Blake is Co-author

Melissa Blake, instructor, Business Department at Alfred State College, is a co-author on a revision of The Complete Court Reporter's Handbook and Guide for Realtime Writers.

She and retired Alfred State College professor Robert W. McCormick collaborated on this fifth edition of the textbook originally written by Mary H. Knapp, which updates the information on technology, expands the captioning section, adds information re: CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation), adds sections on alternative careers and entrepreneurship, and expands the information on judicial law as well as what to expect in the courtroom.

Blake, of Cuba, teaches senior court reporting students in addition to online courses in the court reporting program.  Prior to joining the ASC faculty, Blake served as secretary to the Cuba First Baptist church, as a head cashier and cashier trainer at the Cuba Giant Food Mart, and as a data entry operator and computer operator at Acme Electric in Cuba.

Blake holds an associate in applied science degree in court and realtime reporting and a bachelor's degree in technology management, both from Alfred State College.

The Cuba Central School graduate is the daughter of Richard and Alice Stolberg, Cuba, and mother of Emily, Amanda, and Olivia.