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  • Snapshots of members of the Class of 2015: Once Upon a DREAM

    June 8, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    Danyeli Rodriguez del Orbe knows the meaning of struggle. After arriving in the United States from the Dominican Republic at the age of 8, she became one of the millions of undocumented immigrants in this country confronting the challenges that come with such a status. She has done more than confront them; she has overcome […]

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  • Snapshots of members of the Class of 2015: To Serve and Inspect

    June 8, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    Taisha Guy is matter-of-fact when it comes to discussing her future. “I want to become an inspector general,” she says. “I want to work for the Department of Health and Human Services’ IG office or for the NYC Department of Investigation.” Guy graduates this year with her second degree from John Jay,  an M.P.A. with […]

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  • Snapshots of members of the Class of 2015: She’s No. 1!

    June 8, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    Taisha Lazare has the distinction of being the first John Jay student to win a scholarship endowed by one of America’s foremost living playwrights, and named for New York State’s longest-serving Court of Appeals judge. The Judge Judith S. Kaye Pioneer of Justice Scholarship, created with a gift from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner, honors […]

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  • Snapshots of members of the Class of 2015: The Write Stuff

    June 8, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    She was still not even halfway through her senior year when Dominika Szybisty got a plum that most English majors only dream of: her name mentioned prominently in a new scholarly work. Szybisty was a young McNair Scholar when one of her mentors, English Professor Allison Pease, asked her to take on a demanding editing […]

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  • Snapshots of members of the Class of 2015: ¡Viva John Jay!

    June 8, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    Hector Bernal takes a back seat to no one when it comes to being a John Jay “true believer.” A first-generation Mexican-American from the Bronx, Bernal got his first taste of John Jay through the College Now program during his senior year at John Lindsay Academy. Since then, he has become a Peer Ambassador, a […]

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  • Snapshots of members of the Class of 2015: Organ-ic Chemistry

    June 8, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    Daniel Minervini has been playing the piano and organ since the age of age 12. It was a few years before that, fourth or fifth grade, as he recalls that he knew he wanted to pursue law enforcement as a career. It was that bit of precocious self-awareness that would ultimately lead him to John […]

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  • Snapshots of members of the Class of 2015: Going Places

    June 8, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    Score another success for the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, an initiative that prepares undergraduates for applying to Ph.D. programs. Jamel Love, a McNair Scholar and Political Science major, is on his way to a doctoral program at Rutgers University. Although Love’s main academic interests focus on political behavior and political psychology , “applying political […]

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  • Snapshots of members of the Class of 2015: I See Dead People

    June 8, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    Stephania Guzman, a Forensic Science major, might never have imagined that her college experience would entail swabbing tissue samples from dead bodies. But it did, in fall 2013, as a member of the student research team mentored by Professor Nathan Lents. She got to visit the Body Farm, the aptly named anthropological research facility run […]

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  • Snapshots of members of the Class of 2015: The Long and Winding Road

    June 8, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    Mention that he’s a so-called non-traditional student, and Brad Davis bursts out laughing. “My route to John Jay was a long time coming,” said the 32-year-old Army veteran. From high school graduation in 2000, his circuitous route to John Jay took him to colleges in Virginia, Florida and Arizona, and jobs as a golf pro […]

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  • John Jay Students Reap Academic Honors

    June 4, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    Nine John Jay College of Criminal Justice students – including three graduating seniors – and one recent alumna have won prestigious academic scholarships and fellowships. The end-of-year listing announced by the City University of New York includes a winner of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which provides annual stipends totaling $138,000 over three […]

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