From a part-time student enrolled at SUNY Ulster: "I am currently enrolled for Early Childhood Education. I am writing this letter to thank everyone who has made it possible for me to continue my education. I was awarded a grant that many people have not had the opportunity to receive and I am forever grateful. Words cannot describe how much this means to me and I don’t think it can fully be understood how much you all have helped me. Receiving this special grant has made it possible for me to ... I am not able to get to work without depending on anyone and I can’t thank you guys enough. I have had a lot of obstacles these last few weeks and have been pushing through each day.
A special thank you to Celeste Hackenberg. She was my professor for Lib and a phenomenal academic and enrollment success counselor. I am so thankful for her for introducing me to this program and for being so willing to help me succeed even if I was incapable of physically being in class. Professor Hackenberg worked around my schedule so that I was able to meet with her even if it wasn’t for her class. I’ve had two amazing teachers in my life, one in elementary school and one in high school. I can now add one for college. Thank you so much Professor Hackenberg for not giving up on me especially for telling me not to quit! Thank you!
Submitted by the Foundation
Oct. 31, 2019
Thank you, Celeste, for your help and amazing support in meeting with candidates for New Start for Women. I could not do this without you.