Medgar Evers College is proud to announce that Ms. Carin Whint, a Public Administration major, has been accepted to the New York City Urban Fellows Program. The program is designed to introduce America’s finest college students and graduates to local government and public service.
“We are proud of Ms. Carin Whint on her selection as a New York City Urban Fellow,” said Dr. Zulema Blair, Chair of the College’s Department of Public Administration. “Her work and dedication to public service exemplify not only the stated goals and ideals of the Urban Fellows Program, but also the goals and ideals of the Founders of Medgar Evers College.”
The Urban Fellows Program is a highly selective, nine-month fellowship which combines work in Mayoral offices and City agencies with an intensive seminar series that explores current urban issues impacting public policy. Program participants are diverse and come from all over the country to work in New York City.
In 2005, Ms. Doreen Brady, a graduate of Medgar Evers College and a Psychology major, was named a New York City Urban Fellow. She was placed in the Commissioner’s Office of the Administration for Children’s Services.
Medgar Evers College was founded in 1970 through the efforts from educators and community leaders in central Brooklyn. The College is named after Medgar Wiley Evers, a Mississippi-born black civil rights activist who was assassinated on June 12, 1963. The College is divided into four schools: The School of Business; The School of Professional and Community Development; The School of Liberal Arts and Education; and The School of Science, Health, and Technology. Through these Schools, the College offers 29 associate and baccalaureate degree programs, as well as certificate programs in fields such as English, Nursing, and Accounting. Medgar Evers College also operates several co-curricular and external programs and associated centers such as the Male Development and Empowerment Center, the Center for Women’s Development, the Center for Black Literature, and The DuBois Bunche Center for Public Policy.