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ECC Staff Earns Two Invitations to Annual SUNY Leadership Program

Monday, February 27, 2012

Erie Community College would like to proudly announce that esteemed employees Melissa Peterson and Erik D'Aquino have been selected to participate in SUNY's 2012 Summer Academic Leadership Program, which will take place inside Hamilton, New York's White Eagle Conference Center from June 17th to the 22nd.

Peterson and D'Aquino were selected as two of 30 anticipated program attendees. Erie Community College will be one of two schools-along with SUNY Purchase-with more than one representative at the summer leadership retreat.

Peterson, an ECC librarian and co-chair of the school's Library Services Department, has been with the college since 2004. She's been an integral part of South Campus's Academic Success Program, as well as essential in the school's effort to renovate and streamline their library services. Peterson received her Bachelor's at SUNY Binghamton before earning three Master's degrees from SUNY Buffalo. She currently resides in the city of Buffalo.

D'Aquino worked locally with both Medaille College and SUNY Buffalo before becoming Erie Community College's director of Admissions in 2011. Since then, he's managed one of Western New York's largest admissions offices, as well as served on over a dozen of ECC's committees. He is also a product of the SUNY system, with a Bachelor's from Fredonia, a Master's from Buffalo State and a Ph.D from SUNY Buffalo. D'Aquino is a resident of Cheektowaga.


Since 1946, Erie Community College has met the needs of a diverse student body while contributing to the economic vitality of Western New York. As a member of the state's SUNY system, the three-campus college provides flexible, affordable and accessible educational programs in an accommodating academic environment. Equipped with the knowledge of these programs, ECC's faculty, staff and students strive to enrich their host communities through skill, service and partnership.


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