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Schenectady County Community College Board of Trustees

Denise Murphy McGraw Chairwoman

Ann Fleming Brown Vice Chairwoman

Michael W. Karl Treasurer

Renee Bradley Secretary

Gary E. Hughes

Christine Mallozzi

Tina Chericoni Versaci

Erin Pelkey Student Trustee

Operating Under the Auspices of the State University of New York Nancy L. Zimpher, Chancellor Supported by the State of New York Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor Hugh T. Farley, Senator, 44th Senate District James Tedisco, Assemblyman, 103rd Assembly District George Amedore Jr., Assemblyman, 105th Assembly District Sponsored by the County of Schenectady Schenectady County Legislature Judith Dagostino, Chair Gary E. Hughes, Majority Leader Robert T. Farley, Minority Leader James Buhrmaster Philip Fields Martin Finn Cathy Gatta Dr. Brian Gordon Anthony Jasenski Sr.

Karen B. Johnson Jeffrey M. McDonald Michael Petta Angelo Santabarbara Holly Vellano College Administration Quintin B. Bullock, President William F. Anderson, Vice President of Administration Martha J. Asselin, Vice President of Student Affairs Penny A. Haynes, Vice President of Academic Affairs Susan Beaudoin, Assistant Vice President of Administration Jennifer Ciulla Van Ort, Coordinator of Development Leonard Gaines, Assistant Dean for Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness Matthew Grattan, Executive Director of Workforce Development Laurie Hempstead, Registrar

Raymond R. Gillen

Darren Johnson, Assistant Dean of Planning, Accountability and Advancement Lynne O. King, Director of Library Services Nicolas G. Ltaif, Director of Academic Computing Brian F. McGarvey, Director of Financial Aid Dan Nicolaescu, Chief Information Officer Paula Ohlhous, Assistant to the President/Board of Trustees Arthur Paolelli, Manager of Administrative Computing Carmel Patrick, Executive Director of Development Angela M. Prestigiacomo, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs David G. Sampson, Director of Admissions Alan Yauney, Director of Campus Maintenance

To Alumni and Friends of Schenectady County Community College: It is an exciting time to get involved with Schenectady County Community College, and it has been my great pleasure to continue serving a growing, diverse and dedicated student body with such a caring and capable faculty and staff. We continue to make great strides to achieve our mission of excellence and accessibility, and the results have been extraordinary. Increasingly, SCCC is becoming a first-choice college for those who have just graduated from high school, as well as older students returning to college to develop their skills, expand their knowledge and increase their marketability to employers and four-year transfer schools. Great things are happening at Schenectady County Community College. We are excited to announce: • Our enrollment management plan successfully targeted areas of growth – our student body has continued to grow from semester to semester. Compared to 10 years ago, we have approximately 2,000 more students. Increasingly, students and parents are realizing the value and exceptional academic opportunity offered at SCCC. • We have broken ground on a new School of Music that will finally give our music students professional, state-of-the-art space worthy of the prestige of the program. • As well, College Suites at Washington Square is building SCCC’s first residential component with a high-quality project that’s sure to not only help us to deliver a fuller college experience and expand our recruiting map, but also further integrate us into the Schenectady community. Both new building projects are scheduled for ribbon cuttings in Fall 2012. • Our new location at Center City, across from Proctors, has been a success from its opening this past September. Our 61 credit courses there have shown robust enrollment. As well, our non-credit offerings through Workforce Development have found a home there, including health related courses developed through the five-year, $11.2 million grant we received in the Fall 2010 semester as part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Affordable Care Act. This award, the largest in College history, allows us to provide job training in health care to Temporary Assistance to Needy Families recipients and lowincome students and to stimulate economic development in the Capital Region. • The Schenectady County Community College Foundation continues to develop innovative strategies to increase its base of support. We are building new corporate partnerships, expanding our role in grants development, and introducing more friends to SCCC to gain their support of our excellent programs and services. The resources that the Foundation raises allow us to support students in achieving their academic and career goals and provide professional development opportunities for faculty and staff. Thank you for taking the time to learn about all that’s happening at SCCC. As you read through this year’s Annual Report, you will see how busy and productive we were during 2011. We look forward to your continued support of our events, programs and mission.

Quintin B. Bullock President

Annual Report 2011 1

Elston Hall Portico Gets Facelift

Music Addition Underway

In September 1969 when SCCC first opened, the front of Elston

As music students played Mozart on pianos in practice rooms

Hall was a beautiful representation of grand architecture. Over

and learned new compositions for upcoming recitals in classrooms

the years, with thousands of students entering the doors of

in the Begley Building, crews broke ground outside in

Elston, the front portico became in need of critical repairs. Crews

September 2011 on a new $3.9 million, 12,600-square-foot,

worked on the columns, steps and roofing system from May 2010

two-story addition to the building.

to May 2011, restoring the front entrance to its original beauty.

The first floor will house teaching studios, an industry-standard

Also, the College’s Maintenance Department worked hard in

live recording studio, two specialized music classrooms, faculty

early Spring 2011 to renovate the sixth floor of Elston Hall for

offices and a student lounge. The second floor will include a

the Certified Nursing Assistant Program. Shown above are Leon

recording studio with a control room, recital space, teaching

Byrd, Painter, and Tony Bojarczuk, Senior General Mechanic.

studios and faculty offices. Eight additional practice rooms and a beautiful facade of large windows complete the new building.

Crews Break Ground on Student Housing

The thought of having more practice rooms is something that brings a smile to the face of Performing Arts: Music major Gabriel Gordon. “Right now it’s hard to find a practice room,” said Gabriel, who studies percussion. “So this addition will really be good for students who need to practice because there will be more rooms.” The new recording studio will allow the College to revamp the Music/Business A.A.S. program to include a recording and music technology focus. Students will gain hands-on experience in a true recording environment with a post-production studio. In addition to Music/Business, SCCC offers the Performing Arts-

The United Group of Companies joined with officials from Schenectady County, the Schenectady County IDA, the City of Schenectady and SCCC on Nov. 2, 2011, to break ground on the College Suites at Washington Square, a new 264 bed student housing complex. The suites will be available in Fall 2012. The new $11 million, 112,000-square-foot building is located directly across from SCCC on Washington Avenue. The College has

Music A.S. degree and a Music certificate program. “The SCCC music faculty are thrilled with the wonderful expansion to our facilities. The new building addition will permit us to broaden our curriculum offerings, provide much-needed teaching and practice spaces, and be a beautiful aesthetic facility for our program,” said Dr. William Meckley, Professor and Chair of the Music Department.

conducted market studies that show a strong demand for

The project is equally funded by both the Dormitory Authority of

student housing.

the State of New York (DASNY) and Schenectady County.


Chemical Dependency Counseling Certificate Program Finalized

New Nutrition Program

The Division of Liberal Arts finalized courses and class schedules for the new Chemical

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics,

Dependency Counseling Certificate program that will start in January 2012. Courses

employment of dietitians and nutritionists

will be offered in a weekend format to include Saturdays and online classes.

is expected to increase 9 percent between

The certificate program is a direct response to the working professional needs in fields

2008 and 2018. Employment trend sources

such as nursing, counseling, criminal justice, secondary and post-secondary education and substance abuse. It is a professional certificate designed to enhance development in specialized addiction counseling and satisfies all of the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) academic requirements needed to apply for the Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC). Graduates of the program will be well prepared to respond to the over 20 percent increase in job vacancies during the next five years for substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors in the Capital District and New York State, as predicted by the New York State Department of Labor. “SCCC  is pleased to be able to respond to regional workforce needs and assist those who have chosen a career in substance abuse counseling to increase their employment options and to better serve their clients by attaining this important academic credential,” said Dr. Penny Haynes, Vice President of Academic Affairs.

expect a 5.4 percent increase in the need for nutritionists in New York state between 2010 and 2016. Recognizing this need, SCCC began offering a Nutrition A.S. degree program in Spring 2011. Enrollment in the program tripled from Spring 2011 to Fall 2011. The new program is designed for students who wish to transfer into a nutrition and/ or dietetics program at a four-year college or university. The program was developed in consultation with the American Dietetics Association (ADA) and Russell Sage College. The two colleges have a transfer agreement for female graduates

College Inks New Transfer Agreements The College signed the following new articulation agreements allowing SCCC grads to

of SCCC to transfer into Russell Sage’s Nutrition Science B.S. degree program.

transfer credits seamlessly to local four-year colleges. > Computer Science A.S. with College of Saint Rose’s Computer Science B.S., Computer Science Track > Computer Science A.S. with College of Saint Rose’s Computer Science B.S., Information Technology track > Criminal Justice A.S. with College of Saint Rose’s Criminal Justice Behavior and Law B.S. > Criminal Justice A.S. with University at Albany Criminal Justice B.S. > Criminal Justice A.S. with Sage College of Albany’s Crime and Justice Policy B.S. > Early Childhood A.A.S. articulated with SUNY Cobleskill’s Child Care Development Leadership/Administration track > Early Childhood A.A.S. articulated with SUNY Cobleskill’s Child Care Development Curriculum Track > Nutrition A.S. with Rochester Institute of Technology’s Nutrition Management B.S. > Nutrition A.S. with Russell Sage College’s Nutrition Science B.S.

SUNY Delhi Adds Criminal Justice at SCCC SUNY Delhi began offering a four-year degree program in Criminal Justice at SCCC in Fall 2011. The program provides a seamless transfer for students who have completed an Associate’s degree in criminal justice or a related field. Graduates will be prepared to enter directly into employment or graduate study in criminal justice, public safety, criminal investigation, private security or political science. Criminal Justice joins Delhi’s other baccalaureate programs offerings at SCCC: Hotel and Resort Management, Travel and Tourism Management and Business and Information Technology.

Annual Report 2011 3

Inaugural C.N.A. class on campus as part of $11.2 Million Health Care Grant The first group of students in the Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.) training class arrived on campus in March 2011. The 10 students were the first to participate in programs offered through the College’s $11.2 million Health Profession Opportunity Grants, the largest single grant in SCCC history. “When we were notified that the College earned this substantial grant, we knew that it would enable us to transform lives,” said Dr. Quintin Bullock, SCCC President. “The demand for health care professionals is expected to continue growing. We are pleased to continue to expand our workforce training programs to strengthen the development of a skilled workforce.” Students and instructors met daily during the seven-week course in classrooms and labs, while students also completed 30 hours of clinical work at a health care facility. The

Top: In October 2010, College officials announced the largest grant in the College’s history. Left to right are: Denise Brucker, Acting Dean of Workforce Development; Michael Henderson, Acting Coordinator for Workforce Development; Deb Schimpf, Executive Director of Schenectady Community Action Program; Colleen Gardner, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Labor; James Connelly, CEO of Ellis Hospital; Sarah Lane, SCCC Certified Nursing Assistant program graduate; Kathy Cloutier, Executive Director of the Albany Community Action Program (ACAP); Susan Savage, Chairwoman of the Schenectady County Legislature; Denise Murphy McGraw, Chairwoman of the SCCC Board of Trustees; Dr. Quintin Bullock, President of SCCC; and Michael McPartlon, Vice President of Kingsway Arms. Bottom: The sixth floor of Elston Hall was transformed into a lab replicating rooms in a hospital or health care facility with hospital beds and medical equipment for the first C.N.A. class. Left to right are: Amy Goldfarb, Project Director; Dr. Tiziana Rota, Grant Administrator and Fiscal Manager; Denise Brucker, Acting Dean of Workforce Development; Jessica Agront, Chanelle Boddy, Patti Clark, Crystal Hodge, Wilma Negron and Gina Cataldo, students; Connie Kudlack, Instructor; and William Rowe, Instructor.

course is designed to train TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) recipients and low-income individuals as C.N.A.s.

Wilma Negron, a graduate of

Eight of the 10 students in the first class graduated from the program in May 2011 and

Amsterdam High School, has worked

passed the statewide C.N.A. exam. The College offered the same program in Albany

at Ellis Hospital as a Patient Care

in space leased from the Department of Labor, with 16 students participating in and

Technician since January 2009 and has

graduating after the first session in June 2011.

found the field to be rewarding. She

There have been 105 students enrolled in C.N.A. trainings at three sites (SCCC, Center

decided to take the C.N.A. course to

City and in Albany) from March 2011 through October 2011 with 99 students graduating, 87 becoming certified and licensed C.N.A.s by the state of New York and 53 finding employment. In addition, 15 participants are also licensed home health aides as a result

begin pursuing her goal of becoming a Nurse Practitioner. “My mother told me I’d be good at it,” Wilma said. “This

of the College now offering integrated HHA/PCA (home health aide/personal care

is a first step for me.”

assistant) training with C.N.A. instruction.

Her classmate Crystal Hodge holds an

SCCC was one of just four institutions in New York state and one of 32 in the nation to

A.A.S. degree in Community/School

receive the job training funds in October 2010. SCCC received the largest grant award in New York state and the 11th largest grant in the nation. The grant award is part of a $320 million initiative under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Affordable Care Act (ACA) to strengthen the health care workforce in the United States. The College was awarded $2,257,885 for the first year of the five-year grant project. The program is aimed at serving 600 participants annually. Under the federal program, the College will be allowed to submit a “non-competing continuation grant” application to continue the project funding for five years.


