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The Metropolitan New York Center of SUNY Empire State College will present “Countdown to Eternity,” a rare and intimate view of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final years, as observed through the lens of photographer Benedict J. Fernandez ’87. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Photo/Benedict J. Fernandez ’87)

“Countdown to Eternity”

Posted November 20, 2013

“Countdown to Eternity,” a rare and intimate view of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final years, as observed through the lens of photographer Benedict J. Fernandez ’87, will be presented by the Metropolitan New York Center. ... MORE

New Electric Vehicle Charging Station Open at SUNY Empire State College

Posted November 1, 2013

Partnership representatives from the college, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, ChargePoint and National Grid were joined by U.S. Rep. Paul D. Tonko, D-N.Y., for the unveiling and ribbon cutting. ... MORE

President Merodie Hancock presents 2013 Student Academic Conference Art competition winner Stephen O’Donnell Sr. with a framed copy of this work, “Pleasure.” Joining them is O’Donnell’s wife Sue Jean O’Donnell. (Photo/Empire State College)

Stephen O’Donnell Sr. Wins Student Art Competition for “Pleasure”

Posted October 25, 2013

A student at the Hudson Valley Center, Stephen O’Donnell was awarded first prize in the 2013 Student Art Competition for his work, “Pleasure,” an abstract acrylic on canvas. ... MORE

President Merodie Hancock is joined by Francesca Chichello, of the college’s International Programs, far left, and Petr Rieger and Michaela Matejekova, from the college’s program in Prague.

Student Success Takes Center Stage at 2013 Student Academic Conference

Posted October 24, 2013

“The Student Academic Conference is one of the many ways the college creates a sense of community for its students, who are deeply engaged in their studies with the faculty, but are often geographically distant from each other,” said Merodie A. Hancock, president of the college. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College and Veteran Artist Program logos for news release

SUNY Empire State College Hosts Veteran Artist Program in New York City

Posted October 16, 2013

The college’s Office of Veteran and Military Education and its Metropolitan New York Center are hosting VAP’s creative pitch workshop and professional pitch panels in film, theater and writing for military veterans pursuing a career in the arts. ... MORE

2013 Morton Bahr Online Learning Scholarships Announced

Posted October 16, 2013

They are Kenya Coleman of Albany, N.Y., Jennifer Jacob of Hilton, N.Y., John Lawrence Llewellyn, Jr. of Matamoras, P.A., Jordan Marsh, of Glens Falls, N.Y. and Mendy Thorsland of Rock Stream N.Y. ... MORE

Peggy Lynn, standing center right, seen with her daughter Winter and husband Dan at left and daughter Willow at right, and her family enjoy the Altes Prize celebration at the center open house. (Photo/Tracy Zappola)

Prof. Peggy Lynn ’05 Named 2013 Altes Prize Co-recipient for Exemplary Community Service

Posted October 7, 2013

Lynn co-founded Creative Healing Connections, which provides services for women with cancer and other chronic illness and for women veterans. ... MORE

“Between the Palms” by Metropolitan Center student Daisy Ferrer. As a Dominican immigrant celebrating her heritage, Ferrer’s colorful landscape paintings, streets and traditional vendors depict a blend of Spanish, African and Native Tainos. (Image provided by the artist)


Posted October 8, 2013

The opening reception is Thursday, Oct. 10, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the college’s Metropolitan New York Center Livingston Gallery, sixth floor, 177 Livingston Street, Brooklyn. ... MORE

Student and BMI President Lawrence H. Johnson, at left in bow tie, joined Professor David Fullard and alumnus Jay Marshall ’06, ’08, at the 2013 Metropolitan Center graduation. Fullard, together with Johnson, Marshall and others, led the establishment of the BMI scholarship. (Photo/Marty Heitner)

Student Group Black Male Initiative Launches Scholarship

Posted October 7, 2013

Students, faculty and alumni join together to support black male undergraduates and to encourage degree completion. ... MORE

School for Graduate Studies Hosts Collaborative Economic Development Panel

Posted September 10, 2013

The New York State Economic Development Council approached Empire State College to host a panel exploring the impending transition in leadership in economic and community development as the leadership moves into retirement. ... MORE

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