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CollegeNow Receives National Reaccreditation

May 6, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

To learn more about CollegeNow, please visit tompkinscortland.edu/CollegeNow or email CollegeNow@TC3.edu.


College Hosts Earth Week Activities

April 12, 2016

Earth Week 2016 is April 18 through 24 at Tompkins Cortland Community College. Activities will include speakers, a student panel discussion, and a film screening. Most of the activities are on the main campus in Dryden and are open to the public.

At noon on Monday, April 20 in room 210, Pat Sewell, an adjunct instructor in environmental studies as well as a member of the Citizens' Climate Lobby, will present “How a Carbon Fee Can Save the Environment, Stop Terrorism, and Grow Our Economy.” Sewell will talk about how the United States has struggled with problems stemming from dependence on oil, and the role oil has played in destabilizing the climate. He will present how the climate would improve if the U.S. would wean itself off fossil fuels, and how individuals can help.

On Tuesday, April 19 at 4 p.m. in the Sprole Conference Center (room 204), the film “Can You Dig This?” will be presented. The film follows the inspirational journey of a group of people starting urban gardens in the toughest neighborhoods of Los Angeles, transforming their neighborhoods and their own lives in the process. Described as a story of the human spirit, “Can You Dig This?” is presented by the College’s Sustainability Council, Environmental Studies Program, Office of Multicultural Services, Social Science Program, Sustainable Farming and Food Systems Program, and Sustainable Growers Garden Club.

A student panel will be offered on Wednesday, April 20 at noon in room 210. The students, all veterans of study abroad programs at the College, will discuss the environmental issues they have become aware of through their international travel.

On Thursday, April 21 at 4 p.m. in room 210, Debra Efroymson will offer “Wealth, Money, and the Environment: Towards a Brighter Future.” Efroymson, co-founder and advisor to Work for A Better Bangladesh and the Institute of Wellbeing in Bangladesh, is a graduate of the Harvard School of Public Health. She has lived in Asia since 1994 and has authored several articles on topics including tobacco control, reproductive health, urban planning, transportation policy and economics. She will speak about her belief that protecting the environment is critical to prosperity, both as individuals and as a society. Her appearance is sponsored by the College’s Sustainability Council, Environmental Studies Program, and Social Science Program.

The week will conclude with hands-on work on campus and in the community. On Friday, April 22, the Sustainable Growers Garden Club will be working on one of the courtyards on campus, transforming the space into a garden. On Saturday, April 23, the College Sustainability Council and SAGE (Students Acting for a Greener Earth) will be doing a road clean-up on Dryden’s Irish Settlement Road.


Tompkins Cortland Student Selected for SUNYWide Film Festival

April 7, 2016

One Love title graphic

A documentary film by Tompkins Cortland Community College student Chad Dann was selected for screening at the SUNYWide Film Festival and was named the Audience Choice winner. Dann was one of only three community college students chosen for screening at the festival, which ran April 8 and 9 at SUNY Oswego. The festival received over 190 submissions of films made by students at schools within the State University of New York (SUNY) system. A total of 35 were chosen for screening, including just eight documentaries.

Dann’s film is titled One Love: The Eric Tallman Story and focuses on the victim of a 2002 murder in Cortland County. Dann chose the topic because his fiancé was a close friend of Tallman and his family. “I always heard great things about Eric. I wanted to tell his story and show how much he impacted the lives around him,” said Dann, who intertwined some of Tallman’s own home video with interviews of friends and family, including Tallman's now-teenage daughter.

Dann made the film while a student in the class COMM240: Non-Fiction and Fiction Field Production, taught by adjunct instructor Gary Reinbolt. He says the influence of the faculty at the College, including Reinbolt, Chris Xaver, Lisa Ford, Kyle Carr, Jeff Lower, and Melanie Arnold, helped convince him the documentary was ready to share publicly. “I entered the SUNYWide Film Festival because I wanted Eric's story to reach a bigger audience,” said Dann. “After receiving positive feedback from family, friends, and colleagues, I felt confident enough to submit the documentary to the festival.”

The SUNYWide Film Festival, co-sponsored by SUNY Stony Brook, is in its seventh year. Dann is the first Tompkins Cortland student selected to screen at the festival.

The Cortland resident recently started his own video production company. He will graduate from the College with a digital cinema degree in May.

Chad Dann


TC3 Professor's Film Draws International Attention

February 25, 2016

A short film written and directed by Tompkins Cortland Community College Professor Lisa Ford is drawing international attention for its take on families and mental health issues.  The Wish Horse looks at the effects of serious mental illness on families when the parents are the ones afflicted. The film will be screened at the prestigious DC Independent Film Festival, the oldest independent film festival in Washington, in early March, and then at the Show Me Justice Film Festival at the University of Central Missouri in early April.

Ford, an English professor at Tompkins Cortland, wrote and directed the film in 2015. It was produced by Gary Ford, her husband and fellow faculty member at the College. The story of the The Wish Horse follows 14-year-old Russell and his 6-year-old sister, Kitty, growing up with a mentally ill mother. When a foal is born on a neighboring farm, Kitty believes the foal is a magical Wish Horse.  

“The film explores the challenges this family faces but also celebrates the children’s resilience as they care for each other and use magical thinking to understand the world around them,” said Ford. “Children of parents with mental illness often live in the shadows because many mental health programs focus on treating the individual parent rather than the family as a whole. That was an inspiration for the film.”  

Not only has The Wish Horse received theatrical acclaim, it has become a valuable educational resource. In addition to film festivals, Ford has been invited to screen the film for mental health groups, human services groups, and psychiatrists for staff development and training. The film is being used in college classrooms, both at Tompkins Cortland and elsewhere, as a conversation starter about mental health and families. This fall, Ford will work with human services professor Joe Smith to provide a continuing education workshop at Tompkins Cortland for licensed social workers.  

The benefits from The Wish Horse extend to Ford’s own classrooms. “I teach research skills in my academic writing courses, and I’ve used this filmmaking project to demonstrate the process and value of careful research,” she said. “To create authentic characters, I worked with psychiatrists and current researchers in the mental health field. There is no substitute for doing this background work, and it’s important to show that value to our students.” Ford also teaches screenwriting and film analysis courses for students in the College’s Creative Writing and Digital Cinema programs. “Being immersed in the creative filmmaking process gives me hands-on, practical experience that informs and inspires my teaching in the classroom.”

In addition to the upcoming screenings at the DC Independent Film Festival and the Show Me Justice Film Festival, The Wish Horse has already been screened at the Syracuse International Film Festival’s Spring Fest, the ReelHeART International Film Festival in Toronto, the Katra Film Series in New York City, the 1st Frost Women’s Short Film Series in Brooklyn, and the Equus Film Festival in New York City. Ford has also been invited to speak and screen her work as a visiting artist at LeMoyne College in April.  

The Wish Horse adds to a long list of Ford's works to be honored. Several of her past films have been screened at various international festivals including the SAG Foundation Short Film Showcase, the New Filmmakers Screening Series at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, and the Louisville International Festival of Film. She has been honored at several screenwriting competitions, including the Austin Heart of Film Festival and the New England Screenwriting Competition, and has been recognized by the Nichol Fellowship in Screenwriting, part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization that presents the Oscars.  


