Children in Haiti, taken during SUNY Broome's Health for Haiti course.

Health for Haiti: Willing partners forge lasting change

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.

Global connections: U.S. and Mexican Students say ‘Adios!’

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.

Kaitlynn Liriano

Change of plans: Kaitlynn finds a new route to her dream school and success along the way

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.”

Gabriella Santana

Personal growth: Gabriella finds both focus and a future in human services

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 Marible

Spread the word: Brianna hones her skills in marketing and leadership

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.”

Alex Button

Unearthing new dreams: Alex prepares for a future in nursing

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.”

Anthony Hill

Anthony rises from addiction to embrace a new identity: Student, tutor and future counselor

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.”