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Conversation Series to Feature NYS Senator
Griffo to Speak at Student-Sponsored Event
Written By Abby Hansen '13, PR Intern
Pi Sigma Alpha, James Sherman Society to Co-Host Event
Utica, NY (11/29/2012)- Utica College’s Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society, in conjunction with Utica College’s James Sherman Society, will host a conversation with New York State Senator Joseph Griffo on Monday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. The student-sponsored event will be held in the Willard Conference Room, DePerno Hall, Utica College. Griffo will answer questions and discuss issues of concern to the students and the public.
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Griffo was elected senator in the 47th district in the fall of 2006 and represents New Yorkers in Oneida, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. A graduate of the Rome public school system, Griffo received a bachelor’s degree in political science with Magna Cum Laude distinction in 1978 from the State University of New York at Brockport.
About Utica College - Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls over 3,700 students in 37 undergraduate majors, 27 minors, 22 master’s and two doctoral degree programs.
DARRYL L. MACKEY '86
"Today is a special day for me, as well as for so many of you who have worked hard for the opportunity to be part of this wonderful convocation program."
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"I can honestly say, that I am a better person for having received my education from Utica College." "As a returning adult student, I felt the program was perfect. The class size was small allowing for individual attention when I needed it. I always felt known and accepted as an individual, not just a number among many. The professors were encouraging and helpful in many areas, not just academics. They took a personal interest in us as people, not just students. When I had a difficult time, my professors gave me the extra little push that I needed to continue. I can honestly say, that I am a better person for having received my education from Utica College. Today I teach high school mathematics and also a course at HCCC. The education I received at Utica College has prepared me well for my position teaching the higher math courses in high school. Returning to college to obtain my Bachelor Degree in mathematics was the one of the best decision I ever made. Choosing Utica College made that decision even better."
Diane Roberts '02
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