Williamsville, NY - Representatives of Erie Community College joined New York State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer to celebrate a $50,000 state allocation to consolidate and enhance ECC’s North Campus Student Services wing on Monday, August 6th inside the college’s Spring Student Center in Williamsville.
“Here at Erie Community College, we consider ourselves a student-first institution,” said ECC President Jack Quinn. “With the help of Senator Ranzenhofer, we’re now able to serve our students better than ever before.”
In 2010, ECC teamed with the second-term senator to acquire the funds necessary to consolidate the college’s student services—such as admissions, registration and financial aid offices—into one location. According to Richard Washousky, ECC’s Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs, Senator Ranzenhofer’s efforts are just another example of his ongoing to commitment to Western New York.
“This is a man who pays attention to the people of his community,” said Washousky of Ranzenhofer. “Today, we mark just how he’s helped the community of ECC.”
The offices and their staffs have been spread across the multi-building campus for decades, making it harder on the college’s multi-tasking student body to get efficient service during their days and nights at North Campus. Now, thanks to the tireless collaboration between college officials and Ranzenhofer, students will enter into their Fall 2012 semester with the one-stop service necessary to aid their multi-faceted education.
“ECC and their students are essential to the educational and economic fabric of Western New York,” said Senator Ranzenhofer. “We need to make sure they have the resources necessary to thrive, and I think this consolidation of services will help incoming students do just that for years to come.”
The morning’s speakers included ECC President Jack Quinn, Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, as well as Richard Washousky, Erik D’Aquino and Paul Lamanna of ECC.
Since 1946, Erie Community College has met the needs of a diverse student body while contributing to the economic vitality of Western New York. As a member of the state’s SUNY system, the three-campus college provides flexible, affordable and accessible educational programs in an accommodating academic environment. Equipped with the knowledge of these programs, ECC’s faculty, staff and students strive to enrich their host communities through skill, service and partnership.