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MVCC Employee Donated to Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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On Thursday, June 12, at 4:30 p.m., Rhona Patterson, Upward Bound Program Coordinator at Mohawk Valley Community College, presented a check for $1,000 to the Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The check presentation was in IT Room 225 on MVCC’s Utica campus.

The donation was part of an award given to Patterson in honor of her community engagement. Patterson chose the local non-profit to which the stipend was granted.

The Aeries Award is selected annually in May by the MVCC Foundation from a list of nominations made throughout the academic year by members of the MVCC family. This award recognizes the MVCC faculty or staff member who has made a significant volunteer contribution to a not-for-profit or charitable organization. The recipient receives a personal desk plaque and their name is engraved on the Aeries Award wall plaque in the MVCC Board Room. This recognition includes a $1,000 prize that is given to a local charity in the name of the Aeries Award winner.