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Professor June Foley teaches in the Social and Behavioral Science department at CCC. She began teaching at CCC as a part time instructor after her family moved to Plattsburgh from New Mexico. Currently, Professor Foley teaches Psychology (PSY101), Human Development (PSY230) and Psychology of Women (PSY260). When asked what she enjoys most about working with CCC students she replied, “I love being around when students discover how interesting the human mind is, especially when they see how they can apply psychology to their own lives”. Outside of class, Professor Foley encourages students to come by during her office hours for help with papers, study strategies and/or personal problems, “Whatever it takes to succeed.” Advice from Professor Foley, “plan to spend 6 hours outside of class each week for each class you take to read the books, do homework and study. Three hours a week of in-class time is not enough to master the amount of information required in a college class.”

Professor Catherine Eloranto is a faculty member of our Criminal Justice department. Eleven years ago, she learned of the opening for a full time position at CCC. At the time, she was an Assistant District Attorney. Her experience as a prosecutor and Judge in Arizona and New York gave the practical experience to teach the subjects of Law in the Criminal Justice program. Currently, Catherine teaches Criminal Law (CRI201), Criminal Procedure Law (CRI203), Ethics in Criminal Justice (CRI214), Family Violence (CRI206) and Foundations for College Success (FCS101). Catherine explains, “her greatest joy comes from helping student realize that they are capable of succeeding in college. You would be surprised how many incoming freshmen are not so sure. I also enjoying watching them develop skills, both academically and personally when they engage in projects like the semester long Mock Trial Project in the Criminal Law class.” As a club advisor for the Criminal Justice Club, Professor Eloranto engages in community service projects and fund raisers with club members. Advice from Professor Eloranto, “be prepared to work, Clinton is not like High School, the expectations are higher, both academically and behaviorally. Utilize the help available.” She also recommends registering for the Foundations for College Success course to learn valuable skills such as personal responsibility, self-motivation and selfmanagement. “Finally, be willing to grow and change; challenge yourself on all levels and above all else Dare to Dream, because going for your dreams will motivate you to be successful.”