Through the School of Business, SUNY New Paltz offers the VITA service to students, faculty, administration and the community. VITA, a tax service recognized and operated through the IRS, provides a free tax service to anyone who meets the requirements. Donald Furman, a School of Business professor and professional, mentors students as they prepare tax documents electronically or by hand.
This semester, Professor Karl Heiner served as a mentor for four student research projects that will be included in the Student Research Symposium. The four student participants are Juan Weissenberg, Emily Vanderpool, Rachael Forando, and Joelle Bracco, all SUNY New Paltz students.
This years recipient of the Alumnus of the Year award is Leonard Boccia, a wealth management advisor for Wells Fargo. A SUNY New Paltz School of Business graduate, Leonard has always been eager to give back to the New Paltz community and visits classes at the School of Business regularly to speak to students about life after college and searching for a job.
“Word hard, do more, and finish whatever you start” are the three things that Robert Siracusano lives by. Owner of Sawyer Motors in Saugerties and founder of the Sawyer Motor Foundation, Robert is dedicated to community service and philanthropy and this years recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence at the Hall of Fame event in May.
The SUNY New Paltz American Marketing Association ranked 8th as the top silver chapter at the AMA International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans in March. With over 300 student chapters in AMA and around 200 competing in this conference, a ranking of 8th is a momentous accomplishment for SUNY New Paltz as the size of other chapters in the country are three times larger.