Blain Smith’s educational journey was one of stops and starts. Sometimes, the time was right, but the place was wrong. Other times, the place was right, but the time was wrong. Then he found SUNY Empire, and things … just clicked. This year, Blain, 38, graduates with his bachelor’s degree in computer science – an achievement 20 years in the making. ... MORE
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we sat down with Barry to discuss his work within the MBA in Healthcare Leadership program, how the program is addressing today's healthcare environment and advice for prospective students interested in healthcare administration. ... MORE
When Dianne White was in eighth grade, her brother was admitted to the hospital for surgery. Every day, White went to the hospital to visit him and was immediately drawn to the hustle and bustle of nurses attending to him around the clock. ... MORE
On the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, we sat down with Kevin to discuss his research, his favorite thing about SUNY Empire and advice for prospective students with interest in the natural sciences. ... MORE
To Mark Abendroth, associate professor of education in SUNY Empire’s School for Graduate Studies, “sustainability” is more than a buzzword. To him, it’s a necessary path forward, a concerted effort to create social awareness, a way to right environmental, economic, and social wrongs. ... MORE
The nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment for healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic has inspired many do-it-yourselfers to take matters into their own hands. Sonja Thomson, an instructional designer at SUNY Empire, is one of them. ... MORE
Terri Maher, a nurse, licensed master social worker, and SUNY Empire adjunct instructor, spends her weekends supporting the COVID-19 relief effort using nothing more than her phone and her compassion. But to those who rely on her, those simple tools are invaluable. ... MORE
Doug "Brian" Sherman, New York Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 3, completed his college degree 38 years after joining the military. In 2017, Sherman graduated from SUNY Empire State College with a bachelor’s degree in business management and economics at age 56, earning a 3.96 grade point average.
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