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SUNY Niagara Announces Spring 2022 Dean’s List and President’s List

By News Archive

June 8, 2022

A total of 557 students were recently recognized for their outstanding academic achievements for the spring 2022 semester at SUNY Niagara.  Both full-time and part-time students were honored for their scholastic successes by being named to either the Dean’s List or the Part-Time Honors list.

To be named to the College’s Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled full-time with 12 or more credit hours and have achieved a semester grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or better. Students are ineligible if they have incomplete course work, a grade of S, U, W or a grade below C.

To be eligible for the Part-Time Honors list, a student must be enrolled in six to 11 hours of course work and have a semester GPA of 3.5 or better. Students are ineligible if they have incomplete course work, a grade of S, U, W or a grade below C.

Students with a GPA of 4.0 were recognized through their addition to the President’s List.  104 students met the high standard to be included in this group.


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SUNY Niagara students presenting their projects

SUNY Niagara Hosts Student Showcase During Spring Open House

By News Archive

April 14, 2022

SUNY Niagara students presenting their projects

SUNY Niagara welcomes the public to a Student Showcase on Thursday, April 21 in conjunction with the College’s Spring Open House.

SUNY Niagara will host a Student Showcase on Thursday, April 21 from 5:00-7:30 p.m.  This event gives students of the College an opportunity to display and explain a project connected to a classroom experience under the guidance of a faculty mentor.  Students present their work as either a poster project, table project, art exhibition, or performance.

This year the Student Showcase features projects in welding technology, animal training, curing meat, alternative birthing methods, the history of warships, and many more.  Cash prizes are given to the winning entries, with a grand prize of $1000.  Funds for the prizes are raised through donations made by faculty and staff, and winning projects are determined by a panel of judges comprised of SUNY Niagara staff members and emeritus faculty.  Judges review each project using a rubric assessing project appearance, content quality and presentation style.  “What I enjoy most is seeing the extremely high quality of the student’s work and their universal enthusiasm showing it off,” says Dr. Matthew Clarcq, History Professor and Coordinator of the Student Showcase.

The event will be held on the second floor of the Learning Commons during SUNY Niagara’s Spring Open House, and attendees will have an opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice Award, with a prize of $250.  For more information on the Student Showcase, visit https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/showcase/

SUNY Niagara will host a Student Showcase on Thursday, April 21 from 5:00-7:30 p.m.  This event gives students of the College an opportunity to display and explain a project connected to a classroom experience under the guidance of a faculty mentor.  Students present their work as either a poster project, table project, art exhibition, or performance.

This year the Student Showcase features projects in welding technology, animal training, curing meat, alternative birthing methods, the history of warships, and many more.  Cash prizes are given to the winning entries, with a grand prize of $1000.  Funds for the prizes are raised through donations made by faculty and staff, and winning projects are determined by a panel of judges comprised of SUNY Niagara staff members and emeritus faculty.  Judges review each project using a rubric assessing project appearance, content quality and presentation style.  “What I enjoy most is seeing the extremely high quality of the student’s work and their universal enthusiasm showing it off,” says Dr. Matthew Clarcq, History Professor and Coordinator of the Student Showcase.

The event will be held on the second floor of the Learning Commons during SUNY Niagara’s Spring Open House, and attendees will have an opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice Award, with a prize of $250.  For more information on the Student Showcase, visit https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/showcase/

 

SUNY Niagara students presenting their projects

SUNY Niagara welcomes the public to a Student Showcase on Thursday, April 21 in conjunction with the College’s Spring Open House.


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Dr. Carol Jamieson Award Recipients

SUNY Niagara Faculty Members Presented Prestigious Award

By News Archive

January 24, 2022

Carol Jamieson Award 2022

Ms. Carolyn Stanko and Dr. Matthew Clarcq, recipients of the Dr. Carol Jamieson Award at SUNY Niagara.

Faculty members Dr. Matthew Clarcq and Ms. Carolyn Stanko recently accepted the Dr. Carol Jamieson Award at SUNY Niagara. This honor recognizes faculty members who exemplify the traits of the late Dr. Jamieson, who was best described as “A veteran academician with in-depth historical perspective and acute foresight, a can-do attitude, ever-present resilience, and willingness to serve as a mentor to many.”

Dr. Matthew Clarcq has been a faculty member since 2004. He is a Professor who teaches History, coordinates the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Humanities and Social Science program, and serves as the Vice President of the SUNY Niagara Faculty Senate. Dr. Clarcq received the State University Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in 2011-12. His teaching inspires students in and out of the classroom. He cultivates many opportunities for students to shine, including the development of the annual Student Showcase. For many years, he led the Instructional Resource Committee (IRC) awarding grants, supporting robust lessons, projects, and research, directly benefiting the student experience. He has been featured as the keynote for many series across campus and created the faculty lecture series, “Building a Bridge to the Liberal Arts.”