Health Education from Bronx Community College. The C.N.A. course has made it possible for her to return to health care. “I’m just glad I have the opportunity to get back to my passion,” Crystal said. “I’m happy to return to the medical field,” she said. Her goal is to become a Nurse Practitioner specializing in midwifery.

TRIO Program Earns Grant for $1.5 Million The SCCC TRIO Program was again awarded a substantial grant for the program, which offers tutoring, counseling, workshops and financial aid to first-generation college students. TRIO received a $1.5 million dollar grant for the next five years, $290,517 per year, through the TRIO Student Support Services program funded by the Department of Education. Approximately 1,400 schools applied and 1,000 institutions earned grant awards. The College’s grant proposal scored 99 out of a possible 100 points.

Grant Update SCCC received the following sizable grants:

New Office Serves Veterans

> $11.2 million Health Profession Opportunities Grant (HPOG), from the U.S.

SCCC opened a new Veterans Affairs

Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and

Office in September 2010 to serve student

Families, for the College’s five-year “Health Care Opportunities” project.

veterans (active and reserve), as well

> $319,565, from the New York State Department of Education, to expand the Schenectady Smart Scholars Early College High School Program, which benefits traditionally underrepresented students allowing them to complete high school studies at the same time they are earning at least 20 college credit hours. > $305,427, as part of a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, for the TRIO program, that offers tutoring, counseling, workshops and financial aid to first-generation college students. > $326,370, under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) through the NYS Education Department, for academic support initiatives including partial salaries for tutors and lab assistants and the purchase of equipment for biology labs, culinary arts labs and nanoscale materials technology labs. > $69,030, from the State University of New York (SUNY) for the Educational

as those students who are spouses and dependents of veterans. The office assists with benefits counseling, vocational rehabilitation, work-study programs, applications processing, assistance in claims handling and referrals. Matthan Bird (above, left), Student Veterans Representative, meets with students on campus and also reaches out to veterans in the community. For example, he and Noney Grier (middle), Student Veterans Representative, met with veterans during the Capital Region

Opportunity Program (EOP) that assists qualified students whose educational and

Homeless Veterans Stand-Down to inform

economic circumstances present a challenge to goal achievement by opening doors

them about SCCC and their educational

to a lifetime of career options, professional advancement and personal enrichment.

benefits, support services, and community

> $1 million for in-kind services, from CampusEAI, through a five-year Campus EAI Consortium Grant to provide SCCC with access to the best technology available and ensure the successful deployment of an enterprise portal solution for the College.

networks designed specifically for veterans. (Also pictured is Patrick Tanella, Student Veterans Representative.)

> $147,208, from the Workforce Development Institute, for RealJobsNY, to provide vocational services to individuals with mental health disabilities. > $40,500, from the State University of New York (SUNY), for a Workforce Development Grant, to provide training in the areas of food service preparation, as well as documentation and leadership skills development for a consortium of regional human service agencies including the Center for Disability Services, Wildwood Programs and Living Resources. > In addition, the SCCC Foundation, Inc. received $10,000 from the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region - Bender Scientific Fund for the purchase of equipment for SCCC’s Nanoscale Materials Technology laboratory. Annual Report 2011 5

College Unveils SCCC @ Center City Over 1,600 students began taking more

offerings and shared programs with

than 60 different classes at a new downtown

Proctors,” said Dr. Quintin Bullock,

location as SCCC @ Center City was

SCCC President. “This cluster of diverse

unveiled this fall.

credit and non-credit program offerings

The 20,000-square-foot space provides

will further integrate SCCC into the

high-tech classrooms for SCCC’s credit and non-credit courses, including those in criminal justice, business, computer

community while providing flexible scheduling for more learners and more classes during high demand peak times,

science and the Certified Nurse’s Aide

nights and weekends.”

program. SCCC @ Center City also houses

“Making SCCC more accessible to our

a variety of workforce development and

students and employers looking for quality,

training programs.

cost effective workforce development

“As Schenectady County Community

programs has been a priority for our

College grows its facilities and program offerings, we are very excited to locate training services and a variety of our academic program courses at Center City, where SCCC currently has a presence at

institution,” said Denise Murphy McGraw, Chairwoman of the SCCC Board of Trustees. “This new location, in the heart of Schenectady’s vibrant downtown, is an

Harry Buffardi, Assistant Professor in the Division of Business and Criminal Justice, teaches a Principles of Investigation class at Center City. “At Center City, we’re located between the courts, the police department and the sheriff’s department,” Buffardi said. “The students are located between field activity and first responders and others in the criminal justice field. We will definitely take advantage of that in the classroom,” he said.

exciting next step in our College’s growth.”

the Schenectady YMCA for athletics

New Group of Smart Scholars Join Innovative Program (left to right) Hema Naraine, Katelynn Deonarine and Mohamed Saleh look through the new backpacks they received on the first day of the Smart Scholars program. The backpacks were filled with school supplies donated by the Junior League of Schenectady and Saratoga Counties. Sponsors for the backpacks and supplies were Stewart’s, WGY Christmas Wish, Fenimore Asset Management and Schenectady Museum and Suits-Bueche Planetarium.

students to complete their high school studies at the same time they are earning at least 20 college credit hours. The ninth-graders were joined by approximately 85 10th-graders who began their second year in the program. Approximately 100 ninth-graders from the Schenectady City School District began earning their first college credits at SCCC in August 2011, learning what it takes to be a successful student through SCCC’s First Year Success Seminar. The students are participants in the Schenectady Smart Scholars Early College High School Program, a partnership between the College and the Schenectady City School District, now in its second year. The innovative program is aimed at increasing high school graduation rates enabling traditionally underrepresented


All of the students chosen completed an application demonstrating that they: belong to a population that has historically not had access to or success in higher education (e.g., minority, potential first generation college student, from a single parent household or in foster care), have achieved an average that is 65% or higher for 7th and 8th grade and have experienced financial burdens. SCCC received a $447,500 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in December 2009 for the program. The grant is part of a $6 million initiative from the Gates Foundation.

Alumni Appear on National Television > In the commercial advertising the Fall 2010 season of Hell’s Kitchen, Chef Gordon Ramsay was heard yelling

“Melissa!” That Melissa was none other than SCCC alumna Melissa Doney ’03, one of 16 chefs, selected from among thousands of hopefuls, to compete on the reality show which began airing on September 22, 2010. The show features Chef Ramsay putting

Despite the ordeal,

aspiring restaurateurs through an

Danielle returned to

intense culinary academy as they

SCCC in January 2006

prepare dishes for his restaurant Hell’s

to continue pursuing

Kitchen in Los Angeles, Calif. The

her degree.

winner earns a coveted black chef’s jacket, $250,000 and the position of Head Chef at LA Market in Los Angeles. Melissa appeared on several episodes. She is Executive Sous Chef at the Fort William Henry in Lake George, N.Y. > Danielle Brantley’s ’07 story of survival was the basis for a segment on A&E’s Biography (bio) channel. Two weeks before her 18th birthday, Danielle was attacked by her mother’s boyfriend inside their home, a horrifying experience that left her face swollen and bruised and 160 stitches lining the width of her neck.

In May 2007 Danielle graduated from SCCC and went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany this past May. > For Giovanni Morina ’98 and Jaymie Giordano ’10, their appearance on national television involved a six-foot tall wedding cake. The two Culinary Arts majors appeared on the Food Network Challenge in November 2010. They designed and made a six-foot tall wedding cake for a mystery couple

(Clockwise from top left) Giovanni Morina ’98 and Jaymie Giordano ’10, Melissa Doney ’03, Danielle Brantley ’07.

cooking classes and wholesale baking for other restaurants and coffee houses. Jaymie works at the studio. Though they weren’t victorious at the end of the show, both alums relished in the opportunity. “It was the most intense thing I’ve ever done. It was life changing because not many people get to do that first of all,” Jaymie said. “It was stressful, but it was a lot of fun. It was a really great experience,” Giovanni added.

during the program. Giovanni is the owner of Gio Culinary Studio in Voorheesville, specializing in custom cakes,

College Team Advocates for Community College Aid A group of SCCC students, faculty, administrators and staff traveled to the Legislative Office Building in Albany to meet with Senator Hugh Farley, Assemblyman James Tedisco and Assemblyman George Amedore in March 2011. Their team visit to the College’s elected officials was part of the New York Community College Trustees Advocacy Day, sharing that SUNY community colleges need $2,260 in state aid per full-time equivalent student to continue to build the competitive work force required for New York’s economic turnaround. The SCCC team also shared how the College’s success has translated into concrete economic gains for Schenectady County.

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President Recognized Locally, Nationally Dr. Quintin Bullock, President of SCCC, was recognized as a leader in the Capital Region and at the national level, earning prestigious awards and contributing his voice to a national discussion about community colleges being essential to a healthy workforce. Dr. Bullock was named Business Executive of the Year by the Chamber of Schenectady County at their 23rd Annual Awards Dinner in October 2011. The award is presented to a natural-born leader and charismatic go-getter who represents a large corporation or organization. On a national scale, Dr. Bullock was chosen as one of only six recipients nationwide to receive a 2011 National TRIO Achiever Award from The Council for Opportunity in Education in September 2011 in Washington, D.C. The awards are presented to former TRIO project participants of high stature within their profession who have made significant civic, community or professional contributions, among other criteria. TRIO is a set of federally-funded college opportunity programs that motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree. SCCC’s TRIO program provides services including tutoring, counseling, assistance with transferring to four-year colleges, resources for students with disabilities and mentoring. Dr. Bullock was also one of 150 invited participants from across the country chosen to attend Challenges, Solutions, Commitments, a United States Department of Education Community College Summit in Philadelphia in February 2011. The summit was a meeting of the minds for leaders at community colleges, as well as those in business, industry and government, to share strategies to meet President Barack Obama’s 2020 goal of America once again having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world and preparing these graduates to lead the 21st century workforce. He was also recognized as the Capital Region’s Promising Newcomer by The Business Review during its annual Achievement Awards event in November 2010. The award is presented to a person new to the Capital Region business community who promises to

(Top) Dr. Quintin Bullock (right), President of Schenectady County Community College, with Rafael Topete (left), a consultant with EDvolution, Inc. and the Chair of the TRIO Achievers and Alumni Committee. (Bottom) John Lavelle, Vice President, Global Projects Operation- GE Energy Power and Water/Board Chairman for the Chamber of Schenectady County, presents the Business Executive of the Year Award to Dr. Quintin Bullock, SCCC President.

make an innovative, creative impact on the Capital Region economy and/or community.

College Presents First Fire Safety Educator Awards to Alumni, Retired Firefighters When Terrence Balcolm and Patrick Dugan ’74 were Fire Science students at SCCC in the mid-1970s, their professor, Melvin Bartlett, assigned a project to spread awareness about fire safety in the community. The two students developed a fire safety education program that became an overwhelming success in local schools during the 1970s and ’80s. In November 2010, the College honored them with the first Melvin E. Bartlett Fire Safety Educator Awards, given by SCCC in partnership with the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control. Mr. Balcolm and Mr. Dugan, now retired, were both longtime members of the Schenectady City Fire Department. Mr. Balcolm was a firefighter with the department from 1971 to 2003. Mr. Dugan was a member of the department from 1969 to 2002 and served as Deputy Chief, Fire Captain, Paramedic Lieutenant and Fire Lieutenant. 8 SCCC

(Left to right) William Van Hoesen, SCCC Educational Specialist; Patrick Dugan ’74, award recipient; Wilena Bartlett, wife of the late Melvin E. Bartlett Sr.; Terrence Balcolm, award recipient; and Dr. David Hennessy, Professor and Dean of the Division of Business and Criminal Justice.

Students Serve Our Community > Students and faculty launched service projects both in clubs and in the classroom to benefit the community. Members of the Student Volunteer Organization (SVO) marched as part of the YWCA’s annual Take Back the Night Walk, a demonstration against domestic violence and sexual assault. The SVO also collected items for those affected by Hurricane Irene and gifts, along with Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, for needy children with autism. > The SCCC Student Activities Board collected toiletries for women living in the YWCA’s shelter. > The RESTART Club, for returning adult students, held “Project Warmth,” a clothing drive for winter hats, gloves and scarves to benefit clients of Bethesda House of Schenectady. > Members of the Black and Latino Student Alliance (BLSA) rolled up their sleeves and headed over to the Hamilton Hill Arts Center to rake and bag leaves, help organize the center’s community library and put a fresh coat of paint on some of the walls. > Students in Associate Professor Renee Adamany’s Group Dynamics class: collected arts and crafts supplies and snacks for the Hamilton Hill Arts Center; collected food for local food-pantries; arranged for new backpacks filled with toys and personal care items to be given to foster children at Northeast Parent and Child Society; and raised funds for the YWCA of Northeastern New York’s domestic violence program, UNICEF and the Spina Bifida Foundation. > For the 11th consecutive year, students in the Culinary Arts program and at the Academy of the Holy Names baked pies for Northeast Parent and Child Society at Thanksgiving. The group, led by faculty members Robert Payne, Tom Alicandro and Christopher Tanner, baked approximately 350 to 375 pumpkin and apple pies. “It’s all about giving back to the community. My daughter Baleigh started the program when she was in kindergarten when she was at Duanesburg Elementary School,” Bob Payne said. “Now it has continued since she has been at the Academy of the Holy Names. It has been very gratifying to have SCCC Culinary Arts students volunteer to participate in this program that benefits Northeast Parent and Child Society.”

