Herkimer College News http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/rss News for Herkimer College Fall Movie Series “The Expendables 3” http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/792/fall-movie-series-the-expendables-3 <p><strong>October 20, 2014</strong></p><p>Herkimer College will be showing “The Expendables 3” on Wednesday, November 5 at 8:00 pm in the Robert McLaughlin College Center, Sarkus Busch Theater.</p> <p>Barney augments his team with new blood for a personal battle: to take down Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables co-founder and notorious arms trader who is intent on wiping out Barney and every single one of his associates.</p> <p>The film is part of the Fall Movie Series and is open to the public free of charge.</p> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/792/fall-movie-series-the-expendables-3 Campanian named Region III Female Athlete of the Week http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/788/campanian-named-region-iii-female-athlete-of-the-week <p><strong>October 18, 2014</strong></p><p>HERKIMER, NY – For a second time this season, Herkimer Generals’ cross country runner Victoria Campanian was named Region III Female Athlete of the Week.</p> <p>Campanian, a Liberal Arts &amp; Sciences: General Studies major at Herkimer College, took first place overall at SUNY Delhi with a time of 19:56.8 last Wednesday (10/8) and finished in 12<sup>th</sup> place at the Hamilton College Invitational last Saturday (10/11), first overall of all NJCAA competitors with a 18:17.1. She has one first place and three second place finishes in six races this season.</p> <p>Her Head Coach Stephen Sydoriw said, “Victoria is continuing to improve her times from last season which has resulted in numerous Top 5 finishes amongst NCAA competition. We wish her the best in conference, regional and national meets!”</p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro</p> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/788/campanian-named-region-iii-female-athlete-of-the-week Campanian repeats as MVC Champion http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/789/campanian-repeats-as-mvc-champion <p><strong>October 18, 2014</strong></p><p>TROY, NY – Led by a group of sophomores Saturday (10/18) at the Mountain Valley Conference Championship hosted by Hudson Valley, both Herkimer Generals cross country programs finished in third overall, led by Sam Morrett (Cohoes, NY) and Victoria Campanian (Glenfield, NY).</p> <p>For the men, Morrett finished in sixth place, the same spot as last season, posting a 22:18 which was 32 second better than his time from a year ago. His effort earned him a spot on the Mountain Valley All Conference Team, given to the top seven finishers.</p> <p>The final five men to participate were Daniel Thomas (Coton, UK), Gregory Ashe (Watertown, NY), Jace LaPuma (Little Falls, NY), Philip Tanner (Deposit, NY), Divontay Huggins (Brooklyn, NY) and Josh Paoni (Herkimer, NY). It was Thomas third best time of the season, finishing 19<sup>th</sup> (23:30). 24:05 gave Ashe 20<sup>th</sup> place, his second best time. LaPuma finished in 22<sup>nd</sup> place, posting a 24:38; Tanner finished 24<sup>th</sup> (25:13), Huggins finished 28<sup>th</sup> (27:17) and Paoni finished 29<sup>th</sup> (27:36).</p> <p>As for the women, Campanian again led the way, finishing first for a second consecutive season in the race, making her a Mountain Valley Conference Champion. It was Campanian’s second first place finish in her last three races, and her time of 18:03 was the best to date, beating her 20:06 from 2013 at Herkimer College.</p> <p>Joining Campanian on the Mountain Valley All Conference Team was Haruka Murakami (Ibaraki, Japan). The sophomore finished in seventh overall, posting a 20:30 which was a personal best.</p> <p>Following Campanian and Murakami were Tianderah Twichell (West Winfield, NY), Sharon E. Howell (Ilion, NY), Alicia Burnett (Inlet, NY), Olivia Lazarus (South New Berlin, NY) and Jessica Inserra (Yorkville, NY). All had personal best. Twichell finished in 13<sup>th</sup> (21:24), Howell finished in 17<sup>th</sup> (22:43), Burnett finished in 21<sup>st</sup> (23:47), Lazarus finished in 24<sup>th</sup> (25:55) and Inserra finished in 26<sup>th</sup> (26:40).</p> <p>The Generals are back at it next week, traveling to SUNY Delhi for the Region III Championship. Morrett and Campanian will look to defend as Region III Champions with competition beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 25<sup>th</sup>.