Herkimer College News http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/rss News for Herkimer College Herkimer College to Offer Instant Days in August http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1243/herkimer-college-to-offer-instant-days-in-august <p><strong>July 23, 2015</strong></p><p>Herkimer College will offer three Instant Admit days in the month of August for students interested in enrolling for the fall 2015 semester. Students interested in enrolling will be able to visit, apply and get admitted to the College on the same day. Instant Admit days will be held on Monday August 3, 10 &amp; 17  from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.</p> <p>Admissions and financial aid counselors will be available to assist prospective students and their parents. Participants should bring an official high school transcript or official GED/TASC test scores. Transfer students should also bring official transcripts from their previous colleges.</p> <p>For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 315-866-0300 ext. 8278.</p> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1243/herkimer-college-to-offer-instant-days-in-august Herkimer College is Ranked Second Best Community College by Schools.com http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1240/herkimer-college-is-ranked-second-best-community-college-by-schools-com <p><strong>July 22, 2015</strong></p><p>Herkimer College has been ranked second best community college in New York State for the 2013-2014 academic year by Schools.com.  </p> <p>Schools.com ranked 39 community colleges in New York State, each of which is administrated by the City University of New York (CUNY) or State University of New York (SUNY) system. According to their publication, the schools were ranked based on the following metrics for the 2013-2014 academic year:</p> <ul><li>Student-to-faculty ratio</li> <li>Distance education participation</li> <li>Affordability of tuition</li> <li>Flexibility</li> <li>Graduation rates</li> <li>Retention rates</li> <li>Transfer rates</li> </ul><p>Herkimer College President Cathleen C. McColgin said “This recognition affirms the dedication of our faculty and staff to ensuring quality academic programs and services and a premier educational experience for our students.”</p> <p>The Schools.com article “Best Community Colleges in New York” is available at <a href="http://www.schools.com/articles/top-community-colleges-in-new-york">http://www.schools.com/articles/top-community-colleges-in-new-york</a>. Schools.com is owned and operated by QuinStreet, Inc., a publicly traded corporation that operates a vertical marketing and media online business in the United States and internationally.  </p> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1240/herkimer-college-is-ranked-second-best-community-college-by-schools-com Softball signing day at Herkimer College http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1241/softball-signing-day-at-herkimer-college <p><strong>July 22, 2015</strong></p><p>HERKIMER, NY – The Herkimer Generals softball team will have their first annual event where incoming freshman sign a letter of intent to play for Head Coach P.J. Anadio in 2015-2016. The event will be held in the Robert McLaughlin College Center (RMCC) 288 on Tuesday, July 28<sup>th</sup> at 6 p.m.</p> <p>Some of the student-athletes in attendance range from New Hampshire, Philadelphia and Canada, mixed in with some local talent from Frankfort, Whitesboro and Solvay High School.</p> <p>The Herkimer Generals softball program won the NJCAA DIII National Championship in 2013, finishing second nationally the past two seasons. Anadio has made the team into a national powerhouse, accumulating a 208-47 record with four consecutive Region III Championships during his tenure. That success has resulted in 19 first and second team All-Americans.</p> <p>“We are very excited about our first ever Herkimer Softball signing day event here at Herkimer College,” said Anadio. “Not only for the fact that we are promoting our players as potentially recruitable student-athletes for the NCAA and NAIA level of play but also for the fact of what this class is going to bring to the field of play for the softball program as we begin our quest for our second National Championship. Not only does this group significantly raise the talent level on the field, I’m also excited to see what they bring to the table as far as students, leadership and character to our campus community and culture here at Herkimer College!”</p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro</p> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1241/softball-signing-day-at-herkimer-college Herkimer Generals Repeat as NATYCAA Cup Winners http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1242/herkimer-generals-repeat-as-natycaa-cup-winners- <p><strong>July 22, 2015</strong></p><p>For the second consecutive year, the Herkimer Generals athletic program has won the 2014-2015 National Alliance of Two Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) Cup, keeping Herkimer ranked first in the nation among NJCAA non-scholarship programs. Herkimer also finished third in the standings for the 2014-2015 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup which recognizes the top overall two-year colleges in all divisions combined. Both programs recognize excellence in two-year colleges, based on athletic success in championship competition. </p> <p>Herkimer has finished in the top five of the NATYCAA Cup since its inception 11 years ago. With 152 points, Herkimer topped Nassau County Community College (148), Suffolk County Community College (135.5) and Mohawk Valley Community College (129.5). </p> <p>Helping the Generals to this national recognition were national competition finishes by 11 of the 19 Generals programs. They included a second place national finish by softball; third place by men’s soccer, women’s soccer and baseball; fourth place by men’s basketball; sixth place by women’s bowling; eighth place by men’s track &amp; field; ninth place by women’s cross country and women’s swimming &amp; diving; and two 10th place finishes by men’s cross country and women’s track &amp; field.