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College Honored at TOGO Awards Ceremony

December 2, 2017

2017 TOGO Awards

The seventh annual Town-Gown (TOGO) Awards ceremony was held December 2 in Ithaca, recognizing the partnerships between the community and the three colleges based in Tompkins County. The event highlights staff and students from Cornell University, Ithaca College, and Tompkins Cortland Community College, along with community leaders who are concluding or have recently concluded their public service careers.

Several people and programs from the College were honored at the 2017 ceremony.

2017 TOGO 


Leadership Tompkins, which is co-sponsored by the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce and Tompkins Cortland Community College, educates future leaders about current county and regional issues and provides a forum for their active networking with current community leaders. Deb Mohlenhoff, the College’s director of student activities and the Leadership Tompkins director and Travis Winter, a counselor at the College and member of the current class of Leadership students, were among those recognized.

2017 TOGO Awards

CollegeNow was recognized for its collaboration with Tompkins- Seneca-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services (T-S-T BOCES). CollegeNow Director Victoria Zeppelin accepted the award for the programs work with the T-S-T BOCES Career and Tech Center to help students transition from high school to college.

2017 TOGO Awards

Students from each campus were recognized for helping build town-gown relationships through their work with community nonprofit agencies. Manpreet Kaur and Naseem Fielder represented the College’s many students who are involved in community service projects.  

2017 TOGO Awards

President Emeritus Carl Haynes, who retired from Tompkins Cortland Community College in August after 23 years as president and 48 years of total service, was also recognized for all he has done to improve town-gown relationships through the years. Haynes is pictured at the podium with (l-to-r) Cornell University President Martha Pollack, Ithaca College President Shirley Collado, and Tompkins Cortland Community College President Orinthia Montague.

Photos courtesy of Cornell University's Office of Community Relations