Herkimer College News http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/rss News for Herkimer College First Aid/ CPR/ AED Class http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/543/first-aid-cpr-aed-class <p><strong>April 22, 2014</strong></p><p>Herkimer College is offering a First Aid/CPR class.</p> <p>Adult First Aid/CPR/AED incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies for victims 12 years and older. Successful students will receive a certificate for Adult First Aid/CPR/AED. The course will be held on Saturday, May 10, from 9am to 4pm. Pre-registration is required by May 8. The fee is $80.</p> <p>For more information and/or a complete list of courses, visit our website at <a href="http://www.herkimer.edu/ce/" target="_blank">www.herkimer.edu/ce/</a>. Pre-registration is required, and can be completed by calling (315) 866-0300 ext. 8251, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/543/first-aid-cpr-aed-class LIVE on the air with “HCTV News” http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/544/live-on-the-air-with-hctv-news <p><strong>April 22, 2014</strong></p><p>Herkimer College Radio-Television Broadcasting students enrolled in Advanced Video Production will participate in a daily live news program. “HCTV News” will air Monday, April 28 through Friday, May 2 at 5 p.m. A 15 minute newscast will be on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, with a 30 minute newscast to run on Thursday.</p> <p>This is a first attempt at a daily news program. “HCTV News” normally airs live weekly on Thursdays. Assistant Professor of Radio-Television Broadcasting Douglas Flanagan said “we’ve tossed this idea around for several years, the idea of giving students a real feeling of working in the day-to-day broadcast environment.”</p> <p>Radio-TV Broadcasting major Melissa Krull is looking forward to the challenges of daily live production. Krull said “Being a part of Herkimer College's live 30 minute newscast, HCTV News, each week is exciting as a Radio/Television Broadcasting Major. This is what we are going to school for; it's what we want to do. But most news networks have news daily or even 24/7. Broadcasting HCTV News each day will put us in their shoes. Deadlines will be closer, pressure will be greater, but what we learn from this experience may ultimately determine what it is that we want to do in the industry. Being able to put together a live newscast everyday on top of homework, sports, clubs, and work is a big deal. It will be a testimony to what we have learned through the Radio/Television programs offered at Herkimer College. It's an exciting time to be a Radio/Television Broadcasting student.”</p> <p>The crew includes students in the video production course as well as other Communication Arts students, and Flanagan serves as executive producer. He stresses, “This is a student powered production. They write the script, they shoot and edit, they anchor, they do weather, work the graphics, they direct, they run the video switcher, server systems, and audio. It’s their show.”</p> <p>Viewers in the southern part of Herkimer County can tune into Time Warner Cable channel 97-3 or channel 99 if using a converter box.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/544/live-on-the-air-with-hctv-news Candlelight Vigil Held http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/546/candlelight-vigil-held <p><strong>April 22, 2014</strong></p><p>A candlelight vigil was held at Herkimer College’s Wehrum Stadium Monday evening in memory of student Peter McAvoy who passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 19.</p> <p><img class="leftAlone" title="" src="http://www.herkimer.edu/assets/Uploads/vigil.2.jpg" alt="vigil.2" width="350" height="233"></p> <p>More than 500 students, faculty, staff, coaches and community members gathered to pay tribute to McAvoy. One by one, about a dozen teammates spoke of the kind of friend, athlete and person he was. There were tears and laughs throughout. Dean of Students Matthew Hawes, Athletic Director Donald Dutcher, and Head Men’s Soccer Coach Pepe Aragon also spoke, followed by a performance of ‘Dust in the Wind’ by assistant coach Jose Lopez during which time 500 candles lit up the stadium. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the crowd joined together with the soccer team on the field and released 22 white balloons with the #4 on them into the sky.