Ms. Carolyn Stanko, the coordinator for the Horticulture program and co-coordinator of the biology program, has been with the College since 2007. Known for her hospitable, communicative, and quality relationships with adjunct faculty members, Carolyn was also recognized for her forward-thinking towards cannabis education. She created a new curriculum before its legalization in New York State and had an action plan ready when the plant was written into legislation. She is in constant contact with leaders in the local horticulture community, connecting students to internships and learning the latest and greatest lessons in the field to teach her classes. Ms. Stanko has increased enrollment within the Horticulture program despite the nationwide trend of dwindling college applications. Students within this program gain classroom as well as hands-on experience in the campus’ greenhouse, design arrangements for the College’s annual gala, and participate in the annual WNY Plantasia Garden and Landscape Show.

Dr. William Murabito, President of SUNY Niagara describes the two recipients as “A joy to work with” and that “They add quality and professionalism to our staff.”

Faculty members Dr. Matthew Clarcq and Ms. Carolyn Stanko recently accepted the Dr. Carol Jamieson Award at SUNY Niagara. This honor recognizes faculty members who exemplify the traits of the late Dr. Jamieson, who was best described as “A veteran academician with in-depth historical perspective and acute foresight, a can-do attitude, ever-present resilience, and willingness to serve as a mentor to many.”

Dr. Matthew Clarcq has been a faculty member since 2004. He is a Professor who teaches History, coordinates the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Humanities and Social Science program, and serves as the Vice President of the SUNY Niagara Faculty Senate. Dr. Clarcq received the State University Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in 2011-12. His teaching inspires students in and out of the classroom. He cultivates many opportunities for students to shine, including the development of the annual Student Showcase. For many years, he led the Instructional Resource Committee (IRC) awarding grants, supporting robust lessons, projects, and research, directly benefiting the student experience. He has been featured as the keynote for many series across campus and created the faculty lecture series, “Building a Bridge to the Liberal Arts.”

Ms. Carolyn Stanko, the coordinator for the Horticulture program and co-coordinator of the biology program, has been with the College since 2007. Known for her hospitable, communicative, and quality relationships with adjunct faculty members, Carolyn was also recognized for her forward-thinking towards cannabis education. She created a new curriculum before its legalization in New York State and had an action plan ready when the plant was written into legislation. She is in constant contact with leaders in the local horticulture community, connecting students to internships and learning the latest and greatest lessons in the field to teach her classes. Ms. Stanko has increased enrollment within the Horticulture program despite the nationwide trend of dwindling college applications. Students within this program gain classroom as well as hands-on experience in the campus’ greenhouse, design arrangements for the College’s annual gala, and participate in the annual WNY Plantasia Garden and Landscape Show.

Dr. William Murabito, President of SUNY Niagara describes the two recipients as “A joy to work with” and that “They add quality and professionalism to our staff.”

Carol Jamieson Award 2022

Ms. Carolyn Stanko and Dr. Matthew Clarcq, recipients of the Dr. Carol Jamieson Award at SUNY Niagara.


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Deans-Honors-Presidents List

SUNY Niagara Announces Fall 2021 Dean’s List

By News Archive

January 5, 2022

A total of 634 students were recently recognized for their outstanding academic achievements for the fall 2021 semester at SUNY Niagara.  Both full-time and part-time students were honored for their scholastic successes by being named to either the Dean’s List or the Part-Time Honors List.

The President’s List for Academic Excellence recognizes matriculated students who are registered for a full-time course load of 12 or more credit hours and whose semester academic average is 4.0 with all earned grades of A.

To be named to the College’s Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled full-time with 12 or more credit hours and have achieved a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better. Students are ineligible if they have incomplete course work, a grade of S, U, W, or a grade below C.

To be eligible for the Part-Time Honors List, a student must be enrolled in six to 11 hours of course work and have a semester GPA of 3.5 or better. Students are ineligible if they have incomplete course work, a grade of S, U, W, or a grade below C.


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Assistant Professor Bridget Beilein teaches both in-person and online courses at SUNY Niagara

Earn 3 Credits in 12 Days at SUNY Niagara This Winter

By News Archive

December 20, 2021

SUNY Niagara offers a variety of opportunities for students to earn college credits at a reasonable price, and winter session allows students to expedite their educational experience by taking an entire class in less than 2 weeks.  SUNY Niagara’s winter session runs from Tuesday, January 4 through Saturday, January 15, allowing students to earn 3 credits in just 12 days.