</p> <p><strong>Men 3<sup>rd</sup> Overall (76 Points)</strong></p> <p>6<sup>th</sup> – Sam Morrett 22:18</p> <p>19<sup>th</sup> – Daniel Thomas 23:30</p> <p>20<sup>th</sup> – Gregory Ashe 24:05</p> <p>22<sup>nd</sup> – Jace LaPuma 24:38</p> <p>24<sup>th</sup> – Philip Tanner 25:13</p> <p>28<sup>th</sup> – Divontay Huggins 27:17</p> <p>29<sup>th</sup> – Josh Paoni 27:36</p> <p><strong>Women 3<sup>rd</sup> Overall (53 Points)</strong></p> <p>1<sup>st</sup> – Victoria Campanian 18:03</p> <p>7<sup>th</sup> – Haruka Murakami 20:30</p> <p>13<sup>th</sup> – Tianderah Twichell 21:24</p> <p>17<sup>th</sup> – Sharon Howell 22:43</p> <p>21<sup>st</sup> – Alicia Burnett 23:47</p> <p>24<sup>th</sup> – Olivia Lazarus 25:55</p> <p>26<sup>th</sup> – Jessica Inserra 26:40</p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro</p> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/789/campanian-repeats-as-mvc-champion Win streak snapped against No. 8 Cougars http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/790/win-streak-snapped-against-no-8-cougars <p><strong>October 18, 2014</strong></p><p>BATAVIA, NY – Riding a seven-game win streak into Genesee Community College Saturday (10/18), the Herkimer Generals women’s soccer team was unable to beat their fifth nationally ranked opponent this season, losing to the Cougars 4-0.</p> <p>Herkimer (11-2, 6-0) was unable to deal with the Cougars’ high powered offense, allowing them to net four goals which was the most by NJCAA DIII competition to date. Herkimer had allowed three goals all together during the seven-game win streak, and were also shutout for the first time.</p> <p>In goal for the Generals was Sydney Stanley (Schoharie, NY). The freshman was out dueled by sophomore Megan Mase, saving six shots, but in the process allowing a season-high in goals to NJCAA DIII competition.</p> <p>Herkimer will find out their Region III playoff seeding next week, with quarterfinals beginning on Saturday, October 25<sup>th</sup>. The higher seed will host the playoff game. The Generals could get a bye for quarterfinals, then host a semifinal game at Wehrum Stadium on Tuesday, October 28<sup>th</sup>.</p> <p><strong>Score:</strong></p> <p>GENESEE 4</p> <p>HERK 0</p> <p><strong>Halftime:</strong></p> <p>GENESEE 1</p> <p>HERK 0</p> <p><strong>Scoring:</strong></p> <p>Genesee</p> <p>Taylor Miller 1 assist</p> <p>Kayla Doyle 2 goals</p> <p>Shawna Adams 2 goals</p> <p><strong>Goalies:</strong></p> <p>Genesee</p> <p>Megan Mase 4 saves</p> <p>Herkimer</p> <p>Sydney Stanley 6 saves</p> <p><strong>Next Game:</strong> TBD</p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro</p> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/790/win-streak-snapped-against-no-8-cougars Polk hat trick helps defeat Cougars http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/791/polk-hat-trick-helps-defeat-cougars <p><strong>October 18, 2014</strong></p><p>BATAVIA, NY – In his final regular season game against his former team, Ben Polk (Banbury, UK) got his third hat trick of the season and helped the men’s soccer team defeat Genesee Community College 4-0 on Saturday (10/18).</p> <p>Herkimer (14-0-1, 7-0) saw Polk score two goals in the first half, one from Moulid Somow (Utica, NY) in the 14<sup>th</sup>, then got his second on a penalty kick in the 41<sup>st</sup> to make it 2-0 in favor of the Generals.</p> <p>Polk got the hat trick on an assist from Somow to push the score to 3-0 in the 63<sup>rd</sup>, then Mitch White (Leicester, England) made it 4-0, connecting with Rodrigo Guerra (Newburgh, NY) in the 75<sup>th</sup> for his first goal of the season.</p> <p>In net for the Generals was Austin Santor (Chazy, NY) and Jack Kinsley (Reepham, Norfolk). Santor had one save and Kinsley had zero to help Herkimer end the regular season on an eight game win streak.</p> <p>Up next for Herkimer is regionals. Seeding will be done later next week. The Generals could get a bye for quarterfinals, setting them up for a home game in the final week of October in semifinals.</p> <p><strong>Score:</strong></p> <p>HERK (14-0-1, 7-0) 4</p> <p>GENESEE (9-7, 3-0) 0</p> <p><strong>Halftime:</strong></p> <p>HERK 2</p> <p>GENESEE 0</p> <p><strong>Scoring:</strong></p> <p>Herkimer</p> <p>Moulid Somow 2 assists</p> <p>Ben Polk 3 goals</p> <p>Rodrigo Guerra 1 assist</p> <p>Mitch White 1 goal</p> <p><strong>Goalies:</strong></p> <p>Herkimer</p> <p>Austin Santor 1 save</p> <p>Jack Kinsley 0 saves</p> <p>Genesee</p> <p>Connor Halstead 4 saves</p> <p><strong>Next Game:</strong> TBD</p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro</p> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/791/polk-hat-trick-helps-defeat-cougars Herkimer College Appoints Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Students http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/787/herkimer-college-appoints-administrative-assistant-to-the-dean-of-students <p><strong>October 17, 2014</strong></p><p>Herkimer College announces the appointment of Erin E.L. DeChiaro, Poland, NY, to the position of administrative assistant to the dean of students. DeChiaro will provide administrative support and assistance to the dean of students and director of campus safety.