CCNY Alumni Present Service Awards June 12

Architecture Professor Christian Volkmann to receive Faculty Service Award; Humanities Administrator Yana Joseph to get Administrative Staff Service Award

Christian Volkmann, associate professor in The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, will receive the Faculty Service Award from the Alumni Association of The City College of New York. The Association’s Administrative Staff Service Award will go to Yana Joseph, administrative manager in City College’s Division of Humanities and the Arts.

Professor Volkmann and Ms. Joseph top the list of honorees at the Alumni Association’s 162nd annual meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, June 12, in The Great Hall, Shepard Hall, at City College.

The program includes service award presentations to alumni:

  • Gary Calnek ’67, 2nd VP Alumni Association
  • Jack J. Cinque ’51, Greater Houston Chapter
  • Samuel N. Jenkins ’53, Black Alumni Group
  • Nelda Latham ’68, Alumni Varsity Association
  • Denisse Olivarez ’08, Business and Economics Alumni Society

In addition, City College President Lisa S. Coico will give highlights of the 2013 – 2014 academic year. And in keeping with the theme of the annual meeting this year, “Celebrating the Colin Powell School of Civic and Global Leadership,” its Dean, Vincent Boudreau, and a group of students will talk about the school.

A buffet dinner at 6 p.m. precedes the meeting. Tickets are $40 per person and can be ordered through the Alumni Association at 212-234-3000. The meeting is free and open to the public.

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States. For additional information, visit

About The Alumni Association of The City College of New York
The idea of a permanent Alumni Association came from the graduating class of 1853, wanting to form a community of friends with a shared experience and common goals. In 1913, the Association was incorporated and in 1950 it took on its present name as the Alumni Association of The City College of New York. Today, the Association represents over 100,000 living Alumni. CCNY boasts nine Nobel Laureates, more than any other public college in the United States.

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