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Human Services Advisory Committee

June 15, 2018

The Human Services Advisory Committee at Herkimer College, led by instructor of human services Grace Ashine, is made up of professionals within the human services sector who are working to bridge a gap of collaboration with regard to pertinent topics impacting students, individuals, families and community members they seek to serve. The committee has worked to provide instrumental feedback in what they observe students needing to help increase their employability which also strengthens necessary curriculum updates within the human services program at Herkimer College. Some of these changes include updates to the course curriculum, textbooks, handbook and the recent development of an innovative Trauma Informed Care course developed by Ashline for pilot in the fall of 2018.

Several committee members gathered for a celebratory breakfast in May in honor of the growth, commitment and devotion to bridging gaps and providing support within the field. Pictured from left: Helen Burdick, Beacon Center; Ambi Daniel, Center for Life & Recovery; Hannah Stubley, Herkimer College Instructor and Academic Coach; and Grace Ashline, Chair and Instructor/Supervisor of the Human Services program at Herkimer College; Sarah Feola, VP of Human Resources of Arc Herkimer; Robin Mattox, Director of Arc Herkimer; Laura Popiel, Director of the YWCA Mohawk Valley Child Advocacy Center; Melissa Snyder, Director of Catholic Charities of Herkimer County; and Kristen Snyder-Branner, Director of Herkimer County Mental Health Community Services.



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Full Tuition Scholarship Available

June 15, 2018

The Herkimer County College Foundation is accepting applicants for a full-tuition scholarship in the amount of $4,470, for the first year of study at Herkimer College, being made possible through the Thomas J. and Joann L. Casale Family Scholarship Fund at Herkimer College. It is available to a 2018 graduating senior from Herkimer High School who must be planning to enroll at Herkimer College full-time in the fall 2018 semester.

The applicant must file a FAFSA and TAP application. The award is valid only for use at Herkimer College. The student must write an essay on “The positives about Herkimer and growing up here,” Essays should be mailed to Jan Marie Fuhrer, HCC Foundation, 100 Reservoir Rd. Herkimer, NY 13350 no later than Friday, June 29, 2018.

Contact Jan Fuhrer with more questions at 866-0300, ext. 8269, or email

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Herkimer College to Hold Express Enrollment Day

June 13, 2018Herkimer College will hold an Express Enrollment Day on Wednesday, June 27 for prospective students interested in enrolling for the fall 2018 semester.
Participants will be able to apply for admission, take placement exams, receive academi…

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Generals Open Golf Tournament

June 13, 2018

The Herkimer County College Foundation’s 26th annual Generals Open Golf Tournament was held Monday, June 11, 2018 at Stonebridge Golf & Country Club in New Hartford.

Tournament sponsors included American Food & Vending, Beebe Construction Services, Carbone Auto Group, D’Arcangelo & Co., Day & Read Insurance, First Source Federal Credit Union, Haylor, Freyer & Coon Insurance, M & T Bank, Pepsi, and Roemer, Wallens, Gold & Mineaux.

Tournament winners were Day & Read Insurance with a score of 56. Second place went to Kids Oneida with a score of 58 and Team Legislature placed third with a score of 59. Skins were awarded to Team Legislature and Morgan Stanley.

Men’s closest to the pin went to Al Tanner. Men’s longest drive went to Brett Bushinger and women’s longest drive was awarded to Sharon Conner.

Proceeds of this tournament benefit the work of the Herkimer County College Foundation, including student scholarships at Herkimer College. Established in 1967 as a not-for-profit corporation, the Herkimer County College Foundation, Inc. helps the College secure resources to continually enhance the quality of offerings and provide life-changing opportunities for students.


2018 winning team

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Herkimer College Establishes New Transfer Agreement with SUNY University at Buffalo

June 11, 2018

Herkimer County Community College recently entered into a new articulation agreement with SUNY University at Buffalo. The agreement creates a seamless transfer into Buffalo’s Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree program for Herkimer College students who complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences: Science (AS) degree program.

The first phase of the collaborative program will consist of the completion Herkimer’s Liberal Arts and Science: Science (AS) degree program, which satisfies the University at Buffalo’s PharmD program required prerequisite courses. The second phase will consist of completion of the four-year curriculum of the Doctor of Pharmacy program at the University at Buffalo. Under this agreement, the student would then receive an associate’s degree from Herkimer College and, upon approval of the University at Buffalo, the student will complete four years of professional study and requirements for the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. This is a six year program developed between Herkimer College and the University at Buffalo that allows a participating student the opportunity to receive an associate’s degree and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

Additional requirements of the agreement include achievement of a minimum overall grade point average of 3.5; a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for prerequisite course science and mathematics; fulfillment of specific course work outlined in the agreement; and completion of the SUNY University at Buffalo application process. Additionally, each prerequisite course must successfully be completed with a grade equal to, or greater than, a C (2.0) by the end of the summer semester prior to fall admission.

