Guttman Community College

Meet Guttman’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Class of 2017

May 22, 2017 | Guttman Community College

Guttman Community College is proud to announce its Valedictorian, Daniel Plastrik, and Salutatorian,  Miralem Dervisevic, for the 2017 graduating class. Both students embody perseverance, dedication, and a strong desire to succeed and both will continue their studies at four-year colleges in the fall. Daniel Plastrik is a New Yorker who chose to attend Guttman Community […]

Professor Discusses Best Practices for Writing Assignments to Engage Students

May 19, 2017 | Guttman Community College

Ria Banerjee, Assistant Professor of English, discusses how a good assignment for a typical writing course should meet students at different levels of academic skills and engagement in The Hechinger Report (May16, 2017).

Guttman among the Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges for 2017

May 18, 2017 | Guttman Community College

Guttman Community College is among 11 institutions selected by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education as the 2017 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges. The findings are published in the May 18, 2017, edition of the magazine. Through partnership with the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) at Ohio State University and the National […]

2017 Student Awards and Recognition Ceremony

May 15, 2017 | Guttman Community College

On May 11 Guttman Community College held its third annual Student Awards & Recognition Ceremony to honor outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and community engagement. The event was hosted by Charles H. Pryor, II, Dean of Student Engagement, with student performances by Angel Rodrigues, Khali James, and Onasis Cirineo. AWARD PRESENTATIONS Beta Phi Gamma Phi Theta […]

Professor Receives CUNY Grant

May 4, 2017 | Guttman Community College

Ria Banerjee, Assistant Professor of English, is the recipient of a CUNY Summer Collaborative Research Opportunity Grant for 2017 for her project: On the Page and Embodied: Fostering the Revised Taxonomy of Learning through Drama in Two Literature Classrooms. The research study seeks to fill a gap in current studies of student experiences encountering drama […]

Guttman Students Present at Anthropology Forum

May 3, 2017 | Guttman Community College

On May 1, Guttman students Shenice Greene, Onasis Cirineo and Dwayne McCallum traveled with Professor Kristina Baines and Cool Anthropology Co-Director Victoria Costa to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, to discuss their collaborative work on the Shifting Stereotypes project at the anthropology departmental colloquium. At the invitation of the department, the Shifting Stereotypes team presented […]

College Welcomes New Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

May 2, 2017 | Guttman Community College

Howard M. Wach has joined Guttman Community College as the new Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. Dr. Wach began his academic career as a historian, completing his doctorate at Brandeis University after undergraduate studies at Nassau Community College and the State University of New York at Albany. Prior to joining Guttman, Dr. Wach […]

Professor Co-Authors Science Article with Student

April 27, 2017 | Guttman Community College

Chulsung Kim, Professor of Science, has co-authored the article Application of Commercial Coffee for the Remediation of Hexavalent Chromium-Contaminated Water with Regis Esteves, Guttman Class of 2016, in the journal Water, Air, & Soil Pollution (April 2017, 228:161). Regis is now enrolled at SUNY Buffalo.

Noted Human Rights Activist Visits College

April 26, 2017 | Guttman Community College

Cristina Coc, Maya leader and noted human rights activist, spoke at Guttman on April 25 about issues impacting Indigenous people. Students participating in the Global Guttman Belize program and those currently enrolled in the Environmental Ethics course were among the attendees. Cristina Coc was in New York as a delegate with the United Nations Permanent […]

Guttman Finalist for Hobsons® 2017 Education Advances Award

April 14, 2017 | Guttman Community College

Guttman Community College is a finalist for the 2017 Hobsons® Education Advances Awards recognizing innovative approaches to helping students succeed. Joining Guttman as finalists in the higher education Student Success category are Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, WI. In the higher education Admissions and Enrollment category, the finalists […]

Guttman President Attends Historic Excelsior Scholarship Signing

April 13, 2017 | Guttman Community College

On April 12 New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo held a ceremonial signing of the historic Excelsior Scholarship with special Guest Hillary Clinton at LaGuardia Community College. The Excelsior Scholarship makes earning an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at a New York public college or university tuition-free for families making less than $125,000. New York is […]

Professor Discusses Financial Literacy for Students in Article Q&A

April 10, 2017 | Guttman Community College

Marla A. Sole, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, discusses the best ways to foster financial literary for students in a Q& A with WalletHub (March 29, 2017).

Guttman Student Selected for the 2017 Innovate NYC Program

April 10, 2017 | Guttman Community College

Melisa Castro, a Guttman Liberal Arts and Sciences major, has been selected for the 2017 Innovate NYC program. This landmark initiative, run by the DO School and supported by the Newman’s Own Foundation, is a collaboration among 11 New York City area universities. The program empowers students with skills for the 21st century economy through […]

Middle States Accreditation Team Visits College

March 29, 2017 | Guttman Community College

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education accreditation site visit was held at the College March 26-29. The accreditation evaluation team was chaired by Dr. Karen Stout, President and CEO of Achieving the Dream. The other members of the team include: Ellie A. Fogarty, a Middle States Vice President and liaison to the College William […]

College Featured in New York Times Opinion Piece

March 28, 2017 | Guttman Community College

Guttman Community College is featured in the New York Times opinion piece At College, a Guided Path on Which to Find Oneself (March 28, 2017):

Student Reflects on Value of EOW Course and Internship

March 17, 2017 | Guttman Community College

First-year Guttman student Onasis Cirineo reflects on the importance of the Ethnographies of Work (EOW) course, his work with Guttman’s United Men of Color (U-MOC) program, and his internship at the New York City Employment & Training Coalition (NYCETC) in a blog for NYC Workforce Weekly published March 15. For his fall EOW career paper […]

Guttman Welcomes New House 7 Students

March 6, 2017 | Guttman Community College

Guttman held its second Winter Bridge program February 27 through March 3, welcoming 75 new students who will begin classes in Spring I. Classes were held daily from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm; students also participated in co-curricular activities, and conducted an interview at a non-profit organization on the Bridge theme of the American Dream. […]

IT Students Create Room Reservation System

March 6, 2017 | Guttman Community College

It was challenging to utilize the three small offices on the fifth and sixth floors created for private conversations and meetings as no reservation mechanism was in place. Guttman CIO John Stroud came up with a creative solution: He recruited six IT students to develop and implement a new room reservation App for these small […]

Professor Co-Authors Mathematics Article

March 3, 2017 | Guttman Community College

Forest Fisher, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, has co-authored the article Using Technology to Prompt Good Questions about Distributions in Statistics in Mathematics Teacher (March 2017, Vol. 110., Issue 7) published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Third Annual Transfer Panel an Informative Evening for Students

February 27, 2017 | Guttman Community College

The third annual Transfer Panel was held January 12. Current students had a unique opportunity to hear firsthand from Guttman alumni what is involved in applying, transferring, and adjusting to life at a senior college. The six alumni panelists included: Ife Akinseye- University of Buffalo/SUNY (Nursing) Reshma Jaigobin- Queens College/CUNY (Sociology) Alejandro Lopez- Pace University […]