The major benefit of studying at SUNY Niagara is that classes are more affordable than nearly all other Western New York colleges, and credits can transfer easily to other institutions.  While students do have other options for winter classes, SUNY Niagara has both in-person and online courses offered at one of the lowest tuition rates in the region.

Seats are still available in nearly 30 general education and pre-requisite courses required for meeting program and degree requirements.  During the abbreviated intersession, students can receive credits in classes such as Music Appreciation, Spanish, Introduction to Sociology, Business, and more.

To learn more and to register for Winter Session at SUNY Niagara, visit https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/reg/

Assistant Professor Bridget Beilein teaches both in-person and online courses at SUNY Niagara

Assistant Professor Bridget Beilein teaches both in-person and online courses at SUNY Niagara


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SUNY Niagara Health Studies Program Coordinator, Lynn Brochu

SUNY Niagara Increases Online Learning Options

By News Archive

December 16, 2021

SUNY Niagara is responding to the growing need for flexible learning options through online degree and certificate programs, as well as HyFlex classes.  The trend to move towards remote learning options accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic and remains a strong solution for students who are unable to adhere to a traditional in-person class schedule.

HyFlex is a relatively new option at SUNY Niagara, providing students the highest level of flexibility, allowing them to choose between a variety of delivery modes.  Students can attend In-person on campus, attend class virtually, in real-time through Zoom, or complete the coursework 100% synchronously online.  Those enrolled in HyFlex can choose their preference and change the mode on how they attend from one class meeting to the next as needed.

The benefit of online and HyFlex options through SUNY Niagara is that classes are taught by faculty in accredited programs that easily transfer to other institutions within the State University of New York (SUNY) system.  While students enjoy the benefits of a remote learning environment on their schedule, they can also access a large variety of in-person resources such as advisement, tutoring, and the library on campus if they choose.

Currently, SUNY Niagara offers 13 programs and certificates completely online, with plans for more in the future.  Starting in January of 2022, Health Studies will be added to the list of online degree programs. Lynn Brochu, Program Coordinator states, “The Health Studies transfer program prepares students with the opportunity for careers in community-based wellness programs, government health agencies and corporate wellness to name a few.” Some of the courses in the program have the HyFlex option with more to be created in the next few years.  Brochu also has advice for those considering HyFlex: “For students who want the face-to-face interaction, the student who is an independent worker and the student that prefers ZOOM with online and classroom interaction, it provides the best of all learning opportunities for students.”

To learn more about online learning options at SUNY Niagara, visit https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/onlinelearning/

SUNY Niagara Health Studies Program Coordinator, Lynn Brochu

SUNY Niagara Health Studies Program Coordinator, Lynn Brochu


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Dr. Fabio Escobar

Escobar joins SUNY Niagara as Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs

By News Archive

October 1, 2021 

Dr. Fabio Escobar

Dr. Fabio Escobar
Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs at SUNY Niagara

Dr. Fabio Escobar has been named as the new Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs for SUNY Niagara.  He has spent a majority of his career in higher education, most recently serving as Vice Provost at SUNY Erie Community College.

Dr. Escobar has a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from California State University and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University at Buffalo.  In 2015 he received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service and in 2014 he received the ECC Student Government Association Faculty Appreciation Award.  Outside of his professional activities, Dr. Escobar volunteered on the University at Buffalo Biological Institutional Review Board from 2013-2016 and on the Kaleida Hospital Ethics Committee from 2009-2011.

October 1, 2021 

Dr. Fabio Escobar has been named as the new Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs for SUNY Niagara.  He has spent a majority of his career in higher education, most recently serving as Vice Provost at SUNY Erie Community College.

Dr. Escobar has a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from California State University and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University at Buffalo.  In 2015 he received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service and in 2014 he received the ECC Student Government Association Faculty Appreciation Award.  Outside of his professional activities, Dr. Escobar volunteered on the University at Buffalo Biological Institutional Review Board from 2013-2016 and on the Kaleida Hospital Ethics Committee from 2009-2011.

