Office of Access & Academic Enrichment

The University at Albany’s Office of Access & Academic Enrichment (OAAE) has been recognized and awarded for its outstanding services and programs.

Student Profile

Collina Coke

Name: Collina Cooke

Year: Senior

Focus of Study: Social Welfare

Associated with which Program: Project Excel

Accomplishment or Achievements:

Presidents Award for Academic Leadership Spring 2014
Dean’s List of Distinguished Students Spring 2013, Fall 2010 & 2012
Treasurer, Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society
National Society of Collegiate Scholars

In a few words, explain what the program means to you:

Project Excel and CSTEP have been there for me through every step of my journey. From freshman year to senior year, they have helped me with everything including writing papers, editing resumes, interview preparation, and applying for Graduate School. Not only are they an academic resource, but they have also been there to assist me through tough situations and provided advice on how to move forward. Project Excel and CSTEP not only motivated me to challenge myself, but have also encouraged me to get out of my comfort zone and explore my interests both on and off campus. They are my biggest supporters and because of their willingness to be a constant resource, I have accomplished so much throughout my four years at Albany.

The World Within Reach

Students participate in more than 200 student clubs and honor societies, and enjoy a busy calendar of campus events.