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Students Discuss Experiences Afforded Them Through Applied Learning Grants

Applied Learning grant recipients from winter and spring 2018 discussed their projects at the annual Applied Learning Showcase April 19 in the Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center.

Seven of the ten students were on hand at the event, discussing projects from an internship at The Relationship Foundation in Manhattan to attending the National Broadcasting Society Convention in Washington, D.C. Funding from the Applied Learning Grant helps students with transportation, housing, fees and other expenses that would make participation in these opportunities prohibitive otherwise, according to Morgan Pellerin, applied learning specialist in the Career Development Center. 

“This year’s recipients received a total of $7,800 in funding from the grant,” Pellerin said before introducing the event’s student speakers. “Since its inception in 2015, the program has funded more than $50,000 to more than 50 students.”

The grants are supported by the Plattsburgh College Foundation and administered by the Career Development Center.

“The funds are relatively small amounts, but the students wouldn’t be able to participate in these experiences without that funding,” Pellerin said.

The Winter/Spring 2018 Applied Learning Grant recipients were:

Abhey Sharma, junior business administration and management information systems major, who interned at Dish One in Atlanta, Ga.

Allison Kurdziolek and Timothy Cartmell, sophomore TV/video production and audio radio production majors, who attended the National Broadcasting Society Convention in Washington, D.C.

Kadean Ellis, junior communications studies, who interned with Dannemora Federal Credit Union I Plattsburgh

Kai Silvera, senior English writing arts and gender and women’s studies major, who interned at The Relationship Foundation in New York City

Marie-Ange Ebeli, senior management major, who interned with Swarovski Lighting in Plattsburgh

Melissa York, junior marketing, business and management, who used the funds for a study-abroad experience at Bond University in Australia

Naomi Acosta, senior anthropology and public relations major, who used her funding for her study-abroad experience at the University of Cape Town in South Africa

Nina Schlosberg, senior broadcast journalism, TV/video production, audio radio production major, who interned with WTEN News 10 in Albany

Tomoki Noguchi, junior physics major, who used his funding for an internship with Art in Tanzania in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

For more information or to apply for an Applied Learning Grant for fall 2018, contact Pellerin at 518-564-5080, email [email protected].

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