Mark Your Calendar for SUNY Alumni Day at the Ballpark!
On September 26 — The SUNY Alumni Affairs team is excited to announce that we will once again be hosting a system-wide Mets game this year on Thursday, September 26th, when the New York Mets battle the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field. SUNY will be hosting a pre-game party at McFadden’s Restaurant, attached to the stadium from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and then a night under the lights at Citi Field.
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See What SUNY Alumni are Accomplishing This Week!
In addition to our regular Alumni Profile series, we hear about great things our graduates are doing around the country. Why not share them?
Dutchess Community College’s 40,000 alumni were touted in this week’s Poughkeepsie Journal opinion piece, DCC education is affordable, esteemed, which discusses the socioeconomic impact of the SUNY college on the region.
The SUNY Potsdam School of Education Alumni Association honored Donnalyn Eaton Shuster ’78 with the 2013 St. Lawrence Academy Medal for her significant contributions to the field of professional education.
To view recent campus advancements, more than 1,000 University at Buffalo alumni celebrated their alma mater last week at The Buffalo Pierce-Arrow Transportation Museum.
Binghamton University alumnus Christian Martin placed third in a singing competition hosted last month by Corpus Christi Chorale of Texas A&M University.
Millions around the world took a moment to remember the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks last week. SUNY lost many alumni to the event and subsequent military operations. The SUNY family throughout New York honored those who were lost in different ways, including at SUNY Plattsburgh, SUNY Broome, SUNY Cortland, University at Buffalo, Stony Brook University, and Binghamton University.
A recent workshop hosted by the University at Buffalo’s NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences provided a firsthand — and somewhat harrowing — look at what it takes to start a business, says Tomás Henriques, assistant professor of music at SUNY Buffalo State.
Henriques is the inventor of the Sonik Spring, a handheld metallic spring outfitted with orientation and force measuring sensors that users manipulate to process and generate audio and video in real time. He attended the workshop in June to get expert advice on turning his prototype into a successful product. Henriques and the Research Foundation for SUNY have a patent pending on the Sonik Spring, which he plans to develop into both a musical instrument and a tool for use in physical and cognitive therapy.
Jessica Patterson is a volunteer, student, and role model. She has recently been crowned Ms. Wheelchair New York 2013, will compete in the national competition next year, and is a Client Relations Representative for Key Bank in Central New York.
Ms. Patterson is studying to become a Child Life Specialist. She earned an associates in social sciences and humanities from SUNY Morrisville, bachelors in sociology from SUNY Oswego, and studied Child Life Studies at the University of Wisconsin. Following a motor accident ten years ago that left Ms. Patterson an incomplete paraplegic, she utilizes the unique perspective in volunteering at the Child Life Department at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital once a week, where she plans to become a Certified Child Life specialist in order to further help children cope with hospitalization and disability.
It’s football season again and thousands of athletes are suiting up across the nation to play one of the most popular sports in America. From recreational leagues to high school and college teams to professional-level organizations, the sport is played in varying intensities but with one very real danger: concussions. In fact, in the season opener for the New York Giants, starting cornerback Prince Amukamara was sidelined because of a concussion.
According to the Upstate Concussion Center at the Institute for Human Performance of SUNY Upstate Medical University, a concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that occurs when the normal functioning of the brain is disrupted by a blow or jolt to the head.
So that SUNY can best protect its student-athletes and continue to reach out to younger students, its two concussion research centers, at SUNY Upstate Medical University and the University at Buffalo’s Concussion Clinic, actively investigate concussions and concussion-related illnesses. Acute awareness in order to teach others of the danger is part of the mission.