SUNY Empire Announces Dr. Bridget Nettleton Memorial Healthcare Scholarship

Posted March 27, 2024

Award is a tribute to the founding dean of nursing school ... MORE

Four Empire State University Students Receive Prestigious SUNY Chancellor's Award

Posted November 22, 2023

Award recognizes students with outstanding achievements that demonstrate excellence in academics, leadership, campus involvement, community service, or the arts ... MORE

SUNY Empire Raises $121,000 for Day of Giving

Posted November 22, 2023

285 people donated from 15 different states, with a total of $121,586 going directly to our students, faculty, and academic programming! ... MORE

Empire State University Announces Day of Giving, Go Higher For Empire, on March 21

Posted November 22, 2023

Join us on Thursday, March 21 as the Empire State University community comes together for a great cause – our students! ... MORE

SUNY Empire Awards Dancer and Actor Prestigious Richard Porter Leach Fellowship

Posted November 22, 2023

Linda Celeste Sims and Adam Chanler-Berat are this year's recipients ... MORE

SUNY Empire Reports Significant Enrollment Increase for Spring 2024 Term

Posted November 22, 2023

Enrollment rises more than 25% amid declines nationwide ... MORE

SUNY Empire Mourns Passing of Former Nursing Dean Bridget Nettleton

Posted November 22, 2023

She was the first dean of the School of Nursing and Allied Health ... MORE

Empire State University Announces Launch of Digital Communications Program

Posted November 22, 2023

New bachelor's degree prepares students for digital media professions ... MORE

Empire State University Kicks Off Crowdfunding Campaign for Lab Kits

Posted November 22, 2023

Office for Advancement launches effort to expand opportunities for science students ... MORE

SUNY Empire Celebrates New Veteran and Military Resource Center

Posted November 22, 2023

New center will offer holistic support to military-affiliated students and alumni ... MORE

Empire State University Sees Gains in Enrollment

Posted September 7, 2023

SUNY Empire defies national trends as enrollment rises ... MORE

Empire State University Students Receive Prestigious ACT Award

Posted September 7, 2023

Two students recognized for academic achievements ... MORE

Empire State University Forges Partnership With Union Plus

Posted September 7, 2023

Union members now have greater access to SUNY Empire academic programs ... MORE

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SUNY Empire Announces $1.69 Million Gift from Alumnus Robert Ehrmann ’78

Posted January 17, 2023

SUNY Empire has received a $1.69 million gift from the estate of late alumnus Robert Ehrmann ‘78 ... MORE

Left to right: Patrick Paul '94 (Anderson Center for Autism), Brittany Hoosier (AIM Services), Christopher Lyons (AIM Services), Noor Syed, Lauren Allen, Mayor Ron Kim, Acting Provost Nathan Gonyea, President Lisa Vollendorf


Posted November 7, 2022

SUNY Empire State has been designated a first-of-its-kind Autism Supportive College by Anderson Center for Autism. ... MORE

SUNY Empire Faculty Member Selected for International Exhibition

Posted January 23, 2023

Assistant Professor Raul Manzano’s artwork is on display in selective exhibition ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College to Celebrate 50 Years Throughout 2021

Posted January 28, 2021

SUNY Empire State College will celebrate 50 years of academic achievements and excellence throughout 2021. Founded in 1971, SUNY Empire began as a bold reimagining of higher education, one focused on increasing accessibility and opportunities for students. ... MORE


Governor Cuomo Announces Strategic Partnership Between Northland Workforce Training Center and SUNY Empire State College

Posted December 3, 2019

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a strategic partnership between Northland Workforce Training Center in Buffalo and SUNY Empire State College’s Harry Van Arsdale Jr. School of Labor that will build on the Center’s highly-successful training model and will allow SUNY Empire to collaborate with the Center’s CEO and management team, grow and put the Center on a path to long-term economic sustainability. ... MORE


SUNY Empire State College and Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Partner to Help Employees of Member Organizations Earn Business Degrees

