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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Bob Dorsey upon the occasion of his
designation as a 2016 Inductee into the Auburn Alumni Hall of
Distinction, on May 6, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to take note of and
publicly acknowledge individuals who have distinguished themselves
through their exemplary careers, accomplishments, and purposeful lives
of service to their community; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Bob Dorsey upon the occasion of his designation as a 2016 Inductee into
the Auburn Alumni Hall of Distinction, to be celebrated at an Induction
Ceremony on Friday, May 6, 2016, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Auburn, New
York; and
WHEREAS, The Auburn Alumni Hall of Distinction was established in
2012, by the Auburn Education Foundation to recognize, honor and cele-
brate graduates who have distinguished themselves through outstanding
academic, professional, or civic achievements and to inspire current
students to pursue a path towards personal success; and
WHEREAS, A man of singular merit, Bob Dorsey, Auburn High Class of
1976, has continually demonstrated tremendous competence, extraordinary
intelligence and diligent leadership in his unwavering service to both
his community and his profession and consequently has been selected for
this most prestigious honor; and
WHEREAS, Bob Dorsey grew up in Auburn, New York, and played both ice
hockey and soccer at Auburn High School; and
WHEREAS, Upon graduating, Bob Dorsey earned his Bachelor's degree in
Fine Art Painting from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT); he
furthered his education by obtaining his Master's degree in Illustration
from Syracuse University; and
WHEREAS, After receiving his degrees, Bob Dorsey became a staff illus-
trator at The American Greetings Card Co. and later at the Cleveland
Clinic Foundation; in 1982, he began a successful freelance illustration
business where he continues to work today; and
WHEREAS, Bob Dorsey's exceptional art work has appeared in numerous
books, magazines and advertising campaigns; some of his well-known
corporate clients include Coors Brewing Co., Pepsi, Time Inc., General
Electric, Citibank, Eveready, and Trump International, as well as Fish-
er-Price; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Bob Dorsey works with several renowned publish-
ing clients such as Disney Press, The National Wildlife Federation, and
Scholastic Inc.; and
WHEREAS, A sports enthusiast, Bob Dorsey is best known for the numer-
ous portraits that he has completed for the National Baseball Hall of
Fame in Cooperstown, New York, including Mickey Mantle, Roberto
Clemente, Jackie Robinson and Willie Mays; he also created memorable
sports paintings for Syracuse University including the centennial foot-
ball poster and has completed a total of 224 portraits for the Greater
Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame; and
WHEREAS, In 1990, Bob Dorsey accepted a full time teaching position at
his alma mater, RIT and was promoted to Full Professor in 2011; through-
out his tenure, he has served as the Illustration Program Chair for 14
years and taught for a semester in Dubrovnik, Croatia; and
WHEREAS, For his extraordinary illustrations, Bob Dorsey has been the
recipient of numerous awards and accolades such as an Award of Excel-
lence from Beckett Sports Publications as well as from the American
Publishing Corporation; his work has been seen in exhibitions throughout

the country including at the society of Illustrators Annual Exhibit in
New York City; and
WHEREAS, Currently, Bob Dorsey lives in a century old house in Roches-
ter, New York, where he enjoys traveling, playing golf and staying
active with a variety of physical activities; and
WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his children, Molly, Emily and
Brian, and his two grandchildren, all of whom feel privileged to be a
part of his life and rejoice in his achievements; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Bob Dorsey upon the occasion of his designation as a 2016 Induc-
tee into the Auburn Alumni Hall of Distinction, on May 6, 2016; and be
it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Bob Dorsey.

