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ProfileElaine Patrice Perkins
Expressive Arts for Growth and Change
Northeast Center

Elaine Patrice Perkins is a shining example of a life transformed. If there are people who doubt how financial aid impacts today's college students, Elaine, a work-study student at the college's Northeast Center and past recipient of an Empire State College Foundation Scholarship, isn’t among them. She calls the passion of the college's faculty and staff and their enthusiasm for the educational endeavor life-changing – and contagious.

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ProfileLawrence Doyle '94
Chairman and CEO
Katierich Asset Management LLC

Foundation board member Lawrence Doyle '94, is the founder of two finance companies, Kinetics Asset Management, which later became Horizon Kinetics, and Katierich Asset Management, where Doyle, who is semi¬retired, still serves as co-founder and managing director. He grew up in Babylon, N.Y., and attended West Babylon High School, Suffolk County Community College and Pace University. After graduating from Pace, he enrolled in Empire State College for his Master of Arts with a concentration in international business and foreign trade policy. He and his wife Karen will celebrate their 25th anniversary in September and they are parents of two college-age children, Richard and Katherine. We caught up with Larry via phone from his 330-acre horse farm in Kentucky, where he breeds and sells race horses.

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