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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


Stevens Named Head Baseball Coach

July 23, 2014


New TC3 head coach Ryan Stevens, manager of the professional team Alpine Cowboys, flanked by TC3 alums Dustin Sandberg and Billy Crowe

Ryan Stevens is returning to Tompkins Cortland Community College as the new head baseball coach. Stevens, who was an assistant at TC3 from 2006 to 2010, replaces Pat Carroll. Carroll is leaving TC3 after eight seasons for a coaching position at Siena College, an NCAA Division I program in New York’s Capital Region.

Stevens has built an impressive resume since starting his coaching career at TC3. While on the Dryden campus he was the Panthers’ pitching coach and recruiting coordinator, helping build a brand new program into a playoff team. His time at the College coincides with the best four-year stretch in the program’s history, culminating with an NJCAA regional playoff appearance in his final season.

In 2008 he entered the world of professional baseball, taking a job with the Texarkana Gunslingers of the Independent Professional Continental Baseball league. After two years and a league championship with the Gunslingers, Stevens took his first head coaching job with the Alpine Cowboys of the Pecos League, an independent professional league based in Texas with teams through the southwest. In five seasons as the manager of the Cowboys, Stevens has led the team to the postseason each year, capturing two league championships and winning more than 200 games. He was named the Pecos League Manager of the Year, and has helped more than 50 players earn promotions to higher levels of professional baseball.

"Coach Stevens has proven to be a winner at every level, including the professional ranks, and I’m looking forward to him bringing that experience to our program. With his knowledge of the game, his passion for helping athletes succeed, and his commitment to hard work, he is exactly the right person to move TC3 baseball ahead," said TC3 Director of Athletics Mick McDaniel. "It’s a good fit: Ryan is a TC3 guy with tremendous regional and national connections. When the position was posted in early July, I had several local baseball icons call and urge me to give Ryan a chance at the helm of the Panthers. This was an easy decision. We are extremely excited to have Coach Stevens back in a Panther uniform."

Stevens, who also worked as an associate scout in the West Texas region for the Washington Nationals, served as an assistant coach at Ithaca College during the 2013-14 school year. He is a Dryden native, graduating from Dryden High before playing collegiate baseball at SUNY Cobleskill and Frostburg State University (Maryland).


Board of Trustees Sets Slate of Officers

July 17, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Spring 2014 Dean's List Announced

July 17, 2014

Tompkins Cortland Community College has released the Dean’s List for the Spring 2014 semester. Provost and Vice President of the College John Conners announced a total of 480 students have received the honor. The Dean’s List recognizes matriculated students who have demonstrated high academic achievement by attaining a GPA of 3.5 or better while completing at least 12 credit hours during the semester. For part-time matriculated students, they are eligible each time they complete a block of 12 hours with a minimum GPA of 3.5.

Adams

  • Jennifer L Peckman         

Amsterdam

  • MaryJo Smith   

Apalachin

  • Joanne M Hickok             

Beaver Dams

  • Jessica Collins   

Berkshire

  • Dori Brianne Biata           
  • Sara M Stephens              

Binghamton

  • Aliece K Hall     

Blodgett Mills

  • Adam J Hewes  

Bloomingburg

  • Mara Mayfield

Bovina Center

  • Sarah Hetterich

Bronx

  • Michael D Batista            
  • Jessica M Guiracocha      

Brooktondale

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

Burdett

  • Chelsea L Maceda           

Camden

  • Cheyenne L Jayson         

Canastota

  • Zachary M Babcock       
  • Cassidy L Backus            

Candor

  • Justin M Isham
  • David Kennedy

Canisteo

  • Jay A Arthur      

Cato

  • Peter L Dodge    

Central Square

  • Mary E Larkin  

Cincinnatus

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

Clifton Park

  • Caitlyn R Juliano              

Cortland

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

Delhi

  • Michael Neumann           

Dryden

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

Dundee

  • Jerri E McDaniel               

East Aurora

  • Elena Katherine Ciminelli               

Elmira

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

Elmont

  • Navjot Kaur      

Endicott

  • Laura Farrell      

Florida

  • Anthony M Rico               

Freeville

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

Genoa

  • Tamara J Shannon          

Goshen

  • Ryan R VanFleet              

Groton

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

Harford

  • Taylor J Gordon                
  • Caroline M Shepard         

Hector

  • Janine Brown    

Highland Mills

  • Marissa Franko

Homer

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

Interlaken

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

Ithaca

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

Johnstown

  • Katrayla Blair   

Lafayette

  • Aaron M Klein  

Lansing

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

Laurelton

  • Fama D Ann      

Liverpool

  • Shannon C Harvey          

Locke

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

Long Island City

  • Ashley Vega      

Lowville

  • Jacob E Roes     

Mamaroneck

  • Lauren M Vetere              

Marathon

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

Maryland

  • Stephanie Marie Ashe     

McGraw

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

Middletown

  • Ken M Crumley                

Montour Falls

  • Harold A Pierce Jr.            

Moravia

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

Morris

  • Logan D Eltz     

Mount Vernon

  • Lytel J Martin    
  • Mame D Ndiaye               

New Rochelle

  • Mitchell I Anderson         

New York

  • Cheray Castro   
  • Whitney Sjenia Page        
  • Janice A Yearwood          

Newark Valley

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

Newfield

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

Nichols

  • Bethany C Simpson         

North Syracuse

  • Kayla Miller       

North Tonawanda

  • Megan P Gisel   

Norwich

  • Ryan E McCloskey          
  • William J Wentz                

Old Forge

  • Alexandra R Levi             

Olean

  • Joshua Brucker

Oneonta

  • Marta Crouch   
  • Katlyn E Jennings             

Ovid

  • Brandon Day    
  • Rachael Grey Winstead  
  • Leah Wise

Owego

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

Phoenicia

  • Godffrey Lucas                

Pitcher

  • Brian R Thornton             

Plattsburgh

  • Aimee L Dickinson           

Port Crane

  • Nathan D Lamoree          

Preble

  • Jacklyn K Morgan
  • Jennifer E Redenback     

Richford

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

Rocky Point

  • Amanda Galasso              

Sidney Center

  • Katherine M Covell          

Sodus

  • Samantha L Matthys      

Spencer

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

Speonk

  • Alex S Marks     

Syracuse

  • Kelly M Doyle   

Trumansburg

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

Truxton

  • Megan K Poole

Tully

  • Kaitlyn E Sullivan            
  • Katheryn L Wheeler         

Utica

  • Brandon Everhart            
  • Patrick Sperling

Van Etten

  • Ashley Montgomery        
  • Andrew R Wilson              

Vestal

  • Julie L Steinmetz              

Washingtonville

  • Jason T Gregory                

Waverly

  • Alexis S Moussavizadeh

West Shokan

  • Danielle E Osterhoudt      

White Plains

  • Ryan Sincerbeaux            

Whitney Point

  • Ashley J T Sack                
  • Michaela A Sutton           

Willet

  • Kristin Pember   

Willseyville

  • Maria Askew     
  • Sun Edwards     
  • Tu H Tran

Other states

Florida

Lakeland

  • Amy L Green

Massachusetts

Edgartown 

  • Bridget C Conlon              

Rutland

  • Daniel G Albisurez            

West Wareham 

  • Steven J Dewey

Michigan

Greenville

  • Allen M Hansen

North Carolina

Holly Springs

  • Chandra E Huff

Pennsylvania

Gap

  • Courtney E Dienner

Millersville

  • Colleen E DeFranco

Millmont

  • Ty M Walter

Schnecksville

  • Dennis J Atiyeh II

Texas

Mesquite

  • Lauren Mead

Virginia

Alexandria

  • Amanda M Tompkins

             

  • Other countries

    Columbia

    • Natalia Serrano Montero

    Dominican Republic

    • Daniel Enrique Mendez Rocha

    Italy

    • Giada Buttiglione

    Japan

    • Momoko Hasegawa

    Turkey

    • Omer Enes Demir

    Peru

    • Johann Jose Alvarado Quispe

    People’s Republic of China

    • Shengyang Lou
    • Sandra Wan Mei So
    • Zhouxiang Yu   

    Republic of Korea

    • In Jin Hwang
    • Soojin Kim

    TC3 Student-Athletes Receive National Academic Honors

    July 9, 2014

    Four Tompkins Cortland Community College student-athletes have been honored with a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic Student-Athlete Award. Taylor Policay (Lansing H.S./Ithaca), Kyle Shaw (Groton H.S./Groton), Sara Sinnigen (Dryden H.S./Dryden), and Hannah Wildenstein (Dryden H.S./Freeville) were each presented with the NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement. The award, which was previously known as the NJCAA Academic All-American award, requires a minimum grade point average of 3.6. Only three percent of the nearly 60,000 student-athletes competing in the NJCAA this year received the designation.

    Policay was a member of both the women’s basketball and softball teams. She completed her sport management degree in May, graduating with a GPA of 3.76. On the softball diamond she earned all-conference honors after a stellar freshman season that saw her blast nine home runs, including a TC3-record two in one playoff game. Over two seasons at TC3, she started 58 of 59 softball games, leading the team in slugging percentage during that time. On the basketball court she started 17 of 22 games, averaging more than three points and six rebounds per contest.

    Shaw golfed for TC3, qualifying for the NJCAA national tournament in both his freshman and sophomore years. He was the team’s top scorer, and completed his academic work in business administration in May, graduating with a GPA of 3.61.

    A captain on the women’s soccer team, Sinnigen was a two-time all-conference selection, an NJCAA all-region choice, and an NSCAA All-American for the Panthers. A liberal arts and sciences major, she completed her coursework with a GPA of 3.71.

    Wildenstein, the lone first-year student among TC3’s honorees, was also a member of the women’s soccer team. She started 11 games and has a GPA of 3.70 in business administration.


    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'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.


    Pfund Named All-Conference

    June 5, 2014

    Tompkins Cortland Community College sophomore Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) has been named to the Mid-State Athletic Conference all-conference baseball team. He was the lone TC3 selection to the 15-player team. Voting was done by the coaches from the six conference teams.

    Pfund was TC3’s center fielder and lead-off hitter, starting in all 32 games. He led the Panthers in several offensive categories, including batting average (.365), hits (35), doubles (8), triple (2), home runs (2), stolen bases (9), slugging percentage (.552), and on-base percentage (.419). He scored nearly a quarter of TC3’s runs, crossing the plate 24 times (the team total was 101). He also drove in 15, the second most on the team.

    It’s the eighth straight year TC3 has been represented on the all-conference team.


    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 Celebrates 45th Annual Commencement May 22

    May 15, 2014

    Tompkins Cortland Community College will celebrate the achievements of about 750 graduates during its 45th Commencement ceremony Thursday, May 22. The ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the College's gymnasium.

    Keri Szymanski Dylan, a 2004 graduate of TC3, will be the main speaker. During her time at TC3, she served as the International President of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, making her the first and only TC3 student to have served in that position. After TC3, Szymanski received her bachelor’s degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design and in 2011 she created Keri Dylan Designs, which she owns and operated in Savannah, Ga.

