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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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SUNY Empire State College Professor Alan Mandell Honored as 2020 SUNY Distinguished Service Professor

Posted March 25, 2020

SUNY Empire State College today announced Alan Mandell, professor of adult learning and mentoring and School of Social and Behavioral Sciences mentor, has been named 2020 SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, an honor he has earned after more than 40 years with the College. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Announces Locations and Hours for 2020 Census Computer Labs Across New York to Assist with Nation’s First-Ever Primarily Online Census

Posted March 9, 2020

SUNY Empire State College today announced it will open computer labs at five of its campuses and learning hubs across New York state to the public to help ensure an accurate, complete count in the 2020 census—the first-ever census to be conducted primarily online. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College and the New York State Division of Veterans’ Services Partner to Help New York’s 700,000 Veterans, Families Earn College Degrees

Posted March 4, 2020

SUNY Empire State College and the New York State Division of Veterans’ Services (DVS) today announced a new partnership to help New York state’s nearly 700,000 veterans and their spouses and children, as well as DVS employees, advance their education by reducing the cost and time required for degree completion through SUNY Empire’s personalized, flexible model. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College and Iroquois Healthcare Association Partner to Lower Barriers to College Degrees Through Individualized and Flexible Programs

Posted February 26, 2020

SUNY Empire State College President Jim Malatras and Iroquois Healthcare Association (IHA) President and CEO Gary J. Fitzgerald today signed a partnership agreement to lower barriers to college degrees for IHA’s 54 hospitals with 300,000 employees from Buffalo to Albany through SUNY Empire State College’s Corporate and Community Partner Benefits program. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Announces Guaranteed Admission for Jefferson Community College Nursing Students

Posted February 25, 2020

SUNY Empire State College and Jefferson Community College today announced a new partnership providing guaranteed admission for Jefferson nursing graduates to SUNY Empire’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Launches Wide-Ranging Study Abroad and Virtual Student Exchange Program with the University of New York in Prague, Czech Republic

Posted February 21, 2020

SUNY Empire State College President Jim Malatras and Sotiris Foutsis, general manager of University of New York in Prague (UNYP), today announced a comprehensive study abroad and exchange program between New York and the Czech Republic. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Announces New Study Abroad Program in Athens, Greece

Posted February 18, 2020

SUNY Empire State College President Jim Malatras and Elias Foutsis, president of New York College in Athens, Greece, today signed a first-of-its-kind study abroad agreement that will contribute to cross-cultural learning and foster international relations by bringing SUNY Empire students to Athens, and students in Athens to various regions of New York state. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Launches the Empire Opportunity Program to Expand Access to Higher Education

Posted February 15, 2020

SUNY Empire State College announced the launch of its Empire Opportunity Program to provide targeted financial aid and enhanced academic support to open the doors to higher education for students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College, New York State Department of Labor, and New York State Office of General Services Open Empire State Career Connector Hub

Posted February 14, 2020

SUNY Empire State College, the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL), and New York State Office of General Services (OGS) opened SUNY Empire’s new learning hub at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire and SUNY Adirondack Announce Five Joint-Admission Degrees in Business and Management at the SUNY Empire Campus in Saratoga Springs

Posted February 12, 2020

SUNY Empire State College and SUNY Adirondack Community College today signed a phase-one agreement for five joint-admissions degrees in business and management at SUNY Empire’s Saratoga Springs campus. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Announces Guaranteed Admission for Cayuga Community College Students to Provide Four-Year and Graduate Degrees in Auburn

Posted February 6, 2020

SUNY Empire State College announced a new partnership today that will allow graduates of Cayuga Community College to pursue bachelor’s and master’s degrees ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Partners with Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk Counties to Help Employees Earn Degrees

Posted January 31, 2020

SUNY Empire State College announced a new partnership yesterday with Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, an affiliate of North American Building Trade Unions (AFL-CIO), to help its employees and members advance their careers with a bachelor’s or master’s degree. ... MORE

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