North Country Community College is proud to announce the student recipients of the SUNY Chancellor Award for Student Excellence, Mr. Marcus Johnson and Ms. Alexandria Elliot.
On April 5th, 2017 the awardees traveled to Albany to attend a ceremony in their honor. This award is presented by SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, and is the highest honor bestowed upon a student by the State University of New York. Recipients of the award must actively demonstrate integrity and commitment to their studies as well as hold positions of leadership, being supportive members of their community. NCCC President, Dr. Steve Tyrell, also in attendance to present the awards, said, “Marcus and Alexandria are fine examples of the promise the future holds for all of us – they both are dedicated, community conscious civic leaders who strive to improve the lives of others. We are proud of their accomplishments and congratulate them on being honored as this year’s best in the Saints community.”
Mr. Johnson is a dual major in Wilderness Recreation Leadership (WRL) and Environmental Science with plans to graduate next month. His dedication to his education is proven in his awards and engagement with the campus and an active member of the local community. Recently, he became recipient of the WRL Student Leadership Award for his exceptional skills during his forty-five day practicum in the Adirondack back-country. He holds the position of President of the Outing Club and is a member of the Environmental club. In addition he’s been awarded scholarships as well as the Robin N. Gezzi Memorial Award.
Ms. Elliot is majoring in Environmental Science with plans to graduate next month. In addition to maintaining a rigorous academic load and holding two jobs, Ms. Elliot holds many roles in leadership and support throughout campus and the local community. She holds the position of President for the Environmental Club, and assists with projects related to the College and the betterment of the three campuses. Recently, she was also an active participant of the Youth Climate Action Summit, and is in charge of completing the Climate Action Plan for North Country Community College.
These highlights of achievement and engagement show that both Mr. Johnson and Ms. Elliot make the most of their college experience and are excellent representations of North Country Community College and their core values.
About North Country Community College
As the only public college located in the Adirondack Park, North Country Community College provides educational, cultural and recreational programming to a 3,500 square mile service area with 90,000 inhabitants. The College maintains three campuses in Saranac Lake, Malone and Ticonderoga, New York; an extensive high school-based academic partnership; and online course offerings.
North Country Community College is part of the SUNY (State University of New York) system, with campuses in Saranac Lake, Malone and Ticonderoga. For more information contact Stacie Hurwitch, Executive Assistant to the President at firstname.lastname@example.org.