LGBTQA Club at the College Experience

LGBTQA Club Launched at the College Experience

Students have advocated for a LGBTQA club that will be a safe place for students to speak about gender issues that affect them or choose to attend if they support others with these identities. The club has been proposed and organized by Gillian Friedlander, who is one of our College Experience tutors. The club started about a month-and-a-half ago and is known as the Rainbow Moon Club, which the students have named themselves.

College Experience Heather Kuzmich America's Next Top Model

America’s Next Top Model Visits the College Experience

All the students of the College Experience surely had stars in their eyes on Monday, March 11, 2019. A national celebrity came to visit them for the two Student Forums composed of freshmen and seniors, respectively. Heather Kuzmich, who competed on the 7th Season of America’s Next Top Model Cycle 9 in 2007, visited our program to speak to the students about her experiences being famous and the realities of pursuing one’s dreams.

College Experience Alumnus Speaks at Mercy College

Alumnus Speaks at Mercy College

On the date of Monday, March 4, 2019, Amy Maiorano was invited to Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY, where she had the chance to speak to the class of Professor Eileen Hoffman. We wish to highlight her public speaking talents, where she educated the class about Deletion 22q.

Adaptive Skiing Mt. Snow College Experience

Alumnus Participates in Adaptive Skiing Event

David traveled all the way to Vermont to participate in the “Kids of Courage” event that took place on Sunday, February 10, 2019. The mission of Adaptive Sports and the Kids of Courage event is to provide opportunities for young people with chronic illnesses to enjoy the thrill of skiing using adaptive equipment as well as the support from staff members like David.

Speed Dating College of Saint Rose

Speed Dating at the College of Saint Rose

One of the more unique activities was a post-Valentine’s Day surprise on Friday, February 15, 2019 in the Midnight Eats Lounge on Madison Avenue. Midnight Eats, which is normally a late-night dining and relaxation area, was turned into Dating Central as plenty of our students chose to participate in Speed Dating. They paid a very small fee to have the chance of meeting other college students beyond those in the program to tell each other about their interests, life backgrounds, and what they are looking for in a romantic relationship.

Best Buddies College Experience

First Best Buddies Meeting of 2019

The first meeting of 2019 for the Best Buddies Club recently took place within the Midnight Eats Lounge located on the College of Saint Rose campus. Best Buddies is a wonderful opportunity for our students to form friendships with mainstream students from the College of Saint Rose to help immerse them in campus life.