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Tyrell to be Inaugurated as NCCC’s sixth President Today

The formal inauguration of North CountryCommunity College’s sixth president, Dr. Steven J. Tyrell, Takes place today (Friday, April 5th, 2013) at 3:00 p.m. at the Sparks Athletic Complex in Saranac Lake, NY. The public is invited to join the NCCC college community at the investiture ceremony.

The inauguration of Dr. Tyrell follows a long-standing tradition within the State University of New York (SUNY), in which the installation of a new college president is conducted in a formal ceremony during the president’s first year in office. Dr. Nancy Zimpher, SUNY Chancellor, will be at the SaranacLake campus on April 5 to conduct the installation.

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Inauguration activities afford the College the opportunity to celebrate its excellence in programs and instruction, as well as its future plans, with faculty, staff, students, community members, municipal leaders and others committed to the success of the College.

NCCC Board of Trustee Chairman, Gerald Blair, stated, “Dr. Tyrell’s experience and vision for our Community College promises to bring us into a new era of quality education, workforce training and regional initiatives for the benefit of all in Franklin and EssexCounties.” Dr. Tyrell noted, “I am thrilled to return home to the region and lead North CountryCommunity College into its next phase. Working with community leaders to advance workforce partnerships extends the impact of NCCC throughout our sponsoring counties. I am honored to have joined a group of highly dedicated professionals who prepare our graduates to excel in the region and beyond.”

North CountryCommunity College has been ranked #1 in New YorkState and #22 nationally by Washington Monthly and is proud to have campuses throughout the region in SaranacLake, Malone and Ticonderoga. Under the leadership of Dr. Tyrell, the College is currently engaged in academic program and student housing expansion initiatives at all three locations. NCCC’s growth is intertwined with the successful growth of the three municipalities and the beautiful Adirondack region. North CountryCommunity College is a place where approaches to applied learning, the promotion of the entrepreneurial spirit, opportunities for civic engagement and the setting in the midst of the natural world serve as the four pillars to providing a unique learning experience.

Prior to his arrival at NCCC, Dr. Tyrell served as Vice President for Student Affairs at Alfred State College, Associate Dean for Student Discipline and Conflict Resolution at MIT, Associate Dean of Student Life at Michigan Tech and held a variety of positions in student activities, residence life and new student orientation at SUNY New Paltz. Dr. Tyrell has a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Technical Communication from Michigan Tech, an MA in Educational Administration and Supervision and a BS in Speech Communication, both from SUNY New Paltz. He is completing his 30th year in higher education and his 20th in the SUNY system. Dr. Tyrell and his wife, Sharon, are native upstate New Yorkers and they have a son, Zachary, and a daughter, Emma.

North CountryCommunity College is sponsored by Essex and Franklin counties as a unit of the State University of New York.

NCCC 040513 - Kaylan Short & Dr. TyrellNorth Country Community College Student Awarded Highest Honor by SUNY

Dr. Steve Tyrell, President of North Country Community College, announced the name of the student receiving the 2013 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.   This award is the highest honor bestowed upon a student by the State University of New York.

Kaylan Short is the recipient of this year’s prestigious honor.  Kaylan is the daughter Scott and Julie Short of Champlain NY.  She completed her A.A.S. degree in Criminal Justice in December 2012.

Kaylan is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society and served as the Secretary for NCCC’s Student Government Association.  In addition to her studies, Kaylan was the Captain of the Women’s Cross Country Team and was recognized as NCCC’s Athlete of the Year in 2012 and received the Academic National Junior Colleges Athletic Association’s All American Award.

Dr. Tyrell said, “Kaylan understands the importance of community and civic responsibilities at the College and in the community. The College Community is very pleased to see her succeed.” Kaylan will be honored at an April awards ceremony in Albany.

