Meet 麻豆传媒社区

Learn more about 麻豆传媒社区 through personal stories from the campus community.
Mohamed K.
鈥淲hen people see you work hard, they鈥檙e willing to help you.鈥
Leah C. leaning on car
鈥淭here is so much strength in deciding to do something not typically expected of women.鈥
Omar C. on campus
鈥淐hess is a metaphor for life, 64 squares on the board, infinite opportunities.鈥
Brianna B. in lab coat smiling
鈥淢y kids. They are my main motivation.鈥
Taison A. in automotive lab
鈥淐oming to 麻豆传媒社区, I learned not just how to start, but how to complete what I started.鈥
Coleen C. outside smiling
鈥淓very time I do my schedule with my advisor, I鈥檓 in tears. I鈥檓 always like 'I can鈥檛 believe I鈥檓 doing this.'鈥
Jordyn G smiling on campus
鈥淚 just love working with kids and seeing them grow and develop.鈥
Thomas Striplin
鈥淧otential is great, but it鈥檚 nothing unless you do something with it.鈥
Ken R. smiling on campus
鈥淚 think 麻豆传媒社区 plays a large part in the improvement my art has seen over the past four years.鈥
Parmina and Amina in graduation gowns
鈥淲e are the first in our family to come to America and to complete college.鈥
Daphne B. in her graduation gown
鈥淵ou鈥檙e never too old or too young to pursue your dreams.鈥
Exercise Science Alumni Jacob Carroll and Adam Fox
鈥淥ur goal was to just try to make health and fitness more accessible to people. And when we started out, we weren鈥檛 thinking of this as a business.鈥
Jennifer C.
鈥溌槎勾缴缜 is a great place to start to figure out what your interests are.鈥
Alexander Patterson at internship with New York State Legislature
鈥淚nstitutions like 麻豆传媒社区 are so important for people like me to be able to go back and get that second chance.鈥
Stephanie T. and Jesse R.
鈥溌槎勾缴缜 is where I got my passion for nature.鈥
Michael G. on campus
鈥淚t was just good to know that other people here cared about my success, and that definitely helped.鈥
Josh R.
鈥淭he detective work that was involved in diagnosing a car. I really, really liked that aspect of it.鈥
Craig S. in the classroom
鈥淭he work that we do here is important, and I always tell my students that they have someone鈥檚 life in their hands.鈥
Cooper playing soccer
鈥淎t summer camp, you get to meet people and you get to try new things.鈥
Mariam in a chair on campus
鈥淐oming to 麻豆传媒社区 gave me that extra time to fully figure out what I wanted to do.鈥
Dara sitting in chair
鈥淚t鈥檚 obvious that program is top notch and really respected in this area.鈥
Jalen smiling
鈥淚 wasn't really playing attention to my grade point average. I was just doing the work.鈥
Emily in the TEC-SMART building
鈥淚t takes a while to know what you want do for the rest of your life. You need to explore opportunities.鈥
Sophia L.
鈥淚 feel like I've been able to get to know my professors and they've all been very helpful.鈥
Blanca on campus
鈥淚 don鈥檛 think people treat me like a 17-year-old, they just treat me like a student. At 麻豆传媒社区, I really feel like I fit.鈥
Joe on campus
鈥淥ur schedule is ridiculous 鈥 wake up 5 a.m., bring the boys to school. Bring my wife to work. Get back to Troy, daughter goes to day care, and then my day starts.鈥
Pravindra P.
鈥淚 felt like I had an opportunity, a purpose, a drive to help those that are in need, so that鈥檚 why I applied for the president position at PTK.鈥
Starletta S.
鈥淭he human services career path is challenging and at the same time it鈥檚 also one of the most rewarding there is.鈥
Micah D.
鈥淣ow, more than ever, is the time to start in a field like this. We really need people out there helping the community.鈥
Nada Jaiteh
鈥淲hen I first applied I didn't get in because the program was full. So, when they told me there was a spot open I took it, and I鈥檓 glad I did!鈥
Sean Clancy
鈥淚 would definitely recommend this program to anyone who wants to go into the design field.鈥
Trisha L
鈥淚鈥檓 grateful for the program and I鈥檓 definitely prepared to go out in the workforce.鈥
Brie Marchese
鈥淚 love having the ability to encourage, teach and develop minds in a creative way.鈥
Garry Polmateer
鈥淚 was just a curious person and 麻豆传媒社区 really accommodated that with all that it had to offer.鈥
American Sign Language instructor Shannon J.
鈥淪ign language isn鈥檛 only for Deaf people. People from all walks of life can use it ... the more people that learn sign language, the better. 鈥
Stephen Breen poses in the Early Childhood Education classroom
鈥淭his is what I was meant to do in this chapter of my life.鈥
Farkhondeh Tajik
鈥淭he great thing about 麻豆传媒社区 is the progress you can make. Here, I know I can get the support I need to go on to another school.鈥
Markeia Robinson on campus
鈥淲hen I look back on my life, I just want to be able to say I was able to inspire other people to reach their goals.鈥
Keshana Owens-Cody headshot
鈥淵ou have to be able to meet people where they are, have a passion to serve and be a problem solver.鈥
Katie A. headshot
鈥淎fter my first year at UAlbany, I was already considered a junior because of all the credits that I earned in high school.鈥
Areeg K.
