J4970

Commemorating the 72nd Anniversary of the United Negro College Fund on April 25, 2016

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 72nd Anniversary of the United
Negro College Fund on April 25, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of the
community and its citizenry; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commem-
orate the 72nd Anniversary of the United Negro College Fund on Monday,
April 25, 2016; and
WHEREAS, The United Negro College Fund's motto, "A mind is a terrible
thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in" is universally
recognized; for 72 years, this vital organization has enabled more than
60,000 students each year to attend college and obtain the education
they need and that the Nation needs them to have; and
WHEREAS, Under the luminous leadership of President Michael L. Lomax,
Ph.D., The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is the largest private
provider of scholarships to minority students, annually awarding more
than 10,000 scholarships, and administering more than 400 scholarships,
internships, and fellowship programs; in 2016, the Fund's 72nd Annual
Campaign hopes to raise more than $100 million to assist even more
worthy students; and
WHEREAS, In 1943, Dr. Frederick D. Patterson of the Tuskegee Institute
convened the first meeting to consider the feasibility of a united
appeal on behalf of historically black private colleges and universi-
ties; on May 13, 1944, the organizational meeting of the United Negro
College Fund was held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City; the
initial combined campaign of UNCF raised $760,000; and
WHEREAS, There were 27 original member institutions of the United
Negro College Fund including Atlanta University, Bethune-Cookman
College, Clark College, Dillard University, Fisk University, Gammon
Theological Seminary, Morehouse College, and Spelman College, as well as
the Tuskegee Institute; and
WHEREAS, The formation of UNCF was led by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and
by Walter Hoving, President of Lord & Taylor, who was UNCF's first
national Campaign Director; and
WHEREAS, After John D. Rockefeller, Jr. donated 1,100 shares of Stand-
ard Oil stock, UNCF purchased its first headquarters located at 22 E.
54th Street, New York, New York, on December 28, 1948; and
WHEREAS, From 1944-1994, UNCF was headquartered in the State of New
York; since 2000, UNCF has awarded more than $56 million in scholarships
to more than 1,000 students from New York, and has presented more than
$83 million in scholarships to students attending colleges in New York;
and
WHEREAS, Since its inception in 1944, UNCF has raised more than $4.5
billion to help more than 430,000 students across the Nation go to and
through college; currently, UNCF continues to provide students quality
academic instruction in positive learning environments at 37 histor-
ically black colleges and universities, which have long served as
pillars of their communities, offering immense value to both students
and communities; and
WHEREAS, Today, UNCF continues to advocate on behalf of the Nation's
historically black colleges and universities, which represent three
percent of the country's two- and four-year colleges, enrolls 10 percent
of African American undergraduates, produces 19 percent of all African

American college graduates, and generates 27 percent of all degrees held
by African Americans in science, technology, engineering and mathemat-
ics; and
WHEREAS, In addition, UNCF encourages high-quality K-12 education,
promotes college readiness for African American students, and assists
the mission of the Federal Government to endorse equal opportunity in
higher education; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when organiza-
tions of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 25, 2016, as
United Negro College Day in the State of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Michael L. Lomax, Ph.D., President, United Negro College
Fund; and to the Presidents of the 37 member institutions of the United
Negro College Fund.