Posted November 8, 2019

SUNY Empire State College President Jim Malatras and Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Robert Duffy today signed an agreement to help employees of member organizations earn business degrees through targeted partnerships. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Confronts Climate Change with Sustainability Programs, Green Facilities

Posted September 25, 2019

In celebration of Climate Change Week, SUNY Empire State College is actively addressing the threat of climate change with a new Advanced Graduate Certificate in Leadership for Sustainable Development, which builds on existing efforts to lead and educate for a cleaner, greener future. ... MORE


SUNY Empire State College and the New York Police Department Partner to Offer College Credits for Training and Experience for NYPD Employees, Retirees

Posted September 16, 2019

SUNY Empire State College and the New York Police Department have established a partnership to turn training and experience into transfer credits to allow NYPD employees and retirees to earn a degree faster at lower cost through SUNY Empire. ... MORE

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New York State Department of Labor and SUNY Empire State College Announce Partnership to Help Prepare Job-Seekers for Emerging Careers

Posted September 12, 2019

Technological innovations, demographic shifts, and globalization are rapidly changing our world of work. At the same time many New York businesses are facing a shortage of qualified workers, often because of skills gaps that require some form of additional education or training. These changes and shortages create new career opportunities for New York’s workforce right now and in the future. The Empire State Career Connector will help prepare workers for the future and address workforce gaps today. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Begins New Online Master of Science in Information Technology to Meet Workforce Demand in One of the Fastest Growing Industries

Posted August 28, 2019

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics there will be a 12 percent growth from 2016-2026 in employment opportunities for computer and information systems managers. This is the fastest growth than the average for all occupations. ... MORE

Students will be able to complete the unique B.S. in Addiction Studies degree online, face-to-face, or through an individualized blend to fit the busy lives of working professionals. Enrollment opens in the spring of 2020.

SUNY Empire State College Launches First-of-its-Kind Bachelor’s Degree in Addiction Studies

Posted August 7, 2019

SUNY Empire State College is launching a first-of-its-kind Bachelor of Science in Addiction Studies program to help address the urgent need for qualified substance use disorder treatment specialists in New York state and around the nation. ... MORE

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Meg Benke.

SUNY Empire State College Names Meg Benke Permanent Provost

Posted August 6, 2019

Benke first joined the college in 1991, and previously served as provost and vice president for academic affairs, 2011-12, as a member of the faculty and a department chair with the college’s School for Graduate Studies. Most recently she has been serving as provost on an interim basis. ... MORE

Four Alumni Recognized for Distinguished and Emerging Leadership, Veteran Service and Community Impact

Posted May 21, 2019

The purpose of the program is to recognize the college’s exemplary alumni who have made a lasting impact on society and SUNY Empire through outstanding professional, philanthropic or volunteer accomplishments. ... MORE

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Lynne Dodson named Associate Dean of the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies

Posted May 14, 2019

As the Labor Center’s associate dean, Dodson will collaborate with senior Office of Academic Affairs leadership to expand student success with high-quality labor studies programming that promotes innovation in teaching, mentoring and learning. A long-time labor leader and activist and an educator and advocate for worker rights, social, racial and economic justice, Dodson most recently served as secretary treasurer for the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO (WSLC). ... MORE

Jim Malatras Named President of SUNY Empire State College

Posted May 8, 2019

Jim Malatras, the current president of the Rockefeller Institute of Government, today was named president of Empire State College by the SUNY Board of Trustees. His appointment is effective July 15, 2019. ... MORE

Anderson Center Executive Director and CEO Patrick Paul '94, a SUNY Empire alumnus, and Officer in Charge Mitchell S. Nesler, shake hands after formalizing the partnership between the two organizations.