</p> <p><img class="leftAlone" title="" src="http://www.herkimer.edu/assets/Uploads/vigil.3.jpg" alt="vigil.3" width="350" height="250"></p> <p>A senior from Dundee, Scotland and captain of the men's soccer team, McAvoy led the Herkimer Generals soccer team to two National Championships in 2012 and 2013. He played on defense as a center back, and helped the Generals outscore opponents 61-5 in 2013. He scored a team-leading 15 goals in 2013 and he scored the game winning goals in the National Quarterfinal against SUNY Adirondack (3-1), the National Semifinal against Richland Community College (2-1) and the National Championship game against Suffolk Community College (1-0). His awards included being named 2013 1st Team All-American, 2013 NSCAA National Junior College Player of the Year and 2013 National Tournament MVP. In two years at Herkimer College, McAvoy played 40 games, going 37-3 with 16 goals and 4 assists. The Herkimer Generals men’s soccer team have won 10 NJCAA Division III National Championship titles, seven under Coach Aragon.</p> <p><img class="leftAlone" title="" src="http://www.herkimer.edu/assets/Uploads/vigil.4.jpg" alt="vigil.4" width="350" height="250"></p> <p> </p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/546/candlelight-vigil-held Candle light vigil to be held Monday Evening at Wehrum Stadium http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/536/candle-light-vigil-to-be-held-monday-evening-at-wehrum-stadium <p><strong>April 21, 2014</strong></p><p>Herkimer College will hold a candle light vigil Monday, April 21 in memory of student Peter McAvoy who passed away suddenly on Saturday evening. The vigil will take place at Wehrum Stadium at 7 p.m. A senior from Dundee, Scotland and captain of the men's soccer team, McAvoy collapsed suddenly in his Reservoir Run apartment. At this time, the cause of death is unknown. Dean of Students Matthew Hawes said "Our deepest condolences are with Peter's family as they grieve this tragic loss. Our thoughts are also with his teammates, coaches, friends, faculty and staff during this difficult time."</p> <p>McAvoy led the Herkimer Generals soccer team to two National Championships in 2012 and 2013. He played on defense as a center back, and helped the Generals outscore opponents 61-5 in 2013. He scored a team-leading 15 goals in 2013 and he scored the game winning goals in the National Quarterfinal against SUNY Adirondack (3-1), the National Semifinal against Richland Community College (2-1) and the National Championship game against Suffolk Community College (1-0). His awards included being named 2013 1st Team All-American, 2013 NSCAA National Junior College Player of the Year and 2013 National Tournament MVP. In two years at Herkimer College, McAvoy played 40 games, going 37-3 with 16 goals and 4 assists. The Herkimer Generals men’s soccer team have won 10 NJCAA Division III National Championship titles, seven under Head Coach Pepe Aragon.</p> <p>The candlelight vigil this evening at Wehrum Stadium will be broadcast live on iHigh at:  <a href="http://www.ihigh.com/herkimer/index.html%20" target="_blank">http://www.ihigh.com/herkimer/</a><a href="http://www.ihigh.com/herkimer/index.html%20" target="_blank">index.html </a> The vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><img class="leftAlone" title="" src="http://www.herkimer.edu/assets/Uploads/10-19PeterMcAvoyA.jpg" alt="10 19PeterMcAvoyA" width="132" height="233">               <img class="leftAlone" title="" src="http://www.herkimer.edu/assets/Uploads/11-2PeterMcAvoy.jpg" alt="11 2PeterMcAvoy" width="350" height="233">                                         <img class="leftAlone" title="" src="http://www.herkimer.edu/assets/Uploads/11-19Players.jpg" alt="11 19Players" width="350" height="233"></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/536/candle-light-vigil-to-be-held-monday-evening-at-wehrum-stadium Candle light vigil for McAvoy at Wehrum Stadium http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/537/candle-light-vigil-for-mcavoy-at-wehrum-stadium <p><strong>April 21, 2014</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.ihigh.com/herkimer/index.html" target="_blank">Watch Ceremony on iHigh</a></p> <p>Herkimer, NY--Herkimer College will hold a candlelight vigil this evening in memory of student Peter McAvoy who passed away suddenly on Saturday evening. The vigil will take place at Wehrum Stadium at 7 p.m. All are welcome.</p> <p>A senior from Dundee, Scotland and captain of the men's soccer team, McAvoy collapsed suddenly in his Reservoir Run apartment on Saturday, and remained unresponsive despite lifesaving attempts by Campus Safety. He was quickly transported to Little Falls Hospital, where additional lifesaving attempts were made.  At this time, the cause of death is unknown. Dean of Students Matthew Hawes said, “Our deepest condolences are with Pete’s family as they grieve this tragic loss. Our thoughts are also with his teammates, coaches, friends, faculty and staff during this difficult time.” Counseling services are available to support any students or employees who may need assistance.  