News from Around the College, 2018

Team SUNY Empire Participates in Bike to Work Day

Posted May 18, 2018

Bike to Work Day is part of a week-long effort, held each spring across the U.S. and Canada, to encourage people to bike to work. ... MORE

#FacultyFriday: Professor of Adult Learning and Mentoring Alan Mandell

Posted May 17, 2018

Alan Mandell knows SUNY Empire State College. For more than four decades, he has served as an administrator and mentor in the social sciences. ... MORE

#FacultyFriday: Associate Professor Dr. Rhianna Rogers

Posted May 9, 2018

In addition to teaching courses from her home base in Buffalo, N.Y. and from overseas in Lebanon and the Dominican Republic, Rogers is spearheading the introduction of virtual residencies for SUNY Empire students and faculty. ... MORE

“Re-visioning” Adult Higher Education Webinar Series Takes Place in June

Posted May 2, 2018

“Re-visioning Adult Higher Education, Underrepresented Adults: Power and Identity in American Higher Education,” a four-part webinar series with internationally recognized presenters, takes place this June. ... MORE

#FacultyFriday: Executive Vice President for Administration Joseph Garcia

Posted May 4, 2018

Joseph Garcia joined the college in July 2017. His life trajectory, however, had been pointing him in the direction of SUNY Empire since he graduated high school and enlisted in the military. ... MORE

Nandar W. Kerr Selected for Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence

Posted April 26, 2018

Before coming to the U.S., Kerr practiced as a public advocate attorney in her native country, Myanmar. ... MORE

Nechelle Stolzenberg Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence

Posted April 19, 2018

Stolzenberg will graduate in May with a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Leadership, as well as an Advanced Certificate in Healthcare Management. ... MORE

#FacultyFriday: Assistant Professor Debra Kram-Fernandez

Posted April 19, 2018

Since joining the college in 2012, Assistant Professor Debra Kram-Fernandez has become known as SUNY Empire’s “go-to person for internships” in Manhattan. She mentors approximately 60 students in the Human Services Division of the Child and Family Studies Department. ... MORE

Nandar Winn Kerr Selected for Collegewide Student Affairs Service Award

Posted April 18, 2018

Nandar Winn Kerr received a 2018 Student Service Award at the college’s Student Wellness Retreat, April 5-7, in Albany, N.Y. ... MORE

Terrence Rodgers Selected for Collegewide Student Affairs Service Award

Posted April 18, 2018

Terrence Rodgers received a 2018 Student Service Award at the college’s Student Wellness Retreat, April 5-7, in Albany, N.Y. ... MORE

Lauren Masset Selected for Collegewide Student Affairs Service Award

Posted April 18, 2018

Lauren Masset received a 2018 Student Service Award at the college’s Student Wellness Retreat, April 5-7, in Albany, N.Y. ... MORE

Yolanda Allison Selected for Collegewide Student Affairs Service Award

Posted April 19, 2018

Yolanda Allison received a 2018 Student Service Award at the college’s Student Wellness Retreat, April 5-7, in Albany, N.Y. ... MORE

Thomas Sendgraff Selected for Collegewide Student Affairs Service Award

Posted April 19, 2018

Thomas Sendgraff received a 2018 Student Service Award at the college’s Student Wellness Retreat, April 5-7, in Albany, N.Y. ... MORE

Tatiana Parker Selected for Collegewide Student Affairs Service Award

Posted April 19, 2018

Tatiana Parker received a 2018 Student Service Award at the college’s Student Wellness Retreat, April 5-7, in Albany. ... MORE

Emily Burns Perryman Selected for Collegewide Student Affairs Service Award

Posted April 18, 2018

Emily Burns Perryman received a 2018 Student Service Award at the college’s Student Wellness Retreat, April 5-7, in Albany, N.Y. ... MORE

Justice Favor Selected for Collegewide Student Affairs Service Award

Posted April 18, 2018

Justice Favor received a 2018 Student Service Award at the college’s Student Wellness Retreat, April 5-7, in Albany, N.Y. ... MORE

