This award recognizes graduates who have been positive role models, involved in their community, exhibited accomplishments in their field, and enhanced the quality of CCC.
Nancy (Smoogen) Williamson ’74, a Corning native, graduated from Corning Community College in 1974 with an associate’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences: Business Administration and earned a bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Accounting from Elmira College.
Nancy became CEO for ServU Credit Union at the age of 25 and has worked at the credit union for more than 40 years. She started at the credit union in 1973 when the credit union’s assets totaled $500,000 with two part-time employees. Today ServU has greater than $265 million in assets with 108 employees and seven branch offices.
She has kept close ties with the College, as an adjunct faculty instructor, teaching Financial and Managerial Accounting courses evenings and Saturdays for more than 21 years. Her motto ... “accounting is fun” ... has been instilled in the minds of hundreds of students at CCC.
With her “free” time, Nancy volunteers for the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Program of the IRS), preparing income tax for low/medium income families annually. She has been actively involved in numerous speaking engagements across the state informing the public on financial protection and fraud prevention. She has also served on a number of nonprofit boards, including Family Services Society of Corning and the Corning Community College Development Foundation.
Nancy is married to Paul and has two sons, Mark and Scott. She will say she is known to have held many titles: CEO, treasurer, volunteer, speaker, friend, wife, mother... with her most cherished title that of “Grandma.”