Beginning Monday, November 26, SUNY will be pinning stories of giving, service, and kindness originating from each of our 64 campuses and the communities that these schools are a part of.
With over 467,000 students, SUNY consistently takes advantage of the opportunity it has to be a significant impact in communities across New York State. The 30 Days of Giving campaign is a great way to recognize students and community partners involved in the many projects that happen all year round at each SUNY campus and their surrounding communities. The byproduct of taking volunteerism to scale is not only building character in our students themselves as they join our over three million alumni, but also to set an example of impact as the nation’s largest university system.
Monroe Community College has earned high marks from the U.S. Department of Education for an initiative that helps East High School students better prepare for college.
MCC is among 24 organizations — and the only community college — in the nation to be recognized as a 2012-2013 Together for Tomorrow Challenge winner.
Together for Tomorrow Challenge promotes and recognizes partnerships among schools, families, community-based organizations and national service programs that support school improvement. Criteria for the honor include partnerships that strengthen a community culture of educational success and strive to turn schools into models of educational excellence. Continue reading
U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis visited Monroe Community College’s Applied Technologies Center on Sept. 24 to highlight a $14.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to a consortium of State University of New York community colleges, led by MCC.
The grant, issued as part of the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program, will allow a consortium of SUNY community colleges to design standardized curricula to directly address the needs of high-demand industries such as advanced manufacturing.
The consortium’s Training and Education in Advanced Manufacturing (TEAM) Educational Pathways Project would provide more than 3,000 of New York’s Trade Adjustment Assistance-eligible workers and unemployed veterans with the training and education required to find high-quality, high-wage jobs within the advanced manufacturing sector.
Solis was hosted by SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher and MCC President Anne M. Kress. Community leaders in business development and advanced manufacturing, as well as elected officials, took part in the visit. Continue reading
Susan Still, a Rochester women’s rights activist, still carries the physical and emotional scars from a 24-year-long abusive relationship with her husband.
Her scars serve as a reminder of how far she’s come since that day in 2003 when she was repeatedly beaten and berated by her husband for nearly an hour in front of their 8-year-old son while their older son was forced to videotape the abuse. It would be the last physical attack she would endure. The next day, with her mind set on survival, she fled their home with their two children and pressed charges against her abuser. Continue reading