All the snow and below freezing temperatures
have not slowed down our progress!!
Message from CCNY President Lisa Staiano-Coico
It's certainly a pleasure to be able to write to you briefly at the beginning of the Spring semester, although I am using the word "spring" more optimistically than descriptively – if you haven't had the chance in a while to see how beautiful our campus is in the snow, now's the time!
Rather than say a very little about a lot of the wonderful things going on at City College, I wanted to tell you about five remarkable students who recently won 2011 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships for study abroad during the spring semester. They were among 2,300 students chosen nationwide for this prestigious program sponsored by the Department of State to prepare tomorrow's international leaders.
Ayodele Oti, a Macaulay Honors College majoring in international environmental public health and sustainable development, will spend the spring semester in Puntarenas, Costa Rica. (Ayodele gets around; she spent the summer doing NSF-funded research in Iceland.) Jesse King, a senior pursuing a double major in English and international studies, is writing about the French ban on veils covering the face, including the burqa worn by Muslim women and the expulsion of the Roma – in Paris. Powell Fellow Gareth Rhodes, who interned at the White House last summer, spent January at the University of Shanghai studying Chinese business and Mandarin. Tabassum Rahman will spend this semester studying neuroscience in the United Kingdom.
Surely the most exciting semester so far, however, goes to Catherine Mandler, a senior majoring in international studies, who settled in for a semester in Egypt several weeks ago! She has been safely evacuated, and will go instead to Koc University in Turkey for the semester, and then the summer in Morocco.
We have such wonderful students, with many more stories of commitment and achievement. They are truly your heirs.
Alumni In Residence Program
We all know that Chris Cimino, meteorologist for NBC4's "Today in New York", Linda Kaplan Thaler, advertising guru who created the advertising for the "Aflac Duck" and Eli Wallach, legendary actor who this year received a Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement are distinguished Alumni with lots of expertise.
We know that you as an Alumnus or Alumna of The City College also have unique and special expertise. We are looking for you to share your expertise with students at the college. Based on the current needs of specific courses at the college called 'Capstone' Senior seminars, Alumni will be invited to present a one time lecture.
Capstone seminars are intended to engage students in on examination of complex, contemporary, and inherently multidisciplinary issues using a distinctly psychological perspective. Such a perspective challenges students to consider the role of human motivation and cognitive processes in problem recognition, assessment and the forms of decision making that well educated people will be called upon to make throughout their adult lives.
If you are interested in helping today's senior students by participating in our "Alumni in Residence Program", please call the Alumni office at 212-234-3000 or email Don Jordan, Executive Vice President at email@example.com.
Great New Alumni Membership Benefits!!!
The Alumni Association of CCNY has a turn-key, state-of-the-art, travel website powered by Rovia! Visit www.ccnyalumnitravel.rovia.com.
ANYONE can book their leisure/business travel and booking commissions will be generated back to the Alumni Association. Questions? Contact Regina Nadbielny, Travel Liaison; Email: CCNYAlumniTravel@aol.com; Mobile 908-917-8658
Rovia has a 26-year old fully licensed and accredited ARC/IATAN travel agency - recipient of the prestigious Carnival Pinnacle Award. Besides booking air/ hotel/ cars/ cruises, Rovia provides: Disney Vacation Packages - Condo/ Villa Rentals - Honeymoon/ Wedding Registry - Activities (book theater tickets, excursions) & more!
Next time you're traveling - book with Rovia and support your Alma Mater!!
Moving or refinancing this year?
Benefits available to CCNY members through the Allied Moving Benefits program can save you thousands of dollars on professional moving, real estate and mortgage services, while guaranteeing you world class service from the industry’s top providers. You can access these benefits through the CCNY’s Allied Moving Benefits website at http://aaccny.myhomebenefits.com, or call toll free 877-558-8859 to speak to an Allied Moving Benefits representative. Whether you use one service or all three, as a member of the Alumni Association, the following savings and benefits are available to you:
Group discounts on full service, long distance moving and storage with Carey Moving and Storage and receive Allied Van Lines most competitive rates on inter-state moves.
