UPDATE SUNY ADK / February 2020

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SUNY Adirondack’s broadcasting studio has served as a gateway to generations of broadcasters in the region.

SUNY Adirondack’s broadcasting studio has served as a gateway to generations of broadcasters in the region.

Program’s evolution signals a new era of broadcasters

As technology continues to morph the radio and TV industries, SUNY Adirondack has adapted its two-year Associate in Applied Science degree in Radio and Television Broadcasting to keep up with the times.

“The Broadcasting degree has changed in so many ways. We've added more courses to the program's core requirements, especially on the TV and video side,” said Kevin Ankeny, professor of Radio and TV Broadcasting.

Keeping the curriculum fresh has strengthened program's relationship with other degree programs on campus.

“We’ve increased our collaboration with the Media Arts program, where students in that AAS program now have an option to do a video concentration in addition to focusing on graphics, web design or photography,” Ankeny said. “Even though we're still broadcast-centric to a certain extent, our courses provide the fundamental skills to bring audio and video to other platforms.  While the diploma says ‘Broadcasting,’ our students can use their production skills for podcasting, video streaming and other new media ventures.”

Preparing students for real-world careers has required technology upgrades.

“Although our physical space on campus is the same as 20 years ago, we've managed to cram in a lot more gear. Last year we re-equipped the TV studio with professional HD cameras and a server-based control room with hard-drive recording and playback,” Ankeny said. “Our live studio production uses a workflow comparable to local broadcast TV. Students also shoot video in the field with the same cameras as the journalists posting content on cable news websites. Plus, we've got lighting, grip and sound equipment for digital filmmaking that we didn't have 10 years ago.”


WGFR radio sign

WGFR radio was first established on campus in 1977.

Rocking the airwaves and beyond

WGFR radio has been SUNY Adirondack’s soundtrack for more than 40 years.

Since 1977, the college radio station has been a creative outlet for hundreds of SUNY Adirondack students from all majors. 

“Because any SUNY Adirondack student can participate through a training program, WGFR  gives students a way to express themselves and develop confidence,” said Kevin Ankeny, professor of Radio and TV Broadcasting. “Being successful in live radio requires you to plan and sequence content, think quickly, work with strict time constraints, engage an audience, speak clearly and concisely, and stay focused and in the moment.”

According to Ankeny, the skills students learn at WGFR make them marketable in a variety of careers.

“I frequently encounter former WGFR staffers who tell me they got a job or a promotion because their WGFR experience made them better communicators. We all have an inner DJ looking to get out,” he said.

Tune In

Check out “The Revolution" at 92.7 FM or listen online or through the tunein app.


Joe Donahue and Gloria Steinem

As host of WAMC Northeast Public Radio’s 'Roundtable' and 'Book Show,' Joe Donahue has interviewed a number of well-known figures, including Gloria Steinem.

Popular broadcaster got start at SUNY Adirondack

Joe Donahue is host of WAMC Northeast Public Radio’s “Roundtable” news program as well as the popular weekly “Book Show,” a celebration of both reading and writers. 

One of the most respected names in the Capital District, Donahue credits much of his success to the lessons he learned while studying broadcasting at SUNY Adirondack in the 1980s.

“My time at SUNY Adirondack was such a meaningful and emotional experience. It was the best communications program around. Professor Ron Pesha influenced so many people in broadcasting. I couldn’t find anybody who even came close to his knowledge. He was an absolute gem. A lot of good people out there owe their careers to him,” Donahue said.

Donahue worked at radio stations in Glens Falls while at SUNY Adirondack and continued to work as he finished his bachelor’s degree at the College of Saint Rose. He began working at WAMC in 1994.

In an era when journalism is struggling to survive, the public radio station is thriving.

“People really support the station. They give us money to continue to do what we do,” Donahue said. “They are supporting the number of reporters and the quality we put out.”


Alumnus Cody Izzo chats in the SUNY Adirondack studio with Professor of Radio and TV Broadcasting Kevin Ankeny, right.

Alumnus Cody Izzo chats in the SUNY Adirondack studio with Professor of Radio and TV Broadcasting Kevin Ankeny, right.

Engineering a strong career

SUNY Adirondack alumnus Cody Izzo recently transferred from a television broadcasting engineer job at News 10 in Albany to its sister station in Austin, Texas.

“This is my biggest move by far, and it is a great opportunity. I wouldn’t be able to do what I am doing without the knowledge I got at SUNY Adirondack in the Radio and Television Broadcasting program,” Izzo said.

Getting hands-on experience during his college years gave him an advantage in the career market.

“I have gone directly from the TV studio in Washington Hall to massive events and used literally the same video equipment. I also think that SUNY Adirondack is fantastic at letting students explore and really find what they want to do for their career,” he said.

Izzo said the college’s curriculum lets students develop a diverse skill set based on their career goals.

