STATEMENT FROM CHANCELLOR JAMES B. MILLIKEN ON SELECTION OF CUNY STUDENT AS RHODES SCHOLAR

“To the illustrious roster of CUNY students and alumni recognized for their scholarship and contributions in myriad fields, we proudly add another name.  Congratulations to Thamara V. Jean on winning a Rhodes Scholarship,” Chancellor James B. Milliken said. “Kudos as well to Macaulay Honors College and Hunter College for providing her with support and guidance as she excelled in school.  This is one more important recognition of the opportunity and quality of CUNY.”

The New York Daily News also recognized Jean’s achievement with an editorial: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/bow-thamara-jean-article-1.3647110

Jean is CUNY’s eighth Rhodes Scholar. The others are Zujaja Tauqeer, Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College, 2011; David L.V. Bauer, Macaulay Honors College at City College, 2009; Lev A. Sviridov, City College, 2005; Eugene Shenderov, Brooklyn College, 2005; Lisette Nieves, Brooklyn College, 1992; Raymond Paretzky, Queens College, 1983; and Robert T. Molloy, City College, 1939.

Sviridov (D. Phil. University of Oxford) is now an assistant professor of chemistry at Hunter College and director of its Macaulay Honors College program.

The City University of New York is the nation’s leading urban public university. Founded in 1847, the University comprises 24 institutions: 11 senior colleges, seven community colleges, William E. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, CUNY Graduate Center, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, CUNY School of Law, CUNY School of Professional Studies and CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. The University serves more than 272,000 degree-seeking students. College Now, the University’s academic enrichment program, is offered at CUNY campuses and more than 400 high schools throughout the five boroughs. The University offers online baccalaureate and master’s degrees through the School of Professional Studies.