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Zimriyah Montrease Moses
March 3
Zimriyah came to SUNY Erie after 20-plus years as an entrepreneur, nonprofit leader, health care worker and homeschooling mother. "I’m a life-long learner,” she says. “I...sometimes felt like I was building a plane in the sky, and that gets tiresome.” SUNY Erie helped this busy mom of two add to her education as well as her credentials -- and inspired her along the way. She earned an associate degree with high distinction in 2021 and is now working toward a bachelor’s degree in human service management. Read how she did it...and how you can too!
Adiam Tsegai at National Legislative Summit with Gillibrand
February 26
SUNY Erie Officer-in-Charge Adiam Tsegai attended the recent Community College National Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C. The four-day event featured hundreds of community college leaders from across the nation, including a message from First Lady and longtime community college educator, Dr. Jill Biden. In addition, Dr. Tsegai joined leaders from across the state in meeting with U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) as part of her New York Community College Roundtable.
Sydney Davis
February 23
As a freshman, Sydney David felt confident in her academic skills, but unsure of how to tailor her education to set herself up for career success. Then she enrolled in an introductory psychology class – and suddenly, she found the guidance she needed. She transferred to UB after earning her associate’s degree, earned her bachelor’s, then landed a job as a research tech in UB’s Biological Sciences Dept. Recently, she was admitted to UB's behavioral neuroscience Ph.D. program. Read more about her path here!
Acting President Adiam Tsegai
February 18
SUNY Erie's Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Adiam Tsegai to the position of Acting President of the college, pending SUNY System approval. Dr. Tsegai has been filling the role of Officer-in-Charge since Nov. 1 and will retain that title in addition to adding this new role, which requires the approval of the SUNY System's Board of Trustees before becoming official.
Workforce Development Session
February 14
The Buffalo News has shared a terrific overview of SUNY Erie's successful and growing Mechatronics Program at the Northland Workforce Training Center. This spring the college will have graduated more than 200 students, most of whom are being hired by employers "as fast as we can produce them," according to Mechatronics Instructor Peter Gullo.