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Sandy Boynton '69, professor in the humanities and social sciences department at Schenectady County Community College, received the 2008 SCCC Foundation Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.

Boynton joined the SCCC faculty in in 1991 as an assistant professor. She was promoted to associate professor in 1994 and professor in 2000. Her accomplishments include participating in the 2004 NEH Institute's Summer Workshop "Shakespeare's Playhouses Inside and Out"; developing the Theatre in London course/program at SCCC and producing and directing many productions on campus. She holds a B.A. in English from St. Lawrence and an M.A. in theater from the University at Albany. The criteria for this award includes "evidence of sound scholarship and creative productivity demonstrated through a variety of avenues including grants, release time and honors."

As an undergraduate, Boynton was elected to the English department honorary society, the Irving Bacheller Society, and she was a member of the Laurentian Singers and the Mummers (drama organization). Boynton also won the Kirk Douglas Drama Award.

Posted: July 10, 2008

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