(SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Jan. 13, 2010) The Empire State College, State University of New York, unit on the Adirondack Community College (ACC) campus has a new name. The Adirondack Unit was previously known as the Glens Falls/Queensbury Unit. The unit is located in the new J. Buckley Bryan, Jr. ACC ’87, ’94 Regional Higher Education Center at ACC. The Adirondack Unit is one of more than 30 college centers and units across the state. It is part of the college’s Northeast Center, located in Latham.
The name change acknowledges the “unit’s location on the community college campus, and better reflects the region that it serves,” said Dean Gerald Lorentz. The new name also acknowledges the long-standing connection between the two institutions.
The unit moved to its new location in September, providing both greater visibility for the unit and opportunities for strengthening the college’s partnership with ACC. The new space also provides more room for study groups and other activities to better meet the needs of local students. The increased visibility has led to a rise in applications at the unit. “The unit is growing,” noted Dean Lorentz, “applications for the Adirondack Unit are up 30 percent over last year and we are looking to support the growth in student numbers by adding faculty and other resources.”
Empire State College offers adult learners the opportunity to State University of New York associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees through independent study, seminars, residences and online courses. The college is a leader in evaluating and granting credit for prior college-level learning gained from work and life experiences. Empire State College serves more than 19,000 students worldwide at multiple locations in the state of New York and online. For more information, visit www.esc.edu.