    The ceremony will also include remarks from TC3 President Carl Haynes, Board of Trustees Chair Elizabeth Burns, and Student Trustee Cheyenne Gorton. Individual students will be honored for academic-related achievement, and faculty and staff will receive various Chancellor's/Trustees' Awards for Excellence.


    Tyseem Lyles Named All American

    May 2, 2014


    NJCAA All-American Tyseem Lyles

    Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball player Tyseem Lyles (Health Professions H.S./Brooklyn) has been named a National Junior College Athletic Association All American. Lyles was named to the third team, becoming just the second TC3 men’s basketball player ever named an All American. Jude Princivil was the first, honored after the 1994-95 season.

    Lyles is a two-time Mid-State Athletic Conference Player of the Year and a two-time selection to the NJCAA All-Region III First Team. He led TC3 in scoring both years, including averaging 18.5 points per game this year. He set TC3 season records for assists and steals this year, and established a new career record for assists. He was tops in Region III in steals, second in assists, and second in three-point shooting percentage (51.9%).

    A total of 15 players were honored with All-American recognition on the Division III level, which includes 109 teams.


    Three Inducted Into TC3 Panther Hall of Fame

    April 13, 2014


    Panther Hall of Famers Ivan Lewis, Brent Doane, Clint Chaffee

    Three standouts were inducted into the Tompkins Cortland Community College Panther Hall of Fame Sunday. Former student-athletes Clint Chaffee (’06) and Ivan Lewis (’02) and former coach Brent Doane comprise the Class of 2014, the largest since the inaugural Class of 1999. With a two-time All American, a national scoring champion, and a national champion coach, the Panther Hall of Fame Class of 2014 is distinguished in terms of both quantity and quality.

    Chaffee was a member of the TC3 golf team in 2005 and 2006. He was an NJCAA All American both years, finishing sixth at nationals both years. The Candor High School graduate was TC3’s first regional golf champion and still holds the College record for best single round score and best season scoring average. He was a SUNY Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete Award winner in 2006 and went on to earn a degree in golf course management from SUNY Delhi. Chaffee is currently an assistant golf professional at Congressional Country Club outside of Washington, D.C., one of the top private clubs in the country.

    Lewis played basketball for TC3 in 2000-01 and 2001-02. He led the nation in scoring his freshman year, averaging 30.5 points per game, and was third in the nation his sophomore year, averaging 27.8 points per game. He holds nearly all the TC3 scoring records, and has the distinction of being the only player in program history to score more than 50 points in a single game and more than 700 points in a single season. Lewis was the first TC3 player to top 1,000 points in a career and still holds the school record for career scoring. He was a two-time all-region and all-conference selection, and was a preseason NJCAA All American. After graduating from TC3, Lewis went on to star at Felician College (NCAA Division II) in New Jersey, helping the Golden Falcons to a conference title and ECAC Division II championship. He graduated cum laude from Felician and began a coaching career that has advanced to his current post of associate head coach at Felician.

    Doane coached the TC3 women’s basketball team from 1999-2005 and the softball team from 2002-2012. He directed the basketball teams, the first varsity women’s basketball teams in the College’s history, to three straight NJCAA playoff appearances. On the softball diamond, he restarted a program that hadn’t been active in six years, leading the Panthers to a NJCAA playoff appearance his first season. During his 11 years coaching softball, he led the Panthers to nine NJCAA playoff appearances, four regional championships, and the 2009 NJCAA national championship. His teams placed third in the nation twice and fourth once, and Doane was named the national coach of the year once and the regional coach of the year twice. During his time at TC3, he coached 10 All Americans, 31 all-region players, and 39 all-conference selections. Doane, who still works in the TC3 admissions office, is also currently an assistant softball coach at Cornell University.

    Chaffee and Lewis are the first golfer and men’s basketball player, respectively, inducted into the Panther Hall of Fame. Doane is the third coach elected to hall, and the first to have coached a women’s sport.

    Formed in 1999, the Panther Hall of Fame is designed to honor former athletes, coaches, and contributors for their outstanding performance and support of TC3 athletics. New members are elected by a selection committee that includes the director of athletics, the TC3 Athletic Advisory Board members, and current Panther Hall of Fame members. Inductions are possible bi-annually, with a maximum of three new members in each class. A plaque with the inductee's picture and description of his or her achievement is displayed at the College.

    With the induction of the Class of 2014, there are now 12 members of the Panther Hall of Fame.


    TC3 Students Honored by SUNY Chancellor

    April 8, 2014

    Three Tompkins Cortland Community College students have been recognized with the Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence by the State University of New York. Cheyenne Gorton, Audrey Kate Ordway and Taylor Policay were among the 274 students honored by SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher at a reception in Albany this month. Gorton is a Lansing High School graduate and a hotel and restaurant management major; Ordway is a Dryden High grad and a nursing student; Policay is from Lansing High and is a sport management major. Each is scheduled to graduate from TC3 in May.

    The ceremony also served as an opportunity to honor 68 members of the Phi Theta Kappa All New York Academic Team 2014. Two TC3 students were named to the third team; Policay and Mario Zaja. Zaja is an Army veteran who is majoring in liberal arts and sciences: math/science major.

    “Students honored with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence, and those recognized by Phi Theta Kappa, truly embody the power of SUNY,” said Chancellor Zimpher. “As proven leaders and role models, scholar athletes, creative artists, and civic volunteers, each student is recognized not just for academic achievement, but also for the profound impact they have on college campuses and local communities across New York State. Congratulations to the Tompkins Cortland Community College students being recognized.”

    The Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence was created in 1997 to recognize students who have best demonstrated, and been recognized for, the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts or career achievement.

    Each year, campus presidents establish a selection committee, which reviews exemplary students. Nominees are then forwarded to the Chancellor’s Office and are subject to a second round of review. Finalists are then recommended to the Chancellor to become recipients of the award. Each recipient receives a framed certificate and medallion, which is traditionally worn at commencement.

    The Phi Theta Kappa Award Ceremony recognizes outstanding community college students throughout the state that are members of Phi Theta Kappa, an honor society that recognizes and encourages scholarship among two-year college students. In addition to academic achievement, recipients of the award are also evaluated on their leadership and community service involvement, and are named members of the All New York Community College Academic Team.

    Photo of Chancellor Zimpher, Cheyenne Gorton, and TC3 Dean of Student Life Amy Trueman

    Photo of Chancellor Zimpher, Audrey Kate Ordway, and Dean Trueman

    Photo of Chancellor Zimpher, Taylor Policay, and Dean Amy Trueman


    Big Pink/Big Blue Cancer Fundraiser

    March 12, 2014

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

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

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


    Lyles and Redden Named All-Region

    March 10, 2014

    Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball players Tyseem Lyles (Health Professions H.S./Brooklyn) and Devin Redden (St. Mary’s H.S./Buffalo) have been named to the NJCAA Region III All-Region team. Lyles was named to the first team while Redden was placed on the third team. It’s the third time TC3 has placed two players on the all-region team, and the first time since the 2009-10 season.

    Lyles, a sophomore sport management major, is the first TC3 player ever named to the first team two years in a row. He played in 26 games this year, leading the team with an 18.5-points-per-game average. He averaged 6.2 rebounds, 6.0 assists, and 4.0 steals per game, setting new TC3 records for assists in a season and career and steals in a season. He was first in the region in steals, second in assists, and second in three-point shooting percentage (51.9%).

    Redden, a sophomore criminal justice major, was second on the team in scoring with an average of 14.1 points per game. He averaged 5.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists steals per game for the season, and stepped it up to 16.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game in conference play. He scored in double figures in 20 of his 25 games and topped 20 points six times. He had a double-double in TC3’s win at SUNY Broome and led TC3 in scoring six times, all wins.

    Both players were also named to All-Mid-State Athletic Conference, with Lyles earning the MSAC Player of the Year award. The duo led the Panthers to a two-year record of 41-12, two MSAC championships, and two appearances in the NJCAA Region III quarterfinals. The two-year win total represents the most in TC3 history.


    TC3 Men's Basketball Sweeps Conference Honors

    February 25, 2014

    For the second straight year, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball program has swept the major Mid-State Athletic Conference postseason awards. Sophomore Tyseem Lyles (Health Professions H.S./Brooklyn) has repeated as the Mid-State Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year and TC3 Coach David Stevenson has again been named the MSAC Coach of the Year. The two are joined by Devin Redden (St. Mary’s H.S./Buffalo) 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 first TC3 basketball player to repeat as conference player of the year, and just the third to ever receive the honor at all (Jude Princivil in 1995 and Chris Cartwright in 2010). Lyles was among the conference leaders in almost every statistical category. He was fourth in the in scoring (18.7 points per game), first in steals (4.3 per game), first in assists (6.8 per game), second in three-point field goal percentage (50.0%), second in free-throw percentage (83.3%). fifth in field goal percentage (51.2%), and eighth in rebounds (7.4 per game).

    Fellow sophomore Redden was one of the most consistent scorers in the conference. He reached double figures in points in all but one conference game, averaging 16.7 points per game, the seventh best average in the MSAC. He topped 20 points in a conference game five times, and led TC3 in scoring five times. He also made multiple three-pointers in eight of his 12 MSAC games.

    It’s the second straight MSAC Coach of the Year award for Stevenson, and the third of his career (first was in 2010). Stevenson’s Panthers matched the mark set last year for the best MSAC record in school history, going 11-1 in the MSAC regular season. His team won the regular season and conference tournament titles for the second straight time and third time overall. Stevenson, in his ninth season as head coach, has already established records for most wins and best winning percentage in TC3 basketball history.

    2014 Mid-State Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball All-Conference Team
    Tyseem Lyles, Tompkins Cortland
    Saquan Chambers, Corning
    Dustin Pond, Jefferson
    Brandon Bullock, Finger Lakes
    Zaki Thomas, Cayuga
    Devin Redden, Tompkins Cortland
    Dylan Verkey, Finger Lakes Tyler Bliss, Onondaga
    Tyler Ladd, Corning
    Frank D’Esti, Broome

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


    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

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    TC3 Seeks Nominations for Alumni Awards

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

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

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

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


    Sinnigen An All-American

    December 17, 2013

    Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer player Sara Sinnigen (Dryden H.S./Dryden) has been named to the 2013 NSCAA/Continental Tire Junior College Women’s Division III All-America team. Sinnigen was named to the second team as a defender. Just six defenders were among the 24 players honored as All-Americans.

    Sinnigen, who also was named an all-star by the NJCAA Region III and the Mid-State Athletic Conference, started all 16 games for the Panthers and was widely considered the best defender in the region. She anchored a TC3 team that posted eight shutouts and was sixth on the team in scoring with 10 points on four goals and two assists.

    A two-year captain, Sinnigen is a liberal arts and sciences-teacher education major.


    Streb and Shutter Named NSCAA All-Americans

    December 17, 2013

    More honors for Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer players Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing) and Morgan Shutter (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine), this time from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Streb and Shutter have been named to the 2013 NSCAA/Continental Tire Junior College Men’s Division III All-America team. Streb, one of just four repeat selections, was named to the first team; Shutter, a freshman, was chosen on the second team.

