December 6, 2012

Troy Office Goes Out for a Stroll

Troy office with audience Victorian Stroll

Victorian Strollers stopped by the college's Troy office

‌(TROY, N.Y. - Dec. 5, 2012) Faculty and staff from the Troy office of SUNY Empire State College were among the estimated 25,000 people that participated in the 30th annual Troy Victorian Stroll.

Taking advantage of the large, festive crowd, Connor Smith, Diana Hawkins and Miriam Russell handed out flyers on the street and invited members of the public to the third-floor office of the historic Rice building at 216 River Street to learn more about the college. Upon arrival, Center for Distance Learning Faculty Mentor Deborah Smith presented “Holiday Gifts in 15 Minutes” to participants.

Smith pitches group at the Troy Office at the Victorian Stroll

Faculty Mentor Deborah Smith welcomed guests

“Active local businesses and an eclectic arts and cultural community make Troy an exciting location for the Northeast Center. We are actively working with the local Chamber of Commerce and Hudson Valley Community College, and look forward to increasing our work with students in the Troy area,” said Dean Gerald Lorentz, who attended the event with Dean Tom Mackey and other faculty and staff members, socializing with alumni, prospective students and their families to generate awareness for this unit, which opened in May 2011.

Overseen by the college’s Northeast Center, the Troy office houses faculty from both the Northeast Center and the Center for Distance Learning.

At the undergraduate level, online or face to face, students work individually with faculty mentors to develop a degree plan that suits the needs and goals of the student.

Alumnus Derico and family at the Troy office for the Victorian Stroll

Alumnus Chris Derico '06, right with wife Crystal and daughter Maya

‌'06 Alumnus Chris Derico is pictured here with his wife Crystal and daughter Maya, after they stopped by the Troy office to say hello during Sunday's Victorian Stroll. Derico earned a Bachelor of Science in Business, Management and Economics with a concentration in information technology.


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518-587-2100, ext. 2918



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