AMP & CSTEP Community

» Current Students | » Faculty & Staff | » Future Students | » Parents | » Alumni, Donors & Friends | » Athletics | » Employment | » Give Today!

Photo of Students at a conference

Student News


2011 - 2012

The AC2 Outstanding Scholar Award & Special Recognition winners were

  • Brittany Dennis, CSTEP Outstanding Scholar
  • Lucia Milla, CSTEP Outstanding Scholar
  • Maria Ortiz, CSTEP Outstanding Scholar
  • Alison Pletch, Jason Wilson, M.D., CSTEP Premedical Student
  • Gary Toussaint, LSAMP Outstanding Scholar

Alison Pletch was awarded an annual scholarship through the Medical Education Opportunity Program at University of Iowa's Carver School of Medicine.

Richard Jean-Louis and Gary Toussaint received First Place in the Physical Sciences II category of the poster competition at the CSTEP Statewide Student Conference.

2010 - 2011

The AC² Outstanding Scholar Award & Special Recognition Award winners were:

  • Brittany Askew, CSTEP Outstanding Scholar
  • Yan Li, CSTEP Outstanding Scholar
  • Miles Marnell, CSTEP Outstanding Scholar
  • Alison Pletch, LSAMP Outstanding Scholar
  • Ranysha Ware, LSAMP Outstanding Scholar
  • Xia Weng, CSTEP Outstanding Scholar

SUNY Chancellor's Award

In April 2010, Maria Rodolis was awarded the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence



» Ranysha Ware Awarded GEM Fellowship

» New Paltz chemistry students win first place in scientific research poster competition

» Dynamic Program is Catalyst for Minority Success

» Students Take First and Third Prizes at CSTEP Conference

» Hispanic Graduation Rates Focus of National Study



Adebowale (Gabriel) Ogundimu, Computer Engineering 2010

Gabriel was a member of the AMP/CSTEP Community from 2008 to 2010. During his undergraduate years, he was actively involved with the student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) for which he served as president in his senior year, and with the engineering honor society Eta Kappa Nu. His internship with IBM Machine helped him to determine his major, concentration and interest. When he joined Inroads he was provided with another internship opportunity with a utility company, United Illuminating, in Shelton, CT where he secured a full time position as a Competency Engineer after graduation. Gabriel is currently pursuing his MBA with a concentration in Finance at the University of New Haven in Connecticut and hopes to manage his own engineering contracting firm in the future.

Sean Vinas, Electrical Engineering 2009

Sean Vinta
Sean was a member of the AMP/CSTEP Community from 2005 to 2009. During his undergraduate years, Sean was actively involved with the student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and served as president in his junior year. He was also a member of the student chapter of Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), the student chapter of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He worked with Residence Life as a Resident Assistant for one year and was then promoted to the position of Community Development Assistant, which he held for two years. Sean has excelled academically, maintaining a high GPA throughout his undergraduate career, receiving AC² Scholar’s Awards for two years, and being inducted into Eta Kappa Nu’s National Honor Society. He participated in Inroads through which he had the opportunity to intern at Lockheed Martin’s Maritime Systems and Sensors (MS2) in Moorestown, NJ for two summers. It was this internship that launched his career in Radar Systems Engineering. Sean graduated in May 2009 and currently works in Moorestown, NJ for Lockheed Martin’s Radar Systems.




Rosmery Holguin Prado, Adolescent Education Math 2008

Rosemary Holguin Prado

Rosmery has been a member of the AMP/CSTEP Community since Fall 2006. She is a first-generation college student who plans to pursue a career in teaching high school mathematics. Rosmery has participated in three research projects outside of her field: “Positivity of Polynomials” with Dr. Fialkow (Computer Science), “Changes in Structure and Electron Density of Cadmium Sulfide Clusters With Zero to Four Organic Ligands Attached” with Dr. Nunes (Physics), and “Bottled Water vs. Tap Water” with Dr. Chowdhury (Geology). She has served as secretary and president for the student chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), and is a member of the student chapters of Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). She competed in the 2007 Business Plan Contest and the SIAM Integration Bee where she was one of the final four contenders. In spring 2008 she volunteered at the Youth Highland Residential Facility where she tutored minority teens in math and English. She has tutored with the SUNY New Paltz Tutoring Center and AC² for three years and served as an AC² peer mentor for one year. Rosmery received a Trjitzinsky Scholarship from the American Mathematical Society in Fall 2007 and the AC² Peer Mentor of the Year Award for 2007 to 2008. She is currently student teaching in New York City and will graduate December 2008.