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Voices from the Global Village: Media Management MBA and Emergency and Disaster Management MPA programs collaborate to host/stream live SMARMIE conference on February 28, to discuss developing “Humanitarian Technologies”

March 4, 2013

On February 28, over 200 social media professionals and emergency managers converged on MCNY for the first annual SMARMIE  conference to hear speakers from around globe discuss the latest uses of social media networks as “Humanitarian Technologies” for emergency disaster planning and management.  Filmed and streamed live by faculty, students and alumni of the Media Management MBA Program, the day’s panelists included Dr. Patrick Meier, Director of Social Innovation at the Qatar Foundation’s Computing Research Institute, an internationally recognized thought leader on the application of new technologies for crisis early warning, humanitarian response and resilience; Phil Harris, CEO of Geofeedia a special social media search and discovery service location that helps emergency responders perform situational nearness by location by establishing geo-fences around physical locations and gathering all social media from those locations in real-time; Kim Stephens, the lead blogger of iDisaster 2.0 which focuses on the benefits as well as the challenges the emergency management community face when employing new information communications technologies; and Jeff Phillips, a local Emergency Manager in New Mexico and former Chief of Response and Recovery at the New Mexico Dept. of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (NMDHSEM) who developed and utilizes the Virtual Operations Support (VOST) concept of recruiting, organizing and tasking ‘trusted agents’ to perform as social media and new technology ‘force multipliers’ in emergency operations, among others.  (The full list of conference speakers and their bios is available at

Recognizing the rapidly advancing and developing role that social media industries play in emergency and disaster response planning and management, SMARMIE began as an idea for additional collaborative learning opportunities forged between the Emergency and Disaster Management MPA Program and the Media Management MBA Program.  It was believed that, by bringing together leaders in emergency response, social media and government, a synergistic dialogue could be encouraged where the collective expertise could be shared and potentially leveraged and lead to an advantage afforded to individuals and communities responding to a myriad of emergencies and disasters.

Utilizing our Purpose Centered Education teaching model, our Media Management MBA students had been studying and exploring the substantive issues integral to this inaugural SMARMIE event through live case studies in a number of their classes since last fall.  At the same time, they have and continue to work with our Emergency and Disaster Management students on guiding the EDM students’ development of social media marketing campaigns and videos that inform about the critical necessity of business continuity planning in anticipation of disasters.  Through this process our students have been able to engage in practical application of the substantive business or emergency management concepts learned in their Dimension classes to develop real life tangible projects that might address these critical needs via their Constructive Action.

In the School for Business Media Management MBA Program, our mission is to provide students with the business skills, management tools and substantive expertise necessary to be at the forefront of emerging media trends, to navigate changes in the industry and to provide leadership to successfully take these companies into the future, while never losing sight of our own responsibility to the larger society and the ever changing media environment. The ­first of its kind in the nation, and the our curriculum is oriented towards a practitioner-based learning model where management theories are fully integrated within the curriculum and students are expected to complete their degree with a tangible outcome, developed through hands on and field learning via the Constructive Action.

Similarly, the School for Public Affairs and Administration MPA Program in Emergency and Disaster Management is an advanced degree program that opens new career tracks for recent college graduates as well as for those looking to change careers, and further develops the knowledge base of professionals already working in the fi­eld. This highly specialized degree covers the planning, management, logistics, response, relief, recovery and economics associated with managing emergency situations.

Our students continue to collaborate on other projects where the substantive learning naturally overlaps.

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MCNY School for Business awarded additional specialized accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs; Join us in Celebration December 6

November 21, 2012

After two years of intensive redesign and revision of the Undergraduate and Graduate MBA curricula, MCNY School for Business is proud to announce that it has now been awarded specialized accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is a specialized accrediting organization that reviews the quality and integrity of business degree programs and accredits all business programs at all degree levels from associate degrees in accounting to doctorate degrees in management.

The culmination of extensive reflection, restructuring, implementation and assessment by the faculty, staff, alumni, students, industry professionals and business leaders of MCNY’s School for Business community, this accreditation is the affirmation of the revitalization and strength of MCNY’s ‘New’ School for Business programs and curricula.

Dr. Tilokie Depoo, Dean of the School for Business explained the motivation behind seeking this accreditation as a result of wanting to adopt ACBSP’s internationally recognized Standards for educational excellence and a recommitment to MCNY’s superior teaching model of Purpose Centered Education. “Our School for Business programs are built upon a foundation of programmatic innovation and the highest academic standards. We were the first in the nation to incorporate practical hands on Purpose Centered Education into our business programs and the first in the nation to offer an MBA in Media Management.” Listening to the feedback of Alumni, Employers and identifying new trends in business, MCNY undertook the initiative to revisit program requirements and courses while recommitting to the uniquely successful educational philosophy and teaching model of Purposed Centered Education created by their founder Audrey Cohen.