Herkimer College has more than 150 transfer agreements with four year colleges and universities in both the private sector and SUNY. More than 60 percent of Herkimer College students transfer to continue their education after graduation.

For more information, contact Kimberly Palmiter, Advisement Center Specialist (Transfer Services) at Herkimer College, at 315-866-0300 ext. 8308, or visit

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Herkimer College and Town of Webb School Conducting Community Needs Survey

June 11, 2018Herkimer County Community College and the Town of Webb Union Free School District are partnering to assess community needs and demand for higher education programs, training and services in the Old Forge area.
A brief community needs surve…

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Course

June 06, 2018

Herkimer College announces a non-credit course on Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

Basics of Alzheimer ’s disease and Dementia is a free course that will discuss information on detection, causes, risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and more. The course will be held on Monday, June 18 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Pre-registration is required for all courses and can be completed by calling (315) 574-4003, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 3:30pm. For more information and/or a complete list of courses, visit our website at

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Herkimer College Awards Academic Honors

June 05, 2018

Herkimer County Community College awarded honors to 432 students for the spring 2018 semester. Of those students awarded honors, 157 were named to the President’s List for earning a grade point average of 3.80 or higher, and 275 were named to the Dean’s List for earning a grade point average between 3.25 and 3.79.

President’s List

Marissa Stacey Ackley
Elma Ajanovic
Abdulla Abdulrahman J M Al Shamlan
Najla Alameldin
Samantha Jess Carpinella Alberts
Nariah Osheana Allah
Noah Alden Allen
Taylor Paige Allen
Ethan Jacob Babcock
Dana Lee Bailey
Richard Hunter Barnes
Malerie E. Belles
Desiree M. Bender
David Bennett
Joseph Hunt Bernos
James Ryan Bilesimo
Shannon L. Birkett Laramie
Jessica Marie Blaney
Mikayla Marie Blumenstock
Marjorie Yvonne Bridge
Nolan J. Brouillette
Sarena Louise Brown
Kristin E. Bugbee
Linda S. Burton
Edgar Moises Canales
Cihat Cansever
Terry A. Carter
McKensey Joan Castor
Alison Nicole Chapman
Li Chen
Cordell Patrick Cimko
Megan Clapp
Stacey Cleary
Elizabeth Rose Collins
Geri A. Cook
Shayna Ernestine Crandall
Jada Crystal Cridelle
Dorothy Kay Crockett
Kim Alysse Santos Cruz De Guzman
Hannah Rose Cusworth
Sara M. Cutright
Jacob Evan Darling
Wenlin Deng
Jacob Robert Deuel
Kayla Renee Dixon
Amber Marie Douglas
Jelena Duracak
Tracey Michele Fazio
Christian Gordon Ferguson
Taylor Elizabeth Fisher
Nathaniel James Florian
Kyler A. Ford
Charlotte D. Galek
Anayo Gauthier
Sarah Marcella George
Ashley Nicole Goyeau
Rachael Marie Gross
Kathleen Guest
Caitlin Elizabeth Handy
Jason Harding
Haley Lynn Harrington
Marlena Heitzman
Jennah Nicole Hogan
Michelle Nicole Hoosier
Eileen Horan
Angelica Huhko
Yukari Inoue
Emilee Ann Jones
Shakeil J. Joseph
Abigail Brooke Jouben
Dylan Patrick Joyce
Yuheng Ke Maryam Khan
Marina Kichuk
Victoria Larson
Shana Marie Lavier
Taylor Leigh Lawton
Jordan Cyara Lee
Katelyn Lee
Jan C. Leon
Emily Jean Lincoln
Mary Lohnas
Ashley Elle Lowe
Mallory Marissa Mankin
Amanda Nicole Mariano
Kaitlyn Jean McCarthy
Savannah Kristene McFarland
Caira Mae Miles
Morgan Ashley Miller
Nathan James Miller
Shannon Marie Moore
Zachary Moore
Mallory Taylor Morin
Robin Nadine Murdock
Brendan Scott Murphy
Susan Nelson
Mengting Ni
Elaha Noori
Rebekah L. O’Brien
Yanni Orfanidis
Youmin Pan
Alyssa Maria Patterson
Abbigail Janelle Perkett
Brandi Phelan
Natasha Lynn Picozzi
Gabre Potter
Shae-Amber Lynn Prusakowski
Kali Olivia Puppolo
Melissa Ann Quackenbush
Dillon Michael Ransom
Caroline Rave
Heather Ann Raymond
Korina Lynnae Richards
Meghan Elizabeth Anne Rodick
Kaidyn Philippe Joey Rulla
Nicholas James Salamone
Jennifer M. Sausa
Jennifer Lynn Schack
John David Schmitz
Stephanie Schneider
Lindsey Claire Shibley
Grace Elizabeth Shipman
Clara Loretta Shirky
Isa Tara Smith
Mariel Smith
Rhiannon Jo Smith
Paula Stafford
Kelsey Marie Sterusky
Nathanael David Strange
James Frederick Swank III
Nadia Teresa Tandra
Gabrielle Lourdes Tangorra
Adeira Thibault
DonnaJean Marie Thierry
Rachel Ann Todd
Elizabeth Geneveive Toscano
Jennilyn Tripple
Emma L. Vanderwerken
Stephen Vangelder
Katherine Joan Vartanian
Yindong Wang
Yufei Wang
Shuping Wei
Noah Augustus Weiderman
Kelsey Leigh Wetherell
Jodi Kathlene Wheeler
Brady Walter Wheelock
Alyson Williams
Roandre Carandi Wollery
Ting Wu
Zachary Austin Yero
Haru Yoshimatsu
Ellie Mae Young
Jordan Zeppieri
Wanting Zhu Santina
Carmel Zumpano

