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News Article | April 20, 2017
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Kevin Berg is executive vice president of production at CBS Network Entertainment Group. He's been responsible for the launch and success of the CSI and NCIS franchises, Blue Bloods, Elementary, and more. But as a young man growing up in Massachusetts, Berg was aimless. He took a year off after high school to work at one of the region's many chair factories. He didn't want to do it forever, so he enrolled at Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) and studied communications. After college, he did a brief stint at a Boston radio station, then headed to Los Angeles. After knocking on doors, he ended up with a job with an award-winning director. Now a success in his field, Berg also has become a philanthropist. He served five years as a member of the Board for the Entertainment Industry Foundation, a leading charitable organization. And he's involved with Save the Children and several community impact projects. He's also helped countless people start careers in the industry. He's known for answering cold calls and taking chances on people. Berg embodies MWCC's mission to prepare individuals for lives of fulfillment, leadership, and service in a diverse and global society. Chong Keun Chu came to America from Seoul, Korea, in 1975. Unsure of how exactly to make his dream a reality, he got a job doing manual labor in Texas. In 1978, he heard about the opening of a new college: Brookhaven College. Chu enrolled in a non-credit painting class. His teacher recognized his talent and passion. He encouraged Chu to enroll as a credit student. Chu took his advice. Eventually, he transferred to Southern Methodist University with a full scholarship. Chu has embraced his heritage and identity in his art. It's redefined him as a Korean-American artist. Now, his art has been featured more than 30 times at numerous galleries nationally and internationally. In 1995, he published the Korean drawing book, From Trash to Treasure. It introduced the American art education system to Korean art students and their parents. In 2006, Chu was the American Continental Curator of the third Gong-Ju International Art Festival in Korea. Closer to home, he and his wife created art for two Dallas Rapid Transit stations. Chu's been a full-time professor of fine art at Brookhaven since 2002, and donates his artwork to college fundraising projects. Jonathan Mark Lane, an alumnus of Big Bend Community College (Washington), was a teacher and wrestling coach at Frontier Middle School when, in 1996, he found himself facing down a 14-year-old student who had a hunting rifle. The student shot and killed his teacher and two other students, and severely injured another student. Lane risked his life to confront and disarm the student and save the lives of 16 students. He received the Carnegie Hero Award, the Rotary International Paul Harris Award, and several others. He was invited to testify before a committee at the U.S. House of Representatives regarding school shootings, and a made-for-television show called Hero's Welcome, airing in 2006, highlighted his actions. Lane continued to be an educator, serving as a principal before entering public service. He served on the Moses Lake City Council for 11 years and was elected mayor in 2010. He's served as a trustee at Big Bend Community College and established the Lane Family Scholarship fund at the college to support low-income students. He's currently president of the Washington State Association of College Trustees. Emad Rahim's life today is a far cry from where he started out. He was born in a concentration camp in the Killing Fields of Cambodia. His father and brother died there. Rahim's mother strapped him to her back and risked landmines and soldiers to get to a refugee camp in Thailand. They were awarded sponsorship to America, but there were more setbacks. While living in Brooklyn during the height of the crack epidemic, Rahim walked into a drug deal gone wrong. He was shot in the leg. His mother decided to relocate the family to Syracuse. There were other struggles: an abusive stepfather, poverty, dyslexia and discrimination. Rahim got through high school with the help of a mentor. At New York's Onondaga Community College, he began taking on leadership roles. He went on to earn multiple graduate degrees in business and a doctorate in management. Along the way, he became a husband and father. Now, Rahim serves as an endowed chair and professor at Bellevue University. He founded the Project Management Center of Excellence at Bellevue, and Venture Connect at Morrisville State College. He's been a Fulbright Scholar and a TedX speaker. He uses his own story to inspire and motivate students. He works with community organizations to combat racism and foster diversity. He received a congressional award for civic engagement and was recognized by the United Nations as an Empact 100 Honoree. His story was turned into a short documentary and was part of the Syracuse Theater production, Tales from the Salt City. Karen Trovato's inventive nature began early. The daughter of an IBM engineer, she earned an amateur radio license when she was 9 years old and enjoyed helping her father with technical projects and his own inventions. It left a mark on her.  Trovato studied math at Dutchess Community College in New York—one of the few women studying in that field. She continued her schooling and eventually earned her Ph.D. in computer science and robotics from the University of Amsterdam. She spent 36 years working at Philips Research North America, developing around 50 inventions. She developed algorithms that led to the self-parking car. In 2005, she was named Inventor of the Year by the New York Intellectual Property Law Association. Her work resulted in 40 issued patents in the U.S. and over a hundred worldwide. But of her many inventions, it's her work in healthcare that really keeps her going. She invented the Electronic Pill in 2007 after becoming interested in Michael J. Fox's struggle with Parkinson's disease. The remote-controllable pill delivers medication at the most optimal time. This invention spun out of Philips and became the Medimetrics company, offering Intellicap.  She's currently working on devices that reach and treat lung cancer without surgery. Trovato also values community service. She's a trained EMT and volunteered weekly for the Peekskill Ambulance Corps for years. And she works with the American Association of University Women to introduce girls to science, math, technology and engineering. As the voice of the nation's community colleges, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), delivers educational and economic opportunity for 12 million diverse students in search of the American Dream. Uniquely dedicated to access and success for all students, AACC's nearly 1,200 member colleges provide an on-ramp to degree attainment, skilled careers and family-supporting wages. Located in Washington, D.C., AACC advocates for these not-for-profit, public-serving institutions to ensure they have the resources and support they need to deliver on the mission of increasing economic mobility for all. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/outstanding-community-college-alumni-to-be-honored-by-national-association-300442154.html


