HEOP Tree Planting
The Clarkson University New York State Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (AOE HEOP) commemorated the class of 2015 with a new tree on campus.
The HEOP students planted a maple tree on Holcroft Hill this spring to celebrate the graduating seniors. Erin Cook, assistant director of HEOP at Clarkson, said they plan to continue this tradition by planting a new tree on campus every year for each class.
"We feel that planting a tree will encourage our students to always remember their roots at Clarkson," she said. "This tree symbolizes our continuous effort and commitment to build and serve our community, promote a strong alumni connection and promote growth and prosperity for our incoming students."
Back row, left to right: Nick Pietricola '15 of Fulton, N.Y.; Tai-Symone Rackley '15 of Albany, N.Y.; Faraz Qureshi '15 of Flushing, N.Y.; Irving Jimenez '15 of New York, N.Y.; and Cleann Davis '15 of Rochester, N.Y. Front row, left to right: Pablo Colon '15 of New York, N.Y.; Chasity Nunez '15 of Bronx, N.Y.; Devon McKnight '15 of Bronx, N.Y.; and Katherine Flores '15 of Bronx, N.Y.