Dean’s List

Antonio V. Aceto
Lisa D. Adamo
Kevin D. Adams
Myra Ann Adams
Kaitlynn Rose Adsitt
Arnold Agard
Gabriel Jiayin Lee Alberastine
Ashley Lauren Allen
James Angotti
Mackenzie Rose
Arruda Kanon
Ashizawa Kishaune
David Anthony Augustus
Camilo Avendano
Stacey Yanice Avila
Juan Baez
Gina Nicole Baggetta
Xinzhu Bai
Jake E. Baisley
Jaycib Barker
Alexa R. Barr
Daniela Marcela Barrera
Danielle Marie Beach
Kylie N. Bednar
Aleksey Bessonov
Tarek Bhuiyan
Ashley Marie Biagini
Christopher Anthony Bigenho
Jennifer R. Birkmire
Andre Blanco
Matthew Thomas Boone
Molly Elizabeth Bourgeois
M’kenzie Reva Bradshaw
Carli Ann Brenon
Chariece Delaine Brinson
Lorraine Elizabeth Broadbent
Alexandria Brown
Deanna Lee Brown
Ethan P. Brown
Kimberly A. Buckley
Krystal L. Buddles
Madisyn M. Butler
Randolph Scott Butler Jr.
Ashley Button
Christa T. Caimano
Elizabeth Calicchia
Megan Nichole Carey
Dellene M. Carson
Justin Scott Case
Christopher Kingsley Castle
Vito Castronovo
Anaisha Suvendo Chatterjjee
Chang Chen Jinfeng Chen
Kevin M. Chlus
Jaime Lynn Cloutier
John E. Cloutier Jr.
Alexis Jean Cockrum
Bailey Irene Coffey
Kayla Marie Colon
Salvador Antonio Cortez III
Tiffany Jane Cradduck
Yuedi Cui
Tristen Janet Cummings
Danielle Renee Currier
Cody James Daley
Tiana Lenay Dalton
Melad Justin Daoud
Adrianna Davis
Alyssa DeLine
Roxanna DeMidio
Darlene Agotha Debardelben
Marco Decarlo
Brittany C. Denslow
Cedes Jean Doherty
John Dorsey
Shannon Marie Drake
Tyler William DuPree
Xinyu Duan
Jordan Tyler Dunster
Shamain Elrahman
Emilie Elizabeth Engle
Kaylee Marie Erwin
Joseph Espinoza
Andrea G. Fagan
Jenna Kathryn Fallon
Kali Elizabeth Fennimore
Yuiza Maria Figueroa
Julianna Rose Finnerty
Taylor Marie Foran
Brian Richard Forbes
Tara Capri Fort
Carolyn Grace Fraser
Thiery-Allain Bernard Gabeaud
Branden James Garrett
Codi Marie Gay
Nakimah Fatimah Gladden
Ashlin Marie Glionna
Matthew Robert Gonzales
Alexander Scott Gorgas
Maxx Martin Hill
Brittany Lynn Hillier
Tanner John Hlozansky
Sarah Jean Hoffman
Yamalit Holguin
Christina Angelina Hosein
Joichi Ikenoue
Yusuf Omar Isack
Tounia Luvell Jennings
Ziqing Jiang
Caitlyn Johndrew
Jessica R. Jones
Jenna M. Jouben
Carole Katherine Jury
Rebecca Allison King
Matthew A. Klosner
Keiffer D. Knowles
Em Wouter Kraak
Ashley M. Krasko
Terry A. L’Heureux
Jenna-Marie La Perla
Aurora Helen LaTourrette
Dustin Lamb
Elena Lamb
Ryan Anthony Lanaro
Sabrina U. Landeta
Howard J. Lanphier Jr.
Kimberly Jean Latray
Julisa Margaret Lebron
Keegan Thomas Leffler
Dashel M. Leitch
Toshanaye A. Lennon
Tong Lin Yu Liu
James Michael Loomis
Jacob P. Lynch
Nicole M. Marchese
Nicole M. Mastro
Hannah Judith Masuicca
Kashmira Alexis McAllister
