50 Years


A Message from President Moono

Steady Moono, SUNY Schenectady president. Photo by Stand HoraczekIn July 1966, a 50-member Community College Study Committee, comprised of local citizens, recommended to the members of the Education Committee and the Schenectady County Board of Representatives that a community college be established in Schenectady County, stating that “the most important benefit brought by a college of this nature is the greater opportunity for education for both young and old throughout all sections and strata of the community.”

On September 17, 1969, Schenectady County Community College opened its doors to the public, welcoming students who were ready to take the next steps in their education.

Fifty years later, on September 17, 2019, SUNY Schenectady officially kicks off its 50th anniversary! The College is celebrating with a variety of community events that will highlight our five academic divisions, and lay the groundwork for the next 50 years, including our vision to be the regional leader in supporting and expanding innovative and collaborative programs that transform our students and communities.

We invite you to participate in this important milestone for the College. Thank you for being a part of the SUNY Schenectady family!

Steady H. Moono, Ed.D.

Photo of Steady Moono by Stan Horaczek

Special Events

Join SUNY Schenectady as we celebrate our 50th anniversary.

September 17, 2019

50th Anniversary Celebration
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Lally Mohawk Room

October 14, 2019

Liberal Arts Faculty Speaker Series: Stonewall History and Literature Presentation
5:00-6:30 p.m.

October 16, 2019

Alumni Jazz Performance
Carl B. Taylor Community Auditorium

November 12, 2019

Royal Gala Celebrating SUNY Schenectady's 50th Anniversary
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Glen Sanders Mansion

November 15, 2019

SUNY Schenectady Montessori: Woodstock - A Community of Expression
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

November 23, 2019

Schenectady Holiday Parade Soiree
Center City, 433 State St., Schenectady

December 3, 2019

Liberal Arts Faculty Speaker Series: Behold the Dreamers Panel Discussion
5:00-6:30 p.m.

February 3, 2020

Liberal Arts Faculty Speaker Series: Dissertations – Academic Writing and the Process of Publication
12:00-1:30 p.m.

March 13, 2020

PI Day at SUNY Schenectady

March 29, 2020

Capital Region Wind Ensemble Celebrates

April 1, 2020

Liberal Arts Faculty Speaker Series: Service Learning History & Current Project
12:00-1:30 p.m.

April 7, 2020

29th Annual Food for Thought and All That Jazz
5:30-9:00 p.m.
SUNY Schenectady

April 15, 2020

Chamber Orchestra Concert
Carl B. Taylor Community Auditorium

April 17, 2020

Faculty, Alumni, and Students - Rhythms Poetry Slam 6:00-8:00 p.m.

April 21, 2020

STEM Day at SUNY Schenectady