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Associate Professor Patricia Isaac, center, was presented with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence by Executive Vice President Joseph Garcia and Associate Dean Nikki Shrimpton at the college’s commencement ceremony at Syracuse.

Three Receive the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

Posted June 20, 2019

The college's 2019 recipients are: Assistant Director for Cloud Computing Adam Cross, Secretary II Kara Loy and Associate Professor Patricia Isaac. ... MORE

Four Alumni Recognized for Distinguished and Emerging Leadership, Veteran Service and Community Impact

Posted May 21, 2019

The purpose of the program is to recognize the college’s exemplary alumni who have made a lasting impact on society and SUNY Empire through outstanding professional, philanthropic or volunteer accomplishments. ... MORE

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Lynne Dodson named Associate Dean of the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies

Posted May 14, 2019

As the Labor Center’s associate dean, Dodson will collaborate with senior Office of Academic Affairs leadership to expand student success with high-quality labor studies programming that promotes innovation in teaching, mentoring and learning. A long-time labor leader and activist and an educator and advocate for worker rights, social, racial and economic justice, Dodson most recently served as secretary treasurer for the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO (WSLC). ... MORE

Jim Malatras Named President of SUNY Empire State College

Posted May 8, 2019

Jim Malatras, the current president of the Rockefeller Institute of Government, today was named president of Empire State College by the SUNY Board of Trustees. His appointment is effective July 15, 2019. ... MORE

Anderson Center Executive Director and CEO Patrick Paul '94, a SUNY Empire alumnus, and Officer in Charge Mitchell S. Nesler, shake hands after formalizing the partnership between the two organizations.

Anderson Center for Autism and SUNY Empire State College to Expand Opportunities for Students Entering Field of Autism

Posted May 7, 2019

Executives from Anderson Center for Autism and SUNY Empire State College held a signing ceremony at Anderson Center on Monday, May 6, to mark the launch of a cross-institutional educational collaboration that will provide paths for professional advancement for Anderson Center employees and develop a program to prepare SUNY Empire State College students to work with individuals with autism. ... MORE

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New Program for the Fall: Online Master of Science in Information

Posted April 29, 2019

The online MSIT degree is a 33 credit program designed to attract IT professionals in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields who wish to advance their career opportunities in information technology industries. ... MORE

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Four Selected for the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence

Posted April 24, 2019

Four SUNY Empire State College students have been selected to receive the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, the SUNY system’s most prestigious student honor. They are: Wales A. Brown ’15, ‘18, formerly of Schenectady; Lynn Ann Hinds McCoy ’16, a resident of Canastota; Tatiana C. Parker, a North Syracuse resident and Julian Wyllie ‘18, who lives in Manhattan. ... MORE

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47th Annual Commencement Dates Announced

Posted April 8, 2019

SUNY Empire State College’s 47th annual commencement ceremonies begin in Albany, Sunday, June 2, and conclude Saturday, June 15, on Long Island. As the SUNY system’s only statewide college, commencement events take place throughout the state. ... MORE

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Multi-year Plan for 1 Stop Student Services Culminates in Ribbon Cutting at 111 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY

Posted February 27, 2019

As part of multi-year efforts to improve student success statewide, SUNY Empire State College 1-Stop Student Services staff are now under one roof at newly renovated 111 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. ... MORE


SUNY Corning Community College and SUNY Empire State College Sign Nursing Transfer Agreement

Posted February 20, 2019

Students who receive their associate degree in nursing at SUNY CCC and meet the appropriate academic requirements will be accepted into the Bachelor of Science in nursing program at SUNY Empire State. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire Begins 2019 with New Academic Opportunities

Posted January 15, 2019

B.S. in Accounting, B.S. in Allied Health and a Human Resource Management Specialization for the Online MBA, Meet Student and Employer Demand ... MORE

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New Partnership Addresses Needs for Management Training and Professional Development

Posted December 4, 2018

SCIM will meet the demands of employers and employees for additional in-depth professional development and training for those moving into operational, personnel management and other leadership positions. ... MORE

Statement from SUNY Empire State College on Trooper Jeremy J. VanNostrand '06

Posted December 1, 2018

Statement from the college on the death of alumnus and New York State Trooper Jeremy J. VanNostrand ’06. ... MORE

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Empire State College Awarded $120,000 in SUNY Funds to Support Faculty and Staff Innovations

Posted October 15, 2018

A Global MOOC, a SUNYwide catalog of projects and initiatives and competency-based education resources for STEM workforce development merit IITG support. ... MORE

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“Many Voices, Muchas Voces,” Art Exhibit Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted October 1, 2018

“Many Voices, Muchas Voces,” an art exhibit celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, opens at 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11. The exhibit features artwork by the college’s students, alumni and faculty and runs through Thursday, Nov. 29. ... MORE

Statement on SUNY Chancellor Johnson’s Inauguration from Officer in Charge Mitchell S. Nesler

Posted September 14, 2018

Statement on SUNY Chancellor Johnson’s Inauguration from Officer in Charge Mitchell S. Nesler. ... MORE


Students Stand with Puerto Rico

Posted August 30, 2018

Students traveled to Puerto Rico to rebuild homes destroyed by Hurricanes Irma and Maria as part of the “NY Stands with Puerto Rico Recovery and Rebuilding Initiative” established by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. ... MORE

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Morton Bahr Distance Learning Scholarship Recipients Announced

Posted August 13, 2018

An arts and educator, a first responder and a worker in the hospitality industry are this year’s recipients. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Marks 10-year Anniversary of its RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

Posted July 26, 2018

Since the establishment of SUNY Empire’s RN to BSN, online master’s and bachelor’s programs have been added by the School of Nursing and Allied Healthcare. ... MORE

SUNY Empire to Confer an Honorary Degree on Lumina CEO Jamie Merisotis

Posted May 31, 2018

SUNY Empire State College will confer an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters on Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, at its Capital Region commencement ceremony, to be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, June 3, at the Empire State Convention Center, Albany, N.Y. ... MORE

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