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Poughkeepsie woman celebrates 20 years at Dutchess, and 80 on this Earth

(Jan. 30) - City of Poughkeepsie Resident Mary Clinton is celebrating her 20th year working at the Dutchess Community College Registrar’s Office, a fact made more remarkable since her colleagues just helped her celebrate her eightieth year on this earth. Born in 1926, her milestone birthday was on January 3.

More details on our People and Places Page.

 

Marist makes “most connected” list

Marist College is one of the 25 “Most Connected Campuses" in the United States, a distinction that was announced on Forbes.com.  Marist, the only college on the list, and the 24 other universities and institutes of technology were chosen as the result of a Princeton Review survey to find the 25 institutions offering the most cutting edge technology.  The list is available on www.forbes.com/connected .  

To identify the schools on the list, The Princeton Review collected responses to a survey on campus technology from colleges in its best-selling college guidebook, The Best 361 Colleges.  Criteria included the breadth of the computer science curriculum; the sophistication of campus technology, including streaming media of classes and extracurricular offerings; availability of school-owned digital cameras and equipment for student use; wireless Internet access on campus; and support for handheld computing.

"All of the 25 campuses on this elite list are all impressively well-connected, and they are all using technology in innovative, thought-provoking ways,” says Michael Noer, executive editor, news, at Forbes.com.  "Since the top schools all excel, we decided not to rank them this year."

“We are very proud of this significant, national recognition,” said Marist President Dennis J. Murray.  “Over the past quarter century, Marist has developed a technological platform second to none”.  

 

CIA graduates final classes of 2005

Hyde Park (Jan. 30) – In the 19th and 20th commencement ceremonies of 2005 at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), Albany restaurateur Brad Rosenstein and Carlson Restaurants executive Richard Snead provided advice to graduates as they prepared to embark on their foodservice careers. The college held commencement exercises for associate degree and bachelor's degree recipients.

"The industry needs you," said Mr. Snead, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Carrollton, TX-based Carlson Restaurants, parent company of T.G.I. Friday's. "We need your knowledge, creativity, and passion to bring joy and create goodwill. You are now ambassadors of goodwill and you can make a difference." Mr. Snead addressed 93 recipients of bachelor's degrees in culinary arts management and baking and pastry arts management.

"Be confident that if you have made it here, you can make it anywhere. No task will be too difficult," said Mr. Rosenstein, president and CEO of Jack's Oyster House, a family-run restaurant in Albany, NY, where eight CIA alumni work. Mr. Rosenstein spoke to 49 recipients of associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts.

The college's building-block Progressive Learning Year curriculum results in 16 associate degree graduations each calendar year. In addition, the college held four baccalaureate graduations in 2005.

 

Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship Presented

(Jan. 26) - The 2005 New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute, Inc. Scholarship was presented to Frank Gillespie of Kingston, a criminal justice major at Ulster County Community College. The scholarship is presented each year to an academically outstanding full-time student of criminal justice or police science, who intends to pursue a career in a criminal justice field.

Photo, left to right: Dr. Catherine McCaffrey, associate professor of criminal justice, SUNY Ulster; Ulster County Undersheriff George A. Wood; Frank Gillespie; SUNY Ulster President Donald C. Katt.

 

Poughkeepsie Library seeks teen advisors

(Jan. 26) - The Poughkeepsie Public Library District wants teens to share their ideas for cool events at the District's libraries. On Wednesday, February 1 at 7:00 p.m., teens are invited to the Arlington Branch Library to enjoy free pizza and soda and discuss library programs.

Come tell us what you think over a slice!

Call 454-9301 to register.

 

SUNY Orange Continuing and Professional Education

(Jan. 26) - Orange County Community College's department of Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE) is offering morning and evening classes at the Newburgh Extension Center at One Washington Center in all major computer applications, information technology, bookkeeping, office procedures and job readiness to prepare people to enter the workplace or to advance their careers. There is also a one-month CDL truck driver training course, which has a 90 percent job placement record.

Classes are ongoing and prospective students can register any time for low-cost, high-results learning. Day classes meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; evening classes meet from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

For more information on these and other courses, please contact Lou DeFeo at 845-341-4532, or via e-mail at ldefeo@sunyorange.edu

 

Car enthusiasts and mechanics can access database at library

(Jan. 25) - The Poughkeepsie Public Library District has acquired a new database that will be a priceless resource for car mechanics of all kinds.

The Auto Repair Reference Center contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles; with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1945. The database content includes approximately 25,000 vehicles covered from 1945 to present; over 100,000 factory drawings and step-by-step photographs; wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing; specifications and maintenance schedules; Labor Time Guide and Estimator; Quick Tips, a complete guide to vehicle ownership and maintenance; unlimited remote access and much more. New repair procedures and updates will also be added continuously.

All of the content in Auto Repair Reference Center has been created by ASE certified technicians.

To access the database, visit the Library District's website at www.poklib.org. Click on  Reference Services  and then click on Online Databases.

