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Obama Ag Secretary Due At Cobleskill Graduation

Obama Ag Secretary Due

At Cobleskill Graduation

Secretary Vilsack

COBLESKILL – Thomas J. Vilsack, U.S secretary of agriculture in the Obama Administration, will deliver the commencement address Saturday, May 11, at SUNY Cobleskill and receive an  honorary doctor of science degree.  He is currently president/CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council.

Confirmed in 2009, he was the longest-serving member of President Obama’s original cabinet, over which time he advocated on behalf of American farmers and agriculturalists, and pioneered initiatives aimed at environmental defense and food security. He has been recognized for his contributions by Congressional Hunger Center, Global Child Nutrition Foundation, and American Farm Bureau.

SUNY Cobleskill, Brewer Hope To Make New Beer From Bottle In Ship’s Hold

SUNY Cobleskill, Brewer

Hope To Make New Beer

From Bottle In Ship’s Hold

Cork Popped Yesterday On 113-Year-Old Artifact

COBLESKILL – A 133-year-old bottle of beer from the shipwrecked SS Oregon was uncorked yesterday afternoon at Serious Brewing Co., Howes Cave, with the intent of duplicating it in a modern beern.

The project is a collaboration of Serious Brewing and SUNY Cobleskill.  If yeast can be extracted from the original beer in the college’s labs, Serious Brewing owner and head brewer Bill Felter intends to develop a new brew using the old yeast.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29

Community Art Exhibit Opening

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OPENING RECEPTION – 5:30 – 7 p.m. Community exhibit by SUNY Cobleskill. Showing thru 12/31. Free, open to public. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP – 6:30 p.m. Learn about privacy on facebook, Control who sees your posts, check if you have liked/followed foreign interference efforts, make custom friends lists, understand ins & outs of tagging, more! 3rd Floor Community Room, Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St, Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/calendar/

COBLESKILL STUDENT KILLED IN I-88 CRASH

COBLESKILL STUDENT

KILLED IN I-88 CRASH

Fatal Accident Occurs In Town Of Maryland

SCHENEVUS – At approximately 4 a.m. today, a SUNY Cobleskill student died in a car crash involving six students on Interstate 88 in the Town of Maryland, the college reported.

The fatality is Douglas Alvarez, 19, of Mamaroneck, Westchester County.  He was a first-year Business Administration student. All other students are either being treated at area hospitals or have been released, the college reported.  Details are emerging. New York State Police are investigating.

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.
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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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