Students encouraged to pursue advanced education during college visit

Cooke Elementary School visitOn Wednesday, Oct. 22, SUNY New Paltz welcomed 80 students from George Cooke Elementary School in an effort to give the fifth-graders a closeup 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 School plans to sponsor another visitation day in mid-November—this time for students at Pine Bush High School.