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J4691

Congratulating the Skaneateles High School Boys Varsity Hockey Team on capturing the New York State Section III Division II Hockey C...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating the Skaneateles High School Boys
Varsity Hockey Team upon the occasion of capturing the New York State
Section III Division II Hockey Championship

WHEREAS, Excellence and success in competitive sports can be achieved
only through strenuous practice, team play and team spirit, nurtured by
dedicated coaching and strategic planning; and
WHEREAS, Athletic competition enhances the moral and physical develop-
ment of the young people of this State, preparing them for the future by
instilling in them the value of teamwork, encouraging a standard of
healthy living, imparting a desire for success and developing a sense of
fair play and competition; and
WHEREAS, The Skaneateles High School Lakers captured their first New
York State Section III Division II Hockey Championship since 2008, with
an impressive 4-0 win over New Hartford on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at
the Utica Memorial Auditorium in Utica, New York; and
WHEREAS, Following this victory, the Skaneateles Lakers defeated the
Pelham Pelicans by a score of 3-1 to advance to their second straight
New York State Division II final; and
WHEREAS, The athletic talent displayed by this team is due in great
part to the efforts of Head Coach Mitch Major, a skilled and inspira-
tional tutor who has done a superb job in guiding the team members
towards winning their goals; and
WHEREAS, The Laker's overall record of 21-3-2 is outstanding, and the
team members were loyally and enthusiastically supported by family,
fans, friends and the community at large; and
WHEREAS, The hallmarks of the Skaneateles High School Boys Varsity
Hockey Team, from the opening game of the season to participation in the
championship, were a close-knit brotherhood of athletic ability, of good
sportsmanship, of honor and of scholarship, demonstrating that these
team players are second to none; and
WHEREAS, Athletically and academically, the team members have proven
themselves to be an unbeatable combination of talents, reflecting favor-
ably on their school; and
WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment, and Coach Mitch Major and these outstanding athletes
have clearly made a contribution to the spirit of excellence which is a
tradition of their school; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate the Skaneateles High School Boys Varsity Hockey Team; its
members: Karl Adams, Matt Benson, Reggie Buell, Devin Callahan, Dimitris
Christou, Sam Clymer, Reece Eddy, Ray Falso, Eric Huba, Matt Leveroni,
Adam Lupo, Luke Lynn, Bennett Morse, Kyle Ochsner, Jacob Patalino, Nick
Rottger, Tyler Schneider, Kyle Teachout, Owen Van Holtz, Marc Welch; and
Coach Mitch Major, on their outstanding season and overall team record;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the members of the Skaneateles High School Boys Varsity Hock-
ey Team, and Coach Mitch Major.

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J4690

Commending James Gallagher, Jr. upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition by the Queens Civic Congress, Inc. on A...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending James Gallagher, Jr. upon the occasion
of his designation for special recognition by the Queens Civic Congress,
Inc. on April 17, 2016

WHEREAS, Individuals who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
WHEREAS, James Gallagher, Jr. has given not only of his time and ener-
gies but also of his competence, intelligence and leadership and conse-
quently has been designated for special honor; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend James
Gallagher, Jr. upon the occasion of his designation for special recogni-
tion by the Queens Civic Congress, Inc., to be celebrated at its Bienni-
al Civic Luncheon on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at Antun's Caterers in
Queens Village, New York; and
WHEREAS, This auspicious event brings together over 200 civic leaders
representing all of Queens, New York, as well as notable federal, state
and city officials; and
WHEREAS, The Queens Civic Congress, Inc. is proud to recognize James
Gallagher, Jr. for his substantial role as a community leader; he has
continuously cast a positive impact on his community and displayed an
unbridled enthusiasm in all his civic endeavors; and
WHEREAS, A resident of Fresh Meadows, Queens, he was a proud graduate
of the first class of the New York Police Department (NYPD) Citizens
Police Academy; and
WHEREAS, Today, James Gallagher, Jr. is employed as the Administrative
Project Manager of New York City Environmental Protection, Bureau of
Customer Services and Technical Services Unit; and
WHEREAS, James Gallagher, Jr. has been called upon to contribute his
time and talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has
always given of himself unstintingly; and
WHEREAS, A valued and involved member of his community, James Gallagh-
er, Jr. currently holds the title of President of the Fresh Meadows
Homeowners Civic Association, a very active homeowners advocacy associ-
ation; and
WHEREAS, Moreover, James Gallagher, Jr. is actively involved in vari-
ous Queens Community Board No. 8 committees, and is one of the longest
serving members, as well as benefits Committee Member of the Community
Advisory Board of New York Presbyterian/Queens, formerly Booth Memorial
Hospital; and
WHEREAS, A devoted public servant, James Gallagher, Jr. has held
numerous leadership positions in several organizations including Presi-
dent of the 107th Precinct Community Council, President and Founder of
Blue & Green Toastmasters, Vice President of Mid Queens Community Coun-
cil, and Vice President of the previous St. Joseph's Hospital (Union
Turnpike) Community Advisory Council, as well as head of Lectors; and
WHEREAS, In addition, James Gallagher, Jr. is actively involved with
several other civic and community associations, contributing time,
talent and effort towards improving the communities in the region; he is
a vital member of St. John's University Queens Community Dialogue Group,
and the Queens Civic Congress, as well as a number of Task Forces at
Borough Hall; and
WHEREAS, James Gallagher, Jr. previously served on the Parish Council
of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church and the Flushing Meadows Corona
Development Corporation which later became Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Conservancy; and

