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Celebration of Scholarships

UAlbany students share how scholarship support has helped to make their academic journey possible. Their stories are inspiring, and their gratitude genuine.

Michelle Wafo poses for a picture in a white dress on a bench outside.


When she transferred to UAlbany, Michelle Kobou Wafo found more than a place to prepare for her future. “I found a family at UAlbany,” says the Cameroon native, who moved to the U.S. in 2014.

Luc Sandler stands in the entrance to the tunnel for the Massry Center for Business in front of the donor wall.

Home Run

Luc Sandler shares how a childhood dream led him to pursue his education at UAlbany. 

Chelsea Snide in garden in spring.

Clear Skies Ahead

The opportunity to participate in a summer research project focused on the climatology of thunderstorms in Taiwan was the chance of a lifetime for atmospheric-science major Chelsea Snide.

Stephon Charles in the lab where he is works as a researcher

Full Force

A medical emergency helped Stephon Charles chart his academic and career paths.

Andersen Vaughan

Meet UAlbany Honors College Student Andersen Vaughan

Vaughan, a “Criminal Minds” fan who loves watching people, wants to become an FBI behavioral analyst.

Justin Suppes

By The Numbers

When you’re a sports fan, you never know where your fascination with numbers and statistics might lead. For Justin Suppes, it led to “a love of math” and eventually to the University at Albany, where he’s working on a bachelor’s degree in mathematics.

Caryl English standing at podium.

Community Minded

MPH student Caryl English aspires to establish her own organization to “provide holistic care to everyone in The Bronx.”