October 9, 2014

Media Advisory

Future Home of SUNY Empire State College - Greater Rochester RegionWhat: Groundbreaking ceremony for SUNY Empire State College’s $10 million LEED-silver regional facility

When: 1-2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16.

Where: 680 Westfall Road, Rochester, NY 14618.

Who: Merodie A. Hancock, president, SUNY Empire State College; state Assembly Majority Leader Joseph D. Morelle; state Sen. Joseph E. Robach; Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks; Town of Brighton Supervisor William W. Moehle; students, faculty and staff from the college, business and community leaders

Why: Located in the Town of Brighton, the college’s $10 million, 30,000-square-foot, two-story regional facility will expand educational access and opportunity for the people who live, work and learn in the greater Genesee Valley communities.

The college anticipates occupying the facility, which is designed to meet U.S. Green Building Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design silver specifications, during February 2016.

About SUNY Empire State College

Empire State College, the nontraditional, open college of the SUNY system, educates more than 20,000 students worldwide at eight international sites, more than 35 locations in the state of New York, online, as well as face to face and through a blend of both.

The average age of an undergraduate student at the college is 35 and graduate students’ average age is 40.

Most Empire State College students are working adults. Many are raising families and meeting civic commitments in the communities where they live, while studying part time.

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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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