(Top) Members of the BLSA spent an afternoon working at the Hamilton Hill Art Center. Pictured are some of the BLSA members, Eduardo Aguirre, Leon BobbSemple, Steven Hines and Tamekia Brown with Jason Benitez, Advisor.  (Center) The students from SOC 127: Interpersonal and Group Dynamics load a truck to deliver food they collected to local food pantries as part of their service learning project. (Left to right) Debra Wilkins, Leah Soltis, Brenden Raucci, Dave Bourdeau and Teresa Kelly holding Devon Harris. The youngsters in the photo are children of the SCCC students. (Left) The Student Volunteer Organization in front of “The Giving Tree.” (front row, left to right.): Theresa Taylor, Advisor Renee Adamany and Erin Pelkey; (back row, left to right) Kenya Moore, Katie Mahlum, Kalonie Bradtke, Eli Feldman, Melinda Civic, Da’teek Jeffress and Ryan Van Brocklen.

Annual Report 2011 9

New Home Court is Slam Dunk, Teams Score Big During Athletic Season The Royals scored big last season. The women’s and men’s

qualified after

basketball teams played their first home games in the James

finishing third

and Lenore Jacobson Gymnasium at the Schenectady YMCA at

in the Region III

Center City in November 2010 as fans celebrated Blue and Gold


Day with giveaways and refreshments.

and second in the

For the second consecutive year, the men’s basketball team, led

Mountain Valley

by Head Coach Brian Adams, Assistant Coach Allah Atkins and Volunteer Assistant Coach Mike Beers, qualified for the Region

Conference with a very impressive

III Men’s Basketball

23-7 record.

Regional Playoffs.

Standouts on the

The team finished the

team included

regular season with a 1312 overall record, and were

Ernie Costello, ranked 41st in the

SCCC Bowling Team (front row) Mike Liberatore; (second row) Joe O’Toole, Derrick Tusang, Welthea Ling, Joanne Wolf, John Jablonski (Assistant Men’s Coach); (third row) Ray Ross (Head Coach), David VanNatten, Dillon Davis, Luke Ciccarelli, Brian Loudermilk, Ernie Costello; last row: Chris Kichton, Lou Devoe (Women’s Assistant coach) Missing: Angela Weiss

country with a 203.6 average and third in the conference with a 217 average, who was named to the All Region Team, All Conference Team and qualified for All American honors in the singles category; Dillon Davis, ranked seventh in the conference with a 207 average; Luke Ciccarelli, ranked ninth in the conference with a 203 average; and Joanne Wolf, ranked 14th in the conference with a 175 average. The men’s baseball team played their second season at the newly

10-6 and in fourth place in


the very competitive Moun-

home field at the

tain Valley Conference.

“B” diamond in

Sophomore forwards Chris

Central Park. The

Lewis (right), Criminal Jus-

Royals had a major

tice major, and Vernon Cross, Teacher Education Transfer major,

winning streak

were named to the All-Conference Team. Lewis was also named

which reached 14

to the Third Team All Region Team. Those sophomores on the

games and enabled

Royals won a total of 31 games during their two-year careers at

them to once again

the College, tying the College record set by the 1993-1994 team.

qualify for the

The women’s basketball team, under first-year Head Coach

regional playoffs. They finished with a 24-9 overall record and

Dayna Torino, was much more competitive than teams of previous years. Freshman center Christine Volans (pictured above), Liberal Arts major, was named to the Third Team All Mountain Valley Conference Team. The SCCC bowling team, led by Ray Ross, who was in his 20th year of coaching the Royals, competed in the NJCAA National Championships in Buffalo in March 2011, finishing 10th out of 20 teams. This is the third consecutive year and sixth year overall that the Royals have competed at the national level. They 10 SCCC

20-4 in regional play. Individually, sophomore pitcher and catcher Billy Creighton (pictured above), Liberal Arts major, was named the Player of the Year in Region III and the Mountain Valley Conference as well as a NJCAA First Team All-American. Freshman outfielder Jayson Osborne, Liberal Arts major, was also honored as a First Team All-Region selection and Third Team All-American. Head Coach Tim Andi, who finished out his 20th season coaching the Royals, was once again named Region III Coach of the Year.

The women’s crew team, led by Advisor Thomas White, finished its fourth year as the only women’s crew program at the two-year

SCCC Pilots Earn Safety Award

level in the Northeast. A highlight of the Fall 2010 season was the team finishing 15th out of 26 in the prestigious Head of the Schuykill in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During the Spring 2011 season, the lady rowers were victorious against Union College, RPI and Division I University at Albany during both of their races on the Mohawk River.

The Women’s Crew Team joined members of the Stockade Association for a Community Service Day in Riverside Park in May 2011. (left to right): Sarah Wells (Stroke Seat), Lisa Curtin (3 Seat), Grace Liebers (2 Seat) and Elizabeth Frederick (Bow Seat).

Fall 2011 SCCC Flight Team (left to right) (front row) Richie Hendrickson, Marisa Demarest (President of the Aviation Club and Captain of the Flight Team), (back row) Jack Kenyon, Hugh Kelleigh, Aaron Marshall, Barbara Jones (Associate Professor/Aviation Liaison), and Adan Sandoval (Missing: Adam Carey, Carson Deyo)

The SCCC Flight Team won the coveted Safety Award for its

Go…! A group of enthusiastic students started a Cheerleading Club, debuting their dance routines and cheers during the Fall 2010 basketball season at games at the Schenectady YMCA in Center City. The cheerleaders, most of whom cheered in high school, wanted to build more school spirit around the basketball teams. “We want the basketball team to be more well-known,” said club leader Jen Jones, a Tourism and Hospitality Management major. “This will bring more people to the games. It will give those of us who are cheering an experience for positive team bonding.”

efforts in safety and safety awareness during the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) competition in October 2010 at Dowling College at Brookhaven Airport, Long Island. The young pilots, Aviation Science majors, also earned six medals, placing in the top 10 in six out of nine events held during the three-day competition. The team’s coach was Andrew Greco ’08, a graduate of Florida Institute of Technology’s Aerospace Engineering Program and Barbara Jones, Associate Professor/Aviation Liaison, was Advisor to the team. Also, the SCCC Flight Team placed second overall in the Region VII National Intercollegiate Flying Association Safecon Flight

Some of the members of the SCCC Cheerleading Club: (left to right) Adriana Marrero, Human Services; Mariah Everson, Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences; Neiman Ortiz, Science; Jen Jones, Tourism and Hospitality Management; Ashley Ayuso, Music; Marissa Tucker, Music; and Crystal Loomis, Criminal Justice.

Competition held at Dowling College in Brookhaven, Long Island, in October 2011. The SCCC pilots competed against teams from Delaware State University, Bridgewater State University, West Point, RPI, and Dowling College, which took first place.

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Faculty and Staff Accolades/Achievements > Martha Asselin,

Women in the Nuclear Age:

Faculty Member Pamela Strianese had

Vice President

Cultural Literacy and Female Identity,

the sixth edition of their book Math

of Student

1940-1960, published by Rutgers

Principles for Food Service Occupa-

Affairs, was

University Press. The book focuses on

tions released by DELMAR CENGAGE

recognized as a

young women who went to college in


2011 Woman of

the period immediately following the


Second World War and, through a close

during the

reading of their diaries and letters,

28th Annual YWCA NorthEastern

examines the dreams, experiences, and

NY Women of Achievement and

opportunities of these students who

REACH Awards Dinner. The Women

often were the first members of their

of Achievement Awards are presented

families who had the opportunity to get

to individuals who have demonstrated

a higher education.

unusual achievement and distinction in career and/or community work,

> Sandy Gonzalez, Associate for

> Dr. Karen Hosmer, Assistant Professor in the School of Music, knows the answer to the old adage, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” It’s something she reminds her

Continuing Education, was elected Vice

students of on a daily basis. “Practice,

President of the National Alliance of

practice, practice.” In May 2010, her

Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships,

students saw her practice pay off when

a professional organization that fosters

she performed as an oboist with the

Multicultural/Educational Opportunity

and supports rigorous concurrent en-

Albany Symphony Orchestra at the

Program, was named one of the Hispanic

rollment partnerships for colleges and

famed New York City venue.

Coalition of New York’s 40 Under 40

high schools.

and served as role models through the leadership qualities they exhibit. > Jason Benitez, Coordinator of the

Rising Latino Stars. Each year the Hispanic Coalition recognizes New York State Latinos under the age of 40 who are making a positive difference in their community. > Dr. David Brough, Professor and Dean of the School of Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism, received RIT’s 2010

> Christopher Allen Tanner ’99 (above,

Dr. Richard Marecki Memorial Award

> Dr. Syeda Munaim (second from right),

left), Senior Technical Specialist,

in October 2010, recognizing devotion

Associate Professor in the Division of

Certified Executive Chef (CEC),

to lifelong learning. Dr. Brough earned

Math, Science, Technology and Health,

Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE),

his Master’s degree in Hospitality

was selected as a consultant to the

World Certified Chef (WCC), was

Tourism Management from RIT in 1992.

national Advisory Committee for IN-

named Chef of the Year and Paul Krebs,

TELECOM’s Anatomy and Physiology

Professor, Certified Culinary Educator

Project. INTELECOM (Intelligent Tele-

(CCE), was named Pastry Chef of the

communications), is a California-based

Year by the Capital District-Central

non-profit corporation and producer

New York Chapter of the American

of curriculum-based media for online,

Culinary Federation. They are shown

distance and classroom learning.

with Caitlin Sive (middle), a Culinary

> Dr. Babette Faehmel, Assistant Professor in the Division of Liberal Arts, had her book College


> Professor Toby Strianese and Adjunct

Arts major, who was named Student Chef of the Year.

Faculty and Staff Earn Prestigious SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence

Students Earn Chancellor’s Awards SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher named Melinda Civic (right, top), Criminal Justice and Human Services major, and Theresa Taylor (right, bottom), Chemical Dependency Counseling major, as recipients of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. They

The following members of the College’s faculty and staff earned the prestigious SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence. Each recipient received an engraved medallion to be worn at academic ceremonies. > Susan Donahue (above, left), Information Processing Specialist II, Academic Services, Academic Affairs Division, SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service. > Tamara Calhoun (above, center), Associate Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences, SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service. > Dr. Ruth McEvoy, Professor and Chairperson, Mathematics,

were also named to the Phi Theta Kappa All-New York Academic Team by New York Community College Trustees (NYCCT), New York Community College Association of Presidents and the Faculty Council of Community Colleges. The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence recognizes students who have best demonstrated, and have been recognized for, the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and

Science and Technology, SUNY Chancellor’s Award for

performing arts, or career achievement. Each recipient receives

Excellence in Faculty Service.

a framed certificate and medallion, which is traditionally worn

> Sheila Foglietta (above, right), Associate Professor, Business and Law, SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

at commencement. The Phi Theta Kappa Awards recognized 59 outstanding community college students from throughout the state. In addition to academic achievement, recipients of the award are also evaluated on their leadership and community service involvement.

Young Chef Takes First Trip Overseas to Learn from German Mentors On June 26, 2011, Daniel Sala ’11 embarked on his first trip overseas, a chance to immerse himself in the art of German cooking to learn how to create dishes other than sausage and schnitzel. The husband and wife team of Sascha Faehmel, Executive Chef, and Maren Blumenberg-Faehmel, Management, mentored Daniel in the ways of German cuisine at Restaurant Alte Scheune, their establishment in Moormerland, Eastern Friesland. Dr. Babette Faehmel, a native of Germany and Assistant Professor in the Division of Liberal Arts, proposed the idea of an international exchange for a young culinarian to Dr. David Brough, Professor and Dean, and Professor Strianese, of the College’s Division of Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism. Dr. Faehmel is also Sascha’s sister. “I am really very passionate about this because I believe that few things are as beneficial for young people’s personal and intellectual growth as exposure to different places, nations and cultures,” Dr. Faehmel said. This is only the second time that SCCC has partnered with chefs overseas, with two graduates working at a restaurant in England several years ago. Annual Report 2011 13

Large Transfer Scholarship Among Those Earned by Students

(Left to right) Kimberly Burroughs, Melody Nunez, Daniel Sala, Claudia Escobedo and Nelka (Nicky) Ortega-Cotto

> Theresa Taylor, a Chemical Dependency Counseling major,

leadership. The Pearson Prize is unique in that it provides

was one of only 60 students from across the country to earn

assistance to those who may be bypassed by the traditional

a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer

scholarship system. She was chosen for this national honor,

Scholarship for up to $30,000 per year. She graduated in

given to 20 students nationwide, from among 20,000 applicants.

