Alumni: 81,000   Students: 17,500

Mark Spawn ’07

Mark Spawn

Mark Spawn ’07
CEO
The Spawn Group, LLC

Why did you choose Empire State College? What do you think is the best thing about the college?
SUNY Empire evaluated my professional and life experiences for credit, and offered me the flexibility to complete courses for my degree program. For anyone holding a full time job while continuing their education, the ability to work at your own pace with professors and advisors to assist you as needed was a plus.

How did Empire State College help you shape your personal and professional goals?
I attended an orientation meeting which helped me to better understand distance learning, CBE and the services of SUNY Empire. Most notably for me, one of my advisors identified some strengths in my background which helped me in receiving credit for the knowledge that I had overlooked.

What is your career highlight or proudest career moment to date?
I love being able to help people, and a career in law enforcement has given me that opportunity. It has been an honor to help people, especially those who are desperate, hurt, or troubled. It has also been a privilege to help to train the next generation of law enforcement. Sharing information, advising, and guiding colleagues has also been rewarding.

What advice would you give to a current Empire State College student?
The faculty and staff at SUNY Empire are there to help. If you have a question or concern – just ask.