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Canisius College and Erie Community College are partnering to offer student housing.

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A name from Buffalo's past is in the planning for a Greenway project in downtown Buffalo aimed at improving access to the waterfront.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Two Buffalo-area colleges, one of them a two-year public institution and the other a four-year private school, are uniting in a partnership to provide a smooth path to a bachelor's degree for students with military connections.


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Student retention for colleges is important for both finances and student success. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Erie Community College is working to increase retention rates.

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Erie Community College has been issued a warning on two accreditation standards.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the warning comes from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. 

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The new leader of Erie Community College is calling for change. WBFO's Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley says Dan Hocoy is the 11th president at at ECC. 


WBFO's Mike Desmond

There is an increasingly vocal group in Western New York. Its members are suffering from Lyme disease or are family members of those with the tick-borne disease. They packed an Erie Community College South auditorium Monday night to complain they are not getting the help they need.

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Jack Quinn may have retired as President of Erie Community College, but his long and high-profile career took only a short break. Quinn has quickly found a new position with the law firm Barclay Damon.

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Erie Community College (SUNY ECC) has a brand new leader. WBFO Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley says the education leader comes from the West Coast.  

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Erie Community College students will be paying a little more to attend classes this fall. The ECC Board of Directors approved Thursday a 3 percent annual tuition hike, an  increase of $167. The hike brings the total tuition cost to $4,900 a year.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

With Erie Community College officials and elected leaders watching, construction workers placed the final beam atop the college's future STEM education building on the North Campus.


Police, race and religion discussed at ECC forum

Feb 2, 2017
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Erie Community College's city campus played host Wednesday to a forum known as "Pulled Over," during which participants discussed how to educated one's self on their rights in relation to police encounters. They were also advised on what to do, and what not to do, in the event an officer initiates a traffic stop for some other business.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Erie Community College leaders believe a new STEM building will be key to the college's future success and student careers in science, technology, engineering and math.


WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

The Erie Community College Foundation announced an added round of scholarship money. Say Yes Buffalo scholars and any student who applied for a scholarship, even if they didn't receive one, will get an extra $90 for the fall semester. Part-time students will receive $45.

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LPCiminelli has sued Erie County for what it says was bid-rigging in awarding the construction contract on Erie Community College's new STEM building. The dispute prompted county legislators to send the contract back to committee for review.

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A backroom fight over the budget for Erie Community College is turning into a major public fight between two of the area's most visible public figures, County Executive Mark Poloncarz and college president Jack Quinn.


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Erie Community College said it has reached a contract agreement with the Faculty Federation (FFECC) and Erie County after six years of negotiations. 

It won't be open for almost two years but the new science building at ECC North is being described as a game-changer.


SUNY schools second guess emergency tactics

Oct 10, 2015
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Its been 10 days since the tragic campus shooting that left nine people dead at Oregon's Umpqua Community College and SUNY campuses are rethinking if their planned emergency tactics are sustainable.

Erie Community College unveils 'ECC Excels' initiative

Sep 25, 2015
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Erie Community College has introduced a strategic blueprint it hopes will secure more funding and allow it to become more competitive and a bigger player in Buffalo's economic redevelopment.


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With 1,500 jobs slated for the Solar City complex in South Buffalo, there is a great deal of interest in jobs that might pay $18 an hour. Erie Community College held an orientation on training and courses for those jobs on Monday night.

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A Youth Empowerment Summit is underway in downtown Buffalo Friday. Erie Community College's Parenting and Pregnancy Assistance Program is hosting it at ECC's downtown campus.

Legislature passes ECC budget with $300 tuition increase

Jun 25, 2015
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Erie Community College students will have to pay more for tuition next year. ECC's budget was passed Thursday by Erie County Legislators, but not until after lengthy debate on a motion to eliminate the tuition hike.

ECC opens one-stop Student Success Center

Jun 12, 2015
Lian Bunny/WBFO News

Erie Community College officials cut the ribbon Friday, officially opening the new City Campus Student Success Center. 

ECC adds Microbrew program

Feb 18, 2015
Courtesy of Flying Bison Facebook Page

Erie Community College will be offering a certificate program this fall for students interested in the growing microbrew industry. 


courtesy of Sen. Panepinto's office

Republicans may have a solid majority in the State Senate but this area's newest Senate Democrat says he can work across the aisle and get things done.

Mike Desmond/WBFO News

For local hockey fans and parents, the opening weekend of HarborCenter was a big success.

Erie Community College's construction of a new $30-million academic building on it's north campus has brought up an old debate over whether the college should have three separate campuses or one central location downtown.  It's a debate that's headed to court and could lead to project delays.


Chris Caya/WBFO News

To mark the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, ceremonies were held across Western New York on Thursday.

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