State Senator John A. DeFrancisco helped cut the ribbon for the SUNY ESF Gateway Center on September 6, 2013. Senator DeFrancisco is pictured with ESF President Cornelius Murphy and New York State Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy. Senator DeFrancisco helped secure funding for the Gateway Center, which uses biomass pellets and natural gas to provide the campus with 65 percent of its heating needs and 20 percent of its electrical power.
State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with a group of health care perfusionist students from SUNY Upstate Medical University. Senator DeFrancisco toured the facility and observed a clinical demonstration on September 11, 2013. Senator DeFrancisco is seated next to a cardiovascular perfusion simulator, which provides students with hands-on learning experience.