Press Releases, 2020

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Statement from President Jim Malatras on Protection of International Students in Higher Education

Posted July 14, 2020

Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement rescinded the federal administration’s misguided attempt to disrupt the education of our valued and hardworking international students. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College and SUNY Canton Partner to Give Canton Students Access to SUNY Empire’s Online MBA Program at Reduced Cost

Posted July 10, 2020

SUNY Empire State College and SUNY Canton today announced a new partnership that allows SUNY Canton students to cross register and enroll at SUNY Empire to earn a master of business administration degree. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Announces Fall 2020 Restart Plan

Posted July 9, 2020

SUNY Empire State College today released its plan to resume in-person instruction and onsite operations at its locations across New York State this fall to help students prepare for the upcoming semester. The plan was developed after extensive consultation with campus stakeholders and has been approved by the State University of New York and can be viewed in full here. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Partners with Clinton Community College and North Country Chamber of Commerce to Meet Workforce Demand by Expanding Access to Affordable, Relevant, and Flexible Degrees for North Country Residents

Posted July 2, 2020

SUNY Empire State College President Jim Malatras, Clinton Community College (Clinton CC) President Ray DiPasquale, and North Country Chamber of Commerce resident Garry Douglas today announced new partnerships to expand educational opportunities for North Country residents and help meet workforce demands. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College and Outreach Training Institute Partner to Help Combat Addiction in Queens, Brooklyn, and Long Island

Posted June 30, 2020

SUNY Empire State College today announced an enhanced partnership with Outreach, a behavioral health treatment and training organization with locations in Queens, Brooklyn, and Long Island, to help Outreach’s employees and training participants earn a relevant SUNY Empire degree faster and at lower cost. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College and Finger Lakes Community College Partner to Offer Finger Lakes Graduates Guaranteed Admission to SUNY Empire’s New Bachelor’s in Security Studies Program

Posted June 29, 2020

SUNY Empire State College today announced a new agreement allowing guaranteed admission of graduates from Finger Lakes Community College who have earned an associate degree in networking and cybersecurity to SUNY Empire’s new bachelor of science in security studies program ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College and Sullivan County Community College Partner to Help Meet Workforce Demand for Nursing and Healthcare Professionals

Posted June 25, 2020

SUNY Empire State College and Sullivan County Community College today announced a new partnership to allow SUNY Sullivan students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as three years through SUNY Empire, with a focus on nursing and healthcare degrees to help meet growing workforce demand in the Hudson Valley region. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College and Rockefeller Institute of Government to Examine the Healthcare System’s Response to COVID-19

Posted June 23, 2020

SUNY Empire State College in partnership with the Rockefeller Institute of Government and the Healthcare Association of New York State, Inc. (HANYS) will host a remote panel discussion on Friday, June 26, at 2 p.m. to examine the healthcare system's response to COVID-19. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College and Villa of Hope Partner to Combat Rising Opioid Misuse, Expand Educational Opportunities for Employees

Posted June 17, 2020

SUNY Empire State College and Villa of Hope Youth and Family Services today announced a partnership to help Villa of Hope employees and their family members advance their education in any of SUNY Empire’s more than 110 undergraduate and graduate-level degree programs, all of which can be completed online. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College and SUNY Center for COIL Launch Collaborative, Global Virtual Study Abroad Program this Summer as COVID-19 Restricts International Travel

Posted June 16, 2020

SUNY Empire State College is leading a new virtual study abroad program open to any student interested in experiencing cross-cultural learning as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to restrict international travel and force the suspension of study abroad programs. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Announces the New Shirley A. Chisholm Center for Equity Studies to Research Roots and Impacts of Structural Racism, Develop Policy Solutions

Posted June 15, 2020

SUNY Empire State College today announced the Shirley A. Chisholm Center for Equity Studies, in honor of the Brooklyn native who in 1968 became the first African-American woman to win a seat in Congress, to use data-driven analysis to explore and uncover the roots, workings, and impacts of structural racism and systemic inequities in our communities today and from the research drive policy change and create opportunities for underserved communities. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College and North Country Community College Partner to Help Meet Workforce Demand with New Transfer Pathways

