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Three from DCC Receive SUNY Awards

May 26, 2017 –Three Dutchess Community College employees received awards from the State University of New York (SUNY) recently.

SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence were given to Associate Professor of English Gail Upchurch-Mills (full-time teaching), Math and Computer Science Instructor Trudy Cirrincione (adjunct teaching) and Administrative Assistant Barbara Mosher (classified service).

Upchurch-Mills has been a full-time faculty member since 2011 and has earned a reputation as an outstanding teacher and an energetic and dedicated volunteer and leader both on campus and in the community. For the past two years she has co-taught a course with a Vassar College faculty member entitled “Writing Race in the U.S.: An Exploration of African American Literature.”

Part-time educator Trudy Cirrincione has been an instructor at DCC for four years. She teaches a variety of math courses, from developmental to Survey of Mathematics, Mathematics for Elementary Teachers and Elementary Statistics. Her positivity, enthusiasm and engaging attitude are regularly cited as among the many reasons why her impact on her students is so profound.

Forty-nine-year employee Barbara Mosher, administrative assistant in the Office of Community Services, has been described by co-workers as hard-working, dedicated and enthusiastic. She is the go-to person for the department and is a resource for the campus community at large.

DCC employees have earned approximately 50 SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in the last 15 years.

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