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Dr. Michael Spitzer Named Dean of Long Island Center at SUNY Empire State College

Posted December 10, 2010

Concluding a national search, the State University of New York Empire State College has selected Dr. Michael Spitzer as dean of its Long Island Center. Spitzer will take up his new duties on Jan. 10, 2011. ... MORE

Meg Benke, of Saratoga Springs, Appointed Provost of SUNY Empire State College

Posted December 10, 2010

State University of New York Empire State College President Alan R. Davis today announced the appointment of Meg Benke, P.h.D., as provost and vice president for academic affairs effective Jan. 1, 2011. ... MORE

Skidmore and SUNY Empire State College Faculty Discuss Immigration

Posted December 9, 2010

“Immigration in the U.S.: Implications for Our Future,” is the topic of a panel discussion with question-and-answer period set for Thursday, Dec. 16, 12-1:30 p.m. at SUNY Empire State College, 113 West Ave., room 143, Saratoga Springs. The panel will include members of the Empire State College and Skidmore College faculties. ... MORE

Dawn Riley Appointed Director of Strategic Planning at SUNY Empire State College

Posted December 8, 2010

Dawn Riley, of Schuylerville, N.Y., has been appointed director of strategic planning at SUNY Empire State College’s Center for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness (C-PIE). In this newly created role, Riley, who most recently was clinical program director and assessments coordinator, Education Studies, at Skidmore College, will be responsible for enhancing the college’s capabilities in carrying out its new strategic plan. ... MORE

Back to School Five Times A Year: Don't Let Timing Prevent You From Earning Your College Degree!

Posted November 18, 2010

The leaves have fallen, school buses are back on the road, the kids’ school supplies have been bought and paid for, college students are safely in their dorms with their noses in the books – so the whole back-to-school season is over, right? ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Students Participate in Library of Congress Veterans History Project

Posted November 10, 2010

SUNY Empire State College will be submitting recent interviews of Andrew Davis and Ryan Smithson, combat veterans and students of the college, as part of its participation with the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress. ... MORE

Evelyn Buchanan Named Vice President for External Affairs at SUNY Empire State College

Posted November 10, 2010

Evelyn Buchanan has been named vice president of the Office of External Affairs at SUNY Empire State College. ... MORE

Mentor Heidi Nightengale Receives Award for Community Service

Posted November 8, 2010

Peter A. Tortorici, the chairman of the Cayuga County Legislature read a proclamation honoring Heidi Nightengale, on the event of her receipt of the 2010 Altes Prize for Exemplary Community Service. Nightengale is a faculty mentor in community and human services at Empire State College’s Auburn Unit. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Receives Accreditation from Nursing Commission

Posted October 27, 2010

SUNY Empire State College's Bachelor of Science in nursing degree program has been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The college received the news on Monday, Oct. 25. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College to Honor Veterans Day

Posted October 21, 2010

“Veterans Recollections,” readings from their original work by three SUNY Empire State College students who also are veterans who have written about their experiences in the military service, is set for Wednesday, Oct. 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the New York State Military Museum, 61 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Wins Innovation in Online Student Services Award

Posted October 19, 2010

The Center for Distance Learning of SUNY Empire State College has won second place in the 2010-11 Innovation Award in Online Student Services sponsored by the Center for Transforming Student Services (CENTSS). The honor recognizes CDL’s Peer Tutor Program established in 2009 by Craig Lamb, director of academic support services for CDL and the recipient last March of the college’s James William and Mary Elizabeth Hall Award for Innovation. ... MORE

Classroom Visions: Master of Arts Founding Faculty Explores Program Through Photographs

Posted October 19, 2010

“Classroom Visions,” an exhibit of photographs portraying images from the work of the Master of Arts in Teaching program, will be on view beginning Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Central Arts Gallery, 6333 Rte. 298, East Syracuse, through Feb. 10, 2011. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Vice Provost Named Sloan-C Fellow

Posted October 8, 2010

Online learning, once revolutionary and cutting edge, is now moving to the mainstream and State University of New York Empire State College’s Interim Vice Provost for Global and Online Learning Meg Benke has been recognized for her extraordinary qualifications, significant experience, distinguished service and leadership in the field. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College and Hudson River Community Credit Union Partner for Employee Education

Posted October 5, 2010

Finding time to go to college while balancing a full-time job and a busy life isn't easy, but employees of one of the region's credit unions are getting a little help from their employer in overcoming obstacles. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Cited Among Top 50 Veteran-Friendly Educational Institutions by Military Magazine