May 2011 and is pursuing a Bachelor’s in Social Work (BSW) at the College of Saint Rose. Theresa was chosen from among 785 applicants to receive

> Kimberly Burroughs, Criminal Justice major, and Melody Nunez, Human Services major, were recipients of the Schenectady Business and Professional Women’s Catherine

the scholarship intended to cover a significant share of the

H. Raycroft Scholarships for Women Returning to Education.

student’s educational expenses for the final two to three years

The awards are worth $2,000 toward their tuition at SCCC

necessary to achieve a Bachelor’s degree. She was selected

and were based on academic performance. Kimberly would

based on her academic achievement and critical thinking

like to eventually become a parole officer. Melody is pursuing

ability, financial need, will to succeed, and breadth of interest

her Bachelor’s degree at the University at Albany’s School of

and activities. While at SCCC she was Vice President of Phi

Social Welfare.

Theta Kappa honor society, named to the President’s List, a Senior Senator, Past President of the Student Volunteer Organization, President of RESTART, a peer mentor and student representative on the College’s Enrollment Services Council. She is also active in the community as a former intern at Hedgerow House in Ballston Spa, a volunteer with the Red Cross of Northeastern New York and an advocate with Shelters of Saratoga. > Melinda Civic ’11, Criminal Justice and Human Services major, was selected as a National Fellow of the Pearson Prize for Higher Education. Melinda was selected for the $10,000 honor because of her commitment to public service and student


> Also, Daniel Sala, Culinary Arts major, was awarded a scholarship from R.L. Schreiber, a company that produces spices, food bases and specialty items. Daniel was selected from a number of applicants who were required to submit three recipes that featured the line of R.L. Schreiber spices, seasonings, and sauce bases. He was an intern at Walt Disney World and Sous Chef for Indulge Restaurant in Latham. > Claudia Escobedo, General Business major, and Nelka (Nicky) Ortega-Cotto, Paralegal major, were presented with academic scholarships by the Capital District chapter of 100 Hispanic Women.

Board Chairwoman Recognized Denise Murphy McGraw, Chairwoman of the SCCC Board

Culinary Arts Students and Faculty Rise to the Challenge

of Trustees, was appointed as an Associate Committee Member for the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Governance and Bylaws Committee for 2011. The ACCT is a non-profit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern over 1,200 community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States and beyond. In May 2011, the YWCA of NorthEastern NY (NENY) presented her with the Katherine S. Rozendaal Award, which honors

Dr. Dave Brough (left), Professor and Dean of the Division of Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism, accepts the Chaine des Rotisseurs plate on behalf of the division from William Harris, the Bailli for the Albany Chapter of La Chaine des Rottiseurs. A team of students, alumni and faculty chefs rose to the challenge of preparing a meal for the Albany chapter of the international gastronomic society in the Casola Dining Room.

a person whose volunteer leadership and activities have had a positive impact on the Schenectady Community. Also, she was selected to chair the New York Community College Trustees (NYCCT) Legislative Committee compromised of representatives from New York Sate community colleges. NYCCT is a voluntary nonprofit consortium of community college trustees established to strengthen the effectiveness of New York community college trustees as an active force in the development and implementation of public policy impacting community colleges. NYCCT represents the appointed board members who govern the 30 community colleges in the State University of New York (SUNY) system and the six community colleges in the City University of New York (CUNY) system.

(l. to r.) Caitlin Sive, Kelly Eckerson, Paul Pownal, Kathryn Schmidt, Ashley Paige, James Heath, Rebecca Rivera, Melissa Rosales, Freddy Ramirez, Patrick Legacy, Kim Williams, Yono Purnomo, Ben Legacy, Adrienne Passineau, Josh Fiore, Cheryl Schryver, Sean Murphy, Kathy King, Jon Micheli Kneeling, Matt Tedesco, Jay Larkin, and Duncan Stowell

McGraw, of Niskayuna, was appointed to the Board by the Schenectady County Legislature in 2007 and was named Chair of the SCCC Board of Trustees in July 2009. She is Co-Chair of the Junior Leagues of New York State Public Affairs Committee, a Trustee on the WMHT Board of Directors and a Trustee for the Schenectady County Public Library. She chairs the Junior League’s Annual Operation Back-to-School project she founded nine years ago, that provides backpacks and supplies to elementary school students. She is a partner at the Albany based government relations firm of Hill, Gosdeck & McGraw, LLC.

(l. to r.) (back row) Shateik Merrit, Greg Kern, Paul Krebs, Mark Delos, Robert Payne, Jaime Ortiz, Anand “AJ” Jayapal, Tim Vennard and Christopher Tanner (front row) Paul Pownall, Joan Dembinski, Helena Morel, Jose Arteche, Susan Hatalsky, Lois Keefrider, Evelyn Prodafikas, Jessica Tanner and Dave Brough

Annual Report 2011 15

Students and Employers Network During Expos

SUNY Approves Albany Service Agreement

Hundreds of

SCCC received approval from the State University of New York to

employers visited

offer some of its academic offerings, including its 24 Credit Hour

campus to connect

Program, in Albany County as a part of a Service Area Agreement.

with students

Service Area Agreements allow a community college to offer

during targeted

courses and maintain locations in counties outside of their

networking events

sponsoring counties. The agreement next has to be approved by

organized by the

the Albany County Legislature.

Office of Career

SUNY’s approval allows SCCC to offer credit and non-credit

and Employment Services.

programs in Albany County in some of its specialty programs related to workforce training including: certification to be a

Summing up your

Home Health Aide, Home Care Aide and Certified Nurse’s Aide;

strengths in a few

Health Information Technology and Medical Coding and Billing

minutes or less

curricula; the Fire Protection Technology program on behalf of

can be a challenge,

the Town of Colonie and the Colonie Fire Department; and

but more than 230

college readiness courses and the unique 24 Credit Hour Program

students did just

aimed especially at adult learners, with or without a GED, at

that during Speed

locations including Albany High School and in Arbor Hill and

Networking Days interacting with employers to gain immediate

South Albany.

feedback on ways to enhance their communication skills. More

YWCA Honors Student Club

than 650 students, alumni and employers participated in Career Expos targeted to specific industry segments including Human and Community Services, Hospitality and Tourism, Criminal Justice and Emergency Services and Science and Technologies. Students learned about job and internship opportunities while developing greater awareness of the trends affecting their businesses. Experts in fields ranging from criminal justice and accounting to culinary arts comprised Career and Business Panels, discussing their daily jobs and keys to success. Also, employers set up recruitment tables on campus throughout the year. Students and alumni also have 24/7 access to opportunities through an online career management system called College Central.

The YWCA NorthEastern NY (NENY) recognized the SCCC Student Volunteer Organization (SVO) for its collaborative partnership with the YWCA. According to the YWCA, “The SCCC SVO has been an amazing collaborator to the women and children who are served by the YWCA Women’s Services Programs. The students have been long-term contributors to the needs of YWCA clients. Their diversity makes them especially sensitive to the needs of the individuals they support; they reflect the empathy and generosity that comes with maturity, parenting, employment and personal struggles that are not always reflective of a college community.” The SVO has collected food, personal care items and gift cards for YWCA clients, holding a special collection as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Students Hop on Bus Through New CDTA Agreement SCCC and Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) together announced a new pilot program that offers all of SCCC’s over 6,000 students the opportunity to access the entire CDTA route network using college ID cards during the 2011-2012 school year. Students can swipe their student ID cards to ride all trunk bus, neighborhood, shuttle routes and express services, as well as CDTA’s STAR paratransit service and Northway Commuter Express (NX) services. The program is funded through student activity fees. 16 SCCC

Matthan Bird, student, swipes his student ID card, as fellow student Deryle McCann looks on.

Program Partners Kids and College for Nutritional Awareness Students in the SCCC Smart Scholars and Liberty Partnership Programs, their parents and students and faculty from the SCCC Culinary Arts program joined together during “Kids in the Kitchen” on April 25, 2011. The Junior League of Schenectady and Saratoga Counties worked with the SCCC Culinary Arts Department to create an expanded program that highlighted nutritional education and foster in students an interest in culinary arts as a career. The young chefs worked closely with faculty and students in the SCCC Culinary Arts labs. Schenectady ninth-graders in the Smart Scholars program not only learned how to prepare healthy cuisine, they also served their parents in the elegant Casola Dining Room on campus. The

Chef Bob Payne with (l. to r.) Ginalucia Triana-Strautmanis, Deominique Harrison and Parmanand Pokhai.

goal of the program was to show how to prepare and make better food choices at home.

Commencement 2011 SCCC held its 41st Commencement on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at Proctors. There were approximately 540 graduates in A.A.S., A.S., A.A., A.O.S. and certificate programs this year, as well as 29 graduates with B.B.A. degrees from SUNY Delhi through the SUNY Delhi/ SCCC partnership.

Clockwise from top left: New York State Lieutenant Governor Robert J. Duffy, keynote speaker, tells the Class of 2011, “Whatever career path you choose, always look at what you stand for.” Da’teek Jeffress earned his A.S. in Human Services and planned to attend the College of Saint Rose to pursue his bachelor’s degree. He is shown with Dr. Quintin Bullock, SCCC President. Phyllis Smalls, Paralegal A.A.S., Luz Quinones, Criminal Justice A.A.S. (Honors) and Aziza Vice, Criminal Justice A.A.S., enjoy the sunshine as they prepare to enter Proctors. Dr. Dean Bennett, Associate Professor in the Division of Liberal Arts, congratulates Christina Wiebe who graduated from the Honors program with her A.S. in Business Administration. Gregg Zito pumps up the crowd as his name is read while crossing the stage. Gregg earned his A.O.S. degree in Culinary Arts.

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College Launches New Web Site and Portal The College launched a new web site to complement a new MySCCC portal. The web site, at, and MySCCC portal, which is linked prominently to the new home page, help modernize the College’s recruitment and retention efforts while branding the College as a first-choice destination for the Capital Region’s college-bound population.

Rap Legend, “Raging Mamas,” Renowned Saxophonist and Rugged Photographer Round Out Special Events > Chuck D, leader and co-founder of the legendary rap group Public Enemy, presented Rap, Race and Reality to a packed crowd in the College’s Taylor Auditorium during Black History Month in February 2011. Chuck, who is the author of two critically acclaimed books, a political activist, publisher, radio host, and producer, stressed the importance of education and a strong work ethic. > At 84, Leo Konitz, alto saxophonist, continues to be regarded as the preeminent “cool jazz saxophonist.” He has recorded dozens of albums as a band leader and he thrilled Empire Jazz Orchestra fans when he was the guest artist during the Spring 2011 Jazz Masters Concert. > Residents of the Capital Region went to Africa, the Congo Basin, Baghdad and the jungle all in one night in April 2011 when Tom Clynes, National Geographic writer and photographer, shared his photos with audience members. > Dr. Babette Faehmel, SCCC Assistant Professor teaching history, asked the question, “Raging Mamas: What Draws Women to the Tea Party Movement?” during her presentation in Fall 2011, part of the College’s ongoing Humanities Lecture Series. > Other special events at the College included performances by the College’s ensembles in residence, the Capital Region Wind Ensemble and Musicians of Ma’alwyck, and Chamber Music Series Concerts, including a performance by mezzo-soprano Lucille Beer and pianist Mark Evans celebrating the release of their first CD. > Guest presenters included Dr. Matthew J. Kohn of the New York State Department of Health, discussing Stem Cells: the Basics and the Potential; Kjirsten Gustavson, costume historian, who presented, Under Where?: Women’s Clothing in 1770; and deaf poet Peter Cook and hearing co-author Kenny Lerner, who brought poetry to life during the Flying Words Project.

Vince DiMartino, one of America’s most sought-after trumpet performers and educators, was the College’s artist-in-residence in March 2011. He is shown here (center) during a Master Class with music students (l. to r.) Joshua Kelly, David Rydelnik, Leann Frone and Ian Kerr-Mace.


President Barack Obama Visits Schenectady For the first time since President Harry Truman was here in 1952, a sitting President was in the city of Schenectady, as President Barack Obama visited GE in January 2011 and SCCC was part of the story.

SCCC President Quintin Bullock shakes the hand of United States President Barack Obama during his visit to GE in January 2011.

Governor Cuomo Announces Major Economic Development Initiative In July 2011, Governor

Dr. Quintin Bullock, President of SCCC, and

Andrew Cuomo

Dr. Penny Haynes, Vice President of SCCC, were in

chose SCCC

attendance during the President’s address, listening

as the site to

with pride as President Obama highlighted the

announce a new

importance of community colleges in building a

Capital Region

strong workforce for the 21st century.


