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Cherie Pash-Corr Receives Chancellor's Award

CONTACT: Judith White (518) 629-8063 or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, June 19, 2002

Image of Cherie Pash-CorrCherie Pash-Corr of  East Greenbush, professor of Math & Science and Engineering Sciences at Hudson Valley Community College, was honored recently with the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Instituted in 1972 by the State University of New York, the Chancellor's Award recognizes exceptional contributions to the university by dedicated professionals. No higher honor can be accorded a faculty member or administrator. Since its inception, 73 faculty and staff members from Hudson Valley Community College have been given the Chancellor's Award.

Pash-Corr first joined Hudson Valley as an adjunct instructor of mathematics in 1972 after teaching in the Tamarac schools. She became a mathematics instructor at the college in 1979, and was promoted to professor in 1997. She received both her bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics at University at Albany. She is an active member of the New York State Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges and Delta Kappa Gamma International Society of Women Educators.

Described in nomination material for the award as "a pioneer in using new technology," Pash-Corr was among the first at the college to teach via interactive television. She is credited with introducing the use of a mathematics software package to her classes, bringing her calculus classroom into the computer age with graphic and visual representations of the material being covered. She has taught calculus as an online course at the college since 1999.

"Putting her devotion to her students into words is almost impossible," said a Hudson Valley student who nominated Pash-Corr. "Mrs. Pash-Corr not only taught me Calculus I and Calculus II, but she also taught me what it is, and what it takes, to be an outstanding person and teacher."

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.