Emmanuel Woolard

Emmanuel Woolard
Brooklyn, NY
Year of Graduation

After Oneonta

Emmanuel graduated in December 2018. Here are his plans!

I will be applying at the top of the new year to six or seven different master’s programs along the East Coast in African-American Studies with a focus in literature and culture.

Why SUNY Oneonta?

I was drawn to the campus -- the scenery and how pretty everything was. I wanted to get away from the city atmosphere and was ready for something a little more slow-paced. Who wants to see skyscrapers all day when you can have trees and different colored leaves and the change of seasons? Also, we have Starbucks, which is always great.

My Activities

President of Africana and Latinx Studies Club, Resident Advisor in Sherman Hall, intern at the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC), research with professors

Best Experiences

Starting work at the GSRC. I didn’t think offices like that existed, that are solely focused on gender and sexuality issues. The fact that we have so much programming, a Lavender Graduation and SUNY Pride, that’s really, really good to have, and I was excited to be part of it.

What I’ll Remember in 20 Years

Being the chair of Lavender Graduation. I was able to really create, from start to finish, the layout, registration, decorations and awards. That was really fun -- to give back to everyone who is doing really great work to talk about gender and sexuality issues and recognize all those who have graduated in that moment. It’s a celebration of academic excellence.

Plans, Goals, Dreams

I’m still wrestling with that. It would probably be teaching as a professor at Brown University.

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