SUNY Ulster 2013 graduate Randy Delanoy earned a scholarship to play baseball with Division I St. Bonaventure. Delanoy, a 2011 Kingston High School graduate, was selected for the first team of the Freeman baseball All-Stars. He played second and third base at SUNY Ulster.
Other colleges recent graduates have gone on to play at include Springfield College and Keystone College.
Photo: SUNY Ulster Senator’s baseball player
Randy Delanoy (center) of Lake Katrine signed a National Letter of Intent to play ball with Division I St. Bonaventure. He is joined at the signing at SUNY Ulster on April 17 by SUNY Ulster Head Baseball Coach Steve Freer (left) and Kingston High School Varsity Head Coach of Baseball Mike Groppuso (right).
Affordability and the opportunity to play
soccer with Hall of Famer George Vizvary, who coached the team then, brought Victor Cueva to the Stone Ridge campus from his Kingston home.
SUNY Ulster exceeded his expectations and broke the myths that as a community college he wouldn’t find a sense of community spirit and that his education would simply be an extension of high school.
Here, he found a close-knit college community with the soccer team who became a second family, professors who both challenged and supported him academically, and other international students who became his friends.
“My advice to others is: ‘do not let the myths affect your college decision,’” he says. “Never give up. Perseverance is a great quality to have and SUNY Ulster helped me develop that quality.”
While at SUNY Ulster, Victor was a member of the NJCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Mid-Hudson Conference 2009 team that made it to the regional finals. He led campus tours for prospective students and their parents as a Student Admission’s Ambassador, and consistently made the Dean’s List.
He transferred to SUNY Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, where he became President of the Albany Pre-Law Association and graduated, summa cum laude, with a Political Science degree and a minor in Latin America studies in 2011.
Victor graduated from both SUNY colleges debt free and is now attending Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in Manhattan as a select number of E. Nathaniel Gates scholars, where he expects to earn his juris doctor degree in May 2015.
SUNY Ulster graduate Chris Ferraro shot a 3 under par in the final round to win the NJCAA Division III national golf championship in 2010. Ferraro of Kingston had a four-day total of 286, which was 2 under par, and was named a first-team all-American.