Skip to main content
A community college sponsored by Niagara County

© 2019 SUNY Niagara | All rights reserved.

Tag

events

Discover your path: College and Career day at Tuscarora nation House

By Nations Connect

July 26, 2023

While out in the community, it is tasked to showcase information on technology programs such as Computer Aided Draft Design(CADD), Welding Technology, Hospitality Management, and Hospitality Operations including to inform on the expanded number of programs at SUNY Niagara.
The first event of many, the Employment and Education Day at the Tuscarora Nation House took place on March 10, 2023. The event hosted many agencies and organizations for local education, training, and employment. This kind of event is one of the best ways for current and prospective students to explore their options and connect with professionals in various fields. There were representatives from the healthcare, finance, and technology fields. Another great thing about this event is the opportunity to meet with college representatives. Whether you are interested in a four-year university, a community college, or a trade school, you will be able to speak with representatives from a variety of institutions. Not sure how you are going to fund your education? There are local and regional funding sources available.

While out in the community, it is tasked to showcase information on technology programs such as Computer Aided Draft Design(CADD), Welding Technology, Hospitality Management, and Hospitality Operations including to inform on the expanded number of programs at SUNY Niagara.
The first event of many, the Employment and Education Day at the Tuscarora Nation House took place on March 10, 2023. The event hosted many agencies and organizations for local education, training, and employment. This kind of event is one of the best ways for current and prospective students to explore their options and connect with professionals in various fields. There were representatives from the healthcare, finance, and technology fields. Another great thing about this event is the opportunity to meet with college representatives. Whether you are interested in a four-year university, a community college, or a trade school, you will be able to speak with representatives from a variety of institutions. Not sure how you are going to fund your education? There are local and regional funding sources available.

Welcome to the Nations connect!

By Nations Connect

July 19, 2023

Cory and Mark represented SUNY Niagara at the 30th Annual Conference NAIEA/NY held at Seneca Niagara Casino, where they provided educational information on Technology and Hospitality courses to educators, community members, and students, also having the chance to network with local county and state education personnel.

Welcome to the Nations Connect blog. Here we are working through the REACH grant. The REACH grant initiative focuses on local communities located West of SUNY Niagara as Tuscarora Nation and Niagara Falls throughout New York State and within the nations.
The efforts began in November of 2022 with Mark Voisinet (REACH Coordinator) and Cory Hewitt (Outreach Coordinator), collaborating with Will Brinson (Multicultural Advisement Coordinator). The SUNY REACH Grant is part of the Lumina Foundation’s Racial Equity for Adult Credentials in Higher Ed (REACH) grant initiative. In partnership with community colleges and community partners, SUNY will seek to increase the attainment of non-degree credentials and associate degrees in community colleges for adults of color, building off our guided pathways work.

 

 

Welcome to the Nations Connect blog. Here we are working through the REACH grant. The REACH grant initiative focuses on local communities located West of SUNY Niagara as Tuscarora Nation and Niagara Falls throughout New York State and within the nations.
The efforts began in November of 2022 with Mark Voisinet (REACH Coordinator) and Cory Hewitt (Outreach Coordinator), collaborating with Will Brinson (Multicultural Advisement Coordinator). The SUNY REACH Grant is part of the Lumina Foundation’s Racial Equity for Adult Credentials in Higher Ed (REACH) grant initiative. In partnership with community colleges and community partners, SUNY will seek to increase the attainment of non-degree credentials and associate degrees in community colleges for adults of color, building off our guided pathways work.

 

 

SUNY Niagara Offering Enriching Community Events this Spring

By News Archive

March 24, 2023

Whether you’re looking for a new career, evening entertainment, or an interesting lecture, SUNY Niagara has something to offer everyone. All events are open to the public and will take place at the Sanborn campus unless otherwise stated.

March 30 – SUNY Niagara’s Faculty Resource Center for Academic Excellence will host a free presentation, “Sapere Aude: The Role of Expertise in Human Debate” by Dr. Fabio Escobar. It will take place at 3:30 p.m. in Room E-140. At this discussion, Escobar will discuss value of expertise within contemporary public dialog, drawing evidence from such disparate sources as philosophical debates and social media clashes. His presentation will examine the definition of reality, recount the historical role of expertise in determining what reality really is, and consider what happens when trust in experts disappears.

April 1 – The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office will host a free community Easter egg hunt beginning at 1 p.m. The event will take place outside in lot 4. Guests can park in lot 3 or 5 for easy access to the event.

