Guttman Community College

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 […]

Grant to Promote LGBTQ Awareness

December 22, 2015 | Guttman Community College

Marcus Allen, Associate Professor, Political Science and Urban Studies, Chet Jordan, Instructor in English, and Vanita Naidoo, Instructor in ESL/ELL, have received a Diversity Projects Development Fund grant for $5,000. They will host an event to promote awareness about issues in the LGBTQ community. The event will continue the development of a climate of inclusiveness […]

Guttman Partners with the DO School and the NYCEDC on Program to Solve Real-World Problems

December 21, 2015 | Guttman Community College, Student Feature

Guttman Community College, the DO School, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), and nine other New York City Universities have come together to launch Innovate NYC, a new landmark program in New York City’s higher education system that will enable students to learn-by-doing by co-creating social innovations in order to solve real-world community problems. […]

College Receives Workforce Development Grant from Capital One

December 8, 2015 | Guttman Community College

Stella and Charles Guttman Community College has been awarded a $50,000 Workforce Development Grant from the Capital One Foundation. The Office of Partnerships & Community Engagement (OPCE) will use the grant to develop a workforce development initiative that will become a permanent focus area for the OPCE. In addition to receiving grant funds for workforce […]

Guttman Featured in WNYC Program about Community Colleges

December 2, 2015 | 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. Community College Challenge showcases the diversity of community colleges, the role they play in advancing opportunity, and the challenges they and their students face. Introducing Guttman Community College aired nationally on December […]

President Evenbeck to Participate in New York State Climate Change Initiative

December 2, 2015 | Guttman Community College

Guttman President Scott E. Evenbeck has joined the New York Presidents for Climate Action (NYPCA), a coalition of public and independent college and university presidents who are committed to collective action to solve challenges and problems stemming from climate change and from changing demographic and financial circumstances, among other risk factors. To confront climate and […]

Students Present at American Anthropological Association Conference

November 25, 2015 | Guttman Community College

Guttman continuing students Shenice Greene, Sade Miles and Maria Isabel Parada and Kristina Baines, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Faculty for Academic Technology, attended the American Anthropological Association Conference in Denver, CO. On November 19 they presented a multi-media interactive project, “Shifting Stereotypes” with  Victoria Costa, Director of Cool for Cool Anthropology. The students also […]

Guttman Receives Three Strategic Investment Grants from CUNY

November 19, 2015 | Guttman Community College

On November 3 Guttman received three Strategic Investment Grants from CUNY as part of Chancellor Milliken’s and CUNY’s  Strategic Investment Initiative. Campuses were invited to submit up to three proposals for promising initiatives related to university priorities and the performance management process goals. A number of staff and faculty worked together to submit three proposals […]

Faculty Members Publish New Research

November 13, 2015 | Guttman Community College

Guttman Community College congratulates Professors Blake, Buttet, and Naish for the recent publication of their articles in leading research journals: Nicola Blake, Assistant Professor and Liberal Arts and Sciences Coordinator Interdisciplinary Teams Are the Heart of Guttman’s First-Year Experience Program eSource, Volume 13, No. 1, October 2015 National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience® and […]

Guttman Peer Mentors Present at National Symposium

October 27, 2015 | Guttman Community College

Two Guttman Community College staff members and four Peer Mentors attended the National  Mentoring Symposium at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) October 9-11 where they led a workshop and peer mentor panel discussion. The conference was geared toward undergraduate and graduate students from around the country who serve as peer educators in various capacities as […]

College Featured in University Business Article

September 25, 2015 | Guttman Community College

Guttman Community College was one of the featured community colleges in the University Business (October 2015) article: Paving the Path to College Completion: How community colleges can reorganize programs to focus on the end goal of getting to graduation and a successful career.

Economics Students Participate in Federal Reserve Bank Macro Boot Camp

September 24, 2015 | Guttman Community College

Professor Sebastien Buttet and nine students from his Principles of Macroeconomics 201 course participated in the College Fed Challenge sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on September 18. This “Macro Boot Camp” is the first part of the Fed Challenge, an outreach program run by the Federal Reserve Bank where college students […]

Professor Discusses Fair Pay Act on National Radio

September 22, 2015 | Guttman Community College

On September 21 Associate Professor of Sociology Mary Gatta was interviewed on KCBS radio, San Francisco, about the major provision of the Fair Pay Act prohibiting wage discrimination based on sex, race, or national origin among employees for work in “equivalent jobs.” These are jobs deemed equivalent in skill, effort, responsibility, and working conditions, even […]