Stephen Coccia

Steve Coccias, psychology professorSUNY Plattsburgh - 1972 BA in Biology.

Searched for meaning in my life in 1972: Hitch-hiked across Canada and back through the US.

Found myself on a bulletin board at the Univ. of Colorado in Denver: “Be a community college teacher”, the graduate school brochure advertised. The rest is history.

MACT - Psychology (Master of Arts in College Teaching): Murray State University, Kentucky - 1975

SCT - Reading/Study Skills (Specialist in College Teaching): Murray State University - 1975

Orange County Community College: 1981

Recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching (1989)

Pearls of Wisdom:

  • On careers: Do what you love to do and get someone to pay you for it.
  • On parenting: It doesn’t take patience to have children, it takes an understanding. The patience will follow.
  • On life: Big expectations, big disappointments; little expectations, little disappointments; no expectations, no disappointments (Fritz Perls)