Category Archives: Faces of New Paltz

MOnica Farrell

Passion for politics sparked at New Paltz

Monica Farrell Hometown: Bayville, N.Y. Major: Political Science Minor(s): Disaster Studies, International Relations Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2015 Graduate School: Master of Science in International and European Politics, University of…

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Activities shape aspiring teacher’s experience

Tamara Litt ’15 Hometown: Manhattan, N.Y. Major: Childhood Education (English concentration) Minor: Jewish Studies Anticipated Graduation: May 2015 Clubs/Organizations/Activities: — Kappa Delta Phi National Affiliated Sorority — Gamma Sigma Alpha…

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Student finds her niche in biochemistry

    Maria Ortiz ’15 Hometown: Bronx, N.Y./Dominican Republic Major: Biochemistry Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2015 Clubs/Organizations/Activities: AMC-CSTEP Program Lab Assistant Latino Cultural Center Chemistry tutor Scholarships: Barbara & William…

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Alumni serve inner-city youth

For one group of alumni, New Paltz served as the place where they connected. But their relationships took on an entirely new purpose at a community organization just across the…

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Professor unites science, art educators in STEAM workshops

Aaron Knochel Position(s): Assistant Professor, Art Education Involved in Digital Design and Fabrication curriculum Leader/Organizer of STEAM It Up Workshops (Local K-12 schools) (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Education:…

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Alumnus assists faculty with classroom technology

Keron Lewis ’09 ’11g Major(s): Digital Media Production, Black Studies (undergraduate); Humanistic Multicultural Education (graduate) Position: Evening Operation Supervisor, SUNY New Paltz Instructional Media Services Clubs/Organizations/Activities: Resident Assistant, Deyo Hall…

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Alum becomes YouTube sensation

Jesse La Flair ’08 Major: Fine Arts (Sculpture) Hometown: Long Island, N.Y. Profession: Professional parkour athlete and freerunner, stuntman Years before he became YouTube’s most-subscribed-to parkour and freerunning athlete, Jesse…

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Business alum directs MBA program

Aaron Hines ’00 (Management) ’04g (MBA) Position: Director of MBA Program and International Projects Adjunct faculty member, SUNY New Paltz Hometown: White Plains, N.Y Former Positions: Educational Opportunity Program Advisor,…

Max Benezra

Psychology student finds rich opportunities outside classroom

Max Benezra ’15 Major: Psychology Hometown: Jericho, N.Y. Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2015 Clubs/Organizations: • Co-Director, Epic-Glee • Assistant Coordinator, OASIS/HAVEN • Senior Resident Assistant/Community Development Assistant, Deyo Hall •…

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Bio major aims for med school, pediatrics career

Velisha Guillaume  Hometown: White Plains, N.Y. Major: Biology (Cellular/Molecular) Minor: Psychology Anticipated Graduation: May 2015 Clubs/Orgs/Activities: AMP/C-STEP Resident Assistant, Shango/College Hall Co-President/Former Secretary, Minority Association for PreMedical Students Former member,…