Jessica Halliley ‘05, instructional specialist for science and technology, works with Elaine Esan, a Newark High School teacher, and George Enzinna, a Geneva High School teacher, during a grant-funded professional development workshop FLCC held for science teachers this summer. The teachers grew a protein in e-coli then separated out the protein in an exercise they can do with high school students to give them an idea of biotechnology processes. See more photos in the college’s online photo album.
Still time to apply and register at FLCC
Friday, Aug. 25 is the final day for new degree-seeking students to file an application to attend Finger Lakes Community College. Applications can be filed online at www.flcc.edu/apply. Students still have time to apply for financial aid for fall classes at www.fafsa.gov.
Assistance is available at the following FLCC sites:
FLCC One Stop Center, main campus, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, off Lakeshore Drive in Canandaigua, (585) 785-1000, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.
Victor Campus Center, 200 Victor Heights Parkway, off Route 251 in Victor, (585) 785-1100, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wayne County Campus Center, 1100 Technology Parkway, off Route 88 in Newark, (315) 331-9098, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Geneva Campus Center, 90 Pulteney St., Geneva, (315) 789-6701, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Please note: Main campus offices will close early on two occasions – at 3 p.m. on Aug. 24 and 4 p.m. on Aug. 30 – due to concert-related traffic at the Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center, which shares the FLCC campus. In addition, FLCC main campus offices will open at 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 28, due to a collegewide meeting for employees in the morning.
The deadline for new and current students to register for classes is Friday, Sept. 1, with the first day of classes on Tuesday, Sept. 5.
Inauguration for President Nye planned for Sept. 22
The public is invited to the inauguration of President Robert K. Nye at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22 at Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center. In higher education, inaugurations are formal installations of a new president, typically held after the president has been in office for a period of time.
Robert K. Nye
Dr. Nye started his position in July of 2016, following the retirement of President Barbara Risser.
The event will feature an academic processional, remarks by current employees and visiting dignitaries, and music in a ceremony similar to commencement. Attendees will include newly appointed SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson.
The inauguration will be broadcast live on Finger Lakes Television, the cable access station for the region. Finger Lakes TV is simultaneously webcast at fingerlakestv.org.
The event ends with a reception in the café.
The formal event will be followed by informal celebration the following day, Saturday, Sept. 23, including a food truck rodeo and family activities at the main campus.
The Professional Development and Continuing Education Office launched a new program that allows certified nurse assistants (CNAs) to study to become licensed practical nurses (LPNs) without losing income.
Normally, CNAs would have to reduce their hours to fit in the demanding LPN curriculum, but the new CNA to LPN program pays students for their time in class.
“If you have to work full-time to make ends meet, you cannot afford to reduce work hours to take the classes you need for advancement. It’s a catch-22,” President Robert Nye said at the kickoff for the class on July 14. “This program provides financial help and case management so these dedicated CNAs have a supported transition to a higher-paying job.”
Marcy Lynch, FLCC director of workforce development, developed the program in partnership with Monroe Community College, Rochester Regional Health, Rochester Educational Opportunity Center, RochesterWorks!, and Finger Lakes Works. (RochesterWorks! and Finger Lakes Works are the local agencies that implement the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which provides job training to disadvantaged adults and youth.) Marcy works with Mary Gratton and Tim Rifenberg in PDCE to facilitate the class. FLCC staff will provide leadership training to the students and leadership, mentoring and coaching training to the mentors who will be paired with students.
The year-long class is held at Hill Haven Transitional Care Center in Webster where many of the students are currently working. Twenty-three students were selected from 90 applicants.
Golf tourney nets $22K
The FLCC Foundation’s annual Charity Golf Tournament and Silent Auction, held June 19 at Ravenwood Golf Club in Victor, raised $22,000. This year’s sponsors included the DiMarco Group, The Bonadio Group, and Hunt Engineers, Architects, & Land Surveyors, P.C. Pictured above, from left to right, are Eric McOmber ’99, senior building mechanic; Jon Suhre from corporate participant EMCOR Services Betlam; Cathy Ahern, director of facilities and grounds; and Richard D’Ambrosia, also representing EMCOR Services Betlam.
FLCC quick takes
Mark your calendar: The following events are scheduled for the weeks ahead and are free (unless otherwise noted) and open to the public
Constitution Day: Journey to the Bill of Rights, Monday, Sept. 18, Stage 14, FLCC main campus, noon to 1 p.m., arrive early to allow for parking.
