Herkimer College News http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/rss News for Herkimer College Women’s Basketball defeats Lakers 59-54 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/870/womens-basketball-defeats-lakers-59-54 <p><strong>November 23, 2014</strong></p><div class="flex-video"><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WgP19XS0lXE" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p>(Freshman Chelsea Jory was one of three Generals to score eight points on Sunday).</p> <p>HERKIMER, NY – Staying undefeated at home on Sunday (11/23), the Herkimer Generals women’s basketball team defeated Finger Lakes in the varsity gym 59-54, now winning two consecutive games against Mid State Athletic Conference opponents.</p> <p>Herkimer (3-3, 1-2) started off slow until an Emily Rexford (Canton, NY) ‘and one’ play and Shahadah Williams (Syracuse, NY) field goal tied it at 9-9 with 15 minutes left to play in the first half.</p> <p>Freshman I’Asia O’Garro (Copiague, NY) followed with one of her two three-point field goals in the game to give the Generals a lead which would not be relinquished in the first half. O’Garro led the team in points in the first half with seven, finishing with 13, helping the team lead by three (28-25) at half.</p> <p>The Generals built their three-point lead to nine early (42-31), seeing Williams and Erica Tracy (Cobleskill, NY) both collect four points. Williams came from two offensive rebounds while Tracy’s came from one field goal and two made free throws. Williams finished with a team-high 15 and Tracy scored eight.</p> <p>The lead increased to 10 with seven minutes left in regulation until foul trouble hurt the Generals offensive chemistry. The Lakers managed an 11-5 run late, broken up by a Williams steal and assist to Rexford, making it 53-46 with less than five minutes left. From there Herkimer got made baskets from O’Garro, Tracy and Rexford, giving them the ability to run the clock for the win.</p> <p>Herkimer’s next game isn’t until Saturday, December 6<sup>th</sup>, giving the team 11 days off during the holiday. The Generals will travel and take on Broome Community College at 1 p.m.  </p> <p><strong>Score:</strong></p> <p>Herkimer 59, Finger Lakes 54</p> <p>HERK (3-3, 1-2) Shahadah Williams 15, I’Asia O’Garro 13, Emily Rexford 8, Chelsea Jory 8, Erica Tracy 8, Alexandra Hardy 4, Kristy Wallace 2 <strong>Totals:</strong> 25-6-59</p> <p>FLCC (1-6, 0-0) Michelle Bruderiok 12, Monica Brennan 9, Carlye Capron 8, Alex Sheppard 8 <strong>Totals:</strong> 20-1-54</p> <p>3-point goals: Generals 2 (O’Garro 2) Lakers 7 (M. Bruderiok 4, M. Brennan 1, C. Capron 2)</p> <p><strong>Halftime:</strong></p> <p>Herkimer 28-25</p> <p><strong>Next Game:</strong> 12/6 at Broome 1 p.m.</p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro</p> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/870/womens-basketball-defeats-lakers-59-54 Generals sit atop region with win over Lakers http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/871/generals-sit-atop-region-with-win-over-lakers <p><strong>November 23, 2014</strong></p><div class="flex-video"><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/GqrlKX8ZKf8" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p>(Daniel Owens hits one of his three three-point field goals against the Lakers Sunday).</p> <p>HERKIMER, NY – Facing the second best team in the region gave the Herkimer Generals men’s basketball team a nice barometer of where they stand on Sunday (11/23), defeating Finger Lakes Community College at home 87-71.</p> <p>The Generals (7-1, 3-0) came out hot in the game’s opening minutes, jumping out to an early 15-4 lead on field goals by Jamell Johnson (Rochester, NY), Carson Murphy (Mohawk, NY), Jallah Tarver (Schenectady, NY) and Daniel Owens (Albany, NY). Murphy’s field goal was the only one of a two-point variety, seeing the Generals rack up three of their five made three-point field goals within the first seven minutes. Johnson finished with a team-high 19, Murphy finished with 13, Tarver had five and Owens had nine.</p> <p>Getting Herkimer’s other two three pointers was Pat Dorrian (Kingston, NY), helping Herkimer maintain a double digit lead throughout the first half. He finished with 10.</p> <p>The Lakers managed to dwindle the lead down to five (31-26) with 2:52 left before intermission, but sophomore Dantre Langhorne (Greenport, NY) wouldn’t allow it, scoring the team’s final six points via perimeter jumpers, building it back to 10 (39-29).