Thank You Message from Mildred VanBergen: Fall ’15 Mentor Appreciation Award Recipeient

To the Minority Students in Action Club members,

I am honored to have been considered for this award, and grateful for having received it.  Thank you all so much for taking the time to think about the good work that chosen mentors do at this college.  It is very motivating to receive such an award.  It is a unique and powerful confirmation that I am doing some things right !  This club has been a needed service to students, faculty, staff and the community.   I have been promoting it to all of the students I work with.  I am looking forward to collaborating with MSiA in the future.

My award is now in my Old Westbury Office, displayed with pride and positive power!


Mildred H Van Bergen

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About Layla Abdullah-Poulos

Layla Abdullah-Poulos is an alumna of SUNY Empire State College with a Bachelor of Arts in Historical Studies and Literature and is presently a student in the School for Graduate Studies. She expects to complete her studies and receive a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies and Advance Certificates in Women and Gender Studies and American Studies by 2016. An aspiring academic, Abdullah-Poulos uses her knowledge not only to develop her own scholarship but also that of other SUNY Empire State College students. A proponent for the enrichment of higher education through diversity, she plans to continue her work as an educator who conveys to students an ethnically diverse historical awareness and furnish them with the skills necessary to acquire political proficiency and constructively affect societal change.

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