Posted June 11, 2020

SUNY Empire State College and North Country Community College (NCCC) today announced six new transfer pathways to allow NCCC graduates to earn a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Empire in as little as one year after completing an associate degree. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Launches SUNY’s First Fully Online Bachelor’s Degree in Security Studies to Help Address Modern Global Security Threats

Posted June 10, 2020

SUNY Empire State College today announced the SUNY system’s first fully online, accredited bachelor of science degree program in security studies to help meet the growing need for modern security experts in high-demand positions in homeland security, emergency management, disaster relief, and law enforcement in the United States and around the world. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College President Jim Malatras Included in City & State Albany Power Top 100 List

Posted June 9, 2020

SUNY Empire State College today announced President Jim Malatras ranked 15 on the City & State Albany Power Top 100, which recognizes the most influential leaders in advocacy, business, and government ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College and Onondaga Community College Partner to Address Opioid Misuse

Posted June 8, 2020

SUNY Empire State College and Onondaga Community College (OCC) today announced a new partnership providing guaranteed admission to graduates of OCC’s Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling (A.A.S.) program to SUNY Empire’s first-of-its-kind bachelor of science in Addiction Studies, which can be completed entirely online ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College and Construction Trades License Training Corporation Offer Critical Training to NYC Construction Trade Professionals Virtually during Pandemic

Posted June 5, 2020

SUNY Empire State College and the Construction Trades License Training Corporation (CTLTC) have announced a renewed partnership to provide CTLTC’s members the training they need for certification and licensure in New York City ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College and Monroe Community College Partner to Allow Students to Earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Only One Year After Earning Their Associate’s Degree

Posted June 4, 2020

SUNY Empire State College and Monroe Community College (MCC) today announced four new transfer pathway agreements allowing MCC graduates to seamlessly transfer as many as 79 lower-division credits to SUNY Empire, more than half of the 124 credits required to earn a bachelor’s degree. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College to Honor Class of 2020 Graduates with Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Posted June 3, 2020

SUNY Empire State College will celebrate the graduating class of 2020 throughout the month of June with a series of online and social media festivities, culminating with a virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 27 at noon ... MORE

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A Message from SUNY Empire State College President Jim Malatras

Posted May 29, 2020

A message from SUNY Empire State College President Jim Malatras to the college community. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Expands First-Of-Its-Kind Empire Opportunity Program to Students Across New York State

Posted May 29, 2020

SUNY Empire State College today announced the statewide expansion of its Empire Opportunity Program, which first launched in Buffalo, New York, in February of this year ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College and Hudson Valley Community College Partner to Help Nursing Students Earn a Bachelor’s Degree Faster and at Lower Cost

Posted May 27, 2020

SUNY Empire State College and Hudson Valley Community College today announced a new partnership to allow nursing graduates and senior nursing students from Hudson Valley to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing in less time and at lower cost with a seamless transfer pathway ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Awarded $10,000 Grant to Support Students Affected by COVID-19

Posted May 26, 2020

SUNY Empire State College today announced ESL Federal Credit Union’s Charitable Foundation awarded $10,000 to SUNY Empire’s COVID-19 Emergency Educational Grant program, which provides grants to assist currently enrolled students with educationally related financial hardships resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Establishes Public Service Scholarship in Memory of Former New York State Assemblyman Richard L. Brodsky

Posted May 21, 2020

SUNY Empire State College President Jim Malatras today announced the Richard L. Brodsky Scholarship for Public Service, established to honor Brodsky’s legacy as a committed public servant ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Adopts Latin Honors for First Time in the College’s 49-Year History

Posted May 20, 2020

SUNY Empire State College today announced it has established the Latin Honors system for the first time in the institution’s 49-year history in response to overwhelming student support for the change ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Announces Recipients of the SUNY Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowships

Posted May 19, 2020

SUNY Empire State College today announced that two recent SUNY Empire graduates, Matthew LaValle ‘19 and Desiree Roundtree ‘20, are recipients of the SUNY Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowships for the State of New York. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College to Partner with United Way of the Greater Capital Region and CDTA to Collect Essential Items for Babies and Families in Need

Posted May 13, 2020

SUNY Empire State College, United Way of the Greater Capital Region, and CDTA are partnering to host a community baby shower—collecting donations for babies of families in need on 5.18 Day, the United Way of the Greater Capital Region’s annual day of service on Monday, May 18 ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Releases 53rd Edition of Nationally-Recognized Higher-Ed Mentoring Journal

Posted May 11, 2020

SUNY Empire State College published the latest issue of All About Mentoring, a nationally-recognized journal for educators to explore the latest ideas and practices for mentoring in the higher education setting ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College President Jim Malatras, Provost Meg Benke Join New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New Task Force to Reimagine Education

Posted May 8, 2020

New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that SUNY Empire State College President Jim Malatras will chair the state’s new Reimagine Education Advisory Council to assist schools and colleges adopt technological innovations to reopen safely in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Announces 2020 Recipients of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence

Posted May 4, 2020

SUNY Empire State College today announced four of its students have been selected as recipients of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence (CASE), the highest honor bestowed upon a student by the State University of New York ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Joins SUNY’s Online Esports Tournament to Support Student COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds

Posted April 29, 2020

SUNY Empire State College has joined the SUNY-wide, three-week esports tournament to benefit funds for emergency relief efforts assisting students affected by COVID-19. Campuses participating in the online games are competing for a prize pool of $20,000 in winnings in the #SUNYTogether campaign ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College to Join the Together We Remember Coalition’s Global Virtual Vigil for Genocide Awareness Month

Posted April 28, 2020

SUNY Empire State College will join the Together We Remember coalition, a global network of activists and advocates, for a 24-hour online vigil on Thursday, April 30, for the conclusion of Genocide Awareness Month ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Announces Cancellation of June 2020 Commencement Ceremonies

Posted April 27, 2020

SUNY Empire State College announced today that all June commencement ceremonies have been canceled due to COVID-19-related public health precautions. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Adds Seven New Concentrations to Online MBA in Business Management Program

Posted April 24, 2020

SUNY Empire State College today announced seven new concentrations in its online Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Business Management program to provide the skills and knowledge needed to enter growing fields like healthcare management, IT management, global trade, innovation and entrepreneurship, and more. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Awarded $45,000 Grant from the Robin Hood Relief Fund to Support Students through COVID-19 Hardship

Posted April 20, 2020

SUNY Empire State College today announced it has been awarded a $45,000 grant from New York City’s largest poverty fighting organization, Robin Hood’s Relief Fund. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Diversity Task Force to Host Forum Addressing Anti-Semitism on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day

Posted April 20, 2020

SUNY Empire State College will host a forum addressing anti-Semitism on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day on Tuesday, April 21. The session will focus on the continued importance of remembering the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust, and address the recent increase of incidents of anti-Semitism around the world. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Moves Fifth Annual Learning in Technology Conference Entirely Online in Response to COVID-19

Posted April 13, 2020

SUNY Empire State College today announced it will transfer the fifth annual Learning in Technology (LIT) conference from its traditional in-person gathering to a series of online sessions in response to ongoing concerns about COVID-19 ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Students Recognized as Outstanding Adult Learners by the Rochester Area Colleges Continuing Education Consortium

Posted April 10, 2020

SUNY Empire State College today announced three of its students were named recipients of the 2020 Rochester Area Colleges Continuing Education (RACCE) Outstanding Adult Learner award for excellence in balancing academic success, career, and family life. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Faculty Awarded 2020 Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Diversity and Inclusion Leave Program Funding for Research on Independent Learners

Posted April 10, 2020

SUNY Empire State College today announced Lynette Nickleberry, assistant professor in the School of Human Services, has been awarded funding through the 2020 Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Diversity and Inclusion Leave Program to continue her research into the habits and behaviors of independent learners. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Community Continues to Give in Response to COVID-19

