January 2024

Happy New Year!

We wish you a happy, healthy, and joyous New Year!

Cheers to 2024!

We hope you'll check out our latest newsletter. As always, we welcome your feedback.

Email us at: [email protected].

"Re-Imagining Safety" A Film by Matthew Solomon

On Saturday, January 20, join SUNY Empire's BMI student club at our 4 Park location in Manhattan, for a viewing of "Re-Imagining Safety," a film by Matthew Solomon. The film will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. Enjoy refreshments at noon. The film begins at 1 p.m.

Visit our events page for more information. Email [email protected] to register.

ASK 5: Brand You With Doug Gruse

Join us for our new programming series ASK5, a weekly half-hour discussion with alumni, faculty, and staff on all aspects of jobs and careers. 

The next discussion will be led by Doug Gruse, SUNY Empire's chief marketing officer, who will share how to infuse your unique story, skills, and passions into a brand that will make you stand out. 

Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2024 

Time: 12 p.m. 

Location: Online 

Learn more.

Contact Anita DeCianni-Brown, career development coordinator, with questions.

Visit our SUNY Empire's new CareerHub for more info about jobs and careers.

SUNY Empire Alumni Night at Board and Brush

Join fellow alumni and friends for a night of creativity, DIY, and camaraderie at Board and Brush in Latham, NY. 

Date: Thursday, February 1

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: 3 Johnson Road, Latham NY

Hands-on Instruction and supplies will be provided. Be sure to register and pick your project. Space is limited.

For more information and to register, visit the alumni events page. For questions contact [email protected] or 518-587-2100 ext. 2344.

UPDATE Newsletter is Out

The Winter issue of “Update” is now posted on the alumni website.

If you have not read it, click on the title below.


You’ll meet two award-winning students as well as faculty who benefit from your generosity.

Update Winter 2023

Celebrate the Lunar New Year

Join us on Friday, February 9, 2024 for a Lunar New Year celebration. The gathering will be held at 12:15 p.m. at Bamboo House, at 2185 Monroe Ave., Rochester.

Jasmine Tang '96 will discuss the significance of the holiday. The celebration is co-hosted by SUNY Empire, Monroe Community College, and SUNY Geneseo. The cost is $15 per person.

To RSVP and for more information, email [email protected].

Give to Our First-Ever Crowdfunding Campaign!

The Office for Advancement and our School of Science, Math, and Technology have launched our first-ever crowdfunding campaign. The campaign will provide science lab kits to students who are studying at a distance.

These kits give students the hands-on experiential learning needed to be successful. Please consider a gift to ensure lab kits are accessible for all students.  

Make your gift to the Lab Kits Fund today. 


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Save these Dates!

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

Malcolm - Mayhem, Murder & The Masking of Truth

Saturday, February 17, 2024, 1 p.m. 

SUNY Empire, Manhattan location

Jim Porter: The Women of NASA and the 2024 Solar Eclipse 

Wednesday, March 13, 2024, 11 a.m. to noon. 

How Eclipses Have Shaped History & Observing a Solar Eclipse

Monday, April 8, 2024, 11 a.m. to noon

Followed by solar eclipse viewings across New York. 

Alumni-Student Mixer at the Buffalo Botanical Garden

Wednesday, April 10, 2024. 

For information about any of these events, contact [email protected].


To purchase Empire State University gear, visit the official online store. Performance wear now 20% off until January 31!

Make a gift to The Fund for SUNY Empire today!

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