My name is Karven Alcindor. I grew up in Queens, New York. I live in a neighborhood call Rochdale Village. My major right now is Child and Family Services (A.S) but my focus is getting my bachelors degree in Psychology. The MERITS program gave me a chance to attend SUNY Cobleskill and I’m taking advantage of that. The MERITS program did a great job giving me tips about how college is going to be. They are always willing to help you and also motivate you to go to class, completing homework, and studying. By listening to the MERITS staff workers and staying focus helped me achieve a 3.02 GPA first semester. Anything is possible if you stay focus and positive.
Jared De Grace
My name is Jared DeGrace, and I have lived in Cobleskill for the majority of my life. After graduating locally from Cobleskill-Richmondville High School, I took a year off before going to college which is usually frowned upon in today's society. I worked for the year before realizing I was not truly living up to my capability. It was that summer once all my friends got back from college when I realized it was probably in my best interest to return to school. With the help of Christina and Jennifer in the MERITS program, my first semester I made honorable Dean's List with a GPA of 3.2 which so far is one of my most impressive achievements. I plan to continue with my studies in the Humanities here at SUNY Cobleskill, and expand my education to do much greater things.