracuse

  • Aaron Fuoco
  • Nina K Onoff

Three Mile Bay

  • Ryan Siesto

Trumansburg

  • Amir B Ali
  • Emily H Austic-Loz
  • Lauren E Conlon
  • Rayanna L Harmon
  • Francis R Heptig
  • Nora E Hones
  • Alexander C Kenney
  • Christina A Mente
  • Sarah E Murray
  • Dakota A Rose
  • Sarah Saxon
  • Alexander J Skezas
  • Thomas J Staples

Truxton

  • Maria Arnold
  • Paulo G Dos Santos
  • Kiersten M Hawks
  • Daniel J L'Hommedieu

Vestal

  • Elizabeth M Keefe

Walden

  • Hunter G Feasel

Waverly

  • Valerie M Sjoblom

Wawarsing

  • Emma Augustine

West Islip

  • Jessica M Smith

West Winfield

  • Alex C Hoover

White Plains

  • Akeil K Davis

Whitney Point

  • Michaela A Sutton

Willseyville

  • Cody B Harris

Windsor

  • Chelsey M VanZandt

Other States

Arcadia, California

  • Thet M Khine

San Diego, California

  • Erika C Skinner

Alexandria, Louisiana

  • David Folarin

Auburn, Michigan

  • Christian S Schoenherr

Jackson, New Jersey

  • Matthew M Russo

Bushkill, Pennsylvania

  • Amber L Lisco

Elkland, Pennsylvania

  • Seth T Hager

Pottsville, Pennsylvania

  • Carrollynn Schwent

Quakertown, Pennsylvania

  • Kaitlyn Rude

Out of Country

Barbados

  • Marissa L Hope

China

  • Weikang Jia
  • Yiyao Wei

Ecuador

  • Rafaela Moreno Crespo

Honduras

  • Marco Antonio Zelaya Reina

Hong Kong

  • Kai Ching Suen

Iran

  • Parastou Bahrami-Taghanaki

Ireland

  • Flora L Jeffcock-Schwartz

Peru

  • Jorge Luis Reategui Ravina

 


Tompkins Cortland Student Chosen for NSF Project

May 12, 2016

Tori Knapp at work in the biotechnology lab at Tompkins Cortland

Tompkins Cortland Community College biotechnology student Tori Knapp has been selected to participate in a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) this summer. She was chosen from thousands of applicants from across the country to take part in the ten-week program at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Laboratory for Multiwavelength Astrophysics (LAMA). The LAMA is one of RIT’s major research centers, created to foster the utilization and advancement of cutting-edge techniques in astrophysics. Possible projects for the summer include identifying young stars near Earth.

Knapp is graduating from Tompkins Cortland’s biotechnology program this month. “We’re very proud of Tori and this accomplishment. She is the seventh student from our program in the last four years to garner such a prestigious position,” said Professor James Jacob, chair of the biotechnology program at Tompkins Cortland. “With our small class size permitting individualized attention, we’ve always felt the hands-on experiences we provide our students in the biotechnology program are comparable to what they would get at a four-year university. These NSF awards are evidence that our students come out of our program fully prepared to compete for positions on a national level.”

Originally from Cortland and now a resident of Ithaca, Knapp earned her GED and worked for nearly ten years before entering the College’s biotechnology program. She will graduate with honors and as a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges. Knapp plans to continue her education by working toward a bachelor’s and master’s degrees, with a list of ultimate goals that includes teaching. As someone who has had to overcome challenges in the classroom, she says, “I’d like to teach physics in a way that helps students through the frustrations of not ‘getting it’ right away.”

Knapp, who was chosen the Class of 2016 Graduate of Note for the biotechnology program, begins her 10-week REU at RIT May 30.


CollegeNow Receives National Reaccreditation

May 6, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College’s CollegeNow has been reaccredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP). The only national accrediting body for concurrent enrollment partnerships, NACEP assures programs like CollegeNow adhere to the highest standards. The NACEP accreditation lasts for seven years. CollegeNow was initially accredited in 2009 and remains one of only 98 programs nationwide to receive the designation.

“This signals to our partner high schools, students, and families that the rigor and quality of CollegeNow courses meet the expectations of Tompkins Cortland Community College,” said CollegeNow Director Victoria Zeppelin. NACEP awards accreditation to programs only after a comprehensive peer review. Applicants must document how the college implements NACEP’s national standards for program quality in the areas of curriculum, faculty, students, assessment, and program evaluation.

“Tompkins Cortland Community College has a long history of working closely with school districts to enhance the opportunity and accessibility of education for students in Central New York,” said Zeppelin. CollegeNow, which is the largest concurrent enrollment program in the SUNY system, creates opportunities for high school students to earn college credit right in their own high school. “This program enables students to take challenging, college-level courses in high school, strengthen the transition from high school to college, and earn college credits that can be used at Tompkins Cortland or transferred to many colleges and universities in New York and throughout the country.”

Unlike Advanced Placement, where college credit is determined by performance on one high-stakes exam, students earn college credit based on their performance over the course of a complete college-level course. Concurrent enrollment instructors are high school teachers who become authorized adjuncts of Tompkins Cortland Community College, teach their course to the College’s master course syllabi, and use college-level texts. Each district has a contract with the College which states the high school will pay various costs associated with the program, including instructor salaries, facility use, tutoring, and advising services. The value of these services provided by the district completely offsets the tuition charge so there is no net cost to the school district or the students.

“Students who participate in the CollegeNow program not only reap academic and financial advantage, but also strengthen their college applications and develop tools for college success,” said Zeppelin, who was appointed chair of the NACEP Accreditation Commission earlier this month. “By taking courses through CollegeNow, high school students gain an understanding of college-level expectations and further develop the college-ready skillset necessary for academic success in higher education.”

This year, 4,814 students across 59 high schools are registered to earn a total of 31,839 college credits through CollegeNow. Last year, 2,186 high school seniors graduated with a total of 23,621 credits from Tompkins Cortland community College. Several students earned more than a semester’s worth of college credit: 567 seniors earned at least 15 credits and 159 earned at least 30 credits. Last year, 19 students completed the requirements and earned an Associate’s degree while in high school, thanks to the CollegeNow program.

To learn more about CollegeNow, please visit tompkinscortland.edu/CollegeNow or email CollegeNow@tompkinscortland.edu.


Fall 2015 Dean's List Released

February 25, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College has released the Dean’s List for the Fall 2015 semester. Provost and Vice President of the College John Conners announced a total of 391 students have received the honor. The Dean’s List recognizes matriculated students who have demonstrated high academic achievement by attaining a GPA of 3.5 or better while completing at least 12 credit hours during the semester. For part-time matriculated students, they are eligible each time they complete a block of 12 hours with a minimum GPA of 3.5.

Amherst

  • Peter A Smiltins

Amsterdam

  • Ellen Buchanan

Apalachin

  • Abigail M Holmes

Aurora

  • Marie B Dentes

Bath

  • Matthew C Socola

Beaver Dams

  • Jessica M Collins

Bemus Point

  • Lindsey C Walters

Berkshire

  • Heather M Benjamin
  • Jessica Delo

Bethpage

  • Melissa N Morena

Binghamton

  • Aliece K Hall
  • Sarah Ryan

Brentwood

  • Michele Molina
  • Kareema Karen Walters

Bronx

  • Bria Williams

Brooklyn

  • Jeniva Austin
  • Mikala C Brown
  • Shakiyah D Copening
  • Natalie English
  • Zakiya M Gantt
  • Storm James
  • Jasmine A Sivers
  • LaAsia L Swift

Brooktondale

  • Brenna R Burlingame
  • Brittany L Crispell
  • Tucker T Davis
  • Jeannine M d'Estries
  • Rakayla I Enslow
  • Tara Schiel
  • Abbie M Smith

Buffalo

  • Heather Kuhn

Camden

  • Cassandra L Kelly

Camillus

  • Amanda L Domachowske

Campbell

  • James C Overhiser IV

Canastota

  • Brandon Perkins

Candor

  • Rachel L Barnhart
  • Jade N Case
  • Nichole Anne Cook
  • Becki S Ferris
  • Bryanna S Kellogg
  • Shannon L Nedrow
  • Matthew A Troeger
  • Kara M Williams

Centereach

  • Elizabeth Perry

Chazy

  • Nelson D Pelton

Cincinnatus

  • Leigha R Aitchison
  • Devin J Blanchard
  • Mickaela E Combs
  • Chelsea A Gerrard
  • Elizabeth R Golicki
  • Lauren N Greene
  • Lyndsee N Mott
  • Tasha L Robertson
  • Amanda F Thornton
  • Danielle J Wood

Circleville

  • Michael Capalbo

Cortland

  • Desiree C Bach
  • Jessica M Badman
  • Destany C Beebe
  • Conner D Borden
  • Christina C Carden
  • Chelsi M Compton
  • Fredrick P Coon
  • Dean Russell Corbin
  • Abbygayle M Cottom
  • Caroline M Daniels
  • Nancy J Daniels
  • Chad M Dann
  • Lauren A Drake
  • Joshua B Enders
  • Marcia L Ford
  • Rochelle L Foster
  • Alexandra L Frederick
  • Analysa E Frederick
  • Sarah E Geib
  • Brittany L Genson
  • Dylan D Gilfilian
  • Amy A Grantham
  • Tina M Green
  • Allyssa M Harris
  • Samantha Hoyt
  • Ashley L Ingrahm
  • Kimberly A Jenney
  • Kayla Kelsey
  • Clarissa M LaFavor
  • Peter MacDonald
  • Patricia D Marano
  • Kaili A Mello
  • Katherine B Mikitiuk
  • Andrew C Moffitt
  • Kelley Marie Mulvana
  • Yulia V Nikulina
  • Olena Okolita
  • Brandon M Phenes
  • Serena J Pickert-Bryan
  • Hayley L Ramiza
  • Beth A Rockwell
  • Jessica M Smith
  • Katlin R Snyder
  • Susan M Tate
  • Michael R Thomas
  • Thomas Towle
  • Antonio F Triana
  • Michael E Twining
  • Collins M Van Gorden
  • Maria Rose Joan Vanderpool
  • Michelle L Wernle
  • Marley J Wilson
  • Kristin Yarnell
  • Eric Youngs

Dryden

  • Sophia K Ezell
  • Victoria M Goehner
  • Matthew S Horton
  • Chelse E Howells
  • Cameron C Jessop
  • McKayla G Macomber
  • Jessica L Meyer
  • Marcia A Pierce-Rasmussen
  • Nick Ruskin
  • Nadia Shevchenko

East Rockaway

  • Alexandra L Hummel

Elizabethtown

  • William J Tomkins

Endicott

  • Denise Kendall
  • Victoria A Mattarell
  • Emily Neish
  • Garrett R Titchen
  • Alexander M Whitney

Fabius

  • Elisabeth A Olcott

Fayetteville

  • Timothy Kilpatrick

Freeville

  • Gordon Beck
  • Ernest L Bell
  • Chelsea T Cronk
  • Meredith A Czymmek
  • Katrina M Davis
  • Hannah T Enslow
  • Joseph Knight
  • Alexander J Nelson
  • Sarah Katherine Onley
  • Aaron J Stedge
  • Kendra N Stelick

Gainesville

  • Robert Goewey

Groton

  • Nicole M Augustine
  • Debra L Bennett
  • Silene Andrea Binkerd-Dale
  • Ryan J Black
  • Tanya Lynn Bunce
  • Nickolas L Coombs
  • Peter L Empson
  • Kasondra M Golden
  • Charles R Hendrickson Jr.
  • Aaron Hill
  • Tori M Knapp
  • Victoria L Meigs
  • Amy L Morris
  • Megan Lee O'Bannion
  • Beth A O'Brien
  • Abigale M Palmer
  • Mikayla M Perkins
  • Sharon A Radley
  • Ronald A Sellers
  • William J Stoughton
  • Sarah E Torrens
  • Jana G Vorobyeva
  • Ezekiel J Wright
  • Domenick F Zerilli

Groveland

  • Michael A Love

Harford

  • Kaitlyn M Martin

Homer

  • Janel L Burhans
  • Janette M Button
  • Kelsi R Carlisle
  • Sarah E Covey
  • John R Dean
  • Nicholas A Falso
  • Amanda C Gray
  • Emily R Groulx

Interlaken

  • Tara L Woodard

Ithaca

  • Maria A Alfaro
  • Leia Alston
  • Christopher E Bach
  • Hannah E Baker
  • Jessica L Baker
  • Shawnee R Baker
  • Andrew Joseph Barnes
  • Emma F Beck
  • David A Besag
  • Mihaela Bocioaga
  • Tanya A Bovt
  • Zaccharie Charvolin
  • Rachel I Clabby
  • Dawn E Cramton
  • Dacia L Driscoll
  • Kameron M Eddy
  • Stacey K Eddy
  • Sara K Finegan
  • Haley V Fuller
  • Benjamin A Gallegos
  • Audrey M Gombas Sanders
  • Cecilia R Hagen
  • Harrison Haverlock
  • Wen-Fang Hung
  • Jordan V Jessop
  • Shae M Jewell
  • Kathryn R Jordan
  • Aminatta Y Kah
  • Jessie Ke
  • Julian S Kellner-Rogers
  • Caitlin E Kline
  • Julian L Korfine
  • Benjamin J Kornblum
  • Eric Kovatchitch
  • Matthew C Lagrelius
  • Lisa M Lampke
  • Daniel M Lauricella
  • Selina J Lenetsky
  • Jax Li
  • Yan Liang
  • Amina M Light
  • Vanessa Lucente
  • Andrew Lytle
  • Alexander Malkhasyan
  • Jordan F Martinez
  • Kenneth McMillen
  • Alexander Abel McSurely-Bradshaw
  • Tigran Mehrabyan
  • Margaret E Mojo
  • Lucas Andrew Moliviatis
  • Renee L Morris
  • Tannis L Mullen
  • Andrew B Noyes
  • Oluwatayo G Odeyemi
  • Brian Okumu
  • Michelle S Parks
  • Timothy M Poley
  • Tanija Pulsts
  • Jason P Rossow
  • Neha Saluja
  • Lory E Scott
  • Tracy E Scott
  • Anna Shcherenkov
  • Kelly A Shenk
  • Elsa Sinurat
  • Patrick W Skawski
  • Erin Smith
  • Chloe S Snyder
  • Melissa L Sprole
  • Maxwell J Stammer
  • Abigail E Tavares
  • Ahmed A Telfair
  • Dylan Thomas
  • Vy T Trinh
  • Jason C Tripp
  • Geoffrey D Twardokus
  • Raymond A Vanek-Johnson
  • Jana Wagner
  • Beau J West
  • Liam Wickes-Do
  • Hannah G Wilhelm

