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UC Participates in NYS Student Aid Alliance Day
Students Discuss Impact of State Aid Programs
Written By Tyler Gardinier '14, PR Intern
Event organized by CICU
Utica, NY (02/11/2014)- Students from Utica College are in Albany today, Feb. 11, as part of New York Student Aid Alliance Advocacy Day.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently released his budget plan for the coming fiscal year. The proposal continues his support of state-funded student aid programs like the Tuition Assistance Program and Opportunity Programs. Support of these programs is critical for students to achieve a college education.
In order for this financial aid funding to take effect, the budget must now go through the legislative process. It is crucial that state legislators hear directly from students as they consider whether or not to support the legislation.
Student Aid Alliance Advocacy Day allows students to tell their own story about how vital student aid is to attending college. Students are also encouraged to support the higher education funding priorities currently provided for the proposed New York State budget.
The New York State Student Aid Alliance Advocacy Day is organized by the Commission of Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU).
For more information, visit nystudentaidalliance.org as well as the Alliance’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
About Utica College – Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelor’s, master’s, 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 4,000 students in 36 undergraduate majors, 27 minors, 21 graduate programs and a number of pre-professional and certification programs.
MARK P. SALSBURY '79
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"My Child Life degree from Utica College has prepared me well for my career as a Child Life Specialist. Not only did I get a thorough background in child growth and development, I was also prepared through classes and a range of fieldwork assignments. I remember how exciting it was to actually relate theory into practice." "My Child Life degree from Utica College has prepared me well for my career as a Child Life Specialist. Not only did I get a thorough background in child growth and development, I was also prepared through classes such as Anatomy and Physiology and Medicines and Pediatrics, which has been a great asset in working in a health care profession. Fieldwork hours with both healthy and hospitalized children including a wide range of ages and abilities were an invaluable experience. I remember how exciting it was during my internship when I was able to actually relate theory into practice."
Sarah MacDonald '97
Child Life Specialist
Child Life Specialist