Anderson Center for Autism and SUNY Empire State College to Expand Opportunities for Students Entering Field of Autism

Posted May 7, 2019

Executives from Anderson Center for Autism and SUNY Empire State College held a signing ceremony at Anderson Center on Monday, May 6, to mark the launch of a cross-institutional educational collaboration that will provide paths for professional advancement for Anderson Center employees and develop a program to prepare SUNY Empire State College students to work with individuals with autism. ... MORE

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New Program for the Fall: Online Master of Science in Information

Posted April 28, 2019

The online MSIT degree is a 33 credit program designed to attract IT professionals in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields who wish to advance their career opportunities in information technology industries. ... MORE

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Four Selected for the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence

Posted April 24, 2019

Four SUNY Empire State College students have been selected to receive the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, the SUNY system’s most prestigious student honor. They are: Wales A. Brown ’15, ‘18, formerly of Schenectady; Lynn Ann Hinds McCoy ’16, a resident of Canastota; Tatiana C. Parker, a North Syracuse resident and Julian Wyllie ‘18, who lives in Manhattan. ... MORE

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Multi-year Plan for 1 Stop Student Services Culminates in Ribbon Cutting at 111 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY

Posted February 27, 2019

As part of multi-year efforts to improve student success statewide, SUNY Empire State College 1-Stop Student Services staff are now under one roof at newly renovated 111 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. ... MORE


SUNY Corning Community College and SUNY Empire State College Sign Nursing Transfer Agreement

Posted February 19, 2019

Students who receive their associate degree in nursing at SUNY CCC and meet the appropriate academic requirements will be accepted into the Bachelor of Science in nursing program at SUNY Empire State. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire Begins 2019 with New Academic Opportunities

Posted January 15, 2019

B.S. in Accounting, B.S. in Allied Health and a Human Resource Management Specialization for the Online MBA, Meet Student and Employer Demand ... MORE

Empire State College Awarded $120,000 in SUNY Funds to Support Faculty and Staff Innovations

Posted October 15, 2018

A Global MOOC, a SUNYwide catalog of projects and initiatives and competency-based education resources for STEM workforce development merit IITG support. ... MORE

“Many Voices, Muchas Voces,” Art Exhibit Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted October 1, 2018

“Many Voices, Muchas Voces,” an art exhibit celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, opens at 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11. The exhibit features artwork by the college’s students, alumni and faculty and runs through Thursday, Nov. 29. ... MORE

Students Stand with Puerto Rico

Posted August 30, 2018

Students traveled to Puerto Rico to rebuild homes destroyed by Hurricanes Irma and Maria as part of the “NY Stands with Puerto Rico Recovery and Rebuilding Initiative” established by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. ... MORE

SUNY Empire to Confer an Honorary Degree on Lumina CEO Jamie Merisotis

Posted May 31, 2018

SUNY Empire State College will confer an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters on Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, at its Capital Region commencement ceremony, to be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, June 3, at the Empire State Convention Center, Albany, N.Y. ... MORE

Student Speakers Announced for SUNY Empire’s 46th Annual Statewide Commencement

Posted May 25, 2018

More than 3,400 associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates, will be conferred on the class of 2018. ... MORE

2018 Alumni Award Recipients Announced

Posted May 18, 2018

A union shop steward, a university professor and a retired sales executive have been recognized for leadership and community impact. ... MORE

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Stewart’s Shops Scholarships Support 45 Students

Posted May 15, 2018

Students are awarded a $1,000 scholarship for one academic year, with half the total amount awarded each semester. ... MORE

SUNY Empire's Immersive Cloud Learning Featured in "A View from the Edge"

Posted May 1, 2018

ICL broadens access to expert professors for SUNY Empire students by offering in-person instruction at multiple locations simultaneously using high-definition video and audio technologies. ... MORE

Nine members of the inaugural SALUTE class, from left, Andrew Smith, Raul Rodriguez, Juan Nicholson, Teri Tompkins, Nicholas Lee, Elissa Greene, Brandon Dearborn, Douglas Sherman and Bryant Smith, took the induction oath.