Posted October 4, 2010

SUNY Empire State College has been cited by Military Times EDGE among the top 50 veteran-friendly colleges and universities in the United States in a pool of 4,000 that were invited to apply for the honor. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College and Year Up New York Partner to Close “Opportunity Divide” for Urban Young Adults

Posted October 4, 2010

SUNY Empire State College and Year Up New York have partnered in an innovative program that paves the way for Year Up New York students to enter the college with advanced standing. ... MORE

Empire State College Hosts Voter-Information Panel

Posted September 30, 2010

With the 2010 mid-term elections fast approaching, the State University of New York’s Empire State College hosted a voter-information panel featuring three leading experts on New York state government. ... MORE

Bike Share Program

Posted September 27, 2010

College employees and members of the local press gathered outside 2 Union Ave. to mark the official opening of the SUNY Empire State Bike Share Program. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Awarded Catalyst Initiative Social Innovation Program from HP to Foster Global Collaboration Among Educational Institutions

Posted September 21, 2010

SUNY Empire State College today announced it has received a grant to participate in HP’s Catalyst Initiative, a global social innovation program designed to develop more effective approaches to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education worldwide. ... MORE

Brooklyn is Brooklyn! Multimedia Art Exhibit at SUNY Empire State College

Posted September 20, 2010

Current students, graduates and guest artists open Empire State College’s 2010-2011 academic year with the art exhibition Brooklyn is Brooklyn! The exhibit highlights the borough’s greatest assets, from its architecture, landscapes, landmarks and festivities to the rich cultural diversity of its residents that has given New York City much of its history embracing a myriad of cultures from all over the world. ... MORE

SUNY North Country Consortium Celebrates 25 Years at Fort Drum

Posted September 16, 2010

The SUNY North Country Consortium celebrated 25 years of providing access to higher education for soldiers, family members and other North Country residents today (Thursday, Sept. 16 at 2:30 p.m.) at the Hillside Lodge in Fort Drum. The invitation-only event was keynoted by Dr. John Deans, one of the founding board members for the consortium, and former president of Jefferson Community College (JCC). ... MORE

Janet Shideler Appointed Associate Dean at SUNY Empire State College

Posted September 13, 2010

Janet L. Shideler, of Cohoes, New York has been appointed associate dean of the Center for Distance Learning at SUNY Empire State College. ... MORE

T.V. Journalist Benita Zahn to Host A.L.L. Forum on Health Care

Posted September 1, 2010

WNYT/NewsChannel13 news anchor and health reporter Benita Zahn will host a free Academy for Lifelong Learning forum on health care on Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 2 p.m. in the SUNY Empire State College rotunda (room 126) at 2 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Joins New Century Learning Consortium at University of Illinois, Springfield

Posted August 31, 2010

The New Century Learning Consortium (NCLC), founded at the University of Illinois Springfield has added the State University of New York, Empire State College as its eighth member. The Consortium is designed to assist universities in implementing high quality, large-scale online and blended learning programs. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Named Military-Friendly School

Posted August 20, 2010

SUNY Empire State College has been named to the 2011 list of military-friendly schools. According to G.I. Jobs, publisher of the list, the college is among the top 15 percent of the nation's institutions of higher education doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students. ... MORE

Casey Lumbra Appointed Web Designer, Developer at SUNY Empire State College

Posted August 19, 2010

Casey Lumbra, of Hudson Falls, has been appointed web designer/developer at SUNY Empire State College. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Offers First Online Graduate Certificate Programs

Posted August 9, 2010

SUNY Empire State College's School for Graduate Studies will now offer four new online graduate certificates in the following disciplines: Human Resource Management, Health Care Management, Project Management and Nonprofit Management. ... MORE

Soldier Gets VA Mortgage Center Scholarship after Submitting Winning Essay

Posted July 12, 2010

SUNY Empire State College student and active duty Army soldier Specialist Ryan Rumminger recently was awarded a $1,500 scholarship funded by the employees of the VA Mortgage Center.com, a leading private provider of VA loans in association with the Veterans Administration’s home loan program. ... MORE

Mary Ellen R. Keeney Appointed Director of Human Resources at SUNY Empire State College

Posted August 4, 2010

Mary Ellen R. Keeney, of Philadelphia, Penn., has been appointed director of the Office of Human Resources at SUNY Empire State College, effective Aug.9. As director, Keeney will be responsible for managing all human resource functions in the office. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Launches New Look for Prospective Students

