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Wayne Byrne College Council Room to be Dedicated Nov. 19

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ Plattsburgh State will officially dedicate the Wayne H. Byrne College Council Room during a special ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. in the Frances and Hyman Krinovitz Recital Hall in Hawkins Hall.

Portrait of Wayne H. Byrne, former vice chair of the Plattsburgh State College Council Wayne Byrne was appointed to the Plattsburgh State College Council in 1969 by then-Governor Nelson Rockefeller and was re-appointed to the council four times by Governors Malcolm Wilson, Hugh Carey, Mario Cuomo and George Pataki. He served for nearly 20 years as chair of the council's Budget Committee and was the council's liaison to the Faculty Senate and the Art Gallery and Collections Committee.
He also served twice on the self-study committees in preparation of the accreditation evaluation process conducted by the Middle State Association.
Byrne and his wife, Margaret "Peg" Byrne, donated ancient ceramic pots dating back to around 400 B.C. and several Redford Glass pieces to the Plattsburgh College Foundation as part of the Permanent Art College at Plattsburgh State in 1998.
Byrne will be remembered at the ceremony by several speakers including Robert Garrow, College Council chair, Robert Booth, former College Council member, and Margaret Byrne, his wife.
The ceremony will be followed by the unveiling of a plaque, a ribbon-cutting and a short reception. Members of the campus and community are invited to attend.

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