WHEREAS, Furthermore, this remarkable man serves as an Advisor to the
Friends of Brinckerhoff Colonial Cemetery; in this capacity, he is
actively involved in the efforts to landmark the cemetery; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his community service, a
period of constructive involvement, James Gallagher, Jr. has stood
constant in dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which James Gallagher, Jr. has displayed
throughout his life; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend James Gallagher, Jr. upon the occasion of his designation for
special recognition by the Queens Civic Congress, Inc. on April 17,
2016; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to James Gallagher, Jr.

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J4689

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Warren Schreiber upon the occasion of
his designation for special recognition by the Queens Civic Congress,
Inc. on April 17, 2016

WHEREAS, Individuals who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
WHEREAS, Warren Schreiber has given not only of his time and energies
but also of his competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently
has been designated for special honor; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Warren
Schreiber upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition
by the Queens Civic Congress, Inc., to be celebrated at its Biennial
Civic Luncheon on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at Antun's Caterers in Queens
Village, New York; and
WHEREAS, This auspicious event brings together over 200 civic leaders
representing all of Queens, New York, as well as notable federal, state
and city officials; and
WHEREAS, The Queens Civic Congress, Inc. is proud to recognize Warren
Schreiber for his substantial role as a community leader; he has contin-
uously cast a positive impact on his community and displayed an unbri-
dled enthusiasm in all his civic endeavors; and
WHEREAS, For 30 years, Warren Schreiber diligently worked for the New
York City Transit Authority in several divisions such as Subway System
Safety, Government Affairs and Consumer Relations; and
WHEREAS, Warren Schreiber has been called upon to contribute his time
and talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always
given of himself unstintingly; and
WHEREAS, A valued and involved member of his community, Warren
Schreiber was a vital member of Community Board 7 where he held various
leadership positions including Vice Chair, Aviation Chair and Transit
Chair; in addition, he served as the Representative for the New York
Community Aviation Roundtable; and
WHEREAS, This dedicated public servant also founded and held the title
of President of the Friends of Fort Totten Parks; and
WHEREAS, Currently, this remarkable man holds several leadership posi-
tions of numerous organizations including Vice President of the Queens
Civic Congress, 10th year as President of the Bay Terrace Community
Alliance, 15th year as President of Bay Terrace Cooperative Section I,
and co-President of the Cooperatives and Condominium Council, an advoca-
cy group representing 70 properties in Queens with a population of
approximately 100,000 individuals; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Warren Schreiber has stood constant
in dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Warren Schreiber has displayed
throughout his life; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Warren Schreiber upon the occasion of his designation for
special recognition by the Queens Civic Congress, Inc. on April 17,
2016; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Warren Schreiber.

