Karp Coder Named NCCC Distinguished Alumni
November 8, 2011
Niagara County Community College President Dr. James P. Klyczek announced that school business professional Deborah Karp Coder ’88 is the recipient of the school’s 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award. The award was presented at the NCCC Foundation Scholarship Gala on October 15th by the NCCC Alumni Association. The gala was sponsored by LP Ciminelli, Inc., Barnes and Noble College Booksellers, Inc. and Flexcare, Inc. Karp Coder, who resides in Newfane, is currently the Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Management Services for the Lockport City School District.
Karp Coder earned the first of two degrees at NCCC in 1977, after which she relocated to Maryland to work in the customer service field. Upon her return to the region in the late 1980’s, Karp Coder enrolled at NCCC and earned an Associate’s degree in Accounting with High Distinction in 1988. She continued on to Niagara University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting in 1991. Immediately following her graduation, Karp Coder worked as a Financial Reporting/Accounting Officer at Marine Midland Bank. She later also earned a master’s degree from the State University of New York at Brockport and completed the NYS Association of School Business Officials Leadership Academy.
In addition to her work at Marine Midland, Karp Coder’s professional experience includes positions as the Accountant and District Treasurer for the Niagara Wheatfield Central School District, School Business Administrator for the Barker and Lyndonville Central School Districts and her current position with the Lockport City School District.
Funds raised at the October 15th Gala event support the NCCC Foundation which has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships to students since its inception in 1987.