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Press Releases

  • October 2019

    The History of Apollo 11 is Splashing Down at SUNY Erie

    SUNY Erie Community College will welcome Retired Naval Captain Bruce Johnson for a special presentation celebrating his role in the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing on Thursday, October 24 at 7:15 p.m. at the SUNY Erie City Campus in the Minnie Gillette Auditorium located at 121 Ellicott Street in Buffalo.

    September 2019

    SUNY Erie Community College Students Place in National Competition

    Two CNC Machining students from SUNY Erie Community College have placed in the 2019 Mastercam Wildest Parts Competition, the College announced today.

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    SUNY Erie Staff, Students Remember September 11th Attacks, Honor the Fallen

    SUNY Erie Community College faculty, staff and students gathered for ceremonies of remembrance on September 11 to mark the anniversary of the terrorist attacks 18 years ago. The ceremonies took place at the City Campus in front of the Old Post Office and at the Fallen Heroes Memorial Park outside of the Law Enforcement Academy on the North Campus.

    August 2019

    SUNY Erie, Facebook partner to offer Social Media Marketing Course

    SUNY Erie Community College is partnering with Facebook to launch the second course in their digital marketing series. The latest offering in Social Media Marketing runs from September 16 through December 11 completely online.

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    SUNY Erie, Northland Celebrate First Graduates from NWTC

    SUNY Erie Community College (SUNY Erie) President Dr. Dan Hocoy joined Stephen Tucker, President and CEO of the Northland Workforce Training Center (NWTC), and Howard Zemsky, President, CEO & Commissioner of Empire State Development, on Friday, August 16 to celebrate the first SUNY Erie graduates during a recognition ceremony at the center on Buffalo's East Side.

    SUNY Erie Nursing Program Set For Accreditation Review

    SUNY Erie Community College will host a public meeting as part of the site review for the continuing accreditation of its Nursing Associate’s Degree program on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 12:45pm in Gleasner Hall, Room G100 on the College’s North Campus.


    SUNY Erie Community College to Offer Engineering and Technologies Open Houses

    The Engineering and Technologies programs at SUNY Erie Community College will host open houses on Tuesday, August 13 and Wednesday, August 14 to introduce prospective students to available programs. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about career opportunities, program advisement, registration and financial aid.

    May 2019

    SUNY Erie Celebrates Commencement 2019

    The 71st graduating class of SUNY Erie Community College walked across the stage at Commencement on Wednesday, May 22 at the SUNY Buffalo State Sports Arena. SUNY Erie President Dr. Dan Hocoy presided over his second commencement ceremony, while Board of Trustees’ Chairman Leonard Lenihan served as the Master of Ceremonies.

    SUNY Erie and Facebook partner to launch Digital Marketing Program

    SUNY Erie and Facebook have partnered to launch a digital marketing program. This pilot program is designed to give small business owners, entrepreneurs and non-profits the critical training needed to compete in today’s fast-changing global environment.

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    SUNY Erie’s annual scholarship luncheon highlights student success

    SUNY Erie’s annual scholarship luncheon highlights student success

    April 2019

    SUNY Erie announces 2019 Chancellor’s Award Winners

    SUNY Erie Community College President Dr. Dan Hocoy today announced the names of five SUNY Erie students who are recipients of the 2019 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. The students were honored by State University of New York Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson during a celebration for all SUNY student award winners in Albany on April 24.

    Statement on NYS Budget

    The 2019-20 New York State budget has generated a sense of relief to community colleges across the State with the establishment of a funding floor. Equipped with the knowledge that there is a minimum base State aid established will help SUNY Erie to better plan to meet the needs of our students and the business community.

    March 2019

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    SUNY Erie and FeedMore WNY Collaborate to Open Pantry Locations on Campus

    SUNY Erie Community College and FeedMore WNY (formerly the Food Bank of WNY and Meals on Wheels for WNY) have announced the opening of a food pantry location at SUNY Erie’s City Campus located at 121 Ellicott Street in Buffalo. SUNY Erie is the first college in the region to partner with FeedMore WNY for an on-campus food pantry through its School Pantry Program.

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    SUNY Erie to Host “Unstoppable Woman” Erika Gilchrist

    SUNY Erie’s Office of Equity and Diversity, along with the College’s Student Government Association, are co-sponsoring a Women’s History Month event featuring award winning speaker and author, Erika Gilchrist, on Thursday, March 7 beginning at 11:30am in Room B207 at the SUNY Erie North Campus, 6205 Main Street, Williamsville.

    November 2018

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    SUNY Erie President, Hall of Fame Running Back Announce New Scholarship, Fundraiser

    SUNY Erie Community College President Dr. Dan Hocoy and Buffalo Bills’ Hall of Fame Running Back Thurman Thomas today announced a new collaboration that will provide full scholarships for disadvantaged students enrolled at SUNY Erie.


    SUNY Erie Names Dr. Douglas Scheidt as New Provost

    SUNY Erie Community College President Dan Hocoy has announced the hiring of Dr. Douglas Scheidt as the College’s next Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs. Dr. Scheidt will assume his new role in January to replace retiring Provost Rick Washousky.

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    SUNY Erie Football Coach to Take Leave of Absence

    SUNY Erie Community College head football coach Scott Pilkey is taking a leave of absence from the team for medical reasons for an indefinite time, the College announced today.

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