Two Gatherings to Welcome President Durant

February 1st, 2016 Posted in Foundation News & Events
To welcome the College’s new President, Brian Durant, who joined us in mid-August from Adirondack Community College, Cayuga’s Alumni Board, the College Board of Trustees and College Foundation partnered to host two community receptions in November. The three organizations invited members of the College Community, local elected officials, community and philanthropic leaders and friends of the College to two different receptions.

The first, at the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn, was attended by over 100 people, many who met Dr. Durant and his wife Shawn, for the first time. They were able hear firsthand Dr. Durant’s vision for the College and little bit about his background before coming to Cayuga Community College. With members of the Alumni Board, including new Alumni Board President Gerry Guiney ’82, Dr. Durant recognized Heidi L. Huddleston-Cross ’97, one of our 2015 Alumni Award winners. Ms. Huddleston-Cross works as a nurse practitioner at SUNY Upstate Medical and has received a number of recognitions for her work as an Ostomy nurse, dealing with wound care. You can read about her in last Fall’s The Spartan.

More than 50 community members joined us a week later at Fulton’s Tavern at the Lock, including a large contingent of members of the manufacturing community, the College’s partners at our River Glen campus, as well as members of the Oswego County Legislature. Dr. Durant was, as he was the week before, introduced by Foundation Board President David Contiguglia. Our new President not only talked about his vision for the College, but specifically of the potential for Cayuga at its Fulton Campus at River Glen.

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