ECC president leaving at the end of his contract

Apr 24, 2020
Erie Community College

The president of Erie Community College is leaving for a new position. ECC's Board of Trustees has announced Dan Hocoy will remain through his contract, ending June 30, then move to Missouri.

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With Erie Community College closed for the COVID-19 crisis, a gym in the college's Flickinger Center has been turned into a 70-bed homeless shelter.

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Erie County is looking at another hefty bill for renovations and repairs at Erie County Community College North.

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Making Buffalo Home is a WNED|WBFO multi-year project looking at the impact immigrants and refugees are having in our community. As WBFO's Nick Lippa reports, Dr. Peilun Vicky Chang has played pipe organ at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lancaster for 16 years now. The internationally renowned musician and composer has come a long way since leaving Taiwan.

Food insecurity is a growing problem for college students across the U.S. But as WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley tell us, SUNY Erie Community College and FeedMore WNY have formed a partnership to establish food pantries at all ECC Campuses.

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Buffalo Bills Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas wants to ease the burden of college costs for some students. Thomas appeared Tuesday morning with his wife Patti Thomas and SUNY ECC president Dan Hocoy on the downtown campus, announcing a new collaboration to provide scholarships for disadvantage students.

SUNY campuses watch for mental health issues

Oct 29, 2018
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SUNY is working to make sure students are provided with proper mental health supports. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley has the story. 

SUNY Chancellor tours ECC campus in Amherst

Oct 23, 2018
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There was an important visitor on Erie Communty College's north campus in Amherst Tuesday.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says SUNY Chancellor Dr. Kristina Johnson greeted faculty and students as she toured the campus.  

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Are you ready for some football? Then get ready for some traffic headaches as well.

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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.

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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.

ECC issued warning for two accreditation standards

Nov 22, 2017
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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. 

ECC's new leader ready to rebrand school

Sep 1, 2017
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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. 

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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.

Barclay Damon

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.

ECC has a new leader with WNY ties

Jun 21, 2017
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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.  

Tuition hike approved for Erie Community College

May 4, 2017
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

ECC Foundation to provide more scholarship money

Jul 7, 2016
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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.

Tentative deal reached for ECC faculty

Oct 28, 2015
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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.

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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.