“We were given a great deal of freedom to explore the curriculum how we wanted. I was more interested in the technical and engineering aspects of the program, so I gravitated toward the TV studio and radio station, whereas some other friends were more interested in foley and sound design, so they were given opportunities to explore that,” he said.

He is enjoying his time getting to know a new city and state, but he remains connected to his alma mater.

“I still have plenty of colleagues and friends that I keep in touch with back up north,” he said.


Peter Wilhelm

"Because of SUNY Adirondack, I was able to enroll in an internship, which provided me with college credit, financial compensation and experience to enter the market after college. I utilized college resources to build my resume and cover letter. After applying to multiple groups, Clay Ashworth of Regional Radio Group hired me as an intern. Through my internship I learned more about the radio industry. The skills I developed were extensions of the basic knowledge I learned from SUNY Adirondack. I learned how to utilize prior knowledge and implement while also adapting to the changing environment to which all broadcasters deal with for a living. SUNY Adirondack gave me the basic industry information and experience to help me get the job I have today. I highly recommend SUNY Adirondack to students seeking a career in broadcasting." — Peter Wilhelm, SUNY Adirondack alumnus and account executive at Regional Radio



Damien Quinlan
"Students can walk out of SUNY Adirondack with an incredible knowledge base. We are getting Broadcasting students ready for that first day of work or to transfer into a four-year degree program as a junior. The world can be their oyster. Look at all of our successful alumni. It’s pretty incredible." — Damien Quinlan, SUNY Adirondack alumnus and adjunct professor



students participate in a data structures class

SUNY Adirondack’s Information Technology programs teach students a variety of computer skills important in the field.

Degree lays foundation for computer-related careers

Mariya Stockwell’s job is constantly changing, and that’s part of what she loves about being an instructor in SUNY Adirondack’s Information Technology department.

“Technology is constantly advancing,” she said. “This creates a changing and growing curriculum within our program, giving me new learning objectives to continuously pursue.”

Stockwell teaches computer science and information technology courses as part of the college’s Information Technology program. SUNY Adirondack offers an Information Security path that introduces students to secure coding, information assurance and network security.

“An essential part of my job is to work with my students in understanding and fully grasping the purpose and uses of technology within our world today,” she said. 

The curriculum provides a foundation for future study of IT-related subjects and is designed so students can easily transfer to a bachelor’s program. 

“Working for SUNY Adirondack allows me to fulfill my passion of spreading knowledge and new ideas,” Stockwell said.



Alyssa Bell

Alyssa Bell is the college’s first graduate with an Information Security degree.

Graduate continues to develop professional skills

After graduating from SUNY Adirondack in May with a degree in Information Security, Alyssa Bell found a job with a promising future.

Bell is working as a technologist at Troy Web Consulting, a Troy-based web development and mobile application consulting company. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the web development job market is expected to grow 27 percent by 2024.

“They were looking for a candidate for a new apprenticeship program taking place in the Capital Region, and the goal was to hire someone new to the field and train them by exposing them to different aspects of development,” Bell said.

Since taking the job, Bell has been able to expand the tech knowledge she gained in college. 

“Through SUNY Adirondack, I became pretty comfortable with C++, C# and SQL, but was somewhat inexperienced with web development,” she said. “My job here is preparing me to become a full-stack developer, which is in high-demand. I’ve learned how to use the Laravel framework, which is mainly PHP and some JavaScript, HTML and CSS. Now I am working on a C# program. Shortly, I will be learning React, a JavaScript library, so I can be added to React projects in the future.”

Bell is thankful for the practical experience she gained while studying at SUNY Adirondack.

“There is no way I would’ve obtained this position without my education. This company doesn’t  hire anyone without at least some development knowledge. I think my professors — Marc Guise, Mark Strohmeir and Mariya Stockwell — gave me a solid understanding of the basics of programming. They taught me to think differently, and to approach problem solving in a different way,” she said.

Women currently hold fewer than a quarter of all jobs in technology. Bell is proud to be bucking that trend.

“Women getting into technology is a huge thing right now,” she said. “I like the idea of being someone who pushes boundaries.”

Did you know?

Information security analysts are expected to see a job growth of 28 percent through 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.




Rebecca Pelchar

Rebecca Pelchar is director of the college’s Visual Arts Gallery in Dearlove Hall.

Small class sizes help students see the bigger picture

Rebecca Pelchar helps students of all majors connect to art.

“Fine art is important at a community college because it relates to so many disciplines,” said Pelchar, assistant professor of art history. “In our art classes — including studio art and art history — we talk about color theory, the chemistry of color, engineering and three-dimensional models, anatomy and physiology, history, society and culture.”

Pelchar, who instructs art history and museum studies, finds the smaller class size of a community college to be conducive to learning.

“I enjoy getting to know the students. I enjoy being able to know each of them personally. It’s nice to have that connection,” she said.

