At Stony Brook University this summer, 15 talented full-time community college students had the research experience of their academic careers. The students were a select group, awardees of the Chancellor’s Education Pipeline Biomedical Research Award, an annual award which gives community college students from New York State access to scientific research experience. The 15 deserving winners each represented their community colleges and regions from across the state, working and studying at Stony Brook University with faculty mentors, putting their powers of inquiry into a variety of academic fields and projects. From Long Island locals from Suffolk Community College and Western New York students from Niagara Community College, the program drew in the best and brightest from the SUNY system.
SUNY Mascot Madness is all about SUNY engagement; students, fans, alumni, and community members rally together to boost their favorite SUNY mascot up. But what’s the reasoning behind two hundred thousand votes cast in 2013?
As we approach the end of this year’s competition (which you still have some time to vote in if you haven’t already), we compiled the best mascot quotes from their profiles to explore the differences in personalities between the mascots. After all, who would have otherwise known that some North Country mascots have a longing to meet? Or how each of the 30 mascots joined their SUNY campus? Just like SUNY students, our mascots are diverse, energetic, and passionate!