Press Releases, 2022

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Some DMV workers now eligible for SUNY Empire credits

Posted January 30, 2023

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on Monday announced a new partnership with SUNY Empire State to provide college credit to eligible employees. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire Receives $121,000 Grant to Provide Student Emergency Funding

Posted January 30, 2023

SUNY Empire State announced the college is a recipient of a grant from the ESL Federal Credit Union in the amount of $121,000. ... MORE

SUNY Empire Faculty Member Selected for International Exhibition

Posted January 23, 2023

Assistant Professor Raul Manzano’s artwork is on display in selective exhibition ... MORE

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SUNY Empire Announces $1.69 Million Gift from Alumnus Robert Ehrmann ’78

Posted January 17, 2023

SUNY Empire has received a $1.69 million gift from the estate of late alumnus Robert Ehrmann ‘78 ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State Receives Prestigious Grant from Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Posted January 17, 2023

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) selects SUNY Empire to receive grant ... MORE

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SUNY Empire Announces 2023 Bluebird Award Winners

Posted December 20, 2022

SUNY Empire State Student Government Association (SGA) has selected four winners of the Bluebird Award for Volunteerism, Community Building, and Leadership. ... MORE

SUNY EMPIRE STATE HONORS CLASS OF 2022

Posted December 20, 2022

SUNY Empire celebrated the class of 2022 at the college’s winter commencement ceremony on Saturday, December 17 at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. ... MORE

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SUNY EMPIRE STATE TO OFFER IN-STATE TUITION TO STUDENTS FROM PUERTO RICO

Posted November 29, 2022

SUNY Empire State has announced that it will offer in-state tuition for all online undergraduate and graduate programs to students who are residents of Puerto Rico. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire Faculty Member Reimagines Famous Thanksgiving Painting

Posted November 21, 2022

Assistant Professor and Artist Raul Manzano unveils artwork inspired by Norman Rockwell ... MORE

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SUNY Empire Alum Honors African American Veterans

Posted November 21, 2022

U.S. Navy Veteran, Robin Hodges ’22, serves on the board of directors who helped to establish the African American Veterans Monument located at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park in Buffalo, NY. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire Establishes New Pathways Transfer Agreements with SUNY Orange

Posted November 16, 2022

SUNY Empire Establishes Pathways Transfer Agreements in Educational Studies with SUNY Orange ... MORE

SUNY Empire Art Students Chosen to Showcase Works in Annual Exhibit

Posted November 16, 2022

Artworks by four SUNY Empire students have been accepted into the Best of SUNY Art Show ... MORE

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SUNY Empire Launches New MPA Program

Posted November 14, 2022

SUNY Empire State launched a new Master of Public Administration (MPA) program ... MORE

Left to right: Patrick Paul '94 (Anderson Center for Autism), Brittany Hoosier (AIM Services), Christopher Lyons (AIM Services), Noor Syed, Lauren Allen, Mayor Ron Kim, Acting Provost Nathan Gonyea, President Lisa Vollendorf

SUNY EMPIRE DESIGNATED AN AUTISM-SUPPORTIVE COLLEGE

Posted November 7, 2022

SUNY Empire State has been designated a first-of-its-kind Autism Supportive College by Anderson Center for Autism. ... MORE

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SUNY EMPIRE WELCOMES NURSERY SCHOOL TRICK-OR-TREATERS

Posted October 31, 2022

SUNY Empire held its annual trick-or-treating event for neighboring nursery school ... MORE

SUNY Launches Two-Week No-Fee Application Period To Expand College Accessibility

Posted October 25, 2022

Anyone Applying through ApplySUNY or Common App to Receive Up to Five Free Applications Through Nov. 6 for Savings of Up to $250 Per Prospective Student ... MORE

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SUNY Empire Graduate Student Wins ACT Scholarship

Posted October 18, 2022

Matthew Berge is one of just five students in the SUNY system to receive this scholarship ... MORE

SUNY Empire to Hold Regional Job Fair at Cheektowaga Location

Posted October 18, 2022

SUNY Empire State hosting a job fair in October ... MORE

SUNY Empire Commemorates Indigenous Peoples’ Week

Posted October 13, 2022

A celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Week was held Wednesday, October 12 at SUNY Empire’s Saratoga Springs location at 111 West Avenue. ... MORE

Ed.D. Cohort Completes First Academic Cycle

Posted October 5, 2022

SUNY Empire’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in educational leadership and change completed its first academic year since the program launched in Fall 2021. ... MORE

