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TC3 Wins $15,000 Grant to Support Tioga County Students

November 11, 2014

Tompkins Cortland Community College has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Owego-based Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation. The money will be used to provide financial assistance to Tioga County residents attending TC3 during the 2014-15 academic year. Since awarding its first grant to the College in 1986, the Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation has provided more than $470,000 to TC3 students.

All the money from the grant goes directly to students. To be eligible, a student must be a Tioga County resident, must maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 while enrolled in a degree program, and must demonstrate financial need. Grant size is based on need, but typically range from $400 to $1,000 per year.

The Mildred Faulkner Truman foundation's mission is to practice responsible stewardship of the charitable trust of its benefactress, Mildred Faulkner Truman, by providing worthwhile grants to qualified charitable organizations which enhance and benefit the residents of Tioga County. Truman was born in Owego in 1897, and lived in Owego until her death in 1983. She served as a director of the Owego National Bank as well as the Tioga County Historical Society. Through successful investments, a substantial estate was accumulated, and upon her death, The Foundation was established.

More information on the aid available to students as a result of the Mildred Faulkner Truman grant can be obtained from the TC3 Alumni and Development Office at 607.844.8222, Ext. 4369.


New Exhibit at Tompkins County Public Library Features TC3 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 TC3’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


TC3 to Host Nickelodeon Writers' Workshop

September 18, 2014

Tompkins Cortland Community College is hosting the Nickelodeon Writers’ Workshop on Wednesday, September 24. The workshop is designed to prepare students to apply to the Nickelodeon Writing Program. The event, which includes the two-hour workshop and a follow-up question and answer session, is open to college students from TC3, as well as other colleges and universities in the region. It is co-sponsored by the communications department at SUNY Broome and the creative writing program at TC3.

The conference will be led by Karen Kirkland, Nickelodeon vice president of talent development and outreach. "Karen's workshop is a high-energy, interactive, inspiring experience for college students interested in television writing and production,” said Professor Lisa Ford, who teaches in the creative writing and digital cinema programs and helped organize the workshop. “She gives students an in-depth, practical look at how to structure and write situation comedies and how to apply for a position in the prestigious Nickelodeon Writing Program.”

The highly-competitive Nickelodeon Writing Program provides a salaried position for up to one year and offers hands-on experience writing spec scripts and pitching story ideas in both live action and animation television. The program allows writers an opportunity to learn their craft while nurturing relationships with creators, network executives, line producers, head writers, show runners, and story editors.

Registration for the event is available by emailing info.outreach@nick.com. RSVPs are required by Friday, September 19.


TC3 Wins Sportsmanship Award

September 18, 2014

For the second straight year, the Tompkins Cortland Community College athletics department has been honored by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region III with the annual Sportsmanship Award. The award recognizes athletics programs that exhibit the highest level of sportsmanship, both on and off the field of play.

Tompkins Cortland Community College is traditionally known for its sportsmanship and hospitality. In 2013-14, TC3 hosted one Mid-State Athletic Conference championship tournament, five Region III championship tournaments, and one NJCAA National championship tournament.


Chad Coates Joins TC3 Board of Trustees

September 15, 2014

Chad Coates of Ithaca is the newest member of the Tompkins Cortland Community College Board of Trustees. Coates was appointed by the Tompkins County Legislature to fill the seat vacated by Ray Dalton, who retired from the board after serving since 2005. Coates’ term on the board will expire June 30, 2021.

Coates is an Assistant Dean of Admissions and Advising in the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University. He has extensive experience in higher education administration, with past employment at Bowling Green State University (Ohio) and Long Island University C.W. Post Campus. “I have a strong student affairs background and have done academic advising for approximately 10 years at three different universities, therefore, student success as it relates to college transition, retention, educational quality, diversity, and community engagement are very important to me,” said Coates. “My primary objective this year (as a Trustee) is to learn as much as I can about TC3, its vision, core mission, governing policies, challenges and opportunities. I hope to learn from my fellow trustees and the senior leadership of the College what are some of the more pressing needs and areas of growth for TC3. I think it is only within this context that I can full assess how my skill sets and experiences can best be utilized in the service of the TC3 community as we strive to strategically achieve the institution’s overall vision.”

Coates holds a BA in theatre and an MBA in business administration from Long Island University C.W. Post Campus. He earned a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Bowling Green State University, which gives him knowledge that will prove valuable on the TC3 Board. “As part of my (Ph.D.) program, I studied community colleges, governance structures in higher education, and college student development theories,” said Coates, who also studied abroad in several different countries during the course of his education. “I think this (serving on the TC3 Board of Trustees) will be a good way to serve my community by utilizing my areas of expertise and training in the field of higher education.”

The Tompkins Cortland Community College Board of Trustees consists of 10 members, including a student trustee elected by the student body. The governor appoints four trustees, two each from Tompkins and Cortland Counties; the Cortland County Legislature appoints two; and the Tompkins County Legislature appoints three.


TC3 President Ice Bucket Challenge

September 7, 2014

TC3's President Carl Haynes, Provost and VP John Conners, and VP for Global Initiatives Walter Poland take the ice bucket challenge on a sunny, but brisk fall afternoon. Watch the video.


Board of Trustees Sets Slate of Officers

July 17, 2014

There will be no change to the leadership of the Tompkins Cortland Community College Board of Trustees this year. At its annual meeting, Elizabeth Burns was re-elected chair of the board for her fourth one-year term. Burns has been a member of the board since 2008 and has served as the chair since 2011. She represents Cortland County.

Raymond Schlather was re-elected the vice chair. He also joined the Board in 2008, but representing Tompkins County. This is his fourth year as vice chair.

Judy Davison was re-elected treasurer for the fourth year. Davison has been a trustee since 2007, representing Cortland County.

Roxann Buck, remains on the board's executive committee. She was originally appointed a trustee by the Tompkins County Board of Representatives in 1990. She served as chair from 2003 to 2011 and has continued on the executive committee the last three years.

Two TC3 staff members also were appointed to positions with Board.

Cathy Northrop was re-appointed clerk of the board. Northrop, assistant to the president, has been clerk since 1996.

Lisa Doran was re-appointed deputy clerk of the board. Doran, assistant to the dean of operations and enrollment management, has been deputy clerk since 1991.


Spring 2014 Dean's List Announced

July 17, 2014

Tompkins Cortland Community College has released the Dean’s List for the Spring 2014 semester. Provost and Vice President of the College John Conners announced a total of 480 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.

Adams

  • Jennifer L Peckman         

Amsterdam

  • MaryJo Smith   

Apalachin

  • Joanne M Hickok             

Beaver Dams

  • Jessica Collins   

Berkshire

  • Dori Brianne Biata           
  • Sara M Stephens              

Binghamton

  • Aliece K Hall     

Blodgett Mills

  • Adam J Hewes  

Bloomingburg

  • Mara Mayfield

Bovina Center

  • Sarah Hetterich

Bronx

  • Michael D Batista            
  • Jessica M Guiracocha      

Brooktondale

  • Phillip M Cornelius           
  • Thomas E Cornelius        
  • Jeremiah Dickens             
  • Ruth E Kull        
  • Laura S Rivet    
  • Laurie Sinclair-Stickane  

Burdett

  • Chelsea L Maceda           

Camden

  • Cheyenne L Jayson         

Canastota

  • Zachary M Babcock       
  • Cassidy L Backus            

Candor

  • Justin M Isham
  • David Kennedy

Canisteo

  • Jay A Arthur      

Cato

  • Peter L Dodge    

Central Square

  • Mary E Larkin  

Cincinnatus

  • Nicholas J Lindley            
  • Elise L Schmidt
  • Katelyn C Schroeder        

Clifton Park

  • Caitlyn R Juliano              

Cortland

  • Erica S Alden     
  • Aaron M Bach  
  • Bethany L Badman         
  • Sara Blackerby
  • Lorie L Breed    
  • Stacey M Butler                
  • Christopher M Call Sr.     
  • Catherine C Carlisle         
  • Lei Chen             
  • Tara E Contento               
  • Erin M Coolidge                
  • Devon L Darrow               
  • Marissa M DeFranco       
  • Pedro N DelaCuadra        
  • Breeanna L Dexter           
  • Jared Driscoll     
  • Megan M Falso
  • Brandy L Fetterly             
  • Aubrey A Frederick          
  • Suzanne M Gibson           
  • Stacey L Green
  • Richard N Haines             
  • Robby W Harris                
  • Dylan R Hess    
  • Charlene E Hingston        
  • Matthew C Hudson         
  • Cody Johnson   
  • Raymond Kohout            
  • Brittany N Laman            
  • Gabrielle S Laplante        
  • Patricia D Marano            
  • Taylor N Marrs
  • Alysia E McConnell         
  • Hannah A McGowan      
  • Victoria A McKeever       
  • Lynette S Montgomery   
  • Sarah C Morgan               
  • Elizabeth T Moshkowski                
  • Megan K O'Gorman         
  • Amanda J Park
  • Alexander P Peroulakis   
  • Jayne E Potts     
  • Jessica R Powers               
  • Brittany N Randolph       
  • Daniel D Schenck             
  • Robert W Sikora               
  • Shawn C Smith
  • Shelley J Smith  
  • Elisabeth A Sprague         
  • Alice M Starmer                
  • Tamera L Stephenson     
  • Dean H Strickland            
  • Mebelo S Stupke              
  • Michael C Summa           
  • Julianne T Thomas          
  • Erica M Thompson          
  • Michael Timmerman       
  • Roxanne R Weeks           
  • Ciaran Zahirnyi                

