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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

Dee Britton Turben Chair in Mentoring

SUNY Empire State College's Susan H. Turben Chair in Mentoring Goes to Dee Britton

Posted March 30, 2016

Dee Britton, academic area coordinator in Social Science with SUNY Empire State College’s Center for Distance Learning and Central New York region, is the 2016 recipient of the Susan H. Turben Chair in Mentoring. Britton was recognized for the award during an All College Conference in March. ... MORE

President Merodie Hancock and Alec Meiklejohn presented Joan Johnsen with the 2016 Empire State College Foundation for Excellence Award in Professional Service at the All College Conference. Meiklejohn the 2015 award recipient.

Joan Johnsen Receives Excellence in Professional Service Award

Posted April 2, 2016

Joan Johnsen, director of academic review for the Northeast region of SUNY Empire State College,has received the Empire State College Foundation Award for Excellence in Professional Service. ... MORE

Provost Ntoko, Jaime Lopez, Eric Schultz, Kim Russell and President Hancock at a lunch honoring the 2016 Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence recipients.

Five Selected to Receive The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence

Posted April 5, 2016

Provost Ntoko, Jaime Lopez, Eric Schultz, Kim Russell and President Hancock at a lunch honoring the 2016 Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence recipients. Recipients Layla Abdullah-Poulos and Omar Richards, not seen, also were recognized by Chancellor Nancy Zimpher at the SUNY event in Albany. ... MORE

Jeannine McCanney Excellence Support Services Award

Posted April 2, 2016

Jeannine McCanney, a secretary at the SUNY Empire State College’s Ft. Drum, location is the 2016 recipient of the Empire State College Foundation Award for Excellence in Support Service ... MORE

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