Date:28 Mar, 2017
In 1974 Linda completed the NCCC LPN program while working as a nurses aide. Linda never slowed her pursuit of a higher education; while raising a family and working full time, she returned to NCCC and eventually earned her Associates Degree in Nursing in 1990. She later earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from SUNY Plattsburgh.
“NCCC is community driven and provides adult educational opportunities for growth and new career opportunities.”
Linda is now the Chief Nursing Officer for Adirondack Health in Saranac Lake.
Linda McClarigan, RN, BSN, MSHA, NCCC Class of ‘90
SUMMER LECTURE SERIES: A series of free summer lectures by faculty at the college's Ticonderoga campus begins at 7 p.m. Thursday with Tom McGrath's presentation on the Battle of Fort Anne. We hope you can make it! Here's the full schedule ... ... See MoreSee Less
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Three North Country Community College employees were saluted for their commitment to the college and its students at the college’s 50th Commencement. Read more about the Chancellor's Awards for Mary Smutz, Steve Brewer and Larry McFaddin: bit.ly/2sqZOye ... See MoreSee Less
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In today's #SaintsSpotlight, we get to know Robbie Woodward, NCCC's Associate Director of Residence Life.
Robbie was born in Red Bank, NJ, grew up in Wells, NY, and graduated from Wells Central School. He completed his undergraduate studies at Binghamton University and is currently working on a master's through Stony Brook University. Before coming to NCCC, Robbie worked at Binghamton University and Northern State University in South Dakota.
Q. What's it been like working at the college so far?
A. It’s been great to work with the students at North Country and continue to develop the Residence Hall community, and I’m looking forward to continuing to grow the Residence Life program next year.
Q. What events did you enjoy the most here?
A. Residence Life and Community Council have hosted a number of great events this year. Some of the highlights include Courtney Oakes’ Doggos & Relaxation, Amy Arno’s DUI simulator, James Payne’s 24 Hour Star Wars Marathon, Isaac Widrick’s Game Night and Community Council’s Midnight Breakfast.
Q. What do you look for in your RA staff members?
A. When hiring RAs, I look for students who are involved in campus, have leadership skills and are approachable. RAs have many responsibilities, including getting to know each of their residents, develop a sense of community, enforce policy and plan programs. It’s also very important that RAs have good time management skills and are able to balance being an RA and being academically successful.
Q. Is the job everything you expected? What surprised you the most?
A. I have really enjoyed working at NCCC. Working in the Residence Halls has been a great experience and it’s been awesome to see how far students have come in just one school year. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how tight-knit the Residence Hall and NCCC community is.
Q. What suggestions do you have for incoming students?
A. Get involved! There are lots of things to do on campus and in Saranac Lake, so take advantage of it. Getting involved will help you meet new friends, foster professional connections and make the most of the college experience. Saranac Lake is also a beautiful area with lots of things to do in every season, so go explore and enjoy the Adirondack experience!
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