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Melanie Bruce

Outreach and Engagement Coordinator
B.S. SUNY Empire State College

Melanie joined CGP as the Outreach and Engagement Coordinator in the fall of 2016. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management in 2016 from the State University of New York - Empire State College. Prior to coming to CGP, Melanie was a Paralegal for 21 years and more recently worked as the Executive Coordinator to the President at the New York State Historical Association.

Melanie's focus at CGP is to look beyond Cooperstown and consider alumni engagement, as well as, applicant and new student marketing. She analyzes and interprets alumni data, and reaches out to new and wider cross sections of prospective students. Melanie believes that diversity and inclusion are essential to sustaining a welcoming climate for all students. At CGP, inclusiveness in the classroom and cultural understanding in the curriculum are key to the program’s success. “We strive for racial, cultural, and other forms of diversity in our student body and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.”