Fall 2015 Dean's List Released

February 25, 2016

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

Amherst

  • Peter A Smiltins

Amsterdam

  • Ellen Buchanan

Apalachin

  • Abigail M Holmes

Aurora

  • Marie B Dentes

Bath

  • Matthew C Socola

Beaver Dams

  • Jessica M Collins

Bemus Point

  • Lindsey C Walters

Berkshire

  • Heather M Benjamin
  • Jessica Delo

Bethpage

  • Melissa N Morena

Binghamton

  • Aliece K Hall
  • Sarah Ryan

Brentwood

  • Michele Molina
  • Kareema Karen Walters

Bronx

  • Bria Williams

Brooklyn

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

Brooktondale

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

Buffalo

  • Heather Kuhn

Camden

  • Cassandra L Kelly

Camillus

  • Amanda L Domachowske

Campbell

  • James C Overhiser IV

Canastota

  • Brandon Perkins

Candor

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

Centereach

  • Elizabeth Perry

Chazy

  • Nelson D Pelton

Cincinnatus

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

Circleville

  • Michael Capalbo

Cortland

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

Dryden

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

East Rockaway

  • Alexandra L Hummel

Elizabethtown

  • William J Tomkins

Endicott

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

Fabius

  • Elisabeth A Olcott

Fayetteville

  • Timothy Kilpatrick

Freeville

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

Gainesville

  • Robert Goewey

Groton

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

Groveland

  • Michael A Love

Harford

  • Kaitlyn M Martin

Homer

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

Interlaken

  • Tara L Woodard

Ithaca

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

Jacksonville

  • Heather L Whitaker

Jamaica

  • Dasha Catalina Ortiz

Johnson City

  • Nicole McAuliffe

Johnstown

  • Saije E Ney

King Ferry

  • Brittany Burke
  • Hailey A Cote
  • Kim M Cote

Lansing

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

Laurens

  • Kyle M Sherry

Lisle

  • Jeremy D Timmins

Livingston Manor

  • Rachel Bitjeman
  • Ta-Shuana R West

Locke

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

Macedon

  • Nathaniel Burgette

Manlius

  • Maureen M Barnes

Marathon

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

McGraw

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

Montour Falls

  • Homer Steffen Wixson

Moravia

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

Mount Upton

  • Alexandria M Grow

Mount Vision

  • Claire Fraser

New York

  • Justmil Villanueva

Newark Valley

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

Newfield

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

Norwich

  • Mary Catherine King
  • Ryan E McCloskey

Oneida

  • Callaghan D Capelle
  • Ryan M Tudi

Oneonta

  • Brigid D Jackson

Oswego

  • Robin L Lagoe

Owego

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

Perry

  • Rebecca J Cousins

Pine Valley

  • Daniel J Brown

Pitcher

  • Caitlyn Blanchard
  • Erika Calhoun
  • Brian R Thornton

Port Crane

  • Nathan D Lamoree

Port Leyden

  • David L Weaver

Preble

  • Victoria L Dixon

Rego Park

  • Alexa M Neretich

Richford

  • Jodie M Mead
  • Cassandra R Robinson

Rochester

  • Jeffrey B Marlatt

Roscoe

  • Morgan A Edelglass

Savona

  • Michael J Ayers

Scarsdale

  • Cecilia S Faringer-Perez

Seneca Falls

  • Fletcher Reese

Sloansville

  • Gabrielle Danthine

Smithboro

  • Kathryn L Gillule

Spencer

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

Stillwater

  • Alexander H C Evans

Syracuse

  • Kelly Marie Doyle
  • Huan Le
  • Nina K Onoff

Tarrytown

  • Stalyn Deleon

Trumansburg

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

Truxton

  • Maria V Arnold
  • Daniel J L'Hommedieu

Vestal

  • Elizabeth M Keefe

Watkins Glen

  • Rowan F Elizabeth

Waverly

  • Bradley G Rayle

Wawarsing

  • Emma S Augustine

West Islip

  • Jessica M Smith

West Winfield

  • Alex C Hoover

Whitney Point

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

Willseyville

  • Renee Rennells

Windsor

  • Chelsey M VanZandt

Other states

Louisville, Kentucky

  • Audrey F Hamilton

Ada, Michigan

  • Derek M Krajewski

Jackson, New Jersey

  • Matthew M Russo

Hilliard, Ohio

  • Peter P Puterbaugh

Elkland, Pennsylvania

  • Seth T Hager

Sayre, Pennsylvania

  • Kassandra D Winters

Warren Center, Pennsylvania

  • Reganne Whalen

Other countries

China

  • Kai Ching Suen
  • Yiyao Wei

Ecuador

  • Rafaela Moreno Crespo

Honduras

  • Tulio Alfonso Chinchilla Sagastume

Nigeria

  • Oreofe O Omolaolu

Tompkins Cortland Students Win Study Abroad Scholarships

January 13, 2016

Gilman Scholarship Winners Olu Roberts, Mame Ndiaye, and Stacey Green
Gilman Scholarship winners Olu Roberts, Mame Ndiaye, and Stacey Green

Five Tompkins Cortland Community College students have won scholarships to support study abroad opportunities. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, were awarded to Karen Betts, Stacey Green, Mame Ndiaye, Christen Parker, and Olu Roberts. The funds supported study abroad trips in January 2016.

The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. citizen undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

The scholarship winners took trips that were led by Tompkins Cortland faculty members. Betts traveled to Ireland as part of the literature and history trip, learning about the country while visiting the inspirations for some of its greatest literature. Green and Parker took part in the College’s health and anthropology trip to Nicaragua, providing health care services to remote communities while earning a deeper understanding of the reality of helping people in a resource constrained setting. Ndiaye and Roberts visited Cambodia, studying anthropology and transformative travel writing while tasting traditional foods and interacting with local people.

In each case, students took classes at the College during the fall semester and then traveled over the winter break. In addition to these trips, Tompkins Cortland also offers trips to Spain, Colombia, and Italy that run in May, with pre-trip courses during the spring semester.

For more information about these opportunities, plus the more than 30 trips available through an agreement with SUNY Cortland, visit the study abroad webpage.


College Teams with Food Bank of Southern Tier to Fight Hunger

November 30, 2015

Food Bank of Southern Tier Mobile Food Pantry on the Tompkins Cortland Community College campus

The month of November at Tompkins Cortland Community College has seen an increased attention to issues related to hunger and food insecurities. The College has hosted several educational student activities, kicked off its annual food drive to support the Dryden Kitchen Cupboard, and hosted the first-ever visit to a college campus by the Food Bank of the Southern Tier’s Mobile Food Pantry.

“The theme of our student activities this month has been ‘Nom-Nom-November’,” said Deborah Mohlenhoff, director of student activities/student center. “This month has been a ‘food-for-all’ with an emphasis on education around food security issues. We’ve also provided plenty of opportunities for action, both to help others and for our own students to help themselves.”

A prime example was Grocery Bingo, where students played for the chance to win bags of groceries, but were also rewarded for bringing and donating a canned good to the food drive. Other events during the month encouraged donations to the food drive which leads to the annual CANstruction event December 3-4 where sculptures are made using canned goods that are then donated to the Dryden Kitchen Cupboard to restock shelves after the Thanksgiving rush. Additionally, the College hosted a ‘Grocery Shopping on a Budget’ workshop put on by the Cornell Cooperative Extension. “The goal is make the campus community more aware that there are people struggling to find food and what we can do to help, and for those struggling, to provide real help,” said Mohlenhoff. “Food security issues are everywhere, including on college campuses.”

