ESC Ed4All Presents to SUNY Ban the Box Commission

Ban-the-BoxThe SUNY Empire State College student group ESC Education for All will speak to Governor Cuomo’s SUNY Ban the Box Commission today.  “The Box” is an unnecessary part of some college admissions applications that unfavorably targets formerly incarcerated applicants and disproportionately affects minorities.

ESC Ed4All co-chairs Tanya Thompson and Omar Richards, faculty advisor Jim Wunsch and founder of H.O.L.L.A.! Cory Greene will speak to the commission via video conferencing at the SUNY Empire State College Metropolitan location.

ESC Education for All serves as an example of the dynamic student activism taking place at SUNY Empire State College.

Good luck Ed4All.  Minority Students in Action stands in solidarity with you on this issue!

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Visit the ESC Ed4All Facebook page to show your support!

5 Empire State College Students Receive SUNY Chancellor’s Award

The SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence is given to students in recognition for “their integration of academic excellence with other aspects of their lives, which may include leadership, campus involvement, athletics, career achievement, community service or creative and performing arts.” The award is a distinction for both the students chosen and the college they attend.

There are 5 SUNY Empire State College students chosen to receive the  2015-2016 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence:

 
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Jaime Lopez,

Omar Richards,

Kim Russell and

Eric Schultz.

We are proud to note that two MSiA members, Layla Abdullah-Poulos and Omar Richards, are among the list of Empire State College students honored.  Congratulations Layla and Omar!

Congratulations to our SUNY Empire State College Fellows and all of thisYear’s SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence Recipients!

MSiA President Selected for SUNY Chancellor’s Award

10460338_1536490826615368_1839929455579642052_n (2)Every year, SUNY honors students from its colleges throughout the state with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.  The award recognizes students for “their integration of academic excellence with other aspects of their lives, which may include leadership, campus involvement, athletics, career achievement, community service or creative and performing arts.”

This year, Minority Students in Action president Layla Abdullah-Poulos was selected to receive a SUNY Chancellor’s Award.  Abdullah-Poulos is one of five of SUNY Empire State College’s 20,000 students to be selected.

Congratulations Layla!