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Finger Lakes Community College
Motto Success. It's in Our Nature.
Established 1967
Type Community College
President Dr. Barbara Risser
Undergraduates 5,750
Location Canandaigua, New York, New York, USA
Campus Rural
Colors Blue and Green
Mascot Laker

Finger Lakes Community College is a college affiliated with the State University of New York. The college has four locations: Canandaigua (the main campus), a new campus center in Victor, Geneva, and Newark, all in order to serve the needs of Ontario County, Wayne County, Yates County and Seneca County in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Victor opened January 19, 2010.


About FLCC

The original concrete main section with the Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center in the background
Design for the new Student Life Center to be completed in 2011

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 (1.0 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 2009, FLCC's headcount enrollment was 6,699 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 which serves as an outdoor education facility.

Construction of the new Student Life Center began in early 2010; and it is planned to be completed by summer 2011. The new building will be 78,000 square feet and will be a green building where the new 350-seat cafeteria, enrollment center, and bookstore will be, and the college's first auditorium (not including the CMAC), 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. [1]


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.


Dr. Barbara G. Risser was named the fourth president of Finger Lakes Community College in August 2007. She holds a BA degree from Hartwick College, a Masters degree from Syracuse University and a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Pennsylvania.


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:

  • Baseball
  • Women’s/Men’s Basketball
  • Women’s/Men’s Cross Country
  • Men’s Lacrosse
  • Women’s/Men’s Soccer
  • Women’s/Men’s Track
  • Softball
  • Women's Volleyball
  • Woodsmen

Intercollegiate Woodsmen 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.

Current Administration

Barbara G. Risser, Ed.D. President

Thomas E. Topping, Ed.D. Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs

Richard E. Reese 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

Jason R. Maitland Director of Campus Safety


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