“According to Feeding America’s Hunger in America 2014 study, ten percent of adults seeking emergency food assistance are currently students, including two million who are full-time and one million who are part-time students. Juggling competing responsibilities, including school, household budget management, and food security, can be challenging,” said Jen Edger, associate director of community programs for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. “Thirty-one percent of households report having to choose between paying for food and paying for education for a child or an adult each year. The Food Bank of the Southern Tier got involved with helping TC3 students after meeting with Deborah Mohlenhoff and Darese Doskal (director of residence life and judicial affairs). They expressed that there are students who experience food insecurity, and we wanted to help out.” The result was a visit by the Mobile Food Pantry to campus on November 10. On a rainy afternoon, 137 people received food, including fresh produce, dairy, and meats. The response was so positive the College and the Food Bank have agreed to hold another distribution in February and then discuss future collaborations.

“We are very grateful to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier,” said Mohlenhoff. “It made a real difference in the lives of our students and the entire campus community.”


College Introduces Emerging Scholars Program

November 20, 2015

In the works for several years, Tompkins Cortland Community College is moving forward with an aggressive plan to create greater faculty diversity on campus. The Emerging Scholars Program is designed to encourage and provide opportunities for African-American and Latino graduates of Tompkins Cortland to pursue a career teaching at the College. The hope is the program will add as many as four new faculty members of color over the next four years. The program is entirely privately funded through support from Arthur Kuckes, an Ithaca business owner, member of the College Board of Trustees, and generous supporter of several initiatives at the College.

The Emerging Scholars Program is open to any African-American or Latino graduate of Tompkins Cortland Community College who has either already earned a bachelor’s degree or is within 15 credits of completion. Scholars will receive a stipend of $13,000 per year during two years of graduate work, while also working closely with a faculty mentor at Tompkins Cortland. Upon completion of a master’s degree, the scholar will join the faculty at the College. The graduate work stipend will be in the form of a no-interest loan; each year of the loan obligation will be forgiven for each subsequent year spent on the full-time faculty at Tompkins Cortland.

This program was designed by Provost and Vice President of the College John Conners. He said the plan is in response to changes that the College has experienced in recent years, “There is an evolution of our student body, and we are finding a growing percentage of our students come from African American or Latino backgrounds,” said Conners, noting the percentage of students from those backgrounds topped 21% in 2013-14 academic year. At the same time, the College’s faculty includes people from those backgrounds only at a rate of about 4 percent. “So there are discrepancies there. There is an issue of having the appropriate voices within our faculty who come from backgrounds where there is a much deeper and experiential understanding of what our students are bringing to us. Frankly, it’s something that can’t be done by someone not from those backgrounds. This program is a real opportunity for us to change the face of our faculty.”

The timing is important, notes Conners. “We’ve seen a significant number of retirements in recent years – 19 people over the last 5 years. We’ve replaced four of them, but that leaves many opportunities that we can use to redraw our faculty in a very meaningful way.”

Another key is what Conners calls the “Grow Your Own” aspect of the program. “We are recruiting people who are familiar with us and had success during their associates’ degree studies at the College,” said Conners. “We know that those positive experiences will make them a better candidate for long-term success as a faculty member at the College.”

The Emerging Scholars Program has started to accept applications with two to be selected to begin graduate work in the fall of 2016 and join the faculty at the College in the fall of 2018. A second round of two scholars would begin graduate work in fall 2018.

“I’ve thought about this for some time,” said Conners while speaking on WHCU radio’s “All Things Equal” show on November 3. “We have now reached a point in the evolution of the College where it is appropriate. I think we can sustain a program like this, and it’s not just a matter of preparing people and moving them into the faculty, it’s about supporting them so they can be successful in building long-term faculty careers at the College.”

“We’re addressing a very significant challenge and opportunity that is in front of us. We’re addressing it with private dollars, and we’re investing our time and energy to make some really significant changes, not only for ourselves, but much more so for our students and for our faculty. I think in the long run this is going to be a very successful development for us.”

More Information

Announcement of Position Opening

Contact Provost and Vice President of the College John Conners by email or by calling 607.844.8222, Ext. 4370.


Wine Marketing Students Win Top Award at State Fair

November 17, 2015

Program Chair Brandon Seager and students Ken Berard, Christopher Circelli, and Bill Popoff with the award-wining wines
Wine Marketing Program Chair Brandon Seager and award-winning students Ken Berard, Christopher Circelli, and Bill Popoff

A wine made by students in Tompkins Cortland Community College’s Wine Marketing program was named the best in the state at the 2015 New York State Fair Amateur Wine Competition. The semi-dry Riesling made by students Ken Berard and Christopher Circelli received a double gold medal for best white wine before being named the best in show, recognizing their wine as the best among the 310 entered in the competition across all categories.

The winning wine was made as part of the WINE130 class “Grape Growing and Wine Business” in the spring of 2015. Wine Marketing Program Chair Brandon Seager teaches WINE130. He says each year, students in the class produce their own wine, both from juice purchased from Finger Lakes grapes growers and from table grapes purchased at local markets. The winning wine was produced from Riesling juice purchased from Fulkerson Winery on Seneca Lake. All the work of turning the juice into wine was done in classes at the College’s culinary center, Coltivare.

“This was the most hands-on experience of any of my schooling,” said Circelli, a wine marketing major from Pottsville, Pennsylvania. “It was so involved. Brandon taught us, and then let us make our own wine, without holding our hands.”

“The class was about practice and gaining experience,” added Berard, a wine marketing major from Hammondsport. “We formed a partnership that worked very well.”

Part of the partnership was a collaboration with another wine marketing class, WINE220 “Wine Marketing and Merchandising.” That class worked to design and produce labels for the wine being made in WINE130. The label designed by student Bill Popoff also won an award, being named Best Label-Modern Style at the State Fair Competition. “I wanted to produce something that was big and bold and stood on its own,” said Popoff. “This is serious wine and I wanted a label to reflect that.”

The awards represent the first time students in the College’s WINE130 class have won top honors, but not the first time students have been honored. “We challenge our students each spring to produce wine that can be entered at the State Fair, and our students have done very well in the past,” said Seager, noting students have won silvers and golds in the past, but this was the first double-gold and best in show winner. “It’s all part of what we’re trying to do with our wine marketing program. We empower our students with knowledge and opportunities at our state-of-the-art facility to do amazing things in the wine, beverage, and hospitality industries. All of these classes fall within our Farm to Bistro initiative at TC3, and these same students are laying the groundwork for future students to make wine in class from fruit grown at the TC3 farm. It’s a collaborative effort across four programs to grow grapes, make wine, market wine, and serve wine paired perfectly with the meal. It’s an outstanding experience for the student, and they are deeply invested and involved in their journey to success.”

The Wine Marketing program was created in 2009 and is now based at Coltivare in downtown Ithaca. The College offers both a traditional Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program as well as a Certificate program. Both are designed to prepare graduates for careers that include wine sales and promotion, tasting room management, e-commerce, public relations, event management, and other hospitality positions.

The award wining wines


Tompkins Cortland and SUNY Cortland Sign Study Abroad Agreement

November 11, 2015

Tompkins Cortland Community College and SUNY Cortland students now have new options when it comes to where they want to study. The two institutions have signed an agreement to allow their students to participate in the other’s study abroad program. For students at Tompkins Cortland, that means access to SUNY Cortland’s more than 30 study abroad programs on six continents. Likewise, SUNY Cortland students will be able to experience the unique offerings from Tompkins Cortland’s study abroad programs in six different countries.

The agreement was signed by top officials from both colleges, including Tompkins Cortland President Carl Haynes and SUNY Cortland Eric Bitterbaum.

