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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

SUNY Empire employee Janet Aiello-Cerio, at left, drops off holiday gifts to Lindsay Duma, a volunteer with the Franklin Community Center.

SUNY Empire State College Donates Holiday Gifts to the Franklin Community Center

Posted December 8, 2017

The Franklin Community Center was as busy as a beehive when Janet Aiello-Cerio, events and communications coordinator for the Office of Enrollment Management at SUNY Empire State College, dropped off holiday gift donations from Saratoga Springs-area employees. ... MORE

Pictured are the staff of the college's Office of Admissions in front of gifts to be donated to the Empty Stocking Project in Saratoga Springs.

Office of Admissions Secret Santas Stuff Empty “Stockings” for 8-year-old Demond and 9-year-old Melody

Posted December 7, 2017

Empty Stocking matches sponsors, a.k.a. Secret Santas, with underprivileged children throughout Saratoga County. ... MORE

Executive Vice President for Administration Joseph L. Garcia, a retired lieutenant colonel and 28-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, stands with Librarian Sara Hull in the lobby of 2 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, N.Y., as cards for the Holidays for Heroes program were collected.

SUNY Empire Participates in the American Red Cross’s Holidays for Heroes Program

Posted December 4, 2017

Sara Hull, librarian at SUNY Empire State College, opened the first tab on her random acts of kindness advent calendar and the message underneath read: Write a card to a soldier. ... MORE

Professor Jim Wunsch, at left, with Margaret Blair '17 at the college's Manhattan location.

SUNY's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards Scholarship to Brooklyn Alumna Margaret Blair for Research of Art in the Czech Republic and Cuba

Posted November 30, 2017

Blair, who graduated in October 2017 and completed a bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a concentration in arts, learning and communication, traveled to Cuba twice and once to the Czech Republic to conduct research on art in both countries. She was particularly focused on the communist cultures in both countries. ... MORE

Central New York students, alumni and employees support the Year of the Caribbean.

Students, Alumni and Employees in Central New York Paint Together to Support Year of the Caribbean

Posted November 17, 2017

SUNY Empire State College students, alumni and employees from the Central New York region created beach-themed paintings in support of this year’s Year of the Caribbean theme for the college. ... MORE

Gingerbread creation, “The Ballroom,” incorporates Cosgriff’s fish-eye image of a tree in front of the museum in springtime. Image courtesy of Timothy Cosgriff '93

Art of Timothy Cosgriff '93 on Display at Eastman Museum

Posted November 15, 2017

Artist Timothy Cosgriff '93, regional operations coordinator for SUNY Empire State College’s Genesee Valley locations, and an alumnus of the college, has his work on display at the George Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave., Rochester, N.Y., as part of its annual Sweet Creations Display. ... MORE

Image of Doug Sherman, left, with two other veterans, who also are members of SALUTE, at the 2017 commencement at Albany.

First Class of Veteran and Military Students Inducted Into SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society

Posted November 10, 2017

Sixty-seven active-duty military and veteran SUNY Empire State College students, from across New York state and the nation, have been inducted into the college’s SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society. ... MORE

Meg Benke, left, is presented with the Noflett Williams Service Award by Deb Adair, executive director of Quality Matters, the 2016 award recipient. Photo provided NUTN

Professor Meg Benke Receives National University Technology Network’s Noflett Williams Service Award

Posted November 8, 2017

The award is named in honor of the late Nofflet D. Williams, a NUTN founder and pioneer in the application of telecommunications to education and the development of distance learning on state, national and international levels. ... MORE

Altes presents Gaines with Altes Prize

Donna Gaines Presented Altes Prize at the Fall Academic Conference

Posted November 6, 2017

Donna Gaines, assistant professor of Social Science and Interdisciplinary Studies at the college’s Old Westbury location and a licensed social worker, was presented with the Jane and Wally Altes Prize for Exemplary Community Service at the Fall Academic Conference, held Oct. 25 through 27. ... MORE

Gayle Stever Delivers Susan H. Turben Faculty Lecture

Posted November 6, 2017

Thirty years ago, no one was researching fan behavior and “superstar mania” in the field of psychology and lifespan development. When Gayle Stever, associate professor in Social Sciences with the college’s Rochester location, looked at the literature, it was almost all coming from the communication field. ... MORE

David Pritchard to Present at Wings of the Future Forum, Moscow, Russia

Posted October 31, 2017

According to Pritchard, manufacturing processes of the next generation of aircraft – to be produced in the mid-2020s – will include advanced robotic applications, including collaborative robots (COBOTS), industrial robots on automated guide vehicles (MOBOTS), automated fiber placement, additive manufacturing, thermoplastic airframe structures and factory digitalization. ... MORE

Image of “Cover Jar," a cone 12-gas reduction clay piece, by Alan Stankiewicz.

Artwork by Mentor Alan Stankiewicz Selected for a Juried Clay Exhibition

Posted October 18, 2017

An opening reception takes place from 6-9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 10, at the Flower City Arts Center, 713 Monroe Ave., Rochester, N.Y. ... MORE

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