Additional information regarding funeral arrangements will be forthcoming.</p> <p>McAvoy led the Herkimer Generals soccer team to two National Championships in 2012 and 2013. In 2013 McAvoy scored the game-winning goal in the National Quarterfinal, National Semifinal and National Championship, totaling 15 goals this season. It helped him earn the National Tournament MVP and helped the college collect their 10<sup>th</sup> National Championship.  </p> <p>Below are some of his soccer accomplishments while at Herkimer College: </p> <p>2013 1st Team All-American</p> <p>2013 NSCAA National Junior College Player of the Year</p> <p>2013 National Tournament MVP</p> <p>McAvoy scored team-leading 15 goals in 2013; scored game winner in National Quarterfinal against SUNY Adirondack (3-1), National Semifinal against Richland Community College Thunderducks (2-1) and National Championship against Suffolk Community College Sharks (1-0).</p> <p>McAvoy played on defense for Herkimer College, more specifically was a center back, helping the Generals outscore opponents 61-5 in 2013.</p> <p>In two years McAvoy played 40 games, going 37-3 with 16 goals and 4 assists.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/537/candle-light-vigil-for-mcavoy-at-wehrum-stadium Candle Light Vigil Held for Fallen Star http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/547/candle-light-vigil-held-for-fallen-star- <p><strong>April 21, 2014</strong></p><div class="flex-video"><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/GJDZ0o3yPjA?rel=0" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p>(Teammates of Peter McAvoy speak about experiences with him during their time at Herkimer College).</p> <div class="flex-video"><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/t1lVkTlL3ME?rel=0" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p>(Head Men's Soccer Coach Pepe Aragon speaks during the candle light vigil for Peter McAvoy on Monday).</p> <div class="flex-video"><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/_po2KrNkvSM?rel=0" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p>(22 balloons were released at midfield Monday night in recognition of Peter McAvoy's age). </p> <p>HERKIMER, NY--A candlelight vigil was held at Herkimer College’s Wehrum Stadium Monday evening in memory of student Peter McAvoy who passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 19.</p> <p>More than 500 students, faculty, staff, coaches and community members gathered to pay tribute to McAvoy. One by one, about a dozen teammates spoke of the kind of friend, athlete and person he was. There were tears and laughs throughout. Dean of Students Matthew Hawes, Athletic Director Donald Dutcher, and Head Men’s Soccer Coach Pepe Aragon also spoke, followed by a performance of ‘Dust in the Wind’ by assistant coach Jose Lopez during which time 500 candles lit up the stadium. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the crowd joined together with the soccer team on the field and released 22 white balloons with the #4 on them into the sky.</p> <p>A senior from Dundee, Scotland and captain of the men's soccer team, McAvoy led the Herkimer Generals soccer team to two National Championships in 2012 and 2013. He played on defense as a center back, and helped the Generals outscore opponents 61-5 in 2013. He scored a team-leading 15 goals in 2013 and he scored the game winning goals in the National Quarterfinal against SUNY Adirondack (3-1), the National Semifinal against Richland Community College (2-1) and the National Championship game against Suffolk Community College (1-0). His awards included being named 2013 1st Team All-American, 2013 NSCAA National Junior College Player of the Year and 2013 National Tournament MVP. In two years at Herkimer College, McAvoy played 40 games, going 37-3 with 16 goals and 4 assists. The Herkimer Generals men’s soccer team have won 10 NJCAA Division III National Championship titles, seven under Coach Aragon.</p> <p>In his remarks, Coach Aragon addressed Pete directly in saying, “Thank you for being the best captain that I’ve ever coached. I truly felt honored to have been in your life for two amazing seasons. I love you and I know you’re watching over us. Thank you for touching so many hearts, and we love you.” With McAvoy’s family watching the ceremony live online from Scotland, Aragon read the words of Pete’s favorite soccer song “You’ll Never Walk Alone” and shared some thoughts from Pete’s father, “Pete loved and lived the idea of Herk family and the wider concept of Herk Nation, to include those who had left the college and continued to identify with it. I would like to thank all the students and college staff for giving my son the opportunity to be part of the Herkimer community. I am greatly comforted, as is the rest of my family and his friends across Scotland, by the unbelievable expression of human kindness and thoughtfulness that has been shown by the Herkimer community over the last few days.”