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Past News Stories

  • June 2017

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    ECC family mourns the passing of former president Dr. William J. Mariani

    It is with great sadness that SUNY Erie Community College announces the passing of its former professor and president Dr. William J. Mariani, who died Sunday at Buffalo's Gates Vascular Institute. He was 67 years old.

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    ECC names Dr. Dan Hocoy as its 11th president

    After approval by both the State University of New York and SUNY Erie Community College Board of Trustees, ECC is proud to announce the selection of Dr. Dan Hocoy as its next president.


    ECC Athletics partnership with Presto Sports complete with launch of new website

    The SUNY Erie Community College Athletics Department announced the completion of its transition to Presto Sports, a web-hosting organization that provides superior technology through various multi-level platforms that includes statistics, news, and video directly to all Kats athletic supporters and followers.

    Pathways Educator of the Year

    ECC Pathways instructor named Educator of the Year

    ECC Pathways to Success High School Equivalency instructor Laurie Slawson was recently honored by the Honorable Frederic J. Marrano, chief judge of the Lackawanna City Court, with the “Educator of the Year” award on May 15, 2017.

    May 2017

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    ECC student earns Honorable Mention nod at annual SUNY art exhibit

    Competing against submissions from students across the state, SUNY Erie Community College student Myunghee Kang earned Honorable Mention recognition for her hypnotic and multicolored oil painting, “Spring” as part of the SUNY Student Art Best of Show 2016-2017 exhibition.


    Wegmans School of Pharmacy announces new Early Assurance Program for ECC Students

    A new partnership between St. John Fisher College and SUNY Erie Community College (ECC) will offer two qualified students guaranteed acceptance into the Wegmans School of Pharmacy. While Fisher has partnered with ECC through a 2+2 agreement at the undergraduate level, this initiative marks the first time the College will offer a direct pathway to a doctoral degree program.

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    ECC Vision Care Technology student headed to National College Bowl Competition

    Earlier this month, SUNY Erie Community College student Sahjay Lewis took first place in the Vision Care Technology College Bowl, held on May 4 at the college’s North Campus.

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    ECC contributes mightily to Buffalo City Mission's Impossible efforts

    After collecting thousands of canned goods and non-perishables since late September, SUNY Erie Community College and its Student Government Association (SGA) joined numerous Western New York groups at the Buffalo City Mission to wrap up the year’s “Mission Possible Food Drive School Challenge” with a closing awards ceremony on May 9.

    InfoTech WNY

    ECC recognized for technology excellence at 2017 InfoTech WNY BETAS

    SUNY Erie Community College’s Information Technology Program was recently honored as the Best Tech Team in Non-Profit/Education by InfoTech WNY as part of the organization’s annual Buffalo Emerging Technology Awards Showcase (BETAS) at Buffalo RiverWorks on May 4, 2017.

    STEM Waz

    Alums Burkhart, Waziak helping to build ECC’s future

    With their roles in the Center for Nanotechnology Studies and the forthcoming STEM academic building at North Campus, SUNY Erie Community College alums Frank Burkhart ‘84 and Al Waziak ‘97 are helping to build the college’s academic future with the hand-on training they acquired at ECC.

    MOM Finch

    ECC’s Men of Merit to host finale of 2017 Speaker Series

    Members of SUNY Erie Community College’s Men of Merit Program—established to foster excellence, distinction and integrity in the school’s male African-American, Hispanic and Native American students—will welcome General Motors’ Steve Finch for the finale of its 2017 Speaker Series on Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside ECC's City Campus Statler Dining Room.

    April 2017

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    ECC’s Advanced Studies, Paralegal programs host “Law Day” for area high school students

    On Wednesday, April 26, SUNY Erie Community College's Advanced Studies and Paralegal programs hosted their first "Law Day" for 35 area high school students within Erie County Hall's Supreme Court Ceremonial Courtroom in downtown Buffalo.

    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.

    SUNY 2017

    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

    ECC TO STEM (sm)

    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

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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.

    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 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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