April 4 – SUNY Niagara Associate Professor John D Strong will present “Purposeful Competition,” a discussion which focuses on people striving with one another to support environments of excellence, mutual dependence, and risk-taking toward a more intentionally purposeful existence. The lecture is free and will begin at 12:30 p.m. in room E-142.

April 5 – A job fair for those in the hospitality and culinary industry will take place at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

April 19 – An Indigenous people’s celebration will take place in SUNY Niagara’s Learning Commons. Participants can experience traditional food, music, and even a painting class with members from the Tuscarora Nation from 12 – 5 p.m. Following the celebration, the SUNY Niagara Cinephiles Club will screen Secret Path, an animated feature written by Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip. The film tells the story of Chanie Wenjack, a 12-year-old Anishinaabe boy who was forcibly removed from his family and sent to a residential school 400 miles away. Facing abuse and cultural assimilation, Chanie fled the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School in an effort to make the journey back home.

April 19-22 – The talented students of the SUNY Niagara theatre department will present First Date. This hilarious musical is about a casual blind date that turns into a sidesplitting, high-stakes dinner in a New York City restaurant. Show times are at 7 p.m. on April 19, 21, and 22. Two matinees will run on April 20 at 12:30 and April 22 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. Senior and veteran tickets are $5. All performances will take place at the Arts & Media Theatre.

April 25 – SUNY Niagara will host another job fair, however this time it will take place within the Learning Commons of the Sanborn campus. In addition to plenty of job recruiters from a variety of industries and skill levels, the event will offer assistance with resumes, networking tips, and other career-focused information.

May 6 – SUNY Niagara’s annual International Film and Animation Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. inside the Arts & Media Theatre. The event is free and brings together filmmakers, animators, actors, and enthusiasts from across Western New York and beyond. Guests will experience continuous screenings of finalists’ films, displays, exhibits, workshops, and more. This year’s keynote speaker is Gregory Lambersome, director of nine feature films, author of 15 published books, and co-founder of the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival. In addition, the College will honor Chris Cosgrave of Cheektowaga, recipient of the 2023 WNY Filmmaker of the Year award.

Whether you’re looking for a new career, evening entertainment, or an interesting lecture, SUNY Niagara has something to offer everyone. All events are open to the public and will take place at the Sanborn campus unless otherwise stated.

March 30 – SUNY Niagara’s Faculty Resource Center for Academic Excellence will host a free presentation, “Sapere Aude: The Role of Expertise in Human Debate” by Dr. Fabio Escobar. It will take place at 3:30 p.m. in Room E-140. At this discussion, Escobar will discuss value of expertise within contemporary public dialog, drawing evidence from such disparate sources as philosophical debates and social media clashes. His presentation will examine the definition of reality, recount the historical role of expertise in determining what reality really is, and consider what happens when trust in experts disappears.

April 1 – The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office will host a free community Easter egg hunt beginning at 1 p.m. The event will take place outside in lot 4. Guests can park in lot 3 or 5 for easy access to the event.

April 4 – SUNY Niagara Associate Professor John D Strong will present “Purposeful Competition,” a discussion which focuses on people striving with one another to support environments of excellence, mutual dependence, and risk-taking toward a more intentionally purposeful existence. The lecture is free and will begin at 12:30 p.m. in room E-142.

April 5 – A job fair for those in the hospitality and culinary industry will take place at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

April 19 – An Indigenous people’s celebration will take place in SUNY Niagara’s Learning Commons. Participants can experience traditional food, music, and even a painting class with members from the Tuscarora Nation from 12 – 5 p.m. Following the celebration, the SUNY Niagara Cinephiles Club will screen Secret Path, an animated feature written by Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip. The film tells the story of Chanie Wenjack, a 12-year-old Anishinaabe boy who was forcibly removed from his family and sent to a residential school 400 miles away. Facing abuse and cultural assimilation, Chanie fled the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School in an effort to make the journey back home.

April 19-22 – The talented students of the SUNY Niagara theatre department will present First Date. This hilarious musical is about a casual blind date that turns into a sidesplitting, high-stakes dinner in a New York City restaurant. Show times are at 7 p.m. on April 19, 21, and 22. Two matinees will run on April 20 at 12:30 and April 22 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. Senior and veteran tickets are $5. All performances will take place at the Arts & Media Theatre.

April 25 – SUNY Niagara will host another job fair, however this time it will take place within the Learning Commons of the Sanborn campus. In addition to plenty of job recruiters from a variety of industries and skill levels, the event will offer assistance with resumes, networking tips, and other career-focused information.