Her museum studies students often form bonds as they tour some of the region’s top institutions, include The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, The Frick Collection and Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Harvard Art Museums in Boston.

“It’s really exciting to bring students who haven't been outside the area and take them through these larger museums for the first time,” Pelchar said.

The international education trips she developed have also been an effective way to expose students to the history of art and culture around the world and provide unique opportunities for travel-abroad experiences. In 2021, she is one of several faculty members taking students to Colombia. In the past, she traveled with college groups to a number of locations, including Great Britain and Greece.

In addition to her work as an instructor, Pelchar serves as director of the college’s Visual Arts Gallery in Dearlove Hall and oversees the campus art collection.

“My background is in museum work. Organizing and mounting exhibitions is really enjoyable for me,” she said.

Did you know?

SUNY Adirondack has around 2,000 works of art — including work from local and internationally respected artists — in its permanent collection.


Katherine Patterson stands in the LARAC gallery.

Artist Katherine Patterson is featured in ‘Space Between’ at the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council’s gallery in Glens Falls.

Artist shares personal ‘Space’ in gallery show

Artist Katherine Patterson, an adjunct professor at SUNY Adirondack, wants people to pay closer attention to the world around them.

Patterson’s recent art, which explores landscape and memory, is featured in “Space Between,” a three-person exhibit running through Feb. 12 at the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council gallery in Glens Falls.

Referring to the show’s title, Patterson said, “My work evokes both near and far, like two ends of a telescope.”

Her work in the show includes silverpoint drawings on vellum and oil paintings. Some of the images represent the local landscape of Patterson’s backyard in Glens Falls, while others take on a more distant, ethereal perspective of skies drawn from vintage photographs. 

“This show is special to me because I am able to share the work with the very community in which it was made,” she said.

Patterson also will be included in another three-person show, “Memory, Form, Life,” running Feb. 15 through March 21 at Saratoga Arts Center.

As an instructor of two-dimensional design and drawing classes, Patterson encourages her students, whether they are taking a class as a Fine Arts major or as an elective, to look more deeply at their surroundings.

“Art is an essential educational choice ( for all humans),” said Patterson, who will attend a summer residency at MassMOCA. “One drawing class can help people discover more beauty in the world.”



Emma Paladini is exploring her interest in Fine Arts as a student at SUNY Adirondack.

Emma Paladini is exploring her interest in Fine Arts as a student at SUNY Adirondack.

Student shares love of art

Being an artist is more than just a stage for Emma Paladini.

The Saratoga Springs student, originally from Toulouse, France, is pursuing her dreams as a Fine Arts major.

“I’ve always loved drawing, and I want to follow my passion,” Paladini said.

Taking classes at SUNY Adirondack has helped her develop her natural talent.

“My favorite class so far is figure drawing. It was very freeing,” she said. “It introduces you to great historical artists and teaches you the understanding of the human form.”

In the Fall semester, Paladini collaborated with another Fine Arts major, William Perelli, to paint backdrops for the college’s theater production of “Waiting for Lefty.”

“I had to learn how to collaborate with another artist and cooperate so our styles worked well together. The people from the theater were very nice and outgoing,” Paladini said.

Paladini, who plans to transfer to a four-year college after graduating from SUNY Adirondack in the spring, is thankful she stayed local to grow her foundational skills.

“I would recommend SUNY Adirondack for a first step toward an art career,” she said.



Jacob Houston of Greenwich has become recognized across the region for his colorful paintings.
“The teachers were really friendly, and it helped me grow. I felt very independent at SUNY Adirondack.” — Jacob Houston, SUNY Adirondack alumnus showcased in 2019 solo art show at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls


Anthony Richichi stands in his studio.

Anthony Richichi is actively involved in the arts revival in the Glens Falls region.

Artist develops local creative opportunities

Anthony Richichi is an artist with hustle.

“My artistic career has been snowballing. The opportunities come in, and I’ve learned to make the best of them,” Richichi said. 

The Glens Falls native, who attended SUNY Adirondack, has been an activist for the region’s art renaissance. He has worked closely with The Hyde Collection, Adirondack Theater Festival and Adirondack Film Festival on special projects, and he serves as a board member and lead artistic designer for Art In the Public Eye, co-founding the nonprofit’s annual GEM Fest (Glens Falls Entertainment and Music Festival ). 

“We want to immerse the city in a total collection of art, including live music, visual art, a mini film festival and theater performances,” Richichi said of the event. “It’s a showcase of all the talent that is here in our region.”

He has also earned a reputation for his paintings and illustration work.

Richichi’s first solo show, “Through the Eyes,” opens Feb. 21 at North Country Arts Gallery in Glens Falls City Hall.

He has illustrated more than a dozen comics, and he has done commissioned sketches for trading card sets, including an “X-Files” series, published by Upper Deck, 20th Century Fox and Dynamite Entertainment.

