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Professor Roxana Toma, left, and President Merodie Hancock present Professor Julie Shaw with the 2016 Susan H. Turben Award for Excellence in Scholarship. Toma is the 2015 award recipient.

Julia Penn Shaw Receives the Susan H. Turben Award in Excellence in Scholarship

Posted April 2, 2016

Julia (Julie) Penn Shaw is the 2016 recipient of the Susan H. Turben Award for Excellence in Scholarship. She is an associate professor and the academic coordinator for Human Development at SUNY Empire State College’s Center for Distance Learning ... MORE

Bidhan Chandra Recognized with Altes Prize for Exemplary Community Service

Posted March 28, 2016

Bidhan Chandra, a long-time Business, Management and Economics mentor at SUNY Empire State College’s Center for Distance Learning, is the recipient of this year’s Wally and Jane Altes Prize for Community Service. Chandra’s specialty is international business and much of his work focuses on intercultural communication and competence in a global economic environment. ... MORE

President Merodie Hancock and Mentor Heidi Nightengale present Mentor Mindy Kronenberg, center, with the 2016 Empire State College Foundation Award for Excellence in Part-time Mentoring. Nightengale is the 2015 award recipient.

Mentor Mindy Kronenberg Recipient of Award for Excellence

Posted March 28, 2016

Mindy Kronenberg, a part-time professor in Cultural Studies with SUNY Empire State College’s Long Island region, has received the Empire State College Foundation Award in Part-time Mentoring. ... MORE

Valeri Chukhlomin

"iMOOC102: Mastering American e-Learning" Opens for Enrollment

Posted March 1, 2016

iMOOC102 is a competency-based, skill-building course, which raises awareness and understanding among incoming international students about how American education systems function. ... MORE

Mitchell Wood is a 2015-16 recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching

Mitchell Wood ‘02, ‘06 Recognized with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching

Posted February 29, 2016

Wood, adjunct professor of humanities, teaches SUNY Empire students online and has been the recipient of many positive comments by students for his dedication to their success. ... MORE

Desiree Drindak, interim director of the college's Office of Veteran and Military Education. Photo/Empire State College

Desiree Drindak Named President-elect for NYS Advisory Council on Military Education

Posted February 24, 2016

Drindak will serve for one year as president-elect,one year as president and one year as immediate past president. ... MORE

Cathleen Sheils, executive director for SUNY Empire State College's Western New York Region. Photo/ © Cornell University ILR Rachel Philipson

Cathleen Sheils Joins SUNY Empire State College as First Executive Director for the Western New York Region

Posted February 23, 2016

As a regional executive director, a new position at the college, she is taking on responsibilities for regional student recruitment and retention programs, as well as day-to-day operational management of the college’s 15 western New York state locations. ... MORE

Ashley Caldwell '14 raise the FIS World Cup. Photo/USSA / Greg Heuer

Ashley Caldwell ’14 Wins Final Event and FIS World Cup in Women’s Aerials

Posted February 20, 2016

Caldwell ’14 took home the FIS World Cup in women’s aerials on Feb. 20 by winning the final event of the season in Minsk, Belarus. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Press Release

New Individual Career Brand Management Specialization Available on Coursera

Posted January 29, 2016

SUNY Empire’s “Career Brand Management Specialization” series, which begins Tuesday, Feb. 9, is designed for people interested in career development and self-management as a way of differentiating themselves in an increasingly competitive, global job market. ... MORE

Military Advanced Education and Transition Guide 2016: SUNY Empire State College a Top School

Military Advanced Education and Transition Guide 2016: SUNY Empire State College a Top School

Posted January 21, 2016

More than 600 institutions, from all sectors of higher education, participated in the survey MAE used to produce their guide. ... MORE

Christopher Markham

Christopher R. Markham Joins SUNY Empire State College as Technology Officer and Assistant Vice President for Information Technology Services

Posted January 19, 2016

Markham, 33, has a combined 15 years of relevant higher education, corporate and U.S. military experience, and previously served as the chief information officer for Florida State College at Jacksonville’s Department of College Information Technology Services. ... MORE

The 2016 State of the University Address

Statement of Support by SUNY Empire State College President Merodie A. Hancock for Stand with SUNY and the 2016 State of the University Address

Posted January 11, 2016

“SUNY Empire State College is proud to stand with Chancellor Zimpher, the SUNY Board of Trustees, all campuses and citizens throughout the state to help to achieve the systemwide goal of awarding 150,000 degrees every year by year by 2020," said Hancock. ... MORE

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