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.

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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2018 Recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

2018 Recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
Professor Margaret (Peggy) Tally is a 2018 recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Based at the college’s Manhattan location, and a resident of Maplewood, N.J., Tally teaches in the college’s School for Graduate Studies’ Policy Programs and coordinates the Master of Arts in Social and Public Policy. A member of the SUNY Empire faculty since 1992, her areas of expertise include social policy perspectives, ethics in social policy and media and public policy. Tally also studies representations of women in media.

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.”

Meet Our Alumni

Laura vonKampen ’18
Director of Human Resources
JD Beauty/WetBrush

Why did you choose to attend ESC?
I knew that at ESC I would receive credit for what I had learned throughout my career. ESC also offered flexibility of classes and class types, along with a mentor who helped guide me along the way.

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Upcoming Events

2018 Binghamton Student Alumni Family Picnic
Date: August 23, 2018
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Otsiningo Park, South Shelter (1st shelter on left)
City: Binghamton
The Binghamton location's Annual Student and Alumni Picnic!
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Brighton Day of Caring Event
Date: August 28, 2018
Time: 11:00am
Location: SUNY Empire State College
City: Rochester
Please join SUNY Empire State College and the Brighton Chamber of Commerce for a special Day of Caring.
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Veteran and Military Day at Yankee Stadium: The New York Yankees vs The Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium - SOLD OUT
Date: August 31, 2018
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Yankee Stadium
City: Bronx
Our Veteran and Military students, and our Veteran and Military alumni and their families are invited to Yankee Stadium to see the Yankees take on the Detroit Tigers.
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Faces of Labor: Words and Images Art Exhibit Opening
Date: September 24, 2018
Time: 6:30pm
Location: The Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies
City: New York
Please join alumni, students, faculty and our Union Partners as we open the Faces of Labor Exhibit.
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