Niagara County Community College (SUNY Niagara)
MottoThe Smart Place to Start
TypePublic community college
EstablishedNovember 8, 1962; 61 years ago (November 8, 1962)
Parent institution
State University of New York
PresidentWilliam J. Murabito
Undergraduates3,858[1] (2022)
Location, ,
United States

43°08′45″N 78°52′43″W / 43.145963°N 78.878660°W / 43.145963; -78.878660
CampusSuburban
287 acres (1.16 km2)
ColorsNavy blue and yellow
  
NicknameThunderwolves
AffiliationsNational Junior College Athletic Association
MascotTripp the Thunderwolf
Websitewww.niagaracc.suny.edu

Niagara County Community College (NCCC) is a public community college in Sanborn, New York. Founded in 1962, NCCC is sponsored by Niagara County and offers associate degrees as part of the State University of New York system. Dual admissions programs facilitate transfer to four-year colleges upon completion of the two-year degree programs. NCCC operates the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute as a remote campus within the former Rainbow Centre Factory Outlet in downtown Niagara Falls, New York.

History

The college's first campus opened on September 30, 1963 within a former Nabisco factory at 430 Buffalo Avenue in downtown Niagara Falls, New York.[2][3]

The current campus opened on February 5, 1973 at the corner of New York State Route 31 and New York State Route 429 in the suburban community of Sanborn, New York. It was built on 287 acres (1.16 km2) of semi-wooded land, with eight interconnected buildings:[4]

The school's library was named in honor of philanthropist Henrietta Grigg-Lewis on November 15, 2005 after her foundation donated $1 million for modernizing the facility.[3][5][6]

On August 29, 2008, the college opened its first student housing complex featuring suite style units for 308 students.[7]

The school's Niagara Falls Culinary Institute opened on September 28, 2012 within the former Rainbow Centre Factory Outlet in downtown Niagara Falls, New York.[3][8]

Presidents

Athletics

NCCC athletic teams were first known as the Frontiersmen from 1962–1984, and then the Trailblazers from 1984–2010. They became the Thunderwolves in 2010, along with the introduction of mascot Tripp the Thunderwolf.[11]

Eric Knuutila has coached wrestling at the college since 1973, producing four national champions including Rashad Evans.[12]

The 1977–78 men's basketball team fell one game shy of a perfect season after losing the 1978 NJCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship.[13]

Notable people

Alumni

Faculty

Gallery

References

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