Barnes & Noble Scholars Emily Coleman and Aaron Kelley with Campus Bookstore Manager Heather White

Barnes & Noble Achievers Scholarship

Picture above, Barnes & Noble Scholars, Emily Coleman (left) and Aaron Kelley (right) meet Campus Bookstore General Manager, Heather White (center) during Homecoming Weekend.


Emily Coleman

For most of her life, Emily Coleman “wanted to be a veterinarian.” In high school, however, she “got interested in Japanese culture,” and now the freshman from Syracuse, N.Y., “would like to become an interpreter and travel a lot.” The 18-year-old Japanese major is grateful to have received the Barnes & Noble Achievers Scholarship; “without it, I probably wouldn’t be able to attend the University.” This semester, she’s taking a course in Japanese; she’s also looking forward to studying abroad, “probably junior year, so I could learn the language a bit better.” Coleman already has forged a bond with the Japanese people: When the earthquake and tsunami struck last winter, she and a friend from high school participated in the international humanitarian relief effort by “making inarizushi, pouches of fried tofu filled with rice. We sold them, then sent the money to Japan.”

Aaron Kelley

Aaron Kelley worked hard in high school in his native Rochester, N.Y. Now a freshman political science major and history minor, Kelley regards the Barnes & Noble Achievers Scholarship he was awarded this fall as both a testimonial to his success in secondary school and a reinforcement of his commitment to “my college work.” He plans to become a lawyer.
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Gary M. Jacobson '82 Scholarship:
Established by Foundation Director and UAlbany alumnus Gary Jacobson, B.A. '82 to support undergraduates involved in community service projects benefiting children.