November 5, 2014

Voices Poetry Group Members Meet Cristy Dwyer '08, '10, '13

Tyrone Watson, an undergraduate student with the college’s Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies, and O. Richards and Kristen LaBoy, undergraduate students learning with the college in Metropolitan New York City, took time to get to know Cristy Dwyer ’08, ’10 and ’12 after her keynote address.

Tyrone Watson, an undergraduate student with the college’s Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies, stands at left next to Cristy Dwyer ’08, ’10, ’13, O. Richards and Kristen LaBoy, undergraduate students learning with the college in Metropolitan New York City. The students, all members of the Voices Poetry Group, met with Dwyer immediately after her keynote remarks at the college’s 2014 Student Academic Conference. Photo/Empire State College

Members of Voices Poetry Group, one of the college’s student clubs, attended the 2014 Student Academic Conference, held in late October at the Wolf Road Holiday Inn, Albany.

Tyrone Watson, an undergraduate student with the college’s Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies, and O. Richards and Kristen LaBoy, undergraduate students learning with the college in Metropolitan New York City, took time to meet Cristy Dwyer ’08, ’10, ’13 after her conference keynote address.

In addition, these students participated throughout the weekend in academic presentations, the poster session, meals, the town hall event host by President Merodie A. Hancock and many other activities.

Digital images of some of voices members at the conference are available at http://commons.esc.edu/voicespoetrygroup/2014/10/26/student-academic-conference-pictures/

The students shared with Dwyer, who lives in Manhattan with her husband and fellow alumnus, Hugo ’06, that the group will be holding “Thanksgiving on the Hudson,” 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, at the college’s Hudson Gallery, 325 Hudson Street, fifth floor, at the corner of Vandam Street, the college’s Manhattan location.

At the event, special guest Kaswaina Powell, also known as Kaswaina Da Poet, will be signing her new book, “Raw Poetry Do Judge Me Society.”

The club welcomes college students, alumni and faculty and provides a forum to create, share, develop and hone creative forms of expression.

On the last Friday of every month, Voices members and guests meet faithfully from 5-7 p.m. at the college’s Livingston Art Gallery, 177 Livingston Street, Brooklyn. Students and alumni from the college’s more than 35 locations throughout New York state are welcome and encouraged to join Voices.

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