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Guttman Community College Expands Scholarship Offerings

November 17, 2021 | Academics, Awards, Scholarships, Student Achievement

Guttman Community College is pleased to announce that it is expanding and deepening its scholarship offerings.

The Aspen Institute Names Stella and Charles Guttman Community College One of 150 U.S. Community College Eligible for 2023 Aspen Prize

November 2, 2021 | Awards

The Aspen Institute named Stella and Charles Guttman Community College one of the 150 institutions eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges. The colleges selected for this honor stand out among more than 1,000 community colleges nationwide as having high and improving levels of student success as well as equitable outcomes for Black and Hispanic students and those from lower-income backgrounds.   

Guttman Awarded $2.9M Grant to Advance Latinx and Underrepresented Students by Strengthening Financial Literacy, Transfer Performance & Career Preparation.

October 6, 2021 | Academics, Advancement, Awards, Career Development, Ethnographies of Work, Experiential Learning, Faculty, Grants, Research

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Niesha Ziehmke and Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs Dr. Nicola Blake have been awarded a U.S. Department of Education Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Title V Grant for Project Adelante: Advancing Latinx and Underrepresented Students by Strengthening Financial Literacy, Transfer Performance & Career Preparation. The Project aims to offer Latino/a/x and underrepresented students a coordinated set of culturally responsive experiences designed to improve their financial literacy, preparation to transfer to a four-year institution, and preparation to enter a career, and in so doing boost their academic performance and degree completion, thereby advancing their economic security and mobility.

Human Services Program Coordinator Named Transformative Learning in the Humanities Faculty Fellow 2021-2022 and Organizes Workshop on Nature-Based Learning

May 12, 2021 | Academics, Awards, Ethnographies of Work, Events, Faculty, Fellowship, Grants, Human Services

Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of Human Services Dr. Nicole Kras has been awarded the Transformative Learning in the Humanities Fellowship, part of an important three-year CUNY-based initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. With her cohort of 2021-2022 THL Faculty Fellows, Dr. Kras will share and develop active, creative, and participatory practices as well as “pedagogical research and methods designed for the rich diversity of CUNY students,” ensuring their success in and beyond the classroom. While prioritizing the importance of teaching, the grant supports CUNY faculty in the humanities, arts, and interpretive social sciences who are committed to equity and social and racial justice. Guttman Associate Professor of Anthropology Dr. Kristina Baines and Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies Dr. Grace Pai were also named THL Faculty Fellows for this, the fellowship’s culminating cycle.

Dr. Ria Banerjee Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

May 1, 2020 | Academics, Awards, Faculty, Grants, Humanities and Social Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Publication, Research

Assistant Professor of English Dr. Ria Banerjee has been awarded a prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities grant. The Summer Stipend supports the completion of Dr. Banerjee’s book Drafty Houses: Modernist Fiction and Spatiality, looking at the work of E. M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, and T. S. Eliot.

Guttman Professor Receives CUNY ICCRG Grant to Organize Conference on Climate Change Education

March 18, 2020 | Academics, Awards, Conference Presentation, Faculty, Grants, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Research

Guttman Lecturer of Biology Derek Tesser is a co-PI on a proposed CUNY Conference on Climate Change Education, awarded a $10,000 CUNY Interdisciplinary Climate Crisis Research Grant (ICCRG). The conference, planned for the fall, will bring together K-16 educators from the NYC regional area to discuss how to better teach climate change to a wide audience.

Assistant Professor Nicole Kras Receives League for Innovation in the Community College Grant

December 9, 2019 | Academics, Awards, Faculty, Grants, Human Services

Assistant Professor of Human Services Nicole Kras has been awarded The League for Innovation in the Community College National Public Health Week/World Health Day grant.

Dr. Banerjee Awarded MLA Humanities Innovation Course Development Grant

November 15, 2019 | Awards, Faculty, Grants, Liberal Arts and Sciences

Assistant Professor of English and Program Coordinator of Liberal Arts and Sciences Ria Banerjee has been awarded a Modern Language Association (MLA) humanities innovation course development grant. The award will advance a project titled, “Colonialism Today: The Legacy of Colonialism and New York City’s Migrant Populations.”

Guttman Community College Among Candidates for Prestigious Aspen Prize

November 5, 2019 | Awards

Stella and Charles Guttman Community College has been named among the top 15% of community colleges nationwide by the Aspen Institute.  The Aspen Institute selected Guttman from a nationwide pool of nearly 1,000 community colleges as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges for its outstanding achievement. The school will now compete for the prestigious 2021 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence $1 million award, an honor that is given biennially.

Guttman Ranked #1 Community College in America by Niche.com

October 22, 2019 | Awards, In the Media

Guttman Community College is ranked as the best community college in the nation by Niche.com. The 2020 Best Community Colleges ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and alumni. With an overall A grade, Guttman outranked 870 other national institutions, also making it the top community college in New York State.