“I grew up a huge sports fan and collected sports cards, still have a collection. It’s really wild to come full circle and produce things for companies you have followed since you were a little kid,” he said.

Richichi credits SUNY Adirondack’s art faculty with helping him develop his craft.

“It was a good foundation. I took a variety of classes, including painting, figure drawing, technical drawing and sculpture,” he said.

The college’s recent addition of a Fine Arts degree seems like a natural fit for the region, according to Richichi.

“There’s such a strong arts community in Glens Falls, and it’s just down the road from SUNY Adirondack,” he said.



Justin Warner

Chef Justin Warner is known for his out-of-the-box thinking in the kitchen.

'Food Network Star' coming to campus

Celebrity Chef Justin Warner will visit SUNY Adirondack at 4 p.m. March 3 in the Northwest Bay Conference Center in Adirondack Hall on the Queensbury campus.

Warner, who won the eighth season of "Food Network Star," is known for his TV appearances on culinary shows. He is the author of “The Laws of Cooking: And How to Break Them.”

The event, which is free and open to the public, will include a presentation, question-and-answer session, free samples and a book signing.

The program is sponsored by Chartwells.



The SUNY Adirondack greenhouse is a pivotal academic resource and a quiet space for relaxation.

Greenhouse offers secluded oasis on campus

As the sunlight reflects off the water gurgling in the stone fountain, Corisa Malthouse lets out a deep sigh of contentment.

“Isn’t it relaxing?” she asked.

On a brisk January morning, the second-year Culinary Arts student basked in the sun-drenched greenhouse in Adirondack Hall, plucking dead leaves off plants, checking the pH level of soil and adding water to pots. Every surface is covered in potted plants — Christmas cactus, crown of thorns, amaryllis, pencil cactus, and a seemingly endless array of others.

“It’s so decompressing,” Malthouse said. “I come in here and classes don’t matter, nothing gets to me when I’m in here. I just enjoy the beauty of plants.”

Malthouse is a work study student in the greenhouse, which is open to the campus community, but attracts only 15 to 20 visitors a month. She said she often sees people standing in the upper hall, peering through the glass to see the flora and school of koi in the student-built pond she calls the “center of our greenhouse,” but they don’t come in.

She’s hoping to change that and, every chance she gets — even when she isn’t scheduled to work — she opens the airy space for others to enjoy.

“I just can’t stay away from this place,” she said. “Unless I know I have to be at class or do homework — well, actually, sometimes I even do my homework here.”

She isn’t the only one drawn to the serenity of greenery. Kerry McMullen, a first-year nursing student, wandered through slowly. It was her first time visiting, but she has admired the space from afar for a while. 

“I love plants and have five or six of these at home,” she said, explaining that she has tried to visit a few times, but that day was the first she found it open. “I just wanted to see the different plants. It’s so peaceful.”

As much as it serves as a retreat from the stresses of everyday life, the greenhouse also fulfills an educational purpose. 

“We use the greenhouse in botany and agricultural plant science classes to experience the great diversity of tropical, desert, aquatic and other kinds of plants,” said Tim Scherbatskoy, professor of biology and director of the college’s Sustainable Food Project. 

Students do research, conduct experiments on how plants grow, learn about the life cycle of beneficial insects and, of course, enjoy the beauty that surrounds them.

“In our society today, we are more and more insulated from nature,” Scherbatskoy said. “There are many studies that show that being in the presence of plants lowers blood pressure, reduces stress hormones and improves mood. There are harmonizing energy fields created by plants and emotional responses to being in the presence of other living beings.”

When to visit

The greenhouse, located in Adirondack Hall, is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, as well as 9:20 to 11:20 Thursdays and Fridays in February. 


microscopic image of an illness

'Hidden Beauty' presents a microscopic view of disease.

SUNY Adirondack gallery pairs ‘Beauty’ and ‘Affliction’

SUNY Adirondack’s Visual Arts Gallery pairs two exhibits from Feb. 12 through April 16.

“Hidden Beauty: Exploring the Aesthetics of Medical Science — A Collaborative Exhibition and Book by Norman Barker and Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue” features high-quality microscopic images of diseases in the human body, which were photographed by Barker and Iacobuzio-Donahue during studies done at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Although the subject matter is science-based, the images have an extraordinary capacity as an art form, displaying textures, patterns, colors and compositions unique to the human body.

“Beautiful Affliction: A Dress, Dance and Film Exhibit” features the work of Cherie Acosta and Travis Prokop of the Lamar University Department of Theatre and Dance in Beaumont, Texas.  The exhibit includes dresses patterned after captured images of biological calamities, such as lymphoma, melanoma and meningioma.

An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Visual Arts Gallery in Dearlove Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, with extended hours from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Additional times are available by appointment.

For more information, contact Assistant Professor of Art History Rebecca Pelchar at pelcharr@sunyacc.edu.


