Brittney Richardson

As a Vestal High School student, Brittney Richardson thought she knew SUNY Broome. Now a recruiter in the Admissions office, she sees an entirely different side to the community college experience – one she didn’t appreciate back then.

“It’s completely changed my whole view,” she said. “You can save money and we have excellent faculty. Because we’re smaller, you have a better chance of getting opportunities. There are so many other things you can do when you’re here, such as clubs and support services. You can develop yourself academically as well as outside the classroom.”

It’s a message she brings on the road, as she visits high schools and community events both locally and across the state.

Richardson graduated with a degree in psychology from SUNY Geneseo and a master’s in student affairs administration from Binghamton University. She has been at SUNY Broome for two years, first as an intern in the Bachelor Partnership Center and Applied Learning & Career Center, before join Admissions as a staff assistant last year.

She loves interacting with prospective students, and feels the thrill of victory whenever she can break down someone’s barrier to success.

“I love the different people you get to work with,” she reflected. “A lot of times, people say, ‘This is what I always wanted to do and now I can do it.’”

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