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Gugeeta Cheetram Is Leading with Intention

March 21, 2022 | Alumni, Alumni Achievement, Human Services, Student Government

Gugeeta Cheetram is a proud Guttman alumna of the class of 2019. She is now an introspective leader eager to help others and she is not afraid to speak her mind. She credits the College with teaching her to be a better leader and role model, helping her grow and decipher wrong from right. It was during her time at Guttman that she stepped into her first official leadership role as Student Government Association Secretary, later becoming Vice President. She transferred to Lehman College where she continued to develop her skills while earning her bachelor’s degree during the pandemic and juggling multiple responsibilities.

Two Guttman Students Selected as Semifinalists for the Prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

March 21, 2022 | Academics, Awards, Scholarships, Student Achievement, Student Government, Student Spotlight

Guttman Community College students Bashir Juwara and Camila Rodriguez have been selected as semi-finalists for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, making history as the first Guttman students to receive the honor in the College’s ten-year history. Mr. Juwara and Ms. Rodriguez join a distinguished group of 440 semifinalists from community colleges around the country and are two of 22 CUNY students competing for the prize. The Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship offers coverage for students’ educational expenses for the two to three years necessary to achieve a bachelor’s degree at a transfer institution. Winners will be announced in May. The two Guttman scholars’ journeys leading up to the decision and graduation at the end of the semester are marked with resilience and perseverance.

Student Government Association and United Men of Color Pay Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. with a Memorial Event

January 14, 2022 | Events, Student Engagement, Student Government, United Men of Color (UMOC)

Guttman Community College is celebrating MLK, Jr. Day with an event honoring the civil rights icon. The MLK Tribute and Memorial event is organized by Guttman’s Student Government Association and United Men of Color. The community is invited to join the event on Monday, January 17th at 1 pm online at bit.ly/GCCMLK2022. 

From Gambia to Guttman with Gumption

July 27, 2021 | Academics, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Student Achievement, Student Engagement, Student Feature, Student Government, Student Spotlight

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 Community College – Spring ’21 Classes Online

October 21, 2020 | Academics, Student Government

Dear Guttman Students,

I hope this email finds you well and that you are making excellent progress during your fall semester.

I write to announce that for the Spring semester (March 6-August 9), all courses at Guttman Community College will continue to be conducted via distance education format. This means that all courses will be asynchronous and take place online. The College made this decision to ensure the wellbeing of our campus community.

Cesarina Checo Is Helping Change the System

November 26, 2019 | Liberal Arts and Sciences, Student Government, Student Spotlight

Cesarino Checo really enjoys helping others, and her experience at Guttman helped her make that realization. She is a second-year Liberal Arts & Sciences – Social Sciences and Humanities track student, and a Student Government Association Senator. Cesarina humbly admits that she holds a 3.9 GPA. During her first year at Guttman, she made her college experience all about academics, but a service-learning requirement in a philosophy class taught by Professor Claire King changed her perspective and made her see that being involved in other ways can affect positive change on a larger scale.

Guttman Student Leader Selected as Kaplan Scholar

August 17, 2017 | Academics, Awards, Scholarships, Student Feature, Student Government

Hector Castillo, a Guttman sophomore, has won the prestigious Kaplan Educational Foundation scholarship that helps high-potential associate-degree students complete their bachelor’s degrees. Hector is the first-ever Kaplan Scholar from Guttman Community Colleges since the program’s inception, and is part of a cohort of seven CUNY community college students chosen this year.  He is an active […]

New SGA Board Takes Oath of Office

June 21, 2016 | Student Government

Guttman’s Student Government Association’s Passing of the Torch Ceremony was held June 20 as a formal transition from the current 2015-2016 SGA board to the newly-elected 2016-2017 board. Over 130 students voted in the May election. Nate Mickelson, Assistant Professor of English, led the formal oath of office for the incoming SGA board members, who […]

Guttman Student Participates in 2016 CUNY NYS Model Senate Project

March 24, 2016 | Student Feature, Student Government

On March 19, Enya Lorimer, a Liberal Arts and Sciences major, represented Guttman at the 2016 CUNY New York State Model Senate Project. Students debated the issue of paid family care leave. The Model Senate Session, now in its 20th year, is designed to provide CUNY SOMOS student participants a unique opportunity to develop leadership […]

Guttman Student and Advisor Honored by University Student Senate

November 18, 2015 | Awards, Student Feature, Student Government

At the CUNY University Student Senate (USS) awards dinner held at John Jay College of Criminal Justice on October 29, continuing student Adrian Escoto was given an award in recognition of Excellent Leadership and Service to the University. Additionally, Manny Lopez, Guttman Associate Director of Leadership and Success, was presented with the outstanding service award […]