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SUNY Empire State College Awarded $10,000 Grant to Support Students Affected by COVID-19

Posted May 26, 2020

SUNY Empire State College today announced ESL Federal Credit Union’s Charitable Foundation awarded $10,000 to SUNY Empire’s COVID-19 Emergency Educational Grant program, which provides grants to assist currently enrolled students with educationally related financial hardships resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Establishes Public Service Scholarship in Memory of Former New York State Assemblyman Richard L. Brodsky

Posted May 21, 2020

SUNY Empire State College President Jim Malatras today announced the Richard L. Brodsky Scholarship for Public Service, established to honor Brodsky’s legacy as a committed public servant ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Adopts Latin Honors for First Time in the College’s 49-Year History

Posted May 20, 2020

SUNY Empire State College today announced it has established the Latin Honors system for the first time in the institution’s 49-year history in response to overwhelming student support for the change ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Announces Recipients of the SUNY Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowships

Posted May 19, 2020

SUNY Empire State College today announced that two recent SUNY Empire graduates, Matthew LaValle ‘19 and Desiree Roundtree ‘20, are recipients of the SUNY Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowships for the State of New York. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College to Partner with United Way of the Greater Capital Region and CDTA to Collect Essential Items for Babies and Families in Need

Posted May 13, 2020

SUNY Empire State College, United Way of the Greater Capital Region, and CDTA are partnering to host a community baby shower—collecting donations for babies of families in need on 5.18 Day, the United Way of the Greater Capital Region’s annual day of service on Monday, May 18 ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Releases 53rd Edition of Nationally-Recognized Higher-Ed Mentoring Journal

Posted May 11, 2020

SUNY Empire State College published the latest issue of All About Mentoring, a nationally-recognized journal for educators to explore the latest ideas and practices for mentoring in the higher education setting ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College President Jim Malatras, Provost Meg Benke Join New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New Task Force to Reimagine Education

Posted May 8, 2020

New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that SUNY Empire State College President Jim Malatras will chair the state’s new Reimagine Education Advisory Council to assist schools and colleges adopt technological innovations to reopen safely in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Announces 2020 Recipients of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence

Posted May 4, 2020

SUNY Empire State College today announced four of its students have been selected as recipients of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence (CASE), the highest honor bestowed upon a student by the State University of New York ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Joins SUNY’s Online Esports Tournament to Support Student COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds

Posted April 29, 2020

SUNY Empire State College has joined the SUNY-wide, three-week esports tournament to benefit funds for emergency relief efforts assisting students affected by COVID-19. Campuses participating in the online games are competing for a prize pool of $20,000 in winnings in the #SUNYTogether campaign ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College to Join the Together We Remember Coalition’s Global Virtual Vigil for Genocide Awareness Month

Posted April 28, 2020

SUNY Empire State College will join the Together We Remember coalition, a global network of activists and advocates, for a 24-hour online vigil on Thursday, April 30, for the conclusion of Genocide Awareness Month ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Announces Cancellation of June 2020 Commencement Ceremonies

Posted April 27, 2020

SUNY Empire State College announced today that all June commencement ceremonies have been canceled due to COVID-19-related public health precautions. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Adds Seven New Concentrations to Online MBA in Business Management Program

Posted April 24, 2020

SUNY Empire State College today announced seven new concentrations in its online Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Business Management program to provide the skills and knowledge needed to enter growing fields like healthcare management, IT management, global trade, innovation and entrepreneurship, and more. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Awarded $45,000 Grant from the Robin Hood Relief Fund to Support Students through COVID-19 Hardship

Posted April 20, 2020

SUNY Empire State College today announced it has been awarded a $45,000 grant from New York City’s largest poverty fighting organization, Robin Hood’s Relief Fund. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Diversity Task Force to Host Forum Addressing Anti-Semitism on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day

Posted April 20, 2020

SUNY Empire State College will host a forum addressing anti-Semitism on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day on Tuesday, April 21. The session will focus on the continued importance of remembering the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust, and address the recent increase of incidents of anti-Semitism around the world. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Moves Fifth Annual Learning in Technology Conference Entirely Online in Response to COVID-19

Posted April 13, 2020

SUNY Empire State College today announced it will transfer the fifth annual Learning in Technology (LIT) conference from its traditional in-person gathering to a series of online sessions in response to ongoing concerns about COVID-19 ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Students Recognized as Outstanding Adult Learners by the Rochester Area Colleges Continuing Education Consortium

Posted April 10, 2020

SUNY Empire State College today announced three of its students were named recipients of the 2020 Rochester Area Colleges Continuing Education (RACCE) Outstanding Adult Learner award for excellence in balancing academic success, career, and family life. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Faculty Awarded 2020 Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Diversity and Inclusion Leave Program Funding for Research on Independent Learners

Posted April 10, 2020

SUNY Empire State College today announced Lynette Nickleberry, assistant professor in the School of Human Services, has been awarded funding through the 2020 Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Diversity and Inclusion Leave Program to continue her research into the habits and behaviors of independent learners. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Community Continues to Give in Response to COVID-19

Posted April 3, 2020

SUNY Empire State College students, alumni, faculty, and staff continue to create opportunities to support those in need in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Community Volunteers and Gives in Response to COVID-19

Posted March 30, 2020

The SUNY Empire State College community is volunteering, organizing, and donating in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including more than a dozen faculty members who have answered New York state’s call for qualified mental health professionals to volunteer their services in the state’s response efforts. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire Shares the Inaugural Message of Jim Malatras, Fifth President of SUNY Empire State College

Posted March 26, 2020

SUNY Empire State College President Jim Malatras today shared his inaugural message with the college community. ... MORE

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