鈥淚f you get the grades and do well here, you will do well at RPI or wherever you want to go.鈥
Dalton receiving the Outstanding MET student award
鈥淭he professors at 麻豆传媒社区 provided real life examples combined with theoretical practices.鈥
Akedra W. sitting outside on campus
鈥淚鈥檝e always had big dreams, and 麻豆传媒社区 is part of making those come true.鈥
Seth DeGraff standing with hood of car open in automotive lab
鈥淚n my opinion, we鈥檝e got the best teachers here at 麻豆传媒社区.鈥
McKayla Dias in graduation cap and gown
鈥淭he campus is accessible, and the teachers really want to make sure the students succeed.鈥
Lindsey Gileski
鈥淚'm so glad I had this opportunity to decide what I wanted to do, and I was able to choose my own path.鈥
Molly Novakowski in nursing lab
鈥淚t鈥檚 a challenging program, that鈥檚 for sure.鈥
Sayema Matin
鈥淭here are resources here to help you excel at every aspect of your life.鈥
Ali C.
鈥淗onestly, I'd say 麻豆传媒社区 is a hidden gem. Every class I'm taking will probably transfer.鈥
Rasul Ali learned some life lessons the hard way but now, nearly six years after starting the Engineering Science program, his perseverance is on display.  A graduate of Green Tech High School in Albany, Rasul started his higher education at the College of Saint Rose back in 2012, but he admits that he simply wasn't prepared to make that leap from high school to college. After a single semester, he was out of school and working a two jobs to make ends meet and pay off his college debt.  \u201CI got kind of overwhelmed by being in school full-time and working almost full-time and I fell flat. I wasn't managing my time so I dropped out and just kept working,\u201D he said.  After a few years out in the working world, Rasul knew he could accomplish more. Gradually, he started taking a few classes at 麻豆传媒社区 through the Office of Continuing Education. \u201CI enrolled in one course and then the next semester I enrolled in another and then I just kept going,\u201D he said. \u201CBy the second or third semester, I knew I wanted to study Engineering Science so that was my focus, but I still had a lot of things in my way.\u201D   With the Spring 2019 semester looming, Rasul realized that if he went back full-time and took four courses, he could finish his degree and make plans to transfer. That\u2019s just what he'll be doing, five and a half years after he started at 麻豆传媒社区.  One person who will watch with pride as Rasul crosses the stage at commencement is his mom. \u201CShe always saw my potential. She was one of those parents who even if you got a 90, she was saying \u2018how come this wasn't a 95?\u2019 so yeah she'll be there. She held the bar high for me.\u201D Rasul has some scholarship opportunities and is weighing his financial aid options as he looks to continue his education but he said he looks back with real pride to his accomplishments at 麻豆传媒社区. \u201CI remember back just trying to get through Calc I and thinking \u2018how am I ever going to do this?, but it\u2019s happening. I look at this as a check point. I just want to keep going.\u201D
鈥淚 look at this as a check point. I just want to keep going.鈥
Steve W. sitting at a table in the Learning Assistance Center
鈥淲ouldn't it be great if I can do this for a living some day?鈥
Siri W. at a car dealership
鈥淭his is exactly the position I had in mind when enrolling at 麻豆传媒社区.鈥
Tony C. on campus
鈥淚 think it was really good that I started at 麻豆传媒社区 because it prepared me not just academically but mentally.鈥
Jenny R. and Millie R. sitting at a table
鈥淭here really aren't a lot of summer camps that are fun and not just child care for kids that age.鈥
Severina Rivers at commencement
鈥淚'm going to celebrate this graduation, because I put a lot of work into this. You need to celebrate the triumphs in your life.鈥
Valerie Eagle
鈥淚'm telling my story to make a difference in peoples' lives.鈥
Sean Lachhander
鈥淚n high school, I really wasn't motivated by education. I decided I'm going to go to 麻豆传媒社区, get my two-year, and then transfer.鈥
Saad M. in a computer lab
鈥淚 always had it in my mind that I needed to go back to school and continue college and the people here have been so helpful.鈥
Noreen Sharkey in a hair studio
鈥淕oing back to school is no joke. It takes work and discipline, but it's so fulfilling.鈥
Nick McSpedon in the automotive lab
鈥淚t makes you feel good to help someone out.鈥
Minling Lee on campus
鈥淭he professors make me feel as though I am living with a 鈥榣arge family鈥 while I am studying at 麻豆传媒社区.鈥
Mary Kate Robinson at a Foundation reception
鈥淚鈥檝e been connected with the college in some way since 1972, and I have a strong attachment to this place.鈥
Jenny Edwards at commencement
鈥淚t鈥檚 humbling to be back in college. But my professor, Eileen Mahoney, took the time to help me through that first semester.鈥
Grace Harrison speaking at commencement
鈥淚 remember meeting with the admissions director. She planted the idea that I could get to Cornell from here.鈥
Debora Nova in a lab
鈥淭ry every day toward your goal. Work hard. Be unstoppable. Do it every day, and don't give up.鈥
Danielle C. in the Collegiate Academic Support Program office
鈥淐ASP gave me everything I needed to succeed and a chance to help others. I made some really great friends.鈥
Tyler Sims at commencement
鈥淲ith his grades on the rise, he returned to the football field the following fall.鈥
Arnela Mahmutovic in an art studio
鈥淭he Fine Arts community at 麻豆传媒社区 is something special.鈥