Students in the News
Dana Burke ’09 (Geography) has been awarded a valuable and competitive summer student internship from the Mohonk Preserve. Through the Thom Scheuer Land Management Internship, Burke will be working with Mohonk staff on easements, fires and other exciting land issues. She is currently completing a geography internship at the Nature Conservancy.
Jessie Ostrow ’09 (Spanish, Speech Communication) was nominated by College President Steven Poskanzer for the Undergraduate Student Fellowship from the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. She was one of only five recipients in the nation to receive the fellowship, which aims to advance leadership skills and knowledge bases of recipients so they can enhance and encourage first-year student development on their respective campuses. The fellowship included support to attend the 2009 national conference, where a recognition ceremony took place. Jessie was the first New Paltz student to receive this award, recognizing her leadership in student life and her mentorship of first-year students.
Tia Shepard ’09 (Geography) recently attended the Federation of New York Solid Waste Associations’ Solid Waste and Recycling Conference where work from her current internship was presented in “Impact of Historic Fill on Recycling of Processed C&D Debris in the Lower Hudson Valley of New York State” by Steven Parisio of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Colin Mills ’08 (Geography).