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President Merodie Hancock stands to the left of Nell Braxton Gibson '82 and Fay Wattleton. Hancock and Wattleton presented Gibson with the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award at the college's fifth annual celebration of black history. Photo/Marty Heitner '92

Nell Braxton Gibson ’82, Among ‘60s Civil Rights Pioneers Interviewed on “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” for Black History Month

Posted February 17, 2017

Gibson shared advice for those not currently involved with civil rights who may not want to get outside of themselves and talk with others: “Suck it up. It’s too important not to (do). ... MORE

President Hancock presents Sewon Kim with the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Creative Activities. Photo/Empire State College

Business Professor Sewon Kim Joins Editorial Board of Human Resource Development Quarterly Journal

Posted February 15, 2017

HRDQ is one of the most established refereed quarterly journals in the field of human resource and organization development that publishes original empirical research. ... MORE

Professor Kim Stote at Teach and Taste: All About Chocolate.

"Teach and Taste: All About Chocolate," An Educational and Delicious Event

Posted February 13, 2017

Sky Armory in Syracuse was the setting for "Teach and Taste: All About Chocolate," when two of this year’s Scholars Across the College, Kim Stote and Dana Gliserman-Kopans,?presented to a full room of alumni, students, faculty and staff. ... MORE

Deborah J. Smith

“Local Hero,” an essay by Professor Deborah Smith, to Air on WAMC’s “51%”

Posted February 6, 2017

“Local Hero,” will be aired on WAMC Northeast Public Radio’s program “51%,” at 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, and again at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15. ... MORE

Associate Professor Kim Stote Awarded Second Fulbright

Posted January 27, 2017

The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has selected Kim Stote, associate professor and the college’s interim associate dean for health professions, to receive the American Traditional (All Disciplines) Fulbright Scholar Award to Canada. ... MORE

Graduate students and undergraduate alumni Lori Mould '14 and Jacki Hannon '14 participate in the student leadership institute.

A New Cohort of Students Enters the Leadership Institute

Posted January 27, 2017

The college’s leadership institute provides students with a yearlong experience, which develops and enhances their skills in working with others to achieve common goals and, equally as important, positively impact the communities where they, live, work and learn. ... MORE

SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher

Chancellor Zimpher Delivers Farewell State of the University Address

Posted January 23, 2017

Delivering her eighth and final State of the University Address in Albany, N.Y., SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher today highlighted progress made by SUNY in the last decade. ... MORE

Left to right are Nick Simons, chief of staff for the SUNY Student Assembly, Vashti Ma’at, SUNY Empire State College graduate student and Clare Gilroy, Binghamton University’s youth engagement coordinator.

Graduate Student and Alumna Vashti Ma'at '13 Selected for Applied Learning Panel

Posted January 18, 2017

Graduate student Vashti Ma'at ‘13 was selected to participate in SUNY’s third annual Applied Learning Conference student panel and workshop held in Binghamton, N.Y., last fall. ... MORE

Ashley Caldwell '14, the defending champion, won the FIS World Cup freestyle skiing, women’s aerials, competition at Lake Placid, N.Y. Photo/Empire State College

Alumna Caldwell '14 Wins Gold at Lake Placid

Posted January 18, 2017

SUNY Empire State College alumna Ashley Caldwell ’14, last season’s overall FIS World Cup Champion in freestyle skiing, women’s aerials, and a two-time member of the U.S. Olympic Team, took home the gold medal at this year’s World Cup event held Jan. 14, at Lake Placid, N.Y. ... MORE

Martin Luther King Jr., photograph by Benedict J. Fernandez '87.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Statement from President Merodie A. Hancock

Posted January 13, 2017

“Martin Luther King Jr.’s lifelong struggle – and the struggle of the civil rights movement that continues today – was essentially one of education." ... MORE

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