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MVCC announces new hires and title changes

Posted 8/30/22

Mohawk Valley Community College announced the following new appointments and employee title changes as approved by the Board of Trustees at its Aug. 15 meeting ...

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MVCC announces new hires and title changes

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UTICA — Mohawk Valley Community College announced the following new appointments and employee title changes as approved by the Board of Trustees at its Aug. 15 meeting:

  • Michelle Burdick, licensed mental health practitioner.
  • Natallia Dzeravenets, GEAR UP program specialist.
  • Geri Sultenfuss, distinguished retiree.
  • John Welch, airframe and powerplant instructor.
  • Corinne Wilson, staff accountant.

Burdick was appointed to the position of licensed mental health practitioner in the Department of Student Accessibility and Wellness and will be responsible for providing a full array of counseling, mentoring, and coaching services, including personal and educational counseling for individual students, and for the evaluation of mental health and related cases. Burdick has a master’s degree of social work in social welfare from University at Albany and bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice and sociology from SUNY Potsdam.

Dzeravenets was appointed to the grant-funded position of GEAR UP program specialist and will work to improve GEAR UP students’ academic performance through the delivery of a wide range of instructional support and intervention services. She has a bachelor’s degree in biology from SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

In recognition of her many years of outstanding service, Sultenfuss has been named distinguished retiree.

Welch has transitioned to the position of airframe and powerplant Instructor in the School of STEM-Career. Welch has been an adjunct instructor in the program since March. Before joining the college, he served as a TECH OPS Hub Control Supervisor for American Airlines out of Dallas. From 1986 until 1998, Welch served in the United States Marine Corps. He holds a certificate in aircraft and power plant from the North American Institute of Aviation in South Carolina.

Wilson has transitioned to the position of staff accountant in the Business Office and will provide support to the college’s controller. Wilson has served the college since 2020 as a program specialist for the Advanced Institute for Manufacturing at MVCC. Wilson holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from SUNY Polytechnic Institute and associate degrees in business accounting and business administration from SUNY Rockland Community College.

With campuses in Utica and Rome, MVCC offers 90 degree and certificate options for its enrollment of 6,000 full- and part-time students. MVCC also serves an additional 6,000 people through its corporate and community education programs, and its campuses welcome more than 50,000 people annually for community events.

To learn more about MVCC and its programs, visit www.mvcc.edu.

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