Press Releases, 2018

Images of Morton Bahr, Stephanie Ali, Michael Cronin and Taylor Rothbell in a checkerboard pattern

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

Image: Faculty and staff of the SUNY Empire State College School of Nursing and Allied Health gather for a photograph during the 10th anniversary of the nursing program.

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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Student Speakers Announced for SUNY Empire’s 46th Annual Statewide Commencement

Posted May 25, 2018

More than 3,400 associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates, will be conferred on the class of 2018. ... MORE

2018 Alumni Award Recipients Announced

Posted May 18, 2018

A union shop steward, a university professor and a retired sales executive have been recognized for leadership and community impact. ... MORE

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Stewart’s Shops Scholarships Support 45 Students

Posted May 15, 2018

Students are awarded a $1,000 scholarship for one academic year, with half the total amount awarded each semester. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Students, Faculty & Staff Receive Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence

Posted May 9, 2018

Five SUNY Empire State College students and six faculty and staff recently received 2018 SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence, system-level honors that mark the highest levels of leadership, engagement, professionalism and success. ... MORE

SUNY Empire's Immersive Cloud Learning Featured in "A View from the Edge"

Posted May 1, 2018

ICL broadens access to expert professors for SUNY Empire students by offering in-person instruction at multiple locations simultaneously using high-definition video and audio technologies. ... MORE

SUNY Empire Launches “Commencement Closet” To Provide Regalia for Graduating Students

Posted April 18, 2018

SUNY Empire State College launches “Commencement Closet” on Earth Day to collect used SUNY Empire regalia and provide it to future graduates. ... MORE

Nine members of the inaugural SALUTE class, from left, Andrew Smith, Raul Rodriguez, Juan Nicholson, Teri Tompkins, Nicholas Lee, Elissa Greene, Brandon Dearborn, Douglas Sherman and Bryant Smith, took the induction oath.

Inaugural SUNY Empire Class Inducted into SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society

Posted April 12, 2018

Seventy-six active-duty military and veteran SUNY Empire State College students and alumni are the first to be inducted into SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society. They represent all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. ... MORE

Tanweer Ali Recognized with Altes Prize for Exemplary Community Service

Posted March 21, 2018

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – March 22, 2018) Tanweer Ali, a mentor and instructor in Business, Management and Economics at Empire State College’s International Programs in Prague, has been selected as the recipient of the Jane and Wally Altes Prize for Community Service. He was recognized for his work with human, women’s and immigrant rights; for his contribution to emerging financial communities and his engagement in community projects involving finance-based learning. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Excellence in Professional Services Award Goes to Suzanne Orell

Posted March 20, 2018

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – March 22, 2018) Suzanne Orrell, Ph.D., received the Empire State Foundation Award for Excellence in Professional Service at All College 2018 in Saratoga Springs this month. Orrell, who is director of academic support at the college, was lauded by colleagues for her student-centered approach and tireless work on their behalf. She has made adaptions for students under the Americans with Disabilities Act, including having one student’s textbooks translated to voice. She has traveled throughout Central New York to meet with and assist students on evenings and weekends – times most convenient to the student. She has coached unsure students, such as one who was intimidated by the math in statistics, to success. That student, under Orrell’s tutelage, earned a B. ... MORE

Image of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. courtesy of Benedict J. Fernandez '87.

Statement by SUNY Empire Officer in Charge Mitch Nesler on the 50-year Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination

Posted April 4, 2018

Statement by SUNY Empire Officer-in-Charge Mitch Nesler on the 50-year anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination. ... MORE

Linda Jones Receives Susan H. Turben Chair in Mentoring

Posted March 21, 2018

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - March 30, 2018) Linda Jones, associate professor of environmental geosciences in Empire State College’s Science, Math and Technology Division, was selected for the prestigious Susan H. Turben Chair in mentoring by SUNY Empire State College. ... MORE

