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Herkimer Lacrosse names Zach St. Hilaire and Ryan Sparacino captains for the 2020 season

December 03, 2019

Herkimer, NY—Herkimer County Community College head men’s lacrosse coach Jamie Ireland has named seniors Zach St. Hilaire and Ryan Sparacino as captains for the 2020 season.

The Generals open their season on Sunday, March 15 with a road game at Mercer College in New Jersey.

“I am proud to announce that Zach and Ryan will represent us our captains for 2020,” Ireland said. “They have both have worked hard on and off the field over the past year. Well deserved!”

St. Hilaire, a physical education major from Brasher Falls, New York, started every game as a freshman in 2019 and was Herkimer’s leading scorer with 37 goals and 15 assists. He plans to continue his lacrosse career at Brockport or Cortland in 2021.

Sparacino, who is from Deerfield, New York, and majors in criminal justice, also started every game as a freshman for the Generals. He led Herkimer’s defense in ground balls and caused turnovers in 2019. He will complete his associate’s degree in 2020 and start his career in criminal justice.

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Enjoy a free holiday concert with music from the String Orchestra of NYC

November 27, 2019

The String Orchestra of New York City (SONYC) will be presenting a holiday concert at Herkimer College in conjunction with the Robert H. Wood Great Artists Series. The performance is scheduled for 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13 in College’s Sarkus-Busch Theater. The performance is open to the public and free of charge.

SONYC, founded in 1999, comprises some of this nation’s extraordinary string players in a critically acclaimed tour de force ensemble. A conductorless chamber group, SONYC’s members rehearse in a collaborative effort that allows each musician to have an impact on the artistic process. The flexibility and intimacy of a string quartet are thus fused with the power and scope of an orchestra. Its dedicated musicians are international competition winners, members of renowned chamber ensembles, and highly regarded soloists. SONYC has performed more than 350 shows and its members have taught hundreds of master classes for children of all ages and backgrounds, across the United States as well as in New York City’s public schools.

Attendees will hear such favorites as Carol of the Bells and the Nutcracker Suite, as well as more formal pieces like Christmas Concerto (Concerto Grosso in G minor, op. 6#8) and Al Mio Gioir il Ciel si fa Sereno.

The Robert H. Wood Great Artists Series is a result of a generous endowment made to the Herkimer County College Foundation by the late Robert H. Wood, a long-time resident of Ilion, NY. For more information, visit www.herkimer.edu/greatartists or call the Herkimer County College Foundation Office at (315)-574-4015.

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Enjoy a free holiday concert with music from the String Orchestra of NYC

November 27, 2019

The String Orchestra of New York City (SONYC) will be presenting a holiday concert at Herkimer College in conjunction with the Robert H. Wood Great Artists Series. The performance is scheduled for 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13 in College’s Sarkus-Busch Theater. The performance is open to the public and free of charge.

SONYC, founded in 1999, comprises some of this nation’s extraordinary string players in a critically acclaimed tour de force ensemble. A conductorless chamber group, SONYC’s members rehearse in a collaborative effort that allows each musician to have an impact on the artistic process. The flexibility and intimacy of a string quartet are thus fused with the power and scope of an orchestra. Its dedicated musicians are international competition winners, members of renowned chamber ensembles, and highly regarded soloists. SONYC has performed more than 350 shows and its members have taught hundreds of master classes for children of all ages and backgrounds, across the United States as well as in New York City’s public schools.

Attendees will hear such favorites as Carol of the Bells and the Nutcracker Suite, as well as more formal pieces like Christmas Concerto (Concerto Grosso in G minor, op. 6#8) and Al Mio Gioir il Ciel si fa Sereno.

The Robert H. Wood Great Artists Series is a result of a generous endowment made to the Herkimer County College Foundation by the late Robert H. Wood, a long-time resident of Ilion, NY. For more information, visit www.herkimer.edu/greatartists or call the Herkimer County College Foundation Office at (315)-574-4015.

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Women’s Basketball goes into Thanksgiving break with perfect 8-0 record, # 7 ranking in National Polls

November 25, 2019

HERKIMER — In their final two games before the Thanksgiving Break, the Lady Generals showed no mercy, defeating Jefferson Community College 72-40 on Thursday, November 21st and SUNY Broome 83-44 on Saturday November 23rd.

 

In the most recent NJCAA poll, Herkimer was ranked No. 7 in Division III; moving up two spots from the previous week.

 

Against Jefferson, Herkimer (8-0) was led in scoring by freshman guard Junasia Lanier (Albany) with 26 points, and freshman center Alysia Roldan (East Greenbush) with 14. Freshman guard Amber Been added 10 points in the 32 point rout over the Cannoneers.

 

Against SUNY Broome, Herkimer was led in scoring sophomore guard Alexis Debeatham (Shaker) with 18 points. Both Been (15) & Roldan (14) recorded double-digit point totals for the second consecutive game.

 

This time last year, Herkimer started 3-3 en route to a 5-13 record. 365 days later and they’re a top 10 team in NJCAA Division III. 

