PLATTSBURGH - Clinton Community College student Tina Recore, Ellenburg Depot, is one of 238 college students from State University of New York campuses throughout the state to receive the 2009 Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence. Recore is being recognized for her academic excellence and community service. She is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society of the two-year college and the Native American Club at CCC. She graduated in December 2008 with an associate's degree of applied sciences in accounting and will graduate in May with a certificate in payroll.
"I enrolled at Clinton Community College as an adult learner after originally attending college 25 years ago," said Recore. "I found the teachers to be of outstanding quality and very supportive of me as a returning student."
"Since my attendance at CCC, I have expanded my community service opportunities to help the animal shelters, school age children and the elderly," she added. "I have received numerous awards and scholarships during my college attendance. I would like to thank Wendy Grossman (CCC counselor) and all of my professors for the time and caring they have shown me during my enrollment at CCC."
As an active member of PTK and the Native American Club on campus, Recore has contributed her time and talents to raising money for the Adirondack Human Society and the Elmore SPCA through cash donations and by creating a quilt for raffle, raising additional funds. She has collected children's books for the Journey Into Reading Program, and participated in collecting dresses and gowns for the residents of the CVPH Skilled Nursing Facility and the Meadowbrook Healthcare Nursing Home for their annual prom and Winter Snowflake Ball. Her off campus activities include participation in the Native American Pow Wow Trail which travels throughout New York, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. Recore takes part by sharing stories and myths which help the general public appreciate and understand their meanings. Recore is skilled in making her own leather regalia and will offer presentations on how they are produced.
"We are so very proud to add our recognition of Tina as a Chancellor's award winner," said CCC president Frederick Woodward. "This award of excellence focuses on the accomplishments of students and their gifts to their communities. It is obvious Tina has more than accomplished each."
He added, "Our congratulations go to Tina and to her family for their support of her as she has worked to accomplish her goals while maintaining family life."
As the first person in her family to attend college, Recore has completed degrees in retail business management, and another in business administration previously at North County Community College. Upon graduating from Clinton in May, she is considering her option to pursue a bachelor's in accounting degree at SUNY Plattsburgh this fall.