higher education http://waer.org en LeMoyne College in Syracuse Makes History with Appointment of First Female Lay President http://waer.org/post/lemoyne-college-syracuse-makes-history-appointment-first-female-lay-president <div><a href="http://www.lemoyne.edu">LeMoyne College </a>in Syracuse made history&nbsp;Thursday with the selection of its 14th President. &nbsp;Current Provost, Doctor Linda LeMura will become the first ever lay woman President at a Jesuit College on July 1, 2014.&nbsp;&nbsp;LeMura expressed her gratitude&nbsp;Friday, &nbsp;and became emotional sharing her family’s search for the American Dream which she says inspired her.&nbsp;</div><p></p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 19:16:29 +0000 John Smith & Sawyer Rosenstein 16437 at http://waer.org LeMoyne College in Syracuse Makes History with Appointment of First Female Lay President Maffei Announces Plan to Improve Education http://waer.org/post/maffei-announces-plan-improve-education <p></p><p>Representative Dan Maffei has joined the discussion on education reform by releasing his new plan for strengthening education in Central New York. Also in attendance were local education leaders including the Syracuse Teachers Association President, a transfer counselor from Cayuga Community College and the Vice President of the Syracuse University Student Association.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:21:15 +0000 Shawnte Wright & Scott Willis 9881 at http://waer.org Maffei Announces Plan to Improve Education President Lays Out Plan for Easier Access to College in Syracuse Speech http://waer.org/post/president-lays-out-plan-easier-access-college-syracuse-speech <p>President Barack Obama riled up a cheering, mostly supportive crowd with a message that he's ready to make it easier to go to college, in his first visit to Syracuse.&nbsp; Obama repeatedly made the case foe the importance of a college education.</p><p>"There aren't a lot of thing more important than making sure people get a good education.&nbsp; That is key to upward mobility; that is key to a growing economy; that is key to a strong middle class."</p><p></p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 00:39:20 +0000 Chris Bolt 6872 at http://waer.org President Lays Out Plan for Easier Access to College in Syracuse Speech Bryant and Stratton Helps Students Get a Better Start http://waer.org/post/bryant-and-stratton-helps-students-get-better-start <P>Bryant and Stratton’s “Employability Week” is giving Central New York students a look into the minds of employers and how they can improve their chances of being career-ready upon graduation.&nbsp; The college’s Kristen Aust says many students are interested in…and are preparing to enter the field of medicine and allied health.&nbsp;</P> <P>She says&nbsp; Syracuse has become a mainstay for several medical and health insurance companies.</P> <P><EM>“We do work very hard at not only preparing our students with the technical skills from the allied health programs, but also those soft skills. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 22:47:52 +0000 Christian Bersani 5045 at http://waer.org Bryant and Stratton Helps Students Get a Better Start OCC Welcomes New President http://waer.org/post/occ-welcomes-new-president <P>New Onondaga Community College President Casey Crabill&nbsp;went undercover to explore how students felt about the institution. &nbsp;She scoped out the school&nbsp;as a prospective student&nbsp;to see what she would be getting into.</P> <P><EM>“I did a little kind of a “secret shopper” visit when I was considering coming here and met with students over in the student central and I had a chance to talk with them said I was thinking about coming here and here what did they think? So I met students that way and they told me some great things. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 20:02:57 +0000 Scott Willis & Waleed Shaikh & Maxwell Brady 4347 at http://waer.org OCC Welcomes New President