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Cayuga Selected by U.S. Department of Education as Participant in New Dual Enrollment Pell Experiment
Cayuga Community College has been selected as an experimental site for the U.S. Department of Education’s Pell Experiment aimed at expanding access to college courses for high school students and increasing college graduation rates for at-risk students. Forty-four (44) postsecondary institutions – primarily two-year colleges – across 23 states have been invited to participate in this effort, which will allow high school students access to Federal Pell Grants.
“Dual enrollment programs are powerful ways to introduce rigorous coursework to students and
Four graduates of Auburn/Cayuga Community College have been honored by the College’s Alumni Association at the College’s Commencement Ceremony on May 22. The 2016 Alumni Award recipients are John E. Walsh ’65, Col. Thomas J. Powell, USAF (Retired) ’66, Dr. Brian J. Kelly ’95 and Lori A. Cochran ’05.
Alumni Award winner John Walsh’s most visible work, America’s Most Wanted, has helped to capture 1,200 suspects, including individuals on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Lists during its 25-year run. In 2014,
Cayuga Community College Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of its newest Trustee. The Honorable Patrick V. Mahunik has been appointed by the Cayuga County Legislature to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Joseph Runkle who resigned in February, 2016. Mr. Mahunik will serve as Vice Chair of the Board’s Finance and Audit Committee and the Board’s legislative liaison.
“We are excited to have someone with Pat’s experience join us,” said Jeffrey
Dr. Brian M. Durant will be inaugurated as the eighth president of Cayuga Community College on Friday, April 15, 2016. The 1:00 p.m. ceremony in the Bisgrove Theatre will be followed by a reception in the Student Lounge. The public is invited to attend both events.
Jeffrey L. Edwards, Chair of the Board of Trustees, will welcome guests and Dr. Anne Herron, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, will serve as master of ceremonies. Johanna Duncan-Poitier, SUNY Senior
Harlequin Productions of Cayuga Community College is proud to present David Rush’s adaptation of Herman Melville’s literary classic Billy Budd. This fictitious adventure leaves viewers on the edge of their seat when the young sailor Billy is left to defend himself against mutiny claims by dismal master-at-arms Claggart.
Billy Budd runs 2 weekends, March 10-12 and March 17-19. Each performance will begin at 8PM in the College’s Bisgrove Theatre. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door; $2 for
Cayuga Community College has announced the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) score of its 2015 nursing class. The most recent graduates of the school’s two-year associate in applied science degree achieved a 100 percent pass rate.
As Cayuga’s nursing graduates have consistently done, the 2015 class surpassed the state and national average pass rates by 20 and 15 points respectively. The program’s five-year pass rate is a notable 99 percent.
The Cayuga class also had a perfect rate of graduates seeking employment
SPRING 2016 SPEAKER SERIES
Join us here at Cayuga Community College for our upcoming Speaker Series. These events are FREE and open to the public.
THE POWER OF YOUR STORY
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
FULTON / 6:45 PM / F201
AUBURN / 6:45 PM / STUDENT LOUNGE
Juju Chang is an Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of ABC News’ Nightline. She also reports regularly for Good Morning America and 20/20.LIVE SATELLITE
IMPACT: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF
Cayuga Community College officials are pleased to announce that the ribbon cutting for the Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AMI) on the Auburn Campus has been scheduled for Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. In addition, the dedication of the new Plastics Laboratory in honor of Raymond Currier, Founder of Currier Plastics will take place. The ceremony will begin in the Student Lounge and move to the AMI building for the ribbon cutting and dedication. A reception in the Student Lounge
SUNY Selects Cayuga Community College to Receive $65,000 Grant for Occupational Therapy Assistant Training Program
Cayuga Community College officials are pleased to announce that the school has been awarded a SUNY High Needs Grant for their Occupational Therapy Assistant program. The grant, in the amount of $65,000, is designed to support workforce needs in New York State.
CCC President Brian Durant said, “Healthcare remains one of the strongest industries in Central New York. And our ability to deliver an Occupational Therapy Assistant program demonstrates the College’s commitment to align learning, credentialing, and workforce needs.”
The grant is
The State University of New York, with 64 campuses including Cayuga Community College, says that starting with the 2015 – 2106 academic year, they’ll have the most comprehensive seamless transfer policy in the country. That means students will be able to move credits to and from any campus in the SUNY system when they transfer from, for example, a SUNY community college to a four-year campus or university center.
“This initiative takes on special importance at Cayuga Community College as we