Delhi

  • Michael Neumann           

Dryden

  • Lindsay E Bohemier        
  • Anna Lee Bullock            
  • Stacy Cowart    
  • Shirley M Geddes             
  • Erin E Griswold
  • Amanda L Little               
  • Wendy Lyon     
  • Heather L McCall            
  • Melanie J McMillen         
  • Jonathan A Pamel            
  • Jessica L Scheftic             
  • Dawn M Thornton           
  • Marla R Walkuski            
  • Mario Zaja        

Dundee

  • Jerri E McDaniel               

East Aurora

  • Elena Katherine Ciminelli               

Elmira

  • Victoria E Grazioso          
  • Joshua M Holleran           
  • Cory J Swingle   
  • Wendy G Treat

Elmont

  • Navjot Kaur      

Endicott

  • Laura Farrell      

Florida

  • Anthony M Rico               

Freeville

  • John Adams      
  • Debra S Beardslee            
  • Evan F Canfield               
  • Laurie D Cleek  
  • David J Daniels
  • Michele L Doody              
  • Emily R Horton                
  • Brittany P Johnson           
  • David W Kalb   
  • Karynn Kilts      
  • David R Lampman          
  • Rory C McComb              
  • Jeffrey P Meister               
  • Samantha L Nash            
  • Spencer F Nicoson            
  • Audrey K Ordway            
  • Chauntavia N Rausch Moran       
  • Sara N Sinnigen                
  • Katherine Street                
  • Heather L Townsend       
  • Mike S Warren  
  • Olivia M Whyte                
  • Hannah C Wildenstein    
  • Rebecca L Woods            
  • Rebecca C Yeager            

Genoa

  • Tamara J Shannon          

Goshen

  • Ryan R VanFleet              

Groton

  • David A Butts   
  • Kaylean A Conklin          
  • Nathaniel G Cotterill        
  • Symphony A Doan          
  • Vanessa M Eastman       
  • Ruthanne M Forehand    
  • Levi Z Holl         
  • Emilie Holmes   
  • Marissa A Jones                
  • Alexander Leshkevich     
  • Adonica I Mancuso         
  • Melanie Morton                
  • Erin R Neno       
  • Gabriel J Petrella               
  • Rebecca E Pollack           
  • Kyle J Shaw       
  • Ryan A Shehu   
  • Tucker A Uhrovcik           
  • Giulio Zampogna             

Harford

  • Taylor J Gordon                
  • Caroline M Shepard         

Hector

  • Janine Brown    

Highland Mills

  • Marissa Franko

Homer

  • Tammy S Anderson         
  • Andriy Androshchuk       
  • Devon A Daugherty         
  • Todd D Dawson                
  • John R Dean      
  • Laura L Finkbeiner          
  • Mandy J Gailor
  • Hannelore R Martin         
  • Matthew R Salisbury       
  • Allyson L Strauf               
  • Megan N Sweeney           
  • Andras Tozser   

Interlaken

  • Jesse I Messmer                
  • Joshua C Messmer           
  • Laurel A Pell      

Ithaca

  • Andrew P Alling                
  • Michael A Anderson        
  • Keli B Auqui      
  • Miriam L Bernstein          
  • Jill A Blanchard                
  • Romana Elaine Blissard
  • Mihaela Bocioaga            
  • Youngkeun Bong             
  • Nola C Booth    
  • Jacqueline Bouchard       
  • Nicole T Boyle-Hulick     
  • Walker WM Bradshaw    
  • Taylor C Braggins            
  • Timothy Brooks               
  • Rachel E Brous
  • Amanda C Burke             
  • Brenna R Burlingame      
  • Parker EH Callister           
  • Kathleen A Carberry        
  • Margaret Carleton            
  • Daniel J Carroll
  • Joseph A Cascioli             
  • Adam D Chafee               
  • Sayda Chavez Hurtado  
  • Bomi Chung      
  • Emily C Clark   
  • Hansol G Coleman          
  • Jaime L Coleman             
  • Amber N Cowan               
  • Connor R Cramton          
  • Liam J Cullen    
  • Sierra L Davenport           
  • Marie T De Mott Grady  
  • Ahmet Talha Demir         
  • Jamar L Dillard
  • Melissa J Doak  
  • Rachel L Dufresne           
  • Kameron M Eddy            
  • Andrew D Ferrier               
  • Holly A Franklin               
  • Huanjue Fu       
  • Megan L Fuller  
  • Roberto J Garcia               
  • Kelly Goulding  
  • Iris Greenspun-Bee           
  • Marianna H Grigorov      
  • Janina M Gunderson       
  • Cecilia R Hagen                
  • Geoffrey PJ Hall               
  • Niels J Haralson                
  • Erin J Harkenrider            
  • Jessica Lynn Havens       
  • Ryan Hawthorne              
  • Richard M Hendrick        
  • Richard F Hilliard III       
  • Laura E Hinch  
  • Peter Holmes     
  • Rochelle M Iannucci       
  • Andrea B Johnson            
  • Carrell Johnson
  • Haley L Johnson              
  • Petros Koumis   
  • Lyudmyla Kovalenko     
  • Brandon D Krazinski       
  • Lillian V Kuhn   
  • Tak Hung Kwan               
  • Jay Kyle             
  • Younghyun Lee                
  • Mengjian Li       
  • Nicholas S Liddick           
  • Amina M Light
  • Demetrios S Lilley            
  • Sheila Littlefield                
  • Qianzi Liu          
  • Owen T Lockrow              
  • Gabrielle Long   
  • Nikolas J Lopez                
  • Kathleen N Lower            
  • Giavanni I Lucero            
  • Minh D Luu       
  • Emma J Magre
  • Nikolas W Mateer            
  • Andrew C Maul                
  • Lili Meng            
  • Tracy Miranda  
  • Derek E Moluf  
  • Christina C Neumann      
  • Daniel J Norton
  • Andrew B Noyes               
  • Michelle S Parks               
  • Anita M Peebles                
  • Julie Pesaresi      
  • Rachel Morgan Peterson
  • Taylor M Policay              
  • Ronda C Porras                
  • Peter P Puterbaugh           
  • Sonya R Qamar                
  • Jessica R Riggs  
  • Antonio J Ruta  
  • Lillian R Shipman            
  • Allegra J Shortle                
  • Joseph R Slattery              
  • Lillian RE Smith               
  • Kyle W Steiner  
  • Zoe Stewart       
  • Amy S Stone     
  • Michael S Strauss             
  • Sean F Streb      
  • McKenzie L Teeter-Putney             
  • William Tobin   
  • Chastity Torres
  • Jennifer A Tretter              
  • Chad E Trimm  
  • Brittany B Tuthill             
  • Travis A Tyler   
  • Aurora LG Ulbing             
  • Tyler D Vaughan              
  • Chloe Voorhees                
  • Scott D A Wages               
  • Kimberly J Webbe            
  • Curtis D Wells    
  • Liam Wickes-Do               
  • Vanessa Jane Wikel         
  • Nathan P Williamson       
  • Monica D Woodward      
  • Carly Ellen Yarosz           
  • Yolanda G Yona              
  • Daniel Zamora  
  • Xiaohua Zhu     

Johnstown

  • Katrayla Blair   

Lafayette

  • Aaron M Klein  

Lansing

  • Kelsey M Aasen                
  • Kyle J Bogardus                
  • Barbara E Caulkins         
  • Diane M Duthie                
  • Sean M Eastman              
  • Cheyenne M Gorton        
  • Schon M Hicks
  • Joseph M Jones
  • Meghan K Judd                
  • Gregory Lehr     
  • Tiffany S Leubner            
  • Bryant D Moore               
  • Ronald J Parrington III   
  • Eric J Poch
  • William E Popoff              
  • Jason Stanley    
  • Conor M Stokes                
  • Erin L Worsell    

Laurelton

  • Fama D Ann      

Liverpool

  • Shannon C Harvey          

Locke

  • Rebecca L Hewitt             
  • Melanie A McDonald      
  • Jamie Myers      
  • Troy A Osterman              

Long Island City

  • Ashley Vega      

Lowville

  • Jacob E Roes     

Mamaroneck

  • Lauren M Vetere              

Marathon

  • Sara B Askew    
  • Ashley P Braman             
  • Lorrie L Chase  
  • Brent M Icenogle              
  • Ashley J McCracken        
  • Kayla Rose Morley          
  • Allison J Rightmire           
  • Jason L Welch   

Maryland

  • Stephanie Marie Ashe     

McGraw

  • Catherine A Ackley          
  • Brooke S Cummings        
  • Jerika Dellow     
  • Bridgett L Hammond      
  • Steven Hernandez            
  • Aaron R Hitt      
  • Bethany S L Stanton       
  • Alexander J Tongue         

Middletown

  • Ken M Crumley                

Montour Falls

  • Harold A Pierce Jr.            

