Opportunity Programs


Phyllis A.H. Breland
315-859-4912 (fax)

Maria Peralta '12

Hometown: Bronx NY
Major: Women’s Studies

Member of Womyn’s Center , BLSU, Sustah Girl,HAVOC volunteer – food salvage, USE leader - 3 years, Gates Scholar, Opportunity Programs Summer RA, Junior semester in Amsterdam
Wrote and Implemented Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grant- summer 2009-10

“The Higher Education Opportunity Program has provided me and my peers with the assistance and encouragement to succeed at an elite institution like Hamilton. The staff is supportive and creates a family like atmosphere. The trust and relationships I built with the HEOP staff allowed me to ease in to my college experience. I always have support despite being miles away from home.”