TST BOCES was recognized for its partnerships with Cornell University, Ithaca College and Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3) at the seventh annual Town-Gown (TOGO) Awards ceremony December 2, 2017.
The TOGO Awards are hosted by Cornell to highlight the important relationships between the community of Ithaca and the institutions of higher learning found in the region. TST BOCES was awarded for collaborations with each institution. Cornell’s Public Service Center partners with TST BOCES to offer a Career Exploration Program for BOCES students; the Teacher Research Fellows Inquiry Group is the product of a collaboration between Ithaca College and TST BOCES to form a community of teachers across the region engaged in on-the-job research and data collection; and TC3’s CollegeNow program partners with the Career and Tech Center at TST BOCES to help students transition from high school to college.
“We, at TST BOCES, are grateful for the recognition by Cornell University, but we are more grateful for the ongoing partnerships with our higher education partners that were recognized along with us,” said Dr. Jeffrey Matteson, District Superintendent at TST BOCES. “The collective efforts of the personnel inside these institutions and that of our employees are making a real difference for students of all ages in our region. We anticipate even more opportunities for collaboration in the future.”
The event was held at Ithaca High School and was attended by over 100 community members and faculty from all three higher learning institutions.