Martin Luther King March in Glens Falls

SUNY Adirondack marched with the Glens Falls NAACP during its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration in Glens Falls.​

College marks King celebration

SUNY Adirondack partnered with the Glens Falls NAACP for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, "Expressing the Dream Through the Arts,” on Jan. 19 in Glens Falls. 

The celebration included a march from City Hall and a program at Christ Church United Methodist.

Participants included SUNY Adirondack faculty, staff, students and members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.


Ricardo Blair's artwork

Fine Arts major Ricardo Blair explores Black history in the exhibit ‘Barricado.’

Exhibit explores African-American history through street art

“Barricado,” an exhibit of original artwork by SUNY Adirondack student Ricardo Blair, runs through Feb. 29 in Warren Hall on the SUNY Adirondack Queensbury campus as part of the college’s Black History Month celebration.

“Barricado” explores the rarely told stories of African-American history through the lens of street art. The word “barricado” refers to an armed central wall constructed on 18th- and 19th-century slave trade ships to confine enslaved Africans.

Blair, who is part of the college’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), is a Fine Arts major from Brooklyn.

“Art is a story for me, and it has always been a tool for me to get out the message of Black pride and Black liberation,” Blair said. “I want to shine a light on things that people from my community don’t normally see.”


Paul Smith’s College offers scholarships to SUNY Adirondack graduates

Paul Smith’s College and SUNY Adirondack agreed to a scholarship program that allows past and future graduates of SUNY Adirondack to enroll at Paul Smith’s at a significantly discounted tuition rate.

Under the Tuition Scholarship Program, SUNY Adirondack graduates will be able to work toward a bachelor’s degree at Paul Smith’s with a tuition cost no higher than that of a four-year SUNY school, or $9,170 for the 2020-21 academic year.

“We are excited to work with SUNY Adirondack on this program,” said Cathy Dove, president of Paul Smith’s College. “This partnership highlights how public and private colleges can go beyond coexisting and collaborate in providing a pathway to affordable bachelor’s degrees. SUNY Adirondack’s proximity and excellent academics make this a perfect fit.”

The two colleges, separated by just more than 100 miles by vehicle, offer several program pairings that include culinary and baking arts, agricultural business and sustainability, sport management and individually-crafted degree tracks.

"We are proud to partner with Paul Smith's College in the Adirondack Park to create a highly affordable transfer pathway for our students,” said SUNY Adirondack President Kristine Duffy. 

“Many SUNY Adirondack students may be attracted to their unique programs and location, but find private college tuition to be out of reach. The significant tuition discount for SUNY Adirondack students will present new options for our students, particularly in programs like culinary, hospitality, outdoor education, environmental-related areas of study and more. Both colleges are committed to access to a highly personalized and quality education at an affordable price.”


Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers new opportunities

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) and SUNY Adirondack signed an affiliation agreement to provide eligible students with an opportunity to earn an Associate in Mathematics and Science from SUNY Adirondack and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree or a Baccalaureate Degree in Biomedical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, Public Health, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or Microbiology from ACPHS.  

"We appreciate the opportunity for our students to have a direct and seamless pathway into Albany College of Pharmacy's outstanding and comprehensive health care programs,” said SUNY Adirondack President Kristine Duffy. “We are keenly focused on ensuring we help to meet regional health care workforce needs. This intentionally designed pathway will do just that."

The terms of the agreement are effective beginning with students commencing their Associate of Mathematics and Science studies at SUNY Adirondack in the current academic year (2019-20), with the earliest anticipated matriculation at ACPHS in the fall of 2021.  

Through this arrangement, SUNY Adirondack students may seek admission to the 2+2 Baccalaureate Degree program at the conclusion of their first year of study at SUNY Adirondack. If accepted into the program, students will attend SUNY Adirondack for two years and then enroll at the ACPHS for their final two years of study. 

“We are excited to begin this collaborative journey, and we look forward to welcoming SUNY Adirondack students into our Doctor of Pharmacy program or one of our health sciences baccalaureate programs,” said Anuja Ghorpade, dean and vice president of Academic Affairs at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Students wanting to enter ACPHS’ Doctor of Pharmacy Professional years of the program must successfully complete the 2+4 program. The Pharm.D. is the entry-level degree required today to become a pharmacist in the United States.


SUNY Adirondack's Culinary Arts Center is located at 14 Hudson Ave. in Glens Falls.

SUNY Adirondack's Culinary Arts Center is located at 14 Hudson Ave. in Glens Falls.

SUNY Adirondack restaurant announces lunch, dinner services

Seasoned, SUNY Adirondack’s student-run restaurant, will resume service for the college’s spring semester starting Feb. 12.

The restaurant, located in the SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts Center at 14 Hudson Ave. in Glens Falls, will offer lunch and dinner service Wednesdays and Thursdays from Feb. 12 through April 23.

