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3 Cayuga Alumni Honored

DATE: 05-23-2005

Three past graduates were recognized as part of Commencement day on Sunday, May 22, at Cayuga Community College. After a graduation-day brunch in their honor, the trio received the 2005 Auburn/Cayuga Community College Alumni Association Awards.

James S. Campbell ?74

After earning an associate degree in criminal justice/police science from Cayuga, James S. Campbell ?74 received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice management from Columbia College and a master's in public administration from Marist College.

During his career as a master sergeant with the New York Air National Guard, Campbell was assigned to the 174th Security Forces Squadron to supervise and train security police officers. For volunteering to lead a squadron team to Homestead Air Force Base in Florida following a devastating hurricane, he received several humanitarian awards. For two years after the September 11 attacks, Campbell took on a special assignment to train non-commissioned officers.

Campbell has been employed for over 20 years with the Excell Center at Onondaga Community College, currently as an instructor in critical incident management and national incident management systems. His community involvement includes service to the American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, American Legion, Knights of Columbus, Auburn Jaycees, St. Alphonsus Church choir, Emergency Preparedness Council, and a countywide emergency services training initiative. Campbell also assists as a guest speaker in the college's Criminal Justice program.

Margaret M. Faulkner ?69

Both a graduate and an employee of the college, Margaret M. Faulkner ?69 holds an associate degree in Liberal Arts/Humanities and Social Science. A member of Cayuga's staff for 15 years, she is now office manager for campus services, overseeing duplication, mailing, the college switchboard, typing, and other services.

Faulkner has served on several college committees, including United Way, Patricia Rizzo Scholarship, Instructional Technology Center Advisory, and the Clerical Development Fund, which she has chaired. Her service to the community includes bellringing for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign, volunteering with the Cayuga County 4-H Program for over 20 years, and “gold” status with the American Red Cross blood drive.

Penelope Lupo ?02

Penelope Lupo ?02 came to the college as a nontraditional student with 10 years of employment experience in the banking industry and a desire to change careers. After earning her associate degree in early childhood from Cayuga, she was employed by Neighborhood House, where she now holds a management position while pursuing a bachelor's degree from SUNY College at Cortland.

Lupo's volunteer service in the United Way functions, community includes assisting in Neighborhood House programs after hours, Cayuga's annual February Family Fun Day, the college's Early Childhood Program Advisory Board, and the annual Growing Together Conference on using children's books for creative learning.