Past News Stories

  • April 2017

    Advisory Council (2017)

    ECC honors community leaders at 10th Advisory Council event

    On Friday, March 31, SUNY Erie Community College welcomed local academic, business and community leaders for its 10th Advisory Council Partner and Community Appreciation Breakfast event inside its North Campus Spring Center café.

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    SUNY to honor seven ECC students with 2017 Chancellor’s Award recognition

    Seven SUNY Erie Community College students will be honored with 2017 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence recognition on April 5 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, NY.

    March 2017

    Nursing 2017

    ECC Nursing Program recognized as one of New York State’s best

    SUNY Erie Community College’s regionally lauded Nursing Program was recently recognized as one of New York’s best—and tops in Erie and Niagara counties—by vocational website

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    ECC, state and county officials celebrate topping off of North Campus STEM Building

    SUNY Erie Community College leadership, staff and students joined ECC President Jack Quinn, New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, local political representatives, and construction personnel for the ceremonial “topping-off” of the college’s long-awaited STEM-focused academic building at North Campus on February 27.

    February 2017

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    ECC dental students deliver another successful Give Kids a Smile Day

    On February 3, SUNY Erie Community College’s Dental Hygiene students partnered with Dr. Marti Peterson's Just 4 Me Pediatric dental team to provide free dental care to children from Erie and Niagara County as part of another successful American Dental Association-sponsored Give Kids a Smile Day at the college’s North Campus Dental Hygiene Clinic.

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    ECC celebrates new Center for Nanotechnology with ribbon-cutting ceremony at North Campus

    SUNY Erie Community College officials, faculty and staff joined New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, state and local representatives for a ribbon-cutting ceremony (PHOTO ATTACHED) to celebrate the school’s $5.75 million Center for Nanotechnology Studies at ECC North Campus on Friday, February 10.

    PTK (2017)

    SUNY announces 2017 Phi Theta Kappa honors for four ECC students

    SUNY Erie Community College is proud to announce that four of its students— Evan Gestwick, Hibbah Mojawalla, Asia Ntampuhwe, and Christian Rowe-Slack—will be honored with awards from the Phi Theta Kappa Community College Honor Society by SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher on March 2 at the New York State Museum in Albany, NY.

    January 2017

    JQuinn (2017)

    Statement by ECC President Jack Quinn on recent Federal Immigration Policy Changes

    ECC President Jack Quinn comments on the current ban on travel recently instituted via Executive Order by U.S. President Donald Trump.

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    ECC unveils wrapped shuttle fleet for Spring 2017

    Over the winter break, ECC’s Student Transportation Department had its tri-campus shuttle fleet—provided and operated by Buffalo’s We Care Transportation—wrapped in the college’s colors, logos and photos, making them into rolling advocates for ECC’s career-focused educational mission.

    December 2016

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    ECC makes it a “great eight” at Mastercam competition

    For the eighth year in a row, students of ECC's Industrial Technology Program notched top prizes on the national stage of Mastercam’s Wildest Parts design competition, which challenges those enrolled in Mastercam courses to create a unique, original design using Mastercam software.

    November 2016

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    KeyBank donates $10,000 for ECC scholarships

    SUNY Erie Community College and the ECC Foundation formally accepted a $10,000 donation toward scholarships from KeyBank when leadership officials from all entities gathered for a small ceremony outside ECC’s City Campus President’s Office on Monday, November 21.

    October 2016

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    ECC Foundation leader publishes book on fundraising, presents at national conference for community colleges

    SUNY Erie Community College is proud to announce that Jeff Bagel, associate vice president of ECC’s Foundation and Alumni Relations, recently published his first book, Annual Fundraising Plans Made Simple, and presented his findings at the Conference for Community College Advancement in San Diego, California on October 7, 2016.


    ECC adds first-ever Cricket Club to school’s fall sports activities

    An enthusiastic group of SUNY Erie Community College students remember playing the sport of cricket during their elementary years in Bangladesh. This year, these students have teamed up to help start ECC’s first-ever men’s Cricket Club to allow for a remarkable opportunity for skill and social growth at the college level.


    ECC, Waterfront Elementary join for successful “Chef and Child” at Canalside Learning Garden

    SUNY Erie Community College faculty and staff hosted more than 60 students from Buffalo’s Waterfront Elementary for its first edition of “Chef and Child,” a culinary, arts and education-focused event at the ECC Learning Garden at Canalside on Tuesday, October 18.


    ECC’s Godert honored by international organization as Educator of the Year

    SUNY Erie Community College is proud to announce that Professor John Godert, department head for ECC’s Vision Care Technology Program, was recognized as the National Academy of Opticianry’s Educator of the Year at the organization’s annual awards ceremony in Orlando, Florida on October 1, 2016.

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    ECC, Bak USA team to provide 2-in-1 laptop computers for college’s nursing students

    Starting this fall 2016 semester, students of SUNY Erie Community College’s Nursing Program now have a new way to enhance their locally lauded training and learning outcomes: interactive tablets from City Campus neighbor, Bak USA.

    September 2016

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    ECC announces webpage, admissions assistance for WNY’s displaced ITT students

    In order to aid the nearly 300 Western New York students displaced by the recent nationwide closing of ITT Technical Institute and its Getzville location, SUNY Erie Community College will offer additional admissions assistance for those looking to continue their college education through ECC programs similar to those at ITT.