</p> <p>Much like the first half, the second half began with a Generals 11-to-6 run with both Murphy and Johnson collecting six points each. It helped deflate any momentum by the Lakers, building the lead to over 20 (64-40) after Murphy connected with Ken Woodard (Bronx, NY) with 13:15 left in regulation. The game’s final 13 minutes was controlled by the Generals keeping the lead around 27 until the final five minutes were Finger Lakes go it under 20.</p> <p>Up next for the men’s basketball team is Broome Community College. That game won’t be played for 11 days due to the holiday. It will be the team’s third consecutive game against a Mid Atlantic Conference opponent. Game time on Saturday, December 6<sup>th</sup> is at 3 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Score:</strong></p> <p>Herkimer 87, Finger Lakes 71</p> <p>HERK (7-1, 3-0) Jamell Johnson 19, Carson Murphy 13, Dantre Langhorne 10, Pat Dorrian 10, Ken Woodard 9, Daniel Owens 9, Jallah Tarver 5, Eli Huggins 4, Kainan McCarthy 4 <strong>Totals:</strong> 32-11-87</p> <p>FLCC (7-2, 0-0) T. Wright 11, T. Lewis 11, K. Banks 11, R Sims Jr. 10 <strong>Totals:</strong> 23-14-71</p> <p><strong>3-point goals:</strong> Generals  10 (Murphy 1, Johnson 3, Owens 3, Tarver 1, Dorrian 2) Lakers 7 (Banks 2, D. Mathis 1, D. Velkey 2, T. Wright 1, A. Faust 1)</p> <p><strong>Halftime:</strong></p> <p>Herkimer 39-29</p> <p><strong>Next Game:</strong> 12/6 at Broome 3 p.m.</p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro</p> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/871/generals-sit-atop-region-with-win-over-lakers Generals good down the stretch, defeated Red Barons at home http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/868/generals-good-down-the-stretch-defeated-red-barons-at-home <p><strong>November 22, 2014</strong></p><p>HERKIMER, NY – With contributions late from Erica Tracy, I’Asia O’Garro, Shahadah Williams and Raven Griffin Saturday (11/22) afternoon in the varsity gym, the Herkimer Generals women’s basketball team snapped a two-game losing streak, defeating the Corning Red Barons 71-69.</p> <p>Herkimer (2-3, 1-2 ) saw Corning tie the game twice in the last four minutes of regulation after building a six points lead at half (42-36). Tracy (Cobleskill, NY) captured the first lead on an assist from Emily Rexford (Canton, NY), then Williams (Syracuse, NY) never let the Generals trail the rest of the way after a steal and layup made it 68-66 with 1:21 left. Williams led the team with 18 points, followed by O’Garro (Copiague, NY) with 16 and Rexford and 12.</p> <p>Combined, both Williams and O’Garro had 22 points in the second half, with Williams scoring 10 and O’Garro scoring 12.</p> <p>Other contributors in the win for Herkimer were Griffin (Syracuse, NY), Chelsea Jory (Herkimer, NY), Kristy Wallace (Frankfort, NY) and Eriel (Detroit, MI). Griffin had four points, Jory had two, Wallace had two and Jenkins had one.</p> <p>The Generals play their first back-to-back in the varsity gym this weekend, hosting Finger Lakes tomorrow (11/23) at 12 p.m. The Lakers are four games under .500, without a win on the road thus far. Herkimer is undefeated after the win today at home, playing their first four games of the season on the road.</p> <p><strong>Score:</strong></p> <p>Herkimer 71, Corning 69</p> <p>HERK (2-3, 1-2) Shahadah Williams 18, I’Asia O’Garro 16, Emily Rexford 12, Raven Griffin 4, Erica Tracy 4, Chelsea Jory 2, Kristy Wallace 2, Eriel Jenkins 1 Totals: 27-5-71</p> <p>CCC (3-4) 69</p> <p><strong>3-points goals:</strong> Herkimer 4 (Rexford 2, O’Garro 1, Griffin 1) Corning</p> <p><strong>Halftime:</strong></p> <p>Herkimer 42-36</p> <p><strong>Next Game:</strong> 11/23 vs. Finger Lakes 12 p.m.</p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro</p> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/868/generals-good-down-the-stretch-defeated-red-barons-at-home Generals defeat Red Barons at home 91-59 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/869/generals-defeat-red-barons-at-home-91-59 <p><strong>November 22, 2014</strong></p><p>HERKIMER, NY – Improving their current win streak on Saturday (11/22) in the varsity gym, the Herkimer Generals men’s basketball team took care of Mid-State Athletic Conference foe Corning Community College 91-59, snapping a five-game win streak of the Red Barons in the process.</p> <p>Herkimer (6-1, 3-0) jumped out to a 10 point lead within the first five minutes (12-2) on made shots by Jamell Johnson (Rochester, NY), Ken Woodard (Bronx, NY) and Dantre Langhorne (Greenport, NY). Both Langhorne and Woodard got the crow to their feet on two separate occasions with dunks, one an alley oop from Carson Murphy (Mohawk, NY). Woodard led the Generals with 14, followed by Johnson’s 13.