Wales Brown Selected for Collegewide Student Affairs Service Award

Posted April 19, 2018

Wales Brown received a 2018 Student Service Award at the college’s Student Wellness Retreat, April 5-7 in Albany, N.Y. ... MORE

Jacqueline Hannon ’15 Receives the Chancellors Award for Student Excellence

Posted April 18, 2018

Hannon completed her Bachelor of Science in Business, Management and Economics, with a concentration in marketing, in 2015, and graduates from SUNY Empire with an MBA in Business Management, and a specialization in International Business, this spring. ... MORE

Justice Favor has received the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence

Posted April 18, 2018

Favor, a married father of four, will graduate in May with an A.S. in Labor Studies and a 3.83 GPA. ... MORE

Documentary Photographer Christopher Bowman Receives the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence

Posted April 18, 2018

Christopher Bowman, who will graduate this spring with a bachelor’s in The Arts, with a concentration in documentary photography,enrolled at SUNY Empire in 2013 after a 20-year career as a songwriter and musician. He still performs and continues his work as a sound designer. ... MORE

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#FacultyFriday: SUNY Empire Profesora Berta-Isabel Cuadrado Álvarez

Posted March 29, 2018

From a countryside in Toledo, Spain – an ocean and more than 3,500 miles between her and her students – SUNY Empire Profesora Berta-Isabel Cuadrado Álvarez shares her story. ... MORE

School for Graduate Studies Professors Patricia Isaac, far right, and Donna Mahar, not shown, met with Van Duyn Elementary School teacher to present “Trauma and Literacy."

Professors Donna Mahar and Pat Isaac Present “Trauma and Literacy” to Van Duyn Elementary School Teachers

Posted March 19, 2018

The presentation’s purpose was to improve academic achievement of Van Duyn’s students by supporting their teachers. ... MORE

Kevin Gover, director of the National Museum of the American Indian.

Kevin Gover, Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Delivers Boyer Family Lecture: “Why Americans Should Unlearn Their History”

Posted March 19, 2018

Gover’s Lecture takes place at 1:30 pm, Wednesday, March 21, at the Saratoga Springs City Center, and live on ESC-TV www.esc.edu/esc-tv. Admission is free and open to the, public. ... MORE

Students and faculty gathered for the onsite meeting of the Women's and Gender Studies Residency.

Women's and Gender Studies Residency Meets

Posted March 16, 2018

The residency consisted of five exceptional studies designed specifically for this year’s theme, “Gender Roles and Identities: Evolution and Revolution.” ... MORE

Merryl Tisch, member of the SUNY Board of Trustees, at left, meets with SUNY Empire students Kelly DiCarmine and Allie Quinn.

SUNY Trustees Meet with SUNY Empire Students

Posted March 15, 2018

Courtney Burke and Merryl Tisch, members of the SUNY Board of Trustees, met with SUNY Empire State College Officer-in-charge Mitch Nesler and students Kelly DiCarmine and Allie Quinn. ... MORE

Christine McNeely, animal shelter in CNY

SUNY Empire Alumna Christine McNeely ’10 Leads Successful Fundraising Effort for Humane Association of Central NY

Posted March 5, 2018

Over the next couple weeks, Christine McNeely ’10 and the hundreds of homeless cats and dogs under her care will move to a temporary home while theirs – the Humane Association of Central New York – undergoes a major and much-needed renovation, thanks to a successful fundraising campaign led by the SUNY Empire alumna. ... MORE

Prospectus for a New University College

The Future is Bright as Heroes of Today Champion SUNY Empire State College

Posted February 28, 2018

Nearly 50 years ago, New York State Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller and SUNY Chancellor Ernest L. Boyer conceived a new vision for public higher education in the state of New York, one that would enable adult New Yorkers to advance their careers through the pursuit of a college degree, while also contributing to the economy by answering a growing need for skilled, college-educated workers. ... MORE

Panelists and artists, left to right, Juwana Jenkins, Bendjhi Villiers, Tonya Graves and Johnny Youngblood at the Black History Month celebration in Prague, the Czech Republic. The event, “Black Music 101,” was presented by the U.S. Embassy’s American Center, in cooperation with the college.

