Wednesday, May 20, 2015

SUNY recognizes FLCC employees, student for excellence

Finger Lakes Community College recipients of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence are, from left, John Van Niel, Haley Pasquale, Robert Brown, Karen Welch and Ryan McCabe.
Four Finger Lakes Community College employees and a student were recognized during commencement on May 16 as recipients of SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence. Recipients were as follows:

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Three FLCC adult students honored for academic success

Three Finger Lakes Community College students received the Rochester Area Colleges Continuing Education Adult Student Award at a banquet in April.

Terri Brinson-Gwynn of Geneva, a student in the business administration program, was honored for her scholarship and efforts to improve the student experience in her work as a student aide in the Geneva Campus Center’s Academic Support Center and as a volunteer in planning campus center events. A mother of 10, she is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and hopes to work full-time for the Veterans Administration.

Tyrone Brown of Newark is pursuing an associate degree in liberal arts and sciences. He was honored for his hard work in overcoming personal tragedies and adjusting to college work after 30 years out of school and for serving as a good role model to younger students by engaging in class discussions.

Amy Tones of Palmyra is a certified nurse assistant at the Demay Living Center in Newark and enrolled in FLCC’s nursing program. She has earned praise for her focus on care for patients and families and her ability to balance her home, work and college obligations. She is a peer tutor who also participates in FLCC Nursing Club activities and fundraisers.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

FLCC cuts tuition for summer basic skills classes

Finger Lakes Community College has cut tuition by more than 60 percent for summer classes designed to strengthen new students’ reading, writing and math skills in preparation for college work.

Tuition for developmental studies in math and a combined reading and writing course will be reduced. Costs for most classes will drop from $501 to $195, including fees.

Deborah Cochran
The goal of the cost reduction is to encourage new students to get up-to-speed before classes start in the fall. Students who struggle in their first semester are less likely to continue their education.

Most new FLCC students are required to complete a placement test. The resulting scores and a review of high-school transcripts will be used to determine which courses a student should take.

FLCC piloted the reduced tuition program last year, and Deborah A. Cochran of Victor was among the first to sign up. Laid off from a bank job in May 2014, Cochran was eager to pursue a new career in nursing, but at age 51, she was worried about going back to school. Placement testing showed she needed developmental coursework.

“I knew I needed to do this. I wanted a fresh start when the semester started in the fall,” she said. “It was difficult, but I enjoyed it.”

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

FLCC to close May 22-25 for Memorial Day weekend

Finger Lakes Community College’s main campus and campus centers in Geneva, Newark and Victor will be closed for Memorial Day weekend from Friday, May 22 through Monday, May 25.

FLCC will reopen on Tuesday, May 26, for the first of three summer sessions. For information on summer session registration, visit the website

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Find out how IC Tech can lead to a great job at FLCC Victor Campus Center May 11

Finger Lakes Community College students who have completed cooperative assignments at local advanced manufacturing companies will talk about their experiences on Monday, May 11, at 5 p.m. at the FLCC Victor Campus Center.

The guest speaker, Rochester Business Alliance President and CEO Bob Duffy, will talk about the importance of education and training of a high-tech workforce to address the skills gap for the economic growth of the Greater Rochester Region.

Five students in the FLCC two-year instrumentation and control technologies, or IC Tech, program will explain a wide range of projects and how their academic curriculum helped prepare them.

Monday, May 4, 2015

FLCC expects 918 graduates for 2015

An estimated 918 students will receive degrees from Finger Lakes Community College during its 47th annual commencement on Saturday, May 16.

Craig Alexander
The ceremony begins with the processional at 1:45 p.m. at the Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center on the FLCC main campus in Canandaigua.

A total of 941 degrees and certificates are expected to be awarded to students between August 2014 and May 2015. This number is higher than the total number of graduates because some students receive more than one credential.

This year’s commencement speaker is Craig Alexander, chief product officer for Red Eagle Entertainment, a transmedia company that combines games, television and films based on the best-selling fantasy book series “Wheel of Time.”

Friday, May 1, 2015

May is filled with music at FLCC

The end of the academic year for the Finger Lakes Community College music programs means public concerts that local residents can enjoy. All events below are free and open to the public.