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SUNY Empire State College and Anderson Center for Autism Announce Efforts to Develop a First-of-its-Kind Autism Supportive College

Posted February 10, 2021

SUNY Empire State College and Anderson Center for Autism today announced plans to develop a comprehensive training and consultation program that will lead to SUNY Empire’s designation as a first-of-its-kind autism supportive college. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College to Hold Soup Drive Amid Increased Need for Aid

Posted February 8, 2021

SUNY Empire State College will host three concurrent soup drives at its Rochester, Saratoga Springs, and Selden campuses to support community shelters and food pantries committed to serving those in need. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College and Hudson Valley Community College Celebrate New Academic Partnership

Posted January 29, 2021

SUNY Empire State College and Hudson Valley Community College today announced a new academic partnership that will not only simplify the transfer process, but will allow Hudson Valley students to continue their studies on campus while enrolled at SUNY Empire. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College to Celebrate 50 Years Throughout 2021

Posted January 28, 2021

SUNY Empire State College will celebrate 50 years of academic achievements and excellence throughout 2021. Founded in 1971, SUNY Empire began as a bold reimagining of higher education, one focused on increasing accessibility and opportunities for students. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Announces New Dean for the School of Nursing and Allied Health

Posted January 22, 2021

SUNY Empire State College today announced Kim S. Stote, Ph.D., MPH, RDN will succeed M. Bridget Nettleton, Ph.D., RN, CNE as dean for the School of Nursing and Allied Health. She had served as dean since 2011 and will continue to teach at SUNY Empire. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Announces Black Male Initiative Scholarship Recipients

Posted January 18, 2021

SUNY Empire State College today announced seven students, all members of the college’s Black Male Initiative (BMI), have been awarded scholarships as part of the program’s work to remove barriers to education and to acknowledge students’ hard work and dedication. ... MORE

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Chancellor Malatras Launches SUNY For All Campaign Promoting Free Online Training Center Designed to Create Pathway to College, Prepare New Yorkers for Post-COVID Careers

Posted January 12, 2021

State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras today launched a statewide campaign supporting SUNY’s new free Online Training Center designed to give New Yorkers a clear pathway to college and careers in the post-COVID economy. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College and Sunbridge Institute Reaffirm Commitment to Education for Adult Learners

Posted January 8, 2021

SUNY Empire State College and Sunbridge Institute yesterday renewed an existing academic pathway agreement between the two institutions to increase access to education for adult learners. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College to Hold Statewide Pet Drives to Benefit Animal Shelters

Posted January 6, 2021

SUNY Empire State College will hold three concurrent pet supply drives in Rochester, Saratoga Springs, and Selden to benefit area shelters in need. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Will Provide Instructional Support to U.S. Naval Community College Students

Posted December 30, 2020

State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras and United States Naval Community College (USNCC) President Dr. Randi Cosentino today announced that SUNY and USNCC are partnering to provide expanded educational opportunities for sailors, marines, and coast guards through USNCC’s Phase I pilot program beginning in January 2021. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Foundation Receives $15,000 Grant from Charles R. Wood Foundation to Assist Students During the Pandemic

Posted December 11, 2020

SUNY Empire State College today announced the Charles R. Wood Foundation has established a $15,000 scholarship fund through the SUNY Empire State College Foundation for student frontline healthcare workers. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College to Partner with United Way to Collect Toys for Children of All Ages this Holiday Season

Posted December 9, 2020

SUNY Empire State College and the United Way are partnering to host four concurrent community toy drives in Albany, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, and Selden, to bring holiday cheer to children and their families. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire to Honor Class of 2020 with Virtual Commencement on December 19

Posted December 1, 2020

SUNY Empire State College will celebrate the class of 2020 throughout the month of December with a series of online and social media campaigns, culminating with a virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, December 19, at noon. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Increases Access to Higher Education for 13,000 Big I New York Members across the State

Posted November 29, 2020

SUNY Empire State College today announced a new partnership to expand educational opportunities for the more than 13,000 members of Big I New York, which represents 1,750 independent insurance agencies in New York state. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Food Drives in Rochester, Saratoga Springs, and Selden Collect In-Demand Items for Community Food Banks ahead of Holiday Season

Posted November 17, 2020

SUNY Empire State College held three concurrent food drives across New York state today at its Rochester, Saratoga Springs, and Selden campuses to support food banks in need ahead of the holiday season ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Lowers Barriers to College for More than 42,000 Steelworkers through United Steelworkers Institute for Career Development

Posted October 1, 2020

SUNY Empire State College today announced it has renewed its longstanding partnership with the United Steelworkers Institute for Career Development (USW-ICD), which was first forged more than 20 years ago to increase access to flexible, high-quality college degrees for steelworkers across the country. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Expands Access to Higher Ed for All Capital District YMCA Members and Employees

Posted September 23, 2020

SUNY Empire State College today announced a new partnership to lower barriers to a high-quality higher education for thousands of Capital District YMCA members and employees. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Officer-in-Charge Beth Berlin Statement on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Posted September 19, 2020

SUNY Empire State College Officer-in-Charge Beth Berlin Statement on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ... MORE

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Statewide Leaders Bring Education, Social Justice Backgrounds to SUNY Empire State College’s Shirley A. Chisholm Center for Equity Studies Board of Advisors

Posted September 18, 2020

SUNY Empire State College today announced the members of the Shirley A. Chisholm Center for Equity Studies Board of Advisors, a diverse group of accomplished leaders in New York state and beyond with a shared commitment to social justice, to help guide the center’s work in researching, revealing, and correcting the active legacy of racism in America’s institutions, systems, and culture. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College and the Independent Drivers Guild Partner to Help Thousands of Ride-Hailing Drivers Earn College Degrees

Posted September 15, 2020

SUNY Empire State College and the Independent Drivers Guild today announced a new partnership to help more than 200,000 for-hire drivers in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut advance their education by reducing the cost and time required for degree completion through SUNY Empire’s personalized, flexible model. ... MORE

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