Division of Student Affairs


Educational Opportunity Program Bi-Annual Conference 2014: Free Registration Now Open 

 "Building a Legacy: 45 Years of EOP"

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the establishment of the Educational Opportunity Program on the New Paltz campus. The department has built- through the commitment and dedication of its students and staff – a legacy of achievement and growth that is unparalleled for a program and campus this size. To honor the contributions of individuals through our program's long history we have invited a Keynote speaker from each decade. As in previous years, our workshops will be provided by alums and current students all eager to share their knowledge and experience.

Registration Information:

EOP Conference: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Conference will be on SUNY New Paltz campus, location details will be provided with confirmation of registration.  Please fill out and submit Free Registration Form today; seats are limited. 

Submit completed form to: Jessica Purcell via email at purcellj@newpaltz.edu

Why Have an EOP Conference?

The EOP conference provides the opportunity for alumni to reconnect with the program and meet current students. Current EOP students benefit from the life experiences of the alumni and can be inspired and motivated by their success. The conference also provides information, educational materials, and a forum for steering the future of EOP for alumni and students.

All these aspects of the EOP conference serve to strengthen the EOP family connection and program as a whole. What is the focus of the conference? Our goals for the conference are simple, but fully embrace the vision of our program here at New Paltz: We aim to connect and reconnect EOP alumni and current students, define and commit to our "EOP Family" and larger campus community, and by doing so, strengthen the Educational Opportunity Program past, present and future.

Conference Schedule:

12 p.m. Check-in and Late Registration
1 p.m. Welcome and brief comments
1:20 p.m. Keynote Speakers: Dr. Tomás Morales, Mawulekumi Tokponwey, Maria Rodolis, Youssouf Kouyo
2:45 p.m. Break
3 p.m. Three concurrent workshops (Attend one of 3 choices: Workshop A or B or C)
4:15 p.m. Two concurrent workshops (Attend one of 2 choices: Workshop D or E)
5:15 p.m. Closing and Acknowledgements
5:30 p.m. EOP Family Celebration: Networking, Dinner, and Student Performances



First Session Choices: (Check One)

Workshop A: Cheyenne VanCooten - "Begin YOUR Legacy: Identifying Your Personal Brand to Effectively Network to Success"

Workshop B: Youssouf Kouyo- "A Close Look at Leadership Now and Tomorrow"

Workshop C: Roberto Noriega – "My EOP Legacy: My Story"

Second Session Choices: (Check One)

Workshop D: Marielayne Baez and Urban Lyrics- "Breaking Free: Capital, Colonialization and Enslavement "

Workshop E: Men Valuing Professionalism- "MVP: Building a Legacy"

Keynote Speakers:

Tomás D. Morales     

                                                                       Thomas Morales

Mawulekumi Tokponwey









                                     Mawulekumi Tokponwey 


Maria Rodolis                                                                 

Maria Rodolis


                                                Youssouf Kouyo                    














Chi Alpha Epsilon (XAE) EOP Honor Society Induction Ceremony

The Educational Opportunity Program at SUNY New Paltz cordially invites you to attend the 12th Annual Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society Induction Ceremony for Opportunity Program Students.


Please join us on:                                                        XAE logo                

Date: May 2, 2014

Time: 3 p.m.

Location: LC 100 



~ Refreshments will be served ~


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