    A total of 12 players were named to the first team, and Streb was one of just three defenders. A second-team selection in 2012, he started 16 games in 2013 while leading a defense that allowed just nine goals during those games. The Panthers posted eight shutouts and allowed two goals in a game just once while Streb was on the field. The co-captain also scored seven goals and had an assist for a TC3 team that advanced to the Region III championship game and finished the year ranked ninth in the nation.

    Shutter, who also earned All-American honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), had a spectacular debut season. He was named the Mid-State Athletic Conference Player of the Year, helping the Panthers to an undefeated conference record. He started 16 games, scoring in half. He netted a hat-trick in TC3’s win over Cayuga Community College and had two streaks of three consecutive games with a goal. He finished the year with 24 points on 10 goals and four assists.

    This marks the fourth-straight year TC3 men’s soccer has been represented on the All-American team, and the second-straight year with two players honored.


    Morgan Shutter Named All-American

    December 6, 2013

    Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer player Morgan Shutter (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) has been named an All-American by the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA). The freshman was named to the Division III All-America second team. A total of 22 players were honored, including just seven freshmen.

    Shutter adds the All-American honor to an impressive list of accomplishments. He was named to the Region III All-Region team and was chosen the Mid-State Athletic Conference Player of the Year. He led TC3 in scoring with 24 points (10 goals and four assists), helping the Panthers to an undefeated regular season and an appearance in the Region III championship game.

    Shutter is the first TC3 men’s soccer player to receive NJCAA All-American honors since 2010 (Lucas Heffron) and the sixth all time.


    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


    Sinnigen and Kendall Named All Region

    November 15, 2013

    Tompkins Cortland Community College sophomores Sara Sinnigen (Dryden H.S./Dryden) and Mercedes Kendall (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) have been voted to the NJCAA Region III all-region women’s soccer team. Sinnigen was voted to the first team as a defender and Kendall made second team at midfield. A total of 26 players were honored between first and second teams in voting by the coaches in Region III, the largest region in the nation.

    Sinnigen led a TC3 defense that allowed posted eight shutouts in 16 games. She was a two-year team captain and started all 16 games this season. She scored four goals and had two assists, finishing sixth on the team in scoring despite playing most of her time in the defensive end.

    Kendall split time between midfield and defense and was fourth on the team in scoring with six goals and five assists. She had a pair of strings of three straight games with at least one point, helping TC3 to a 4-1-1 mark in those games.

    TC3 finished the year with a record of 10-5-1. The Panthers advanced to the playoffs for the ninth-straight year, advancing to the semifinal round.

    This also marks the ninth-straight year TC3 has been represented on the all-region team, and the eighth time during that span with multiple selections.

    2013 NJCAA Region III Women’s Soccer All-Region Team

    First Team
    Forward
    Brittany Maggio, Finger Lakes
    Danielle Tyrell, Broome
    Silvana Giovannone, Mohawk Valley
    Dana Hansen, Genesee

    Midfields
    Rachel Gac, Onondaga
    Ashley Makowski, Genesee
    Abigail Godbout, Broome
    Dani Nicosia. Herkimer

    Defense
    Amber Villecco, Broome
    Sara Sinnigen, Tompkins Cortland
    Alexi Anderson, Hudson Valley
    Alyssa Norman, Finger Lakes

    Goalie
    Maddie Potter, Genesee

    Second Team
    Forward
    Chelsea Lafountain, North Country
    Samantha Mann, Jamestown
    Megan Carlo, Mohawk Valley
    Nicole Welcome, Fulton-Montgomery

    Midfield
    Mercedes Kendall, Tompkins Cortland
    Kayla Sharkey, Onondaga
    Kristy De Labio, Niagara
    Ashley O’Conner, Mohawk Valley

    Defense
    Calley Lawyer, Onondaga
    Sarah Loranty, Genesee
    Nicole Burline, Mohawk Valley
    Sara Zieniuk, Onondaga

    Goalie
    Emily Taplin, Hudson Valley


    Panthers Well Represented on All-Region Team

    November 15, 2013

    Coach Andy Davis and four Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer players have earned NJCAA Region III all-region honors. Davis was named the co-coach of the year in the region; Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing), Morgan Shutter (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine), and Rob Licciardi (North Babylon H.S./North Babylon) were all first-team selections; McZiggy Richards (School for Human Rights/Brooklyn) was chosen to the second team. A total of 26 players were voted onto the team by the coaches of Region III. SUNY Adirondack and Herkimer County Community College each had five selections, followed by Genesee Community College and TC3 each with four selections. The other eight selections were distributed among six schools.

     

    Streb is just the fifth Panther in the 19-year history of TC3 men’s soccer to repeat as a first-team all-region selection. He was a team captain and led a defense that allowed just 11 goals in 17 games, and only five over the final 11 games. Despite playing defense most of the season, he was second on the team with seven goals.

     

    Shutter, a freshman and the Mid-State Athletic Conference Player of the Year, led TC3 with 10 goals and 24 points. Licciardi, a sophomore, was fourth on the team with 11 points on four assists and three goals. Richards, a freshman, had an 11-1-3 record that included six shutouts. His 0.65 goals against average this season was the best ever for a TC3 goalie.

     

    The regional award is the first such honor for Davis and the first for a TC3 men’s soccer coach since Mick McDaniel in 1999. Davis is a five-time MSAC Coach of the Year, including this season.

     

    2013 All-Region Men’s Soccer

    First Team
    Forward
    Samuel Naiwo, Adirondack
    Jermaine Windster, Herkimer
    Ben Polk, Genesee
    Morgan Shutter, Tompkins Cortland

     

    Midfield
    Jimmy Calderon, Herkimer
    Rob Licciardi, Tompkins Cortland
    Nathan Rose, Genesee Joe Boulter, Adirondack

     

    Defense
    Sean Streb, Tompkins Cortland
    Pete McAvoy, Herkimer
    Aaron Dunks, Genesee
    Thomas Debenham, Adirondack

    Goalie
    Tristan Henry, Herkimer

     

    Second Team
    Forward
    Robbie Hoover, Broome
    Dimitri Beauchamp, Delhi
    Mitch Haas, Hudson Valley
    Winterson Joseph, North Country

     

    Midfield
    Bryan Coyt, Herkimer
    Matthew Spencer, Cayuga
    Jamie Maskell, Genesee
    Leo Cunningham, Adirondack

     

    Defense
    Jason Boxx, Cayuga
    Adis Redzic, Mohawk Valley
    Shane Jenkinson, Adirondack
    Enea Canaj, Hudson Valley

     

    Goalie
    McZiggy Richards, Tompkins Cortland

     

    Co-Coach of the Year Andy Davis, Tompkins Cortland
    Pepe Aragon, Herkimer


    Panthers Dominate All-Conference Honors

    October 25, 2013

    The 2013 Mid-State Athletic Conference (MSAC) men’s soccer post-season honors have been announced, and for the second straight year, Tompkins Cortland Community College has dominated the honors. The Panthers claimed the most spots on the all-conference team, as well as the two individual awards. In voting by the coaches of the seven teams in the MSAC, TC3’s Morgan Shutter (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) has been named the Player of the Year and Andy Davis has been named the Coach of the Year. Additionally, TC3 claimed seven spots on the 20-man all-conference team; the next most was four. TC3 repeated as conference champions, winning the title with a record of 6-0 against fellow MSAC teams.

    Shutter is the fourth different Panther in the last five years to be named conference player of the year, and the seventh all time. Shutter leads TC3 with 24 points on 10 goals and four assists. Joining Shutter on the all-MSAC team are Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing), a repeat selection; Rob Licciardi (North Babylon H.S./North Babylon); Yauhen Malko (James Madison H.S./Brooklyn); James Demshick (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh); McZiggy Richards (School for Human Rights/Brooklyn); and Evan Holl (Marathon H.S./Marathon). It marks the 13th consecutive season TC3 has had at least four players named all-MSAC.

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

    2013 Mid-State Athletic Conference All-Conference Team

    Morgan Shutter, Tompkins Cortland
    Sean Streb, Tompkins Cortland
    Robbie Hoover, Broome
    Rob Licciardi, Tompkins Cortland
    Jason Boxx, Cayuga
    Tautis Poniskaitis, Cayuga
    Matthew Massenzio, Onondaga
    Mike McGinnis, Corning
    Anson Dann, Broome
    Turner Antonakos, Broome
    Yauhen Malko, Tompkins Cortland
    Patrick Maroney, Onondaga
    James Demshick, Tompkins Cortland
    Sean Wynn, Cayuga
    Ryan Haines, Finger Lakes
    McZiggy Richards, Tompkins Cortland
    Kyle Miller, Jefferson
    Matthew Spencer, Cayuga
    Evan Holl, Tompkins Cortland
    Bojan Topalovic, Onondaga


    Four Panthers Named All Conference

    October 25, 2013

    Four members of the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team have been voted to the Mid-State Athletic Conference All-Conference team for 2013. Sara Sinnigen (Dryden H.S./Dryden), Erica Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland), Taylor Liebowitz (Emmaus H.S./Allentown, Penn.), and Shelby Goodrich (Minisink Valley H.S./Otisville) were among the 20 players voted to the all-conference team by the coaches from the seven MSAC soccer programs. Only four teams placed players on the squad - TC3 was tied for the third most all-MSAC players.

    Sinnigen and Faberzak are both repeat selections. All four TC3 selections are sophomores. TC3 has had at least three all-MSAC players each year since 2005.

    2013 Mid-State Athletic Conference All-Conference Team Danielle Tyrrell, Broome
    Brittany Maggio, Finger Lakes
    Kayla Sharkey, Onondaga
    Sara Sinnigen, Tompkins Cortland
    Racheal Gac, Onondaga
    Erika Faberzak, Tompkins Cortland
    Amanda DeGraff, Finger Lakes
    Amber Villecco, Broome
    Taylor Liebowitz, Tompkins Cortland
    McKenzie Miller, Finger Lakes
    Danielle Ogrodowski, Finger Lakes
    Calley Lawyer, Onondaga
    Ariel Roys, Broome
    Kelsie Gooding, Broome
    Brittani Bove, Finger Lakes
    Danielle Von Hahmann, Finger Lakes
    Sara Zieniuk, Onondaga
    Shelby Goodrich, Tompkins Cortland
    Taylor Boughner, Broome
    Abby Godbout, Broome


    TC3 Faculty Member Selected for Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Fellowship

    November 13, 2013

    Tompkins Cortland Community College faculty member Christine Guest has been selected for a prestigious fellowship through the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation, the charitable arm of the organization that administers the Emmy Awards. Guest, an assistant professor of communication and media arts, was one of just twenty faculty members nationwide chosen by a selection committee to come to Los Angeles for five days of discussions, presentations, and interactions with major studios, production companies, the networks, and their top production and programming people. The seminar, which is paid for by the Foundation, is November 11-15.

    Guest is the only community college faculty member nationwide chosen and one of just two from New York (Rebecca Taylor of Siena College being the other). “I am honored to be selected as one of this year's fellows. It is a privilege to collaborate with such well-respected faculty from colleges and universities across the country,” said Guest. “I am excited to learn new industry secrets and techniques that I can share with my students. I hope this will also open more paths for employment for our graduates.”

