ALFRED – Ann McCoppin Baldwin, 75, passed away on Sunday (December 11, 2022) at Maple City Rehabilitation & Nursing Center following a lengthy illness.
Ann was born on July 8, 1947 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Chester W. and Florence M. (McCoppin) Baldwin. She was a 1965 graduate of Hillsboro High School. Ann received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio in 1970.
Ann has worked in higher education since 1972. Beginning in 1988, she started her tenure at New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University that lasted through 2004. During that time, she was Director of Operations, Director of Academic Services, Director of Placement and Cooperative Education, Associate Director of External Affairs, Coordinator of Student Services and Director of Student Services. From 2006 through July, 2022, Ann was Admissions Counselor for Alfred State College.
Ann was awarded the 2003 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service.
Ann is survived by a brother, Jeffrey Baldwin of Hillsboro, Ohio; many close friends and associates; and her two beloved kitties, Little Bit and Angelica.
Ann had a life-long heart of compassion for the underprivileged. She was a career counselor, working directly with the students, providing a blue print that would allow them to achieve a better life. In her later career as an admissions counselor, she made countless trips to New York City where she represented Alfred State College at college nights and college days. Her passion was to recruit minority and disadvantaged students to the rural upstate campus setting where they could learn and develop. She was their biggest cheerleader, motivating them to finish strong and to see it through.
Ann was loved by everyone who knew her. She had a gentle heart and went out of her way to help others. She really loved people and the students she helped over the years. She still gets cards from many of them over the years.
Ann also had a heart of compassion for her feline friends. She would take in stray cats, have them neutered, checked out by a vet and provide them with a home, often hers. She also enjoyed feeding the neighborhood squirrels and birds.
There will be a Celebration of Life ceremony on Saturday (March 18) from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Andover Fire Hall. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.
Memorial contributions in Ann’s name may be made to SPCA Serving Allegany County, PO Box 181, Belmont, NY 14813. © 2022 Baker-Swan Funeral Home.