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SUNY CCC welcomes new faculty

SUNY Corning Community College is pleased to introduce four new full-time faculty members for the 2019-2020 academic year!

Mark McCarty- STEM

Mark graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1979 with a degree in visual communications. He became a surveyor and developed an interest in drafting. In 1992, Mark enrolled at SUNY Corning Community College to study mechanical technology. A few years later, Mark graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.

With a list of impressive credentials, including careers with Dresser Rand, Corning Incorporated, and Sikorsky Aircraft, Mark is known around the area as a successful engineer. That same reputation is what brought him to SUNY CCC as an adjunct professor 10 years ago. Now, Mark is excited to start a full-time role with the College.

“Working with students is so rewarding for me,” said Mark. “I’ve been part of this community for many years, which allows me to give the students insight into employers in the area and the qualities they are looking for in new employees.”

Mark is looking forward to becoming a full-time member of the SUNY CCC faculty. He will be teaching Engineering, Mechanics, Applied Mechanics, and Physics.

Kiflom Gebremichael- STEM

Kiflom graduated from Queen Mary University of London in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering. After graduating, he began designing electrical infrastructure for buildings in London. Eventually, Kiflom decided to pursue his master’s degree at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minn. He was working as an AV consultant when he heard about the job opening at SUNY Corning Community College.

“What interested me most about coming to [SUNY] Corning Community College was the fact that I would be involved in developing a program from scratch,” said Kiflom.

Kiflom is eager to work on developing the new mechatronics program at SUNY CCC. He is looking forward to getting involved with both course and program developments.

“My favorite part about having a career in education so far is being able to interact with all of the different students,” said Kiflom. “My hope is to teach them how to master the material we learn in the classroom, so they will be able to apply the things they’ve learned to the real world.”

Ashley Molina- Nursing

Ashley graduated from St. John Fisher College in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Originally a pre-med major, Ashley quickly realized she wanted to work with patients on a more personal level. After graduation, Ashley moved to Horseheads and accepted a position in the ICU at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital. She decided to pursue her master’s degree to become a FNP, and is now a student at Binghamton University. Ashley finds great satisfaction in helping others learn and was offered a full-time position with SUNY CCC as a travelling clinical instructor.

“My favorite part about working with the nursing students so far is their willingness to use their provided resources,” said Ashley. “They are all really dedicated and want to learn and grow in this field.”

Though she is still pursuing her master’s to become a family nurse practitioner (FNP), Ashley believes her true passion may be in nursing education.

“The nursing faculty here at SUNY CCC have been so welcoming, it’s definitely a family-like feel here,” she said. “I could see myself staying in education full time, but I want to acquire a higher level of skill by becoming an FNP.”

Ashley is looking forward to developing close-knit relationships with the nursing students at SUNY CCC.

Jeanne Streeter- Nursing

Jeanne attended D’Youville College, the University at Buffalo, SUNY Buffalo State, and St. John Fisher College. Jeanne worked in the ICU at Sister’s Hospital in Buffalo before attending SUNY Buffalo to pursue her master’s degree. After receiving her master’s, Jeanne moved to Rochester, N.Y. and worked at Strong Memorial Hospital for several years. She worked in the Surgical ICU and Cardiovascular ICU. After she completed her Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate at St. John Fisher, Jeanne worked as an nurse practitioner in Neurology for the Epilepsy Department.

Jeanne was inspired to become a nurse by her aunt, who was the only woman in her family to attend college.

According to Jeanne, nurses must possess empathy, compassion, and a strong ability to prioritize.

“My favorite part about being a nurse is having the ability to help people when they’re most vulnerable,” said Jeanne. “I like being able to make a difference in a positive way.”

Jeanne has held many nurse practitioner jobs since moving to the Southern Tier in 2002. She wanted to try something different and nursing education intrigued her most.

“I came to SUNY CCC specifically because I was impressed by [Krystal Jubilee], the Director of Nursing and ADI Deb Beall” said Jeanne. “They were very welcoming.”

Though it’s only been a few weeks, Jeanne loves being able to work closely with the nursing students at SUNY CCC.

“I enjoy getting to know the students during our clinicals and working as a team,” she said. “I’m excited to see what SUNY CCC and the nursing program can become in the future with our new president. I am very hopeful for the future of our College.”