When Tyrone Albright ‘02 enrolled at Onondaga, he had no idea what his future would hold. The father of two young children, Albright came to Onondaga at the age of 24 in search of a better life for himself and his family. “I always wanted to go to college, but for a variety of reasons, I never had,” he says. “I tried different jobs to try to raise my income, but I eventually realized there was no better choice for me than to go to college to prepare myself for a better opportunity.”
A self-described “computer nerd,” Albright excelled in his computer studies classes, graduating in 2002 with an associate in applied science in computer information systems. He was encouraged by his professors, including Dr. Cynthia Kirby, whom he credits with preparing him to continue his education immediately rather than take time off. Following her advice, he transferred to Syracuse University as a junior and went on to earn a bachelor of science in information technology. But the highlight of his time at S.U. was playing basketball on a partial scholarship and being part of the 2003 NCAA championship basketball team; an experience that he describes as “the most unbelievable and humbling experience.”
Albright is now the father of four children (two boys and two girls) and he coaches basketball for the Amateur Athletic Union. For the past four years, he has worked as an Information Technology Data Security Analyst for Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield in Syracuse.
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