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Meet the Instructor – Michelle Brown

In a series called “Meet the Instructor,” we will introduce you to some of our CEP Instructors throughout the year. We hope you will enjoy learning more about our fantastic adjunct professors who are absolutely dedicated to helping our students to learn and grow! The first instructor we would like to introduce is Michelle Brown!…


Hello from Baby Adelaide!

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer break and is excited to begin another year with CEP very soon! Just wanted to give a quick update – baby Adelaide “Addy” Grace was born on July 27th  measuring 7lbs 10 ounces and 19 inches long. We’re lucky – she’s a very happy baby! I’ll be home on…


Favorite CEP Memories

As students prepared to leave for the summer break, we asked students and staff:“What was your favorite CEP memory from this year?” Here are the responses: Abby: I got to speak at a Living Resources board meeting about my experiences working as an intern at Dutch Manor Stables – that was really cool! I was…


The College Experience goes to Lake George

Summer Adventures and New Beginnings

As we wind down Summer Session II and the students prepare to pack up and move into their new rooms as seniors in the program, or into new apartments as graduates of our program, it’s a great time to recap some of the other interesting activities everyone enjoyed over the past few weeks. It’s certainly bittersweet…


The College Experience at c

Day Trip: Circle B Ranch

On Wednesday during the second week of Summer Session II, six students traveled to Circle B Ranch in Chestertown, NY for a real horseback riding experience! As told by CEP staff member, Judy: ” Circle B Ranch proved a perfect day for a mountain trail ride. The six students mounted personally selected horses for a…


The College Experience Walks all the way over the Hudson

Day Trip: Walkway Over the Hudson

During Summer Session II at Saint Rose, students go out on the 2-3 night vacations that their group planned during Summer Session I. When students aren’t out on their vacations, there are still plenty of activities and classes happening on campus and around the Capital Region, and the College Experience Program offers a wide variety of…


Camelback Resort Trip

There are two different types of vacationers out there – those who are all about seeing and doing as much as possible, and those who are looking for a little relaxation. For our second overnight trip of Summer Session II, the group was determined to create a low-key, relaxing and rejuvenating experience while still fitting in…


The College Experience at Wildwood

Wildwood Summer Trip

For the first overnight trip of Summer Session II 2015, six students and two staff members left for the sandy beaches of Wildwood, New Jersey. The group chose Wildwood during their Trip Planning class that took place during Summer Session I because they wanted to spend most of their time swimming in the ocean and…


Throwback Thursday

For all of our social media users out there, you may have heard of a phenomena called “Throwback Thursday.” Spend any given Thursday on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and you are bound to see some of your connections posting photos of childhood memories or events from years past. In honor of “Throwback Thursday” we figured…


Mosaic Masterpieces!

Under the guidance of art instructor Sharon Lombardi, some CEP students created gorgeous mosaic pieces during a Summer I elective course. Students learned how to sketch out initial designs on paper, and to select the colors to be used in their designs. Then, students were instructed in how to use tile nippers to cut glass…