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Kids Playing Volleyball
February 2
Fifty local students in third through tenth grade participated in the kick-off celebration for National Girls & Women in Sports Day, hosted by SUNY Erie and Building Brighter Futures of BestSelf. The girls played in a sports-sampling event under SUNY Erie students’ leadership and attended a children’s mental health and physical wellness fair at the college’s Burt Flickinger Athletic Center.
February 1
Special thanks to the Buffalo News for showcasing the outstanding teamwork our faculty and staff recently demonstrated. Within a week (or less!) they developed a plan to temporarily relocate services from our Old Post Office building to our 45 Oak Street and Burt Flickinger Athletic Center facilities, following the substantial damage which the blizzard caused. A team of 30-40 people collaborated to reconfigure classroom and office space, the bookstore, cafeteria, library and computer labs to meet the needs of our students, faculty and staff. We should be very proud of our dedicated colleagues, and it’s wonderful to see their accomplishments shared with our community.
December 20
The Board of Trustees of SUNY Erie Community College has accepted Dr. David K. Balkin’s resignation as President of the College.
November 1
The SUNY Erie Board of Trustees voted today to officially appoint Provost and Executive Vice President Adiam Tsegai as officer-in-charge, to act in place of President David Balkin during his suspension with pay.
October 28
The SUNY Erie Board of Trustees voted today to suspend President David Balkin with pay, to allow for an investigation regarding allegations filed with the college’s Human Resources Department.