Tompkins Cortland President Carl Haynes and SUNY Cortland President Eric Bitterbaum

For more information on the program at Tompkins Cortland, visit the College's study abroad website.

For more information on the new opportunities, visit the SUNY Cortland study abroad website.


Tytler Appointed to College Board of Trustees

September 21, 2015

Bruce Tytler of Cortland is the newest member of the Tompkins Cortland Community College Board of Trustees. Tytler was appointed by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo to a seven-year term expiring on June 30, 2022. He replaces John Daniels, who had served on the board since 2008.

Tytler has more than 32 years of experience working in education. He taught social studies in the Homer Central School District for 20 years before becoming the high school principal in the Whitney Point Central School District, a position he has held since 2008. He also taught in the DeRuyter Central School District and in the Houston Independent School District in Houston, Texas.

“I’ve spent my entire professional career in education,” noted Tytler. “I already have an appreciation for the role of a community college, but I plan to start my time on the board by doing plenty of listening. I have a particular interest in student success, but I look forward to hearing what all the challenges are and then working with the trustees and the staff to find solutions.”

Tytler also spent five year in Cortland city government, first as a city alderman and then serving a two-year term as mayor of Cortland. “I have the perspective of a long-time member of the community the College serves,” said Tytler. “I have a lot of respect for the College. TC3 has done a lot for Cortland and this is great opportunity for me to give back to the College.”

Tytler holds a BA in history from SUNY Potsdam and an MS in education from SUNY Cortland. He earned a certificate of advanced study in educational administration from SUNY Cortland and school district administrator certificate from SUNY Albany. He has served on the SUNY Cortland College Council since 2010 and is a past member of the board of directors for both Communities that Care and Loaves and Fishes.

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.


President Haynes Honored Nationally

July 30, 2015

Carl Haynes speaking at the opening of Coltivare

Tompkins Cortland Community College President Carl Haynes has won the 2015 Northeast Regional Chief Executive Officer Award from the Association of Community Colleges Trustees (ACCT). The award will be presented at the 46th Annual ACCT Leadership Congress, which will be held in San Diego in October.

ACCT's Regional Awards annually recognize the tremendous services of and contributions made by community college chief executive officers. There are five regional award winner with one chosen for the ACCT’s Annual Association Award, which will be announced at the October meeting.

In nominating Haynes, TC3 Board of Trustees Chair Elizabeth Burns cited his more than four decades of service to the College, including 21 years as president. “He has achieved a great record and is an even better man,” wrote Burns. Haynes, who is the longest-serving active president in the SUNY system, served four years as president of the New York Community College Association of Presidents. “He is both knowledgeable about and influential in the world of New York Higher Education, and his continuing deep involvement contributes to the success of TC3, our colleague institutions, and all of SUNY,” wrote Burns.

Haynes, who has previously won the Distinguished Citizen Award from both Tompkins and Cortland Counties, started at TC3 as a faculty member in 1969, the second year of the College’s existence. He rose through the ranks before becoming president in 1994. “He is unequivocally committed to this College, its mission, its students, its employees, and the communities it serves,” wrote Burns. “He has remained loyal to TC3 and has continued to embody what is best about our College.”


Officers Elected for TC3 Board of Trustees

July 20, 2015

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 fifth 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 fifth year as vice chair.

Judy Davison was re-elected treasurer for the fifth 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 four 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.


Ray Schlather Reappointed to TC3 Board of Trustees

July 14, 2015

Ray Schlather of Ithaca has been reappointed to the Tompkins Cortland Community College Board of Trustees. Schlather was originally appointed by the governor's office in 2008 to a term that expired this year. His new term runs through June 30, 2022.

“TC3 plays a vital role in the educational, cultural, and economic development of this region. I am honored to be a part of such a dynamic institution,” said Schlather, who has been the vice chair of the Board of Trustees for the last four years. “With our student body drawn from across the spectrum, our dedicated staff, and our innovative leadership, we make a real difference at many levels in this part of the world.”

Schlather is a partner in the Ithaca law firm Schlather, Stumbar, Parks & Salk. He is a former member of Ithaca's Common Council and Ithaca’s Board of Public Works as well as being a former president of the Tompkins County Bar Association. He earned his bachelor's degree from St. Vincent College (Penn.) and his law degree from Cornell 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.


