50th landing
50th landing

Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence: 1966-2016

On January 13, 1966, the State University of New York Trustees resolved to sponsor and establish a community college for the County of Herkimer. Approval was given for classes to begin in 1967 with a predicted full-time enrollment of 200 to 225 students. With that resolution, Herkimer County Community College became the 29th community college in the State of New York.

Since then our students and alumni have experienced great achievements -- in the classrooms, on the athletic fields, in co-curricular activities, internships, and in their endeavors after they graduate. More than 20,000 graduates now call Herkimer College their alma mater. Our alumni live and work in all corners of the world as business leaders, educators, health care workers, therapists, counselors, television personalities and producers, scientists, engineers, technicians, accountants, artists, musicians, public servants, investigators, attorneys, entrepreneurs, and the list goes on.

Herkimer College has made a significant impact on the economic and social well-being of the local and regional community. Through our work to provide educational excellence and opportunity, the local community benefits from workforce development, an expanded economy, reduced social costs, higher business revenues, increased individual earnings, more career opportunities, greater availability of public funds, and an eased tax burden.

We invite you to help us recognize and celebrate Herkimer College’s 50th anniversary and everyone connected to our institution’s past, present and future. A variety of anniversary activities and events are planned throughout the year. We hope you will join us!