Our Donors

Thank you to the alumni and friends who make these scholarships possible.

Edwin and Ruth Decker

Edwin and Ruth Decker

Edwin and Ruth Decker ’74 Scholarship “When it came time to leave Long Island, we wanted to leave something behind; something that would make a difference, something permanent, and something that would reflect Ruth’s affection for and gratitude to Empire State...

Family, friends and former colleagues of George P. Pilkey

Family, friends and former colleagues of George P. Pilkey

George P. Pilkey, teacher, mentor, counselor, devoted father and grandfather, Adirondack 46er, and nature lover died on February 11, 2019 doing what he loved most, hiking and communing with nature. George worked for many years at Empire State College as a professor...

Family, friends and former colleagues of Richard L. Brodsky

Family, friends and former colleagues of Richard L. Brodsky

The Richard L. Brodsky Scholarship for Public Service was established to honor Brodsky’s legacy as a committed public servant. Brodsky, a 14-term New York State assemblyman from Westchester, chaired the Environmental Conservation, Corporations and Authorities, and...

Federation Board of Governors in honor of Jeanne Brockmann

Federation Board of Governors in honor of Jeanne Brockmann

Jeanne Brockmann Scholarship With gratitude to the Alumni/Student Federation Board of Governors. Dr. Jeanne Brockmann served SUNY Empire State College since its inception. She was a devoted colleague and friend to administrators, faculty, students and alumni. When a...

Federation Board of Governors in honor of Marjorie Meinhardt

Federation Board of Governors in honor of Marjorie Meinhardt

Marjorie Meinhardt ’77 Scholarship The Meinhardt Scholarship was established by the Alumni/Student Federation to honor Marjorie Meinhardt for her assistance to students and alumni when she served as Director of Alumni Affairs at Empire State College. Ms. Meinhardt...

Fred and Floy Willmott Foundation

Fred and Floy Willmott Foundation

Fred and Floy Willmott Foundation Scholarship in Nursing With gratitude to Luther Miller, Executive Director of the Fred and Floy Willmott Foundation. The Fred and Floy Willmott Foundation Scholarship was established by the Fred and Floy Willmott Foundation to...

Friends and Family of E. Lester Levine

Friends and Family of E. Lester Levine

E. Lester Levine Memorial Scholarship E. Lester Levine was a longtime mentor at the Niagara Frontier Center who passed away suddenly in 1991. Said his brother Maurice Edwards of Lester, “This should suffice to illustrate one aspect of Lester’s personality, namely,...

Friends, Family, Colleagues and Former Students of Jane Shipton

Friends, Family, Colleagues and Former Students of Jane Shipton

Jane Shipton Scholarship With gratitude to Ingrid McCauley, a dear friend of Jane Shipton. The Jane Shipton Endowed Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the life and work of Jane Shipton, a beloved mentor and esteemed faculty member at the Long Island Center of...

Friends of Carol Burdick and Frank Trice

Friends of Carol Burdick and Frank Trice

The Carol Burdick/Frank Trice Book Scholarship was created by the Alfred Unit of Empire State College to help students with limited funds purchase textbooks. Carol Burdick, known to most as “CB”, was a tutor for Empire State College’s Alfred Unit from the early...

Friends of Empire State College

Friends of Empire State College

The Fund for Empire State College Scholarship The Fund for Empire State College Scholarship was funded through gifts to the Empire State College Foundation.

Friends of Empire State College

Friends of Empire State College

Scholarships funded through annual gifts from alumni and friends, made to the Empire State College Foundation.

Friends of Peter Gilbert

Friends of Peter Gilbert

Peter Gilbert Scholarship With gratitude to Peter’s brother Dominic Gilbert. The Peter Gilbert Scholarship was established by alumni, friends and colleagues to honor late mentor Peter Gilbert. The scholarship is intended to support students who demonstrate a strong...

Gene Shapiro

Gene Shapiro

Arthur I. Shapiro Scholarship Arthur I. Shapiro was a member of the class of 1975. He was committed to higher education and lifelong learning, and had a love of interdisciplinary studies. Arthur lived in Rockaway Park, NY and passed away in November 2014. The...

Hortence Cochrane (in memory of)

Hortence Cochrane (in memory of)

Hortence Cochrane Scholarship With gratitude to Hortence’s niece Ann Randolph. The Hortence Cochrane Scholarship was established through a bequest made by Tutor Hortence Cochrane. It is available to undergraduate students who are studying Community and Human Services...