SCCC was a key part of media coverage as reporters


interviewed students and faculty gathered in the Stockade Building to watch the live events of the day unfold, from Air Force One touching down at the Albany International Airport to the President’s convoy departing on I-890, across from the College. Media outlets also spoke with Denise Murphy

Development Council that will redesign the relationship between state government and businesses to stimulate regional economic development and

McGraw, Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Bullock, Dr. Ruth McEvoy, Chair,

create jobs statewide.

and Dr. Li Wu, Assistant Professor, in the Math, Science and Technology Department,

The Regional Council coordinates the

as well as students about the College’s Storage Battery Technology Certificate program

economic development of Albany,

and Alternative Energy Technology degree program and their connection to GE. Dr. Wu

Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga,

and Angela Prestigiacomo, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, were in-studio

Schenectady, Warren and Washington

commentators during live coverage on FOX 23 News.

counties. Shirley Ann Jackson, President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and

Senator Informs Students, Parents of Tax Credit

Michael Castellana, President and CEO

Senator Charles E. Schumer spoke at SCCC in December 2010 to spread awareness

the statewide initiative.

about the college tuition tax credit program. The Schumer-authored tax credit initiative provides middle class families with children in college with $1 back on their taxes for every $1 spent on tuition, up to $2,500 per year.

of SEFCU, are Regional Co-Chairs for “New York can no longer afford onesize-fits-all economic development plans that ignore the unique assets and

(Left to right) Denise Murphy McGraw, Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees; Theresa Taylor, student; Honorable Charles Schumer, U.S. Senator; Evan Russell, student; Kathleen Farrell, student; Matthan Bird, student; Dr. Quintin Bullock, President: and Denise Brucker, Acting Dean of Workforce Development

challenges of the state›s many diverse regions,” Governor Cuomo said. “Today, we are taking a groundbreaking approach that will send a clear message that New York is open for business. With the Regional Councils, we will empower individual areas like Capital Region to chart their own course for economic growth, bringing jobs and investment to New York.” It was the first visit to SCCC by a sitting governor in memory.

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Flood Waters Delay Start of Classes Historic flooding from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee wiped out what would have been the first week of classes for Fall 2011 and caused over $1 million in damages to the College. Class began on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. To allow students to buy books and register, the College held a special “Stop-In Saturday” and students were able to register online through mid-September. For the first time a host of “Late Start” classes began in late September as well. “Our local community, public officials and College community worked tirelessly to help SCCC reopen for students,” said Dr. Quintin Bullock, SCCC President.


1. The Quad from the top of Elston Hall. 2. Entrance to campus from Rt. 5 East. 3. Water damaged equimptment. 4. Maintenance area. 5. Hallway in Elston Hall. 6. Water lines in Elston Hall entrance way. 7. The parking lot from Washington Avenue. 8. Aerial view of campus. 9. Dried mud after the water receeded. 10. Mud covers the loading dock after the water retreated. 11. The water at its highest point. 12. The loading dock dries out.













Record Enrollment for Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 Fall 2010 enrollment was up 24% compared to Fall 2009. There were 6,415 full-time and part-time students for Fall 2010. Spring 2011 enrollment was up 3.2% compared to Spring 2010 with 4,748 full-time and part-time students. The College’s most popular degree programs, Chemical Dependency Counseling and Computer Networking and Repair (each 63%), Nanoscale Materials Technology (57%), Assistant Chef (45%), Science (31%), Emergency Management (27%), and Health Studies (25%) showed significant increased enrollment. Overview of Graduating Classes Number of Graduates Average Age Female Male Minorities Total Degrees/Certificates Transfer Degrees Career Degrees Certificates

2009 2010 2011 458 545 544 27 25 28 56% 58% 59% 44% 42% 41% 14% 16% 19% 484 571 572 165 206 197 273 293 282 46 70 93

FALL 2011 STUDENT PROFILE Gender Female Male

Full Time

Part Time


1380 (52%) 1290 (48%)

1174 (63%) 676 (37%)

2554 (57%) 1966 (43%)

386 (14%) 59 (2%) 22 (1%) 98 (4%) 1773 (66%) 3 (<1%) 329 (12%)

201 (11%) 51 (3%) 14 (1%) 67 (4%) 1214 (66%) 3 (<1%) 300 (16%)

587 (13%) 110 (2%) 36 (1%) 165 (4%) 2987 (66%) 6 (<1%) 629 (14%)

Disabling Conditions None 2502 (94%) Visually Impaired 6 (<1%) Hearing Impaired 4 (<1%) Learning Disability 49 (2%) Mobility Impaired 4 (<1%) Other 105 (4%)

1717 (93%) 3 (<1%) 2 (<1%) 35 (2%) 5 (<1%) 88 (5%)

4219 (93%) 9 (<1%) 6 (<1%) 84 (2%) 9 (<1%) 193 (4%)

117 (6%) 350 (19%) 333 (18%) 329 (18%) 215 (12%) 127 (7%) 220 (12%) 152 (8%) 7 (<1%) 0 (0%)

155 (3%) 1855 (41%) 692 (15%) 666 (15%) 377 (8%) 219 (5%) 352 (8%) 194 (4%) 10 (<1%) 0 (0%)

Ethnicity Black Asian Indian/Eskimo Hispanic Caucasian NR Alien Unknown

Age Distribution Under 18 38 (1%) 18 - 21 1505 (56%) 22 - 24 359 (13%) 25 - 29 337 (13%) 30 - 34 162 (6%) 35 - 39 92 (3%) 40 - 49 132 (5%) SCCC Budget 2010-2011 2011-2012 50 - 64 42 (2%) Revenues Over 64 3 (<1%) Student Revenues 50.91% 59% Unknown 0 (0%) State Aid 34% 32.3% Average Age 24.36 Local Share Revenues 15.09% 8.7% Matriculated 2589 (97%) 100% 100% Non-Matriculated 81 (3%)

30.33 26.81 1288 (66%)

3817 (84%)

622 (34%)

703 (16%)

Non-Credit Enrollment 371 Expenditures Personnel Services 55.3% 48.9% Note: SCCC has 2234 University in the High School (full-time and Contractual Services 19.1% 24.4% part-time) students in Fall 2011 not included in the total. Employee Benefits 23.7% 24.7% HS Status (Matriculated Only) Equipment 1.9% 2% Graduate 2103 (79%) 971 (52%) 3074 (68%) GED 45 (2%) 45 (2%) 90 (2%) 100% 100% 24-hr Rule 61 (2%) 28 (2%) 89 (2%) Other 380 (14%) 184 (10%) 564 (12%) The Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s operating budget was $24,083,477 in 2010/2011 and increased to $26,256,842 for 2011/2012.

County of Residence Schenectady Saratoga Albany Rensselaer Schoharie Montgomery Fulton Other

1486 (56%) 309 (12%) 446 (17%) 106 (4%) 40 (1%) 91 (3%) 28 (1%) 164 (6%)

1124 (61%) 245 (13%) 294 (16%) 48 (3%) 20 (1%) 41 (2%) 14 (1%) 64 (3%)

2610 (58%) 554 (12%) 740 (16%) 154 (3%) 60 (1%) 132 (3%) 42 (1%) 228 (5%)

Total Students

2670 (100%)

1850 (100%)

4520 (100%)

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SCCC Foundation News

Dear Friends: My first year as Chair of the Schenectady County Community College Foundation, Inc.’s (SCCC) Board of Directors (2010-2011) was a year of substantial change and growth. In September 2010, we welcomed Ms. Carmel Patrick as SCCC’s new Executive Director of

Types of Gifts As of 8/31/11 Annual Scholarships: 24.5%

Development. Ms. Patrick is well suited to lead the Foundation’s efforts to strengthen the

Endowed Scholarships: 7%

private resources the College needs to accomplish its strategic goals. And to more closely align the Foundation’s goals with those of the College, in January 2011, the Foundation’s Mission and Vision statements were revised to emphasize our commitment to the success of SCCC’s students. To fulfill that mission, Foundation Board Members are charged with constantly looking for opportunities to introduce SCCC to prospective partners. Support from Unrestricted Giving: 38%

our generous individual and corporate donors is critical, and I’d like to thank all of you – our consistent supporters, as well as the many new donors that join us each year. The Foundation continues to sponsor tremendously successful celebrations like the Annual Gala and Food For Thought and All That Jazz. Both events not only surpassed

Support for Student and College Programs: 24%

In-kind Gifts: 6.5%

their financial goals, but also introduced the College to a broader regional network. As always, funds generated by these very special events, as well as generous contributions to our Annual Fund, provide crucial support to students through scholarships and grants, as well as essential professional development opportunities for faculty and staff. The Foundation was honored to provide over $70,000 in scholarships to SCCC students at the May 2011 Honors Convocation, and we are working hard to expand

Net Asset Breakdown Foundation assets as of 8/31/11

Total: $4,348,918 Other Restricted Purposes: 46%

these opportunities in 2011-2012. Finally, on behalf of the entire Board, I’d like to recognize longtime Foundation staff member Vladia Boniewski, who retired in September 2011 after 31 years of dedicated service to Schenectady County Community College and the SCCC Foundation. Many students and alumni benefited over the years from Ms. Boniewski’s efforts to raise funds for scholarships, capital improvements and support of SCCC’s faculty and staff development and academic programs. In 2011-2012, I look forward to working with all of you to “grow giving” in support of SCCC.

Unendowed Scholarships: 8%

Unrestricted: 11% Endowed Scholarships: 35%

Michael Tobin SCCC Foundation Board Chair



Race Named In Honor of Prescott Brown

Schenectady County Community College Presents An Evening of Rhythm and Blues Honorary Chairs Ray and Valerie Bleser welcomed 300 guests to SCCC’s Gala at the Glen Sanders Mansion on November 19, 2010. The festive evening kicked off the holiday season with a sumptuous dinner followed by dancing to music by Colleen Pratt and Friends. The event raised more than $37,000 to support SCCC students and the College’s continued growth and development.

(left) Congressman Paul Tonko dances with Foundation Board Member Betty Barlyn. (right) Foundation Board Chair Mike Tobin and his wife Betsy enjoy the evening.

Family and friends of the late Professor Prescott Brown gathered

A special thank you to the 2010 Gala’s Corporate Sponsors:

on Aug. 24, 2011, at Saratoga Race Course to watch Buckle Up

Platinum The Glen Sanders Mansion

Buttercup win the Prescott Brown Memorial Race. Mrs. Marylou Whitney and Mr. John Hendrickson named the race in Professor Brown’s honor, and also made a generous contribution to SCCC’s Prescott Brown Memorial Scholarship.

Returning Adult Student Earns Largest College Scholarship Anthony Bellamy, Chemical Dependency Counseling major, earned the Broughton Fellowship Program for Excellence. The award is the largest scholarship given at SCCC, and is presented to a full-time matriculated student, who has a 3.2 GPA or higher. The recipient must also exhibit strong moral character and a commitment to excellence. After graduating from SCCC, Anthony plans to attend the University

Gold The Times Union Silver Marshall & Sterling Upstate, Inc. NBT Bank Synthesis, LLP Bronze 1st National Bank of Scotia BMPC - Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory Crowne Plaza Galesi Group The Gazette GE KeyBank Martin, Harding and Mazzotti, LLP Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation SuperPower, Inc. Trustco Bank

at Albany to pursue his degree in Human Services. Annual Report 2011 23

SCCC Foundation News

Guests Make Food for Thought and All That Jazz Overwhelming Success Food for Thought and All That Jazz on April 5, 2011, was our most successful event ever. This signature event, featuring SCCC’s nationally-accredited programs in Music and Culinary Arts, attracted a record number of attendees with nearly 350 tickets sold. Net proceeds totaled $60,468, exceeding our revenue goal by 27 percent, with a 60 percent increase in corporate sponsorship. David Alan Miller, Conductor and Music Director of the Albany Symphony Orchestra, served as Honorary Chair. He spoke eloquently at the event about the value of academic endeavors like our Music and Culinary Arts programs, and their ability to



enrich our lives. Many thanks to Special Events Committee members: Barbara Bishop Ward (Chair), Betty Barlyn, Diane Smith Faubion, Paola Horvath, Margaret King, Tracy Lewis, Ann Marie Lizzi, Ceil Mack, Jeanne Maloy, Terry Phillips, Lois Smith-Law, Bob Sullivan, Tina Versaci, Karen Zalewski-Wildzunas and Rachel Zimolka for their assistance in making this a successful event.