Lunch service will feature students from the Basic Food Prep 2 class preparing and serving a classic modernized menu created by Chef Matthew Bolton. The three-course gourmet meal in a casual setting will include an appetizer, entrée, dessert and beverages (soda, tea or coffee). The lunch cost is $15.95, plus tax, for adults, and $9.95, plus tax, for children 12 and younger. Seatings are available every 15 minutes, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Dinner service will feature international cuisine planned by culinary students under the consultation of Chef Matthew Bolton. The five-course gourmet meal in a fine-dining setting will include an amuse bouche, appetizer, intermezzo, entrée, dessert and beverages (soda, tea or coffee). The dinner cost is $26.95, plus tax, for adults, and $18.95, plus tax, for children 12 and younger. Seatings are available every 15 minutes, from 5:45 to 7 p.m.

Reservations are requested for lunch and dinner and can be made online at www.sunyacc.edu/seasoned. The restaurant and Culinary Arts Center will be closed March 9-13 for the college’s Spring Break. A cash bar, serving wine and local craft beer, will be available for lunch and dinner services. Seasoned accepts payment in cash, check and credit cards.

Grab-and-go lunches and bakeshop items will be available on from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m Tuesdays, Feb. 11 to April 21. Customers can choose from an a la carte menu of soups, salads and sandwiches for take out and delicatessen-style sit-down lunches. Items from the college’s baking classes also will be available for purchase. No wait staff or alcoholic beverages will be available during Tuesday lunches.


students in the kitchen at the Culinary Arts Center

Culinary Arts students prepare food for a Collaborative Cuisine event at Seasoned.

Seasoned, Beverage Trail team for tasty collaboration

Finely crafted cuisine and craft brews come together at Collaborative Cuisine, a SUNY Adirondack collaboration with The Adirondack Craft Beverage Trail.

Four-course menus curated and prepared by SUNY Adirondack Chef Matt Bolton will be offered in this three-week series at Seasoned, the college’s student-run restaurant in downtown Glens Falls.

Bolton and SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts students will prepare courses to pair with beverages featured on the Adirondack Craft Beverage Trail, a program of the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce.

On Friday, April 17, beer from Common Roots Brewing Company will be on tap; while April 24 is inspired by Mean Max Brew Works; and May 1 is centered on pours from Northway Brewing Co.

Seating is at 5:30 p.m., with dinner served at 6 p.m. Reservations are required and cost $55 per person. Payment is due on the date of the reservation.

To make a reservation, call 518.832.7725 or make a reservation online. For more information, email events@sunyacc.edu.


Raise a glass to learning more about beer

SUNY Adirondack has something exciting on tap.

The college will offer A Beer Server & Enthusiast Training Course with information about beer and the beer industry.

The program, which runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 25 to April 7 (excluding March 10) at SUNY Adirondack Wilton, is ideal for people working in the hospitality industry, beer enthusiasts and home brewers.

Learn about storing and serving beer, styles, flavors, evaluation, beer ingredients and brewing processes, and pairing beer with food. This course prepares participants for and includes a voucher toward the Cicerone Certified Beer Server exam.  

Participants must be at least 21 years old and present valid ID at the first class. Registration is $310, including materials, and closes Feb. 25. To register, call 518.743.2238 or email conted@sunyacc.edu.


R. Thomas Bobal

Associate Professor of History R. Thomas Bobal will offer a lecture on Feb. 26 as part of the College Lecture Series.

College Lecture Series announces spring events

Associate Professor of History R. Thomas Bobal will present “Martialing Masculinity: Gender, Sex and the ‘Rehabilitation’ of American Masculinity in the WWII Military” at 12:40 p.m. Feb. 26 in Miller Auditorium, Dearlove Hall, on the Queensbury campus. 

The presentation is part of SUNY Adirondack’s College Lecture Series and is sponsored by the College’s Professional Development Committee. The public is invited, and admission is free. The talk will last about an hour with time for questions.

The period preceding the Second World War was a destabilizing one for American masculinity. Commencing at or around 1920, women began lodging substantial advances. Increasing numbers found employment outside the home. They gained the right to vote and secured greater power to define themselves and their role within society. Masculinity, meantime, appeared mired in crisis.

The College Lecture Series offers talks by SUNY Adirondack faculty and staff on a variety of topics and contemporary issues. Additional spring programming includes “First Artists: Cave and Rock Art of France, Spain and Beyond” by Valerie Haskins, professor of Anthropology and Archaeology, at 12:40 p.m. March 25 in Miller Auditorium and “The Gangsters of Saratoga: The True History of Gambling, Crime and the Mafia in the Spa City” byy Gregory Veitch, adjunct faculty of Criminal Justice, at 12:40 p.m. April 20 in Miller Auditorium.


Grant creates new apprenticeship program

SUNY Adirondack received a $192,500 SUNY Apprenticeship grant to support 25 direct-support professional apprentices.

