John Foust ’97, professor of environmental conservation, offers a young visitor a close encounter with a northern pike during the recent open house at FLCC’s Muller Field Station in Canadice. Check out more photos from the event here.
Trustee emeritus to deliver commencement remarks
The first FLCC graduate to serve on its board of trustees will return to campus Saturday, May 19 to give the commencement address.
Nancy J. Langer ’77 was a wife and mother of five when she enrolled in what was then called Community College of the Finger Lakes. She subsequently earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees, had a successful career as a Rochester City School District teacher, and in retirement has logged more than 15,000 hours volunteering at state and national parks.
Langer, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, will give remarks before a crowd of thousands at FLCC’s 50th annual commencement. The event 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.
The ceremony celebrates the estimated 850 students who will receive degrees and certificates between December 2017 and August 2018. Commencement is preceded by the Nursing Advancement Ceremony at 9:30 a.m., which recognizes the advancement of the freshmen to the sophomore level and the sophomores to the graduate level. The FLCC Nursing Department anticipates 65 graduates this year.
The Nursing Advancement and commencement ceremonies will be shown live on Finger Lakes Television, channel 1304 on the Spectrum system in the Finger Lakes. Finger Lakes TV broadcasts are also simultaneously webcast at fingerlakestv.org/live.
Tune in at 9:25 a.m. May 19 for Nursing Advancement and 1:40 p.m. for Commencement. Finger Lakes Television will re-broadcast a recording of the Nursing Advancement Ceremony at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 26. The rebroadcast of Commencement is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 27.
Multi-purpose turf fields get final OK
HERE COMES THE TURF: The Ontario County Board of Supervisors recently gave the final approval needed for FLCC’s $5.95 million turf fields project. The public is invited to a groundbreaking ceremony at the site at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 11. Click here to read more about the project.
State OKs kinesiology and human performance degree
From left, students Brandon Dunlop of Ithaca, Dustin Ayers of Livonia, Colby Kutzer of Rochester, who are studying athletic training, take part in a demonstration with Evan Pappalardo of Albion, a physical education major, in October 2017 at the main campus. The athletic training specialization has been replaced with a new degree: kinesiology and human performance.
The state Education Department has approved a new kinesiology and human performance associate in science degree starting in fall 2018. The College has offered a concentration, or what’s known as an “advisement area,” in athletic training in the liberal arts degree program since 1990. Continued interest among students and growth in the career field prompted the creation of the degree program.
“Given the strong history of enrollment in athletic training, the vast transfer options, and the employability of graduates from this program, we felt it was the right time to make this a major area of study,” said Jeremy Tiermini, associate professor of physical education and integrated health care and coordinator of the program.
Students enrolled in the kinesiology and human performance degree will be able to continue their education in programs such as athletic training, exercise physiology, exercise science, kinesiology, or pre-physical/occupational therapy. The coursework also prepares them to earn certification as a personal trainer from the American College of Sports Medicine or the National Strength and Conditioning Association, giving them the opportunity for direct employment after graduating from FLCC.
The Jasper Quartet is comprised of, from left to right, Sam Quintal, Rachel Henderson Freivogel, Sae Chonabayashi and J. Freivogel. They’ll take the stage in the Student Center Auditorium on Friday and Sunday, July 27 and 29.
The award-winning Jasper String Quartet has performed for public schoolchildren in their home city of Philadelphia and in some of the world’s top concert halls, including New York City’s prestigious Carnegie Hall.
The foursome believes each audience deserves the same world-class performance.
This philosophy makes the quartet a fitting addition to the Canandaigua LakeMusic Festival lineup at FLCC this July. Entering its 14th year, the festival continues its focus on making chamber music accessible to a wider audience.
Launched in 2005, the Canandaigua LakeMusic Festival is centered on four chamber concerts in FLCC’s auditorium over two weekends: Friday and Sunday, July 20 and 22, and Friday and Sunday, July 27 and 29. It also includes a less formal “Classical Blue Jeans” and barbecue concert at Bristol Harbour Resort in South Bristol on Wednesday, July 25 and a free children’s concert at Canandaigua’s Wood Library on Thursday, July 26.
“Master key” tickets for all four FLCC shows are $112 for general admission and $200 for patrons. Single concert tickets are $28 for general admission or $10 with a valid student ID at the door. The Classical Blue Jeans concert includes dinner and costs $75 for general admission, $30 for students under 18 or with a college ID, and $25 for children under 12.
Holocaust survivor Helen Levinson gave a talk at FLCC last month to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Week. The event was organized by Robert Brown, professor of history, and was held on the college’s Laker Day.
Film screening: A free, public screening of the Steven Spielberg film, “Saving Private Ryan,” will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15 in the FLCC Student Center Auditorium, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua. The event is being held to mark Memorial Day. The film will follow remarks by the event organizer, Robert Brown, professor of history at FLCC. Attendees should plan to arrive early for parking. For more information, email Robert.Brown@flcc.edu.
Golf tourney time: The annual FLCC Foundation Golf Tournament fundraiser will be held at Ravenwood Golf Club at 929 Lynaugh Road in Victor from noon to 8 p.m. on June 18. The $150 fee includes lunch and dinner as well as greens fees. For more information or to register, email email@example.com.
Save the date: The Finger Lakes Chorale will give summer concerts at 3 p.m. on Aug. 11 and 12 in the FLCC Student Center Auditorium. The concerts are open to all and free, with donations accepted for student scholarships. New voices are always welcome to join the chorale, call (585) 396-0027.
Hear from tech students: Local business owners, residents and high school students and teachers are invited to see the work FLCC technology students have completed as part of their co-operative experiences on Thursday, May 17. The event, called “Co-op Ventures VIII,” begins at 5 p.m. at the FLCC Victor Campus Center, 200 Victor Heights Parkway off Route 251. Students in the instrumentation and control technologies, or IC Tech, two-year degree program will discuss their co-ops at local companies. The guest speaker will be Steve Hyde, president of the Genesee County Economic Development Center. For more information, email Sam Samanta, professor of physics, at Sam.Samanta@flcc.edu.
Where to find 50th anniversary books: The FLCC 50th anniversary commemorative book, “This Bold Decision,” is available at the FLCC bookstore; the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce, American Made and Mobile Music in downtown Canandaigua; the Wegmans in Canandaigua; and online at give.flcc.edu. To read more about the book, click here.
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 May 21 in Greece and Geneva, and May 22 in Rochester. 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 are offered throughout the year. 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 at the FLCC Victor Campus Center. Students learn the mechanical and electrical fundamentals common to many high-tech manufacturers in the Rochester area. Anyone interested in enrolling should register to attend the orientation session on July 19, at 9 a.m. at the FLCC Victor Campus Center, off Route 251. To register, or 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 in which students learn how to use machine tools to make precision components in aerospace, medical, automotive and other industries. Anyone interested in enrolling should register to attend the orientation session on July 17 at 9 a.m. at G.W. Lisk Co., 39 Pearl St., Clifton Springs. Classes run Sept. 10 to March 15. To register, or 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: The College occasionally offers a prep course to become a Notary Public. Those who would like to be contacted when the next is scheduled should call (585) 785-1906 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.