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CCC Students Receive Academic Recognition

Monday, March 21, 2005


Plattsburgh, NY… Three Clinton Community College students have been recognized for their scholastic achievement. Lisa Boire of Plattsburgh, New York will receive the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence. The award ceremony will be held at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, on March 28, 2005, where Chancellor Robert L. King will present students with their awards.  Boire is among the top students being recognized from among the 64 State University of New York campuses.

Lisa Boire will graduate May 2005 with an associate’s degree in Humanities and Social Sciences. Her future plans include transferring to Plattsburgh State University to obtain her bachelor’s degree and pursue a career in Childhood Education. Boire was named to the CCC President's Academic List in recognition of her outstanding academic achievement. She is president of the College’s Alpha Pi Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the National Honor Society of Two-Year Colleges, and is recognized for her work with the Boy Scouts of America, the Lion’s Club, the VFW Post 1466 organizations, as well as for her duties of coaching for several local youth sports programs.

Two Clinton Community College students will be among the group of students recognized as members of the 2005 All-New York Academic Team for Phi Theta Kappa by the State University of New York Chancellor Robert King. The New York Community College Trustees (NYCCT), the Association of Presidents of Public Community Colleges (APPCC), the Faculty Council of Community Colleges (FCCC), and Phi Theta Kappa sponsor this prestigious award. Robin Belanger has been named a member of the Second Team of the 2005 All-New York Academic Team for Phi Theta Kappa and Kevin M. Young was named a member of the Third Team of the 2005 All-New York Academic Team.


Belanger is a Liberal Arts & Science, Humanities and Social Science student. She expects to earn her associate’s degree from Clinton Community College in August 2005. Her course of study is education and she plans to pursue a Master’s Degree as a Special Education Teacher.  Belanger has been an active member of Phi Theta Kappa since April 2004, the CCC GLEE Club since October 2004, and she has been named to the President’s Academic List the last two semesters. Belanger feels her work with these organizations promotes academic success and supports charitable causes within the community.

Young, a Business Administration Transfer student, has plans to pursue a Master’s Degree in marketing. He was selected as a Third Team member of the 2005 All-New York Academic Team. Young is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, he’s the recipient of the Outstanding Leadership as a Resident Assistant award in 2003-2004, he is a recipient of the CCC Foundation’s Public Service Scholarship in 2003, and he was named to the President’s Academic List in 2003 and 2004. Among his other interests, Young’s artwork was published in the College’s prestigious student literary magazine, The Cliffhanger2004, and he served as student representative on the College’s Commencement Committee. 


CCC Interim President, Agnes Pearl, said, “The faculty and staff join me in offering our congratulations to these three outstanding students.  We are so proud of their hard work and achievements. Their success speaks to the quality of undergraduate education that is offered at Clinton Community College.”