The grant supports a partnership between the college and Warren, Washington, Albany Counties ARC (WWAARC), a chapter of The Arc New York — a nonprofit organization serving nearly 1,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Apprentices will be employed, full or part time, with WWAARC and receive $5,000 of related instruction from SUNY Adirondack, including seven credit-bearing courses applying to a Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities and Social Sciences AA degree.

The grant provides an opportunity for candidates who want to work in the human services field through an earn-and-learn, integrating work experience and instruction. 

WWAARC operates 43 residences, 29 Supported Living Program (SLP) apartments, five day programs, a Work Center, Community Employment and a free-standing Respite Center. For more than 65 years, WWAARC has represented a longstanding tradition of providing outstanding advocacy, family support and the quality services to people throughout Warren, Washington and Albany counties. 

“We are very proud and excited to be a part of this endeavor. We are looking forward to having our direct-support professional employees become apprentices through this wonderful opportunity,” said Ricky Lyons, deputy executive director of WWAARC.

Interested candidates may contact Lisa St. John, deputy director of human resources at WWAARC, at hrdepartment@caparcny.org  or contact SUNY Adirondack Adult Learning Coordinator Ryan Thomas at thomasr@sunyacc.edu.


Literary magazine seeks alumni entries

SUNY Adirondack alumni are invited to submit content to Expressions, the college’s literary magazine.

Expressions is produced through the Literary Magazine Production course in the English department. Professor Nancy White works with the student staff, members of which take on the roles of managing editor, communications director, designers, file managers, secretary, treasurer and copy editors.

The publication accepts stories, poems, essays or visual art for consideration. Submissions should not exceed 15 pages and should include personal contact information and a year of graduation, leaving all identifying information off the submission itself. Submit by emailing expressions.sunyadk@gmail.com.


Nursing Alumni Group addresses women's health issues

The SUNY Adirondack Nursing Alumni Group will hold “What Women Need to Know: Advances in Early Diagnosis & Management of Ovarian and Breast Cancer,” a professional development program for alumni, nursing students, faculty and health care professionals from 5 to 7 p.m. March 31 in Northwest Bay Conference Center in Adirondack Hall on the Queensbury campus.

The program, which offers nursing professionals an opportunity to advance knowledge and capacity in critical topics and engage with one another, will address ovarian and breast cancer. By the end of the program, attendees will be able to discuss the influence of genetics on the prevention and early diagnosis of ovarian and breast cancer; describe nurses’ roles in identifying symptoms, managing treatment and connecting individuals and families to resources; and identify community resources to support survivors and families.

Panelists include Dr. Kate O’Keeffe of Women’s Care in Obstetrics and Gynecology; Vickie Yattaw, oncology education and support manager at Glens Falls Hospital; and Carole Smith of Rays of Hope Support Group.

One contact hour (pending approval) will be provided to nurses. Glens Falls Hospital is an approved provider of continuing education by the American Nurses Association Massachusetts, an approved provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Full attendance is required.

Preregistration is required. To register, contact the Office of Continuing Education at 518.743.2238 or conted@sunyacc.edu.


Class encourages coding

SUNY Adirondack’s Office of Continuing Education partnered with AlbanyCanCode to offer a Front End Web Development course last fall at SUNY Adirondack Saratoga in Wilton.

On Jan. 16, five students who successfully completed the course at the college were included in a ceremony at WMHT in Troy, which honored 41 graduates of AlbanyCanCode’s programs offered throughout the Capital Region during the fall.

AlbanyCanCode will teach another course at SUNY Adirondack Saratoga — Python for Data Analytics — this spring.

AlbanyCanCode was recently awarded a $50,000 investment from Facebook for its excellent work in teaching the next generation of coders.



SUNY Adirondack Peace Officers (upper left) and the Office of Admissions (upper right) recently received Navigator status as part of the campus 4DX initiative. The Office of Student Success (bottom) received the Team Spirit award during a Jan. 29 4DX kick-off party.

SUNY Adirondack's Public Safety (upper left) and Admissions (upper right) teams recently received Navigator status as part of the campus 4DX initiative. The Office of Student Success (bottom) received the Team Spirit award during a Jan. 29 4DX kick-off party.

  • SUNY Adirondack’s Office of Continuing Education has seen impressive growth in the past year. Enrollment has increased a full third during the period. Caelynn Prylo, assistant dean for Continuing Education and Workforce Innovation, attributes the growth to the quality of programming organized by the Continuing Education staff, increased marketing and online access.
  • Professor of Studio Art John Hamphire will have a solo exhibition at Artreach Gallery in Portland, Oregon, in the spring and be part of a three-person show at Lower Adirondack Regional Arts gallery in March. Hampshire taught a painting workshop to art teachers at the Oklahoma Art Institute last fall, and he has been invited back to teach for two weeks in the summer in a competitive program for gifted high school students.



