Many students face financial troubles while they are enrolled in school, causing them to skip meals, forego textbooks and even struggle to find housing. Consequently, colleges and universities are striving to develop ways to ensure students can afford to live while earning their degree. Stony Brook University is one of the schools leading this charge.
As a young undergraduate student in Canada, Scott McLennan planned to spend his life studying the composition and characteristics of the Earth, and in 1987, he began teaching in Stony Brook’s Department of Geosciences. But a decade later, McLennan was captivated by a new subject: Mars.
Donating blood is a way to save a life. “All in all, success is linked to the many giving hears here at SBU. We are family - and our amazing students always respond when called upon to serve others,” said Kathleen Valerio.
Marianna Savoca leads a centralized career service for a all students and alumni of all majors, class years, and career intentions. She has held leadership roles in several career development organizations, consults for university career centers domestically and internationally, and has been recognized with several awards for excellence, including a Fulbright Award for Administrators in International Education, the NSEE Rising Leader Award, and the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service.