Jacksonville

  • Heather L Whitaker

Jamaica

  • Dasha Catalina Ortiz

Johnson City

  • Nicole McAuliffe

Johnstown

  • Saije E Ney

King Ferry

  • Brittany Burke
  • Hailey A Cote
  • Kim M Cote

Lansing

  • Natalie P Deis
  • Indigo Sky Holohan-Kantor
  • Derrick J Ryan
  • Natalie J Vincent
  • Bobbie J Weaver
  • Donna H Wilson
  • Benjamin J Worsell

Laurens

  • Kyle M Sherry

Lisle

  • Jeremy D Timmins

Livingston Manor

  • Rachel Bitjeman
  • Ta-Shuana R West

Locke

  • Hannah M Bilow
  • Michael J Friend
  • Jami N Hildreth
  • Amy B Jackson
  • Jamie Myers
  • Logan A Osterman
  • Betty Simolo

Macedon

  • Nathaniel Burgette

Manlius

  • Maureen M Barnes

Marathon

  • Karen M Barry
  • Tyla Michele Caldwell
  • Zachary J Kenyon
  • Tracy L Kinner
  • Valerie A Livingston
  • Emily R Seyerle
  • Luke Williams

McGraw

  • Ethan A Phelps
  • CaSandra M Millard
  • Tesla E Standish

Montour Falls

  • Homer Steffen Wixson

Moravia

  • Maria A Heffernan
  • Nicholas A Jayne
  • Summer R MacAdam Gorham
  • Alexa L Pharaoh
  • Jordan Rofe

Mount Upton

  • Alexandria M Grow

Mount Vision

  • Claire Fraser

New York

  • Justmil Villanueva

Newark Valley

  • Angila A Ferguson
  • Heidi L Inderwies
  • Kameron M Kelsey
  • Asa G Kerr
  • James Richard
  • Cassidy L Tobey
  • Sierra J Tompkins
  • Emily S Williams
  • Christina K Zurzuski

Newfield

  • Jacob J Gelber
  • Brianna Lee Hulbert
  • Cassandra Rae Martin
  • Javier E Rosa Padro Jr.
  • Brendan S Shepherd

Norwich

  • Mary Catherine King
  • Ryan E McCloskey

Oneida

  • Callaghan D Capelle
  • Ryan M Tudi

Oneonta

  • Brigid D Jackson

Oswego

  • Robin L Lagoe

Owego

  • Mikayla C R Castellana
  • Jordan R Jardine
  • Amy L Moesch
  • Brittany A Norton

Perry

  • Rebecca J Cousins

Pine Valley

  • Daniel J Brown

Pitcher

  • Caitlyn Blanchard
  • Erika Calhoun
  • Brian R Thornton

Port Crane

  • Nathan D Lamoree

Port Leyden

  • David L Weaver

Preble

  • Victoria L Dixon

Rego Park

  • Alexa M Neretich

Richford

  • Jodie M Mead
  • Cassandra R Robinson

Rochester

  • Jeffrey B Marlatt

Roscoe

  • Morgan A Edelglass

Savona

  • Michael J Ayers

Scarsdale

  • Cecilia S Faringer-Perez

Seneca Falls

  • Fletcher Reese

Sloansville

  • Gabrielle Danthine

Smithboro

  • Kathryn L Gillule

Spencer

  • Ashley K King
  • Billi J Mouillesseaux
  • Krystal L Potter
  • Bridget L Schoenmaker

Stillwater

  • Alexander H C Evans

Syracuse

  • Kelly Marie Doyle
  • Huan Le
  • Nina K Onoff

Tarrytown

  • Stalyn Deleon

Trumansburg

  • Amir B Ali
  • Vanessa M Covert
  • Andrew N Goldsmith
  • David R Grant
  • Timothy E Haefner
  • Rayanna L Harmon
  • Brett A Havens
  • Nora E Hones
  • Andrew J McDonnell IV
  • Christina A Mente
  • Dakota A Rose
  • Sarah W Saxon
  • Cortney M Waid

Truxton

  • Maria V Arnold
  • Daniel J L'Hommedieu

Vestal

  • Elizabeth M Keefe

Watkins Glen

  • Rowan F Elizabeth

Waverly

  • Bradley G Rayle

Wawarsing

  • Emma S Augustine

West Islip

  • Jessica M Smith

West Winfield

  • Alex C Hoover

Whitney Point

  • Jessica R Cafferty
  • Brittney M Randall
  • Michaela A Sutton

Willseyville

  • Renee Rennells

Windsor

  • Chelsey M VanZandt

Other states

Louisville, Kentucky

  • Audrey F Hamilton

Ada, Michigan

  • Derek M Krajewski

Jackson, New Jersey

  • Matthew M Russo

Hilliard, Ohio

  • Peter P Puterbaugh

Elkland, Pennsylvania

  • Seth T Hager

Sayre, Pennsylvania

  • Kassandra D Winters

Warren Center, Pennsylvania

  • Reganne Whalen

Other countries

China

  • Kai Ching Suen
  • Yiyao Wei

Ecuador

  • Rafaela Moreno Crespo

Honduras

  • Tulio Alfonso Chinchilla Sagastume

Nigeria

  • Oreofe O Omolaolu

Faculty Member Chosen for Prestigious Program

December 23, 2015

Tompkins Cortland Community College Associate Professor Darlene Gold has been invited to a prestigious international literary program. The co-chair of the College’s creative writing degree program was selected to participate in the 13th annual Under the Volcano literary program in Tepoztlan, Mexico January 14-24, 2016. Gold was one of just ten selected from around the world to participate in the memoir master writing class. In addition to the United States, participants come from Mexico, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Wales, Hungary, Puerto Rico, and Switzerland.

Gold says the work she will be doing in Mexico will have a direct relationship to the classes she teaches, including Introduction to Creative Nonfiction and Writer’s Workshop. “This is truly an honor,” said Gold, noting she will be joining a group of writers from different genres that bring a wealth of professional expertise.

In addition to daily three-hour master classes, the program includes literary readings by the faculty members as well as opportunities for participants to trade know-how in such aspects of literary life as editing, finding an agent, and pitching stories to magazines.


College Inducts 60 Into Honor Society

October 29, 2015

Alpha Gamma Nu, the Tompkins Cortland Community College chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, has 60 new members this semester. The Fall 2015 Induction Ceremony was October 29.

Phi Theta Kappa was founded in 1918 by a group of two-year college presidents to honor the scholastic achievements of their students. The organization has grown to more than 1,200 chapters across the country and around the world.

The Alpha Gamma Nu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa was established at the College in 1978. The goals of the chapter are the promotion of scholarship, the development of leadership, and the cultivation of fellowship among the members. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 with 15 or more credit hours to be eligible for invitation into Phi Theta Kappa.

Fall 2015 Inductees (with major)
Maria Alfaro (Environmental Studies)
John Adams (Liberal Arts and Sciences-General Individual)
Shawnee Baker (Liberal Arts and Sciences-General Individual)
Andrew Barnes (Nursing)
Heather Benjamin (Early Childhood - Sequence B)
Janel Burhans (Liberal Arts and Sciences-General Individual)
Brittany Burke (Accounting)
Michael Capalbo (Computer Forensics)
Jade Case (Early Childhood - Sequence B)
Steffany Cerda (International Business)
Benjamin Craddock (Liberal Arts and Sciences-Social Science)
Nancy Daniels (Nursing)
Marie Dentes (Liberal Arts and Sciences-General Individual)
Stacey Eddy (Human Services)
Michael Friend (Construction and Environmental Technology)
Brittany Genson (Liberal Arts and Sciences-Math/Science)
Victoria Goehner (Liberal Arts and Sciences-General Studies)
Alexandra Griffin (Liberal Arts and Sciences-General Studies)
Timothy Haefner (Liberal Arts and Sciences-Math/Science)
Timothy Hanna (Nursing)
Crysta Howard (Liberal Arts and Sciences-Social Science)
Brianna Hulbert (Business Administration)
Jahangir Hussain (Liberal Arts and Sciences-General Studies)
Shae Jewell (Liberal Arts and Sciences-Social Science)
Kathryn Jordan (Nursing)
Jessie Ke (Liberal Arts and Sciences-Humanities)
Patricia Kohout (Liberal Arts and Sciences-General Individual)
Nathan Lamoree (Business Administration)
Daniel Lauricella (Liberal Arts and Sciences-General Studies)
Xavier LaVigne (Accounting)
Chia-Yu Lo (Hotel and Restaurant Management)
Andrew McDonnell, IV (Liberal Arts and Sciences-Math/Science)
Stephan Mead (Culinary Arts)
Christina Mente (Chemical Dependency Counseling)
Courtney Morgan-Rivers (Nursing)
Jaclyn Nino (Liberal Arts and Sciences-General Individual)
Brittany Norton (Liberal Arts and Sciences-Social Science)
Oreofe Omolaolu (Communication and Media Arts)
Collin Pickert (Sport Management)
Jayne Potts (Nursing)
Tanija Pulsts (Computer Information Systems)
Peter Puterbaugh (Liberal Arts and Sciences-General Individual)
Sarah Ryan (Liberal Arts and Sciences-Social Science)
Tracy Scott (Biotechnology)
Andrew Siciliano (Recreation: Outdoor Recreation)
Holly Smith (Human Services)
Jessica Smith (Liberal Arts and Sciences-General Individual)
Dileny Esther Sosa Cid (International Business)
Darius Stevens (Liberal Arts and Sciences-General Individual)
Amelia Sturman (Liberal Arts and Sciences-Math/Science)
Erin Trowbridge (Nursing)
Chelsey VanZandt (Early Childhood - Sequence B)
Nathan Vellake (Liberal Arts and Sciences-Math/Science)
Justmil Villanueva (Liberal Arts and Sciences – Adolescence)
Molly Wagner (Liberal Arts and Sciences-General Individual)
Monique Walsh (Liberal Arts and Sciences-Social Science)
Charles Wells (Liberal Arts and Sciences-Math/Science)
Michelle Wernle (Biotechnology)
Marco Antonio Zelaya Reina (Business Administration)
Christina Zurzuski (Liberal Arts and Sciences-General Studies)


CollegeNow Adds Six New Partner Schools

August 19, 2015

Tompkins Cortland Community College’s CollegeNow program has added six new school districts to its list of partner schools that offer concurrent enrollment classes to its students. Delaware Academy Central School District, Downsville Central School District, George Junior Republic Union Free School District, Morris Central School District, Stockbridge Valley Central School District, and Watkins Glen Central School District join the growing list of school districts in New York State offering their students the chance to earn Tompkins Cortland credit and high school credit at the same time by taking classes in their own high school. For the 2015-16 school year, there are now 58 school districts partnering with CollegeNow.

“We’re excited to work with these six new districts to expand their offerings while serving their students’ needs,” said CollegeNow Director Victoria Zeppelin. “The opportunities provided through this partnership will save the families money, expose the students to college-level work, and help prepare students for the transition to college and career. We’re thrilled CollegeNow can work with these districts for the benefit of the students.”

The largest concurrent enrollment program in the SUNY system, CollegeNow is accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships. A part of Tompkins Cortland Community College for more than 35 years, CollegeNow creates opportunities for high school students to earn real college credit with no tuition costs. The classes are taught by high school faculty that have been approved to teach the Tompkins Cortland college class. When successfully completed, the student has earned credit towards a high school diploma as well as starting a college transcript. Over the years, high school students have earned more than 25 million dollars’ worth of college credit for free, many without ever stepping on foot of a college campus.

To learn more about CollegeNow, please visit tompkinscortland.edu/CollegeNow.


Spring 2015 Dean's List Released

July 10, 2015

Tompkins Cortland Community College has released the Dean’s List for the Spring 2015 semester. Provost and Vice President of the College John Conners announced a total of 459 students have received the honor. The Dean’s List recognizes matriculated students who have demonstrated high academic achievement by attaining a GPA of 3.5 or better while completing at least 12 credit hours during the semester. For part-time matriculated students, they are eligible each time they complete a block of 12 hours with a minimum GPA of 3.5.

Spring 2015 Dean's List

Aurora

  • Marie B Dentes
  • Frederick R Semenza

Bainbridge

  • Nathaniel R Greene

Bath

  • Jonathan McDonald

Beaver Dams

  • Jessica M Collins

Berkshire

  • Heather M Benjamin
  • Teigan M Pirger
  • Sara M Stephens

Binghamton

  • Sarah Ryan

Blodgett Mills

  • Kathy Jo K Small

Bovina Center

  • Sarah M Hetterich

Bronx

  • Soimore S Cherry

Brooklyn

  • Shakira C Bayley
  • Anasthasia M Blair
  • Zakiya M Gantt
  • Bernadine Lawson
  • Luis M Perdomo
  • Raheem Williams

Brooktondale

  • Kailyn N Andrews
  • Brenna R Burlingame
  • Brittany L Crispell
  • Tucker T Davis
  • Katrina A DeWitt
  • Haley V Fuller
  • Taylor M Minster
  • Rowan S Paris
  • Jeremy M Strichartz

Burdett

  • Chelsea L Maceda

Cambria Heights

  • Cristina A Taylor

Camillus

  • Amanda L Domachowske

Candor

  • Jade N Case
  • Becki S Ferris
  • Justin M Isham
  • Kara M Williams

Central Square

  • Megan M Mazzotti

Chester

  • Kayla Carmack

Cincinnatus

  • Nicholas J Lindley
  • Victoria R Rainbow
  • Amanda F Thornton

Constableville

  • Ashley E Shafer

Cortland

  • Andrew J Adsit
  • Chelsea R Andreas
  • Sarah A Brown
  • Christopher M Call Sr.
  • Rachel L Chace
  • Lei Chen
  • Fredrick P Coon
  • Shianne T Crandall
  • Seneria L Curtis
  • Chad M Dann
  • Zachary T Dann
  • Amanda R DeGraff
  • Cheyenne C Dinkins
  • Hannah Elizabeth Dovi
  • Lauren A Drake
  • Megan M Falso
  • Brandy L Fetterly
  • Jessica N Finton
  • Marcia L Ford
  • Sandra Lee Fox
  • Aubrey A Frederick
  • James V Giordano
  • Johnna Gray
  • Allyssa M Harris
  • Nathan R Hawks
  • Cody Johnson
  • Caitlyn R Juliano
  • Kara E Kanalley
  • Irina A Khrushch
  • Brittany N Laman
  • Deanna J Levitskiy
  • Victoria A McKeever
  • Nicole L Meeker
  • Andrew C Moffitt
  • Michael R Morgan
  • Sharon M Morris
  • Kelley Mulvana
  • Jessica L Muntz
  • Ashley N Nageotte
  • Mary G Nann
  • Stephanie L Olbrys
  • Patricia C Ondrako
  • Aric Peery
  • Bailey J Potter
  • Paul Priadoun
  • Rana L Saad
  • Pamela L Sanders
  • Stacy L Sheppard
  • Darlene A Smith
  • Dylan Spencer
  • Elisabeth Ashleigh Sprague
  • Matthew Stafford
  • Darius Stevens
  • Michael C Summa
  • Michael R Thomas
  • Jeremy D Timmins
  • Michael E Twining
  • Nathan S Vellake
  • Molly N Wagner
  • Monique C Walsh
  • Marley J Wilson
  • Drew A Wojcinski
  • Kristin Yarnell