Earn hundreds or thousands of dollars in Cash Back with expert home-sale or home-purchase assistance:
-Expert home-sale or home-purchase assistance through the nations top brokerages and real estate agents.
-CCNY members earn $500 in cash for every $100,000 in home value when you buy or sell a home when using Allied Moving Benefits program. (Example: sell a $200,000 home, earn $1,000 in cash back, purchase a $250,000 home and earn $1,250 cash back. Do both and earn $2,250 in cash to spend as you please!)
Hassle-Free Home Financing
Find the best rates and lowest closing costs from the nation's top lenders.
Affiliate Groups, Constituent Societies & Chapters
The Asian Alumni held their Annual Lunar New Year celebration - Year of the Rabbit at Jing Star restaurant, 27 Division Street, Chinatown on February 12 at 6:00pm. Honorees included Dr. Eric Poon '76, acclaimed Pediatric Cardiologist at New York Downtown Hospital; Larry Quan '67B, Entrepreneur & Founding Member of the Asian Alumni Group and a Very Special Recognition to Reporter and Anchor at NY 1, Vivian Lee. Ms. Lee was honored as the Asian Role Model of the Year.
The Architecture Alumni Winter Event will be held at the new Spitzer School of Architecture, 135th St and Convent Avenue on March 2, 2011 at 6:30pm. The event will feature a Solar Decathlon presentation and Kathleen Sheridan, who is beloved and has served the School of Education and the Spitzer School of Architecture for almost 30 years, is retiring and will be honored with a Service Recognition Award.
All you lucky Winter birds, who are in Florida can attend the Palm Beach County Chapter Annual Luncheon at Benvenuto on February 18, 2011 at 12:00 noon or the South Florida Chapter Annual Luncheon at the Chart House Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale on February 19, 2011. Dr. Lisa Staiano-Coico, the 12th President of CCNY and Don Jordan, Executive Vice President of the Alumni Association will be the featured speakers at each of the luncheons. If you want additional information or to make a reservation for any of the above events, contact the CCNY Alumni Office at 212-234-3000.
The Division of Worker Education Alumni has been spreading a great deal of good cheer over the holidays. The CWE Alumni Group participated in the Annual Thanksgiving Mission Project at the Canaan Baptist Church, located in Harlem. Our Alumni were among the many volunteers who assembled, distributed, and delivered hundreds of Thanksgiving food bags to needy Harlem residents. The CWE Alumni Group was recognized for its support and volunteer-service by Mr. William Parker, Coordinator of the 2010 Project. A special thank you goes out to Group member Elizabeth Lucas, who not only created the opportunity for us to participate in this worthy project, but who also collected and donated turkeys on our behalf. On Christmas Day 2010 our CWE Alumni volunteers helped to serve over 150 dinners to homeless and needy Harlem residents at the St.Andrew's Episcopal Church. The Church's coordinators of the Christmas Day annual event were very appreciative of our help and support, as were the meal recipients.
The Latino Alumni held their 4th Annual Simon Bolivar Awards Dinner on November 23, 2010.
(L to R): Dr. Maria Tamargo , Award Winner, former Dean of Science; Edward Corcino '07, President, Latino Alumni Group; Dr. Pereta Rodriguez '59, Award Winner, former Director of Wellness and Counseling Center
The Southern California Chapter of the Alumni Association held a brunch On Sunday, January 16, 2011 at the home of Murray Neufeld ’53. After the guests were fed, Chapter President Jack Sachs ’41 gave a talk on why the chapter raises funds with events such as this one. He also read some letters from the students who received the chapter’s scholarship monies. Everyone had a wonderful time reuniting with fellow alumni and friends. The event netted about $500
Mark your Calendar!
Wednesday, May 4 - Education Alumni Awards dinner, The National Arts Club
Wednesday, May 18 - Engineering School Alumni Awards dinner & Alumni Meeting, The National Arts Club
Friday, May 20 - Alumni Varsity Hall of Fame dinner, The National Arts Club
Thursday, May 26 - Communications Alumni Hall of Fame dinner, The National Arts Club
The Classes of 1986, 1971, 1961, 1951 and 1941 are celebrating milestone anniversaries this year and The City College Fund is hosting the reunion events. On Friday, June 3, alumni are invited to attend the 2011 Commencement, have lunch, and tour the campus with student guides.
