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Keuka College Holds Bi-annual Community Day

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Katelyn Cheplickassistant director of operations for the College's Adult and Online Education program, is acknowledged for her one-year anniversary during Community Day. (Photo by Giorgio Varlaro) 

More than 50 members of Keuka College’s staff and faculty were recognized for their dedication to the College at the Jan. 22 event.

Keuka College held its bi-annual Community Day on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

“Community Day is a long-standing tradition where we welcome everyone home and celebrate our Keuka College community,” said College President Amy Storey.

During Community Day, faculty and staff gathered to reconnect, greet new employees, and honor those with milestone anniversaries. Also recognized were employees who earned degrees from the College within the last six months. More than 50 faculty and staff members were recognized for their service and dedication to the College. 

Three staff members received 15-year service awards, including Jan Enos, assistant registrar; Pamela Jennings, writing specialist; and Linda Park, director of Lightner Library and associate professor. A 25-year service award was presented to Dr. Anne Weed, professor of English.

Additional recognition was made to those celebrating one, five, and 10 years of service to Keuka College. 

“The work you do is important and makes an impact,” said President Storey. “Together, you are incredibly good and excel at your dedication to students, and living the mission to create exemplary citizens.” 

In addition to celebrating years of service, faculty and staff received updates from athletics, admissions, and academic affairs. President Storey also provided an update on the College’s The Next 125: The Comprehensive Campaign for Keuka College. As of Dec. 31, the campaign was at $24,444,802, less than $6 million away from the goal of $30 million.

Jeff Bray, associate athletic director and head athletic trainer, and Ann Tuttle, chair of the Division of Business and Management and professor of management, are the staff and faculty co-chairs of the campaign. They urged their fellow staff and faculty members to donate to the campaign.

“By being the co-chair, I can tell everyone why I think Keuka College is worth investing in,” says Jeff. “In my 27 years, I have seen all of the things that make the College worth supporting. Developing students and seeing their success is why we do what we do.”

When asked to be the faculty co-chair of the campaign, Ann said, she immediately agreed.

“As a child, my parents instilled in me to give my time, talent, or treasure to things that mean something to me,” she says. “I’ve always given what I can to the College’s campaigns, but since I’ve been co-chair, I realize that the impact on the students makes a real difference. We are changing lives, and each donor makes a big difference. We all have an impact, and have an amazing feeling when we can effect change in all we do.”

Faculty and staff who wish to donate to the campaign may do so via payroll deduction, through a gift online, or by contacting a member of the College’s development team at [email protected] or by calling (315) 279-5262.

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