Alumni: 84,000   Students: 17,000

Nominations are open for the 2018-2019 Alumni Awards Program. New for 2019 is the Veteran Service Award honoring our alumni veterans. Click here for a description of all four annual awards and nominate a graduate today.

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The Buzz

Micro-credential and Digital Badging Project Garners SUNY Funding

Micro-credential and Digital Badging Project Garners SUNY Funding
SUNY’s systemwide TeachNY Implementation Fund has selected the college’s Associate Professor Donna Mahar’s project, “Digital Badges, Micro-credentialing, and Cross-level Collaboration in a Virtual Teaching Laboratory,” for funding. Through virtual laboratories, Mahar’s project will provide high-quality professional development for primary and secondary pre- and in-service teachers and the resulting micro-credentials and digital badges.

Nominate a 2019 Student Commencement Speaker

Nominate a 2019 Student Commencement Speaker
The Commencement Student Speaker Selection Committee is seeking nominations for students to speak at 2019 SUNY Empire State College commencement ceremonies. Potential student candidates should represent SUNY Empire State College by demonstrating unique academic experiences and extracurricular involvement, as well as thoughtful engagement throughout his or her academic program.

SUNY Announces Campus Grants from the Ambassador Trustee Carl Spielvogel Fund

SUNY Announces Campus Grants from the Ambassador Trustee Carl Spielvogel Fund
On Veteran’s Day, The State University of New York announced grants to 11 campuses, including $40,000 to Empire State College, from the Ambassador Trustee Carl Spielvogel Fund to boost education opportunities for more than 12,500 military students and their dependents across the state.

Meet Our Alumni

Cristy Dwyer

Cristy Dwyer ’13
Senior Trainer
Outreach Training Institute, Org.

How did Empire State College help you shape your personal and professional goals?
For me, the academic experience at SUNY has been transformational. My now five-year association with Empire State College (AS ’08, BS ’10 & MA ’13) has not only afforded me the opportunity to realize my long-time goal of pursuing a college education, but has allowed me to pursue advocacy efforts and engage in a discourse with leaders on local, state and national levels,” said Dwyer. “Without question, the policy courses I have received at SUNY have given me the knowledge, self-assurance and confidence to feel worthy of a seat at the table. Last but not least, I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge the extraordinary support I’ve received from the faculty at ESC. Without their continuous enthusiasm and encouragement I would not be where I am today.”

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Upcoming Events

2018 Wreaths Across America - Gerald B. Solomon National Cemetery
Date: December 15, 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Gerald B. Solomon National Cemetery
City: Schuylerville
Please join SUNY Empire State College, as we lay wreaths on veteran gravestones at Gerald B. Solomon National Cemetery. Remember our fallen U.S. Veterans. Honor those who serve. Teach your children the value of freedom.
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Elf the Musical at Syracuse Stage
Date: December 19, 2018
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Syracuse Stage
City: Syracuse
Join fellow students and alumni for an evening of holiday cheer!
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WWE, Wrestling at Madison Square Garden - SOLD OUT
Date: December 26, 2018
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Madison Square Garden
City: New York
Please join the Sports Industry Club for an exciting evening of World Wrestling Entertainment.
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Shen Yu 2019 - SOLD OUT
Date: January 12, 2019
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Lincoln Center
City: New York
The Multicultural Club invites you to travel back to the magical world of ancient China. Experience a lost culture through the breathtaking art of classical Chinese dance, and see legends come to life!
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