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Shannon Richard recently named to BFF

The Building Futures Foundation for Madison Cortland ARC is pleased to announce a new member. Shannon Richard, of Cazenovia was elected to the Foundation board during its recent annual meeting.

Richard's position with Morrisville Auxiliary Corporation at Morrisville State College combines her passion for business and community giving. As Director of Campus Services, Richard is able to impact in the lives of resident and nonresident students at Morrisville State College in a positive fashion. She said that offering a "home away from home" to students, makes her job rewarding. Starting with Morrisville Auxiliary Corporation in 2001 she has worked in many areas of the company.

As a graduate of Morrisville State College her commitment is personal as well as professional. Additionally, Richard is a graduate of Cazenovia College with an A.A.S., Morrisville State College with an A.A.S. and SUNY IT with a B.A. in Business and Sociology.

Professionally, Richard enjoys the challenge of a changing work environment. To maintain a professional edge and she is an active member of CNY SHRM, SASA and NACAS.

Outside of work life Richard is passionate about her community. As the director of the Haitian Twinning Program at St. James Church, Cazenovia, Richard has traveled to Haiti to foster the relationship with their twin parish and help the community of Thibeau through St. James Church community.

The Haitian Twinning Program supports clean water programs, education and agricultural development which serve thousands of Haitians in Northern Haiti.

Family, faith and nature are an important part of her life and she strives to blend them together in her daily living. Richard also enjoys travel, hiking, kayaking and staying physically active with her three daughters.

Madison Cortland ARC provides leadership in the field of disabilities, supporting people in every manner possible, and developing the necessary human and financial resources to allow all members of our community to achieve their potential.Madison Cortland ARC is the most experienced agency in helping people with developmental disabilities, offering services for 43 years in Madison County and 45 years in Cortland County.

The chapter is one of 55 chapters statewide governed by NYSARC, Inc. and serves over 1,000 people in both counties.

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