Connections Spring 2015 Features

Spring 2015 Features

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Chalk the Walk

Twenty two students in Empire State College’s International Programs collaborated with faculty, staff and tourists to draw images of peace with chalk in front of the Archaeological Museum in Paphos, Cyprus, in July.‌ ... MORE

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Confer. Support. Collaborate.

Empire State College student Layla Abdullah-Poulos ’10, founded Minority Students in Action as "a point of coalition and solidarity in order for its members to assist each other in obtaining academic success and to produce a unified voice at the college.” ... MORE

Part of the Zeidner cattle farm operation in Bradford County, Penn., includes stabilization of the laneways and animal concentration areas with heavy use area protection, one of the many ecologically sensitive land-management strategies owners Brian and Pat Zeidner employ.

Farming for the Future

A fascination with wetlands and water quality and a desire to improve the land he calls his home led graduate Brian Zeidner ’11 to college learning that translated into sound conservation practices, which are now benefiting his friends and neighbors. ... MORE

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Lifelong Learning Among NYS Employees

With 11,000 employees of the state of New York working in Albany’s Empire State Plaza, surely there will be some who are interested in the history of beer in America, or financial aid options for college students, or how to grow a flourishing perennial garden, manage stress, or become an entrepreneur. ... MORE

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From Health Care to Higher Ed: Giving Back

Catherine Collins, RN, NP, Ed.D. and associate professor in Community and Human Services at the college’s Buffalo location, knows about the challenges of being a working adult student, and she brings that empathy to her work when she mentors her students. She worked her way up from nurse’s aide to an LPN to an Ed.D. ... MORE

Brooklyn Mentor Cory Kallet, Brooklyn’s Chief Program Officer Sandra Chapman and Metropolitan area Mentor Robert Carey in Brooklyn City Hall. Together the three have developed projects to benefit the citizens of Brooklyn.

Boosting the Borough of Brooklyn

SUNY Empire State College holds the distinction of being the first college invited to join a Financial Literacy Council, established by the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President. The council hopes to educate Brooklyn residents about financial matters that could either help or stymie their economic well-being. ... MORE