Student Profiles

Our students come from all walks of life, but share one common goal -- to build upon their skills, knowledge, and career options through higher learning. Here's what some of our current students have to say about their experiences at CUNY SPS.


Denise Hughes

MA in Applied Theatre

"Working with my former students to pursue their goals and dreams finally pushed me to follow through with my own."

Stephen Ippolito

MA in Disability Studies

"The next step in my journey is to use the knowledge I have acquired to become an advocate for people with disabilities. I will continue volunteering at the Lions Club to help others become independent and successful. In the near future, I would like to start an organization to better assist people with disabilities."

Adam Greubel

BA in Psychology

"There is no time like the present. The years will continue to fly by, whether you are in school or not, so you might as well start now. It is not always easy, but the rewards are worth the effort and you will be done before you know it."

Eldin Cruz

MA in Disability Studies

"Be prepared to study hard, to do lots of reading, to give up wasteful activities, and to challenge yourself."
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Glaudy Triunfel

BS in Business

"My motivation to return to school is my children. I want to set a good example for them and continue my education so they can see that they can do it when it’s their turn."