The Corning Community College Development Foundation celebrated the achievements of several of SUNY CCC’s outstanding alumni and community supporters at the annual Reflections ceremony earlier this month.
- Daryl (DJ) Dates ’01 (Campbell, N.Y.) was awarded the Ann Marie Rossi ’76 Alumni-Employee Award. He began his employment with SUNY CCC as a part-time student employee in the IT Department. While working in IT, Dates developed web applications that are still used by the College and designed the logo for the College’s 50th Anniversary, as well as three generations of the College’s public website. He currently is a full time Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science with SUNY CCC.
- Erin Deveau ’06 (Albuquerque, N.M.) was awarded the Eileen M. Collins ’76 Professional Achievement Award. In the past decade, Deveau has practiced veterinary medicine in Connecticut, Hawaii, and most recently New Mexico where she successfully opened a branch of Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice. Earlier this year, she accepted a position as a Veterinary Medical Officer at Kirtland Airforce Base, providing care to the pets of military families serving throughout the state. Deveau is preparing to open her own in-home veterinary hospice service next year to serve the Albuquerque community.
- Barbara Hubbell ’03 (Watkins Glen, N.Y.) was awarded the Parsons Community Service Award. Hubbell currently serves as the Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives for the United Way of the Southern Tier, where she has been employed for nearly 20 years. She currently oversees the Southern Tier Kids on Track initiative and was instrumental in bringing Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to the Southern Tier. In her free time, Hubbell volunteers at the Watkins Glen Public Library and sits on the Board of Trustees for the Southern Tier Library System.
- David Quattrone ’69 (The Villages, Fla.) was awarded the Perry Education Professional Award. Quattrone taught accounting at SUNY CCC for 43 years before retiring in 2015. During that time, he served as the elected chair of the College Association/Faculty Assembly, chaired the Business Administration Division for two, three-year terms, and served as the Department Chair for Business and Accounting.
- Robert Tangorre ’71 (Selkirk, N.Y.) was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award. Robert was appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer for the New York State Tax and Finance Department in 2003, after serving as the Chief Information Officer for the same department. He played an integral role in helping his department recover from the September 11, 2001, tragedy during which they lost 41 colleagues from the New York City Office. Tangorre also has 25 years of service in the military as a veteran of the US Navy and Army National Guard.
- The Steuben County IDA was awarded the Founders Community Partner Award. Named in honor of the pioneers involved in making the College a reality, this award recognizes either an individual or an organization that has been an advocate for the College. The Steuben County IDA works with employers and communities to leverage valuable private, state, and federal resources worth billions of dollars, bringing economic growth and sustainability to the region.
In addition, five people were awarded the SUNY Corning Community College Colleague Awards:
- Thomas Johnson (Avoca Central School)
- Bethany Kennedy (Williamson Jr./Sr. High School)
- Brendan McCarthy (Horseheads High School)
- Killeen McCarthy (Horseheads High School)
- Bridget Reagan (Wildwood Education Center/Hornell BOCES)
Completing this year’s ceremony, the Foundation welcomed two people to the College’s Athletics Hall of Fame.
- Nicole E. (Kimble) Vinas ’99 (Saint Cloud, Fla.)
- Robert E. McEnroe (Painted Post, N.Y.)