Moravia

  • Daniel J Bird      
  • Karen Bobbett  
  • Amanda L Clark              
  • Maria A Heffernan          
  • Nicholas Rofe   
  • Earl J Smith IV  

Morris

  • Logan D Eltz     

Mount Vernon

  • Lytel J Martin    
  • Mame D Ndiaye               

New Rochelle

  • Mitchell I Anderson         

New York

  • Cheray Castro   
  • Whitney Sjenia Page        
  • Janice A Yearwood          

Newark Valley

  • Courtney E Coombs        
  • Katherine Ellis   
  • Angila A Ferguson            
  • Emily S Williams              

Newfield

  • Kaysee N Bachelor          
  • Eric C Bleiler      
  • Janet G Caccia  
  • Anthony P Cacciotti        
  • Storme M Dannic             
  • Thomas P Delfino            
  • Jasmine L LaMontain     
  • Emily L Miner   
  • Ann Owens        
  • Samuel A Schmidt           
  • Tiffany M Tobin              
  • Crystal S Weiner               
  • Cody L Whittier                

Nichols

  • Bethany C Simpson         

North Syracuse

  • Kayla Miller       

North Tonawanda

  • Megan P Gisel   

Norwich

  • Ryan E McCloskey          
  • William J Wentz                

Old Forge

  • Alexandra R Levi             

Olean

  • Joshua Brucker

Oneonta

  • Marta Crouch   
  • Katlyn E Jennings             

Ovid

  • Brandon Day    
  • Rachael Grey Winstead  
  • Leah Wise

Owego

  • Kara M Church
  • Harli M Wakeman           
  • Ryan E White    

Phoenicia

  • Godffrey Lucas                

Pitcher

  • Brian R Thornton             

Plattsburgh

  • Aimee L Dickinson           

Port Crane

  • Nathan D Lamoree          

Preble

  • Jacklyn K Morgan
  • Jennifer E Redenback     

Richford

  • John F Carmichael           
  • John M Shutts Jr.              
  • Torri L Titus       

Rocky Point

  • Amanda Galasso              

Sidney Center

  • Katherine M Covell          

Sodus

  • Samantha L Matthys      

Spencer

  • Alyssa S Cote    
  • Stefan A Diemecke          
  • Abby M Fitch    
  • Jake T Lucas     
  • Charles D McDowell        
  • Jason E Moss    
  • Maya L Patt      
  • Katherine L Race             
  • Andrew L Taylor              
  • Pamela Williams               

Speonk

  • Alex S Marks     

Syracuse

  • Kelly M Doyle   

Trumansburg

  • Melinda Cirri     
  • Jonathon E Conroy          
  • Ariel M Dunnam               
  • Amy B Galton   
  • John A Grandizio              
  • Diana L Grant   
  • Emily A Hoaglin               
  • George E Larsen               
  • Kristy A MacCheyne       
  • Richard J Piotti Jr.             
  • Marie E Roenke                
  • Stephen J Schaffhouser  
  • Kathleen M Shay             
  • Courtney L Wright           

Truxton

  • Megan K Poole

Tully

  • Kaitlyn E Sullivan            
  • Katheryn L Wheeler         

Utica

  • Brandon Everhart            
  • Patrick Sperling

Van Etten

  • Ashley Montgomery        
  • Andrew R Wilson              

Vestal

  • Julie L Steinmetz              

Washingtonville

  • Jason T Gregory                

Waverly

  • Alexis S Moussavizadeh

West Shokan

  • Danielle E Osterhoudt      

White Plains

  • Ryan Sincerbeaux            

Whitney Point

  • Ashley J T Sack                
  • Michaela A Sutton           

Willet

  • Kristin Pember   

Willseyville

  • Maria Askew     
  • Sun Edwards     
  • Tu H Tran

Other states

Florida

Lakeland

  • Amy L Green

Massachusetts

Edgartown 

  • Bridget C Conlon              

Rutland

  • Daniel G Albisurez            

West Wareham 

  • Steven J Dewey

Michigan

Greenville

  • Allen M Hansen

North Carolina

Holly Springs

  • Chandra E Huff

Pennsylvania

Gap

  • Courtney E Dienner

Millersville

  • Colleen E DeFranco

Millmont

  • Ty M Walter

Schnecksville

  • Dennis J Atiyeh II

Texas

Mesquite

  • Lauren Mead

Virginia

Alexandria

  • Amanda M Tompkins

             

  • Other countries

    Columbia

    • Natalia Serrano Montero

    Dominican Republic

    • Daniel Enrique Mendez Rocha

    Italy

    • Giada Buttiglione

    Japan

    • Momoko Hasegawa

    Turkey

    • Omer Enes Demir

    Peru

    • Johann Jose Alvarado Quispe

    People’s Republic of China

    • Shengyang Lou
    • Sandra Wan Mei So
    • Zhouxiang Yu   

    Republic of Korea

    • In Jin Hwang
    • Soojin Kim

    Coaching Changes for TC3 Basketball

    June 20, 2014

    The upcoming basketball season at Tompkins Cortland Community College will have some familiar faces in unfamiliar places. Director of Athletics Mick McDaniel has announced that David Stevenson has been appointed the head women's basketball coach and Rich Echevarria has been appointed the head men’s basketball coach. Stevenson has been the head men’s basketball coach for the past nine seasons; Echevarria has been one of his assistant coaches for the past three years.

    Stevenson takes over the women’s program for Jaclyn Sutton, who stepped down after four years. Assistant coach Jeff Riker will remain on the women’s coaching staff; assistant coach Brian Carroll will remain with the men’s team.

    "Coach Stevenson has proven to be one of the top coaches in our region, and I have every confidence that he will enjoy the same success with the women’s program that he had with the men’s,” said McDaniel. "Coach Echevarria is a fantastic recruiter and is dedicated to continuing the winning and sportsmanlike ways that are now synonymous with TC3 athletics. I fully expect great things for both programs."

    Stevenson is the most successful basketball coach in TC3 history. He took over a men’s program that had one winning season in its first 29 seasons and turned it into a consistent regional contender. His teams made the postseason five times, including the last three seasons. TC3 won three Mid-State Athletic Conference championships, including the last two, and Stevenson was named the MSAC Coach of the Year three times. He won more games (123) than all the other men’s basketball coaches in TC3 history combined, and is the only men’s basketball coach in College history with a winning percentage (.519).

    "I'm very excited to take on the challenge of moving the women’s program forward," said Stevenson. "I’m equally excited to leave the men’s program to a former player and coach."

    Echevarria is a former player at TC3 and a graduate of the College’s sport management program. He has coached on the AAU level and a various college camps, and has been an assistant on Stevenson’s bench during the best three-year run in program history. During his time with the Panthers, TC3 has a .675 winning percentage (54-26) and captured two straight conference titles. Those three years also saw the Panthers produce an all-American, four all-region selections, a two-time conference player of the year, and six all-conference selections.

    “I’m excited about the opportunity to continue the tradition that has been started with Coach Stevenson,” said Echevarria. “I will work to build our student-athletes up to the best they can be, and prepare them to move to a four-year school, both on the court and academically.”


    TC3 Trustees Adopt $39.1 Million Budget

    June 12, 2014

    The Tompkins Cortland Community College Board of Trustees has adopted a $39,146,117 budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year, which begins September 1, 2014. The budget includes a $200 increase in full-time tuition for New York State residents (from $4,300 to $4,500 per year) and a $5 increase per credit hour in part-time tuition New York State (from $152 per credit to $157 per credit). The budget includes an increase of 3 percent in total taxpayer dollars provided by Tompkins and Cortland counties.

    Highlights of the budget include:
    • The $39.1 million budget is 2.19 percent higher than the approved budget for 2013-43. Factors contributing to the increase include new academic programs, health care and retirement systems costs, and early retirement incentives.
    • Projected enrollment for 2014-15 is 3,748 FTEs, a slight decrease (2 FTEs) from the projected enrollment for 2013-14.
    • The cost of employee benefits is projected to go up 5.51 percent. The increase is primarily due to projected retirement incentive payouts.
    • The budget includes a 4.65 percent increase in full-time tuition for New York State residents, from $4,300 per year to $4,500 per year. Part-time tuition for New York State residents will increase 3.29 percent from $152 per credit to $157 per credit. Overall, the College projects revenue from tuition and fees will be slightly more than $19.5 million, an increase of 0.25 percent.
    • The budget includes an increase of 3 percent in contributions from Tompkins and Cortland counties. Despite the increase, the percentage of the total budget funded by the sponsor counties will still decrease, down to 11.9 percent from 12.1 percent last year. Tompkins’ share is $2,872,283, while Cortland’s is $1,686,897. Each county’s share is determined based on a three-year average enrollment ratio.
    • The budget includes state aid to community colleges of $2,497 per FTE, a 3.1 percent increase in the rate from the 2013-14 budget. Total state aid revenue is projected at more than $10.1 million, an increase of more than $230,000.
    • The budget appropriates $88,528 of the College’s fund balance. The 2013-14 budget did not use any of the fund balance, but the 2012-13 budget included $250,000 from the fund balance.

    Tompkins and Cortland counties and the State University of New York Board of Trustees must approve the budget. The Cortland County Legislature is expected to act on the spending plan at its June 26 meeting. The Tompkins County Legislature is scheduled to vote July 1. The State University Board of Trustees will act on the budget in September.


    TC3's Sean Streb Recognized as Scholar Athlete

    June 18, 2014

    Tompkins Cortland Community College student Sean Streb has been recognized by the State University of New York (SUNY) with a 2013-14 Scholar Athlete Award. Streb, a two-time all-American soccer player at TC3, graduated from TC3 last month with a liberal arts and sciences: math/science degree. He will attend SUNY Cortland in the fall.

    The award recognizes outstanding academic excellence and athletic achievement. “SUNY scholar athletes are stand-out students who have excelled not only in their respective sports but in our classrooms as well,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher in announcing the recipients. “With an average GPA of 3.55 among this year’s honorees, we are exceptionally proud of their achievements. Congratulations to each of the students recognized, and thank you to the many professors, coaches, and staff across SUNY who support them."

