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Two SUNY Corning Community College Students Awarded Chancellor's Scholarships

May 27, 2020

Two SUNY Corning Community College students are among 100 within the SUNY system to receive the inaugural Chancellor’s Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships.

SUNY CCC’s Autumn Edwards and Anna Lares were named recipients of the awards, which recognizes students with strong academic performance and who plan to continue their education at one of SUNY’s 64 campuses for completion of a bachelor’s degree.

Autumn is graduating from SUNY CCC with an Associate of Science degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics & Science. Associate Professor in Biology Matthew Skerritt describes that during Autumn’s SUNY CCC career, she excelled not only in the classroom, but also on the court, playing volleyball and basketball. Autumn says she’s humbled as the recipient of the scholarship and is looking forward to being able to further her education.

Autumn will go on to SUNY Cortland in the fall, where she plans to pursue Adolescent Education. 

Anna is also graduating this Spring with an Associate of Science degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics & Science. "I am so very grateful not only to the Chancellor and all of SUNY, but also to Corning Community College and all of my amazing professors. Receiving this fellowship is a huge honor and was the best way to cap off my time at CCC,” she says. 

Anna plans to attend SUNY Geneseo in the fall, with her sights set on medical school. 

“Anna is an outstanding and creative student, with a mind for science and discovery,” says SUNY CCC Professor in Biology David Pindel. She works very hard and will make a wonderful medical doctor someday soon. I will miss her energy and ideas, but know that she will undoubtedly succeed going forward.”

The Chancellor’s Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships will support up to two students from each nominating campus. Awards can be used to defray room, board, books, technology, childcare, or other eligible costs of attendance.“We are immensely proud to recognize these exceptional students from across SUNY who have worked tirelessly to excel in their fields of study,” said SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson. “Their recognition today as the winners of the Chancellor’s Graduate Scholarship Award will no doubt inspire countless other students to pursue their educational path at SUNY, and in turn we will continue to provide access and opportunities to invest in tomorrow’s innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders.”