WIthin SUNY’s 3 million alumni, the 64 colleges and universities educate some of the most talented individuals in the world. SUNY strives to educate its students by providing them with great knowledge that helps to lead them into successful careers.
With over 5,000 programs total, SUNY has build a solid platform for our students to grow and excel. From helping Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak build one of the first Apple computers, to creating security codes for the National Security Agency, to ensuring that their children are able to enjoy a bountiful and lively planet in centuries to come, our graduates’ intelligence blends with creativity and collaboration to expand the capacities of this generation.
Here are 8 SUNY alumni that have excelled in the area of science:
Timothy Wentworth (top row, center) with the first cohort of Wentworth Family Scholars.
A $2.25 million gift to the Monroe Community College Foundation from alumni Robin ’80 and Timothy ’80 Wentworth (Franklin Lakes, N.J.) will provide full scholarships to 40 MCC students each year. The gift is the largest in the college’s history.
The gift establishes the Wentworth Family Scholarship program at MCC, an endowed fund that gives students opportunities to start their college education. The first cohort of Wentworth Family Scholars—aspiring computer scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and health care professionals from across our community—was present at the November 14 gift announcement.
“Tim and I hope this scholarship empowers students who can someday help others in a similar fashion,” said Robin Wentworth who earned an associate degree from MCC.
If you follow along, we recently explored SUNY Alumni In Television and Movies This Semester to great acclaim! So, naturally, it is time to highlight talented SUNY alumni in music. This fits perfectly with the start of Round I of Music Madness, which pits 13 of some of the top musical artists in the SUNY system against each other to discover who is the voters’ favorite SUNY star.
Of those who have attended a SUNY school before this year’s Music Madness contestants, many have been awarded impressive recognition around the world. From single-man/woman bands to complete rock groups, the lineup of 10 Musicians That Made It Big After SUNY may surprise, intrigue, or confirm your beliefs about them!
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Daniel Solomon served in the United States Army for 6 years. Daniel climbed up the ranks during his time of service and reached the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Daniel graduated from Binghamton University in 2007 with a B.S in economics. After graduation, Daniel enlisted in the Army Reserves. Daniel’s path in the U.S Army Reserves was an exceptional one. After boot camp, he went through a plethora of training–eventually spending 47 weeks at the Defense Language Institute (D.L.I) learning Farsi.
After graduation from D.L.I, Daniel performed one tour of duty in Iraq. There, he led a small group of younger soldiers in an effort to enhance force protection and protect soldiers and civilians from terrorist threats. After one year, Daniel returned home to his family and continued his military training.
While overseas, Daniel’s thirst for knowledge grew strong. The foundation that Binghamton University helped Daniel build led to his acceptance into Columbia University, where he is currently enrolled in a dual major program to receive an MBA and a Masters of International Affairs.
SUNY’s 64 unique campuses throughout the State of New York provide a wide array of opportunity, offering an amazing depth and breadth of undergraduate academic programs — over 5,000 total. Almost every academic program is available somewhere within SUNY, and our past and current students have used that to their advantage.
All of SUNY’s 3 million alumni have made an impact on the world. For some, that impact included rising to great fame! These alumni show the range of impact SUNY Alumni have on culture and society.
So without further adieu, here are 15 people that you may not know are SUNY alumni: