Veteran’s Day Poem Contest

November 10th, 2014 | Comments Off on Veteran’s Day Poem Contest | Posted in Fulton Campus News

A poetry contest was held for CCC Fulton Campus students with a Veterans Day theme. The grand prize winner had the privilege of reading their poem at the Honoring the Veterans Ceremony in Fulton. The winner was Samantha Dawley:

I’m Living Red, White, and Blue

I stand here where I am free

Because veterans fought for me

The young, the old, the dead, and the alive,

All of them matter in my eyes

We can’t forget what brave people did

To be here today

The way that we live

I want to take a second and thank you all

Because of you

I stand tall

You fought for your country

To make it right

You face your fears with all your might

And because of all the veterans did what they use to do

I’m living red, white, and blue


Veteran’s Club Makes Donation

November 10th, 2014 | Comments Off on Veteran’s Club Makes Donation | Posted in College News & Events

Veteran's Club donationThe Fulton Campus Veterans Club made a donation to the Gregory J. Harris Military Courtesy Room at the Syracuse Airport this fall. This is the third year the club has donated to this non-profit organization which is completely funded by donations.  The room is offered to active military and veterans traveling through the airport.

The area is equipped with a flat screen TV, recliners and a stocked kitchen area. There is a tribute area to Cpl. Gregory J. Harris, who was captured in June of 1966 during the Vietnam War and still missing. Corporal Harris graduated from West Genesee High School in Syracuse. Soldiers from other local areas who lost their lives in combat are also represented in this area. Patches are left behind by soldiers passing through.

Courtsey roomGregory Tt Harris Miliary Courtesy Room

Harlequin Productions of Cayuga Community College All Years Reunion

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CCC Nursing 40th Anniversary Celebration

November 10th, 2014 | Comments Off on CCC Nursing 40th Anniversary Celebration | Posted in College News & Events


Women’s Volleyball

November 10th, 2014 | Comments Off on Women’s Volleyball | Posted in College News & Events

Women's volleyball

The Lady Spartans finished the 2014 season at Jefferson Community College, where they faced Niagara, Jamestown, and Erie Community Colleges. They dropped the first two matches to Niagara and Jamestown but were able to end on a high by defeating Erie in 4 sets. The Lady Spartans will finish the season 13-23, the best the program has seen since it was reintroduced in 2010.

WVolleyballEarlier in October, the team participated in the Cara Bryant Memorial Tournament, where the team faced off against some of the Region’s toughest competition. Coach McDonough said, “I am still in awe of how far we have come as a program in such a short amount of time. When I got here last season I knew I had my work cut out for me, but my athletes have not only exceeded my expectations, they have set the stage for an amazing 2015. I really couldn’t be happier.” Parents, coaches, and fellow athletes made a point of congratulating the program on the vast improvements and the obvious hard work the Spartans have put in.

October 14 was the last home match for the Lady Spartans. It was the first time Cayuga has defeated Corning since the program was reinstated in 2010. After the match Coach McDonough stated, “Tonight was one of the single greatest coaching matches of my life. Last season Corning went into the post season 24-0 and we never scored more than 12 points against their second string. Tonight we dominated in 4 sets.” Two sophomore athletes who will be graduating from CCC this spring were honored: “Meghan Morrin and Lexi Tucker have been instrumental to the program’s success as we have worked to rebuild and grow volleyball at CCC. Their presence will be greatly missed on and off the court.”

Tucker, 1Morrin, 4

The Spartans are very proud of the progress the program has made over the course of the season and anticipate another strong season in 2015.


Men’s Soccer

November 10th, 2014 | Comments Off on Men’s Soccer | Posted in College News & Events

CCC Soccer Team 2014

The Spartans earned their first ever NJCAA Region III Men’s Soccer Title with their 3-0 win over Jamestown Community College earlier this month. It was as far as any men’s soccer team had advanced in Cayuga Community College’s history. During the final game, Josh Grace (Glasgow, Scotland) scored off a header with an assist by Sean Richards (Cadiff, Wales). The second score was unassisted by Connor Field (Felixstowe, England). Netting the third goal was Tom Rivet (London, England) off another header from Sean Wynn (Liverpool, England). The Spartan defenders were led by Grace, Connor Doogan (Belfast, Ireland), Michael Haskins (Belfast, Ireland) and Ashley Brown (Birmingham, England).