Spring 2015 Dean's List Released

July 10, 2015

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

Spring 2015 Dean's List

Aurora

  • Marie B Dentes
  • Frederick R Semenza

Bainbridge

  • Nathaniel R Greene

Bath

  • Jonathan McDonald

Beaver Dams

  • Jessica M Collins

Berkshire

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

Binghamton

  • Sarah Ryan

Blodgett Mills

  • Kathy Jo K Small

Bovina Center

  • Sarah M Hetterich

Bronx

  • Soimore S Cherry

Brooklyn

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

Brooktondale

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

Burdett

  • Chelsea L Maceda

Cambria Heights

  • Cristina A Taylor

Camillus

  • Amanda L Domachowske

Candor

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

Central Square

  • Megan M Mazzotti

Chester

  • Kayla Carmack

Cincinnatus

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

Constableville

  • Ashley E Shafer

Cortland

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

Dryden

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

Dundee

  • Nolan P Ernhout

East Rockaway

  • Alexandra L Hummel

Elmira

  • Lili Meng
  • Wendy G Treat

Elmont

  • Navjot Kaur

Endicott

  • Garrett R Titchen
  • Alexander M Whitney

Fayetteville

  • Timothy Kilpatrick

Flushing

  • Tamara Nunez

Freeville

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

Fulton

  • Taylor E Sanchez

Geneva

  • Connor D Lapresi

Greene

  • Joshua A Davy

Groton

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

Hamden

  • Caitlin M Wright

Harford

  • Taylor J Gordon

Holbrook

  • Giovanna Barto

Homer

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

Honeoye Falls

  • Nicole Tondryk

Horseheads

  • Marlena M Micknich

Interlaken

  • Tara L Woodard

Ithaca

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

Jacksonville

  • Ernest L Bell

Johnson City

  • Cara L Eagan

King Ferry

  • Brittany Burke
  • Kim M Cote

Lansing

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

Lewiston

  • Waylon Wilson

Locke

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

Lodi

  • Cortney M Waid

Long Beach

  • Jacob Wright

Manlius

  • Brianna Ackley

Marathon

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

McGraw

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

Mclean

  • James M Pastorello

Middlesex

  • Brett A Havens

Miller Place

  • Kristina Brito

Modena

  • Lauren E Klosterman

Montour Falls

  • Homer S Wixson

Moravia

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

Nedrow

  • Hunter R Putzer

New Berlin

  • Amanda J Fink

Newark Valley

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

Newfield

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

North Tonawanda

  • Megan P Gisel

Northport

  • Alexander V Santoro

Norwich

  • Ryan E McCloskey

Odessa

  • William Henry Vaughn-Russell

Oneonta

  • Marta Crouch

Ovid

  • Mikel S Mosher

Owego

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

Oxford

  • Logan A Nuzzolese

Penfield

  • Philip R Halsey

Perry

  • Jared M Dueppengiesser

Phoenicia

  • Godffrey N Lucas

Pitcher

  • Caitlyn Blanchard
  • Brian R Thornton

Port Leyden

  • David L Weaver

Prattsburgh

  • Cassandra A Lasher

Preble

  • Lyndsey A Miller
  • Ashley L Pate

Rego Park

  • Alexa M Neretich

Richford

  • Patricia A Kohout
  • Cassandra R Robinson

Scarsdale

  • Cecilia S Faringer-Perez

Schenectady

  • Brendan P Griffiths

Scipio Center

  • Sonja Anderson
  • Catherine S Davis

Sherburne

  • Kendell M Pike

Sidney

  • David A DeLay

Slaterville Springs

  • Julianne H Slayden

Spencer

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

Syracuse

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

Three Mile Bay

  • Ryan Siesto

Trumansburg

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

Truxton

  • Megan K Poole
  • Veronica M Silverstein

Tully

  • Emily R. Irving
  • Katheryn L Wheeler

Van Etten

  • Andrew R Wilson

Vestal

  • Patrick M Gorst

Watkins Glen

  • Rowan F Elizabeth

Waverly

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

West Islip

  • Jessica M Smith

West Shokan

  • Danielle E Osterhoudt

Willseyville

  • Sharleena D Swansbrough

Windsor

  • Chelsey M VanZandt

Other states

Anchorage, Alaska

  • Victor Jacobsen

Tampa, Florida

  • Alex R Rodriguez

Glenview, Illinois

  • Todd Hegener

Swansea, Massachusetts

  • Eric R Shannon

Fenton, Michigan

  • Andrew B Garcia

Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Steven M Gallegos

Flanders, New Jersey

  • Dillon M Artigliere

Bushkill, Pennsylvania

  • Amber L Lisco

Elkland, Pennsylvania

  • Seth T Hager

Gap, Pennsylvania

  • Courtney E Dienner

Havertown, Pennsylvania

  • Jacob T Anderson

Pottsville, Pennsylvania

  • Carrollynn R Schwent

Smithfield, Rhode Island

  • Bellamie R Russo

Mesquite, Texas

  • Lauren Mead

Leesburg, Virginia

  • Amanda M Tompkins

Other countries

Dominican Republic

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

Nigeria

  • Oreofe O Omolaolu

People's Republic of China

  • Yuanmingqing Song
  • Chia-Yu Lo
  • Yiyao Wei

Japan

  • Momoko Hasegawa
  • Miki Hashimoto

Republic of Korea

  • Soojin Kim
  • In Jin Hwang

Peru

  • Lilians Sofia Carcausto Zea

TC3 Adopts 2015-16 Budget

June 18, 2015

The Tompkins Cortland Community College Board of Trustees has adopted a $39,359,321 budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year, which begins September 1, 2015. The 2015-16 budget includes a $150 increase in full-time tuition for New York State residents (from $4,500 to $4,650 per year) and a $7 increase per credit hour in part-time tuition for New York State residents (from $157 per credit to $164 per credit). The budget includes an increase of 2 percent in total taxpayer dollars provided by Tompkins and Cortland counties.

Highlights of the budget include:

• The $39.36 million budget is 0.54 percent higher than the approved budget for 2014-15.

• Projected enrollment for 2015-16 is 3,602 FTEs, a decrease from the projected enrollment for 2014-15 of 3,633.

• The cost of employee benefits is projected to go down slightly (0.61 percent). The decrease is largely due to retirements.

• The budget includes a 3.33 percent increase in full-time tuition for New York State residents, from $4,500 per year to $4,650 per year. Part-time tuition for New York State residents will increase 4.46 percent from $157 per credit to $164 per credit. Overall, the College projects revenue from tuition and fees will be slightly more than $19.65 million, an increase of 0.37 percent.

• The budget includes an increase of 2 percent in contributions from Tompkins and Cortland counties. The percentage of the total budget funded by the sponsor counties will be 12.0 percent, the same as the average of the last two years. Tompkins’ share is $2,929,729, while Cortland’s is $1,720,635. Each county’s share is determined based on a three-year average enrollment ratio.

• The budget includes state aid to community colleges of $2,597 per FTE, an increase of $100 in the rate from the 2014-15 budget. Total state aid revenue is projected at more than $10.16 million, an increase of $8,270 (0.08 percent).

• The budget appropriates $91,183 from the fund balance. It is the third time in the last four years the College has used the fund balance: the 2014-15 budget used $88,528 and 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 25 meeting. The Tompkins County Legislature is scheduled to vote July 7. The State University Board of Trustees will act on the budget in September.


Vector Scholars Program New at TC3

June 17, 2015

A new program will help students hit the ground running at Tompkins Cortland Community College. The Vector Scholars program provides financial, personal, and academic support to new students and includes a pre-semester session that will help prepare students for a successful first semester at TC3. Applications for the program are being accepted through June 30, with awards available for students starting this fall semester. Applications are available online at TC3.edu/Vector.

The Vector Scholars program, which is funded by a donation from Vector Magnetics founder Arthur Kuckes, will start in mid-August, prior to the start of the fall semester. “We’re very excited about the opportunity the Vector Scholars program will provide to our lower income students,” said TC3 President Carl Haynes. “Removing as many barriers as possible that students may face can only improve their chances for success.” The pre-semester session will join Vector Scholars with other new students, current students, and faculty and staff in a range of activities designed to prepare them for a successful first semester. All the expenses for the pre-semester program will be paid for all Vector Scholars, including residence hall fees for students living on campus and transportation fees for commuter students.

Creating an early connection to the college community and its resources is a key component of the Vector Scholars program. “We have found there is a direct correlation between engagement and the feeling of being connected to a student’s academic success,” said Michelle Nightingale, TC3’s director of student success services. “Forming an early connection to the TC3 community can make a world of difference.”

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

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


TC3 to Add New Degree Programs: Applied Science and Technology (A.A.S.) and Human Services (A.S.)

May 14, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Career Opportunities

Companies are looking for the STEM skills this program provides.

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

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

Human Services (A.S.)

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

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

Transfer Opportunities

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


TC3 Celebrates 46th Commencement

May 21, 2015

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

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

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

The main address was delivered by Walter Poland, TC3’s Vice President for Global Initiatives and President of the Faculty Student Association. Poland, an original employee from when the College opened in 1968, has attended each of the 46 commencements. He joked that he enrolled at TC3 on July 1, 1968, and it was “about time I graduated.” He said he shares similarities with the class of 2015. “It is as true for me as it for each of you. You’re different now from when you started here, no matter when you started.”

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

Poland offered some advice learned from his time at TC3. “I’d like to encourage you to share with others, support others, support yourself, and most of all, respect other people,” said Poland. “Do not be afraid to dream, and push ahead.”

TC3 President Carl Haynes also addressed the graduates, congratulating them on rising to the challenge. "You are exceptionally well-prepared as graduates of a college known throughout the SUNY system for its high, and at times, unrelenting, academic standards,” said Haynes. “You met those standards. You exceeded those standards. At the same time you rose to the academic challenge, you adapted to new cultures, new people, new surroundings. Was it always easy? No, of course not. And it won’t be easy when you leave here. But you’ve shown that you can adapt, that you can work with others, that you can learn from differences and find common ground.”

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


Big Pink/Big Blue Cancer Fundraiser

The annual cancer fundraiser Big Pink and Big Blue will return to TC3 on Thursday, April 23. Over the past six 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.

Get all the details on how to register have a great time for a great cause!


Two TC3 Students Recognized by SUNY Chancellor

March 9, 2015

Two Tompkins Cortland Community College students have been honored by SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society CEO Dr. Rod Risley as part of the Phi Theta Kappa All-New York Academic Awards ceremony. Aaron Bach and John Cannon were among the 75 students from SUNY and CUNY two-year schools honored at Monday’s event in Albany.

