(TROY, N.Y. – May 4, 2011) – SUNY Empire State College will open a new location in Troy, making this the 35th location across the state.
What: Open House
When: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: 216 River Street, Suite 6, in the historic Rice Building.
About: The statewide college for adult learners will host an open house to let the community learn about its educational programs. College president Alan R. Davis will be on hand to welcome guests and speak briefly about SUNY’s open university. Invited guests include New York state Sen. Roy J. McDonald, New York State Assembllyman Ronald J. Canestrari, Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen M. Jimino ’04, Mayor Harry J. Tutunjian of Troy and Hudson Valley Community College President Andrew Matonak. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will be represented by Claude Rounds, vice president of administration, Erin Crotty, director of Community Relations and Mike Wacholder, director of the Technology Park.
The Troy Unit is the newest unit under the umbrella of the college’s Northeast Center in Latham. Other Northeast Center locations are: Empire State Plaza, Glens Falls, Johnstown, Plattsburgh, Saratoga Springs and Schenectady. The college’s Center for Distance Learning, serving students across the state, nation and internationally through online degree programs, is located in Saratoga Springs.
About SUNY Empire State College
Celebrating its 40th anniversary throughout 2011, SUNY Empire State College was established in 1971 to offer adult learners the opportunity to earn associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the State University of New York. Students learn through independent studies, online courses, seminars and residencies. Learners also may earn credit for prior college-level learning from work and life experience.
The college serves more than 20,000 students worldwide at 34 locations in New York state and online. Its 60,000 alumni are active in their communities as entrepreneurs, politicians, business professionals, artists, not-for-profit agency employees, teachers, veterans and active military, union members and more.