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Ten Alfred State Students Attend President Obama’s Speech
On Thursday, August 22, 2013, 10 Alfred State students—Pernell Celestine, Migdalia Colon, Izamar Rivera, Roain Saunders, Miracalle Taylor, Miho Iba, Fuzuki Koshizawa, Yohei Koyama, Kento Matsuda, and Chihiro Takaki—left Alfred in the wee hours and travelled more than 90 miles to hear President Obama’s speech on college affordability.
Along with five faculty and staff, the students heard President Obama speak on issues that affect them—college loan debt and the importance of making higher education available to everyone. After Friday’s speech at Binghamton University, President Obama will have visited four SUNY campuses during his two terms in office, the most of any public university system in the nation.