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 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.
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
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.
Dr. Dalvin Hill & Class of 2019 Alumnus Hector Castro Co-Author Health Information Technology Paper to be Presented at International Conference
Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator of Information Technology Dr. Dalvin Hill and class of 2019 alumnus Hector Castro have co-authored an article titled “The Impact of Integrating Data Generated from Wearable Devices into a Patient Health Record (PHR)”. This paper was accepted for presentation at the 22nd International Conference on Collaborative Care, Integrated Health Systems and Management Models conference in the fall. The article proposes the inclusion of data generated from wearable devices, such as smart watches, in a patient’s health record.
Anxiety is a condition that hinders student success—there’s no doubt about that! In a Fall 2018 survey, close to 20% of community college students self-reported that they suffered from anxiety, and in March 2019, CUNY’s CHASE (CUNY Health for Academic Success & Engagement) initiative identified student mental health as its top priority. At Guttman we know we lose students to mental health issues, and that upsets us because we can provide treatment here free of charge. In the last 3 years, 12-14% of the Guttman student body has sought counseling sessions at the college’s Wellness Center, a percentage slightly ahead of the national average. That’s good news, but there are so many additional students who can benefit. What we need are student champions of mental health and wellness. Students who are courageous enough to come forward to help defeat the stigma of seeking help. Anthony Fauci, class of 2018, is such a hero. A student in Guttman’s inaugural class in 2012, his success was derailed for a time by anxiety.
Ernest Butts, Guttman class of 2018, isn’t afraid of a full workload in the name of social justice. With a calm and confident demeanor, he talks passionately about wanting to be an advocate for change. Since he began his college journey at Guttman, Ernest has built an impressive resume that sets him well on his way to create a positive impact on his community.
Assistant Professor of Human Services Dr. Anya Spector and Guttman alumna Krimili Infante co-authored an article in the latest issue of Social Work Education: The International Journal.
On January 10, Guttman held its fifth Annual Alumni Transfer Panel discussion in the Atrium. The event featured two panel sessions with a networking hour in between. Guttman graduates Haley Balouch (Marymount), Dominick Hull (Brooklyn), Faatou Jobe (Stony Brook), Tasha McCalla (City College), Migulissa Martinez (USC), Phebe Ojomoses (Syracuse), Sabrina Ramsahai (John Jay), and Joseph […]