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For Immediate Release: August 19, 2013

Contact: Matt Cannon, Gramercy Communications, (518) 326-6400

SCCC Chairwoman Recognized for

Regional Leadership Role

Schenectady County Community College (SCCC) Board of Trustees Chairwoman Denise Murphy McGraw was awarded the prestigious 2013 Northeast Regional Trustee Leadership Award by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT). Murphy McGraw serves on the ACCT's Governance and Bylaws Committee representing SCCC amongst the committee's 13 members. She is the only New York State appointed member and has helped set the organization's agenda for the past three years covering the Northeast region including Quebec and three other Canadian providences. As a regional leader award recipient, Murphy McGraw is one of five nominees for the National Trustee of the Year Award.

"I congratulate Chairwoman Denise Murphy McGraw on receiving this prestigious award from the Association of Community College Trustees," said Schenectady County Community College President Dr. Quintin Bullock. "It is a testament to her commitment to the community college mission and outstanding leadership capabilities, which we have the pleasure of working with first hand here at Schenectady County Community College."

ACCT is the nonprofit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees of community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States and beyond. ACCT works to strengthen the capacity of these institutions to foster the realization of their missions through effective board leadership at local, state, and national levels.

"I am honored to be recognized by ACCT and look forward to representing SCCC at the annual ACCT Leadership Congress this October in Seattle," said Denise Murphy McGraw. "I thank my colleagues for this recognition and will continue to serve as a leader supporting our nation's community colleges."

About SCCC: One of the 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, the nation's largest comprehensive system of higher education, Schenectady County Community College in upstate New York enrolls more than 7,000 students. SCCC offers 46 career degree, transfer degree and certificate programs. The College opened its doors for classes in 1969 and continues to provide affordable comprehensive higher education and adult educational opportunities in response to local educational needs.

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