The Kenzie program, a Buffalo State College scholarship opportunity, started with four students in 1998. Fifteen years later, it has grown to fund 26 high-achieving, underrepresented minority undergraduate students, emphasizing academic achievement, leadership development, mentoring, and community service, and close interaction between students and mentors. The scholarship includes a $2,400 award renewable each year provided that the student maintains a 3.0 GPA, and also offers a cash bonus of $520 each semester if the scholar makes the dean’s list.
“Mr. Kenzie allows his scholars to reach their educational potential through his generosity and wise guidance,” said Janine Diaz, a Kenzie scholar who graduated in May 2012. Ms. Diaz graduated with a degree in Fashion/Textile Technology and is currently working as an Assistant Designer at Aidan Mattox, an eveningwear line. Several department stores will carry her line of clothing this winter.
Ms. Diaz is one of many Kenzie success stories as the Ross B. Kenzie Family Presidential Scholarship program celebrates its 15 year anniversary. The scholarship program was created and endowed by Mr. Ross B. Kenzie, former Buffalo State Council Chair from 1982 to 1998.
SUNY is a national leader of higher education systems. From pioneering the federal Know Before You Owe financial awareness program through SUNY Smart Track to setting the standard for higher education systemness, the Empire State’s diverse organization of 64 campuses is complex and powerfully interesting while delivering results for thousands of students every year.
But our educational experience doesn’t stop at the end of the semester, the receipt of a diploma, or our first job offer. It continues as a legacy through this exceptional university system. And having been around since 1816, SUNY has grown to accumulate many distinctions that make it really stand out.
Here are 5 Things That You May Not Know About SUNY…
Of the 13 contestants, five will continue on to Round II. Because the diverse talent that this collection of entries presents, each voter is able to vote for two of their favorite musicians. We encourage you to sit back and sample them all so that you can let us know who you feel is the best! Oh, and play nice. Here’s our Social Media Policy. And the other terms are found here.
After this round, which runs until Sunday, November 24 at 8:00 p.m., the Semifinal (Round II) will accept votes from Tuesday, November 26 at noon to Friday, December 6 at 11 p.m. And then… the Final (Round III) will run from Tuesday, December 10 at noon to Wednesday, December 18 at noon.
This month brought the first freeze across much of New York State and with it, snow. The end of the fall semester and beginning of the spring semester on SUNY campuses sees a lot of beautifully cold weather (AKA, activities). Since SUNY has campuses on Long Island, in New York City, the Adirondack Mountains, on a Great Lake, near the Canadian Border, and close to Niagara Falls, the weather itself varies but climate is very similar: cold, cold, cold!
If you’re anything like me, you always look for reasons to stay indoors and rationalize “guilty pleasures” like a few extra calories in a day or adventurous up-takings. So, in the spirit of Arctic-like temperatures, here are 5 Things That The Cold Weather Gives You Excuses To Do:
Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities Names New York a Leader in Economic Engagement
SUNY Chancellor Zimpher poses with the APLU Innovation and Economic Prosperity Award in Washington, D.C.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the State University of New York was recognized by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) with a prestigious national award for its economic engagement efforts, including START-UP NY. SUNY was one of four institutions of higher education presented with APLU’s inaugural Innovation and Economic Prosperity Award in Washington, D.C.
“From START-UP NY to SUNY Nano Tech, New York State is using our university system to innovate, develop new industries to grow the upstate economy, and most of all, create jobs,” Governor Cuomo said. “This prestigious award from APLU is a testament to our economic engagement efforts, and I congratulate Chancellor Zimpher and all of SUNY for this recognition. We will continue to use our world-class SUNY system as an innovative asset to attract private partnerships and investments, grow local economies across the state, and create jobs in New York State.”
SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher accepted the award at the APLU annual meeting in Washington, D.C., where she delivered a keynote address on the importance of higher education in front of more than 2,000 people.