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December 3, 2012

Newsmakers: Nov. 27, 2012

Amy Spiegel, an 18-year resident of Plattsburgh and a mother of two, was appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross North Country Chapter for a three-year term in April. Spiegel attended college at SUNY Plattsburgh where she received her bachelor’s degree in psychology. Later, she received her master’s in school psychology from SUNY Plattsburgh. She worked as a school psychologist at Saranac Central School District for eight years before becoming a stay-at-home mother.  While at SCSD, one of Spiegel’s primary jobs was case management and program coordination for autistic children there. Spiegel works part time at Adirondack Helping Hands as a psychologist doing early intervention and preschool psychological evaluations.  Recently, she worked in the court system as a special-education consultant for children in foster care. She is also on the  Board of Directors for Adirondack Charter School. She and her husband, Matt, own two restaurants in downtown Plattsburgh: the Naked Turtle and Olive Ridley’s.

Steven G. Frederick has been promoted to vice president  at Clinton Community College from his previous job as associate vice president. Frederick joined Clinton in 2002 as dean of development and alumni affairs. In that role, Frederick oversaw the CCC Foundation and fundraising as well as the CCC Alumni Association. As vice president for institutional advancement, Frederick continues to oversee those departments as well as public relations, marketing and government relations. The Foundation’s latest project has Frederick traveling all over the North Country and beyond. The Clearly Clinton capital campaign, which officially launched in January, is a five-year, $7.5 million fundraising effort to help build a 21st Century Learning Commons on campus. The total cost of the project is estimated to be $15 million dollars. The State University of New York will match the $7.5 million raised by the campaign. In its first year, Frederick and his team have raised more than $1 million dollars for the campaign, setting the pace for a successful start to year two. Highlights from the first year include two record donations totaling a half-million dollars.

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