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August 18, 2022

For the first time in its history, SUNY Niagara was recognized as a top 10 performer among nearly 50 higher education institutions across New York State for retention and recruitment of students pursuing non-traditional fields of study.  SUNY Niagara was made aware of this honor by the Nontraditional Employment & Training (NET) Program for its excellence in supporting males pursuing degrees in Nursing and Allied Health programs.  The NET Program works in partnership with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to promote its mission of ending occupational gender domination, which limits economic growth and development, maintains gender inequality, and curtails workforce opportunities.

SUNY Niagara is proud to support all its students in their academic efforts and will continue to recruit and encourage those who belong to underrepresented populations within their fields.  Brian R. Michel, SUNY Niagara Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, Economic Development, noted that this recognition reflects the successful partnership between SUNY Niagara and collaborative contributions by area industry.  “We would like to commend the hard work and effort put forth by Dr. Diane Pytlik-Flammia, SUNY Niagara Assistant Vice President, her team, and the SUNY Niagara Nursing and Allied Health students in achieving this accolade.”


SUNY Niagara is one of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York, the largest public university system in the country. The College provides more than 50 certificate and degree programs and is funded by the Niagara County Legislature, the State University of New York, and student tuition.

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Barbara DeSimone
Director of Public Relations
Phone: 716-614-5904