    Bamrick (2016)

    ECC’s Bamrick honored by American Academy of Chefs

    SUNY Erie Community College assistant professor Jacqueline Bamrick, a certified executive chef in the school’s Hospitality Management Department at North Campus, was recently honored with induction as an American Academy of Chefs fellow at a summer ceremony held at the American Culinary Federation (ACF) National Conference on July 17, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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    ECC’s Beard honored by Business First as one of Western New York’s Outstanding Women of Influence

    Business First, along with their presenting sponsor, Lake Shore Savings Bank, will acknowledge SUNY Erie Community College’s Mary Beard, Assistant Academic Dean of Liberal Arts at North Campus, for her professional success and community involvement at a noon luncheon awards ceremony, Thursday, September 22, at the Millennium Buffalo Hotel.

    August 2016

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    ECC, local leadership celebrate college’s forthcoming STEM Building with groundbreaking at North Campus

    Backed by county, regional and state representation, and joined by its entire faculty and staff, SUNY Erie Community College welcomed the start of construction on its long-awaited Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) academic center at North Campus with a ceremonial groundbreaking on August 24.

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    ECC President Jack Quinn to retire in June 2017; search committee formed

    SUNY Erie Community College President Jack F. Quinn Jr. will retire following the school’s 2017 commencement and the college will embark on a presidential transition plan that includes creation this week of a search committee.

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    ECC celebrates second Summer Harvest at Canalside-set Learning Garden

    On Monday, August 8, ECC faculty and leadership gathered at their now blooming Learning Garden to celebrate its second successful summer harvest, as well as to give thanks to those who've aided the effort’s growing success.

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    Betty Jean Grant, ECC reach out to community with “Pathway to Prosperity”

    SUNY Erie Community College officials and Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant recently teamed with local attorney and ECC trustee John Elmore, Buffalo City Court Judge Craig D. Hannah, and family empowerment group We Are Women Warriors for “Pathway to Prosperity,” an educational and career information session inside Buffalo’s Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Library.

    ECC Dental (sm.)

    ECC announces new department head of Dental Hygiene

    SUNY Erie Community College’s Dental Hygiene Department is pleased to announce Nicole Greco as its new department head, effective July 2016 and in time for the college’s upcoming fall semester.

    July 2016

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    ECC’s START Orientation Program helps incoming students pursue a strong finish

    This summer, ECC's START program—now in its second year to help new students navigate college and, ultimately, achieve academic success—has worked to add more orientation sessions aimed at putting incoming students on a solid path of personal and academic success and, as its slogan states, “START strong and finish stronger.”

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    ECC Foundation announces additional scholarships for students, Say Yes scholars through 2016-17 semesters

    Leadership at Erie Community College, its Foundation and partners at Say Yes Buffalo joined earlier today on the steps of ECC’s City Campus to announce that, as a one-time award, Foundation funds will be allocated for qualified ECC students and Say Yes scholars in order to mitigate the college’s rise in fees for its 2016-17 semesters.

    June 2016


    ECC campus plan accepted into START-UP NY Program

    SUNY Erie Community College’s three-campus plan has been accepted for inclusion within the state’s START-UP NY Program, which provides a synergistic operational relationship between businesses, higher education institutions, and its career-focused students.

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    ECC service program honored with Youth Empowerment Award

    SUNY Erie Community College’s Independence Bound/Youth Engagement Services Program was recently honored with a Youth Empowerment Award by residential facility Homespace/Second Chance as part of an annual dinner ceremony at Buffalo’s Olmsted Center for the Visually Impaired on Wednesday, June 22.

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    SUNY honors four ECC faculty and staff with Chancellor’s Award recognition

    Four members of Erie Community College’s faculty and staff were honored by State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher as recipients of the 2015-16 Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence, announced by SUNY officials on June 13, 2016.

    Radiation Therapy

    ECC announces new department head of Radiation Therapy Technology

    SUNY Erie Community College’s Radiation Therapy Technology Department is pleased to announce interim professor/department head Jean Wood has been named to the position on a permanent basis, effective May of 2016.

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    ECC starts summer with Waterfront students, educational series at Canalside Learning Garden

    Students and faculty of Erie Community College’s Culinary Arts Department began their summer by recently instructing Buffalo’s Waterfront Elementary students and announcing its Community Garden Learning Series, open to the public and set to start on June 25 at ECC’s Canalside-set Learning Garden.

    May 2016

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    Trades-focused students help brighten Buffalo middle school

    In yet another one of the college’s career-focused collaborations with its surrounding community, SUNY Erie Community College’s Industrial Technology and Building Management and Maintenance students donated their time, effort and expertise to refurbish a classroom within the Nativity Miguel Middle School of Buffalo, located at 21 Davidson Avenue on the city’s East Side.

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    Cameroon native becomes first international recipient of ECC President’s Medal

    Cameroon native L. Brenda Mbiabo became the first international graduate to accept ECC’s highest all-around award, the President’s Medal, when she was honored at the school's 68th Commencement at Buffalo State College’s Sports Arena on May 18.

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    ECC unveils Environmental Science-focused initiative at South Campus

    SUNY Erie Community College and its Environmental Science Program unveiled a brand-new natural regeneration area at ECC South Campus as part of an unveiling ceremony near its Route 20A entrance on May 12.

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    Baking and Pastry Arts students host, instruct Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo

    In yet another one of the college’s career-focused collaborations with its surrounding community, SUNY ECC and its Baking and Pastry Arts students welcomed area youth from Buffalo’s Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo when they gathered in late April for a day of delicious instruction inside the college’s City Campus kitchens.

    April 2016

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    Nursing students aid Buffalo’s Clean Sweep efforts

    Leading up to their semester’s Pinning Ceremony on May 9, students of SUNY Erie Community College’s Nursing Program recently took part in the start of the City of Buffalo’s annual Clean Sweep efforts, which began in early April.

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