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“Relationships—It’s Where the Learning Begins,” Says Guttman Grad Michael Ortiz ‘20

January 26, 2023 | Alumni, Alumni Achievement, United Men of Color (UMOC)

When Mr. Ortiz sits down in front of his computer, his effusive personality fills the Zoom screen. The background is dark. He’s meeting me at 7 p.m., just coming home from work after a day that started, like every other weekday, at 4 or 5. That’s a.m. He leans toward the screen, his bright eyes […]

A CUNY Story About Soul-Searching, Calling, and True Love: Alumna Shaitasia Holley, ‘16

December 19, 2022 | Alumni, Alumni Achievement, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, Global Guttman, Publication, Student Achievement

Have you ever started a conversation with the familiar “What do you do?” and found, a few minutes in, that you’ve somehow been pulled toward the more profound question of “Who are you becoming?” Talk with Shaitasia “Shai” Holley, and that’s where she gently steers the first five minutes of your dialogue. It’s not surprising, […]

Justin Ng, Class of ’22: “You’ve Got a Science Brain”

November 23, 2022 | Alumni, Alumni Achievement

Increasing Her Voice: Maria-Isabelle Parada, Guttman Class of 2016

October 31, 2022 | Alumni, Alumni Achievement, In the Media, President's Office

Guttman Alum and coffee entrepreneur Héctor Carvajal featured in EATER New York

September 27, 2022 | Alumni Achievement

From Guttman to Spelman—A Go-Getter’s Journey

August 3, 2022 | Alumni Achievement, Student Spotlight, Women of G.R.I.T.

“Lucky” 13 and Counting: Guttman Alumnus Earns Multiple Scholarships

April 15, 2022 | Academics, Alumni, Alumni Achievement, Awards, Scholarships

Javier Sarmiento, Jr. is a self-described “proud” Guttman graduate of the Class of 2019. He is an award-winning journalist, writer, social justice advocate, basketball enthusiast, and an honors student of digital media on his way to graduate from Buena Vista University in May. He is also a recipient of a record thirteen scholarships (and counting) he has earned over the last year. In this case, “lucky” thirteen is just a phrase – Javier earned the awards through hard work and determination. 

Gugeeta Cheetram Is Leading with Intention

March 21, 2022 | Alumni, Alumni Achievement, Human Services, Student Government

Gugeeta Cheetram is a proud Guttman alumna of the class of 2019. She is now an introspective leader eager to help others and she is not afraid to speak her mind. She credits the College with teaching her to be a better leader and role model, helping her grow and decipher wrong from right. It was during her time at Guttman that she stepped into her first official leadership role as Student Government Association Secretary, later becoming Vice President. She transferred to Lehman College where she continued to develop her skills while earning her bachelor’s degree during the pandemic and juggling multiple responsibilities.

Guttman Students and Alumni Publish Anthology of Short Stories

October 20, 2021 | Academics, Alumni, Alumni Achievement, Experiential Learning, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Publication, Student Achievement

Twenty-three Guttman students have published an anthology of original short stories, Trauma and Triumph: 23 Tales. These first-time authors offered a range of stories in multiple languages including code. Stories played with the narrative frame by positioning the narrator as both passive and active. Stories also included fairytales and diary entries formats. The range of topics is prolific in scope often swinging from periods of grave trauma to heights of great and wondrous triumph.

Guttman Alumni Hailey Ayala and Prof. Derek Tesser Named Winners at the 2021 CUNY Research Scholars Program Symposium

October 20, 2021 | Academics, Alumni, Alumni Achievement, Experiential Learning, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Research, STEM

Guttman Alumna Hailey Ayala is one of a select few winners of the 2021 CUNY Research Scholars Program Symposium for her research presentation of “Quantifying tropical land cover change in the Chocó Hotspot of Biodiversity between 2006-2011 utilizing Palsar-1 satellite imagery”.   Ayala worked with mentor and Professor Derek Tesser, who specializes in Environmental and Geological Sciences, to present her research at the Symposium.