</p> <p>A recording of the candlelight vigil is available at <a href="http://www.ihigh.com/herkimer">www.ihigh.com/herkimer</a></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/547/candle-light-vigil-held-for-fallen-star- Herkimer travels to Buffalo, sweeps Kats http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/539/herkimer-travels-to-buffalo-sweeps-kats <p><strong>April 19, 2014</strong></p><p>WILLIAMSVILLE, NY – The Herkimer Generals Baseball team wrapped up their fifth and sixth games in three days traveling to Erie Community College on Saturday. When both games were finished, Herkimer defeated the Kats 40- and 7-3, increasing their current win streak to 12 games.</p> <p>Herkimer 21-5 (11-1) made the trip to western New York to take on one of the best programs in the western side of Region III in Erie Community College. Herkimer ran out its freshman Mike Harrington (Glens Falls, NY) and he answered the call throwing his 3rd straight complete game in game one. Harrington worked all seven innings allowing five hits, two walks, no runs with three strikeouts.</p> <p>Erie also got a strong start out of their ace from last season, who was coming off some arm issues from earlier in the season, in 2013 1st Team All-Region selection Mike Schnurr. The game was held scoreless until the sixth inning. With Schnurr lifted from the game Herkimer’s Shinnosuke Takahashi (Chiba, Japan) would lead off the inning with a double to left centerfield. John Boland (Rhinebeck, NY) sacrificed Takahashi over to third base and pinch hitter Eric Downey (Colonie, NY) was walked. Downey then stole second base and with infield in, Tom Carrigan (Niskayuna, NY) would hit a ball to the right side that would kick off the infielders’ glove to score two. Carrigan would steal second base, then advanced to third on a 4-3 groundball out. Carrigan then scored on a wild pitch and extend the lead to 3-0 after six innings. Boland added an RBI single in the seventh inning scoring A.J. Fabrizio (Palm City, FL) to extend the lead to 4-0. That was enough for Harrington who finished out what he started to move to 3-0 on the season. Harrington is currently holding a 0.47 ERA on the season as well. Takahashi went 2-3 and Christopher Burns III (Endicott, NY) went 2-4 in game one.</p> <p>In game two, Herkimer got on the board much earlier, plating three runs in the first inning all with two outs. Herkimer took advantage of four walks and left bases loaded to end the inning. Takahashi added an RBI single in the second inning to score Burns to extend the lead to 4-0. Herkimer added two runs in the fourth inning but Erie responded with three runs of their own in the fourth to make it 6-3. Downey scored in the fifth after a triple to make it 7-3.</p> <p>Will Apps (Cicero, NY) and Denis Lyman (Kingston, NY) relieved starter Ben Moxley (Oneonta, NY) with two scoreless innings in the sixth and seventh. Moxley improved to 2-1 working five innings allowing one hit, two walks and zero earned runs with three strikeouts.</p> <p>Herkimer travels to Fulton-Montgomery Community College on Tuesday, facing a Raider team which is the second best in the East. The Raiders will host the Generals in a doubleheader with the first game scheduled to begin at 12 p.m.</p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro; Athletic Website Manager</p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/539/herkimer-travels-to-buffalo-sweeps-kats Season ends with loss to Panthers http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/540/season-ends-with-loss-to-panthers <p><strong>April 19, 2014</strong></p><p>HERKIMER, NY – In their last home game of the season, the Herkimer Generals men’s lacrosse team hosted Tompkins-Cortland Community College at Wehrum Stadium on Saturday. After four periods of play, the Panthers came out on top 14-5.</p> <p>Herkimer 5-6 (2-1) only managed one goal in the first half, seeing themselves down by four goals at half 5-1. Netting the goal for the Generals was Michael Fuoco (Kingston, NY). It was his 11<sup>th</sup> of the season.</p> <p>In the second half, Herkimer was outscored 9-4, with Jonathan Camera (Staten Island, NY), Kyle Lee (Cincinnati, OH) and Joel Braun (Troy, NY) creating offense. Camera scored his 15<sup>th</sup> goal of the season, Lee scored his 29<sup>th</sup> and 29<sup>th</sup> and Braun scored his 14<sup>th</sup>.