Press Releases, 2021

Bronx Educational Opportunity Center and SUNY Empire Sign Partnership Agreement

Posted June 17, 2021

SUNY Empire State College and Bronx Educational Opportunity Center (Bronx EOC), which provides career training, high-school equivalency preparation, college readiness classes, college and financial aid application assistance, and job placement assistance to qualified New Yorkers, recently finalized a partnership agreement offering college degree options to Bronx EOC students, graduates, employees and their family members. ... MORE

Two SUNY Empire Students Win MVP Awards in the SUNY Esports League

Posted June 16, 2021

SUNY Empire made its debut in the competitive world of esports in the spring of 2020, when 15 students played three games in the SUNY Chancellor’s Esports Challenge. ... MORE

83-Year-Old Sheldon Friedland of Yonkers to Receive Bachelor's Degree from SUNY Empire State College

Posted June 4, 2021

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY — JUNE 5, 2021) Sheldon Friedland, 83, has achieved a lot over the course of his lifetime: an honorable military enlistment, a beautiful family, a thriving business, and a home of his own. And on June 5, Friedland will add earning a bachelor’s degree to his long list of accomplishments. ... MORE

AI is Growing in Higher Education, but it isn't Automating Everything

Posted June 2, 2021

SUNY Empire State College, which was founded on an online, distance-learning model, historically received more than 110,000 calls a year from students seeking answers on topics like financial aid or admissions. The university, where the majority of learners are between 25 and 49 years old, first adopted an online chat feature in 2019. ... MORE

Amazon Donates $1.75 Million Toward Construction of New STEAM High School in Syracuse, NY

Posted June 2, 2021

Amazon.com is donating $1.75 million toward a new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) high school in Onondaga County. ... MORE

SUNY Empire Welcomes First Accepted Ed.D. Student Jason Fishner

Posted May 27, 2021

SUNY Empire State College recently received its first confirmation of acceptance into the new Ed.D. in educational leadership and change from Jason Fishner, an alum of its MBA program who also has advanced certificates in project management and human resource management. ... MORE

Student Paul Dungey Receives SUNY Empire State College Bluebird Award for Volunteerism, Community Building, and Leadership

Posted May 18, 2021

SUNY Empire State College announced the inaugural recipient of its Bluebird Award for Volunteerism, Community Building, and Leadership is student Paul Dungey of Auburn, NY. Dungey will graduate from the college in June with a bachelor's degree in business. ... MORE

SUNY Empire Partners with NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities

Posted May 11, 2021

SUNY Empire State College and the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) today announced a new partnership that will increase access to education, simplify the admissions process, and give those connected to OPWDD an opportunity to earn college credit for their professional and life experiences. ... MORE

SUNY Empire Helps Veterans in Need Through Statewide Donation Drive

Posted May 7, 2021

In celebration of Military Appreciation Month, the SUNY Empire State College Office of Veteran and Military Education hosted a contactless donation drive to benefit organizations that support U.S. military veterans living in our communities. ... MORE

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NYSED Approves Undergraduate Certificate in Crisis Prevention and Intervention

Posted April 28, 2021

The New York State Education Department has approved SUNY Empire State College’s undergraduate Certificate in Crisis Prevention and Intervention ... MORE

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Stewart's Shops Renames Ice Cream Flavor in Honor of SUNY Empire's Mascot, Blue

Posted April 26, 2021

SUNY Empire is proud to partner with Stewart's Shops for our 50th anniversary with a dedicated ice cream flavor. This flavor will be known as SUNY Empire Blue Ha-Ha, originally known as Brew Ha-Ha. The flavor is affectionately named after the SUNY Empire mascot, Blue. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire and Life’s WORC Establish Corporate and Community Partnership

Posted April 19, 2021

SUNY Empire State College and Life’s WORC, a nonprofit organization that supports more than 2,000 people with intellectual disabilities and autism in Queens, Manhattan, Nassau and Suffolk Counties through residential and community services, the Family Center for Autism, and Life's WORC Trust Services, recently finalized a partnership agreement offering educational degree options for its members, employees, retirees and residents. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire Opens the Richard L. Brodsky Scholarship for Public Service

