Guttman Community College

Guttman Student Selected as Newman Civic Fellow for 2016

March 31, 2016 | Guttman Community College

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 […]

Guttman Student Participates in 2016 CUNY NYS Model Senate Project

March 24, 2016 | Guttman Community College

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 […]

Two Guttman Students Are 2016 Phi Theta Kappa Award Recipients

March 21, 2016 | Guttman Community College

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 […]

GRIT Launches Its Second Cohort of Students

March 21, 2016 | Guttman Community College

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 […]

Professor’s Op-Ed Looks at Restaurant Workers’ Wages

March 18, 2016 | Guttman Community College

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 Showcased on Second WNYC Segment about Community Colleges

March 17, 2016 | Guttman Community College

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 […]

College Opens Food Pantry for Students

March 17, 2016 | Guttman Community College

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 […]

Professor Wins Anthropology Grant to Produce Web Documentary

March 11, 2016 | Guttman Community College

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 […]

College Hosts Graduate NYC Event

March 3, 2016 | Guttman Community College

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 […]

College Launches Winter Bridge Program

March 2, 2016 | Guttman Community College

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 […]

Guttman Students Visit Washington, DC

March 2, 2016 | Guttman Community College

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 […]

Fashion Show Highlights African Diaspora

February 23, 2016 | Guttman Community College

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 […]

Roundtable Looks at Intersection between Hip-Hop and Social Activism

February 5, 2016 | Guttman Community College

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 […]

New Case Study Focuses on Guttman’s Model

February 4, 2016 | Guttman Community College

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.

College Welcomes First Director of Government and External Relations

February 2, 2016 | Guttman Community College

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 […]

Professor Discusses Gender Pay Gap on NPR Marketplace

February 1, 2016 | Guttman Community College

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.

Professor Publishes Journal Essay about Ethnographies of Work Course

January 22, 2016 | Guttman Community College

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 […]

College Holds All-Campus Meeting as Forum to Exchange Ideas

January 13, 2016 | Guttman Community College

On January 6 Guttman faculty, staff, and administrators gathered for the semi-annual All-College Faculty-Staff Meeting. All-campus gatherings are now part of our College’s fabric. We meet to exchange ideas, deepen and understand better t he College’s culture and practices, and identify possible areas for improvement. We are proud of our tradition since it is highly […]

Professor Publishes New Articles and is Featured in the Media

January 11, 2016 | Guttman Community College

Marla A. Sole, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, has recently published several articles in noteworthy publications and has also been featured in the media. Peer Reviewed Journal Articles Sole, M. A. (2015). Engaging Students: Survey Design and Data Collection. Mathematics Teacher, 109(5), 334-340. Her article, Engaging Students in Survey Design and Data Collection, published in the […]

College Welcomes New Assistant VP for Financial and Business Services and Finance Budget Director

January 7, 2016 | Guttman Community College

Donovan Thompson joins the College as Assistant Vice President for Financial and Business Services. Mr. Thompson brings with him over 27 years of CUNY experience in various areas of financial operations, accounting and accounts payable, budget, purchasing, payroll, auditing and internal controls. In his former position as the Executive Director for Financial and Business Services […]