Dryden

  • John T Cannon Jr.
  • Anthony R Davison
  • Sophia K Ezell
  • Jonathan D Frost
  • Victoria Goehner
  • Chelse M Howells
  • Taylor R Hoyt
  • Cheyenne L Jackson
  • Thomas John Keegan II
  • Natalie R Kirkwyland
  • Michael A Love
  • Wendy Lyon
  • McKenna John Macomber
  • Melanie J McMillen
  • Rebekah L Moll
  • Kate E Spagnola
  • Carrie A Thomas
  • Victoria M Vorobyov
  • Heath A Woodruff

Dundee

  • Nolan P Ernhout

East Rockaway

  • Alexandra L Hummel

Elmira

  • Lili Meng
  • Wendy G Treat

Elmont

  • Navjot Kaur

Endicott

  • Garrett R Titchen
  • Alexander M Whitney

Fayetteville

  • Timothy Kilpatrick

Flushing

  • Tamara Nunez

Freeville

  • John Adams
  • Emily C Alexander
  • Olivia A Barton
  • Debra S Beardslee
  • Ryan B Bennett
  • Marie H Brunner
  • Lyle A Cohen
  • Chelsea T Cronk
  • Katrina M Davis
  • Aaron L Fairbank
  • Rosemary A Hourtal
  • David R Lampman
  • Allison P Sullivan
  • Troy A Sutfin
  • Brian T Taylor

Fulton

  • Taylor E Sanchez

Geneva

  • Connor D Lapresi

Greene

  • Joshua A Davy

Groton

  • Joylene M Black
  • Tanya L Bunce
  • Sarah Canady
  • Symphony A Doan
  • Annette E Edwards
  • Aaron Hill
  • Rachel Nicole Kadish
  • Nicholas Ryan Kent
  • Tori M Knapp
  • Alexander Leshkevich
  • Melanie A Morton
  • Mikayla M Perkins
  • Olivia A Proper
  • Sharon A Radley
  • Ric L Stabler
  • Jennifer A Tretter
  • Tucker A Uhrovcik
  • Aishiaa M Welch
  • Giulio Zampogna
  • Domenick F Zerilli

Hamden

  • Caitlin M Wright

Harford

  • Taylor J Gordon

Holbrook

  • Giovanna Barto

Homer

  • Andriy Androshchuk
  • Kelsi R Carlisle
  • John R Dean
  • Nicholas A Falso
  • Laura L Finkbeiner
  • Amanda C Gray
  • April M Harrington
  • Katherine M Lowden
  • Courtney Morgan-Rivers
  • Serena J Pickert-Bryan
  • Caitlin A Portzline
  • Andrew F Sanford
  • Tanya L Seamans
  • Megan N Sweeney

Honeoye Falls

  • Nicole Tondryk

Horseheads

  • Marlena M Micknich

Interlaken

  • Tara L Woodard

Ithaca

  • Maria Avramis
  • Hannah E Baker
  • Shawnee R Baker
  • Owen B Barden
  • Yandy G Benites
  • Karen L Betts
  • Walter G Bing IV
  • Nola C Booth
  • Jacqueline Bouchard
  • Tanya A Bovt
  • Walker W M Bradshaw
  • Ixchel Branagan
  • Trevor Colin Brill-Freund
  • Giada Buttiglione
  • Adam D Chafee
  • Sayda Chavez Hurtado
  • Brenden J Clark
  • Gaelyn Clay-Adams
  • Jaime L Coleman
  • Kathleen M Collins
  • Liam James Cullen
  • Marie T De Mott Grady
  • Jason Andrew Dengler
  • James D Dew
  • Emily A DiGiacomo
  • Geva Dimanche
  • Anna S Doll
  • Dacia L Driscoll
  • Stacey K Eddy
  • Brandon Everhart
  • Meriem Fardaoussi
  • Paulin M Fleishman
  • Roberto J Garcia
  • Tyler J Gillespie
  • Audrey M Gombas Sanders
  • Grayden T Gordon
  • Kelly Goulding
  • James K Gras Jr.
  • Cecilia R Hagen
  • Stephanie L Haskins
  • Harrison Haverlock
  • Richard M Hendrick
  • Richard F Hilliard III
  • Connor Hinsley
  • Peter Holmes
  • Brendon S Horigan
  • Sungyoon Hwang
  • Jordan V Jessop
  • Shae M Jewell
  • Maria D Junco Larraguivel
  • Jaspreet Kaur
  • Jessie Ke
  • Michael B Kennedy
  • Geraldine Kilpatrick
  • Benjamin J Kornblum
  • Lillian V Kuhn
  • Gillian N Kulik
  • Gabriela LeBaron
  • Younghyun Lee
  • Mengjian Li
  • Amina M Light
  • Robert A Lynch
  • Andrew Lytle
  • Heather A S MacDonald
  • Alexander Malkhasyan
  • Andrew C Maul
  • Daniel Mazzarella
  • Kenneth McMillen
  • Alexander Abel McSurely-Bradshaw
  • JohJuneSee Na
  • Benjamin L Norton
  • Andrew B Noyes
  • Sarah Ousley
  • Deep Patel
  • Tatyana S Proydakova
  • Tanija Pulsts
  • Jarrell Puryear
  • Peter P Puterbaugh
  • Michael D Quinlan-Cohen
  • Elissa A Rendzia
  • Jodi A Robbins
  • Barry J Rollins Jr.
  • Joshua F Sanders
  • Miranda Schreiber
  • Lory E Scott
  • Tracy E Scott
  • Nataliia Shishebarov
  • Andrew D Siciliano
  • Elsa Sinurat
  • John T Smieska III
  • Chloe S Snyder
  • Tammy Snyder
  • Abel D Solomon
  • Melissa L Sprole
  • Caleb James Sturman
  • Nathan J Szpiro
  • Donald C Taulbee
  • Abigail E Tavares
  • Andrew J Tavares
  • Ahmed A Telfair
  • William Tobin
  • Vy T Trinh
  • Erin D Trowbridge
  • Tyler D Vaughan
  • Steven Wallace
  • Laurel R Weber-Bennett
  • Louise T Wennerstroem
  • Beau J West
  • Peter H Westin
  • Liam Wickes-Do
  • Hannah G Wilhelm
  • Nathan P Williamson
  • Yolanda G Yona
  • Emma M Young

Jacksonville

  • Ernest L Bell

Johnson City

  • Cara L Eagan

King Ferry

  • Brittany Burke
  • Kim M Cote

Lansing

  • Jill Blanchard
  • Ashli Marie Carlton
  • Brian N Downing
  • Joseph M Jones
  • Gregory Lehr
  • Tiffany S Leubner
  • Lance M McDermott
  • Lori J McKane
  • Nathan Miller
  • William E Popoff
  • Jason Stanley
  • Natalie J Vincent
  • Benjamin J Worsell

Lewiston

  • Waylon Wilson

Locke

  • Valerie L Darling
  • Michael J Friend
  • Rebecca L Hewitt
  • Wendy A Hoose
  • Amy B Jackson
  • Cierra K Mincher
  • Melissa A Norton
  • Betty Simolo
  • Crystal L Smith

Lodi

  • Cortney M Waid

Long Beach

  • Jacob Wright

Manlius

  • Brianna Ackley

Marathon

  • Sara B Askew
  • Chad R Lawrence
  • John D Leyburn
  • Daniel R Lincoln
  • Rebecca M Pixley
  • Allison Joan Rightmire
  • Luke Williams

McGraw

  • Catherine A Ackley
  • Samantha Lorraine Ackley
  • Bridgett L Hammond
  • Aaron R Hitt
  • Olena Okolita

Mclean

  • James M Pastorello

Middlesex

  • Brett A Havens

Miller Place

  • Kristina Brito

Modena

  • Lauren E Klosterman

Montour Falls

  • Homer S Wixson

Moravia

  • Daniel J Bird
  • Karen Bobbett
  • Benjamin H Fuld
  • Eric L Oralls

Nedrow

  • Hunter R Putzer

New Berlin

  • Amanda J Fink

Newark Valley

  • Angila A Ferguson
  • Felicia L Hunt
  • Jessica L Stewart
  • Sierra J Tompkins
  • Emily S Williams

Newfield

  • Eric C Bleiler
  • Anthony P Cacciotti
  • Marissa K Cutter
  • Angelina T Ferrara
  • Brianna L Hulbert
  • Clea L Lockwood-Wynns
  • Ann Owens
  • Javier E Rosa Padro Jr.
  • Christopher Shepherd
  • Breeann Walker

North Tonawanda

  • Megan P Gisel

Northport

  • Alexander V Santoro

Norwich

  • Ryan E McCloskey

Odessa

  • William Henry Vaughn-Russell

Oneonta

  • Marta Crouch

Ovid

  • Mikel S Mosher

Owego

  • Ryan Ceruti
  • Dakota R Delaney-Hammond
  • Brittany A Norton
  • Jennifer A Wildenstein

Oxford

  • Logan A Nuzzolese

Penfield

  • Philip R Halsey

Perry

  • Jared M Dueppengiesser

Phoenicia

  • Godffrey N Lucas

Pitcher

  • Caitlyn Blanchard
  • Brian R Thornton

Port Leyden

  • David L Weaver

Prattsburgh

  • Cassandra A Lasher

Preble

  • Lyndsey A Miller
  • Ashley L Pate

Rego Park

  • Alexa M Neretich

Richford

  • Patricia A Kohout
  • Cassandra R Robinson

Scarsdale

  • Cecilia S Faringer-Perez

Schenectady

  • Brendan P Griffiths

Scipio Center

  • Sonja Anderson
  • Catherine S Davis

Sherburne

  • Kendell M Pike

Sidney

  • David A DeLay

Slaterville Springs

  • Julianne H Slayden

Spencer

  • Charles D McDowell
  • Katherine L Race
  • Jared T Shipos

Syracuse

  • Kelly M Doyle
  • Suzanne M Fernandez
  • Aaron Fuoco
  • Kelly M Houseknecht
  • Huan Le

Three Mile Bay

  • Ryan Siesto

Trumansburg

  • Melinda Cirri
  • Ariel M Dunnam
  • David R Grant
  • Timothy E Haefner
  • Mariah A Hayward
  • Branden S Martin
  • Christina A Mente
  • Courtney L Wright
  • Morgan E Wright

Truxton

  • Megan K Poole
  • Veronica M Silverstein

Tully

  • Emily R. Irving
  • Katheryn L Wheeler

Van Etten

  • Andrew R Wilson

Vestal

  • Patrick M Gorst

Watkins Glen

  • Rowan F Elizabeth

Waverly

  • Bradley G Rayle
  • Jose E Rodriguez
  • Valerie M Sjoblom

West Islip

  • Jessica M Smith

West Shokan

  • Danielle E Osterhoudt

Willseyville

  • Sharleena D Swansbrough

Windsor

  • Chelsey M VanZandt

Other states

Anchorage, Alaska

  • Victor Jacobsen

Tampa, Florida

  • Alex R Rodriguez

Glenview, Illinois

  • Todd Hegener

Swansea, Massachusetts

  • Eric R Shannon

Fenton, Michigan

  • Andrew B Garcia

Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Steven M Gallegos

Flanders, New Jersey

  • Dillon M Artigliere

Bushkill, Pennsylvania

  • Amber L Lisco

Elkland, Pennsylvania

  • Seth T Hager

Gap, Pennsylvania

  • Courtney E Dienner

Havertown, Pennsylvania

  • Jacob T Anderson

Pottsville, Pennsylvania

  • Carrollynn R Schwent

Smithfield, Rhode Island

  • Bellamie R Russo

Mesquite, Texas

  • Lauren Mead

Leesburg, Virginia

  • Amanda M Tompkins

Other countries

Dominican Republic

  • Luis Jose Hidalgo Munoz
  • Adolfo Molina
  • Osnar Benjamin Paez Martinez

Nigeria

  • Oreofe O Omolaolu

People's Republic of China

  • Yuanmingqing Song
  • Chia-Yu Lo
  • Yiyao Wei

Japan

  • Momoko Hasegawa
  • Miki Hashimoto

Republic of Korea

  • Soojin Kim
  • In Jin Hwang

Peru

  • Lilians Sofia Carcausto Zea

Vector Scholars Program New at Tompkins Cortland

June 17, 2015

A new program will help students hit the ground running at Tompkins Cortland Community College. The Vector Scholars program provides financial, personal, and academic support to new students and includes a pre-semester session that will help prepare students for a successful first semester at the College. Applications for the program are being accepted through June 30, with awards available for students starting this fall semester. Applications are available online at tompkinscortland.edu/Vector.

The Vector Scholars program, which is funded by a donation from Vector Magnetics founder Arthur Kuckes, will start in mid-August, prior to the start of the fall semester. “We’re very excited about the opportunity the Vector Scholars program will provide to our lower income students,” said Tompkins Cortland President Carl Haynes. “Removing as many barriers as possible that students may face can only improve their chances for success.” The pre-semester session will join Vector Scholars with other new students, current students, and faculty and staff in a range of activities designed to prepare them for a successful first semester. All the expenses for the pre-semester program will be paid for all Vector Scholars, including residence hall fees for students living on campus and transportation fees for commuter students.

Creating an early connection to the college community and its resources is a key component of the Vector Scholars program. “We have found there is a direct correlation between engagement and the feeling of being connected to a student’s academic success,” said Michelle Nightingale, the College's director of student success services. “Forming an early connection to the College community can make a world of difference.”

Each Vector Scholar will benefit from relationships with the program staff, including a faculty/staff mentor, a peer mentor, and an assigned financial aid counselor. In addition to ongoing personalized support, a $400 stipend for textbooks and course materials will be provided in both the fall and spring semesters.

The Vector Scholars program is limited to 60 students this year. Scholars must be new, full-time students, and meet income and academic preparedness requirements. Once accepted into the program, Vector Scholars are expected to actively participate in all required program activities, including regular, small-group meetings with mentors throughout the semester. To remain in the program, students must maintain good academic and judicial standing.


Tompkins Cortland to Add New Degree Programs: Applied Science and Technology (A.A.S.) and Human Services (A.S.)

May 14, 2015

The Tompkins Cortland Community College Board of Trustees has approved two new degree programs: Applied Science and Technology (A.A.S.) and Human Services (A.S.). Both have been sent to SUNY and the New York State Education department for final approval. The plan is to begin enrolling students in each program for the fall 2015 semester.

Applied Science and Technology (A.A.S.)

The Applied Science and Technology Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program is designed to give students the technical skills high-tech employers in our area need, right now.

Students in the program will learn the foundational STEM and problem-solving skills that make them an in-demand, immediately employable technician with knowledge in science, technology, and math.

This program is ideal for veterans, workers eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance, adult students, employees looking to upgrade skills, and past or present manufacturing employees.

Career Opportunities

Companies are looking for the STEM skills this program provides.

"We hear a lot about STEM fields and the importance of students pursuing STEM education, and there’s a good reason: That skillset – math, applied technology, problem-solving – is essential for personal and business success in today's environment. It's no longer about learning one skill and settling in for a career. It’s about learning how to learn and how to solve problems to bring value to our customers." – Christine Hannon, Director of Quality Assurance, Marietta Cortland

"The ability to adapt and learn new skills is essential in business today. Potential employees who have a strong background in mathematics and applied technology have the potential to learn, which means they can adapt and adjust when companies adapt and adjust." – Julia Mattick, Director, Tompkins County Workforce Investment Board

Human Services (A.S.)

The Human Services Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program is designed for students who plan to transfer on for a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Human Service or Social Work or a Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.)

Students in the program will complete a solid foundation in SUNY General Education requirements while also having opportunities for elective coursework in alcohol/substance abuse counseling, criminal justice, early childhood education, mental health, and the social sciences. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in one semester of field instruction to prepare for continuing education and future employment.

Transfer Opportunities

Several local and regional schools offer B.S. or B.S.W. programs, including SUNY Cortland (B.S. Human Services); Empire State College (B.S. Community and Human Services); Keuka College (B.S. Social Work); Syracuse University (B.S. Social Work); and Marywood University (B.S.W.). Other SUNY schools include SUNY Albany (B.S. Social Welfare); Buffalo State (B.S. Social Work); SUNY Fredonia (B.S. Social Work); SUNY Brockport (B.S. Social Work); SUNY Plattsburgh (B.S. Social Work); and SUNY Stony Brook (B.S. Social Welfare).


Tompkins Cortland Celebrates 46th Commencement

May 21, 2015

You are well prepared for the future. It won’t be easy, but you are ready. That was among the messages delivered to the class of 2015 during commencement ceremonies at Tompkins Cortland Community College Thursday. The College celebrated its 46th commencement in front of a packed crowd of more than 2,000 people in the College's gymnasium.

The class of 2015 consists of 687 graduates, including student trustee Navjot Kaur. “You know, for me the best part about College was waking up some days and thinking to myself, ‘Wow, I can look back a couple months ago and see changes in myself for the better’,” said Kaur while offering the student address. “This is because we have been privileged to become a part of this tight knit community where professors, advisors, and mentors have motivated us to strive not only in academics, but also in professional, leadership, and personal development.”

“On this day, which marks our academic success, you will hear many people tell you it’s just the beginning,” said Kaur. “But take a moment to reflect on how far you’ve come. We come from different places, we have different stories, and each and every graduate has contributed their experiences in making this journey memorable for all of us.”

The main address was delivered by Walter Poland, the College’s Vice President for Global Initiatives and President of the Faculty Student Association. Poland, an original employee from when the College opened in 1968, has attended each of the 46 commencements. He joked that he started at Tompkins Cortland Community College on July 1, 1968, and it was “about time I graduated.” He said he shares similarities with the class of 2015. “It is as true for me as it for each of you. You’re different now from when you started here, no matter when you started.”

He noted he has grown up along with College. “As I look around our graduates, some of you are older than I was then, 24 years old,” said Poland, noting that founding president Hushang Bahar asked him to come and help start something special. “The dream is being fulfilled. What this college was established for, you embody.”

Poland offered some advice learned from his time at Tompkins Cortland. “I’d like to encourage you to share with others, support others, support yourself, and most of all, respect other people,” said Poland. “Do not be afraid to dream, and push ahead.”

President Carl Haynes also addressed the graduates, congratulating them on rising to the challenge. "You are exceptionally well-prepared as graduates of a college known throughout the SUNY system for its high, and at times, unrelenting, academic standards,” said Haynes. “You met those standards. You exceeded those standards. At the same time you rose to the academic challenge, you adapted to new cultures, new people, new surroundings. Was it always easy? No, of course not. And it won’t be easy when you leave here. But you’ve shown that you can adapt, that you can work with others, that you can learn from differences and find common ground.”

Haynes concluded with a final thought as the students prepared to cross the stage. “I know we have also taught you this: Wherever you have come from, whatever obstacles you have overcome, this accomplishment means that you all share something in common, you are graduating from Tompkins Cortland Community College. The past is prologue. Now the real fun and real work of your education begins. So again, I say congratulations.”


Students Present at Statewide Research Conference

April 7, 2015

Four Tompkins Cortland Community College students have been selected to present their research at the inaugural SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference. Richard Hilliard, Vlad Leshkevicheach, Chelsea Maceda, and Tracy Scott will be presenting their research as part of three different poster presentations at the conference April 10 in Brockport.

The conference was designed to bring together undergraduate researchers, visual and performing artists, and their faculty mentors. Each SUNY school was invited to participate, as were the members of the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Tompkins Cortland is one of just 12 of the 37 community colleges in New York State to have student researchers accepted to present at the conference. Only two other community colleges have more students presenting than Tompkins Cortland’s four. James Jacob, Ph.D., the chair of the biotechnology degree program and a professor of biology at the College, is the faculty mentor for all four.

All of the Tompkins Cortland students are presenting in the field of biological sciences. Full abstracts of each poster are available below.

Richard Hilliard:  The Effect of Limonene on the Biodegradation of Phenanthrene and Polystyrene by Pseudomonas putida and aeruginosa

Chelsea Maceda and Vladimir Leshkevich: Expression of WHAsi from the Non-coding Strand of the Woodchuck Hepatitis Virus

Tracy Scott: The Effect of Vitamin k2 on ATP Production in CHO Cells Transfected with siRNA for UBiAD1


New Exhibit at Tompkins County Public Library Features Tompkins Cortland Student Work

September 24, 2014

A new exhibit on display at the Tompkins County Public Library features work done by a digital photography class at Tompkins Cortland Community College. Montage Histories: Tompkins County, New York through Photographs 1864-2014 features images of sites in Tompkins County, both as they appeared in the 1860s and how they look today. The exhibit, which is part of the celebration of the sesquicentennial of the Tompkins County Public Library, runs now through December 30. An opening reception will be held Friday, September 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the library at 101 East Green Street in Ithaca.

 

The show features the work of students in Assistant Professor Harry Littell’s Spring 2014 Advanced Digital Photography class. Littell, who is the chair of the College's photography program, had students create photomontages that combined historic photographs of significant buildings, places, and landscapes with current ones they took of the same locations. The students chose archival images from the History Center in Tompkins County, found and photographed the same view, and then combined them in a montage that highlighted aspects of the past in a contemporary context.

 

Twenty-three pieces of work are on display as part of the exhibit at the library. An exhibit catalogue was created featuring these images and additional pieces created by Littell and his students. The catalogue also includes descriptions of each image, providing a historical narrative as well as details on each featured location. The text in the catalogue was researched and written by Bret Leraul and Christine Yao, graduate students at Cornell University’s Society for the Humanities.

The catalogue is available for purchase online at www.magcloud.com.

Examples of the artwork on display
Photo by Cassidy Backus
Photo by Cassidy Backus

Photo by Jennifer Rose Hoyt
Photo by Jennifer Rose Hoyt

Photo by Cassidy Backus
Photo by Cassidy Backus


Tompkins Cortland Community College Students Honored by SUNY Chancellor

April 8, 2014

Three Tompkins Cortland Community College students have been recognized with the Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence by the State University of New York. Cheyenne Gorton, Audrey Kate Ordway and Taylor Policay were among the 274 students honored by SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher at a reception in Albany this month. Gorton is a Lansing High School graduate and a hotel and restaurant management major; Ordway is a Dryden High grad and a nursing student; Policay is from Lansing High and is a sport management major. Each is scheduled to graduate from Tompkins Cortland in May.

The ceremony also served as an opportunity to honor 68 members of the Phi Theta Kappa All New York Academic Team 2014. Two Tompkins Cortland students were named to the third team; Policay and Mario Zaja. Zaja is an Army veteran who is majoring in liberal arts and sciences: math/science major.

“Students honored with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence, and those recognized by Phi Theta Kappa, truly embody the power of SUNY,” said Chancellor Zimpher. “As proven leaders and role models, scholar athletes, creative artists, and civic volunteers, each student is recognized not just for academic achievement, but also for the profound impact they have on college campuses and local communities across New York State. Congratulations to the Tompkins Cortland Community College students being recognized.”

The Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence was created in 1997 to recognize students who have best demonstrated, and been recognized for, the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts or career achievement.

Each year, campus presidents establish a selection committee, which reviews exemplary students. Nominees are then forwarded to the Chancellor’s Office and are subject to a second round of review. Finalists are then recommended to the Chancellor to become recipients of the award. Each recipient receives a framed certificate and medallion, which is traditionally worn at commencement.

The Phi Theta Kappa Award Ceremony recognizes outstanding community college students throughout the state that are members of Phi Theta Kappa, an honor society that recognizes and encourages scholarship among two-year college students. In addition to academic achievement, recipients of the award are also evaluated on their leadership and community service involvement, and are named members of the All New York Community College Academic Team.

Photo of Chancellor Zimpher, Cheyenne Gorton, and Dean of Student Life Amy Trueman

Photo of Chancellor Zimpher, Audrey Kate Ordway, and Dean Trueman

Photo of Chancellor Zimpher, Taylor Policay, and Dean Amy Trueman


Fall 2013 Dean's List Announced

Tompkins Cortland Community College has released the Dean’s List for the Fall 2013 semester. Provost and Vice President of the College John Conners announced a total of more than 500 students have received the honor. The Dean’s List recognizes matriculated students who have demonstrated high academic achievement by attaining a GPA of 3.5 or better while completing at least 12 credit hours during the semester. For part-time matriculated students, they are eligible each time they complete a block of 12 hours with a minimum GPA of 3.5.

Fall 2013 Tompkins Cortland Community College Dean's List

New York

Adams

  • Jennifer L Peckman

Afton

  • Mark J Viviano

Apalachin

  • Joanne M Hickok

Auburn

  • Ashley M Craig

Aurora

  • Jonathan D Mosher-Arnold
  • Frederick R Semenza

Barton

  • Leandra M Brink
  • Daniel F Gage

Berkshire

  • Dori B Biata

Binghamton

  • Lillian V Kuhn
  • Angela K Lewis
  • Steven J Tompkins

Blodgett Mills

  • Katrina L Yarboro

Bloomingburg

  • Mara Mayfield

Bovina Center

  • Sarah M Hetterich

Bronx

  • Shardaire N Barnes
  • Michael D Batista
  • Timothy C Thompson

Brooktondale

  • Jeremiah Dickens
  • Danielle M Guidici
  • Jennifer M Johnson
  • Ruth E Kull
  • Laura S Rivet

Camillus

  • Amanda L Domachowske

Canastota

  • Zachary M Babcock
  • Cassidy L Backus

Candor

  • Justin M Isham
  • Kellie M VanEtten

Canisteo

  • Jay A Arthur

Cassville

  • Zachary M King

Central Square

  • Mary E Larkin

Chenango Forks

  • Krista M Rozelle

Cincinnatus

  • Desiree J Bushnell
  • Allysa M Medler

Clifton Park

  • Caitlyn R Juliano

Cohoes

  • Brittany M Miller

Constableville

  • Ashley E Shafer

Cortland

  • Timothy J Aagaard
  • Andrew J Adsit
  • Erica S Alden
  • Joshua F Allen
  • Aaron M Bach
  • Bethany L Badman
  • Margaret T Bilyeu
  • Sara Blackerby
  • Lorie L Breed
  • Emily Bryan
  • Stacey M Butler
  • Danielle J Casterline
  • Joshua Compagni
  • Chelsi M Compton
  • Erin M Coolidge
  • Dean R Corbin
  • Zachary T Dann
  • Devon L Darrow
  • Pedro N DelaCuadra
  • Breeanna L Dexter
  • Lauren A Drake
  • Wendy S Edwards
  • Claribel Ferrer
  • Aubrey A Frederick
  • Danielle M Gallagher
  • James V Giordano
  • Robert Goldsborough
  • Johnna Gray
  • Stacey L Green
  • Tina M Green
  • Dylan R Hess
  • Christopher M Hines
  • Jesse D Lafian
  • Julie Maricle
  • Taylor N Marrs
  • Terri L Maxson
  • Hannah A McGowan
  • Sarah C Morgan
  • Elizabeth Tiffany Moshkowski
  • Leslie A Patriarco
  • Brittany Lynne Pavlick
  • Lana B Pavlick
  • Sarah J Perreaux
  • Amber E Podolec
  • Jessica R Powers
  • Susan L Prier
  • Devon R Rainbow
  • Brittany N Randolph
  • Lacey A Ryan
  • Stacy L Sheppard
  • Robert William Sikora
  • Bethany C Simpson
  • Shawn C Smith
  • Shelley J Smith
  • Elisabeth A Sprague
  • Ethel Minyka Starks
  • Tamera L Stephenson
  • Dean Harold Strickland
  • Julianne T Thomas
  • Kathleen E Thomas
  • Stephanie K Tupper
  • Daniel J VanNess
  • Theodore Viglietta
  • Emily M Walker
  • David M Weber
  • Brandon L Wood
  • Heath A Woodruff

Cortlandt Manor

  • Peter Guzzo

Dix Hills

  • Megan Lown Ramalho

Dryden

  • Lindsay E Bohemier
  • Matthew Bookhout
  • Anna Lee Bullock
  • Victoria Cain
  • John T Cannon Jr.
  • Michael J Clark
  • Teresa L Contessa
  • Jesse Cooper
  • Elizabeth L Davis
  • Shirley M Geddes
  • Shelly R Hall
  • Wendy Lyon
  • Melanie J McMillen
  • Amy N Moore
  • Elizabeth A Ninivaggi
  • Jonathan A Pamel
  • Jared T Reilley
  • Angela M Rozzoni
  • Jessica Lynn Scheftic
  • Allison K Seamon
  • Katherine E Simonet
  • Bethany L Steves
  • Dawn M Thornton

