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Jane W. Altes presents Bidhan Chandra with the 2016 Altes Prize. Photo/Empire State College

Professor Bidhan Chandra Receives Altes Prize for Exemplary Community Service

Posted November 7, 2016

Professor Bidhan Chandra has been presented with the Altes Prize for Exemplary Community Service for promoting global cultural diversity awareness initiatives throughout SUNY Empire State College and beyond the state’s borders. ... MORE

Marian Conway '01, '04 has been named chair of the Empire State College Foundation Board of Directors. Photo/Empire State College

Marian Conway ’01, ’04, Named Chair of the Empire State College Foundation Board

Posted October 31, 2016

Conway also is a past president of the Empire State College Alumni Student Federation Board of Governors, which governs alumni/student clubs and groups and provides guidance to the college’s Office of Alumni and Student Relation, and is the first person in the college’s history to serve as president of both boards. ... MORE

UPCEA honors SUNY Empire State College with gold awards for two marketing campaigns.

UPCEA Recognizes SUNY Empire with Marketing Awards for Two Campaigns

Posted October 18, 2016

The University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) has recognized two SUNY Empire State College marketing campaigns, its first-ever Statewide Open House and its 24-Hour Giving Challenge, as category winners at the gold level. ... MORE

SUNY Empire student Patricia MacLeod, holding her ACT scholarship award, is supported by Frank Pagano, SUNY Fredonia ACT member, and Mary Caroline Powers, the college’s vice president for communications and government relations and liaison to ACT. Pagano organized the ACT award event. Photo/ Joe Putrock for SUNY

Student Patricia MacLeod a 2016 SUNY ACT Scholarship Recipient for her “SKIN” Initiative

Posted October 18, 2016

The SKIN initiative bridges the cultural gaps between the largely white, long-term residents of Cobleskill, N.Y., and its surrounding areas, and newcomers, as well as the faculty, students and staff of SUNY Cobleskill. ... MORE

Pathways to Total Health Community Summit

Prevention and Early Detection of Prostate, Colorectal Cancers are Topics of Pathways to Total Health Community Summit

Posted October 11, 2016

The summit takes place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, at SUNY Downstate’s Basic Science Building, 395 Lenox Road, Brooklyn, N.Y. ... MORE

Two-time Olympian and alumna Ashley Caldwell '14 raises the FIS World Cup. Caldwell is the 2016 world champion in freestyle skiing, women's aerials. Photo/ USSA/Gary Heuer

Ashley Caldwell ’14, Current FIS World Cup Champion, to Speak at Student Academic Conference

Posted October 11, 2016

A two-time member of the U.S. Olympic Team, and three-time U.S. national champion (2014-16), Caldwell placed 10th at both the 2014 and 2010 Winter Games and is a 2014 recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence. ... MORE

La Raza: Embracing Diversity

Posted September 23, 2016

SUNY Empire State College will present La Raza: Embracing Diversity, a fine art exhibit showcasing the work of graduate students sharing their views, experiences and contribution to the Latino culture. ... MORE

Elliott Dawes, Named Chief Diversity Officer for Institutional Equity and Inclusion

Posted September 19, 2016

Dawes begins at SUNY Empire on Monday, Sept. 19, reports to President Merodie A. Hancock and serves as a member of her leadership council. ... MORE

Faculty and Staff Garner ITTG Funding for Innovative, Collaborative Research in Online Teaching and Learning

Posted July 29, 2016

Research projects submitted by SUNY Empire State College faculty and staff again have garnered Innovative Instructional Technology Grant funding. ... MORE

Anastasia Pratt Receives Chancellors Award for Excellence in Faculty Service

Posted June 23, 2016

Anastasia Pratt is considered by her colleagues to be a leader among the SUNY Empire faculty in providing extraordinary service to the School of Graduate Studies and to college governance in the key areas of undergraduate studies academic policy study, recommendations and policy approval. ... MORE

Sewon Kim Receives SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities

Posted June 24, 2016

Sewon Kim, an assistant professor of management at SUNY Empire State College’s Queensbury location, has been recognized with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. He received the award at the SUNY Empire State College commencement in Albany on June 11. ... MORE

Mitchell Wood Receives SUNY Chancellors Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching

Posted June 23, 2016

Mitchell Wood, an adjunct professor of humanities at SUNY Empire State College’s Center for Distance Learning, has been recognized with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. He received the award at the SUNY Empire State College commencement in Albany on June 11. ... MORE

Duncan RyanMann Receives SUNY Chancellors Award for Excellence in Teaching

Posted June 22, 2016

RyanMann, a professor of management at SUNY Empire State College’s Troy location, has been recognized with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. He received the award at the SUNY Empire State College commencement in Albany on June 11. ... MORE

Sarah Rose Receives SUNY Chancellors Award for Excellence in Classified Service

Posted June 21, 2016

Sarah Rose, an office assistant 2, student services, is a recipient of the 2016 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service. Rose, who works at SUNY Empire State College’s Latham/Albany location, has been with the college for eight years. The award was given at the Northeast region graduation ceremony on June 11. ... MORE

Statement from President Merodie A. Hancock on the Departure of Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher

Posted June 1, 2016

“Chancellor Nancy Zimpher’s leadership, initiatives and accomplishments have strengthened teaching, learning and scholarship throughout the SUNY system for the great benefit of the students, faculty and communities SUNY serves throughout the state." ... MORE

Four Members of the Class of 2016 to Receive the School for Graduate Studies Dean’s Medal

Posted May 27, 2016

In addition to the medal, each graduate will be presented with an academic “hood,” which represents their standing in the academic community. ... MORE

Class of 2016 Commencement Speakers Announced

Posted May 3, 2016

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

President Merodie Hancock and Faculty Mentor Greg Edwards presented Patricia Isaac with the 2016 Empire State College Foundation Award for Excellence in Mentoring at the All College Conference. Edwards is the 2015 award recipient.

SUNY Empire State College Excellence in Mentoring Award Goes to Patricia Isaac

Posted April 11, 2016

Patricia Isaac, an associate professor with SUNY Empire State College’s School for Graduate Studies' MAT program, was awarded the Empire State College Foundation Award for Excellence in Mentoring at the All College Conference held in Saratoga Springs in March. ... MORE

Dee Britton receives Susan H. Turben Mentoring Award at All College

Excellence in Professional Service Award Goes to Laurie Seamans

Posted April 14, 2016

Laurie Seamans, assessment specialist for the Central New York region, has received the Empire State College Foundation Award for Excellence in Professional Service. She received her award during the All College Conference at the end of March in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. ... MORE

President Merodie Hancock, at far left, and Professor Rhianna Rogers, last year’s award recipient at far right, join the recipients of the James William and Mary Elizabeth Hall Award for Innovation, Carl Burkhart, Brett Sherman, at center, and Stephen Simon, at the 2016 All College Conference.

Three Receive Hall Award for Innovation

Posted April 11, 2016

Three staff members, who created an automated early-alert system to identify at-risk students at the beginning of the term and provide follow-up intervention, are the recipients of SUNY Empire State College’s Hall Award for Innovation. They are Carl Burkart, director of student and academic services, Metropolitan region, Brett Sherman, director of academic support, Metropolitan region, and Stephen Simon, assistant director for new applications and hosted systems, Information Technology Services. ... MORE

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