Georgia Tech

Georgia TechGeorgia Tech

While we were in Atlanta, we of course stopped by the Georgia Tech campus. We are very excited to have five GT students staying with us in NYC this summer! This makes nearly 50 that have stayed with us total in the last few years.

Our trip to Atlanta had many culinary highlights but nothing beat the Sweet Potato Pancakes at Highland Bakery on the Georgia Tech campus!

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Thanks so much again to all who helped make our trip such a wonderful one. Hope to be back again soon!

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Morehouse College

Morehouse College

We recently visited the wonderful Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. So did the President! He delivered the commencement address to the graduating class of Morehouse College. (Read more about this here.)

Morehouse College, one of the nation’s leading Historical Black Colleges and Universities, is among the best and brightest institutions of higher education in the country. We have had almost 40 Morehouse students stay with us in the past couple years!

We are sorry we missed this historic event but we still had a wonderful visit! Thanks so much again to all who took time out of their busy days to meet with us and help us learn more about Morehouse.

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Spelman College

Spelman College

We recently made a stop to the beautiful and inspiring Spelman College, located in Atlanta, GA. We are very excited to have nine Spelman students coming to stay with EHS in NYC this summer!

Spelman is America’s oldest historically Black college for women.

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Identical twins Kirstie and Kristie Bronner, C’2013, have been named co-valedictorians for the Spelman College Class of 2013. Their story inspirational story was featured on  ABC news!

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We learned a lot from the staff and students we met there, who are all working hard to make the world a better place. We had an amazing visit and hope to be back again soon!

University at Albany (SUNY)

University at Albany (SUNY)

We had a terrific trip to SUNY Albany, which was exciting for us since we already have 3 students coming to live with us this summer in NYC!

During our visit, we ran in to Zeta Beta Tau members collecting funds for their “Get on the Ball” philanthropy event. The more signatures they collect on the 6-foot diameter inflatable ball, the more they raise for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals…

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Here’s a pic of some classic SUNY Albany architecture…

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We loved meeting so many friendly staffers + students. Thanks again to all for showing us a great time.

We hope to be back for another visit soon!

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, located in Troy, NY, is the nation’s oldest technological university.

Yet The Rensselaer Plan, conceived by President Shirley Ann Jackson, includes plenty of new research platforms such as the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies, the Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations (CCNI), and the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC).

We had a terrific time visiting with the staff and students on campus. We had 6 RPI students stay with EHS last year and already have 4 booked for this summer!

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Above is a pic of a steam engine generator while visiting campus. It was used from 1915 until 1975 before being donated to RPI.

(Header courtesy of RPI’s Facebook.)

Vassar College

Vassar College

To say Vassar College is a beautiful campus is an understatement! Our breath was taken away when we visited there this spring, and the staff and students we met while visiting were nothing short of wonderful as well.

When Vassar first opened its doors in 1865, everything was located here in Main Building—living quarters for students, faculty, and administrators, the dining hall, the library, the art museum, classrooms, and offices.

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Now this picturesque campus houses over 100 academic and residential buildings ranging in style from collegiate Gothic to Modernist.

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We met many friendly folks as we walked around campus as well. We have had over 30 Vassar students stay with us in the last few years and hope to see more this summer! Thanks again to all who made our trip a memorable one.

Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac University

Man oh man, were we lucky to visit yet another stunning, sprawling campus when we made a stop at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Ct. The school is surrounded by great beauty also as it is located at the foot of Sleeping Giant State Park.

We had a great time chatting with the friendly and smart staff, and learning about all of the resources they provide for their students.

We took some pictures so you could see for yourself that Quinnipiac students sure are lucky to have a beautiful campus to call their own!…

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 Students looking for something to do on a rainy day at Quinnipiac can sign out one of the many DVD’s available within the School of Communications:

Videos @ QU

Thanks so much again to all for showing us such a great time. Hope to visit again soon!

(Header courtesy of Centerbook.com)