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J4688

Commending Christina Wilkinson upon the occasion of her designation for special recognition by the Queens Civic Congress, Inc. on Ap...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Christina Wilkinson upon the occasion
of her designation for special recognition by the Queens Civic Congress,
Inc. on April 17, 2016

WHEREAS, Individuals who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
WHEREAS, Christina Wilkinson has given not only of her time and ener-
gies but also of her competence, intelligence and leadership and conse-
quently has been designated for special honor; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Christina
Wilkinson upon the occasion of her designation for special recognition
by the Queens Civic Congress, Inc., to be celebrated at its Biennial
Civic Luncheon on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at Antun's Caterers in Queens
Village, New York; and
WHEREAS, This auspicious event brings together over 200 civic leaders
representing all of Queens, New York, as well as notable federal, state
and city officials; and
WHEREAS, The Queens Civic Congress, Inc. is proud to recognize Christ-
ina Wilkinson for her substantial role as a community leader; she has
continuously cast a positive impact on her community and displayed an
unbridled enthusiasm in all her civic endeavors; and
WHEREAS, A fifth generation resident of Queens, Christina Wilkinson is
originally from the Maspeth area and currently resides in the Ridgewood
section; and
WHEREAS, A prolific author, Christina Wilkinson has written articles
about several Queens neighborhoods such as Woodside, Sunnyside,
Winfield, Corona, Middle Village, Glendale and Ridgewood for the website
Forgotten New York; in addition, she holds the position of Assistant
Editor of the JUNIPER BERRY, a quarterly magazine published by the Juni-
per Park Civic Association; and
WHEREAS, Christina Wilkinson has been called upon to contribute her
time and talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has
always given of herself unstintingly; and
WHEREAS, A valued and involved member of her community, Christina
Wilkinson serves as Chair of the Juniper Park Civic Association's
Committee to Save St. Saviour's Church, leading a citywide educational
effort about the importance of the Richard Upjohn-designed chapel and
the historical figures connected to it; and
WHEREAS, In 2007, Christina Wilkinson co-founded the Newtown Histor-
ical Society and has been its President ever since; currently, she
serves as the communications officer for the COMET civic association
(Communities of Maspeth and Elmhurst Together) and as a board member of
the Queens County Farm Museum; and
WHEREAS, A devoted public servant, Christina Wilkinson has been deeply
involved in several campaigns including protecting the Ridgewood Reser-
voir from development, working to stop the construction of a megamall
inside Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, assisting with the effort to
preserve the Brinckerhoff Cemetery and working with Elmhurst United in
calling attention to issues regarding the Pan Am homeless shelter; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Christina Wilkinson assists on a wide array of
quality-of-life issues from improving railroad safety to graffiti
removal; she is also diligently working to help the 281-year-old St.
James Church of Elmhurst achieve official New York City landmark status;
and

WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of her community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Christina Wilkinson has stood
constant in dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Christina Wilkinson has displayed
throughout her life; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Christina Wilkinson upon the occasion of her designation for
special recognition by the Queens Civic Congress, Inc. on April 17,
2016; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Christina Wilkinson.

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J4687

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 2016, as Distracted Driving Month in the State of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim April 2016, as Distracted Driving Month in the State of New
York

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize official
months that are set aside to increase awareness of serious issues that
affect the lives of citizens of New York State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to memorial-
ize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 2016, as Distracted Driv-
ing Month in the State of New York, in conjunction with the observance
of National Distracted Driving Month; and
WHEREAS, The best way to end distracted driving is to educate all
Americans about the danger it poses; and
WHEREAS, Distracted driving is broadly defined to be any instance
where a driver diverts his or her attention from the task of driving to
another activity; and
WHEREAS, In 2014, 3,179 people were killed, and 431,000 were injured
in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers; and
WHEREAS, Ten percent of all drivers 15 to 19 years-old involved in
fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crashes;
this age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted
at the time of the crashes (NHTSA); and
WHEREAS, At any given daylight moment across America, approximately
660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices
while driving, a number that has held steady since 2010 (NOPUS); and
WHEREAS, Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road
while texting; when traveling at 55mph, that is enough time to cover the
length of a football field blindfolded (2009, VTTI); and
WHEREAS, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates
that crashes caused by distracted driving cost the United States approx-
imately $175 billion per year, this is roughly $148 per every American;
and
WHEREAS, In 2015, six billion text messages were sent every day in the
United States; and
WHEREAS, A 2015 Erie Insurance distracted driving survey reported that
drivers do all sorts of dangerous things behind the wheel including
brushing teeth and changing clothes; the survey also found that one-
third of drivers admitted to texting while driving, and three-quarters
saying they have seen others do it (ERIE INSURANCE); and
WHEREAS, Because text messaging requires visual, manual, and cognitive
attention from a driver, it is by far the most alarming distraction; and
WHEREAS, It is imperative that there be greater public awareness on
the dangers of distracted driving, and more must be done to increase
activity at the local, state and national levels; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 2016, as
Distracted Driving Month in the State of New York; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New
York.

