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"I'm originally from New Jersey, went to school in Rochester and moved to Utica in 1998. I succumbed to the negative stereotype of the area right away and unfortunately that lasted for four years. At that point, I found myself laid off with a one ..."
Michelle McCarrick Truett, President
The M&G Group
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"“I return to the area to teach, to show students the value of the Mohawk Valley, to be closer to my family, and to give back to the community that helped shape who I am today. Since returning I have had the unique opportunity to discover the ..."
Matthew Powers, Instructor of English
Herkimer County Community College
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"I had great childhood memories of growing up in this area... someday I want to provide my children with the same upbringing... the Mohawk Valley is a place where young people can afford to raise a family comfortably"
Katrina Trozzi, Kindergarten Teacher
New Hartford
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"As a 1998 Whitesboro senior, Dr. Jonathan Henderson interned with Family Practitioner Samuel Gooldy, MD, Optometrist Michael Waterman, OD and Ophthalmologist Alan H. Harris, MD. Those enlightening RPE experiences coupled with his childhood ..."
Jonathan F. Henderson, MD
Utica Pediatrics
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"A Whitesboro graduate, class of 2002, Geoffrey Henderson, completed his RPE internship with the Dental Clinic of Faxton St. Lukes Healthcare, Orthodontist Eric P. Shoenlein, DDS and Pediatric Dentist Norman J. Cognetto, DDS. Henderson explains ..."
Geoffrey Henderson, Pharmacist
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"A 1989 graduate of New York Mills Jr-Sr High School and passionate about the sciences, Erin Pelnik Gall interned with Head Chemist Rusty Moore at Homogenous Metals, Clayville, NY. While in this internship, Gall realized that although she would ..."
Erin Pelnik Gall, Principal Court Attorney
Oneida County Court
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"As a senior at Notre Dame High School in 1998, David Dellecese participated in the Regional Program for Excellence by completing his internship at WKTV Newschannel2, Utica, NY, with mentors, Joleen Ferris, reporter and Earl Davis, ..."
David Delecese, Assistant News Director
Newschannel 2
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"When I completed college I was living just outside of a big city and the cost of living was extremely high and the job opportunities for my field were slim. I moved back to the Mohawk Valley to pursue an opportunity with a company that provided ..."
Daniel Trociuk, Premium Auditor
Liberty Mutual
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"Brianne Puleo credits the Regional Program for providing a professional and educational experience that prepared her for college. Puleo performed her RPE internship at General Herkimer School before graduating from the Utica City School District ..."
Brianne Puleo, Director of Community Relations
Sitrin Health Care Center
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"The Mohawk Valley has a lot of opportunities. In addition to affordable housing, recreation, natural beauty, and good schools our area is friendly and welcoming. The sense of community spirit and involvement in service is encouraging. I ..."
Bill Garrett, Scout Executive & CEO
Revolutionary Trails Council, BSA
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"Amanda Haefele Leskovar had a tremendous Regional Program internship experience with Cheryl
Mattern, MD, an internship she completed while attending Gregory B. Jarvis High School, Mohawk, NY. A graduate of the class of 1994, Leskovar ...
Amanda Haefele Leskovar
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"Interning with first grade teacher, Elaine Herman at H.R Jones Elementary School, Utica, was such a powerful experience that it determined Alissa Passalacqua’s future. Passalaqua reports, “I always knew I wanted to teach a primary grade, K-2. ..."
Alissa Passalacqua, First Grade Teacher
Hart’s Hill Elementary School
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"After living and working in Manhattan for over a decade, I returned home to the Mohawk Valley in 2005 and gained a new appreciation for all that our area has to offer. Opportunities abound for young professionals to take leadership roles in the ..."
Alan R. Leist III
Strategic Financial Services
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