Alumni: 84,000   Students: 17,000

Ester Horowitz ’95

Ester Horowitz ’95
United Concierge Medicine
VP of Strategic Partnerships

What three words best describe who and what you are?
Connector, Entrepreneurial, Visionary

What inspired you to earn your college degree? What was your “moment”?
I didn’t want to be held back from fulfilling my professional potential due to the lack of a bachelor’s degree

Why did you choose to attend ESC?
It allowed me to balance the need to continue to work, take care of my children, and attend school. Also my experience with school was that it was too slow for me and I had not been in a formal classroom setting for 16 years at that time.

Who supported and encouraged you along the way?
My husband and my children.

What, if any, obstacles did you overcome?
Time. Ability to seek help from mentors a bit quicker. Ability to read so much information quickly.

What advice would you give to a prospective ESC student?
Go for it. Best education I ever had. Mentors encouraged me to continue on for my Masters Degree that they thought I was a great candidate. I did. It was never a thought at the time until they implanted it.

Why do you give back to SUNY Empire?
Because learning comes in all shapes, sizes, and ways. SUNY Empire is innovative and caters to working professionals that want a non traditional method of learning.