CUNY Baccalaureate Names 27 New Thomas W. Smith Academic Fellows

Thomas W. Smith Academic Fellowships are funded through a donation by Mr. Smith to recognize academic excellence in CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies, an individualized University-wide degree ( New Fellows are named each semester in a competitive selection process. Subject to maintenance of good academic standing, awards are renewable until the recipient completes all degree contract credits and graduates from the program.  Awards of $2,400 per semester are made to full-time students (min. 12 credits/semester) and $1,200-$1,800 per semester to part-time students (6-11 credits/semester).

The Smith Academic Fellowships are now in their 17th year.  To date, 663 students have been funded.

CUNY Baccalaureate and Thomas Smith congratulate the newest Smith Fellows, whose funding will begin in Spring 2012.  They are shown here with their home colleges (in parens), their individualized studies, and their faculty mentors (from their home colleges, unless otherwise noted):

Michael Allamby (Staten Island) Accountancy / Speculation and Economic Status, Profs. J. Peters + B. Martin, Business
Yuki Azuchi (John Jay) Women’s and Gender Issues in Asian American Communities, Mentor TBA
Simon Baeriswyl (Hunter) Africana Studies / English: Literature, Language and Criticism, Profs. N. Israel, English + J. Edey-Rhodes, Africana & PR/Latino Stud.
Gene Baldenko (Queens) Music – The Miraculous Healer, Mentor TBA  
Tess Bath (Hunter) Urban Space and Politics, Prof. M. Pavlovskaya, Geography, Hunter
Indra Bohara (Hunter) Politics and Economic Studies / Nonprofit Management, Prof. H. Lune, Sociology               
Lauren Browdy (City College) Photography / Public Relations, Profs. A. Gonzalez, Art, Queens + L. Appelbaum, Media & Comm. Arts, City
Aneta Bujno (Hunter) Psychological Dimensions of Religion, Prof. B. Sproul, Religion      
Isabel D’andrada (Hunter) Geology, Prof. T. Manecan, Geography
Rachel Eden (City College) Social Justice, Mentor TBA
Abraham Esses (Brooklyn) International Financial Economics / International Politics, Profs. C. Arnold, Political Sci. + R. Cherry, Econ.
Bulat Filin (Medgar Evers) Computational Mathematics / Computer Security, Prof. W. Harris, Phys, Environ. & Comp. Sci.
Isabelle Jagninski (Brooklyn) Sustainable Community Development / Teaching for Social Transformation, Mentor TBA
Christina Karr (City College) Human Trafficking / Fashion Studies, Prof. E. Paulicelli, European Langs., Queens    
Jihoon Kim (City College) Writing for Children’s Film and Video, Prof. J, Carlson, Media & Comm. Arts     
Savannah Knoop (Brooklyn) Installation and Performance, Mentor TBA
Gabriel Lockwood (City College) Modern European Languages / Conflict Resolution, Profs. L. Anderson, German, Hunter + M. Volpe, Sociology, John Jay
Katrina McCandless (Hunter) Emergency Services for Underserved Populations, Prof. V. Herbert, Protection Management, John Jay
Nicolas Montano (John Jay) Juvenile Delinquent Psychology / Latin American Studies, Mentor TBA
Florina Petcu (Brooklyn) Creative Movement and Drama Therapy / Sports Psychology, Prof. M. Crump, Psych. 
Cory Rainford (City College) Business and Marketing of Innovative Enterprises, Prof. D. Harris, Media & Comm. Arts
Benjamin Schwabe (Hunter)  Religion and the Arts, Prof. B. Sproul, Religion        
Mariana Lorea Soto (Brooklyn) Literature / Performing Arts, Prof. A. Alcalay, English, Queens     
Tara Thomas (John Jay) Criminology and Social Justice, Prof. R. McDonald, Political Sci.
Peter Tzannes (Brooklyn) Urban Ecology and Sustainable Development, Prof. J. Munshi-South, Biol., Baruch      
Emily Walker (Hunter) Communication Arts and Science, Prof. J. Jablonka, Theatre        
Andrew Ziegler (Brooklyn) The Influence of Recent Western History, Prof. J. Entin, English & Amer. Stud.