Larson: Supporting our Veteran Students
Nov12

Larson: Supporting our Veteran Students

Dr. Daniel P. Larson is President of Cayuga Community College, with campuses in Auburn and Fulton, N.Y. For some, it may be the smell of burning vehicles. For others, it may be unexpected loud noises. Everyone at a recent meeting of the new Veterans Club on the Auburn campus shared at least one trigger that transported them back to traumatic moments during their service in the U.S. military.  Post-traumatic stress syndrome and...

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College Completion Is Key to the Future of the Region and the Nation
Oct25

College Completion Is Key to the Future of the Region and the Nation

Each Fall, we welcome a new class of students who come to Cayuga Community College with a broad range of backgrounds and academic goals. Some want to take a course or two for personal enrichment or to gain knowledge for their current careers. Others plan to earn their degrees and enter the workforce, and still others come to Cayuga with the goal of transferring to four-year institutions. A survey of the incoming 2,911 students...

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Online Education: Critical Component to the Future of Cayuga
Oct18

Online Education: Critical Component to the Future of Cayuga

Dr. Daniel P. Larson is President of Cayuga Community College, with campuses in Auburn and Fulton, N.Y. Only a month after summer registration started this year, more than 300 students were registered in our online courses, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, and Microbiology, at Cayuga Community College. We are distinguished among our State University of New York and national peers as a leader with these online, intensive,...

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Cayuga’s Commitment to Sustainability
Oct13

Cayuga’s Commitment to Sustainability

Dr. Daniel P. Larson is President of Cayuga Community College, with campuses in Auburn and Fulton, N.Y. For nearly six decades, Cayuga Community College has nourished the minds of our students. Within the next few months, we will provide greater access to fresh, nutritious produce for community members as well. The college, in partnership with the Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency and funded entirely by the Walmart Foundation,...

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Larson: Community colleges can be crucial to health of the middle class
Oct04

Larson: Community colleges can be crucial to health of the middle class

Dr. Daniel P. Larson is President of Cayuga Community College, with campuses in Auburn and Fulton, N.Y. From their beginnings, community colleges in the United States have helped support the development of the middle class.  Now, countries around the world, such as India, China and those in the Mideast, are looking at the American community college model to expand higher education opportunities for their students, to create a more...

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Community College: A Sound Investment from all Perspectives
Dec02

Community College: A Sound Investment from all Perspectives

The writer is Dr. Daniel P. Larson, president of Cayuga Community College, with campuses in Auburn and Fulton, N.Y. As taxpayers tighten their fiscal belts and become increasingly vigilant about government spending, agencies at local, state, and national levels keenly feel the pressure to review their operations and to assess their return on investment.  A sluggish economy often leads government to cut back in discretionary or...

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