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Press Releases

  • October 2020

    SUNY Erie Nursing Students Achieve Perfect Pass Rate on Licensure Exam, Programs Rank Among the Top in NYS

    SUNY Erie Community College’s City and North Campus Nursing programs achieved perfect pass rates on National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) for the first three quarters of 2020. Additionally, both programs have ranked among the top 10 in New York State with RegisteredNursing.org - a nursing advocacy organization.

    SUNY Erie Community College Appoints New Board Chair, Officers

    SUNY Erie Community College (SUNY Erie) has announced the appointment of Ms. Danise C. Wilson, MPH, as Chairperson of its Board of Trustees through 2022. Wilson, who joined the SUNY Erie board in 2015, succeeds Leonard Lenihan, who has served as Chairman since 2018.

    September 2020

    SUNY Erie, County Officials Dedicate Building to STEM Workers

    Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz joined SUNY Erie Community College Interim President William Reuter on Friday, September 25 for a formal dedication of SUNY Erie’s Center for STEM Studies recognizing STEM workers and students in the region for their commitment to community safety and advancement.

    August 2020

    SUNY Erie Announces Fall 2020 Continuing Education Course Schedule

    SUNY Erie Community College’s Workforce Development Office has released the fall 2020 Continuing Education course schedule.

    June 2020

    Erie Community College Announces Presidential Search and Interim Leadership

    The Erie Community College Board of Trustees announced the immediate search for Erie Community College’s 12th president, which is expected to result in a candidate selection by the end of 2020.

    A Statement from Our Athletic Director on Fall 2020 Athletics

    Due to the challenges that the COVID-19 crisis has caused SUNY Erie has decided to suspend all athletic activities for the Fall 2020 semester.

    April 2020

    SUNY Erie President Accepts a Position in Kansas City

    The SUNY Erie Community College Board of Trustees has announced that College President, Dr. Dan Hocoy, is assuming the position of Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives for Metropolitan Community College (MCC) and President of MCC-Longview campus in July. Dr. Hocoy will remain at SUNY Erie through the end of his contract on June 30, 2020.

    Six Regional Community Colleges Postpone Traditional May Commencement Ceremonies

    The uncertainty generated by the COVID-19 pandemic has led the region’s six community colleges to postpone their in-person commencement ceremonies scheduled for May, 2020. The news was previously announced by the presidents of Erie, Finger Lakes, Genesee, Jamestown, Monroe and Niagara community colleges to their campus communities over the past week.

    February 2020

    SUNY Erie President, County Executive Officially Open South Campus Indoor Training Center

    The Kats Indoor Training Center (KITC) at SUNY Erie Community College’s South Campus is officially open for business. SUNY Erie President Dr. Dan Hocoy and County Executive Mark Poloncarz celebrated the opening of the renovated space with a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning.

    December 2019

    SUNY Erie to Present An Evening with Author and Racial Justice Educator, Debby Irving

    SUNY Erie Community College’s Diversity Academy presents “An Evening with Debby Irving, Author and Racial Justice Educator” on Wednesday, January 22 beginning at 6:15 p.m. in the Minnie Gillette Auditorium at the SUNY Erie City Campus, 121 Ellicott St, Buffalo.

    SUNY Erie to Participate in Makr Shakr Bartending Automation Pilot

    Makr Shakr, the world's leading producer of robotic bartending systems, has launched the world’s first “Automation Stipend” pilot program in collaboration with SUNY Erie Community College (SUNY Erie) and the SUNY Erie Foundation.

    November 2019

    Certified Master Chinese Chefs Visit With SUNY Erie Culinary Students

    On Wednesday, October 30, SUNY Erie Community College’s Culinary department in cooperation with the University at Buffalo Confucius Institute welcomed Certified Master Chinese Chefs Ye Yuanlin and Yu Yongbin.

    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.

    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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    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.

    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.

    December 2017

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    SUNY Erie instructor lends expertise to health initiative in Uganda

    Last April, the SUNY Erie Community College Dental Hygiene instructor Joan Ellison traveled to Kasese, Uganda to volunteer for the education- and healthcare-focused Community Health & Education for Rural Africa.

    January 0001

    Statement in Response to the Erie County Legislature’s Resolution Supporting & Urging SUNY Erie to Conduct Respiratory Therapy Training for Nurses

    We have received a significant amount of feedback in response to the resolution approved by the Erie County Legislature on May 7, 2020 as well as the comments made by the legislator urging the College to conduct respiratory therapy training for nurses. It is important that we clarify several points that have been reported.

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