May 6 – SUNY Niagara’s annual International Film and Animation Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. inside the Arts & Media Theatre. The event is free and brings together filmmakers, animators, actors, and enthusiasts from across Western New York and beyond. Guests will experience continuous screenings of finalists’ films, displays, exhibits, workshops, and more. This year’s keynote speaker is Gregory Lambersome, director of nine feature films, author of 15 published books, and co-founder of the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival. In addition, the College will honor Chris Cosgrave of Cheektowaga, recipient of the 2023 WNY Filmmaker of the Year award.

 


Media Contact Information

Denyel Beiter
Public Relations Assistant
Phone: 716-614-5974
Email: Dbeiter@niagaracc.suny.edu

SUNY Niagara to Host Information Nights

By News Archive

July 6, 2022

SUNY Niagara will host a series of division specific informational nights this month to introduce prospective students to the programs and services available at the college.  The events will consist of program presentations, classroom visits, and a campus tour.  Students will be able to check the status of their application or apply if they have not yet done so.  The information nights will run from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Monday, July 18 Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Tuesday, July 19 Business and STEM
  • Wednesday, July 20 Nursing, Physical and Allied Health
  • Thursday, July 21 Hospitality, Baking & Culinary Arts*

The first three sessions will be held at SUNY Niagara, located at 3111 Saunders Settlement Road in Sanborn.  *The session on Thursday, July 21 for Hospitality, Baking and Culinary Arts will be held at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (NFCI), located at 28 Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls, NY.  For more details and to register, please visit: https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/division-information-nights/


Media Contact Information

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

Bison Tickets

Celebrate Summer with Discounted Buffalo Bisons Tickets

By News Archive

June 7, 2022

The SUNY Niagara Alumni Association is partnering with the Buffalo Bisons this summer to offer discounted tickets to home games for the 2022 season.  A portion of each discounted ticket sold to Buffalo Bisons home games will benefit the SUNY Niagara Foundation/Alumni.

The discount is valid for all home games except the July 4, 2022, which is a special Independence Day celebration featuring the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.  To purchase tickets, visit: https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/alumni/events/nccc-alumni-bisons-tickets/

The SUNY Niagara Alumni Association is partnering with the Buffalo Bisons this summer to offer discounted tickets to home games for the 2022 season.  A portion of each discounted ticket sold to Buffalo Bisons home games will benefit the SUNY Niagara Foundation/Alumni.

The discount is valid for all home games except the July 4, 2022, which is a special Independence Day celebration featuring the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.  To purchase tickets, visit: https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/alumni/events/nccc-alumni-bisons-tickets/


Media Contact Information

Contact

Barbara DeSimone, Assistant Vice President of Institutional Advancement
3111 Saunders Settlement Rd.
Sanborn, NY 14132
Phone: 716-614-5911
Fax: 716-614-5913
Email: desimone@niagaracc.suny.edu

Gala

SUNY Niagara Announces Foundation Diamond Scholarship Gala Co-Chairs

By News Archive

June 6, 2022

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of SUNY Niagara, and after a two-year hiatus, the annual SUNY Niagara Foundation Scholarship Gala will return in person with a special diamond theme to mark the occasion.  This event is the primary fundraiser to support student scholarships, and will take place on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.

The co-chairs of the SUNY Niagara Foundation Diamond Scholarship Gala are: Jerald I. Wolfgang (Foundation Board Chairperson), Jason & Nicole Cafarella (SUNY Niagara Board Chairperson & his wife), and Dr. Martin Drake (Foundation Alumni Committee Chairperson).

The SUNY Niagara Foundation Diamond Scholarship Gala will open with a recognition ceremony for Distinguished Student Scholarship honorees and Distinguished Alumni. Gourmet food stations will be prepared by SUNY Niagara Culinary and Baking & Pastry Arts Students. This event provides an opportunity to showcase our talented culinary students, faculty, and alumni.

The SUNY Niagara Foundation has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships to deserving students since its inception in 1987. Tickets for the gala are $125 per person and are available for purchase by contacting the SUNY Niagara Foundation office at (716) 614-5910 or online at https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/foundation/gala/.

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of SUNY Niagara, and after a two-year hiatus, the annual SUNY Niagara Foundation Scholarship Gala will return in person with a special diamond theme to mark the occasion.  This event is the primary fundraiser to support student scholarships, and will take place on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.

The co-chairs of the SUNY Niagara Foundation Diamond Scholarship Gala are: Jerald I. Wolfgang (Foundation Board Chairperson), Jason & Nicole Cafarella (SUNY Niagara Board Chairperson & his wife), and Dr. Martin Drake (Foundation Alumni Committee Chairperson).

