Mohawk Valley Community College recently presented its annual Dr. Jim Dyer Award for Academic Excellence to recent graduate John P. Byrne of Cleveland, N.Y., the liberal arts graduate with the highest grade point average.
Byrne, an alumnus of Camden High School, graduated from MVCC in May.
The award, founded by faculty at MVCC in honor of Jim Dyer, Ph.D., honors the liberal arts graduate with the highest GPA in the humanities. Dyer served MVCC for nearly 50 years, joining the full-time faculty from 1968 until his retirement in 1996, upon which he was named Professor Emeritus by the MVCC Board of Trustees. Dyer continued to teach part-time until 2011. He taught English composition and literature, and received the 1978 award for Excellence in Service. Dyer passed away last May.