9 January 2017

2016: The Year in Review

SUNY Schenectady County Community College’s
Top Ten from 2016

A Savory Show Stopper (December 2016 ) – The School of Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Showcase was bustling with guests touring the Culinary Arts Wing in Elston Hall, savoring delicious samples from our talented students and faculty chefs, and listening to inspiring remarks made by Angelo Mazzone ’74, CEO and President of Mazzone Hospitality. Steve Barnes, of the Times Union, captured it all in his Table Hopping story.

New Academic Programs (September 2016) – From a raspberry sour and imperial stout to a lager and gose, craft brews are vastly different and students in the College’s new Craft Beer Brewing degree and certificate programs (which began in Fall 2016) are learning all about them and the brewing industry. In this story by TWC News, students and faculty explain more about the new programs. The new Psychology concentration, in the Liberal Arts degree program, began in Fall 2016. This SUNY SCCC news story explains more.

What’s After SUNY SCCC? New Transfer Opportunities (August 2016) – The College continued to expand transfer options for students through new articulation agreements with Bellevue University in Nebraska (for students to earn a bachelor’s degree online) and John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration. Read more about the John Jay agreement in the Albany Business Review’s story.

A Fabulous Business Relocates to Schenectady (August 2016) – Beekman 1802 became the Electric City Innovation Center’s first START-UP NY tenant in a “fabulous” partnership with SUNY SCCC. The Albany Business Review chronicled their move to Schenectady in this story.

Joining A Network Devoted to Success (July 2016) – SUNY SCCC became the first higher education institution in the Capital Region to be part of Achieving the Dream, a network of 200 community colleges from across the country, dedicated to helping low-income students complete their education. This SUNY SCCC news story explains more about this bold move to help students succeed.

Mortarboards and Memories (May 2016) – Excitement was in the air as members of the Class of 2016 celebrated during SUNY SCCC’s 46th Commencement. The Daily Gazette captured the events of this joyful day in a story and photo gallery.

A College Milestone (May 2016) – Dr. Steady Moono was inaugurated as the College’s seventh President during a ceremony at Proctors, followed by an Inaugural Ball the following evening at the Schenectady Armory. The photos in the Times Union’s gallery pay tribute to this milestone in the College’s history.

A Partnership Opens the Door (May 2016) – International students now have a pathway to a college education through a new memorandum of agreement, the first partnership of its kind in New York State, signed between SUNY SCCC President Dr. Steady H. Moono and Niskayuna School Superintendent Dr. Cosimo Tangorra Jr. News 10 captured this meaningful initiative in this story.

Mentors Make the Difference (April 2016) – Dr. Steady Moono, President, introduced the new Minority Student Mentoring Initiative (MSMI), linking students with caring faculty and staff who work to support mentees through any obstacle to complete their degrees. The Daily Gazette interviewed Dr. Moono in this story about the success of the program at his previous institution and his goals for MSMI at SUNY SCCC.

Champions Once Again (February 2016) – There was no stopping the Women’s and Men’s Bowling Teams. The Women were crowned NJCAA National Champions, their second national championship title, and the Men’s and Women’s Teams both won the Region III Playoffs. In this Daily Gazette story, Head Coach Ray Ross discusses the team’s winning record. 

Read about more of the accomplishments of our students, faculty and staff and College developments for 2016 in the SUNY SCCC Annual Report.