    A total of 83 student-athletes were recognized, representing 35 of SUNY’s 64 campuses. In order to be considered for this award, student-athletes were nominated by their campus athletic director. Nominees’ academic credentials and athletic accomplishments were then reviewed by a panel of athletic directors from across the SUNY system and members of the provost’s office.


    Pfund Adds All-Region Honors

    June 12, 2014

    For the fourth time in the last five years, Tompkins Cortland Community College has an all-region baseball player. Sophomore Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) was chosen to the all-region team by coaches in the NJCAA Region III.

    Pfund was also named to the Mid-State Athletic Conference all-conference team. He started all 32 games for the Panthers, primarily as the team’s center fielder and lead-off hitter. He hit a team-best .365 with a slugging percentage of .552. He had five assists from the outfield, the most on the team, to go with 80 putouts. Between runs scored and runs batted in, he had a role in more than a third of TC3’s runs.

    Pfund is the fifth TC3 player named all region since baseball was reinstated as a varsity sport in 2007.


    Two Panthers Named All-Region

    June 12, 2014

    For the first time in the short history of the program, Tompkins Cortland Community College has placed multiple players on the NJCAA Region III all-region lacrosse team. Sophomore defender Brandon Wood (Homer H.S./Homer) and freshman goalie Eh Tha Dah (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) were recognized for being among the best in the region. Both players were named to the second team. A total of 13 players were selected for both first and second teams. Onondaga Community College, the region and national champions, accounted for seven of the first team selections. Genesee Community College also had seven selections total (two first team and five second team), and SUNY Delhi was next with five, including four on the first team. Monroe Community College had three all-region players, and TC3 was the lone college with two. Two other colleges had single representatives on the second team. Voting was done by the coaches from the 13 Region III teams.

    Wood, who was also honored with a Mid-State Athletic Conference all-conference selection, started all 15 games as a defender. He was the team’s most consistent defender, and also scored four goals and an assist.

    Dah was recognized for being one of the top goalies in the region. He recorded 225 saves on the season, the second most in the nation. He was especially strong when needed the most, including a spectacular 26-save performance in the regular season finale against Herkimer College. That win secured a playoff spot for the Panthers.

    This marks the first time TC3 has had multiple all-region selections since lacrosse was reinstated as a varsity sport in 2008. Prior to this year, TC3 had a total of two all-region selections: Brett Gifford in both 2011 and 2012.


    TC3 Represented by Two on All-MSAC Team

    June 5, 2014

    Two Tompkins Cortland Community College softball players have been named to the Mid-State Athletic Conference all-conference softball team. Sophomore Angela Everhart (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) and freshman Kailyn Andrews (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) were among the 16 selected to the team. Voting was done by the coaches from the seven conference teams.

    Everhart was one of TC3’s top offensive threats all season, leading the team with 25 RBI while batting .412, third best on the squad. She hit three home runs, tied for second most on the team, and had a slugging percentage of .562.

    Andrews had TC3’s best on-base percentage at .562 and the second-best batting average at .475. She hit ten doubles and had a slugging percentage of .639, both the second best on the team.

    It’s the eighth straight year TC3 has placed at least two players on the all-conference team.


    Three Panthers Named All-MSAC

    June 5, 2014

    Three Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse players have been named to the Mid-State Athletic Conference all-conference lacrosse team. Sophomore Brandon Wood (Homer H.S./Homer) and freshmen Max Bosworth (Keene H.S./Keene, N.H.) and Orazio Ciaschi (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) were among the 20 selected to the team. Voting was done by the coaches from the six conference teams.

    Wood started all 15 games as a defender. He also scored four goals and an assist.

    Bosworth set a new TC3 with 51 goals, the fifth most of any individual in the nation this year. He added 19 assists for a TC3 record 70 points, the tenth best total in the nation.

    Ciaschi was second on the team with 44 goals, the third-best single-season total in Panther history. He led the team with 20 assists, giving him 64 points on the season, the second-best in TC3 history.


    TC3 Celebrates 45th Commencement

    May 22, 2014


    Members of the Class of 2014

    Cherish the opportunities you have had, define your own success, and get ready for your journey. Those were some of the messages delivered to the class of 2014 during commencement ceremonies at Tompkins Cortland Community College Thursday. The College celebrated its 45th commencement in front of a packed crowd of more than 2,000 people in the College's gymnasium.

    The class of 2014 consists of 737 graduates, including student trustee Cheyenne Gorton, who offered the student address. The hotel and restaurant management major talked about the opportunities provided to her classmates. “We have all been fortunate to attend a college that believes your experience should be more than just attending class," she said, noting the many activities and groups her classmates were part of during their time at TC3. "I want to encourage everyone to keep setting their goals higher. When someone doubts you, prove them wrong. You cannot fail if what you are doing is making you proud of yourself. Do something that makes you excited to wake up in the morning, because your happiness is your motivation.”

    The main address came from Keri Szymanski Dylan, a 2004 graduate of TC3. She talked about her younger years, when she had what she called “monkey brain. “I was not a big academic success, barely made it out of high school,” she told the graduates. But after years of frustration she finally had a learning difficulty diagnosed, and then blossomed at TC3. “They gave me a second chance to clean up the mess I had made. They let me start fresh.” And that led to an academic career that saw her not only thrive, but also rise to the top position of the international honor society for two-year colleges. “All I had to do was ask for help and keep trying. I learned that here.” Dylan, who continued her education by earning her bachelor’s degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design and is the owner of Keri Dylan Designs in Savannah, urged the graduates to never lose sight of the importance of their owns dreams. “I ask you to define success for yourself, because it’s so personal,” she said.

    TC3 President Carl Haynes was the final speaker, congratulating the graduates on an accomplishment that will have incredible meaning in their life. "In your journey as students, you have done the work and been welcomed into a community of learners – a community in which personal, professional, and community enrichment is a shared value. A community that believes in a viable and better future.”

    President Haynes listed some of the accomplishments of this class and the College during the students’ time on campus, before ending ended the evening with a final congratulations and charge to the class. “And the most exciting part of all of this? For all you’ve done, for all of your accomplishments, your adventures, your experiences … this is just the beginning of your journey. Congratulations.”


    TC3 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 TC3 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 TC3 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 TC3 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


    Big Pink/Big Blue Cancer Fundraiser

    March 12, 2014

    The annual cancer fundraiser Big Pink and Big Blue will return to TC3 on Friday, April 4. Over the past five years this event has raised awareness and over $30,000 for the New York State Cancer Services Program of Cortland and Tompkins Counties. Get involved with Big Pink, a see-saw marathon, or Big Blue, a dodgeball tournament, all on the TC3 Dryden campus.

    Registration forms are available for Big Pink and Big Blue. Registration deadline is March 24.

    Contact Student Activities with any questions and get involved with a great event for a great cause!


    TC3 Adjunct Instructor Publishes Book on Water

    February 27, 2014

    Tompkins Cortland Community College adjunct faculty member John A. Conners has written a book that examines one of the world’s most important natural resources: water. Groundwater for the 21st Century: A Primer for Citizens of Planet Earth is a comprehensive and current overview covering both groundwater science and groundwater use by humans. The book is published by The McDonald & Woodward Publishing Company, a nearly 30-year-old company that produces and markets books internationally, specializing in cultural and natural history, natural resources, and educational materials.

    Groundwater for the 21st Century was written for use by a broad audience, ranging from professionals in fields that interface with the sciences, management, and use of groundwater resources to interested lay readers wanting to know more about the status of an essential resource upon which their lives depend. As Conners notes in his book, although groundwater constitutes 98% of the liquid fresh water on the planet, throughout the world groundwater resources are being depleted and contaminated, without thought given to the fundamental value to humankind. The book was written in an effort to increase the groundwater literacy of readers, both locally and globally.

    Conners teaches geology and mathematics courses at TC3.

    Groundwater for the 21st Century


    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 TC3 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
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    TC3 Seeks Nominations for Alumni Awards

    TC3 and the TC3 Foundation are seeking nominations for two awards – the Distinguished Alumni award and the Community Leadership award. The awards are given to TC3 alumni each year.

    The Distinguished Alumni award recognizes those alumni who have distinguished themselves in their career and in service to their communities.

    The Community Leadership award honors alumni who have demonstrated exceptional community participation or outreach efforts.

    Any community member can nominate a TC3 alum for these awards. Applications can be found at http://www.tc3foundation.org. Nominations will be accepted through April 11. Additional information is available by calling 607.844.8222, Ext. 4369 or by e-mail at alumni@TC3.edu.


    Cornell, IC and TC3 Launch New Downtown Ithaca Incubator Project

    January 16, 2014

    Over the past year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has challenged higher education institutions across the state to become even more energetic partners in the region’s economic revitalization.

    Now, Cornell University, in collaboration with Ithaca College and Tompkins Cortland Community College, is answering that call by channeling state support and the expertise of these institutions to create the Downtown Ithaca Incubator.

    The site, just steps from The Commons in the Carey Building at 314 E. State St., will bring rising entrepreneurs from throughout the area – not just those already affiliated with these schools – to downtown Ithaca to work, learn and create a new thriving business hub within walking distance of the many resources available in the heart of Tompkins County. Working with building owner Travis Hyde Properties, the higher education partners hope to have the Ithaca incubator open for business in a fully remodeled second floor of the Carey Building in the summer of 2014. Plans now being developed by Travis Hyde call for the expansion of the Downtown Ithaca Incubator into a new third floor by early 2015, creating a 9,000-square-foot focal point for entrepreneurial activity.

