SUNY Poly Student Awarded Prestigious Local Scholarship
For Release: Thursday, February 12, 2015
Contact: Jerry Gretzinger, Vice President of Strategic Communications and Public Relations
Bio/Pre-Med Major Receives Beeching-Revere Scholarship
Utica, NY – In support of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s commitment to provide world-class educational opportunities throughout New York State, SUNY Polytechnic Institute today announced Biology/Pre-med major Enisa Bakalovic has been named the 16th annual recipient of the Charles T. Beeching - Revere Copper Products, Inc. Family Scholarship. The $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually through the Rome College Foundation, established by Revere’s Board of Directors in memory of Charles T. Beeching.
“Enisa is a perfect example of SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s student body, which includes some of the finest young minds from around New York State and the world, and a worthy recipient of this wonderful scholarship,” said Dr. Alain Kaloyeros, President and CEO of SUNY Polytechnic Institute. “We are proud Enisa has chosen SUNY Poly, where she will have access to the cutting edge tools and resources necessary to advance her career path, and we commend her on her exemplary commitment, both to her studies and our community.”
“We are thrilled that this year’s recipient is a student at one of our local colleges, which makes Enisa’s selection even more special,” said William Guglielmo, President of the Rome Area Chamber of Commerce, which administers the award on behalf of the College Foundation. “The award is given out annually to a qualifying candidate who is the son or daughter of an employee or owner of Revere Copper Products, with additional criteria including scholastic achievement, citizenship and community involvement. Enisa was an impressive candidate in every category and we are delighted to have her as this year’s recipient.”
Enisa, the daughter of Revere employee Esef Bakalovic, was born overseas during the Bosnian conflict. Her parents moved to America to start a new life and provide Enisa with the opportunity to follow her dreams. Her interest in healthcare began at an early age, when she observed the effect birthmarks could have on one’s self esteem. Since then, Enisa’s determination to be a plastic surgeon has never wavered. Enisa has dedicated herself to completing her studies and says the Beeching-Revere scholarship will enable her to do so. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from SUNY Poly, she hopes to attend Boston University’s Medical School to fully realize her dream and begin repaying her parents for their support.
SUNY Polytechnic Institute. SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) is New York’s globally recognized, high-tech educational ecosystem, formed from the merger of the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and SUNY Institute of Technology. SUNY Poly offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience and nanoengineering, as well as cutting-edge nanobioscience and nanoeconomics programs at its Albany campus, and degrees in technology, professional studies, and the arts and sciences at its Utica/Rome campus. As the world’s most advanced, university-driven research enterprise, SUNY Poly boasts more than $20 billion in high-tech investments, over 300 corporate partners, and maintains a statewide footprint. The 1.3 million-square-foot Albany NanoTech megaplex is home to more than 3,500 scientists, researchers, engineers, students, faculty, and staff, in addition to Tech Valley High School. The Utica/Rome campus offers a unique high-tech learning environment, providing academic programs in technology, including engineering, cybersecurity, computer science, and the engineering technologies; professional studies, including business, communication, and nursing; and arts and sciences, with degrees and course offerings in natural sciences, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences. Thriving athletic, recreational, and cultural programs, events, and activities complement the campus experience. SUNY Poly operates the Smart Cities Technology Innovation Center (SCiTI) at Kiernan Plaza in Albany, the Solar Energy Development Center in Halfmoon, CNSE’s Central New York Hub for Emerging Nano Industries in Syracuse, the Photovoltaic Manufacturing and Technology Development Facility in Rochester, and the Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center (STC) in Canandaigua. SUNY Poly founded and manages the Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad-C) on its Utica campus and also manages the $500 million New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium, with nodes in Albany and Rochester, as well as the Buffalo High-Tech Manufacturing Innovation Hub at RiverBend, Buffalo Information Technologies Innovation and Commercialization Hub, and Buffalo Medical Innovation and Commercialization Hub. For information visit www.sunycnse.com and www.sunypoly.edu.