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Thorp Cynthia M

Position Title: 
Academic Success Coach
Student Success Center
Office Location: 
Hunter Student Development Center
Office Phone: 

BSE and MSEd. in Elementary Ed. with a minor in Art Education and Higher Administration

Honors and Awards: 

First-Year Advocate Award, Spring 2014

EPLP Mentor
Cindy Thorp (Activator, Strategic, Responsibility, Connectedness, Relator) is a student-centered educator. She cares passionately about student success and helping students accomplish their goals and dreams. Cindy was born in Texas, but grew up in Andover. She is a graduate of Andover Central School and holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Mansfield University in Pennsylvania. While attending Mansfield University, she joined Greek life, and really enjoys reunions with her Zeta sisters. She also lived in Baltimore, Maryland for seven years and worked at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in the position of Academic Skills Coordinator. One of her favorite vacation spots is Ocean City, Maryland where she can sit on the beach, soak up sun, or just read a great book. At Alfred State, Cindy is an Academic Support Specialist in The Learning Center. She works with students in many capacities; whether teaching, advising, mentoring, or just lending an ear by being someone students can talk to. Her favorite life roles are being a daughter, sister, Aunt, friend, and teacher. In her spare time, she loves to bake, read, listen to music, play cards (poker), and watch NFL football on Sundays. During the summer, her ultimate weekends are attending the Balloon Rallies in Wellsville and Dansville. Of the numerous books she has read, two of her favorites are The Four Agreements, and The Help. Cindy’s favorite quote is: “It’s not always easy to do the right thing. But doing the right thing makes you strong, it builds character, it forces you to make decisions based upon your beliefs and not what other people think. In life, and in business, you have to stand for what you believe in and sometimes you have to stand alone. But, what makes you a leader is having the courage of your convictions.”