Following the successful win, Head Coach Darren Wynne was named Region III Coach-of-the-Year for 2014, Grace was named the Tournament MVP and Field and Wynn were named to the All-Tournament Team. The victory earned Cayuga a spot in the NJCAA National Tournament which was held November 13-16, where the #6 seeded CCC Spartan’s won over #3 seeded Montgomery College Raptors during the National Quarterfinals with a 2-1 win.

The team went into the National Semi-finals with a 16-1 record on the season against the #2 seed Richland College Thunderducks, who won their quarterfinal matchup against Bunker Hill CC 5-2. Cayuga’s attempt for the National title ended with the loss to Richland College 6-1. Coach Wynne told The Citizen, “We played a very, very good team; we were just one step off. There’s always a bigger picture,” he said. “I came here in 2010 and the goal then was to get into the National Finals. The goal is the same next year. It doesn’t stop here. At the end of the day, we’ll come back bigger, stronger and hopefully kick butt next year.” The Cayuga team has made it to the regional semi-finals twice. This year Wynne, a native of Ireland, focused on finding more international athletes in order to compete with colleges such as Herkimer County Community College; the three-time defending national champions, who have 17 players from outside the U.S. Wynne said he’s proud of his team this year but is sad to lose his nine seniors, including Southern Cayuga’s Mike Killian and Auburn native Trevor Fletcher.

Women’s Soccer

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Women's Soccer Team

Following a tough loss to Jefferson at the end of their winning season, Coach Robillard said, “The ladies fought hard and I am very proud of them. We stood very strong and played comparable to a very good Jefferson team in which, if the ball bounces just a different way today, we would be bringing home the win. That’s soccer.”

Cayuga ended their winning season with a heartbreaking 3 to 1 playoff loss to Jefferson. The Spartans were able to get on the scoreboard with a great individual effort from Madison Robillard (Fulton, N.Y.), Libby Henry (Clyde, N.Y.) and goalie Bre Becker (Lusby, Md.).

Women’s soccer team qualified for Regionals when they had five consecutive shutouts including a 0-0 tie against Tompkins-Cortland CC. It put the team’s record at 6-5-2 on the season. Cayuga earned the #11 seed against the #6 seed Jefferson.

“It was an amazing season and this was a great game to end it off on. The ladies have played inspired soccer this year, and I will never forget their effort and this season,” said Robillard.

Professor Robert H. Brunell and the Brunell Chair in the Humanities

November 10th, 2014 | Comments Off on Professor Robert H. Brunell and the Brunell Chair in the Humanities | Posted in Foundation News & Events

Prof. Brunell - 1981Professor Brunell joined the English faculty of the year-old Auburn Community College in 1954. He remained a full-time member of the college faculty for the rest of his life, served as chair of the English Department and taught German, French, and Spanish. In 1961 he authored the college’s first self-study report required for ACC’s initial accreditation from Middle States.

Professor Brunell provided a gift to the CCC Foundation in his estate; it is the largest ever from an individual. The Robert H. Brunell Chair in the Humanities is intended to “. . . invite a distinguished and noted author or artist to be in residence and actively teaching and interacting with students and faculty.”

This fall, for the first time, the Brunell Scholar is an alumna of the College, Eileen Jerrett ’01.

CCC Foundation Presents Mark Twain!

November 10th, 2014 | Comments Off on CCC Foundation Presents Mark Twain! | Posted in Foundation News & Events

IMG_0025The Cayuga Community College Foundation presented national touring actor Kurt H. Sutton in “Mark Twain and Mr. Clemens, Tonight.” Audiences at the Irene A. Bisgrove Community Theatre, Auburn (October 15) and the Fulton Education Center (October 9) were transported back the turn of the 20th Century by Sutton’s charm, wit and musical talents.

