Alumni

Elias Zeina Business Administration B.S. ’17: SUNY Poly Allowed Me to Support My Family’s Business Through an Affordable, High-Value Education

UTICA, N.Y. – Helping to carry on the tradition of excellent food, customer service and dedication to the culinary side of his Lebanese heritage, Elias Zeina, ’17, ’19, credits his education at SUNY Poly as being the “fuel to the fire” to take his family’s business to the next level. Zeina’s Café, opened in 2010 […]

Alumni Profile: From Balance Sheets to Bustin' Rhymes - Eric ‘Generic’ Armitage ’17

When he’s not using his Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree to crunch numbers for his newly established business, Eric Armitage ’17 can be found dropping beats as a local hip-hop talent whose time at SUNY Poly helped him realize his lifelong dream. A native of Holland Patent, Eric found his niche in hip-hop after […]

Alumni Profile: Alexandria Dodge CID '17

Marcy native Alexandria Dodge ’17, whose well-known voice can be heard throughout the Mohawk Valley as a radio personality for Kiss FM 97.9/105.5 and Bug Country 99.7/101.1 FM, would never have guessed her time at SUNY Poly would lead her to such an exciting career in her hometown. While a student at Whitesboro High School, […]

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 […]

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