Bashir Juwara exudes positivity. Digital and in-person encounters with the 2021-2022 Guttman Community College Student Government Association (SGA) President leave a person at ease – he radiates calm and confidence. In his four years in America, Mr. Juwara has manifested his gumption to succeed by seeking out and embracing the opportunities he’s encountered on his journey. He has big plans for the future, and wants to spread motivation and make a positive change at Guttman and beyond.
Guttman Celebrates National Poetry Month with Event Series Featuring Prize-Winning and Renowned Poets
Coordinated by a committee comprising Writing faculty, Library staff, and representatives of the Divisions of Academic Affairs and Student Engagement, Guttman celebrated National Poetry Month throughout the month of April with a series of inspiring events, both synchronous and asynchronous. Virtual events held in real time included readings and conversations featuring the following published poets and educators:
November 2, 2020 | Student Engagement
Good afternoon Grizzlies,
We hope this message finds you doing well and working through the Fall I term.
For those who have the opportunity to cast a vote, I hope that you have either already voted or have a plan to vote tomorrow. Please be sure to head to the polls early if you are planning to vote in person. Expect long lines in some areas.
During these turbulent times, we want to remind you that we are here to support you. The news of the lack of an indictment for those responsible for the murder of Breonna Taylor hits hard and we know it can feel heavy. Remember, the Guttman community is here and ‘We Got Your Back.’
As further evidence of the College’s commitment to supporting you, I write today to share a message of support and solidarity from our President, Dr. Doris Cintrón:
Welcome to Fall 2020! Watch our messages to students and families:
June 2, 2020 | Student Engagement
Dear GCC Students;
During this moment of collective frustration and anger the world is ablaze. The protests and marching are all exhibits of the anger and hurt that so many of us are feeling. The COVID-19 pandemic exposed and amplified the inequities in our society. While much of the world is on pause and taking time to reassess, the events in Minneapolis serve as evidence that racism and hatred are still very much alive. My heart is aching for my community and disturbed by the way in which our society is divided by ignorance and racism. The pain, anger and frustration have come to a head and now we must acknowledge the agony and inject society with a renewed vision if we have any chance of moving towards healing.
Guttman SPARK (Students Promoting Attitudes of Kindness and Respect) Club had a flurry of activities this semester that held true to its purpose and objectives. The SPARK Club aims to give all Guttman students an opportunity to enhance campus climate and to engage in positive behaviors that promote a sense of community and belonging.
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.
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.
In the spirit of building community as a means of supporting human well-being, Guttman recently held the first of its Memorial Meals. This gathering provided our students, Wellness Office professionals, and interested faculty and staff the space to “break bread” together and share remembrances of deceased family members and friends in a comfortable and safe setting.