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J4969

Honoring The Sankofa Global Project upon the occasion of its designation as recipient of the Educational Leadership Award by Healthf...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring The Sankofa Global Project upon the
occasion of its designation as recipient of the Educational Leadership
Award by Healthfirst on May 6, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to acknowledge those
outstanding educational leaders and professionals whose dedication and
achievements have been instrumental in developing character and academic
excellence in the young people of New York State; and
WHEREAS, New York State's commitment to education is unparalleled; its
history and stature are secured by the superlative caliber of its educa-
tional professionals and the students they inspire; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in keeping with its time-ho-
nored traditions, it is the intent of this Legislative Body to honor The
Sankofa Global Project upon the occasion of its designation as recipient
of the Educational Leadership Award by Healthfirst at its 5th Annual
Educational Leadership Breakfast on Friday, May 6, 2016, at Grand Pros-
pect Hall, Brooklyn, New York; and
WHEREAS, The Sankofa Global Project has been selected for this
esteemed honor in recognition of the leadership, excellence and commit-
ment shown in strengthening the educational pursuits of young people in
New York; and
WHEREAS, Initially designed to recognize the outstanding commitment
and dedication of Parent Coordinators, Healthfirst now commends princi-
pals, parent teacher association staff and other educational profes-
sionals whose obligation to children provides parents and families with
a powerful voice on behalf of every child; and
WHEREAS, The Educational Leadership Awards Breakfast provides an
opportunity to recognize The Sankofa Global Project, and the significant
contributions to the quality of life and the progression of our educa-
tional system, and for all people to gain a greater appreciation of the
role educational professionals will continue to play in our society; and
WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body to commend the
efforts of those organizations such as The Sankofa Global Project which
foster pride in education and exemplify family engagement which repres-
ents and strengthens the fabric of the people and the State of New York;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor The Sankofa Global Project upon the occasion of its designation as
recipient of the Educational Leadership Award by Healthfirst on May 6,
2016; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Sankofa Global Project.

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J4968

Honoring Queen Geniuses upon the occasion of its designation as recipient of the Educational Leadership Award by Healthfirst on May ...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Queen Geniuses upon the occasion of its
designation as recipient of the Educational Leadership Award by Health-
first on May 6, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to acknowledge those
outstanding educational leaders and professionals whose dedication and
achievements have been instrumental in developing character and academic
excellence in the young people of New York State; and
WHEREAS, New York State's commitment to education is unparalleled; its
history and stature are secured by the superlative caliber of its educa-
tional professionals and the students they inspire; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in keeping with its time-ho-
nored traditions, it is the intent of this Legislative Body to honor
Queen Geniuses upon the occasion of its designation as recipient of the
Educational Leadership Award by Healthfirst at its 5th Annual Educa-
tional Leadership Breakfast on Friday, May 6, 2016, at Grand Prospect
Hall, Brooklyn, New York; and
WHEREAS, Queen Geniuses has been selected for this esteemed honor in
recognition of the leadership, excellence and commitment shown in
strengthening the educational pursuits of young people in New York; and
WHEREAS, Initially designed to recognize the outstanding commitment
and dedication of Parent Coordinators, Healthfirst now commends princi-
pals, parent teacher association staff and other educational profes-
sionals whose obligation to children provides parents and families with
a powerful voice on behalf of every child; and
WHEREAS, The Educational Leadership Awards Breakfast provides an
opportunity to recognize Queen Geniuses, and the significant contrib-
utions to the quality of life and the progression of our educational
system, and for all people to gain a greater appreciation of the role
educational professionals will continue to play in our society; and
WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body to commend the
efforts of those organizations such as Queen Geniuses which foster pride
in education and exemplify family engagement which represents and
strengthens the fabric of the people and the State of New York; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Queen Geniuses upon the occasion of its designation as recipient
of the Educational Leadership Award by Healthfirst on May 6, 2016; and
be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Queen Geniuses.

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J4967

Honoring Donna Phillips upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the Educational Leadership Award by Healthfirst on May ...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Donna Phillips upon the occasion of her
designation as recipient of the Educational Leadership Award by Health-
first on May 6, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to acknowledge those
outstanding educational leaders and professionals whose dedication and
achievements have been instrumental in developing character and academic
excellence in the young people of New York State; and
WHEREAS, New York State's commitment to education is unparalleled; its
history and stature are secured by the superlative caliber of its educa-
tional professionals and the students they inspire; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in keeping with its time-ho-
nored traditions, it is the intent of this Legislative Body to honor
Donna Phillips upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the
Educational Leadership Award by Healthfirst at its 5th Annual Educa-
tional Leadership Breakfast on Friday, May 6, 2016, at Grand Prospect
Hall, Brooklyn, New York; and
WHEREAS, Donna Phillips has been selected for this esteemed honor in
recognition of the leadership, excellence and commitment shown in
strengthening the educational pursuits of young people in New York; and
WHEREAS, Initially designed to recognize the outstanding commitment
and dedication of Parent Coordinators, Healthfirst now commends princi-
pals, parent teacher association staff and other educational profes-
sionals whose obligation to children provides parents and families with
a powerful voice on behalf of every child; and
WHEREAS, The Educational Leadership Awards Breakfast provides an
opportunity to recognize Donna Phillips, and the significant contrib-
utions to the quality of life and the progression of our educational
system, and for all people to gain a greater appreciation of the role
educational professionals will continue to play in our society; and
WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body to commend the
efforts of those individuals such as Donna Phillips who foster pride in
education and exemplify family engagement which represents and strength-
ens the fabric of the people and the State of New York; now, therefore,
be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Donna Phillips upon the occasion of her designation as recipient
of the Educational Leadership Award by Healthfirst on May 6, 2016; and
be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Donna Phillips.

