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News from Around the College, 2019

Associate Professor Audeliz Matias, left, and Associate Professor and Interim Director of European Academic Programs Sheila Marie Aird stand in front of a destroyed building in Puerto Rico.

Grant-funded Oral History Project on Hurricanes Irma and Maria Field Work Underway

Posted September 25, 2019

Interviews with survivors of Hurricanes Irma and Maria are now underway as part of “An Oral History of Hurricane Irma and Maria: A Social, Cultural, and Environmental Crisis in Puerto Rico and the U.S.V.I,” a grant-funded project, awarded to SUNY Empire State College Department of Natural Sciences Associate Professor Audeliz Matias and Associate Professor and Interim Director of European Academic Programs Sheila Marie Aird, by the Oral History Association Awards’ Emerging Crisis Oral History Research Fund. ... MORE

Saratoga Springs City School District Assistant Superintendent of Information Technology David L’Hommedieu and Educational Technology Specialist Kendra Astemborski, presented AV/VR Impacting General and Special Education Classrooms.

Technology in the Classroom, What Works and Why

Posted July 25, 2019

As technology in the classroom continues to play a growing role in primary and secondary education, SUNY Empire State College’s School for Graduate Studies and the Saratoga Springs City School District continue to collaborate to better understand what work best for students. ... MORE

Online Advanced Graduate Certificate in Leadership for Sustainable Development Available this Fall

Posted July 3, 2019

Graduate and prospective graduate students looking for learning opportunities in sustainability have the opportunity to earn a 15-credit, online Advanced Graduate Certificate in Leadership for Sustainable Development this fall. ... MORE

Maj. Gen. Alfred Flowers, left, shakes hands with student Larry Johnson, BMI president. With them is alumnus Carl Hall ’17, a BMI member who assisted in planning and running the event.

USAF Major General Alfred K. Flowers Speaks at SUNY Empire Black Male Initiative Event

Posted July 2, 2019

A standing-room-only crowd greeted retired USAF Maj. Gen. Alfred K. Flowers, whose remarks, “Diversity and Leadership - Overcoming the Obstacles,” generated a standing ovation. ... MORE


Teresa Smith Receives Empire State College Foundation Award

Posted April 29, 2019

The award recognizes a faculty member “who has distinguished himself or herself as a full-time mentor. Recipients are noted for their superb performance as a mentor, mastery of teaching methods, an ability to work with students from a variety of backgrounds and high standards in helping students attain academic excellence.” ... MORE

Alan Mandell, college professor of adult learning and mentoring, and Shantih Clemans, director of the Center for Mentoring, Learning and Academic Innovation, join Karen LaBarge, center, holding her award.

Karen LaBarge and Peter Pociluyko Receive Empire State College Foundation Awards

Posted April 29, 2019

Criteria for the award include “superbly fulfills the responsibilities of the position, demonstrates initiative and strong leadership skills and provides excellence in decision-making, as well as problem solving.” ... MORE

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

Susan McConnaughy '77

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


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


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

Image of Allain and two colleagues at a table with laptops.

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

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