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Cogar Gallery to Exhibit Drawings by RC Oster

January 16, 2019

Herkimer, NY – An exhibit of drawings by RC Oster will be on display at Herkimer College’s Cogar Gallery now through Thursday, February 28th.

Oster is a well-known regional artist famous for his exquisitely detailed drawings of rural architecture, historic buildings, homes and landmarks.

“Our older buildings are unique, and usually have stories to tell if we will listen. The details in these structures initially drew me to them, and this in turn has led to the level of detail in my drawings,” said Oster. “My eyes are never bored by these wonderful landmarks. I hope that many of them remain among us for years to come. The first step toward preserving them is noticing them for the unique and beautiful structures which they are.”

The Cogar Gallery is open to the public free of charge Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when the College is open.

For more information, visit www.herkimer.edu/cogar.

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Men’s Soccer Players receive awards in Chicago

January 16, 2019

Chicago, Illinois – Three Herkimer soccer players received their all-American awards in Chicago, Illinois this weekend at the United Soccer Coaches all-American luncheon.  Sophomore Marius Svendsen (Drammen, Norway) was named to the 2018 United Soccer Coaches Junior College Division III first team.  Sophomores Chris Capaldo (Smithtown, NY) and Andre Blanco (Cape Coral, Florida) were named to the 2018 United Soccer Coaches Junior College Men’s Scholar all American first and second Team.

Svendsen, a center back led a defense that allowed only 9 goals and had 12 shutouts on the season.  He was also named the Mountain Valley Conference player of the year and First team all-Region III.  Capaldo a forward recorded 12 goals and 4 assists for 28 points on the season was named to the first team.  He was also named first team all-Region III, Mountain Valley Conference and named to the all-tournament team in the Region III play-offs.  Blanco was part of a defense that allowed only 9 goals and had 12 shutouts on the season was named to the second team. 

 “I am so proud of the guys.  Said Coach Pepe Aragon.  They are a great representation of our college and program.  All three are not only great players, but students as well.  I am confident that they will be very successful at their four year schools.”

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Genesee women use big second half to defeat Herkimer

January 16, 2019Herkimer, NY – Division II Genesee Community College outscored Herkimer College 40-25 in the second half to earn a 70-53 win over the Generals on Tuesday evening in Herkimer, NY. The loss drops Herkimer’s record to 3-9 on the year.
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Herkimer comes back to take down Genesee CC, 70-65

January 16, 2019

Herkimer, NY – Facing their third Division II opponent in four days, the Herkimer Generals once again came back from a second half deficit to defeat Genesee Community College by a score of 70-65 on Tuesday afternoon in Herkimer, NY. The win, which was Herkimer 10th in a row, lifts their season record to 13-1 on the year. 

For the third game in a row, the Generals had to come back in the second half to earn the tough home win. Down 59-51 with just over 6 minutes remaining, Herkimer, ranked # 2 in the latest NJCAA Division III National Poll, used a 19-6 run to end the game and get the victory. Once again, Derrick Felder (Yonkers, NY) led the way with 22 points, 17 of which came in the second half. Keshaun Howard (Brooklyn, NY) continued his strong play, adding 11 points while Jaymes Jackson (Brooklyn, NY) chipped with 10 points off the bench.

The Generals now shift to conference play as they host Mountain Valley Conference opponent, the Columbia-Greene Community College Twins, on Thursday night in the Herkimer Varsity Gym. Game time is set for 5:00 PM.

 

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Herkimer Swimming and Diving opens second semester at Erie CC

January 15, 2019

Buffalo, NY –  The Herkimer Women’s Swimming and Diving team opened the 2019 portion of their schedule with a meet at the Erie Community College long course (50 M) on Saturday afternoon Jan 13. Swimmers Amanda Mascia and Hong Dang took part in the event.

Coach Vicki Brown stated “This was a 50 meter long course meet for which we don’t train for so, the meet was more about the experience, enhancing our winter training and having fun. It’s also a great opportunity for my swimmers to compete against some 4 year schools. Times are actually “slower” because 50 meters is longer than 50 yards so it may appear that we didn’t do well when, in fact, we did extremely well”

The Generals will next hit the pool on Saturday, January 26 as they travel to Alfred State for a 1:00 meet.

 

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Herkimer women lose to undefeated Niagara CCC

January 13, 2019

Herkimer, NY – In their first game of the second semester, the Herkimer women’s basketball team lost to undefeated Niagara County Community College by a score of 86-55 on Saturday afternoon in Herkimer, NY.  With the loss the Generals drop to 3-8 on the year while the Division II Thunderwolves improve to 18-0 for the 2018-2019 season.