On Sunday, June 5, the alumni will meet again at the NY Hilton for a cocktail reception and dinner. President Lisa Stainao-Coico will open the program; meteorologist Chris Cimino, Class of 1983, will emcee, and
renowned Journalist Marvin Kalb, celebrating his 50th anniversary, will be the keynote speaker. Tickets for both events are $175 per person. In addition to attending the celebration events, each of the classes is raising a special gift for the College in honor of the anniversary.
Spotlighting a Distinguished Alum
Chris Cimino serves as the meteorologist for NBC4's morning show "Today in New York," and as the Saturday weather reporter for NBC's "The Today Show."
A native New Yorker, Cimino joined NBC4 as weekend meteorologist in December 1995. He came to the station from WTXF-TV in Philadelphia where he was the weekend weather anchor for the late news. Cimino was also the weekday weather anchor for the morning and noon newscasts on WLWT-TV, the NBC affiliate in Cincinnati, Ohio, and held similar positions with WNEP-TV, Pennsylvania, and WROC-TV, Rochester, New York.
Prior to that, Cimino was the senior broadcast meteorologist for the Metro Weather Service Inc., forecasting and broadcasting weather reports to more than 25 radio stations nationwide.
In 2000, Cimino was awarded the Townsend Harris Medal from the City College of New York for outstanding postgraduate achievement. He is Honorary Chair for the Mid-Jersey Chapter of the M.S. Association and rides in the annual 50-mile "Coast to Coast" bike tour in New Jersey. Cimino has served as media chairperson and works closely with the United Cerebral Palsy organization in Long Island hosting the "Festival of Trees." He was honored with the organization's "Humanitarian of the Year Award" in 2001.
A recipient of the prestigious American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval, Cimino received his Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from The City College of New York in 1983.
Cimino currently resides with his family in New Jersey.
Former Presidents of the Alumni Association, Joseph Fleischer Arch '65 (with wife, Carolyn '68E) and Pat Black '65E (with husband, Ronald) met with Alumnus Charles Gonzales, Arch '65 who has settled permanently in Puerto Rico and serves on the Executive Council of the AARP Puerto Rico. Charles was eager to hear Alumni news and to show the advances that PR is making in developing the economy. This picture shows the group visiting a microbrewery (and, no, they were not drinking all that beer!).
2010 ALUMNI DIRECTORY
The Alumni Association of the City College is selling, while supply lasts, the 2010 Alumni Directory published by Harris Connect (originally $99) for the reduced price of $50.00.
The 231 page book is beautifully illustrated with lots of colorful pictures focusing on CCNY’s effect on the city, the country, the world and on Alumni through the years.
You can order your Directory by any of the following ways:
- Calling our office at 212.234.3000. We accept credit cards (MasterCard/ Visa only).
- Sending a check payable to “Alumni Association of CCNY” and mailing it to:
The Alumni Association of CCNY
P.O. Box 177
New York, NY 10027
- using your credit card (secure payment processing through PayPal)
12th Annual Spring Fling
Tuesday - March 8, 2011
MEMPHIS features a Tony-winning book by Joe DiPietro and a
Tony-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi. Get ready to experience Broadway's most exciting new
meet at Dallas BBQ for a pre-show dinner at 5:00 pm and walk a few
blocks to the Shubert Theater for an 7:00 performance.
$99.00 Show Only
$125.00 Show and Dinner.
For the First Time Ever - Cabaret Night at CCNY
Monday, April 4, 2011 6:00pm
performer and producer, Mark York, President of the Ziegfeld Society,
will be presenting a cabaret performance entitled, "Glorifying the
American Showgirl" at CCNY, Shepard Hall room 250. Join us for this stellar entertainment as your Alumni
Association presents its first CABARET NIGHT!
