HUDSON, N.Y. – As the spring semester comes to a close, Columbia-Greene Community College celebrated 18 criminal justice graduates this month, at its annual Criminal Justice Recognition Luncheon.
The event recognizes criminal justice degree candidates prior to their official graduation on May 12. C-GCC faculty and administration and members of Columbia and Greene County law enforcement awarded the graduating class certificates and pins, as well as 11 awards and scholarships to both graduates and under-classmen.
The Criminal Justice class of 2018 includes:
All’aha Albright, Kristie Lamarre-Barber, and Kyle Magri, Catskill;
Cheyenne Bosko, Copake;
Ryan Ledee, Durham;
Christine Coons and Joseph Kaiser Jr., Germantown;
Schuyler Makas, Ghent;
Timothy Roberts, Hillsdale;
Katherine Bonnerwith and Kadesha Wilson, Hudson;
Brandon Pinelli, Leeds;
Shannon Harte, Palenville;
Sabrina Maynard and Russ McCabe, Purling;
Brittany Degroat and Jake Grimaldi, Saugerties, and
Tyler Conley, Stanfordville.
In addition, 2018 Criminal Justice Club President Russ McCabe of Purling received the Greene County Bar Association Scholarship, the New York State Sherriff’s Institute Scholarship, and the Class of 2018 Criminal Justice Certificate of Recognition;
Ryan Ledee of Durham received the Greene County Bar Association Scholarship;
Tyler Conley of Stanfordville received the William Hanna, Sr. Annual Award for Excellence in Criminal Justice;
Jake Grimaldi of Saugerties received the Looseleaf Law Publications Certificate of Achievement and the Dr. and Mrs. Donald Drum Forensics Award;
Cheyenne Bosko of Copake received the Dr. and Mrs. Donald Drum Forensics Award, and
Kadesha Wilson of Hudson received the Class of 2018 Criminal Justice Certificate of Recognition.
Two undergraduate students were also awarded scholarships at the event:
Rachel Arnwine of Middleburgh received the Bob Heisinger Forensic and Criminal Justice Scholarship, and
Mandrake Vermilyea of Athens received the Greene County Police Officers Association Scholarship.
Columbia County Sheriff David Bartlett and Greene County Sheriff Gregory Seeley each delivered remarks at the event, in addition to assisting with the presentation of class pins. Associate Professors Frankie Beaver-Timmons and William DeLuca and adjunct instructor and C-GCC Fitness Center Coordinator Patricia Fitzgerald, and Carol Doerfer, acting vice president and dean of Academic Affairs, also addressed the graduating class.
Additional honored guests included Richard Malin of the Greene County Police Officers Association; Michael Hochman, director of facilities and environmental systems at Columbia Memorial Hospital and chair of the Criminal Justice Program Advisory Committee; Greene County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Adam Brainard, vice chair of the Criminal Justice Program Advisory Committee; William Hanna, C-GCC security officer-in-charge; Joan Koweek, director of the Columbia-Greene Community Foundation; Carol Doerfer, acting vice president and dean of Academic Affairs; Joseph Watson, vice president and dean of Students and Enrollment Management; Mary Heisinger, benefactor of the Bob Heisinger Forensic and Criminal Justice Scholarship; Ed Kaplan, president of the Greene County Bar Association, attorney Nancy Hilscher, and C-GCC President James R. Campion.
For more information, visit SUNYcgcc.edu or call 518.828.4181.
Photo Caption: Members of the C-GCC graduating criminal justice class of 2018, criminal justice underclassmen, members of the Greene- and Columbia County Sheriffs Departments, scholarship benefactors, and members of the C-GCC faculty gathered for a photo following their 2018 Graduate and Awards Luncheon.