</p> <p>Herkimer managed to build the lead to 13 points by intermission with shots made by both Murphy and Kainan McCarthy (Mohawk, NY). Murphy drove the full length of the court, connecting with the left hand on a layup with 7.2 left, while McCarthy corralled an offensive rebound to get his field goal. Murphy finished with seven and McCarthy finished with six.</p> <p>The Generals started the second half with a three-point field goal by Jallah Tarver (Schenectady, NY), building the lead to 22 in the first five minutes. Tarver finished the game with 11, scoring seven in the second half. Another three pointer by Johnson with 12:07 left made it 67-30, helping the sophomore to three made shots from long distance which was tied for the team lead with Daniel Owens (Albany, NY).</p> <p>The game ended with Herkimer getting outscored 19-to-13 in the final 10 minutes, with most of the bench players getting quality minutes against the Red Barons starters before they were taken out with four minutes left. It helped Herkimer see 11 players score in the game.</p> <p>Up next for the Generals on Sunday (11/23) is the second best team in the region, Finger Lakes Community College. The Lakers have yet to lose a game this season, beating Monroe at home in their first game of the regular season, something the Generals were unable to do against the Tribunes. The two best teams in the region will square off in the varsity gym at 2 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Score:</strong></p> <p>Herkimer 91, Corning 59</p> <p>HERK (6-1, 3-0) Ken Woodard 14, Jamell Johnson 13, Jallah Tarver 11, Daniel Owens 11, Pat Dorrian 10, Dantre Langhorne 8, Carson Murphy 7, Kainan McCarthy 6, Eli Huggins 5, Kareem Brown 4, Mike Santillo 2  <strong>Totals:</strong> 33-14-91</p> <p>Corning (5-4, 0-0) I Pettiford 11, S. Chambers 10, T. Ladd 8, J. Rose 8 <strong>Totals:</strong> 20-8-59</p> <p><strong>3-points goals:</strong> Herkimer 11 (Johnson 3, Murphy 1, Tarver 2, Owens 3, Dorrian 2) Corning 5 (Small 1, Ladd 2, Rose 2)</p> <p><strong>Halftime:</strong></p> <p>Herkimer 42-29</p> <p><strong>Next Game:</strong> 11/23 vs. Finger Lakes 2 p.m.</p> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/869/generals-defeat-red-barons-at-home-91-59 Herkimer College Announces Four Candidates for President http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/866/herkimer-college-announces-four-candidates-for-president <p><strong>November 21, 2014</strong></p><p>The Herkimer County Community College Board of Trustees has announced the finalists for the position of president. Campus forums with each of the four candidates will be held in December. Specific dates and details related to the visits will be forthcoming.</p> <p><br><img class="leftAlone" title="" src="http://www.herkimer.edu/assets/Uploads/Blacklaw.2.jpg" alt="Blacklaw.2" width="148" height="214"><br>Dr. Stuart T. Blacklaw is currently Vice President for Instruction and Student Services at Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona. Previously, he served as Vice President for Instruction at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and before that, he served colleges in the SUNY system, first as Associate Dean for Curriculum and Instruction at Jefferson Community College in Watertown and later as Dean of Curriculum &amp; Program Development at Monroe Community College in Rochester. Blacklaw has a B.A. in Communication from Olivet College, an M.A. in Telecommunication Arts from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education, Academic Administration from Capella University.</p> <p><img class="leftAlone" title="" src="http://www.herkimer.edu/assets/Uploads/Bellinger.2.jpg" alt="Bellinger.2" width="148" height="214"><br>Dr. Eunice Bellinger is the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Niagara County Community College. Previously, she held positions as the Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost at Genesee Community College, Interim Provost at Massachusetts Bay Community College, CAO and COO at the Long Island Center of Empire State College, Founding Dean of the Graduate Program in Education at Abu Dhabi University, and Dean of Liberal Arts at American University in Dubai. She also has nearly 23 years of teaching experience including Professor of Social Sciences at Camp Doha, Kuwait (University of Maryland) where she received the Stanley Drazek Teaching Excellence Award in 2001; Associate Professor in the College of Education at the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training in Kuwait; and Associate Professor of Social Science at SUNY Alfred. Bellinger has a Ph.D. in the Sociology of Education and an Ed.M. in Counseling Psychology from SUNY Buffalo, as well as a B.S. in Personnel Management from Niagara University.