Alumni: 84,000   Students: 17,500

Welcome Alumni and Students! We invite all of our 101,500 alumni and students to come visit Alumni House in beautiful downtown Saratoga Springs.

Join us for the 24th Annual Day at the Races on Friday, July 27. Gather with 250 students and alumni at the Historic Saratoga Race Course for a fun-filled day of networking & horse racing. Click on the event page to sign-up today.

Nursing Alumni: Celebrate 10 Years of the Nursing Program at the First Ever Reunion taking place July 26-27 in Saratoga Springs. Click on the event page to sign-up today.

Officer in Charge Dr. Mitchell Nesler and the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies cordially invite you to the opening of a very special exhibit. Click on the event page for more information.

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The Buzz

U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Manual Jose Vingua ’18 closer to achieving lifelong dream

U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Manual Jose Vingua ’18 is one step closer to achieving lifelong dream
He earned an Associate of Science in Community and Human Services, with a concentration in criminal justice studies, from SUNY Empire State College and is transferring to UCLA this fall. Accepted into the Army’s Green to Gold Active Duty Option Program, a two-year program that provides eligible, active-duty enlisted soldiers an opportunity to complete a baccalaureate degree, or a two-year graduate degree, and earn a commission as an Army officer, Vingua will be on active duty while he participates in UCLA’s ROTC program.

Honorary Degree conferred on Lumina Foundation CEO Jamie Merisotis

Honorary Degree conferred on Lumina Foundation CEO Jamie Merisotis
SUNY Empire State College conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters on Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, at its Capital Region commencement ceremony,  on Sunday, June 3, in Albany, N.Y.  Lumina is the nation’s largest private foundation focused solely on increasing Americans’ success in higher education. “I’m honored to address this year’s graduating class at SUNY Empire,” said Merisotis. “And I’m truly humbled to accept an honorary degree from a university that is doing so much to support the success of students who don’t fit the traditional mold – students who are critical to this nation’s future success.”

Student Speakers Announced for 46th Annual Statewide Commencement

Student Speakers Announced for 46th Annual Statewide Commencement
More than 3,400 associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates, will be conferred on the class of 2018. In keeping with SUNY Empire State College’s long-standing tradition, graduate and undergraduate students will provide commencement remarks at each of the college’s events across the state.

Meet Our Alumni

Ana Rivera-Georgescu

Ana Rivera-Georgescu ’08
Protestant Chaplain
New York State Department of Corrections & Community Supervision

What is your career highlight or proudest career moment to date?
I believe that my career highlight is not only being Ordained as a Priest in the Episcopal Church, but also becoming the first female Chaplain in the history of NYS DOCCS Clinton Correctional Facility. Without all that I had learned at SUNY Empire and attaining my degree, I would not have been able to achieve this. ESC truly equips you to face the challenges you will confront in your vocation. They prepare you well to enter the work force and succeed.

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Upcoming Events

2018 Veteran and Military Family Fun Day at Darien Lake
Date: July 21, 2018
Time: 10:00am
Location: Darien Lake Theme Park and Resort
City: Corfu
Our Veteran and Military students, and our Veteran and Military alumni and their families are invited to a fun-filled day at Darien Lake Theme Park and Resort.
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Nursing Alumni Reunion in Saratoga Springs, July 26-27
Date: July 26, 2018
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Empire State College
City: Saratoga Springs
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Nursing Program at SUNY Empire State College, we are pleased to invite you to our first reunion!
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24th Annual Day at the Races
Date: July 27, 2018
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Holiday Inn
City: Saratoga Springs
The Office of Alumni and Student Relations cordially invites you to a fun-filled day at the historic Saratoga Race Course.
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A Celebration of Juneteenth (in July)
Date: July 28, 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: SUNY Empire Manhattan
City: New York
Join the Black Male Initiative student alumni club as we celebrate freedom with a featured guest speaker, live music and networking with fellow students and alumni.
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