Alumni Award Winner Heidi Huddleston Cross ’97 is Recognized

February 2nd, 2016 Posted in Alumni News & Events
Heidi Cross 2015 Alumni Winner, Gail Homick Herrling 2012 Alumni WinnerDuring the President’s reception in December, Cayuga Community College President Dr. Brian Durant took time to recognize 2015 Alumni Award Winners, Heidi L. Huddleston Cross, class of 1997. President Durant shared that Heidi graduated from Cayuga’s Nursing Program and she is currently a Nurse Practitioner with Upstate University Hospital and Central New York Surgical Physicians. He explained that Heidi was selected by the Alumni Association for the outstanding contributions she continues to make in her volunteer work and in the field of nursing. She has been recognized by her peers, and has received many honors including Nurse of the Year by the United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA). Heidi has been a presenter at national and regional conferences for health care professionals and lectures nationally on wound care. Her work has been published in several Journals. In 2009 Cross traveled with an Upstate New York medical team to South Sudan on a mission to teach nursing and wound care to physicians and nurses at the Duk Payuel Lost Boys Clinic.

Dr. Durant recognized Heidi Cross Heidi_and_Gerry

“We would like to recognize Heidi for her exceptional qualities and thank her for the wonderful example she sets to our current student. Her accomplishments are a perfect illustration of what a degree from Cayuga can help you achieve,” said Dr. Durant. Many Alumni Board members, including Board President Gerry Guiney, attended the event and congratulated Heidi on her accomplishments. To read more about Huddleston Cross, check out the fall issue of Spartan online at

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