Student Success Newsletter June 2022


Posted June 3, 2022

Welcome to June! As I look over the information that we have within this newsletter, one theme that jumps out to me is celebration. June is a time that many of us can use to celebrate; celebrate your true self, celebrate what makes you unique, and to celebrate how far we’ve come, as individuals and as a whole. ... MORE

1Stop Student Services: Important Dates and Announcements

Posted June 3, 2022

Check in here for important dates and upcoming events happening at the college. Links to these events and more can be found at SUNY Empire Connects. June 15 EVENT: The Mentor-Student Relationship June 18 IN-PERSON EVENT: Juneteenth 2022 at Manhattan location ... MORE

Congratulations Graduates!

Posted June 3, 2022

Congratulations to all students participating in the Spring 2022 Commencement and everyone who has completed their degree in the Spring 2022 term! ... MORE

SUNY Empire Alumni Awards and Opportunities

Posted June 3, 2022

Your connection to SUNY Empire State College doesn’t have to end at graduation! If you are interested in getting/staying involved with SUNY Empire, check out our Alumni Engagement page for upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and other ways to engage! ... MORE

Celebrating Juneteenth Speaks Truth to Power

Posted June 3, 2022

Last year, newly elected President Joe Biden declared Juneteenth a national holiday. In doing so, he called attention to a historic event that has been celebrated among Black communities throughout the U.S. but was largely unfamiliar to most other Americans. ... MORE

Celebrate Pride Month

Posted June 3, 2022

June is Pride month, and we’d like to take the time to remind everyone to both celebrate and remember our community this year. Pride month takes place each year in commemoration of the Stonewall Riots of June 1969, which paved the way for gay rights movements around the world. ... MORE

SUNY Empire to Begin Using Multi-Factor Authentication

Posted June 3, 2022

At SUNY Empire State College, we take the protection of data very seriously and understand that confidentiality, integrity, and availability are vital to our college. In June, we will provide the highest level of security to protect our data with multi-factor authentication (MFA) technology. ... MORE

The Office of the Registrar’s Most Commonly Asked Graduation Questions

Posted June 3, 2022

It’s that time of year again! With the spring semester behind us, many SUNY Empire students have completed their degrees and have accomplished that final step: graduation. As we look to the summer and fall semesters, many students are also looking forward to their upcoming degree completion. At SUNY Empire, graduation consists of two processes: commencement (the ceremony) and awarding your degree. The Office of the Registrar receives inquiries regarding all aspects of graduation, so we’ve answered some of the most common questions below. ... MORE

What’s New in Academic Support?

Posted June 3, 2022

Helping students complete their courses and develop their academic skills are major goals of the Office of Academic Support. One of the ways in which we aim to achieve these goals is through our free tutoring and academic coaching for both undergraduate and graduate students. ... MORE

Review Your Writing with Grammarly

Posted June 3, 2022

Do you wish you had someone to review your paper before submitting it to be graded? Would a second review for spelling errors and grammar usage help you feel more confident about your writing? Students in this situation may find Grammarly helpful. ... MORE

How Various Supports are Changing to Help Neurodivergent Mental Health Concerns

Posted June 3, 2022

In recent years, many aspects of the human brain and psychology have come to the forefront of modern life. Among these are neurodivergence (autism, ADHD, dyslexia, etc.) and increases in mental health concerns. In many ways the two are linked. It is not uncommon to have both depression or anxiety and autism. In isolation, these can seem rather daunting at times, and when combined it can seem even more challenging. This can impact the social, professional, and academic parts of life. However, with modern research and supports, mental health challenges in neurodivergent individuals can be improved. ... MORE

PRODiG Students Spotlight

Posted June 3, 2022

The goal of the SUNY Empire PRODiG Scholars Program is to support undergraduate and graduate student-scholars from historically underrepresented groups, including women in STEM disciplines, to progress into doctoral programs and faculty positions at institutions of higher learning. The 2021-22 Scholars cohort is comprised of 10 undergraduate and 10 graduate participants across various fields of study and at different stages of their journey toward a career in academia. This series will feature the students who are currently involved in the program, along with their goals and areas of academic interest. ... MORE

Governor Hochul Announces Application Open for 2022 Carey Gabay Scholarship Program

Posted June 3, 2022

Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the State University of New York is now accepting 2022 applications for the Carey Gabay Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship honors Carey Gabay, an attorney and public servant who was tragically killed as an innocent victim of gun violence in 2015. This program provides full scholarships to five incoming SUNY students who exemplify Gabay's commitment to social justice, leadership, and mentoring, as well as his personal story of academic success and overcoming his economically disadvantaged background. ... MORE

Meet Your Student Success and Development Team!

Posted May 6, 2022

The Office of Student Success and Development is here for you from the moment you register for your first class until you receive your diploma. When you get accepted, you are paired with a coordinator who can assist you with overcoming personal barriers or just to answer your questions. We often help students with navigating SUNY Empire systems and procedures, getting connected to resources, and understanding how to work best with your mentor. We even put on workshops throughout every term, and you can learn more about those at our website. We want you to feel comfortable reaching out to our office, so each month, we will introduce you to one of us. ... MORE


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