Elected by Student Body, Will Serve One-Year Term as Voice of Students

PHOTO: Vicki Boucher-Parisella is new Student Trustee for 2010-11 Academic YearMIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – Vicki Boucher-Parisella, a resident of Middletown, has been elected as the Student Trustee for the 2010-11 academic year at SUNY Orange and will represent the more than 7,000 students currently attending the College during Board meetings.

In addition, two experienced Trustees, former chair Joan Wolfe and Sister Margaret Murphy, have recently been reappointed to the Board. Wolfe, who was chair for the past four years and has served on the Board since 2002, was reappointed by Orange County Executive Edward Diana for a seven-year term that will expire on June 30, 2017. Murphy, a Trustee since 2006, was reappointed by New York State Governor David Patterson and will also serve a seven-year term. Murphy will continue to serve as the Board’s secretary as well.

Boucher-Parisella, an adult student who earned an accounting degree from SUNY Orange in May 2009, is presently co-enrolled at SUNY Orange and Franklin University as she pursues a bachelor’s degree through SUNY Orange’s participation in Franklin University’s Community College Alliance.

She has resided in Middletown for the past 35 years and has two children, son Dustin, a member of the Air Force currently serving in South Korea, and daughter Siobhan, who resides in New York City. Boucher-Parisella has worked in the College’s Student Activities Office since May 2007.

Since returning to school, she has served as a student senator since December 2008 and was elected as Student Senate Secretary for the 2009-2010 academic year. She has participated in the students’ lobbying effort to the State Legislature regarding cuts to the state’s portion of base aid for community colleges. She has served on the College’s Developmental Education Committee.

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Mike Albright
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