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Niagara County Community College Alumni Association Selects 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

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The Niagara County Community College Alumni Association has selected two recipients for their 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award. This year’s recipients are Muriel Anderson ’83 and JoAnn Pellegrino ’97. Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the 2020 award recipients will be honored during the rescheduled NCCC Foundation Scholarship Gala. There is currently no new date at this time.

Muriel Anderson graduated from NCCC in 1983 with her Associate’s Degree in Accounting. She continued on to receive her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Accounting from the University at Buffalo. While earning her degrees, Muriel worked as the Vice President and Deputy Auditor for M&T Bank. In 2000, Muriel joined UB as a faculty member dividing her time between the School of Management Departments of Accounting & Law and Organization & Human Resources. In 2014, Muriel joined NCCC’s Accounting Program Advisory Committee. Her experience provided NCCC with important information to help students transfer and continue their education at UB. She has also served on NCCC’s Program Excellence Evaluation Review (PEER) Committee in 2015 and 2020. In addition to her dedication to education, Muriel manages her own business where she provides tax and account services to approximately 50 clients. She also volunteers her time as the treasurer for Hope for Sisi’s Kids, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health and education of children in a rural area of Ghana, Africa.

JoAnn Pellegrino graduated from NCCC in 1997 with her Associate’s Degree in Nursing. She continued on to receive her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from Roberts Wesleyan College in Nursing Education. While earning her degrees, JoAnn worked as an ICU nurse at Medina Hospital and Lakeside Memorial Hospital. She was promoted at Lakeside Memorial Hospital to Director of Nursing Surgical Services in the Maternity and Central Sterile Processing unit. After many years of applying her education in hands-on nursing roles, JoAnn went on to inspire the next generation of nurses as an Adjunct Instructor at Niagara University and Roberts Wesleyan College. In 2017, JoAnn was named Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Throughout her time, JoAnn has never forgotten her start at NCCC. She continues to remain involved by attending the annual NCCC Foundation Scholarship Gala and Leadership Luncheon, serving as the keynote speaker for the NCCC Nursing and Allied Health graduation ceremony in 2018 and is a current member of the NCCC Nursing Advisory Board.

To read NCCC’s 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient’s full biographies and for updates on the Foundation Scholarship Gala, please visit https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/foundation/gala/.


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Jordyn Bobzien

Niagara County Community College Foundation Seeks 2020 Scholarship Donations

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Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Niagara County Community College has decided to postpone their 30th Annual Foundation Scholarship Gala. No official date has been set at this time.

The NCCC Foundation has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships to deserving students since its inception in 1987. Although the 2020 Foundation Scholarship Gala has been postponed, this year’s need for student scholarship dollars still remains as we strive to meet the various challenges presented by the pandemic. Please consider donating to the 2020 NCCC student scholarships. Your continued contributions are crucial to the success of our students in allowing them to achieve their goals with an NCCC education.

If you would like to donate to the 2020 NCCC student scholarships, you can do so online by visiting https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/foundation/gala/. Donations can also be made over the phone or through a check made payable to the NCCC Foundation. Please mail donations to the NCCC Foundation, 3111 Saunders Settlement Rd, Sanborn, NY 14132. If you have any questions or for more information, please contact Deb Brewer, NCCC Foundation Director at found@niagaracc.suny.edu, or call 716-614-5910.


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Katelyn Hurst, Distinguished Student Scholar

Niagara County Community College Foundation Announces Spring 2021 Scholarships Available

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The Niagara County Community College Foundation Office is offering scholarships for incoming and current part-and-full time students for the spring 2021 semester.

All applications are due Friday, October 16th, 2020. Available scholarships for the spring 2021 semester include the J. Ward Reid Jr. Memorial Scholarship, the Covanta Community Scholarship, the Nicole M. Argo Memorial Scholarship, and more. Fall 2020 NCCC scholarship recipient, Jade Li Fruscione, said “I chose to attend NCCC because of its affordability thanks to the scholarships I received and ease of access. I am currently attending school for nursing and I hope to be able to use my degree to provide quality care to patients in my community.”

To apply for NCCC scholarships, visit the scholarship website at https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/scholarships/. For more information or any questions, please contact the NCCC Financial Aid Office at finaid@niagaracc.suny.edu or 716-614-6205.


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Email: akorta@niagaracc.suny.edu

Jordyn Bobzien

Niagara County Community College Foundation to Recognize Distinguished Student Scholars

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The NCCC Foundation has awarded six new Distinguished Student Scholarship recipients for 2020. This award is the most prestigious scholarship offered by the NCCC Foundation to incoming freshmen. It provides two years of tuition-free education to deserving students. The individuals were selected based on their academic excellence, service to the community, and dedication to Niagara County.

