Society of the Red Baron Recipients

Named for the College’s mascot, the SUNY Corning Community College Society of the Red Baron was created in 2022 to recognize outstanding individuals who have supported the College through various efforts. 

Recipients impact the College positively by assisting with program or service improvements; supporting creative and innovative ideas; improving the quality of the student experience; supporting the delivery of instruction; expanding the College’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts; providing resources or assisting with cost-saving measures; and advocating for the college in media with elected officials and in the community.


Advisory Board Partner
2023: Isadore Ambriz, Tooling CAD Tech II, Jabil Manufacturing
2022: Peter Winnett, Vice President, John G. Ullman & Associates, Inc.

Donor Partner
2023: Thomas and Barbara Blumer, Retiree, Corning Incorporated
2022: David Davies, Managing Director, Davies Investment Group

Vendor Partner
2023: Jeff Wittig, Sr. Vice President of Employee Benefits, Brown & Brown of New York, Inc.
2022: Heather Darrow, EAB Strategic Leader, Student Success

Community Organization Partner
2023: Food Bank of the Southern Tier
2022: Darlene Smith, Public Health Director, Steuben County Public Health

Business and Industry Partner
2023: Claire Warren Ginnan, Senior Process Engineer, Corning Incorporated
2022: Mark Vaughn, Technical Talent Pipelining Manager Lead, Technology Community Office of STEM

K-12 Partner
2023: Sam Gauss, Principal, Chief Information Officer, Wildwood Education Center - Greater Southern Tier BOCES
2022: Sarah Vakkas, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Greater Southern Tier BOCES

SUNY Partner
2023: Denise Zieske, Director of Workforce Development, Office of Community Colleges and the Education Pipeline
2022: Jennifer Miller, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Community College Support, State University of New York

Society of the Red Baron
2023 Society of the Red Baron Inductees 

Society of the Red Baron
2022 Society of the Red Baron Inductees