    The fellowship will also give Guest the chance to network in the heart of the film and TV industry, which she says will pay dividends for her students. “This opportunity will give students even more access through the Hollywood course here at TC3,” she said. TC3’s popular “Film & TV Research On Location: Hollywood” course, which is led by Guest, includes a trip to Hollywood, where TC3 students are given the chance to learn, and sometimes work, behind the scenes of some of TV’s biggest shows and on the sets of major film studios. While in California for the seminar, Guest will visit with former students working in the field, thanks in part to their participation in the Hollywood class and the connections they made while students at TC3.


    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 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 Alums Playing Pro Baseball

    June 13, 2013

    Former Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball players Billy Crowe (Class of 2011) and Dustin Sandberg (Class of 2011) are continuing their playing careers on the professional level, having signed with the Alpine (Texas) Cowboys of the independent Pecos League. The Cowboys, the 2012 Pecos League champions, are managed by former TC3 assistant baseball coach Ryan Stevens.

    Crowe was a 2011 all-conference catcher for TC3. A two-year starter, he graduated among the all-time TC3 leaders in several offensive categories, including most hits, doubles, runs scored, and stolen bases. He attended Virginia Weslyan College after TC3. In 18 games this year with the Cowboys, Crowe is hitting .326 with 11 RBI.

    Sandberg was all conference in 2010. He holds several career records for TC3, including most home runs and RBI in a game, season, and career. He is third all-time in slugging percentage and is in the top ten all time for runs scored, hits, double, and triples. Sandberg attended Clarke University (Iowa) after graduating from TC3. He is hitting .250 with a home run in 16 games with Cowboys.


    TC3 Faculty and Staff Honored

    June 11, 2013

    Nine faculty and staff members were honored for excellence during the commencement ceremonies at Tompkins Cortland Community College May 23, 2013.

    Anna Regula, assistant professor of reading and study skills, received the Chancellor's/Trustees' Award for Excellence in Teaching. She was honored for her dedication to teaching, her passion for her students, and her commitment to innovation, which led to the development of the Synergy peer and staff tutoring program, which supports students in developmental classes. Regula joined the College in 2004.

    Robin Hinchcliff, associate professor of English speakers of other languages, also received the Chancellor's/Trustees' Award for Excellence in Teaching. She was honored for her tireless work with international students and U.S.-born students whose first language is not English. She was cited for her support of students and faculty who identify ESL students in their classes. Hinchcliff joined the College in 1997.

    Ron Starmer, professor of English, was awarded the Chancellor's/Trustees' Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. He has an impressive record of scholarship and creative activity; many of his works have been published, he serves as the advisor to the Writer’s Guild, and he is a long-time promoter of the publication “Re-Visions,” a collection of student, staff, and faculty writing. Starmer joined the faculty in 1993 and was previously honored with a Chancellor’s/Trustees’ Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2007.

    Susan Stafford, assistant professor of hotel and restaurant management, was awarded the Chancellor's/Trustees' Award for Excellence in Faculty Service. She was cited for her dedication to teaching and her commitment to professional development, both for herself and her students. Stafford has helped develop multiple academic programs at the College and has shown a passion for expanding her students’ experience, including developing relevant student abroad trips. She has been at TC3 since 2003 and was previously honored with a Trustees’ Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching in 2007.

    Seth Thompson, director of multicultural services, received the Chancellor's/Trustees' Award for Excellence in Professional Service. Thompson was recognized for his dedication to the success of his students, as well as his passion for working with faculty and staff on a variety of committees and issues. A peer mentoring program run through his office was highlighted as a prime example of the College’s commitment to innovative approaches to achieving student success. Thompson started at TC3 in 2006.

    Alexis Dengel, coordinator of the Pace and Pathways programs, also received the Chancellor's/Trustees' Award for Excellence in Professional Service. She was recognized for being a tireless advocate for students in her programs, providing a personal level of support that is essential to their success. Dengel started at TC3 in 2004.

    Kathleen Boyd, secretary in the academic records office, received the Chancellor's/Trustees' Award for Excellence in Classified Service. She was credited with her dedication to student service, as well as her attention to detail and organization. Boyd started at TC3 in 2004.

    Patricia Schaffer, adjunct instructor of nursing, received the Trustees' Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching. She was recognized for exceeding standards in a creative and innovative fashion. Her commitment to student success and the development of the teaching craft were also cited in the recognition.

    Matt Kiechle, assistant director for health education, was honored as the Faculty Student Association Award for Employee Excellence. His work in creating the successful Options program was acknowledged in his award.


    Joanne Florino Honored as Friend of the College

    June 11, 2013

    Joanne Florino, a former trustee and longtime supporter of the College, was honored as the 2013 Friend of the College at the Tompkins Cortland Community College commencement ceremonies May 23.

    "She began her association with TC3 through the Park Foundation and the Triad Foundation, which helped to create support for numerous scholarships here at the College," said TC3 Board of Trustees Chairperson Elizabeth Burns while announcing the honor at the ceremony. "She has been involved in the success of the TC3 Fund, and has supported many special initiatives for the TC3 Foundation."

    Florino was a member of the TC3 Board of Trustees from 2011 to 2013.

    The Friend of the College is an honor bestowed at Commencement upon community members and others who have served the College with special loyalty and dedication.


    TC3's Seneca Baldwin Named All-Region for Softball

    June 4, 2013

    Tompkins Cortland Community College’s Seneca Baldwin (Oneonta H.S./Oneonta) has been honored for her accomplishments on the softball field. The freshman was named second team all region by the coaches in the NJCAA Region III.

    Baldwin, who also earned Mid-State Athletic Conference all-conference honors, was named all region as a utility player. She split time between several positions, but was TC3’s top pitcher with nine wins and 109 strike outs in 116 innings of work. She spent most of the year as the team’s number three hitter, batting .367 with three home runs, 19 RBI, and 26 runs scored.

    It is the tenth consecutive year TC3 has had at least one player named all-region. Since 2004, 28 TC3 softball players have been named all-region.


    TC3 Celebrates 44th Annual Commencement

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

    May 23, 2013

    Cherish the friends you have made, pay back the faith that has been shown in you, and celebrate your accomplishment. Those were some of the messages delivered to the class of 2013 during commencement ceremonies at Tompkins Cortland Community College Thursday. The College celebrated its 44th commencement in front of a packed crowd of more than 2,000 people in the College's gymnasium.

    The class of 2013 includes 725 graduates, including student trustee Jacqueline Matza, who offered the student address. The broadcast journalism major talked about the friendships she has made during her time at TC3. “Whether it’s getting close to your advisor, roommate, or that kid that sits next to you in psych, the bonds that we’ve all made here will never be broken," she said. "When we look back at our lives, TC3 will be a tiny little bridge that helped us in so many ways. We grew, both in education and in maturity, and that’s something to be proud of."

    The main address came from Dr. Randol Contreras, a 1994 graduate of TC3, who is now a faculty member in sociology at California State University-Fullerton. He told the students about his youth, surrounded by drugs while growing up in New York City. He talked about how going to school wasn’t the first option for people in his neighborhood, and leaving his neighborhood for Central New York wasn’t an easy decision. “Eventually I was convinced,” he said. “It was perhaps the best decision of my life.” When he came to TC3, he wasn’t sure what to expect. “What I found was unbelievable support of students,” said Contreras, noting Professor Scott Ochs in particular. “He showed that he believed in me. He told me he expected great things from me. And he suggested a career in academia. At the time, I didn’t know what the word meant, but I knew it was good. It was the first time I thought I could be something.”

    Contreras, ended his remarks by urging the graduates to appreciate the value of their public education. “When I think about all my accomplishments, it all was possible due to public institutions, and it all started at this great public institution, TC3,” he said. And in a symbolic coming of full circle, Contreras told the graduates he believed in them, just as Professor Ochs had told him the same thing years ago. “I have faith in you. I have faith that you now have the intellectual tools to make it happen. Congratulations.”

    TC3 President Carl Haynes was the last speaker. "You have achieved this wonderful milestone in your education and life, and you have done it at a college that doesn’t just trumpet excellence, we hold you to the toughest standards in the state," said Haynes, who talked about the higher academic requirements TC3 established while this class was at the College. "You’ve met that challenge. You’ve lived up to and in many cases exceed the standards of excellence our faculty and administration have set for you. You achieved. You succeeded. You are in rare company. And for this, you are to be congratulated."

    President Haynes also praised the graduates for their well-rounded education. "You have sharpened your skills in the classroom,” he said. “You have developed leadership skills, through student activities and by participating in athletics and community service. You have worked in collaboration with your peers and your faculty, on study abroad trips to other countries, on projects presented to national science boards, on issues of sustainability, equality, diversity, and governance here on campus. You have engaged as a member of the community, supporting local food drives, volunteering in local shelters, raising money to fight cancer. You have done more than fulfill the requirements of a degree – you have earned an education.”


    TC3 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's Policay Named Region III Athlete of the Week

    May 1, 2013

    Tompkins Cortland Community College softball player Taylor Policay (Lansing H.S./Lansing) has been recognized for her outstanding play. The freshman was named the NJCAA Region III co-Athlete of the Week. She shares honor with Mary Lenhart, a track and field athlete from Herkimer County Community College. Region III consists of 26 schools with four sports for women in the spring.

    Policay earned the honor with a huge week. The freshman caught fire at the plate while to helping the Panthers go 6-2. She hit five home runs in a span of five games, including two different two-homer games. She is just the second TC3 softball player ever to have two games of multiple home runs, equaling a standard set by Mackenzie Sherlock last year. For the entire week, Policay went a combined 10-for-24 with 18 RBI to raise her batting average to .284 and her slugging percentage to .518. She also played error-less in the field at first base, raising her season-long fielding percentage to .984.


    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


    TC3 Student Photographs Chosen for Best of SUNY Exhibit

    April 19, 2013

    Tompkins Cortland Community College will be well represented at the upcoming 2013 Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition. TC3 students Susan Larkin, Caitlin Londa, and Cynthia Cantu have been honored with selection of their photographs into the exhibit. The exhibit will open in June and be on display through September 18 at the New York State Museum in Albany.

    The three TC3 pieces selected are all photographs, but with very different subjects and styles. Larkin’s work is a very colorful collection of photos of hands, all done with her iPhone, Londa photographed a classic car at twilight on Main Street in Cortland, and Cantu produced a black and white image of some historical artifacts. Both Cantu and Londa graduated from the TC3 photography program in December 2012 and plan to pursue four-year degrees. Larkin is a community member taking individual photography classes at the College.

    The exhibit features artwork selected as Best of Show at the fall 2012 and the spring 2013 student art exhibitions at SUNY Plaza. TC3 students Kim Burke, Rebecca Shurtleff, Jeff Lower, Christa Saraceni, Dave LoParco, and Joe Glann also had work featured at SUNY Plaza this year. All the art displayed from TC3 students was photography, but the exhibit includes a variety of media, including the traditional areas of drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, and sculpture as well as digital imaging and mixed media installations.

    The 2013 Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition will include about 50 pieces of art selected by a panel of jurors from the over 300 on display in the fall and spring.