News Article | November 1, 2016
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Colleges with the Best Mechanic Degree Programs in the nation have been ranked for 2016-2017 by the Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org). As a leading higher education information and resource provider, the site analyzed data from thousands of colleges across the U.S. to determine the list of top 50 two-year schools and top 50 four-year schools. Highest marks came in for Idaho State University, Montana State University Northern, South Seattle College, Lake Washington Institute of Technology and Midland College among four-year schools; Western Wyoming Community College, Texas State Technical College Waco, Sinclair College, Hinds Community College and Augusta Technical College among two-year schools. “The field of automotive service is growing on pace with the national average,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “Schools on this list are offering excellent education programs for up-and-coming service technicians and mechanics, and are also committed to connecting students with job opportunities after graduation.” Colleges must meet several specific requirements to qualify for the Community for Accredited Online Schools’ Best Mechanic Programs list. Each must carry regional accreditation and hold public or private not-for-profit status. Schools are also required to provide career placement or assistance to give students a head start after graduation. More than a dozen additional statistics and data points are compared for each qualifying institution to determine rank on the list, including financial aid offerings, student-teacher ratios and graduation rates. A complete list of schools honored for having the Best Mechanic Programs is included below. For details on the data and methodology used, as well as a complete list of rankings visit: The Best Mechanic Programs at two-year schools for 2016-2017: Arkansas State University - Beebe Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Ashland Community and Technical College Athens Technical College Atlanta Technical College Augusta Technical College Beaufort County Community College Blue Ridge Community College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Cape Fear Community College Casper College Central Community College Central Georgia Technical College Central Piedmont Community College Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Columbus State Community College Dodge City Community College East Mississippi Community College Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus Fox Valley Technical College Gadsden State Community College Gateway Community and Technical College Guilford Technical Community College H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College Hinds Community College JF Drake State Community and Technical College Jefferson Community and Technical College Kirtland Community College Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Maysville Community and Technical College Metropolitan Community College North Dakota State College of Science North Georgia Technical College Northshore Technical Community College Northwest Louisiana Technical College Owensboro Community and Technical College Rend Lake College San Juan College Sinclair College Somerset Community College South Georgia Technical College Spokane Community College Texas State Technical College - Waco Wake Technical Community College Washington County Community College Wayne Community College West Kentucky Community and Technical College Western Nebraska Community College Western Wyoming Community College Wilkes Community College The Best Mechanic Programs at four-year schools for 2016-2017: Arkansas Tech University Baker College of Auburn Hills Baker College of Flint Baker College of Port Huron Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Bismarck State College Brigham Young University - Idaho Broward College College of Southern Nevada Daytona State College Dixie State University Farmingdale State College Ferris State University Florida State College at Jacksonville Idaho State University Indian River State College Jackson College Lake Washington Institute of Technology Lewis-Clark State College Midland College Montana State University-Billings Montana State University-Northern Morrisville State College New England Institute of Technology Northern Michigan University Palm Beach State College Peninsula College Pennsylvania College of Technology Pittsburg State University Ranken Technical College Santa Fe College Seattle Community College - South Campus Seminole State College of Florida Siena Heights University Snow College SUNY College of Technology at Alfred SUNY College of Technology at Canton University of Alaska Anchorage University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Alaska Southeast University of Arkansas at Monticello University of Arkansas - Fort Smith University of Central Missouri University of Hawaii Maui College University of Northwestern Ohio Utah Valley University Vermont Technical College Vincennes University Washburn University Weber State University About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.


