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.”
Debbie is a woman on a mission: to spread science to people in a way they can understand. A professional tutor at SUNY Broome, she is now enrolled in the New Media Design program as a further step toward her dream career.
When you hear Destiny calling on Nov. 27, make sure to pick up – and donate to #Broome24! Even better, you can call her and her dedicated Phone-A-Thon peers at (607) 778-5182 during #Broome24, or donate at any time – even now! – at www.sunybroome.edu/broome24.
“Tomorrow is shaped by what we do or fail to do today,” Betty Soskin Reid, the nation’s oldest park ranger, told a standing-room only crowd in SUNY Broome’s Decker Health Sciences Room 201 on Nov. 14. “These periods of chaos are cyclical and they’ve been happening since 1776.”
Inspired by his high school English teacher, Joshua strives to become an educator himself someday. “I want to pay it forward. I feel I could be a bridge in another person’s life,” said the Early Childhood Education major, who is also a resident assistant in the Student Village.
The Applied Learning & Career Center recently hosted SUNY Broome’s very first Career Week (Oct. 29 through Nov. 2) to celebrate National Career Development Month (November).
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.
“It’s pushed me to start my own business someday. I think my life has become more broad and it’s benefiting me a lot,” Caleb said of his time at SUNY Broome. “Coming here helped me better understand what I want to do.” Read more about this Business Administrator major and RA in the Student Village.
The campus community and guests gather each year to honor the service of veterans, who safeguard our rights as Americans – including the freedom of speech, the press and assembly, and the freedom to vote and pursue an education, said Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer Francis Battisti.
SUNY Broome’s Student Village resident assistants were able to share their knowledge and talents at the Stony Brook RA Conference! Read more about the experience from Student Village RA Abigail.
Dr. Shane Kilcommins, head of the Law School at the University of Limerick in Ireland, crossed the Atlantic to represent the University of Limerick at SUNY Broome’s Transfer Day on Nov. 1, as well as the Fall Open House. On Nov. 2, he spoke to a range of Criminal Justice & Emergency Services classes about victims, the public interest and the criminal process.
In music, practice makes perfect – and so, too, in higher education. SUNY Broome is actually Victoria’s third school. She has truly found herself at SUNY Broome – as a musician, mentor and leader
Minhyung’s first try at an American education was an isolating experience. At SUNY Broome, she found a passion for biology and will transfer to Cornell, with the ultimate goal of becoming a dentist. She also gives back, aiming to help her fellow students succeed as a tutor and campus leader.
On Oct. 30, 2018, the college held a ribbon-cutting and grand opening for The Hive, the campus’ online-only radio station. You can listen to it from anywhere in the world by pointing your Internet browser to www.sunybroome.edu/thehive.