Keuka College awarded Cayuga Community College Director of Business Services and Comptroller Marie Nellenback the Presidential Scholarship to support her enrollment in the master’s in organizational management through the Accelerated Studies for Adults Program (ASAP). The scholarship covers all her tuition and fees for the program.
“We are delighted to award this scholarship to Marie Nellenback and look forward to her joining our student body,” said Dr. Jorge L. Díaz-Herrera, president of Keuka College. “She is an outstanding student, a hard-working member of the Cayuga Community College staff, and a difference-maker in the City of Auburn. I expect that she will become a valued member of her cohort and the Keuka College community, and will join the growing list of success stories that have been written as a result of the partnership between our two colleges.”
The master’s program focuses on the development of the individual within an organization, with emphasis on organizational design and marketing, leadership development, strategic analysis, and ethics. The program enables students to apply class concepts directly to their workplace and begin to examine critical issues within their organization.
“I am thankful to both Keuka College and Cayuga for making this opportunity available to me,” Nellenback said. “I currently love my work at Cayuga. I am involved in so many different areas it never gets boring and is always challenging. Attaining my master’s will allow me continue to better myself and grow as a leader at Cayuga. The master’s degree opens the door for future advancement if the opportunity is presented.”
Keuka College offers its Accelerated Studies for Adults Program (ASAP) at Cayuga Community College’s University Center on the Auburn Campus to meet the needs of busy working adults. Students attend classes one night each week, taking one course at a time.
Nellenback has been a certified public accountant for more than 20 years, and earned a bachelor’s in accounting at SUNY Geneseo. Before coming to Cayuga in 2007, Nellenback worked as the treasurer for the City of Auburn for 15 years. She is a spinning instructor at the YMCA in Auburn.
She is a member of the Community College Business Officers Association and New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is the finance chair of the Functional Users Group SUNY SICAS, treasurer of the YMCA Board, and a board member of the Seymour Library Foundation.