Alumni: 78,000   Students: 18,000

Welcome Alumni and Students! We invite all of our 96,000 alumni and students to come visit Alumni House in beautiful downtown Saratoga Springs.

The Pay It Forward Initiative promoting collegewide philanthropy has officially launched! Check us out on Facebook for all upcoming activities.

Veteran and scholarship recipient Mark Maiellaro ’16 celebrates with his family at our 44th Commencement Exercises.

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The Buzz

24 Hour Giving Challenge Meets Goal

24 Hour Giving Challenge – Mission Accomplished!
In 24 Hours on October 19 we hit our goal of 400 donors and secured $50,000 in challenge money to support our students. The day raised nearly $80,000 in total and we couldn’t have done it without YOU, our generous alumni, students, faculty and friends of this great institution.

SUNY Empire Marches in America’s Parade

SUNY Empire Marches in America’s Parade
All members of the college community and their families are invited to participate in this inspirational event on Veteran’s Day, Friday, November 11 in New York City.

Statewide Open House Date Set for 10/27

Statewide Open House Date Set for 10/27
The second statewide Open House is set and we are calling on all alumni and students to recommend your friends, co-workers and family to visit one of our 35 campus locations statewide to learn more about the degree programs at SUNY Empire.

Meet Our Alumni

Michele Cooper '15

Michele Cooper 15′
Learning Coach (and course instructor starting this fall, 2015)
SUNY Empire State College

Why did you choose Empire State College? What do you think is the best thing about the college?
The reasons I chose to attend ESC are also what makes this college special. First, I had the opportunity to tailor a degree to my areas of interest and to combine those rather eclectic interests into a cohesive and meaningful degree plan. Second, is the commitment and expertise of mentors and instructors who helped me achieve my academic and personal goals and provided opportunities for growth and involvement in the college.
What is your career highlight or proudest career moment to date?
Although I am proud of having articles published in newspapers and national magazines, and eventually working as a newspaper, then magazine editor, my proudest career moment is working as a Learning Coach at ESC and being hired to teach Introduction to College Writing here this fall. This accomplishment, which has exceeded my personal expectations, was made possible only through ESC’s flexible, personalized approach to education. My proudest academic moment was receiving the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence.

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Upcoming Events

2016 Elections and Campaigns: Faculty Analysis and Perspectives
Date: October 26, 2016
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Multiple locations
City: Multiple
Join us as SUNY Empire faculty share their perspectives on the presidential elections at 7 locations across the state.
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STEM Club Annual Zoo Trip: Central Park Zoo
Date: October 27, 2016
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Central Park Zoo
City: New York
Join STEM club members on our Annual Zoo trip.
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Florida Networking Meet Up
Date: October 28, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Panera Bread
City: Boca Raton
South Florida alumni and students are cordially invited to a very informal lunch.
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Finding Neverland - SOLD OUT
Date: October 30, 2016
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: The Auditorium Theater
City: Rochester
Join us for a fun afternoon of theater at the Rochester Broadway Theater League.
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