    “Cornell has campuses, programs and relationships that extend around the world, but Ithaca is our home. We thrive only if it thrives,” said Cornell President David Skorton. “Taking up the governor’s challenge to help spur more economic activity in the region is a natural extension of our long commitment to this community and our land-grant mission, and we are particularly thrilled to be joining Ithaca College and TC3 to make this downtown incubator a reality.”

    The incubator project brings Ithaca College full circle, marking a symbolic return to its downtown roots.

    “This venture is the very definition of a win-win situation – both academically and economically,” said Tom Rochon, president of Ithaca College. “Our students will have an outstanding opportunity to work alongside and learn from budding entrepreneurs, helping to inspire their own entrepreneurial spirit. As a partnership among the campuses and between the public and private sectors, the incubator can serve as a model for generating regional economic development opportunities.”

    The goal of the new incubator – to unlock entrepreneurial potential and provide a thriving business creation hub in downtown Ithaca – is also a natural extension of the business and economic development mission that has been part of TC3 since its birth.

    “Tompkins Cortland Community College has long been an innovator in supporting public/private partnerships. This is evidenced by our investment at TC3 Tioga Place, and by our commitment to offering programs, such as our popular Business Administration and International Business degrees, as well as our new Entrepreneurship degree, that prepare future business owners for success,” said TC3 President Cal Haynes. “The incubator is a fitting extension of these efforts, and we are truly excited about its launch and thrilled to be part of this collaboration with Cornell University and Ithaca College.”

    The purpose of the Downtown Ithaca Incubator is to provide a focal point for entrepreneurial activity – a first answer to budding entrepreneurs who ask, “Where can I go for help?” A key use of the space will be for programming and events that support entrepreneurship and the local and regional entrepreneurial ecosystem. The space will also be the home of incubator tenant companies, who will have access to work space, mentoring and resources. Companies will be evaluated for tenancy in the Ithaca incubator without regard to organizational affiliation and will be eligible for tax incentives through New York State. Upon graduation from an incubator, companies can take advantage of abundant available commercial and office space downtown, and many will qualify for additional tax incentive support through the new Start-UP NY program.

    The Ithaca incubator also is one “node” in the new Southern Tier Innovation Hot Spot, a regional economic development plan that received a three-year, $250,000-per-year award in December from the state’s Regional Economic Development Council. The total cost of the renovation, furnishing and future expansion of the Carey Building is estimated at $3.5 million. Funding to make this possible was secured through the State’s Consolidated Funding Application process for $1 million, with the remaining $2.5 million being invested by Travis Hyde.

    Travis Hyde is also supporting the Ithaca Incubator through rent abatements.

    “I love the idea that we are giving new life and purpose to a handsome old building that is a significant element in the fabric of downtown Ithaca,” Travis Hyde Properties President Frost Travis said.

    Operational costs are being supported by the partner higher education institutions. Over time, fees paid by tenants will partially offset those costs. As is required under the state programs, the Carey Building will remain on the local property tax rolls.


    Major Solar Project Coming to TC3

    December 6, 2013

    Pending final approval, a large solar power plant that will meet approximately 90% of Tompkins Cortland Community College’s electricity needs will be coming to the Dryden campus. Thanks to an agreement with SEC LHNY Solar One, LLC, a subsidiary of Smart Energy Capital, LLC, which secured a grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), TC3 is in line to take a huge step towards being completely independent of grid-supplied electricity. The project furthers TC3’s commitment to reliance on sustainable energy sources, eliminating greenhouse emissions, and reducing its carbon footprint. It also presents the potential for significant utility savings for TC3, all at no cost to the College.

    The solar plant will consist of 8,676 solar panels, covering an area of roughly 10 acres. The farm will be located on land owned by the TC3 Foundation and leased by the College, just across Bahar Drive from the main campus building. It is estimated the project will produce more than three million kilowatt hours of power each year, which is roughly 90% of the annual usage on TC3’s main campus.

    The start of the project is still dependent on successful completion of site studies and approval from the town of Dryden, which are expected. “We are fully confident that this project will move forward,” said TC3 President Carl Haynes, noting the project fits in with the commitment the College made when he signed the President’s Climate Commitment in March 2008. “We are making a real investment in moving off the grid, and I’m delighted that we are able to do it without having to use College resources.” In fact, the agreement with Solar One should lead to savings for the College.

    “Based on our best current projections, the first-year savings will be approximately $30,000,” said TC3 Director of Facilities James Turner. “After that, if traditional utility rates continue to climb, I anticipate we will see additional savings over what we would have been spending.”

    It is estimated this project will have a direct benefit to the environment in the form of the abatement of more than 890 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year. “This, combined with our efforts to decrease energy use over the past 10 years, will dramatically decrease our carbon footprint,” said Turner, noting that the College has already decreased energy use by nearly 50% during that time period, despite increasing the size of its facilities.

    The solar project will be constructed by Borrego Solar and operated by Solar One, with TC3 as the beneficiary of the solar power. Depending on the timing of the permitting and final approvals, the solar farm should be operating, and providing for the majority of TC3’s electricity needs, sometime in 2014.


    Digital Photography Students Exhibit to Benefit Finger Lakes Land Trust

    November 19, 2013

    Digital photography students at Tompkins Cortland Community College are putting on a show of their work to benefit the Finger Lakes Land Trust. “Hidden in Plain Sight” will be on exhibit at the Main Street Groton Gallery from December 7 to 22. The show features landscape photographs of the preserves of the Finger Lakes Land Trust. An opening reception will be held Saturday, December 7 from 5 to 8 p.m.

    The students are in ART 222: Advanced Digital Photography, taught by Harry Littell, assistant professor and chair of TC3’s photography department. Under Littell’s guidance, the students collaborated this fall on a project to photograph some of the preserves that form the Land Trust. This exhibit reflects their interpretations of their favorite sites across the changing season.

    All works available for purchase, with 80% of sales being donated to the Land Trust. The gallery is located at 105 Main Street in Groton. Gallery hours are 1 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

    Photo of Etna Preserve by TC3 student Ray Helmke

    Opening reception invitation


    TC3 Named Military Friendly School

    September 10, 2013

    Tompkins Cortland Community College has again been named to the Military Friendly Schools® list by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus. It’s the second straight year TC3 has been named to the list.

    “Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools® shows Tompkins Cortland Community College’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Vice President at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”

    The Military Friendly Schools® media and website, found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. The 1,868 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. These schools have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other services to those who served.

    Now in its fifth year, the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools ® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide approved for VA tuition funding. The survey results that comprise the 2014 list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country.

    ABOUT Victory Media Inc

    Victory Media is a veteran-owned small business that has been serving the military community since 2001. The data-driven Military Friendly® lists are published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur media channels, republished in periodicals like USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Bloomberg BW, and are frequently cited on national TV by NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and others.


    TC3 wins $18K Grant for Scholarships

    September 3, 2013

    Tompkins Cortland Community College has been awarded an $18,000 grant from the Owego-based Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation. The money will be used to provide financial assistance to Tioga County residents attending TC3 during the 2013-14 academic year. Since awarding its first grant to the College in 1986, the Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation has provided more than $455,000 to TC3 students.

    All the money from the grant goes directly to students. To be eligible, a student must be a Tioga County resident, must maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 while enrolled in a degree program, and must demonstrate financial need. Grant size is based on need, but typically range from $400 to $1,000 per year.

    The Mildred Faulkner Truman foundation's mission is to practice responsible stewardship of the charitable trust of its benefactress, Mildred Faulkner Truman, by providing worthwhile grants to qualified charitable organizations which enhance and benefit the residents of Tioga County. Truman was born in Owego in 1897, and lived in Owego until her death in 1983. She served as a director of the Owego National Bank as well as the Tioga County Historical Society. Through successful investments, a substantial estate was accumulated, and upon her death, The Foundation was established.

    More information on the scholarships created by the Mildred Faulkner Truman grant can be obtained from the TC3 Financial Aid Office at (607) 844-6581.


    Leadership Cortland Looking for Future Leaders

    September 3, 2013

    Community members looking for the opportunity to develop leadership skills and contribute to community vitality by serving on board and committees should consider taking part in the 2013-14 Leadership Cortland program. Applications are now being accepted for the program, which is a joint effort of TC3 and the Cortland County Chamber of Commerce.

    Leadership Cortland, founded in 1996, brings together diverse groups of citizens who share the interests of developing their leadership skills and improving their community. With representatives from a cross section of business, industry, education, non-profit and government organizations, Leadership Cortland educates about the assets and problems of the community while also teaching about group behavior, leadership, and team building. In addition to several seminars and a two-day retreat, participants also work as teams to develop projects designed to improve the community. Past projects have included a Green Day at Lime Hollow Nature Center, a survey for the Cortland County Office of the Aging, creation of an agricultural tourism trail, an area career fair for high school students, and a gateway garden.

    Recent graduates of Leadership Cortland include Walter Allen (First Niagara Bank), Ronna Blum (Cortland Regional Medical Center), Laura Bowles (Borg Warner), Ralph Carrasquillo (SUNY Cortland), Robin Cataldo (Applied Concepts, Inc.), Khristine Forehand (Alliance Bank, N.A.), Paul Gier (NYSEG), Steven Hartquist (Intertek), Mark Mital (Borg Warner), Helen Ocon (Cortland Regional Nursing & Rehab Center), Mary Reagan (OCM BOCES), Kristin Roco-Petrella (Town of Cortlandville), Mary Saracene (SUNY Cortland), Linda Shutts (YWCA Aid to Victims of Violence), Timothy Stevens (Albany International) and Jennifer Wilson (SUNY Cortland). Over 150 community members have graduated from the Leadership Cortland program over the past 16 years.