Inaugural SUNY Empire Class Inducted into SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society

Posted April 12, 2018

Seventy-six active-duty military and veteran SUNY Empire State College students and alumni are the first to be inducted into SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society. They represent all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. ... MORE

Erin Hamlin ’11 replies to questions at a press conference immediately after winning a bronze medal in luge, women’s singles, at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

SUNY Empire State College Alumna Erin Hamlin ’11 Selected as Team USA’s Flag Bearer for PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games

Posted February 8, 2018

Hamlin, 31, of Remsen, N.Y., won a bronze medal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games in luge, women’s singles, the first American in Olympic history to win a luge singles medal. ... MORE

SUNY Empire alumna Ashley Caldwell ’14, at left, with her U.S. Olympic teammate Kiley McKinnon, at the FIS World Cup aerial competition, held Jan. 19-20, 2018, in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Ashley Caldwell ’14 Named to Third U.S. Winter Olympic Team

Posted January 23, 2018

Caldwell, the current FIS World Cup champion in freestyle skiing, women’s aerials, joins SUNY Empire alumna Erin Hamlin ’11, the Sochi bronze medalist in luge, women’s singles, on the road to PyeongChang. ... MORE

Standing left to right are Allison Moreland, Nathan Whitley-Grassi, Antonia Jokelova, Andrea Piazza-Victor and Educational Technologist Shaun Hoppel. Seated left to right are Jennifer Nettleton and Christine Paige.

Online Learning Consortium Recognizes SUNY Empire Team for Early Intervention with Sensory Impaired Students

Posted January 12, 2018

Facilitating student success via emergency accessibility describes the college’s Emergency Accessibility Review process of ensuring that all students have equal access to course materials so that they are able to share what they know and demonstrate what they have learned. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College President Merodie A. Hancock Selected to Lead Thomas Edison State University

Posted December 20, 2017

Merodie A. Hancock, the president of SUNY Empire State College since July 2013, has accepted the presidency of Thomas Edison State University of New Jersey after being unanimously elected by the institution’s Board of Trustees at a special board meeting today. She will take office on March 5, 2018. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College President Merodie A. Hancock and U.S. Navy Commander Judd Krier cut a ceremonial ribbon opening the national testing center at the college.

SUNY Empire State College Designated a National Testing Center for Military Personnel

Posted November 30, 2017

U.S. Navy Commander Judd Krier, commanding officer of the Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) in Ballston Spa, N.Y., and Merodie A. Hancock, president of SUNY Empire, cut a ceremonial ribbon to mark the occasion. ... MORE

Stat Staff Professionals Founder and CEO David Theobald ’13, ’17, at left wearing medical scrubs, checks vital signs of former employee Ruffin Pauszek.

Stat Staff Professionals Establishes Second Student Scholarship

Posted November 20, 2017

The Stat Staff Professionals Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship will award up to $5,000 annually, with two awards of up to $2,500 each, one for a student enrolled in nursing and another in allied health. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Recognizes Three with Inaugural Alumni Awards

Posted October 4, 2017

The SUNY Empire State College Alumni Student Federation Board of Governors recognized three of the college's exemplary alumni on Thursday, Oct. 12. The inaugural awards were for an emerging leader, a distinguished leader and an alumnus/a who has especially impacted his or her community. The three, Janice M. Novello, Susan H. Turben and Catherine M. Roberts, were recognized during the joint foundation board and federation board dinner in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Each awardee was recognized with a plaque to be displayed at the college’s Alumni House, as well as a personal award. ... MORE

Left to right are Marian Conway, Tom Muratore, representing Suffolk County's 4th Legislative District, state Sen. Kenneth P. LaValle, chairman of the committee on higher education, Merodie A. Hancock, president of SUNY Empire State College and Town of Brookhaven Councilman Kevin J. LaValle. Photo credit Marty Heitner

SUNY Empire Breaks Ground for Sustainable, Technologically Advanced Education Facility

Posted October 6, 2017

SUNY Empire State College today broke ground for a new sustainable, technologically advanced and handicapped-accessible education facility to be located at 407 College Road, Selden, N.Y. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College President Merodie A. Hancock and Maria College President Thomas J. Gamble sign an articulation agreement.

