Alumni

Alumni Profile: Devin Getchell

Before he started his academic career at SUNY Poly, Devin Getchell had little interest or knowledge of the field of Community and Behavioral Health, but several courses his first semester taught by Dr. Joanne Joseph and Dr. Veronica Tichenor not only changed that, but also solidified Devin’s career trajectory, leading him to the Centers for […]

Faculty Profile: Melissa Prest, College of Business Management

With a father in the military, Melissa Prest lived throughout the country as she grew up, from Washington to Kentucky, and Georgia to Hawaii, later returning to her birthplace of Utica, New York, when she was a teen after her father had finished serving. Receiving her associate’s degree with honors from Mohawk Valley Community College, […]

Faculty Profile: Katie Matt - Adviser, Faculty Member, Alumna

When Katie Matt was a student in SUNY Poly’s accounting programs, she originally had her sights set on business. The experiences she’s undergone, though, have made teaching others her business, and brought her right back to where she learned it all – the hallways of SUNY Poly. “I appreciate the reaction students have when a […]

Alumni Profile: Bikash Regmi, Family Nurse Practitioner ’17

Originally born in Bhutan–a small Himalayan kingdom between India and China–Bikash eventually made his way to American soil. After being forced to leave his birthplace, Bikash at the age of 7, spent 17 years in a refugee camp in Nepal until arriving in the United States and resettling in Syracuse, New York. Fast-forward to present […]

Alumni Profile: Jessica MacIntosh CID ’14, IDT ’16

It’s no surprise that Jessica MacIntosh ’16 has achieved a lot in a short period of time. A recent graduate of SUNY Poly’s accelerated B.S. Communication and Information Design / M.S. Information Design and Technology program, her story exemplifies the flexibility and adaptability of two of our most contemporary degrees. It also shows a grounded […]

Portraits of Hope Exhibit Features Refugees in Central New York

They come from all over the world to make their home in the City of Utica and its surrounding areas. And now their faces, their lives, their stories are a sight to behold at a photography exhibit at the area’s most prestigious museum – an exhibit that owes its creation to a SUNY Polytechnic Institute […]

Alumni Profile: Jean Paul (JP) Quashie ‘11

Student Profile: Tanzid Sultan, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics `16

Tanzid Sultan can usually be found curled up at the Peter Cayan library or somewhere else on campus, reading something related to physics. His interest in physics began in high school, but he never believed it was a field that he would devote his life to. Instead, he was encouraged to study engineering. When he […]

Student Profile: Alida Rivera de Davis, M.S. Nursing Education '16

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Those words, by the late Nelson Mandela are how Alida Rivera de Davis describes her motivation for enrolling in the M.S. Nursing Education program at SUNY Polytechnic Institute. “Investing in my academic future will provide me with the necessary tools to […]

Alumni Profile: Stacey Smith

Local Startup Wins Big A SUNY Polytechnic Institute graduate’s idea for a bicyclist water bottle with a bottom drinking valve is now on its way to reality, as well as a place on consumer shelves, after winning a startup business competition in the City of Rome. Stacey Smith, Business Administration ’15, of Westmoreland was one […]

Not Your Average Boot Camp!

Computational Boot Camp ’15 & the SUNY STEM Passport Program A dozen students from SUNY Poly, SUNY Poly’s CNSE, Stony Brook University, SUNY Buffalo, and University of Albany convened at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica this summer for a boot camp unlike any other. The two-week computational boot camp, led by SUNY Poly faculty members Andrea Dziubek, Edmond […]

Meet Fernando Gómez-Baquero PhD ’12: Co-Founder and CEO at BessTech LLC

Why did you decide to attend SUNY Poly and study in the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering? I was recruited by a professor in the nanoeconomics constellation whom I met in a conference in California. He showed me around and I understood the vision and the potential in the intersection of technology, entrepreneurship and […]

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