HCCC in the 2010’s
Herkimer County Community College places second in the 2009-2010 National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) Cup competition. HCCC has placed in the top five of the competition since its inception in 2004.
Herkimer County Community College and the Village of Frankfort Fire Department enter into an agreement to offer a housing option for students enrolled in the Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic program. The partnership allows approved students to stay in housing provided by the FFD in exchange for 25-hours duty time or on-call hours of service per week.
The Academic Support Center is awarded Level Two Advanced Tutor Certification and is recertified for a five-year term at Level One by the College Reading and Learning Association’s International Tutor Certification Program.
Herkimer County Community College partners with Economic Modeling Specialists Inc. (EMSI), to conduct a study of the economic contributions of the College. According to EMSI, HCCC’s total impact amounts to an estimated $75 million in added income in Herkimer County each year, equal to approximately 6.3% of the total Herkimer County economy.
Alyssa Sanders of Amsterdam was named a recipient of the 2010 Phi Theta Kappa Leaders of Promise Scholarship. Sanders was one of 30 Phi Theta Kappa members from 20 states to receive this award.
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education notifies the College of its reaccreditation for a period of 10 years.
A ribbon cutting is held for the new Center for Global Learning located in the lower level of the Library building. The Center brings the Office of International Programs and the ESL faculty offices and classrooms together in one area. By providing engaging and inviting educational programs, the Center will be an important resource in meeting the College’s vision of helping to prepare all students to become productive citizens engaged in a global society.
Michael S. Testa, Frankfort, is appointed by New York State Governor David A. Paterson to the Herkimer County Community College Board of Trustees. Testa’s appointment is for a term of seven years to expire in 2017. He replaces David S. Armstrong Jr. of Little Falls, who served on the Board since 2001.
The Office of International Programs is recognized by the Genesis Group as an “Outstanding Program.”
Baseball coach Jason Rathbun is named the Diamond Sports ABCA Regional Coach of the Year for NJCAA Division III.
Jean Foster Akin, Schaghticoke, NY a Liberal Arts & Sciences: Humanities major has a short story published in the 2010 edition of Phi Theta Kappa’s Nota Bene.
Men’s soccer coach, Pepe Aragon is named vice president of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Soccer Coaches Association.
Herkimer County Community College and State University of New York Empire State sign a Pathways Transfer Program agreement which broadens access and opportunity for HCCC students seeking to earn a bachelor’s degree.
The men’s baseball team is honored at the American Red Cross Great Heroes Breakfast. The team received the 2011 Youth Leadership Award.
The Board of Trustees approves emeritus status for Associate Professor Thomas Barthel, Professor Peter Clarke and Professor Lynn Martin.
Board of Trustees Vice Chairman Gary Luther is recognized with the Marvin A. Rapp Award for Distinguished Trustee Service.
Mary Katherine Maneen of Frankfort and Gusavo Pereira of West Yarmouth MA are among 249 students from SUNY campuses throughout the State to receive the 2011 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.
A new academic program in Criminal Justice: Crime and Intelligence Analysis (A.A.S.) is approved by the State Education Department and will enroll students starting in the fall of 2011.
The Foundation sponsors a Midnight Breakfast for students during finals week. Approximately 400 students are served by several administrators, faculty and staff.
A new transfer agreement with SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill is announced. Graduates of Herkimer’s Business Administration A.S. degree with a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average will be guaranteed admission into the Agricultural Business Management Bachelor of Technology degree.
Assistant Professor Steven Thomas Mezik is awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Director of Financial Aid Susan K. Tripp is awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service.
The College graduates the largest class in the history of the College with 608 students certified with associate degrees and certificates. This brings the total number of alumni to 19,351.
A CyberSecurity Research Center is created to enable students in the discipline to learn from real-world experience.
The Athletic Department wins second place in the National Alliance of Two Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) Cup.
The College announces the new Athletic Hall of Fame with inductions to be held during the Fall Fest & Alumni Weekend.