Kara McCandless
Saadiq McCloud
Elizabeth Faith McDonald
Erin Kathleen McElwain
Shaun Steven McGraw
Marley A. McGrellis
Jennifer Carolina Mendez
Justine Patricia Miller
Miranda Ann Minckler
Ariana Rose Moorehead
Allison Lynne Morgan
Van Eldar Oden Moussavou Moussavou
Brenda Lee Mower
Brian Vincent Mula
Liam Daniel Mullings
Naoya Muraoka
Shea R. Napoli
Love Nemecek
Merridith Newman
Bachngoc Thi Nguyen
Katricia A. Nooks
Brandon William Nutting
Brendan Albert Octaviano
Sonya Nicole Ogden
Jelisa Selena Palenque
Katelyn Irene Parese
Adam Stephen Parora
Sarah Alison Parry
Abagail Jean Pedroza
Madysen Rylee Petty
Sharon E. Pritchard
Xiaoxi Qin
Sydney P. Quick
Melanie Quill
Alyssa Nicole Ramirez
Jasmil Ramirez
David Jayesh Ramjee
Morgan Rose Randall
Logan Thomas Reinold
Edgard Javiel Rios-Matos
Shelby Elisabeth Ritzel
William Francis Robinson
Victoria A. Rodriguez
Aiyana Lynn Roupp
Isabelle Rose Rudwall
Viktoriya Vita Runkevich
Joshua Christopher Russo
Samuel Saint-Juste
Junelle Sainvilier
Caleb T. Sanfino
Julie Ann Santana
Joshua Santiago-Irizarry
Gabriella C. Scaife
Jenna Angelee Schmitt
David Michael Schuler
Luke Sementsov
Yuxin Shan
Stephen Gary Sheppard
Gabriel David Sherman
Gabrielle Sinnott
Elijah A. Smalls Jr.
Breylin Smith
Hayden D. Smith
Kim Sola
Lauren Marie Spaventa
Catherine Anne Sperbeck
Cerina Rose Spofford
Emily Elizabeth Steele
Morgan Lee Stewart
Brendyn Stillman
Janelle L. Stone
Katelyn Stubbs
Alicia Nicole Swavely
Walter R. Szarek
Kayla Marie Tabor
Moo Toh Taw
Marcy Lee Taylor
Kaw Thaw
Joseph Albert Thibault Jr.
Zoe Justine Thomas
Hannah Rose Thomsen
Carolyn Kelley Timm
Jared R. Tracy
Andrew Joseph Trojnar
Michelle A. Tyson
Piper Shea Umbra
Adrianna Valentine
Rachel Lee VanAvery
Karlita Lynn Vasquez
Jonathan Gabriel Vizcarrondo
Jessica Marie VonDauber
Benjamin Lawrence Wager
Jordan Michael Waldo-Riesel
Joy Christie Walton
Baoduo Wang
Jiacheng Wang
Minghao Wang
Yongye Wang
Zian Wang
Ferguson John Ward
Courtney S. Wetherbee
Cassandra Nicole Williams
Leata Williams
Sierra Williams
Travis James Williams
Kristin Leigh Willoughby
Desiree N. Wilson
Dimitri Robert Wind
Bethany S. Windecker
Keeanna Wolcik
Austin Kenneth Wolfran
Adel Woodard
Brianna Wright
Tselanee Jadai Wright
Jiaxin Wu
Fallon-Grace Alessandra Wynkoop
Jiawen You
Yuming Yuan
Taylor Ann
Zaino Simone Zialu

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Herkimer College’s Anadio Accepts Summer Professional Coaching Position

June 01, 2018

This summer, Herkimer College’s head softball coach P.J. Anadio will serve as a head coach in the American Softball Association (ASBA), an all-new women’s professional softball league.

