Press Releases

SUNY Empire Saratoga Springs Location to Become COVID Testing Site

Posted January 15, 2022

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY, January 15, 2022) — Yesterday, Governor Hochul’s office added SUNY Empire State College’s Saratoga Springs location to its list of SUNY campuses that will serve as community testing sites for COVID-19. SUNY Empire joins dozens of SUNY campuses across the state in the effort to provide access to testing to help limit the spread of the virus. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Student Selected as Spring 2022 Center for Law & Policy Solutions Research Intern

Posted January 10, 2022

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY, January 10, 2022) — Amanda Udairam, an undergraduate student at SUNY Empire State College  was selected for the Rockefeller Institute of Government spring 2022 Center for Law & Policy Solutions (CLPS) research internship. ... MORE

SUNY Empire Recognized in Governor Hochul's State of the State Book, "A New Era for New York"

Posted January 6, 2022

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY, January 6, 2022) — On Wednesday, January 5, Governor Kathy Hochul delivered her first State of the State address, promising to harness and unleash the untapped potential of SUNY and CUNY as engines of social mobility and workforce training. ... MORE

Brian V. Carolan Joins SUNY Empire as Dean of School for Graduate Studies

Posted January 3, 2022

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY, January 3, 2022) — Brian V. Carolan, Ph.D. has joined SUNY Empire State College as dean of the School for Graduate Studies. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Honors Winter Class of 2021

Posted December 21, 2021

(ALBANY, NY, December 19, 2021) — SUNY Empire State College celebrated the winter class of 2021 with a commencement ceremony on Sunday, December 19 at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. ... MORE

Brooklyn Educational Opportunity Center Signs Partnership with SUNY Empire State College

Posted December 15, 2021

SUNY Empire State College and Brooklyn Educational Opportunity Center (Brooklyn EOC), celebrated a partnership agreement offering college degree options to the program’s students, graduates, employees and their family members. Brooklyn EOC’s tuition-free programs provide professional and educational training programs that lay the foundation for lifelong learning, college access, and economic self-sufficiency. ... MORE

Dr. Lisa Vollendorf Named President of SUNY Empire State College

Posted December 14, 2021

The SUNY Board of Trustees today named Dr. Lisa Vollendorf, interim provost and chief academic officer at the University of Northern Colorado, president of SUNY Empire State College. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Signs Partnership with Long Island Educational Opportunity Center

Posted December 7, 2021

SUNY Empire State College and Long Island Educational Opportunity Center (Long Island EOC), finalized a partnership agreement offering college degree options to the program’s students, graduates, employees and their family members. ... MORE

CCNE Grants Accreditation to SUNY Empire’s Master’s Program in Nursing

Posted November 19, 2021

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has granted 10-year accreditation to SUNY Empire State College’s master’s program in nursing, a recognition that reinforces the program’s quality and integrity. ... MORE

SUNY Empire and SUNY Nassau Sign Partnership Agreement Benefiting Allied Health Professionals

Posted November 17, 2021

SUNY Empire State College and SUNY Nassau Community College held a formal signing ceremony to celebrate six new Pathways in Allied Health Transfer Agreements. The agreement gives SUNY Nassau graduates who earn their associate degree in allied health fields guaranteed admission to SUNY Empire’s Bachelor of Science in Allied Health online degree program. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Signs Partnership with Restaurant Opportunities Center United

Posted November 16, 2021

SUNY Empire State College and Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC United) signed a partnership agreement that gives its members enhanced access to affordable, flexible, online degree programs through SUNY Empire’s corporate and community partner benefits program. The signing took place at SUNY Empire’s new 4 Park Avenue location in Manhattan. ... MORE

SUNY Empire's Autism Center Gets a New Name and Logo

Posted November 12, 2021

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY — November 12, 2021) Today, SUNY Empire State College Officer in Charge Nathan Gonyea announced the SUNY Empire State College Center for Autism Inclusivity’s new name, Center for Autism Advocacy: Research, Education, and Supports, during the college’s inaugural conference, Partners in Applied Behavior Analysis. Gonyea also announced an endowment from Susan and Jack Turben that funds the center’s director role in perpetuity. ... MORE

SUNY Empire Again Rated No. 1 in Overall Student Satisfaction

Posted November 2, 2021

SUNY Empire State College students have reported the highest levels of satisfaction with their overall college experience in several key areas of the 2021 SUNY Student Satisfaction Survey (SSS). Fifty SUNY campuses participated in this year’s survey. SUNY Empire has regularly participated in System-wide student opinion surveys every three years since 1994. ... MORE

SUNY Empire’s Applied Behavior Analysis Program Verified by Association for Behavior Analysis International

Posted October 29, 2021

The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) recently verified SUNY Empire State College's Applied Behavior Analysis program as a Verified Course Sequence (VCS). As a VCS, SUNY Empire’s Applied Behavior Analysis program meets specific coursework requirements, content hours, and faculty standards. ... MORE

SUNY Empire Connects to Receive Program Award from SUNY

Posted October 28, 2021

The Office of Student Life program, SUNY Empire Connects, will receive an Outstanding Student Service Award for its COVID-19 response and programming from the State University of New York (SUNY) Chief Student Affairs Officers and the Office of University Life. ... MORE

SUNY Empire Associate Professor Deborah Jean Smith Selected to the Fulbright Specialist Roster

Posted October 27, 2021

Deborah Jean Smith, Ed.D., an associate professor in the SUNY Empire State College School for Undergraduate Studies, has been named to the Fulbright Specialist Roster for a tenure of four years, which began on October 8, 2021. ... MORE

SUNY Empire's Rochester Location to Serve as Early Voting Site for Monroe County

Posted October 22, 2021

SUNY Empire State College will continue its partnership with the Monroe County Board of Elections by serving as a polling site at the college’s Rochester campus located at 680 Westfall Road.  Early voting, which allows individuals to vote in person at any early-voting poll site in their county of residence, begins Saturday, Oct. 23, and continues through Sunday, Oct. 31. ... MORE

SUNY Empire Student Albert Culler Recognized with Prestigious SUNY ACT Award

Posted October 18, 2021

Albert Culler, an undergraduate student at SUNY Empire State College and student vice president of SUNY Empire’s Black Male Initiative (BMI), received the Excellence and Student Initiative Scholarship from the SUNY Association of Council Members and College Trustees (ACT) during the organization’s annual conference. The SUNY-wide event was held virtually on Friday, October 15. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Signs Partnership Agreement with Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center

Posted September 30, 2021

SUNY Empire State College and Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center (Syracuse EOC), which delivers comprehensive, community-based academic- and workforce-development programs, recently finalized a partnership agreement offering college degree options to Syracuse EOC students, graduates, employees, and their family members. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Signs Partnership with NY Race Track Chaplaincy

Posted September 28, 2021

SUNY Empire State College and NY Race Track Chaplaincy signed a partnership agreement that allows NY Race Track Chaplaincy and the people they serve, including the backstretch community, jockeys, and trainers to participate in SUNY Empire’s corporate and community partner benefits program. ... MORE

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