Maryam Rodriguez Guttman Class of ’18: Paying Attention to the Little Things

March 22, 2023 | Alumni, Alumni Achievement, Career Development

   “It’s a good day when everyone comes back from the walk with their shoes.” Remember that pearl of wisdom from this 27-year-old daycare teacher the next time you miss the train or forget to charge your phone. The youngest of her five siblings, Maryam Rodriguez claims she doesn’t remember much from the time when she […]

Samuel Rodas, Guttman Class of ’18: Laying Down Tracks in Music and Life

February 28, 2023 | Alumni, Alumni Achievement

Don’t worry, all you Latin music fans out there. You won’t miss the good stuff. Samuel Rodas has got you covered each week for New Music Fridays. Every Saturday after the hottest artists in the music industry drop their tunes, the 2018 Guttman alum and his friends choose two or three of the best songs […]

Rotterdam Scholars Visit Guttman to Collaborate on Youth Participatory Action Research

February 17, 2023 | Academics, Alumni

NEW YORK, N.Y. (February 16, 2023) – Scholars from the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (RUAS) visited Stella and Charles Guttman Community College on Monday, February 6, to discuss an oral history project. The scholars selected Guttman to acquire skills and greater cultural awareness by collaborating with marginalized, mostly migrant youth. By partnering with Guttman […]

“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

Alumni Interview – Shlok Seth

September 9, 2022 | Alumni

“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.