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Honors Program - Faces of New Paltz

Int’l relations major thrives in New Paltz, NYC, abroad

Denera Ragoonanan Major: International Relations Minor: Economics Hometown: Queens, NY Clubs/Organizations: — Model European Union — International Student Union — Honors Program Student Advisory Board — SUNY Global Engagement Program…



“New Paltz changed my life”

Sabrina Sarro ’16 Hometown: Queens, N.Y. Major(s): Sociology, Black Studies Minor: Creative Writing Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2016 Clubs/Organizations/Activities: Honors Program Honors Program Student Advisory Board NP Bloggers Transfer Liaison…



Students hone their history, acting chops at Historic Huguenot Street

It’s no secret that the Village of New Paltz is a history lover’s playground. But for some SUNY New Paltz students and alumni, Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) – one of the Hudson Valley’s most treasured historic landmarks – offers a wealth of learning opportunities not just for history students, but also those looking to hone their dramatic acting skills.



"I not only studied here, but I learned a lot about myself and my values."

I participated in many programs and organizations on campus throughout my three-and-a-half years as a SUNY New Paltz student, but I always felt that the Honors Program was a place I called home. I consider most of them as part of my family, and Honors Program Director Patricia Sullivan as a maternal figure. The Honors Program gave an opportunity for students, like me, to take interdisciplinary classes that weren’t available in our majors or minors.



"I had no idea that attending New Paltz would be one of the best decisions of my life"

I’ve had so many opportunities here at New Paltz that have been extremely rewarding. I've been extremely fortunate to create videos and take photos for various departments on campus including the Honors Program and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, among others. Being a part of the Honors Program provided me not only with an interdisciplinary lens to approach my education, but also with a community of inspiring students and professors.



Honors student finds path at New Paltz

Stephanie Black Majors: Communication, Journalism Minors: Spanish Hometown: West Caldwell, New Jersey Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2016 Clubs/Organizations/Activities: — Honors Program — President, New Paltz Chabad — Night Host, Department…



Passion for politics sparked at New Paltz

Monica Farrell Hometown: Bayville, N.Y. Major: Political Science Minor(s): Disaster Studies, International Relations Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2015 Graduate School: Master of Science in International and European Politics, University of…