East Aurora

  • Elena Katherine Ciminelli

East Branch

  • Courtney B Jennings

Edmeston

  • Melissa Davoulas

Elmira

  • Ashley A Dickinson
  • Wendy G Treat

Elmont

  • Navjot Kaur

Endicott

  • Jaime T Beach
  • Megan L Dornblaser
  • Epiphany A Munoz

Freeville

  • Emily Alexander
  • Laurie D Cleek
  • Louisa G Cushman
  • Brandon Everhart
  • Emily Richard Horton
  • Brittany P Johnson
  • Alex M LaLonde
  • David R Lampman
  • Hannah Lormand
  • Chelsea L Maceda
  • Jeffrey P Meister
  • Spencer F Nicoson
  • Matthew P Phillips
  • Beth A Rockwell
  • Sara N Sinnigen
  • Katherine Street
  • Allison P Sullivan
  • Hannah H Tabb
  • Heather L Townsend
  • Mike S Warren
  • Hannah C Wildenstein
  • Rebecca L Woods
  • Rebecca C Yeager

Groton

  • Marcia L Beckley
  • Andrew Bertonica
  • Nicholas A Crans
  • Vanessa M Eastman
  • Ruthanne M Forehand
  • Sarah Beth Goyette
  • Kyle C Gunn
  • Levi Z Holl
  • Emilie M Holmes
  • Debra M Leonhardt
  • Alexander Leshkevich
  • Adonica I Mancuso
  • Mariah L Mitchell
  • Melanie Morton
  • Erin Ruth Neno
  • Rebecca E Pollack
  • Olivia A Proper
  • Scott Alexander Rush
  • Cassandra E Schoner
  • Tara L Scott
  • Tucker A Uhrovcik
  • Giulio Zampogna
  • Jay A Zhe

Hancock

  • Shanna E Hazen

Harford Mills

  • Yuliya V Redko

Hector

  • Janine K Brown

Homer

  • Jaclyn S Allbright
  • Tammy S Anderson
  • Andriy Androshchuk
  • Gabriele Burhans
  • Todd D Dawson
  • John R Dean
  • Christopher Estep
  • Cheyenne Gaffney
  • Mandy J Gailor
  • Andrew J Gallagher
  • April M Harrington
  • Caitlin A Portzline
  • Christopher M Portzline
  • Matthew R Salisbury
  • Allyson L Strauf
  • Andras Tozser
  • Jeffrey R VanDusen

Interlaken

  • Andrew J Antwine
  • Christina E Bromka
  • Jesse I Messmer
  • Joshua C Messmer
  • Laurel A Pell

Ithaca

  • Keli B Auqui
  • Mearon A Azmera
  • Elizabeth A Bargar
  • Josephine Ann Beardsley
  • Jill A Blanchard
  • Myia Boda
  • Youngkeun Bong
  • Nola C Booth
  • Kara Brodsky
  • Rachel E Brous
  • Amanda C Burke
  • Brenna R Burlingame
  • Suzanne F Burnham
  • Parker E H Callister
  • Colleen E Carberry
  • Kathleen A Carberry
  • Margaret Carleton
  • Adam D Chafee
  • Phylicia E Christianson
  • Bomi Chung
  • Emily C Clark
  • Julie S Clougherty
  • Hansol G Coleman
  • Amber N Cowan
  • Brittni M Cowles
  • Rachel J Coye
  • Liam J Cullen
  • Sierra L Davenport
  • Jason D David
  • Colleen E DeFranco
  • Ahmet Talha Demir
  • Ian J Dezelan
  • Alexander O Dombrovski
  • Stephen Doria
  • Rachel L Dufresne
  • Courtney R Dupre
  • Michael BC Durfee
  • Kameron M Eddy
  • Sun Edwards
  • Carolyn M Eggleston
  • Andrew D Ferrier
  • Jennifer L Foy
  • Huanjue Fu
  • Ryan Gaygen
  • Robert Geiszler
  • Joseph G Glann
  • Sua Go
  • Audrey M Gombas Sanders
  • Iris Greenspun-Bee
  • Janina M Gunderson
  • Geoffrey PJ Hall
  • Brendan S Hammond
  • Kyoung Hee Han
  • Tahlia A Hanna-Martinez
  • Niels J Haralson
  • Caleb W Harned
  • Jessica L Havens
  • Ryan Hawthorne
  • Meghan A Hellwitz
  • Richard M Hendrick
  • Richard F Hilliard III
  • Peter J Holmes Jr.
  • William R Holt
  • Shari Hubbert
  • Minh N Huynh
  • Quentin A Jones
  • Jisang Kim
  • Myung-Hee Kim
  • Jeffrey Knight
  • Petros Koumis
  • Tak Hung Kwan
  • Thomas R Lange
  • Elizabeth Laughlin
  • Jung Jung Lee
  • Keisha M Lee
  • Anne E Levine
  • Serena L Lindahl
  • Gabrielle Long
  • Nikolas J Lopez
  • Robert A Lynch
  • Alexander Malkhasyan
  • Jeffrey R Marianni
  • Andrew C Maul
  • Eden M-P Mayora
  • Joshua M McGiff
  • Michael L Meigs
  • Lili Meng
  • Tenzin Menlek
  • Caleb W Monaghan
  • Zorica Mrden
  • Alexis L Myers
  • JohJuneSee Na
  • Amy Nakaranuruck
  • Samuel F Newman
  • Daniel J Norton
  • Andrew B Noyes
  • Nezha Oubella
  • Tenzin Palzom
  • Christen N Parker
  • Debra L Perlmutter
  • Julie Pesaresi
  • Rachel Peterson
  • Taylor M Policay
  • Jarrell Puryear
  • Peter P Puterbaugh
  • Sonya R Qamar
  • Jessica R Riggs
  • Sarah E Roberts
  • Joshua F Sanders
  • Lillian Shipman
  • Natalia Shishebarov
  • Allegra J Shortle
  • Jett A Shutter
  • Ana P Singh
  • Abraham J Smith
  • Zoe S Stewart
  • Luanne R Stockdale
  • Sean F Streb
  • Elizabeth C Toal
  • Jennifer A Tretter
  • Tammy Roskelly Turner
  • Brittany Brianna Tuthill
  • Beth A Vangasbeck
  • Tyler D Vaughan
  • Chloe Voorhees
  • Zackery H Weber
  • Curtis D Wells
  • Lydia S Wetzler
  • Vanessa Jane Wikel
  • Nathan P Williamson
  • Danielle Winterton
  • Monica D Woodward
  • Mario Zaja
  • Daniel Zamora
  • Xiaohua Zhu

Jamaica

  • Kijana A Benain

Johnson City

  • Rebecca A Seymour

Johnstown

  • Katrayla Blair

Kirkwood

  • Joel R Newman

Lacona

  • Toni L Gray

Lafayette

  • Aaron M Klein

Lansing

  • Ashli M Carlton
  • Symphony A Doan
  • Diane M Duthie
  • Patrick J Flavin
  • Cheyenne M Gorton
  • Indigo S Holohan-Kantor
  • Joseph M Jones
  • Meghan K Judd
  • Gregory Lehr
  • Darlene J Marshall
  • Lance M McDermott
  • Nathan J Miller
  • Elizabeth P Myers
  • Mario A Rosetti
  • Jennifer M Shaben
  • Mackenzi E Shields
  • Nancy L VanWormer
  • Erin L Worsell

Laurelton

  • Fama D Ann

Lisle

  • Janelle G Shafer

Locke

  • Valerie L Darling
  • Wendy A Hoose               
  • Cierra K Mincher
  • William V Morgan
  • Troy A Osterman
  • Michael P Quigley
  • Eric H Seamans

Lodi

  • Halsey A Huff

Lowville

  • Andrew L Hotchkiss

Marathon

  • Karen M Barry
  • Ashley P Braman
  • Olivia A Hersey
  • Brent M Icenogle
  • Crystal G Jenney
  • Chad R Lawrence
  • John D Leyburn
  • Ashley J McCracken
  • Kayla R Morley
  • Robert William Stewart

Maryland

  • Stephanie Marie Ashe

Mc Graw

  • Danielle A Greenman
  • Thomas Bradley Preston
  • Samantha Lorraine Ackley
  • Jerika Dellow
  • Steven Hernandez
  • Jeanna N Newby
  • Alexander J Tongue
  • Stephanie L White

McLean

  • Kimberly A Foster
  • Ryan J Thayer

Middletown

  • James A Centeno

Moravia

  • Amanda L Clark
  • Nicole F Miles
  • Thomas E Slabowski

Morris

  • Logan D Eltz

New City

  • Christian L Jacques
  • Breanna E Hodge
  • Kenya E Ponder

Newark Valley

  • Courtney Elaine Coombs
  • Tracy L Johnson
  • Makayla L Pirger
  • Jessica L Stewart
  • Emily S Williams

Newfield

  • Kaysee N Bachelor
  • Marissa K Cutter
  • Megan L Gatch
  • Jean C Germosen
  • Samuel Hernandez
  • Frederick W Leigh Jr.
  • Abigail E Mann
  • Dana A McCord
  • Emily L Miner
  • Danielle Parker
  • Samuel A Schmidt
  • Tonya M Ward

Norwich

  • William J Wentz

Olean

  • Joshua Brucker

Ovid

  • Brianna K Mayo
  • Leah C Wise

Owego

  • Kara M Church
  • Alexander D Jones
  • Amy L Moesch

Oyster Bay

  • Seanna Burke

Penn Yan

  • Rachael A Robak

Phoenicia

  • Godffrey N Lucas

Pitcher

  • Brian R Thornton

Preble

  • Codee M Grant
  • Jennifer E Redenback

Richford

  • April J Armstrong
  • Samantha A Robinson
  • Torri L Titus

Rochester

  • Kyle A Cute

Rose

  • Noah J Ufholz

Sandy Creek

  • Hannah M Foederer

SenecaFalls

  • John J Kriegelstein

Sharon Springs

  • Cyle Conley

Skaneateles

  • Britnee J Borba

Smithville Flats

  • Marie E DeJager

South Wales

  • Catherine Lusardi

Spencer

  • Kimberly N Banta
  • Connie A Clasby
  • Abby M Fitch
  • Janice M Harmon
  • Norma J Jayne
  • Maya L Patt
  • Katherine L Race
  • Courtney A Rupert
  • Andrew L Taylor
  • Kathy J Vail

Speonk

  • Alex S Marks

Syracuse

  • Nashennia T Heath
  • Julianne M Knittel
  • Ashlie R Sarazin

Trumansburg

  • Diane Marie Achilles
  • Christina A Bennett
  • Lyndsey J Broadfield
  • Megan R Carey
  • Ariel M Dunnam
  • Laura Leanna Green
  • Dezra R Hamilton
  • Eric A Lupo
  • Ashley S Percey
  • Richard J Piotti Jr.
  • Kathleen M Shay
  • Tracy Ellen Vesley
  • Benjamin N Wright
  • Courtney L Wright

Truxton

  • Rayne Whalen Perry
  • Megan K Poole

Tully

  • Kaitlyn E Sullivan

Van Etten

  • Ashley Montgomery
  • Andrew R Wilson

Verona

  • Kayla M Graham

Vestal

  • Julie L Steinmetz

Walden

  • Hunter G Feasel

Walton

  • Olivia N Newman

Waverly

  • Alexis S Moussavizadeh

Weedsport

  • Peter L Dodge

Whitney Point

  • Michaela A Sutton

Willseyville

  • Maria Askew
  • Josiah D Auble
  • Jasmine D Bustle
  • Robia J Klock
  • William J Perkins

CA

Berkeley

     
  • Emma Silen

Encinitas

     
  • Landon Bernas

MA

Edgartown

     
  • Bridget C Conlon

MI

Greenville

     
  • Allen M Hansen

NV

North Las Vegas

     
  • Steven M Gallegos

PA

Gap

  • Courtney E Dienner

Schnecksville

  • Dennis J Atiyeh II

VA

Alexandria

  • Amanda M Gibbins

WA

Redmond

  • Diana C Ceja

PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

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NETHERLANDS

  • Emma J Magre

COLOMBIA

  • Natalia Serrano Montero

KOREA

  • SeokWoo Ha
  • Soojin Kim

TURKEY

  • Omer Enes Demir

JAPAN

  • Momoko Hasegawa

FRANCE

  • Mathieu G Renard

PERU

  • Johann Jose Alvarado Quispe
  • Nestor Fernando Mancilla Valverde

ITALY

  • Giada Buttiglione

HONDURAS

  • Mercy Lizeth Berrios Martinez

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

  • Andres Enmanuel De La Rosa Batista


Faculty Member Selected for Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Fellowship

November 13, 2013

Tompkins Cortland Community College faculty member Christine Guest has been selected for a prestigious fellowship through the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation, the charitable arm of the organization that administers the Emmy Awards. Guest, an assistant professor of communication and media arts, was one of just twenty faculty members nationwide chosen by a selection committee to come to Los Angeles for five days of discussions, presentations, and interactions with major studios, production companies, the networks, and their top production and programming people. The seminar, which is paid for by the Foundation, is November 11-15.

Guest is the only community college faculty member nationwide chosen and one of just two from New York (Rebecca Taylor of Siena College being the other). “I am honored to be selected as one of this year's fellows. It is a privilege to collaborate with such well-respected faculty from colleges and universities across the country,” said Guest. “I am excited to learn new industry secrets and techniques that I can share with my students. I hope this will also open more paths for employment for our graduates.”

The fellowship will also give Guest the chance to network in the heart of the film and TV industry, which she says will pay dividends for her students. “This opportunity will give students even more access through the Hollywood course here at Tompkins Cortland,” she said. The College’s popular “Film & TV Research On Location: Hollywood” course, which is led by Guest, includes a trip to Hollywood, where Tompkins Cortland students are given the chance to learn, and sometimes work, behind the scenes of some of TV’s biggest shows and on the sets of major film studios. While in California for the seminar, Guest will visit with former students working in the field, thanks in part to their participation in the Hollywood class and the connections they made while students at Tompkins Cortland.


Tompkins Cortland Community College Professor Honored for Book on High School Dropouts

June 14, 2013

A new book authored by Tompkins Cortland Community College professor Jeanne Cameron has won two national awards. Canaries Reflect on the Mine: Dropouts’ Stories of Schooling has won the 2013 Outstanding Publication Award from the Narrative Research Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association and the 2013 Book Award of The Society of Professors of Education.

Canaries Reflect on the Mine: Dropouts’ Stories of Schooling is about high school dropouts from the Cortland City School District, based on interviews with 12 such dropouts. Cameron, a two-time SUNY Chancellor’s Award-winning sociology professor, was inspired to research this topic based on personal experience. “Two of my son’s friends dropped out of school,” she said. “These two didn’t fit the stereotype of a high school dropout, and I became interested in what would cause kids that aren’t what we traditionally consider ‘at risk’ to drop out.”

Cameron began working on the project in 2008, and used a sabbatical from the College in 2009 to do in-depth follow ups with seven of the original 12 young people. The stories of those seven individuals became the heart of the book.

