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Faculty Mentor David Fullard, honoree Melba Tolliver ’98, President Merodie Hancock and honoree Robert Roach Jr. ’96 at the college’s 2015 Black History Celebration and Alumni Award Event. Photo/Empire State College

Hundreds Attend Black History and Alumni Award Celebratory Event

Posted May 11, 2015

Robert Roach Jr. ’96, the general secretary-treasurer of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, and Melba Tolliver ’98, the first black person ever to anchor a network news program, were recipients of the 2015 SUNY Empire State College Distinguished Alumni Award. ... MORE

Shawn Johnson, U.S. Olympian, "Dancing with the Stars" Winner, Shares Secrets of Success at Student Wellness Retreat

Posted April 29, 2015

Shawn Johnson, a member of the winning 2008 U.S. women’s senior gymnastics team, brought a message of perseverance and trusting one’s heart to the 2015 Student Wellness Retreat in Albany in April. ... MORE

Students stand up and stretch at the 2015 Student Wellness Retreat

Student Wellness Retreat Draws More Than 500

Posted April 28, 2015

Students had the opportunity to hear two motivational speakers: 2008 Olympics gold medalist Shawn Johnson, who competed on the senior women’s gymnastics team for the United States, and Jerome Love, the author of a best-selling book, “Get Up, Get Out and Get Motivated.” ... MORE

Herb Trimpe '97, Legendary Comic Book Artist and College Alumnus Has Died

Posted April 22, 2015

Herb Trimpe ’97, the legendary comic book illustrator with Marvel Comics, who drew “The Incredible Hulk” and the “Fantastic Four,” and was first to draw the Wolverine for publication, passed away on Monday, April 13, his cousin, Glen Baisley, announced on Facebook. ... MORE

Todd Myles, assistant director for cloud computing in the college's Office of Information Technology Services conducts a tour of the UAlbany data facility, which houses college's hybrid cloud data storage infrastructure.

Data Governance Group Meets with UAlbany and Tours State-of-the-Art Data Center

Posted March 27, 2015

Construction of the college’s new “hybrid cloud” data storage infrastructure is well underway at the University at Albany. ... MORE

Left to right: Roxana Toma, Josh Horn, Tai Arnold and John Vellenga at the 2015 Graduate Research Symposium.

Graduate Student Research Showcased at New York State Capital

Posted March 3, 2015

Graduate student John Vellenga and alumnus Josh Horn ‘14 were selected to present their research at the biennial graduate research symposium, which is sponsored by the faculty senates of both the State University of New York and the City University of New York and held in the state capital. ... MORE

Graduate Sandra Barkevich '14 takes a "selfie" of herself, her mother Migdalia Crego, who also is a student, and her two children who also are Crego's grandchildren.

Access Completion and Success, the 2015 State of the University Address

Posted January 26, 2015

SUNY Empire State College students were center stage at the address. ... MORE

Members of the Black Male Initiative including Dexter Mead ‘14, Jay Marshall ’06, ’08, Assistant Prof. David Fullard, Keith Amparado ’88 and student Lawrence Johnson met with Assemblyman Herman D. “Denny” Farrell, standing at the center, at the assemblyman’s New York City Office. Photo/Assemblyman Farrell’s office

Black Male Initiative Students, Alumni and Faculty Meet with Assemblyman Farrell

Posted November 19, 2014

The Black Male Initiative offers programs and supports, including a scholarship, at-risk student outreach, peer coaching, support group meetings, career counseling and more. ... MORE

Tyrone Watson, an undergraduate student with the college’s Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies, and O. Richards and Kristen LaBoy, undergraduate students learning with the college in Metropolitan New York City, took time to get to know Cristy Dwyer ’08, ’10 and ’12 after her keynote address.

Voices Poetry Group Members Meet Cristy Dwyer '08, '10, '13

Posted November 5, 2014

Members of Voices Poetry Group, one of the college’s student clubs, attended the 2014 Student Academic Conference and met with keynote speaker Cristy Dwyer '08, '10, '13. ... MORE

Hugo Dwyer '06, Cristy Dwyer '08, 10 and '13 with Mentors Meg Benke, Suzanne Benno and Roxanna Toma at the 2014 Student Academic Conference

Cristy Dwyer '08, '10, '13 Keynotes Student Academic Conference

Posted November 5, 2014

Cristy Dwyer, a classically trained pianist, had left the business after playing the music of Frank Zappa and working with the Rolling Stones. At the suggestion of a friend, she took an unpaid internship helping counsel individuals who suffered from alcohol and drug addiction. ... MORE

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