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Adirondack Health promotes ER director to Chief Medical Officer

 Adirondack Health has appointed Dr. John Broderick to the executive leadership position of Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Broderick has served as the Medical Director of Adirondack Health’s Emergency Department since 2004 where he has set a high standard by building a culture of quality and compassionate patient care. “We are extremely fortunate to have the…

T.O.T. Wednesday 02/06/13

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Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival chooses King and Queen

Congratulations to this year’s Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival King and Queen; Kendra Manning is the daughter of Daniel and Melissa Manning of Jay, NY. She was born in Plattsburgh and attended St. Agnes Elementary school.  She has two brothers, Connor and Nate, and a dog, Scout.  Kendra’s hobbies include skiing and running.  She…

Exploring the Business of Winter Carnival

There’s something about the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival that brings out the best in people, and this year, many in the community tell us there’s a sense the first weekend of Winter Carnival has been well attended.. In this extended look at the Business of Winter Carnival, we’ll speak with visitors, volunteers and business owners.…

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T.O.T. Tuesday 02/05/13

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Saranac Lake’s Winter Carnival Coronation / Weekend #1

The Winter Carnival celebration begins with the coronation of the King and Queen of the Winter Carnival: Local citizens who have been chosen for their substantial contributions to the well-being of the Saranac Lake community through their volunteer work. Joining the King and Queen are a Prince and Princess (elected at the two local colleges)…

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The Mayor’s Snowball Toss – A Tradition in it’s First Year

On Sunday at 1pm, Saranac Lake’s Winter Carnival Inagurates a new event on Sunday Afternoon… The Mayor’s Snowball Toss…    Kayla and her Partner in the Snowball Toss Austin Eckert took the Young Adult Division..  In the Open Division – Lisa Yankitis and Jay Annis came in Second spot and Craig and Kathy Norris win…

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Winter Carnival Headquarters open

 The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Headquarters opened for the season on Sunday, Jan. 27 and will remain open until the last day of Carnival, Sunday, Feb. 10. Located at 141 River St., the Headquarters offers information about the various events of the 10-day festival, which runs from Feb. 1 to 10. The Carnival kicks off…

Winter Carnval Icicle Contest Sunday

Rumors of the great Tupperware harvest in Tupper Lake have been greatly exaggerated, but the great icicle harvest in Saranac Lake is no myth.  Jackie Foster coordinates the Annual Spike of the Ice Icicle Contest for the Winter Carnival Committee and she’ll be at the Ice Palace on Sunday to help find the longest Naturally…

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T.O.T. Thursday 01/31/13

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T.O.T Wednesday 01-30-13

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Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Ice Palace Turns Green

The South Wall of the IcePalace in SaranacLake has turned green…  Or at least some of the tarps are green..  A one day thaw has prompted officials in charge of the Ice Palace Construction to cover the throne room and the rear wall of the building in an attempt to protect it from the elements,…

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K&J – Is New York Safe?

A presentation at the Convention Center in Lake Placid includes Tom Fazio, a Colonel with the New York State Police. He’s speaking to a crowd of unhappy gun owners who, like many, are having trouble understanding what the new gun laws in New York State Really mean.. As part of the new regulations owners of…

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Village of Saranac Lake Recognizes Trail Volunteers – Organizations

Saranac Lake’s Mayor Clyde Rabideau recognizes Volunteers and Organizations for their work on the Trail Systems at Mt Pisgah. Saranac Lake is currently linking the Mt.Pisgah trail system with other parts of the village through private easements and advocating interconnection through an update of the state’s Saranac Lake Wild Forest “Unit Management Plan.” Charlie Martin…

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T.O.T. Tuesday 01/29/13

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Saranac Lake Winter Carnival – A Preview of Friday’s Coronation

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Court will be on hand for the Coronation of Royalty this Friday sponsored every year by the Women’s Civic Chamber.. We caught up with Katie VanAnden and Sarah Posidich who’ve been working with the court on their routines since November..  Sarah was on the Court in 2004, Katie in 2002…

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T.O.T. – Monday 01/28/2013

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Saranac Lake Winter Carnival – Ice Palace Construction Underway

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Ice Palace is starting to take shape, mostly thanks to the help of volunteers moving more than 450 Ice Blocks a day out of Pontiac Bay…  The Ice has been cut into blocks using a special saw and finished off by hand.. Liz is standing on the ice just under…

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Annexing AMA – The Public Hearing “For the Record”

The Town of St Armand, and The Village of Saranac Lake are considering a petition requesting Annexation of 68 Acres owned by The American Management Association to the Village of Saranac Lake… AUDIO – 012413 – AMA Annexation Hearing In order just to consider the request, both the town and the village must hear evidence…

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