First Niagara Awards SUNY Poly $25K Grant For Mentoring Program

Monday, March 21, 2016

Source: CNY Business Journal

UTICA, N.Y. — SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) will use a $25,000 grant from First Niagara Bank’s Mentoring Matters program for the work of its career-services center in that area.

The grant funds will benefit the center’s mentoring program, which helps students arrange workplace-site visits, informational interviews, and job shadowing, SUNY Poly said in a news release issued Friday.

The funding will also help the school organize workshops, panels, career-services presentations, and assistance with other career-services events.

“On behalf of the SUNY Polytechnic Institute Foundation, I’d like to extend our genuine appreciation for First Niagara’s support of the student-mentoring programs here at SUNY Poly,” Nick Grimmer, assistant VP of development for SUNY Poly, said in the school’s news release. “Their tremendous investment will have a significant impact on the resources that we are able to provide to the students who work with our career-services office. I am very proud to say that First Niagara Bank is a true philanthropic partner of SUNY Poly and our foundation.”

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