Medgar Evers College alumna and fitness guru Gwen Ro is profiled in Black Enterprise magazine’s July issue. Ro has almost ten years experience in the fitness industry, previously holding positions at some of NYC’s most prominent fitness facilities such as Crunch and Bally Total Fitness. Gwen graduated, Summa Cum Laude, from Medgar Evers College (MEC) with her Associate of Science Degree (6/2009) and Bachelor of Science Degree (1/2011) in Business Administration and is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES). Gwen created the Bootcamp Aerobics program in January 2009 and ran the program on a volunteer basis until Summer 2010 when the program was then co-opted into the Medgar Evers College Athletics program, making it the first longest running intramural activity in the college’s history. The program is also offered at CUNY’s York College.
For more information, including videos, on the Medgar Evers College boot camp, visit her site.
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.