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Clinton Recognized for its Positive Impact on Students

Monday, July 28, 2008


Plattsburgh, New York…. Clinton Community College has received notification that the Office of Student Affairs is the recipient of an award for the Outstanding Student Affairs Programs of the State University of New York from the Office of University Life at SUNY System Administration. This is the second year the Student Services Team at Clinton has been recognized.

The nominations for awards were open to every SUNY campus for programs that have made a positive impact on students and their development. The categories included, First Year Programs, Assessment, Retention, Diversity and Multicultural Programs.

"This is wonderful news," expressed Interim President Frederick Woodward. "Clinton has placed a good deal of attention on providing a campus environment that meets student needs and wishes. The Student Affairs staff has once again gone above and beyond to meet this challenge and continue Clinton’s reputation as a student focused institution."

Clinton received their award in the category of Assessment for the Athletic Program Review. Clinton Community College's Vice President for Student Services, Dr. Stephen St. Onge, was thrilled to hear about the award for the second consecutive year.  "For us to receive continued statewide recognition for our Student Affairs program is a great opportunity to share the success of our student-centered team with others."  St. Onge also noted "Our entire Student Affairs Athletic Division has undertaken a significant project in understanding and assessing what we do and how we do it."

The Clinton team responsible for developing the program is Dr. Todd Roenbeck, Director of Athletics and 2003 Chancellor’s Award recipient and staff members, Maureen Provost, Assistant to Athletic Director, Eric Arnold, Men's Soccer Coach, Donna Dixon, Women's Soccer and Basketball Coach, Kevin Daugherty, Men's Basketball Coach, Tom Neale, Baseball Coach, Amanda Deyoe, Softball Coach, and Angie Alphonso, Athletic Trainer. "With significant contributions from the entire athletic staff as well as our student-athletes, a document was created that will help the Athletic and Intramural Department plan for the next five years" said Roenbeck. "It has already paid dividends; Clinton Community College just completed work on a brand-new softball field and is looking to upgrade the soccer field in the near future."               

To learn more about this award-winning program, contact the Office of the Vice President for  Student Services (518) 562-4120. To learn more about Clinton Community College go to or call Admissions at (518) 562-4170.