“Everything & everyone at SUNY Ulster made my time here unforgettable.”
Humanities & Social Science '11
Retired U.S. Army First Sergeant, Frank Reggero, has decided that after giving to his country for 24 years, what he’d most like to do is continue giving by advocating for Veterans Benefits and higher education for all Americans.
After graduating from SUNY Ulster with a 3.81 GPA, Frank’s now taking SUNY Albany by storm, where he’s majoring in Political Science with a minor in Economics and a concentration in Public Law. It’s a big dream, but Frank has his family to help see him through. “My daughter and I study together most weeknights. She practices her third grade spelling, reading and arithmetic skills while I study public law, climate change and economics.”
Here at Ulster, Frank was the President of the Student Veteran of America (SVA) chapter, an admissions student aide and a Student Admissions Ambassador. He also actively assisted the admissions staff at seminars addressing the concerns of returning adult students and Veterans. “If you’re serious about attending college and want to get the most for your money, then SUNY Ulster is the place to start or return to. I literally applied and was accepted the same day. The Admissions staff walked me though the entire process from meeting with my advisor to processing my GI Bill through the financial aid office.”
What’s Frank’s next move? He’s applied for internships in the New York State Assembly and Senate for the spring 2012 semester. “If everything works out,” adds Frank, “I’ll be experiencing the American political system first hand.”