Mount students make a case in Albany

February 22, 2012

Newburgh, NY -

Mount Students in Albany

Fourteen Mount Saint Mary College students traveled from the mid-Hudson campus to Albany recently and met with New York State Senator William J. Larkin Jr., 39th Senate District, to discuss financial aid and the state budget.

The effort was part of Student Advocacy Lobby Day. These Higher Education Opportunity Program students had an opportunity to practice civic engagement.

Seated (l-r): Dolores Acosta, New York, NY, psychology major; Brianna Ronca, Middletown, NY, human services major and president of Political Awareness Club; Nadirah Muhammad, New York, NY, communications-journalism major and president of Muslim Student Union; Elizabeth Adebiyi, Bronx, NY, psychology major and president of Christian Fellowship Club; Genesis Valverde of Bronx, NY, public relations major.

Standing (l-r): Jaileene Velez of Schenectady, NY, psychology; Keino Isaac of the Mount’s HEOP office, Rebecca Sylvestre of Kingston, NY, nursing; Jefrey Velasquez, Bronx, NY, history/political science, Student Government Association and a resident assistant; Liliana Peralta Zapata, Bronx, NY, public relations major; Eduardo Alvarez, Fishkill, NY, accounting; Jonathan Torres, Bronx, NY, sociology; Senator Larkin, Christian Martinez, Warwick, NY, interdisciplinary major; Xiomara Loarte, Newburgh, NY, interdisciplinary and resident assistant; Corrine McLaughlin, Bronx, NY, psychology.