“Metropolitan College of New York has shown a commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality improvement by participating in the accreditation process,” said ACBSP Director of Accreditation Steve Parscale, who will present the Certificate of Initial Accreditation at the ACBSP Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 23, 2013. “This accreditation is evidence that MCNY is committed to providing the highest quality business education for their students.”

“In today’s age of political gridlock and economic recklessness, it is imperative that we continue to turn out business leaders who have received an education that provides them the necessary academic preparation and a commitment to corporate social responsibility,” said Dr. Depoo. “The School for Business puts our students through the paces they will meet when they enter the global business arena by providing them a hands on practical application of those critical core academic business competences, but never lets students forget they are members of a larger society with responsibilities to their individual communities and constituencies. Our faculty looked at the changing business landscape and identified areas for improvement in our curricula to provide our students with the necessary fundamentals in accounting, marketing, regulation, management and other business fields. After two years of implementation and extensive ongoing assessment, we are confident that we are providing our students with a world class education and the cutting edge entrepreneurial tools critical to successfully compete in today’s global economy.”

“It is an affirmation of MCNY’s delivery of quality education through the creative development and application of Purpose-Centered Education,” says MCNY President, Dr. Vinton Thompson. “It is our pleasure to congratulate the faculty and staff of the School for Business on this achievement and to thank them for their successful efforts.” This accreditation includes the following degree programs: the Associate of Science in Business, the Bachelors of Business Administration in Business, and the Masters of Business Administration in Media Management, Financial Services, and General Management. The School for Business accreditation by the ACBSP is in addition to its accreditations by the State of New York and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Please join us on December 6 from 3-8pm at “Celebrating MCNY’s School for Business: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” where we will recognize this important milestone in the development of MCNY and as we begin our ‘new’ School for Business. The event will also include recognition of our Dean’s List honorees, Advisory Board members, faculty and staff, networking opportunities and panel discussion with business leaders, and the official launch of our School for Business Alumni Group. Please RSVP for our Celebrating MCNY’s School for Business: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow event at

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Voices From the Global Village: Upcoming events and internship opportunities

October 15, 2012

We are well into mid semester and I wanted to touch base with everyone to be sure that there are no issues and that everyone is proceeding with successfully progressing in their studies. Anyone who is having any issue with your studies or any other school related matter should make an appointment or email me as soon as possible.

I also wanted to bring a number of items to your attention:

1. There is an amazing internship opportunity for a student interested in gaining first hand experience in researching and developing a business plan and developing a marketing strategy for a new clothing manufacturing company. The Internship will require about 8 hours per week with a degree of flexibility about how those hours are met. Students that are interested should forward me their resume in an email indicating their interest ASAP.

2. The Cable Center is the nonprofit educational arm of the cable industry, dedicated to: Preserving and celebrating cable’s enduring contributions to society; Building bridges between cable and higher education; and Bringing together industry participants to share ways we can better serve our customers. Every year they hold a conference on the Cable Industry where students can hear from executives, learn about job opportunities and internships, and even participate in speed-dating style mock interviews with hiring managers in the industry. This year’s conference is scheduled for October 26, at the Paley Center in New York City. Participation is available for FREE to graduate and undergraduate students, but registration is required. For more info go to

3. There is an Internship Panel open to students hosted by NAMIC (National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications on November 13. Students must scroll to the bottom of the page after clicking on their Events button to RSVP on the NAMIC Events Page.

4. Students also have the opportunity to join the Grammys and Emmys at Student Rates. Anyone interested in joining the Grammys or the Emmys can drop by my office in 1124 on Tuesday afternoon/early evenings for more information.

5. We are co-hosting a conference with the Emergency and Disaster Management MPA program on November 8, 2012 from 8:30-5pm at the school to discuss the interrelationship between social media and emergency response management. Please spread the word.

Check out the SMARMIE website for more information. We need volunteers for the day of the conference to assist in the filming and production of the event. Students interested in participating should email me ASAP so we can get you plugged into the event.

6. We have scheduled the 4th Annual Short Film Festival for April 4 -5, 2013 at the school. We will begin holding organizational meetings shortly to begin planning for the event. As has been in the past, students are involved in every aspect of the development, planning, organizing and production of the Festival. Anyone interested in participating in the film festival should email me indicating their interest so that I can be sure to send you a notice when we schedule the first meeting. A notice of when we will begin accepting submissions will also be sent out within the next two weeks.

