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Two Morrisville State College students sent to 2012 New York State Model Senate Project

Morrisville State College students Ibrahim Muya and Stephanie Soto were among those who participated in the 2012 New York State Model Senate Project.   

The New York Model Senate Project is an annual leadership development program run by CUNY’s Edward T. Rogowsky (ETR) Internship Program in collaboration with the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force of the New York State Legislature and SUNY’s Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. More than 60 CUNY and SUNY students were chosen to assemble in New York City and Syracuse for a series of intensive training seminars on state policy formulation, legislative processes, representation and leadership.

Muya of Syracuse, NY, is a health-related studies student and participant in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) at Morrisville State College. Soto, of Bronx, NY, is a criminal justice student and participant in the CSTEP program. As part of the project, Muya and Soto debated the merits of two technically demanding pieces of legislation involving hydraulic fracturing and amending the environmental conservation law. Both measures passed.

Additionally, Associate Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Carlos N. Medina, asked Raul Huerta, EOP advisor at Morrisville State College, to act as the training facilitator for all SUNY Model Senate participants.

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