</p> <p>DeChiaro was recently employed by the Herkimer College Housing Corporation where she was the staff assistant. Prior to that, she was employed as an office administrator at New England Wood Pellet.<br>DeChiaro holds a B.S. in Business/Public Management from SUNYIT.</p> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/787/herkimer-college-appoints-administrative-assistant-to-the-dean-of-students Herkimer College to Hold Fall Open House http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/784/herkimer-college-to-hold-fall-open-house <p><strong>October 16, 2014</strong></p><p>Herkimer College will hold its Fall Open House on Saturday, October 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students and families will have the opportunity to meet the faculty, explore the campus, learn about financial aid and attend parent and student question and answer sessions. Guided tours of the campus and housing will be available.</p> <p>Director of Admissions Rebecca Kohler said “Open House is a great opportunity for students and families to visit the campus and learn more about the College, program offerings, application process and various topics of campus life. We invite you to come learn why Herkimer is ranked among the top community colleges in the nation for student success.”</p> <p>Prospective students can sign-up for a drawing to win a $500 scholarship and other prizes. The winner must enroll full-time at Herkimer College. The scholarship will be applied to the student’s account toward tuition, fees and books (must be present to win).</p> <p>To reserve your space, register at herkimer.edu/open house. For more information, contact the Admissions Office at (315) 866-0300 ext. 8278 or <a href="mailto:admissions@herkimer.edu">admissions@herkimer.edu</a>.</p> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/784/herkimer-college-to-hold-fall-open-house John Zaffis, Godfather of the Paranormal to present at Herkimer College http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/785/john-zaffis-godfather-of-the-paranormal-to-present-at-herkimer-college <p><strong>October 16, 2014</strong></p><p>Herkimer College will host a presentation by John Zaffis, godfather of the paranormal, on Wednesday, October 29 at 9:00 pm in the Robert McLaughlin College Center, room 288. The event is free and open to the public.</p> <p>John Zaffis has over 40 years of experience studying and investigating the paranormal. He has worked for and with his aunt and uncle, Ed and Lorraine Warren looking for ghosts and hauntings and studying demonology. Zaffis’ research has taken him throughout the United States, Canada, England and Scotland covering several thousands of cases. Through hands on investigating with other investigators and clergy, he has obtained a great deal of knowledge and understanding of the paranormal and is considered one of the foremost authorities in the field today.</p> <p>Zaffis has been featured in the Discovery Channel's documentaries A Haunting in Connecticut and Little Lost Souls. He has appeared on Unsolved Mysteries, Fox News Live, and many other print and news media events and has hosted a show on SyFy, Haunted Collector, and became a producer for the last season of the show. He has also appeared on Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures.</p> <p>Zaffis appears in Graveyards and In A Dark Place, both books written by Ed and Lorraine Warren. Zaffis’ first book, Shadows of the Dark, co-written with Brian McIntyre, was released in September 2004. He is working on multiple follow-up books currently, and is lecturing all over the United States at colleges and universities.</p> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/785/john-zaffis-godfather-of-the-paranormal-to-present-at-herkimer-college Herkimer College Programs Added to Open SUNY+ http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/786/herkimer-college-programs-added-to-open-suny- <p><strong>October 16, 2014</strong></p><p>State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher today announced that two Herkimer College degree programs, Paralegal (A.A.S.) and Quality Assurance-Business (A.S.), have been added to Open SUNY+, the university system’s signature online learning initiative. An additional 54 degrees and certificates at 16 other SUNY schools were have also been added to Open SUNY+. While all of SUNY’s online offerings, including more than 400 degree programs and 12,000 course sections, are a part of Open SUNY, those powered by “Open SUNY+” feature additional support services for students and faculty.</p> <p>“Herkimer College students enrolled in Open SUNY+ programs will benefit from increased access to quality higher education, additional support services and enriched opportunities for degree completion,” said Michael Oriolo, Dean of Academic Affairs at Herkimer College. Open SUNY+ will complement the full array of support services offered online by Herkimer College’s Internet Academy.