</p> <p>Herkimer also had one individual national championship by Victoria Campanian, five</p> <p>Region III team championships, four individual Region III championships by Campanian,</p> <p>Maxine Grogan, Sam Morrett and Jack Minasi and seven Mountain Valley Conference Team</p> <p>Championships (men’s soccer, women’s soccer, men’s basketball, women’s swimming &amp; diving, baseball, men’s lacrosse and softball). </p> <p>Athletic Director Donald Dutcher said, "I am extremely proud of our student-athletes and coaches for winning this award. Our coaches put a lot of time and effort into recruiting the right student-athletes to play for the Generals. When students come to Herkimer they buy into our philosophy and the mission of the athletic department. This award has been a goal of ours since I arrived as the athletic director in 2004. To be the best, you have to surround yourself with the best, and I feel we truly have that at Herkimer with our coaches, student-athletes, professors, administration and staff. It is a total institutional effort.”</p> <p>President Cathleen McColgin said, “I commend Don Dutcher and the entire athletic department for their commitment and efforts to sustain an outstanding nationally-recognized athletic program. I am also very proud of our student-athletes who dedicate so much time and effort to excel in their respective sports.”</p> <p>The NATYCAA is the professional organization of two year college athletic administrators dedicated to the continuing growth and development of two-year college athletics and the individuals involved through an exchange of information, monitoring of legislation, promotion of academic excellence, increasing communication between organizations, and encouraging a high degree of integrity in all endeavors.</p> <p>Herkimer College’s athletic program has amassed 53 national, 105 regional and 148 conference championships. For more information about the Herkimer Generals, visit <a href="http://www.HerkimerGenerals.com">www.HerkimerGenerals.com</a>.</p> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1242/herkimer-generals-repeat-as-natycaa-cup-winners- Herkimer Generals Repeat as NATYCAA Cup Winners http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1239/herkimer-generals-repeat-as-natycaa-cup-winners- <p><strong>July 17, 2015</strong></p><p>HERKIMER, NY - For the second consecutive year, the Herkimer Generals athletic program has won the 2014-2015 National Alliance of Two Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) Cup, keeping Herkimer ranked first in the nation among NJCAA non-scholarship programs. Herkimer also finished third in the standings for the 2014-2015 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup which recognizes the top overall two-year colleges in all divisions combined. Both programs recognize excellence in two-year colleges, based on athletic success in championship competition. </p> <p>Herkimer has finished in the top five of the NATYCAA Cup since its inception 11 years ago. With 152 points, Herkimer topped Nassau County Community College (148), Suffolk County Community College (135.5) and Mohawk Valley Community College (129.5). </p> <p>Helping the Generals to this national recognition were national competition finishes by 11 of the 19 Generals programs. They included a second place national finish by softball; third place by men’s soccer, women’s soccer and baseball; fourth place by men’s basketball; sixth place by women’s bowling; eighth place by men’s track &amp; field; ninth place by women’s cross country and women’s swimming &amp; diving; and two 10th place finishes by men’s cross country and women’s track &amp; field.</p> <p>Herkimer also had one individual national championship by Victoria Campanian, five Region III team championships, four individual Region III championships by Campanian, Maxine Grogan, Sam Morrett and Jack Minasi and seven Mountain Valley Conference Team Championships (men’s soccer, women’s soccer, men’s basketball, women’s swimming &amp; diving, baseball, men’s lacrosse and softball). </p> <p>Athletic Director Donald Dutcher said, "I am extremely proud of our student-athletes and coaches for winning this award. Our coaches put a lot of time and effort into recruiting the right student-athletes to play for the Generals. When students come to Herkimer they buy into our philosophy and the mission of the athletic department. This award has been a goal of ours since I arrived as the athletic director in 2004. To be the best, you have to surround yourself with the best, and I feel we truly have that at Herkimer with our coaches, student-athletes, professors, administration and staff. It is a total institutional effort.”</p> <p>President Cathleen McColgin said, “I commend Don Dutcher and the entire athletic department for their commitment and efforts to sustain an outstanding nationally-recognized athletic program. I am also very proud of our student-athletes who dedicate so much time and effort to excel in their respective sports.”