The focus at the XAE induction ceremony was on the students, but they in turn gave plenty of love to the EOP allies and staff members who have supported them during their time at New Paltz. EOP Advisors Christine Featherston and Jessica Purcell joined Broadie as honorary XAE inductees at this year’s event.
Keynote speaker and honorary inductee Paul Broadie II, president of Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, Conn., and a former EOP Advisor and Assistant Dean of Admissions at New Paltz, gave an impassioned speech that spoke to the sense of community that surrounds EOP and its students long after they graduate.
“Writing the College Essay” will include lessons, workshops and group exercises conducted on the SUNY New Paltz campus from July 11 to 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Students and teachers will work collaboratively to brainstorm topics, study effective model essays and organize their ideas and writing in a supportive setting.
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at SUNY New Paltz hosted its 15th annual Chi Alpha Epsilon (XAE) National Honor Society Induction Ceremony on May 5, welcoming a new class of students into one of the largest XAE campus memberships in the country.
The Hudson Valley Writing Project (HVWP) at SUNY New Paltz is welcoming local high school students to a week-long program designed to help them draft the personal narrative essays that are an essential component of the Common Application required by colleges and universities.
Melissa Franson (History, ’14) received the History Department’s Best Seminar Paper award for her essay, entitled “National Baby Week: Saving the British Race.” She is pictured receiving an Outstanding Graduate certificate from SUNY New Paltz President Donald Christian.