Edward Shevlin III, seen here with his wife Mary Ellen, was selected as a student speaker for the college's 2015 commencement ceremony held on Long Island

Edward Shevlin III Earned a Bachelor of Arts in Historical Studies, with a Concentration in Irish and Irish American Studies

Posted July 23, 2015

Shevlin is a 2015 recipient of The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, SUNY's most prestigious student honor. ... MORE

Michael Fletcher Tester, seen here receiving his academic hood for completing his master's, was a student speaker for the 2015 commencement ceremony held on Long Island.

Michael Fletcher Tester Earns a Master's

Posted July 23, 2015

Tester was selected as a speaker for the college’s 2015 commencement ceremony held on Long Island. His master’s thesis combines theater with public history. ... MORE

Nicholas Coppola was selected as a student speaker for the 2015 commencement ceremony held on Long Island.

Nicholas Coppola Earns Bachelor of Arts in Community and Human Services

Posted July 23, 2015

Coppola was selected as a student speaker for the 2015 commencement ceremony held on Long Island. ... MORE

Video: Statewide Celebratory Events Mark SUNY Empire State College’s 43rd Commencement

Posted July 8, 2015

Speakers inspire and celebrate graduates. ... MORE

Student Anita Sillery, at left, stands under “Untitled-A” with her daughter Isabella, 14, and fellow student-artist Claudia Rocha-Van Holt, who traveled to Albany with the Sillerys. Photo/Empire State College

Student Artwork Among SUNY's Best

Posted June 11, 2015

Sillery traveled from New York City to the event with her daughter, Isabella, 14, and fellow art student Claudia Rocha-Van Holt. ... MORE

Eleven SUNY Empire State College Students Recognized with Service Awards

Posted May 15, 2015

Eleven SUNY Empire State College Student Service Awards were presented at the college’s 2015 Wellness Retreat held last month in Albany. The award was created to recognize the college’s students who have dedicated themselves to improving the college community and the communities where they live and work. ... MORE

Anita Sillery Watercolor

Student Anita Sillery Has Watercolor in Best of SUNY Exhibit June 9

Posted May 13, 2015

Student Anita L. Sillery will have a recent watercolor included in the upcoming Best of SUNY exhibit at the New York State Museum, opening at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9. ... MORE

Faculty Mentor David Fullard, honoree Melba Tolliver ’98, President Merodie Hancock and honoree Robert Roach Jr. ’96 at the college’s 2015 Black History Celebration and Alumni Award Event. Photo/Empire State College

Hundreds Attend Black History and Alumni Award Celebratory Event

Posted May 11, 2015

Robert Roach Jr. ’96, the general secretary-treasurer of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, and Melba Tolliver ’98, the first black person ever to anchor a network news program, were recipients of the 2015 SUNY Empire State College Distinguished Alumni Award. ... MORE

Shawn Johnson, U.S. Olympian, "Dancing with the Stars" Winner, Shares Secrets of Success at Student Wellness Retreat

Posted April 29, 2015

Shawn Johnson, a member of the winning 2008 U.S. women’s senior gymnastics team, brought a message of perseverance and trusting one’s heart to the 2015 Student Wellness Retreat in Albany in April. ... MORE

Students stand up and stretch at the 2015 Student Wellness Retreat

Student Wellness Retreat Draws More Than 500

Posted April 28, 2015

Students had the opportunity to hear two motivational speakers: 2008 Olympics gold medalist Shawn Johnson, who competed on the senior women’s gymnastics team for the United States, and Jerome Love, the author of a best-selling book, “Get Up, Get Out and Get Motivated.” ... MORE

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