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J4966

Honoring Guidance Counselor Frank Dipalma upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Educational Leadership Award by H...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Guidance Counselor Frank Dipalma upon
the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Educational Leader-
ship Award by Healthfirst on May 6, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to acknowledge those
outstanding educational leaders and professionals whose dedication and
achievements have been instrumental in developing character and academic
excellence in the young people of New York State; and
WHEREAS, New York State's commitment to education is unparalleled; its
history and stature are secured by the superlative caliber of its educa-
tional professionals and the students they inspire; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in keeping with its time-ho-
nored traditions, it is the intent of this Legislative Body to honor
Guidance Counselor Frank Dipalma upon the occasion of his designation as
recipient of the Educational Leadership Award by Healthfirst at its 5th
Annual Educational Leadership Breakfast on Friday, May 6, 2016, at Grand
Prospect Hall, Brooklyn, New York; and
WHEREAS, Frank Dipalma has been selected for this esteemed honor in
recognition of the leadership, excellence and commitment shown in
strengthening the educational pursuits of young people in New York; and
WHEREAS, Initially designed to recognize the outstanding commitment
and dedication of Parent Coordinators, Healthfirst now commends princi-
pals, parent teacher association staff and other educational profes-
sionals whose obligation to children provides parents and families with
a powerful voice on behalf of every child; and
WHEREAS, The Educational Leadership Awards Breakfast provides an
opportunity to recognize Frank Dipalma, and the significant contrib-
utions to the quality of life and the progression of our educational
system, and for all people to gain a greater appreciation of the role
educational professionals will continue to play in our society; and
WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body to commend the
efforts of those individuals such as Frank Dipalma who foster pride in
education and exemplify family engagement which represents and strength-
ens the fabric of the people and the State of New York; now, therefore,
be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Guidance Counselor Frank Dipalma upon the occasion of his desig-
nation as recipient of the Educational Leadership Award by Healthfirst
on May 6, 2016; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Guidance Counselor Frank Dipalma.

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J4965

Honoring Opportunities For A Better Tomorrow upon the occasion of its designation as recipient of the Educational Leadership Award b...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Opportunities For A Better Tomorrow upon
the occasion of its designation as recipient of the Educational Leader-
ship Award by Healthfirst on May 6, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to acknowledge those
outstanding educational leaders and professionals whose dedication and
achievements have been instrumental in developing character and academic
excellence in the young people of New York State; and
WHEREAS, New York State's commitment to education is unparalleled; its
history and stature are secured by the superlative caliber of its educa-
tional professionals and the students they inspire; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in keeping with its time-ho-
nored traditions, it is the intent of this Legislative Body to honor
Opportunities For A Better Tomorrow upon the occasion of its designation
as recipient of the Educational Leadership Award by Healthfirst at its
5th Annual Educational Leadership Breakfast on Friday, May 6, 2016, at
Grand Prospect Hall, Brooklyn, New York; and
WHEREAS, Opportunities For A Better Tomorrow has been selected for
this esteemed honor in recognition of the leadership, excellence and
commitment shown in strengthening the educational pursuits of young
people in New York; and
WHEREAS, Initially designed to recognize the outstanding commitment
and dedication of Parent Coordinators, Healthfirst now commends princi-
pals, parent teacher association staff and other educational profes-
sionals whose obligation to children provides parents and families with
a powerful voice on behalf of every child; and
WHEREAS, The Educational Leadership Awards Breakfast provides an
opportunity to recognize Opportunities For A Better Tomorrow, and the
significant contributions to the quality of life and the progression of
our educational system, and for all people to gain a greater appreci-
ation of the role educational professionals will continue to play in our
society; and
WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body to commend the
efforts of those organizations such as Opportunities For A Better Tomor-
row which foster pride in education and exemplify family engagement
which represents and strengthens the fabric of the people and the State
of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Opportunities For A Better Tomorrow upon the occasion of its
designation as recipient of the Educational Leadership Award by Health-
first on May 6, 2016; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Opportunities For A Better Tomorrow.

