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SUNY Empire State College Launches New Advanced Degree Programs to Prepare Tomorrow's Public Servants

Posted October 3, 2019

SUNY Empire State College has launched a new online Graduate Certificate in Public Administration, as well as a new Public Administration concentration in the Master's in Social and Public Policy program, to help prepare future public servants in the face of a pending wave of retirements. (there are hyperlinks within that sentence, not sure if Teasers can include hyperlinks. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Expands Partnership to Meet the Needs of Fort Drum Community

Posted October 2, 2019

The college has expanded its 29-year partnership with Fort Drum to increase the number of available upper-level courses and in-seat classes. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Launches Largest-Ever Campaign to Support Military-Aligned Students

Posted October 1, 2019

SUNY Empire State College has launched a $1 million fundraising campaign to enhance financial aid and degree completion support for the college’s students serving on active duty with the U.S. Armed Forces, veterans, and their families. This is the largest campaign to support military-aligned students in the college’s history. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College Receives $350,000 Grant from Lumina Foundation

Posted October 1, 2019

SUNY Empire State College has been awarded a $350,000 grant from Lumina Foundation to build new pathways to degrees and other credentials for adults, especially for people of color and Native learners. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Community Walks More than One Million Steps in Recognition of National Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day

Posted October 1, 2019

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SUNY Empire State College Names Desiree Drindak Permanent Director of the Office of Veteran and Military Education

Posted September 30, 2019

Drindak will help expand education access and completion initiatives for military students and their families. More than 1,300 active-duty military and veteran students and their family members Are currently enrolled at SUNY Empire State College, the second highest enrollment in the SUNY system. ... MORE

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Community Explores Local Solutions in the Opioid Crisis at SUNY Empire State College and Rockefeller Institute of Government Forum

Posted September 27, 2019

Community leaders in Saratoga Springs and beyond explored local, evidence-based strategies for addressing the opioid epidemic at a forum hosted by SUNY Empire State College and the Rockefeller Institute of Government yesterday. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Communications Director David Henahan Retires after More than 20 Years with SUNY

Posted September 27, 2019

During his tenure at SUNY Empire, Henahan helped develop the college’s digital presence, cultivated relationships with media in the Capital Region and around the state, and brought attention to the college’s remarkable students, faculty, staff, and alumni. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Confronts Climate Change with Sustainability Programs, Green Facilities

Posted September 25, 2019

In celebration of Climate Change Week, SUNY Empire State College is actively addressing the threat of climate change with a new Advanced Graduate Certificate in Leadership for Sustainable Development, which builds on existing efforts to lead and educate for a cleaner, greener future. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Launches Contest to Choose First-Ever Mascot

Posted September 24, 2019

SUNY Empire State College has launched a competition to determine its first-ever mascot with a call for submissions by the college’s students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The winning mascot will be announced at the beginning of 2020. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College to Hold “One Million Steps Relay” in Recognition of National Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day

Posted September 24, 2019

The SUNY Empire State College Office of Veteran and Military Education will hold a “One Million Steps Relay” at the Empire State Plaza in Albany in observance of National Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day on Sunday, Sept. 29, from 1-5 p.m. The relay will culminate with the New York State Division of Veterans’ Services observance at Lafayette Park beginning at 6 p.m. ... MORE

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SUNY and the University of the West Indies Symposium on Global Partnerships for Climate Action Spurs Partnerships Around Climate Change

Posted September 20, 2019

The State University of New York and the University of West Indies, through their jointly held Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development (CLSD), hosted a first-ever Symposium on Global Partnerships for Climate Action. The event was held Friday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at SUNY Global, located at 116 East 55th St. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Announces Panelists for Upcoming Opioid Forum

Posted September 19, 2019

Local leaders in law enforcement, health care, and education will join the upcoming “Local Solutions in the Opioid Crisis” forum hosted by SUNY Empire State College and the Rockefeller Institute of Government on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 3-5 p.m. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Announces New Future of Labor Research Center at the Rockefeller Institute of Government

Posted September 18, 2019

SUNY Empire State College’s Harry Van Arsdale Jr. School of Labor Studies and the Rockefeller Institute of Government are partnering to establish the Future of Labor Research Center to examine the changing nature of work, the future of work, workers, and worker organizations. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College and the New York Police Department Partner to Offer College Credits for Training and Experience for NYPD Employees, Retirees

Posted September 16, 2019

SUNY Empire State College and the New York Police Department have established a partnership to turn training and experience into transfer credits to allow NYPD employees and retirees to earn a degree faster at lower cost through SUNY Empire. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College to Host Public Discussions About Free Speech, Privacy, and Security in the Digital Era for Constitution Day

Posted September 13, 2019

In observance of Constitution and Citizenship Day, SUNY Empire State College is hosting “What Should Go on the Internet? Privacy, Freedom & Security Online,” from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, at six of its campuses around the state. It is open to the public free of charge. ... MORE

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New York State Department of Labor and SUNY Empire State College Announce Partnership to Help Prepare Job-Seekers for Emerging Careers

Posted September 12, 2019

Technological innovations, demographic shifts, and globalization are rapidly changing our world of work. At the same time many New York businesses are facing a shortage of qualified workers, often because of skills gaps that require some form of additional education or training. These changes and shortages create new career opportunities for New York’s workforce right now and in the future. The Empire State Career Connector will help prepare workers for the future and address workforce gaps today. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College’s Finger Lakes Campus Selected as Early Voting Site for Monroe County

Posted September 10, 2019

SUNY Empire State College’s Finger Lakes campus, located at 680 Westfall Road, Brighton, is among the seven locations selected as an early polling site for the upcoming general elections held in Monroe County. The process is part of state law adopted this year to allow for early voting nine days before an election. ... MORE

Lexie Riley Bonitatibus has been named the director of budget and risk for SUNY Empire State College.

Lexie Riley Bonitatibus Named SUNY Empire State College Director of Budget and Risk

Posted September 6, 2019

She comes to SUNY Empire from Union College, where she was the director of budgets and risk management. Immediately prior to Union, Bonitatibus worked at General Electric Company for 13 years in a variety of roles, including as a commercial finance manager, senior risk manager, global cost control leader, finance manager and analyst. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State College Names Associate Professor Sue Epstein as Director of Corporate and Community Partnerships

Posted September 5, 2019

Epstein’s academic accomplishments, experience in the public and private sectors, and her role as a member of the college’s faculty will help her advance the Office of Programs and Partnerships’ goal to significantly expand partnership development in the academic, corporate, and nonprofit environments. ... MORE

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