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Herkimer College to Hold Fall Open House

October 23, 2018Herkimer County Community College will hold a fall open house on Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Prospective students and families will have the opportunity to tour the campus, meet faculty and staff, and learn about academ…

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Herkimer College Magazine Wins Awards

October 23, 2018

Two Herkimer College students received recognition from the Community College Humanities Association (CCHA) for their contributions to the 2018 issue of the college’s arts and literary publication Phaethon.
Theodore J. Cook of the Mohawk Correctional Campus won first place for his original script, “The Other Side of the Curtain.” GuiHua Gan, an international student from China, won third place in the artwork category for her ceramic sculpture “Longping.”

The CCHA’s annual literary magazine contest recognizes student achievement in the humanities across the United States. Phaethon competes in the Eastern Division comprised of community colleges in a region extending from Maine to Maryland, and also including Puerto Rico. The 2015 and 2017 issues of Phaethon have also received multiple awards. Phaethon is co-advised by Matthew Powers, Instructor of English, Andrew Devitt, Assistant Professor of English, and Blake Pitcher, Associate Professor of Digital Graphics & Design.

2018 Phaethon Cover

 

GuiHuaGan Longping

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Generals host Mountain Valley Conference Championships

October 22, 2018

HERKIMER, NY – Home field advantage proved beneficial to the Herkimer College Generals cross-country teams, as they officially kicked off their postseason with a solid performance at the Mountain Valley Conference Championship Meet this past Saturday (10/20).

Hudson Valley swept the team and individual titles impressively. The Viking women had the only complete team in the women’s field and were led by individual champion Mercedes Plavansky’s time of 21:02.6, the 6th fastest time in course history.

The Lady Generals on the other hand, albeit incomplete, had rookie Jenna La Perla (Mount Markham/Ilion, NY) wind up earning All-Conference Honors with her 7th place finish, covering the 5 kilometer course in a time of 25:39.7. This is by far her highest placing finish on the season.

The other finishers for the ladies, were Claire Connolly (Little Falls/Little Falls, NY), Amina Mohamed (Bayview South/Milwaukee, WI) and Malerie Belles (Cicero-North Syracuse/Clay, NY). They occupied spots 10 through 12 individually in a field of 14 runners. Connolly came through in 27:46.3, with Mohamed blasting a huge season’s best of 28:28.9 and Belles clocking a 29:54.5 to round out the General offensive.

Hudson Valley was an impressive winner as well, beating out Herkimer and Mohawk Valley, 25-49-54. They were led by individual winner Jared Craw’s time of 22:44.2, which makes him the 8th fastest runner in course history.

Last year’s champion Jake Baisley (Dolgeville/Dolgeville, NY) has struggled this year, but wound up retaining all-conference honors with a 7th place finish in one of his better performances of the season. His time of 24:09.1 made him the top finisher on the day for the General men.

Also competing for the runner-up General men were Andrew Yacobucci (Canajoharie/Canajoharie, NY), Zumar Smith (Amelia Academy/Chesterfield, VA), Lewis Lewis (Thomas R. Proctor/Utica, NY), Ricky Patterson (Peekskill/Peekskill, NY), Marius Murabito (Whitesboro/Whitesboro, NY), Jordan Edmonds (Bridgeport Aerospace and Business/Bridgeport, CT), Kennyasha Joseph (Dover/Dover Plains, NY), George Watson (Herkimer/Herkimer, NY), Kyler Ford (Herkimer/Herkimer, NY) and Justin Jones (Central Valley Academy/Ilion, NY). Yacobucci finished 9th (24:38.4), Smith grabbed 10th (25:04.9), Lewis was 12th (25:30.8), Patterson ran to 17th (26:05.3), Murabito powered home to 19th (26:43.9), Edmonds clinched 21st (26:57.0), Joseph charged home in (27:13.2) with Watson right behind in 25th (27:19.8), improving Ford ran a very solid race to get 26th (27:27.8) and Jones rounded out the field of 32 competitors with a time of 35:49.2.

Herkimer will travel to Thomas R. Proctor Park this Saturday (10/27) to compete in the Region 3 Championship Meet hosted by Mohawk Valley Community College

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Herkimer Men earn # 2 seed for Region III Soccer Playoffs

October 22, 2018

Herkimer, NY – The Herkimer men’s and women’s soccer teams have qualified for the Region III Soccer Playoffs and will host a Region III semifinal doubleheader on Thursday, October 25th at Wehrum Stadium. The winners of the games that take place on Thursday will advance to the Region III Championships on Sunday, October 28 at Tompkins-Cortland Community College.

The men’s team, who ended their regular season with a record of 14-1 and are ranked #4 in the latest NJCAA Division III poll, earned the #2 seed in the playoffs and will host the #7 seeded Fulton-Montgomery Raiders on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. The winner of that game will then play the winner of the #6 Finger Lakes and #3 Cayuga matchup on Sunday, October 28 at Tompkins-Cortland Community College. In their matchup on September 8th, Herkimer defeated FMCC by a score of 7-1 in Johnstown, NY.

Herkimer’s women’s team grabbed the #4 seed in the regional playoffs and will host the #5 seed Hudson Valley on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. The Generals and Vikings battled to a 2-2 tie on September 26 in Herkimer. The winner of this game will also play on October 28 at Tompkins-Cortland Community College against the winner of the game between #1 Erie Community College and #8 Corning/#9 North Country. The Generals finished the year with a record of 11-3-1 and a ranking of #9 in the latest national soccer poll.

