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.
Guttman students taking Introduction to Management Information System were given a tour of the development lab (nicknamed “The Garage”) at Infor. Infor is the largest privately held technology company in the world. Some of their clients include the Brooklyn Nets, McDonald’s and the MTA.
The Office of Partnerships and Community Engagement (OPCE) and the Advising team are hosting a Career Exploration Challenge (CEC). This collaborative program will assist students with major selection and career exploration. Students will participate in a series of workshops, lunches with a professional, and site visit tours. The workshops will allow students to explore different resources as part of their career exploration process.
The Internship Seminar, as conceived and taught by Dean Nicola Blake, prepares Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) majors for their careers after graduation. This elective course revolves around work in the field; participation in professional events, including networking with professionals; and course assignments and reflections. This type of immersion in the field is a best practice, and though still rarely applied to LAS, it is widely recommended to ease the often difficult transition from college to career-oriented employment. By leading this implementation at Guttman, Dean Blake’s Internship Seminar is paving smoother professional roads for graduates from the College’s largest major.