BRONX, NY – 21 SBU Academy Seniors have committed so far to colleges and universities across New York State.  Over the course of the school year (and often much earlier), students in the Class of 2015 worked hard with their senior mentors and South Bronx United staff to research, apply to, and gain admittance to a range of institutions, including private colleges and schools in the SUNY (State University of New York) and CUNY (City University of New York) systems.  In stark contrast to many of their peers attending South Bronx schools, over ninety percent of the 24 SBU Academy Seniors expect to be enrolled in college by October.  Students have committed to a variety of schools:

Nyamaa Abama, Bronx Community College
Daniel Agboba, Bronx Community College
Kevin Anchundia, Long Island University Post
Alseny Barry, St. Lawrence University
Carlos Blanco, Borough of Manhattan Community College
Mohamed Camara, Sarah Lawrence College
Brenda Casimiro,  Borough of Manhattan Community College
Sheku Conteh, SUNY Potsdam
Jeffrey Cordova, Clarkson University
Daouda DialloBronx Community College
Mouhamed Diouf, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Antonio Flores, SUNY Oswego
Kevin Flores, Long Island University Brooklyn
Evans Frimpong, The Sage Colleges
Jonathan Guzman, Hostos Community College
Beaufils Kimpolo-Pene, Loomis Chaffee School*
Samuel Koomson, Buffalo State College
Julieth Noguez Adorno, Borough of Manhattan Community College
Karla Ruiz, Long Island University Brooklyn
Ouyada Sango-Paco, Farmingdale State College
Estefani Sierra, Borough of Manhattan Community College
Tony Villegas, Alfred University

One student, Kimpolo-Pene, received a full scholarship and subsequently committed to complete a post-graduate year at a Connecticut boarding school, Loomis Chaffee School.

Guzman received a competitive Academic Achievers scholarship (supported by the Simon Bolivar Foundation) to attend Hostos.  Several of the students plan to represent their schools on the soccer field as well, namely Diouf and Camara who were recruitment to represent Hobart College in the Liberty League and Sarah Lawrence College in the Skyline Conference, respectively.

Additionally, several SBU Alumni have completed transfers to prominent institutions.  Aicha Fofana will be transferring to Franklin and Marshall College from City College of New York; Iyayi Imade will be moving to St. Lawrence University from ASA College; and Sarpong Adjei will start his Sophomore year at Sage College of Albany after finishing his first year at the NYC College of Technology.

This column will be updated as more seniors announce their college commitments.