 

It feels great (to be undefeated),” said sophomore guard Alexis Debeatham. “Last year it was really rough only winning a few games. This year we no longer wanted to be that team. We all have the same goal in mind and that’s to win and be on top. We’re doing good of getting to where we want to be and we just have to continue that. But it is a great feeling to be considered one of the better teams.”

 

The Lady Generals play at No. 8 ranked Onondaga Community College on Saturday, December 7th at 12:00 p.m. before a month-long break heading into the spring semester.

 

By: Sean Lynch

Twitter: @SeanLynch845

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Herkimer Men drop game to Jefferson, bounce back with rout of SUNY Broome

November 25, 2019

 Herkimer, NY – The silence that filled the Herkimer gymnasium on Thursday evening turned into zealous hollers on Saturday afternoon. With only a day off, Herkimer responded from a 66-47 loss against Jefferson Community College with a dominant 116-61 win over SUNY Broome.

 

Nothing clicked for the Generals throughout the entire game against Jefferson Community College on Thursday evening. Their 27-21 halftime lead could be credited to the teams’ active defense that forced 12 turnovers in the first half alone, but their offense wasn’t sustainable at all, resulting in a disappointing 66-47 home loss. 

 

Team Stats:

 

18-of-67 from the field, (27% FG)

6-of-31 from 3 (19% FG)

12 steals

11 turnovers

 

Individual Stats:

 

Freshman guard Dante Griffin (Utica) & sophomore forward Tyres Desinor (Brooklyn) led the Generals in scoring with nine points each coming off the bench. 

In a complete 180 degree turnaround just two days later, Herkimer (6-2) annihilated SUNY Broome 116-61 in their last game before Thanksgiving break. 

 

A big change for the Generals was moving freshman point guard Jayden Stephens (Yonkers) to the bench in favor of freshman Dante Griffin (Utica). The move was imperative to the teams’ success on Sunday as Griffin scored a season-high 27 points, and added a team high eight assists. 

 

“This was a good team win, especially after a really bad loss a few days ago,” said Griffin. When asked about being given the keys to the offense, he added: “Coach gave me the utmost confidence by giving me this role, and now I have to be more prepared and I’m ready for it.”

 

Team Stats:

 

Season high in field goal percentage (58.2%) & assists (23)

14 steals

 

Stephens responded well coming off the bench, adding ten points in 17 minutes. He’s taken the role-change well, trusting that the Herkimer coaching staff knows what’s best for the team.

 

It’s a new role for me, (coming off the bench), he said. “But it was the best move for the team’s success. Coach believed this would be better for the team and the results on Saturday night showed.”

 

Individual Stats:

Griffin led the team with 27 points, freshman guard Jaylen Warmack added 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting. Freshman forward David Mo (Syracuse) scored 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting, and the freshmen duo from Yonkers, Keyshawn Miller & Jayden Stephens each added 10.

 

By Sean Lynch

Twitter: @SeanLynch845

 

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Herkimer County HealthNet Presents Funds to Support New Health Professions Program

November 22, 2019

Herkimer County Community College (Herkimer College) is the recipient of a grant from Herkimer County HealthNet (HCHN) to help promote its new Health Professions A.S. degree program.

Herkimer County HealthNet Executive Director Elyse Enea said, “Herkimer County HealthNet is pleased to present a $4,500 grant to help promote and market the new Health Professions program at Herkimer College. This new program will offer students a unique combination of skills and experience needed to grow and thrive in the dynamic and rewarding healthcare industry. It is our mission at HCHN to improve the health and well-being of individuals who live, work, play, and learn in Herkimer County.”

Herkimer College’s Health Professions program is designed to prepare students for transfer into a variety of bachelor’s degree programs in health-related fields. The curriculum provides students with multiple pathways to attain the skills, knowledge, and experience required for patient-based or technology-based healthcare occupations.

Students can select from the following tracks: pre-medical (medical technology and medical biotechnology); pre-nursing (medical imaging sciences, radiation therapy and respiratory therapy); and pre-physical therapy.

Graduates of Herkimer’s Health Professions program will fulfill prerequisites for a variety of programs at several regional institutions.

“We are grateful to Herkimer County HealthNet for their support of the Health Professions program. We are pleased to be able to expand opportunities for students to pursue some of the highest demand healthcare jobs such as nursing, radiation therapy and physical therapy,” said Herkimer College President Cathleen McColgin.

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 14 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 1.9 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups.

For more information and a detailed list of career options and transfer opportunities, visit www.herkimer.edu/health.

