Tag Archives: Anne Kress

SUNY Geneseo president named co-chair of regional economic development council (access required)

Denise Battles

The Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council has tapped SUNY College at Geneseo president Denise Battles as its next co-chair. Battles succeeds former Monroe Community College president Anne Kress, who served in the role from 2016 until December 2019. Battles ...

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MCC picks retired Corning president as interim (access required)


Monroe Community College has appointed the recently retired president of SUNY Corning Community College as its interim president while it conducts a national presidential search. Katherine Douglas, whose 40-year career has included community colleges in three states, will begin her ...

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MCC wins $4.4 million to train more optics technicians (access required)

Technology companies, especially those in the optics and photonics field like Rochester Precision Optics, will play a big part in Rochester’s economy moving forward according to local experts.

 A $4.4 million federal grant will help Monroe Community College turn out higher numbers of precision optics graduates. U.S. Rep. Joe Morelle, D-Rochester, announced the grant Wednesday from the Office of Naval Research for the Defense Engineering Education Program in Optics. ...

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Three women poised to take first-ever higher-ed leadership roles (access required)

Sarah Mangelsdorf

On July 1, three women will create history in the Rochester area as each one officially becomes the first woman to preside over her respective college or university.

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Wegman Foundation gives $3 million to help low-income MCC students (access required)


Monroe Community College has received a $3 million gift from the Wegman Family Charitable Foundation to help low-income students in need of food and other necessities overcome obstacles that make it hard to attend college or complete a degree. Wegmans’ ...

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Regional Economic Development Council posts annual report (access required)

Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council co-chairs Anne Kress and Robert Duffy (Photo courtesy of Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce)

The Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council has endorsed 23 projects in the nine-county region, with a total cost of more than $171 million, to further the Finger Lakes Forward strategic plan. In its 2018 annual report, FLREDC proposes $20 ...

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MCC alums provide $4 million gift to help struggling students (access required)

Robin and Tim Wentworth, standing next to MCC President Ann Kress, far right,  announced a gift of $4 million for student scholarships.  Photo by Diana Louise Carter.

High school sweethearts who attended Monroe Community College together and rose to the top of the business world returned to MCC Monday to announce a $4 million gift to lead the college’s fundraising campaign for student scholarships. The gift is ...

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