Alumni Voices

December 13th, 2012 Posted in Alumni News & Events
The ACC/CCC Alumni Association, in conjunction Sheila Myers of the CCC Experiential Learning Initiatives held its second “Alumni Voices” event on November 7th.  The partnered affair was well received by students, faculty and staff.  The informal panel discussion topic was “What I Did with My Degree,” and featured two distinguished alumni, Barbara Roesch ’79 and Joshua Cradduck ’07.

Barbara is a Court Attorney for the honorable Dennis F. Bender, Seneca County Court Judge.  She is the matrimonial referee for Seneca County, conducting contested divorce settlement and oversees residential mortgage foreclosure settlement conferences.  Following her graduation from CCC, Barbara transferred to SU where she received her B.S. in Business Administration – Marketing.  She then attended Albany Law School, procuring her J.D. in 1983.  Barbara has given talks on many legal subjects to New York Court Systems personnel.  She has also spoken on mortgage foreclosures for the Monroe County Bar Association and on Family Law issues for the National Business Institute.

Barbara is a former Geneva City Council member, and is currently on the Geneva City School District Board and the Geneva Lakefront Childcare Center Board.

Joshua Cradduck ’07 is the Senior Assignment Editor for WYNN Channel 10 in Syracuse, NY.  Following his graduation from Ithaca College in 2008, where he earned his B.S. in Television Radio, he began working at YNN in Syracuse.  YNN is Time Warner Cable’s 24/7 regional news channel for New York’s Central, Northern and Southern Tier areas.  Josh was recently promoted and is in charge of the daily operations of the Assignment Desk; which assigns stories and breaking news to reporters and photographers.

He felt that his time at CCC afforded him many opportunities.  His experiences included editing the school newspaper, disc jockey on the college radio station, participating in numerous community TV show tapings, along with internship opportunities.

Josh was recently elected as 2nd Vice President of the Syracuse Press Club.

The speakers shared personal experiences, gave advice, and spoke about how their tie to ACC/CCC contributed to their careers and the choices they made.  Barbara recalled how her early career aspirations changed over time.  She encouraged students not limit themselves and that anything is attainable.  Josh suggested that student take advantage of Speech and Public Speaking courses.  He shared that they have been invaluable to him for job interviews and interacting with others.  Cradduck also suggested that students get involved in campus clubs and activities.

The goal of the Alumni Voices program is to provide a forum in which alumni speak to students and guests about various topics including career goals and aspirations.  They share their time at Cayuga and the experiences along the way that helped them with their career choices.  The program allows for student to interact with the guest speakers, ask questions and seek advice.

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