$55.00 Non Members
All day Chocolate Tour
Saturday, April 9, 2011 10:00am
a full day exploring New York's great chocolate secrets with famed
radio show tour guide Art Zuckerman. Travel by
CCNY bus to Chelsea, Greenwich Village, East Village, Soho and more.
amazing chocolate crepes, Italian chocolate pastry, hot chocolate and
other chocolate beverages.
$65.00 Non Members
Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark
Tuesday - April 12, 2011 6:00pm
Spider-man brings you a score of 16
brand-new songs by 22 time Grammy-winning superstar Bono (U2) and stunts & designs created
by an international team of artists from Broadway, Cirque du Soleil, the
Beijing Olympics. Directed by Tony Award
Winning director Julie Taymor. We'll meet at Rosie
O'Grady's for a pre-show dinner at 5:00pm and walk to the
Foxwood Theater for an 7:00 performance.
$99.00 Show Only
$130.00 Show and Dinner
Tea and Tour at Gracie Mansion
Thursday, April 14, 2011 1:00pm
Mansion Tea Tours continue the tradition of Gracie's celebrated
hospitality and provide a unique opportunity to learn about the rich
history of the House, and experience first- hand the charm of one of our
City's most treasured landmarks. All are accompanied by the
distinctive Archibald Gracie Blend Tea.
$30.00 Non Members
Women and Men's Sports Tour of New York City
Saturday, April 30, 2011 10:00am
Travel on a CCNY bus
and experience the greatest sports city in the world during a full day
adventure full of unknown stories of America's greatest athletes. Visit the Track and Field Museum and Hall of
Fame; meet famous boxing commentator Burt Sugar over lunch at a
famous sports restaurant.
$65.00 Non Members
Harbor Cruise & Wine Lecture Aboard The Manhattan at Chelsea Piers
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 6:00pm
the evening touring the New York Harbor on The Manhattan, which was
christened by Walter Cronkite in 2007. Experience wine tasting
and lecture as you travel around the Island of Manhattan on an 80 foot
schooner for three hours and see New York from its most magnificent
views. Tour led by famed radio host Art Zuckerman.
$85.00 Non Members
For questions or to reserve for any of the Spring Fling events, please call the Alumni Office at 212-234-3000. Visa or MasterCard accepted. Reserve Early! Seating is Limited for all events.
Do you know any women undergoing Chemotherapy?
if you know any woman currently undergoing chemotherapy, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning - once per month for 4 months while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment.Cleaning for a Reasonwill have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service. This organization serves the entire USA and currently has 547 parrtners to help these women. It's our job to pass the word and let them know that there are people out there that care.
Mark your Calendar!
159th Annual Alumni Meeting
Tuesday, June 7, 2011 (or) Wednesday, June 8, 2011
(waiting on availability of the Great Hall)
5:45 pm Dinner;
6:45 pm Meeting
"Celebrating Science at CCNY" featuring
distinguished Townsend Harris Medalists who majored in Science while at
City. Acting Dean of Science, Dr. Ruth Stark, will talk about
plans for the new science buildings on South Campus. The program
will also include: presentation of Faculty, Administrative and Alumni
Service Awards, Election of Officers and Members of the Board.
President Lisa Staiano-Coico will talk about her first year as the 12th
President of CCNY.
Hot Buffet Dinner $35.00 ; Meeting Free
Have you renewed your Alumni Membership yet?
Have you paid your Alumni membership dues for this academic year? If not, visit our website to pay your membership dues. You can use your credit card and pay online
(secure payment service offered through PayPal). Should you have any
difficulties paying online, you can pay the membership dues by cash or
credit card (Master Card/ Visa only) by calling our office at 212-234-3000. Dues are minimal ($30 / $55) compared to other organizations.
Alternatively, you can fill out the membership form, and make your check payable to the Alumni Association of the CCNY and send it to:
Alumni Association of CCNY
PO Box 177
New York, NY 10027
Remember your dues are tax deductible!!!
Thank you for supporting our efforts.
Executive Vice President
Alumni Association of CCNY
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