“I found themes that were consistent with each of the young people,” said Cameron, noting each felt like they weren’t known well by the people at the school and that certain categories of students were treated differently. She said they also did not feel any meaningful purpose to going to school. “They weren’t interested in what they were required to learn and didn’t see a use for what they were being taught. They felt like school was waste of time.”

Interestingly, these same themes were shared by students Cameron spoke to who completed their high school degrees. “We shouldn’t just be worried about dropouts,” Cameron said. “High school graduates are also getting short changed, and the problems identified are in no way unique to Cortland High School. They are a result of ‘reforms’ that have mandated a one-size-fits-all educational experience and that have robbed teachers and administrators of the flexibility needed to be responsive to individual students.”

Canaries Reflect on the Mine: Dropouts’ Stories of Schooling is written in a conversational style designed for a wide audience. It’s published by Information Age Publishing, and the cover was designed by John Sinsabaugh, a graduate of Tompkins Cortland’s graphic design program.

The book is available through Amazon.


Tompkins Cortland Celebrates 44th Annual Commencement

May 23, 2013

Cherish the friends you have made, pay back the faith that has been shown in you, and celebrate your accomplishment. Those were some of the messages delivered to the class of 2013 during commencement ceremonies at Tompkins Cortland Community College Thursday. The College celebrated its 44th commencement in front of a packed crowd of more than 2,000 people in the College's gymnasium.

The class of 2013 includes 725 graduates, including student trustee Jacqueline Matza, who offered the student address. The broadcast journalism major talked about the friendships she has made during her time at the College. “Whether it’s getting close to your advisor, roommate, or that kid that sits next to you in psych, the bonds that we’ve all made here will never be broken," she said. "When we look back at our lives, Tompkins Cortland will be a tiny little bridge that helped us in so many ways. We grew, both in education and in maturity, and that’s something to be proud of."

The main address came from Dr. Randol Contreras, a 1994 graduate of the College, who is now a faculty member in sociology at California State University-Fullerton. He told the students about his youth, surrounded by drugs while growing up in New York City. He talked about how going to school wasn’t the first option for people in his neighborhood, and leaving his neighborhood for Central New York wasn’t an easy decision. “Eventually I was convinced,” he said. “It was perhaps the best decision of my life.” When he came to Tompkins Cortland, he wasn’t sure what to expect. “What I found was unbelievable support of students,” said Contreras, noting Professor Scott Ochs in particular. “He showed that he believed in me. He told me he expected great things from me. And he suggested a career in academia. At the time, I didn’t know what the word meant, but I knew it was good. It was the first time I thought I could be something.”

Contreras, ended his remarks by urging the graduates to appreciate the value of their public education. “When I think about all my accomplishments, it all was possible due to public institutions, and it all started at this great public institution,” he said. And in a symbolic coming of full circle, Contreras told the graduates he believed in them, just as Professor Ochs had told him the same thing years ago. “I have faith in you. I have faith that you now have the intellectual tools to make it happen. Congratulations.”

College President Carl Haynes was the last speaker. "You have achieved this wonderful milestone in your education and life, and you have done it at a college that doesn’t just trumpet excellence, we hold you to the toughest standards in the state," said Haynes, who talked about the higher academic requirements Tompkins Cortland established while this class was at the College. "You’ve met that challenge. You’ve lived up to and in many cases exceed the standards of excellence our faculty and administration have set for you. You achieved. You succeeded. You are in rare company. And for this, you are to be congratulated."

President Haynes also praised the graduates for their well-rounded education. "You have sharpened your skills in the classroom,” he said. “You have developed leadership skills, through student activities and by participating in athletics and community service. You have worked in collaboration with your peers and your faculty, on study abroad trips to other countries, on projects presented to national science boards, on issues of sustainability, equality, diversity, and governance here on campus. You have engaged as a member of the community, supporting local food drives, volunteering in local shelters, raising money to fight cancer. You have done more than fulfill the requirements of a degree – you have earned an education.”


Tompkins Cortland to Add Two New Degree Programs

The Tompkins Cortland Community College Board of Trustees has approved the addition of two new associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree programs: Culinary Arts and Sustainable Farming and Food Systems. Each will be sent to SUNY and the New York State Education department for final approval. If approved, each program will begin enrolling students for the fall 2014 semester.

The two new programs will be closely partnered, with an on-campus farm providing a real-life classroom for students studying sustainable farming and food systems, while also providing crops for students in the culinary arts degree program. The sustainable farming and food systems program will teach the skills involved with planning, growing, and marketing a diverse crop mix of sustainably grown food while working closely with local food retailers, restaurants, and the College cafeteria to provide an outlet for the farm’s produce. The program should appeal to students with diverse career goals and will be customizable based on those goals: Students wishing to become farmers may choose course such as marketing, management, and pest control; while those wishing to work more broadly with community groups in advocacy positions can take courses that emphasize social issues, ecological relationships, and ethical considerations.

The culinary arts program is designed to provide students the strategies and tools necessary to operate an effective restaurant kitchen, hotel food and beverage outlet, catering company, or other food operation. Coursework will emphasize sustainable, healthy, and holistic practices, and will include experiential learning in the form of two classes where students will learn working in a local restaurant.

Several new classes will be created for the two new degrees, including three “Food Systems Seminars” that will serve both programs. The seminars will look at topics including the path that food takes from the farm to consumers, environmental impacts, and food justice and food sovereignty.


Spring 2013 Dean's List Announced

Tompkins Cortland Community College has released the Dean’s List for the Spring 2013 semester. Provost and Vice President of the College John Conners announced a total of more than 500 students have received the honor. The Dean’s List recognizes matriculated students who have demonstrated high academic achievement by attaining a GPA of 3.5 or better while completing at least 12 credit hours during the semester. For part-time matriculated students, they are eligible each time they complete a block of 12 hours with a minimum GPA of 3.5.

Spring 2013 Tompkins Cortland Community College Dean's List

New York

Adams

  • Jennifer L Peckman

Apalachin

  • Katina M Havel
  • Erin N Knapp
  • Andrew Joseph Mattson
  • Jennifer M Schlee

Auburn

  • Ashley M Craig

Baldwinsville

  • Shannon C Pompi

Barton

  • Leandra M Brink

Berkshire

  • Pamela R Andersen
  • Jennifer R Davis
  • Phillip King
  • Teigan M Pirger
  • Matthew David Pitcher
  • Kara E Tomazin

Bronx

  • Bianca M Elio
  • Jessica M Guiracocha
  • John O Osayomi

Brooklyn

  • Ornika D Nelson
  • Bridget J Rivera

Brooktondale

  • Brenna R Burlingame
  • Jennifer M Johnson
  • Janelle Maria Keith
  • Sarah Rose Mahool
  • Jason Michael McGory
  • Gerald L Minster III
  • Laura S Rivet
  • Ryan Sones
  • Corey Adams Stevens
  • Jacob J Tubbs
  • Campbell Hall
  • Christian Lizzul

Canandaigua

  • Christian S Lincoln

Canastota

  • Cassidy L Backus

Candor

  • Tyler James Bailey
  • David K Trinidad
  • Kellie M VanEtten

Cassville

  • Zachary M King

Center Moriches

  • Kyle Pisaneschi

Chenango Forks

  • Krista M Rozelle

Cincinnatus

  • Jaymee L Bush
  • Jonathan C Honour
  • Tristan M Marvin
  • Samantha Rae Peterson
  • Jennifer L Spencer
  • Bethany S L Stanton

Cortland

  • Timothy J Aagaard
  • Erica S Alden
  • Joshua F Allen
  • Jacqueline L Avery
  • Joseph J Bailey Jr.
  • Jaclyn Nicole Braman
  • Lorie L Breed
  • Alexander Kyle Brookins
  • Rebekah Sue Brown
  • Emily J Camp
  • Chelsea Nicole Carter
  • Joseph A Casalino
  • Jacob M Casson
  • Eric L Cerretani
  • Lisa J Christian
  • Travis J Cobb
  • Shoshana Wallace Comerford
  • Nicholas C Conway
  • Erin M Coolidge
  • Sophia H D'Addario
  • Devon L Darrow
  • Colleen D DeGouff
  • Pedro N DelaCuadra
  • Rose Lynn Doyle
  • Wendy S Edwards
  • Claribel Ferrer
  • Joanie L Fink
  • Addie M Fox
  • Curtis A Galaska
  • Louisa J Golicki
  • Stacey L Green
  • Keith Hall
  • Evan M Jackson
  • Kaleigh L Kolodzie
  • Vita M Kostiv
  • Brittany N Laman
  • Bryan J Ludgate
  • Rebecca May Maki
  • Taylor N Marrs
  • Frederick T Marshall III
  • Tyler William Masterson
  • Hannah A McGowan
  • Elizabeth T Moshkowski
  • Patricia C Ondrako
  • Amanda J Park
  • Leslie A Patriarco
  • Lana B Pavlick
  • Brandon M Phenes
  • Jayne E Potts
  • Ashlee D Prewitt
  • Rachel M Raymond
  • Andrew C Reed
  • Kassey E Roe
  • Michael T Sackett
  • Theresa A Schlimmer
  • Robert William Sikora
  • Darlene Smith
  • Stephanie Eden Smith
  • Earl D Stevenson
  • Dean H Strickland
  • Kathleen E Thomas
  • Chad P Timmons
  • Daniel J VanNess
  • Emily A Walsh
  • Mackenzie D Williams
  • Darlene H Winter

Cortlandt Manor

  • Peter Guzzo

Cutchogue

  • Daniel Schroeder

Cuyler

  • Havyn LH Bush

Derby

  • James B Widger Jr.

Downsville

  • Rebecca J Banker

Dryden

  • Christopher A Armitage
  • Sabrina E Baker
  • Joseph R Blazier
  • Lindsay E Bohemier
  • Matthew J Bookhout
  • Adam L Bullock
  • Sarina M Churey
  • Michael J Clark
  • Teresa L Contessa
  • Jesse Cooper
  • JoAnn M Cunningham
  • Gareth C Dardia
  • Timothy A Demarsh
  • Skylar E Diamond
  • Kristen M Eldridge
  • Joseph G Glann
  • Erin E Griswold
  • Pauline Hollfelder
  • Taylor R Hoyt
  • Michael P Kirsch
  • Ayobanji M Ladipo
  • McKenna John Macomber
  • Melanie J McMillen
  • Amy N Moore
  • Elizabeth Ninivaggi
  • Jonathan A Pamel
  • Katherine E Simonet
  • Dawn M Thornton
  • Xiaofei Zhang

Dundee

  • Jerri E McDaniel

East Meredith

  • Olivia Throssell

East Syracuse

  • Kayla Rose Russell

Edmeston

  • Melissa Davoulas

Elbridge

  • Erin K Mead

Elmira

  • Ashley A Dickinson
  • Molly Michele Hitchcock

Endicott

  • Lesley A Stokes

Etna

  • Carrie M Baylor
  • Jacob A Philion

Fabius

  • Sara L Tily

Forest Hills

  • Jesse Burton Polikoff

Freeville

  • Ian P Bateman
  • Renee M Butler
  • Lochlan James Cahoon
  • Colleen M Clune
  • Jonathan E Cote
  • Brandon Everhart
  • Scott P Fairbank
  • James D Gellatly
  • Amy Leigh Hanson
  • Steven R Horton
  • Elvir Hozo
  • Chandra E Huff
  • David W Kalb
  • Denis Karandeyev
  • Alex M LaLonde
  • Hannah Lormand
  • Spencer F Nicoson
  • Tamara Osipov
  • Lydia C Shea
  • Sara N Sinnigen
  • Caleb W Vincent
  • Mike S Warren
  • Olivia M Whyte
  • Rebecca L Woods

Genoa

  • Lisa A Stauderman

Glenfield

  • Emily Rachel Cole

Groton

  • Steven A Ayres
  • Gregory A Congdon
  • Timothy Jacob Cree
  • Melinda McFall Dailey
  • Vanessa M Eastman
  • Emily L Frantz
  • Cynthia L Hill
  • Levi Z Holl
  • Lelibeth B Masten
  • Erin R Neno
  • Richard M Nicholson
  • Dureatha K Oliver
  • Kevin L Ramos
  • Scott Alexander Rush
  • Brandon W Sherwood
  • Kenneth James Tillapaugh
  • Jay A Zhe

Harford

  • Caroline M Shepard

Hector

  • Janine K Brown
  • Timothy Joel Kamanga
  • Ana M Zavala

Highland Falls

  • Derek T Bocanegra

Highland Mills

  • Michael A Hodges

Homer

  • Joslin A Aristy
  • Lori K Barbis
  • Rosanna E Bilodeau
  • Christopher Estep
  • Nikolas J Feldman
  • Brianna L Hughes
  • Andrew Dylan Olcott
  • Stephen M Park
  • Matthew R Salisbury
  • Dusty E Stillman
  • Jeffrey R VanDusen

Horseheads

  • David R Edmister

Interlaken

  • Todd William Acker
  • Tara A Jones
  • Joshua C Messmer
  • James O Winkleblack