    Photo by Susan Larkin
    Photo by Susan Larkin

    Photo by Caitlin Londa
    Photo by Caitlin Londa

    Photo by Cynthia Cantu
    Photo by Cynthia Cantu


    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.


    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 Women's Basketball Player Named All Conference

    February 25, 2013

    Tompkins Cortland Community College freshman Becca Holton Tomasdottir (Cape Fear Academy (N.C.)/Reykjavik, Iceland) has been named to the Mid-State Athletic Conference women's basketball all-conference team. The team consists of ten players, with voting for the all-conference awards done by the coaches from the seven MSAC programs.

    Holton Tomasdottir was the lone player honored from the team that finished the regular season in fourth-place. She was eighth in the conference in scoring, averaging 15.0 points per game, and tied for fourth in assists with 4.0 per game. She also was third in the conference in free throw percentage at 86.0%.

    2013 Mid-State Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball All-Conference Team
    Casi Straight, Finger Lakes
    Jasmine Canady, Jefferson
    Kayla Kibling, Onondaga
    China Agnew, Cayuga
    Jenn Celiberti, Broome
    Marissa Pike, Corning
    Becca Holton Tomasdottir, Tompkins Cortland
    Kaitlynne Knapp, Onondaga
    Jenna Johnson, Onondaga
    Nacirema Man, Onondaga


    President's Citation Awarded to 44 Students

    February 22, 2013

    TC3 has released the list of students awarded the President’s Citation following the Fall 2012 semester. A total of 44 students have received the honor, the most selective academic recognition available to a TC3 student. The President’s Citation will be granted only once to students who are matriculated in a program of study, have completed at least 30 credit hours in residence, and have earned an overall grade point average of 3.8 or better.

    Fall 2012 President's Citation Honorees (and hometowns)

    Auburn

    • Thomas Joseph Smith II

    Cortland

    • Joseph J Bailey Jr.
    • Brian W Bosch
    • Lorie L Breed

    Dryden

    • Teresa L Contessa
    • Jesse Cooper
    • Timothy A Demarsh
    • Joseph G Glann

    Freeville

    • Rebecca L Woods

    Groton

    • Sarah Beth Goyette
    • Cynthia L Hill
    • Levi Z Holl

    Homer

    • Lori K Barbis
    • Jessica R Davis

    Ithaca

    • Steven A Ayres
    • Melissa J Doak
    • Daryll P Esposito
    • Andrew D Ferrier
    • Veronica E Frosen
    • Jonathan D Gardner
    • Myung-Hee Kim
    • Pamela L Ksenak
    • Thien Duc Luu
    • Derek E Moluf
    • Susan Diane Mueller
    • Komal Patel
    • Rachael Richards
    • Michael P Shulman
    • Lacy Jane Sweeney
    • Jennifer A Tretter
    • Emily S Yetsko
    • Xiaohua Zhu

    Locke

    • Kelly Lynn Charnley
    • Adam H Loomis

    Montour Falls

    • Matthew A Kemp

    Newark Valley

    • Kristal L Stevens

    Norwich

    • Jordan R Oliver

    Pine City

    • Brendan Louis Harper Sr.

    Staten Island

    • Ignacio Saldana

    Syracuse

    • Sara O Miller

    Vestal

    • Laura R Schoepfle

    Waterloo

    • Amy Lynn Ochs

    Willseyville

    • Maria Askew

    Out of Country
    Republic of China

    • Jung Jung Lee

    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
    • Abel D Solomon
    • 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

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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.


    Ordway Named Region III Athlete of the Week

    December 4, 2012

    Tompkins Cortland Community College basketball player Audrey Kate Ordway (Dryden H.S./Dryden) has been named the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA) Region III Co-Athlete of the Week. Ordway shares the honor with Niagara County Community College basketball player Kristine Ripson. The honor is presented to the top performers in the region, covering more than 30 teams in three different sports.

    Ordway had a breakthrough week for the Panthers. The freshman set a new TC3 record with 26 rebounds in Wednesday’s game against Herkimer County Community College. She followed that up with a strong weekend at Corning's Tarantelli Classic. In Friday’s win over SUNY Delhi, she scored 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds. In the championship game Saturday, she had a double-double of 11 points and 13 rebounds. For her efforts, she was named to the Tarantelli Classic all-tournament team.

    For the season she is averaging 11.1 rebounds and 5.8 points per game.


    College Wins Adult Student Marketing Award

    November 27, 2012

    For the fifth year in a row, Tompkins Cortland Community College has been honored by the Continuing Education Association of New York (CEANY). The CEANY has awarded the College this year's James C. Hall Jr. Exemplary Program Award in Course Catalog/Brochure for the TC3 Center for Adult Learning and Training adult student viewbook.

    The James C. Hall Jr. Exemplary Program Awards recognize innovative and effective programming and marketing activities that make a contribution to the field of adult and continuing education. The category TC3 won recognizes "creative and effective layout, graphics, and copy." The adult student viewbook is the flagship publication of TC3’s Center for Adult Learning and Training. It was developed in the spring of 2012 TC3 Graphic Designer Jennica Petrella-Baum, working with Center for Adult Learning and Training Director Martha Hubbard. The publication was edited by College Editor Bryan Chambala.

    TC3’s Center for Adult Learning and Training was created in the fall of 2011 to serve adult students, from first contact with the College through graduation.


    TC3 Vice President Honored

    November 17, 2012

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

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

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


    Four Men's Soccer Players Named All Region

    November 12, 2012

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

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


    Women's Soccer Player Honored

    November 12, 2012

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

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

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


    TC3 Men's Soccer Dominates MSAC Honors

    October 22, 2012

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

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


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

    October 22, 2012

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

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


    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's Short Film Selected for Screening at International Film Festival

    September 3, 2012

    Tompkins Cortland Community College Professor Lisa Ford's short film Prodigy has been selected for screening at the 27th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival this fall. Ford, who teaches screenwriting and digital cinema courses in addition to academic writing, wrote and directed the piece.

    Prodigy tells a story about a mother reconnecting with her inner child during a magical moment at her daughter's violin lesson. "As a teacher who has worked with children and adults, I'm interested in exploring how people experience the creative process," said Ford when discussing her inspiration for Prodigy. "My intent with this film was to celebrate the idea that creative expression, including musical expression, can enrich our lives."

    The film was scored by Emmy-award winning musician and Ithaca resident Judy Hyman. The cast includes Aliya Iosilevich, Cristin Gallagher, and Surinder Sidhu, who teaches acting courses at TC3.

    Prodigy is the latest in a long line 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, and the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival. She has been successful at several screenwriting competitions, including the Austin Heart of Film Festival and the New England Screenwriting Competition, and has also been recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization that presents the Oscars.


    Matt McSherry Joins TC3 Board of Trustees

    July 13, 2012

    Matt McSherry of Cortland has joined the Tompkins Cortland Community College Board of Trustees. McSherry was appointed by the Cortland County Legislature to a term that expires June 30, 2019. His first board meeting is July 19. He replaces Kay Breed, who had served on the board since 2005.

    McSherry is a partner in the Cortland-area accounting firm Port, Kashdin & McSherry and has been a certified public accountant (CPA) since 1986. A graduate of SUNY Albany, he is a member of the board of directors of the Cortland County Business Development Corporation and the Dryden Mutual Insurance Company. He is also active with various professional accounting organizations and is a past board member of several local organizations, including the Cortland Rotary Club, Cortland Salvation Army, St. Mary's School, Catholic Charities of Cortland County, and the Cortland Memorial Foundation.

    In addition to his other community work, McSherry has a longstanding relationship with the College. "I have had the opportunity to speak to the accounting club, and am always impressed with how engaged the students and staff as in learning my profession," he said. He also previously served as a member of the TC3 Foundation Board of Directors, an experience that makes him excited about joining the College's Board of Trustees. "I enjoyed my time on the Foundation Board," said McSherry, who served on the TC3 Foundation Board from 2001 to 2007 and held the title of secretary/treasurer from 2004 to 2007. His tenure coincided with a time of significant growth in the educational opportunities at the College, as he was part of the organization that expanded the on-campus residence life offerings and secured a permanent home in Ithaca for the College's extension center with the acquisition of TC3 Tioga Place on the Ithaca Commons. "Becoming a trustee is another opportunity to be part of an institution that continues to have a positive impact in our community."

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


    TC3 Students, Faculty, and Staff Honored by SUNY Chancellor and College Trustees

    June 26, 2012

    Eleven students, faculty, and staff at Tompkins Cortland Community College have been honored by the SUNY Chancellor, the College's Board of Trustees, and the College's Faculty Student Association.

    Students Audrey Lawrence, Nicki Svensson, Sam Trotter, and Aaron Bound were recognized with the Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence for their exceptional commitment to academic success, and to enriching not only themselves, but also the campus community. The four have a distinguished record of service to the TC3 Student Activities Board, as well as to a variety of clubs and campus services.

    In addition to recognition at the College's commencement, the students were invited to a reception with the Chancellor earlier this semester. At the reception, SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher praised the group. "The students we honor today have taken full advantage of the academic and extracurricular programs that SUNY provides both in the classroom and in the community," said Chancellor Zimpher. "These proven leaders, athletes, artists, and civic volunteers truly represent the power of SUNY. I congratulate all of the students being recognized today and thank them for the positive impact each has had on New York State, our university system, and the communities we serve."

    The awards for faculty and staff were announced at TC3's commencement. Associate Professor Kathleen McDonough and Professor Glenna McMinn were each awarded the Chancellor's/Trustees' Award for Excellence in Teaching; Professor Phil Tate was awarded the Chancellor's/Trustees' Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities; Professor Rick Grossman won the Chancellor's/Trustees' Award for Excellence in Faculty Service; Marilyn Webb was awarded the Chancellor's/Trustees' Award for Excellence in Professional Service; and Institutional Research Assistant Lyn Thompson was awarded the Chancellor's/Trustees Award for Excellence in Classified Service.

    "These awards underscore SUNY's appreciation of faculty and staff who serve our campuses and students with absolute excellence," said Chancellor Zimpher. "Kathleen, Glenna, Phil, Rick, Marilyn, Paul, and Lyn have demonstrated extraordinary dedication and service to TC3 and are highly deserving of this distinction."

    TC3's commencement ceremony also included the presentation of the Trustees' Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching to Adjunct English Instructor Paul McCabe and the Faculty Student Association Employee Excellence Award to Recreation Coordinator Alfred Okaru.


    TC3 Athletes Receive National Academic Honors

    June 21, 2012

    Two Tompkins Cortland Community College athletes have been honored by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for excellence in the classroom. Tonya Brownell (Edmeston H.S./Edmeston) won the Exemplary Academic Achievement Award and Brett Gifford (Cazenovia H.S./Cazenovia) was honored with the Superior Academic Achievement Award.

    Brownell was a two-year member of the women's soccer team. A liberal arts and sciences-math/sciences major and a member of the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society, Brownell graduated in May with a GPA of 3.78. This fall she will attend Hartwick College and play soccer for Hawks.