For more information call 854-3445 ext 3331.

 

Newburgh students help celebrate Dr. King's Dream

(Jan. 25) - Students from the Newburgh Enlarged City School District provided the "song, pageantry and drama" at the recent 13th Annual Community-Wide Celebration of the life and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Students from Meadow Hill Global Exploration Magnet School led the opening procession, under the direction of Literacy Specialist Lisa Nazarro, into the Newburgh Free Academy Auditorium carrying a colorful display of "Flags of the World" and helping the audience sing "Let There Be Peace on Earth."

The Gardnertown Fundamental Magnet School 5th and 6th Grade Chorus, under the musical direction of Music Teacher Anne Linton with costumes and choreography by Computer Teacher Darlene Little, did a creative presentation of "Look to the Future." Gidney Avenue Magnet School's Dance Ensemble, under the direction of

Dance ensembles from Heritage Junior High School, under the direction of French Teacher Mourka Meyendorff, and South Junior High School, under the direction of Dance Teacher Donna Scheer, performed. 

During the celebration, a selection of artwork from South Junior High School students was on display. 

Five students also received awards of $50 each for winning an essay contest based on the theme "What I Have Done to Keep Alive the Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."  The contest was open to 6th, 9th, and 12th graders with two winners chosen from each grade level.

 

Vassar "Modfest": Annual Showcase of Contemporary Music, Dance, Poetry, and Art

(Jan. 24) - On two successive weekends beginning Friday, January 27. ModFest will once again spotlight music, dance, poetry, and art of the past hundred years -- much of it created during the past decade -- and will incorporate performances, workshops, exhibits, and artist conversations.

More information on our Arts & Entertainment Page.

 

SUNY Orange staffers chosen for prestigious education symposium

(Jan. 23) - This February, five selected Orange County Community College staffers will be flown to San Antonio, Texas to attend the prestigious fourth annual USA Funds Symposium of 55 minority-serving postsecondary educational institutions nationwide. All expenses for the SUNY Orange representatives will be paid for by USA Funds, the nation's largest education-loan guarantor.

Paul Broadie, vice president for student development; Christine Work, coordinator for academic assessment; Madeline Torres-Diaz, coordinator of student support services; Eileen Burke, coordinator of learning assistance services and Joseph Cutshall-King, coordinator of grants will attend the Symposium from Feb. 22 to Feb. 24.

USA Funds is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to support "preparation for, access to and success in higher education," according to last year's annual statement. According to their web site, at www.usafunds.org/, the 45-year-old organization "links colleges, universities, private career schools, private lenders, students and parents to promote financial access to higher learning."

The Symposium covers topics relevant both to educators and to students. Last year's theme was keeping students in school. "Implementing Collaborative Strategies" took place in Scottsdale, Ariz., and gathered 150 administrators from 55 institutions to discuss student retention. USA Funds debt management team gave an additional 21 workshops to almost 400 higher-education representatives about retention's role in loan default prevention, as well.

For more information, please contact Fontaine McNamara at 845-341-4337 or e-mail her fmcnamar@sunyorange.edu.

 

SUNY Orange Continuing and Professional Education ( CAPE) offers lifetime learning

(Jan. 23) - Orange County Community College's department of Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE) is offering morning and evening classes at the Newburgh Extension Center at One Washington Center in all major computer applications, information technology, bookkeeping, office procedures and job readiness to prepare people to enter the workplace or to advance their careers. There is also a one-month CDL truck driver training course, which has a 90 percent job placement record.

Classes are ongoing and prospective students can register any time for low-cost, high-results learning. Day classes meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; evening classes meet from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

For more information on these and other courses, please contact Lou DeFeo at 845-341-4532, or via e-mail at ldefeo@sunyorange.edu.

 

Cornell, CIA create dual degree program

(Jan. 23) – The Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) have created a dual degree program for students seeking a preeminent education in hospitality management and the culinary arts. Students who complete this intensive program will earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Hotel Administration and an Associate of Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) degree in Culinary Arts.

"We are pleased to partner with the Cornell Hotel School to create a unique program serving students who have a passion for foodservice and hospitality operations," says Kathy Merget, dean of Liberal Arts & Management Studies at the CIA in Hyde Park, N.Y. "Under this collaboration, students will learn from two colleges that are established global leaders in hospitality and culinary education."

In this intensive program, students who earn their A.O.S. at the CIA now have the opportunity to complete their B.S. at the Cornell Hotel School in six semesters

At the Cornell Hotel School, students will learn restaurant design, development and management, and study foodservice in hotels, resorts, spas, stadiums, institutions and other hospitality settings. At The Culinary Institute of America, students will gain the culinary knowledge, techniques and skills used by leading restaurants, hotels and resorts worldwide.

For more information about the dual degree program, please contact Emily Franco, director of the Alliance, at CIA_Alliance@sha.cornell.edu or 607-255-4611.

 

 

 

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