Cayuga CC Foundation and Alumni Association present scholarships to incoming students

The Cayuga Community College Foundation and the Auburn/Cayuga Community College Alumni Association recently presented 24 area high school seniors with scholarships to help cover the cost of tuition and expenses when they begin their studies at Cayuga this fall.

The College Admissions Office hosted the students and their families at an awards breakfast in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room on the Auburn Campus.

“The Alumni Association and Foundation are proud to participate in this event every year,” said Jeff Hoffman, executive director of the Foundation. “We enjoy welcoming our future students to the Cayuga family, and we are pleased to make the outstanding educational offerings of the college more accessible and affordable for them.”

The awards breakfast highlights the incoming students with merit-based scholarships who have all been accepted into the College’s Honors Program. The Honors option is designed for academically motivated students wishing to study the liberal arts and sciences and ultimately preparing to transfer to a four-year college.

“We feel fortunate to be able to provide the best and brightest graduates from our service areas with generous scholarships to attend Cayuga,” said Bruce Blodgett, director of admissions. “We know that Cayuga provides an excellent education to all of our students, and we have a rich history of helping students’ successful transfer into some of the most prestigious four-year institutions in the northeast. As our tagline says we enable students to ‘think big, start smart.’”

The college gave out full-tuition Honors Scholarships to Jessica E. DeLuna of Moravia High School and Amanda A. Shatrau of G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton. These scholarships not only cover the cost of tuition, but also any fees. They were selected based on their academic excellence by the Honors Committee, which is made up of representatives from the admissions office and the Honors Program.

The Alumni Association presented $500 scholarships to incoming first-year students Kristina Netti of Auburn and McKenzie Pace of Fair Haven.

Other award recipients are:

·         Antonino & Matteo Bartolotta Scholarships

o   Natalie J. Quill of Auburn High School

·         Joseph M. Liccion of Auburn High School

o   Jordon R. Miller of Cato-Meridian High School

o   Allison E. Morrissey of Southern Cayuga Jr.-Sr. High School

·         Richard Bunn Memorial Scholarship

o   Adriana S. Mucedola of Port Byron Central School

·         Jahn, Kenneth, & Margaret Lesch Memorial Scholarship

o   Kristina M. Netti of Auburn High School

·         Vincent M. Klein Scholarship

o   Joseph D. Fritz of Weedsport Jr.-Sr. High School

·         William and Esther Norris Scholarship

o   Christine E. King of Hannibal Central School

o   Haley E. Stearns of Auburn High School

·         Foresman Family Scholarship

o   Deanna M. Jupin of Auburn High School

·         John E. Stapleton Scholarship

o   Marissa A. D’Arpino of Auburn High School

·         Rocco Malvaso Memorial Scholarship

o   Tyler J. Sochan of Auburn High School

·         Freshman Scholarships of Merit

o   David J. Brill of Auburn High School

o   Aubrey A. Herbert of Auburn High School

o   Megan L. Ingersoll of Hannibal Central School

o   Jordan Ketcham of Oswego High School

o   Chelsea Penta of North Rose-Wolcott High School

o   Breanne Steimle of Port Byron Central School

o   Jordan D. Tallman of Auburn High School

o   Elexis T. Tucker of Union Springs High School

o   Cal M. Weigand of Hannibal Central School

o   Dustin M. Young of John C. Birdlebough High School in Phoenix

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at [email protected] or call toll-free 866-598-8883.