Black Girl in Suburbia

The Glens Falls Chapter of the NAACP and the Office of Student Engagement and Diversity Initiatives will screen the critically acclaimed documentary ‘Black Girl in Suburbia’ on Feb. 12.

  • The group exhibit “Field of Vision: Megan Hinton, Lisa Barthelson, Erin Whitman” runs through February 6 in the Visual Arts Gallery in Dearlove Hall. The Visual Arts Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with extended hours from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. All Visual Arts Gallery programming is free and open to the public.
  • Join the Glens Falls Chapter of the NAACP and the Student Engagement & Diversity Initiatives for a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary “Black Girl in Suburbia” at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Residence Hall Multipurpose Room. Followed by refreshments and discussion. Free admission.
  • SUNY Adirondack’s Office of Business Central will offer a Conversation with Sidekick Creative at noon Feb. 13 at SUNY Adirondack Saratoga in Wilton. Entrepreneurs Will Fowler, Kelli Germain and Cara Greenslade will discuss lessons learned, the role of mentors and networking partners, and the importance of paying it forward. Light lunch provided. Registration is $15 for the general public and free for SUNY Adirondack faculty, staff and students. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conversation-with-sidekick-creative-tickets-91646793025. This program is supported by Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce; NYS Small Business Development Center at UAlbany; and Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership.
  • Seasoned, SUNY Adirondack’s student-run restaurant, will sell handmade truffles and chocolate-dipped strawberries for Valentine’s Day from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 13 and 14 at the 14 Hudson Ave., Glens Falls, restaurant. 
  • SUNY Adirondack’s Adventure Sports Club and ADK-GF/Saratoga Chapter present the Banff Film Festival at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 and Feb. 15 at SUNY Adirondack’s Theater. The event is sold out. 
  • Adirondack Dining is hosting its inaugural Canned Food Drive from Feb. 17 to 21 in the Food Court to support the SUNY Adirondack Food Source Community Hub. Donations of canned goods, grab-and-go beverages, cup-o-soups and dry food goods will be accepted. 



Teams compete in trivia at The Howl.

Competition is fierce at the annual Howl Trivia night, which is scheduled on March 20 this year.

Mark your calendar for the following events organized by the SUNY Adirondack Foundation:

SUNY Adirondack Night at the Adirondack Thunder on Feb. 21
Reunite with friends and colleagues while showing your SUNY ADK pride! Sit in our reserved section as the Adirondack Thunder take on the Brampton Beast and join us for an exclusive SUNY ADK pre-game mixer in Heritage Hall. Enjoy drink specials (21 and older) and complimentary hors d'oeuvres from Seasoned. Tickets are $20 ($5 from every ticket will benefit the SUNY Adirondack Foundation) and can be purchased online.

Vintner's Night on March 5
Napa Valley wine maker Joseph Carr returns to SUNY Adirondack for the second annual Vintner's Night at Seasoned. Enjoy a four-course meal prepared by SUNY Adirondack culinary students under the direction of Chef Matt Bolton and Chef Megan Diehl, along with a wine pairing and commentary from Joseph Carr. All proceeds benefit SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts students. Seats are very limited. Contact Danielle Brown for more information at brownd@sunyacc.edu or 518.743.2244.

The Howl Trivia Night on March 20
Our highly anticipated sixth annual Howl Trivia Night returns Friday, March 20. This fun night of lively competition brings together teams of six to compete for great prizes and the title of "SUNY Adirondack Trivia Champion" while raising money for student scholarships. Contact Danielle Brown for more information at brownd@sunyacc.edu or 518.743.2244.



SUNY Adirondack Women's Basketball

The SUNY Adirondack Women's Basketball team has had some great moments on the court so far this season.

Come out to support the SUNY Adirondack teams in February.

  • SUNY Adirondack Basketball faces off against Tompkins Cortland Community College on Feb. 8, with women’s tipoff at 1 p.m. and men’s at 3 p.m. in the college Gymnasium.
  • SUNY Adirondack Men's Basketball plays Schenectady County Community College at 5 p.m. Feb. 10 in the SUNY Adirondack Gymnasium.
  • SUNY Adirondack takes on Bryant & Stratton College on Feb. 14, with Women’s Basketball at 5 p.m. and Men’s Basketball at 7 p.m.
  • SUNY Adirondack Women's Basketball takes on Herkimer County Community College at 1 p.m. Feb. 16 in the SUNY Adirondack Gymnasium.
  • SUNY Adirondack Men’s Basketball team hosts Columbia-Greene Community College at 6 p.m. Feb. 19 in the SUNY Adirondack Gymnasium.


SUNY Adirondack is accepting applications for the following job openings:


Trio Student Support Services Advisor-10 months

Support Staff

Cleaner (Full Time)- Faculty-Student Association


No current listings


No current listings


Assistant Coach – Women's Basketball



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