Bach, from Cortland, graduated from TC3 in December with a degree in chemical dependency counseling. Cannon, from Dryden, is a computer support specialist student.

Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in higher education, with 1,285 chapters on college campuses in all fifty states and nine sovereign nations. Nearly 3 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 130,000 students inducted annually. Members of the All-New York Academic Team were recognized for the academic achievements, leadership accomplishments, and engagement in community service.

“Phi Theta Kappa is a noble and historic institution that recognizes the soaring value of a community college education and the tremendous impact that our students have on their campuses, in their communities, and on the economy,” said Chancellor Zimpher. “Congratulations to all of the students we honor today for their remarkable leadership and achievement.”

“These students we recognize today come from diverse backgrounds, vary widely in age and experience, but share in common the discipline and determination necessary to succeed in college,” said Dr. Risley. “While doing so, these scholars volunteered thousands of hours to improve the quality of life in their communities. Phi Theta Kappa is proud to honor these students."


TC3 and Coltivare Honored by Chamber of Commerce

February 13, 2015

Chamber video honoring TC3

Tompkins Cortland Community College and Coltivare were honored together as a Distinguished Business of the Year by the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce at it’s Annual Awards Dinner recently. According to the Chamber, a distinguished business demonstrates investment in the business through job growth, physical expansion, or significant capital investment; makes a significant impact on the community (this year or over a long period of time); is resilient and/or a “pillar” of the community; and demonstrates a commitment to the Chamber mission. The nominations received for TC3 highlighted our Farm to Bistro initiative and our commitment to numerous projects that have improved our community. A nominator also mentioned that the initiative demonstrated our commitment to local agriculture and training, as well as providing significant new educational opportunities in Culinary Arts, Sustainable Farming and Food Systems, and in our existing programs in Wine Marketing and Hotel and Restaurant Management.


Two TC3 Soccer Players Named All-Americans

December 17, 2014

2014 All-Americans

Tompkins Cortland Community College soccer players Morgan Shutter (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) and Hannah Wildenstein (Dryden H.S./Dryden) have each been named to the 2014 NSCAA/Continental Tire Junior College Division III All-America team.

Shutter has been named to Men’s Division III All-America second team for the second straight year.  A total of 25 players were named All-Americans, and Shutter was one of just two repeat selections. He scored half of TC3’s goals this year, finding the back of the net 16 times in 18 games. He added two assists to finish with 34 points for the season and 58 for his career, leaving him tied for third on the all-time TC3 scoring list.  

Shutter, who also was a two-time All-American selection by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), is a liberal arts and sciences-general studies major.  

Wildenstein was among the 24 women honored as All-Americans, being named to the second team as a forward.

Wildenstein, who also was named all-NJCAA Region III and all-Mid-State Athletic Conference, led TC3 in scoring with 12 goals. Combined with her four assists, she had a role in 40% of TC3’s goals. She also scored the game winner in four of the team’s seven wins, helping the Panthers advance to the NJCAA Region III semifinals.

A member of the TC3 chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, Wildenstein is a business administration.


TC3 Secures Nearly $100K in Grants for Training for Local Organizations

December 9, 2014

Hundreds of employees in Tompkins and Cortland counties will be upgrading their skills and improving their job performance, thanks to $99,104.64 worth of grants Tompkins Cortland Community College has secured from the SUNY Community College Workforce Development Training program. The competitive grants are designed to provide workforce development training programs to businesses and organizations to promote and encourage the development of new businesses in the state, and to create and retain employment opportunities in the state and local community. Locally, the training is done by TC3 Biz, the professional development and business training arm of the College.

This year’s grant total is one of the largest TC3 has received from the SUNY Workforce Development Grant Program. In the last ten years of the program, TC3 Biz has secured more than $735,000 in grants, which provided training to more than 7,200 people.

TC3’s Strategic Corporate and Community Partnerships Director Martha Hubbard worked with local organizations to design training programs aligned with critical business needs, and then applied for the training grants. "A crucial part of the service we provide to our community is assistance in securing training grants," said Hubbard. "We work with organizations to determine needs, and then customize training programs to address those needs. With the programs being partially funded through the SUNY grants, the training is provided to the organizations at a fraction of what it normally would cost. It allows these organizations to afford the training they need to continue to thrive and remain vital in our community."

The training supported by the SUNY grants will assist five organizations and will take place over the next few months, with all the programs completed by July 2015. The grant award recipients, training topics, and grant total are:
• Franziska Racker Centers- Meeting the Challenges of Growth; $6,720.00
• CBORD- Lean Office and Supervisory Development; $11,895.00
• BorgWarner- Advanced Capacity Building for Advanced Manufacturing; $48,021.12
• BinOptics- Manufacturing Growth Training; $14,841.00
• Marietta Corporation- Manufacturing Success; $17,627.52

More information on customized training, non-credit professional development workshops, and grant funding is available by contacting TC3 Biz at 607.844.6586 or MMH@TC3.edu.


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   
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Harford

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Hector

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Highland Mills

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Homer

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Interlaken

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Ithaca

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  • Carrell Johnson
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Johnstown

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Lafayette

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Lansing

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Laurelton

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Liverpool

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Locke

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Long Island City

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Lowville

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Mamaroneck

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Marathon

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Maryland

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McGraw

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Middletown

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Montour Falls

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Moravia

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Morris

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Mount Vernon

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New Rochelle

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New York

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Newark Valley

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Newfield

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Nichols

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North Syracuse

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North Tonawanda

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Norwich

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Old Forge

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Olean

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Oneonta

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Ovid

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Owego

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Phoenicia

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Pitcher

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Plattsburgh

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Port Crane

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Preble

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Richford

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Rocky Point

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Sidney Center

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Sodus

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Spencer

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Speonk

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Syracuse

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Trumansburg

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Truxton

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Tully

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Utica

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Van Etten

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Vestal

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Washingtonville

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Waverly

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West Shokan

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White Plains

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Whitney Point

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Willet

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Willseyville

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Other states

Florida

Lakeland

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Massachusetts

Edgartown 

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Rutland

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Michigan

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Pennsylvania

Gap

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Schnecksville

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Virginia

Alexandria

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    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


    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
    • Ryan J Thayer

    Middletown

    • James A Centeno

    Moravia

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

    Morris

    • Logan D Eltz

    New City

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

    Newark Valley

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

    Newfield

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

    Norwich

    • William J Wentz

    Olean

    • Joshua Brucker

    Ovid

    • Brianna K Mayo
    • Leah C Wise

    Owego

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

    Oyster Bay

    • Seanna Burke

    Penn Yan

    • Rachael A Robak

    Phoenicia

    • Godffrey N Lucas

    Pitcher

    • Brian R Thornton

    Preble

    • Codee M Grant
    • Jennifer E Redenback

    Richford

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

    Rochester

    • Kyle A Cute

    Rose

    • Noah J Ufholz

    Sandy Creek

    • Hannah M Foederer

    SenecaFalls

    • John J Kriegelstein

    Sharon Springs

    • Cyle Conley

    Skaneateles

    • Britnee J Borba

    Smithville Flats

    • Marie E DeJager

    South Wales

    • Catherine Lusardi

    Spencer

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

    Speonk

    • Alex S Marks

    Syracuse

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

    Trumansburg

    • Diane Marie Achilles
    • Christina A Bennett
    • Lyndsey J Broadfield
    • Megan R Carey
    • Ariel M Dunnam
    • Laura Leanna Green
    • Dezra R Hamilton
    • Eric A Lupo
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    • Courtney L Wright

