50 Macaulay Honors College Students Named JFEW Scholars

The Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women (JFEW) named 50 Macaulay Honors College sophomores and juniors as “JFEW Scholars.” The students were honored at a dinner reception on Thursday, October 15, 2009 at the West 67th Street Macaulay Honors College building, with a keynote address by Dr. Sharon Weinberg, President of JFEW and professor at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Education.

JFEW Scholars at Macaulay will participate in special workshops and retreats throughout their college years designed to bolster a progressive understanding of workplace etiquette and mores, and to provide a solid foundation of professional skills and personal development toward graduate pursuits.

“Thanks to their investment in the JFEW Scholars program at Macaulay, we will be able to take Macaulay’s advising and extra-academic offerings to a new level of excellence,” said Ann Kirschner, University Dean of Macaulay Honors College. “This is just the beginning: in the years to come, we will adapt these offerings even more to suit the needs of our students, and to reflect the historic mission of JFEW.”

Originally founded in the 19th century to help immigrant Jewish women adjust to American life, the Foundation is, today, a private, nonsectarian organization whose mission is to help women of all backgrounds and ages attain the education and training they need to make them productive, economically independent members of the community. The Foundation has been providing scholarship assistance for higher education to women for 70 years.

JFEW Scholars at Macaulay are: Yvette Alfaro, Hunter College; Zainab Aslam, Baruch College; Galina Aynbund, Baruch College; Vivienne Baldassare, Hunter College; Xevion Baptiste, Hunter College; Ruth Barral, Lehman College; Simone Caccamo, Hunter College; Jasmine Carayol, Hunter College; Eliza Damasco, Hunter College; Marianna Davydova, Hunter College; Carissa Dech, Baruch College; Natalia Donofrio, Queens College; Angela Farooqi, City College; Tihela Feit, Lehman College; Yuliya Feldman, Baruch College; Sabrina Fong, Hunter College; Sherese Francis, Baruch College; Rachelle Gilot, Queens College; Marlen Herrera-Rojas, Lehman College; Angela Yuen Ho, Lehman College; Farhana Hoque, City College; Emma Katz, Hunter College; Chamandeep Kaur, Baruch College; Emily Lin, Brooklyn College; Lisa Liu, City College; Katharine Maller, Hunter College; Katherine Mateo, Lehman College; Hinal Mehta, Hunter College; Kristan Melo, Hunter College; Julita Mienko, Hunter College; Patricia Paredes, Hunter College; Neelu Pathiyil, City College; Michelle Pelan, Hunter College; Theresa Raniolo, Hunter College; Anjelique Restrepo, Hunter College; Rebecca Scherer, Hunter College; Emily Sellinger, Queens College; Noorulain Siddiqui, Baruch College; Jaimie Stettin, Hunter College; Arielle Shahid, Queens College; Sharon Steinerman, Hunter College; Rebecca Strobel, College of Staten Island; Annalisa Susca, College of Staten Island; Hannah Thibideau, Hunter College; Annie Tran, Lehman College; Joanna Tschurtschenthaler, City College; Rachel Vincent, Baruch College; Mariana Weisler, Hunter College; Chui-Hung Wong, Hunter College; and Yasmin Zakiniaeiz, Hunter College.

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About Macaulay Honors College

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York offers an exceptional academic and co-curricular environment for engaged and motivated students, who come from all parts of New York and around the world. Macaulay students enroll in one of seven CUNY colleges (Baruch, Brooklyn, City, Hunter, Lehman, Queens and Staten Island). Through the unique Macaulay advising program each student develops a coordinated, individualized academic program that includes research, global learning, graduate and professional mentoring, community engagement, and close faculty-student collaboration.

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