Seeing Times Square with New Eyes: Guttman Students Engage Virtually with Award-Winning Journalist from Pulitzer Center
Guttman students in Professor Ria Banerjee’s Fall 2021 Introduction to Media Studies course began a virtual visit from award-winning Colombian photographer Joana Toro reflecting on whether they have seen the costumed performers dressed as superheroes or cartoon characters in Times Square. Have they ever wondered what stories are hidden behind the masks of these performers? Ms. Toro, who dressed as Hello Kitty while attending Hunter College as a newly arrived immigrant to the US in 2012, provided students with insight into these human experiences. Students learned about the economic battles faced by these artists, most of them undocumented immigrants, who carry out this work to earn a living. The lives of these costumed performers came to light in 2020 through the Pulitzer-funded project Where is Mickey Mouse? developed by Toro, together with writer Emily Stewart. “I think immigrants and immigration have been more natural in the way we talk about it, [but] it is something that has to be less stigmatized,” Toro told Prof. Banerjee’s students.
Guttman Community College Partners with Google and Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) for Grow with Google HSI Career Readiness Program
Guttman Community College has been selected as one of four CUNY community colleges to participate in the Grow with Google Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Career Readiness Program to help Latinx students prepare for the workforce through digital skills and career workshops.
Guttman Students Present at Global Scholars Achieving Career Success (GSACS) Fall 2021 Student Conference
January 10, 2022 | Academics, Career Development, Conference Presentation, Experiential Learning, Faculty, Global Guttman, Grants, Humanities and Social Sciences, International Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Research, Student Achievement
Guttman Community College students participated in the international Global Scholars Achieving Career Success (GSACS) Fall 2021 Student Conference held on December 1st and 4th 2021. GSACS is a collaborative multi-campus program that foregrounds United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and career readiness competencies in class-to-class virtual exchanges between students from five colleges at the City University of New York (CUNY): Borough of Manhattan Community College, Guttman Community College, Hostos Community College, LaGuardia Community College (lead), and Queens College of the City University of New York, and at four universities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA): Abdelmalek Essaâdi University (Morocco), The American University in Cairo, Jordan University of Science and Technology, and Palestine Ahliya University.
Guttman Awarded $2.9M Grant to Advance Latinx and Underrepresented Students by Strengthening Financial Literacy, Transfer Performance & Career Preparation.
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.
Seven first-year United Men of Color (UMOC) student scholars, accompanied by Professors Mary Gatta and Marcus Allen, presented at the Monmouth University Interdisciplinary Conference on Race on November 16th at Monmouth University’s campus in West Long Branch, NJ.
On May 20, the Human Services program held its fifth annual Fieldwork Recognition Ceremony in partnership with the Guttman Offices of AccessABILITY and Partnerships and Community Engagement. The event celebrated the 42 Human Services interns who successfully completed their required 250 hours of fieldwork placement during the 2018-2019 academic year, their supervisors, and the program’s […]
Jacqueline Charles, a Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award-winning Caribbean correspondent at the Miami Herald, visited Guttman on March 28 to discuss her journalism career and current reporting project in Haiti, as part of Guttman’s continued partnership with the Pulitzer Center. The long-standing partnership aims to increase access to global learning opportunities on campus as part of the Global Guttman program.
On Wednesday, March 13th, Guttman Community College hosted “Leadership, Peace & Self-Love,” a panel discussion in honor of Women’s History Month. The panelists, three female Latina entrepreneurs, discussed their career journeys, the importance of networking, and shared tips on self-care with the captive audience.
Guttman Faculty and Staff Participate in “Developing Racial Literacy: A Foundation to Sustaining Culturally Relevant Pedagogy” Workshop
Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz (Teachers College, Columbia University) presented a multimodal workshop, Developing Racial Literacy: A Foundation to Sustaining Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, to Guttman OAA staff and faculty, OSE staff, and administrators on February 26th.
At the 4th Annual Meet and Greet Event with Mentors, the accomplished and dedicated mentors of Guttman’s Women of Gratitude, Resilience, Integrity, and Talent (GRIT) were formally introduced to their student mentees for the first time.