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November 8, 2013

Newsmakers: Nov. 6, 2013

Nancy Scanlan has been presented with the Clinton Community College Distinguished Alumni Award. A member of the Class of 1980, she began her career in community mental health after receiving her BA in psychology from SUNY Plattsburgh and a master’s in nursing from Pace University. She worked as a nurse administrator at the Capital District Psychiatric Center and New York Hospital Cornell. She returned to the North County and Clinton Community College in 1985 and accepted the position of college nurse and adjunct instructor in the Nursing Program, where she taught for 20 years. She is nationally certified as a clinical nurse specialist and as a psychiatric nurse practitioner through the American Nurses Credentials Center. She is beginning her seventh year as an associate professor at SUNY Plattsburgh, is a nurse practitioner at Behavorial Health Services North and continues to work as a per diem nurse at CVPH Medical Center.

Stephens Mundy, president and CEO of CVPH Medical Center, Plattsburgh, will serve on the 2014 Board of Trustees for the Healthcare Association of New York State, the only statewide hospital and continuing care association in the state. The association represents 500 non-profit and public hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies and other health care organizations. He is currently treasurer of the organization and will continue in his role as an officer, serving as its secretary.

Betty Rettig of Ticonderoga has been named Volunteer of the Year at Fort Ticonderoga. She earned the honor by volunteering nearly 300 hours since 2009 in the horticulture department.

Randy Douglas, chairman of the Essex County Board of Supervisors, has been honored by the New York State Association of Counties for graduating from its Dennis A. Pelletier County Government Institute. The institute is an educational program established by NYSAC in conjunction with Cornell University. Douglas is serving in his fourth year as chairman of the Essex County Board of Supervisors and his 10th year as Jay town supervisor. He serves as second vice president of NYSAC Board of Directors, is an Executive Board member of the New York Adirondack Association of Towns and is a Community Advisory Board member of the Adirondack/Federal Corrections Institute.

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