Harvest Weekend Celebration: Inauguration of President Robert K. Nye (see more above), Friday, Sept. 22 at 2 p.m., CMAC; 50th Anniversary Events, including Food Truck Rodeo, Saturday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., main campus
Alumni Biennial Exhibition, exhibit dates are Thursday, Sept. 28 to Friday, Nov. 3; Artist Talk on Nov. 2 at 2 p.m., with closing reception from 4 – 6:30 p.m., Williams-Insalaco Gallery 34, main campus
Speaker series: Tickets are now available for the George M. Ewing Canandaigua Forum speaker series at FLCC. Author Kent Nerburn opens the 2017-2018 season with a talk Oct. 15 titled “Seeing Through Others’ Eyes.” New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov follows with a talk on Nov. 5 titled “Wine. Food. Who Could Ask for Anything More?” And, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Cay Johnston wraps up the speaker series with a Jan. 28, 2018 talk, “Trump: What Just Happened?!?”
Season tickets are $60 for general admission for all three events. Single event tickets are $25 each or free at the door with a current student ID.
Tickets can be ordered by phone at (585) 393-0281 or email at email@example.com, or purchased online at gmeforum.org. For the latest, follow the Ewing Forum on Facebook.
Forum organizers always welcome sponsors. Donors receive tickets and other benefits. For more information, contact Caroline Delavan at (585) 394-0896.
Coming up on Finger Lakes TV: The Farmington Fireman’s Parade is featured in the next “On the Road with Finger Lakes TV.” Broadcast dates are Aug. 11 at 9 a.m., Aug. 12 at 6 p.m.; Aug. 18 at 9 a.m. and Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. Finger Lakes TV is the public access station for the Finger Lakes on Channel 12 or digital cable 5.12. Programming is simultaneously broadcast online at fingerlakestv.org/live.
Professional Development and Continuing Education
Dantes Standardized Subject Tests offer people with life experience a chance to get college credit for what they already know at a fraction of the cost of a college course. For more information, visit www.flcc.edu/dsst. For questions, call (585) 785-1660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Child Development Associate (CDA) certification prepares people for work in preschools and is required for positions in daycare centers. Payment for modules can be offset by the Education Incentive Program. For information, including upcoming class dates, contact Andréa Badger at (585) 785-1906 or Andrea.Badger@flcc.edu.
Customized Training: Businesses and county workforce development offices can receive customized training for current and potential employees. Courses are designed to the organization’s specifications and needs. For information, call (585) 785-1906 or email email@example.com. For examples, click here.
Certified Nurse Assistant training begins Sept. 25 at FLCC’s Geneva Campus, with clinical time at DeMay Living Center in Newark. Other upcoming dates include Oct. 10 in Greece, Nov. 6 in Rochester and Nov. 27 in Canandaigua and Clifton Springs. Prospective students must attend an orientation session, held the first Wednesday of each month, before enrolling. For information, call (585) 785-1660 and click here.
Home Health Aide classes will be held in Rochester starting Sept. 24. Prospective students must attend an orientation session before enrolling. To sign up or for more information, call (585) 785-1660 or click here.
Mechatronic technology is a 12-week program that runs weekdays starting Sept. 25 at the FLCC Victor Campus. Students learn the mechanical and electrical fundamentals common to many high-tech manufacturers in the Rochester area. For more information, call the Professional Development and Continuing Education Office at (585) 785-1906 or email Andrea.Badger@flcc.edu.
Advanced manufacturing machinist is a six-month program that runs weekdays starting Sept. 11 at G.W. Lisk in Clifton Springs. Students learn how to use machine tools to make precision components in aerospace, medical, automotive and other industries. For more information, call the FLCC Professional Development and Continuing Education Office at (585) 785-1906 or email Andrea.Badger@flcc.edu.
Online Training: FLCC’s Professional Development and Continuing Education office has partnered with nationally-recognized providers to offer up-to-date and in-demand courses in a convenient online format. Providers include Career WebSchool, Ed2Go, Gatlin Education Services, and eLearning. For more information, click here.
Notary Public prep course: A preparatory course for those interested in becoming a notary public will be held in the weeks ahead at the FLCC main campus. The cost is $75 and preregistration is required. To be notified when the next class is scheduled, call (585) 785-1906 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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