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The Student and the Stranger Who Helped Pay for College
Friday, September 25, 2015
New Visions Engineering, Class of 2013 alumnus, Christopher Robinson is now 20 years old and a junior at Clarkson University. Recently, Chris was featured in a touching Wall Street Journal article, "The Student and the Stranger Who Helped Pay for College," connecting his story to the story of the woman responsible for the scholarship he received that gave him the chance to pursue his education at Clarkson.
A Warrensburg High School graduate, Chris took the New Visions program from Dan Kittell at the Southern Adirondack Education Center in Hudson Falls. “I was so happy to see Chris' story in the Wall Street Journal so others could get to know more about such an amazing person,” said Mr. Kittell. “Chris Robinson was among the most outstanding students we've had in the New Visions Engineering program. We were lucky to have him in the program due to his work ethic, initiative and ability to work with fellow students who had a wide range of strengths in science, math and engineering. Although he came into the New Visions program with less preparation in math and physics compared to many of his peers in the program, his attitude, leadership and determination to succeed in engineering and related sciences provided an outstanding model for all New Visions students.”
According to the Wall Street Journal article, Chris hopes to work in the auto industry. This year, he is part of a team building a small race car for a student design competition organized by SAE International, formerly the Society of Automotive Engineers.
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