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May 16, 2018

Ag Day Returns on Saturday, June 2!

Columbia-Greene Community College will host Ag Day on campus on Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event will include demonstrations by local farmers, artisans, and agribusiness owners, as well as live animals, food, and games. Ag Day will take place rain or shine! For more information on the event or to […]


Columbia-Greene Community College’s Student Food Pantry Committee and the Health Matters Committee have joined forces with CLYNK, a program that includes the recycling of bottles and cans, to help raise funds to support the C-GCC student food pantry and provide wellness activities for employees. Founded in 2006, CLYNK allows users to quickly drop green bags filled […]

How to Use CLYNK bottle redemption graphic

May 15, 2018

C-GCC Launches English-as-a-Second-Language ‘Bridge to College’ Course

  Columbia-Greene Community College has launched a new, non-credit course designed to assist non-native English speakers with the language skills necessary to succeed, from classroom to career. The English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) Bridge to College Course is open to any non-native English speaker 18 or older. Classes meet twice per week in the evenings for 14 weeks, […]

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May 14, 2018

C-GCC Honors 47 Nursing Graduates at 31st Nurses Pinning Ceremony

Columbia-Greene Community College held its 31st nurses pinning and graduation ceremony on Friday, May 11, in the Arts Center Theatre, awarding 47 graduates their nursing pins. Lydia Bjorkman of Hillsdale and Heather Viccaro of Canaan served as student speakers, while President James Campion delivered the welcome greetings. The program facilitator was Joan Koweek, director of […]

C-GCC Awards 254 Degrees at Commencement 2018

Columbia-Greene Community College conferred 254 degrees and nine certificates on Saturday, May 12, at the college’s 46th Commencement Ceremony. H. Carl McCall, chairman of the State University of New York Board of Trustees, represented SUNY at the ceremony and offered greetings, while additional remarks were made by C-GCC President James R. Campion; Dr. Edward Schneier, […]

May 11, 2018

Graduate Profile: Tanisha Edge Leaves SUNY C-GCC with her On-the-Court Legacy

No one told Tanisha Edge she needed to be the best on the basketball court just because her jersey carried the number 1. But that’s exactly what she did: meeting personal goal after personal goal, and leading the Twins to one of the most historic seasons of play for C-GCC athletics in its history. In only the […]

Tanisha Edge with basketball jersey

SUNY C-GCC Graduate Profile: Sabra Simon has Designs on Dominating the Fashion World

Sabra Simon ’18 brought style and grace with her when she came to Columbia-Greene Community College, and in turn, leaves the campus a bit more buttoned-up than it was before she arrived. Graduating on Saturday, May 12 with an Associate of Arts and Sciences in Business Administration and Management, Simon, who hails from Bronx, N.Y., has her […]

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2018 Commencement Student Speaker Redefines Success

Along with her Student Senate peers, Samantha Kulcsar presented a workshop at the State University of New York Student Assembly Conference this year, titled Quality in Diversity: Empowering Leaders of Tomorrow. It marked the first time any group of C-GCC students have presented at this state-wide conference, and focused on the “importance of being open-minded, […]

Student smiling on stage with honors certificate