Janet Aiello-Cerio Receives Hall Award for Innovation

Posted March 20, 2018

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – March 30, 2018) Janet Aiello-Cerio, events and communications coordinator with the Office of Enrollment Management at SUNY Empire State College’s Coordinating Center, was selected as the recipient of the James William and Mary Elizabeth Hall Award for Innovation. Colleagues cited Aiello-Cerio for streamlining the college’s eight commencement ceremonies held across the state. ... MORE

Bessie Walker Receives Excellence in Support Services Award

Posted March 20, 2018

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – March 27, 2018]) Bessie Walker, office assistant for SUNY Empire State College’s Nanuet location, was the recipient of the Empire State College Foundation Excellence in Support Services Award given at All College 2018 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. ... MORE

Deborah J. Smith Receives Excellence in Mentoring Award

Posted March 20, 2018

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – March 22, 2018) Deborah J. Smith, Ed.D, a professor in Human Services/Health Services at SUNY Empire State College, received the Empire State College Foundation Award for Excellence in Mentoring. The award was given at All College 2018 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. ... MORE

David Andersen Receives Empire State College Excellence in Part-time Mentoring Award

Posted March 20, 2018

David Andersen, an associate professor in the division of Business, Management and Economics at Empire State College’s Lakewood location, and faculty academic coordinator, was given the Empire State College Foundation Excellence in Part-time Mentoring Award at All College 2018 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. in March. ... MORE

Rose Stevens Receives Excellence in Support Services Award

Posted March 21, 2018

Rose Stevens, unit secretary for SUNY Empire State College’s Utica location, was the recipient of the Empire State College Foundation Excellence in Support Services Award given at All College 2018 in Saratoga Spring, N.Y. ... MORE

Joe King Selected for SUNY Empire State College Excellence in Professional Services Award

Posted March 20, 2018

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – March 22, 2018) Joe King, director of Institutional Effectiveness was selected for the Empire State College Foundation Excellence in Professional Service Award at All College 2018 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. ... MORE

Susan H. Turben Award Excellence in Scholarship Goes to Richard Wells

Posted March 27, 2018

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – March 27, 2018) Richard Wells, an associate professor at The Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies, SUNY Empire State College, received the Empire State College Foundation Susan H. Turben Award for Excellence in Scholarship at All College 2018. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Press Release

President Merodie A. Hancock: “The Future is Bright for SUNY Empire”

Posted February 28, 2018

Highlighting progress the college has made “through the work and vision of many” over the last five years, outgoing SUNY Empire State College President Merodie A. Hancock, today shared a final column with the college community. Hancock will take over as president of Thomas Edison State University in New Jersey on March 5. ... MORE

Erin Hamlin ’11 replies to questions at a press conference immediately after winning a bronze medal in luge, women’s singles, at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

SUNY Empire State College Alumna Erin Hamlin ’11 Selected as Team USA’s Flag Bearer for PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games

Posted February 8, 2018

Hamlin, 31, of Remsen, N.Y., won a bronze medal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games in luge, women’s singles, the first American in Olympic history to win a luge singles medal. ... MORE

SUNY Empire alumna Ashley Caldwell ’14, at left, with her U.S. Olympic teammate Kiley McKinnon, at the FIS World Cup aerial competition, held Jan. 19-20, 2018, in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Ashley Caldwell ’14 Named to Third U.S. Winter Olympic Team

Posted January 23, 2018

Caldwell, the current FIS World Cup champion in freestyle skiing, women’s aerials, joins SUNY Empire alumna Erin Hamlin ’11, the Sochi bronze medalist in luge, women’s singles, on the road to PyeongChang. ... MORE

Standing left to right are Allison Moreland, Nathan Whitley-Grassi, Antonia Jokelova, Andrea Piazza-Victor and Educational Technologist Shaun Hoppel. Seated left to right are Jennifer Nettleton and Christine Paige.

Online Learning Consortium Recognizes SUNY Empire Team for Early Intervention with Sensory Impaired Students

Posted January 12, 2018

Facilitating student success via emergency accessibility describes the college’s Emergency Accessibility Review process of ensuring that all students have equal access to course materials so that they are able to share what they know and demonstrate what they have learned. ... MORE

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