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Dr. Nicole Kras Leads Nationwide Presentations on Self-Care, Animal-Assisted Therapy, Ecotherapies, and More

July 30, 2020 | Academics, Conference Presentation, Faculty, Human Services

Guttman Human Services Professor Dr. Nicole Kras presented a workshop and a poster at the National Organization for Human Services Conference in Anaheim, CA this past October. “During the workshop, Providing Urban Community College Human Services Students Opportunities for Engaging in Self-Care: Utilizing Art Experientials and Ecotherapy-based Activities, focus was on the importance of encouraging human services students to develop self-care strategies,” stated Dr. Kras.

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.

Professor and Alumna Co-Author Article in Social Work Education Journal

November 1, 2019 | Academics, Alumni, Faculty, Human Services, Publication, Research

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.

Student Documents Chicano Community through Interviews and Photos

June 11, 2019 | Academics, Experiential Learning, Human Services, Student Event, Student Feature

On June 7, Jose Hernandez Lozano, Human Services major, gave a presentation about his spring semester independent study project, Chicanos: Forgotten in NYC.

Ceremony Honors Human Services Interns and Agencies

May 21, 2019 | Academics, Awards, Career Development, Events, Human Services, Student Event

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 […]

Prof. Marcia Edwards, Clinical Professor and Program Coordinator of Human Services

April 4, 2019 | Academics, Faculty, Faculty Feature, First Year Experience, Human Services

“I really want [my students] to be insightful, self-reflective, and mindful of the human condition.”

Initially piqued by the New Community College Concept Paper, Prof. Marcia Edwards, Clinical Professor and Program Coordinator of Human Services, was recruited to Guttman faculty for Fall 2013 to “develop the fieldwork component of the Human Services major.” Bringing her 30 years of social work practice and teaching to bear, Prof. Edwards has worked to align the required internship with the expectations of social work programs while teaching every Human Services course in the Catalog, along with Ethnographies of Work and several special courses; leading a Global Guttman group to Jamaica; and becoming Program Coordinator.

Faculty Scholarship – Scholarly Publications, Research Grants, and Presentations

March 11, 2019 | Academics, Faculty, First Year Experience, Grants, Human Services, Humanities and Social Sciences, Information Technology, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Publication, Research

During the fall of 2018, Guttman Community College faculty have continued to expand their published scholarship, earn distinguished awards and grants, and present their estimable research.

Guttman Community College Student Honored as Newman Civic Fellow

March 8, 2019 | Awards, Fellowships, Human Services, Scholarships, Student Engagement, Student Feature

Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the 262 students who will make up the organization’s 2019-2020 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows, including Guttman student Gugeeta Cheetram.

Human Services and EoW Students Experience Art, Eco-Therapy, and Animal-Assisted Therapy

January 22, 2019 | Academics, Ethnographies of Work, Events, Experiential Learning, Human Services

With the support of the Student Success Fund, Professor Nicole Kras, Assistant Professor of Human Services, created two exceptional active learning opportunities for Guttman students during Fall 2018. The workshops shared the fields of art therapy, eco-therapy, and animal therapy with Human Services majors and Prof. Kras’ Ethnographies of Work students, bringing these innovative career paths and areas of study directly to Guttman.

Guttman Student Selected as Caucus CUNY Scholar

January 10, 2019 | Academics, Awards, Experiential Learning, Human Services, Scholarships, Student Feature

Guttman student Farah Reynoso, Human Services major, was selected to join the Caucus CUNY Scholars Program through the Edward T. Rogowsky Internship Program in Government and Public Affairs. As a New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus Scholar, she will receive an award of $2,000 and represent Guttman at the 48th Annual Legislative Conference, which convenes February 15-17, 2019 in Albany, New York. Farah will be assigned as an intern to a district office based on her residence, policy interests, and skill sets. Once assigned, she will perform substantive tasks such as constituent case management and legislative research and assistance.