Dr. Fabio Escobar

Dr. Fabio Escobar, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs at SUNY Niagara


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SUNY Niagara to Partner with Keuka College

By News Archive

September 20, 2021 

SUNY Niagara is pleased to announce an upcoming partnership with Keuka College.  SUNY Niagara President William J. Murabito, Ph.D. and Keuka College President Amy Storey will sign articulation agreements on Friday, September 24th that will facilitate seamless transfer pathways for students enrolled in the Human Services A.A. program at SUNY Niagara to a Social Work B.S. program at Keuka College, as well as the SUNY Niagara Health Studies A.S. Program to a Community Health and Wellness B.S. program at Keuka College.  These agreements are mutually beneficial arrangements that allow SUNY Niagara students to explore clearly defined pathways outlining how courses within a 2-year program at SUNY Niagara will meet requirements that lead to a 4-year degree at Keuka College.

A representative from Keuka College began recruiting for this program starting on Monday, September 13th, and they plan to offer the B.S. in Social Work program on SUNY Niagara’s campus beginning in the fall of 2022, pending approval from New York State.  Keuka College is the largest producer of Bachelor of Social Work degrees in New York State, and a continued relationship between SUNY Niagara and Keuka College could lead to other articulation agreements between the two institutions that ultimately benefit SUNY Niagara students.  Discussions are already in the works about the possibility of linking SUNY Niagara’s Health Studies Program to Keuka’s Community Health and Wellness program.

“SUNY Niagara has hundreds of established transfer pathways for students seeking admission to 4-year institutions after they complete their degree program requirements here,” states Alissa Shugats-Cummings, Assistant Vice President of Student Services.  “This additional articulation agreement is one more way SUNY Niagara is helping to set its students up for success after the completion of their degree.”    Whether students complete a few semesters at SUNY Niagara, or complete an entire degree or certificate, the Career and Transitional Services Department helps students navigate the transfer process.  For more information on academic programs at SUNY Niagara, visit niagaracc.suny.edu


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SUNY Niagara Spring 2021 Dean's List

SUNY Niagara Announces Spring 2021 Dean’s List and President’s List

By News Archive

May 17, 2021

A total of 629 students were recently recognized for their outstanding academic achievements for the spring 2021 semester at SUNY Niagara.  Both full-time and part-time students were honored for their scholastic successes by being named to either the Dean’s List or the Part-Time Honors List.

To be named to the College’s Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled full-time with 12 or more credit hours and have achieved a semester grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or better. Students are ineligible if they have incomplete course work, a grade of S, U, W, or a grade below C.

To be eligible for the Part-Time Honors List, a student must be enrolled in six to 11 hours of course work and have a semester GPA of 3.5 or better. Students are ineligible if they have incomplete course work, a grade of S, U, W, or a grade below C.

New for this semester, students with a GPA of 4.0 were recognized through their addition to the President’s List.  143 students met the high standard to be included in this group.


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Assistant Director of Public Relations and Event Management
Phone: 716-614-6220
Email: saharvey@niagaracc.suny.edu

Campus aerial photo

SUNY Niagara Announces Fall 2021 Plans

By News Archive

May 7, 2021

SUNY Niagara has announced its academic and extracurricular plans for the fall 2021 semester, with intentions to increase its face-to-face capacity in both areas. Many classes will return to a traditional in-person format, yet the option for a flexible class schedule will remain for students who prefer virtual learning options. This includes completely virtual classes as well as hybrid courses, which alternate between online learning and face-to-face instruction. At least 20 classrooms will be outfitted with new technology to support the array of teaching styles that SUNY Niagara has adopted into its degree programs.

Outside of the classroom, SUNY Niagara athletics will resume for the 2021-2022 year. The College will follow guidelines from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) as well as New York State. Theatre, music, and dance productions are planned to return to the stage and all theatre-related guidelines designated by the State will be followed as well. The Henrietta G. Lewis Library, along with the Academic Center for Excellence will continue to offer both face-to-face and online services. Student Housing will operate as close to full capacity as possible, leaving some rooms available to accommodate quarantine and isolation as needed. SUNY Niagara will continue to follow safety recommendations set forth by Niagara County, SUNY, New York State, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For more information about classes, degree programs, and enrollment information, please visit www.niagaracc.suny.edu/reg.

About SUNY Niagara:

SUNY Niagara is one of 30 community colleges within the State University of New York (SUNY) system. The College provides more than 50 academic programs and features two locations in Western New York. The Sanborn campus is centrally located minutes from Buffalo and Niagara Falls, NY, and offers a traditional college experience with world-class academics, knowledgeable faculty members, state-of-the-art classrooms, NJCAA athletics, and on-campus housing. The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (NFCI) is located in the heart of one of North America’s biggest tourist destinations and is home to Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Arts, and Hospitality programs. Both of our locations offer a unique environment and provide a career-focused, success-oriented education at an affordable price. For more information visit niagaracc.suny.edu.

Aerial photo of the College

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