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Two CCC Faculty / Staff Receive Chancellor's Awards

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Angela Barnaby

Wendy Grossmann

Two members of the Clinton Community College faculty and staff have been recognized by the State Univers ity of New York (SUNY) Chancellor’s Award for Excellence. Angela Barnaby received the Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Wendy Grossmann the Award for Excellence in Professional Service. The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence is an honor that provides SUNY system-wide recognition for consistently superior professional achievement and encourages the ongoing pursuit of excellence.

Angela Barnaby began as an adjunct instructor of mathematics at Clinton in 1999, and is now a Professor of Mathematics, currently serving as Chair of the Mathematics and Technology Departments. She is actively involved at Clinton, having served as the Chair of the Curriculum Committee, Math Coordinator, Math and Science Division Coordinator and on the Faculty Association Executive Committee. Angela holds her BA in Mathematics and Economics, with a minor in Business Economics; and her MA in Mathematics from SUNY Potsdam. She continued on to earn 24 graduate credits at SUNY Plattsburgh as a matriculated student in the MST Program in order to receive NYS mathematics certification grades 9-12. On receiving the Chancellor’s award, Angela acknowledges, “I have been fortunate enough, during my time at Clinton, to have worked with faculty and staff who are exceptional at what they do and are clearly dedicated to students. I am humbled to be recognized for my efforts, inside and outside the classroom, by a committee of peers that I consider to be exceptional.”

Wendy Grossmann has been a Student Support Services Counselor at Clinton since 2001. “I am flattered to be recognized for my work. For some people, work is just part of their “every day” routine. I’m fortunate; I truly enjoy my career and I while I look forward to Fridays, I also look forward to Mondays. I love what I do and the team of people I work with are second to none. I am honored and appreciative to be recognized by my peers and SUNY for my endeavors at the college and in the community,” says Wendy. Eight years ago Wendy brought the “Cougar Games” to CCC, a team adventure race and now annual fall tradition designed to help students “break the ice.” She also represents Clinton in the College for Every Student (CFES) Partnership. CFES is a national organization which supports education as a “lifelong activity which needs to cultivated and embraced.” In 2011 Wendy was nationally recognized by CFES with the Mario Pena Award for her work supporting students for preparation and success in college. Wendy also cultivates students at the other end of their career, serving as an internship advisor for the SUNY Plattsburgh Graduate Program in Counseling. She holds her BA in English, with N-6 Teacher Certification from SUNY Potsdam and her MS in Education and Certificate of Advanced Study in Counseling from SUNY Plattsburgh.

Clinton is proud to have Angela and Wendy as part of their team, and congratulates them on the work that has led to this esteemed recognition. “Clinton has many faculty and staff members who are dedicated to student success. Wendy and Angela are among the best of the best. Their honor reflects well on all of us,” says Clinton President John E. Jablonski.