    "We have surveyed our Leadership alumni and learned that the vast majority are now serving, or have served, on local boards," says Leadership Cortland Director Martha Hubbard. "Many have been involved in founding a new organization or board in our area. Several others have assumed leadership roles on area committees and projects since graduating from the program, while others have utilized their new skills and knowledge to advance in their workplace."

    People interested in Leadership Cortland should contact TC3 Cortland Extension Center at 756-5275 for the application and more information.


    Arthur Kuckes Joins TC3 Board of Trustees

    August 29, 2013

    Arthur Kuckes of Ithaca is the newest member of the Tompkins Cortland Community College Board of Trustees. Kuckes was appointed by the Tompkins County Legislature to fill the seat vacated earlier this year by Joanne Florino, who left the area for a new job. His term on the board will expire June 30, 2018.

    Kuckes was a professor of applied and engineering physics at Cornell University from 1968 to 1985, and now holds the title of professor emeritus. During his time on East Hill, he received the Engineering College award for excellence in teaching and was honored by NASA for his contributions to the space program. In 1985 he formed Vector Magnetics, Inc., an Ithaca-based company that is a world-wide leader in the field of magnetic well proximity technology.

    Kuckes has been an exceptionally generous supporter of TC3. He provided the largest donation in the College’s history in 2008, a $2 million gift to provide greater access to higher education for adults with limited means. Through his continued support, the TC3 Pathways program has grown to help dozens of adult students earn a college degree each year. He was recognized by the New York Community College Trustees (NYCCT) with its Benefactor Vision for Tomorrow Award in 2008, by TC3 with the Friend of the College Award in 2009, and by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Finger Lakes Chapter with the Philanthropist of the Year Award in 2011.

    Kuckes received his undergraduate degree from MIT before studying in Germany on a Fulbright Scholarship and in Paris on a National Science Fellowship. He earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University and worked on nuclear fusion at Princeton University and Culham Laboratory in England before coming to Cornell. He also served a sabbatical leave at Oxford University.

    The Tompkins Cortland Community College Board of Trustees consists of 10 members, including a student trustee elected by the student body. The governor appoints four trustees, two each from Tompkins and Cortland Counties; the Cortland County Legislature appoints two; and the Tompkins County Legislature appoints three.


    TC3 Trustees Adopt $38.3 Million Budget

    June 20, 2013

    The Tompkins Cortland Community College Board of Trustees has adopted a $38,307,435 budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which begins September 1, 2013. The budget includes a 3.6 percent increase in full-time tuition (from $4,150 to $4,300 per year) and a 3 percent increase in part-time tuition (from $147 per credit to $152 per credit). The budget includes an increase of 3 percent in total taxpayer dollars provided by Tompkins and Cortland counties.

    Highlights of the budget include:
    • The $38.3 million budget is 2.2 percent higher than the approved budget for 2012-13. The major factors contributing to the increase are enrollment growth in certain programs, health care and retirement systems costs, and equipment needs. The budget includes no changes to staff levels.
    • Projected enrollment for 2013-14 is 3,968.2 FTEs, an increase of approximately 1.5 percent over the projected enrollment for 2011-12.
    • The cost of employee benefits continues to go up for the College. Employee health insurance rates are projected to increase 9.5 percent. The state retirement systems rates are projected to increase 10 percent.
    • The budget includes a 3.6 percent increase in full-time tuition, from $4,150 per year to $4,300 per year. It’s the smallest full-time tuition increase (percentage) since 2008. Part-time tuition will increase 2.7 percent from $147 per credit to $151 per credit. Overall, the College projects revenue from tuition and fees will be more than $19.5 million, an increase of 3.19 percent.
    • The budget includes an increase of 3 percent in contributions from Tompkins and Cortland counties. Despite the increase, the percentage of the total budget funded by the sponsor counties will still decrease, down to 11.78 percent from 11.95 percent last year. Tompkins’ share is $2,788,652, while Cortland’s is $1,637,736. Each county’s share is determined based on a three-year average enrollment ratio.
    • The budget projects state aid to community colleges of $2,422 per FTE, a 6.6 percent increase in the rate from the 2012-13 budget, but still a 9.5 percent decrease from the state aid rate in fall 2009. Total state aid revenue is projected at more than $9.9 million, an increase of more than $460,000.

    Tompkins and Cortland counties and the State University of New York Board of Trustees must approve the budget. The Cortland County Legislature is expected to act on the spending plan at its June 27 meeting. The Tompkins County Legislature is scheduled to vote July 2. The State University Board of Trustees will act on the budget in September.


    TC3 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 TC3 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 TC3’s graphic design program.

    The book is available through Amazon.


    TC3 Celebrates 44th Annual Commencement

    The archived webcast of the ceremony is available online. The processional begins about nine minutes into the video, which starts after two short ads.

    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 TC3. “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, TC3 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 TC3, 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 TC3, 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, TC3,” 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.”

    TC3 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 TC3 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.”


    TC3 to Celebrate 44th Commencement on May 23

    May 16, 2013

    Tompkins Cortland Community College will celebrate the achievements of about 725 graduates during its 44th Commencement ceremony Thursday, May 23. The ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the College's gymnasium.

    Dr. Randol Contreras, a 1994 graduate of TC3 and now an Assistant Professor of Sociology at California State University-Fullerton, will be the main speaker. Dr. Contreras did his undergraduate work at City College (CUNY) and received his Ph.D. in Sociology from The Graduate Center. He has done research in the South Bronx neighborhood in which he was raised, focusing on men who organized to rob drug dealers storing large amounts of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and cash. He has been published extensively and most recently released a book called The Stickup Kids: Drugs, Violence, and the American Dream, a book in which he credits TC3 for being instrumental in his education and career.

    The ceremony will also include remarks from TC3 President Carl Haynes, Board of Trustees Chair Elizabeth Burns, and Student Trustee Jacqueline Matza. Individual students will be honored for academic-related achievement, and faculty and staff will receive various Chancellor's/Trustees' Awards for Excellence. A Friend of the College award will also be presented, recognizing an individual for her contributions to the College.


    TC3 Softball Represented by Two on All-MSAC Team

    May 13, 2013

    Two Tompkins Cortland Community College softball players have been named to the Mid-State Athletic Conference all-conference softball team. Freshmen Seneca Baldwin (Oneonta H.S./Oneonta) and Taylor Policay (Lansing H.S./Lansing) were among the 15 selected to the team. Voting was done by the coaches from the six conference teams.

    Baldwin was TC3’s top pitcher and one of the team’s best hitters. She posted nine wins in the circle, striking out 109 in 116 innings. At the plate she hit .367 with three home runs, 19 RBI, and 26 runs scored.

    Policay finished the year with nine home runs, including a TC3 record of two in one playoff game. She hit .310 with a team-best slugging percentage of .620. She led the team with 32 RBI and 27 runs scored, and sported a fielding percentage of .986 as the team’s primary first baseman.

    It’s the seventh straight year TC3 has placed at least two players on the all-conference team.


    TC3 Puts Two on All-Conference Baseball Team

    May 13, 2013

    Two Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball players have been named to the Mid-State Athletic Conference all-conference baseball team. Sophomore Matt Jones (Greene H.S./Greene) and freshman Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing) were among the 15 selected to the team. Voting was done by the coaches from the six conference teams.

    Jones saw time on the mound and in right field. As a pitcher he was fourth in appearances (six) and innings pitched (26.1). He was third in strikeouts (20) and tossed the team’s lone shutout this season, a 9-0 win over Corning Community College. At the plate he was second on the team with a .337 batting average and tops with a .400 on-base percentage. His 18 RBI were second best on the team, and his five doubles were third best.

    Streb, who also was named a soccer all-American in the fall, split time between the mound and shortstop. He was the team’s top hitter with a .373 batting average and a .427 slugging percentage. He stole a team-best ten bases and was by far the toughest player to strike out (three in 110 at bats). His 21 RBI led the team and his six doubles were the second best. On the mound he was second in wins (two) and ERA (4.12). He had the most strikeouts (42) in the second most innings of work (48).

    It’s the seventh straight year TC3 has placed at least two players on the all-conference team.


    Big Pink/Big Blue Tops $10K Raised in 2013

    May 14, 2013

    Now in its fifth year, the Tompkins Cortland Community College “Big Pink” fundraiser has reached a significant milestone. The 2013 edition of the “Big Pink” see-saw marathon, which now also features the “Big Blue” dodgeball tournament, took in more than $10,000 for the first time. The 2013 fundraising total was $10,449, bringing the five-year total to $35,625 raised. All the money raised goes to The Cancer Services Program of Cortland and Tompkins Counties.

    The 2013 editions of “Big Pink” and “Big Blue” were held on April 5. This was the first time the single-year fundraising total had topped $10,000. The previous best year was 2012, with $8,531 raised.

    As has been the case each year, the events were supported by TC3 students, staff, alums, and community members. “Big Pink” and “Big Blue” are organized by the TC3 College Entertainment Board.


    TC3 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 TC3 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 TC3 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


    Two TC3 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.


    Visiting Humphrey's Fellow Presentation

    March 20, 2013

    Tompkins Cortland Community College will welcome Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow Modibbo Aboubakary for a campus visit March 25 to 29. Modibbo Aboubakary, a native of Cameroon and President of LEAD Cameroon, is a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow at the University of Washington. He will offer a public presentation entitled “Leadership, Environment, and Development: An International Perspective from Africa” at noon on Wednesday, March 27 in room 263. His visit is co-sponsored by Community Colleges for International Development (CCID), TC3’s Global Initiatives Councils, Sustainability Council, and Students Acting for a Greener Earth (SAGE).

