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CCC Participates in SUNY China 150 Initiative

Thursday, July 31, 2008


Plattsburgh, N.Y. (July 31, 2008) — Clinton Community College will welcome 10 Chinese students to campus this fall. The students are part of a SUNY China 150 program, admitting 150 Chinese undergraduate students affected by the massive earthquake in Sichuan Province, China in May. The primarily sophomores and juniors, will study for two semesters as full-time students at one of 22 SUNY state-operated and community colleges.

CCC President, Frederick Woodward was recently notified of the 10 Chinese students who will attend Clinton this fall as part of the SUNY China 150 initiative. The students are expected to arrive on campus in time for the beginning of the semester.

“Clinton Community College is pleased to be able to assist in this educational and humanitarian effort,” expressed Interim President Frederick Woodward. “The earthquake in Sichuan Province was devastating and in a small way this State and SUNY initiative helps to reassemble these lives. We look forward to the cultural exchange that naturally flows from such an exchange of students. We are preparing the campus for a significant increase in new student enrollment this fall and we are looking forward to having these students among the entering class.”

The participating Chinese students were selected from a pool of approximately 1,000 students. They were given a 30-point scale test in English proficiency and an extensive personal interview by Chinese and SUNY officials. SUNY then recommended placement of the students at SUNY campuses.

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Clinton Community College is a comprehensive community college conveniently located off Route 9 in Plattsburgh, New York. Approximately 2,200 students attend the college known for its academically acclaimed programs in nursing, criminal justice, liberal arts, and technology. The College is proud of its academic excellence, dedicated faculty, low tuition rates, small class size, and well equipped facilities. Clinton students wishing to pursue a four-year degree have several options from which to choose include a joint admissions program with SUNY Plattsburgh and 2+2 transfer agreements with other SUNY, public and private universities. For additional information, contact Admissions at (518) 562-4170, 800-552-1160, or visit us at: