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Prymas reappointed to Herkimer College board

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Joan Prymas was recently reappointed to the Herkimer County Community College board of trustees. From left to right are Board Chair Michael Stalteri, Isabella Crandall, Prymas, and Vice Chair Daniel Reardon. PHOTO CREDIT: HERKIMER COLLEGE

HERKIMER, N.Y. — Gov. Kathy Hochul has recently reappointed Joan Prymas, of Ilion, as a member of the Herkimer County Community College board of trustees for a term set to expire June 30, 2025, the college announced.

Originally appointed to the board on Aug. 11, 2015, Prymas has served as board secretary since April 2021, according to a Herkimer College news release.

She retired from Herkimer College in 2004 at the rank of professor after more than 30 years of teaching mathematics. Upon retirement, the board awarded her emeritus status, an honor granted to retired professional academic and administrative staff to recognize excellence and commitment to the college.

Prymas holds a bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees from SUNY Albany. She is a member of the SUNY Retiree Services Corps and serves as a member at large on the executive team for NYSUT Retiree Council 39.

Herkimer County Community College offers a variety of associate degrees and certificate programs to a student body of about 2,500.

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