Two area women have completed the Foundation for Quality Care’s First Line Nurse Manager Program, an exclusive leadership program for nurses in middle-management roles who aspire to become leaders in the long-term-care profession. Elise Demarais, unit manager at Heritage Commons, Ticonderoga, and Maria Spadafora, supervising registered nurse at Horace Nye Home in Elizabethtown, completed the program in Albany.
The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence at Clinton Community College has been awarded to two staff members. Angela Barnaby received the Award for Excellence in Teaching. She began as an adjunct instructor of mathematics in 1999 and is now a professor of mathematics, serving as chair of the mathematics and technology departments. She holds a BA in mathematics and economics with a minor in business economics and a MA in mathematics from SUNY Potsdam. She continued on to earn 24 graduate credits at SUNY Plattsburgh as a matriculated student in the MST Program in order to receive the New York State mathematics certification for grades 9 through 12. The Award for Excellence in Professional Service was presented to Wendy Grossman, who has been a student support services counselor at CCC since 2001. Eight years ago, Grossman brought to CCC the Cougar Games, a team adventure race and now annual fall tradition designed to help students “break the ice.” She also represents CCC in the College for Every Student Partnership and was recognized nationally in 2011 with the Mario Pena Award for her work with CFES. She also serves as an internship adviser for the SUNY Plattsburgh Graduate Program in counseling. Grossman holds a BA in English with N-6 teacher certification from SUNY Potsdam and a MS in education and certificate of advanced study in counseling from SUNY Plattsburgh.