Community Bank Makes $25,000 Gift to CARE Program

 

Mark Tryniski '85

Mark Tryniski ’85 (above) is president and CEO for Community Bank System Inc. and member of the Oswego College Foundation Inc.’s Board of Directors. Community Bank supported the SUNY Oswego School of Business and its Center for Accounting Research and Education with a $25,000 gift.         Photo: Matt Cummins

Community Bank has made a $25,000 gift to support SUNY Oswego’s Center for Accounting Research and Education (CARE) in the School of Business.

The gift will support faculty research, diversity initiatives, continuing professional education, student education and community outreach as well as social responsibility and ethical training in accounting, said Thomas Tribunella, CARE director.

“This support gives SUNY students the foundation to become leaders in public, corporate, not-for-profit and governmental accounting,” Tribunella said. The center provides resources and support for a wide range of accounting-related programs, including Accounting Club, Beta Alpha Psi and the completion of over 400 tax returns by students for the community, he said.

Professor Thomas Tribunella

Professor Thomas Tribunella (above), CARE director, said the center plays a critical role in enhancing classroom learning. Photo: Jim Russell ’83

The center guides the scholarly and educational activities of the Accounting, Finance and Law departments in the School of Business. Financing innovative research projects and cutting-edge educational endeavors are the center’s primary strategic objectives.

According to Mark Tryniski ’85, president and CEO for Community Bank System Inc. and member of the Oswego College Foundation Inc.’s board of directors, Community Bank is pleased to support the SUNY Oswego School of Business and its Center for Accounting Research and Education.

“As an alumnus of SUNY Oswego and a banker, I understand the return on investment this support will provide toward educating and developing today’s accounting and finance students, who will become tomorrow’s business leaders,” Tryniski said.

Community Bank serves customers in New York and Pennsylvania.

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