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October 23, 2013

UUP awards scholarships to four SUNY students


United University Professions (UUP), the union that represents academic and professional faculty on state-operated State University of New York campuses, has awarded its annual scholarships to four SUNY students. Funding for the scholarships comes from donations from active and retired members.

The union awarded UUP College Scholarships to four outstanding full-time undergraduate students enrolled at a SUNY state-operated campus. Applicants for the $3,000 scholarship must have a minimum grade point average of 3.75. Students must also demonstrate personal and academic achievement as well as a strong record of community service and a dedication to labor unions.

The recipients of the 2013 UUP scholarships are:

  • Max Fogel of Williamsville, N.Y., a junior at SUNY Potsdam majoring in business administration and communications with a grade point average of 3.82;
  • Rebecca Lang of Delmar, N.Y., a junior at SUNY Binghamton majoring in actuarial mathematics and economics with a grade point average of 3.972;
  • Emily Mandel of Hartsdale, N.Y., a junior at SUNY Geneseo majoring in special education and urban studies with a grade point average of 3.9; and
  • Sarina Turbendian of Farmingdale, N.Y., a senior at SUNY Farmingdale majoring in professional communications and English with a grade point average of 3.88.

“These four exceptional SUNY undergraduates make us proud of the work we do,” UUP President Frederick E. Kowal said. “They are focused, energetic, and committed to their studies and their communities. It is a pleasure to recognize their accomplishments with these scholarships.”

UUP has awarded 82 college scholarships since the program began in 1988.

UUP is the nation's largest higher education union, with more than 42,000 academic and professional faculty and retirees. UUP members work at 29 New York state-operated campuses, including SUNY’s public teaching hospitals and health science centers in Brooklyn, Long Island and Syracuse. It is an affiliate of NYSUT, the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association, and the AFL-CIO.

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