CGCC Students Present on Gotsch Papers


Join us on Thursday, November 10 from 6:00-8:00pm in the library’s Community Room for a presentation on the Gotsch Papers, a student-research project, co-sponsored by Columbia-Greene Community College and the Hudson Area Library as part of the college’s 50th anniversary.

Inspired by a local history project undertaken in the 1970s by former C-GCC academic dean Charles Gotsch, the current project, led by Nicole Childrose, assistant professor of history at C-GCC, follows up on Gotsch’s research, focusing on the social and cultural history of Hudson and the surrounding area in the 1800s. With support from Hudson Area Library History Room volunteers, college honor students have been delving into the library archives and other sources. During the presentation, students will discuss their research and provide an analysis of the social and cultural history of the area in the early 19th century. A question and answer session will conclude the presentation. All are welcome.

Friends Annual Meeting with Guest Speaker, James Campion

CampionThe Friends of the Hudson Area Library announces its 16th Annual Meeting to be held on Thursday, April 16 at 6pm at the Library.

This year’s guest speaker will be James Campion, President of Columbia Greene Community College. Mr. Campion, drawing on his extensive experience with community based not-for-profits, will provide insight on the many pitfalls and opportunities that such organizations encounter as they evolve.

Mr. Campion has served as President of CGCC since 2000. Prior to his appointment he served as the College’s Dean of Community Services and Executive Director of the Columbia-Greene Community Foundation. During his 43 year career in higher education, he has held several other administrative and adjunct faculty positions in community colleges.
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