News from Around the College

Foundation Award Winner past and present: Heather Gaebel and Rose Stevens, Bessie Walker and Robin Oliver.

Empire State College Foundation Awards go to Heather Gaebel and Robin Oliver

Posted April 19, 2019

The Empire State College Foundation Award for Excellence in Support Service was awarded to two employees on March 21 at the college’s All College gathering in Saratoga Springs. ... MORE

Nathan Gonyea, dean of the School for Graduate Studies, at the 2018 commencement event at Albany.

Nathan Gonyea Named Dean of Graduate Studies

Posted April 17, 2019

Gonyea will have primary responsibility for administration of the college’s graduate programs and will work closely with academic administration, deans, associate deans, staff and faculty to develop and implement a shared vision for the School for Graduate Studies. ... MORE

Temple University Professor Sara Goldrick-Rab

Paying the Price: The Costs of a College Education and the Realities of Broken Dreams

Posted April 2, 2019

Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor of Higher Education Policy at Temple University, Philadelphia, Penn., and the founder of the Hope Center for College, Community and Justice in Philadelphia, will make the presentation. ... 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

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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

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Adult Educators Must be Learners, Too

Posted March 26, 2019

“Adult Educators Must be Learners, Too” will be presented by Geleana Alston, associate professor of adult education at North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, and the co-editor-in-chief for the journal, Adult Learning. ... MORE

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The Crossroads of Change: Why Adult Learners Are So Important to the Future of Higher Education (and Vice Versa)

Posted February 4, 2019

David Scobey, director of Bringing Theory to Practice, Washington, D.C., a national project that advances holistic, transformative education for all college students through innovative practices and institutional change, will make the presentation. ... MORE

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Nicola Marae Allain Named Interim Associate Dean for the Division of Arts and Humanities

Posted January 29, 2019

Allain joined SUNY Empire State College in 2002 as director of curriculum and instructional design in the former Center for Distance Learning. ... MORE

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200 Presents Delivered to Van Duyn Elementary School

Posted January 4, 2019

Faculty and staff from the college’s Syracuse location donated more than 200 Christmas presents to the students of Van Duyn Elementary School. ... 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

Associate Professor Gina Torino, far right a podium, moderates a panel discussion of the book she co-edited, “Microaggression Theory: Influence and Implications.”

A New Book on "Microaggressions” Explores the Impact of Denigrating Messages About Race, Gender, Religion, Sexual Orientation and Many Others

Posted November 19, 2018

By exploring microaggressions in their sociopolitical context, the book looks at the psychology behind these exchanges that leave many people feeling vulnerable, targeted, angry and afraid. ... MORE

Troy A. Jones, Associate Professor and Mentor in Educational Studies has Died

Posted November 13, 2018

Jones taught statistics, educational studies and children's literature, including courses on social science statistics and writing instruction for elementary school students. ... MORE

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“Year of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas” Is Focus of This Year’s Collegewide Cultural Initiative

Posted November 7, 2018

Programs and activities associated with this year’s theme will take place throughout the 2018-19 academic year. ... MORE

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Election Day Message from Officer in Charge Mitch Nesler

Posted November 5, 2018

Good morning everybody. Today is Election Day and I encourage everyone to exercise your right to vote. ... 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

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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

#FacultyFriday: Dean of Student Affairs Lisa D'Adamo-Weinstein

Posted September 19, 2018

It’s always been about the students for Lisa D'Adamo-Weinstein, ever since she saw the difference SUNY Empire State College made in her mother’s life. ... MORE

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Art Exhibit “A Sense of Place,” Opens at Syracuse

Posted September 14, 2018

“A Sense of Place,” a curated art exhibit featuring work by the members of the Cortland Art League, opens this fall at the college’s East Syracuse location. ... MORE

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In Recognition of Constitution Day, a Live Panel Discussion, "The Importance of Freedom of the Press," Takes Place Noon, Monday, Sept. 17

Posted September 13, 2018

The live event features SUNY Empire Faculty and a graduate student. ... MORE

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