<br>Herkimer’s Paralegal program prepares students for positions in law offices, banks, real estate firms, brokerage houses, federal, state and local government agencies and other institutions requiring employees with legal training. The college has agreements with several four-year colleges and universities for students who wish to continue their studies. For more information, visit www.herkimer.edu/online-paralegal.</p> <p>Herkimer College’s Quality Assurance – Business program focuses on developing quality assurance and quality control skills to be used in either a business management or technician role in manufacturing, advanced manufacturing, health services, food and drug production, or environmental/construction services. Graduates of the Quality Assurance – Business program will be prepared for entry-level positions in quality assurance departments in a variety of private-sector industries or for transfer to a four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.herkimer.edu/online-qa-business.</p> <p>Herkimer College offers a total of 20 associate degrees and three certificate programs entirely online. For more information regarding Herkimer College’s Internet Academy, visit <a href="http://www.ia.herkimer.edu" target="_blank">www.ia.herkimer.edu</a>.<br>For more information regarding Open SUNY, visit <a href="http://www.open.suny.edu" target="_blank">www.open.suny.edu</a>.</p> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/786/herkimer-college-programs-added-to-open-suny- Herkimer College Honors Three Individuals with Prestigious Torchbearer Award http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/780/herkimer-college-honors-three-individuals-with-prestigious-torchbearer-award <p><strong>October 15, 2014</strong></p><p>Herkimer County Community College honored Dr. Robert Campo of Ilion, NY; David Champoux of Bluffton, SC; and Thomas LaPuma of Frankfort, NY with the 2014 Torchbearer Award at a ceremony on Friday, October 10 in the Robert McLaughlin College Center. The three honorees joined 19 previous Torchbearer Award recipients who have made substantial contributions to the College’s development, particularly those made during the first 20 years of the College’s history.</p> <p>The common theme in the honorees’ acceptance speeches was one of humility and gratitude to their colleagues. “To those of you who worked so hard to make our students successful, it could not have been done without you,” said Dean Emeritus Robert Campo who retired in 1990 after 21 years of service as the dean of students. Campo was responsible for developing and overseeing all student services, including personal, career and transfer counseling, admissions, financial aid, the office of the registrar, student activities, veterans’ services, and testing/orientation.</p> <p>Associate Dean Emeritus David Champoux had a story about each of the faculty and staff whom he served with and was especially grateful to Dr. H. David Trautlein for hiring him and giving him a chance to establish the Radio/TV Broadcasting program at Herkimer College. Champoux was an innovative leader, teacher and mentor at Herkimer College for over 30 years and served as an associate dean of academic affairs and division chair for several academic divisions and departments. “I am profoundly humbled by this award, and I thank you very much,” said Champoux.</p> <p>Professor Emeritus Thomas LaPuma was employed at Herkimer College from 1970 to 2003, during which time he served as director of Athletics for 16 years. During his tenure, LaPuma was instrumental in establishing the intercollegiate and intramural athletics programs and developing the Physical Education curriculum. He also coached no fewer than nine team sports and played a key role in the creation of the Fitness Center. “When asked how I became successful…well that’s easy…surround yourself with successful people,” said LaPuma who named many of the coaches whom he worked with including Paul Wehrum and Jeanne Galvin.</p> <p>Interim President Nicholas F. Laino said, “These individuals helped create a culture and tradition of excellence and opportunity for their students, colleagues and the community--a culture fostered by those who follow in their footsteps--a culture that continues to thrive.”</p> <p>Award recipients are recognized with individual plaques on the Torchbearer's Wall in the Robert McLaughlin College Center lobby. The center plaque bears the following text: “We recognize those who have given themselves to light the way for future generations. Through their vision and commitment, our Torchbearers have built this community college and maintained its tradition of opportunity and excellence.” For more information, visit www.herkimer.edu/torchbearers.</p> <p>Photo (from left): Torchbearer Award recipients Mr. Thomas LaPuma, Mr. David Champoux and Dr. Robert Campo.</p> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/780/herkimer-college-honors-three-individuals-with-prestigious-torchbearer-award