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News & Events


May 05, 2020

Columbia-Greene Community College Foundation Launches CoGreene Cares Campaign

Aims to Bolster Student Emergency Fund Through $50,000 SUNY Match program, May 5 – July 1 The Columbia-Greene Community College Foundation announced today the launch of the CoGreene Cares Campaign, designed to help students impacted by COVID-19 stay on track to earn a degree or certificate. Joan Koweek, executive director of the Columbia-Greene Community College Foundation, explained that a special initiative made…

June 29, 2020

C-GCC Students Awarded Chancellor’s Undergraduate Scholarships

The State University of New York has awarded two Columbia-Greene Community College alumni the 2020 Chancellor’s Undergraduate Scholarship. Grants of up to $5,000 were awarded to students who graduated this academic year with a SUNY associate’s or bachelor’s degree, and who are continuing their education at one of SUNY’s 64 campuses for either a bachelor completion degree or graduate degree, respectively. A total of 100 […]

June 25, 2020

C-GCC’s Virtual Sandy Speenburgh Bike-a-thon Raises Funds for CMH Nurses

Columbia-Greene Community College’s Division of Nursing has hosted the Sandy Speenburgh Bike-a-thon — named for an honored, retired nursing faculty member — for six years. In 2020, the event took on a new look — being held virtually — and a new charge: raising funds for the nurses of Columbia Memorial Health. It proved to be no less successful in its revised format. Robbin Wase, administrative assistant for the Division of […]

June 23, 2020

C-GCC Honors 54 Nursing Graduates

Although this year’s pinning ceremony was cancelled due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, Columbia-Greene Community College is proud to announce its most recent class of nursing grads and award recipients.    “Nursing is the passion to serve and protect others,” explained graduate Kayla Shaffer of Hyde Park, who was scheduled to speak at the ceremony prior to its cancelation.    “Each one of us holds qualities that some may see as […]

June 18, 2020

President’s and Dean’s Lists Announced for the Spring 2020 Semester

Columbia-Greene Community College has announced the President’s and Dean’s lists for the Spring 2020 semester. The distinction of Dean’s List is awarded for a grade point average of 3.25 or higher, and students with a minimum grade point average of 3.75 are named to the President’s List. A matriculated student, full- or part-time, who demonstrates […]

June 18, 2020

C-GCC Awards 245 Degrees and Certificates to the Class of 2020

Columbia-Greene Community College has awarded a total of 245 degrees and certificates for the 2020 academic year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, President Carlee Drummer, Ph.D., delivered her commencement speech virtually on Saturday, May 16. An in-person graduation is tentatively scheduled for November 28. “Last September, when we began the new academic year, no one […]

June 16, 2020

C-GCC Expands its College-in-the-High School Program to Include Ninth and Tenth Grades

The College-in-the-High School (dual enrollment) program at C-GCC is excited to announce the addition of two new online summer courses, both available to Freshmen and Sophomores, as well as Juniors and Seniors. C-GCC’s College-in-the-High School program provides academically eligible students in the area the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school — […]

June 10, 2020

A Message from the SUNY Community College Presidents

As presidents of the 30 SUNY community colleges we have been shaken by the recent and abhorrent, race-related tragedies throughout our nation. Together we stand with those harmed by racism, discrimination and hatred that has plagued our communities for far too long and our resolve and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion have never been […]

June 01, 2020

Alum Leads Downstate COVID-19 Medic Detachments 

Staff Sergeant Daniel Hotter hasn’t seen his family since March 13.  When New York’s first drive-through COVID-19 testing site opened in New Rochelle, Staff Sgt. Hotter – a 2012 graduate of Columbia-Greene Community College’s Fine Arts program — and his team were sent there to process and swab patients.  “I’ve been away from home because of the high-risk nature of working in the ‘Hot Zone,’’ Hotter explained, “and I appreciate all the love […]