Maria College and SUNY Empire State College Partner in Graduate Program Areas

Posted September 14, 2017

In a first-of-its-kind agreement for both colleges, Maria College bachelor’s students now have an early admission pathway for transferring into all SUNY Empire State College’s School for Graduate Studies and School of Nursing and Allied Health programs. ... MORE

SUNY Cobleskill President Terenzio and SUNY Empire State College President Hancock sign an articulation agreement for business students.

SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Empire State College Sign MBA Transfer Agreement

Posted September 11, 2017

The articulation agreement allows qualified Bachelor of Business Administration students at SUNY Cobleskill to transfer smoothly into the Master of Business Administration in Business Management program at SUNY Empire. ... MORE

Retired International Programs Faculty Member Richard Bonnabeau and Francesca Cichello, executive director of international education.

Francesca Cichello Named Executive Director of International Education

Posted June 21, 2017

A new position, SUNY Empire’s executive director of international education also serves as the college’s senior international officer and oversees the college’s Center for International Programs. ... MORE

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More than 40 Students Share in $40,000 Thanks to the Stewart’s Shops – Empire State College Scholarship

Posted May 24, 2017

Forty-thousand dollars was distributed to 44 SUNY Empire State College students again this year, thanks to the Stewart's Shops – Empire State College Scholarship. ... MORE

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David Bejou Appointed Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Posted April 10, 2017

David Bejou, dean of the College of Business and Social Sciences at West Virginia State University, Institute, W.Va., and a tenured professor of marketing, has been appointed provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at SUNY Empire State College. ... MORE

Left to right are Scott Rachon, Jawana Richardson, Daniel DeBrucker, Kristina Kwacz and Robyn McGee '15, the 2017 Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence recipients.

Six Receive Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence

Posted April 3, 2017

They are Daniel DeBrucker, of Syracuse, N.Y., Kristina Kwacz, of Stuyvesant, N.Y., Robyn McGee ’15, of Patchogue, N.Y., Lori Mould ’14, of Delevan, N.Y., Scott Rachon, of Marcy, N.Y. and Jawana Richardson, ’16, of Hempstead, N.Y. ... MORE

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Recipients of The Adirondack Trust Company Scholarship Announced

Posted January 31, 2017

A former professional actor and singer, two registered nurses, an IT professional, a counselor at a nonprofit organization and students who aspire to be an accountant, a physician’s assistant and a teacher are among the 2016 recipients of the Empire State College Foundation Adirondack Trust Co. Scholarship. ... MORE

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Alumna and Associate Professor Susan McConnaughy ’77 Named a Fulbright Scholar

Posted April 1, 2019

McConnaughy will teach “Social Work in School Settings” to undergraduate social work students and collaborate with Dalat University faculty to develop and teach their own social work courses, a new area of practice in the emerging social work profession in Vietnam. ... MORE

United Association of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders and Service Technicians, Local 1, apprentices who graduated from SUNY Empire State College in the fall of 2017 were recognized at a ceremony held on Thursday, Nov. 9.

New York City UA Local 1 Plumbers Complete Their SUNY Empire Degrees

Posted January 3, 2018

The graduates included 26 apprentices who completed their SUNY Empire State College associate degrees through UA Local 1’s partnership with the college’s Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies. UA Local 1 apprentices, who complete four years of on-the-job training prior to becoming journeymen, receive a full college scholarship from their union. ... MORE

Professors Desalyn De-Souza, center, and Tracy Galuski, far right, participated in an early childhood development conference with the University of the West Indies.

Professors De-Souza and Galuski Advance Early Childhood Education with the University of the West Indies and the Dudley Grant Memorial Trust

Posted January 3, 2018

The early-care and education system in Jamaica is currently working toward licensing all schools on the island. De-Souza and Galuski visited programs that have earned certification and those currently in process. Importantly, De-Souza noted that in order to open doors in the U.S., a Jamaican program must first obtain licensure. ... MORE

From left to right are Professor David Fullard, program participants Qwiheim Marina and Irving Barrero, Professor Dianne Ramdeholl, program participant Job Rodriquez, adjunct faculty member Barbara Tischler and Professor Steve Tischler, and program participant Rene Perez at SUNY Empire State College’s 325 Hudson Street location in Manhattan.

