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June 2003, Wednesday
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SUNY Ulster express admission
Location: SUNY Ulster Stone Ridge campus
Admissions and registration are continuing for Ulster County Community College's fall semester, which begins August 25. On Wednesday, June 18, the college will hold an Express Admissions and Registration Day, with an opportunity for new students to complete the application and testing process.
Those who need to complete assessment testing should call the Admissions Office at (800) 724-0833 for an appointment. Testing will be held at 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. Academic advisors will be available to meet with students who have been cleared for registration from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Students beginning the application process should bring to the Admissions Office an official copy of their high school transcripts in sealed envelopes or their GEDs and scores. Transfer applicants should also bring copies of official college transcripts. Students intending to register for 6 or more credits should bring proof of immunization to measles, mumps and rubella.
From 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., financial aid staff will be available to help students applying for federal and state financial aid. They will assist students in completing aid application forms and will provide information about loans, grants and scholarships.
Students who intend to apply for financial aid should bring copies of their own and/or their parents' 2002 federal and state income tax forms and any other 2002 tax information.
For more information, call SUNY Ulster's Admissions Office at (800) 724-0833, e-mail admissions@sunyulster.edu or check the college website at www.sunyulster.edu.




Workshop on families
Location: Sullivan County Community College Seelig Theatre
Sullivan County Community College continues the monthly workshops in its Sullivan County Direct Support Professionals Speakers Series on Wednesday, June 18 with the workshop, "Families: The Things You Need to Know." Vaulda Kendall-Brown and Clara Berg will be the guest lecturers.

Kendall-Brown, the author of Spencer's Story, and Berg, from the Teacher's College at Columbia University, are well-known speakers, authors, and mothers of adult sons with developmental disabilities. By sharing their stories, these two women will describe how building partnerships and networks with families and providers can generate new ways of thinking. They will relate how their refusal to accept the standard profile of "disabled" and willingness to "think out of the box" enabled their sons to become employed and active members of their communities. Their stories of courage and makings dreams come true will provide inspiration to all parents with disabled children or providers who work with the disabled.

The "Families" workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. It will be repeated from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission is $30. Seating is limited and early registration is suggested. For further information or to register, contact the College's Center for Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities at 845-434-5750, ext. 4448.




OC Chamber trade show seminar
Time: 8:00am - 10:00am
Location: Ramada Inn, Route 300, Newburgh
The Orange County Chamber of Commerce will present a seminar on "Exhibit Excellence - Maximize Your Marketing Potential" on Wednesday, June 18.

Margit B. Weisgal, President of Sextant Communications and a nationally-known trade show specialist, will be the speaker. The seminar is for any company that invests its time, money, sales force, marketing managers or employees in any sort of exhibit or trade show. It is also recommended for anyone who is planning to be an exhibitor at the Chamber EXPO 2003 (September 9-10).

The fee is $15 for members and $30 for non-members and reservations are requested To reserve a spot, call the Chamber office at 567-6229 or e-mail maryjanek@orangeny.com.


Resource Fair for Caregivers
Time: 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Esplanade Senior Residence, 95 South Broadway & Lyon Place, White Plains
Westchester residents can learn more about caring for older relatives, friends or neighbors in an annual Caregivers Resource Fair Wednesday, June 18. The event is free and open to the public.

The fair is co-sponsored by the Caregiver Resources Coalition of the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services and The Esplanade Senior Residence. Respite services will be available to caregivers who needs to bring their aging parent or ailing spouse to attend the event. Anyone needing this service should call Jean Dunphy at 761-8100 ext 7160 to make reservations.

Professionals in the aging field will discuss available services and resources in housing, elderlaw and advocacy, respite and in-home care, wellness and supportive services, Medicare, Medicaid and mental health information. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jeffery Escher, an internist and a geriatrician. Dr. Escher is a well-known physician and lecturer in the field of geriatrics. He will discuss "Aging -- what is normal, and what is not."

Refreshments will be served. For further information, contact Geri Cisco of the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services at (914) 813-6442.


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