Mohawk Valley Community College has named Christopher J. Crolius ’78 the 2019 MVCC Alumni of Merit Award winner.
Crolius, a principal and founder of MARCH Associates Architects and Planners, PC, plays an active role in all aspects of the firm’s operations, utilizing his background in construction and taking a hands-on approach to solving design and construction issues. MARCH Associates is an architectural firm dedicated to the planning, design, and construction of high quality educational, corporate, and industrial facilities. The firm has worked on many projects at MVCC’s campuses, including the Learning Commons and Alumni College Center renovations.
Crolius is a registered architect in New York State, and a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Construction Specifications Institute; the Sealant, Waterproofing, and Restoration Institute; and the Mohawk Valley Builders Exchange. He enjoys working and collaborating with all members of the MARCH team, and when not working he enjoys spending time with his wife, Cindy, and two sons, David and Brian. Crolius earned his associate degree in Civil Technology from MVCC in 1978, his bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Utica College in 1980, and his master’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1985.
Mohawk Valley Community College, established in 1946, is New York State’s first community college with a mission to provide accessible, high-quality educational opportunities for everyone. As the community’s college, MVCC is committed to student success through partnerships, transfer and career pathways, and personal enrichment. With campuses in Utica and Rome, MVCC is the region’s primary provider of a college education, offering 90 degree and certificate options for its enrollment of 6,000 full- and part-time students. MVCC also serves an additional 6,000 people through its corporate and community education programs, and its campuses welcome more than 50,000 people annually for community events