My name is Richard Ayers. After moving from Connecticut five years ago, I decided to follow my dreams and pursue a degree in creative writing and art history. I chose to start my process by pursuing a degree in liberal arts and social sciences at SUNY Ulster because it is economical. Going back to school at age 45 has its challenges, but I found that the students and faculty at SUNY Ulster are friendly. What started as a choice based on the economy, turned out to be one of the best choices I’ve ever made.
My name is Cerrwida Brown. I am entering my third semester at SUNY Ulster. I was home-schooled before deciding to begin pursuing my ultimate goal of becoming a specialized dentist (i.e. Oral Surgeon Orthodontist). I have met many people doing many different things at SUNY Ulster and every person I have spoken to has been supportive and willing to help me in any way they can. SUNY Ulster has helped ready me for the future, and has helped me grow into who I am, and who I aspire to be. I have made some wonderful friends and hope SUNY Ulster continues to help others pursue their dreams as well.
My name is Nathan Bunch and I am currently a Computer Science major at SUNY Ulster. I have a passion for technology, programming, and computer hardware. Besides having a love for tech, I also have various interests in music, art, poetry, theoretical science, and mathematics. I’m a little bit of a geek but enjoy socializing and having a good laugh. I’ve worked with Special Events and Technical Services at SUNY Ulster and as a software engineer at the Hudson Valley Current. My dream for the future is to become a successful software engineer at big company such as Google, Microsoft, or Apple. I hope to produce and create useful software that can be used to help others.
Hey guys, my name is Warren. I am a SUNY Ulster graduate class of 2015! My hopes for all of you is that you find SUNY Ulster to feel like home. The campus has many events to partake in - from clubs to activity planning boards and SGO. Even after graduating, I am still very happy to be able to be a part activities on campus. I am currently an Intern for the college’s TRIO Program. I fully believe in our school’s motto of “Start Here. Go Far.” and encourage you to chase your career dreams to wherever they may lead. I look forward to meeting you all soon.
My name is Brian Hayes and I’m a 2016 SUNY Ulster graduate. During my time here I was a member of the choir for six semesters. When it came to academics, what I found as helpful resources were the Learning Center, Writing Center, and Math Center. These places offer tutoring and one-on-one attention. We also have a math team, each semester the group takes an exam as a way to compete with other colleges, it’s competitive and fun. My favorite class was Early Middle Ages. The food from the Dining Hall is excellent. You’ll find the college is a safe and comforting place.
Hello, my name is Marianne Jenkins. I am a 37-year-old returning student and a mother of four children. I am currently entering the Nursing Program in the fall. I have already completed 4 semesters here at SUNY Ulster. Upon graduating from the Nursing Program, I plan to transfer to a four year college and pursue a Bachelor's degree in Nursing. I am excited and honored to be a Campus Connect Leader because I want to share all the fun and exciting things that SUNY Ulster has to offer to all incoming students. The college has offered me numerous opportunities that have made me the student I am today. I am a member of the TRIO program and also a recipient of an Ulster Community College Foundation Scholarship, and am currently a member of the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society. Enrolling at SUNY Ulster was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I look forward to seeing everyone on campus this fall.
I am a 36-year-old returning SUNY Ulster student. My major is Communications and I plan on finishing at SUNY New Paltz for my Bachelor’s degree. As an adult learner working full time with a family is not easy. SUNY Ulster offers many programs and accommodations to all learners to ensure individual success. I am proud to be one of your Campus Connect Leaders. See you during orientation.
Hi, my name is Lia Krempl. I have just finished my fourth year at SUNY Ulster; two as a home-schooled high schooler and two as a full time student. I just received my Associate degree in LA Math and Science and will be transferring to SUNY New Paltz this fall. I love SUNY Ulster and all that it has to offer and am super excited to be able to share it as a Campus Connect Leader. Welcome to SUNY Ulster!
Hi! My name is Ariana Lawlor. I hope to graduate next summer with my Associate's in Liberal Arts and Humanities. When I transfer, I want to get my Bachelor's in English and become a writer! Having been homeschooled my entire life, I never set foot in a public high school. You can imagine that making the transfer from homeschooling to a college campus was a daunting one. Since coming to SUNY Ulster, though, I've only grown as a person. I've learned independence, how to associate with my peers on a daily basis, how to be comfortable in group settings, and how to take control of my own life. SUNY Ulster seems to have a large homeschool community on campus, and I wanted to become a Campus Connect leader to help incoming homeschool students as well as the more introverted who feel uncomfortable with the thought of coming to a college campus. I want to tell you that everything's going to be great and that there are plenty of people (myself included) who are willing to help. Welcome to SUNY Ulster! I look forward to spending the upcoming fall semester with all of you!
Hello! My name is Mariana and I am currently a sophomore at SUNY Ulster. The transition from high school to college was pretty terrifying for me. I didn't know what to expect and I was worried it was going be like high school all over again. After the first week of classes, I kept telling everyone how glad I was that I was in college. SUNY Ulster was the best choice I could've made. I don't feel the overwhelming pressure of a huge campus and millions of people and it definitely is way better than high school. I enjoy every class and activity on campus and I hope new students can too. That's why I decided to become a Campus Connect Leader, to tell the new incoming students how SUNY Ulster offers so much and makes the first years of college not as scary as one would think. The time here goes so fast, but you get so much done while having extra fun once in awhile.
Welcome! My name is Tashira Norris. I’m a full-time employed mother of a high school student and college freshman. Talk about anxiety when I decided to return to college after 20 years to finish my Business Administration degree! I plan to earn my B.A. in Human Resource Management upon graduating from SUNY Ulster. As a Campus Connect Leader, I hope to help you become aware of the wonderful programs SUNY Ulster has to offer regardless of your education and career goals. After my Campus Connect visit, I knew SUNY Ulster was the right choice for me! See you on campus!
My name is Ashton Rodman. I am a Liberal Arts, Math, and Science major. In the future, I hope that I will become a Mathematics professor. I am entering into my third semester at SUNY Ulster and love it here! I have decided to become a Campus Connect Leader because I feel that it is important to share my experiences and knowledge with incoming students. I have acquired leadership skills while serving as a Student Admissions Ambassador for SUNY Ulster. SUNY Ulster has been a life changing experience filled with opportunities and very influential people. I wish you the warmest welcome to SUNY Ulster and the best of luck in your college endeavors! I am thrilled to be part of this exciting journey with all of you!
Hi, my name is Maria Rojas. I am an Individual Studies major at SUNY Ulster and President of the Multicultural Club on campus. I decided to become a Campus Connect Leader due to the individuals I met when I attended last years’ Campus Connect. SUNY Ulster has truly been a fulfilling experience so far. From starting a club that celebrates diversity to having a job on campus as a Student Aide! This of course would not be possible without the amazing relationships I have made with students and faculty. I look forward to more interaction with incoming students.
Hi, my name is Paige Sheeley. I recently completed my second semester as a L.A. Math and Science major. I plan on transferring to a four year university after graduating in the spring of 2017. SUNY Ulster offers endless opportunities through classes, clubs, sports, and internships. If you come here with the mindset that this is 13th grade, you will truly miss out on all the experiences that make this college a fantastic starting point for your educational career.
Hello! My name is Misael Villa. I recently completed my first year here at SUNY Ulster. Ever since graduating Kingston High School in 2015, I knew SUNY Ulster was going to be the next stop in the journey that is my education. I’m a music major hoping to transfer to a music school in the fall of 2017. SUNY Ulster has a lot to offer and I am super excited and honored to be part of the team that will present its campus and much more to you. Welcome!