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College History • CCC Timeline, 1956 - Present

1956. . . . . Clinton County Board of Supervisors selects committee for community college feasibility study
1957. . . . . George Angell, president of Plattsburgh State University Teachers College appointed chair of committee
1966. . . . . Establishment of Clinton Community College approved by Governor Nelson Rockefeller, October 14th
1967. . . . . Board of supervisors, led by Bob Bruno, approves community college resolution by 9 to 6 vote
1967. . . . . Irving A. Rabin appointed first chair of college board of trustees
1967. . . . . John A. Mears appointed first president of CCC
1969. . . . . County legislators approve leasing former Bellarmine College on grounds of former Hotel Champlain
1969. . . . . College opens doors to 189 full-time students September 16th
1971. . . . . Alfred B. Light appointed president of CCC
1971. . . . . College graduates first class; associates degrees awarded to 38 students
1972. . . . . Clinton County Legislature purchases hotel property for $1,045,000; college dedicated October 15th
1977. . . . . Two-year nursing program established at CCC; 32 nursing students enrolled
1979. . . . . Twenty-three nursing students receive degrees from CCC
1986. . . . . Jay L. Fennell appointed president of CCC
1988. . . . . LeRoy M. Douglas Sr. Library dedicated; named for former board of trustees chair
1990. . . . . Child Development Center dedicated; opens in McKinley Cottage
1991. . . . . William H. Forrence Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Center dedicated
1997. . . . . Expanded student union and cafeteria open in newly-constructed wing of main building
1997. . . . . CCC holds first December commencement
1999. . . . . Therese Bushner appointed president of CCC
2000. . . . . Former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton visits CCC
2000. . . . . Carol A. Eaton appointed president of CCC
2000. . . . . First CCC residence hall opens on former Plattsburgh Air Force Base
2001. . . . . Ronald B. Stafford Center for the Arts, Science and Technology dedicated (cornerstone laid 1998)
2002. . . . . Second CCC residence hall and dining facility open on former Plattsburgh Air Force Base
2005. . . . . Maurice B. Hickey appointed president of CCC
2006. . . . . Clinton Community College celebrates 40th anniversary
2007. . . . . George Moore Academic and Administrative Building dedicated
2009. . . . . John E. Jablonski appointed president of CCC
2009. . . . . Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial commemoration at Clinton Community College
2010. . . . . Newly restored Alumni Cottage opens (formerly HC Grandview Cottage built in 1890)
2010. . . . . CCC women’s soccer team wins national championship
2011. . . . . Centennial celebration of opening of second Hotel Champlain, July 1st
2011. . . . . Coolidge Student Support Services Center dedicated


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