Press Releases

First cohort of SUNY Empire’s Applied Behavior Analysis Program graduates

Posted May 23, 2024

The first cohort of Empire State University’s Master of Science in applied behavior analysis program has graduated. ... MORE

Meet Julianna Merendino: Criminal Justice graduate at Empire State University

Posted May 21, 2024

Recent Empire State University graduate Julianna Merendino is an active member of the United States Navy, inspired by her family who are mostly members of the Navy and Marine Corps. ... MORE

Empire State University President Lisa Vollendorf Featured on EdUp Xcelerated Excellence Podcast

Posted May 21, 2024

President Lisa Vollendorf spoke as a guest on the EdUp Xcelerated Excellence podcast. ... MORE

Empire State University honors class of 2024 in Manhattan Ceremony

Posted May 18, 2024

Empire State University celebrated the Class of 2024 on Friday, May 17 at the New York City Center at 6:00 p.m. 400 graduates crossed the stage at the university’s third statewide commencement. ... MORE

A Dedication to Public Service: Rhon Glasgow's Journey At Empire State University

Posted May 16, 2024

Rhon Glasgow, like many Empire State University students, was seeking a change of direction and looking for a school that would provide him flexibility while he worked long hours in restaurants and retail. ... MORE

“Sometimes later is greater:” Jawana Carter-Richardson’s Decade of “Mastery”

Posted May 16, 2024

When Jawana Carter-Richardson first decided to go back to school later in life, she was concerned her age would be a deterrent. She saw Empire State University’s flexible learning environment, tailored for adult students, as a way for her to achieve her goals. ... MORE

In the News: Dean of School of Labor Studies featured in Non Profit Quarterly

Posted May 15, 2024

Maria Figueroa, dean of the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. School of Labor Studies, was featured in a recent article by Non Profit Quarterly titled “Are Advertising and Marketing on the Brink of a Union Wave?” ... MORE

Meet the Spring 2024 Manhattan Commencement Platform Party

Posted May 15, 2024

Empire State University’s Manhattan commencement ceremony is just a few days away. Meet this year’s platform party who will be celebrating and honoring our graduates! ... MORE

Empire State University graduate recognized at Best of SUNY Art Exhibition

Posted May 15, 2024

(NEW YORK, NY – MAY 15, 2024) Darlene White was recognized as an honorary mention in the “Best of SUNY Art Exhibition” for her work titled “Jazzy Belle.” White is a historian and multidisciplinary artist -- she earned her bachelor’s degree in historical studies at Empire State University and will walk in the university’s Manhattan Commencement ceremony on May 17, 2024. ... MORE

CAARES hosting virtual webinars: "Neurodivergent in College: Navigating the Transition from High School"

Posted May 14, 2024

Empire State University's Center for Autism Advocacy, Research, Education, and Supports is hosting workshops in collaboration with the Saratoga Springs Public Library titled "Neurodivergent in College: Navigating the Transition from High School." ... MORE

Director of Center for Leadership in Credentialing Learning featured on higher ed podcast

Posted May 14, 2024

Dr. Nan Travers, director of the Center for Leadership in Credentialing Learning, was featured on EdUp Experience in their recent podcast episode: “Redesigning Higher Ed for the Future - with Dr. Nan Travers, & Dr. Holly Zanville, Co-Leads, Credential as You Go.” ... MORE

NYC Corrections Captain Graduates While Continuing to Serve and Inspire

Posted May 14, 2024

Helping others is at the center of the work Timothy Johnson does in his professional and academic life. ... MORE

Taking experience to heart: Ashley Simms' SUNY Empire story

Posted May 13, 2024

Balancing a family, multiple jobs, and working toward a degree is no easy feat, but it’s one Ashley Simms meets with a smile on her face at Empire State University. ... MORE

Empire State University honors class of 2024 in Rochester Ceremony

Posted May 10, 2024

Empire State University celebrated the Class of 2024 on Thursday, May 9 at the Kodak Center at 6:00 p.m. ... MORE

Students from Dominican Republic to graduate in Manhattan

Posted May 10, 2024

Eight students from the Dominican Republic are graduating together in Empire State University’s Manhattan ceremony on May 17, 2024. The cohort is part of SUNY Empire’s program in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in coordination with Universidad APEC. ... MORE

Meet the Spring 2024 Rochester Commencement Platform Party

Posted May 7, 2024

(ROCHESTER, NY – MAY 7, 2024) Empire State University’s Rochester commencement ceremony is just a few days away. Meet this year’s platform party who will be celebrating and honoring our graduates! ... MORE

Following in her footsteps: Mace bearer and alumna to lead the way as daughter crosses the stage

Posted May 7, 2024

Graduations are often a family affair, but for Kara Lockwood and her mother, Joanne Knapp-Elvidge, commencement takes on a deeper meaning this year. ... MORE

"You don't need sight to take flight:" Turning adversity into opportunity at Empire State University

Posted May 6, 2024

“You don’t need sight to take flight” are the words Chrystal Jones lives by each day. Despite losing her sight at 31 years old, she’s let nothing stop her from achieving her goals, including working full time and studying for her bachelor’s degree. ... MORE

Empire State University Honors Class of 2024 in Albany Ceremony

Posted May 3, 2024

(ALBANY, NY – MAY 3, 2024) Empire State University celebrated the Class of 2024 on Friday, May 3 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center. ... MORE

Meet Melissa Massari: Firefighter, EMT, and graduate at Empire State University

Posted May 2, 2024

Not all heroes wear capes -- some are also working to earn their degrees in their spare time, like Melissa Massari, who pursued an education centered on helping others. ... MORE

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