February 16, 2012
From Left to Right: St. Elizabeth VP Robert Scholefield, SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpfer, CNY dean Nikki Shrimpton, St. Elizabeth School director Douglas Gleasman
(UTICA, N.Y. – Feb. 16, 2012) The State University of New York Empire State College and the St. Elizabeth School of Radiologic Technology program have entered into a partnership that allows for easy transfer into academic-degree programs at the college. Using the college’s generic evaluation for radiological technology, students are able to gain college credit for their training at St. Elizabeth.
This agreement was signed at SUNY’s Mowhawk Valley Regional Showcase, held on the SUNYIT campus Thursday Feb. 16. SUNY Empire State College has been at each of the five SUNY showcases held to date.
“This is a big part of what SUNY is all about, connecting local needs with educational opportunities,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, who participated in the signing ceremony.
Nikki Shrimpton, dean of the college’s Central New York Center, added, “We are very excited about this partnership. Much like our partnerships with community colleges across the state, this is in keeping with our mission to serve local communities and their adult learners.”
“We are pleased to collaborate with SUNY Empire State College to benefit our radiography students,” said Robert Scholefield, vice president and COO at St. Elizabeth Medical Center. “St. Elizabeth’s mission includes excellence in education, as well as health care. This agreement will enhance our mission.”
As SUNY enters the third year of its strategic plan, Year of the SUNY Campus, Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher has asked each of the 64 SUNY campuses to present a half-day of public programming that highlights their greatest ability to contribute innovative, best-in-class solutions that will help build a stronger economy and a better future for all New Yorkers.
Agenda for upcoming and past showcase days.
About SUNY Empire State College
SUNY Empire State College was established in 1971 to offer adult learners the opportunity to earn associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the State University of New York. Students learn through independent studies, online courses, seminars and residencies. Learners also may earn credit for prior college-level learning from work and life experience. The college serves more than 20,000 students worldwide at more than 35 locations across the state and online. Its 63,000 alumni are active in their communities as entrepreneurs, politicians, business professionals, artists, nonprofit agency employees, teachers, veterans and active military, union members and more. For additional information, visit www.esc.edu.
About St. Elizabeth School of Radiologic Technology Program
The School of Radiologic Technology at St. Elizabeth Medical Center was originally established in 1945. With the support and guidance of the Sisters of St. Francis, the education of radiologic technologists became a formalized program in 1964. Successful completion of this program leads to a certification in radiologic technology and eligibility to take the national licensing examination.
David M. Henahan, Director of Communications 518-587-2100, ext. 2918 David.Henahan@esc.edu
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