MVCC Announces New Hire and Employee Title Change

UTICA — Mohawk Valley Community College has announced a new appointment as well as a change in employee title, both of which were approved by the college’s Board of Trustees at its meeting on Monday, October 17.

Michelle Burdick has been appointed as a Certified Mental Health Practitioner and will be responsible for providing a full range of student counseling, mentoring and coaching services, including personal and educational counseling for individual students.

She will also assess mental health and related cases and provide interventions and referrals to community agencies as appropriate.

Burdick previously held positions as a contract/remote telehealth therapist for BetterHelp Online Therapy, a risk management specialist for Central New York Psychiatric Center, a psychiatric social worker for Ellis Outpatient Mental Health Clinic in Schenectady, a specialist of Child/Family for the New York State Office of Child and Family Services, Team Leader/Senior/Compliance Advisor for Northeast Career Planning and Assistant to a teacher for the House of the Good Shepherd.

She holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Albany and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and sociology from SUNY Potsdam.

Sara Cutright has transitioned to the position of Technical Assistant for the Center for Corporate and Community Education (CCED) and will provide technical support to professional or administrative staff to assist in the efficient operation of the CCED office.

Cutright served the CCED office from 2010 to 2015 as an administrative assistant and since 2018 as a college services associate. She also worked at the college as a water safety instructor and lifeguard from 2005 to 2019.

Other positions she has held include administrative support for Mr. Griffith Investment Services and special events coordinator at The Community at Sunset Woods. Cutright holds a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from SUNY Polytechnic Institute, an associate’s degree in human resources management from Herkimer College, and an associate’s degree in educational sign language interpreting from MVCC.

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