For the seventh year in a row, a College of Staten Island student earned first- place honors in at least one category at the 22nd Annual CSTEP Statewide Student Conference at The Sagamore on Lake George in Bolton Landing, NY. In his first presentation ever, Joseph Inigo earned first place in BioChemistry for his poster titled “Targeted and Lipid-Complexed Forms of Curcumin as a Remedy for Brain Tumors,” which studies the culinary spice turmeric and its anticancer properties.
For the second consecutive year, the College of Staten Island (CSI) has been named a U.S. News & World Report Best College. In the 2015 edition of the “Best Colleges” issue of the magazine, CSI is ranked 115th in the overall Best Colleges list for Regional Universities (North), representing a positive growth of 20 positions, affirming CSI as a leading senior college of The City University of New York.
The College of Staten Island has recently gained more national recognition for excellence as it was named to Money magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” list. Money inaugurated its new “value rankings” to help prospective students find the right school at the right price, based upon a unique measure of educational quality, affordability, and career outcomes.
The College of Staten Island’s Office of Continuing Education and Professional Studies has moved to its new satellite campus located at 130 Merrill Avenue on the West Shore of Staten Island. The new location provides CSI continuing education students access to eight dedicated classrooms wired with Smart Board technology as well as a computer lab.
STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE — The College of Staten Island will get a share of $55 million allocated in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s CUNY 2020 program. The funds are given to foster eight innovative projects on 20 City University campuses, designed to connect academics with economic development.
Physical therapy and rehabilitation in China are currently provided by untrained individuals who are mostly physical educators, and the number of individuals requiring rehabilitation in China is staggering. To help with this situation, delegates from Shaoxing University in the Zhejiang Provence of China met on the College of Staten Island campus with key members of CSI’s faculty and staff, headed by Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, Dr.
Dr. William J. Fritz, president of the College of Staten Island (CSI), received the Effective Leadership Award on behalf of CSI at the 22nd Annual Golden Age Awards Banquet held by the Latino Center on Aging (LCA). According to Mario E. Tapia, president and chief executive officer of the LCA, Dr.
When Alexis Booker first enrolled in the College of Staten Island’s adult education program to earn a General Equivalency (GED) Diploma, little did he expect that a few years later he would be standing on stage next to nine others at the 12th Annual Peter Jennings Scholarship Laurel Award ceremony held at The City University of New York (CUNY)’s Graduate Center.
The College of Staten Island celebrated a magical evening on Monday, raising over $7,000 in funds to help support former graduate and softball star Danielle Ponsiglione as part of “No One Stands Alone” Benefit Night at the Tomas D. Morales Baseball Field.
The 2014 graduates of The Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program received their certificates of completion during the College of Staten Island’s Honors Convocation. John Ferrandino, Nina Giaccobe, Arthur King, Alex Medina and Basant Zaki were joined by their family, friends, mentors and faculty to celebrate all that they have accomplished during their time as students with The Melissa Riggio Program.
THE BANNER – A delegation of 19 international higher education leaders congregate in the Green Dolphin Lounge in 1C on May 1, 2014. Hosted by the Center for International Service, the International Visitor Leadership Program wrapped up its three week tour of United States’ colleges and universities.
Recent College of Staten Island graduate and standout softball star Danielle Ponsiglione will be the guest of honor this week when she returns to the CSI diamond, but the multiple record holder and three-time CUNYAC Pitcher of the Year, is battling a new competitor, and many former teammates, family and friends will be on hand for a benefit game in her honor.
The Academy of Retired Professors (ARP) celebrated the end of the academic year by awarding their second annual scholarship to Chandramauli Akidari, a School of Business student, triple majoring in Accounting, Finance, and Economics. Adikari, an international student who is a native of Sri Lanka, noted the many benefits that he has experienced at CSI, “The quality, unique standards, phenomenal tutoring services, and outstanding professors are making my career a safe ride in my life.” He thanked the professors for the honor of recognizing him with a scholarship and the financial relief that it will afford him while he pursues his dream to practice and teach accounting.
The College of Staten Island cultivates an atmosphere where scholarship is achieved both within the classroom and without. Students discovered just what that means when they helped to discover an important geological find in Northern New Jersey this semester. A few times per semester, Dr.
Jenna Jankowski has accomplished a great deal during her Macaulay career, but developing and leading the college’s first athletic organization is one of her most influential achievements. The Macaulay Marauders quidditch team includes 40 students from all 5 boroughs who have traveled extensively together to compete, and has twice advanced to the World Cup.
The College of Staten Island’s Department of Nursing held its Nursing Pinning Ceremony in the Center for the Arts recently to honor the 61 nursing students who have completed their professional education this semester. It was an especially proud moment for the nursing students, and faculty and staff, as the students’ friends and families watched as their loved ones received their unique College of Staten Island AAS pins, signifying their membership into a selective group of professionals.
The heat that accompanied recent Commencements at the College of Staten Island took a welcome hiatus, this year, as a partly cloudy day with temperatures in the high 50s greeted the 2,375 members of the Class of 2014, and their families and supporters at CSI’s 65th Commencement on the morning of May 29.
Preparing for its second installment, the College of Staten Island is unveiling its Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2014, and will celebrate the memories and accolades of seven deserving members in time for its inauguration ceremony this fall. The year’s chosen field will be honored on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at Staten Island’s Grand Oaks Country Club.
The College of Staten Island honored its top students at the Seventh Annual Honors Convocation at the Center of the Arts Springer Concert Hall. View the CSI Today Photo Gallery>View and download the event program>Elizabeth Krawczun, the CSI Class of 2014 Salutatorian and graduate from the Verrazano School Honors Program, was the student speaker at the event which also featured remarks by Vice President for Student Affairs Dr.
The Verrazano School Honors Program at the College of Staten Island held its fourth annual Verrazano Senior with 34 graduates in the Class of 2014 representing 18 different majors. View the CSI Today Photo Gallery>Verrazano graduates include Blaze Fraser, the 2014 CSI Valedictorian, and Elizabeth Krawczun, the 2014 CSI Salutatorian.