    Truxton

    • Rayne Whalen Perry
    • Megan K Poole

    Tully

    • Kaitlyn E Sullivan

    Van Etten

    • Ashley Montgomery
    • Andrew R Wilson

    Verona

    • Kayla M Graham

    Vestal

    • Julie L Steinmetz

    Walden

    • Hunter G Feasel

    Walton

    • Olivia N Newman

    Waverly

    • Alexis S Moussavizadeh

    Weedsport

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    Whitney Point

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    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

    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
    • Danielle M Becker
    • Rachel E Beverly
    • Brian W Bosch
    • Jaclyn N Braman
    • Lorie L Breed
    • Alexander K Brookins
    • Alysha K Camp
    • Patrice A Campbell
    • Kelly M Case
    • Jacob M Casson
    • Lisa J Christian
    • Shoshana W Comerford
    • Erin M Coolidge
    • Colleen D DeGouff
    • Claribel Ferrer
    • Jean M Ferris
    • Joanie L Fink
    • Addie M Fox
    • Curtis A Galaska
    • Amanda H Gallagher
    • Johnna Gray
    • Evan M Jackson
    • Aisha S Lashley-Thomas
    • Rebecca M Maki
    • Taylor N Marrs
    • Tyle Masterson
    • Hannah A McGowan
    • Christopher McMillan
    • Leatha K Mikitiuk
    • Rachel M Myers
    • Amber E Podolec
    • Jessica R Powers
    • Susan L Prier
    • Theresa A Schlimmer
    • Robert W Sikora
    • William L Smith
    • Tamera L Stephenson
    • Kathleen E Thomas
    • Jenifer N Tinker
    • Mackenzie D Williams
    • Darlene H Winter
    • Benjamin L Wood
    • Elizabeth P Zacek

    Cutchogue

    • Daniel Schroeder

    Dix Hills

    • Megan Lown

    Downsville

    • Rebecca J Banker

    Dryden

    • Christopher A Armitage
    • Michelle L Banwell
    • Matthew J Bookhout
    • Anna L Bullock
    • Cynthia M Cantu
    • Lashelle V Chapman
    • Sarina M Churey
    • Teresa L Contessa
    • Jesse Cooper
    • Gareth C Dardia
    • Timothy A Demarsh
    • Skylar E Diamond
    • Sarah E Fuller
    • Joseph G Glann
    • Pauline Hollfelder
    • Ayobanji M Ladipo
    • Wendy Lyon
    • Rebekah L Moll
    • Elizabeth Ninivaggi
    • Jonathan A Pamel
    • Jamie M Proulx
    • Christopher T Quinlan
    • Brooke N Thompson
    • Kara A Vormwald
    • David P Wakeman
    • Lorene B Walker
    • Brandon M Watkins
    • Britney L White

    Dundee

    • Jerri E McDaniel
    • Steven Wingate

    East Rockaway

    • John J Parzych

    East Syracuse

    • Kayla R Russell

    Edmeston

    • Melissa Davoulas

    Ellenburg

    • Zachary P Tourville

    Elmira

    • Ashley A Dickinson

    Endicott

    • Megan L Dornblaser

    Fabius

    • Sara L Tily

    Florida

    • Antho M Rico

    Freeville

    • Timothy J Aagaard
    • Ian P Bateman
    • Lochlan J Cahoon
    • Daniel J Clapper
    • Colleen M Clune
    • Jonathan E Cote
    • Heather J Drew
    • Amy L Hanson
    • Kenneth P Harris
    • Steven R Horton 
    • David W Kalb
    • Patrick D Kohman
    • Alex M LaLonde
    • Hannah Lormand
    • Jessica N Meister
    • Spencer F Nicoson
    • Barbara Peribanez
    • Michael J Sharpsteen
    • Sara N Sinnigen
    • Dana R Smith
    • Mike S Warren
    • Rebecca L Woods

    Glenfield

    • Emily R Cole

    Glens Falls

    • Annakay Broderick

    Groton

    • Marissa L Benton-Luciano
    • Gregory A Congdon
    • Melinda M Dailey
    • Aaron M Dann
    • Christian M deBrigard
    • Vanessa M Eastman
    • Emily L Frantz
    • Emma R Goyette
    • Sarah B Goyette
    • Levi Z Holl
    • Kayla M Knapp
    • Ashley M Kress
    • Ashlyn M McCarty
    • Kody L McGraw
    • Jesse J Miner
    • Erin R Neno
    • Brandon M Pollack
    • Brandi D Price
    • Kevin L Ramos
    • Amanda M Shaw
    • Kyle J Shaw
    • Alex M Shehu
    • Brandon W Sherwood
    • Betha L Steves
    • Alexis A Sudilovsky
    • Katherine L Woodward
    • Jay A Zhe

    Harford

    • Martha A Shepard

    Harford Mills

    • Yuliya V Redko

    Harriman

    • Benjamin J Dodson

    Highland Mills

    • Michael A Hodges

    Homer

    • Joslin A Aristy
    • Lori K Barbis
    • Jesse R Belton
    • Nicole L Blagg
    • Connor J Burke
    • Jessica R Davis
    • Conner J Dowdle
    • Christopher Estep
    • Cheyenne Gaffney
    • Sue Hollenbeck
    • Joel C Lansdowne
    • Rachel A Niver
    • Kimberly M Peak
    • Paul B Read
    • Melissa A Smith

    Horseheads

    • David R Edmister

    Interlaken

    • Madison R Fisher
    • Tara A Jones
    • Joshua C Messmer
    • Alexander M Morgan
    • James O Winkleblack

    Ithaca

    • Lucila A Acevedo
    • Sarah H Adams
    • Steven A Ayres
    • Amylee E Barden
    • Elizabeth A Bargar
    • Shannon M Berndt
    • Romana E Blissard
    • Youngkeun Bong
    • George M Booze
    • Catherine E Branche
    • Natasha D Brookes
    • Bomi Chung
    • Lauren A Cole
    • Hansol G Coleman   
    • Alice C Combs
    • Elizabeth L Corbett
    • Elspeth J Cushing
    • Sierra L Davenport
    • Andrew A Dawkins
    • Melissa J Doak
    • Stephen Doria
    • Max I Dubin
    • Rachel L Dufresne
    • Michael B C Durfee
    • Camille Exantus
    • Max P Farhi
    • Jody A Feavearyear
    • Andrew D Ferrier
    • Jennifer L Foy
    • Holly A Franklin
    • Veronica E Frosen
    • Jonathan D Gardner
    • Ryan Gaygen
    • Iris Greenspun-Bee
    • Meri S Grigoryan
    • Tahlia A Hanna-Martinez
    • Niels J Haralson
    • Ryan Hawthorne
    • Meghan A Hellwitz
    • Anne E Hewitt
    • Richard F Hilliard
    • Laura E Hinch
    • Peter J Holmes
    • Eadweard R Howland-Bolton
    • Shari T Hubbert
    • Christen M Jennings
    • Jisang Kim
    • Myung-Hee Kim
    • Danielle C Kisloski
    • Lyudmyla Kovalenko
    • Pamela L Ksenak
    • Alan J Lamb
    • Jeffrey R Lapennas
    • Taj A LeBlanc
    • Nikolas J Lopez
    • Jeffrey J Lower
    • Mariah E Lower
    • Minh D Luu
    • Thien D Luu
    • Alexander Malkhasyan
    • Eden M P Mayora
    • Allison H McComb
    • Joshua M McGiff
    • Patrick McMahon
    • Michael L Meigs
    • Kimberly A Mobley
    • Derek E Moluf
    • Megan E Moluf
    • Lars A Mudrak
    • Susan D Mueller
    • Amy Nakaranuruck
    • Yu Pan
    • Komal Patel
    • Allison H Perkins
    • Rachel M Peterson
    • Kurt A Piller
    • Steven M Polakow
    • Taylor M Policay
    • Ronda C Porras
    • Vincent T Preikstas
    • Amy M Rasmussen
    • Mathieu G Renard
    • Alice R Renegar
    • Rachael Richards
    • Jessica R Riggs
    • Matthew L Rillera
    • Thomas E Rogers
    • Regina M Romano
    • Maria G Saccuccimorano
    • Natalia Shishebarov
    • Michael P Shulman
    • Jett A Shutter
    • Taylor M Simaz
    • Ana P Singh
    • Georgenia L Slattery
    • Abraham J Smith   
    • Lillian R E Smith
    • Siobhan M Stack
    • Melody L Starkweather
    • Brandon K. Swearingen
    • Lacy J Sweeney
    • Heather C Swift
    • Joah Tang
    • Melody Taormina
    • Mark A Thompson
    • Tashi Topgyal
    • Barbara A Tucker
    • John I Ward
    • Christopher O B Watkins
    • Christopher M Watterson  
    • Kimberly J Webbe
    • Zackery H Weber
    • Lydia S Wetzler
    • Vanessa J Wikel
    • Sonja L Wixom
    • Dee L Woodruff
    • Monica D Woodward
    • Michele L Wurgler
    • Emily S Yetsko
    • Mario Zaja
    • Daniel Zamora
    • Jackie Zhang
    • Xiaohua Zhu

