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Chancellor Malatras Appoints SUNY Empire Officer in Charge Dr. Nathan Gonyea to Co-Lead SUNY-wide Task Force

Posted July 26, 2021

State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras announced a new SUNY-wide Empowering Students with Disability Task Force to address challenges faced by students with disabilities on campus and provide additional educational opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The task force, led by SUNY Cobleskill President Marion Terenzio and SUNY Empire Officer in Charge Nathan Gonyea will focus on improving physical access on campus for individuals with disabilities, fighting stigmas associated with disability inclusivity, addressing ableism on campuses, and fielding feedback from people with disabilities to improve their overall learning experience. ... MORE

SUNY Empire and MVCC Sign Six New Transfer Agreements

Posted July 15, 2021

SUNY Empire State College and Mohawk Valley Community College joined together Tuesday, July 13, for a ceremonial signing of six transfer articulation agreements. The event was held on the MVCC campus, where President Randall VanWagoner was joined by SUNY Empire Officer in Charge Nathan Gonyea. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Dedicates Flower Garden to Those Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted July 1, 2021

SUNY Empire State College held a dedication ceremony to announce its new Resilience Garden, celebrating the compassion and courage of the college community during the COVID-19 pandemic and honoring all New Yorkers impacted by COVID-19. Last fall, college staff and administration planted dozens of Asiatic lilies at the entrance of 113 West Avenue in Saratoga Springs. The lilies were donated to the college by Lisa Johnson, a project coordinator at SUNY Empire. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Chosen to Participate in Prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence 3 Learning Community

Posted June 25, 2021

SUNY Empire State College has been selected to participate in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence Learning Community. SUNY Empire is one of only two SUNY institutions chosen to participate in this prestigious national program. ... MORE

Bronx Educational Opportunity Center and SUNY Empire Sign Partnership Agreement

Posted June 17, 2021

SUNY Empire State College and Bronx Educational Opportunity Center (Bronx EOC), which provides career training, high-school equivalency preparation, college readiness classes, college and financial aid application assistance, and job placement assistance to qualified New Yorkers, recently finalized a partnership agreement offering college degree options to Bronx EOC students, graduates, employees and their family members. ... MORE

Two SUNY Empire Students Win MVP Awards in the SUNY Esports League

Posted June 16, 2021

SUNY Empire made its debut in the competitive world of esports in the spring of 2020, when 15 students played three games in the SUNY Chancellor’s Esports Challenge. ... MORE

83-Year-Old Sheldon Friedland of Yonkers to Receive Bachelor's Degree from SUNY Empire State College

Posted June 4, 2021

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY — JUNE 5, 2021) Sheldon Friedland, 83, has achieved a lot over the course of his lifetime: an honorable military enlistment, a beautiful family, a thriving business, and a home of his own. And on June 5, Friedland will add earning a bachelor’s degree to his long list of accomplishments. ... MORE

AI is Growing in Higher Education, but it isn't Automating Everything

Posted June 2, 2021

SUNY Empire State College, which was founded on an online, distance-learning model, historically received more than 110,000 calls a year from students seeking answers on topics like financial aid or admissions. The university, where the majority of learners are between 25 and 49 years old, first adopted an online chat feature in 2019. ... MORE

Amazon Donates $1.75 Million Toward Construction of New STEAM High School in Syracuse, NY

Posted June 2, 2021

Amazon.com is donating $1.75 million toward a new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) high school in Onondaga County. ... MORE

SUNY Empire Welcomes First Accepted Ed.D. Student Jason Fishner

Posted May 27, 2021

SUNY Empire State College recently received its first confirmation of acceptance into the new Ed.D. in educational leadership and change from Jason Fishner, an alum of its MBA program who also has advanced certificates in project management and human resource management. ... MORE

Student Paul Dungey Receives SUNY Empire State College Bluebird Award for Volunteerism, Community Building, and Leadership

Posted May 18, 2021

SUNY Empire State College announced the inaugural recipient of its Bluebird Award for Volunteerism, Community Building, and Leadership is student Paul Dungey of Auburn, NY. Dungey will graduate from the college in June with a bachelor's degree in business. ... MORE

SUNY Empire Partners with NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities

Posted May 11, 2021

SUNY Empire State College and the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) today announced a new partnership that will increase access to education, simplify the admissions process, and give those connected to OPWDD an opportunity to earn college credit for their professional and life experiences. ... MORE

SUNY Empire Helps Veterans in Need Through Statewide Donation Drive

Posted May 7, 2021

In celebration of Military Appreciation Month, the SUNY Empire State College Office of Veteran and Military Education hosted a contactless donation drive to benefit organizations that support U.S. military veterans living in our communities. ... MORE

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NYSED Approves Undergraduate Certificate in Crisis Prevention and Intervention

Posted April 28, 2021

The New York State Education Department has approved SUNY Empire State College’s undergraduate Certificate in Crisis Prevention and Intervention ... MORE

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Stewart's Shops Renames Ice Cream Flavor in Honor of SUNY Empire's Mascot, Blue

Posted April 26, 2021

SUNY Empire is proud to partner with Stewart's Shops for our 50th anniversary with a dedicated ice cream flavor. This flavor will be known as SUNY Empire Blue Ha-Ha, originally known as Brew Ha-Ha. The flavor is affectionately named after the SUNY Empire mascot, Blue. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire and Life’s WORC Establish Corporate and Community Partnership

Posted April 19, 2021

SUNY Empire State College and Life’s WORC, a nonprofit organization that supports more than 2,000 people with intellectual disabilities and autism in Queens, Manhattan, Nassau and Suffolk Counties through residential and community services, the Family Center for Autism, and Life's WORC Trust Services, recently finalized a partnership agreement offering educational degree options for its members, employees, retirees and residents. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire Opens the Richard L. Brodsky Scholarship for Public Service

Posted April 8, 2021

State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras announced today the opening of the Richard L. Brodsky Scholarship for Public Service through SUNY Empire State College. The scholarship honors the late assemblyman and his nearly three decades of serving the lower Hudson Valley community. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College to Host Collection Drives for Community Shelters in Rochester, Saratoga Springs, and Selden in Support of Women’s History Month

Posted March 5, 2021

SUNY Empire State College, in partnership with community shelters, will hold collection drives at its Rochester, Saratoga Springs, and Selden campus locations on Wednesday, March 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College and Rio Salado College Establish Academic Pathways to Increase Access to Education

Posted March 2, 2021

SUNY Empire State College and Rio Salado College, a member of the Maricopa Community College District located in Tempe, AZ, recently finalized a transfer agreement highlighting four academic programs to help graduates who have earned an associate degree transfer to continue their education. ... MORE

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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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