Tuesday, May 24, 2016

9 graduate from #FLCC mechatronics program, next info session is July 28

Nine students graduated from the Finger Lakes Community College mechatronic technology job training program in May with all attending multiple job interviews before the classes ended.

Michael Manikowski, Ontario County economic developer, told the graduates the advanced manufacturing field provides plenty of opportunity. Employers, he said, are “always in need of a skilled workforce and they make that need known on a daily basis.”

Mechatronics is a 12-week program in which participants learn the mechanical and electrical fundamentals common to many local businesses. Training includes three nationally recognized industry certifications in soldering and safety.

The graduates are as follows: Joseph Andrews and Gail Steele of Waterloo, Bruce Benton of Bloomfield, Kimberly Cooper of Newark, Melissa Galens of Clifton Springs, Anthony Lowe of Hemlock, Jon Sadowski of Macedon, Debbie Wormuth of Seneca Falls, and Joel Yaddow of Middlesex.

The mechatronic technology program is currently offered twice each year, with the next class running Sept. 26 through Dec. 16, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the FLCC Victor Campus Center, off Route 251. Those interested are required to attend an orientation session scheduled for Thursday, July 28, at 9 a.m., also at the Victor Campus Center.
To reserve a seat, contact the FLCC Professional Development and Continuing Education Office at pdce@flcc.edu, andrea.badger@flcc.edu, or (585) 785-1906. Potential students who are unemployed may be eligible for financial assistance under the Finger Lakes Hired program.

Friday, May 20, 2016

How to watch #FLCC2016 Commencement -- live and later

Watch Commencement

The college will be livestreaming both the Nursing Advancement and Commencement ceremonies at the link below. Tune in at 9:20 a.m. May 21 for Nursing Advancement and 1:40 p.m. for Commencement.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

#FLCC offers more than 250 summer classes

Finger Lakes CommunityCollege is offering more than 250 summer classes for current and incoming students, students on break from other colleges and community members.

Courses are offered online and in the classroom. They are scheduled in four-week, six-week, and 12-week sessions through the summer as follows:
  • Four-week day sessions beginning May 31, June 28 and July 26
  • Six-week evening sessions beginning May 31 and July 12
  • Six-week online sessions beginning May 31 and July 12
  • Twelve-week online session beginning May 31

FLCC routinely offers summer courses to provide flexibility and hands-on opportunities for current students, including field experiences for students studying viticulture and conservation.

Other offerings are meant to help new FLCC students get a head start on general education courses such as English composition, college algebra, western civilization, biology and chemistry. These courses are open to students enrolled at other colleges who want to save money on lower FLCC tuition and transfer the credits.

Community members may be interested in taking music appreciation, digital photography and advanced first aid.

To view the full course listing or register, visit the website at flcc.edu or call the One Stop Center at (585) 785-1000.

Summer classes are $184 per credit hour or $552 for a standard three-credit hour class. Online courses have an additional $15 per credit hour fee. Courses with labs may include a lab fee. Current, degree-seeking FLCC students may be eligible for financial aid.

Monday, May 9, 2016

LaGuardia’s Gail Mellow to deliver #FLCC commencement address

From left, students Caitlin Fox of Canandaigua, Taylor Rose Perez of Horseheads and Colin Delgado of Wilson pose for a pre-graduation selfie with FLCC President Barbara Risser.
The president of one of the country’s most ethnically diverse community colleges got her start at Finger Lakes Community College, and on May 21 she’ll return to deliver the commencement address.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Holocaust survivor gives free talk at #FLCC May 12

Eva Abrams and her sisters were forced to construct anti-tank ditches against the approaching Allied army during the Holocaust. Her parents and niece had been sent to the gas chambers months before she was finally lined up to be shot. A bullet missed her, and she faked her own death to survive.
Holocaust survivor Eva Abrams will give a talk at Finger Lakes Community College on Thursday, May 12.

Friday, April 29, 2016

#FLCC’s Spring Arts Festival showcases theatre, music, art

FLCC student actors Darine Emmanuel of Brooklyn, Dakota Earl of Inlet and Ali Henderson of Williamson are shown during a recent performance of “Miss Electricity” at the college’s childcare center.
An upcoming event at Finger Lakes Community College will showcase the musical, artistic and theatrical talents of its students.

The annual Spring Arts Festival is scheduled for Friday, May 6, and starts with the FLCC theatre department’s performance of the short play “Miss Electricity” in the Student Center Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.

“Miss Electricity” will be followed by the presentation of awards for the Student Honors Art Exhibition at 7:15 p.m. in the George M. Ewing Sr. Atrium; the group then heads to the nearby Williams-Insalaco Gallery 34 to view displayed works. Then, at 8 p.m., visitors will return to the auditorium for performances by the College Singers and Vocal Jazz, Guitar and Percussion ensembles.

The auditorium and gallery at located on the main campus at 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua. The festival is free and open to the public.

“Miss Electricity” tells the story of a 10-year-old named Violet who is determined to show the world – especially the cool kids at school – how special she is. With the help of her assistant, Freddy, she sets out to break a world record but accidentally becomes extraordinary when lightning strikes give her the ability to control electricity.

The ensemble piece features student actors Keonna Archer of New York City, Sean Britton-Milligan of Geneva, Dakota Earl of Inlet, Darine Emmanuel of Brooklyn, Ali Henderson of Williamson, Terrell Johnson Jr. of Geneva, Lester Mayers of the Bronx, William Pulver of Newark and Sydney Stell of Macedon.

“While the play is designed for an elementary school audience, the fun script and universal themes make this a fun play for all,” said Beth Johnson, professor of theatre at FLCC.

The College Singers will present a “world music” program featuring several American pieces interspersed with Hebrew, Arabic and Hungarian songs. The guitar ensemble will perform works by Vivaldi, South American dance music and a piece from Australia. The percussion ensemble will perform a piece for basketballs, a Super Mario Bros. medley, a Dave Matthews transcription and more.

The Student Honors Art Exhibition runs through Saturday, May 21. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. For more information, contact gallery interim director Lacey McKinney at (585) 785-1368 or Lacey.McKinney@flcc.edu.

The Spring Arts Festival is presented by the FLCC Visual and Performing Arts Department, which offers degrees in communication, new media, fine arts, graphic design, music and music recording technology and a theater arts concentration.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

139 students join #FLCC honor society chapter

See more photos at the FLCC Connects Flickr site.

One hundred and thirty-nine Finger Lakes Community College students were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, during a ceremony March 31.

Phi Theta Kappa’s hallmarks are scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship. FLCC’s chapter, Alpha Epsilon Chi, was chartered in 1981 and provides leadership, service and scholarship opportunities for members. Membership requires completion of 15 hours of associate degree coursework and a GPA of 3.5. Phi Theta Kappa members also serve as campus ambassadors.

New members are as follows, listed by county and town: