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CCC Promotions & Appointments


Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Plattsburgh, New York ….President John E. Jablonski announced the following employee promotions and new appointments during Opening Day, Friday, August 27, 2010, at Clinton Community College.


The following faculty promotions were announced.

Denise Coughlin was promoted to professor of social and behavioral sciences.

Paul Bethka was promoted to professor industrial technology.

Maggie Courson was promoted to professor mathematics.

Angie Alphonso was promoted to associate professor health, physical education and recreation.


The following appointments were announced.


Raymond Judware, assistant professor in microbiology/general biology,
has a doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biology from SUNY Upstate Medical University, a bachelor of arts in biology from SUNY College at Potsdam and a NYS teaching certification in biology and chemistry. He previously taught at Northeastern Clinton High School, teaching Living Environment & Chemistry and he was scientific director at Serologicals Corporation in Lake Placid.


Barbara O’Donovan, assistant professor in mathematics
has a masters of science in mechanical engineering as well as a bachelor of science in mathematics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She brings a wealth of teaching experience, most recently as an adjunct instructor in developmental and college level mathematics for St. Michael’s College in VT and various community colleges in Washington State, CT, and VT. She was also an engineer for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft.


Amy Ryan, assistant professor in anatomy & physiology/general biology
earned her doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Virginia and a bachelor of science in cellular biochemistry from SUNY Plattsburgh. She was a graduate mentor and proctor program mentor for Harvard Medical School, a teaching assistant for the neuroscience department at the University of Virginia and for the biology and chemistry departments at SUNY Plattsburgh. She previously worked as Regulatory Toxicology Senior Research Scientist II for Wyeth Research/Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and was a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Medical School.


Jill Tarabula, systems and technical services librarian for the Douglas Library
has a master’s of library science from SUNY Buffalo, a bachelor of science in health and wellness from Buffalo State College and an associate of science in general studies and an associate’s in applied science in medical assisting from Genesee Community College. She’s held positions as an assistant librarian in Central Technical Services at SUNY Buffalo and was college librarian for Erie Community College. She was an instructor for the medical assisting program at Bryant & Stratton College.


Sara Dias, part-time librarian in the Douglas Library
has a master’s in information resources and library science from the University of Arizona, a master’s in religion from Yale University, and a bachelor of arts in psychology and religion from Vassar College. She has experience as a librarian for the Pima County Library, a customer service representative for Flight Safety International, assistant director of the online diplomacy program at Norwich University, and as an admissions assistant for Yale University Divinity School.


Darlene McPherson- Burnham, staff accountant
earned a bachelor’s in art in professional accounting at SUNY Plattsburgh and an associate’s in applied science in business accounting at Clinton Community College. She has over 11 years of accounting experience as a senior accountant, auditing and billing manager, and staff accountant.


Angela Doe, coordinator for the Center for Community & Workforce Development
has a bachelor of science in community and human services from Empire State College and an associate’s degree from Mater Dei College in alcohol and chemical dependency studies. She was formerly the Director of Outpatient Services for Conifer Park and has been an adjunct faculty member at CCC since 2004.


Jeffery Chase, Esq., assistant professor of business,
has a doctor of jurisprudence from Albany Law School of Union University. He earned a certificate of advanced study in educational administration and supervision, a master of science in education, and a bachelor of science in secondary math education from SUNY Plattsburgh. He is an attorney at the Law Office of Jeffrey S. Chase, Lyon Mountain, NY, and has several years teaching experience.


Rick G. Salamin, general manager for Sodexo is the director of dining services for the Faculty Student Association (FSA).
Salamin has a bachelor of science in computer information systems and an associate in science in PC network support, from Champlain College in Vermont. He has ten years with Sodexo which includes experience in catering support, student manager, unit manager, retail operations manager, district marketing support, and general manager.


Anthony Williams, director of campus life for the FSA,
has a bachelor of art in history from SUNY Plattsburgh and he expects to earn his master’s in college and agency counseling, student affairs professional practice, from SUNY Plattsburgh in December 2010. Williams was a residence hall director, practicum intern, assistant men’s basketball coach, and a tutor for the Educational Opportunity Program while at SUNY Plattsburgh. He was men’s basketball captain, a two-time All American, and NYS Player of the Year.


Amy Griffin, a full-time typist for business affairs office,
earned an associate in science from Becker Junior College in Massachusetts. She previously worked for the Saranac Central Middle School in Saranac, NY.


Margaret Duclos is a part-time typist in the registrar’s office.

Kirk Castine is a part-time custodian for buildings and grounds.


President Jablonski said, "The college community is pleased to welcome these new employees and we extend our congratulations to all those who have been appointed to new posts or positions."

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