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J4964

Honoring Stephanie Wilensky upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the Educational Leadership Award by Healthfirst on ...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Assistant Principal Stephanie Wilensky
upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the Educational
Leadership Award by Healthfirst on May 6, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to acknowledge those
outstanding educational leaders and professionals whose dedication and
achievements have been instrumental in developing character and academic
excellence in the young people of New York State; and
WHEREAS, New York State's commitment to education is unparalleled; its
history and stature are secured by the superlative caliber of its educa-
tional professionals and the students they inspire; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in keeping with its time-ho-
nored traditions, it is the intent of this Legislative Body to honor
Assistant Principal Stephanie Wilensky upon the occasion of her desig-
nation as recipient of the Educational Leadership Award by Healthfirst
at its 5th Annual Educational Leadership Breakfast on Friday, May 6,
2016, at Grand Prospect Hall, Brooklyn, New York; and
WHEREAS, Assistant Principal Stephanie Wilensky has been selected for
this esteemed honor in recognition of the leadership, excellence and
commitment shown in strengthening the educational pursuits of young
people in New York; and
WHEREAS, Initially designed to recognize the outstanding commitment
and dedication of Parent Coordinators, Healthfirst now commends princi-
pals, parent teacher association staff and other educational profes-
sionals whose obligation to children provides parents and families with
a powerful voice on behalf of every child; and
WHEREAS, The Educational Leadership Awards Breakfast provides an
opportunity to recognize Assistant Principal Stephanie Wilensky, and the
significant contributions to the quality of life and the progression of
our educational system, and for all people to gain a greater appreci-
ation of the role educational professionals will continue to play in our
society; and
WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body to commend the
efforts of those individuals such as Assistant Principal Stephanie
Wilensky who foster pride in education and exemplify family engagement
which represents and strengthens the fabric of the people and the State
of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Assistant Principal Stephanie Wilensky upon the occasion of her
designation as recipient of the Educational Leadership Award by Health-
first on May 6, 2016; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Assistant Principal Stephanie Wilensky.

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J4963

Honoring Yono and Donna Purnomo upon the occasion of their designation as recipients of the Third Age Achievement Award in Business ...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Yono and Donna Purnomo upon the occasion
of their designation as recipients of the Third Age Achievement Award in
Business by Senior Services of Albany

