September 12, 2014

SUNY Empire State College and the Academy for Lifelong Learning Strengthen Long-standing Relationship

Audience in attendance at the A.L.L. signing ceremony. Photo/Empire State College

More than 100 A.L.L. members and several members of the college’s staff attended. Photo/Empire State College

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Sept. 12, 2014) The Academy for Lifelong Learning and SUNY Empire State College entered into an agreement, which formalizes the long-standing relationship between A.L.L. and the college.

“The formal agreement strengthens our relationship with the college and will enable A.L.L. to better serve the community,” said Jeff Shinaman, A.L.L. executive director. “We are very grateful for Empire State College’s ongoing support and all of us at A.L.L. look forward to advancing our mutual mission of promoting and engaging in lifelong learning.”

The signing ceremony was held at the college’s facility at 113 West Ave., Saratoga Springs, on Sept. 11. More than 100 A.L.L. members and several members of the college’s staff attended.

In addition to Shinaman, the agreement was signed by Toby Tobrocke, director of development and interim executive director of the Empire State College Foundation, and Paul Tucci, vice president of administration for the college.

From left to right: Jeff Shinaman, Toby Tobrocke and Paul Tucci. Photo/Empire State College

From left to right: Jeff Shinaman, Toby Tobrocke and Paul Tucci. Photo/Empire State College

The college will continue to provide A.L.L. with office space and associated services at its 111 West Ave. building and the foundation provides financial administration.

In addition to advancing and supporting a mutual mission, A.L.L. continues to identify and promote its relationship with the college in all its endeavors, including its advertising.

Jim Hartman, A.L.L. executive council chair, opened the event and noted, “This fall we’ve had the largest enrollment in our history.”

A.L.L. now has 284 members, 32 of whom are new. More than 250 members are taking classes.

Jim Hartman, A.L.L. executive council chair. Photo/Empire State College

Jim Hartman, A.L.L. executive council chair. Photo/Empire State College

Shinaman asked the new members in attendance to briefly introduce themselves and to let the audience know how they had heard about A.L.L.

More information about A.L.L. is available at http://www.esc.edu/all/the-academy-in-brief/ and at Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Academy-for-Lifelong-Learning-at-Saratoga-Springs/122817081097475

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Media contact: Jeff Shinaman, executive director, Academy for Lifelong Learning

518-587-2100, ext. 2415

Jeff.Shinaman@esc.edu

Media contact: David Henahan, director of communications, SUNY Empire State College

518-587-2100, ext. 2918

David.Henahan@esc.edu

518-321-7038 (after hours and on weekends)

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