New, Experimental Program Facilitates Entry and Reentry to College for Individuals Previously Involved with the Criminal Justice System

Posted January 22, 2018

This noncredit program is designed to provide reentering citizens with college-ready skills in writing, critical reading, public speaking, note taking, basic college-level math and several other academic areas. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Assistant Registrar Vanessa Redfield, at left, and Susan Bruce, the college’s veteran and military services coordinator, volunteered to lay wreaths on the graves of veterans as part of Wreaths Across America.

SUNY Empire Participates in Wreaths Across America

Posted January 22, 2018

Nearly 50 members of the SUNY Empire State College community participated in the Wreaths Across America, a national event honoring deceased veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. ... MORE

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Empire State College Honors the Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on his 50th Anniversary in Celebration of Black History Month

Posted January 24, 2018

(BROOKLYN, N.Y., Feb. 7, 2018) – In celebration of Black History month, SUNY Empire State College presents the art exhibition, “Fifty Years Still Dreaming,” in honor of Dr. King’s legacy. The works by current students and alumni reflect their individual views of this iconic figure in American history. Visual art faculty and SUNY Empire alumnus, Raúl Manzano, Ph.D., is the curator. Julia Primus, B.A., an alumna, is the assistant curator. ... MORE

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Mitchell Nesler Named Officer-in-charge of SUNY Empire State College

Posted February 26, 2018

State University of New York Chancellor Dr. Kristina M. Johnson, has named Vice President for Decision Support Mitchell S. Nesler as officer-in-charge of SUNY Empire State College. ... MORE

Panelists and artists, left to right, Juwana Jenkins, Bendjhi Villiers, Tonya Graves and Johnny Youngblood at the Black History Month celebration in Prague, the Czech Republic. The event, “Black Music 101,” was presented by the U.S. Embassy’s American Center, in cooperation with the college.

SUNY Empire’s International Programs Convenes “Black Music 101,” Honoring Black History Month, in Prague

Posted February 27, 2018

The U.S. Embassy in Prague’s American Center, in cooperation with SUNY Empire State College, presented the event, which was hosted at the University of New York in Prague. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire Alumna Christine McNeely ’10 Leads Successful Fundraising Effort for Humane Association of Central NY

Posted March 5, 2018

Over the next couple weeks, Christine McNeely ’10 and the hundreds of homeless cats and dogs under her care will move to a temporary home while theirs – the Humane Association of Central New York – undergoes a major and much-needed renovation, thanks to a successful fundraising campaign led by the SUNY Empire alumna. ... MORE

Merryl Tisch, member of the SUNY Board of Trustees, at left, meets with SUNY Empire students Kelly DiCarmine and Allie Quinn.

SUNY Trustees Meet with SUNY Empire Students

Posted March 15, 2018

Courtney Burke and Merryl Tisch, members of the SUNY Board of Trustees, met with SUNY Empire State College Officer-in-charge Mitch Nesler and students Kelly DiCarmine and Allie Quinn. ... MORE

Documentary Photographer Christopher Bowman Receives the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence

Posted April 18, 2018

Christopher Bowman, who will graduate this spring with a bachelor’s in The Arts, with a concentration in documentary photography,enrolled at SUNY Empire in 2013 after a 20-year career as a songwriter and musician. He still performs and continues his work as a sound designer. ... MORE

Justice Favor Selected for Collegewide Student Affairs Service Award

Posted April 18, 2018

Justice Favor received a 2018 Student Service Award at the college’s Student Wellness Retreat, April 5-7, in Albany, N.Y. ... MORE

Sergeant Manuel Jose Vingua '18 Earns an AS; Goes to UCLA

Posted June 26, 2018

"I’ve always wanted to become an Army officer, especially through West Point, but I knew I wasn’t competitive enough for admissions, so I enlisted in the Army as an infantryman right after high school in the summer of 2008," said Vingua. ... MORE

Professor Margaret (Peggy) Tally, a 2018 Recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Posted July 10, 2018

