News from Around the College

Martin Luther King Jr., photograph by Benedict J. Fernandez '87.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Statement from President Merodie A. Hancock

Posted January 13, 2017

“Martin Luther King Jr.’s lifelong struggle – and the struggle of the civil rights movement that continues today – was essentially one of education." ... MORE

Graduate student Kristina Kwacz shows her SUNY Empire colors in Wilno, Poland. Image courtesy Kristina Kwacz

Graduate Student Kristina Kwacz Published in Peer-reviewed Journal Confluence

Posted January 12, 2017

“Pilgrimage, Partitions, and Patriarchy: Polish Women and the Virgin Mary,” by Kristina Kwacz, a student in SUNY Empire State College’s School for Graduate Studies’ Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program, was published in Confluence, The Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies. ... MORE

University of the West Indies

President Hancock Meets with State Sen. Hamilton on SUNY’s UWI Partnership

Posted January 9, 2017

President Merodie A. Hancock met with state Sen. Jesse Hamilton, (D, Brooklyn), on Dec. 16, 2016, at his district office, as part of SUNY Empire State College’s leadership role in the newly established SUNY UWI (University of the West Indies) Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development. ... MORE

Reimagine Education 2016 Stars Awards Career Brand Management for Everyone Shortlisted

Innovative SUNY Empire Online Learning Opportunity Again Included on Reimagine Education’s Shortlist

Posted January 9, 2017

For the second year in a row, one of SUNY Empire State College’s innovative online learning opportunities has been selected for the shortlist in Reimagine Education’s annual international award competition. ... MORE

Rita Chami

International Student Rita Chami a Victim of the Terrorist Attack on an Istanbul Nightclub

Posted January 4, 2017

Rita Chami, an international student enrolled through the college’s Lebanon Residency Program, has been identified as among those killed during the recent New Year’s Eve terrorist attack at an Istanbul nightclub. Chami was 25. ... MORE

Meg Benke

Meg Benke Named to Middle States Commission Executive Committee

Posted January 9, 2017

Meg Benke, a professor and academic area coordinator with SUNY Empire State College’s School for Graduate Studies, has been elected to serve on the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s Executive Committee. ... MORE

From left to right are: David Fullard, Jawana Richardson, Hany Abousalem, Laurie Johnson, Larry Johnson, Latanga Blair, fiancée of Syndey Clark, Carmen Feliciano and Sydney Clark at the Ronald McDonald House on Long Island.

Pay It Forward Philanthropy Initiative Collects 1,100 Items for Five Ronald McDonald Houses

Posted December 21, 2016

More than 1,100 items were donated to five Ronald McDonald House in New York state, thanks to the Pay It Forward Philanthropic Initiative. ... MORE

Steve Milton, left, and his uncle Don Milton at the dedication of the Robert Milton Memorial Garden. Photo/Canal Town Photo

Robert Milton Memorial Garden Dedicated

Posted December 14, 2016

Representatives of the entire college community, friends and family recently gathered at the college’s new facility, located Rochester, N.Y., to dedicate the Robert Milton Memorial Garden. ... MORE

SUNY Empire Alumna Lydia Rhoades-Brown '88, '15, discusses her research with colleagues at the Online Learning Consortium’s OLC Accelerate 2016 Conference.

Graduate Alumni Present Research Projects at Prestigious National Online Learning Conference

Posted December 7, 2016

Recent graduate alumni Lydia Rhoades-Brown ’15, ‘88 and Rolando Valentin ’16 presented their final research projects at the Online Learning Consortium’s OLC Accelerate 2016 Conference (OLC). ... MORE

Three-year-old Lillian will be very busy Christmas morning, thanks to the college’s Office of Admissions and the Saratoga County Children’s Committee’s Empty Stocking Project.

The Office of Admissions Stuffs an Empty Stocking for 3-year-old Lillian

Posted December 5, 2016

Three-year-old Lillian will be very busy Christmas morning, thanks to the college’s Office of Admissions and the Saratoga County Children’s Committee’s Empty Stocking Project. ... MORE

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