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MVCC announces new hire, employee title change

Posted 10/22/22

Mohawk Valley Community College has announced a new appointment as well as an employee title change.

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MVCC announces new hire, employee title change


UTICA — Mohawk Valley Community College has announced a new appointment as well as an employee title change, both of which were as approved by the college’s board of trustees at its meeting on Monday, Oct. 17.

Michelle Burdick was appointed as licensed mental health practitioner and will be responsible for providing a full array of counseling, mentoring, and coaching services to students, including personal and educational counseling for individual students.

She also will evaluate mental health and related cases and provide intervention and community agency referrals when appropriate.

Burdick previously held positions as a contracted/remote telehealth therapist for BetterHelp Online Therapy, a risk management specialist for the Central New York Psychiatric Center, a psychiatric social worker for Ellis Outpatient Mental Health Clinic in Schenectady, a child/family specialist for the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, team leader/primary counselor/compliance for Northeast Career Planning, and a teacher’s assistant for the House of the Good Shepherd.

She has a master of social work degree from University at Albany and bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice and sociology from SUNY Potsdam.  

Sara Cutright has transitioned to the position of Center for Corporate and Community Education (CCED) Technical Assistant and will provide technical support to professional or administrative staff to assist in the efficient operations of the CCED office.

Cutright served the CCED office from 2010 until 2015 as an administrative assistant and since 2018 as a college services associate. She also worked at the college as a Water Safety and Lifeguard Instructor from 2005 until 2019.

Other positions she’s held include administrative support for M. Griffith Investment Services and special events coordinator at The Community at Sunset Woods. Cutright has a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from SUNY Polytechnic Institute, an associate degree in human resources management from Herkimer College, and an associate degree in educational sign language interpretation from MVCC. 


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