LGS Blog

  1. Class Day Blog for Government Day- Oct. 10th, 2018

    By: Kara Welch, Upstate Medical University Albert Bushnell Hart: “Taxation is the price which civilized communities pay for the opportunity of remaining civilized.” The design team started meeting for this day in August and was happy when the day finally arrived.  The theme of “Follow the Money” came quickly to us.  The idea of wanting More…

  2. Community Service Day

    By Colleen Cicotta, Associate Director, Syracuse University. Wednesday July 11th began like a typical summer morning in Syracuse. People from all over were drinking their morning coffee, getting dressed and ready for the day. The sun shone brightly, and a light breeze created the perfect mix of warm and refreshing. At the Southwest Community Center, More…

  3. Discover CNY Day

    May 9, 2018 By Alice Maggiore, Communication Manager, Downtown Committee of Syracuse Innovation, Education, Revitalization and Communication – Those were four themes to emerge from the LGS Class of 2018’s Discover CNY Day. Classmates found a compass conveniently introducing these topics attached to their lanyards when they first met (bright and early!) in the Chiefs More…

  4. Education Day

    April 13, 2018 By Michael Sylvester, Senior Accountant, Dairy Farmers of America   The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. – Martin Luther King, Jr.   Education Day is here.  It was a long haul, and More…

  5. Envisioning the Future Day

    By Jessica Willey, Business Consultant, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield  “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead Envisioning the Future Day has finally arrived!  After months of preparation, the design team welcomed the LGS Class of 2018 to More…

  6. Embracing and Celebrating Diversity Day

    By Erin Vaccaro of Onondaga Community College “All of us have a story. You never know who your story will touch and what perspective it will give them. Always share your story.”  – Terri Cook Embracing and Celebrating Diversity Day was filled with a roller coaster of emotions, uncomfortable topics, inspirational speakers, and delicious food. More…

  7. Economic Development Day 2017

    By Mike Lane, Account Executive, Brown & Brown Empire State -The LGS Class of 2017 was given an in-depth look at the past, present and future of economic development in CNY by the experts and entrepreneurs driving it. In speaking with my classmates it was clear this was a day that everyone was very interested More…

  8. Discover CNY Day 2017

    By Beth Meyer, Director of Group Benefits, M&T Insurance Agency – Central New York has so much to offer to those of us who live and work here!  The LGS Class of 2017 was able to get just a little taste of these treasures through Discover CNY Day.  The day was focused around a special More…

  9. Health and Human Services Day 2017

    By Tim Ferlito, Account Manager Resource Development at United Way of Central New York.  –  Our Health and Human Services class day took its theme from a local service that not enough people know about: the 211 information line. 211 and 211cny.com exist to provide a connection between ordinary citizens with needs and the local More…