</p> <p>The NATYCAA is the professional organization of two year college athletic administrators dedicated to the continuing growth and development of two-year college athletics and the individuals involved through an exchange of information, monitoring of legislation, promotion of academic excellence, increasing communication between organizations, and encouraging a high degree of integrity in all endeavors.</p> <p>Herkimer College’s athletic program has amassed 53 national, 105 regional and 148 conference championships. For more information about the Herkimer Generals, visit <a href="http://www.herkimergenerals.com/">www.HerkimerGenerals.com</a>.</p> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1239/herkimer-generals-repeat-as-natycaa-cup-winners- Rathbun adds bowling to his coaching repertoire http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1238/rathbun-adds-bowling-to-his-coaching-repertoire <p><strong>July 16, 2015</strong></p><p>HERKIMER, NY - Jason Rathbun was selected as the new men's and women's bowling coach for the upcoming 2015-16 season. While the position maybe new, the name is not, as "Coach Razz" has led the Herkimer College baseball team over the past 11 years. During his time as baseball coach he has led the program to five World Series appearances, eight conference titles, 16 different coach of the year awards and 352 wins during his time as skipper on the diamond.</p> <p>Rathbun is no stranger to the sport of bowling either. His father was the bowling coach at Herkimer College for a few years and his former teammate and friend P.J. Anadio, who Rathbun is replacing, have been working together since Anadio began coaching the bowling program in 2011.</p> <p>Rathbun bowled at Little Falls High School for longtime coach and teacher John Prestopnik and was also a junior bowler at Gorge View Lanes. Rathbun also organized a team in South Carolina securing sponsorship for the team during his time at Erskine College.</p> <p>"I am excited to get this program rolling!" stated Rathbun. "I believe that with my experience in sports psychology and understanding of the game of bowling, I will be able to bring a lot of information to help each player get better. I will work hard to recruit strong bowlers to help the program reach a new heights of success."</p> <p>In addition to his coaching duties, Rathbun is employed in the housing department at Herkimer and teaches Psychology during the fall. He lives in Herkimer, NY with his wife Melissa and his son A.J. Rathbun holds an Associate’s Degree from Herkimer, Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management from Erskine College and a Master’s Degree in Sports Psychology from Capella University.</p> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1238/rathbun-adds-bowling-to-his-coaching-repertoire Art and Music Workshops at Herkimer College http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1236/art-and-music-workshops-at-herkimer-college- <p><strong>July 14, 2015</strong></p><p>Herkimer College will offer several non-credit art and music programs this summer.</p> <p>Senior Watercolors is a special class for individuals age 55 plus. Participants will explore various techniques to create watercolor paintings in a wide variety of subject matters such as landscapes, still life and cityscapes. This class will be a relaxed and creative way to enjoy watercolor painting. The workshop will take place on Tuesdays from July 21 to August 11 from 5pm to 6:30 pm. The cost is $35 per person, and supplies are include.</p> <p>In Just Once Piano Workshop, students will learn secrets of the trade to provide years of musical enjoyment. The cost is $59 per person and includes a workbook and practice CD. Class will take place on Monday, July 20, from 9 am to 12 pm.</p> <p>Just Once Guitar Workshop for ages 13 and upwill teach basic guitar chords in a quick and efficient way. Participants are encouraged to bring an acoustic guitar. Class is limited to 15 students. The cost is $59, and the fee includes a work-book and practice DVD. Class will take place on Monday, July 20 from 1 pm to 3:30 pm.</p> <p>The complete course schedule is available at <a href="http://www.herkimer.edu/ce">www.herkimer.edu/ce</a>. Registration can be completed online, by phone, mail or in person.</p> <p>For more information or to register by phone, contact the Community Education Office at 315-866-0300 ext. 8251.</p> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1236/art-and-music-workshops-at-herkimer-college- Region III Male Athlete of the Year honors for Polk http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1237/region-iii-male-athlete-of-the-year-honors-for-polk <p><strong>July 14, 2015</strong></p><div class="flex-video"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/m1xhzVfHyh8" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p>(Ben Polk scores his nation leading 33rd goal of the season against Cayuga in the 2014 national tournament).</p> <p>HERKIMER, NY – Herkimer men’s soccer player Ben Polk completed his impressive calendar year on the field and in the classroom Monday (7/13) when he was nominated as Region III Male Athlete of the Year in the NJCAA DIII.</p> <p>Polk - who is from Banbury, England - led the nation in goals with 33, scoring in every game but two. The sophomore headed an offensive attack which accumulated 110 goals in 20 games, with the forward accumulating two or more goals in 11 contests, adding four hat tricks and eight game winners for Herkimer in the process. Polk led the Generals to a third place finish at nationals in 2015 and received honors as Mountain Valley Conference Player of the Year, Region III Player of the Year and first team All-American by the NJCAA and NSCAA.