SUNY Empire’s International Programs Convenes “Black Music 101,” Honoring Black History Month, in Prague

Posted February 27, 2018

The U.S. Embassy in Prague’s American Center, in cooperation with SUNY Empire State College, presented the event, which was hosted at the University of New York in Prague. ... MORE

Officer-in-charge Mitchell S. Nesler

Mitchell Nesler Named Officer-in-charge of SUNY Empire State College

Posted February 26, 2018

State University of New York Chancellor Dr. Kristina M. Johnson, has named Vice President for Decision Support Mitchell S. Nesler as officer-in-charge of SUNY Empire State College. ... MORE

Alumnus Natural Langdon ’17 and Terry Boddie, a member of the college's faculty and a visual artist, talk during the opening reception for "50 Years Still Dreaming."

Opening Reception for Art Exhibition, “50 Years Still Dreaming,” a Complete Success

Posted February 21, 2018

The exhibition is on view at the college’s Brooklyn location through April 30. ... MORE

Natural Langdon artwork

Empire State College Honors the Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on his 50th Anniversary in Celebration of Black History Month

Posted January 24, 2018

(BROOKLYN, N.Y., Feb. 7, 2018) – In celebration of Black History month, SUNY Empire State College presents the art exhibition, “Fifty Years Still Dreaming,” in honor of Dr. King’s legacy. The works by current students and alumni reflect their individual views of this iconic figure in American history. Visual art faculty and SUNY Empire alumnus, Raúl Manzano, Ph.D., is the curator. Julia Primus, B.A., an alumna, is the assistant curator. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Assistant Registrar Vanessa Redfield, at left, and Susan Bruce, the college’s veteran and military services coordinator, volunteered to lay wreaths on the graves of veterans as part of Wreaths Across America.

SUNY Empire Participates in Wreaths Across America

Posted January 22, 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

From left to right are Professor David Fullard, program participants Qwiheim Marina and Irving Barrero, Professor Dianne Ramdeholl, program participant Job Rodriquez, adjunct faculty member Barbara Tischler and Professor Steve Tischler, and program participant Rene Perez at SUNY Empire State College’s 325 Hudson Street location in Manhattan.

New, Experimental Program Facilitates Entry and Reentry to College for Individuals Previously Involved with the Criminal Justice System

Posted January 22, 2018

This noncredit program is designed to provide reentering citizens with college-ready skills in writing, critical reading, public speaking, note taking, basic college-level math and several other academic areas. ... MORE

Professors Desalyn De-Souza, center, and Tracy Galuski, far right, participated in an early childhood development conference with the University of the West Indies.

Professors De-Souza and Galuski Advance Early Childhood Education with the University of the West Indies and the Dudley Grant Memorial Trust

Posted January 3, 2018

The early-care and education system in Jamaica is currently working toward licensing all schools on the island. De-Souza and Galuski visited programs that have earned certification and those currently in process. Importantly, De-Souza noted that in order to open doors in the U.S., a Jamaican program must first obtain licensure. ... MORE

United Association of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders and Service Technicians, Local 1, apprentices who graduated from SUNY Empire State College in the fall of 2017 were recognized at a ceremony held on Thursday, Nov. 9.

New York City UA Local 1 Plumbers Complete Their SUNY Empire Degrees

Posted January 3, 2018

The graduates included 26 apprentices who completed their SUNY Empire State College associate degrees through UA Local 1’s partnership with the college’s Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies. UA Local 1 apprentices, who complete four years of on-the-job training prior to becoming journeymen, receive a full college scholarship from their union. ... MORE

#FacultyFriday: Associate Professor Sandra Winn

Posted April 26, 2018

Sandra Winn discusses her experiences as a mentor, how her role has evolved over the years and why the unique mentoring model used by the college is equally rewarding for her and her students. ... MORE

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