Alumni: 84,000   Students: 17,000

Elizabeth Arthur ’12

Elizabeth Arthur ’12
Electrician and Owner
IBEW Local 3 / Kimimi Swimwear, LLC

Why did you choose Empire State College? What do you think is the best thing about the college?
I went to SUNY Empire because of my 4 year apprentice program with the International Brotherhood of the Electrical Union to be an electrician. This college is great for adults who have to work and want to accomplish other goals.

How did Empire State College help you shape your personal and professional goals?
This was not my first time going to college, but going to Empire was a little different. I always looked forward to my class or what I was going to learn next in the new semester. The instructors were always there to help if you ever needed extra assistance.

What is your career highlight or proudest career moment to date?
My proudest moments were graduating from college, becoming an electrician, an electrical instructor and also owning my swimsuit company.

What advice would you give to a current Empire State College student?
Empire State College has the best support system for their students. Also, the programs are very flexible.

Why do you give back to SUNY Empire?
To support the future of Empire State College.

Anything else you would like to share with fellow alumni and students?
Follow your dreams. Let no one discourage you.