1. David Alan Miller 2. Student Jazz Ensemble 3. Culinary Arts Students and Faculty 4. Dr. William Anderson, Vice President of Administration, Betty Barlyn, Special Event Committee Member, Dr. William Meckley, Dean of the School of Music 5. Randy Collins, of sponsor CSArch, and Sheryl Collins 6. Angelo Mazzone ’74, Owner of Mazzone Hospitality

Thank you again to our Corporate Sponsors: Platinum The Times Union Gold Marshall & Sterling Upstate, Inc. Stewart’s Shops Silver MVP Healthcare, Inc. CSArch KeyBank Bronze Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan (CDPHP) Crowne Plaza 1st National Bank of Scotia Galesi Group The Gazette Griffith Dardanelli Architects, PC Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation

Mark your calendar for the 2012 Food for Thought and All That Jazz: Tuesday, April 3, 2012! 24 SCCC





New Emergency Grant Program for Women Funding to assist female students experiencing unusual or severe financial strain due

Mohawk Honda Creates Scholarship

to sudden unforeseen crisis was made available after the SCCC Foundation, Inc. formalized the Women’s Fund of the Capital Region Emergency Financial Assistance Program. The Women’s Fund is a collaboration of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region and United Way of the Greater Capital Region, bringing together more than 300 women, donors, volunteers and community and business leaders, committed to supporting projects that create systemic change and move women and girls toward financial stability and independence. Students were given a maximum of a $500 grant per student per year through the program. Examples of emergency situations may include emergency travel, funeral

(l. to r.) Charles Steiner, President of

expenses, temporary emergency housing, emergency car repairs, emergency child care

the Chamber of Schenectady County;

expenses, medical expenses not covered by insurance, house/apartment fire damage

Dr. Quintin Bullock, President of SCCC;

and emergency textbook replacement.

Steve Haraden, Vice President of Mohawk

We appreciate the support of the Women’s Fund of the Capital Region.

Honda; Jeff Haraden, President of Mohawk

Luncheon Recognizes Donors

2012 Honda Civic, as part of Mohawk

On Oct. 20, 2010, the SCCC Foundation hosted a special luncheon to recognize all

their new location on Rt. 50 in Glenville.

donors from the previous year. Remarks were made by Douglas Lohnas, a former Foundation Board member and longtime SCCC supporter, and Larissa Diaz ’11, a double major in Performing Arts: Music and Performing Arts: Drama. Larissa shared her prior educational experience, the success she has experienced at SCCC and her appreciation for receiving the Broughton Fellowship Program for Excellence.

Honda; and Melinda Civic ’11 unveil the Honda’s grand opening celebration at Steve and Jeff Haraden announced the creation of an annual full scholarship at SCCC for a Scotia-Glenville High School senior as part of the event.

Tournament Named for Alum

Cathi and Matt Barbaro at the Clockwise from top left: Doug Lohnas; Presentation of check of $1,000 to President Bullock from John Battin from the Tri-County Vietnam Era Veterans; Larissa Diaz ’11.

September 2010 Annual Nick Barbaro Memorial Golf Tournament, which raises money to benefit SCCC’s Nicholas Barbaro Music Scholarship. Nicholas, a Performing Arts: Music major, graduated in 2003. The 2010 recipient, Eric Von Fricken, a pianist, plans to transfer to the Berklee College of Music. Annual Report 2011 25

SCCC Foundation News

Thank You! The SCCC Foundation gratefully acknowledges the following individuals, businesses, civic and professional organizations, and local foundations for their annual fund and scholarship gifts, as well as their participation in our special events. For the period September 1, 2010 – October 31, 2011 President’s Circle ($25,000 – or more) Catherine Kindl

Trustco Bank

Scholars ($500 - $999)

Michael and Stephanie Wollman

A Place For Jazz, LTD

Synthesis, LLP

Laureates ($1,000 - $2,499) The Adirondack Trust Company Barnes & Noble Barbara Bishop Ward and Anthony Ward Vladia C. Boniewski ’71 and Daniel Vallely ’76 Capital District Transportation Authority

The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc.

Diana O. Carter

Legacy Society ($10,000 - $24,999)

Mark ’74 and Deborah ’73 Cieslak

Anonymous The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region-Bender Scientific Fund The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region-Women’s Fund of the Capital Region

Frank and Susan Casler Confrerie De La Chaine Des Rotisseurs Crowne Plaza Joan Dembinski ’09 Fenimore Asset Management, Inc. Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

General Electric Foundation

General Electric Company

Richmor Aviation

Melissa and Doug Hahn Charitable Trust

The Smachlo Foundation

Roger and Sherley Hannay

Founder’s Society ($5,000 - $9,999) Capital Communications Federal Credit Union The Glen Sanders Mansion Ernest L. and Florence L. Judkins Fund KeyBank Foundation Marshall & Sterling Upstate, Inc. Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP NBT Bank New York Propane Gas Association SCCC Student Government Association

Penny Haynes Higgins, Roberts, Beyerl and Coan, PC Paola and James Horvath John C. and Susan K. Hubbard Foundation, Inc. John S. Jones LeChase Construction Service Lombardi, Walsh, Wakeman, Harrison, Amodeo & Davenport, PC M&T Bank Ceil and James Mack Maple Leaf Childcare Center, Inc. MVP Health Plan, Inc.

Emeriti ($2,500 - $4,999)

National Grid

1st National Bank of Scotia

Terry and Anne Phillips

Betty and Lyle Barlyn

Prestige Services, Inc.

Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation

Yono and Donna Purnomo

Gerard and Patricia Buckhout

Quandt’s Foodservice Distributors, Inc.


Rotary Club of Niskayuna

Michael DellaRocco

The Rotary Club of Schenectady Foundation

Galesi Group

Robert Ruggeri and Mary Thackeray

The Gazette Newspapers

SCCC - The Hospitality Club

General Electric Power Systems

Harvey and Margaret Schadler

Walter Grattidge

The Schenectady Foundation

Karen Johnson

Anna ’84 and Allen Slaterpryce


Donna ’81 and Charles Slavik

Douglas and Susan Lohnas

Lois Smith-Law and Christopher Law

M/E Engineering, PC

Soroptimist International of Schenectady

Mohawk Honda-Haraden Family

Charles and Marcia Steiner

Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation

Michael and Betsy Tobin

Proctor’s Theatre

Tri-County Council of Vietnam Era Veterans

Lewis and Gretchen Rubenstein

James and Carolyn Williams

Stewart’s Shops

Zonta Club of Schenectady, Inc.

SuperPower, Inc.


Northeastern Fine Jewelry

Wallace and Jane Altes Martha and Ed Asselin Gabriel and Diane Basil Ferdie and Veronica Bowman ’75 Ann Fleming Brown Quintin B. Bullock Grayce Burian Kathleen M. Burke ’99 Capital Living and Rehabilitation Centres CapitalCare Medical Group, LLC The Chazen Companies Michael Chiusano Nancy and Andrew Crapo Tom and Linnea D’Andrea Vincent Depasquale ’91 Dimension Fabricators, Inc. Frank Dubois John Ebersole and Constance Cramer Barbara Ganey Neil and Jane Golub Neil and Jane Golub Foundation, Inc. Griffith Dardanelli Architects, PC Penny Haynes Christopher G. Henry ’92 Analine Hicks Ingalls & Associates, LLP Junior League of Schenectady and Saratoga Counties Michael Karl and Sharon Roberts-Karl Dan and Georgia Kelly Richard and Kathy Kotlow Ray and Anne LaRoche The Lunch Bunch Marvin & Company, PC McCary & Huff Joshua Murphy ’00 Denise Murphy McGraw and David McGraw Carmel and William Patrick Carolyn Taylor Pinn ’82 and Malcolm Pinn Eugene and Eleanor Rowland SCCC - Spanish Club SCCC - Faculty Association Schenectady County Initiative Program Schenectady Musical Union Local 85-133 Stracher Roth Gilmore Architects Robert J. and Rosemary Sullivan Esther Swanker Congressman Paul D. Tonko Toshiba Business Solutions - NY Michael and Lynette Tucker Turner Construction Company United Way of Greater Capital Region


William VanHoesen ’74

Thomas and Barbara Rider

Joan Elliott

Tina Chericoni Versaci and Vincent Versaci

Roemer Wallens Gold & Mineaux LLP

Ellis Hospital

Thomas and Barbara Sauer

Envision Architects, PC

SCCC - Business and Law Club

Gary Farkas

SCCC - Restart Club

Diane Smith Faubion and William Faubion

Schenectady County American Legion Committee

Blanche Fischer

Schenectady County Disabled Veterans Inc.

Bradley Fisher

Schenectady First Fund

Fort Orange Press, Inc.

Helga Schroeter

Margaret Fryling ’95

Sciocchetti & Associates, PLLC

Leonard Gaines

Vernon and June Scoville

General Electric Woman’s Club

Judith Seltzer ’92

Inger ’79 and Ivar Giaever

SI Group, Inc.

Gilbane Building Company

Yvonne Sinnamon

Girls Incorporated, Inc.

Jan and Stanley Smith

Julia Glikina

Stanley and Ellen Strauss

Gorman Brothers, Inc.

Cynthia Taber

George and Joan Gould

Eli Taub and Nancy Bell

Matthew and Melissa Grattan

Assemblyman James Tedisco

Greno Industries, Inc.

U.W. Marx Construction Company

Christine and Bernard Grossman

Diana Vianna-Brignola

Eileen and Jeffrey Handelman

Carol and Samuel Wait, Jr.

The Hanley Foundation

Ernest and Barbara Walton

Bruce and Doris Hering

Susan ’78 and Chet Watson

Catherine Hesler

John and Jean Wilkinson

Thelma P. Hill ’75

Karen Zalewski-Wildzunas

Edward Hubbard ’79

Rachel Zimolka

David Hughes

Educators ($250 - $499) Adirondack Beverages Benita Allaire Cynthia ‘98 and James Amell William Anderson Stephen K. Astmann Belvedere Hotel, LLC Maxine Borom Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers, Local Union #2 Denise Brucker Sandra Boynton Capital Affairs LLC Randolph and Sheryl Collins Community Development Resources, LLC Carol and Richard DeFries Deily, Mooney & Glastetter, LLP Mary Jane Dike Ann DiSarro Luis Estrada Mark and Margaret Felthousen Felthousen’s Florist Eileen ’07 and Raymond Fox ’73 Friendship Baptist Church Raymond R. Gillen Wallace and Adeline Graham Marion Grimes

Associates ($100 - $249)

Bernard and Nancy Heller

Eileen Abrahams

Laurie Hempstead

Eileen Alessandrini

Leonard Herman

Assemblyman George and Joelle Amedore

Eugene Hood ’86

Antonucci’s Wholesale Produce, Inc.

Norma Hudson

Atlantic Projects Company, Inc.

Harvey and Margaret ’81 Huff

The Family of Melvin Bartlett


Alan and Andrea Baum

Lynne and James King

Susan Beaudoin

Margaret C. King

Helen Boniewski

Edwin and Torrie Kintz

Renee Bradley

Jayme Lahut and Katherine Robinson

Susan Braidwood

Mary Ann LaRocco

Judith ’94 and Rodger Brodeur

Lavelle & Finn, LLP

Louis and Judith Buhrmaster

Catherine and Bradley Lewis

Capital District YMCA

Living Resources

Eunice Chouffi

William and Joan Mack

Timothy Coakley

Daria Mallin

Justine Connelly

Marriott Albany

Crisafulli Brothers

Dan Nicolaescu

Nettie and Herbert Crossman



James O’Connell

John and Nicolette ’95 Daniels

Paul Mitchell The School

Gretchen DeKalb

Ted and Angela Potrikus

Aubrie DiGiacomo ’99

Angela M. and C.S. Prestigiacomo

Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation

Thaddeus Raushi

Brenda Eckler ’99

Roger Hull James Jamieson Darren Johnson Hugh Johnson Kent and Gillian Johnson Sharon Jordan Ernest and Gloria Kahn Maria Keary Lois ’11 and Michael Keefrider, Jr. Deborah ’72 and Douglas Kreifels L&P Media Robert and Mary Liebers Lois Linster ’89 Ann Marie Lizzi Steve Lobel George and Mary Lou Lockyer Wayne Locust Susan Lombardi Mary-Alice and James Lynch Helen MacDonald Jeanne Maloy Dorothy Mancusi Michael Mastrella Frank and Janice Maurizio Michele McClave George and Beth McCullough James McGarvey William and Dreama Meckley

Annual Report 2011 27

SCCC Foundation News

Judith Middelkoop ’90

Edward and Edna Baker

Amy Goldfarb

Emily Miller ’10

Thomas Baker

Brian and Debra Gordon

David S. Moore

Mary Barbagelata ’92

Susan Gordon ’10

Malinda Myers

Patricia Barker

Maryann Graybash ’98

Althea Nelson

Loretta Becker ’85

Christine and Bernard Grossman

Thomas and Ann Nelson

Lana Belardo ’95

Richard Hall

Niskayuna Wines & Liquors

Margaret Benacquista ’78

Irene Harper

Northeast Information Systems, Inc.

