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The Sights and Sounds of the President's Visit

Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 09:23 PM EDT
ALBANY -- “It was really exciting.  I thought, what could we really see? But just having all the cars fly by and the limos and flashing lights is really a cool time,” said Carla Jamie-Benitez, a faculty member a U-Albany.

Carla Jamie-Benitez and Holly Barker-Flynn waited in the pouring rain to catch a glimpse of President Obama.

“I wasn’t expecting that you could see into the windows, but you could see shadows. I’m not sure I think he was in the second limo,” said Holly Barker-Flynn, a faculty member at U-Albany

Some students from the Nanotech campus were lucky enough to volunteer at the president’s speech.

“It feels great to have some recognition especially from the President.  I mean, this kind of validates everything that we’re doing,” said Nanotech student Lee Talman.

Faculty member Carl Ventrice scored tickets to the Presidents speech, in fact he moved from Texas for a job at Nanotech.

“Semitech, which the research center for the semiconductor industry started in Texas and it made a huge transformation to the central Texas region and now that it’s here in Albany, it’s starting to do the exact same thing,” said Nanotech faculty member Carl Ventrice.

After a 20 minute speech -- the motorcade returned to the airport as people lined the route to watch the President depart.

The Sights and Sounds of the President's Visit

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