Kelly O. Chezum (Education Pioneer Award)
She was named Women of Distinction Nominee for the 48th Senate District by New York State Senator Patty Ritchie. Chezum has been with Clarkson University’ External Relations since 2009 and has integrated marketing communications and long-range planning activities for the university. In addition to serving for external relations she has worked as Assistant Secretary of the Board of Trustees since 2003 for the school. She also has previous experience as a member of the Board of Directors of the Adirondack North Country Association and was also the past President of the Hospice & Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley Board of Directors.