The College Experience and the Transitions Program would like to offer our most sincere appreciation to the Special Olympics branch located on 94 New Karner Road, for being so supportive of Sam Nam during his first year as an alumnus.
The Alumni Activities Club had ventured out into New York City once again to take in some culture, talent, and new friends. Nick Williams, Mia Carr, and Bill Fitzpatrick were escorted by staff to a small theatre where they saw a play titled, “beth.”
The College Experience and Living Resources, Inc. would like to emphasize how impressed we are by the ambition and leadership abilities of Danielle Passariello! Danielle has chosen to spearhead an upcoming fundraiser to raise money so her entire 2018-2020 class may go on an exciting senior trip by the end of the year. The event will be on Friday, March 27, 2020 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Saint Andrew’s Church.
The Alumni Activities Club traveled on a two day, one night trip to Atlantic City this past weekend on Sunday, February 23rd to Monday, February 24, 2020. Everybody had a wonderful time, and the weather was beautiful especially considering it was the middle of winter.
One of our Cooking Classes led by staff member, Edith “Plummy” Chase was recently hard at work learning how to make BLT (Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato) sandwiches in one of the house kitchens. New skills such as cooking and learning how to navigate internships may be intimidating for our students, although staff is always at hand to help everyone surmount the “fear factor.”
A recent cooking class led by our instructor, Edith “Plummy” Chase, guided the students to learn how to make french fries – a very nice treat when balanced out with the nutritious meals the student also learn how to whip up in their kitchen full of useful tools.
The Alumni Activities Club packed themselves in a vehicle to go to the swimming pool at the Guilderland YMCA. I am sure we would all agree there is no better way to rage against winter than go into a heated swimming pool and hot tub. This is definitely one of the most popular locations for the Alumni Activities Club and our first time visiting since the beginning of 2020.
On the date of Saturday, February 1, 2020, three alumni from the College Experience set off on a road and train trip with their Media and Activities Liaison all the way to New York City. Staff drove everyone from Albany to the Poughkeepsie Train Station. Upon our arrival, we painted the town red with an entire day of fun and Broadway magic.
Some of the students of the College Experience gathered in the common area of one of the houses to enjoy the sportsman-like battle between the 49ers and the Chiefs for Super Bowl LIV on Sunday, February 2, 2020.
On Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Jesse sent a producer for the Dr. Phil Show a letter about David’s story and asked for help for his friend who had an estimated few more years to live with this self-destructive path of food addiction. The pitch was promptly accepted with the producers making arrangements for David, his family, and Jesse to travel to Hollywood, CA to meet for the first time in person on the show!