The inaugural President’s Award for Excellence is presented to two members of the North CountryCommunity College community.. Gary Hilling is an adjunct faculty member in the math and science department is recognized as one of the unsung heroes by students and his peers.. Gerald Blair has been working in education since the 1960s and 1970s.. Along the way he became the Superintendent of the Lake Placid Central School System in the 1980s where he served for more than 20 years.. Following his retirement in 1997 from the Lake PlacidCentralSchool District, he continued serving as interim Superintendent in school districts around the region.. Mr Blair is a member of the North Country Community College Board of trustees and has served as Chairman. He was awarded the President’s Award for Excellence by College Attorney Jim Brooks and N Triple C President Dr Steven Tyrell.. We spoke with Gerald Blair after the ceremony and asked him about his life as an educator..
The President’s Award for excellence, just one of the awards given as Students at North Country Community College enjoy perfect weather over the weekend for commencement ceremonies.. Congressman Bill Owens spoke about finding opportunities in your community..