CCNY Welcomes New Deans
The City College of New York announces the appointment of Carmen Renee' Green, MD, to lead the CUNY School of Medicine at City College and Edwin M. Lamboy as dean of the School of Education in its centennial year. A noted physician and educator, Green has interests in health policy and research on pain, disparities and the social determinants of health. She is also an expert in minority and women's health, aging and diversity in academic medicine. Lamboy, a scholar of the Spanish language and its use in the United States and globally, joined the School of Education faculty in 2008 and most recently served as interim dean.
New Programs Build Pathways to Financial Sector
With the start of fall semester come unique new opportunities for CCNY students interested in exploring careers in banking and finance. A partnership between CCNY's Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership and Santander Bank, N.A., through its Santander Universities program, offers an intensive three-year track comprising the Santander Finance Boot Camp and Santander Fellows program. City College is also among three CUNY campuses selected to participate in CUNY Futures in Finance, a comprehensive workforce development initiative established with Bloomberg LP, Centerbridge Partners and Goldman Sachs. The program will provide students with training, mentorship and access to career opportunities in the financial services industry.
Research: Making Discoveries, Creating Change
Study Shows What Makes REM Students Thrive
"Black and Latinx City College students graduate at a much higher rate than national averages, with little disparity among our racial/ethnic groups," notes Robert D. Melara, professor of Psychology in CCNY's Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership and co-author of a recently published study on college completion. The findings of the collaborative research, conducted with Colin Powell School Professor of Economics and Business Prabal K. De, suggest that racial and ethnic minority students thrive in environments with no racial and ethnic majority. "Traditional predictors, such as household income, gender and parental education, have no bearing on success at City College. What matters are the students' self-reported degree of psychological stress and their academic momentum," Melara observes.
I Am CCNY: Tanyaradzwa Gwatiringa,
Class of 2022 Major:Childhood Education, in CCNY's School of Education. While the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education marked a turning point in history by ruling racial segregation in education unconstitutional, the progress toward equitable education has been slow, uneven and incomplete. As an individual who attended public schools in low-income communities, I chose my major because I want to assist in the struggle for making education equitable and inclusive for children of all socioeconomic statuses. CCNY Organizations: The Teachers of Tomorrow club (where I serve as treasurer), CCNY's NYC Men Teach program, the Climate Policy Fellows program and the New Student Outreach Project at CCNY Admissions CCNY in 3 Words: Valuable, rewarding, enlightening
Alumnus Gives Back to CCNY Civil Engineering
John J. Eschemuller, PE, CCNY Class of 1970, has been a long-time supporter of scholarships through the Brooklyn Tech/CCNY Initiative and the Grove School of Engineering's Department of Civil Engineering. His latest gift to the department helps strengthen academic programs, supports the creation of new and innovative additions to the curriculum and fosters interdisciplinary collaborations. "It's a very rewarding experience to see that you're helping somebody to be able to get the education they're working very hard for and allow them to move ahead with their dream and their career," he says. Eschemuller, president of John Eschemuller Consulting Services, LLC, and a clinical associate professor at New York University, is featured in an interview about his CCNY experience and what inspires him to support the College.
Speakers and Seminars
CCNY Hosts "Sum of Us" Author Heather McGhee
City College welcomes author and policy expert Heather McGhee, chair of Color of Change and former president of Demos, as keynote speaker at the virtual Freshman Convocation on Sept. 9. McGhee's acclaimed book, "The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together," is CCNY's 2021 Community Read.