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The Viking Voice - April 2018

1963
Mary Alice Gaines
Mary Alice Gaines, who passed away on January 21, 2018, was
posthumously honored by Yonkers City Council President Mike Khader her service to the city of Yonkers during Women's History Month. Mary Alice was born in North Carolina and moved to Yonkers at an early age. A graduate of Mercy College and Westchester Community College, she worked hard her whole life, until being named executive director of the Nepperhan Community Center. She guided the center's growth and played an instrumental role in the rehabilitation of the center and its programs. She dedicated her life to helping the youth, senior citizens, and the families of Yonkers. She has served on many different boards (too many to name) and has been awarded countless honors.

1979
Kathleen McShane

Administrator Linda McMahon of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the appointment of Kathleen McShane as the head of the SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO). McShane will serve as the Assistant Administrator for OWBO. In this capacity, she will oversee the agency’s efforts to promote the growth of women-owned businesses. The SBA offers advocacy and programs that provide business training and counseling, access to credit and capital, and multiple business and networking opportunities.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Kathy to the SBA’s team of talented leaders who are committed to the development of small businesses across the nation,” McMahon said. “Her business acumen, accomplishments, and private sector experience are a great fit for the SBA’s programs and resources that help to create more opportunities for women-owned small businesses to succeed, create jobs and drive economic growth. Her background as a small business owner and business leader will be a tremendous asset for women entrepreneurs and the small business community.”

As office head, McShane will manage a nationwide network of Women’s Business Centers that provide training, counseling and mentoring to hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs in every state and two U.S. territories. Her office will also work with representatives in every SBA district office to oversee operations of the Women’s Business Centers and to coordinate services for women entrepreneurs

 

The Viking Voice - March 2018

1978
Cheryl Green
In recognition of Black History Month, the City of Yonkers is highlighting the work of Yonkers Deputy Commissioner of Information Technology Cheryl Green, who has been an integral part of the city's IT department, serving the residents of Yonkers for the past 31 years.
  Most recently, Green facilitated and coordinated the implementation of new computer systems for the City of Yonkers. She also assisted with the preparation of the annual department budget, recommended the purchase of new equipment and researched options to determine the feasibility of implementing new technology to all city departments.
  Green joined the City of Yonkers' IT Department in 1996 as help desk manager, where she provided coverage to computer operations, disseminated work orders, and studied operations, procedures and policies. In 1999, she was promoted to client support manager, where she was responsible for installing hardware, troubleshooting problems within the network, and providing support to end users.
  Green later took on the role of business systems analyst, a position she held from 2005 to present day. She was tasked with facilitating and coordinating the implementation of computer systems for the City of Yonkers, assisted with the preparation of the annual department budget, and recommended the purchase of new equipment and researched options to determine the feasibility of implementing new technology to all City departments.
  Green holds an associate degree in business administration from Westchester Community College, a bachelor's of business administration in management information systems from Baruch College, and is currently completing a master of science degree in human resource management from Mercy


2016

Julia Tortorello-Allen
 

Julia has been named by the Union of Reformed Judaism as one of 16 candidates nation wide for the 2018 JewV’Nation Fellowship’s Jews of Color cohort. From March – November 2018, the fellows will participate in cutting-edge seminars focusing on identity enrichment, professional and leadership development, Jewish learning, movement-building, mentorship, risk-taking, and project work. Julia teaches Hebrew and Torah to children at Temple Beth Am of Northern Westchester, in Yorktown Heights, NY, and social justice at the Center for Social Responsibility at the JCC of Manhattan. She interned at Jews for Racial and Economic Justice and Ma’yan, and participated in JustCity Leadership Institute at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Julia is an outspoken and proud teen mother, who is committed to creating a better world for her daughter, her students, and other young Jews of Color. 

 

 
The Viking Voice - February 2018

1978
Jon Jay Baisley

Jon was reelected as the Supervisor of the Town of  Poughkeepsie, NY, in last November ’s election.  But it was nearly a month after election day before Jon was declared the winner.  Jon led his opponent by just 37 votes election night and there were still a few hundred absentee ballots to be counted.  “I’m glad I won and glad I got the support of the Town of Poughkeepsie,” said Baisley on Wednesday afternoon. “Moving forward, we’re looking forward to preparing the Town of Poughkeepsie for the future through infrastructure and roads.”


 

 
Joseph Olenik
For the first time since he started working at 16, Joseph Olenik, now 59, is going to have weekends off. A man of many hats, which included those of fire marshal, police chief, facilities director for Weston public schools in Connecticut for the last five years.  For the past 32 years he has worked part time for the North Salem Police Department.  Olenik’s time with the North Salem Department was a sliver of what has been a varied career. With more than 30 years’ experience in facilities management, he was the campus police chief for the State University of New York (SUNY) in Purchase, spent 38 years as a volunteer with the Millwood Fire District in New Castle, N.Y., including the position of district chief, and was also New Castle’s fire marshal. His law enforcement career started in Ossining. He went from there to the Westchester County Department of Public Safety for six years before beginning his work in North Salem. After 20 years, he also retired from the New York State Police, in 2012.  In that time, he served for eight years as chief of the NYS University Police at SUNY Purchase, and doubled as its chief operating officer, managing a staff of 150 employees. Prior to that, he was the operations manager at Iona College in New Rochelle, where he was responsible for the operations and management of three campuses and oversaw a $5.3 million operating budget and directed a staff of eight managers, 52 tradespeople and 40 contractors.

 

2000
Dara Cohen
Dara joined the firm of ARS Investment Partners LLCin 2009. Prior to joining ARS Investment Partners LLC (formerly A.R. Schmeidler & Co., Inc.), Dara was a research associate at Rockbay Capitol, a long-short hedge fund. She was previously an Executive Assistant to Robert Pitts at Steadfast Financial. Before that, Ms. Cohen worked at NJJ Music as a coordinator of a music library for Fox Sports. Dara attended both Westchester Community College and Hunter College.

 

 

 

2011
Matt Rivera
The Peekskill Police Department welcome their newest officer, Matt Rivera, who happens to be a native of Peekskill.  Peekskill Police Department Chief of Police Eric Johansen had this to say about Rivera: “Matt is a 30-year-old resident of Peekskill. He attended Westchester Community College where he received his associates degree. He will be attending the Westchester County Police Academy for the next five-and-a-half months, where he will receive instruction in the law, arrest procedures, defensive tactics, firearms, emergency vehicle operation and numerous other topics. We are very excited to have Matt working with us, given the fact he is a long-time Peekskill resident, received one of the highest scores on the civil service entrance exam and is fluent in Spanish.  He is employed by the City of Peekskill during the time he spends an the academy, and is currently a police officer undergoing training at the academy. Once he graduates, he will go through a six- to eight- week field training program here in Peekskill, where he will be assigned to a field training officer.


The Viking Voice - January 2018

1976
Michael Brennick

I am proud to let you know that after almost 20 years at the University of Pennsylvania where I was a Research Assistant Professor, I have now joined Johns Hopkins University Medical School as a Sr. Research Assistant and we have published a new article relevant to the study of obstructive sleep apnea.  
 
I was a co-author on the new article (attached) where I have contributed from my background in MRI approaches to study obstructive sleep apnea, the focus of my work since obtaining a PhD in biomedical engineering from Rutgers Medical School in 1994.  "The objective of this study was to determine whether upper airway patency can be improved using chemogenetic approach by deploying designer receptors exclusively activated by designer drug (DREADD) in the hypoglossal motorneurons."

 

2015

Tricia C. Charlton

The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Tricia C. Charlton, RN, ADN, to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Tricia C. Charlton is a registered nurse currently on staff at Centers Health Care in the Bronx, New York.  

Now in her third year of nursing, she is a specialist geriatrics nurse. Tricia C. Charlton obtained her Associate's Degree in Nursing from Westchester Community College in Valhalla, New York in 2015, having previously been a Certified Nursing Assistant. Since graduating, Tricia has completed a number of advanced training courses while working as a nurse. Tricia is renowned for her dedication and enthusiasm, and was awarded the Mary A. Christesen award while at Westchester Community College. She is a specialist in medication administration, and says that her success is attributed to her good listening skills and her passion for nursing. When not working, Tricia enjoys biking and being surrounded by nature. Learn more about Tricia C. Charlton here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4136520/info/ and read her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.


 
 
The Viking Voice -May 2017

1974

Loretta Cerrato
Loretta recently marked 30th years of working for Croton Pediatrics in Croton-on-Hudson, NY in the position of office manager. Croton Pediatrics is part of Boston Children’s Health Physicians.  Loretta is married with 2 children and 4 grandchildren.

