SUNY Oneonta News

April 6, 2011



ONEONTA, N.Y. -- Mary Dorn, a reading specialist at SUNY Oneonta, has received statewide recognition for her dedication to students’ success at the college’s Center for Academic Development and Enrichment (CADE). The New York College Learning Skills Association (NYCLSA) presented Dorn with its Award for Outstanding Service to Students at the organization’s annual symposium on April 4 in Hunter, New York.

According to Amy Crouse-Powers, interim coordinator of CADE, who nominated Dorn for the honor, Dorn’s passion for helping students makes her a role model for tutors. “I just can’t overstate the positive impact Mary’s work has had on the students at SUNY Oneonta,” said Crouse-Powers. She’s kind and diligent. In short, she exemplifies excellence in the field of learningsupport. We have been so fortunate to have her at CADE, and we hope she willstay with us for many years to come.”

Dorn has tutored students at SUNY Oneonta since 1988. In addition to working with many students individually, she coordinates CADE’s peer tutor program.

Formed in 1979 by a group of college academic support services professionals, NYCLSA works to advance standards and best practices among learning skills professionals. Today NYCLSA members represent more than 50 colleges and universities from across New York and several other states.Additional information about the organization is available on its Website at



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