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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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SUNY Empire State College President Merodie A. Hancock Selected to Lead Thomas Edison State University

Posted December 20, 2017

Merodie A. Hancock, the president of SUNY Empire State College since July 2013, has accepted the presidency of Thomas Edison State University of New Jersey after being unanimously elected by the institution’s Board of Trustees at a special board meeting today. She will take office on March 5, 2018. ... MORE

Christopher Whann Named Executive Director of Regional Operations

Posted December 5, 2017

Christopher A. Whann, an administrator and faculty member with experience in organizational, operational and budget matters, was appointed executive director of regional operations for the Office of Enrollment Management. He had been serving as interim director until the completion of a national search for the position. Whann is based in Manhattan and Westchester County. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College President Merodie A. Hancock and U.S. Navy Commander Judd Krier cut a ceremonial ribbon opening the national testing center at the college.

SUNY Empire State College Designated a National Testing Center for Military Personnel

Posted November 30, 2017

U.S. Navy Commander Judd Krier, commanding officer of the Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) in Ballston Spa, N.Y., and Merodie A. Hancock, president of SUNY Empire, cut a ceremonial ribbon to mark the occasion. ... MORE

Stat Staff Professionals Founder and CEO David Theobald ’13, ’17, at left wearing medical scrubs, checks vital signs of former employee Ruffin Pauszek.

Stat Staff Professionals Establishes Second Student Scholarship

Posted November 20, 2017

The Stat Staff Professionals Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship will award up to $5,000 annually, with two awards of up to $2,500 each, one for a student enrolled in nursing and another in allied health. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Recognizes Three with Inaugural Alumni Awards

Posted October 4, 2017

The SUNY Empire State College Alumni Student Federation Board of Governors recognized three of the college's exemplary alumni on Thursday, Oct. 12. The inaugural awards were for an emerging leader, a distinguished leader and an alumnus/a who has especially impacted his or her community. The three, Janice M. Novello, Susan H. Turben and Catherine M. Roberts, were recognized during the joint foundation board and federation board dinner in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Each awardee was recognized with a plaque to be displayed at the college’s Alumni House, as well as a personal award. ... MORE

Left to right are Marian Conway, Tom Muratore, representing Suffolk County's 4th Legislative District, state Sen. Kenneth P. LaValle, chairman of the committee on higher education, Merodie A. Hancock, president of SUNY Empire State College and Town of Brookhaven Councilman Kevin J. LaValle. Photo credit Marty Heitner

SUNY Empire Breaks Ground for Sustainable, Technologically Advanced Education Facility

Posted October 6, 2017

SUNY Empire State College today broke ground for a new sustainable, technologically advanced and handicapped-accessible education facility to be located at 407 College Road, Selden, N.Y. ... MORE

Affording you a college education, the Excelsior Scholarship program

Statement from SUNY Empire State College President Merodie A. Hancock on the Excelsior Scholarship Program

Posted October 4, 2017

“The Excelsior Scholarship program has been a great success in making high-quality public higher education even more accessible and affordable for New York’s full-time students." ... MORE

SUNY Maritime's training vessel, the Empire State VI, being loaded with relief supplies prior to embarking to the Gulf Coast.

SUNY Empire State College Community Contributes to “SUNY Strong”

Posted September 19, 2017

The SUNY Empire State College community has contributed to the “SUNY Strong” fund, the ongoing statewide effort to raise funds for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey and for future disaster relief. The SUNY Empire college community quickly surpassed its initial goal of raising $2,500 and, to date, more than $5,000 has been contributed. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College President Merodie A. Hancock and Maria College President Thomas J. Gamble sign an articulation agreement.

Maria College and SUNY Empire State College Partner in Graduate Program Areas

Posted September 14, 2017

In a first-of-its-kind agreement for both colleges, Maria College bachelor’s students now have an early admission pathway for transferring into all SUNY Empire State College’s School for Graduate Studies and School of Nursing and Allied Health programs. ... MORE

SUNY Cobleskill President Terenzio and SUNY Empire State College President Hancock sign an articulation agreement for business students.

SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Empire State College Sign MBA Transfer Agreement

Posted September 11, 2017

The articulation agreement allows qualified Bachelor of Business Administration students at SUNY Cobleskill to transfer smoothly into the Master of Business Administration in Business Management program at SUNY Empire. ... MORE

Retired International Programs Faculty Member Richard Bonnabeau and Francesca Cichello, executive director of international education.

Francesca Cichello Named Executive Director of International Education

Posted June 21, 2017

A new position, SUNY Empire’s executive director of international education also serves as the college’s senior international officer and oversees the college’s Center for International Programs. ... MORE

Donna Gaines, Altes Prize

Assistant Professor Donna Gaines Receives Altes Prize

Posted May 25, 2017

Donna Gaines, assistant professor of Social Science and Interdisciplinary Studies at the college’s Old Westbury location (link is external), has been selected as the recipient of the Jane W. and Wally Altes Prize for Exemplary Community Service, given annually by the Empire State College Foundation (link is external). ... MORE

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Associate Professor and Department Chair Desalyn De-Souza Named 2017 Susan H. Turben Chair in Mentoring

Posted May 25, 2017

Desalyn De-Souza, an associate professor and department chair of Child and Family Studies at SUNY Empire State College, is the 2017 recipient of the Susan H. Turben Chair in Mentoring. ... MORE

Rebecca Fraser, Hall Award for Innovation

Assoc. Prof. Rebecca Fraser, at Van Arsdale Center for Labor Studies, Receives Hall Award for Innovation

Posted May 25, 2017

Rebecca Fraser, an associate professor at The Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies (link is external) of SUNY Empire State College, has received the Empire State College Foundation (link is external) 2017 James William and Mary Elizabeth Hall Award for Innovation. ... MORE

Stewart's Shops

More than 40 Students Share in $40,000 Thanks to the Stewart’s Shops – Empire State College Scholarship

Posted May 24, 2017

Forty-thousand dollars was distributed to 44 SUNY Empire State College students again this year, thanks to the Stewart's Shops – Empire State College Scholarship. ... MORE

Joseph L. Garcia

Joseph L. Garcia Named Executive Vice President for Administration

Posted May 18, 2017

Joseph L. Garcia, a retired lieutenant colonel and 28-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, has been named SUNY Empire State College's executive vice president for administration. ... MORE

commencement medallions

45th Annual Statewide Commencement Dates Announced

Posted May 2, 2017

In keeping with the college’s long-standing tradition, graduate and undergraduate students will provide commencement remarks at each of the college’s eight events. ... MORE

David Pritchard

Professor David Pritchard to Participate in China’s Civil Aircraft Industry International Forum 2017

Posted May 2, 2017

An aviation researcher who focuses on the commercial aircraft industry, Pritchard will present his most recent research, “Aerospace 4.0: Implications to the new Manufacturing Ecosystem,” and moderate the follow-up panel discussion. ... MORE

Alison Brust Receives Excellence Award

Alison Brust Receives Excellence in Professional Services Award

Posted April 14, 2017

Alison Brust, a records specialist in SUNY Empire State College’s Office of the Registrar, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has received the Empire State College Foundation Award for Excellence in Professional Service at the All College Conference in Saratoga Springs, N.Y ... MORE

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