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  • Dr. Jihyun Kim, Assistant Professor of Science

    September 17, 2019

    “Don’t bring a negative attitude [to what you’re doing] – you’ll be the one to lose out. Have a positive outlook!”

    It certainly takes a specialist to see potential in biowaste: an expert like Guttman’s Assistant Professor of Science Dr. Jihyun Kim, who has a Ph.D. in Organometallic Chemistry from Georgetown University and over 20 years of experience in research and teaching. In fact, she and Dr. Lawrence Pratt from Medgar Evers College, CUNY, were awarded a three-year National Science Foundation grant toward the development of a new biofuel from a mixture of brown grease and waste plastics. Student participants in the CUNY Research Scholar Program work under Dr. Kim’s guidance to transform brown grease – not cooking oil, she emphasizes – into biofuel.

  • Convocation Ceremony Concludes Summer Bridge

    September 10, 2019

    On September 5, Guttman Community College held its eighth convocation ceremony, which concludes the Summer Bridge program for incoming students. This year, the ceremony welcomed a record number of 516 new students who successfully completed the required 10 day Summer Bridge block and enrolled for the Fall I semester.

  • Instructional Team Leaders Lead the Way for First-Year Students and Faculty

    September 6, 2019

    For approximately 520 young New Yorkers, September 10, 2019 will mark the start of their college careers and of momentous transformations in their lives. From the first day of classes, students will be immersed full-time in Guttman’s unique First Year Experience (FYE): a set of required courses taken in assigned cohorts grouped by House, which shares an instructional team including an advisor.

  • Professor Co-Authors Book on Community College Reform Initiatives

    August 28, 2019

    Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies Chet Jordan has co-authored a new book on the changing community college landscape. Post-Recession Community College Reform: A Decade of Experimentation, examines the development and implementation of community college reform initiatives.

  • Guttman Students Go to London to Study T.S. Eliot

    July 25, 2019

    Students Librada (Nicole) Montero, Brandon Saavedra, and Assistant Professor of English and Liberal Arts & Sciences Program Coordinator Dr. Ria Banerjee traveled to London this month as part of the Poetry Abroad experience. From July 6th to the 14th, the Guttman cohort studied at the T.S. Eliot International Summer School, participating in seminars and workshops, attending poetry readings, field trips, and diving deep into the works and life of the famous English poet.

  • Global Guttman Program Coordinator Publishes Article on Inclusive Approach to Study-Abroad

    July 23, 2019

    Dr. Grace Pai, Program Coordinator of Global Guttman, has authored an article highlighting the proactively inclusive, “promising” approach of preparing first-generation, community college students of color for their first study-abroad experiences. Titled “Promoting Well-Being and Safety Abroad: The Role of Continuous Reflection and Peer Education Before, During, and After Travel,” the piece appeared in the Summer 2019 edition of the quarterly Global Impact Exchange.

  • Guttman Student Selected as 2019 Kaplan Scholar

    July 11, 2019

    Estel Arias, a second-year student majoring in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities track, has been selected to join the 13th cohort of the Kaplan Leadership Program Scholars. The program aids high-potential associate degree students to earn their bachelor’s degrees removing financial burdens and providing advising, transfer, and mentoring support.

  • Guttman Professor’s New Article Analyzes African-Based Spiritual Traditions in Award-Winning Contemporary Fiction

    July 3, 2019

    The digital journal Religions has recently published Dr. James Mellis’ article analyzing the National Book Award-winning fiction of two contemporary African American writers. In “Continuing Conjure: African-Based Spiritual Traditions in Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad and Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing,” Dr. Mellis argues that both novels invoke African-based spirituality in order to create literary sites of resistance within their narratives and American culture at large.

  • College Holds Exchange Workshop with Dutch University

    July 3, 2019

    The EDLAB of Maastricht University, the Netherlands’ newest institution of higher education, met with administrators, professional staff and faculty on Thursday, June 27, 2019 in a Guttman/Maastricht Innovation Exchange workshop to discuss best practices in innovative teaching and learning.

  • Guttman Student Selected as 2019 America Needs You Fellow

    July 2, 2019

    First-year student Britney Puma has been selected as a 2019 America Needs You Fellow. The America Needs You (ANY) Fellows Program is a highly competitive, intensive, two-year program for high-achieving, low-income, first-generation college students. The program has four components: Intensive Career Development, One-on-One Mentorship, Robust Networks, and Holistic Support.