 

 

 

1982
Janet Sikora

Dr. Janet Sikora is Associate Professor of Anatomy and Neuroscience at Keiser University, College of Chiropractic Medicine in West Palm Beach, Florida. Dr. Sikora has been a practicing chiropractic neurologist for the past 20+ years in Melbourne, Florida and is enjoying her new appointment and adventure at Keiser U.

 

 

 

2004
Andra Marie Annette

The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Andra Marie Annette, RN, to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Andra Marie Annette is a Registered Nurse with 16 years of experience in her field and an extensive expertise in all facets of nursing. Andra is the founder and owner of Annie’s Compassionate Nursing in Bronx, New York. Annie’s Compassionate Nursing helps the elderly connect with resources available to them for treatment, entertainment, and other medical, emotional, or social needs. Andra was educated at Westchester Community College, becoming a licensed practical nurse. An advocate for continuing education, she later gained her Nursing Degree from Rockland Community College. Andra is completing her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing next month, and will then continue for her Master’s Degree in Education. Andra is an inductee of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the Phi Sigma Society, and holds additional certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support. With her wealth of experience and knowledge, was a preceptor and mentor. She attributes her success to her compassionate nature and remaining teachable, and when she is not assisting her patients, Andra enjoys cooking, gardening, reading, and writing poetry


The Viking Voice -February 2017

1981
Anthony Riccio
Anthony Riccio is Senior Vice President, Facilities and Construction Management, in the Global Corporate Services department. Since joining Blackstone, Mr. Riccio has been involved in construction management and architectural design services including; conceptual estimating, new construction fit outs, area alterations, infrastructure upgrades, and logistics planning. Before joining Blackstone in 2008, Mr. Riccio worked with Lehr Construction Corp. as a Project Executive where he performed construction management services with an annual volume in excess of $31,000,000. He also worked with Plaza Construction Corporation as Vice President / Director of Estimating; Senior Project Manager for NICO/MDI; and Project Coordinator / Landlord Representative for Cushman & Wakefield. Mr.Riccio received a BS in Construction from Arizona State University and an AAS in Civil Engineering from Westchester Community College.
 


2015
Matt Beitscher

SUNY Oneonta meteorology major Matt Beitscher attended the 97th American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting in Seattle from Jan. 22-26, 2017. More than 4,400 scientists, educators, students and other professionals from across the weather, water and climate community came together to share, learn and collaborate. At the conference, Beitscher was recognized for being selected to receive one of 22 highly competitive scholarships awarded by the AMS in 2016 to outstanding undergraduate students across the country. Beitscher received the $2,500 Guillermo Salazar Rodriguez Undergraduate Scholarship.  "I've been to a local and a regional conference in the past, but this was my first time attending a national meeting," Beitscher said, "The entire experience was surreal. I got to shake hands with the heads of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, something I had never envisioned for myself. I also got the opportunity to network with professionals and fellow students. All in all, it was an invaluable week of my college career that I wouldn't trade for anything in the world."

Beitscher is a senior meteorology major from White Plains, NY, who transferred to SUNY Oneonta from Westchester Community College. After graduation in December 2017, he hopes to pursue a career at a private company forecasting risk management, or forecasting for the Federal Aviation Administration or National Weather Service.


 
The Viking Voice - November 2016
1994
Andrea Brown
Ms. Andrea Brown has been appointed to serve as a Trustee of the Yonkers Board of Education. She took the oath of office at the Board’s May 10, 2016 Annual Meeting.  Ms. Brown is the Chair of the Board’s Diversity Action Committee.  Ms. Brown, now retired, currently serves as the President of the NAACP Yonkers branch, serves on the Mayor’s African American Advisory Board, acts as 1st Vice President of the Empire State Federation of Women’s Clubs in addition to other community and not-for-profit organizations.
 

 

 


1996
Thomas J. Kelly Jr.
MacQuesten Construction Management, LLC, recently announced the hiring of Thomas J. Kelly Jr., a Wappingers Falls resident, as senior project executive. Most recently, he served as a senior project executive for HFZ Capital Group in New York City, where his principal responsibilities included overseeing high-rise conversion projects, liaising with directors, realtors, design teams and investors, building and managing networks of consultants, subcontractors and vendors, supporting acquisitions and legal teams and assisting marketing and sales teams. Kelly earned degrees in civil technology from Westchester Community College and construction management from Manhattan College.

