Cayuga and St. John Fisher Partner to Create Education Pathway
Cayuga and St. John Fisher Partner to Create Education Pathway
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Oswego County Economic Development News

March 31, 2021
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PPP Application Deadline Extended from March 31 to May 31

President Biden recently signed an extension for the popular Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which was created last year to help small businesses weather the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The deadline to apply for a PPP loan has been extended from March 31 to May 31.

New Pathway Helps Cayuga Grads
Continue Education at St. John Fisher College

Cayuga Community College and St. John Fisher College announced the creation of a new academic pathway this week, helping Cayuga grads continue their education in one of upstate New York’s leading higher education institutions.
Signed this semester by Cayuga President Dr. Brian Durant and St. John Fisher College President Dr. Gerard Rooney, the agreement helps Cayuga graduates in specific programs enroll at St. John Fisher College with an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in two years. Cayuga students must meet St. John Fisher College’s academic standing policies to transfer.
“Academic partnerships designed to benefit transfer students are very important to us as an institution, and we are pleased to add Cayuga Community College to our list of valued partners,” said Dr. Gerard J. Rooney, president of St. John Fisher College. “We hope to provide these students with a seamless transition to a transformational education at Fisher that will prepare them for both their personal and professional lives, and we look forward to welcoming them to campus with the strong foundation they have established at Cayuga Community College.”
“Building academic partnerships with fellow colleges and universities creates opportunities for our students to capitalize on their academic and career potential, which is an integral part of our mission at Cayuga Community College,” said Dr. Durant. “St. John Fisher College is a strong institution with great programs and faculty who are invested in the success of their students. I know that our graduates will thrive in their challenging, student-focused environment.”
To complete a transfer to St. John Fisher College as part of the new agreement, Cayuga students must first earn their associate’s degree from any of 10 specified degree programs. These programs include Business Administration, Computer Science, Criminal Justice and multiple Liberal Arts & Sciences programs. Students will also identify a related program at St. John Fisher College they wish to transfer into from a designated list of options. 
In addition to earning their degree at Cayuga, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 to be eligible to transfer to St. John Fisher College as part of the new agreement. Certain programs may require a higher GPA or additional pre-requisite coursework.
All currently enrolled and incoming Fall 2021 Cayuga students are eligible to be considered for the transfer program.
Cayuga students may choose from one of 38 academic majors in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business, education, and nursing, as well as 11 pre-professional programs at Fisher. The College also offers a variety of in-person, hybrid, and online master’s and doctoral programs in business, nursing, education, pharmacy, and public health.
A member of the State University of New York, Cayuga Community College offers 32 degree programs and 10 certificate programs, plus micro-credentials and workforce development training. With a strong online offering and campuses in the cities of Auburn in Cayuga County and Fulton in Oswego County, the College offers thousands of students opportunities to start or resume their higher education pathway.
For more information about St. John Fisher College, visit For more information about Cayuga, visit

Oswego Health Expands Primary Care Services in Fulton

With a continued demand for primary care services throughout Oswego County, Oswego Health is expanding access to care and opening a second location at 98. N. 2nd St., Fulton on April 5, 2021.
“Oswego Health’s mission is to provide accessible, quality care and improve the health of residents in our community,” stated Michael Backus, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Oswego Health.
Before the decision to open a second location in Fulton, Oswego Health heavily analyzed the community's need for healthcare services by conducting a community needs survey. 79% of the respondents reported that they travel outside the county for healthcare services. The access to health care indicator reports the percentage of adults aged 18 and older who self-report that they do not have at least one person who they think of as their doctor or health care provider. This indicator is relevant because access to regular primary care is important to obtaining preventive healthcare and avoiding unnecessary emergency department visits.
In 2020, 22% of Fulton residents who visited the Emergency Room had indicated they had no primary care provider as well as 23% who visited one of the urgent cares. This analysis helped identify there was a need for additional primary care to serve the residents of this community. 
“Oswego Health is expanding our primary care services throughout the region and we are excited to open a second PrimeCare in Fulton to meet the healthcare needs of the residents,” Backus shared.
Providing care at PrimeCare located 98. N. 2nd St will be experienced clinical staff led by Dr. Vandana Patil, Cassandra Hunsberger, FNP-C, and Dierdre Wahl, FNP-C.
In addition to the new practice opening, Oswego Health offers primary care services at the Fulton Medical Office Building, located at 522 S. 4th St., Fulton with providers Joselito Ouano, MD, Meaghan Primm, MD, and Andrew Rogall, MD, as well as Oswego Family Physicians located at 110 W. Utica St, Oswego with providers Douglas Guenter, MD, Mark Humphrey, MD, Robert Morgan, MD, FAAFP, Micheal Stephens, MD, Jessica Digby, PA and Bobbie Rae Vangorder, PA. 
By regularly seeing a primary care practitioner, you can identify and control health risk factors before they become problems. We are confident you will continue to receive the same, high-quality care from our dedicated staff.  In addition to in-person visits, please know that our practitioners also offer telemedicine should you find that more convenient.
New patients are now being accepted at this location. To schedule an appointment, please call 315-668-1202.

Featured Available Commercial Property Listing

Airport Industrial Park
Town of Volney
  • Located along Route 176 and Howard Road\
  • Adjacent to the Oswego County Airport
  • Less than 3 miles to NYS 481
  • Less than 15 miles to Port of Oswego
  • Only 25 miles to Hancock International Airport in Syracuse
  • Industrial zoning
  • Electricity and gas supplied by National Grid; 13.2 kV service
  • Septic system and municipal water; sewer extension project in progress with anticipated completion in 2021
Space: 170 acres available
Sale/Lease: Negotiable
Contact: or 315-343-1545
44 West Bridge Street | Oswego, NY 13126 US
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