Sabra Simon ’18 brought style and grace with her when she came to Columbia-Greene Community College, and in turn, leaves the campus a bit more buttoned-up than it was before she arrived.
Graduating on Saturday, May 12, 2018, with an Associate of Arts and Sciences in Business Administration and Management, Simon, who hails from Bronx, N.Y., has her sights set on a career in the fashion industry, focused on communication and marketing.
She was already well on her way in 2016 when she graduated from the High School of Fashion Industries in New York, N.Y., but Simon has also maintained her career focus throughout her two years as a C-GCC student, serving as a project manager for the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce and assisting with the annual Harlem Week Back to School Fashion Show, and as a production assistant with HerGame2, a New York, N.Y.-based fashion, event, and marketing firm.
On campus, Simon excelled as a member of the track and field team, served as a student aide and student ambassador, a volunteer for the Columbia-Greene Community Foundation, and a Student Trustee – an official representative to the C-GCC Board of Trustees – in addition to repeatedly finding herself on the Dean’s List.
In her sophomore year, Simon spear-headed a research project designed to reduce paper waste at C-GCC, presenting her findings and recommendations to President James R. Campion and the Board of Trustees. Simon’s suggested policies are being reviewed now in hopes of implementing all or some of them across campus during the 2018-19 school year.
These and countless other achievements lead to Simon being presented the Omnia Award from C-GCC at the close of the Spring Semester. Borrowed from the Latin root omnium, meaning ‘good in all things,’ the Omnia Award is given to a nominated student who exhibits excellence in academics, extra-curricular activities, community service, and leadership on campus.
She takes this honor, many others, and great measures of polish and flair with her as she graduates from C-GCC and moves on to pursue her education at the University at Albany, SUNY.
For more information on Sabra Simon or SUNY C-GCC, call 518.828.4181, ext. 3327.