 

2011
Ileen Kodish 

The following is a recent statement by Congressman Elliot Engel recognizing Ileen Kodish receiving the Shaarei Tikvah's Gates of Hope Award:   
Mr. Speaker, communities thrive when hard work, dedication, and sacrifice are set by voluntary example. Ileen Kodish's actions embody these ideals for her community and it is why she is being awarded the Gates of Hope Award as Shaarei Tikvah's Volunteer of the Year.
  Ileen grew up in Akron, Ohio, where she and her family became active in the Jewish community, involving themselves in B'nai B'rith Youth and USY. Following fashion school in Chicago, Ileen worked overseas; studying design in Paris and teaching at the Pratt Institute.

Ilene became Head Nursery School teacher at Genesis Agudas Achim, teaching two-year-olds who are now young adults actively engaged in our community. In recent years, she has worked as an au pair community counselor and as an office manager. Within Shaarei Tikvah, Ileen served as School Board Co-Chair from 2008 to 2014, devoting countless hours and extensive organizational skills to bring about the most efficient operation possible. She brought the PJ Library program to Shaarei Tikvah while organizing and leading family workshops around the stories.  Currently, Ileen lives in Yonkers and has three daughters--Danielle, Nola, and Hali--who are graduates of Yonkers public schools, of our Religious School, and carry on the family tradition by volunteering in the school. Ileen also completed her Associates degree at Westchester Community College in 2011.

It is clear that Shaarei Tikvah has found a most deserving and accomplished honoree for recognition this year. Congratulations to Ileen on receiving the Gates of Hope Award and thank you for your years of contributions to the community.


2013

Christopher Salguero

Christopher Salguero, 23, a former New York State Park police officer was sworn in as a Rye police officer on Monday.  Rye Police Commissioner Michael C. Corcoran, Jr. said Salguero took his oath during a ceremony at City Hall with his family in attendance.  Salguero has an associate’s degree from Westchester Community College and a Bachelors Degree from the State University of New York at Albany.  Salguero will be assigned to the Rye Police Department’s field training program for the next six weeks to familiarize him with the community and departmental procedures under the guidance of experienced officers.  While announcing the appointment, Corcoran said, “This is a great day for the City of Rye and the Rye Police Department. This was a very fortunate hire. Normally, it can take almost a year to hire and train a police officer before they are patrol ready. Police Officer Salguero is already experienced, well- trained and a consummate professional."  Corcoran added: "I am confident that his skill set will serve the department and community very well."


The Viking Voice - September 2016
2003

Patricia Maranan

Managing Director of Operations James Hricay has announced the appointment of Patricia (Pat) Maranan as the Finance Supervisor for the Greenwich Public Schools (GPS), effective May 17, 2016. A Town of Greenwich employee since 2001, Ms. Maranan currently serves as the Internal Auditor for the Town, working in the Comptroller’s Office. Mr. Hricay said, “Ms. Maranan’s fifteen years with the Town in positions of increasing responsibility in the areas of accounting, payroll, finance, auditing and risk management provide solid experience for the position of Finance Supervisor. Her knowledge of the Town’s systems and processes will ensure a smooth transition. We look forward to welcoming Ms. Maranan to the GPS team!” Patricia Maranan has been an Internal Auditor for the Town of Greenwich since 2012, auditing financial records and recommending improvements for greater financial control and operating efficiency. She began working for the Town in 2001 as a Payroll Processor. After four years, in 2005, she moved to the position of Financial Analyst, assisting in the development of the annual operating and capital budgets and preparing financial reports and analyses. Prior to working for the Town of Greenwich, Ms. Maranan worked as a Junior Accountant for Velocity Express inWhite Plains, NY. Ms. Maranan received an associate of science degree in accounting from Westchester Community College in 2003, and a bachelor of science degree from Manhattanville College in business administration and organizational management in 2005.

