Press Releases, 2015

Merodie Hancock is the president of SUNY Empire State College. Photo/Gary Gold

Merodie A. Hancock Named to United Way of the Greater Capital Region Board of Directors

Posted December 30, 2015

As a member of the board, Hancock will be responsible for promoting and guiding United Way of the Greater Capital Region as it works to improve lives and advance the common good. ... MORE

RN to B.S. in Nursing Re-accredited, M.S. in Nursing Achieves Initial Accreditation

Posted November 23, 2015

The college’s RN to B.S. in Nursing program, and its M.S. in Nursing Education, have earned 10-year re-accreditation and five-year initial accreditation, by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. ... MORE

Amy L. Stock

The Amy Stock Memorial Scholarship in Sustainability Established

Posted November 12, 2015

The Amy Stock Memorial Scholarship in Sustainability has been established by the Stock family and the Empire State College Foundation, in memory of Amy L. Stock, who died July 19, 2015, in Albany, at the age of 48, the victim of a drunk driver. ... MORE

Best for Vets Colleges 2016

Military Times Names SUNY Empire State College among “Best for Vets: Colleges 2016”

Posted November 9, 2015

Again this year, the college was highlighted in the online and nontraditional category and identified as a Best for Vets institution. The college has been recognized each year since the magazine first began publishing Best for Vets six years ago. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Brings Immersive Learning Environment to Students

Posted October 14, 2015

Immersive Cloud Learning was conceived as part of an ongoing effort to bridge the gap between the learning environment and technology, a critical consideration in the design, development and delivery of SUNY Empire’s academic programs. ... MORE

Latin Beat: Art and Culture at SUNY Empire State College

Posted October 23, 2015

Empire State College presents "Latin Beat: Art and Culture," a multi-media exhibit showcasing the work of current students and alumni sharing their views, experiences and contribution to the Latino culture. ... MORE

2015 Morton Bahr Online Learning Scholarships Announced

Posted October 6, 2015

SUNY Empire State College has announced the Morton Bahr Online Learning Scholarship recipients for the 2015-16 academic year. The Bahr online scholarship supports students studying to complete their bachelor’s degree online. ... MORE

SUNY Empire Offering New Undergraduate Certificate in Manufacturing Management

Posted October 5, 2015

Certificate Program Launches Spring 2016 ... MORE

Amanda Sisselman Recognized with Altes Award for Exemplary Community Service

Posted July 16, 2015

Amanda Sisselman, an assistant professor at Empire State College’s Staten Island location, is this year’s recipient of the Altes Prize for Exemplary Community Service. Sisselman is a clinical social worker and community-based researcher. ... MORE

SUNY Empire MBA Programs Recognized by the Project Management Institute

Posted July 21, 2015

As an R.E.P., the college’s graduate certificate meets PMI’s rigorous quality criteria for course content, instructor qualification and instructional design. ... MORE

Meg Benke has been awarded a grant from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program to do research at the Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland.

Meg Benke Awarded Fulbright Grant for Her International Research

Posted July 21, 2015

Benke is one of only 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through this Fulbright program during the 2015-16 academic year. ... MORE

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Clayton Steen Appointed Vice President of Enrollment Management

Posted July 7, 2015

Steen will join the college Sept. 1. ... MORE

Statement from President Merodie A. Hancock on Samuel D. Roberts ’12 Becoming Commissioner of the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance

Posted June 30, 2015

Statement from President Hancock on the appointment of Samuel D. Roberts '12 as commissioner of the state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. ... MORE

Frank Vander Valk Named Turben Chair in Mentoring

Faculty Mentor Frank Vander Valk Named Susan H. Turben Chair in Mentoring

Posted June 26, 2015

Frank Vander Valk, associate professor and academic coordinator for political science with SUNY Empire State College’s Center for Distance Learning, was named the Susan H. Turben Chair in Mentoring for SUNY Empire State College. ... MORE

Patricia Ryan Receives Excellence in Professional Services Award

Posted June 23, 2015

Patricia Ryan, director of student and academic services in SUNY Empire State College’s School for Graduate Studies, has received the Empire State College Foundation Award for Excellence in Professional Service. ... MORE

United Way Worldwide President and CEO Brian A. Gallagher to Receive Honorary Doctorate

Posted June 18, 2015

Gallagher also will provide this evening's commencement address to members of the graduating class of 2015. ... MORE

Excellence in Professional Service Award, Alec Meiklejohn

Posted June 18, 2015

Alec Meiklejohn, a program development coordinator at the college’s Harry Van Arsdale School Jr. for Labor Studies, in New York City, received one of two Empire State College Foundation Awards for Excellence in Professional Service at the All College Conference held in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. ... MORE

Susan H. Turben Award in Excellence in Scholarship Named

Posted June 9, 2015

Roxana Toma, a faculty mentor in Policy Studies with SUNY Empire State College’s School for Graduate Studies, is the 2015 recipient of the Susan H. Turben Award for Excellence in Scholarship ... MORE

Faculty Mentor Rhianna Rogers Receives Hall Award for Innovation

Posted June 2, 2015

Rhianna Rogers, an assistant professor with the college’s Buffalo-Cheektowaga location, is the 2015 recipient of the James William and Mary Elizabeth Hall Award for Innovation. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Excellence in Mentoring Award Goes to Gregory Edwards

Posted May 29, 2015

Gregory Edwards, a mentor/coordinator with SUNY Empire State College’s Lakewood location, was awarded the Empire State College Foundation Award for Excellence in Mentoring at the All College Conference held in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. ... MORE

Rosemary Liedke Receives Excellence in Support Services

Posted May 22, 2015

Rosemary (Roe) Liedke, a secretary at the college’s Cheektowaga location, is the 2015 recipient of the Empire State College Foundation Award for Excellence in Support Service. ... MORE

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Empire State College's Metro Art Club Presents Inaugural Exhibition

Posted May 14, 2015

Empire State College has announced the launch of the Metro Art Club with the art exhibition, “Diversity: Forging New Paths.” The show features current students, alumni and a CUNY guest artist. ... MORE

Robert Roach Jr. ‘96, general secretary-treasurer of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, will address the SUNY Empire State College Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies class of 2013.