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A Q&A with Human Service Professionals: Learn what it really takes to prepare for and work in the human services field

November 22, 2019

Herkimer County Community College is hosting “A Day in the Life of Human Services,” a moderated Q&A with a panel of several area professionals in the field. The goal of the panel is to share fist-person insights into the human services industry, giving prospective students a peek at real-world applications of the study. Speakers will also share their own approaches to the career, give tips on how to prepare for entering the human services workforce, and discuss various job opportunities and career options at their respective organizations. The panelists are:

  • Crystal Gerhardt, Catholic Charities
  • Lori Meyers, LCSW
  • Linda Patten, Herkimer Co. DSS
  • Jodi Warren, Center For Family Life and Recovery
  • Patti Williams, ACCESS-VR

In addition to current Herkimer College students, several area high schools have been invited to bring their junior and senior students to attend. The Q&A will be moderated by Suzanne Paddock, Herkimer College’s director of career services.

This event will provide great video and photo opportunities. Reporters/photographers wishing to cover the event should park outside the Robert McLaughlin College Center.

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A Q&A with Human Service Professionals: Learn what it really takes to prepare for and work in the human services field

November 22, 2019

Herkimer County Community College is hosting “A Day in the Life of Human Services,” a moderated Q&A with a panel of several area professionals in the field. The goal of the panel is to share fist-person insights into the human services industry, giving prospective students a peek at real-world applications of the study. Speakers will also share their own approaches to the career, give tips on how to prepare for entering the human services workforce, and discuss various job opportunities and career options at their respective organizations. The panelists are:

  • Crystal Gerhardt, Catholic Charities
  • Lori Meyers, LCSW
  • Linda Patten, Herkimer Co. DSS
  • Jodi Warren, Center For Family Life and Recovery
  • Patti Williams, ACCESS-VR

In addition to current Herkimer College students, several area high schools have been invited to bring their junior and senior students to attend. The Q&A will be moderated by Suzanne Paddock, Herkimer College’s director of career services.

This event will provide great video and photo opportunities. Reporters/photographers wishing to cover the event should park outside the Robert McLaughlin College Center.

 

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Herkimer County HealthNet Presents Funds to Support New Health Professions Program

November 22, 2019

Herkimer County Community College (Herkimer College) is the recipient of a grant from Herkimer County HealthNet (HCHN) to help promote its new Health Professions A.S. degree program.

Herkimer County HealthNet Executive Director Elyse Enea said, “Herkimer County HealthNet is pleased to present a $4,500 grant to help promote and market the new Health Professions program at Herkimer College. This new program will offer students a unique combination of skills and experience needed to grow and thrive in the dynamic and rewarding healthcare industry. It is our mission at HCHN to improve the health and well-being of individuals who live, work, play, and learn in Herkimer County.”

Herkimer College’s Health Professions program is designed to prepare students for transfer into a variety of bachelor’s degree programs in health-related fields. The curriculum provides students with multiple pathways to attain the skills, knowledge, and experience required for patient-based or technology-based healthcare occupations.

Students can select from the following tracks: pre-medical (medical technology and medical biotechnology); pre-nursing (medical imaging sciences, radiation therapy and respiratory therapy); and pre-physical therapy.

Graduates of Herkimer’s Health Professions program will fulfill prerequisites for a variety of programs at several regional institutions.

“We are grateful to Herkimer County HealthNet for their support of the Health Professions program. We are pleased to be able to expand opportunities for students to pursue some of the highest demand healthcare jobs such as nursing, radiation therapy and physical therapy,” said Herkimer College President Cathleen McColgin.

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 14 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 1.9 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups.

For more information and a detailed list of career options and transfer opportunities, visit www.herkimer.edu/health.

 

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Herkimer lifts win streak to four with road wins at Corning and Finger Lakes

November 21, 2019

CORNING AND CANANDAIGUA, NY — In back-to-back road games, shots weren’t falling, and momentum never really swung in the favor of the Generals. 

 Shots fell when they mattered though, as Herkimer (5-1) won games at Corning Community College, and Finger Lakes Community College respectively.

 The Generals beat Corning 66-48 on Saturday. After a halftime score of 30-30, Herkimer went on a 27-8 run in the second half to seal the deal and run away with an 18 point victory.

 

Leading Scorers:

 Freshman guard Shykel Brown (Rochester) 23 points

 Freshman forward David Mo (Bishop Ludden) 15 points

 Sophomore forward Rashad Alfahad (Whitesboro) 10 points

 

 The following day, the No. 7 nationally ranked Generals took on Fingers Lakes Community College; winning 63-55 in an offensive struggle for both sides.

 Herkimer shot 23-of-51 from the field, including 4-of-20 from beyond-the-arc, and had 14 turnovers. Defensively, Herkimer was on point forcing Finger Lakes to 22-of-59 shooting.

 Individual Statistics: 

 Freshman guard Shykel Brown (Rochester) 13 points, 2 rebounds

 Freshman guard Jayden Stephens (Yonkers) 10 points, 3 rebounds

 Sophomore forward Tyres Desinor (Bronx) 9 points, 4 rebounds

 Freshman forward David Mo (Bishop Ludden) 9 points, 4 rebounds

 The Generals return home for two games before the Thanksgiving Break. The first is against Jefferson Community College on Thursday at 7 p.m. On Saturday, they take on SUNY Broome at 3 p.m.

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