School for Graduate Studies Professor Margaret (Peggy) Tally is a 2018 recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. ... MORE

SUNY Empire Rated No. 1 in Overall Student Satisfaction

Posted September 5, 2018

Students report high levels of satisfaction with their overall college experience; academic support and student services; learning critical thinking and effective writing; acquisition of knowledge for further academic study and lifelong intellectual growth and, if starting over, would again choose SUNY Empire. ... MORE

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Research on Hurricane Devastation in Puerto Rico Leads to Grant Funding for Associate Professors Audeliz Matias and Sheila Aird

Posted October 15, 2018

The Oral History Association, through its Emerging Crisis Oral History Research Fund, has awarded a grant to SUNY Empire State College Associate Professors Audeliz Matias and Sheila Aird for their project, “An Oral History of Hurricane Irma and Maria: A Social, Cultural, and Environmental Crisis in P.R. (Puerto Rico) and U.S.V.I. (U.S. Virgin Islands).” ... MORE

Left to right are: John Corrou ’94, Erin Sullivan ’04, ’13, Emad Rahim ’02, ’03, the 2018 recipients of the Distinguished Leader, Emerging Leader and Community Impact Award, and Officer in Charge Mitchell S. Nesler.

SUNY Empire Veteran and Military Alumni to Be Recognized with Veteran Service Award

Posted November 1, 2018

The Veteran Service Award recognizes a SUNY Empire alumnus and veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces who has made a positive impact on the local, national, international, college and/or veteran communities. ... MORE

Professor Jim Wunsch, at left, with Margaret Blair '17 at the college's Manhattan location.

SUNY's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards Scholarship to Brooklyn Alumna Margaret Blair for Research of Art in the Czech Republic and Cuba

Posted November 30, 2017

Blair, who graduated in October 2017 and completed a bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a concentration in arts, learning and communication, traveled to Cuba twice and once to the Czech Republic to conduct research on art in both countries. She was particularly focused on the communist cultures in both countries. ... MORE

Image of Doug Sherman, left, with two other veterans, who also are members of SALUTE, at the 2017 commencement at Albany.

First Class of Veteran and Military Students Inducted Into SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society

Posted November 10, 2017

Sixty-seven active-duty military and veteran SUNY Empire State College students, from across New York state and the nation, have been inducted into the college’s SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society. ... MORE

Meg Benke, left, is presented with the Noflett Williams Service Award by Deb Adair, executive director of Quality Matters, the 2016 award recipient. Photo provided NUTN

Professor Meg Benke Receives National University Technology Network’s Noflett Williams Service Award

Posted November 8, 2017

The award is named in honor of the late Nofflet D. Williams, a NUTN founder and pioneer in the application of telecommunications to education and the development of distance learning on state, national and international levels. ... MORE

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Blain Smith Returns to College

Posted September 13, 2017

Blain Smith has a successful career as a computer engineer and IT systems programmer, including seven years as a programmer at Harvard University, is a married father of a four-year-old son and, with his wife, has just finished building a new home in Saratoga County, in upstate New York. ... MORE

President Hancock and member's of the college's alumni and foundation boards, present the winning trophy to jockey Irad Ortiz Jr., who rode Driving Me Crazy to victory in the fourth race at Saratoga.

23rd Annual Day at the Races – Another Winner

Posted August 4, 2017

Again this year, on Friday, July 28, SUNY Empire State College sponsored the fourth race at Saratoga Race Course. The day began with breakfast, an invitation to take a guided tour of the historic track and expert advice on handicapping the thoroughbred horse races. ... MORE

UWI Professor Ceceile Minott and SUNY Empire Professor Tracy Galuski at the residency.

