The English Department is proud to introduce Volume 4 of The Pandemic Project, a collection of SUNY ECC students’ writing and artwork from Spring '22. The Pandemic Project: Volume 4 was edited by Professor Jennifer Campbell and Associate Professor Lisa Wiley Moslow, and contains a broad scope of poems, stories, journals, research writing, and social commentary. This issue is dedicated to Humanities Professor Michelle Michael Lippens who retired this summer.
The Pandemic Project began in Spring 2020, when Covid-19 prevented students from participating in the annual Spring Arts Festival. The collection of student writing and art was a way to give students a voice and to share their writing with the ECC community. The project has continued to give students an outlet for the emotions and challenges brought about by the pandemic. 
All ECC faculty, staff, and students are welcome to read and view the work in the collection, which will be housed in the ECC Library Archives thanks to librarian Matthew Best.

View The Pandemic Project: Volume 4

Program Description

In the SUNY Erie English department, students will be introduced to the power of literature and the English language, with a quality learning experience that features small classes and dedicated advisors and teachers. Students will develop enhanced written and oral communication skills that enable them to express themselves effectively in the classroom and beyond - as learners, professionals, jobholders, and citizens. Students will complete their SUNY General Education requirements, earning an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree with credits relevant to the SUNY transfer paths for a continued education and seamless transfer into an English Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program at a four-year college.

With a wide range of courses to choose from, students will be prepared in areas of English composition, critical thinking, literary theory and general literature. This preparation will result in marketable professional skills allowing for direct entry into the workforce, with job opportunities such as Tutoring, Research Assistant, Administrative positions, Digital Copywriter, Editorial Assistant, Magazine or Newspaper Journalist, Publishing Copy-Editor/Proofreader, Grant Writing, and Web Content Manager.

At the conclusion of this program, students will have been exposed to a variety of writing styles, gained analytical skills, developed a confident knowledge of research methods, improved the effectiveness of their oral and written communication methods, as well as have a broad base of knowledge on general literary history, and well-respected, culturally diverse works of literature. If a consistent full-time course schedule is maintained, students can complete the SUNY curriculum requirements with flexibility in the second year to choose courses geared toward career tracks such as English Education, Business, Communications and Media, Advertising, Journalism, Law, Publishing, Technical Writing, Marketing, and more.


For more information:
Dr. Sabrina Caine, City Campus
121 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 851-1720

Andrew Hyzy, North Campus
6205 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
(716) 270-1934

Chris Pulinski, South Campus
4041 Southwestern Blvd.
Orchard Park, NY 14127
(716) 270-2892