Robert Roach Jr. ’96 to Receive Distinguished Alumni Award

Posted May 7, 2015

Robert Roach Jr. ’96, general secretary-treasurer of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, will be recognized as a recipient of SUNY Empire State College’s 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award. ... MORE

Melba Tolliver ’98 Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Posted May 7, 2015

Melba Tolliver ’98, the first black person ever to anchor a network news program, will be recognized as a recipient of SUNY Empire State College’s 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award. ... MORE

The SUNY Empire State College 2015 24-Hour Giving Challenge

24-Hour Giving Challenge Exceeds Participation Goals with 750 Alumni, Students, Employees and Friends' Gifts

Posted April 30, 2015

A total of 750 alumni, students, employees and friends of SUNY Empire participated in the college’s 2015 24-Hour Giving Challenge yesterday, Wednesday, April 29, exceeding all participation goals and surpassing 2014’s total by nearly 100 donors. ... MORE

David J. Mazetti '10

David ’10 and Joy Mazzetti Issue Fundraising Challenge to SUNY Empire State College

Posted April 28, 2015

If the college is successful in attracting 400 donors within 24-hours, the gift from the Mazzettis to SUNY Empire will be realized. ... MORE

Statewide Celebratory Events Mark SUNY Empire State College’s 43rd Commencement

Posted April 27, 2015

Statewide celebratory events beginning in Buffalo and concluding on Long Island mark SUNY Empire State College’s 43rd annual commencement season. ... MORE

Heidi Nightengale, the 2015 recipient of the Empire State College Award for Excellence in Part-Time Mentoring, with President Merodie Hancock and Alan Stankiewicz, last year's recipient.

Mentor Heidi Nightengale Recipient of Award for Excellence in Part-time Mentoring

Posted April 20, 2015

Nightengale, a faculty mentor at the college’s Auburn, N.Y. location,was selected for the award following a rigorous, competitive selection process. ... MORE

Sara Humphreys: Publish, Perish or Persevere

Posted April 16, 2015

Author and actress Sara Humphreys will be speaking at the college's Nanuet location. “Publish, Perish or Persevere: A journey to publishing,” chronicles her story as a writer and published author of science fiction, fantasy and romance novels. ... MORE

SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher stands next to Dwight Anderson '98, '14 who is holding his Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence. Zimpher and Anderson were joined by the college's provost and vice president for academic affairs, Alfred Ntoko, at the 2015 award ceremony for all recipients held in Albany, N.Y./Photo Joe Putrock for SUNY

Four Students are Among SUNY's Very Best

Posted April 13, 2015

Four nontraditional students are among SUNY’s very best. They are 2015 recipients of the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, SUNY's most prestigious student honor. ... MORE

Elected officials join associate professor Catherine Collins, at center, after her unanimous election to the Board of Regents during the annual joint session of the state Legislature. Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes stands at far left with state Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie, Collins, Assemblyman Sean Ryan and state Sen. Timothy M. Kennedy on the assembly chamber dais. Photo/NY Assembly

Professor and Mentor Catherine Collins Elected to Board of Regents

Posted March 27, 2015

At a joint session of the New York State Assembly and Senate, state legislators unanimously elected Catherine Collins, SUNY Empire State College associate professor and mentor in Community and Human Services, to serve on the state Board of Regents. ... MORE

New America's Amy Laitinen

New America’s Amy Laitinen to Deliver Annual Boyer Lecture March 26

Posted March 17, 2015

Amy Laitinen, deputy director for higher education at New America, will deliver the Boyer Lecture at SUNY Empire State College’s annual All College Conference. Her talk will be streamed live over the Internet ... MORE

Best for Vets: Business Schools 2015

MBA Program Among Military Times’ “Best for Vets: Business Schools 2015”

Posted March 17, 2015

Military Times magazine, a Gannett publication, has included SUNY Empire State College’s School for Graduate Studies MBA program among its “Best for Vets: Business Schools 2015.” ... MORE

Charles Wait Jr. stands at left with students and 2014-15 Adirondack Trust Co. scholarship recipients Alison Helm and Kendra Pelham. President Merodie Hancock also was on hand for the recognition event held at the college's Alumni House.

Six Students Receive Scholarship Awards from The Adirondack Trust Co.

Posted March 9, 2015

Kendra Pelham, an RN and mother of six, and Alison Helm, a single working mother striving to set a good example for her child, are among the recipients of the Empire State College Foundation Adirondack Trust Co. Scholarship for 2014-15. ... MORE

Student Tania Prymak Competes in Women's Ski Cross at 2015 World University Games

Posted February 11, 2015

A Goshen, N.Y. native and biology student, Tania Prymak '14 earned her associate degree with the college and works as an EMT with the Goshen Volunteer Ambulance Corps in the summer and fall. ... MORE

Statewide Forum Examines Race, Policing, Violence and Recent Court Decisions

Posted February 11, 2015

Court decisions resulting from the Shootings of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and the death of Eric Garner will be part of the upcoming “Forum on Race and Policing: Issues, Progressions, Comments.” ... MORE

Military Times Best for Vets 2015

Military Times Names SUNY Empire State College among “Best for Vets: Colleges 2015”

Posted January 20, 2015

A Gannett Publication, Military Times has included the college since it Began Best for Vets in 2010. ... MORE

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