Math Whiz, Choreographer and Writer Featured In The Best of ‘Study With The Best’

This week’s “Study With the Best” highlights the best of the “Best” A special edition of the fast- paced and musically entertaining CUNY-TV series, it is designed to assist high school students and their families as they consider college choices. Co-hosted by CUNY graduates Zyphus Lebrun and Valerie Vazquez, “Study with the Best” can be seen on CUNY-TV, Channel 75 every Sunday “on the 8’s”– 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., with repeated showings during the week and at

In this January 12 edition you will meet:

Elizabeth Nunez, Medgar Evers College Distinguished Professor, whose lyrical language has gained international respect in the world of writing and whose passion for poetry thrives in the classroom;

City College mathematics whiz Jan Siwanowicz, the talented student recipient of the prestigious William Lowell Putnam Fellowship;

Z100 radio producer and Brooklyn College graduate Skeery Jones, the “Na-Na” guy on the number one rated madcap morning show;

Queens College’s dance program student Michael Kidney and choreographer Professor Susan Matthews who work to create the pathways to “Fame” and “Footloose;”

Special messages are featured from Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, television and stage actor Jimmy Smits (Brooklyn College alumnus) and KeySpan CEO and President of the Business Council of New York State Robert Catell (City College alumnus).

The City University of New York is the nation’s leading urban public university. Founded in New York City in 1847 as the Free Academy, the University’s 23 institutions include 11 senior colleges, six community colleges, the Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, the Graduate School and University Center, the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, the CUNY School of Law, the CUNY School of Professional Studies and the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. The University serves 243,000 degree-credit students and more than 240,000 adult, continuing and professional education students. College Now, the University’s academic enrichment program for 32,500 high school students, is offered at CUNY campuses and more than 300 high schools throughout the five boroughs of New York City. The University offers online baccalaureate degrees through the School of Professional Studies and an individualized baccalaureate through the CUNY Baccalaureate Degree.