When 306 students and alumni gathered for Cardinal Networking Nights in Plattsburgh, Albany and New York City this winter, they heard from alumni in a variety of career fields.
There was an attorney; a staffing and operations director; a portfolio manager; a sales manager; the director of a Head Start program; a technical production supervisor for a TV network; a head of private equity; and a financial planner.
Their career journeys were different, yet each hit upon one theme.
Phillip Baltz ’88 — president of public relations firm baltz & company — put it this way: “The most important thing is to have extreme determination and to follow your passion.” Read more.
Expeditionary studies majors Garret Cooper and Matt Smith’s 750-mile canoe paddle along the Srepok and Mekong rivers in Vietnam and Cambodia has become more than their required senior expedition.
Between being attacked by fire ants and being arrested — twice — by Vietnamese police, the expeditionary studies majors have turned their trek into a floating lifesaving seminar. Read more.
Sean Conklin never expected to be a match.
Sure, he let technicians take a swab test inside his cheek, and he let them enter the results into the bone marrow registry, but he never thought it would amount to anything more.
Then the email arrived. “URGENT PLEASE READ IMMEDIATELY.” Read more.
SUNY Plattsburgh has a plan.
And now, evidence of that plan has taken over a wall of Flynt Commons, otherwise known to alumni as the Blue Room. Read more.