Donor Stories

These stories reflects the deep caring of our donors and the various ways they express it across our community.



Emma E. Donegan Scholarship
The Emma E. Donegan Scholarship was established in memory of the late Emma Donegan, a lifelong Corning resident, and a woman ahead of her time. As a young woman she was excited to get her driver’s license, attend a business college, and have a career outside the home. These were all things that were uncommon for a woman of Donegan’s generation. Emma was always an active member of her community and spent many hours volunteering with her parish at St. Mary’s Church and the Corning Hospital.


Debbie Quigley
Debbie Quigley '81

Debra (Crumb) Quigley '81 cannot stress enough what her SUNY Corning Community College education meant to her. Attending SUNY CCC gave her the opportunity to discover her interests and realize the possibilities available to her.


Laurette Beckhorn
Lauretta Beckhorn Estate
The Lauretta Beckhorn Estate endowment benefits aspiring nurses who are studying at Corning Community College.


Chuck Edmister and Linda Patrick
Chuck Edmister and Linda Patrick
“Linda was the kind of nurse every patient wants. She loved her profession. She was as talented as she was kind. And when she trained her successors, she emphasized compassion and competence. She left them with big shoes to fill.”


Tom and Barbara Blumer
Tom and Barbara Blumer
“Neither of us expected to settle in this area, said Tom. ‘We fell in love with the region, the people, and the nature of the community.”


Cameron Manufacturing & Design 
Cameron Manufacturing & Design and CCC share a goal and a need for an educated citizenry, so when the opportunity to contribute to the Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Library Campaign presented itself, Cameron didn’t hesitate.


Arnie Gissin
Arnie Gissin
Arnold (Arnie) Gissin discovered CCC while looking at a college publication in the library aboard the USS Forrestal.




Dr. James W. Hudson Memorial Music Scholarship

Dr. James W. Hudson, or as he was known to his students, Doc Hudson, was the Professor of Music and the Director of Choral Activities at SUNY Corning Community College from 1968 until his retirement in 2002.