LATEST CAYUGA NEWS
With extensive health and safety protocols implemented at all college facilities, Cayuga Community College
announced this week that students and prospective students can return to campuses in Auburn and Fulton.
Student-athletes at Cayuga Community College continued a strong tradition of success in the classroom in the 2019-2020 academic year,
with 20 students named to national all-academic teams.
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) recently named
student-athletes to its All-Academic First, Second and Third Teams, and 20 members of Cayuga’s athletic teams landed on the prestigious lists honoring
students for distinguished academic performance.
Cayuga Community College will continue to prioritize students’ health and safety by offering most courses in a distance learning
format for the Fall 2020 semester.
As part of Cayuga’s plan to safely resume on-campus operations, at least 85 percent of the College’s fall courses will be offered in
a remote format requiring no physical presence on campus. Cayuga’s reopening plan, which has
been approved by the State University of New York (SUNY), was designed based on guidance from local, state
Three members of Cayuga Community College’s Class of 2020 recently received a national media award for a video spotlighting the
College’s media programs.
Cayuga graduates Nathan McKay, Zachariah Neupert and Brandon Nixon received a Silver Telly Award this spring for their work on “The Media Production Oner,” a single-take tour of the College’s
bustling media programs. The annual Telly Awards, now in its 41st year, recognize excellence in television and video across different
Students and their families, many of whom have recently lost jobs or had their hours reduced, face an uncertain future. Many are
understandably questioning the choices that just a few months ago seemed certain. A recent study released by Junior Achievement and
Citizens Bank found that almost 60% of high school students are concerned about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their future
plans, with 44% concerned about affording college and a third planning to delay the start of
With graduates’ families and friends watching from a safe social distance, Cayuga leaders and faculty celebrated the Class of 2020
nursing graduates on Friday, applauding their accomplishments and praising their dedication to helping those in need.
The drive-thru ceremony, which saw dozens of cars with family and friends passing graduates with signs, balloons, and flowers,
celebrated the 36 students graduating in 2020 from Cayuga’s Nursing Program. For this year, the socially distant ceremony replaced
the traditional nurses’ pinning ceremony.
Cayuga’s Vice President
Students ready to launch their higher education experience can explore opportunities at Cayuga Community College from the comfort of
their own home this May at the College’s virtual open house.
Designed to ensure an enjoyable, informative experience for students and their families, Cayuga’s virtual open house offers academic
breakout sessions, question-and-answer opportunities and essential details on support services. The virtual open house is scheduled
for 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
Pre-registration for the virtual open house is required, and can
Two members of Cayuga Community College’s Class of 2020 are among 100 SUNY students to receive the inaugural Chancellor’s
Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships.
Cayuga’s Hannah Christopher and Shealyn Shattuck were named recipients of the highly selective award, which recognizes SUNY students
with strong academic records who plan to continue their education at a SUNY institution. SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson
announced the scholarship recipients on Friday.
“We are immensely proud to recognize these exceptional students from across SUNY who have worked
Cayuga Community College will offer its extensive summer 2020 courses remotely, with students enjoying increased course options and the full spectrum of
Cayuga’s support services.
Transitioning summer courses to a distance learning format ensures the health and safety of Cayuga’s students, faculty and staff, and
helps students continue their academic pursuits. Certain courses will include remote real-time discussions between students and faculty to enhance the students’ educational experience. Cayuga’s
students have shown tremendous resilience and success in this format after the
Two local students graduating this spring from Cayuga Community College have received the prestigious Chancellor’s Award for Student
Cayuga’s Cassie DiSanto and Brittany Kulas are among a select group of students named CASE recipients in 2020, with only 213 students
across the SUNY system receiving the award. The award honors students who integrate their academic success with leadership
responsibilities, campus involvement, athletics, career achievement and community service.
Cayuga President Dr. Brian Durant praised the two students for their outstanding academic
Spring performances by Cayuga Community College’s Harlequin Productions earned a positive response from the Theatre Association of
New York State (TANYS), with one student earning an acting award for his diverse work as three characters.
Cayuga first-year student Nolan Callahan received a Meritorious Achievement in Acting Award for his three roles in the spring
production, and the TANYS adjudicator praised the entire cast for their work in “Jill Trent: Science Sleuth.”
A spoof of 1940s spy films, “Jill Trent: Science Sleuth” shows