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Educational Opportunity Program

2018 EOP Bi-Annual Conference

"Legacy Making, Future Building: EOP Strong for 50 Years"


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.

To learn more about our keynote speakers and workshops use the registration link and please share!

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Keynote Speakers:  Dr. Tomás D. Morales & Destiny Saldivar, LMSW

Conference Schedule:

Saturday May 5, 2018

Student Union Building

10:15 -11:15am   Check in and Late Registration 

11:30am              Welcome by Antonio Bonilla, ’87-’95g: Introduces

                           conference theme, honored guests, including

                           administration, and staff. 

                           Dr. Donald Christian, President,                              

                           State University of New York at New Paltz

12:00 pm             Keynote: Dr. Tomas Morales, President,

                           University of California at San Bernardino

12:30pm              Panel: Where We Come From

1:00pm                Keynote: Destiny Saldivar, LMSW, ’13,

                           Assistant Director of Talent Search at Double

                           Discovery Center               

1:30 pm               Break

1:45 pm               Workshop Session I

2:45 pm               Break

3:00 pm               Workshop Session II

4:15 pm               Break

4:30 pm               Networking and Book Signing

5:30 – 7:30pm      Dinner, Awards, and Student Performances

Please note that you will need to check in between 10:15am and 11:15am on Saturday, as the speakers will begin PROMPTLY at 11:30am.

Check-in will be in the Student Union Building, just outside room 62/62 on Saturday, May 5th!  All the day’s events will also take place in the Student Union Building, more details will be provided to you with your welcome packet after you check in.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

If you have any additional questions, please contact Jessica Purcell at purcellj@newpaltz.edu or (845)257-3226.

“Once EOP…Always EOP”