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Image of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. courtesy of Benedict J. Fernandez '87.

Statement by SUNY Empire Officer in Charge Mitch Nesler on the 50-year Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination

Posted April 4, 2018

Statement by SUNY Empire Officer-in-Charge Mitch Nesler on the 50-year anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination. ... MORE

Linda Jones Receives Susan H. Turben Chair in Mentoring

Posted March 21, 2018

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - March 30, 2018) Linda Jones, associate professor of environmental geosciences in Empire State College’s Science, Math and Technology Division, was selected for the prestigious Susan H. Turben Chair in mentoring by SUNY Empire State College. ... MORE

Janet Aiello-Cerio Receives Hall Award for Innovation

Posted March 20, 2018

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – March 30, 2018) Janet Aiello-Cerio, events and communications coordinator with the Office of Enrollment Management at SUNY Empire State College’s Coordinating Center, was selected as the recipient of the James William and Mary Elizabeth Hall Award for Innovation. Colleagues cited Aiello-Cerio for streamlining the college’s eight commencement ceremonies held across the state. ... MORE

Bessie Walker Receives Excellence in Support Services Award

Posted March 20, 2018

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – March 27, 2018]) Bessie Walker, office assistant for SUNY Empire State College’s Nanuet location, was the recipient of the Empire State College Foundation Excellence in Support Services Award given at All College 2018 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. ... MORE

Deborah J. Smith Receives Excellence in Mentoring Award

Posted March 20, 2018

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – March 22, 2018) Deborah J. Smith, Ed.D, a professor in Human Services/Health Services at SUNY Empire State College, received the Empire State College Foundation Award for Excellence in Mentoring. The award was given at All College 2018 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. ... MORE

David Andersen Receives Empire State College Excellence in Part-time Mentoring Award

Posted March 20, 2018

David Andersen, an associate professor in the division of Business, Management and Economics at Empire State College’s Lakewood location, and faculty academic coordinator, was given the Empire State College Foundation Excellence in Part-time Mentoring Award at All College 2018 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. in March. ... MORE

Rose Stevens Receives Excellence in Support Services Award

Posted March 21, 2018

Rose Stevens, unit secretary for SUNY Empire State College’s Utica location, was the recipient of the Empire State College Foundation Excellence in Support Services Award given at All College 2018 in Saratoga Spring, N.Y. ... MORE

Joe King Selected for SUNY Empire State College Excellence in Professional Services Award

Posted March 20, 2018

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – March 22, 2018) Joe King, director of Institutional Effectiveness was selected for the Empire State College Foundation Excellence in Professional Service Award at All College 2018 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. ... MORE

Susan H. Turben Award Excellence in Scholarship Goes to Richard Wells

Posted March 27, 2018

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – March 27, 2018) Richard Wells, an associate professor at The Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies, SUNY Empire State College, received the Empire State College Foundation Susan H. Turben Award for Excellence in Scholarship at All College 2018. ... MORE

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President Merodie A. Hancock: “The Future is Bright for SUNY Empire”

Posted February 28, 2018

Highlighting progress the college has made “through the work and vision of many” over the last five years, outgoing SUNY Empire State College President Merodie A. Hancock, today shared a final column with the college community. Hancock will take over as president of Thomas Edison State University in New Jersey on March 5. ... MORE

Erin Hamlin ’11 replies to questions at a press conference immediately after winning a bronze medal in luge, women’s singles, at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

SUNY Empire State College Alumna Erin Hamlin ’11 Selected as Team USA’s Flag Bearer for PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games

Posted February 8, 2018

Hamlin, 31, of Remsen, N.Y., won a bronze medal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games in luge, women’s singles, the first American in Olympic history to win a luge singles medal. ... MORE

SUNY Empire alumna Ashley Caldwell ’14, at left, with her U.S. Olympic teammate Kiley McKinnon, at the FIS World Cup aerial competition, held Jan. 19-20, 2018, in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Ashley Caldwell ’14 Named to Third U.S. Winter Olympic Team

Posted January 23, 2018

Caldwell, the current FIS World Cup champion in freestyle skiing, women’s aerials, joins SUNY Empire alumna Erin Hamlin ’11, the Sochi bronze medalist in luge, women’s singles, on the road to PyeongChang. ... MORE

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

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