SUNY Empire Holds In-Person Fall Student Kickoff

Posted September 13, 2022

SUNY Empire held its in-person Fall Student Kickoff at nine locations, welcoming new and continuing students to the 2022-23 academic year. ... MORE

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GOVERNOR HOCHUL ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM TO PART-TIME STUDENTS

Posted August 22, 2022

Governor Kathy Hochul announced the launch of a $150 million expansion of New York state's Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), ... MORE

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SUNY Empire Partners with Amazon

Posted July 25, 2022

SUNY Empire State College has been accepted as a premier member into the Amazon Career Choice program, ... MORE

SUNY Empire Hires Vice President for Administration and Finance

Posted July 18, 2022

SUNY Empire announced that Julieta (Julie) Majak accepted the vice president for administration and finance position based in Saratoga Springs. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire Launches New Combined MBA Program

Posted July 11, 2022

SUNY Empire State College will debut a new program this fall that combines the B.S. in accounting with the MBA in business management. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire honors 73-year-old graduate from the class of 2022

Posted July 1, 2022

Harry Williams of New York City is this year’s oldest SUNY Empire graduate to receive a bachelor's degree. ... MORE

Lisa Vollendorf Begins Tenure as President of SUNY Empire

Posted July 1, 2022

Dr. Lisa Vollendorf, incoming SUNY Empire State College president, begins her tenure today at the college’s Saratoga Springs location. ... MORE

SUNY Empire Rochester Location to Host Early Primary Voting

Posted June 21, 2022

The college’s Rochester site will serve as one of 14 polling sites in Monroe County ... MORE

SUNY Empire Honors Class of 2022 in Manhattan

Posted June 16, 2022

SUNY Empire State College celebrated graduates at 50th commencement ceremony ... MORE

SUNY EMPIRE HONORS CLASS OF 2022 IN ALBANY

Posted June 8, 2022

SUNY Empire State College celebrated graduates at 50th commencement ceremony ... MORE

SUNY EMPIRE HONORS CLASS OF 2022 IN ROCHESTER

Posted June 8, 2022

SUNY Empire State College celebrated graduates at 50th commencement ceremony ... MORE

Two SUNY Empire Students Receive 2022 Chancellor’s Award

Posted June 8, 2022

SUNY Awards Two SUNY Empire State with the Highest Honor for Academic Excellence and Leadership ... MORE

SUNY Empire Signs Partnership Agreement with Laundry Workers Center

Posted June 8, 2022

Partnership paves the way for Laundry Center Workers members to earn a degree through SUNY Empire ... MORE

SUNY Empire Faculty Member Selected for 2022-23 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Posted May 26, 2022

Leah Perry, Ph.D., is awarded a third Fulbright award to teach overseas ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College to Open New Location on SUNY Broome’s Campus

Posted May 26, 2022

SUNY Empire and SUNY Broome celebrate new space and partnership with a ribbon cutting ceremony ... MORE

SUNY Empire Graduate Student Wins Rockefeller Institute Policy Competition

Posted May 10, 2022

The Rockefeller Institute of Government announced Pamela Doran, a SUNY Empire graduate student and PRODiG scholar, one of three winners for its second annual Future Leaders in Policy (FLIP) Competition ... MORE

AVIATION HIGH SCHOOL AND SUNY EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE SIGNS PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

Posted May 4, 2022

Partnership paves the way for Aviation High School graduates to earn a degree through SUNY Empire State College ... MORE

SUNY EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE HOSTS RIBBON CUTTING EVENT AT NEW MANHATTAN LOCATION

Posted May 4, 2022

SUNY Empire celebrates the opening of its new location at 4 Park Avenue ... MORE

INCOMING SUNY EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES START DATE

Posted May 3, 2022

Incoming SUNY Empire College President Dr. Lisa Vollendorf to begin her tenure July 1 ... MORE

SUNY Empire Associate Professor Featured in International Ocean Film Festival

Posted April 15, 2022

Kevin Woo, associate professor at SUNY Empire’s Manhattan location, will be included in a feature length film. ... MORE

SUNY Empire Launches Online Mental Health and Wellbeing Service for Students

Posted April 15, 2022

SUNY Empire State College officially launched Lifeworks My Student Support Program, offering free mental-health and wellbeing support for all SUNY Empire students. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Hosts Spring Student Conference