    Modibbo Aboubakary worked in the Cameroon Ministry of Economy, Planning and Regional Development from 2001 to 2006, where he was in charge of monitoring and supervising regional development authorities and rural development programs sponsored by the European Union and the French Development Agency. Since 2006 he has been working for Cameroon’s Supreme State Audit Office as an Environmental Auditor, and is currently the president of LEAD Cameroon. His Humphrey Fellowship is a year of academic and professional training in Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration at the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington.



    TC3 Men's Basketball Sweeps Conference Honors

    February 25, 2013

    Tompkins Cortland Community College freshman Tyseem Lyles (Health Professions H.S./Brooklyn) has been named the Mid-State Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year and TC3 Coach David Stevenson has been named the MSAC Coach of the Year. The two are joined by Jaanai Beckford (Northstar Christian Academy/Yonkers) on the all-conference team, which consists of ten players. Voting for the all-conference awards is done by the coaches from the seven MSAC programs.

    Lyles is the third TC3 basketball player named the MSAC Player of the Year, following Jude Princivil (1994-95) and Chris Cartwright (2009-10). He was fourth in the conference in scoring (17.2 points per game), first in steals (4.3 per game), second in assists (5.8 per game), first in three-point field goal percentage (47.5%), and second in free-throw percentage (83.3%).

    Beckford was one of the strongest and most versatile players in the conference. He finished fifth in rebounds (7.7 per game) and sixth in blocked shots (1.5 per game), despite having his averages thrown off by playing just a minute of one game and missing another of the 12-game conference schedule due to illness. On the year he posted four double-doubles of points and rebounds, with at least three assists and a steal in each of those games.

    It’s the second MSAC Coach of the Year award for Stevenson, with the first coming after the 2009-10 season. This year Stevenson directed the Panthers to a school-best record of 11-1 in the MSAC regular season. His team won the regular season and conference tournament titles for the second time in the history of the program and he reached 100 wins for his career this season. He is the most successful coach, with the most wins, best winning percentage, and most playoff appearances, in TC3 basketball history.

    2013 Mid-State Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball All-Conference Team
    Tyseem Lyles, Tompkins Cortland
    Lloyd Saunders, Broome
    Adam Misener, Onondaga
    Richard De La Cruz, Finger Lakes
    Jared Donalson, Cayuga
    Will Griffin, Corning
    Derrick Williams, Jefferson
    Jaanai Beckford, Tompkins Cortland
    Markee Brown, Corning
    Will Arberry, Finger Lakes

    PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Tyseem Lyles, Tompkins Cortland
    COACH OF THE YEAR: Dave Stevenson, Tompkins Cortland


    TC3 Announces Fall 2012 Dean's List

    February 5, 2013

    Tompkins Cortland Community College has released the Dean’s List for the Fall 2012 semester. Provost and Vice President of the College John Conners announced a total of 484 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 2012 Dean's List

    New York

    Alpine

    • Lisa E Miller
    • Cameron L Myers

    Apalachin

    • Andrew J Mattson
    • Jennifer M Schlee

    Auburn

    • Emily Gilmore
    • Thomas J Smith
    • Thomas J Smith

    Bainbridge

    • Chelsi A Rosa

    Barton

    • Daniel F Gage
    • Jessica L Towner

    Berkshire

    • Jennifer R Davis
    • Teigan M Pirger
    • Matthew D Pitcher

    Binghamton

    • Kathryn M Huston

    Black River

    • Frances Lueders

    Brasher Falls

    • Nicole M Moore

    Bronx

    • Tia D Lopez
    • Kevin C Small

    Brooklyn

    • John Capizzi

    Brooktondale

    • Travis E Berggren
    • Kathryn L Cornelius
    • Jeremiah Dickens
    • Sarah R Mahool
    • Gerald L Minster III
    • Laurie Sinclair-Stickane
    • Ryan Sones
    • Hannah R Wortman

    Canandaigua

    • Christian S Lincoln

    Canastota

    • Cassidy L Backus

    Candor

    • Tyler J Bailey
    • Shauna M Belokur
    • Nichola McCloskey
    • Mick E Thomas
    • Teri L Whitmore
    • Braden M Wulf

    Cincinnatus

    • Jaymee L Bush
    • Andrew J McConnell
    • Jennifer L Spencer
    • Betha S L Stanton
    • Teal J Wehner

    Corning

    • Christina M Wood

    Cortland

    • Erica S Alden
    • Joshua F Allen
    • John B Aspinwall
    • Reba J Aspinwall
    • Joseph J Bailey
    • Michael T Barnes
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    Two Panthers Named Athlete of the Week

    January 28, 2013

    Tompkins Cortland Community College basketball players Tyseem Lyles (Health Professions H.S./Brooklyn) and Audrey Kate Ordway (Dryden H.S./Dryden) have been named the Mid-State Athletic Conference Players of the Week. It’s the first time this year that one school has swept both the men’s and women’s honors. The Mid-State Athletic Conference consists of TC3, Broome Community College, Cayuga Community College, Corning Community College, Finger Lakes Community College, Jefferson Community College, and Onondaga Community College.

    Lyles earned the men’s player of the week title after helping the Panthers to a pair of wins. In Wednesday’s game with Cayuga, Tyseem had 20 points, eight rebounds, seven steals, and six assists. Against Finger Lakes on Saturday he had 22 points, six rebounds, and two steals in a game that moved the Panthers into sole possession of first place in the conference standings. In seven conference games he is averaging 18.4 points, 5.4 assists, and 4.4 steals per game. He leads the conference in three-point shooting percentage at 46.2% and is among the leaders in free throw shooting percentage at 75%.

    Ordway became the first TC3 women honored this year after another big week on the boards. Against Cayuga on Wednesday, she had a huge game of 24 points and 19 rebounds to lead the team to a victory. She followed that up with 14 rebounds and seven points against Finger Lakes. She is among the conference leaders with an average of 11 rebounds and 1.3 blocked shots per game, and is making 52.8% of her shots from the field.

    Both Lyles and Ordway will be in action Wednesday as the Panthers host Jefferson.


    Soccer Players Named All Americans

    January 8, 2013

    Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer players Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing) and Michael Raftu (Marte Valle H.S./Manhattan) have been named All Americans by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Both were named to the 2012 NSCAA/Continental Tire Junior College Men’s Division III All America second team.

    Streb, a freshman defender, was one of nine first-year players chosen among the 24 honored between first and second team. He started all 19 games for a defense that posted six shutouts while allowing an average of just 1.42 goals per game for the season. Streb also scored six goals for the Panthers.

    Raftu, a sophomore forward, was among the national scoring leaders. He finished third in the NJCAA in goals scored (24) and fourth in total points (56). A transfer into the TC3 program for his sophomore year, Raftu left his mark in the Panther record book. He tied the TC3 record for most points and most goals in a season and his goal total was the third most for a career, despite playing just one season in Dryden.

    This marks the third-straight year at least one TC3 men’s soccer player has been named an All American, and the fifth time in the last six years.


    TC3 Named Military Friendly School

    September 17, 2012

    On Monday, September 17, State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher commended 33 SUNY campuses on being recognized as “military friendly” by top-rated national military publication, G.I. Jobs Magazine.

    “The SUNY system is a recognized leader in assisting military personnel in the transition to civilian life after their service to our country,” said Chancellor Zimpher. “As the largest system of public higher education in the country, SUNY offers extensive educational and career opportunities in more than 7,500 degree and certificate programs in every community in New York State. We take great pride in the fact that so many of our returning service men and women turn to SUNY for their education, and thank G.I. Jobs Magazine for this recognition.”

    The 33 SUNY campuses listed are: UAlbany, Alfred State College, Binghamton University, SUNY Brockport, Broome Community College, Buffalo State College, Clinton Community College, SUNY Cobleskill, Columbia-Greene Community College, Corning Community College, SUNY Delhi, Empire State College, Erie Community College, Farmingdale State College, SUNY Fredonia, Hudson Valley Community College, SUNYIT, Jamestown Community College, Jefferson Community College, SUNY Maritime, Mohawk Valley Community College, Monroe Community College, Nassau Community College, North County Community College, SUNY Old Westbury, Onondaga Community College, Orange County Community College, SUNY Plattsburgh, Rockland Community College, Schenectady County Community College, Stony Brook University, Tompkins Cortland Community College, and SUNY Ulster.

    G.I. Jobs Magazine is the premier publication for men and women who are transitioning from military to civilian life. It provides education, transition assistance, and job opportunities. The 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ®, now in its fourth year, was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. The Military Friendly Schools ® media and website, found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences.


    TC3 Vice President Honored

    November 17, 2012

    Tompkins Cortland Community College Vice President for Global Initiatives Walter Poland has been honored with an International Citizen Award from the International Center of Syracuse. Poland was honored at the 2012 Central New York International Citizen Awards Dinner earlier this month. The awards recognize and honor individuals and organizations for promoting international and global understanding through cross-cultural awareness, education, voluntary service, advocacy, community building, and leadership.

    Poland was one of three individuals to receive an International Educator Award. He has worked at TC3 since it opened in 1968, serving in a variety of roles, most recently as dean of student services before becoming vice president in 2008. He has led the College’s international education efforts and has overseen the Global Connections program since its inception in 1993. Through the years he has touched the lives of thousands of international students and has been a tireless advocate for the benefits of international students to the College as a whole.

