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Elmira College Hosts Check Presentation and Dedication Ceremony to Honor NYSEG for $400,000 Grant to Health Sciences Center

Elmira, New York – Elmira College will honor NYSEG for its generous grant to support the Elmira College Health Sciences Center in a ceremony on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in historic Cowles Hall. The Economic Development grant of $400,000 was approved through NYSEG’s Utility Infrastructure Investment Program in October of 2014. The grant is a principal resource of funding to support the electrical infrastructure of the Health Sciences Center. Elmira College will dedicate the Adult Simulation Laboratory on the third floor of the Center to NYSEG in recognition of the grant. Elected officials and regional leaders in health care, education, and
business have been invited to attend.

The grant from NYSEG to support the state-of-the-art Health Sciences Center is vital to creating the innovative educational space needed for health sciences students to learn to become leaders in fields that are experiencing exponential growth. The grant also spurs economic development in the Southern Tier of New York and the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania, where nurses and health
sciences professionals are in short supply. Elmira College is proud to partner with NYSEG in a shared commitment to improve the quality and delivery of health care in this region and beyond.

  • Dr. Ronald Champagne
    President  |  Elmira College
    “The economic development grant from NYSEG is an outstanding testament in support of not only Elmira College, but also the local economy. It demonstrates the importance of the Health Sciences Center to this region in terms of job creation, economic growth, health sciences research and education in support of the health care industry. Funding such as this has helps the College renovate a previously unused space into a state-of-the-art Health Sciences Center. Our new Center brings all Health Sciences programs under one roof and allows the College to offer our students the finest health sciences education in the Southern Tier of New York and Northern Tier of Pennsylvania. On behalf of the entire Elmira College community, I extend our grateful appreciation to NYSEG for being an outstanding community partner with the College.”
  • Kathleen Lucke, PhD, RN
    Dean of Health Sciences and Professor of Nurse Education  |  Elmira College
    “We are extremely grateful to NYSEG for its generous grant to support the Elmira College Health Sciences Center. NYSEG’s generosity allows our students to be able to experience an immersive patient care management simulation in which they can directly apply what they are learning – theoretically, in a clinical context. The state-of-the-art simulation room enables students to implement clinical reasoning and critical thinking skills to realistic patient scenarios in a safe environment. These experiences not only contribute to quality patient care but also help the College prepare graduates for complex clinical situations they will encounter in future practice.”
  • Mark S. Lynch
    President and CEO of NYSEG and RG&E
    “NYSEG is pleased to support Elmira College’s mission to empower students to become responsible and productive in society and we acknowledge the tremendous benefits the college brings to the region. We are proud to be a key player in supporting the economic well-being of communities across the state through our long-standing economic development programs. The grants we provide are excellent catalysts to help both businesses and institutions of higher learning grow.”


About Elmira College
Elmira College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college founded in 1855, located in Elmira, New York. The College has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,200 full-time students, of which thirteen percent are valedictorians or salutatorians of their high schools or preparatory schools. Students come from 35 states and more than 20 countries. Elmira College’s mission is to offer its students both liberal and professional education of sufficient breadth and depth to enable them to pursue successful, rewarding careers. The College blends academic rigor, distinctive programs, and theory and practice beyond the classroom to prepare students to be tomorrow’s leaders. Academic programs are steeped in the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, with special attention given to the refinement of communication skills and the exploration of world cultures.
Online: www.elmira.edu

About NYSEG, RG&E and Iberdrola USA:
NYSEG and RG&E are subsidiaries of Iberdrola USA. NYSEG serves 881,000 electricity customers and 263,000 natural gas customers across more than 40% of upstate New York. RG&E serves 371,000 electricity customers and 307,000 natural gas customers in a nine-county region centered on the City of Rochester. Iberdrola USA is the U.S. subsidiary of global energy leader Iberdrola, S.A. The Iberdrola USA companies employ about 5,000 people with operations in 24 states from New England to the West Coast, providing electricity generation, transmission and distribution, natural gas storage and distribution, and energy services. We are a team of dedicated individuals working as one to deliver value to our customers, employees and shareholders. By providing outstanding customer service and exceptional reliability, while holding safety and the environment in high regard, we aspire to be a world-class energy company. For more information, visit www.nyseg.com, www.rge.com and www.iberdrolausa.com.

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