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Wynantskill Resident Marina Gore Receives SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

MEDIA CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, July 31, 2014

Marina Gore of Wynantskill was recently honored with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Gore has been a faculty member in Hudson Valley Community College’s English, Foreign Languages and English as a Second Language Department since 1998, starting as an adjunct instructor. She became an associate professor in 2010. She teaches English and literature courses in the college’s HonorScholar program, which she helps oversee, and also teaches composition and poetry.

Eight additional faculty and staff members of the Troy college were named recipients of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence for 2014. Instituted in 1972 by the State University of New York, the Chancellor's Award recognizes exceptional contributions to the university by dedicated professionals. Since its inception, 148 faculty and staff members from Hudson Valley Community College have received the Chancellor's Award.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 75 degree and certificate programs in four schools: 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 nearly 13,000 students and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 75,000 alumni.