Program Director
Jenn Dorsey 518-782-6947      

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Siena College is proud to host the NEH Landmark Workshop for School Teachers "Heaven on Earth: Shakers, Religious Revival and Social Reform in America." On behalf of the college, I'd like to welcome you to our franciscan and catholic college where a tradition of intellectual curiosity has existed for the past 75 years.

Siena HallSiena College had its inception in the year 1937 when His Excellency, the Most Rev. Edmund F. Gibbons, D.D., Bishop of Albany, extended an invitation to the Franciscan Friars of the Province of the Most Holy Name, to establish an institution of higher education within the confines of the Capital District. A site suitable for this purpose consisting of 38 acres, located in Loudonville, was acquired in April of the same year as the first step in the realization of this project. Since the beginning, the College was placed under the patronage of St. Bernardine of Siena, the illustrious 15th century Franciscan scholar. St. Bernardine is a fitting patron for he embodies the rich and deep intellectual tradition that the followers of St. Francis bring to education.

Siena College offers its students a stimulating academic program featuring a core liberal arts education and professional programs in business, social work, and education. While pursuing any one of thirty majors and more than fifty minors and certificate programs, leading to the Baccalaureate, as well as a Master of Science in Accounting, Siena students participate in study abroad, internships, independent studies, honors programs, and undergraduate research, as well as NCAA Division I athletics, intramural athletics, and a wide variety of club and service organizations.