Philip and Dorothy Bentley

Reginald Harris ’07

Northeast Parent and Child Society

Domenica Bonacquist

Eleanor Hartigan

Novus Engineering, PC

Veronica ’75 and Ferdie Bowman

Patricia Haskell ’08


David Brough ’81

Richard and Ann Hegney

Carl and Joann Paulsen

Paul and Margaret Bryant

Doreen Hennessey ’75

Kim Perone

James and Judith Burns

Paul and Irena ’74 Hiatt

J. Richard and Cindy Phillippe

Miriam Cajuste

Robert and Susan Hoff

Constance Pollock

William Canova ’88

Charles Horowitz

Dorothea Potochnik

Ralph and Nancy Caparulo

IBM International Foundation (IIF)

Steven and Gail Prout

Capparullo Designs

Michelle Isopo ’09

RBC Wealth Management

Alan Carter

John and Mary Kalas

Janet and Cornelius Robbins

Amelia Carter

James Kalohn

Terry Ross ’71

Linda Carter ’06

Thomas and Dorothy Kelly

Daniel and Deborah Round

Edmund and Debra Cechnicki

Michael Kennedy ’02

Michael Russo

Michael and Joan Celentano

K. Scott Kilbourn ’97 and Diane Bengtson Kilbourn

Sage Colleges

M.V.K. and Padma Chari

Susan Knapik

Angelo and Jennifer Santabarbara

Heather Childs ’96

Lindsey Krajewski

Saratoga County Rural Preservation Company

Anthony Collins ’78

Paul and Wendy Krebs

Scott Sauer

Karen Conger ’01

Edward and Elizabeth Kurtik

SCCC - Tutor Networking Club

Anneliese Conley

Rita LaBelle

SCCC - Aviation Club

James and Peg Connolly

Elizabeth LaCerais

Laura Schweitzer and Michael Gruenthal

James Conroy, III ’93

Gary ’89 and Maura Lanoue

SEFCU - A Federal Credit Union

Thomas Constantine ’83

William Lawrence

Jared Shaker ’07

David and Ellen Coplon

Ira and Doris Lazar

Leonard A. and R. Hall Slade

Andrea Coppola ’72

Kathy Liska ’02

John Smith ’03

Charlene Cornell

Frances Loeffler

Bernard Socha

Gary Cross ’85

Amy Machold ’08

Catherine Stevens

Michael Crowley ’08

Joann and Norman R. Maender

Dorothy Stevens

Thomas Davenport

Veronica Mattas ’81

Ruth ’90 and Bruno Tolge

Lois Davis

John and Joan Maxam

United Way of Greater Capital Region

Richard ’72 and Victoria Deiber

Victor and Liz Mazzotti

The University at Albany Foundation

Christopher Del Vecchio ’11

Charlotte McAllister

Nick and Gail Valentino

James Denison

Heather Meaney

Angela Vannucci

Carmela and Ralph DiGiorgio, Jr.

Max and Lois Mendelson

Vicarious Visions

Anargyros Dikas ’96

Patricia Mogro ’83

Ann and Emile Walraven

Susan and John Donahue

Rozanne Monteparo

Pamela and David Walsh

Michael Dzikowski ’01

Deborah Moran

Sharon Wesley

Gilbert ’80 and Mary Ehmke

Sharon Nania

Christian Wessell ’00

Therese Fitzgerald

Kathleen Neff ’08

White Lake Music & Post

Richard ’98 and Cheryl Fitzpatrick

Russell ’74 and Maria Newnham

Richard and Margie Wickerham

Bernadine ’82 and Leroy Foley

Siu Ng

Kimberly ’85 and Martin Williams

Sheri Fox ’11

Robert and Constance Nolte

Dianna Woodward-Clifford ’97 and Robert Clifford

Judith Fruiterman

Ann Marie Parks ’82

Richard Fuerst

Peter Pedone ’81

Virginia and John Gajewski

Leesa Perazzo

Hope Geisler ’94

Lester and Sally Perlee

Robert and Brenda Gioia

Theresa Petrone

Patricia and Walter Godlewski

Peter Pink

Friends ($1 - $99) David Ashley ’87 Lois Atkinson John Auger



Shannon Popp

Timothy and Tracy Conley

James and Mary Lauren Bigley

Shirley and Richard Ratajak

Adam and Tryntze Conway

Vladia C. Boniewski and Daniel Vallely

David and Catherine Raycroft

Thomas and Jane Conway

Darline and C. R. Boykin

Thomas ‘06 and Tammy Rehberg

Joseph and Kathleen Culella

David E. Brough

Carol ‘88 and William Reynolds

Thomas Czerwinski

Kevin and Lora Brown

Brian Ritter

Daniel D’Amboise

Kyle Brown

Emily Ross and Michael Devlin

Jonathan Dippert

Paul and Margaret Bryant

Kathleen Ryan ’89

Thomas and Carole Doody

Quintin B. Bullock

David G. Sampson

Christopher and Kristen Douglas

Amelia Carter

Donna and Anthony Scavullo

Erik Edson

Justine Connelly

SCCC - The Technology Club

Frank and Michele Fazio

Charleen DeLorenzo

William Shannon

Ira Feinberg

Diane and Robert Denman

Patricia ’86 and Edward Shapiro

Andrew Fetsko

Mary Jane Dike

Mary Ann and John Sheehy

Mark and Jasmine Fleischer

Susan and John Donahue

Theresa Smith ’84

Sean Gnat

Bernice Dunn

Anton Solomon and Jane Meader Nye

Michael Gutchell

Brenda Eckler

Andrea ’85 and Donald Stalpinski

Robert and Susan Hoff

John and Elizabeth Eisenhardt

J. ’79 and Jerra-Marie Sullivan

Sean Hunter

Raymond and Eileen Fox

Patricia Sullivan

Richard Jung

Lynn Harkness

Martha and Bohdan Szuminskyj

Glenn King

Penny Haynes

Terry Taylor ’07

Mike Krenrich

Ellen and Richard Heekin

Donna ’92 and Richard Tessitore ’00

Kevin Lavigne

Bernard and Nancy Heller

Randolph Thomas ’79

Thomas J. Link

Paul and Irena Hiatt

Theodore and Katie Toskaner

Benjamin Masaitis

Jay Kesslen

Tatjana Trueman ’05

Theo Mayak

Margaret King

John ’86 and Veronica Tyrrell

James and Mary McGuirk

Mariann and David Kopecki

Richard Van Ness

Tom McManus

Laura McDonough

D. and Martha Van Vleet

Wayne and Carol Mizerak

Rozanne Monteparo

Thomas and Susan ’87 VanWert

Robert and Andrea Morehouse

Thomas Nelson and Ann Henderson

Barbara and Ernest Walton

Carmel and William Patrick

Thinn Oo

Brent and Donna Wheat

Jose Posada

Alexis Pappas

Patrick ’74 and Geraldine Wilkinson

Annmarie and Michael Rizzo

Diane Pastore

Margaret Williams-Tine and John Tine

David Rushman

Sandi Petronis

Dawn Winkler

Donald Schaak

Angela Prestigiacomo

Paula Young ’87

Mark Seth

Alice Renna

Laurence and Marilyn Shapiro

Barbara and Paul Rhoades

Matt Sickles

Matthew Rhoades

Daniel Smith, Jr.

Luke and Nicole Rigolosi

Peter Sparagna

Jeannette Robb

Robert and Janice Swider

Mary Ann Rooney

Angela Urbano

James and Susan Rudaitis

Christine Urbano

Darlene Sagatis

John and Jody Van Voris

Donna and Anthony Scavullo

Mark Wright

SCCC Faculty Association

Don Zee

Robert Schramm

In Memory of Nicholas Barbaro ’03 Adirondack Foot Care Joseph and Jody Anson Anthony and Christianne Apuzzi Thomas Ayers Matthew and Catherine Barbaro Wayne Beale James and Anne Beard Wendy Berninger Michael and Eleanor Beson Eric Bieber

In Memory Of Eleanor Bialczak

Kimberly Bolster and Jonathan Bain

Susan and John Donahue

Catherine and Kevin Brauer Quintin B. Bullock Donald Burriesci Susan and Leo Butera John-Michael Caldaro David and Mary Campe John and Colleen Coletta

Timothy and Jane Schramm Douglas Shattuck Mary Ann and John Sheehy

In Memory Of Prescott Brown ’71

Gail and Harold Sokol

Advisory Board for the School of Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism

Judith Spitz

Martha and Ed Asselin

Anthony and Pamela Strianese

Thomas Baker

Cynthia Taber

Gabriel and Diane Basil

Terry Treis

Loretta Becker

Eugene Vandyke

Donald and Caroline Steuer

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SCCC Foundation News

Jane Wait

SCCC Student Government Association

The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center

William Walbridge

Lesley Spinnicchia

The Edison Club

Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson

Anthony and Pamela Strianese

The Egg

David Wixted

Kathleen Swanker

El Loco Mexican Cafe

Cynthia and Albin Zielaskowski


Empire Jazz Orchestra

David and Laurie Wallace

Experience & Creative Design, Ltd

George and Elizabeth Williams

Felthousen’s Florist

Cynthia and Albin Zielaskowski

Five Star Frame & Art Shops

In Memory Of Mary Gioia Daniel and Kelly Ann Gioia Patricia Gioia Robert and Brenda Gioia

In Memory Of Bonnie Sysol

Eugene Leary


Lawrence and Susan Paul Theodore and Katie Toskaner In Memory Of Alexander Larocco Mary Ann LaRocco Lawrence and Susan Paul

Fox & Schingo Gabriel’s Supermarket Gideon Putnam Hotel

In Memory Of Ita Wade

The Glen Sanders Mansion

Michael and Mary Wade

Glennpeter Jewelers

In Memory Of Arnold Amell, Emily Ciervo, Robert Grant, Anna Marotta, Calvin Miller And Sara Murray

Gold’s Gym Grandma’s Country Restaurant Guidarelli’s Wine and Liquor Store

Mary Ann LaRocco

Hannay Reels, Inc.

Nicole Acey

In Memory Of Karl Zipf

Martha and Ed Asselin

Head to Tail Pet Wellness Center

Gabriel and Diane Basil

Friends at Delaware, DOT’s Materials and Research Laboratory

Vladia C. Boniewski and Daniel Vallely

The Holly Consort

Paul and Margaret Bryant

Sara B. Johnson

Harry and Nancyann Buffardi

Janis Z. Maeder

Michael and Nancy Cicciu

Gilbert and Carol Neild

Ryan Cicciu

Phyllis A. Olin

Vincent Coletti and Dawn Austin-Coletti

Marcus and Julie Sandleman

Anneliese Conley

Lloyd and Virginia Wells

In Memory Of Stuart Spitz

Jean Cunningham Bernard and Carol Dame Carol and Richard DeFries

Hoffman Development Corporation Paola Horvath Howe Caverns, Inc. Michael Karl Lynne O. King Margaret C. King La Modo Lisa The Lady’s Got Glass Lake George Steamboat Company

In Honor Of Frank Plemenik, Jr.

The Lamar Companies

Mary Ann LaRocco

Marriott Albany

Christopher Del Vecchio

In Kind Gifts

Dillon and Gloria Dennis

Regalo A Gift Experience, Inc.

Angelina and John DiGiorgio

AIDS Council of Northeastern NY

Carmela and Ralph DiGiorgio, Jr.

Albany Aqua Ducks, Inc.

Robert and Roslyn Donlon

Albany Symphony Orchestra

Dolores Fazio

Albany Times Union

David and Pamela Fialkoff

Ambitions Coffee House and Eatery

Sheila Foglietta

Antonucci’s Wholesale Produce, Inc.

Rampant Hallum and Anne Marie Dame-Hallum


Richard Hartig

Betty C. Barlyn

Penny Haynes

Barbara Bishop Ward

Carole and Robert Isgro

Blown Away

Anna Lepri

Boscia’s Liquor

Chester and Ann Marie Massari

Judith A. Brodeur

Dennis Mott

Bromley Mountain

Thomas Nelson and Ann Henderson

The Brown Derby

Sharon and Thomas Olivieri

Brown School

Dominick and Arlene Patierno

Quintin B. Bullock

Anthony Patricca

Capital District YMCA

Christine and Thomas Patricca

Capital Repertory Theatre

Joe Piccirillo

Century House, Inc.

Shirley and Richard Ratajak

Chez Daisie

Carol and William Reynolds

The College Store

SCCC Faculty Association

CTC Inc., Tire Warehouse


Suzanne Hartz

Marvin & Company, PC Mayfair Jewelers Michael’s Shoe Service MochaLisa’s Caffe Mohawk Golf Club Monro Muffler/Brake & Service MVP Health Plan, Incorporated National Baseball Hall of Fame Niskayuna Wines & Liquors Northeastern Fine Jewelry Paula Ohlhous One Beaded Sister The Open Door Bookstore Carmel and William Patrick Pattersonville Furniture Store Paul Mitchell The School Phillips Hardware Physical Therapy Associates of Schenectady, PC Plaza Linen Service Proctor’s Gift Center Proctor’s Theatre Retail Council of New York State Roman Villa Restaurant Tiziana Rota Rubbin Butts BBQ


Rudnick’s Uniforms

Clinton A. Braidwood Memorial Scholarship

New York State Home Bureau Paralegal Scholarship

Rumors, Inc.