The SUNY Niagara Foundation Diamond Scholarship Gala will open with a recognition ceremony for Distinguished Student Scholarship honorees and Distinguished Alumni. Gourmet food stations will be prepared by SUNY Niagara Culinary and Baking & Pastry Arts Students. This event provides an opportunity to showcase our talented culinary students, faculty, and alumni.

The SUNY Niagara Foundation has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships to deserving students since its inception in 1987. Tickets for the gala are $125 per person and are available for purchase by contacting the SUNY Niagara Foundation office at (716) 614-5910 or online at https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/foundation/gala/.

 

 

 


Media Contact Information

Barbara DeSimone, Assistant Vice President of Institutional Advancement
3111 Saunders Settlement Rd.
Sanborn, NY 14132
Phone: 716-614-5904
Email: desimone@niagaracc.suny.edu

Moondance Catamaran

SUNY Niagara Alumni Association to Set Sail on the Moondance Catamaran

By News Archive

June 1, 2022

Moondance Catamaran

Set sail with the SUNY Niagara Alumni Association on the Moondance Catamaran on Friday, June 24, 2022 from 3:45 – 5:30 PM. Guests are asked to meet near “The Hatch” at 329 Erie Street, Buffalo, NY 14202. The event is open to SUNY Niagara alumni, SUNY Niagara employees, and friends of the College. Proceeds will support the SUNY Niagara Alumni Association.

Cruise over Lake Erie while enjoying pizza, drinks, and networking with your fellow guests. Tickets are $15 per person and includes beer, wine, pop, and pizza. Space is limited.  Tickets will not be sold at the marina and registration ends on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

Tickets can be purchased online at http://niagaracc.suny.edu/alumni/catamaran or contact the Alumni Office at alumni@niagaracc.suny.edu or (716) 614-5910 for more information.

Set sail with the SUNY Niagara Alumni Association on the Moondance Catamaran on Friday, June 24, 2022 from 3:45 – 5:30 PM. Guests are asked to meet near “The Hatch” at 329 Erie Street, Buffalo, NY 14202. The event is open to SUNY Niagara alumni, SUNY Niagara employees, and friends of the College. Proceeds will support the SUNY Niagara Alumni Association.

Cruise over Lake Erie while enjoying pizza, drinks, and networking with your fellow guests. Tickets are $15 per person and includes beer, wine, pop, and pizza. Space is limited.  Tickets will not be sold at the marina and registration ends on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

Tickets can be purchased online at http://niagaracc.suny.edu/alumni/catamaran or contact the Alumni Office at alumni@niagaracc.suny.edu or (716) 614-5910 for more information.

 

Moondance Catamaran

 


Media Contact Information

Barbara DeSimone, Assistant Vice President of Institutional Advancement
3111 Saunders Settlement Rd.
Sanborn, NY 14132
Phone: 716-614-5904
Email: desimone@niagaracc.suny.edu

Orientation

A new back to school routine at SUNY Niagara

By News Archive

September 3, 2020

As of Monday, August 31, the fall semester is back in full swing at SUNY Niagara and the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (NFCI), though it looks a bit different than past semesters.  COVID-19 forced the College to switch to a fully remote format in March, but the facilities personnel have been working for months to prepare both campuses for the safe return of students.  This means limiting access to buildings through one access point, allowing for tracking of entrants for contact tracing purposes, and the completion of daily health screenings.

For new students, orientation was experienced virtually for some, and for others, it meant wearing masks and sitting six feet apart in line with the mandates from New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo.  In science and culinary labs, individual stations have been created using plexiglass barriers to allow for maximum safety while still allowing full access to the tools and equipment needed to effectively learn.  The campus is visibly vibrant with students walking the halls, though they are wearing masks and eating pre-wrapped meals in the snack bar.

Student Life is still making the most of the “new normal” and offering a full calendar of COVID-friendly socially distanced events on campus and virtual activities for the student body to enjoy.  Welcome week activities included a drive-in movie in one of the campus parking lots and continued with online Trivia, a chalk festival where students showed off their artistic abilities outdoors, and a Chicken Wing Festival where Student Life treated students to lunch outdoors.

Heather Trumble, a Technical Assistant in Student Life notes the importance of these experiences in helping students feel more connected and to build lasting relationships.  “So far the students have been very positive and have been happy to see that there are options both in-person and virtually.  We still have clubs, social activities, and even some community service opportunities for them at this time.”  Trumble also mentions the “Taste of Fallfest” event that is planned in the coming weeks, which is a smaller version of the typical fall activities they offer for the campus community.  While the pandemic may have adjusted the college experience for some, it is not dampening the spirits of students or the opportunities for meaningful engagement and networking outside of the classroom.


Media Contact Information

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