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The passing of graduate Connor Murray
June 15, 2019, 9:10 pm | Source
The SUNY Broome community is mourning the passing of Connor Murray, a May graduate from our Nursing program. The campus community offers its deepest sorrow and most heartfelt condolences to Connor’s family and friends. Read Connor’s obituary here. A funeral Mass will held at noon Monday, June 17, at Saints John and Andrew Catholic Church, […]

Head start: P-TECH students earn their college degrees ahead of schedule
June 14, 2019, 8:35 pm | Source
Brock McWherter didn’t just finish his college degree before graduating high school, although that’s impressive enough. He also landed a real job in his field at Delta Engineering. “I did an internship with them in high school and college, and they gave me an offer,” the Civil Engineering Technology major explained. Having his future path […]

Farewell reception for Sesime Adanu on June 21
June 14, 2019, 5:00 pm | Source
SUNY Broome bids a fond farewell to our Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, Dr. Sesime Adanu! Sesime has accepted a new position as executive director for Institutional Effectiveness at William Patterson University in New Jersey. Come say farewell during a reception from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, June 21, in Wales 203B.

Marketplace: Plenty of plastic organizers for free!
June 13, 2019, 8:24 pm | Source
Need to get organized? Robin Valashinas in the library has a lot of plastic bins that need new homes! Originally intended for magazines, they’re useful for notebooks, supplies — the sky is the limit! Want some? Contact her at

From the Desk of Dr. Battisti: Student Learning Outcomes for courses in the college catalog
June 13, 2019, 4:23 pm | Source
During the spring 2019 semester, there were several discussions on campus about whether to remove the course student learning outcomes from the college catalog.  The suggested change would make the Nuventive system a repository for the learning outcomes.  Changes to student learning outcomes would not be vetted through the curriculum development and revision processes that […]

Free children’s books in the library
June 13, 2019, 3:56 pm | Source
Give the gift of reading! The SUNY Broome Library has free children’s books available. The books are located on a cart in the lobby. Feel free to take what you need!

Meet the recruiter: Brittney takes the SUNY Broome experience on the road
June 11, 2019, 8:58 pm | Source
As a Vestal High School student, Brittney Richardson thought she knew SUNY Broome. Now a recruiter in the Admissions office, she sees an entirely different side to the community college experience – one she didn’t appreciate back then. “It’s completely changed my whole view,” she said. “You can save money and we have excellent faculty. […]

SUNY Broome EAP graduate wins top honors for distillery
June 11, 2019, 2:22 pm | Source
Learn more about EAP during an Aug. 8 info session Congratulations to Waterman’s Distillery LLC, which has been selected as the Entrepreneurship Assistance Centers’ 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year! The award is given out by Empire State Development, which operates 24 Entrepreneurship Assistance Centers statewide. Joseph and Michelle Alig, owners of the Apalachin business, will […]

ESPA election on June 27
June 10, 2019, 9:50 pm | Source
ESPA members, it’s time to vote for your representatives. They are your voice, so please take a few minutes to choose who will represent you. Change cannot happen without user involvement! The election runs from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 27 in the AT Atrium. Third-shift employees vote from 10 to 10:30 p.m. June 27 […]

Hall Groat II: Retrospective Exhibition this month in the Gallery
June 10, 2019, 7:56 pm | Source
SUNY Broome Professor Hall Groat II, chair of the college’s Art and Design Department, currently has 17 oil paintings on exhibit at the Gallery @ SUNY Broome this month. The featured pieces stem from different bodies of work dating back to 1998. Several of the metaphorical still lifes, including “Blood Money,” “Dirty Money,” “Thief of […]

Register for ART 111: History of Decorative Arts this summer!
June 10, 2019, 7:41 pm | Source
Do you love design, decorating, HGTV, PIN, HOUZZ, flea markets, antiques, and shopping? Study interior design this summer with ART 111: History of Decorate Arts! Taught by Professor Patricia Evans, this fully online course begins July 8 and ends Aug. 9. It’s ideal for beginners in the field of art and design, and those who […]

It’s time: Register your vehicle for the 2019-2020 academic year
June 6, 2019, 7:47 pm | Source
It’s that time of year again!  Please register your vehicle online for the upcoming 2019 – 2020 academic year.  When registering your vehicle online, carefully make your lot preference selections as you have in previous years.  Just a reminder:  If you do not register online, you will not be issued a hang tag, which could result in you not getting your preferred lot.   You can find the link […]

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