Alumni Success Stories

Success After CCC

CCC alumni cite their education as the foundation for their success

Please enjoy the following stories about CCC alumni. If you have a story to share (or know a CCC alumnus whose story should be told), please tell us your story.

Emily Doppel
Emily Doppel ’15 knows what it’s like to be pulled in multiple directions. In high school, she worked a...
Clint and Marisa Biddle
From CCC grad to business owner
Darrin and Jeff King at Reflections 2015
Darrin and Jeff King worked for other companies before establishing their exclusively online operation. It’s...
For Tracy Nist and her daughter, Lyric Boothe, CCC meant something different to each of them, but graduating...
Amanda Clark
Someday, we’re likely to see Amanda Clark on Broadway. At the tender age of 25, she’s already performed at...
Sharon Carlineo
It had been 40 years since she'd stepped inside a classroom, and she'd never taken algebra. None-the-less,...
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Jackie Kennard Counadis found her voice at Corning Community College. She enrolled shy and timid. She left...
Jonathan Fritsch
Jonathan Fritsch instinctively knew there was more to making a living than the mundane jobs he worked with...
Dan LaGasse
Dan LaGasse earned his degree in Mechanical Technology. The Finger Lakes Times newspaper showcased his...
James Rugur
James Rugur earned top academic honors at graduation from the New York State Correctional Academy in Albany,...
STARS IN HER EYES The Air Force introduced former astronaut Eileen Collins to the wonders of astronomy As a...
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Melissa Murphy had a long list of excuses why she wasn’t college material. She was too old. She wasn’t smart...
Amy Spallone
Amy Spallone is fascinated by the microbial world.
Mortarboard with writing - Don't tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon!
Nancy Williamson exudes energy.