Posted April 14, 2022

SUNY Empire welcomed 62 students, six alumni, and more than 70 faculty and staff to recognize student achievement ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Signs Partnership Agreement with José Limón Dance Foundation

Posted April 13, 2022

SUNY Empire held a formal signing ceremony to celebrate an educational agreement with José Limón Dance Foundation ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Signs Partnership Agreement with Capital District Educational Opportunity Center

Posted April 12, 2022

SUNY Empire State College and Capital District Educational Opportunity Center (CDEOC) finalized a partnership agreement offering college degree options to CDEOC students, graduates, employees, and their family members. This is the seventh Education Opportunity Center to partner with SUNY Empire. ... MORE

SUNY Empire Moves to New Staten Island Location

Posted April 12, 2022

SUNY Empire State College moved its Staten Island campus from 500 Seaview Ave. to the state-of-the-art 1200 South Ave. office complex ... MORE

SUNY Empire to Participate in National Effort to Enhance Equity in Higher Ed

Posted April 12, 2022

SUNY Empire has been awarded a strategic finance grant with the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). ... MORE

SUNY Empire Participates in SUNY’s Mascot Madness for a Second Year

Posted March 23, 2022

Mascot Madness is back! It's time to determine SUNY’s favorite college mascot. ... MORE

Tara Pepis Joins School of Graduate Studies as New Assistant Dean

Posted March 22, 2022

SUNY Empire welcomes Tara Pepis to the School for Graduate Studies as assistant dean for Accreditation, Licensure and Partnerships.  ... MORE

SUNY Empire Secures $245,000 in State Grant to Expand Nursing Program

Posted March 22, 2022

SUNY Empire State College will enhance nursing program to address the state and nation’s critical nursing shortage ... MORE

SUNY Empire to Participate in Panel Discussion at Nationwide Collegiate Esports Event

Posted March 11, 2022

SUNY Empire State College Web Developer and Esports Coordinator Jennifer Hookway will serve as a panelist at LeagueSpot’s State of Collegiate Esports presentation ... MORE

SUNY Empire to Present Academic Symposium for Brain Awareness Week

Posted March 11, 2022

SUNY Empire State College is hosting an academic symposium on various facets of brain health in honor of Brain Awareness Week. ... MORE

SUNY Empire Offers Faculty Expertise on Vladimir Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine

Posted March 9, 2022

SUNY Empire State College’s associate professor shares insight as a former military intelligence analyst ... MORE

SUNY Empire to Host Panel Discussion on Women in STEM

Posted February 3, 2022

In celebration of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, SUNY Empire State College is hosting “Advancing Women in STEM: A Panel Discussion on Progress and Challenges in Higher Education.” ... MORE

SUNY Empire to Launch Bachelor of Business Administration Degree

Posted February 1, 2022

SUNY Empire State College’s School of Business has been approved by the New York State Education Department to offer a new Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. ... MORE

SUNY Empire Ranked #1 in Capital Region MBA Enrollment

Posted January 18, 2022

SUNY Empire State College increases enrollment by 3% for its Master of Business Administration program ... MORE

SUNY Empire Saratoga Springs Location to Become COVID Testing Site

Posted January 15, 2022

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY, January 15, 2022) — Yesterday, Governor Hochul’s office added SUNY Empire State College’s Saratoga Springs location to its list of SUNY campuses that will serve as community testing sites for COVID-19. SUNY Empire joins dozens of SUNY campuses across the state in the effort to provide access to testing to help limit the spread of the virus. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Student Selected as Spring 2022 Center for Law & Policy Solutions Research Intern

Posted January 10, 2022

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY, January 10, 2022) — Amanda Udairam, an undergraduate student at SUNY Empire State College  was selected for the Rockefeller Institute of Government spring 2022 Center for Law & Policy Solutions (CLPS) research internship. ... MORE

SUNY Empire Recognized in Governor Hochul's State of the State Book, "A New Era for New York"

Posted January 6, 2022

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY, January 6, 2022) — On Wednesday, January 5, Governor Kathy Hochul delivered her first State of the State address, promising to harness and unleash the untapped potential of SUNY and CUNY as engines of social mobility and workforce training. ... MORE

Brian V. Carolan Joins SUNY Empire as Dean of School for Graduate Studies

Posted January 3, 2022

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY, January 3, 2022) — Brian V. Carolan, Ph.D. has joined SUNY Empire State College as dean of the School for Graduate Studies. ... MORE