All over New York State, SUNY athletics play a significant role in each one of our 64 state wide campuses. SUNY athletics range from NJCAA and Division III all the way up to Division I. Not only are school athletics important for the obvious reason of competition, but they are also important in creating and building strong school pride and community spirit. Being a part of such a program is not something to be overlooked and being apart of SUNY creates that feeling of fulfillment.
Whether it be Division III or Division I, no accomplishment goes without recognition. These student athletes put forth extreme dedication to not only sports, but schoolwork as well. SUNY athletic programs have flourished through their histories and will continue to strive for excellence.
Lets take a look at a couple SUNY athletic programs to look forward to this fall!
The 2013 Chancellor’s Education Pipeline Biomedical Research Awardees and Program Director
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.
As SUNY grows its enrollment and strengthens its role in local, regional, and global economies, it is important to recognize the costs associated with increasing our impact, like the need to maintain strong infrastructure. This support ensures that the growth is sustainable in the long-run and increases the benefits to existing programs, people, and systems.
To continually develop SUNY most efficiently, the SUNY Construction Fund was established. Celebrating 50 years this year, the office’s main mission is to renovate existing buildings and ensure that all new buildings meet sustainability standards (LEED certified, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
As hundreds of thousands of students return to campus this month to begin another exciting semester of college, many will have the opportunity to explore new facilities, like residence halls, athletic facilities, and academic buildings.
See a few examples of what you may expect to see on your SUNY campus this fall and in the near future after the jump!
In addition to our regular Alumni Profile series, we hear about great things our graduates are doing around the country. Why not share them?
Recent SUNY New Paltz graduate Kaleigh Griffin produced such a captivating senior thesis documentary this spring that she has been asked to remove it from the Web pending film festival entries and distribution.