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Plattsburgh State College Council to Meet Aug. 7

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (July 31, 2008) - Following a day-and-a-half-long retreat for council members, the College Council at SUNY Plattsburgh will hold its next regular meeting on Thursday, Aug. 7. The meeting will take place at 11:45 a.m. in the Videoconferencing Room 416, Sibley Hall, located on the college campus.

During its meeting, the group will honor Donald Garrant for his distinguished service as a member of the council. Garrant, who earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees at SUNY Plattsburgh, joined the administrative staff at the college in 1960. There he served in several capacities until his retirement as vice president for institutional advancement in 1999. He was appointed to the College Council in 2002, becoming its chair in December of 2004 and remaining in that capacity, until he stepped down earlier this summer.

The council will also commend Dr. James Armstrong , chair of the anthropology department. Armstrong was one of only nine faculty members in the entire State University of New York system to be promoted to SUNY distinguished professor this year. Presented annually, the award is bestowed upon faculty that demonstrate consistent superior mastery of teaching; outstanding service to students and commitment to their ongoing intellectual growth, scholarship and professional growth; and adherence to rigorous academic standards and requirements.

In addition, the council will recognize the six members of the faculty and staff who have received Chancellor's Awards from the State University of New York this year: Peter J. Ensel III '80, Dr. George Flynn, Dr. Tracie Church Guzzio, Dr. Gary M. Kroll, Peter Russom and Matthew E. Salvatore.

Also on the agenda will be the approval of dates and locations for council meetings during the 2008-2009 academic year.

In compliance with New York State's Executive Order No. 3 to provide Internet access for all public meetings, the public can watch the live Webcast of the meeting. The Webcast is accessible at http://pointers.audiovideoweb.com/asxfiles-live/va92winlive2386.asx.

The meeting is open to the public, and all are welcome. Parking is available in the lot at the rear of the building, which is accessible via George Angell Drive off from Rugar Street.

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