Broome County HEARS January Newsletter
Broome County Higher Education Access Retention and Success
“Through multi-institutional partnership, Broome County HEARS facilitates mentorship, tutoring and community engagement, collectively creating a pathway for adults to further their education, empower themselves and promote social equity."
BC HEARS in the Zone
BC HEARS team. From left to right: Lucy Friend –administrative assistance-, Liz Carter –Director-, Erin Marulli –Assistant Director-, Lucia Pfizenmaier –Student Success Coordinator- and Cory Rusin –Student Success Coordinator-
Good to know!
The Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)
is New York States higher education student financial aid
agency. Their mission is to help people pay for college.
Their offer includes the following:
- New York's Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
- 20 State scholarship, award and loan forgiveness programs
- College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) Program and other federal grant programs.
- New York's 529 College Savings Program, with the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC)
- Financial aid outreach programs for students and families
If you are interested in learning more, you can go to http://www.ny.gov/agencies/higher-education-services-corporation and see if there is an option that would tailor to your interest and educational goals. If you have any questions or would like help to navigate this possibility, contact BC HEARS' Student Success Coordinators!
From the BC HEARS Intern:
My name is Michael Lipere and I am a senior at Binghamton University majoring in sociology. This is my first semester interning with BC HEARS and I have been assisting a teacher at the alternative high school in Binghamton. I am glad I have had the opportunity to be involved with the BC HEARS program. This is one of my first experiences being on the teaching side and not being a student in a classroom. This has allowed me to have a different perspective when it comes to connecting with people. Teachers and students work together to learn and it is not a one sided process of learning that takes place. Tutoring with BC HEARS has continued to open my eyes to the reality of learning which is the process of connecting. A teacher must be able to connect to their students to teach and students must be able to connect to their teacher to learn. Assisting at the alternative high school has allowed me to see this process unfold and I have been able to see how a teacher is able to connected with all of her students. BC HEARS is an important and necessary program that helps the Binghamton community continue to grow and progress. I recommend any student interested in interning, volunteering and assisting the community to get involved with BC HEARS. – Michael Lipere, BC HEARS intern