</p> <p><img class="leftAlone" title="" src="http://www.herkimer.edu/assets/Uploads/Nader.2.jpg" alt="Nader.2" width="148" height="214"><br>Dr. John S. Nader has served as Provost at SUNY Delhi since 2009. Nader directly supervises all academic programs, as well as the library and learning center, career and business services, grants and sponsored programs, and partnerships with community colleges and local high schools. From 2012 to 2013, he was presider of the SUNY Chief Academic Officers organization. Previously, Nader was the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences at SUNY Delhi, where he oversaw the introduction of new degree programs in Environmental Studies and Criminal Justice and led the creation of the College’s first general education plan. From 2006 to 2010, Nader was Mayor of the City of Oneonta where he worked to successfully revitalize a long dormant downtown property and guided the creation of a veteran’s memorial walkway. He has also served a dozen years as an Otsego County legislator and as chair of the Opportunities for Otsego Board. Nader holds a B.A. in Politics from Ithaca College and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics from the New School for Social Research.</p> <p><img class="leftAlone" title="" src="http://www.herkimer.edu/assets/Uploads/McColgin.2.jpg" alt="McColgin.2" width="148" height="214"><br>Dr. Cathleen C. McColgin has served as Provost and Senior Vice President of Onondaga Community College since 2008. In this role, McColgin is responsible for providing leadership and oversight of all educational services including academic departments and programs, faculty professional development, student academic support services, and instructional design and delivery. McColgin has served on several college-wide, SUNY-wide, and local community boards and committees and is an evaluator for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. McColgin served as an officer in the United States Army Reserve as a member of the 376th Combat Support Hospital, obtaining the rank of Captain. She has worked as a registered nurse, teacher and coordinator of the Nursing Arts Laboratory at Cayuga Community College, after which she was named Provost of Cayuga Community College’s Fulton Campus in 2001. She holds an A.A.S. in Respiratory Therapy from Washtenaw Community College (Ann Arbor, MI); A.A.S. in Nursing from Cayuga Community College; B.S. from Syracuse University’s College of Nursing; and an M.S. in Nursing and Ph.D. in Higher Education from Syracuse University.</p> <p>Chair of the Board of Trustees Isabella Crandall said, “I am very pleased with how the search is progressing, and would like to thank the Search Committee for their time and thorough work. I am optimistic that we will select a leader whose experience, talents and vision will serve our college and community well into the future.”</p> <p>Herkimer College launched a nationwide search for candidates in September 2014. The new president will be the fourth president to serve in the nearly 50-year history of Herkimer College.</p> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/866/herkimer-college-announces-four-candidates-for-president Herkimer College to Offer Instant Admit Days in December http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/867/herkimer-college-to-offer-instant-admit-days-in-december <p><strong>November 21, 2014</strong></p><p>Herkimer College will offer three Instant Admit Days in December. Students interested in enrolling for the spring 2015 semester will be able to visit, apply and get admitted to the College on the same day.Instant Admit Days will be held on Friday, December 5, 12 &amp; 19 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 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> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/867/herkimer-college-to-offer-instant-admit-days-in-december Festival of Lights at Herkimer Mini Park http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/860/festival-of-lights-at-herkimer-mini-park <p><strong>November 20, 2014</strong></p><p>Herkimer College is planning the annual “Festival of Lights” on Wednesday, December 3 at the Tony Baggetta Mini Park, located on the corner of West Smith and William Streets. The festival will begin at 7 p.m. followed by a reception at the Herkimer Area Resource Center Valley Commons, located at 344 South Main Street.</p> <p>A presentation of colors by the VFW will be followed by a welcome by Herkimer College Dean of Students, Dr. Matthew Hawes and the official lighting of the park by Katherine Nichols. The highlight of the evening will be Santa’s arrival by fire truck. Entertainment will be provided by the Herkimer High School band and chorus.