</p> <p>That wasn’t it however as Polk also maintained a 4.0 GPA as a Liberal Arts &amp; Sciences: General Studies major at Herkimer, making it to the President’s list in both semesters attended. His acumen helped the sophomore receive a scholarship to Syracuse University where he will major in Business Administration and play for the Orangemen at forward in 2015.</p> <p>“As the Director of Athletics it was our honor and privilege to have a student-athlete like Ben Polk attend our institution and compete at the highest level,” said Donald Dutcher. “He has set the standard for future student-athletes attending Herkimer. To be voted as the best male athlete in Region III by opposing athletic directors says it all!”</p> <p>"Ben is truly deserving of this award,” added Head Men’s Soccer Coach Pepe Aragon. “He exemplifies what a true student-athlete should be. Ben excelled both on-and-off of the field. For all of his hard work he received a scholarship to nationally ranked Syracuse University to play in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) which is the best soccer conference in the country! Ben is one of the best strikers that I have ever coached. He is an absolute class act and I feel blessed to have coached him!"</p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro</p> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1237/region-iii-male-athlete-of-the-year-honors-for-polk Programs Open at Herkimer College for Young Leaders and Scientists http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1234/programs-open-at-herkimer-college-for-young-leaders-and-scientists- <p><strong>July 02, 2015</strong></p><p>Herkimer College will host youth programs for children interested in science, leadership and discovery. Programs will include Adventure Camp, Robotics Mini-Camp and Weather Watchers. The programs give campers opportunities to hone and gain personal experience in their passions.</p> <p>Is your child always cooped up in their room, on their computer or game console? Adventure Camp gives children license to gain leadership and problem-solving skills, all while having fun in an open and fresh outdoor environment. The engaging activities enhance social development, self-esteem, relationship building, and cooperation, but never forget the importance of enjoying the world outside. The camp is for ages 8-13 and will run from July 20—23, 9am to 12pm. The cost is $72 per camper.</p> <p>Robotics Mini-Camp takes your child’s beloved LEGOS and turns them into outstanding inventions bound to impress any local science fair. Sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, NY, this program turns an interest in creativity and building that your daughter or son may only have been able to use on their toys, into a blossoming passion. Students will learn how to build and program their own functioning robots and gain priceless hands-on engineering skills not available in their local science classrooms. The camp is for ages 10-13 and will run July 13—16 from 8am to 12pm.  The cost is $29 per camper.</p> <p>Weather Watchers is for your budding meteorologist. Is your child frequently staring at the sky or asking for the weather forecast? Well, this may be just the class for them. Interactive lessons in all types of weather, from lake effect snow to thunderstorms, hurricanes and tornadoes, taught by real-life meteorologist Bill Kardas, will intrigue and engage your child. The camp is for ages 9-13 and will run July 20—23 from 1:30pm to 4pm. The cost is $69 per camper.</p> <p>The complete summer non-credit course schedule is available at <a href="http://www.herkimer.edu/ce">www.herkimer.edu/ce</a>. Registration can be completed online, by phone, mail or in person.</p> <p>For more information or to register by phone, contact the Community Education Office at 315-866-0300 ext. 8251</p> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1234/programs-open-at-herkimer-college-for-young-leaders-and-scientists- Art and Fashion Programs for Youth Offered at Herkimer College http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1235/art-and-fashion-programs-for-youth-offered-at-herkimer-college- <p><strong>July 02, 2015</strong></p><p>Herkimer College will host programs for children interested in nurturing their artistic abilities. The programs offered include Art Camp and Calling All Fashionistas! Both programs give participants opportunities to hone and gain personal experience in their passions.</p> <p>Art Camp gives children open license to support their imaginations with lessons in watercolor painting, drawing with pastels, and creating masterpieces out of clay and wire. A mini art show is presented at the end of the week. The camp is for ages 8-13 and will run from July 13—16, 12:30pm to 3:30pm. The cost is $89 per camper.</p> <p>Calling All Fashionistas! includes teachings in style, color, and the natural beauty of fashion. The class will create their own items and clothing, and even get to will show off their completions on the runway. The camp is for ages 7-11 and will run from August 3—6, 9am to 12pm.  The cost is $85 per camper.</p> <p>The complete summer non-credit course schedule is available at <a href="http://www.herkimer.edu/ce">www.herkimer.edu/ce</a>. Registration can be completed online, by phone, mail or in person.</p> <p>For more information or to register by phone, contact the Community Education Office at 315-866-0300 ext. 8251.</p> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1235/art-and-fashion-programs-for-youth-offered-at-herkimer-college-