Herkimer College News http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/rss News for Herkimer College Herkimer College Appoints Assistant Professor of Studio Art http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1245/herkimer-college-appoints-assistant-professor-of-studio-art <p><strong>July 30, 2015</strong></p><p>Herkimer College announces the appointment of Justin Como of Greenwood, MS to the position of assistant professor of studio art. Como will be responsible for teaching studio art courses, student advisement and curriculum development.  </p> <p>Como was previously employed at Mississippi Valley State University as an assistant professor of art. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the State University of New York at Oswego and a Master of Fine Arts from Ohio University.</p> <p>Herkimer College’s associate degree in fine arts teaches basic technical skills and visual problem-solving to prepare students to transfer to baccalaureate level fine arts programs. The curriculum includes the study of painting, sculpture, drawing, pottery, photography and applied arts such as graphic design and fashion design.</p> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1245/herkimer-college-appoints-assistant-professor-of-studio-art Rathbun Named Men’s & Women’s Bowling Coach http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1246/rathbun-named-mens-and-womens-bowling-coach <p><strong>July 30, 2015</strong></p><p>Jason Rathbun has been appointed men's and women's bowling coach for the 2015-16 season. He will be responsible for scouting, recruiting, match and practice planning and player development.</p> <p>Rathbun has been head coach for the Herkimer College baseball team for the past 11 years. During his tenure, he has led the program to five World Series appearances, eight conference titles, 16 coach of the year awards and 352 wins.</p> <p>Rathbun bowled at Little Falls High School for longtime coach and teacher John Prestopnik and was 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>Rathbun said, "I believe that with my experience in sports psychology and understanding of the sport, 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 height of success."</p> <p>In addition to his coaching duties, Rathbun is employed as an area coordinator in Herkimer College’s Residence Life and Housing department and is an adjunct psychology instructor. He holds an associate 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, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1246/rathbun-named-mens-and-womens-bowling-coach Herkimer College to Host Cazenovia College Bachelor’s Degree in Education Information Sessions http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1244/herkimer-college-to-host-cazenovia-college-bachelors-degree-in-education-information-sessions- <p><strong>July 29, 2015</strong></p><p>Herkimer College will host two on-campus information sessions on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in room CA-210 for anyone interested in courses leading to a bachelor of science degree in Inclusive Early Childhood Education or Inclusive Elementary Education from Cazenovia College.</p> <p>The part-time program, with the convenience of taking evening, weekend and online courses right on Herkimer’s campus, has an average degree completion time of three years and an affordable tuition rate of $250 per credit hour. Students with an associate degree and those currently working in the early childhood or elementary field who obtain a bachelor of science degree from Cazenovia are eligible to receive a dual New York State (NYS) teaching certification in early childhood and special education, or elementary and special education.  These graduates will have increased employment opportunities and commensurate teacher education pay, as NYS regulations have mandated that teachers in federally funded early childhood education have this specialized teaching certification.</p> <p>For more information, contact MaryJo Kelly, campus liaison, at 315-866-0300 (x8446), or <a href="mailto:kelleymj@herkimer.edu" target="_blank">kelleymj@herkimer.edu</a>, or Christine Richardson, director of the Center for Career and Extended Learning at Cazenovia College, at 315-655-7147, or <a href="mailto:cwrichardson@cazenovia.edu" target="_blank">cwrichardson@cazenovia.edu</a>.</p> <p>Cazenovia College, founded in 1824, is an independent, co-educational, baccalaureate college near Syracuse, N.Y., offering a comprehensive liberal arts education in an exceptional community environment, with academic and co-curricular programs devoted to developing leaders in their professional fields.  Cazenovia, named one of "America’s Best Colleges" by U.S. News &amp; World Report, is also a national College of Distinction.  For more information, visit <a href="http://www.cazenovia.edu/" target="_blank">www.cazenovia.edu</a>. </p> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1244/herkimer-college-to-host-cazenovia-college-bachelors-degree-in-education-information-sessions- 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 has been appointed men's and women's bowling coach for the 2015-16 season. He will be responsible for scouting, recruiting, match and practice planning and player development.</p> <p>Rathbun has been head coach for the Herkimer College baseball team for the past 11 years. During his tenure, he has led the program to five World Series appearances, eight conference titles, 16 coach of the year awards and 352 wins.</p> <p>Rathbun bowled at Little Falls High School for longtime coach and teacher John Prestopnik and was 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>Rathbun said, "I believe that with my experience in sports psychology and understanding of the sport, 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 height of success."</p> <p>In addition to his coaching duties, Rathbun is employed as an area coordinator in Herkimer College’s Residence Life and Housing department and is an adjunct psychology instructor. He holds an associate 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-