Gail Nolan Memorial Scholarship

Saratoga Casino and Raceway

William G. Broughton Fellowship Program for Excellence

The Saratoga Hilton

Prescott A. Brown Memorial Scholarship

Prestige Services Scholarship

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Brown-O’Connell Tourism Scholarship

Richmor Aviation Scholarship

Schenectady Museum and Suite Bueche Planetarium

Grayce Susan Burian Award

Yvonne Rockstroh Memorial Scholarship

Peter F. Burnham Award (Sponsored by Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation)

Rotary Club of Niskayuna Scholarship

Capital Living and Rehabilitation Centres Scholarships

Lewis and Gretchen Rubenstein Scholarship

Scotia Wines & Spirits Scott’s Hallmark Simon’s Men’s Wear Sondra’s Fine Jewelry Inc. Sow’s Ear Studio Spectrum 8 Theatres Stewart’s Shops The Stockade Inn Robert J. Sullivan Sunmark Federal Credit Union Sysco Albany, LLC Taste Time Warner Cable TJ’s Flightline Pub Michael and Betsy Tobin Congressman Paul D. Tonko Union College The Van Dyck Restaurant & Lounge Tina Chericoni Versaci Vicarious Visions Village Paint & Decorating Within the Ribbon YNN, Your News Now Matching Gift Companies Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation General Electric Foundation IBM International KeyBank Foundation Wachovia Foundation Scholarships Awarded for 2010-2011

Robert F. Case Memorial Scholarship Chaîne Des Rôtisseurs Scholarship Dr. Erma Ruth Chestnut Scholarship Amadeo Dabul Achievement Awards Michael J. Della Rocco Jr. and James Wilson Scholarship Michael J. Della Rocco Sr. Memorial Scholarship Maude H. Dunlap Scholarship Randall B. Flint Scholarship Friendship Baptist Church Scholarship Simeo J. Gallo Music Scholarship

The Porter-Robbins Music Scholarship

Rotary Club of Schenectady Foundation Scholarship SCCC Alumni Scholarship SCCC Faculty-Student Association Scholar Awards SCCC Foundation Scholar Awards SCCC Restart Club Scholarship SCCC Spanish Club Scholarship SCCC Student Government Association Merit Scholarship SCCC Student Government Association Scholarship College Service SCCC Student Government Association Scholarship Community Service

Mary Regina Gioia Scholarship

SCCC Student Government Association Scholarship President’s Award

Give Back Scholarship

SCCC Tutor Networking Club Scholarship

Gold Key Award (Sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa)

Schenectady County Legal Aid Society Scholarship

George C. Gould Scholarship

Max and Betty Hershkowitz Award

Karen Brown Johnson Scholarship

Schenectady Hispanic Heritage Committee Scholarship

Marion J. Jones Memorial Scholarship Ernest L. and Florence L. Judkins Scholarship Junior League of Schenectady and Saratoga Counties Scholarship Fred and Catherine Kindl Alternative Energy Scholarship

Schenectady Job Service Employer Committee Scholarships Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority Scholarship in Honor of Sharon Jordan Allen and Anna Slaterpryce Family Scholarship

Fred and Catherine Kindl Nanoscale Materials Technology Scholarship

Soroptimist International of Schenectady Scholarship

Dr. John S. Krempa Memorial Scholarship

Stuart J. Spitz Disney Scholarship

Dr. Alexander T. LaRocco Memorial Scholarship

Stuart J. Spitz Memorial Scholarship

Richard W. Lawton, M.D. Memorial Scholarship

Ethel Harder Steiner Memorial Scholarship

Harold F. Lewis Scholarship

Elbert Stillwaggon Memorial Scholarship Sponsored by the New York Propane Gas Association (NYPGA)

John B. Loffredo Scholarship Douglas and Susan Lohnas Music Talent Scholarship Maple Leaf Childcare Center Scholarship

SUNY Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship Program (Sponsored by the SCCC Foundation, Inc. and SUNY)

Fred and Alice McChesney Memorial Scholarship

SuperPower Scholarship in Memory of Dr. Andrei Rar

The McCormick Family Scholarship for Marines

Thursday Musical Club Scholarship

A Place for Jazz Scholarship

Dale Miller Chef’s Professionalism Scholarship

Ainslee B. and Alice S. Allen Scholarship

Tri-County Council of Vietnam Era Veterans and Gold Star Mothers Scholarship

Ameer Ali Memorial Scholarship

Charles Mills and Irene Prazak Memorial Scholarships

American Legion of Schenectady Award for American History

Mohawk Honda Scholarship Mohawk Valley Kennel Club, Inc. Scholarship

Women’s Club of Schenectady in Memory of Jessie Zoller Scholarship

Aviation Science Scholarship

Joshua Murphy Scholarship

Women’s Fund of the Capital Region Scholarship

Thomas and Patricia Baker Human Services Award

Music Talent Scholarship

Jason D. Woodward Scholarships

Nicholas M. Barbaro Music Scholarship

New York State Home Bureau Human Services Scholarship

Yono’s Scholarship

The SCCC Foundation gratefully acknowledges the following individuals, businesses, civic and professional organizations and local foundations for their annual and endowed scholarships.*

Melvin E. Bartlett Sr. Memorial Scholarship Bechtel Scholarship Robert Becker Jr. Veteran’s Scholarship Hector Boiardi Scholarships

Lunch Bunch Scholarship

New York State Home Bureau Betty S. Igler Scholarship New York State Home Bureau Eleanor Jenks Scholarship

Ita S. Wade Scholarship

Zonta Club of Schenectady – Florence Kudernatch Memorial Scholarship *Scholarships shown in color are new scholarships or were awarded for the first time in 2010-2011.

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SCCC Foundation News

Keystone Society The Keystone Society is the recognition society that honors those alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of SCCC who have named the SCCC Foundation in their estate plans, either through a will, trust, life income plan, or other arrangement. We thank and recognize the following individuals who have made a special commitment to SCCC. We are grateful for their vision, which will enhance the educational opportunities for future SCCC students. Keystone Society members are recognized on the Wall of Honor in the Begley Library lobby, in our Annual Report, and are also guests at our Annual Donor Recognition Luncheon. If you have named the SCCC Foundation in your estate plans, you are considered a member of the Keystone Society. For more information, please contact Carmel Patrick, Executive Director of Development, at (518) 381-1442. Anonymous (4) Benita C. Allaire

SCCC Foundation Board of Directors 2010-2011 Michael Tobin Pryba, Tobin & Co., CPA’s, PC Chair



Michael Wollman KAPL Chair-Elect

Ann Marie Lizzi Time Warner Cable

Robert E. Ruggeri, Esq. State University of New York

Ceil S. Mack New York Oncology Hematology

Lois G. Smith-Law Deily, Mooney & Glastetter, LLP

Jeanne Maloy Marshall & Sterling Upstate Inc.

Robert J. Sullivan International Turbine Support

Dr. Quintin B. Bullock College President Secretary Frank Casler, CFP Key Investment Services, LLC Treasurer Betty Carol Barlyn BCB Event Management Paola Horvath County Waste Gary E. Hughes Schenectady County Legisla-

Victor L. Mazzotti, Esq. Martin, Harding & Mazzotti,, LLP Denise Murphy McGraw Bogdan, Lasky & Kopley, LLC Terry Phillips Community Volunteer Ted Potrikus Retail Council of New York

Tina Chericoni Versaci Attorney Barbara Bishop Ward Interior Consultant Chris Wessell ’00 Pinnacle Recruiting Rachel A. Zimolka, MP Sunmark Federal Credit Union

2010-2011 SCCC Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors

Dr. Stephen K. Astmann

Back row: (left to right) Ted Potrikus, Chris Wessell, Betty Barlyn, Jeanne Maloy, Robert Sullivan, Robert Ruggeri Front row: (left to right) Barbara Bishop Ward, Ann Marie Lizzi, Frank Casler, Mike Tobin, Quintin Bullock, Paola Horvath, Ceil Mack

Helen H. Begley* Vladia C. Boniewski ‘71 Professor Grayce Susan Burian, SCCC Emeritus Charles W. Carl, Jr.* Professor Peter Cousins, SCCC Emeritus*

Missing: Gary Hughes, Victor Mazzotti, Denise Murphy McGraw, Lois Smith-Law, Tina Chericoni Versaci, Mike Wollman, and Rachel Zimolka

Professor Mary Jane Dike, SCCC Emeritus Karen* and Walter Grattidge Al and Anita Haugen Dr. Margaret (Peggy) King Professor Jessica K. Malheiros, SCCC Emeritus, Founding Faculty Member* Thomas Nelson and Ann Henderson Thomas L. and Barbara M. Rider Janet P. Robbins, SCCC Emeritus

SCCC Foundation, Inc. Mission Statement

Gretchen and Lewis Rubenstein

The SCCC Foundation exists to raise funds that advance and support the College’s mission to

Donald F. Schenk ’74*

ensure student success.

Phyllis E. Gordon Stanton *In Memoriam

To fulfill its mission, the Foundation will identify and strengthen private and public relationships that promote and sustain the College and its community. These relationships enable the Foundation to create opportunities for students through scholarships, investing in faculty development, enhancing facilities, and capital improvement.

Vision Statement The Foundation’s vision is to provide financial support for all students whose goal is to obtain a quality education, which will enrich our community with a well-prepared citizenry and workforce. 32 SCCC

Student Internships in the Community 2010-2011 Students at SCCC fulfill internships, fieldwork assignments and workplace observations in many community organizations, including the following: Accounting and Business Walt Disney World (Orlando, Fla.) Walt Disneyland (Calif.) Golub Corporation Schenectady Economic Development Corporation Merriam Insurance New York State Automobile Dealers Association SCCC–Planning and Development SCCC–Administration Aviation Science Albany International Airport Operations Office Richmor Aviation Murray Avionics Chemical Dependency Counseling Altamont House Carver Community Counseling Services Conifer Park The Eleanor Young Outpatient Clinic Equinox Counseling Services Hedgerow House Hope House New Choices Recovery Center Schoharie County Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse SPARC St. Peters Addiction Recovery St Mary’s Hospital of Amsterdam The VA Hospital of Albany Computer Information Systems Engage Learning Computer Networking And Systems KeyBank Criminal Justice Parsons Child and Family Center Rotterdam Police Department Saratoga Springs City Court Saratoga County Probation Schenectady County Probation Schenectady County Sheriffs Department Schenectady Drug Court Schenectady Family Court Scotia Police Department Zone 5 Police Academy Early Childhood Albany County Head Start Albany Montessori Bethlehem Preschool Brown School Calvary United Methodist Church Child Program and Family Resource Center Clifton Park Center Baptist Preschool Club Fed Child Care Fun and Friends Family Home Care Gateway Montessori at SCCC

Glenville Cooperative Preschool Greenfield Elementary Guilderland YMCA Kindercare Kingsway Kids Mapleleaf Daycare, Burnt Hills, Guilderland, Malta, Rotterdam Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet School Our World Montessori Parson’s Early Head Start Rexford’s Happy Home Daycare Saratoga Independent School SCAP Head Start Schenectady Day Nursery Schonowe Preschool St. Anthony’s School Sunrise Children’s Center Wildwood Program YWCA Children’s Center at SCCC YWCA Children’s Center at Steinmetz YWCA Children’s Center at Yates Village YWCA Children’s Center at Washington Avenue Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau Albany Marriott Aramark, Giant Stadium Aramark, Shea Stadium Centerplate Chartwells Desmond Hotel, Albany, N.Y. Disneyland (Anaheim, Calif.) Empire Meeting Solutions Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky. KeyBank Mazzone Management Group NYS Bar Association NYS Department of Tourism NYS Hospitality and Tourism Association Price Chopper Saratoga and Belmont N.Y. State Racing Association Site Solutions TGI Fridays Walt Disney World (Orlando, Fla.) Human Services Baptist Health and Nursing Rehabilitation Center Bethesda House Captain-Youth and Family Services Carver Community Center Catholic Charities of Schenectady County Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center Dayhaven Eddy Ford Nursing Home Ellis Hospital

Equinox Girls, Inc. of the Greater Capital Region Heritage Home for Women Hope House of Albany Living Resources Mohawk Opportunities Northeast Parent and Child Society Parsons Child and Family Center Planned Parenthood Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program Schenectady City School District Schenectady Community Action Program (SCAP) Schenectady Community Headstart Schenectady County Department of Social Services Schenectady Inner City Ministry (SICM) Schenectady Jewish Community Center Sojourn House (SCAP) St. Peter’s Addiction Recovery Center (SPARC) Wildwood Programs YMCA of Schenectady YWCA of Schenectady Music Albany City Schools Burnt Hills – Ballston Lake School District East Greenbush School District Guilderland School District Hoosick Falls School District Mohonasen School District Niskayuna Central School District North Colonie School District Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School Saratoga City School District Schalmont School District Schenectady City School District Scotia-Glenville School District Shenendehowa Central Schools South Colonie School District Paralegal Family Courts Local Law Offices Public Defender Offices New York State Assembly New York State Office of the Attorney General New York State Office of the Comptroller New York State Senate YWCA, Victim Advocacy Office

Schenectady County Community College 78 Washington Avenue Schenectady, NY 12305

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