For Immediate Release
February 12, 2013
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ALBANY, NY— Three students from The College at Brockport, State University of New York, spent yesterday in Albany, sharing information about the College at a table display as part of SUNY Day, an annual advocacy day organized by SUNY.
Along the way they had the opportunity to interact with legislators, students from other SUNY schools, and SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher. As part of SUNY Day, many system schools set up displays in the Legislative Office Building in the state capital.
Marie LaBrie, a graduate student majoring in psychology, was joined by Daniela Bulos ’15 and Nayeri Jacobo ’14. The students were both representing Brockport and sharing information about the College’s Institute for Engaged learning.
"SUNY Day was a phenomenal experience, and I am thankful for having the opportunity of representing the college, " said Bulos.
The Institute serves as a portal for students who are searching for a challenging extracurricular experience that fits their interests. Staff at the Institute work with students to identify their goals and aspirations, then collaborate with them to identify programs and opportunities that will aid in accomplishing them. These opportunities include study abroad, internships, collaborative research with faculty, living learning communities, and more.
Assistant provost for Diversity Joel Frater, PhD, oversees the Institute for Brockport and was also in attendance for SUNY Day.
“This was not only an opportunity for us to advocate for resources, but to showcase the accomplishments of our outstanding students, faculty and staff, said Frater. “Our students were able to answer questions about their experiences learning and living at Brockport in general and about high impact educational experience such as service learning, undergraduate research, study abroad, living learning communities, leadership development and community service, in particular.”
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