SUNY Cobleskill President Backs Otsego Community College Idea

SUNY Cobleskill President Backs

Otsego Community College Idea

Meagen Holveck of Oneonta, right, was among members of SUNY Cobleskill's NAMA chapter (the National Agri-Marketing Association) at NYSHA's second annual Celebration of Our Agricultural Community underway today at The Farmers' Museum. Other students, from left, are Jeff King, Greg Pugh and Carolyn Marlowe. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Meagan Holveck of Oneonta, right, was among members of SUNY Cobleskill’s NAMA chapter (the National Agri-Marketing Association) at NYSHA’s second annual Celebration of Our Agricultural Community underway today at The Farmers’ Museum. Other students, from left, are Jeff King, Greg Pugh and Carolyn Marlowe. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Dr. Marion Terenzio, SUNY Cobleskill's new president, who has a background in music therapy, said her mandate includes "putting the culture in agriculture."
Dr. Marion Terenzio, SUNY Cobleskill’s new president, who has a background in music therapy, said her mandate includes “putting the culture in agriculture.”
County Representative Koutnik received encouragement on the idea of an Otsego County community college.
Koutnik

COOPERSTOWN – SUNY Cobleskill’s new president, Dr. Marion Terenzio, said the college offers 30 two-year associate degrees, and would be very interested in entering the conversation about creating a community college in Otsego County.

“We’re here.  If there are things you want us to look at, we’re very open … Come to us,” said Terenzio, responding to a question from county Rep. Gary Koutnik, D-Oneonta, after delivering the keynote address at today’s second annual Celebration of Our Agricultural Community, organized by NYSHA and hosted at The Farmers’ Museum.

The idea of a community college surfaced most recently in the past few days during a strategic planning exercise, conducted by the Laberge Group of Albany on behalf of the county Board of Representatives.

The conference, which is free and open to the public, continues through the day at the museum’s Louis C. Jones Center.


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