    Gifford played on the TC3 lacrosse team, earning all-region honors twice. He also was a liberal arts and sciences-math/science major and a member of Phi Theta Kappa. Gifford graduated with a GPA of 3.81 and will attend SUNY IT this fall and play lacrosse for the Wildcats Academics


    Five TC3 Softball Players Named All-Americans

    May 30, 2012

    More honors for the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team – this time five players have been named All-Americans by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Freshman Kristan Baker (Dallas H.S./Dallas, Penn.) was chosen for the first team while sophomores Tayler Fravel (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek), Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira), Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning), and Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square) were selected to the second team. TC3 had the most players named All-Americans, making up a quarter of the 20 honorees.

    Baker, the third first-team All American in TC3 history, was selected as an outfielder. She put up impressive offensive numbers, hitting.489 with amazing power. She had 22 doubles, 10 home runs, and 61 RBI – all either setting or tying TC3 season records. She had a TC3-record 25-game hitting streak and a slugging percentage of .881, the second best in TC3 history.

    Scheer and Fravel are now two-time NJCAA softball All Americans, the first Panthers ever to record that achievement. Scheer hit .461 while splitting time between the outfield and catcher. She led the team with three triples, was second with 14 doubles and 49 RBI, and blasting five home runs. She is in the top ten of nearly every career offensive category in TC3's record book, including holding the record for career RBI and on-base percentage.

    Fravel was the leadoff hitter and shortstop every game this year for the Panthers. She hit .444 while setting a TC3 record for runs scored in a season and hits in a career. She had 67 hits in 40 games, knocking 12 doubles and four home runs and stealing a team-best 13 bases.

    Sherlock, who was selected as a utility player, made her mark both at the plate and in the pitching circle. She finished the season with a record of 12-2, an ERA of 2.30, and 88 strike outs in 85.1 innings of work. At the plate she hit .418 with a single-season record-tying 10 home runs. She holds the career record with 17 home runs and is second on the career RBI list. Her slugging percentage of .800 was second on the team and the fourth best ever in the history of the program.

    Rogers, a sophomore who transferred to TC3 before the season, was the top pitcher in Region III, going 18-3 with an ERA of 0.81. She struck out 209 in 130 innings, becoming the first TC3 pitcher to top 200 strikeouts in a single season. She struck out more than a dozen batters four times, including a TC3-record 17 in a national tournament win over Ridgewater Community College (Minn.).

    All five were previously named to the all-region and all-conference teams. They provided the core of the team that won a fourth-straight Region III championship and second straight third-place finish at the NJCAA National Championship tournament. The team ended the year with a record of 35-5.


    TC3 Graduates Class of 2012

    May 24, 2012

    Recognize that the only failure is the failure to try. That was one of the messages delivered to the Class of 2012 during commencement ceremonies at Tompkins Cortland Community College Thursday. The College celebrated its 43nd commencement in front of over 1,800 people in the College's gymnasium.

    The class of 2012 includes 793 graduates, the largest class in the College's history. Among those participating in the ceremony was student trustee Alicia Smith, who shared her thoughts on the value of her education at TC3. "The true value of our time here cannot be captured in words or found in a text book. It is an experience, where much has changed," she said. "We have grown from clueless kids to the future teachers, doctors, lawyers, scientists, artists, businessmen, or whatever your dream may be. Now is our time to make a difference, and without the help of the TC3 administration and staff, we wouldn't be standing here today celebrating the hard work we have accomplished."

    The main address came from John Cape, a 1971 graduate of TC3, who was the New York State budget director during the Pataki administration. He spoke of the opportunities that came from his time at TC3. "That foundation gave me all the tools I needed to build a rich and rewarding career that eventually brought me back here this evening," he said, noting that his time at TC3 was the only formal classroom education he received. He urged graduates to recognize, as they move on with life, the difference between their work and their jobs. "Your job is, first, to think for yourself," he said. "Never trust other people's assumptions, but understand for yourself the facts and numbers – know where they came from and how they were derived. Whatever your endeavor, before you do your work, make sure you do your job."

    Cape also talked about what's ahead for this class. "Your generation is a time of tremendous opportunity if you only know where, and how, to look. Browning once wrote, 'A person's reach should exceed their grasp, or what's a heaven for?' Those are words to live by. Don't settle for the practical, or even the possible – TC3 has made you better than that."

    TC3 President Carl Haynes was the last speaker. "Tonight we celebrate your achievement – it's something you've earned through a combination of inspiration, initiative, hard work, and perseverance. Whether you realize it now, through the act of completing this degree or certificate, you have undergone a transformation," said Haynes, who talked about the new responsibilities each graduate now has as a result of this transformation. "This degree enables you to pursue opportunities that did not exist for you previously, and it is your responsibility to make the most of those opportunities and truly put your TC3 education to work."

    President Haynes ended by praising the community service projects undertaken by this class, including raising over $25,000 for cancer services in Tompkins and Cortland Counties. "The evidence is clear: you understand the value of giving back to your community. And you understand the rewards of your service. I want to encourage you to not only continue your commitment to this service, but to use your academic achievements and abilities to innovate in this area as much as you innovate in your professional lives. As the writer Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, 'It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping themselves.”


    TC3 Softball Dominates Conference Awards

    May 23, 2012

    The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team dominated the Mid-State Athletic Conference postseason awards, taking home the coach of the year and co-player of the year awards in addition to five spots on the 15-player all-conference team. Sophomore Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning) was voted the co-player of the year, the first time in the rich history of TC3 softball that a Panther has received that honor. Coach Brent Doane was voted the coach of the year, the second time he has garnered that award from the MSAC. In addition to Scheer, TC3 was also represented on the all-conference team by Tayler Fravel (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek), Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira), Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square), and Kristan Baker (Dallas H.S./Dallas, Penn.). Fifteen players were named all-conference, with voting done by the coaches from the six conference teams. TC3 had the most players on the all-conference team.

    Scheer, Fravel, and Sherlock were all repeat selections. Scheer hit .461 while splitting time between the outfield and catcher. She led the team with three triples, was second with 14 doubles and 49 RBI, and blasting five home runs. She is in the top ten of nearly every career offensive category in TC3's record book, including holding the record for career RBI and on-base percentage.

    Fravel was the leadoff hitter and shortstop every game this year for the Panthers. She hit .444 while setting a TC3 record for runs scored in a season and hits in a career. She had 67 hits in 40 games, knocking 12 doubles and four home runs and stealing a team-best 13 bases.

    Sherlock made her mark both at the plate and in the pitching circle. She finished the season with a record of 12-2, an ERA of 2.30, and 88 strike outs in 85.1 innings of work. At the plate she hit .418 with a single-season record-tying 10 home runs. She holds the career record with 17 home runs and is second on the career RBI list. Her slugging percentage of .800 was second on the team and the fourth best ever in the history of the program.

    Rogers, a sophomore who transferred to TC3 before the season, was the best pitcher in the conference. She went 18-3 with an ERA of 0.81. She struck out 209 in 130 innings, becoming the first TC3 pitcher to top 200 strikeouts in a single season. She struck out more than a dozen batters four times, including a TC3-record 17 in a national tournament win over Ridgewater Community College (Minn.).

    Baker, the lone freshman among TC3's honorees, also put up impressive numbers both as a hitter and pitcher. She pitched in five games, going 5-0 with an ERA of 1.70 and striking out 32 in 24.2 innings. At the plate she had a season unlike any Panther ever. She hit .489 with amazing power. She had 22 doubles, 10 home runs, and 61 RBI – all either setting or tying TC3 season records. She had a TC3-record 25-game hitting streak and a slugging percentage of .881, the second best in TC3 history.

    Doane was recognized for leading the Panthers to the top record in the conference, going undefeated against MSAC opponents for the second-straight season. In his 11 seasons at TC3 Doane has amassed a record of 276-132 and won four Region III titles. His team won the national championship in 2009 and has excelled at nationals each year since, finishing fourth in 2010, third in 2011, and third again this year.


    TC3 Baseball Places Three on All-Conference Team

    May 23, 2012

    Three Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball players have been named to the Mid-State Athletic Conference all-conference baseball team. Sophomores Joey Flores (Dewitt Clinton H.S./Bronx) and Tim Smith (Auburn H.S./Auburn) were repeat selections while classmate Kris Catino (Auburn H.S./Auburn) joined the team this year. Voting for the 15-member team was done by the coaches from the six conference teams.

    Flores was the most versatile player on the team, playing center field, catcher, and pitcher. He led the team with a fielding percentage of .990 and was fourth with a .318 batting average. His 24 RBI and nine doubles led the team. On the mound Flores posted a mark of 4-2 with an ERA of 4.50.

    Smith split time between third base and the pitcher's mound. At the plate he hit .353, third best on the team. He had team-bests of .445 and drove in 23 runs. As a pitcher, Smith went 2-5 with an ERA of 4.39.

    Catino led the team with a .371 batting average while hitting leadoff and playing left field. He was first on the team with 19 stolen bases in 21 attempts.


    TC3 Lacrosse Player Brett Gifford Repeats as All-Region

    May 9, 2012

    Last year he became the first all-region selection in the short history of Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse program. Now Brett Gifford (Cazenovia H.S./Cazenovia) is the first two-time all-region selection in TC3's history. The sophomore was again named second team NJCAA Region III All-Region in voting done by the coaches from the Region III lacrosse teams.

    A team captain, Gifford led a much-improved TC3 team. He started all 17 games as a defenseman, recording nine points on six goals and three assists.

    Gifford helped the Panthers to the playoffs for the first time ever, and scored a goal in the teams opening round win over Broome Community College.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    Kinsey and Clark Voted to Men's Basketball All-Conference Team

    March 6, 2012

    Tompkins Cortland Community College sophomores Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) and Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) have been named to the Mid-State Athletic Conference Men's Basketball all-conference team. The team consists of ten players, with voting for the all-conference awards done by the coaches from the seven MSAC programs.

    Kinsey was voted to the team for the second straight year, receiving the second-most votes this year. He was third in the conference in scoring, averaging 19.3 points per game. He was also third in assists, with 4.5 per game, and in free throw percentage at 80.2%. He was fifth in steals, 2.2 per game, and ninth in three-point field goal percentage at 32.7%.

    Clark was seventh in scoring with an average of 14.7 points per game. He was third in steals, 3.5 per game, and fifth in blocked shots, 1.8 per game. He was seventh in free throw percentage at 74.2% and tenth in three-point field goal percentage at 32.5%.


    Kinsey Named to Men's Basketball All-Region Team

    March 1, 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.


    Dammi Herath Joins TC3 Board of Trustees

    January 19, 2012

    Dammi Herath of Ithaca has been appointed to the Tompkins Cortland Community College Board of Trustees. Herath was appointed by the governor's office to a term that expires June 30, 2018. She replaces Beverly Baker, who had served on the board since 1997.