Ithaca

  • Lucila A Acevedo
  • Elizabeth Appleton
  • Mearon A Azmera
  • Danielle Rene Bean
  • Lisa M Behler
  • Romana Elaine Blissard
  • Youngkeun Bong
  • Ixchel Branagan
  • Catherine E Branche
  • Natasha D Brookes
  • Kathleen A Carberry
  • Phylicia E Christianson
  • Bomi Chung
  • Emily C Clark
  • Hansol G Coleman
  • Sierra L Davenport
  • Jason D David
  • Marie T De Mott Grady
  • Melissa J Doak
  • Suzanne M Dozoretz
  • Rachel L Dufresne
  • Cigi M Edwards
  • Sun Edwards
  • Camille A Exantus
  • Jody A Feavearyear
  • Andrew D Ferrier
  • Daniel D Firth
  • Sara J Ford
  • Stephanie Fricke
  • Amy Garbincus
  • Jonathan D Gardner
  • Eli R George-Hinnant
  • Iris Greenspun-Bee
  • Meri S Grigoryan
  • Caleb W Haines
  • Matthew Graham Hall
  • Tahlia A Hanna-Martinez
  • Niels J Haralson
  • Cassie F Hartman
  • Ryan Hawthorne
  • Kimberly A Hernandez-Villenas
  • Richard F Hilliard III
  • Laura E Hinch
  • Peter J Holmes Jr.
  • Nobel Htoo
  • Shari T Hubbert
  • Janet G Ingraffea
  • Jisang Kim
  • Myung-Hee Kim
  • Sook Kyung Kim
  • Danielle C Kisloski
  • Lilly Helen Koken
  • Benjamin M Komor
  • Petros Koumis
  • Lyudmyla Kovalenko
  • Kelsey R Kreydt
  • Pamela L Ksenak
  • Yolanda Kumm
  • Tak Hung Kwan
  • Jeffrey Rayner Lapennas
  • Taj A LeBlanc
  • Younghyun Lee
  • Anne E Levine
  • Gabrielle Long
  • Nikolas J Lopez
  • Mariah Evon Lower
  • Minh D Luu
  • Thien Duc Luu
  • Vincent K Malpasso
  • Allison Hope McComb
  • Patrick Thomas McMahon
  • Tenzin Menlek
  • Mary E Mills
  • Tracy Miranda
  • Kimberly Anna Mobley
  • Derek E Moluf
  • Megan E Moluf
  • Susan Diane Mueller
  • Daniel J Norton
  • Ollie L O
  • Christen N Parker
  • Komal Patel
  • Justin G Peebles
  • Allison H Perkins
  • Rachel Morgan Peterson
  • Kyle Pluckrose
  • Steven M Polakow
  • Taylor M Policay
  • Vincent T Preikstas
  • Tatyana S Proydakova
  • Christian Przygocki
  • Alice R Renegar
  • Eric A Richards
  • Rachael Richards
  • Jessica R Riggs
  • Joshua F Sanders
  • Yaqub Amir Shabazz
  • Michael P Shulman
  • Joseph R Slattery
  • Jessica R Sprague
  • Samuel J Sprague
  • Ryan M St. Denis
  • Zoe S Stewart
  • Sean F Streb
  • Brandon K Swearingen
  • Rebecca M Taggart
  • Joah Tang
  • Melody Taormina
  • Mark A Thompson
  • Chad E Trimm
  • Cody Trueman
  • Stephanie K Tupper
  • Beth A Vangasbeck
  • John Israel D Ward Jr.
  • Zackery H Weber
  • Hope M Weinberg
  • Peter H Westin
  • Lydia S Wetzler
  • Vanessa J Wikel
  • Monica D Woodward
  • Michele Lynn Wurgler
  • Mario Zaja
  • Daniel Zamora
  • Xiaohua Zhu
  • Edward S Zimmerman
  • Kathryn E Zuber

Jamaica

  • Kijana A Benain
  • Risa C Charles

Jeffersonville

  • Abigail G Oliver

Johnstown

  • Rachel Sammons

King Ferry

  • Pamela A Parlett

Kings Park

  • Julia R Bienenstein

Kingston

  • Brianna Hayes

LaFayette

  • Aaron M Klein

Lansing

  • Kaitlin M Aasen
  • Symphony A Doan
  • Cheryl L Gagnon
  • Cheyenne M Gorton
  • Joseph M Jones
  • Nathan J Miller
  • Ronald J Parrington III
  • Lyudmila Tkachuk

Laurelton

  • Fama D Ann

Laurens

  • Rebecca Rae Puylara

Lindenhurst

  • Jennifer Verdolino

Locke

  • Jami N Hildreth
  • Adam H Loomis
  • Trever M Rounds
  • Eric Eugene Smith

Marathon

  • Sara B Askew
  • Tyler B F Barry
  • Ashley P Braman
  • Kyle W Braman
  • Sara R Brown
  • Lucas E Malmberg
  • Emilee H Reynolds
  • David P Young

McDonough

  • Courtney E Hatch

McGraw

  • Suzanne M Golicki
  • Bridgett L Hammond
  • Mark W Henline
  • Jeremy S Rood
  • Chase J Wiley

Medina

  • Linnay Harmer

Montgomery

  • Devin D Hance

Moravia

  • Sloan M Johnson
  • Kelleyanne A McElfresh
  • Adrienne A Murray
  • Amy L Richards
  • Earl J Smith IV

Morris

  • Logan D Eltz

Mount Vernon

  • Jacob R Turner

New Berlin

  • Amanda J Fink

New Rochelle

  • Mitchell I Anderson

New York

  • Whitney Page
  • Kenya E Ponder
  • Ashley Renne Stephenson
  • LaToya Renee Williams-Riley
  • Janice A Yearwood

Newark Valley

  • Abigail R Beck
  • Courtney E Coombs
  • Tamara L Wahl
  • Emily S Williams

Newfield

  • Kaysee N Bachelor
  • Cari Nicole Bamforth
  • Corbin E Boisvert
  • Julie Raele Felgate
  • Megan L Gatch
  • Samuel Hernandez
  • Jonathan R Hine
  • Kathryn Hughes
  • Laura A Illiano
  • Ryan Christopher Johnson
  • Rebecca L Loftus
  • Emma Elizabeth Marshall
  • Dana A McCord
  • Emily L Miner
  • Megan N Perry
  • Selina Marie Sims
  • Michael W Yaple

Olean

  • Joshua Brucker

Oneida

  • Travis B Regner

Oneonta

  • Brittany Shipman

Oswego

  • Michael J Rottenberk

Ovid

  • Amanda D Dickens
  • Dylan J Williams

Owego

  • Madeline A Bacorn
  • Kara M Church
  • Ryan E White

Oxford

  • Kyle A Muzzy

Peru

  • Ryan J Ormsby

Pine City

  • Brendan Louis Harper Sr.

Port Crane

  • Stephanie N Decker
  • Nathan D Lamoree

Preble

  • Jennifer E Redenback

Remsen

  • Keith W Smith

Richford

  • Dawn Marie Canfield
  • Torri L Titus
  • Karli Danielle Wusthoff

Rochester

  • Kelsey Wynne

Rockville Centre

  • Courtney L Quaresima

Rome

  • Kimberly M Quinn

Sea Cliff

  • Caroline Rober

Seneca Falls

  • Kelsey G Fitzsimons
  • Sonja M Kriegelstein

Sharon Springs

  • Cyle Conley
  • Matthew Scott Larkin

Sherburne

  • Amanda Conrade

Sidney

  • David A DeLay

Slate Hill

  • Brittany B Tuthill

Spencer

  • Stefan A Diemecke
  • Maggie Marie Kastenhuber
  • Kelsey E Merritt
  • Jason E Moss
  • Cecilia L Roche
  • Courtney A Rupert
  • Amelia M Scofield
  • Andrew L Taylor

Stamford

  • Kevin A Collins

Stillwater

  • Jessica Colvin

Syracuse

  • Nashennia T Heath
  • Barbara Carmen Peribanez

Trumansburg

  • Krystina C Andersen
  • Jonathon E Conroy
  • Katherine L Conroy
  • Vanessa A Hoaglin
  • Alexzandrea E Houseworth
  • George E Larsen
  • Eric A Lupo
  • Richard J Piotti Jr.
  • Megan E Reynolds
  • Kathleen M Shay
  • Brian J Vorhis
  • Jennifer K Westling
  • Vanessa C Willard

Truxton

  • Rayne W Perry
  • Karlie L Songer
  • Amanda Jean Stanton

Tully

  • Brandon Finton
  • Kate E Spagnola

Van Etten

  • Ashley Montgomery
  • Kadee Ann Zahradnik

Verona

  • Kayla M Graham

Verona Beach

  • Taylor Jane Whitmore

Vestal

  • Nikki Marie Donlick
  • Julie L Steinmetz

Walton

  • Vanessa Bedford
  • Katherine M Covell

Washingtonville

  • Jacqueline R Matza

Waterloo

  • Amy Lynn Ochs

Watkins Glen

  • Kelly L Shaffer

Waverly

  • Laurie Ennis

Whitney Point

  • Michelle A McGrath
  • Thomas E McGrath
  • Lori Warfield

Willseyville

  • Maria Askew
  • Jasmine D Bustle
  • Jennifer L Falk
  • Angela E Heidl

Wolcott

  • Tyler Logan Creller

 

Other States

Sandpoint, Idaho

  • Cassidy M Kindred

Edgartown, Massachusetts

  • Bridget C Conlon

Gaithersburg, Maryland

  • Eli B Bienstock

Biloxi, Mississippi

  • Aslinn M Fedash

New Hope, Pennsylvania

  • Bram Westerhuis

Towanda, Pennsylvania

  • Caitlin Laura Blackman

Carrollton, Texas

  • Sua Go

Other Countries

 

Dominican Republic

  • Laura Dalila Diaz Gonzalez
  • Pedro Manuel Estrella Tavarez
  • Carlo Mariano Mercedes Gonzalez
  • Paola Mariel Reyes Caraballo

Honduras

  • Sergio Javier Hernandez
  • Fernando Roberto Robles Coulter

Republic of China

  • Yuanhang Gao
  • Jung Jung Lee

Republic of Korea

  • Duk Ho Choi
  • Jae Hoon Kim


Tompkins Cortland Community College Student Photographs Chosen for Best of SUNY Exhibit

April 19, 2013

Tompkins Cortland Community College will be well represented at the upcoming 2013 Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition. Students Susan Larkin, Caitlin Londa, and Cynthia Cantu have been honored with selection of their photographs into the exhibit. The exhibit will open in June and be on display through September 18 at the New York State Museum in Albany.

The three Tompkins Cortland pieces selected are all photographs, but with very different subjects and styles. Larkin’s work is a very colorful collection of photos of hands, all done with her iPhone, Londa photographed a classic car at twilight on Main Street in Cortland, and Cantu produced a black and white image of some historical artifacts. Both Cantu and Londa graduated from the Tompkins Cortland photography program in December 2012 and plan to pursue four-year degrees. Larkin is a community member taking individual photography classes at the College.

The exhibit features artwork selected as Best of Show at the fall 2012 and the spring 2013 student art exhibitions at SUNY Plaza. Tompkins Cortland students Kim Burke, Rebecca Shurtleff, Jeff Lower, Christa Saraceni, Dave LoParco, and Joe Glann also had work featured at SUNY Plaza this year. All the art displayed from Tompkins Cortland students was photography, but the exhibit includes a variety of media, including the traditional areas of drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, and sculpture as well as digital imaging and mixed media installations.

The 2013 Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition will include about 50 pieces of art selected by a panel of jurors from the over 300 on display in the fall and spring.

Photo by Susan Larkin
Photo by Susan Larkin

Photo by Caitlin Londa
Photo by Caitlin Londa

Photo by Cynthia Cantu
Photo by Cynthia Cantu


Two Tompkins Cortland Graduates Recognized by SUNY Chancellor

April 10, 2013

Two Tompkins Cortland Community College graduates have been recognized with the Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence by the State University of New York. Sara Moreno Lopez and Ignacio Saldana were among the 243 students honored from the 64 SUNY campuses. Moreno Lopez is from New York City and graduated in December with a degree in international business. Saldana graduated in December with a liberal arts and sciences-general studies degree. He is from Staten Island and is now a student at Cornell University.

“The students we honor have strong records of achievement as student leaders, scholar athletes, aspiring artists, and community volunteers,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher. “By exhibiting excellence in class, on campus, and in their local communities, these students truly represent the power of SUNY and we honor them with great pride. Congratulations to all the students being recognized.”

The Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence was created in 1997 to recognize students who have best demonstrated, and been recognized for, the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts or career achievement. Students need a minimum grade point average of 2.95 to be nominated, but both Moreno Lopez and Saldana graduated with a GPA better than 3.8.

In addition to grade point average, Chancellor's Award nominees must have demonstrated significant contributions to the campus community. Each nominee was reviewed by a campus selection committee and then subjected to a second round of review at the chancellor's office before being recommended to Chancellor Zimpher.


New International Studies A.S. Degree Program

April 8, 2013

The Tompkins Cortland Community College Board of Trustees has approved the addition of an International Studies associate in science (A.S.) degree program. The program proposal is currently being reviewed by SUNY and the New York State Education Department. Upon securing approval and registration, the program is expected to start in fall 2013.

The international studies degree program is designed to offer students the opportunity to immerse themselves in global learning, reflecting the College's mission of preparing students for citizenship in a global society. Combining history, geography, political science, sociology, cultural and developmental anthropology, language acquisition, and other course work which will transfer to individual four-year degree programs, students will gain an interdisciplinary liberal arts foundation that also includes a study abroad experience. The program is designed for transfer, with bachelor's degree options including programs at Ithaca College, SUNY Cortland, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Purchase, and Wells College. Students completing their baccalaureate degree will be prepared to pursue careers in a variety of areas, including governmental organizations, international aid, international public policy, and in international business.

Program Requirements


President's Citation Awarded to 44 Students

February 22, 2013

Tompkins Cortland Community College has released the list of students awarded the President’s Citation following the Fall 2012 semester. A total of 44 students have received the honor, the most selective academic recognition available to a Tompkins Cortland student. The President’s Citation will be granted only once to students who are matriculated in a program of study, have completed at least 30 credit hours in residence, and have earned an overall grade point average of 3.8 or better.

Fall 2012 President's Citation Honorees (and hometowns)

Auburn

  • Thomas Joseph Smith II

Cortland

  • Joseph J Bailey Jr.
  • Brian W Bosch
  • Lorie L Breed

Dryden

  • Teresa L Contessa
  • Jesse Cooper
  • Timothy A Demarsh
  • Joseph G Glann

Freeville

  • Rebecca L Woods

Groton

  • Sarah Beth Goyette
  • Cynthia L Hill
  • Levi Z Holl

Homer

  • Lori K Barbis
  • Jessica R Davis

Ithaca

  • Steven A Ayres
  • Melissa J Doak
  • Daryll P Esposito
  • Andrew D Ferrier
  • Veronica E Frosen
  • Jonathan D Gardner
  • Myung-Hee Kim
  • Pamela L Ksenak
  • Thien Duc Luu
  • Derek E Moluf
  • Susan Diane Mueller
  • Komal Patel
  • Rachael Richards
  • Michael P Shulman
  • Lacy Jane Sweeney
  • Jennifer A Tretter
  • Emily S Yetsko
  • Xiaohua Zhu

Locke

  • Kelly Lynn Charnley
  • Adam H Loomis

Montour Falls

  • Matthew A Kemp

Newark Valley

  • Kristal L Stevens

Norwich

  • Jordan R Oliver

Pine City

  • Brendan Louis Harper Sr.

Staten Island

  • Ignacio Saldana

Syracuse

  • Sara O Miller

Vestal

  • Laura R Schoepfle

Waterloo

  • Amy Lynn Ochs

Willseyville

  • Maria Askew

Out of Country
Republic of China

  • Jung Jung Lee

October 3 is Completion Day

September 26, 2012

On October 3, Tompkins Cortland Community College will be participating in New York State Completion Day, an initiative of all 37 community colleges in the state of New York. The 30 State University of New York (SUNY) and seven City University of New York (CUNY) community colleges, which have a combined enrollment of more than 330,000, have set the day to send a simple message: Students who complete an associate degree have better prospects for jobs, scholarships, and transfer to four-year schools.

