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CCC Student Named SUNY CASE Awardee


A Cayuga Community College student has been awarded the highest award offered to SUNY students.

The SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence recognizes those who balance academic success with other aspects of college life, such as athletics, community service, and campus involvement.

Laurel Elliott is one of 193 students to receive the award for the 2022-2023 academic year. She is a media student focusing on audio production who began at CCC in 2021 and is set to graduate this year.

One of her projects at CCC has been working as the primary audio engineer on an upcoming album released through the media department’s student run record label Cayuga Records.

“Laurel demonstrates the best characteristics of students at Cayuga. She’s tireless in her academic efforts and in pursuing her chosen career path, and she’s taken on new challenges and leadership positions with several student organizations,” said College President Dr. Brian Durant. “I’m proud of everything she has accomplished at Cayuga, and I congratulate her on earning the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.”

“To be one of the few students selected across SUNY to receive this award is a very big honor, and one that I am appreciative of after working hard on my degree over the past two years. I’m grateful to the faculty and instructors who worked with me and helped me succeed and reach this point,” Elliott said.

Laurel Elliott. Provided
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