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C-GCC to launch satellite program in Cairo

Apr 07, 2021 6:00 am

Sarah Trafton is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media the administration at Columbia-Greene Community College is looking to launch a new satellite program in the fall at Cairo Public Library. “If everything goes well, SUNY has recommended there be in-person classes this fall,” Columbia-Greene Foundation Executive Director Joan Koweek said. “We’ll know that for sure the end of August, beginning of September.” Greene County Legislator William Lawrence was pleased to hear that the new program will start soon. “We were big pushers for getting a localized college credit class,” Lawrence said, referring to himself and fellow Cairo legislator Democrat Harry Lennon. “Our main goal was offering college credit in Greene County and Cairo fit the bill.” Cairo is a central location, he said. “The library also has a huge room with white boards that can be used for instruction,” Lawrence said. The launch of the program was delayed by the pandemic. “I’m happy to see it finally come to fruition,” he said. The satellite program will allow Greene County residents to learn at their own pace, Legislature Chairman Patrick Linger said. Through the scholarship program started by the county, about 50 students have received financial assistance, totaling $80,000, Koweek said. The program will support up to 10 Greene County students, Koweek said. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.

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