EOP Director: Venessa Rodriguez
I have sincerely enjoyed working with EOP students throughout my career in Higher Ed. As an EOP student myself, I intimately understand the obstacles that many of our students face along their journey toward degree completion. I offer myself up as an example that with hard work, dedication and a little assistance from EOP, students can achieve, succeed and thrive in college and beyond. I look forward to helping our students do just that!
EOP Counselor: Joshua Frederick
When I graduated High School in 2004, I had very little idea of what I wanted to do or where I wanted to go. One thing I did know, was that my best opportunity for College was to leave home the same week of Graduation, to attend this EOP Summer Program at SUNY Cortland. I did not know what to expect, but I arrived with an open mind, and I left SUNY Cortland with a Bachelor’s Degree, and friendships that will hold strong for the rest of my life, thanks to the Educational Opportunity Program.
I was in a similar position in my life a couple years ago, in between jobs, and unsure of my next move. I felt an excitement that I had not felt in a long time, when I saw a job opening for a position at Broome, in EOP, and even though my Sport Management Degree was unrelated, I took the chance. Ever since I graduated college, I have found ways to go back to campus for one reason or another. I’ve always enjoyed the energy of a college campus, and the students who are eager to learn and grow. It’s contagious. I am now blessed to be working in that environment. So just as I found direction and support as a student, I have now found direction as a Professional, thanks to the Educational Opportunity Program.
EOP Secretary: Kelly Clark
I am a 2014 graduate of SUNY Broome’s EOP program. Today, I work for the Educational Opportunity Program. Working for EOP allows me to give back some things that were so freely given to me:
- To LISTEN and UPLIFT ours students at any given moment.
- NEVER let them walk away without feeling HOPE.
- Remind them to ALWAYS SMILE because IT HIGHLIGHTS THEIR BEAUTY.