SUNY Delhi Students Participate in Model Senate at NYS Capitol

Three SUNY Delhi students traveled to Albany and participated in the Model Senate Session at the New York State Capitol last weekend. SUNY Delhi was one of only six SUNY colleges invited to this prestigious weekend-long event this year.

Model Senate is an intensive training opportunity to learn more about the New York State government and the legislative process. Delhi students Khamil Almonte (senior), Dominick Dalton (senior), and Yasmeen Kablaoui (sophomore) each were assigned a Senator and their constituencies with access to the Senate Chamber where they were able to sit at the Senators’ desks. The event culminated with students debating bills on the floor of the Senate. The topic for this year’s session was Daniel’s Law, which addresses police presence in cases of a mental health or substance use crisis.

During the weekend, the students also attended a luncheon with SUNY Chancellor John B. King, Jr., CUNY Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, and other distinguished guests. To conclude the weekend, the students and their advisor Laura Pehrsson had the honor of attending the SOMOS Conference and Gala on Saturday evening.

Participation in the Model Senate experience reflects the commitment of the criminal justice program at SUNY Delhi to provide real-life learning and leadership development opportunities to prepare students for careers in law and the criminal justice system.

About Criminal Justice at SUNY Delhi

SUNY Delhi offers degrees in Criminal Justice at the associate level (on campus), baccalaureate level (on campus or online), and master’s level (online). Students learn from dedicated faculty with direct, real-life work experience as police officers, corrections officers, researchers, and lawyers for a balanced, well-rounded understanding of the criminal justice system. SUNY Delhi’s exclusive 3+3 articulation agreements with Albany Law School and Western New England School of Law allow students to earn a bachelor’s and juris doctor law degree in six years.

SUNY Delhi Students Participate in Model Senate at NYS Capitol

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