Finger Lakes Community College
, often abbreviated FLCC
, is a college affiliated with the State University of New York
The State University of New York, abbreviated SUNY , is a system of public institutions of higher education in New York, United States. It is the largest comprehensive system of universities, colleges, and community colleges in the United States, with a total enrollment of 465,000 students, plus...
. The college has four locations: Canandaigua
Canandaigua is a city in Ontario County, New York, USA, of which it is the county seat. The population was 11,264 at the 2000 census...
(the main campus), and campus centers in Victor
Victor is a town in Ontario County, New York, USA. The population was 9,977 at the 2000 census. The town is named after Claudius Victor Boughton, a hero of the War of 1812.The Town of Victor contains a village, also called Victor...
Geneva is a city in Ontario and Seneca counties in the U.S. state of New York. The population was 13,617 at the 2000 census. Some claim it is named after the city and canton of Geneva in Switzerland. Others believe the name came from confusion over the letters in the word "Seneca" written in cursive...
, and Newark
Newark is a village in Wayne County, New York, U.S., south east of Rochester. The population was 9,682 at the 2000 census.The Village of Newark is in the south part of the Town of Arcadia and is in the south of Wayne County.- History :...
, all in order to serve the needs of Ontario County
As of the census of 2000, there were 100,224 people, 38,370 households, and 26,360 families residing in the county. The population density was 156 people per square mile . There were 42,647 housing units at an average density of 66 per square mile...
, Wayne County
Wayne County is a county located in the US state of New York. It is part of the Rochester, New York Metropolitan Statistical Area and lies on the south shore of Lake Ontario, forming part of the northern border of the United States with Canada. The name honors General Anthony Wayne, an American...
, Yates County and Seneca County
As of the census of 2000, there were 33,342 people, 12,630 households, and 8,626 families residing in the county. The population density was 103 people per square mile . There were 14,794 housing units at an average density of 46 per square mile...
in the Finger Lakes
The Finger Lakes are a pattern of lakes in the west-central section of Upstate New York in the United States. They are a popular tourist destination. The lakes are long and thin , each oriented roughly on a north-south axis. The two longest, Cayuga Lake and Seneca Lake, are among the deepest in...
region of New York
New York is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States. It is the nation's third most populous state. New York is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south, and by Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to the east...
Finger Lakes Community College was established in 1965 and opened in 1967 as the Community College of the Finger Lakes (CCFL) in a storefront "campus" in Canandaigua, NY. The college now rests on 250 acres (1 km²) of park-like land just outside Canandaigua, in Hopewell, NY, and is home to the Constellation Brands- Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (CMAC). The college now has affiliated housing in the 350 bed College Suites project, adjacent to the campus. In Fall 2010, FLCC's headcount enrollment was 6,935 the highest in its history.
In July 2009, FLCC received a $1 Million gift from Constellation Brands and the Sands Family, the largest gift in the school's history. The main road leading to the campus was re-named Marvin Sands Drive in honor of the Sands' family patriarch and the Sands' family's dedication to FLCC and the region. In Fall 2009, FLCC named another "loop" road, connecting Marvin Sands Drive and "D" parking lot, Laker Lane after the college's athletic teams.
FLCC is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the National League for Nursing, and National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships. All programs of instruction are registered with the Office of Higher Education of the New York State Education department.
Finger Lakes Community College also operates the Muller Field Station at the southern end of Honeoye Lake
Honeoye Lake is one of the Finger Lakes of New York State in the USA. The lake is in Ontario County. Honeoye is an Iroquois word translated as "a lying finger," or "where the finger lies." Most of the lake is within the town of Richmond but a smaller southwestern part is in the town of Canadice...
which serves as an outdoor education facility, and the East Hill Campus, in Naples, New York, site of the college's Wildland Fire Suppression Program.
Construction of the new Student Life Center began in early 2010; and it is planned to be completed by January of 2012. The new building will be 78000 square feet (7,246.4 m²) and will be a green building
Green building refers to a structure and using process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition...
where the new 350-seat cafeteria, enrollment center, and bookstore will be, as well as the college's first auditorium (not including the CMAC
The Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center , formerly known as the Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center is an outdoor concert venue in the Town of Hopewell, New York, just east of the City of Canandaigua, on the grounds of Finger Lakes Community College...
), which will seat 410. The upper floors of the original building will be renovated into classrooms as well as part of the approximately $45 million project.
Enrollment in 2010 was 6,935, up from 6,699 in 2009 and 5,750 in 2008.
Finger Lakes Community College offers programs in Accounting, Administrative Assistant, Applied Computer Applications, Architectural Design and Drafting, Athletic Training, Biology, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemical Dependency Counseling, Chemistry, Childhood Education (Teacher Education Transfer), Coaching, Communications, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, e-Commerce(online), Early Childhood, EMT-Paramedic, Engineering Science, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Fisheries Technology, Game Programming and Design, Graphic Design, Hotel and Resort Management, Humanities, Human Nutrition and Food, Human Services, Information Security, Information Systems, Information Technology, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Marketing, Mathematics, Mechanical Design and Drafting, Music, Music Recording Technology, Natural Resources Conservation, Natural Resource Conservation: Law Enforcement, New Media, Nursing, Office Technology, Ornamental Horticulture—Landscape Development, Outdoor Recreation, Paralegal, Physics, Physical Education Studies, Respiratory Care, Social Science, Sports and Tourism Studies, Taxidermy, Teaching Assistant, Theatre Arts, Therapeutic Massage/Integrated Health Care, Tourism Management, Wildland Fire Suppression, and an Honors Program.
The Lakers are a non-scholarship member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), Division III, and the Mid-State Athletic Conference, Finger Lakes Community College competes against two-year institutions throughout the state.
Teams compete in:
- Women’s/Men’s Basketball
- Women’s/Men’s Cross Country
- Men’s Lacrosse
- Women’s/Men’s Soccer
- Women’s/Men’s Track
- Women's Volleyball
-History:Woodsmen or lumberjack competitions have their roots in competitions that took place in logging camps among loggers. As loggers were paid for piece work, the ability to perform a specific task more quickly, or with a degree of showmanship, was something to be admired...
competition requires the same serious conditioning and development of team play essential for any sport. The co-educational woodsmen squad was established at Finger Lakes Community College in 1974. Since 1982, the women’s team has earned 11 championship titles and the men have earned 13, more than any other school in the fifty-two-year history of the sport. In Woodsmen competition the FLCC Team competes against both two- and four-year colleges and universities.
Barbara G. Risser, Ed.D.
Thomas E. Topping, Ed.D.
Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs
James R. Fisher
Vice President of Administration
Carol S. Urbaitis
Vice President of Enrollment Management
Lisa M. Farrell
Vice President of Advancement
Joseph T. Nairn
Executive Assistant to the President
Grace H. Loomis
Director of Human Resources
Richard W. Evans, Ph.D.
Director of Information Technology
Presidents of the College
| Roy I. Satre
|| 1967 – August 3, 1971
| Charles J. Meder
|| Interim president
| August 1971 – June 1972
June 1972 – July 1992
| Daniel T. Hayes
|| July 1992 – June 2007
| Barbara G. Risser
|| August 8, 2007°