Awards Committee

Committee Charge  

On an annual basis, the Awards Committee shall publicize the various awards given by the corporation and shall solicit nominations from members and shall determine the recipients of such awards.

The Awards Committee is hereby charged with the following duties: 

  • Review the existing documentation for the awards and update, if necessary; 
  • Develop and set the timeline for the current year's awards; 
  • Disseminate the documentation with deadline dates to the Board Chairs and Vice Chairs (cc to President’s Assistants and Chief of Staffs); 
  • Create a model form to be used to gather information about the award recipients for the awards program; 
  • Develop notification correspondence for the award recipients; 
  • Review the nominations and select recipients; 
  • Work with the Executive Director to develop the awards program and plaques; and 
  • For the current year's awards, review the established awards and number of recipients per award and make a recommendation to the Board of Directors; 
  • For the current year's awards, determine if additional awards should be created (i.e. Board Assistants and/or Student Trustees, etc.). 

Chair: The Chair of the Awards Committee will be the NYCCT Immediate Past Chair

Meetings: Meetings shall take place as necessary and as convened by the Chair in order to meet the deadlines stated in the Charge. 

Quorum: Pursuant to the Association’s By-Laws, a majority of the membership of any committee of the corporation shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.  

Minutes: Minutes for each meeting, whether in-person or conference call, shall be taken by the Executive Director, or in her absence, by a member of the Committee. Draft minutes shall be disseminated to the Committee Members within a reasonable timeframe. Minutes of each meeting shall be approved by the Committee Members at the next meeting date. 

Budget: All costs and expenses to be incurred by the Awards Committee must receive prior approval from the Chair of the Association. Such request shall be put in writing and emailed to the Chair and the Executive Director prior to being expended.  

Committee Members

    Ann Fleming Brown, SUNY Schenectady County Community College, Chair

    Margaret (Peg) Cornell, Jamestown Community College, Trustee

    Donna Ferry, Genesee Community College, Trustee

    Donald Cass, Finger Lakes Community College, Trustee

    Grant Valentine, Rockland Community College, Trustee

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