Presidential Scholarship Luncheon

February 21st, 2017 Posted in Foundation News & Events

Amounts of scholarshipsCayuga Community College’s Presidential Scholarship Recipients were honored at a luncheon held in their honor on February 10th.  Students, along with family members were joined by members of the College, Foundation Board, Board of Trustees, and representatives from local high school districts, where students had graduated from.  Following a welcome by the Foundation’s Executive Director, Guy Cosentino, a BBQ style luncheon, prepared by alumnus Luke Szabo ’15 of Scratch Farmhouse Catering, was served.

Speakers at the event included College President, Dr. Brian Durant; Dr. Linda Van Buskirk, College Trustee, Board Chair; and Presidential Scholar recipient, Taylor Green – Class of 2017.

College President Dr. Brian Durant congratulated the scholars on their achievements while  College Trustee, Board Chair Dr. Van Buskirk encouraged students to create goals for themselves and dare to take risks.  One of the Presidential Scholarship recipients, Taylor Green – Class of 2017, explained her reasons for choosing Cayuga and expressed her gratitude for the Presidential Scholarship she received.

Students were thanked for selecting Cayuga Community College by Foundation Board President, Kelley Gridley, “I speak for the entire College Foundation Board when I say we are honored to play a role in your continuing education.”  She reported that through Fall 2016, the Foundation has awarded over $260,000 in Presidential Scholarships, sponsoring 71 students thus far.  Ms. Gridley was also happy to announce that the Foundation Board has decided to continue its support of the Presidential Scholarship for another cycle.  “It is our hope that it becomes a permanent endeavor of the Foundation,” she commented.  Kelley Gridley and Guy Cosentino recognized each of the Presidential Scholarship recipients and presented them with a special embossed pad folios.

This story will be featured in the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of Spartan.

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