Hartley Hutchins, of the Niagara Frontier Center, Receives Foundation Award for Excellence in Part-Time Mentoring

By Hope Ferguson, senior writer

June 1, 2012

Hartley Hutchins“I was totally shocked when I my name was announced as the recipient for this esteemed award,” Hutchins said. “I am humbled to receive recognition for a job that I truly enjoy. I am very grateful for being nominated for recognition and then being selected for the award. Words cannot express my joy – in being recognized by my colleagues for the work that I have been doing to serve our Empire State College students.”

Hutchins was lauded by a student for his “open door” policy and for his extensive knowledge of requirements, as well as his hard work and his dedication to students’ achievements.

“Hartley’s spirited personality brought life to my “Sustainability: Going Green” course … and he proved a professor can make learning fun and interesting,” said one student.

Another said, “I am surprised that with all the students he interacts with, he always greets me with a smile, remembers my name and takes time to see how I am doing, recalling details from our previous meetings. I am not sure that I would have been so successful had it not been for the interaction and dependability of Hartley.”

Jane Cudmore, assistant to the dean, calls Hutchins “one of the most involved, supportive and enthusiastic faculty members at the Niagara Frontier Center.”

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Article Contributors
  • Helen Edelman
  • Hope Ferguson
  • Lorraine Klembczyk
  • Michael Mancini
  • Ann Therese McCorkell
  • Vickie Moller
  • Janet Shideler
  • Paul Tucci
  • David White