Press Releases, 2023

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Empire State University Honors Class of 2023 in Manhattan Ceremony

Posted May 27, 2023

Empire State University celebrated the class of 2023 on Friday, May 26 at the New York City Center. ... MORE

SUNY Empire Hires Assistant Vice President for Human Resources

Posted May 25, 2023

Empire State University announced that Kathleen Roberts accepted the assistant vice president for human resources position based in Saratoga Springs. ... MORE

Empire State University to Attend Various Pride Parades Across New York State

Posted May 24, 2023

We invite you to join us as Empire State University will be attending various Pride parades and/or festivals across the state from June-July 2023! ... MORE

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Empire State University Establishes New Scholarship Honoring Long-Time Faculty Member Dorothy Burnham

Posted May 24, 2023

The Empire State University Foundation has established a new scholarship honoring former Manhattan-based professor and scientist Dorothy Burnham, who turned 108 this year. ... MORE

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Empire State University Participates in YMCA’s National Healthy Kids Day

Posted May 22, 2023

Empire State University’s Center for Autism Advocacy: Research, Education, and Supports (CAARES) was invited to participate in the YMCA’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids and families. ... MORE

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Empire State University Director of Veteran and Military Education Speaks at Unveiling of Veterans Welcome Center Kiosk

Posted May 18, 2023

Desiree Drindak, director of veteran and military education at Empire State University, spoke about the university’s goal to make education accessible to veterans and military-affiliated students. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire Faculty Member Joined Governor Hochul at Legislation Signing Benefitting Nursing Students

Posted May 16, 2023

Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation into law, strengthening New York’s health care workforce ... MORE

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Empire State University Honors Class of 2023 in Rochester Ceremony

Posted May 11, 2023

Empire State University celebrated the class of 2023 on Wednesday, May 10 at the Kodak Center in Rochester ... MORE

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Empire State University Associate Professor Recognized for Cannabis Research and Course Offering

Posted May 8, 2023

Associate Professor in SUNY Empire’s Department of Health and Human Services Joanne Levine was recently featured in a article ... MORE

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SUNY Empire Employee Creates Scholarship in Mother’s Memory

Posted May 5, 2023

Simon, an IT professional at Empire State University, has established an endowed scholarship in memory of his mother. ... MORE

Empire State University Professor Tina Wagle to be inducted into SUNY Distinguished Academy

Posted May 2, 2023

Tina Wagle, Ph.D., a professor in Empire State University’s School for Graduate Studies, has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Teaching Professor. ... MORE

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Empire State University Hosts Vet Net Ally Seminar

Posted April 24, 2023

Empire State University recently hosted a university-wide seminar to increase faculty and staff awareness of and sensitivity to the needs of military-aligned students in higher education. ... MORE

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Empire State University Hosts SALUTE Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Posted April 20, 2023

Empire State University hosted the SALUTE National Honor Society Induction Ceremony that was held on April 15 at the Desmond Hotel in Albany, NY. ... MORE


SUNY Empire Students Presented with Prestigious Awards at Spring Student Conference

Posted April 19, 2023

Empire State University honored students with the SUNY Empire Student Excellence Awards, SUNY Chancellor's Awards, and Bluebird Awards at the university's Spring Student Conference. ... MORE

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President Vollendorf Discusses Virtual Exchange Initiative with U.S. and Dominican Institutions

Posted April 13, 2023

President Lisa Vollendorf met with members of UNAPEC and SUNY Empire on April 13 to discuss the impact of virtual exchange ... MORE

Empire State University to Welcome Students to its Annual Spring Student Conference

Posted April 12, 2023

Empire State University will welcome more than 200 students to the college's annual Spring Student Conference ... MORE



Posted April 7, 2023

Empire State University President Lisa Vollendorf has been invited to participate on a statewide panel of university and college presidents ... MORE

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President Vollendorf's Radio interview with Capitol Pressroom (WCNY)

Posted April 7, 2023

President Lisa Vollendorf was interviewed by Capitol Pressroom (WCNY) on Tuesday, April 4. ... MORE

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Empire State University Launches Master of Public Administration

Posted April 5, 2023

Empire State University launched its new Master of Public Administration (MPA) program ... MORE

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Empire State University Recognizes Rochester Psychology Professor Kelly Cattron

Posted April 3, 2023

Empire State University awarded Kelly Cattron, Ph.D., associate department chair in the Department of Psychology and Human Development, the James William and Mary Elizabeth Hall Award for Innovation ... MORE



Posted March 23, 2023

Empire State University inaugurated Lisa Vollendorf, Ph.D. as its sixth president. ... MORE

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Posted March 22, 2023

Empire State College officially transitioned to university status, becoming Empire State University. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire Partners with NYS Tax Department to Offer Personalized Tax Help

Posted March 13, 2023

In partnership with SUNY Empire State, the New York State Tax Department is offering free personalized tax help. ... MORE

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Some DMV workers now eligible for SUNY Empire credits

Posted January 30, 2023

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on Monday announced a new partnership with SUNY Empire State to provide college credit to eligible employees. ... MORE

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SUNY Empire Receives $121,000 Grant to Provide Student Emergency Funding

Posted January 30, 2023

SUNY Empire State announced the college is a recipient of a grant from the ESL Federal Credit Union in the amount of $121,000. ... MORE

SUNY Empire Faculty Member Selected for International Exhibition

Posted January 23, 2023

Assistant Professor Raul Manzano’s artwork is on display in selective exhibition ... MORE

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SUNY Empire Announces $1.69 Million Gift from Alumnus Robert Ehrmann ’78

Posted January 17, 2023

SUNY Empire has received a $1.69 million gift from the estate of late alumnus Robert Ehrmann ‘78 ... MORE

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SUNY Empire State Receives Prestigious Grant from Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Posted January 17, 2023

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) selects SUNY Empire to receive grant ... MORE

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SUNY Empire Announces 2023 Bluebird Award Winners

Posted December 20, 2022

SUNY Empire State Student Government Association (SGA) has selected four winners of the Bluebird Award for Volunteerism, Community Building, and Leadership. ... MORE