WHEREAS, It is incumbent upon the people of the State of New York to
recognize and acknowledge those within our midst who have made signif-
icant contributions to the quality of life therein; and
WHEREAS, From time to time this Legislative Body takes note of certain
extraordinary individuals it wishes to recognize for their valued
contributions to the success and progress of society and publicly
acknowledge their endeavors which have enhanced the basic humanity among
us all; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Yono and Donna
Purnomo upon the occasion of their designation as recipients of the
Third Age Achievement Award in Business by Senior Services of Albany, to
be celebrated at its 20th Annual Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 6, 2016,
at Wolferts Roost Country Club, Albany, New York; and
WHEREAS, Senior Services of Albany was founded in 1952, to serve the
needs of the elderly and their caregivers in the greater Albany area;
since its inception, the agency has focused its mission on enhancing
quality of life and fostering independence for seniors in the Capital
Region; and
WHEREAS, The Third Age Achievement Awards are designed to pay tribute
to members of the Capital Region who have made significant contributions
to our communities in their "third age"; the award seeks to dispel the
myth that getting older always means slowing down and highlights the
activities, achievements and creativity of individuals over the age of
60; and
WHEREAS, The 60-plus stage of life can be a time full of opportunities
to enrich our communities, pursue dreams, and provide leadership; the
Third Age Achievement Awards honor individuals who have excelled in all
of these endeavors; and
WHEREAS, Yono and Donna Purnomo have been well-known in the greater
Albany area since they met on a cruise ship in the mid-1970s; Donna is
from Amsterdam, New York, and Yono grew up in Indonesia; and
WHEREAS, After the couple married in 1978, they settled in Albany,
working in the restaurant industry; for several years Yono worked at the
Albany restaurant, Twenty-One, and during this time, the owner offered
the Purnomo's a chance to take over the restaurant; they enthusi-
astically accepted; and
WHEREAS, Yono and Donna Purnomo worked hard building the business for
several years before tragedy struck in 1985, and the restaurant burned
down; this was a turning point for the Purnomo's, inspiring them to open
up their own original restaurant, Yono's, serving a unique blend of
continental and Indonesian dishes; and
WHEREAS, With Yono and Donna Purnomo's hard work and steadfast dedi-
cation, Yono's quickly became a success, thriving as a prestigious
restaurant where locals could wine and dine; the couple moved the
restaurant to its current location on Chapel Street, during which time
their son opened up, dp An American Brasserie within Yono's; and
WHEREAS, Yono and Donna Purnomo continue to work daily at Yono's,
which remains a huge success and a true landmark of the Albany communi-
ty; and
WHEREAS, Currently, Yono and Donna Purnomo are the founding Chairs of
the Albany Wine Fest, a charitable event which has raised substantial
funds to benefit the non-profit arts community, donating the proceeds to

organizations such as The Palace Theater, Capital Repertory Theatre, and
Park Playhouse, among others; and
WHEREAS, With them throughout have been their two children and their
grandchildren, all of whom feel privileged to be a part of their lives
and rejoice in their achievements; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Yono and Donna Purnomo have
displayed throughout their lives; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Yono and Donna Purnomo upon the occasion of their designation as
recipients of the Third Age Achievement Award in Business by Senior
Services of Albany; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Yono and Donna Purnomo.

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J4962

Commending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute upon the occasion of being named as one of the Top 25 Undergraduate and Graduate Schools...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute upon
the occasion of being named as one of the "Top 25 Undergraduate and
Graduate Schools to Study Video Game Design" by THE PRINCETON REVIEW

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and
commend those exemplary institutions of higher education within the
State of New York for their enduring commitment to the pursuit of
academic excellence; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute upon the occasion of being named as one
of the "Top 25 Undergraduate and Graduate Schools to Study Video Game
Design" by THE PRINCETON REVIEW; and
WHEREAS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, located in Troy, New York,
was ranked number 18 on THE PRINCETON REVIEW'S "Top 25 Undergraduate
Schools to Study Video Game Design" for 2016; and
WHEREAS, With more than 700 colleges and universities across the
United States offering courses or degrees in computer and video game
design, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has proven to be a truly vital
institution in making this prestigious list; and
WHEREAS, The students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are studying
various aspects of game design such as computer software engineering,
graphic design, data analytics, artificial intelligence programming, and
digital animation, skills that form the core of America's 21st century
creative economy; and
WHEREAS, The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) is the United
States trade association dedicated to serving the business and public
affairs needs of the 23.1 billion dollar United States video game indus-
try; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, the United States boasts more than 2,800 video
game companies in more than 3,000 locations throughout the country, in
every single state, and 85 percent of Congressional districts; and
WHEREAS, ESA works diligently to promote the growth of video game
degree programs, at schools such as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
across America; and
WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body that when insti-
tutions of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute upon the occasion of being
named as one of the "Top 25 Undergraduate and Graduate Schools to Study
Video Game Design" by THE PRINCETON REVIEW; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York.

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