community colleges en Community colleges help region's economy <p>Community colleges are having a large economic impact on their home counties upstate, according to new research.<br><br>A report focused on Monroe Community College in western New York, calculated the institution has an annual impact of more than $710 million in Monroe County. And, says MCC president Anne Kress, SUNY colleges across upstate New York are no different. Fri, 31 May 2013 12:57:23 +0000 Kate O'Connell 38753 at OCC & St. John Fisher College start partnership <p>Onondaga Community College is joining forces with St. John Fisher College in Rochester to offer students a "two-plus-two" partnership agreement.&nbsp; That means students spend their first two years at OCC, then transfer to Fisher to get their degree. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 21:16:15 +0000 Ellen Abbott 29786 at OCC & St. John Fisher College start partnership