2012
Nicholas Chiappetta

ERA Insite Realty principal broker Louis Budetti recently announced that Nicholas Chiappetta has joined his White Plains office.  He is a licensed real estate salespersons who moved to the company from other local brokerages.  Chiappetta, a North Salem resident and Westchester native, started his real estate career with Urban Realty in New York City and Home Sweet Home in Mamaroneck. Prior to that, he attended Westchester Community College for business management and worked in the world of retail. His strong interpersonal skills and intuitive nature led him to pursue a career in real estate, and he is currently specializing in rental assistance. When not working with tenants and landlords, Nick enjoys fishing or watching his beloved Mets. “Nick brings unique skills, backgrounds and perspectives to our real estate practice. As a company, we are continually seeking out professionals who will broaden the spectrum of clients we reach and the services we provide, while always offering an exceptional consumer experience. We are excited to have him on board,” Budetti said.


2015

Joseph Burns, Kyle Kristiansen, Adam Marshall and Andrew Temkin

WCC Professor and Curriculum Chair of Accounting, Carolyn Christesen, found out that four of her 2015 graduates have been selected to participate in the Ernst & Young Emerging Leaders Program. This very selective program is designed for those individuals who are strong candidates for future internship positions. Participants should plan to pursue 150 credit hours or a masters degree. Students are selected based on their academic achievements, leadership and extracurricular activities, communication skills, and interest in a career with a professional services firm. “We are very proud of these four young men, three of whom served as officers of the Accounting Club and two of whom participated in the Workplace Culture Coaching Program," said Christesen.

 

2016

Brian Ponte

The Pulitzer Center and its Campus Consortium partners are proud to announce the 31 students selected to receive international reporting fellowships in 2016. The recipients will report on a range of complex issues from around the world—from global health and perceptions of identity to environmental degradation and innovation—and will be mentored by Pulitzer Center-supported journalists and staff throughout their projects. The reporting fellowships are awarded to students who attend colleges and universities that are part of the Pulitzer Center's Campus Consortium educational initiative.

In Western European cities such as Prague, Amsterdam, and Dresden, one of the challenges Syrian refugees face is xenophobic sentiment. A graduate of Westchester Community College, Brian Ponte traveled to Dresden, Germany, where an organization called Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West (PEGIDA) originates to report on the effects of its demonstrations on refugees and German citizens.

Austin Pollack

Harrison High School alumni Austin Pollack was voted All-American by the National Junior College Athletic Association, 2nd team, following a record-setting year (and career) at Westchester Community College. Pollack, who played baseball for, and graduated from Harrison High School in 2013, finished WCC in May gaining an Associates Degree in Business.  This past season, Pollack was the starting center fielder, and batted .460 (seventh in the U.S.) with an on-base percentage of .571 (second in the U.S.), for WCC -- which won its region for the third time in the past four years.


The Viking Voice - May 2016
 1978
Lon Safko

Lon Safko has just published his seventh books, MASSACRE!: The Secret of the Lost Dutchman.  This is the first book in a new and exciting Western series based on the true story behind the legendary goldmine. The secret of the Lost Dutchman goldmine has been legendary for as long as anyone can remember—this is the true story of that legend.  Lon’s other literary endeavors have shown corporations how to train managers to think creatively, detailed the secrets of launching a successful on-line business, offered advice to new homeowners on reducing building costs, and related amazing stories about the serendipity of life. His latest book with John Wiley & Sons "The Social Media Bible," unlocks the mysteries of the hottest new Internet wave, Social Media, such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for business.

 
1987
Lora Lyons

Lora Lyons has been named assistant vice president of Absence Management and Short Term Disability for the Standard Insurance Company.  Lyons earned her associate degree in nursing from Westchester Community College, and is a certified quality auditor by the American Society for Quality.  "Lora is a dynamic and strategic leader with an extensive background in employee benefits, including life, disability and leave services,” said David Payne, vice president of Life and Disability Services at The Standard. "We are confident that her exceptional combination of vision and passion will continue to advance us and make us even stronger.” Lyons has more than a decade of experience in employee benefits and disability claims. Most recently, she served as a principal at Hills Group Consulting, where she provided professional employee benefit services. Lyons has also held leadership positions at Symetra Financial, Zurich American Insurance and American General Life. Lora Lyons has been named assistant vice president of Absence Management and Short Term Disability for the Standard Insurance Company.  Lyons’ responsibilities at The Standard include oversight of Absence Management and Short Term Disability claim operations. In addition to managing the intake and contact center operations, Lyons will oversee claim operations in Portland, Oregon, and in White Plains, New York.


