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Panelists and artists, left to right, Juwana Jenkins, Bendjhi Villiers, Tonya Graves and Johnny Youngblood at the Black History Month celebration in Prague, the Czech Republic. The event, “Black Music 101,” was presented by the U.S. Embassy’s American Center, in cooperation with the college.

SUNY Empire’s International Programs Convenes “Black Music 101,” Honoring Black History Month, in Prague

Posted February 27, 2018

The U.S. Embassy in Prague’s American Center, in cooperation with SUNY Empire State College, presented the event, which was hosted at the University of New York in Prague. ... MORE

Officer-in-charge Mitchell S. Nesler

Mitchell Nesler Named Officer-in-charge of SUNY Empire State College

Posted February 26, 2018

State University of New York Chancellor Dr. Kristina M. Johnson, has named Vice President for Decision Support Mitchell S. Nesler as officer-in-charge of SUNY Empire State College. ... MORE

Alumnus Natural Langdon ’17 and Terry Boddie, a member of the college's faculty and a visual artist, talk during the opening reception for

Opening Reception for Art Exhibition, “50 Years Still Dreaming,” a Complete Success

Posted February 21, 2018

The exhibition is on view at the college’s Brooklyn location through April 30. ... MORE

Natural Langdon artwork

Empire State College Honors the Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on his 50th Anniversary in Celebration of Black History Month

Posted January 24, 2018

(BROOKLYN, N.Y., Feb. 7, 2018) – In celebration of Black History month, SUNY Empire State College presents the art exhibition, “Fifty Years Still Dreaming,” in honor of Dr. King’s legacy. The works by current students and alumni reflect their individual views of this iconic figure in American history. Visual art faculty and SUNY Empire alumnus, Raúl Manzano, Ph.D., is the curator. Julia Primus, B.A., an alumna, is the assistant curator. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Assistant Registrar Vanessa Redfield, at left, and Susan Bruce, the college’s veteran and military services coordinator, volunteered to lay wreaths on the graves of veterans as part of Wreaths Across America.

SUNY Empire Participates in Wreaths Across America

Posted January 22, 2018

Nearly 50 members of the SUNY Empire State College community participated in the Wreaths Across America, a national event honoring deceased veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. ... MORE

From left to right are Professor David Fullard, program participants Qwiheim Marina and Irving Barrero, Professor Dianne Ramdeholl, program participant Job Rodriquez, adjunct faculty member Barbara Tischler and Professor Steve Tischler, and program participant Rene Perez at SUNY Empire State College’s 325 Hudson Street location in Manhattan.

New, Experimental Program Facilitates Entry and Reentry to College for Individuals Previously Involved with the Criminal Justice System

Posted January 22, 2018

This noncredit program is designed to provide reentering citizens with college-ready skills in writing, critical reading, public speaking, note taking, basic college-level math and several other academic areas. ... MORE

Professors Desalyn De-Souza, center, and Tracy Galuski, far right, participated in an early childhood development conference with the University of the West Indies.

Professors De-Souza and Galuski Advance Early Childhood Education with the University of the West Indies and the Dudley Grant Memorial Trust

Posted January 3, 2018

The early-care and education system in Jamaica is currently working toward licensing all schools on the island. De-Souza and Galuski visited programs that have earned certification and those currently in process. Importantly, De-Souza noted that in order to open doors in the U.S., a Jamaican program must first obtain licensure. ... MORE

United Association of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders and Service Technicians, Local 1, apprentices who graduated from SUNY Empire State College in the fall of 2017 were recognized at a ceremony held on Thursday, Nov. 9.

New York City UA Local 1 Plumbers Complete Their SUNY Empire Degrees

Posted January 3, 2018

The graduates included 26 apprentices who completed their SUNY Empire State College associate degrees through UA Local 1’s partnership with the college’s Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies. UA Local 1 apprentices, who complete four years of on-the-job training prior to becoming journeymen, receive a full college scholarship from their union. ... MORE

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