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September 17, 2020

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Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center Plans ‘Virtual Graduation” July 29 at 6 PM

The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) colleagues, across New York State, on July 29, 2020, at 6:00 pm, will hold a Virtual Commencement Ceremony.  At that time, EOC will celebrate and recognize their adult students who have earned certificates of completion from over twenty career training and academic preparation programs. According to EOC’s Vice President, Tim More »


Syracuse Press Club 2020 Professional Recognition Awards Online ‘Virtual’ Ceremony

Attend the Syracuse Press Club 2020 Professional Recognition Awards Virtual Ceremony, The Stand and urbancny.com receive honors. Mike Curtis of syracuse.com is named Newcomer of the Year by the Syracuse Press Club. Eddie Jones named to Syracuse Press Club Wall of Distinction Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the 42nd Syracuse Press Club awards banquet, scheduled for More »


Syracuse Press Club 42nd Annual Professional Recognition Awards Finalists Announced: Urban CNY News Scores Big in Online Journalism Category

Online Journalism-Breaking News – Annabel Otts, urbancny.com, “Mother of lead-poisoned toddlers says landlord threatened eviction following Onondaga County Legislature testimony; City sues over chronic code violations” and Kenneth Jackson, urbancny.com, “Use of Force Community Meeting is ‘Forced’ off the Road” Note the names of winners and media organizations are in RANDOM ORDER.  The Syracuse Press More »


Graduates of Bishop Ludden, Fayetteville-Manlius, North Syracuse and West Genesee High Schools Honored as Onondaga Community College Alumni Faces

Honorees spent part of the day speaking with students on campus Four former Onondaga Community College students were recognized as distinguished Alumni Faces honorees for their professional achievements and contributions to the college and the community. The accomplishments of Jennifer Belcher, Bill Bonnell, Nicholas Roberts and Rick Shirtz were highlighted during an induction ceremony on More »



Educational Opportunity Center Re-Brands as their role in the Syracuse Community Expands


On October 31st 2019 members of the Syracuse community gathered to hear from EOC officials about exciting new changes coming to Educational Opportunity Center. Those assembled included, Mayor Ben Walsh, Deputy Mayor Sharon Owens, Judicial Candidate Bob Antonacci, Assemblyperson Pamela Hunter, Timothy Penix Vice President, Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center and George Kilpatrick was emcee. SEOC More »


WE ARE SYRACUSE: Class of 2019


In this series, get to know some of the many exceptional 2019 Syracuse City School District graduates Welcome to the second installment of our WE ARE SYRACUSE: Class of 2019 series, where we’ll meet five recent graduates from William Nottingham High School. We began our series with Thomas J. Corcoran High School (scroll down if More »


Mayor Walsh’s Summer Reading Challenge Shows Summer School Students Read 98,782 Minutes In 3 Weeks


Top five winning classrooms from three different schools enjoy pizza party hosted by the Mayor Syracuse, N.Y. — Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh, Deputy Mayor Sharon Owens, and Superintendent Jaime Alicea visit the top five classroom winners of the 2019 Mayor Walsh’s Summer Challenge in the Syracuse City School District (SCSD). Summer school students in kindergarten More »