2013
Fessenden Neish Dawkins

Fessenden Neish Dawkins announced the publication of his first book of poems: "Poems That Shed Light." The book is a series of experiences gathered from various events. Written in English but is sprinkled with a little Patois, French, Spanish and Hebrew. These Poems will serve as a source of encouragement and inspiration to you in those necessary moments of challenge.  After graduating WCC, Neish transferred to New York University where he is currently completing his studies in Electrical Engineering.

The Viking Voice - April 2016
2012

Betty Salinas
Betty Salinas received the Public Accounting Award from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University in 2015.  This is a very prestigious award given to the top graduate in each major.  While at WCC, she was the Accounting Club President, an accounting tutor and the recipient of a Key Award for student involvement.  

 
The Viking Voice - July Edition
1977
Dominick Fickeria
Hill International, the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that Dominick Fickeria has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Deputy Northeast Regional Manager with Hill's Project Management Group.  Fickeria has more than 35 years of experience in construction management on building and infrastructure projects throughout the New York City metropolitan region. Before joining Hill, he was Director of the Construction Management Department for the New York City office of URS Corporation where he was responsible for over 80 local projects and a staff of nearly 400 construction professionals. Fickeria is also an adjunct faculty member at New York University Polytechnic, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in construction management. He earned his A.A.S. in civil technology from Westchester Community College and his B.C.E. and M.C.E. in civil engineering from Manhattan College.
 
 
The Viking Voice - May Edition
1978

Barbara Turner
Barbara Turner, R.N., B.S., CCRC has been appointed as the lead oncology research coordinator at the Diebold Family Cancer Center at New Milford Hospital, Praxair Cancer Center at Danbury Hospital and Whittingham Cancer Center at Norwalk Hospital. Barbara has been employed by Danbury Hospital since 2007, first as assistant manager of the Outpatient Infusion Center and more recently as an Oncology Research Coordinator at Danbury and New Milford Hospitals.  Barbara has a background in industry with a Fortune 500 company where she was responsible for quality systems management and was one of the first few across the company to receive Quality Control Engineer certification.

She functioned as the liaison with regulatory agencies FDA, OSHA, EPA, vendors and health officials and taught Statistical Process Control.   She also holds a patent that entailed chemical, microbiological and fermentation specialization.

Barbara earned a Bachelor's of Science in biology with a second major in chemistry from Mercy College; Associate's in Applied Science Degrees in nursing from Dutchess Community College and medical laboratory technology from Westchester Community College; and Certified Clinical Research Coordinator certification from the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.


2011
Charlonda Lindsey

Charlonda Lindsey is a new agent at the Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty in their Yorktown office in Westchester County.  Lindsey entered the real estate industry because of the abundance of possibilities it had to offer.

"You don't have any limitations to what you can and cannot do when working in real estate, and there are many opportunities and different aspects to it," said Lindsey. "You can work around your life and vice versa."

Lindsey comes to Rand Realty with many years of customer service experience and an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Westchester Community College, which she received in May 2011. 

"I hope to bring sales, clients, and a stellar reputation to the company, and I will work the best that I can," said Lindsey. "My personal mission is to be much more than just your agent, but someone who you know who truly cares and will always put your needs first. I promise to have customer loyalty and a good relationship with those customers. I want to grow my office to be one of the best." 

2012
SAMARA MATITYAHU
Samara Matityahu, a senior psychology major with a minor in studio art, represented the Fall 2014 graduating class of Binghamton University at.   A native of New Rochelle, N.Y., Matityahu transferred to Binghamton from Westchester Community College.  She has studied abroad in Israel and has been an active member of Hillel-Jewish Student Union and Chabad on campus, a student ambassador for Undergraduate Admissions and heavily involved with her residential communities Dickinson and Newing.

Speaking at Commencement feels like a dream, Matityahu said. "It means being recognized as a leader among my peers, representing an accomplished class of graduates and being one of them, and it means being recognized for who I am and how I want to represent myself as a college graduate from Binghamton University," she said. "It's a dream that I hope I can inspire others still in school to want to achieve."

Matityahus plans following graduation are not set in stone, but she hopes to be living in New York City, working toward an art therapy internship, and to be in graduate school for social work and art therapy.


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