    Jamaica

    • Kijana A Benain

    Johnstown

    • Rachel Sammons

    King Ferry

    • Pamela A Parlett

    Kings Park

    • Donald Gilson

    La Fayette

    • Don B Thompson

    Lansing

    • Richard T Anderson
    • Kyle J Bogardus
    • Deborah A Chaffee
    • Nicole M Davis
    • Sympho A Doan
    • Cheryl L Gagnon
    • Cheyenne M Gorton
    • Dorothy J Lovelace
    • Bonnie M Moffett
    • Ronald J Parrington
    • Corey J Shipos
    • Dael Wierson

    Levittown

    • Bianca M Elio

    Liberty

    • Ceara A Williams

    Lindenhurst

    • Jennifer Verdolino

    Locke

    • Kelly L Charnley
    • Adam H Loomis
    • Tamara A Marks
    • Courtney L Perreault
    • Eric E Smith

    Long Beach

    • Dylan Palacio

    Marathon

    • Jillian R Baldwin
    • Tyler B F Barry
    • Karli N DeGraw
    • Cynthia James
    • Stephanie Perkins

    McDonough

    • Courtney E Hatch
    • Elizabeth T Moshkowski

    McGraw

    • Heidi L Grinnell
    • Mark W Henline
    • Charles W Kahle
    • James L Harris
    • Jeremy S Rood

    McLean

    • Ryan J Thayer

    Medina

    • Linnay Harmer

    Montour Falls

    • Matthew A Kemp

    Moravia

    • Wendy J Baxter
    • Meghan A Ideman
    • Sloan M Johnson
    • Adrienne A Murray
    • Melissa L Shreffler

    Morris

    • Branden S Hitchcock
    • Amber L Kirk
    • Skyler Stanton-Miritello

    New York

    • Nicole L Allwood
    • Casie N Bennett
    • Miguel A Holguin
    • Sara Moreno Lopez
    • LaToya R Williams-Riley

    Newark Valley

    • Courtney E Coombs
    • Meghan L Jerauld
    • Nicole K Meleski
    • Kristal L Stevens
    • Emily S Williams

    Newfield

    • Cari N Bamforth
    • Julie R Felgate
    • Megan L Gatch
    • Samuel Hernandez
    • Laura A Illiano
    • Emma E Marshall
    • Dana A McCord
    • Emily L Miner
    • Jessie L Smith

    Norwich

    • Jordan R Oliver
    • Erica Sawyer

    Oneonta

    • Seneca R Baldwin
    • Amanda Conrade

    Ovid

    • Brian A Reynolds
    • Megan K Voorhees

    Owego

    • Madeline A Bacorn
    • Taylor P Beauvais
    • Kara M Church
    • Thomas J Malone
    • Aaron P Spencer
    • Harli M Wakeman

    Oyster Bay

    • Seanna Burke

    Painted Post

    • Mariana Huber

    Pennellville

    • Michael J Vienneau

    Peru

    • Ryan J Ormsby

    Pine City

    • Brendan L Harper

    Putnam Valley

    • Jessica M Spiegel

    Queens

    • Abdelrahman Mizo

    Richford

    • April J Armstrong
    • Jamison W Poyer
    • Karli D Wusthoff

    Sea Cliff

    • Caroline Rober

    Seneca Falls

    • Kelsey G Fitzsimons

    Sharon Springs

    • Cyle Conley

    South Fallsburg

    • Zachary W Ingber

    Spencer

    • Tara Austin
    • Taylor R Austin
    • Briana J Binkerd-Dale
    • William R Campbell
    • Maggie M Kastenhuber
    • Kelsey E Merritt
    • Mindette M Parenteau
    • Courtney A Rupert
    • Amelia M Scofield

    Stamford

    • Kevin A Collins

    Staten Island

    • Ignacio Saldana

    Suffern

    • Paul Halley

    Syracuse

    • Julianne M Knittel
    • April L Rando

    Trumansburg

    • Patrick A Mahoney
    • Brianna N Morey
    • Philip B Newman
    • Ashley S Percey
    • Richard J Piotti
    • Young-Sang Song
    • Kimberlin L Tunison
    • Jennifer K Westling

    Truxton

    • Karlie L Songer

    Tully

    • Kathryn V Drake
    • Kate E Spagnola
    • Erik B Wilson

    Van Etten

    • Ryan Merinen
    • Ashley Montgomery
    • Kadee A Zahradnik

    Verona Beach

    • Taylor J Whitmore

    Vestal

    • Nikki M Donlick
    • Laura R Schoepfle

    Watkins Glen

    • Kelly L Shaffer

    Whitney Point

    • Wendy S Gates
    • Jacob P Pfeiffer
    • Lori Warfield

    Williamsville

    • James E Pennington

    Willseyville

    • Maria Askew
    • Jasmine D Bustle
    • Dolan Morton

    Wolcott

    • Tyler L Creller

    Yonkers

    • Jaanai A Beckford

    Out of State

    Saint Augstine, Florida

    • Molly R O'Donoghue

    Sandpoint, Idaho

    • Cassidy M Kindred

    Baltimore, Maryland

    • Yolanda Kumm

    Gaithersburg, Maryland

    • Eli B Bienstock

    Out of Country

    Colombia

    • Pablo Munoz Vargas

    Dominican Republic

    • Mario Alejandro Berges Chez
    • Laura Gabriela Caceres Lapaix
    • Lyanne Michelle Sanchez Rodriguex
    • Cesar Danilo Villanueva Bobadilla

    Republic of China

    • Jung Jung Lee
    • Wenzhao Yang
    • Yuanhang Gao
    • Xiaofei Zhang

    Republic of Korea

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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 Cannoneers 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.


    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 biz@tc3.edu, 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.