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Mohawk Valley Community College

By Journal Staff


MATTHEW WAGNER has been appointed technical coordinator of events and guest services at Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC). Wagner was most recently a self-employed freelance location audio mixer and has several years’ experience in the audio-engineering field. He holds an associate degree in recording arts from Full Sail Real University in Winter Park, Florida.

HEIDI PALMITER was appointed instructor in the School of Health Sciences at MVCC. She comes to the college from Lutheran Care, where she was the health-information services coordinator. Palmiter holds a bachelor’s degree in health-information management from CUNY School of Professional Studies in New York City and an associate degree from MVCC.

JAMES DIXON has transitioned to the grant-funded position of counselor in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at MVCC. Dixon has been working at the college since 2020 as a YouthBuild case manager. He has held positions as an after-school program manager and mentor for the John F. Kennedy Advantage After-School Program, a program assistant for ACR Health, a math and English tutor for the Police League, Youth Link Division, in Brooklyn, and a Rites of Passage Program coordinator, community associate and restorative dean for the Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice (NMSSJ) in Brooklyn.

SHARRONE SOFER was appointed to the grant-funded position of business consultant in the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at MVCC. He will provide business-advisement services to a variety of small businesses and entrepreneurs engaged in starting, managing, growing, or purchasing a business. Sofer and his wife are owners of the Compound sandwich shops in Clinton and Utica’s Bagg’s Square. He holds a bachelor’s degree in linguistics and English from the University of Texas at Austin. 

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