IF CHRISTINA WIRSING (Guttman Community College, ’16) had not always liked children, she might have had a hard time as she was growing up. After all, her mother owns a day care center and her normal summer employment involves being a counselor at a camp, where she teaches arts and crafts to children. Luckily, youngsters always delighted her.
Alia Tyner-Mullings, Guttman Community College When CUNY announced it would be opening an innovative new community college in 2011, Alia Tyner-Mullings knew she wanted to be part of it. The college, now Guttman Community College, was conceived to try new approaches to help students graduate and move on to four-year colleges — “a multimillion dollar experiment […]
Throughout the month of March, Guttman Community College held several events in celebration of Women’s History Month. The final event was a symposium on Thursday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m. entitled “We Should All Be Feminists: Feminism and Masculinity in the Age of Beyoncé and Drake.” Along with Guttman students, faculty and staff, there were […]
Cecilia Mendez, a first-year generation student majoring in Urban Studies, has been selected as a 2016 Newman Civic Fellow for her demonstrated commitment to public leadership and her community. Student leaders across the country like Cecilia are nominated for using their college experiences to better understand themselves, the root causes of social issues, and effective […]
On March 19, Enya Lorimer, a Liberal Arts and Sciences major, represented Guttman at the 2016 CUNY New York State Model Senate Project. Students debated the issue of paid family care leave. The Model Senate Session, now in its 20th year, is designed to provide CUNY SOMOS student participants a unique opportunity to develop leadership […]
Guttman students Luz Cepeda, a Human Services major, and Christina Wirsing, a Liberal Arts and Sciences major, were among 14 CUNY students to receive the 2016 Phi Theta Kappa All-New York Academic Awards at the New York State Museum in Albany on March 8. Both students also received certificates of recognition from their respective New […]
The Women of Gratitude, Resilience, Integrity, and Talent (GRIT) mentorship program held its second annual kickoff event for incoming mentors and mentees on February 23. Mentors for the 2016-2017 academic year are women who have excelled in their careers and have a deep commitment to service. The GRIT program welcomes Lisa Bova-Hiatt, Executive Director, NY […]
Guttman Associate Professor of Sociology Mary Gatta has published a compelling op-ed in the Asbury Park Press based on her research on restaurant workers.
Guttman Community College is among five community colleges featured on the Community College Challenge series produced by WNYC’s The Takeaway with John Hockenberry. The Community College Challenge showcases the diversity of community colleges, the role they play in advancing opportunity, and the challenges they and their students face. Using a City as An Innovative Teaching […]
The College celebrated the opening of the new Student Food Pantry in partnership with the Single Stop office and the Food Bank for New York City on March 15. A special ceremony was held in the Atrium. Charles H. Pryor, II, Dean of Student Engagement, welcomed attendees and stressed the importance of having a food […]
Kristina Baines, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Faculty for Academic Technology, has been awarded an Innovations in Public Awareness of Anthropology (IPAA) grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for her proposal Shifting Stereotypes: Confronting the Intersection of Power and Assumption. The $20,000 one-year grant will fund an interactive web documentary based on the research and installation […]
On March 2, the Graduate NYC and the College Completion Innovation Fund’s Advisory Board held a meeting for the CCIF’s funded projects and guests at Guttman Community College. The event featured a breakfast and an introduction of the newly selected Round Two funded projects, followed by presentations from Guttman Community College, Hostos Community College, and […]
Guttman welcomed 47 incoming students to its first Winter Bridge Program on February 29. Participants included CUNY Start students who competed their program on February 18 at the end of the Fall II 2015 session and those who deferred admission. The Guttman Bridge Program is a high-impact practice that seeks to support students as they […]
On February 26, 30 Guttman students traveled to Washington, DC, for the Hollowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories trip as part of Guttman’s celebration of Black History Month. The program was funded through the Guttman endowment and planned by Karla Fuller, Assistant Professor of Science, and Marcus Allen, Associate Professor of Urban Studies and […]
On February 11 Guttman presented Black to the Future: African Diaspora Fashion to showcase modern fashions of the African Diaspora and to support and give more exposure to fashion designers of African descent. The event was part of Guttman’s celebration of Black History Month. The show focused on the diverse cultures of the African Diaspora […]
Guttman launched its celebration of Black History Month on February 2 with Hip-Hop as Social Activism, a roundtable discussion featuring a group of distinguished scholars, musicians, and activists discussing the intersections between hip-hop (music, culture and pedagogies) and social activism (social justice). Jarritt Sheel, an adjunct instructor at the College, served as moderator. The discussion […]
In Student Success by Design: CUNY’s Guttman Community College, the latest Ithaka S+R case study, authors Jessie Brown and Martin Kurzweil discuss how Guttman was designed to incorporate research-based practices for helping first-generation and low-income students at community colleges succeed, and how the institution has progressed in its early years. Read the Ithaka case study.
Lavita McMath Turner joins the College as its first Director of Government and External Relations. Lavita brings over 20 years experience in government relations and politics including nine years as the Director of Government Relations at Kingsborough Community College as its first Director of Government Relations. She worked to strengthen Kingsborough’s relationships with all levels […]
On January 29, the Obama administration announced a new effort to require companies to tell the government what they pay employees. Associate Professor of Sociology Mary Gatta was interviewed on NPR Marketplace about this new initiative.
Nicola Blake, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English, has published an essay in the Journal of Pedagogy, Pluralism and Practice (Fall 2015, Issue VII, Volume I) on the Guttman required first year course, Ethnographies of Work. In this poignant reflection on work, students grapple with the constraints and opportunities of work, career, passion and purpose. Students […]