College of Staten Island

College of Staten Island STEM Scholarship Recipients Engineer the Future through National Grid Partnership

November 19, 2015 | College of Staten Island

Twelve students at the College of Staten Island received scholarships in the STEM disciplines as part of a three-year partnership with National Grid to encourage more college students to study science, technology, engineering, and math. During a meeting at CSI, Frank Lombardo, Executive Advisor to the President of National Grid U.S.

Women’s Soccer Back on Top; Defeat Lehman in CUNYAC Final

November 7, 2015 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island women’s soccer team kept their dream season intact with another win for the ages, this time scoring a 2-1, overtime, victory over top-seeded Lehman College as part of the 2015 CUNYAC Women’s Soccer Postseason Championship at Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, NY.

CSI Alumnus Receives Macaulay Honors College Pioneer Alumni Award

October 26, 2015 | College of Staten Island

As a kick-off to its 15th anniversary celebration, Macaulay Honors College is proud to announce the first winner of its Pioneer Alumni award: Thomas Brigandi, a 2012 graduate of Macaulay Honors College at the College of Staten Island. Brigandi received the award during Macaulay’s Alumni Weekend as it welcomed back the Class of 2005—its first graduating class, and all other alumni.

CSI Ranks Sixth Nationwide

October 26, 2015 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island was ranked sixth in the nation on the Social Mobility Index (SMI), published by CollegeNET, a Portland, Oregon-based, privately held company whose rankings focus directly and broadly on the issue of economic mobility. The College of Staten Island also ranked third in New York State on the SMI, only being topped by Baruch and City College.

School of Ed. Alum Helms a NYC Best High School

October 20, 2015 | College of Staten Island

College of Staten Island alumnus Michael Shadrick ’93, ’03, who earned his Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate for Leadership in Education from the College of Staten Island School of Education, was featured in the NY Daily News for his strategic role in transforming his school into one of NYC’s best high schools.

CE St. George Open House Draws Crowds

October 16, 2015 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island’s Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development Open House at the St. George Library last month welcomed more than 100 people during the course of the two hour event. All of Continuing Education’s programs were represented. Attendees expressed the most interest healthcare sector workforce programs, a special technology sector workforce program which provides an A+ certification with full tuition funding by AT&T, the Adult Learning Center, and CUNY Start.

Schumer Announces New Legislation Called UTRIP That Will Provide First Ever Federal Funding for a National College Student Discounted Transit Fare Program

October 15, 2015 | College of Staten Island

Standing at the College of Staten Island, today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced new legislation that will—for the first time ever—provide funding for a national college student discounted transit fare program, which would help alleviate the financial burden of commuting to and from college or grad school using mass transit services like the subway, public bus system and Staten Island Railway (SIR).

All in the Family: Generations Call CSI Home Thanks to Childcare Center

October 15, 2015 | College of Staten Island

The Children’s Center at the College of Staten Island is an invaluable asset to many CSI students struggling to balance obtaining a college degree with raising a family, with many parents citing the Center as one of the major reasons that they were able to earn their degrees.

Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny

October 12, 2015 | College of Staten Island

The CSI Center for the Arts presents another fan favorite this season with Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny!Adapted from Margaret Wise Brown’s 60-year-old classic, Goodnight Moon is a celebration of familiar nighttime rituals, while The Runaway Bunny’s pretend tale of leaving home evokes reassuring responses from his loving mom.

The Center for the Arts presents… Michael Amante!

October 5, 2015 | College of Staten Island

Come and listen to Michael Amante, renowned classical singer, as he and his orchestra spend the evening performing Italian Songs, pop love standards, your classical favorites, and original songs! Amante will capture the soul of pure romance and melt the hearts of his audience.

Assemblyman Cusick Announces $1M for Upgrade to Track and Field Facilities

September 14, 2015 | College of Staten Island

New York State Assemblyman Michael Cusick, together with College of Staten Island President Dr. William J. Fritz, Vice President for Finance and Administration Ira Persky, & Athletic Director Charles Gomes, announced a $1 million grant to the College of Staten Island for state of the art upgrades to the College’s track and field facilities.

U.S. News Publishes “Best Colleges” List

September 10, 2015 | College of Staten Island

For the third consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” list for Regional Universities (North) has highlighted the College of Staten Island, a senior college of The City University of New York. According to U.S. News & World Report, the magazine’s ranking model offers “reliable and consistent data on nearly 1,800 schools to allow [parents and students] to compare them.” CSI was first named one of America’s “Best Colleges”  in 2014.

Mission Accomplished: An 87 year tour of duty culminates with Bachelor’s degree

September 9, 2015 | College of Staten Island

Life got in the way for William Carey near the end of WWII when he put his plans for a college degree on hold and enlisted into the U.S. Army as an Infantryman. After decades of service to his country, and with the help of the Military Services Scholarship awarded to him by the College of Staten Island Veterans Support Services program, Mr.

Massive collaboration testing reproducibility of psychology studies publishes findings

August 27, 2015 | College of Staten Island

Dr. Russ Clay and 269 co-authors investigating the reproducibility of psychological science published their findings today in Science Magazine. Launched nearly four years ago, the Reproducibility Project: Psychology has produced the most comprehensive investigation ever done about the rate and predictors of reproducibility in a field of science.

Program aims to boost the borough’s brain power

August 24, 2015 | College of Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE — Strike up a conversation with the guy ahead of you at any supermarket checkout on Staten Island and odds are he didn’t go to college. Neither did the construction foreman who lives next door, or the young woman around the corner who works on Wall Street.

[video] Air Guitar hero: Staten Island’s Airistotle in World Championship

August 21, 2015 | College of Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE. — Before he even takes the stage, the crowd goes wild for Airistotle. Shielding his eyes from the spotlights, the boyish 26-year-old entertainer looks out onto his audience, a “wow” taking shape across his mouth. A young lady in the front row screams her intentions to be the mother of his child.

Michael Stillitano ’90 Elected President of the Monmouth/Ocean Chapter of the NJCPA

August 20, 2015 | College of Staten Island

Michael A. Stillitano ’90, CPA and adjunct professor of accounting at the College of Staten Island, School of Business, has been elected President of the Monmouth/Ocean Chapter of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) for a one-year term beginning June 1, 2015.

Khatmeh Osseiran-Hanna named VP for Institutional Advancement, External Affairs

August 17, 2015 | College of Staten Island

Khatmeh Osseiran-Hanna has been named Vice President for Institutional Advancement and External Affairs at The City University of New York’s College of Staten Island. With more than 25 years of experience in higher education, Ms. Osseiran-Hanna has expertise in non-profit management, fundraising, marketing and communications, advocacy, and alumni and community relations.

Barbara Schwartz-Bechet ’89 named Associate Dean at Salus Univeristy

August 13, 2015 | College of Staten Island

Barbara Schwartz-Bechet, EdD has been named associate dean for the Salus University College of Education and Rehabilitation (CER). Dr. Schwartz-Bechet received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Brooklyn College, a Master of Science in Education from the College of Staten Island and a Doctor of Education in Applied Behavior Analysis from Columbia University – Teachers College.

21-year-old launches Staten Island cell phone repair business

August 6, 2015 | College of Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE — Growing up in the digital age, Adam Mohamed, 21, was always fascinated with technology. “I always liked to keep up on the latest cell phones and devices that were coming out,” he said. As the son of an electronics store business owner, he’s been taught from a young age that hard work and dedication pay off.