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The School of Education welcomed young, potential students on their visit to campus

Posted by: on Nov 11, 2014 | No Comments

On Wednesday, Oct. 22, SUNY New Paltz welcomed 80 students from George Cooke Elementary School in an effort to give the fifth-graders a close up look at campus life.

Sponsored by the School of Education, the visitation day included a welcome from School of Education Dean Michael Rosenberg,

a visit to the College’s planetarium and lunch in the Hasbrouck Dining Hall.

“It has been our experience that college visitation days serve to motivate young students and inspire creativity as well as the pursuit of an advanced education,” said Rosenberg. “By experiencing firsthand the many attributes of SUNY New Paltz, we believe that young kids in our region will continue to strive and achieve, and ultimately seek to better their lives by attending college.”

The Hudson Valley Writing Project has prepared a writing activity about the planetarium show for the children to enjoy on their hour-long bus ride home. Additionally, the School plans to sponsor another visitation day in mid-November—this time for students apart of the Excelsior Academy at Pine Bush High School.

The Excelsior Academy program offers students the opportunity to gain practical experience and college credits in the areas of literacy, education, medical, law and government. At SUNY New Paltz these students will be attending a planetarium show too as well as visiting the innovation center, taking a tour of campus, and even taking a look at the dorms for a more personal experience.


Leading them throughout the day will be AMP & C-STEP students as well as Ashley Wellington, a current SUNY New Paltz student who was once a part of Pine Bush’s Excelsior Academy.

“We want to show them that they have options,” says Lenore Schulte, Program Administrator at SUNY New Paltz. Schulte believes it is important for the high school students to not only continue their education but understand that it’s actually possible and achievable.

Irene Watts-Politza Recognized by MHSSC

Irene Watts-Politza Recognized by MHSSC

Posted by: on May 9, 2014 | No Comments

We congratulate Irene Watts-Politza, lecturer in the Department of Elementary Education, for receiving the Mid-Hudson School Study Council 2014 Education Leadership Award.

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