The setting was Samuel Clemens’ parlor in Hartford, CT, circa 1890. After a musical introduction, Sutton appeared out of the dark in Twain’s signature white suit. Throughout Act One, Sutton/Clemens shared famous stories from Twain’s writing, including “Grandfather’s Old Ram” and other stories from Twain’s early life during the California Gold Rush. His selections were highlighted by stories featuring Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher and other familiar characters from Huckleberry Finn.

IMG_0026In Act Two, Sutton/Clemens pulled out his banjo and delighted the audiences with classic American songs and spirituals. He closed the program with “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” the favorite hymn of Twain’s beloved wife Livy.

Following the final ovation, Sutton returned to the stage for question-and-answer sessions that lasted over half an hour. “As a former college professor, I began this by researching Samuel Clemens. I read every biography along with all of the ‘standard’ writings by Mark Twain,” he said. “I felt I needed to get to know Clemens the man, before delving into the characters that Twain brought to life.” Sutton noted that the stories in Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn were drawn from Clemens’ childhood on the Mississippi and were all true, “or at least, true to Mr. Clemens’ memory.” He also spoke about the fact that Huckleberry Finn is still the most censored book in American literary history. “It was banned when it was first printed, and to this day there are libraries across the country that refuse to carry a copy.”

IMG_0027Sutton closed the evening with an ode to American veterans. Growing up in Manheim, Germany during WW II, he remembered the Allied attacks on the city and joked that his singing “is my revenge for all the bombs you dropped!” He asked all service members in attendance to stand while leading the audience in a rendition of God Bless America.

“The CCC Foundation was excited to bring Kurt Sutton to the Fulton and Auburn communities,” said Jeff Hoffman, executive director. “Kurt delivers his distinctive interpretation of Mark Twain to colleges and community theaters across the country. He goes far beyond entertainment, to truly educate his audiences. It was a perfect fit for a college setting.”

Admission at both showing was presented free, courtesy of the Noreen and Michael J. Falcone Lecture Fund at the CCC Foundation.

The First Cayuga Presidential Scholarship Recipients

November 10th, 2014 | Comments Off on The First Cayuga Presidential Scholarship Recipients | Posted in Foundation News & Events
Presidential Scholarship Winners 2014-2015Twenty-two Cayuga Presidential Scholarships were awarded for the 2014-2015 academic year to:

Christan J. DelloStritto, Auburn High School

Brittany A. Evans, Auburn High School

Kevin M. Gauthier, Auburn High School

Raeven J. Harkness, Auburn High School

Jacob Herrick, Auburn High School

Edward J. Pickard, Auburn High School

Stephen P. Pinchak, Auburn High School

Jessena M. Richardson, Auburn High School

Alayna M. Slayton, Auburn High School

Trent W. Valentino, Auburn High School

Nichole M. Marr, John C. Birdlebough High School (Phoenix)

Savannah B. Bray, G. Ray Bodley High School (Fulton)

Emily L. Hyde, G. Ray Bodley High School (Fulton)

Maureen A. McCann, G. Ray Bodley High School (Fulton)

Kristin L. Gates, Cato-Meridian High School

Joseph R. Clavelli, Oswego High School

Tara D. Lagoe, Oswego High School

Taylor Eldridge, Dana West High School (Port Byron)

Sarah E. Zakour, Southern Cayuga Jr.-Sr. High School

Amy Sachiko Walker, Union Springs High School

Emma L. Bergerstock, Weedsport Jr.-Sr. High School

Gabriel J. Canino, Weedsport Jr.-Sr. High School

These full-tuition scholarships are made possible by
The Cayuga Community College Foundation

Men’s Soccer 60s, 70s & 80s

November 10th, 2014 | Comments Off on Men’s Soccer 60s, 70s & 80s | Posted in Nostalgia Photos