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Graduate Studies Open House at SUNY Plattsburgh Feb. 1

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ A world of opportunity awaits those who are interested in gaining a master's degree at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh. To learn more about these opportunities, SUNY Plattsburgh is hosting a graduate studies open house on Tuesday, Feb. 1 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center.

The open house gives prospective graduate students the chance to explore programs designed to meet their needs, including evening, summer and Internet courses. SUNY Plattsburgh offers graduate programs in liberal studies, education, counselor education, school psychology and speech-language pathology.  Liberal studies programs include administration and leadership, computer science, English language and literature, historical studies and natural sciences. There will be information available on all these programs, plus admissions and financial aid information.

For more information on the graduate studies open house, contact Graduate Admissions at SUNY Plattsburgh at 518-564-4723 or 1-800-723-9515. Prospective students may also visit the Website: www.plattsburgh.edu/admissions/graduate

Following open house, a special program will be held for those who might be interested in a career in student affairs. The Division of Student Services at Clinton Community College, the Divisions of Student Affairs at Paul Smith's College and SUNY Plattsburgh as well as the Department of Counselor Education at SUNY Plattsburgh are sponsoring the program, "Careers in Student Affairs Professional Practice," from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Warren Ballroom B, Angell College Center.

This program will provide information on the different areas of student affairs professional practice and give prospective students an understanding of why some current student affairs professionals have chosen this field as a career. Individuals who work in student affairs professional practice serve a college campus by assisting students in admissions, athletics, residence life, career services, student activities and counseling as well as a number of other areas of student life.

The presentation will also include information on the educational requirements to enter the field of student affairs, job prospects and the salaries you might expect to find in the field. Information will be provided on SUNY Plattsburgh's graduate program in student affairs and the assistantships available. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and to speak with a number of student affairs professionals. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information on this special program on careers in student affairs, contact Dr. Donald Haight, professor of counselor education at SUNY Plattsburgh, at 518-564-4178 or [email protected]

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