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Economic Development Leaders Named Friends of the College

June 12, 2018

Michael Stamm, president of Tompkins County Area Development, and Garry VanGorder, executive director of Cortland County Business Development Corporation, share the 2018 Friend of the College award, presented by Tompkins Cortland Community College. The award was announced at the College’s commencement ceremony May 24.

"Both Michal and Gary are recognized for their ongoing commitment to the economic growth and prosperity of our region," said College Board of Trustees Chairman Ray Schlather while announcing the honor at the ceremony. "We recognize the many years of support and guidance they have provided the College regarding employer needs, training programs, and use of our extension centers. They have been tireless advocates for the College and their respective communities, and for that we are privileged to call them Friends of the College."

The Friend of the College award was created in 1987 as a way to honor community members and others who have served the College with special loyalty and dedication.