News from Around the College


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


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


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

#FacultyFriday: Director of Alumni & Student Relations Maureen Winney

Posted August 15, 2018

Maureen Winney has more than 30 years of experience in alumni and development. ... MORE

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Chancellor Kristina Johnson Visits SUNY Empire

Posted August 10, 2018

Johnson met with SUNY Empire Officer in Charge Mitchell S. Nesler and his cabinet Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 7, 2018. ... MORE

Image from the reception at the Saratoga Auto Museum

Alumni Event Blends Science, the Performing Arts, Teaching and Learning

Posted August 7, 2018

For the first time at this well-attended annual event, a member of the SUNY Empire State College faculty provided remarks. ... MORE

Image of Vice President of Enrollment Management Clayton Steen, left, Desiree Drindak, interim director of the Office of Veteran and Military Education, with Emil Baker, director of military outreach, New York State, who presented her award.

US Department of Defense Honors Desiree Drindak with The Patriot Award

Posted August 1, 2018

Drindak is honored by the U.S. Dept. of Defense with The Patriot Award for her “support and flexibility on behalf of military reserve employees.” ... MORE

Image of SUNY Empire State College Professor Eileen O’Connor presenting “Student Created VR,” at the 2018 LIT Conference.

Higher Education and K-12 Collaborate at Learning with Innovative Technology Conference

Posted July 30, 2018

The conference attracts K-12 teachers, higher-education faculty, staff and students, technologists, librarians and other professionals interested in the use of technologies in education. ... MORE


24th Annual Day at the Races is Another Winner

Posted July 30, 2018

Thundershowers did not dampen spirits as alumni, family and friends enjoyed a full day of great company and an afternoon of world-class horse racing. ... MORE

#FacultyFriday: Executive Director of International Education Francesca Cichello

Posted July 26, 2018

While her personal and professional roots run deep in upstate New York, Francesca Cichello, the executive director of International Education at SUNY Empire, brings a lifetime of intercultural experience to her position. ... MORE


Seana Logsdon, a 2018 Recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service

Posted July 26, 2018

Seana Logsdon, director of academic support, is a 2018 recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service. ... MORE


Thomas McElroy ‘96, Director of Prior Learning, is a 2018 Recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service

Posted July 18, 2018

The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service provides SUNY-wide recognition for consistently superior professional achievement and encourages the ongoing pursuit of excellence. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Participates in 2018 SPECTRUM Conference

Posted July 18, 2018

The conference, sponsored by SUNY, provided research-based prevention and response training to “…turn the dial on sexual and interpersonal violence against sexual and gender minorities, while providing the most trauma-informed and culturally-competent response and care when incidents do occur.” ... MORE

#FacultyFriday: Undergraduate Studies Mentor Nazik Roufaiel

Posted July 12, 2018

Undergraduate Studies Mentor Nazik Roufaiel has behind her an impressive 35-year career in higher education. Today, she is the department chair of Accounting, Economics and Finance and a full professor. ... 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

#FacultyFriday: Regional Operations Coordinator Timothy J. Cosgriff ‘93

Posted June 27, 2018

Timothy J. Cosgriff ’93 is the regional operations coordinator for Western New York. He came to work at the college in 1989, after attending the Spencer School of London for British Butlers and spending time as a private chef. ... 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

A Message from Officer in Charge Mitchell Nesler to the College Community

Posted June 18, 2018

This year, 3,415 students receive an associate, bachelors, or master’s degree from SUNY Empire State College and join our more than 81,000 alumni worldwide. ... MORE

#FacultyFriday: Director of European International Programs Sheila Marie Aird

Posted June 13, 2018

Sheila Marie Aird is the director of European International Programs. She oversees the dual-degree programs offered at four of SUNY Empire’s international locations. ... MORE

Fourth Annual “Bling Your Cap” Commencement Event a Great Success

Posted June 8, 2018

Nearly 40 students gathered Thursday evening, May 31, at SUNY Empire State College’s Manhattan location, for the fourth annual “Bling Your Cap” commencement event. ... MORE

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