Posted April 8, 2021

State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras announced today the opening of the Richard L. Brodsky Scholarship for Public Service through SUNY Empire State College. The scholarship honors the late assemblyman and his nearly three decades of serving the lower Hudson Valley community. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College to Host Collection Drives for Community Shelters in Rochester, Saratoga Springs, and Selden in Support of Women’s History Month

Posted March 5, 2021

SUNY Empire State College, in partnership with community shelters, will hold collection drives at its Rochester, Saratoga Springs, and Selden campus locations on Wednesday, March 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College and Rio Salado College Establish Academic Pathways to Increase Access to Education

Posted March 2, 2021

SUNY Empire State College and Rio Salado College, a member of the Maricopa Community College District located in Tempe, AZ, recently finalized a transfer agreement highlighting four academic programs to help graduates who have earned an associate degree transfer to continue their education. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College and Anderson Center for Autism Announce Efforts to Develop a First-of-its-Kind Autism Supportive College

Posted February 10, 2021

SUNY Empire State College and Anderson Center for Autism today announced plans to develop a comprehensive training and consultation program that will lead to SUNY Empire’s designation as a first-of-its-kind autism supportive college. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College to Hold Soup Drive Amid Increased Need for Aid

Posted February 8, 2021

SUNY Empire State College will host three concurrent soup drives at its Rochester, Saratoga Springs, and Selden campuses to support community shelters and food pantries committed to serving those in need. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College and Hudson Valley Community College Celebrate New Academic Partnership

Posted January 29, 2021

SUNY Empire State College and Hudson Valley Community College today announced a new academic partnership that will not only simplify the transfer process, but will allow Hudson Valley students to continue their studies on campus while enrolled at SUNY Empire. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College to Celebrate 50 Years Throughout 2021

Posted January 28, 2021

SUNY Empire State College will celebrate 50 years of academic achievements and excellence throughout 2021. Founded in 1971, SUNY Empire began as a bold reimagining of higher education, one focused on increasing accessibility and opportunities for students. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Announces New Dean for the School of Nursing and Allied Health

Posted January 22, 2021

SUNY Empire State College today announced Kim S. Stote, Ph.D., MPH, RDN will succeed M. Bridget Nettleton, Ph.D., RN, CNE as dean for the School of Nursing and Allied Health. She had served as dean since 2011 and will continue to teach at SUNY Empire. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Announces Black Male Initiative Scholarship Recipients

Posted January 18, 2021

SUNY Empire State College today announced seven students, all members of the college’s Black Male Initiative (BMI), have been awarded scholarships as part of the program’s work to remove barriers to education and to acknowledge students’ hard work and dedication. ... MORE

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Chancellor Malatras Launches SUNY For All Campaign Promoting Free Online Training Center Designed to Create Pathway to College, Prepare New Yorkers for Post-COVID Careers

Posted January 12, 2021

State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras today launched a statewide campaign supporting SUNY’s new free Online Training Center designed to give New Yorkers a clear pathway to college and careers in the post-COVID economy. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College and Sunbridge Institute Reaffirm Commitment to Education for Adult Learners

Posted January 8, 2021

SUNY Empire State College and Sunbridge Institute yesterday renewed an existing academic pathway agreement between the two institutions to increase access to education for adult learners. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College to Hold Statewide Pet Drives to Benefit Animal Shelters

Posted January 6, 2021

SUNY Empire State College will hold three concurrent pet supply drives in Rochester, Saratoga Springs, and Selden to benefit area shelters in need. ... MORE

SUNY Empire Establishes 3 Pathways Transfer Agreements with HVCC

Posted May 27, 2021

SUNY Empire State College has entered into three Pathways Transfer Agreements with Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC), in business administration, entrepreneurship, and marketing. ... MORE

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