Tompkins Cortland Community College recently attended New York’s 2019 Collegiate Recovery Summit, which took place at Siena College and featured leaders from across the country in collegiate recovery efforts.
TC3 was one of just seven schools in New York invited to that summit, which took place June 10-11, coinciding with the $20,000 grant the College received from Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services to open the state’s first Recovery Space on a community college campus back in March.
The summit provided the opportunity to work with colleagues from across the country who have successful recovery programs on their campus, as well as the chance to hear from young people in recovery. Work was also done on an action plan for improving the recovery program at Tompkins Cortland.
Ten people attended the summit on the Tompkins Cortland invitation, including two students. Josh De Jesus and Carinn Hubbard are students in the Chemical Dependency Counseling program and have been active volunteers in the College’s new Recovery Space.
The summit was sponsored New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).
Teams from the University at Albany, Corning Community College, Herkimer County Community College, Onondaga Community College, Purchase College, and York College (CUNY) also attended.