Robert Scholefield ‘ 86: Health Services Management

It’s an exciting time in healthcare in the Mohawk Valley, most notably with the recent opening of Mohawk Valley Health System’s (MVHS) Wynn Hospital. Playing a large role in that effort is Deerfield Native Robert Scholefield, who serves as an executive vice president of MVHS. He stayed local for college, earning his Health Services Management …

Steve (’06) and Gina (’03) Surace Give Back to Alma Mater

In addition to having highly successful careers, Steve ’06 and Gina ’03 Surace recently made the decision to establish a $25,000 endowed scholarship that will benefit undergraduate business students at SUNY Poly, assisting students who are in the same position they were once in. Currently, Steve who has his MBA in Technology Management from SUNY …

Liz Ellis ’16: Communication and Information Design

Each weekday, local listeners start their day with Liz Ellis, whose morning show, Listen It’s Liz, is broadcasted on 97.9/105.5 KISS FM. The Utica native and Communication & Information Design major, who graduated in 2016, is also the Promotions Director for Roser Communications which includes KISS FM, Bug Country, and TALK 100.7 FM. “I handle …

Once a dream, now a reality

SUNY Poly alums/adjuncts open medical clinic in Syracuse Bikash and Kumari Regmi’s passion for the medical field was ignited thousands of miles away from Caring Family Health, a clinic they recently opened in the Syracuse area. At a young age, both left their native Bhutan, and spent the next 17 years in Nepal refugee camps. …

Meet the Student Ambassadors: Joseph Gadway

Hometown: Central Square, NY Anticipated Graduation Year: 2025 Major(s): Business and Finance Minor: Actuarial Mathematics Why did you choose SUNY Poly? I chose SUNY Poly because it is a school that provides me with the opportunity to expand on technological advancements in the business and mathematics field to further my education beyond just book knowledge.  Why …

Meet the Student Ambassadors: Ria Aman

Hometown: Palatine, IL Anticipated Graduation Month/Year: May 2024 Major: Biology Why did you choose SUNY Poly? I chose SUNY Poly for the Upstate Accelerated Scholars Program!  Why did you choose your major? What do you like about it? Biology was the most fitting major for the pre-med track, and I have also always loved the life sciences! …

Meet the Student Ambassadors: Deepika Manduva

Hometown: Frisco, Texas Anticipated Graduation Month/Year: May 2026 Major(s): Biology (Pre-Medicine) Why did you choose SUNY Poly? The main reason I chose SUNY Poly is for its Upstate Accelerated Scholars (UAS) medical program. Other reasons include the small class sizes which enables more individual focus for students and the guidance for resources and opportunities within my …

Meet the Student Ambassadors: Rosalea (Rosie) Claeys

Hometown: Mechanicville, NY Anticipated Graduation Month/Year: May 2025 Major: Civil Engineering Why did you choose SUNY Poly? I grew up in a small town, so a small campus sounded welcoming. Also, the civil engineering program provides several concentrations that gives me options within my major.   Why did you choose your major(s)? What do you like about …

Meet the Student Ambassadors: Asa Guntert

Hometown: Guilderland, NY Anticipated Graduation Month/Year: May 2026 Major: Mechanical Engineering Why did you choose SUNY Poly? The SUNY Transfer Track (Engineering Science to Mechanical Engineering) was really attractive to me. I especially liked that I could attend a college that gave me similar opportunities as a large, research institution with tens of thousands of students …

Mental Health Matters at SUNY Poly

Mental health is health. That important message has been shared across SUNY Poly’s campus and throughout the SUNY system, in a united effort to raise awareness during National Suicide Prevention Month. SUNY Poly students have access to several important mental health services and resources as explained by Director of Wellness Stacey Genther in a recent …

Gabriella Yacobucci

Gabriella Yacobucci ’24: Mechanical Engineering

Some students know exactly what they want to study when they step foot onto a college campus for the first time, but statistics show that often isn’t the case. Multiple sources report that an estimated 20-50 percent of students enter college undeclared. New Hartford native Gabriella Yacobucci was one such example. Drawn to SUNY Poly …