Posted July 23, 2010

New graphics, revised content, improved navigation and streamlined communication are among the features of the updated, interim SUNY Empire State College website for prospective students suny-empire.esc.edu). ... MORE

David E. O'Neill Appointed Vice President of Integrated Technologies at SUNY Empire State College

Posted July 22, 2010

David E. O'Neill, of Saratoga Springs, has been named vice president of Integrated Technologies at SUNY Empire State College in Saratoga Springs. ... MORE

Assistant to Provost and Technology Director Named at SUNY Empire State College

Posted July 22, 2010

Jill Buban, of Queensbury, joins the Office of Academic of Affairs as the assistant to the provost. Dave Maswick, of Ballston Spa, joins the Office of Academic Affairs as director of strategic technology planning. ... MORE

David Henahan Named Director of Communications at SUNY Empire State College

Posted July 14, 2010

President Alan R. Davis has announced that David M. Henahan has been appointed director of communications at the college, effective July 13. Henahan was formerly director of media relations at SUNY System Administration. ... MORE

Aunt Awards Niece Medallion at Center for Distance Learning Graduation

Posted June 28, 2010

Michelle Dupree-Asberry came from a high-achieving family. Her aunt Shirley Pippins is senior vice president of programs and services for the American Council on Education (ACE), one of the foremost organizations focusing on advocacy and the needs institutions of higher education. ... MORE

Stewart's Shops and SUNY Empire State College Offer Scholarships to Community College Graduates

Posted June 25, 2010

Stewart’s Shops and SUNY Empire State College are providing scholarships for community college graduates who want to earn a four-year degree at Empire State College. The Stewart’s Shops – Empire State College Scholarship Program is offering 28 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to students who attend community college in counties where Stewart’s has stores. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Program Explores Ramifications of the BP Oil Spill Disaster

Posted June 24, 2010

On April 20, 2010, an explosion occurred on a deep sea exploratory oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico operated by the BP oil company. Eleven people were killed and an estimated 35 million gallons of crude oil have spilled into the region. ... MORE

Two Local Teachers Named Honeywell Educators

Posted May 3, 2010

Two Buffalo educators enrolled in SUNY Empire State College’s Master of Arts in Teaching program have been selected to take part in The Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy program. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Names Three Vice Provosts

Posted April 30, 2010

As part of a major reorganization of its administration, SUNY Empire State College President Alan R. Davis has created three new vice provost positions. ... MORE

Congressman Murphy Supports Military and Veterans' Education Initiative

Posted April 30, 2010

U.S. Congressman Scott Murphy, D-Glens Falls, has advanced the cause of higher education for active-duty military personnel, veterans and their families by advancing a request for funding of a SUNY Empire State College initiative to the Congressional Appropriations Committee. ... MORE

Empire State College Named to President's Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction

Posted March 29, 2010

State University of New York Empire State College has been named to the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). ... MORE

Sadie Puglisi Named to New Position of Director of Environmental Sustainability

Posted March 29, 2010

Sadie Puglisi, of North Bennington, Vt., has been appointed to the newly created position of director of environmental sustainability for Empire State College, State University of New York. ... MORE

Empire State College's Accreditation Is Reaffirmed

Posted March 29, 2010

SUNY Empire State College has had its accreditation reaffirmed by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. ... MORE

Empire State College Professor Named Chairman of New York Academy of Sciences Initiative

Posted February 1, 2010

Fernand Brunschwig, a professor with Empire State College’s Master of Arts in Teaching program, has been named chairman of the New York Academy of Sciences Science Education Initiative. ... MORE

Empire State College Applauds Governor's Higher Education Reforms

Posted January 29, 2010

Empire State College President Alan Davis offered full support for the reforms put forward by Gov. David Paterson this month in his proposed Public Higher Education Empowerment and Innovation Act. ... MORE

Empire State College Unit Moves and Is Renamed

Posted January 13, 2010

The Empire State College, State University of New York, unit on the Adirondack Community College (ACC) campus has a new name. ... MORE

Kingsborough Community College and Empire State College Sign Pathways Transfer Agreement

Posted January 7, 2010

In tough economic times, earning a bachelor’s degree is one way to prepare for a more competitive work environment. ... MORE

Empire College Graduate Honored by Harvard University

Posted January 6, 2010

Bob Herbert, the first black regular op-ed columnist for The New York Times and a 1988 graduate of Empire State College of the State University of New York, is one of eight recipients of Harvard University’s W.E.B. Du Bois medal for significant contributions to African-American culture. ... MORE