News Article | November 23, 2016
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A ranking of the top collegiate Vocational & Trade Education Programs in New York has been released by the Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) for 2016-2017. Comparing data on student success and support services, program variety and nearly a dozen other qualitative and quantitative measures, the site highlighted a total of 64 colleges and universities for excellence in trade and vocational education in the state. Top scoring schools include SUNY Canton, Trocaire College, Farmingdale State College, Rochester Institute of Technology, Touro College, Monroe Community College, Niagara County Community College, Mohawk Valley Community College, Tompkins Cortland Community College and SUNY Broome Community College. “U.S. Department of Labor projections show many trade and vocational industries growing at a faster-than-average rate through the year 2024,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “New York provides an excellent learning environment for trade and vocational learners; over five dozen schools in the state are on our list for providing a top-quality education and a jump-start to a job with career placement and other success support programs.” The Community for Accredited Online Schools sets strict criteria for their rankings. Schools must qualify for the list by being regionally accredited, public or private not-for-profit entities. For the Best Trade & Vocational Education Programs in New York list, the site also required schools offer career placement and counseling services to students. All qualifying schools are scored and ranked based on additional school-specific data, such as student-teacher ratios and financial aid offerings. For more details on the data and methodology used to determine the Best Trade & Vocational Education Programs in New York, and to view a complete list of schools and scores, visit: Two-year schools recognized on the Best Trade & Vocational Education in New York, 2016-2017 list: Bramson ORT College Bronx Community College Cayuga County Community College Columbia-Greene Community College Corning Community College CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College CUNY LaGuardia Community College Dutchess Community College Erie Community College Finger Lakes Community College Fulton-Montgomery Community College Genesee Community College Herkimer County Community College Hostos Community College Hudson Valley Community College Jamestown Community College Jefferson Community College Jefferson Lewis BOCES - Practical Nursing Program Kingsborough Community College Memorial Hospital School of Radiation Therapy Technology Mohawk Valley Community College Monroe Community College Nassau Community College Niagara County Community College Onondaga Community College Professional Business College Queensborough Community College Rockland Community College Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Schenectady County Community College Suffolk County Community College SUNY Broome Community College SUNY Orange SUNY Sullivan SUNY Ulster SUNY Westchester Community College Tompkins Cortland Community College Four-year schools recognized on the Best Trade & Vocational Education in New York, 2016-2017 list: College of Staten Island CUNY Culinary Institute of America CUNY Medgar Evers College CUNY New York City College of Technology Daemen College Farmingdale State College Hilbert College LIU Post Maria College Marist College Medaille College Mercy College Molloy College Morrisville State College New York Institute of Technology New York University Pace University - New York Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science Pratt Institute - Main Rochester Institute of Technology SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill SUNY College of Technology at Alfred SUNY College of Technology at Canton SUNY College of Technology at Delhi Touro College Trocaire College Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology Villa Maria College About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.


The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Laura M. Terriquez-Kasey, RN, DNP, MS, CEN, to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Laura M. Terriquez-Kasey is a Registered Nurse, Associate Clinical Professor, and Disaster Nurse Educator currently working for Binghamton University – Decker School of Nursing in Vestal, New York. With over 46 years of experience in nursing, she is a specialist emergency nurse and an expert in disaster nursing. Laura M. Terriquez-Kasey graduated with her Associate’s Degree in Nursing in 1971 from Morrisville State College in New York, followed by her Bachelor of Science Degree in 1980 from Long Island University CW Post. An advocate for continuing education, Laura then went on to obtain her Master of Science Degree in Nursing Administration in 1980 from Hunter College in Manhattan. In 2015, Laura received her Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree from Binghamton University, and holds additional certification as a Certified Emergency Nurse, and is also instructor qualified for the BDLS,and ADLS courses. Laura M. Terriquez-Kasey keeps up to date with the latest advances and developments in her field through her professional membership with the American Nurses Association, Emergency Nurses Association, She received the Educator of the Year award from the New York State ENA Council, and  remains in the Pindars Corners Fire and EMS Squad.in  Delaware County. She has been honored with a Margaret Tyson Dean’s Award from Binghamton University,and she also received the Chancellor’s award for International Education, and the Binghamton University Engaged Faculty Recognition award for international education. attributes her great success to her love for nursing, and when she is not working, Laura enjoys swimming. Learn more about Laura M. Terriquez-Kasey: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4129586/info/ and be sure to read her upcoming publication in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.


