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The latest news and notes for Herkimer County Community College:

Sunday Brunch
Herkimer County Community College will host a Sunday brunch on a chartered Erie Canal Cruise on Sunday, October 2 as part of Fall Fest and Alumni Weekend.

The two-hour cruise aboard the Lil’ Diamond III will depart at 10:30 a.m. from Gems Along the Mohawk, located at 800 Mohawk Street in Herkimer. Boarding will take place at 10:15 a.m. The brunch will be catered by the Waterfront Grille.

The cost for both the cruise and brunch is only $20 per person. Reservations are required and can be completed online at www.herkimer.edu/cruise or by calling (315) 574-4015 by Friday, September 23.

Sign Language Course
Herkimer College will be offering a non-credit Basic Sign Language course.  

Basic Sign Language will introduce students to the hearing-impaired culture and how to communicate using hands, body and eyes rather than your ears and mouth. The class will consist of games and exercises to help learn signs and phrases. The course will meet for 10 sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm to 7:30pm beginning September 27th. Pre-Registration is required by Tuesday, September 20.  The fee is $99 plus the book.

Registration can be completed by calling (315) 574-4003, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or visit www.herkimer.edu/pay-ce. For a complete listing of courses, visit our website at www.herkimer.edu/ce/.

Snyder and Bell take honors

Herkimer County Community College will induct Donald J. Snyder ’04, of West Winfield, NY, and Dartray Belk ’06, of New York, New York to the Alumni Hall of Honor. The induction ceremony will take place Friday, September 30 at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall, located in the Robert McLaughlin College Center, followed by a reception.

donaldsnyder1 Snyder is a retired attorney who served on the College’s Board of Trustees for more than 22 years, and as chairman of the board for 12 of those years. During his tenure on the board, the College experienced significant growth including the construction of the Technology Center, Wehrum Stadium and Reservoir Run and the expansion of the Robert McLaughlin College Center, Physical Education and Library Buildings.  Snyder was also instrumental in securing funding for the Edward Manning and Shirley Augar Gaynor Science Center. While serving on the Board, Snyder enrolled at Herkimer College and earned an associate in arts degree in Fine Arts in 2004.

Belk earned an associate degree in criminal justice and continued his education at Hartford University in Hartford, Connecticut. He is a New York City policeman and a community affairs liaison officer with the 26th precinct in Harlem, NY. He has played a pivotal role in volunteer projects aimed at weeding out negative actions in communities by replacing it with positive, productive action. Belk recently returned to his alma mater to deliver the keynote address at Herkimer College’s convocation.

The Alumni Hall of Honor recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves in their caredartray-belkers and/or in service to their communities. Snyder and Belk will join 24 other alumni who have been inducted within the past 16 years.

The event is part of the Fall Fest & Alumni Weekend which takes place September 30 through October 2. In recognition of the College’s 50th anniversary, the Alumni Hall of Honor induction event is open to all alumni, employees and friends of Herkimer College and will be followed by a fireworks display at dusk. Additionally, the Alumni Hall of Honor will be relocated to a more visible location in the College Center lobby and new plaques will be unveiled with help from previous honorees.

Reservations are required by contacting the Foundation Office at 315-866-0300 ext. 8459 or shepardta@herkimer.edu by Friday, September 23.

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