The landscape behind the main campus has changed dramatically over the summer as work has progressed on the College’s turf fields. Click here to read more about the project and find out how you can support it.
Deadline extended for teen business class
YEA! program graduates include Linden Drake, who started a jewelry business.
FLCC has extended the application deadline for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), a program that teaches students in grades 6 through 12 how to start a business or nonprofit, to Oct. 12.
YEA classes will be held at the main campus this fall, starting Oct. 20. The program will run from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays to avoid conflicts with after-school activities.
The tuition, including all program materials, student guides, instruction, field trips and associated transportation, and a mentorship program, is $995 per student. For applicants accepted into the YEA! program at Finger Lakes Community College, full tuition scholarships are provided by Locate Finger Lakes, an economic development organization.
The YEA! program was previously offered at FLCC six years ago, under sponsorship of the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce. Among the attendees was Linden Drake, who started a jewelry business and learned a lot about her own abilities and career aspirations.
“This is one of the top things I thank my parents for, making me do YEA,” said Linden. Now 23, she works as an internal auditor for the Manning and Napier investment firm and runs Get Juled on the side. “I don’t know where I would be at this point in my life had I not done that program.” To read more about Linden’s experience, click here.
Students can sign up online at yeausa.org. Educators and parents are encouraged to contact LaToya Collins, YEA program manager at FLCC, for more information at (585) 785-1754 or LaToya.Collins@flcc.edu.
Foreign policy expert opens speaker series
Canandaigua native and U.S. foreign policy expert Michael O’Hanlon will open the 2018-19 George M. Ewing Canandaigua Forum speaker series with a talk on Sunday, Sept. 30 at FLCC.
The event, titled “U.S. Power: Stress, Strength and Strategy,” will begin at 4 p.m. in the Student Center Auditorium at FLCC’s main campus.
O’Hanlon, a 1978 Canandaigua Academy graduate, has traveled extensively with his career at the Brookings Institution, where he is director of research and senior fellow and director of research for the foreign policy program. He has authored books and hundreds of op-ed pieces in newspapers such as The New York Times and The Washington Post.
O’Hanlon resides in Maryland but returns to his hometown frequently – three times this summer – to visit family. In addition to his work at Brookings, he is an adjunct professor at Columbia, Princeton, and Syracuse universities and the University of Denver. He also worked previously at the Institute for Defense Analyses, and he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Congo/Kinshasa (the former Zaire) from 1982 to 1984, where he taught college and high school physics in French.
The talk will be moderated in the style of a television talk-show by Steve Swartout, a retired Canandaigua National Bank & Trust Co. executive. Audience members will have the opportunity to pose questions.
Single-event tickets are $25 each or free at the door with a current student ID. Season tickets are $80 for general admission for all four events. Tickets can be ordered by phone at (585) 398-0239 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or purchased online at gmeforum.org. For more, click here.
Jon Belec, assistant professor of music recording, organized a recording session with southern rock band Molly Hatchet and brought in students and alumni for the experience. Members of the band pose in FLCC baseball caps with lunch companions, from left front row: Brad Barry ’11 of Walworth, keyboardist John Galvin, lead guitarist Bobby Ingram, FLCC Foundation Chair Debi Jones ’91; second row: student James Gardella of Penfield, Emily Martens ’17 of Jordan, bassist Tim Lindsey, and Timothy Van Slyke ’17 of Portageville; back row: Nate Clark ’15 of Spencerport, student Sam Belanger of New Haven, Conn., student Jake Skinkle of Elmira, Jeff Bailey ’18 of Pittsford and Jon. Click here to read more.
FLCC quick takes
Sounds of Broadway: Finger Lakes Camerata, a choral group based at FLCC, will give a concert of Broadway melodies on Saturday, Sept. 29 to raise funds for the restoration of the First Congregational Church’s Steinway piano. The concert begins at 3 p.m. at the church at 58 N. Main St. Entry is free but donations will be shared between the church and the Camerata, which raises money for FLCC student scholarships.
The Steinway baby grand that was a gift from Mary Clark Thompson.
The Steinway baby grand piano, built in the mid-1880s, was a gift from Canandaigua philanthropist Mary Clark Thompson, for the church’s chapel. The chapel itself was built in 1873 as a community worship space. Thompson, who spent her summers at what is now Sonnenberg Mansion and Gardens State Historic Park, gave to many causes in Canandaigua. The Steinway was refurbished this year, and proceeds from the concert will help cover remaining costs.
The Camerata consists of about two dozen singers and is directed by Dennis Maxfield, an adjunct faculty member at FLCC. For more information about the group, contact Maxfield at (585) 396-0027.
Constitution Day talk: FLCC will mark Constitution Day on Monday, Sept. 17, with a free, public presentation titled “Presidential Appointments: Supreme Court Vacancies.” The event will begin at 1 p.m. in Stage 14 at the main campus. Visitors should plan to arrive early for parking. James Valenti, associate professor of criminal justice, and Eric Duchess, associate professor of history, will conduct the presentation and discussion. Constitution Day recognizes the day on Sept. 17, 1787, when the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document. For more information, call (585) 785-1221 or email email@example.com.
Mark your calendars: Additional events planned for the fall semester at FLCC include an art gallery exhibit, several free concerts and speakers, and the return of restaurant nights, also known as Dinner at Julia. For details about those and many other offerings planned through December, click here.
Learn Spanish: The College will offer two Conversational Spanish classes at the Geneva Campus Center, starting in October. Conversational Spanish Beginner I runs Thursdays, from Oct. 18 through Dec. 13, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Geneva center, 63 Pulteney St. Conversational Spanish Beginner II is for those who have some limited experience with Spanish but wish to improve. This class runs Tuesdays from Oct. 16 through Dec. 11 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Each class is $140 per person with registration online at flcc.edu/pdce. Look for the link for Community Education. For more information, contact the FLCC Professional Development and Continuing Education Office at Andrea.Badger@flcc.edu or (585) 785-1906.
Kudus, viticulture students: For the third straight year, wine produced by students at the FLCC Wine and Viticulture Center in Geneva has been honored in a competition that’s considered the “Oscars” of the New York state wine industry. Five of the six 2017 vintage wines produced by students received medals at the New York Wine Classic competition held Aug. 7 and 8 at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel. Click here for the full story.
Professional Development and Continuing Education
Dantes Standardized Subject Tests offer people with specialized knowledge 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. Scholarship funding to participate in this training may be available through the Educational Incentive Program (EIP). For more information or to apply for a scholarship, visit www.ecetp.pdp.albany.edu. You may also contact EIP by email at email@example.com, or by phone at (800) 295-9616 or (518) 442-6575. For information on 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For examples, click here.
Certified Nurse Assistant training begins Sept. 20 in Clifton Springs and Oct. 25 in Canandaigua and 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 starting on Sept. 24. Students learn the mechanical and electrical fundamentals common to many high-tech manufacturers in the Rochester area. Anyone interested in the program must attend a one-on-one orientation. To register or for more information, call (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. The next session will begin in March 2019 and will require attendance of an orientation session that will be scheduled in the months ahead. To be notified of the orientation 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 email@example.com.