Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of SUNY Delhi to be celebrated May 4, 2013

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 100th Anniversary of SUNY Delhi
to be celebrated May 4, 2013

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and
commend institutions of true purpose and high achievement whose exem-
plary programs and accomplishments clearly demonstrate the pursuit of
excellence in education and service to the community; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commem-
orate the 100th Anniversary of SUNY Delhi; to be celebrated at its
Centennial Gala on May 4, 2013, at the Farrell Student and Community
Center, Delhi, New York; and
WHEREAS, A State School of Agriculture and Domestic Science at Delhi
was first proposed by Elizabeth MacDonald; through her strong determi-
nation, dedication, and the support of a group of Delhi citizens, Gover-
nor William Sulzer signed legislation in 1913, to create what is now
known as SUNY Delhi; and
WHEREAS, The College is nestled in the majestic Catskill Mountains,
and to many of its inhabitants, it is one of the most picturesque
settings one could imagine; and
WHEREAS, What began as nine students, one director, and two instruc-
tors on October 14, 1915 when SUNY Delhi first opened its doors, has
remarkably grown to inspire the minds and change the lives of the more
than 30,000 alumni it encompasses today; and
WHEREAS, From its earliest beginnings SUNY Delhi's colors have been
green and white, but in 2007, in accordance with its long-standing
mission of fostering achievement and success, the color gold was intro-
duced; and
WHEREAS, In 1948, Delhi became part of the State University of New
York, the largest comprehensive system of universities, colleges, and
community colleges in the United States; and
WHEREAS, Under the luminous and experienced leadership of its Presi-
dent Candace S. Vancko, THE NEW YORK TIMES ranked SUNY Delhi as having
the eighth best baccalaureate graduation rate in the United States; and
WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body that when an
educational institution of such noble aims and accomplishments is
brought to our attention, it should be recognized and applauded by all
the citizens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 100th Anniversary of SUNY Delhi; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Candace S. Vancko, President of SUNY Delhi.


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