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J4686

Commending Dr. Kristine M. Young upon the occasion of her inauguration as the eighth President of the State University of New York O...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Dr. Kristine M. Young upon the occa-
sion of her inauguration as the eighth President of the State University
of New York Orange County Community College

WHEREAS, Individuals who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to acknowledge
outstanding individuals whose professional lives, personal endeavors and
community service are an example and inspiration to their colleagues,
friends, and family; and
WHEREAS, It is also the practice of this Legislative Body to take note
of and publicly acknowledge individuals of remarkable integrity and
character whose endeavors have enhanced the quality of education in this
great State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Dr. Kristine M. Young upon the occasion of her inauguration as the
eighth President of the State University of New York Orange County
Community College; this auspicious occasion will be celebrated on
Friday, April 29, 2016, at Orange County Community College, Diana Phys-
ical Education Center, Middletown Campus; and
WHEREAS, Prior to beginning her Presidency at the State University of
New York Orange County Community College (SUNY Orange) on June 8, 2015,
Dr. Kristine M. Young had been serving as Vice President for Academic
Services at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois; and
WHEREAS, Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Dr. Kristine M. Young earned
her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Muhlenberg College in
Allentown, Pennsylvania, in 1996; two years later, she earned her Master
of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill; and
WHEREAS, Through the Community College Executive Leadership Program,
Dr. Kristine M. Young completed her Doctorate in Education from the
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2007; and
WHEREAS, In 1998, Dr. Kristine M. Young began as a full-time Chemistry
Instructor at Parkland College and steadily progressed through the
faculty ranks; she accepted her first formal leadership role in 2001,
when she was elected Assistant to the Department Chair in the Natural
Sciences Department while continuing to teach; and
WHEREAS, In 2004, Dr. Kristine M. Young was elected as Chair of the
Natural Sciences Department; three years later, she was named Interim
Vice President for Academic Services before being named to the post
permanently in February of 2008; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Kristine M. Young provided leadership for 180 full-time
faculty members, more than 400 part-time faculty, and 65 staff and
administrators in academic services in support of more than 160 degree
and certificate programs, and several academic support units; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Kristine M. Young served as Chair of the College's Diver-
sifying Faculty Task Force, co-created the Parkland Pathway to Illinois,
a multi-faceted dual admissions and dual enrollment program with the
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and established the Develop-
mental Education Council, an advisory group which supports and coordi-
nates the implementation of innovative academic and student support
improvements throughout the developmental education program; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Dr. Kristine M. Young was instrumental in devel-
oping a comprehensive First Year Experience program for new students, as
well as leading the reorganization of the College's academic services

and the creation of an Early College and Career Academy which estab-
lished dual credit career-technical education programming with local
high schools; and
WHEREAS, Over her final eight years, Dr. Kristine M. Young led Park-
land College's creation of two college-wide strategic plans, along with
the development of multiple strategic plans for career and technical
areas at the college; and
WHEREAS, Dedicated to her profession, Dr. Kristine M. Young is a past
President of the Illinois Community College Chief Academic Officers
Organization and served as the Vice President of the Board of the
National Council of Instructional Administrators, an American Associ-
ation of Community Colleges affiliate council; she served on the AACC
Commission for Workforce and Economic Development and was active at the
state level in Illinois, especially on issues of articulation, work-
force, career and technical education, and higher education policy; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of her professional and communi-
ty service, a period of constructive involvement, Dr. Kristine M. Young
has stood constant in dignity, good grace and humor, and has earned the
respect and admiration of her colleagues, family and friends; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Dr. Kristine M. Young upon the occasion of her inauguration as the
eighth President of the State University of New York Orange County
Community College; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dr. Kristine M. Young.

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