Betsy chaired the Governing Board for more than 18 years, and worked closely with the CEC’s three Executive Directors, the Governing Board members, and the Advisory Board. “Betsy has been instrumental in growing the CEC from one staff member working out of one small office, to being one of the region’s most well-established non-profits which has served thousands of students through hundreds of programs,” says Doug Gaffey, President of Liberty Pressed Metals and Chair of the CEC Governing Board. “Betsy’s dedication to the mission of the CEC is unmatched,” reiterated Bill Conrad, Executive Director of the Stackpole-Hall Foundation and one of the founding members of the CEC. Betsy remarked that the board and staff “have accomplished so much in using our time and our talents to assist the CEC. I am so proud of our success!”
The board honored Betsy with a celebration at the Tablespoons Café in St. Marys on May 19th.
Since 1991, the CEC has worked with businesses, education and community partners to offer professional, academic and personal opportunities for lifelong learning in Elk and Cameron Counties and the surrounding region. Each year, more than 1,200 enrollments in credit, non-credit and enrichment courses are made possible through the CEC’s offerings. Almost 600 certification exams are delivered annually, and hundreds of meetings are hosted and/or facilitated at the CEC. The CEC provides college and career advisement services and responds to inquiries regarding higher education in general. The CEC also operates two of the region’s flagship programs, Leadership Elk & Cameron County and the DISCOVER Partnership. For more information go to www.communityedcenter.com or call 814-781-3437.