Early Childhood Education "Residency" Enhances Student Learning

Posted July 11, 2017

SUNY Empire State College early childhood education students took advantage of an opportunity to participate in a hands-on learning residency experience at The Strong National Museum of Play, in Rochester, N.Y. Residencies are among many types of learning opportunities offered by SUNY Empire. ... MORE

Painting from the Caribbean Heritage Mixed Media Art Exhibit

Caribbean Heritage Mixed-media Art Exhibition Marks Caribbean Heritage Month, Year of the Caribbean

Posted June 8, 2017

The exhibit features artwork by students Natural Langdon, Anesta Bernice Stewart, Pedro Tavárez, Felix Torres, Carmen Velez and George A. Velez, as well as alumni Eugenia D’Ambrosio ’05, Cristina Guzman ’12, Alisa Irby ’16, Vanessa Moore ’14, Julia Primus ’16 and Daryl Tillman ’16. ... MORE

Arthur Moats surrounded by his wife, Shonda, two daughters, Kaylor and Ava, and son, Grey.

NFL Linebacker Arthur Moats Completes his Master’s

Posted June 5, 2017

Former Buffalo Bills and current Pittsburgh Steelers Outside Linebacker Arthur Nathan Moats III completed his Master of Arts in Community and Economic Development, with an advanced graduate certificate in social entrepreneurship, at SUNY Empire State College’s commencement event Saturday, June 3, in Buffalo, N.Y. ... MORE

Member of Assembly Charles Barron and SUNY Empire State College Chief Diversity Officer for Institutional Equity and Inclusion Elliott Dawes.

Member of Assembly Charles Barron Meets with Student/Alumni Club The Black Male Initiative

Posted May 4, 2017

The event, “The Conditions of Our Community,” took place Wednesday evening, April 19. Nearly 50 students, alumni, faculty and staff participated. ... MORE

Professor Kim Stote at Teach and Taste: All About Chocolate.

"Teach and Taste: All About Chocolate," An Educational and Delicious Event

Posted February 13, 2017

Sky Armory in Syracuse was the setting for "Teach and Taste: All About Chocolate," when two of this year’s Scholars Across the College, Kim Stote and Dana Gliserman-Kopans,?presented to a full room of alumni, students, faculty and staff. ... MORE

From left to right are: David Fullard, Jawana Richardson, Hany Abousalem, Laurie Johnson, Larry Johnson, Latanga Blair, fiancée of Syndey Clark, Carmen Feliciano and Sydney Clark at the Ronald McDonald House on Long Island.

Pay It Forward Philanthropy Initiative Collects 1,100 Items for Five Ronald McDonald Houses

Posted December 21, 2016

More than 1,100 items were donated to five Ronald McDonald House in New York state, thanks to the Pay It Forward Philanthropic Initiative. ... MORE

SUNY, University of the West Indies Establish Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development

Posted September 23, 2016

The new center will be located at the college's Manhattan location, 325 Hudson ... MORE


SUNY Empire State College Community Continues to Give in Response to COVID-19

Posted April 3, 2020

SUNY Empire State College students, alumni, faculty, and staff continue to create opportunities to support those in need in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... MORE

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More Than $700,000 in Student Scholarships to be Distributed for 2019-20

Posted March 27, 2019

At ESCFAST, the Empire State College Foundation Application for Scholarships Tool, students complete a general application, which filters from among all scholarships and presents students with the most suitable options. ... MORE

At Wreaths Across America, SUNY Empire alumna Dawn Williams ’06 salutes, and employee Joan DuBois covers her heart, immediately after laying wreaths at the graves of veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.

SUNY Empire Honors U.S. Veterans at Wreaths Across America

Posted December 13, 2018

Nearly 50 members of the SUNY Empire State College community participated in the Wreaths Across America, a national event honoring deceased veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. ... MORE

Left to right are: Professor Donna Mahar, Eva Williams, principal of Van Duyn Elementary School, Syracuse, N.Y., and Professor Patricia Isaac. Mahar and Isaac “Trauma and Literacy” to Van Duyn’s teachers, with the goal of improving support for teachers and performance of students.

Micro-credential and Digital Badging Project Garners SUNY Funding

Posted December 3, 2018

SUNY’s systemwide TeachNY Implementation Fund has selected the college’s Associate Professor Donna Mahar’s project, “Digital Badges, Micro-credentialing, and Cross-level Collaboration in a Virtual Teaching Laboratory," for funding. ... MORE