The ASBA is a women’s professional softball league debuting in Mobile, AL on June 15. The draft is scheduled for Wednesday, June 6 at 5 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) and will be aired live on ASBA Network.
Anadio will continue to serve as both the head softball coach and technical assistant at Herkimer College.

“What a great opportunity for PJ to be selected as the head coach for the Futures1 team. It is a true testament to the hard work, dedication and knowledge he has shown throughout the years. It is a win-win for both PJ and Herkimer College, as he will continue to grow as a coach with the Futures, and in return, bring that back to the student athletes in his softball program here at Herkimer,” said Herkimer’s Athletic Director Donald Dutcher.

Anadio said “I am extremely honored and humbled to have this opportunity to do what I love at the professional level. I am looking forward to working with and learning from some of the best athletes in the world while continuing to grow the great game of softball. To think of the impact that we can potentially have on young girls who play the game who now see that there may be opportunities beyond college is exhilarating. And to think I get to do it on a national level while representing Herkimer College, the Mohawk Valley and all associated with Herkimer Softball is exciting. I am grateful to the ASBA and Herkimer College, along with my family, for being so supportive and affording me an opportunity to pursue this dream.”

Anadio will coach the Futures1 team and draw the fourth and fifth overall pick in the ASBA draft. For more information about the ASBA league, visit

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Two Herkimer College Employees Honored with SUNY Chancellor’s Awards

May 31, 2018

Two Herkimer County Community College employees were recently honored with the 2018 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence.

DutcherDonald Dutcher with President Cathleen McColgin and Board of Trustees Chairwoman, Isabella Crandall

Donald Dutcher, Director of Athletics, received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service. Dutcher has served as the Athletic Director for Herkimer College since October of 2004. The effectiveness of his leadership is reflected in the list of awards his department has received over that 14-year period, including being recognized as the number one non-scholarship NJCAA division III two year college athletic program in the nation, for three out of the past four years. Dutcher works closely with his coaches to help students gain an awareness of themselves as both individuals and as members of a community. Examples of our student athletes’ civic involvement under his leadership include visits to elementary schools to read to children and talk with them about making safe, healthy choices; volunteering for Habitat for Humanity projects; and conducting toy and book drives for children from economically at-risk families. President Cathleen McColgin said, “As an alumnus and former Herkimer College student-athlete himself, Don’s dedication to Herkimer College, to NJCAA athletics and to the success of SUNY are all strong currents running through his leadership.”


David Higgins with President Cathleen McColgin and Board of Trustees Chairwoman, Isabella Crandall

David Higgins, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, was presented with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Higgins joined the College’s faculty 15 years ago, and has earned a reputation as an innovative and dedicated educator. A legal professional with a considerable amount of experience, he brings a wealth of expertise and valuable perspective to his work with students. Higgins is a lawyer admitted to the NYS Bar Association, and he continues to engage in professional development and conferences that allow him to maintain his law license. He engages with fellow educators and professionals in his field and stays up to date on relevant trends and articles that he uses to enhance his courses. President Cathleen McColgin said, “David is able to make effective connections with students and earn their trust and respect. He has an appealing sense of humor that puts students at ease and helps build trust and rapport with them.” Higgins serves as an advisor for the criminal justice club, in which capacity he has chaperoned field trips and assisted with club fundraisers and other special events. He is generous with his time and takes a serious interest in his students’ success and the profession of teaching at the community college level.

The SUNY Chancellor’s Award program was created to publicly recognize and honor superior professional achievement by faculty and professional staff, and to encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence. The award is designated for faculty and staff members who personify professional excellence and serve as role models not only for the State University of New York community, but for Herkimer County Community College as well.

“One of my themes for SUNY is individualized education, meaning the work we do to help our students navigate the programs and opportunities within our 64 campuses,” said SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson. “Our faculty and staff educate, inspire, and support our students to pursue their passions; they are the driving force on campus. Those we honor today are leading this effort through their commitment to their craft and their dedication to our students. I am proud to celebrate and honor this year’s recipients Donald Dutcher, Director of Athletics, and David Higgins, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice.”

The award recipients were recognized at Herkimer College’s annual Employee Recognition Ceremony, and at Commencement where each was presented with a bronze medallion. A complete list of Herkimer College faculty and staff who have been honored with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence is available at

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