This interview with Ruthie Brass, then a freshman childhood education major, took place in March 2007. Q. What made you want to attend SUNY Oswego? A. I wanted to be New York State certified for teaching and attend a New York state school. Oswego is known for having an amazing and accredited education program. Also, being from Buffalo and growing up on the shore of Lake Erie, being on Lake Ontario made me feel like home. Q. What is your favorite part of being at Oswego? A. I found that the faculty is really helpful. The people I’ve met have become my best friends here. I hurt my knee recently—I tore my ACL—and there were so many people who went out of their way to make me feel better, especially faculty and staff. Q. What is your impression of other Oswego students? A. I think everyone is willing to help each other out. They are very active and friendly. I just think of everyone as very welcoming. Q. Do you have any hobbies? A. I love to dance, sing, play sports, run, basically anything that is active or is outside. I love to volunteer. I spent a week in West Virginia building houses for the poor and that was very rewarding. Q. What achievement are you most proud of? A. Being selected as one of the five people in New York state to get the PTA scholarship award. That was a big accomplishment. It involved several mutli-hour interviews. Q. Have you thought about your plans after college yet? A. I want to teach in science or English. I would love to move south and experience a different part of the country. I would love to coach high school lacrosse or basketball.
(Posted: Oct 02, 2007)