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Herkimer Women’s Soccer gets # 4 Seed in Region III Playoffs

October 22, 2018

Herkimer, NY – The Herkimer men’s and women’s soccer teams have qualified for the Region III Soccer Playoffs and will host a Region III semifinal doubleheader on Thursday, October 25th at Wehrum Stadium. The winners of the games that take place on Thursday will advance to the Region III Championships on Sunday, October 28 at Tompkins-Cortland Community College.

The men’s team, who ended their regular season with a record of 14-1 and are ranked #4 in the latest NJCAA Division III poll, earned the #2 seed in the playoffs and will host the #7 seeded Fulton-Montgomery Raiders on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. The winner of that game will then play the winner of the #6 Finger Lakes and #3 Cayuga matchup on Sunday, October 28 at Tompkins-Cortland Community College. In their matchup on September 8th, Herkimer defeated FMCC by a score of 7-1 in Johnstown, NY.

Herkimer’s women’s team grabbed the #4 seed in the regional playoffs and will host the #5 seed Hudson Valley on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. The Generals and Vikings battled to a 2-2 tie on September 26 in Herkimer. The winner of this game will also play on October 28 at Tompkins-Cortland Community College against the winner of the game between #1 Erie Community College and #8 Corning/#9 North Country. The Generals finished the year with a record of 11-3-1 and a ranking of #9 in the latest national soccer poll.

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Herkimer Women end regular season with road win at Finger Lakes

October 17, 2018

Canandaigua, NY – The Herkimer Generals were on the road again for the third time in a row as they took on Finger Lakes at Canandaigua Academy on Wednesday night. It didn’t take the Generals long to start the scoring as Ashley Capron (Burnt Hills, NY) put them ahead courtesy of a Kristen Purcell (Sauquoit, NY) pass in the 5th minute. Herkimer registered 9 shots on goal in the first half but the score remained 1-0 heading into the halftime.

After halftime though it was more of the same but the Generals found their finishing touch as Capron doubled the lead off another Purcell pass in the 53rd minute. Two minutes later Maddie Renshaw (Herkimer, NY) made it 3-0 after Alexis Romeyn (St. Johnsville, NY) found her in the middle for the goal. Within a 5 minute span beginning in the 62nd minute, the combination of Haley Harrington (Stockbridge, NY) & Sarah George (Dolgeville, NY) would each score and assist one another to make it 5-0. That is how it would finish as the Generals finish the regular season at 10-3-1. Rachel Todd (McGraw, NY) saw 72 minutes of action and Jordan Zaccagnino (Cherry Valley, NY) saw 18 minutes as they combined for the shutout. Sarah Russo (Cherry Valley, NY), Amber Douglas (Fort Plain, NY), Annie Thorp (Hilton, NY), & Rachael Gross (Dolgeville, NY) all played well defensively to help preserve the shutout.

The Generals, ranked # 9 in the latest NJCAA Division III Women’s Soccer National Poll, await their postseason fate as the Region III Women’s Soccer Committee will determine seeds, locations, and times for the upcoming Region III Women’s Soccer Tournament. First round and Semifinal games will take place on Tuesday, Oct 23 and Thursday, Oct 25 respectively on the campus’ of the higher seeds. The Region III Women’s Soccer Championships take place at Tompkins-Cortland Community College on Sunday, Oct 28. 

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Notice of Board of Trustees Meeting

October 17, 2018The Herkimer County Community College Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on Saturday, October 20 at 12:30 p.m. in room 217 of the Robert McLaughlin College Center.

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Herkimer College to host John Zaffis: Godfather of all Ghost Hunters

October 17, 2018Herkimer College will be hosting John Zaffis: Godfather of all Ghost Hunters on Wednesday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert McLaughlin College Center, room 288. This event will be open to the public free of charge.
John Zaffis has …

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Winter Mini Session Registration is Now Open

October 15, 2018Herkimer County Community College will offer an online Winter Mini Session from Wednesday, January 2, 2019 through Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
Courses will be offered entirely online, in subjects such as business, English, criminal justi…

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Herkimer Volleyball loses to SUNY Adirondack in Conference title match

October 12, 2018

Herkimer, NY – On Wednesday night, the Herkimer Generals celebrated Senior Night, and their Cancer Awareness match.  The Generals wore black jerseys, each bearing different colored numbers and nameplates, representing a form of cancer and a loved one who had been affected. The match was against SUNY Adirondack as the Generals lost 3-1 with scores of 15-25, 25-13, 17-25 and 17-25.

Leading the Generals was Kristen Brennan #3 from Amenia, NY with 8 kills, 1 ace, 7 digs and 3 Blocks. Ashley Bosco #20 from Syracuse, NY had a strong game with 8 kills, 3 digs and 4 blocks. The seniors Cody Gay #4 from Herkimer, NY defended the court with 30 digs. Crisneysi Mejia # 6 from Bronx, NY had 1 kill, 5 assists, 2 digs. Ashlin Glionna #2 from Hagaman, NY had 7 digs. Alexis Perkett # 10 from Remsen, NY had 10 assists and 6 digs. Kimmie Buckley #14 from Herkimer, NY had 6 digs, 1 ace, and 15 digs. With the loss, Adirondack won the Mountain Valley Conference title with a record of 5-0 as Herkimer fell to 4-1 in conference play.

Next up for the Generals is the POD match on Saturday October 13th at Fulton Montgomery Community College. Come out and support the Generals

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