Stories of Champions

'Stories of Champions' seeks to highlight a wide range of community leaders and everyday heroes who regularly dedicate their time, talent, and resources to prepare students for success. The Champions are role models in their communities whose stories have the potential to inspire others to take action. Explore our American Graduate Champions below:

Rebecca Bustelos

Rebecca Bustelos

A teacher at Giffen Memorial Elementary School in Albany.

Dr. Sandhyaa Iyengar

Dr. Sandhyaa Iyengar

Senior resident at Albany Medical Center Dept of Pediatrics.

Philip Morris

Philip Morris

Chief Executive Officer of Proctors in Schenectady & TheRep in Albany.

Kathy M. Sheehan

Kathy M. Sheehan

Mayor of Albany Kathy M. Sheehan.

Heather Bigelow

Heather Bigelow

Heather Bigelow teaches at the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School.

Dr. Joseph P. Dragone

Dr. Joseph P. Dragone

Dr. Joseph P. Dragone serves as Superintendent of the Ballston Spa Central School.

Christopher G. Ellis Jr.

Christopher G. Ellis Jr.

Learn about CEO and youth mentor Christopher G. Ellis Jr. of Albany, NY.

Neil & Jane Golub

Neil & Jane Golub

See what makes Neil & Jane Golub American Graduate Champions.

Tobi Saulnier

Tobi Saulnier

Dr. Tobi Saulnier is founder & CEO of 1st Playable Productions, making educational games.

Nancy L. Zimpher

Nancy L. Zimpher

Meet Nancy L. Zimpher, the 12th Chancellor of the State University of New York.

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