SUNY Broome faculty, students and community partners are gearing up for the sixth annual Health for Haiti global service learning course this Winter Term. There has been a remarkable shift in the projects: Grande Saline, the rural community where the program concentrates much of its efforts, has begun to take a more active role.
After 10 weeks of Wednesday teleconferences, the students in David Shrum’s English class at la Universidad de Celaya and in Kathleen McKenna’s Effective Speaking class at SUNY Broome held their final teleconference. The collaboration was part of SUNY Broome’s ongoing Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) initiative, designed to give international experiences to students right here on campus.
We are excited to announce the final approval of our new Culinary Arts AOS degree program. Students can now apply for the Fall 2019 semester.
How did a high school dropout become a criminal defense attorney in private practice? Students in the Lunch with the Law program listened to Robert Leanza Williams Jr. speak on the importance of having grit and a dream.
This past year, the Lunch with the Law program has worked to bridge the divide between young men of color and members of the law enforcement community. As with many large events, the logistics can be complex – but Talik Farmer makes sure it runs seamlessly.
Part-time adjunct instructor Rich Harrington (Art and Design) has forged a relationship between SUNY Broome and the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator through his ART 106: Introduction to Three Dimensional Design course.
Saleh, who is from Sudan, didn’t speak much English when he first came to SUNY Broome. Now fluent, the Engineering Science major tutors his peers, and is planning to one day return to his home country and build schools for the deaf.
On Nov. 29, SUNY Broome celebrated a new bachelor’s degree partnership with Bellevue University. Students can take the classes they need at SUNY Broome and then complete their bachelor’s degree with Bellevue’s online classes, typically in 18 to 20 months.
The fourth annual SUNY Broome 24 Hours of Giving exceeded our expectations!
The Hornet community showed its generosity by donating multiple gift baskets to Wishes for Wyatt. As of Nov. 28, the campus community donated three dozen gift baskets with a variety of themes.
Kaitlynn wasn’t successful at her first college and her dream of transferring to Binghamton University seemed to drift out of reach. Coming to SUNY Broome has made a significant difference and her transfer options are back on the table. “The professors here work with me. The advising here is amazing. Everything is so easy,” she said. “The adults genuinely care and want to see the students succeed.”
After much reflection, Gabriella decided that she wanted to become a person who can change someone’s life — and opted to major in Human Services. An internship and her job as a Resident Assistant give her the opportunity to practice her skills outside the classroom.
“I want to be that person to help someone, whether through an organization or as an advocate,” she said.
Brianna learned about SUNY Broome from a neighbor. Now the Marketing major and Student Village RA recommends the college to others. “I got to meet different types of people from all different walks of life,” she said. “The professors were amazing, too, and customer service at the Registrar’s Office and Financial Aid was helpful.”
When his dream career as an archaeologist no longer proved a good fit, Alex went to SUNY Broome to retrain as a nurse. He’s glad he did. “Coming back to school as an adult has been so much easier. The professors pay a lot of attention to students and they are accessible,” he said. “It makes me wish I had considered a community college before a four-year institution.”
For the first time in 35 years, Anthony found himself in a classroom — and is loving every minute. “Talking with other people in the field, I have the chance now to take the transfer and go on to get my masters. The opportunity is here for me now,” said the Chemical Dependency Counseling major, who plans to earn a master’s degree in social work. “Sometimes I wish I would have done it years ago, but it wasn’t my calling then. Now it is.”