Guttman Community College

Guttman Hosts Annual Fall Fest for Students

November 19, 2014 | Guttman Community College

On November 18, Guttman celebrated one of its annual traditions– the Fall Fest. With the Thanksgiving holiday a week away, College members were reminded of the importance of community and serving others. Guttman faculty and staff honored students for their hard work by providing them with a buffet lunch as the holiday season begins, serving dishes such […]

Guttman Peer Mentors Attend National Mentoring Symposium

November 19, 2014 | Guttman Community College

Bindi Patel, Assistant Director for Mentoring and Student Success at Guttman, accompanied Vikki Franco, Leadership and Service Peer Mentor, and Noy Kruvi, Academic Success Studio Peer Mentor, to the National Mentoring Symposium held at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis (IUPUI) on October 11. The symposium provided an opportunity to network with other undergraduate and graduate […]

Student Government Association Launches Newsletter for Students

November 11, 2014 | Guttman Community College

On November 2 the Guttman Student Government Association published the inaugural issue of The Blue Sheet, a bi-weekly newsletter created, designed, and issued by students, for students. The Blue Sheet features a calendar of important dates and other important information students need to know about what’s happening on campus. The Blue Sheet will help students […]

Guttman Celebrates Writing Month

November 10, 2014 | Guttman Community College

On November 6, the Office of Student Engagement, in collaboration with Guttman writing professors Drs. Nicola Blake and Lori Ungemah, hosted “Guttman Celebrates Writing Month: If You Show Me Yours, I Will Show You Mine” in the Atrium. Participating students each selected the name of an historic or famous person or a fictional character, including […]

Students Engage in Meaningful Community Service as Part of Community Days

November 10, 2014 | Guttman Community College

Continuing the Community Days tradition of linking community-based service to what students are learning in the City Seminar course, Guttman first-year students once again “gave back” to New York City on October 28 and 29. In large groups of 45 or by volunteering individually, students engaged in a variety of activities, including repacking donated food […]

Our Lives Have Value: A Roundtable Discussion of Michael Brown in Context

November 6, 2014 | Guttman Community College

On October 23, the College held a roundtable discussing the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown. Moderators of the event, Associate Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies Marcus Allen, Career Strategist Jovanny Suriel, and Assistant Director of Mentoring & Student Success Andrew Bennett, developed the event to offer a space where students can discuss the […]

Early College High School Students Visit Guttman Campus

November 5, 2014 | Guttman Community College

On November 3, 87 students and eleven staff and faculty members from the Inwood Early College High School for Health and Information Technologies (IECHS) visited to Guttman Community College. The IECHS is one of CUNY’s 17 early college high schools and is affiliated with Guttman Community College. This was the first visit to the Guttman […]

Guttman Celebrates CUNY Month with Variety of Activities

October 31, 2014 | Guttman Community College

Guttman Community College will mark CUNY Month in November with a variety of activities to engage both the college and outside communities. On November 3, from 12:00-3 p.m., the College kicks off CUNY Month with a visit from 9th grade students from the new Inwood Early College High School for Health and Information Technologies that […]

First Annual Club and Student Organization Fair Held

October 27, 2014 | Guttman Community College

The first annual Club and Student Organization Fair was held on October 16 in the Information Commons. Sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA), the Club Fair provided an opportunity for students to engage with student life at the College. The fair featured five new student groups hoping to be registered clubs at Guttman: Not […]

Professor Publishes New Book About the Culture of Reading

October 16, 2014 | Guttman Community College

Meagan Lacy, Assistant Professor and Coordinator for Information Literacy Services & Instruction, is an author and the editor of a new book, The Slow Book Revolution: Creating a New Culture of Reading on College Campuses and Beyond (ABC-CLIO, 2014). This inspiring guide shows how to implement the principles of the Slow Book movement in college […]

Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Special Guest at Campus Event

October 14, 2014 | Guttman Community College

On October 9 the Women’s City Club of New York held a meeting in the College’s Information Commons with special guest Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Lilliam Barrios-Paoli. The Deputy Mayor discussed the transformation of social service delivery in New York City. Attendees learned what New York City agencies are doing to improve […]

Students Learn About Local Ecology aboard Hudson Boat

October 10, 2014 | Guttman Community College

On September 30 students from Instructor Derek Tesser’s Introduction to Biology: Life in New City class visited the River Project’s boat, The Lilac, on Pier 25 in downtown Manhattan. During the class’s previous field trip to The River Project’s wetlab, students learned about the different varieties of species living in the Hudson River estuary. This […]

Students Gain Insights into Non Profit Management from Distinguished Professional

October 8, 2014 | Guttman Community College

On October 2 the College welcomed Gail B. Nayowith, Executive Director of SCO Family of Services, who gave a dynamic overview of how to start and manage a non-profit organization for the House 3 City Seminar I students. For their final City Seminar I project, students will be creating a plan to develop their own […]

Get to Know Brian Intravaia: The Artist Behind the ‘Guttman Grizzly’

October 3, 2014 | Guttman Community College

Colleges and universities across America often have animal mascots to represent their schools. Earlier this year, the Student Government Association led our College’s effort to create a mascot, and after much collaboration, the Grizzly Bear was selected as the appropriate symbol for the College. In addition to being strong and beautiful mammals, grizzly bears are famously […]

Luca the Robot Debuts at NYC Media Lab Annual Summit

September 29, 2014 | Guttman Community College

Professor Parviz Kermani and continuing students Gulinoz Javodova and Alejandro Lopez attended NYC Media Lab’s Annual Summit on September 19 at the New School to demonstrate Luca, a robotic project they have been working on for the past year. Gulinoz an Alejandro, the only community college students present at the event, introduced Luca, a Lego […]

Guttman Speaks: Why I Vote- A Guttman Celebration of Constitution Day

September 25, 2014 | Guttman Community College

Guttman Community College kicked off Constitution Day on September 17th with Guttman Speaks: Why I Vote, a presentation by Marcus Allen, Associate Professor of Political Studies and Urban Studies. The discussion invoked critical discussion about why voting is important in light of the challenges and trajectory of disenfranchisement many Americans have faced. Organized and sponsored […]

Middle States Readiness Team Visits Guttman

September 22, 2014 | Guttman Community College

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) Applicant Assessment Readiness team conducted a site visit at Guttman on September 10 and 11. The team was chaired by Dr. Karen Stout, President of Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. She was joined by Dr. Cheryl Lesser, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Clinton Community […]

Guttman Featured in New Report from the CCCSE

September 18, 2014 | Guttman Community College

The Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE) has just released A Matter of Degrees: Practices to Pathways, the third in a series of reports that focuses on identifying and promoting high impact practices at community colleges. The series is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Lumina Foundation. The new report […]

College Hosts Second Annual Transfer Fair

September 12, 2014 | Guttman Community College

Guttman held its second annual Transfer Fair on September 9 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. This event provided continuing students with the opportunity to interact one-on-one with representatives from over 30 four-year colleges, including: Adelphi University; Baruch College (CUNY); Berkeley College; Binghamton University (SUNY); Brooklyn College (CUNY); College at Brockport (SUNY); College of Staten Island (CUNY); […]

Guttman Begins the Year with the Fall 2014 Convocation and Awards Ceremony

September 12, 2014 | Guttman Community College

On September 2, Guttman Community College welcomed its third incoming class of 414 students during a morning Convocation and honored returning students at an afternoon Award Ceremony. September 2 was also the conclusion of the 11-day Summer Bridge Program, a required introductory session for incoming students. Convocation began with an introduction and welcome from President […]