Posted April 3, 2020

SUNY Empire State College students, alumni, faculty, and staff continue to create opportunities to support those in need in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Community Volunteers and Gives in Response to COVID-19

Posted March 30, 2020

The SUNY Empire State College community is volunteering, organizing, and donating in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including more than a dozen faculty members who have answered New York state’s call for qualified mental health professionals to volunteer their services in the state’s response efforts. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire Shares the Inaugural Message of Jim Malatras, Fifth President of SUNY Empire State College

Posted March 26, 2020

SUNY Empire State College President Jim Malatras today shared his inaugural message with the college community. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Professor Alan Mandell Honored as 2020 SUNY Distinguished Service Professor

Posted March 25, 2020

SUNY Empire State College today announced Alan Mandell, professor of adult learning and mentoring and School of Social and Behavioral Sciences mentor, has been named 2020 SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, an honor he has earned after more than 40 years with the College. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Announces Locations and Hours for 2020 Census Computer Labs Across New York to Assist with Nation’s First-Ever Primarily Online Census

Posted March 9, 2020

SUNY Empire State College today announced it will open computer labs at five of its campuses and learning hubs across New York state to the public to help ensure an accurate, complete count in the 2020 census—the first-ever census to be conducted primarily online. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College and the New York State Division of Veterans’ Services Partner to Help New York’s 700,000 Veterans, Families Earn College Degrees

Posted March 4, 2020

SUNY Empire State College and the New York State Division of Veterans’ Services (DVS) today announced a new partnership to help New York state’s nearly 700,000 veterans and their spouses and children, as well as DVS employees, advance their education by reducing the cost and time required for degree completion through SUNY Empire’s personalized, flexible model. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College and Iroquois Healthcare Association Partner to Lower Barriers to College Degrees Through Individualized and Flexible Programs

Posted February 26, 2020

SUNY Empire State College President Jim Malatras and Iroquois Healthcare Association (IHA) President and CEO Gary J. Fitzgerald today signed a partnership agreement to lower barriers to college degrees for IHA’s 54 hospitals with 300,000 employees from Buffalo to Albany through SUNY Empire State College’s Corporate and Community Partner Benefits program. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Announces Guaranteed Admission for Jefferson Community College Nursing Students

Posted February 25, 2020

SUNY Empire State College and Jefferson Community College today announced a new partnership providing guaranteed admission for Jefferson nursing graduates to SUNY Empire’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Launches Wide-Ranging Study Abroad and Virtual Student Exchange Program with the University of New York in Prague, Czech Republic

Posted February 21, 2020

SUNY Empire State College President Jim Malatras and Sotiris Foutsis, general manager of University of New York in Prague (UNYP), today announced a comprehensive study abroad and exchange program between New York and the Czech Republic. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Announces New Study Abroad Program in Athens, Greece

Posted February 18, 2020

SUNY Empire State College President Jim Malatras and Elias Foutsis, president of New York College in Athens, Greece, today signed a first-of-its-kind study abroad agreement that will contribute to cross-cultural learning and foster international relations by bringing SUNY Empire students to Athens, and students in Athens to various regions of New York state. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Launches the Empire Opportunity Program to Expand Access to Higher Education

Posted February 15, 2020

SUNY Empire State College announced the launch of its Empire Opportunity Program to provide targeted financial aid and enhanced academic support to open the doors to higher education for students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College, New York State Department of Labor, and New York State Office of General Services Open Empire State Career Connector Hub

Posted February 14, 2020

SUNY Empire State College, the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL), and New York State Office of General Services (OGS) opened SUNY Empire’s new learning hub at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire and SUNY Adirondack Announce Five Joint-Admission Degrees in Business and Management at the SUNY Empire Campus in Saratoga Springs

Posted February 12, 2020

SUNY Empire State College and SUNY Adirondack Community College today signed a phase-one agreement for five joint-admissions degrees in business and management at SUNY Empire’s Saratoga Springs campus. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Announces Guaranteed Admission for Cayuga Community College Students to Provide Four-Year and Graduate Degrees in Auburn

