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July 22, 2021

C-GCC Offers Free Tuition Grand Prize to Vaccinated Students

In an effort to increase its number of vaccinated students, Columbia-Greene Community College is sponsoring a Student Vaccination Clinic on Wednesday, August 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., offering some key incentives as part of the event. Per New York State guidance, and pending approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the State […]

July 13, 2021

C-GCC Foundation Receives Anonymous $310,000 Donation

The Columbia-Greene Community College Foundation has received an anonymous donation of $310,000 to assist Greene County residents attending Columbia-Greene Community College. Students seeking a career in the medical field, such as Nursing and Medical Assisting, may apply and earn scholarships. “The Columbia-Greene Community College Foundation was the right fit for this contribution,” said the donor. […]

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Chancellor Writes Op-Ed for USA Today Network Addressing Reopening Campuses

Launches SUNY 30-Day Vax Challenge on Monday to Unvaccinated Students as Campuses Prepare for Fall Return Beginning Mid-August  In an op-ed published today by USA Today Network’s lohud, State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras writes about the more traditional college experience ahead for students who take control and get vaccinated, and encourages all […]

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O’Neil Appointed Assistant Director of Workforce Development

Jeanette O’Neil of Catskill has been appointed Assistant Director of Workforce Development for the Columbia-Greene Workforce New York Career Center at Columbia-Greene Community College. O’Neil has prior experience as an Event Coordinator for Wunderbar Bistro, Consultant for the Rip Van Winkle Brewing Company, and Multimedia Specialist for Columbia Greene Media. She received her associate’s degree […]

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June 30, 2021

C-GCC Unveils New Use-of-Force Simulator Room

C-GCC has unveiled its new Use-of-Force Simulator Room – a state-of-the-art training facility designed to enhance officers’ decision-making and de-escalation skills when encountering situations that could potentially result in an officer’s use-of-force. The three-screen Use-of-Force Simulator Room is the first of its kind at a community college in the Capital District and will be used […]

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June 28, 2021

Summer Sports Camps Return to C-GCC

Baseball, Soccer, and Softball Skills Camps for Children and Teenagers Begin July 19 Summer Sports Camps for children ages nine through 16 will return to Columbia-Greene Community College this July. Camps teaching skills in baseball, softball, and soccer will begin on Monday, July 19, featuring a low student-to-coach ratio and C-GCC’s own coaching staff. Baseball […]

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June 23, 2021

SUNY Announces Plans to Expand Mental Health Services for Students Across 64 Colleges and Universities

The State University of New York Board of Trustees has adopted a series of recommendations recommended by Chancellor Jim Malatras to expand mental health services for students across SUNY’s 64 colleges and universities. The recommendations developed by the SUNY Student Mental Health and Wellness Task Force—co-chaired by Dr. Wayne J. Riley, MD, and Dr. Deborah […]

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June 22, 2021

Hilscher Named Professor Emeritus

After nearly three decades of employment, J. Theodore Hilscher of Hannacroix, N.Y., has been honored with Professor Emeritus status by the Columbia-Greene Community College Board of Trustees. Hilscher served as a professor of History at C-GCC for 28 years, having served prior as the College’s legal counsel for 13 years, and retired at the start […]

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