Hannah Ramirez has been selected as part of the third class of Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Student Ambassadors. She is among 22 students from 21 campuses that will serve as mentors to other students and encourage high school seniors to enroll, help build on the established student EOP support network across the SUNY system, and advise the Chancellor on strengthening the program.
Ramirez’s academic focus lies in technology systems management where she has chosen to specialize in computer science. She has played active roles in the EOP community, serving as a success coach and resident assistant for the 2023 EOP Summer Academy. Her enthusiasm for affecting positive change within her community and providing support to both EOP and non-EOP individuals is evident. Ramirez deeply values the chance to champion the cause of EOP and its students.
Under the leadership of Governor Kathy Hochul and with significant support from the state Legislature, the EOP continues to provide students — most the first from their families to go to college — with comprehensive services and personalized support. The 2024 Enacted Budget includes nearly $44 million to ensure the success of the program for SUNY EOP students.
Chancellor King welcomed the new student ambassadors during an in-person orientation at the SUNY System Administration Building in Albany, NY.
“For more than 50 years, the Educational Opportunity Program has served as a guiding light toward upward mobility and student success for those who may not have had a clear path to college. Our EOP student ambassadors, many the first in their families to go to college, are a testament to what can be achieved with the support provided by the EOP,” said SUNY Chancellor John B. King, Jr. “With their guidance, we can improve the EOP, and with their encouragement, more students will follow their path to a college education. My thanks to Governor Hochul and the New York State Legislature for their support so that SUNY can continue to build on the EOP’s success by supporting more students for the next 50 years.”
Ambassadors, who are nominated by their EOP directors, are EOP students in good academic standing who are enrolled full-time for the Fall 2023 semester. EOP student ambassadors will receive stipends of $5,000 to carry out this important new role.
Visit the EOP website for more information about Stony Brook’s program.