North Country at the 2020 Winter Carnival

Joe Keegan on the parade judge's standSARANAC LAKE -- As a sponsor of and participant in the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Gala Parade, the college was well represented at the festivities on Saturday, Feb. 8.

A group of faculty and staff carried the North Country banner, NCCC student Olivia Sawyer looked regal as Carnival Princess, the Student Government Association marched through downtown, and college President Joe Keegan and his wife Lisa surveyed the excitement from the judge’s stand.

Later, the Keegans handed out trophies to parade winners in the Harrietstown Town Hall auditorium.Bernie at the parade

Earlier in the day, North Country and Paul Smith’s College teamed up to host the annual alumni reception, prior to the parade, at the Hotel Saranac. It was a wonderful event that drew a great group of current and former students, faculty, staff and administration from both colleges.

Here’s a great selection of photos from the reception and the parade (below), most courtesy of Lisa Keegan. Also, photographer Kathleen Keck has more images from the reception posted on her website:

We hope everyone enjoyed Carnival. We’re already looking forward to next year!

     Joe and Lisa Keegan NCCC banner in the parade Carnival Princess Olivia Sawyer 


     Students and faculty Joe Keegan presents parade awards NCCC colleagues at the parade awards


     Diana Fortune, Joe Keegan, Sandy Gothard Cathy Dove and Joe Keegan Tim Burpoe, Joe Keegan, John Morgan


     NCCC friends Joe Keegan, Shannon Warren and family NCCC friends