Sharing a Love of Poetry With the Community
Apr17

Sharing a Love of Poetry With the Community

Poet laureate isn’t a term that is heard every day. But, whoever holds this prestigious title plays a significant role in the development of a state’s accessibility to the arts and literature. The poet laureate is appointed by the state to serve as its consultant on poetry. Along with this title, the poet laureate seeks to advance the understanding and integration of poetry within the classroom. George Kalamaras, newly appointed...

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Meet a True ‘Maven’ of Balancing Life and Work
Apr02

Meet a True ‘Maven’ of Balancing Life and Work

Running a family is hard enough, but running your own company on top of that is no easy feat. Mothers are now defining their roles as successful businesswomen more than ever. According to a 2013 Pew Research Center Study, mothers are the primary breadwinners in 40% of households with children in the U.S. One mother, in particular, exemplifies this finding. In addition to taking care of her three young children, Nancy Johnson Horn is a...

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Rising UFC Star Paves His Way to Success In and Out of the Ring
Mar25

Rising UFC Star Paves His Way to Success In and Out of the Ring

It’s 6:00 a.m. and while many people in his town of Uniondale, New York are still fast asleep, Aljamain Sterling is up to start his day. He drives over to Uniondale High School where he teaches part-time until school is dismissed around 2:30 p.m.  At 3 p.m., he heads over to the school gymnasium to coach varsity wrestling before jetting out at 6 p.m. to make it to a jiu-jitsu or sparring class. And if he hasn’t crashed yet, he attends...

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Alumni Profile: Cara Friedman
Mar18

Alumni Profile: Cara Friedman

Cara Friedman is a driven student, professional, and social entrepreneur. Friedman is the former Senior Director of Marketing at Likeable Media and is now studying full-time toward earning a Juris Doctorate. Friedman graduated from the University at Albany in upstate New York with a BA in Communications and an MA in Organizational Communication. She soon joined the team at a then-young company called Likeable Media in New York City....

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Erin Hamlin ‘11 Contender for “Best of U.S.” at 2014 Winter Olympic Games
Feb28

Erin Hamlin ‘11 Contender for “Best of U.S.” at 2014 Winter Olympic Games

Bronze-medal-winning Erin Hamlin ’11, SUNY Empire State College, is in the running for Female Olympian of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Hamlin is the first American ever in to win an Olympic medal in luge singles competition. “I came in with no expectations, which was huge,” said Hamlin. “Training started to go really well and I got comfortable on the track early in the week. I started having pretty solid runs and so I thought this...

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From the Dominican Republic to SUNY: An alumna inspiring others to excel
Feb25

From the Dominican Republic to SUNY: An alumna inspiring others to excel

From the Dominican Republic to SUNY: An alumna inspiring others to excel  University at Albany — The Kingston Times this month profiled University at Albany alumna Ashley Knox, who has earned a master’s degree in humanistic and multicultural education and bachelor’s degrees in Spanish/African American studies and sociology, as she leads a series of inspirational talks titled “Go Beyond Greatness.” Ms. Knox...

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