Posted February 6, 2020

SUNY Empire State College announced a new partnership today that will allow graduates of Cayuga Community College to pursue bachelor’s and master’s degrees ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Partners with Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk Counties to Help Employees Earn Degrees

Posted January 31, 2020

SUNY Empire State College announced a new partnership yesterday with Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, an affiliate of North American Building Trade Unions (AFL-CIO), to help its employees and members advance their careers with a bachelor’s or master’s degree. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Opens New Learning Hub in Garden City

Posted January 30, 2020

SUNY Empire State College celebrated the opening of its new Garden City learning hub today, joined by state and local leaders. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College President Jim Malatras Named to National Task Force on Transfer Credit

Posted January 30, 2020

SUNY Empire State College President Jim Malatras has been named to the new American Council on Education (ACE) National Task Force on Transfer of Credit, which will focus on improving transfer and award of credit practices to spur student success and reduce the time it takes to graduate. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire Announces First-Ever Mascot, Blue the Bluebird

Posted January 28, 2020

After an exciting monthlong, online campaign that resulted in a total of 9,922 votes cast, Blue the Bluebird beat out its competition, and will represent the SUNY Empire community. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Launches New Initiatives to Deepen Understanding of Holocaust’s Legacy

Posted January 27, 2020

In honor of World Holocaust Remembrance Day, SUNY Empire's newly created Presidential Task Force to Enhance Diversity and Inclusion announced its support to integrate Holocaust history studies into SUNY Empire’s graduate-level teacher education programs as well as the college’s ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College and Fulton-Montgomery Community College Announce New Addiction Studies Partnership

Posted January 24, 2020

SUNY Empire and Fulton-Montgomery Community College (FMCC) today announced a new partnership providing guaranteed admission to graduates of FMCC’s Chemical Abuse Counseling (A.A.S.), and Human Services (A.S. or A.A.S.) programs to SUNY Empire’s Bachelor of Science in Addiction Studies. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Partners with Prevention Council to Help Employees and Members Earn Bachelor’s Degrees

Posted January 22, 2020

SUNY Empire today announced a new partnership with the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Council of Saratoga County, a nonprofit dedicated to diminishing the adverse of effects of substance abuse and violence, to help its employees and members advance their careers. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College and Hudson Valley Community College Announce New Addiction Studies Partnership

Posted January 17, 2020

SUNY Empire State College and Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) today announced a new partnership providing guaranteed admission to graduates of HVCC’s Chemical Dependency Counseling (A.A.S.) program to SUNY Empire’s first-of-its-kind bachelor of science in Addiction Studies. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire and Rockefeller Institute’s New Future of Labor Research Center Issue Inaugural Research Brief On the Growth of the Mobile Workforce

Posted January 16, 2020

Seven in 10 freelancers would consider moving thanks to job flexibility, creating a large pool of potential residents attractive to state and local governments. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College's Journal 'Explorations in Adult Higher Education' Examines Access, Identity, and Power in Higher Ed

Posted January 14, 2020

SUNY Empire State College has released the sixth issue of “Explorations in Adult Higher Education,” which examines the challenges adult learners face in accessing higher education, as well as how society values informal learning. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Receives $220,000 Grant to Develop National “Credential as You Go” Initiative

Posted January 13, 2020

SUNY Empire State College has been awarded a $220,000 grant from Lumina Foundation to develop a nationally recognized incremental higher education credentialing system that addresses the needs of today’s lifelong learners. ... MORE

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New Partnership between SUNY Empire State College and ModernStates.org to Offer "Freshman Year for Free"

Posted January 9, 2020

During his 2020 State of the State Address, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new partnership between Empire State College, SUNY and ModernStates.org to offer a full library of free online college courses and materials for all New Yorkers, at no cost to the state or students. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College and New Era Cap Partner to Lower Barriers to College Degrees for Employees

Posted January 6, 2020

SUNY Empire State College and New Era Cap have announced a partnership to help employees and retirees of New Era earn college degrees faster and at lower cost. ... MORE

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