</p> <p>Herkimer College students participate in activities throughout the year to support the park including fundraisers and a park clean-up day.</p> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/860/festival-of-lights-at-herkimer-mini-park Science Club Visits New England Aquarium http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/861/science-club-visits-new-england-aquarium <p><strong>November 20, 2014</strong></p><p>The Herkimer College Science Club visited the New England Aquarium in Boston, Massachusetts as part of their animal themed events for the year. The club also has some fundraising events scheduled for this semester and the spring semester to raise funds to adopt an animal symbolically at the Utica Zoo. Picture from left are: Nicole McDaniels, PhD, Assistant Professor of Science; Matthew Wilcox (Clayville), Club Vice President; Shelby Restivo (Fishkill); Quynh Nguyen (Vietnam), Club Secretary; Yi Mon Kyaw (Burma); Jordan Jackson (Utica), Club President; Melissa Jackson (Utica) , Club Treasurer; and Joyce Li (Corona).</p> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/861/science-club-visits-new-england-aquarium Polk MVC Player of the Year http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/862/polk-mvc-player-of-the-year <p><strong>November 20, 2014</strong></p><p>HERKIMER, NY – For a consecutive season, the Herkimer Generals men’s soccer team had a player earn conference player of the year honors. The 2014 recipient was sophomore forward Ben Polk.</p> <p>Polk, a resident of Banbury, UK led the nation in goals for most of the season, recording 31 in 16 games during the regular season. He was held scoreless in only one game, accumulating four hat tricks and 11 multi-goal performances against regional competition.</p> <p>Polk had a season-high five goals against Clinton Community College in September, only playing in the first half, managing a hat trick within the first four minutes of the game. Finally, Polk was also Top 10 in the nation in game-winners during the regular season, accumulating seven.</p> <p>“Ben is a tremendous finisher with exceptional speed, strength and skill,” said Head Men’s Soccer Coach Pepe Aragon. “He helped our offense become something special during the regular season!”</p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro</p> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/862/polk-mvc-player-of-the-year Seven named to MVC All-Conference Team http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/863/seven-named-to-mvc-all-conference-team <p><strong>November 20, 2014</strong></p><p>HERKIMER, NY – The Herkimer Generals men’s soccer team had seven players named to the 2014 Mountain Valley All-Conference Team. They were Ben Polk, Jermaine Windster, Rodrigo Guerra, Moulid Somow, Mitch White, Connor Shearer and Austin Santor.</p> <p>Picking up most of the offensive slack for the Generals during the regular season was Polk (Banbury, UK), Windster (Rotterdam, Holland), Guerra (Newburgh, NY) and Somow (Utica, NY). The group combined for 51 goals in 17 games, going undefeated against DIII competition in the process (16-0-1). Polk led with 31 goals then Windster followed with 12, Guerra had five and Somow had three.</p> <p>When taking assists into account, Somow led the team with 15, racking up nine in three games impressively. Windster and Guerra weren’t too far behind with 11 each, seeing Windster accumulate three assists as well in consecutive games and Guerra record three consecutive games with at least one assist twice.</p> <p>On the defensive side of the ball, the Generals only allowed six goals in 17 games, outscoring opponents 89-to-6 en route to 11 total shutouts. Helping Herkimer to those figures were Shearer (Oneonta, NY), White (Leicester, England) and Santor (Chazy, NY). In 15 games White also helped the offense with two goals, edging out Shearer who finished with one goal and four assists. Getting back to the defense, Santor only allowed four goals all season, going 14-0-0, amassing 10 shutouts.</p> <p>“Seven All-Conference players is amazing,” said Head Men’s Soccer Coach Pepe Aragon. “We had a great team this year and I’m happy that these specific student-athletes were recognized for it. The five seniors are receiving a lot of attention from several Division I, II and III schools throughout the country.”</p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro</p> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/863/seven-named-to-mvc-all-conference-team