Hofmeyer P.V.,Morrisville State College | Seymour R.S.,University of Maine, United States | Kenefic L.S.,U.S. Department of Agriculture
Canadian Journal of Forest Research | Year: 2010

Equations to predict branch and tree leaf area, foliar mass, and stemwood volume were developed from 25 destructively sampled northern white-cedar (Thuja occidentalis L.) trees, a species whose production ecology has not been studied. Resulting models were applied to a large sample of 296 cored trees from 60 sites stratified across a soil gradient throughout northern Maine. Nonlinear regression analysis was used to assess alternative forms of the relationship between volume increment (VINC) and projected leaf area (PLA); analysis of covariance was used compare stemwood growth efficiency (GE) among soil-site classes, light exposure classes, and the presence of decay. Stem volume was estimated with Honer's equation (T.G. Honer. 1967. Forest Management Research and Services Institute) with refitted parameters. PLA was best predicted with Maguire and Bennett's nonlinear model (D.A. Maguire and W.S. Bennett. 1996. Can. J. For. Res. 26: 1991-2005) using sapwood area or crown length and the ratio of tree height to diameter at breast height. A sigmoid model form captured the relationship between VINC and PLA more precisely and with less bias than the simple power function; this implies that the relationship between GE and PLA reaches a peak rather than decreases monotonically. At PLAs >50 m2, GE gradually declined with increasing crown size and was significantly influenced by site and light exposure. With PLA, site, and light held constant, decayed trees had a significantly lower (by 11%) GE than sound stems, a finding not previously reported for other tree species.


Hofmeyer P.V.,Morrisville State College | Kenefic L.S.,Us Forest Service Northern Research Station | Seymour R.S.,University of Maine, United States
Northern Journal of Applied Forestry | Year: 2010

We used stem analysis to quantify early height and diameter growth rates of 80 northern white-cedar trees (17.4-55.0 cm dbh) harvested in 2005 and 2006 in central and northern Maine. It took an average of 42 years (range, 9-86 years) for sampled trees to grow from stump height to sapling size, 96 years to grow to pole size (range, 28-171), 140 years to grow to sawtimber size (range, 54-238), and 170 years to reach shingle-stock size (range, 81-317). Approximately 80% of sampled trees had initial growth suppression followed by release, suggesting they originated as advance regeneration. The mean period of initial suppression exceeded 60 years, and some trees responded to release after nearly 200 years. Although growth rates were generally slow, the variability observed suggests the potential for northern white-cedar both to withstand prolonged periods of suppression and to grow rapidly under favorable conditions. Observed patterns suggest that this species might respond well to uneven-aged or shelterwood silvicultural systems; foresters are recommended to encourage advance regeneration and emphasize protection of the residual northern white-cedar understory during harvest operations. Copyright © 2010 by the Society of American Foresters.


Bayram S.B.,Miami University Ohio | Arndt P.T.,Miami University Ohio | Freamat M.V.,Morrisville State College
American Journal of Physics | Year: 2015

We describe an inexpensive instructional experiment that demonstrates the rotational energy levels of diatomic nitrogen, using the emission band spectrum of molecular nitrogen ionized by various processes in a commercial ac capillary discharge tube. The simple setup and analytical procedure is introduced as part of a sequence of educational experiments employed by a course of advanced atomic and molecular spectroscopy, where the study of rotational spectra is combined with the analysis of vibrational characteristics for a multifaceted picture of the quantum states of diatomic molecules. © 2015 American Association of Physics Teachers.


Baysal M.M.,Morrisville State College | Roy U.,Syracuse University
ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE) | Year: 2015

To foster an effective collaboration during product lifecycle activities, product information must include data on geometry and topology, assembly constraints and associations, design and product processes, the functions and behaviors of the product, and the design intent. A product has many associations among its parts in terms of assembly, function, behavior, tolerance, kinematics, etc. These associations need to be represented in a consistent way, so that they will not conflict with each other. There have been many efforts to connect function and behavior to structure, but there exists no complete, consistent method yet. It is especially critical in the conceptual development of a product, as well as during its evaluation. The work described in this paper should help people make intelligent decisions by allowing them to manage product lifecycle activities from different perspectives (i.e., function, structure, etc.) using the knowledge of how the product information is interconnected, and how artifacts affect each other. In this study, functional and behavioral models have been developed to represent assembly-related product knowledge. These models connect functions, behaviors and structures - Through the parts of artifacts using input/outputs and artifacts' functional associations (i.e. spatial and design relations/requirements) at different abstract levels of product information. A planetary gearbox has been used as a case study to show how the functional/structural model can be implemented. © 2015 by ASME.

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