Freshman guard Lexi Debeatham (Albany, NY) led the way for Herkimer with 17 points on the afternoon. Markia Peak (Rochester, NY) added 13 points, with 11 of those coming in the second half and Clinique Robinson (Catskill, NY) pitched in with 10 points in the losing effort.

Next up for the Generals is a home date with another Division II school as they will host Genesee Community College on Tuesday, January 15th. Tip off is scheduled for 5:00 PM. 

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Herkimer defeats Niagara CCC 96-82 in Philly Classic

January 13, 2019

Herkimer, NY – Another day, another comeback win for the Herkimer Men’s Basketball team.

Trailing by 12 points early in the game and by 6 at the half, the #2 Nationally Ranked Herkimer Generals earned their second come from behind win in as many days with a 96-82 win over Division II Niagara County Community College on Sunday afternoon in the second day of the Philly Classic at Herkimer College. The win improves the Generals record to 12-1 on the season.

Derrick Felder (Yonkers, NY) led five Herkimer players in double figures with 22 points in the win. Teshaun Beckles (Bronx, NY) scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half and Arnold Agard (Brooklyn, NY) added 15 points, which included a perfect 10-10 from the free throw line. Jaymes Jackson (Brooklyn, NY) scored all 10 of his points in the second half and Keshaun Howard (Brooklyn, NY) once again came off the bench to score in double digits, adding 10 points as well. The Generals went 39-47 from the free throw line to clinch the 14 point victory as they outscored Niagara 58-38 in the second half.

Herkimer will play its third Division II opponent in four days on Tuesday afternoon, January 15th as they will host Genesee Community College in the Herkimer Varsity Gym. The tip off time on Tuesday is set for 3:00 PM.

 

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# 2 Herkimer comes back to beat Monroe CC

January 12, 2019Herkimer, NY – Using a big second half rally, the Herkimer Generals came from 14 down early in the second half to defeat Division II Monroe Community College by a score of 84-77 in the first game of the Philly Classic at Herkimer Colleg…

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Retirees Honored with Emeritus Status

January 07, 2019

The Herkimer County Community College Board of Trustees recently approved emeritus status for five retiring employees, effective January 1, 2019.

Nora Dusseault joined the campus community 38 years ago, and was promoted through the ranks to associate professor of information systems in 2001. Dusseault served on several standing campus committees, including the Academic Computer Committee and Academic Affairs Committee, as well as the steering committee for the Middle States Self Study.

Paul Dusseault, J.D. was appointed in 1981 as an instructor of business, and was promoted through the ranks, ultimately to professor in 2010. He served on several standing campus committees, including the Library Committee, Scholarship and Writing to Learn Committee, the Paralegal Advisory Board and SUNY Learning Network Experiences Committee. He is also the New York State Teachers’ Retirement delegate for Herkimer College.

Karen Nagle joined the business faculty in 1984 and retired as an associate professor. Her service included Phi Beta Lambda chapter co-advisor, Enrollment Management Committee co-chair, and membership on the Library and Chancellor’s Award for Excellence committees. Nagle also served as president of the Professional Association, the bargaining unit for faculty and professional staff.
Gale Farley joined the campus community in 1995 as instructor of photographic technology. He was promoted through the ranks, ultimately to professor in 2015. Farley has served as curator for the Cogar Gallery and as an advisor to the Photography Club.

The longest serving faculty member at Herkimer College, William Pelz retired after 50 years of service. He joined the faculty in 1968 as instructor of social science, and was promoted through the ranks to professor in 1980. At one time, Pelz was chairperson of the Humanities/Social Science Division, during which time he founded the first computer-based college learning center. He also has served in the roles of director of learning systems technology, distance learning coordinator, and webmaster. Pelz was a leader in the implementation of the Internet Academy, which now offers 19 degree and four certificate programs entirely online. Pelz served as instructional designer for online learning since 1999. As lead trainer for the SUNY Learning Network (SLN) from 2000 until 2010, Pelz facilitated workshops and provided training to nearly 3,000 new SLN professors in the SUNY system. He also has trained faculty in Chili and South Africa. Pelz has also served as associate editor and content contributor for the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) project. Pelz was named a Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) Fellow in the field of online learning in 2013. He received the Sloan-C Award for Excellence in Online Teaching in 2003, the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1994 and the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities in 2006.

Emeritus status is an honor granted by the Board of Trustees to retired professional, academic and administrative staff members who have demonstrated excellence and commitment to making Herkimer College the exceptional institution it is today.

Nora Dusseault
Nora Dusseault

 

Paul Dusseault

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Karen Nagle

 

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Gale Farley

 

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William pelz

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Herkimer College to Offer START Day

January 04, 2019Herkimer College will hold a START Day for new on-campus students on Friday, January 18 beginning at noon. The START Day includes student testing, advisement, registration and transition activities.All accepted, first time, full-time, o…

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