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.
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.
On Friday, March 15, 2019 Rachael Rose, who is a College Experience senior, worked with a staff member to navigate the CDTA bus system in order to make it to a fun and delicious event at the German-American Club of Albany.
Dodgeball Madness has once again returned to the College of Saint Rose in full force! Alek Fisher has been preparing for this annual dodgeball tournament, playing catch with fellow students and staff and practicing catching the ball with one hand.
The College Experience and Living Resources, Inc. are overjoyed to once again present the public speaking talents of David Lieberman who delivered a presentation at Hobart and William Smith Colleges on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.
The College Experience and Living Resources, Inc. wishes to congratulate Nick Williams who appears to be on a roll, which is a huge understatement! In a single week, Nick has managed to have two successful interviews at the Palace Theatre and the Guilderland YMCA to become a volunteer.
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.
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.
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.
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.