College of Staten Island

CSI Salutatorian Beginning as Port Authority Engineer

June 9, 2016 | College of Staten Island

As Tyler Franco ’16 stood at the lectern at the 2016 Honors Convocation, he told himself to “just enjoy this moment because it’s not every day that you get to do something like this!” Franco, a Macaulay Honors College graduate, delivered a moving speech at Tuesday evening’s ceremony in the Center for the Arts that was […]

[videos, galleries] 67th Commencement Celebrates Student Achievement

June 9, 2016 | College of Staten Island

Sunny skies and a pleasant temperature near 70 degrees greeted the 2,546 January and June graduates of the College of Staten Island, their families, friends, and supporters, as well as members of the College community on June 2 at the College’s 67th Commencement ceremony on the Great Lawn. View the Commencement Photo Galleries> After opening […]

Inaugural Graduate Research Conference at CSI Draws Crowds

June 6, 2016 | College of Staten Island

Are parents the ones who should be willing and able to provide sex education for their children? Is your favorite restaurant a healthy and safe choice of eatery? These are just some of the questions addressed at this year’s first annual Graduate Research Conference (GRC) at the College of Staten Island (CSI). For the first […]

CSI’s Got Talent Dazzles For Fifth Year

June 5, 2016 | College of Staten Island

The fifth annual CSI’s Got Talentcompetition featured a rich variety of student performers who dazzled a packed house in the College of Staten Island’s Center for the Arts on April 14. More than 60 students auditioned with 12 finalists going head-to-head for the cash prizes: $2,250 for first place, $750 for second place, and $250 […]

Win-Win for CSI and Staten Island University Hospital: CSI Students Participate in Bell Hop Program

May 26, 2016 | College of Staten Island

Over the course of the past year, College of Staten Island (CSI) graduate student Alan Wood ‘15 has donated almost 200 hours of his time to Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) North. Recognized among college volunteers for “going above and beyond in his volunteer duties,” the Master of Science in Neuroscience and Developmental Disorders candidate […]

CSI Student with Visual Impairment Looks Forward to Graduation and Graduate School

May 26, 2016 | College of Staten Island

Although Ben Cheriyan ’16 had trepidations about attending college as a student with a visual impairment, he decided that he would not give in to his fears. This spring, the College of Staten Island (CSI) Psychology major, who is minoring in Business, celebrates graduation, as well as academic and co-curricular success at the College. Carrying […]

Young Graphic Designer Wins CSI 60th Anniversary Logo Contest

May 26, 2016 | College of Staten Island

When Robert Weber ’16 considered entering the College of Staten Island’s 60th Anniversary Logo Contest, he knew he wanted to create something original and beautiful. His hours and weeks of hard work paid off when his art was selected as the winner of the contest. The Communications major with a minor in Design and Digital […]

Verrazano Alumna Accepted to Columbia University

May 25, 2016 | College of Staten Island

“What can I do today that will make me proud in the future?” Erica Golin, Class of ’15, ponders that question daily, a mantra that has certainly served her well as the 23-year-oldVerrazano School alumna has been accepted to the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. She will begin pursuing a […]


May 19, 2016 | College of Staten Island

The City University of New York Athletic Conference has announced its slate of 2016 Softball All-Stars and year end awards and the Dolphins jumped to the head of the class, grabbing three major awards and all-star citations to six others.  Senior Christina Tufano won CUNYAC Player of the Year for the second time in her illustrious career, while sophomore Nicolette Trapani earned Pitcher of the Year honors after her fantastic season.

[video] Christina Tufano named CUNYAC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year

May 18, 2016 | College of Staten Island

The CUNY Athletic Conference awarded its 2016 Scholar Athletes of the Year last night at the 30th Annual Michael Steuerman Scholar-Athlete Dinner held at Queens College, which featured as its headliner Christina Tufano as the conference’s Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Tufano Earns NFCA All-Star Honors; Among Three CSI Scholar-Athletes Cited

May 17, 2016 | College of Staten Island

2016 College of Staten Island Scholar-Athlete of the Year Christina Tufano earned that same recognition along with teammates Jacqueline Cautela and Vanessa Joia by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association this week, and the senior third-baseman doubled on the third-team All-East Region team, it was announced yesterday.

“Scientists and engineers rock!” CSI Prof Receives Award at the White House

May 13, 2016 | College of Staten Island

“Scientists and engineers rock!” Those words, spoken by President Barack Obama, are one of the highlights of Dr. Daniel McCloskey’s trip to the White House. An Associate Professor of Psychology at the College of Staten Island (CSI), Dr. McCloskey was the recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), granting him […]

From CLIP to Valedictorian: Meet RinZhi Go Larocque ’16: CSI Commencement Speaker

May 13, 2016 | College of Staten Island

As a non-native English speaker, RinZhi Go Larocque ’16 began her college experience at the College of Staten Island (CSI) by entering the CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP).  The Program, administered through CSI’s Office ofContinuing Education and Professional Development, allows students the opportunity to study English for an intensive period of time before enrolling in formal […]

Dan McCloskey: Deciphering the Brain’s Impulse to Help

May 12, 2016 | College of Staten Island

Dan McCloskey, College of Staten Island Are some people destined to be helpful and sociable because they produce larger than normal amounts of a particular hormone? And are people who don’t produce enough predisposed to autism, schizophrenia and other conditions that make them less sociable? The answers may be in a CUNY scientist’s research into a […]

Prospective CSI Students Featured on Pix 11

May 10, 2016 | College of Staten Island

Ngawang Tseten, 18, from India, and Ahmed Shareef, 19, from Iraq, are both prospective CSI students who have a lot more than that in common.  The two young men both suffered life changing injuries in tragic accidents and they both love music.  Pix 11 today reported on the prom that they will be attending.

CSI Alumnus Named CFO and Treasurer of CM Finance

May 9, 2016 | College of Staten Island

CM Finance Inc announced the appointment of Rocco DelGuercio as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company, effective June 1, 2016. DelGuercio is a graduate of the College of Staten Island, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts. To read the entire announcement, visit the New York City Biz List Web site.

Top Honors for Cautela and Sweeney at Annual Athletics Awards Banquet

May 9, 2016 | College of Staten Island

After another rousing year, the College of Staten Island athletics program celebrated this evening, dishing out more than 60 awards at its annual awards banquet held at The Vanderbilt at South Beach in Staten Island, New York.  The annual event recognized the top performers and other distinguished award winners spanning CSI’s intercollegiate programs, with Female […]

Professor Makes Tweeting a Course Requirement

May 9, 2016 | College of Staten Island

While some teachers might forbid social media in their classrooms, one professor at The City University of New York (CUNY) embraces the digital tool.  Not only does Dr. Giancarlo Lombardi appreciate the use of applications like Twitter, he has made “tweeting” a mandatory activity in his Television Without Borders graduate seminar.

Staten Island Business Receives National Honor

May 6, 2016 | College of Staten Island

Despite a devastating hit to its business, one Staten Island company never lost its majesty and grace. The Staten Island Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the College of Staten Island is proud to announce that one of its clients, Majestic Vending and Services, Inc., is the winner of the prestigious National Phoenix Award for […]

Kellie Joseph ’16 Starts Her Own Non-Profit Venture

May 1, 2016 | College of Staten Island

While modern fads and trends urge people living in our fast-paced society to practice yoga, keep calm, and live life comfortably, Kellie Joseph ’16 has some unusual advice:  “Get uncomfortable!” she urges. The College of Staten Island Sociology and Anthropology major and recipient of multiple scholarships carries a 3.695 GPA, coordinates a budding not-for-profit business, […]