Hoyt Foundation

Hoyt Foundation

Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation Scholarship With gratitude to Catherine Schwoeffermann, Executive Director of the Hoyt Foundation. The Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation Scholarship was established to assist adult students with financial need who...

James '79 and Christine '93 Karcher

James '79 and Christine '93 Karcher

The Karcher Family Scholarship was established by Empire State College Foundation Board member James Karcher ‘79 and his wife Christine ’93, in recognition of their family’s commitment to education and their long-term commitment to Empire State College and to higher...

James and Darlene Keane

James and Darlene Keane

F. Stewart and Marion E. McCaw Scholarship The McCaw Scholarship was established by Empire State College Foundation Board Member, James Keane and his wife Darlene in loving memory of her parents, Stew and Marion McCaw. Both Stew and Marion were passionate about...

James and Jeanmarie Roth

James and Jeanmarie Roth

Roth Family Scholarship The Roth Family Scholarship was established in 2015 by Empire State College alumnus James Roth ’05, a member of the college’s Alumni Student Federation Board of Governors and Emergency Medical Educator. This annual award will be given to...

James and Mary Elizabeth Hall

James and Mary Elizabeth Hall

James W. Hall Scholarship With gratitude to Dr. James Hall and his wife Mary Elizabeth Hall. The James W. Hall Scholarship is named for the founding President of SUNY Empire State College. The scholarship provides funds for students in their final year of...

Janet Wood McGregor

Janet Wood McGregor

Janet Wood McGregor Scholarship The scholarship was established in 2008 by Janet Wood McGregor, an Empire State College alumna who received her Associates degree in 1979 and her Bachelor’s degree in 1981 from the Long Island Center. This award is for a deserving...

Janice and Angelo Pastizzo

Janice and Angelo Pastizzo

Janice and Angelo Pastizzo Scholarship Established by alumna Janice Pastizzo and her husband Angelo, this scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate or graduate students from the Capital Region, studying Community & Human Services. Janice Pastizzo holds three...

Jesse Eisenberg

Jesse Eisenberg

Jesse Eisenberg Veterans Fund The Jesse Eisenberg Veterans Fund was established by noted film actor Jesse Eisenberg, son of Empire State College faculty member Barry Eisenberg. The scholarship is awarded to students who are enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in...

John and Jane Corrou

John and Jane Corrou

Corrou Family Scholarship John Corrou, a longtime member of the Empire State College Foundation Board, and his wife Jane established the Corrou Family Scholarship to assist students who are custodial single parents residing in Saratoga, Warren, or Oneida Counties, or...

Joseph and Laurel Anne Mancino

Joseph and Laurel Anne Mancino

Joseph L. Mancino ’80 Family Scholarship The Joseph L. Mancino Family Scholarship was established to provide scholarships for Empire State College students from Long Island who have demonstrated academic promise and perseverance but need financial assistance to...

Joseph Moore and Beth Chiquoine

Joseph Moore and Beth Chiquoine

During our time (2000 to 2007) at Empire State College, Joe as president and Beth as the director of assessment services, we came to appreciate the history, mission and spirit of the college; the dedication and professionalism of its faculty and staff; and the...

Joyce E. Elliott

Joyce E. Elliott

Joyce E. Elliott Pride Scholarship Joyce E Elliott joined Empire State College in 1998 and retired in 2014. She served as regional academic administrator and held the positions of associate dean, director, and dean of the Northeast Center. She went on to serve as...

Julia O. Wells Memorial Education Foundation

Julia O. Wells Memorial Education Foundation

Julia O. Wells Memorial Education Foundation Scholarship With gratitude to Kathleen Bagley Santarcangelo, Executive Director of the Julia O. Wells Memorial Education Foundation. The Julia O. Wells Scholarship was established by Julia O. Wells Memorial Education...

Karen West

Karen West

Karen West ’95 Incentive Award The Karen West Incentive Award was established by alumna and Alumni/Student Federation Board member Karen West to provide support to those students who have demonstrated academic promise and perseverance, but need financial assistance...

Keith Amparado '88

Keith Amparado '88

Alumnus Keith D. Amparado ‘88 has established two endowed funds at the college – the Arcadeo and Sadie J. Browne Amparado “Force for Change” Scholarship and the Shirley A. Chisholm Memorial Scholarship. Keith serves as a member of the Shirley A. Chisholm Center for...

Kristen Delaney

Kristen Delaney

William and Patricia Delaney Scholarship The William and Patricia Delaney Scholarship was established by alumna and Alumni/Student Federation Board member Kristen Delaney ’12. The scholarship is in honor of her parents William and Patricia, whose belief in the value...