Posted by CPMC Staff on April 28, 2016 in Program Highlights, Staff Highlights, Uncategorized
The EOP Program at UB welcomes their newest Senior Counselor, Sarah Piraino to the program. Ms. Piraino, although new to the EOP program is not new UB. Sarah has worked for Cora P. Maloney College for eleven years. In 2005 she was hired as an Academic Advisor with UB’s ACE (Access to College Excellence) program. As she transitioned to the EOP Program is a Senior Counselor in fall of 2015, she states “I will truly miss my ACE students, because I am close with so many of them over the years. I wish I could take them all with me into my new position!”
Sarah became interested in Higher Education after working as an Addictions Counselor for several years through Cazenovia Recovery Systems Inc. She received her Master’s Degree from Buffalo State College in 2005, around the same time she began working at UB. “I came to UB and just fell in love with Higher Education. After several stints of working in fields that were all wrong for me, Higher Education was the perfect fit. I knew it was my life’s work because it didn’t feel like work at all. I love what I do every day. I look forward to my job. I am blessed to be able to have a career that I love. I know that everyone does not have this privilege.”
In her free time Sarah stays busy with her ten year old boy/girl twins, Anthony and Adriana. “They are so much fun! Anthony wants to be a Podiatrist and Adriana wants to be a Teacher. They are so funny!” She enjoys writing, reading, shopping, playing piano, attending performances and being with family. A lot of people wouldn’t know that Sarah has her undergraduate degree in Theatre from UB! She is certainly a multi-faceted Counselor with many unique and strategic tools for helping students to be successful.
Among the many duties and responsibilities of her Counseling position, Sarah serves as the EOP Academic Intervention Program (AIP) Coordinator.
She works closely with students experiencing academic difficulties to ensure that they are offered tools for academic success and recovery. “If you are in academic difficulty, it is important to reach out to your assigned Counselor or Advisor promptly so they can help you to understand your options and work to get you back on track for academic success.”
The EOP program is pleased to have Sarah as the newest edition to the Counseling team. Be sure to stop in and introduce yourself if you have not yet met her. She will be happy to hear from you.