    Herath is the executive director of the Women's Opportunity Center, a non-profit organization in Ithaca with the goal of helping individuals with their job search and training goals. Herath has led the Women's Opportunity Center since 1989, and has seen what TC3 can mean to some of the people she serves. "When I was asked to serve on the TC3 board I was excited to be part of a dedicated group that makes a difference in our community by providing people a second chance," said Herath. "A majority of the women we serve at the Women's Opportunity Center come to us with only a high school diploma. TC3 has changed many participants' lives by providing them a great education. "

    After obtaining a law degree and working as the executive director of an international research institute in her native Sri Lanka, Herath came to Ithaca in 1980 to further her education at Cornell University. She earned a master's degree in 1984 and her Ph.D. in 1986, both in Adult and Continuing Education. She worked as the assistant director of the Cornell South Asia Program from 1986 to 1988 prior to taking over at the Women's Opportunity Center.

    In her 22 years at the Women's Opportunity Center, Herath has often worked closely with TC3 to help her participants. Her connection to the College, however, goes back to when she first arrived in the area, and is more personal than professional. "When I came to Ithaca with my family in 1980 to study at Cornell, TC3 was the only college we could afford for my husband, Wije," she said. Wije earned his degree in hotel technology from TC3 and now the two own and operate Sri Lankan Curry in a Hurry, a food business at the Ithaca Farmers Market since 1990.

    Herath is extensively active in the community, already serving as a board member of Tompkins County Workforce and the Cayuga Medical Center. She says she's ready to help the College continue to serve the community. "The final outcomes of both TC3 and the Women's Opportunity Center programs lead low-income families in our community towards their economic independence," she said. Her serving on the TC3 board "is a great match."

    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.


    Samijo Scheer Repeats as All American

    December 14, 2011

    Tompkins Cortland Community College's Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning) is continuing to do things that have never been done at TC3. Last year she was the first TC3 athlete ever named an All American in two different sports, earning the honor in soccer and softball. Now, she is the first female in TC3 history to ever be named All American twice in the same sport, earning NJCAA First-Team All-American honors for soccer again this year.

    As a freshman last year, Scheer was named All American for soccer in the fall and softball in the spring. She started her sophomore year by leading the TC3 women's soccer team to a playoff run that ended in the NJCAA Region III semifinal round. She played every minute of every game in goal, recording a goals against average of 0.83. She posted a TC3 single-season record of eight shutouts, giving her 14 for her career, another TC3 record.

    "As a freshman, Jo was called upon to make dozens of difficult saves that enabled us to win some games despite being outshot by a wide margin. Her talent was obvious because she was always in action," said TC3 Women's Soccer Coach Mick McDaniel. "In her second season, our team was much tougher defensively which limited the number of shots she had to face. To gain All-American recognition for a second consecutive year, Jo needed to be sharp for only moments at a time and she did this with great success. Jo has always responded in big moments while always being quick to share her success and give credit to her teammates."

    Scheer also added her second straight all-conference and all-region honors this fall. A liberal arts and sciences: general studies major, Scheer is set to graduate in May 2012.

    "I am certain that Jo will make the same positive impact at a four-year program, both on and off the fields of play," said McDaniel, who is also the College's director of athletics and recreation. "We are all so proud of her tremendous accomplishments so far here at TC3."


    TC3 Women's Soccer Places Four on All-Conference Team

    October 26, 2011

    Four members of the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team have been voted to the Mid-State Athletic Conference All-Conference team for 2011. Three of the four are repeat selections, the most two-time all-conference selections TC3 has had since 2008. Kendra Wagstaff (Candor H.S./Candor), Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning), and Paige McCarthy (Marathon H.S./Marathon) are joined on the all-MSAC team by freshman Angela Halliday (Newark Valley H.S./Newark Valley). A total of 20 players were voted to the all-conference team by the coaches from the seven MSAC soccer programs. TC3 tied for the second most all-MSAC players behind Finger Lakes Community College. Broome Community College also had four all-conference selections.

    Wagstaff led the team in scoring with 35 points on 16 goals and 3 assists. Halliday was a close second with 30 points on 12 goals and 6 assists. The duo combined to account for over 70% of TC3's goals this year.

    For the second straight year, Scheer was the leading vote getter among goalkeepers. She tied a TC3 season record with eight shutouts and posted a goals-against-average of 0.83. McCarthy was the team's top defender, leading a unit that allowed only one regional opponent to score more than a single goal in a game.

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

    2011 Mid-State Athletic Conference All-Conference Team

    • Colby Henderson, Finger Lakes*
    • Cayli Carmona, Finger Lakes
    • Jessica Savo, Onondaga*
    • Samijo Scheer, TC3*
    • Rebecca Giacapuzzi, Finger Lakes
    • Kendra Wagstaff, TC3*
    • Shawna Hurlbert, Broome
    • Emily Icenogle, Broome
    • Christa Rockburn, Onondaga
    • Jessica Dobson-Tufo, Jefferson*
    • Briana Guarino, Jefferson*
    • Aja Gosper, Corning
    • Hannah Dalle, Finger Lakes
    • Tia Segretto, Cayuga
    • Paige McCarthy, TC3*
    • Sarah Murphy, Finger Lakes*
    • Morgan Kiernan, Jefferson
    • Amanda Woods, Broome
    • Angela Halliday, TC3
    • Alexa Barber, Broome
    *repeat all-MSAC selection


    TC3 Men's Soccer Places Five on All-Conference Team

    October 26, 2011

    Once again this year, the Mid-State Athletic Conference (MSAC) men's soccer all-conference team has a decided TC3 feel to it. Tompkins Cortland Community College placed five players on the 21-man team, tied for the most from any college in the conference. TC3 has had at least four players on the all-MSAC each year dating back to 2001.

    The 2011 all-MSAC honorees are Samir Naamane (Casablanca, Morroco), Josh Piger (Dryden H.S./Dryden), Martin Rodriguez (Hendrick Hudson H.S./Cordova, Argentina), Brian Wagstaff (Chenango Valley H.S./Apalachin), and Edem Wemene (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse). Voting for the all-conference awards is done by the coaches from the seven MSAC soccer programs. Jefferson Community College also placed five players on the team, with Onondaga Community College next with four.

    Naamane led TC3 in scoring with 29 points on 10 goals and 9 assists. Wemene followed with 27 points on 12 points and 3 assists. The two combined to account for more than 40% of the goals TC3 scored this season.

    Piger, Rodriguez, and Wagstaff are all repeat all-MSAC selections. Piger had three goals and three assists this year, good for fifth on the team in points. Rodriguez had a goal and an assist while leading a defense that set a new TC3 standard for fewest goals allowed in a season. Goalkeeper Wagstaff posted eight shutouts this year, second on the TC3 record list to the 10 he posted last year.

    2011 Mid-State Athletic Conference All-Conference Team

    • Tim Murphy, Onondaga
    • Cory Walker, Jefferson
    • Colin Price, Onondaga
    • Edem Wemene, TC3
    • Hobie Ramin, Onondaga
    • Samir Naamane, TC3
    • Corey Bruet, Broome*
    • Jeremy Post, Corning
    • Parker Weeks, Finger Lakes
    • Brian Wagstaff, TC3*
    • Martin Rodriguez, TC3*
    • Mario Paiva, Cayuga
    • Jordon Cole, Broome
    • Bruno Gaudie-Ley, Cayuga
    • Mike Bernard, Finger Lakes
    • Dave Hovendon, Jefferson
    • Justin Warner, Jefferson
    • Connor Taylor, Jefferson
    • Dave Spaulding, Jefferson*
    • Josh Piger, TC3*
    • Francisco Curiel, Onondaga
    • *repeat all-MSAC selection

    TC3 Volleyball's Audrey Cullen Voted All-Conference

    October 24, 2011

    Tompkins Cortland Community College volleyball player Audrey Cullen (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) has been voted to the Mid-State Athletic Conference all-conference team for 2011. The sophomore was among 13 players voted to the all-conference team by the coaches from the seven MSAC volleyball programs. She was one of just two repeat all-MSAC selections.

    Cullen, a hotel and restaurant management major, led TC3 this season with 196 kills, 59 blocks, and 173 digs and was third on the team with 25 aces. She established a new TC3 career record with 362 kills, an average of better than 2.27 per set.

    Cullen is just the sixth two-time all-conference selection in the 27-year history of TC3 volleyball.

    2011 Mid-State Athletic Conference All-Conference

    • Team Kelseigh Groth, Onondaga
    • Danielle Lazore, Corning
    • Taylor Ryan, Finger Lakes
    • Alysha LaDuke, Finger Lakes
    • Audrey Cullen, Tompkins Cortland*
    • Jordan Smith, Finger Lakes
    • Courtney Rosing, Corning*
    • Becca Horton, Broome
    • Chelsea Graham, Broome
    • Katie Peters, Jefferson
    • Justine Dadamio, Broome
    • Andrea Seilaff, Onondaga
    • Mollie Peck, Corning

    *repeat all-MSAC selections


    Former TC3 Student Honored by U.S. Embassy

    October 7, 2011

    Former Tompkins Cortland Community College student Beenish Javed has been honored by the United States Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan. The Embassy recognized the achievement of ten alumni of U.S.-funded exchange programs at a "Leaders of Tomorrow" event recently at the National Library of Pakistan.

    Javed was a student at TC3 from August 2008 through July 2009 as part of the Community Colleges Initiatives Program, a collaboration with the Department of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, and Community College for International Development, which TC3 has a long-standing relationship. The students were selected to participate by the Fulbright Commission.

    The program includes a cultural exchange, where students are required to discuss their native countries with local students and community members in an effort to help educate people about their respective homelands. While Javed came to TC3 to study business administration, these cultural exchanges helped her change her career focus. After dressing in native attire and visiting various community members at a variety of locations to tell the story of her country, she decided she wanted to become a journalist. She completed a brief internship prior to returning to Pakistan, helping her get a start in television broadcasting in her homeland. She is now a respected professional member of the broadcast media.

    TC3 was part of the Community College Initiative Program from 2008-10. During those two years, 33 students from eight countries studied at TC3.


    TC3 Professor Phil Tate Wins National Writing Contest

    September 26, 2011

    Tompkins Cortland Community College Professor Phil Tate has won a prestigious Glimmer Train Press award for his story "Gas." The award, in the "Open Fiction" category, came after a national competition sponsored by the Oregon-based literary publication. Tate won a $2,000 prize and "Gas" will be published nationally in Glimmer Train Stories.

    Tate, who teaches English and creative writing at TC3, is a graduate of Kansas State University with his MFA in fiction writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. His works have appeared in The Adirondack Review, Black Warrior Review, and Battered Suitcase. He is working on several literary and young adult novels, while also teaching aspiring writers in TC3's creative writing program.


    Amy Trueman Named Dean of Student Life

    September 22, 2011

    Amy Trueman has been named the Dean of Student Life at Tompkins Cortland Community College. She replaces Jim Hull, who retired over the summer after 36 years at the College, the last three as Dean of Student Life. Trueman officially took over September 1.

    Like her predecessor, Trueman brings to the post substantial experience and knowledge of the College. She has worked at TC3 for 30 years, most recently having the title of Professor and Director of Counseling, Career, and Transfer Services. Over the years she has served in a variety of roles including Counselor, Assistant to the President for Affirmative Action, and President of the TC3 Faculty Association. Her understanding of the College even extends to the classroom, having taught a class each semester for two decades.