“I am honored to receive this scholarship,” says Daniel, a 2020 Distinguished Student Scholarship recipient. He continues on to say, “attending NCCC is a dream come true and I can’t wait to give back to Niagara County with my future career in technology.” Katelyn, another recipient states, “thank you to the generous donors who made this scholarship and opportunity to attend NCCC possible.”

This year’s recipients include Elijah Alker (Lewiston-Porter), Jordyn Bobzien (Royalton-Hartland), Daniel Burns (North Tonawanda), Angelina Emmons (Lockport), Katelyn Hurst (Lewiston-Porter), and Ashley Kopacz (Lockport).

The 2020 Distinguished Student Scholarship recipients will be showcased at the annual NCCC Foundation Scholarship Gala. Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the Gala, originally scheduled for Saturday, October 17, 2020, at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, has been postponed until spring 2021. No official date has been set at this time.

During the 2019-2020 academic year, over $175,000 was awarded to nearly 200 deserving students. Please visit the NCCC website at www.niagaracc.suny.edu/scholarships for a full listing of available scholarships. The deadline to apply for spring 2020 is Friday, October 16, 2020.

If you have any questions or for more information, please contact Deb Brewer, NCCC Foundation Director at found@niagaracc.suny.edu, call 716-614-5910, or visit http://niagaracc.suny.edu/foundation/.


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Student Emergency Relief Fund

SUNY IMPACT FOUNDATION TO MATCH DONATIONS IN NIAGARA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND

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Relief Fund recipient

Relief Fund recipient

The Niagara County Community College Foundation Office has continued to work tirelessly to raise funds for our students who are struggling with financial hardships caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. As of today, the NCCC Foundation has raised $15,000 to support 150 current students. Each student has received a $100 gift card to help purchase groceries, medicine, and other basic necessities.

This offering puts only a small dent in the mounting bills our students are facing due to unemployment and other hardships. Making even a small contribution can ensure that students do not have to choose between buying groceries for their families and maintaining the internet connection necessary to do their studies.

NCCC has now been provided with an incredible opportunity to double our donations and your impact to the Student Emergency Relief Fund! The SUNY Impact Foundation has promised to match dollar for dollar any gift made to the Relief Fund up to a total of $50,000 if made before July 1, 2020. Our goal is to maximize this match opportunity to provide as many students as possible relief from their financial struggles. Your support is crucial in ensuring successful outcomes for our students and they are counting on us!

Donations can be made online by visiting http://niagaracc.suny.edu/coronavirus/giving or checks can be made payable to the NCCC Foundation, 3111 Saunders Settlement Rd, Sanborn, NY 14132. If you have any questions, please email Deb Brewer, NCCC Foundation Director, at found@niagaracc.suny.edu or call 716-438-6388.


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Foundation Assistant Director
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Niagara County Community College Establishes Student Emergency Relief Fund Amidst Coronavirus Crisis

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Joining other SUNY campuses across New York State, Niagara County Community College has established a Student Emergency Relief Fund in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. This fund is designated to support the highest, short-term financial needs to students currently enrolled at NCCC who are now facing extenuating circumstances related to housing, food, and other vital resources.

Your gift will assist students and provide immediate relief for expenses related to their basic necessities such as food, medicine, toiletries, and more.

Now more than ever, our students are counting on us. You can make an immediate impact today by donating to the Student Emergency Relief Fund. Every dollar does make a difference. Donations can be made online at http://niagaracc.suny.edu/coronavirus/giving/. If you have any questions about donating, please contact Deb Brewer, NCCC Foundation Director, at found@niagaracc.suny.edu.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and continued support of NCCC as we work together to ensure the safety and well-being of our Thunderwolves!


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Foundation Assistant Director
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Email: akorta@niagaracc.suny.edu

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Niagara County Community College To Host First Ever Day of Giving

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Niagara County Community College (NCCC) will be participating in its first ever “Day of Giving” on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.

Day of Giving will be a one-day online campaign to benefit the students, faculty, staff, and community of NCCC. During those 24-hours, we’re asking everyone to show what NCCC means to you by making a charitable donation.

On this day, NCCC will be taking gifts and pledges around the clock. Your investment will make NCCC even stronger, more accessible, and more impactful. All NCCC employees, students, alumni, and community members are asked to participate.

For more information on NCCC’s Day of Giving, please visit www.niagaracc.suny.edu/dayofgiving/ or contact the NCCC Foundation Office by phone at 716-614-5911 or by email at alumni@niagaracc.suny.edu.