Blake, Melissa J

Department: Business
Office Location:EJ Brown Hall
Office Phone: 607-587-3427


STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, College of Technology at Alfred, NY

                                    A.A.S. degree in Court Reporting, 2005

                                    B.B.A. degree in Technology Management, 2008

                                    Candidate for MBA in Technology Management, expected graduation 5/12


                                    the National Court Reporters Association.  Earned certification to teach court

                                    reporting classes through 13 hours of instruction and follow-up projects based

                                    on content of orientation sessions.


                                    Math, Science & Business Major.  Regents Diploma, 1978

Teaching Overview

CTRP 1174 - Realtime Writing Theory I

CTRP 2274 - Realtime Writing Theory II

CTRP 3163 - Realtime Writing Speed Building I

CTRP 4265 - Realtime Writing Speed Building II for Reporters/Captioners

CTRP 4365 - Realtime Writing Speed Building III for Reporters/Captioners

CTRP 2602 - Personal Dictionary Production and Maintenence

CTRP 3353 - Technology for Broadcast Captioning

CTRP 3363 - Technology for Judicial Reporting

CTRP 3373 - Computer Aided Transcription

CTRP 4602- Internship and Practicum for Reporters and Captioners

Professional Experience

8/05-Present               ALFRED STATE COLLEGE, Alfred, New York

Instructor, Court Reporting:  Teaching on-campus senior level court reporting classes, plus various other internet court reporting related classes including CTRP 1174, 2274, 2603, 3163, 3353, 3363, 3373, 4265, 4365 and 4602

7/88-7/05                   FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, Cuba, New York

Secretary:  Business correspondence using Microsoft Word and typewriter, receptionist, bookkeeping.

5/97-Present               GIANT FOOD MART, Cuba, New York

Head Cashier:  Duties include supervision of cashiers, opening and closing of Store, set-up and balancing of several cash drawers, answering phone, training new cashiers.  Responsible for large sums of money and customer service. 

11/79-3/97                  ACME ELECTRIC CORPORATION, Cuba, New York

Data Entry Operator:  Involved typing data for all departments onto diskettes on IBM 3742.  Average speed was 16,000-22,000 keystrokes per hour.

2/81-3/82                   ACME ELECTRIC CORPORATION, Cuba, New York

Computer Operator:  Did Weekend Planning System, Payrolls, etc. on IBM 4341DOS/USE Operating System and IBM 4381 DOS/USE Operating System.

2/87-6/87 &                ALco FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Cuba, New York

8/90-9/91                  Secretary & Teller:  Transfer account information onto new computer system, general office work, handle members' computer transactions.


Publications and Events

PUBLICATIONS       Co-authored revision of The Complete Court Reporter’s Handbook and Guide for

Realtime Writers by Robert W. McCormick, Melissa J. Blake and Mary H. Knapp in



National Court Reporters Convention

National Court Reporters Legislative Boot Camp

Honors and Awards

*  Excellence in Education Scholarship from Alfred State College

*  Outstanding Senior Award for Court and Realtime Reporting Curriculum

*  Traci D. Williams-Walker Court Reporting Award

*  Phi Theta Kappa Member

*  Dean's List at Alfred State College

*  Regents Scholarship Winner


Alfred State Faculty Senate - 2 terms

eLearning Committee member

Chair of Search Committee

Other Information



2005-Present            Member of National Court Reporters Association


2005-Present            Member of National Court Reporters Association School Owners

                                    and Administrators Community of Interest

2005-Present            Notary Public in State of New York