    This knowledge allows Trueman to fully appreciate the area she now oversees. "My prime focus as dean is to keep the strong coordination we enjoy among student life areas," said Trueman. "We're developing some amazing, broad-based programs. All the pieces of student life - residence life, athletics, activities - everything is contributing to the notion of developing a student. Our goal of student success is happening, and it's not all happening in the classroom. We are developing well-rounded college students."

    Much like Trueman's own career at the College, the Student Life program has been growing for decades. During her time at the College she has witnessed many significant changes, including the addition of a residence life program, the expansion of intercollegiate athletics, and the construction of a new student center. Over the past few years, major effort has been put into improved communication with students, particularly on rights and responsibilities. Trueman wants to continue that progress. "It's important that there are clear expectations on protocols. Our staff knows how we support students, and students need to know the expectations," she said. She likened the work to developing a path for each student and being sure the student can follow their path. "Each path is different, but it should be clear for each student."

    As Dean of Student Life, Trueman oversees several departments: athletics and recreation, campus activities, the child care center, counseling, career, and transfer services, health services, multicultural services, and residence life. She sees herself as a voice for all the students those departments serve. "I want to be the ultimate person for students to come to when they are struggling. I want to have direct connections with students," she said. "At the same time, I plan to be a strong advocate and supporter of the directors in the student life area. It's my responsibility to help those departments to continue to do those jobs as well as they do."

    Trueman, who graduated from Nassau Community College before getting her B.S. at Cornell University and her M.Ed. at St. Lawrence University, has very clear priorities for her new role. "I feel it's my responsibility to make sure whenever college-wide decisions are made, we are aware of and driven by our student focus."


    TC3 Hires New Golf Coach

    August 23, 2011

    Tim McCabe has been named the new head golf coach at Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3). He replaces Craig Tucker, who retired after seven years with the program, including the last two as head coach.

    McCabe, an associate professor of economics and business at TC3, brings decades of competitive golfing experience. A graduate of Cortland High School, he went on to play for four years at St. Bonaventure University, serving as team captain his senior year. He is a former Cortland County Amateur champion and still competes in local tournaments. His coaching experience includes mentoring his oldest son, Andy McCabe, who earned a golf scholarship to the University of Nebraska and is currently ranked in the top 15 of amateur golfers in the state of Texas.

    "Watching my son compete at Nebraska, I realized how much I would enjoy coaching on the college level," said McCabe. "I've spent much of my life helping young adults and teaching them how to achieve success, and I see coaching golf as an extension of that work. Golf is a great builder of character."

    McCabe takes over a program that has a history of success. The Panthers won consecutive Region III championships in 2007 and 2008, and had the individual national champion in 2008 (Kris Boyes). His goals include bringing another title to TC3, but it's not the top priority. "My top two goals are to have a team that acts professional when representing the school and to have all my golfers do well in the classroom," said McCabe. "My third and fourth goals are to win regionals and return the team to the national tournament."

    McCabe, who has a master's degree from West Virginia University, is the fifth coach in the 20-year history of golf at TC3.


    Scheer Named Region III's Top Female Athlete

    August 19, 2011

    Tompkins Cortland Community College student-athlete Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning) has been named the 2010-11 NJCAA Region III Female Athlete of the Year. This is the tenth year the award has been given, and the first time a TC3 student has been honored. There are 26 member institutions in Region III.

    "Jo is certainly deserving of the Region III Athlete of the Year Award," said Mick McDaniel, TC3's director of athletics and women's soccer coach. "In my many years at TC3, I have never seen a student-athlete with the accolades that she's earned over just one year. Jo is an all American in two sports, has excellent grades, and works part-time. In addition, she is one of the nicest young ladies on our campus and that makes it even more gratifying to be celebrating her award."

    The 2010-11 year was a special one for Scheer, and she earned All-American honors in two sports. In the fall, she was named the best goalkeeper in the nation after posting six shutouts and goals against average of just over one. In addition to first-team All American, she was also voted to the all-region first team and the Mid-State Athletic Conference all-conference team.

    "Samijo is the example of the type of student athletes we are looking for here. She works hard at both academics and athletics and really demonstrates the type of success that can be achieved with a little perseverance," said Brent Doane, TC3's softball coach. "As a softball player, she was a pivotal piece in our run to a third-place finish at the national championships and a deserving all American."

    In the spring, she took her talents to the softball diamond. While a fixture in the cleanup spot of the batting order, she showed tremendous versatility in the field. She saw time at several positions while earning All-American recognition as an outfielder. She hit .393 with a slugging percentage of .641. She ripped 10 doubles, five home runs, and drove in 30 runs while helping the Panthers win the region championship and take third place in the national tournament. A liberal arts and sciences: general studies major, Scheer was voted second-team softball All American and first-team all region and all conference.

    Scheer's sophomore soccer season begins with TC3's opener on August 27. "We are all very happy that Jo will be back in Panther uniforms this year," said McDaniel, "although I imagine our competition is certainly not as thrilled about it!"


    TC3 Baseball Player Receives National Academic Honor

    August 11, 2011

    Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball player Dustin Sandberg (Lambrick Park H.S./Victoria, B.C., Canada) has been awarded to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic Student-Athlete Award. He was honored with the NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement.

    Sandberg is the first TC3 baseball player to win the award, which requires a student to have completed at least three semesters of work and maintained a grade point average of at 3.8 while also participating on a varsity team. Sandberg, a recreation leadership major who was also a member of the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society, graduated in May with a GPA of 3.87. This fall he will attend Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa, and play baseball for the Crusaders.

    While at TC3, Sandberg excelled both in the classroom and on the playing field. A two-year starter, he was an all-conference selection in 2010 while setting records for home runs, triples, and runs batted in. His career totals are tops in TC3 history in all three of those categories, plus he ranks in the top three for runs scored, doubles, slugging percentage, and total hits.


    TC3 Board of Trustees Elect New Officers

    July 21, 2011

    For the first time in nearly a decade, the Tompkins Cortland Community College Board of Trustees has a new chair. At the Board's annual meeting on July 21, a new slate of officers was elected to one-year terms, topped by Elizabeth Burns as chair of the board. She takes over for Roxann Buck, who served as chair for the past eight years before deciding to not seek re-election to the chair position.

    Burns becomes the eighth chair in the history of the TC3 Board of Trustees. She was first appointed a trustee by the governor to represent Cortland County in 2008 and served the past three years as vice chair of the board.

    Raymond Schlather was elected the vice chair. He also joined the Board as a governor's appointee in 2008, but representing Tompkins County. This is the first office he has held on the Board of Trustees.

    Judy Davison was elected treasurer. Davison has been a trustee since 2007, when she was appointed to the Board by the Cortland County Legislature. She served as assistant treasurer last year.

    While Buck is stepping down as chair, she was elected to a position on the board's executive committee. She was originally appointed a trustee by the Tompkins County Board of Representatives in 1990 and was first elected the chair of the Board of Trustees in 2003. Her eight years as chair is second in length only to the original board chairman, Ron Space, who served as chairman of the Board of Trustees for the first ten years the College existed.

    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.


    Joanne Florino Joins TC3 Board of Trustees

    July 7, 2011

    Joanne Florino of Ithaca has been appointed to the Tompkins Cortland Community College Board of Trustees. Florino was appointed by the Tompkins County Legislature to a term that expires June 30, 2018. She replaces William Raynor, who had been the longest serving member of the board, having been first appointed in 1984.

    Florino is the executive director of the Ithaca-based Triad Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic organization founded by Roy H. Park, Jr. and his children to honor the donor intent of the late Roy Hampton Park. Triad works to continue Park's legacy by making philanthropic investments which reflect his strong core values in the communities in which the Foundation's board members reside, including Tompkins County; Charlotte, NC; and Tampa, FL.

    Florino has been with the Triad Foundation since it was created in 2003; prior to that she was the executive director of the Park Foundation from 1996 to 2003. In both roles she has worked with TC3 by managing foundation grants to the College, which helped fuel her desire to join the board of trustees. "I have both a personal and professional interest in strengthening and expanding the College's essential role in local education and economic development," said Florino. In addition to holding an A.B. in history from Georgetown University and an M.A. in history from Cornell University, she is also working towards a certificate in business management at TC3.

    By taking classes part time while working full time, Florino has been able to integrate her professional interests into her class work. Those professional experiences have helped with her classes, and will also serve her well as a member of the board of trustees. "I have significant experience with higher education grant making," said Florino, who was a program associate with Atlantic Philanthropies for 11 years before working at the Park and Triad Foundations. "Consequently, I have a long-term familiarity with the challenges facing higher education, particularly with regard to access, financing, and student life." Additionally, she enjoys strong relationships in the local business and higher education communities, including serving as a member of the Cornell University Council Committee for Student and Academic Services.

    Florino lives in Ithaca and has two adult sons; Thomas and Andrew. Thomas lives in New York City with his wife, Jeanne Normand, and works in the New York City Mayor's Office of Management and Budget. Andrew lives in Ithaca and works for Better Housing for Tompkins County.

    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.


    McDaniel Named Under Armour A.D. of the Year

    July 3, 2011

    Tompkins Cortland Community College Director of Athletics Mick McDaniel has been named one of the National Association of Collegiate Director of Athletics (NACDA) Under Armour A.D. of the Year award winners. The NACDA announced 28 winners at the national convention in Orlando, Florida last week. The awards are split into four geographic regions and separated by seven categories based on school divisions. McDaniel was named the winner in the Northeast Region of the Junior College division.

    McDaniel is in his 11th year as director of intercollegiate athletics and recreation at TC3. McDaniel started his professional career as the coordinator of recreation and aquatics at TC3 and transitioned into the director of athletics position in 2000. He has coached the men's soccer, and men's and women's golf teams, and currently coaches the women's soccer team. He is the founder and director of the TC3 Sports Camps, which recently celebrated its 15th year of service to the community. McDaniel is currently the 2nd Vice President of NJCAA and is on the Board of Directors of the NJCAA Region III Committee. He is also on the NJCAA Competition Committee, serves as chairman for the men's national golf, soccer, and ice hockey committees. McDaniel was the recipient of the 2006-07 Athletic Director of the Year for the NJCAA Region III and has a number of Coach of the Year Awards for golf and soccer.

    McDaniel received his latest award during the James J. Corbett Awards Luncheon on Saturday, June 18 at NACDA's 46th Annual Convention. NACDA Executive Director Mike Cleary said the AD of the Year Award honors athletics directors at all levels for their commitment and positive contributions to campuses and their surrounding communities.

    "The program brings to light the outstanding jobs done by athletics directors across the country. These 28 winners exemplify that, providing us with a group of exemplary athletics directors who excel at their jobs," said Cleary.

    All NACDA-member directors of athletics in the United States, Canada and Mexico who met the criteria were eligible for the award. Among the criteria were service as an AD for a minimum of five academic years; demonstration of commitment to higher education and student-athletes; continuous teamwork, loyalty and excellence; and the ability to inspire individuals or groups to high levels of accomplishments. Additionally, each AD's institution must have passed a compliance check through its appropriate governing body (i.e., NJCAA), in which the institution could not have been on probation or cited for a lack of institutional control within the last five years during the tenure of the current athletics director.