Medgar Evers College alumna Natalie Leary is the proud recipient of a $10,000 Award from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
On Thursday, October 20, 2011, the College will host a retirement ceremony for Professor Safiya Bandele at 6pm to 8 pm in the Founders Auditorium – 1650 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225. Bandele, who also serves as Director of the College’s Center for Women’s Development, will be recognized by students, faculty, staff, and friends for her 34 years of service at the College. The event is free and open to the public.
The Imani Singers will hold a concert for their freshmen gospel CD project, Journey through Faith, Vol. I, on Friday, November 4, 7:30 p.m. at the Bedford Central Presbyterian Church – 1200 Dean Street (corner of Nostrand Avenue), Brooklyn, New York.
Acclaimed children’s book author and Medgar Evers College English Professor Tonya Hegamin is the winner of the 2012 “Sunshine” State Young Reader’s Award, for her teen novella, Pemba’s Song: A Ghost Story. The novella, coauthored by Marilyn Nelson, was written to sponsor homeless, self-taught historian Abraham Hajj – fictionalized in the book – as he sought to live his dream of studying the influence of African culture in Mexico.
On Tuesday, September 27, 2011, Medgar Evers College of The City University of New York will host its Founders, Visionaries and Alumni Dinner, themed “Sustaining the Vision and Fulfilling the Dream”, in a memorable evening featuring a keynote address delivered by world renowned comedian, author, activist, and actor, Dr. Bill Cosby. The evening commences with a reception at 6:00 p.m. and is followed by the program at 7:00 p.m. in Academic Building I – 1638 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225.
As part of a multidisciplinary effort to increase student involvement in social justice initiatives, four Medgar Evers College students have completed a summer internship program in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office where they learned what it takes to become an attorney from some of the borough’s top prosecutors.
On Monday, September 12th at 9:30 am, please join President William L. Pollard in the Bedford lobby as the College gathers to remember and reflect on the lives and the heroism of those lost on September 11th ten years past. President Pollard will convene a Moment of Silence in honor of the family members, friends, veterans, first responders, civil service workers, and many of the “unknown” who were taken from us that day.
Dr. Charles desBordes, Biology Professor at Medgar Evers College, CUNY, was awarded the 2011 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship. Dr. desBordes participated in the National Academies Summer Institute on Undergraduate Education in Biology at Yale University this past summer. This unique Institute provided the Professor of Biology an opportunity to model current research, mentoring and scientific teaching principles in order to develop innovative instructional skills that he will implement upon his return to the campus.
The Honorable Major Robert Odell Owens, former Congressman and professor in the Department of Public Administration at Medgar Evers College, shall sign copies of his new book, The Peacock Elite, on Thursday, September 15, 2011 in the Student Services Building – 1637 Bedford Ave., 1st floor, Brooklyn, NY 11225.
The NonProfit HelpDesk (NPHD), a division of the Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island, will be offering a class and workshop this fall semester in collaboration with the Adult and Continuing Education Department at Medgar Evers College. The NPHD is offering a class in Presentation Skills, as well as a workshop on Coaching Essentials. Both are highly interactive and offer practical, hands-on experience.
The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College shall participate in the Sixth Annual Brooklyn Book Festival at Borough Hall and its environs on Sunday, September 18, 2011. Considered the largest free literary event in New York City, this Brooklyn Borough President Literary Council – sponsored festival shall feature an exciting array of literary stars including Terry McMillan, Jhumpa Lahiri, Walter Mosley, and Colson Whitehead, and many others.
On Thursday, August 25, 2011, the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) will host its Membership Business Networking reception at 5:30 p.m. in Academic Building I – 1638 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY in celebration of the 26th anniversary of the founding of the organization.
The Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) Program at Medgar Evers College, CUNY will host fall 2011 Open Houses on Thursday, September 22 and Wednesday, September 28. The Open Houses will provide community residents with information about fall courses and certificate programs for professional and personal advancement.
The Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) program at Medgar Evers College, CUNY is hosting Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries on Monday, August 15, 2011 from 6: 15 P.M. to 7 P.M. Assemblyman Jeffries will discuss the importance of public service. The event is designed to provide participants with information and insight into bettering their respective communities via entrepreneurship and service. The lecture will take place in the Medgar Evers College School of Business at 1637 Bedford Avenue (1st Floor Auditorium). The event is free and open to the public.
Beginning in the fall 2011 semester, Triumphant Journeys coaching shall offer courses through the Medgar Evers College Adult Continuing Education program. “We are expanding both our geographic reach and our course content,” said Chaya Abelsky, principal of Triumphant Journeys. “This fall we will be offering programs on coaching for principals and teachers, and on a mind-body approach to coaching tools that anyone can use.”
Medgar Evers College has partnered with the Code Foundation for its 3rd Annual Children’s Festival to be held on Saturday, August 13, 2011 from 11:00 am – 3:30 pm at St. Andrews Park/Playground located on Herkimer Street (bet. Kingston Ave. – Brooklyn Ave.) in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. This year’s theme is “Put the guns down. We have a nation to Build” – a message targeting the issue of gun violence among youths in disadvantaged communities and motivated by the need to provide interactive information, sharing opportunities, and innovative approaches to youth development. Admission is free and open to the public.
On Monday, September 19, 2011, Medgar Evers College shall host its second annual Golf Tournament fundraiser from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Held at Brooklyn’s picturesque Dyker Heights Beach Golf Course, the event promises to be a rewarding opportunity to tee off for a purpose as a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Medgar Evers College Educational Foundation to maintain student scholarships and enhance college programs.
Medgar Evers College freshman Jennifer deRoche received a 2011 Peter Jennings Scholarship Laurel Award. Named in honor of world-renowned journalist and education advocate Peter Jennings, the scholarship is awarded to General Education Diploma (GED) students who have participated in the CUNY Literacy Programs, obtained their GED, and attend a CUNY school.
On Monday, September 26th at 10 am, Medgar Evers College will celebrate its twenty-first convocation, when hundreds of students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the public will gather for the College’s annual academic celebration. This year, the College will confer an honorary doctorate to Mr. Lowell Hawthorne, the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill.
The Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) program at Medgar Evers College, CUNY is hosting the Brooklyn Entrepreneurs Summit on July 20, 2011 from 6 to 9 P.M. The Summit will consist of presentations by guest lecturers on starting a business or nonprofit, followed by a networking mixer. The event is designed to provide participants with information and insight into starting and running a successful business of any type (Limited liability company, nonprofits, for-profit corporations). The event is free and open to the public. The Summit will take place at the Medgar Evers College School of Business – 1637 Bedford Avenue (1st Floor Auditorium).