You might not think that a lot of hootin’ and hollerin’ fits in at an educational conference. But the CUNY New Leadership Challenge Conference held recently at Brooklyn College was no ordinary educational conference. It was more like a pep rally rolled up in a political convention, complete with balloons, cheers, T-shirts, and even a mascot or two.
City Tech student and human services senior Anna Acevedo (fourth from right, second row from top) was one of a group of CUNY community assistance volunteers to participate in New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s April 20, 2009, press conference honoring volunteerism and promoting the city’s new volunteering opportunities website at nycservice.org.
Veronica Carpio (Aviation Management), Jenny Chimbo (Aviation Management), Azhad Chowdhury (Chemistry), Jahi Rose (Business Administration), and Meredith Simson (Psychology) were recognized for their leadership efforts at the 16th Annual CUNY Leadership Awards held in The City College of New York’s Great Hall on May 11, 2009.
With my second year of college coming to a close, I can look ahead of me and see a flourishing career, which began here at LaGuardia Community College. It has been an enlightening experience since day one, and it keeps getting better. Before starting my first class, I attended the Opening Sessions, where I saw familiar faces, met future teachers and attended an introduction to the Leadership & Diversity Program sponsored and run by the Office of Student Life.
On Friday February 28th, CUNY had its second annual Emerging Leaders Conference under the governance of the new CUNY Leadership Academy Director Dr. Joe-Joe McManus. The Conference held at Baruch College, attracted over 100 CUNY students including student leaders from the CUNY/IVE Leadership Program.