NCCC employees recognized with SUNY Chancellor Awards


SARANAC LAKE – A trio of North Country Community College employees have been recognized as among the best in their institution and within the State University of New York system.

Becky LaDue, Malinda Chapman and Arlene Carr were recently named recipients of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence.

LaDue received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service, which recognizes the consistently superior contributions of teaching faculty both inside and outside of the classroom. A 2000 graduate of the college, LaDue started her career at NCCC as a Radiologic Technology instructor in 2004. She became the program’s clinical coordinator in 2008 and has directed the Rad Tech program since 2015, first on an interim basis and permanently since May of last year.

“Becky is a respected, revered and compassionate teacher who challenges her students to be their best,” said NCCC President Dr. Steve Tyrell. “She prepares her students for an intensive applied learning experience at clinical sites across the North Country. On campus, LaDue is known for her college spirit and enthusiasm.”

Chapman is a recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching, given in recognition of exemplary teaching and significant contribution to institutional quality in instruction. An adjunct instructor on and off since 1989, Chapman has taught human biology and many other courses at the college’s Ticonderoga campus.

“Malinda is a talented instructor who is dedicated to her students and their success, giving them a large amount of individualized attention,” said Dr. Tyrell. “Her students love her and describe her as an amazing teacher.”

Carr received the Chancellor’s Award for Classified Service, which is given to individuals who provide outstanding service and significant contributions to institutional quality. A member of the facilities staff at the college’s Malone campus, Carr is goes above and beyond the expectations of her position.

“Arlene is a consistent and exceptionally reliable employee,” said Dr. Tyrell. “Her attention to detail, flexibility and reliability have made her an important member of the Malone campus team and a valued employee to the college.”

The Chancellor’s Awards for LaDue and Chapman were presented at North Country’s 51st Commencement on May 11, while Carr received her award at the college’s annual Employee Appreciation and Recognition Breakfast on May 14.

About North Country Community College:  As the only public college located in the Adirondack Park, North Country Community College provides educational, cultural and recreational programming to a 3,500 square mile service area with a population of 90,000. The college maintains three campuses in Saranac Lake, Malone and Ticonderoga, New York; an extensive high school-based academic partnership; and online course offerings. For more information, visit

Becky LaDue, Arlene Carr, and Malinda Chapman are NCCC's 2019 Chancellor's Awardees