New York’s two-year schools have each planned multiple Completion Day events. Working with Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year schools, each campus will hold campaigns asking students to sign a pledge to complete their degree or certificate program. Campuses will also hold resource fairs to provide information about academic, advisement, and financial support services that can help students reach their goals.

At Tompkins Cortland, the bulk of the activities will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the student center. Phi Theta Kappa will have a table set up with the pledge and the student success office and the office of counseling, career, and transfer services will each have representatives on hand. At 12:15, the Provost and Vice President of the College John Conners will speak, talking about the real benefits of completing a degree. The president of the Tompkins Cortland chapter of PTK, Joanie Fink, will also speak about the value of completing a degree from a student's perspective.


Professor's Short Film Selected for Screening at International Film Festival

September 3, 2012

Tompkins Cortland Community College Professor Lisa Ford's short film Prodigy has been selected for screening at the 27th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival this fall. Ford, who teaches screenwriting and digital cinema courses in addition to academic writing, wrote and directed the piece.

Prodigy tells a story about a mother reconnecting with her inner child during a magical moment at her daughter's violin lesson. "As a teacher who has worked with children and adults, I'm interested in exploring how people experience the creative process," said Ford when discussing her inspiration for Prodigy. "My intent with this film was to celebrate the idea that creative expression, including musical expression, can enrich our lives."

The film was scored by Emmy-award winning musician and Ithaca resident Judy Hyman. The cast includes Aliya Iosilevich, Cristin Gallagher, and Surinder Sidhu, who teaches acting courses at the College.

Prodigy is the latest in a long line of Ford's works to be honored. Several of her past films have been screened at various international festivals including the SAG Foundation Short Film Showcase, the New Filmmakers Screening Series at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City, and the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival. She has been successful at several screenwriting competitions, including the Austin Heart of Film Festival and the New England Screenwriting Competition, and has also been recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization that presents the Oscars.


Tompkins Cortland Athletes Receive National Academic Honors

June 21, 2012

Two Tompkins Cortland Community College athletes have been honored by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for excellence in the classroom. Tonya Brownell (Edmeston H.S./Edmeston) won the Exemplary Academic Achievement Award and Brett Gifford (Cazenovia H.S./Cazenovia) was honored with the Superior Academic Achievement Award.

Brownell was a two-year member of the women's soccer team. A liberal arts and sciences-math/sciences major and a member of the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society, Brownell graduated in May with a GPA of 3.78. This fall she will attend Hartwick College and play soccer for Hawks.

Gifford played on the Tompkins Cortland lacrosse team, earning all-region honors twice. He also was a liberal arts and sciences-math/science major and a member of Phi Theta Kappa. Gifford graduated with a GPA of 3.81 and will attend SUNY IT this fall and play lacrosse for the Wildcats Academics


Tompkins Cortland Graduates Class of 2012

May 24, 2012

Recognize that the only failure is the failure to try. That was one of the messages delivered to the Class of 2012 during commencement ceremonies at Tompkins Cortland Community College Thursday. The College celebrated its 43nd commencement in front of over 1,800 people in the College's gymnasium.

The class of 2012 includes 793 graduates, the largest class in the College's history. Among those participating in the ceremony was student trustee Alicia Smith, who shared her thoughts on the value of her education at the College "The true value of our time here cannot be captured in words or found in a text book. It is an experience, where much has changed," she said. "We have grown from clueless kids to the future teachers, doctors, lawyers, scientists, artists, businessmen, or whatever your dream may be. Now is our time to make a difference, and without the help of the administration and staff, we wouldn't be standing here today celebrating the hard work we have accomplished."

The main address came from John Cape, a 1971 graduate of Tompkins Cortland, who was the New York State budget director during the Pataki administration. He spoke of the opportunities that came from his time at the College. "That foundation gave me all the tools I needed to build a rich and rewarding career that eventually brought me back here this evening," he said, noting that his time at the College was the only formal classroom education he received. He urged graduates to recognize, as they move on with life, the difference between their work and their jobs. "Your job is, first, to think for yourself," he said. "Never trust other people's assumptions, but understand for yourself the facts and numbers – know where they came from and how they were derived. Whatever your endeavor, before you do your work, make sure you do your job."

Cape also talked about what's ahead for this class. "Your generation is a time of tremendous opportunity if you only know where, and how, to look. Browning once wrote, 'A person's reach should exceed their grasp, or what's a heaven for?' Those are words to live by. Don't settle for the practical, or even the possible – this college has made you better than that."

President Carl Haynes was the last speaker. "Tonight we celebrate your achievement – it's something you've earned through a combination of inspiration, initiative, hard work, and perseverance. Whether you realize it now, through the act of completing this degree or certificate, you have undergone a transformation," said Haynes, who talked about the new responsibilities each graduate now has as a result of this transformation. "This degree enables you to pursue opportunities that did not exist for you previously, and it is your responsibility to make the most of those opportunities and truly put your education to work."

President Haynes ended by praising the community service projects undertaken by this class, including raising over $25,000 for cancer services in Tompkins and Cortland Counties. "The evidence is clear: you understand the value of giving back to your community. And you understand the rewards of your service. I want to encourage you to not only continue your commitment to this service, but to use your academic achievements and abilities to innovate in this area as much as you innovate in your professional lives. As the writer Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, 'It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping themselves.”


Tompkins Cortland to Add International Studies Program

May 16, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College Board of Trustees has approved the addition of an International Studies associate in science (A.S.) degree program. The program will be sent to SUNY and the New York State Education department for final approval.

The international studies degree program is designed to offer students the opportunity to immerse themselves in global learning, reflecting the College's mission of preparing students for citizenship in a global society. Combining history, political sciences, cultural anthropology, language acquisition, economics, and sociology, students will gain an interdisciplinary liberal arts foundation that also includes a study abroad experience. The program is designed for transfer, with bachelor's degree options including programs at Ithaca College, SUNY Cortland, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Purchase, and Wells College. Students completing their baccalaureate degree will be prepared to pursue careers in a variety of areas, including governmental organizations, international aid, international public policy, and in international business.


Professor Wins SUNY Chancellor's Award for Internationalization

April 27, 2012

Tompkins Cortland Community College Associate Professor of Nursing Paula Moore has won a 2012-13 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Internationalization for a new internship that complements the College's successful study abroad program in Nicaragua. The award, which is designed to encourage the establishment of new and innovative study abroad programs in less commonly traveled destinations and the exploration of underrepresented academic disciplines in study abroad program, was given to faculty members at five different SUNY campuses. Moore was the lone community college faculty member honored.

"The Chancellor's Award for Internationalization is representative of SUNY's commitment to increasing opportunities for global exposure among our students and faculty," said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. "Congratulations to each of this year's recipients and to the students and campuses that have contributed to their success."

The award comes with $4,000 to support the program and make the cost more affordable for students. Moore won the award for her proposal International Internship in Health Care Education in Nicaragua, and internship program designed as a follow-up to the established Nicaragua-Healthcare Onsite trip the College has sponsored for nearly twenty years.

"The intention of this project is to create an internship for students who have already participated in the study abroad course and experiential learning in Nicaragua," said Moore. "During the first trip, as part of the Healthcare Onsite program, student nurses are exposed to a culture and health care system very different then their own. Through dialogues with local nurses and assessments of the communities visited they identify health teaching needs," said Moore, who designed the curriculum for the new internship program. "The internship creates an opportunity for students to take the experience of international health work and service learning to the next level. The students come home and create culturally-sensitive teaching modules to be translated into the language of the people of this region. This internship and subsequent journey allows the student to work in a deeper and potentially more meaningful way with community members and leaders."

Students participating in the three-credit internship will live in Nicaragua for three weeks during the winter 2012-13 break between semesters. The new internship program is the latest addition to the growing study abroad program at Tompkins Cortland. The College offered seven different study abroad opportunities during the 2011-12 academic year, up from four the previous year. In addition to Nicaragua, trips were offered to Ireland, Ecuador, Spain, China, Italy, and Colombia, with credit available in a variety of different academic areas.


New Academic Programs Receive Final State Approval

February 21, 2012

The State University of New York and the New York State Education Department have given final approval for three new academic programs at Tompkins Cortland Community College: an associate in science (A.S.) degree in Digital Cinema, an A.S. in Recreation: Exercise Studies, and a certificate in Wine Marketing. The programs were approved by the College's Board of Trustees last spring.

Students in the Digital Cinema degree program will learn the aesthetics of cinema and become technically proficient in digital filmmaking. The program will emphasize cross-training in several fields by fostering collaboration between existing communication, English, creative writing, new media, and photography programs. Graduates will be prepared to transfer to some of the top baccalaureate programs in the field, including Ithaca College, Syracuse University, and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). For more information on Digital Cinema contact program chair Keith Millman.

Anyone interested in a career in the field of physical fitness should consider the Recreation: Exercise Studies degree program. Students in this program will become skilled in fitness assessment, personal training, and recreation leadership while having the opportunity to earn certifications from a number of accredited fitness agencies. The A.S. degree is designed to give graduates the option of either entering the workforce or transferring to a related four-year program, with SUNY Cortland, Ithaca College, and Syracuse University among the potential transfer institutions. For more information on Recreation: Exercise Studies contact program chair Pat Mercer.

Tompkins Cortland has offered a degree program in wine marketing for two years, but the new Wine Marketing certificate program provides a new option. The certificate program is comprised of courses already found in the College's wine marketing degree program, but because the certificate focuses on the core courses, students can earn a certificate in roughly half the time. For more information on Wine Marketing contact program chair Sue Stafford.

Tompkins Cortland offers more than 40 degree programs and certificates in more than a dozen areas of study.


Biz Honored by State Organization

November 21, 2011

For the fourth year in a row, Biz has been honored by the Continuing Education Association of New York (CEANY). The CEANY has voted Biz the recipient of this year's James C. Hall Jr. Exemplary Program Award in Course Catalog/Brochure for the Green Energy Technology brochure.

The award recognizes "creative and effective layout, graphics, and copy." The Green Energy Technology program features workshops on energy efficiency design, renewable energy, and green construction. The brochure was created by Graphic Designer Jennica Petrella-Baum, working with Biz's SUNY GREENS NY Program Coordinator, In Shik Lee. The brochure was edited by College Editor Bryan Chambala.

Biz has over 30 years of experience providing quality learning opportunities that foster the success of individuals, organizations, businesses, and our community. With customized training programs and non-credit workshops, both in-person and online, Biz is a vital contributor to the region's economic well being. For more information about customized training for area organizations, or professional development workshops, visit www.tompkinscortland.edu/biz or call 607.844.6586.


Tompkins Cortland Professor Phil Tate Wins National Writing Contest

September 26, 2011

Tompkins Cortland Community College Professor Phil Tate has won a prestigious Glimmer Train Press award for his story "Gas." The award, in the "Open Fiction" category, came after a national competition sponsored by the Oregon-based literary publication. Tate won a $2,000 prize and "Gas" will be published nationally in Glimmer Train Stories.

Tate, who teaches English and creative writing at Tompkins Cortland Community College, is a graduate of Kansas State University with his MFA in fiction writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. His works have appeared in The Adirondack Review, Black Warrior Review, and Battered Suitcase. He is working on several literary and young adult novels, while also teaching aspiring writers in the College's creative writing program.


Tompkins Cortland Community College Part of $3.35 Million NSF Grant

September 13, 2011

Tompkins Cortland Community College is part of a project that has secured $3.35 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to roll out a national model for incorporating research into community college biology courses. Finger Lakes Community College is the recipient of the grant, Jamestown Community College and Delaware Techinical and Community College are also part of the effort.

The funding comes from NSF's Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Math) program, in which there are three levels of funding. The highest level, achieved only by this project this year, is extremely competitive because the projects must demonstrate that they will have impact on a national level.

Half of all college students in the nation attend community colleges, making a rigorous two-year curriculum a national priority if the U.S. is to stay competitive in the sciences, explained Jim Hewlett, professor of biology and head of the Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative (CCURI) (www.ccuri.org), based at FLCC.

"Given the community college's increasing role in preparing transfer students to four-year colleges, we need to give students the skills and knowledge necessary to become future biologists," said Hewlett, who applied for this grant on behalf of FLCC.

In the first year of implementation, the project team, led by Hewlett, will select 16 community colleges from across the country to participate in an extensive program that begins with three-day workshops in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, and the District of Columbia.

At the workshops, Hewlett and faculty from Tompkins Cortland, Jamestown Community College, and Delaware Technical and Community College will help them design, implement, and assess undergraduate research programs at their institutions. The Council for Undergraduate Research, a national organization with similar goals, will provide additional support.

The grant will then support these institutions (supplies, equipment, faculty and curriculum development, stipends for student research assistants) for the remaining three years as their plans take shape on their respective campuses. The Social and Economic Sciences Research Center at Washington State University will evaluate the project as it unfolds.


Tompkins Cortland Nursing Program Receives Prestigious Accreditation

August 23, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College nursing program has been reaccredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). The continuing accreditation is for eight years, the maximum awarded by the NLNAC. The College's nursing program has been accredited since 1979.

The NLNAC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the national accrediting body for nursing education programs. The NLNAC evaluates a program on standards that include the curriculum, faculty credentials and continuing education, how the college evaluates and improves the program, student satisfaction, national certification pass rates, program policies, and graduate performance. They also look at the college as a whole and evaluate support for the program including admission policies, financial aid rates and policies along with student support services. The eight-year accreditation signifies that Tompkins Cortland has a program of the highest caliber and assures all the credits earned in the nursing program will transfer to other institutions.

The evaluation process began in 2010 with a lengthy self report and culminated with a three-day site visit by three NLNAC evaluators."I am grateful to the college community as a whole and especially the nursing program faculty for all their work and support during this important process," said Professor Kimberly Sharpe, MS, RN, CNE, chair of the College's nursing program.

Concurrent to the NLNAC process, Tompkins Cortland's nursing program was also evaluated by the New York State Education Department. The College received continuous reaccreditation, the state's highest rating. The positive findings from the regulatory bodies were echoed by officials at two of the nursing program's community partners.

"Congratulations to the Tompkins Cortland Nursing Program!" said Susan R. Nohelty, RN, MSN, Vice President of Patient Services for Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca. "We are indebted to the Tompkins Cortland Nursing Program for providing Cayuga Medical Center with a cadre of professional, well-trained graduate nurses, who skillfully and compassionately care for our patients at all levels throughout the organization"

"Through the years, Cortland Regional Medical Center has enjoyed a close, beneficial partnership with the College's nursing program," said Denise Mironti, RN, MSN, Senior Vice President-Patient Care Services for Cortland Regional Medical Center. "Its graduates have excellent clinical skills and understand the importance of personalized patient care, so they fit well into our mission of achieving exceptional care. We congratulate the Tompkins Cortland staff for earning its accreditation and high rating, and look forward to a continued strong relationship in the future."