Professor Mindy Kronenberg’s Poems Published in the Suffolk County Poetry Review Inagural Issue

mindyby Layla Abdullah-Poulos

SUNY Empire State College mentor Mindy Kronenberg and alumus Ed Stever, editor of the Suffolk County Poetry Review, will have poems published in the periodical’s inaugural.

There will be a launch event/reading

Saturday May 9th, 2015

Dowling College in Oakdale

50 Idle Hour Blvd, Oakdale, NY, 11769

the Hunt Room.

Dr. Kronenberg is an accomplished poet and instructor who fosters a love for creative writing in her students.  Join her as she shares more of her inspirational work with the world!

10 Things All White Folks Need to Consider about the #BaltimoreUprising

Jamie Utt

As I reflect upon the most recent Baltimore Uprising taking place in the wider movement for racial justice in the United States, I can’t help but be simultaneously frustrated and inspired by the White people in my life.

I’m inspired by White friends and mentors who are striving for accountable solidarity to Black people within the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and I am constantly taking notes about how I can do more to advance the cause of racial justice through my own work, words, and activism.

But I’m also frustrated and disappointed in how so many of us are choosing to direct as much energy as possible to blaming people of Color for their own oppression and to condemning them for expressions of grief and rage that make us uncomfortable and afraid.

So as I reflect on those simultaneous feelings, I wanted to reach out through the medium of my writing, one White person to another, in hopes of inspiring us to think and engage more critically as people of Color literally fight for their lives. Continue reading



Another generous donor has stepped forward and challenged us to reach 550 donors before midnight tonight! If we can reach 550 donors before midnight tonight the New York Community Bank Foundation will give the college an additional $10,000.


We currently have 400 donors, so only 150 more to go to be able to receive this additional gift.

Make your gift today at or call (518)581-5454 and be counted as part of the challenge. Remember, gifts of any size count!

The 2015 Empire State College 24-hour Challenge is Today! 400 donations = $30,000

24AAlumnus and Foundation Board member, David Mazzetti ’10 and his wife Joy have issued a challenge to the Empire State College community…

400 Donors


David and Joy will make a gift of $30,000 to support scholarships and student financial aid!


Visit, or call 518-581-5454 to make your gift.

SUNY Empire State College Scholarships Available!

dollar-163473_1280It is that time of the academic year when the SUNY Empire State College Foundation begins to consider students for scholarships.  These funds can make a significant difference in a student’s ability to pay tuition and fees.  The main requirements to be a candidate for any SUNY Empire State College scholarship includes: Continue reading

BMI Leaders Meet with Deputy Commissioner of NYS Office of Homes and Community Renewal

David A. Fullard Date: 04/23/2015 10:15am


Photo: Omar Richards, vice president, BMI; Larry Johnson, president, BMI; Karim Camara, deputy commissioner of the NYS Office of Homes and Community Renewal; Jay Marshall, founding BMI member; David A. Fullard, assistant professor and faculty advisor for BMI

Students, faculty and alumni leaders of the SUNY Empire State College Black Male Initiative met on April 16 with former NYS Assemblyman Karim Camara, recently selected by Gov. Cuomo to head up a new $50 million state program in the NYS Office of Homes and Community Renewal, focusing on faith-based initiatives. Camara will oversee grants to nonprofits to help with jobs creation and affordable housing programs, especially for those most in need. As described in Cuomo’s 2015 Opportunity Agenda, this new program will partner with the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Children’s and Family Services, Housing and Community Renewal, State Nonprofit Coordinating Unit and Empire State Development Corporation, “to help communities deliver services and combat the root sources of poverty.”
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5 Steps to Requesting a SUNY Empire State College Scholarship Recommendation

keyboard-453795_1280Since the majority of SUNY Empire State College scholarships and fellowships require a recommendation from a course or primary mentor, it is important to contact them as soon as possible and ask for assistance in attaining funding. There are five things to consider when writing a request for a scholarship recommendation: Continue reading

MSiA Members Donate over 50lbs During the SUNY Empire State College Earth Week Clothing Challenge!

MSiA president Layla Abdullah-Poulos collected clothing from the college’s Old Westbury and Hauppague locations donated by members.  Over 50lbs of clothing was brought to Big Brothers, Big Sisters Long Island.

“I am happy to be a part of MSiA members giving back!” – Layla Abdullah-Poulos