Monthly Archives: November 2012

SUNY-ESF Hosts the Syracuse SBA Emerging 200 Graduation

ESF is proud to be a partner with the Syracuse SBA on their U.S. Small Business Administration Emerging 200 (known as e200) grant.  For the second year, we were also fortunate to host the e200 Syracuse Graduation here on the ESF campus. 
e200 is an intensive training initiative to accelerate high-potential small business growth in American inner cities.  This comprehensive curriculum provides the tools to catapult a company to the next level and help it emerge as a growing, self-sustaining business in our community. 
Developed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), e200 offers qualified business owners a powerful collection of benefits to accelerate growth, understand and explore financing options, diversity markets and expand networking.  This training is supported by a coalition of local economic development champions and mentored by business advisors with invaluable insight and expertise. 
As acknowledgement to the success of  SBA Syracuse leaders Bernard J. (“BJ”) Paprocki, District Director, and Cathy Pokines, Deputy District Director, along with their staff and colleagues, including e200 instructor,  John Liddy, Entrepreneur in Residence at the Tech Garden, Syracuse looks forward to its third year of e200 funding in 2013.  Congratulations — and thank you for your leadership.    
On behalf of the College and all of the e200 Partners, our deepest congratulations to…

The 2012 Graduates
The e200 Instructor
The e200 Syracuse Partners
For further details on this and related SBA programs you are invited to contact
Cathy Pokines, Deputy District Director
U.S. Small Business Administration
224 Harrison St., Suite 506
Syracuse, NY 13202
Ph.: 315.471.9393, ext. 241
Fx.: 315.471.9273
Chuck Spuches, Associate Provost, ESF Outreach

Announcing SUNY-ESF Summer Session 2013

Preparations are well underway for SUNY-ESF Summer Session 2013. Last summer, ESF and visiting students took a wide variety of courses during Maymester, Summer I, Summer II, and Combined Summer Sessions. These included exciting and stimulating field-based courses such as Field Ornithology, Interpreting Field Biology, and Forest Health Monitoring. In addition, ESF Online continued to expand with seven excellent course offerings including some general education requirements (American History: Colonization to Civil War, American History: Reconstruction to Present, Research Writing and the Humanities, and College Algebra and Precalculus). Students were also stimulated by the on-campus summer courses Introduction to Geospatial Information Technologies, Advanced Training in Alternative Energy, Computer Aided Design, and others. Additionally, students broadened their horizons with travel courses taking them to Acadia National Park for National Park Service Field School and to Puerto Rico for ON the Plaza Exploring Public Spaces and Cultures.

Course offerings and schedules are in the process of being built for Summer Session 2013. You can be certain that there will be a lot of great options for students to explore new ideas, concepts, and techniques whether advancing toward a degree or a lifelong learner. Check out the SUNY-ESF Summer Session 2013 courses as they continue to be posted at