    The International Center of Syracuse (ICS) is an independent not-for-profit organization that was founded in 1965. Through the years, the ICS has provided services and programming for citizens from virtually every nation, introducing international visitors to many different aspects of life in the area, including educational, cultural, social, and business opportunities.


    Four Men's Soccer Players Named All Region

    November 12, 2012

    Four Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer players have earned NJCAA Region III all-region honors. Edem Wemene (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse), Michael Raftu (Marta Valle H.S./Manhattan), and Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing) all made the first team while Dylan Palacio (Long Beach H.S./Long Beach) was chosen to the second team. A total of 26 players were voted onto the team by the coaches of Region III. Genesee Community College had the most selections with six followed by Herkimer County Community College with five. Broome Community College joined TC3 with four selections. Mohawk Valley Community College had two selections and Clinton Community College and Jamestown Community College each had a single honoree.

    Wemene and Raftu were each repeat selections, the third straight year the Panthers have had a repeat all-region honoree. TC3 now has been represented on the all-region team each year since 2001, and only twice during that time have the Panthers had a single selection.


    Women's Soccer Player Honored

    November 12, 2012

    Tompkins Cortland Community College sophomore Kelsey Fitzsimons (James I. O’Neill H.S./Fort Montgomery) has been voted to the NJCAA Region III all-region women’s soccer team. The defender earned second-team honors in voting by the coaches in Region III, the largest region in the nation. A total of 27 players were honored between first and second teams. Finger Lakes Community College had five players selected, followed by Alfred State College, Broome Community College, and Mohawk Valley Community College with four each. Jefferson Community College was the only other team with multiple selections; two Canonneers were selected.

    Fitzsimons led a TC3 defense that limited the opposition to one or fewer goals in 11 of 18 games. The Panthers advanced to the regional playoffs for the eighth-straight year, falling in the quarterfinals.

    This also marks the eighth-straight year TC3 has been represented on the all-region team.


    TC3 Men's Soccer Dominates MSAC Honors

    October 22, 2012

    The 2012 Mid-State Athletic Conference (MSAC) men’s soccer post-season honors have been announced, and conference-champion Tompkins Cortland Community College has claimed the most honors, including the top two individual awards. In voting by the coaches of the seven teams in the MSAC, TC3’s Edem Wemene (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) has been named the Player of the Year and Andy Davis has been named the Coach of the Year. Additionally, TC3 placed seven players on the 20-man all-conference team, the most from any college. TC3 won the conference title with a record of 5-0-1 against fellow MSAC teams. Wemene is the third different Panther in the last four years to be named conference player of the year, and the sixth all time. Wemene followed up his all-conference freshman year with a strong sophomore campaign, scoring 24 points on 10 goals and four assists. Joining Wemene on the all-MSAC team are Michael Raftu (Marta Valle H.S./Manhattan), Dylan Palacio (Long Beach H.S./Long Beach), Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing), Jason Barrett (Broadalbin-Perth H.S./Amsterdam), Andre DeSa (Hendrich Hudson H.S./Martim, Portugal), and Jesse Kohler (Minisink Valley H.S./Westtown). It marks the 12th consecutive season TC3 has had at least four players named all-MSAC.

    For Davis, it’s the fourth time he has been honored as the conference coach of the year. His teams have claimed four MSAC titles in his eight years at TC3.


    Panthers Place Three on Women's Soccer All-MSAC Team

    October 22, 2012

    Three members of the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team have been voted to the Mid-State Athletic Conference All-Conference team for 2012. Sara Sinnigen (Dryden H.S./Dryden), Kelsey Fitzsimons (James I. O’Neill H.S./Fort Montgomery), and Erica Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland) were among the 20 players voted to the all-conference team by the coaches from the seven MSAC soccer programs. TC3 tied for the third most all-MSAC players, one selection behind Finger Lakes Community College and Broome Community College. Jefferson Community College and Onondaga Community College also had four all-conference selections each. Cayuga Community College had two and Corning Community College had a single selection.

    TC3 has had at least three all-MSAC players each year since 2005.


    Ithaca Mayor Myrick Visit

    October 18, 2012

    Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick will visit Tompkins Cortland Community College on Wednesday, October 24. Myrick will spend the day visiting with student leaders, meeting with College officials, and offering a presentation called "Why College Students Should Vote.” The presentation will be at noon in the student center and is open to the public. The visit is sponsored by the TC3 Student Governance Association.

    Myrick, the youngest mayor in Ithaca’s history and one of the youngest mayors in the country, was a student at Cornell University when he was first elected to Ithaca’s Common Council. He will speak about his personal experiences, including the struggles of being raised by a single mother along with three siblings. His presentation will be based on his strong belief that it’s crucial for young people to be engaged in their colleges, community, and the democratic process. Following the public presentation, Myrick will be a guest at a luncheon with campus student leaders. He will conclude his visit to TC3 by meeting with College President Carl Haynes.<./p>

    TC3 Soccer Player Named National Player of the Week

    September 19, 2012

    Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer player Michael Raftu (Marta Valle H.S./Manhattan) has been named the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA) Division III Men's Soccer Player of the Week. The sophomore sport management major is the first Panther honored by the NJCAA this season.

    Raftu has helped the Panthers to a strong start that has seen the team rise to a school-best ranking of fourth in the national poll. This past week, he helped TC3 to a pair of wins that extended the team's current winning streak to six games. He scored the lone goal in the 1-0 win over Hudson Valley Community College and then had three goals and an assist, all in the first half, in the 8-0 win over Corning Community College. He has scored the game-winning goal in the last four games and has a total of eight goals and three assists in eight games this season.


    TC3 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 TC3. 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.


    Rogers Named Regional Athlete of the Week

    April 17, 2012

    Tompkins Cortland Community College softball player Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) has been named the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA) Region III Athlete of the Week. Rogers is the second TC3 softball player honored this season; Samijo Scheer was selected April 3.

    Rogers earned four wins this week. She pitched a three-hit shutout with ten strikeouts in a five-inning win over Corning Community College on Tuesday and earned a win after four strikeouts in two innings of relief work against Finger Lakes Community College on Thursday. Against nationally-ranked Monroe Community College Saturday, Rogers pitched both ends of the doubleheader. She opened by striking out nine and allowing just two hits in game one and closed the day by striking out six and allowing just three hits in game two.

    The sophomore ended the week with an overall record of 8-0 and an ERA of 1.02. As a team TC3 was 18-2 and ranked fifth in the nation.


    TC3 to Host Bioenergy Conference

    April 13, 2012

    Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3) is looking to engage the community in a discussion on bioenergy. TC3 is hosting a two-day conference sponsored by a grant from the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) called "Bioenergy Opportunities in Upstate New York." The conference opens on TC3's Dryden campus from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 27 and continues on Saturday, April 28 with open houses at various locations in the community. The conference costs $25 for the public, $10 for students, and is free for TC3 students. Friday's breakfast and lunch are included with the registration fee.

    "Our aim is to update and educate key stakeholders about the opportunities and challenges concerning the interdependencies between education, agriculture, business, and our region's economic and energy outlook," said conference organizer In Shik Lee, TC3's SUNY GREENS NY program coordinator. The conference will feature bioenergy experts from a variety of areas, including education, non-profit organizations, agriculture, and industry. Part of the focus of the event will be to gather, brainstorm, and disperse information and draft a plan for a bioenergy curriculum proposal at the community college level.

    "The collaboration of stakeholders in education, agriculture, and business is the key to the development of a successful bioenergy economy in New York," said Lee. "This conference will be the first step for TC3 to help grow the bioenergy industry in Central New York."

    To registration or find more information, visit www.tc3.edu/about_tc3/sustainability.asp, email info@tc3.biz, or phone 844-6586.


    Scheer Named Regional Athlete of the Week

    April 4, 2012

    Tompkins Cortland Community College softball player Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning) has been named the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA) Region III Athlete of the Week. Scheer shares the weekly honor with Mohawk Valley Community College track and field athlete Savannah Boucher.

    Sheer had a strong performance in TC3's only doubleheader of the week. Playing at Northampton Community College (Penn.) last Friday, Scheer went a combined 6-for-8 with eight RBI, three runs scored, two doubles, two stolen bases, and a grand slam home run. In one game alone she drove in six runs, tied for the second most ever in a single game by a TC3 player.

    For the season Scheer, a sophomore liberal arts and science-general studies major, is batting .500 with a slugging percentage of .842. She has 22 RBI and an on-base percentage of .558.


    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 TC3 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.

    TC3 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.

    TC3 offers more than 40 degree programs and certificates in more than a dozen areas of study.


    Kinsey Named to Men's Basketball All-Region Team

    March 8, 2012

    Tompkins Cortland Community College sophomore Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) has been voted to the NJCAA Region III men's basketball all-region team. Kinsey, who was voted to the third team, is one of a total of 15 players honored by the coaches from the 17 Division III men's basketball programs in Region III.

    Kinsey led TC3 in scoring, averaging 16.6 points per game. In 27 starts, he reached double figures 23 times and netted a season-high 30 points twice (vs. Jefferson CC, 1/12/12 and vs. Onondaga CC, 1/21/12). He was TC3 leader in assists with 110 and was second in steals with 51. He made 45.6% of his shots, including 32.2% from three-point range, and was the team's most prolific free-throw shooter, making 116 out of 158 attempts (73.4%). Kinsey is also a two-time all-conference selection.

    It's the fourth time in the last five years TC3 has had a men's basketball player chosen to the all-region team.