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CAPCO Recognizes Hurricane Relief from 2012-13


The Cortland County Community Action Program (CAPCO) recently recognized SUNY Cortland for the College’s contributions to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts during the 2012-13 academic year.

College President Erik J. Bitterbaum was presented with a certificate of appreciation from CAPCO representatives Oct. 18, in recognition of approximately $1,500 raised for the Angels Network’s hurricane relief efforts. The network is part of an area community action program.

CAPCO award
From left: CAPCO representatives Brandy Strauf and Kirsten Parker,
 Cortland President Erik J. Bitterbaum, Associate Vice President
 Student Affairs Christopher Kuretich and Service-Learning
 John Suarez.

Student Government Association President LeighMarie Weber, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Christopher Kuretich and Service-Learning Coordinator John Suarez joined Bitterbaum to accept the award.

In addition to raising the funds, SUNY Cortland students, faculty and staff members last year coordinated a sustained campus effort to round up needed supplies. The College also held a blood drive in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the second costliest hurricane in U.S. history, to help overcome a shortfall forced by the storm.