</p> <p>In goal for the Generals was Mario Diaz (New Rochelle, NY) and Austin Loeffel (Red Hook, NY). In the first half, Diaz saved six shots. In the second half Loeffel saved six as well.</p> <p>Herkimer finished the Region III in fourth place, behind Onondaga, SUNY Delhi and Jefferson.</p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro; Athletic Website Manager</p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/540/season-ends-with-loss-to-panthers Generals unsuccessful at home against Panthers http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/541/generals-unsuccessful-at-home-against-panthers <p><strong>April 19, 2014</strong></p><p>HERKIMER, NY - The Herkimer Generals men's tennis team lost their fourth consecutive match Saturday morning against Onondaga 9-0.<br>  <br><strong>Final</strong></p> <p>Onondaga 9 Herkimer 0</p> <p><strong>Records</strong></p> <p>Herkimer (0-4) Onondaga (7-8)</p> <p><br> 1st Singles: Elliot Dunn (OCC) defeated  Daiki Terada (HERK), 6 - 2  6 - 1<br> 2nd Singles: Michael Mares (OCC) defeated Jacob Toher (HERK), 6 - 0   6 - 1<br> 3rd Singles: Christian Barnes (OCC) defeated Austin Davis (HERK), 6 - 0   6 - 0<br> 4th Singles: Matthew Schrader (OCC) defeated Brandon Moody (HERK), 6 - 0   6 - 1<br> 5th Singles: Jesse Zavaro (OCC) defeated Trevor Marston (HERK), 6 - 0   6 - 0<br> 6th Singles: Jacob Gosier (OCC) defeated Justin Salmon (HERK), 6 - 0   6 - 1<br>  <br> 1st Doubles: Dunn &amp; Mares (OCC) defeated Terada &amp; Toher (HERK) 8 - 0<br> 2nd Doubles: Barnes &amp; Schrader (OCC) defeated Davis &amp; Moody (HERK), 8 - 1<br> 3rd Doubles: Zavaro &amp; Gosier (OCC) defeated Marston &amp; Salmon (HERK) 8 - 0</p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro; Athletic Website Manager</p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/541/generals-unsuccessful-at-home-against-panthers Six home runs lead Generals past Panthers http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/542/six-home-runs-lead-generals-past-panthers <p><strong>April 19, 2014</strong></p><p>HERKIMER, NY – Hosting their first game at Herkimer College Saturday, the Herkimer Generals softball team welcomed Tompkins-Cortland to their facility by hitting six home runs in two games, defeating the Panthers 8-0 and 9-2.</p> <p>Herkimer 19-5 (8-1) had outscored opponents 113-to-27 in their previous 10 games before hosting the Panthers.  After 12 innings in two games – five in the first game and seven in the second – that margin increased to 130-to-29.</p> <p>Helping the Generals to those totals in game one were Ashley Sterritt (Accord, NY) and Sammy Smaldone (Delmar, NY). Sterritt hit two home runs and Smaldone hit one, helping Herkimer score in four out of the five innings for the team’s 10<sup>th</sup> shutout win this season. Sterritt finished with three RBIs, while Smaldone finished with one RBI.</p> <p>In game two, three more home runs were hit off the bats of Alexis Capasso (Gloversville, NY) and Delaney Buckley (Utica, NY). Capasso had one, which was her first as a General, while Buckley hit two – totaling four on the season – giving Capasso one RBI and Buckley four RBIs by the end of the game. It helped Herkimer scored seven runs in the final two innings, amassing seven runs before Tompkins-Cortland managed to score their two runs in the contest.</p> <p>Accumulating one RBI on the day in game one was Gina Grant (Niskayuna, NY), Buckley and Alyssa Balfe (Oriskany, NY). Grant went 1-for-2, Buckley went 2-for-3 and Balfe went 1-for-2. In game two Rebekah Kitchen (Delmar, NY) and Balfe also had one RBI, with Kitchen finishing the day 1-for-2 and Balfe finishing 1-for-3.</p> <p>Pitching in the double header for Herkimer was Toni Secreti (Syracuse, NY) and Alyssa LaLonde (Johnstown, NY). Each threw a complete game with Secreti throwing five and LaLonde throwing seven innings. Secreti didn’t allow a run and LaLonde allowed two. Both combined to allow nine hits in 12 innings, helping Secreti to her 10<sup>th</sup> win and LaLonde to her sixth of the season. Secreti is 10th in the nation now in wins.</p> <p>The Generals next doubleheader is Wednesday (4/23) because of a candle light vigil which is being held at Wehrum Stadium for men’s soccer player Peter McAvoy (Dundee, Scotland). He passed away over the weekend, causing the college to cancel the scheduled softball game against Monroe College today (4/21). On Wednesday the softball team will host SUNY Delhi. Game time for the doubleheader is 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.</p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro; Athletic Website Manager</p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/542/six-home-runs-lead-generals-past-panthers