As you know, the nation of Haiti is confronting the devastating effects of a powerful earthquake that struck on January 12. Many of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni trace their ancestry to Haiti and may have family members, friends, and colleagues in the affected areas. I know that you share my deep concern about the tragic impact of the earthquake on the residents of Haiti, the hemisphere’s poorest country, and on our CUNY community.
Kay McClenney, who trains community college presidents, is answering questions. Each day this week, the Guidance Office — the forum on The Choice where readers ask questions of education experts — is featuring answers about community colleges by Kay M. McClenney. Dr. McClenney is the director of the Center for Community College Student Engagement, a research and service initiative of the Community College Leadership Program at the University of Texas at Austin.
To spotlight CUNY Month, students will share their CUNY experiences with America next week on “The Early Show” on CBS.
A COMPLETE LOSS OF VISION at 9 months didn’t limit Liliete Lopez after she came to the U.S. from Nicaragua in 1990, 13 years old and never having attended school. Lopez began her education at 16, learning English to earn her GED. Today she is one of 25 students from across the University selected as 2009-2010 Leadership Academy Fellows.
On Oct. 1, the Verizon Foundation made a surprise donation of $125,000 to the CUNY Leadershop Acadamy at its opening ceremony, which took place at the Hostos Community College Repertory Theater.
NEW YORK, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ –The Verizon Foundation has awarded a $125,000 grant to fund scholarships to The City University of New York Leadership Academy.
Phi Theta Kappa’s International President Edgar Romero has received a $5,000 scholarship honoring his achievements as a City University of New York Leadership Academy Fellow.