Student Aye Aye Tun and Library Senior Clerk Polly Karis, who has worked to help acclimate refugees to the college campus.
More than 4,000 political refugees from around the world have settled in the Capital Region in the past decade, and Hudson Valley is making a strong effort to reach out to this new group who seek their own version of “the American Dream.”
Because of its stable economy and relatively low cost of living, the Capital Region is one of the main resettlement locations used by the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI). Working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, USCRI helps refugees emigrate and legally enter the United States. Once here, they help refugees acclimate to their new home, find a job, learn English and begin the daunting task of re-starting their lives in a new country.
Alumni Profiles is an ongoing series highlighting successful graduates who, with a SUNY education, achieved interesting and influential careers.
Angelo Mazzone is an entrepreneur, educator, visionary, and family man. He has taken advantage of his education at Hudson Valley Community College and Schenectady County Community College to build a hospitality empire in Upstate New York, and now gives back to the College in a handful of ways, including offering experiential education opportunities to students.
Following graduation from SCCC (1974) and, subsequently, University of New Haven in Connecticut, Mazzone returned to New York to jumpstart his career. He saw rapid promotions in multiple positions before testing his entrepreneurial skills through acquiring management and catering of a local restaurant.
With St. Patrick’s Day recently passing, Irish eyes were smiling while looking at opportunities within SUNY. Several SUNY schools offer a very unique array of study abroad opportunities with nearly 600 programs in more than 50 countries. Ireland is among those countries where students could study for as long as one semester or academic year, or have a short-term experience during the winter or summer. Internships, volunteer and service learning opportunities are also available in Ireland. Each program ensures an unforgettable experience for students.
We’ve gathered some basic information on a few of the many opportunities offered by SUNY campuses to study abroad, here specifically in Ireland. Read below to learn a little about them, and visit the campus website to find additional information.
Eustace attended Edinburgh Napier University at the age of 28 and received his 3-year Bachelor of Arts degree. A month shy of graduation, he was already working for GQ magazine, having 4 covers by the end of that year. His client list has since then expanded to Vogue, Telegraph, and Panasonic just to name a few. Although largely associated with portraiture, his works also include fashion, documentary, and landscape.