We will keep you informed with additional information as it becomes available.  Have a great semester!

Prof. Kristie Velasco, Coordinator, School for Business MBA Media Management Program

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RIP Adelaide Smith, MCNY School for Business, Media Management MBA, Class of 2011

September 28, 2012

To members of the MCNY Community:

It is with great deep sadness and personal regret that I report the passing of MCNY School for Business Media Management MBA alumnus Adelaide Smith, who died from complications of Congestive Heart Failure Wednesday night after collapsing last Sunday evening.

As many may not be aware, Adelaide was committed to her studies in the Media Management MBA program and extensively planned her move to NYC back in 2007 from Chicago after graduating from DePaul University. She often expressed that after raising her children and putting them through Ivy League graduate schools, she decided that it was time to return to school to get her BA and MBA and that with the knowledge in Media and Business that she would acquire studying in our program, she would be able to have a positive impact on the media and the lives of underprivileged communities with the hope of empowering her community through her Constructive Action venture Universal Sustainable Enterprises, LLC.

A diagnosis with Congestive Heart Failure interrupted her studies in 2008 and forced her to move out to California with her daughter to recuperate, but she made sure to tell me that she would return to complete her Media Management MBA degree when she was able. It took two years, but in 2010, Adelaide returned, and although it was often difficult to balance her medical condition, personal obligations and her studies, Adelaide made it a point to return to the school to proudly display her new MCNY Alumni identification and report how proud she was to have accepted her MBA from Drs. Thompson and Depoo in 2011. Those of us who knew Adelaide personally will smile and not be surprised to hear that she also informed me at that time of her detailed long term plans to redesign the layout and overall look of the actual identification card to be more fitting with the “proper stature of the program and school.”

Adelaide stayed connected to the Media Management program, often returning to inform us of whatever project she was working on at the moment and to offer any assistance that she might be able to give. She actively assisted in soliciting sponsors for last year’s Film Festival and vigilantly attended every event that was held by the School for Business. The last time we spoke this summer, she wanted marketing data about the Media program and the film festival, informing me that it was her intention to secure a corporate naming sponsor who could underwrite the long term institutionalization of the film festival.

Our condolences go out to her family and friends. The viewing and services will be held at the House of Hills Funeral Home at 1000 St. John’s Place in Brooklyn on this Sunday, September 30, 2012.

Viewing will begin at 4 p.m., followed by a service at 7 p.m.

Burial will be conducted on Monday.

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SAVE THE DATE MCNY 4th Annual Short Film Festival April 4 and 5, 2013

September 22, 2012

MCNY 4th Annual Short Film Festival, April 4 and 5, 2013

Be sure to mark your calendars to Save the Date for the Metropolitan College of New York 4th Annual Short Film Festival scheduled for April 4 and 5, 2013 at Metropolitan College of New York. Come join students as they present the best entries and announce the winning Short Film submission. The annual festival, which grew out of an in-class live case study, is organized and planned by students in the Media Management MBA program, and provides opportunities for experiential learning opportunity for students to engage in practical applications of the theoretical business and media topics learned in class.

Last year’s festival, with a theme of New Faces in Film, featured entries from 7 different countries and was supported by established entertainment industry leaders and corporate and community sponsors. MCNY was proud to welcome award winning filmmakers Danielle Lurie, Parris Moore, Michael Pinckney, financier Ritika Hiranandani and Oscar® nominated filmmaker Samuel Pollard, among the speakers at the 3rd Annual Short Film Festival.

The MCNY Media Management MBA students were also honored to work with Kraft, Essence, Tourism Malaysia, Subway, Lords Bakery as well as MCNY Media Management MBA graduates/entrepreneurs Little Kingdom, Cinematiq, Soi66, Yamerra and the Crosby Collective as sponsors of the festival and in support of the efforts of our students in organizing the festival.

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Voices from the Global Village: Oscar® nominated Sam Pollard to speak at MCNY 3rd Annual Short Film Festival April 12, joins filmmakers Danielle Lurie, Parris Moore, and Ritika Hiranandani to speak April 13; sponsors line up to support the Festival.

April 2, 2012

Award winning and Oscar® nominated filmmaker Samuel Pollard, is confirmed to join Danielle Lurie, Parris Moore, and Ritika Hiranandani as speakers at the Metropolitan College of New York’s 3rd Annual Short Film Festival on April 12 and 13 from 6-9pm in the school’s Conference Center at 431 Canal Street, New York, NY.

This year’s festival, with a theme of New Faces in Film, continues to grow and gain the support of established entertainment industry leaders and corporate and community sponsors. MCNY is proud to welcome Essence, Tourism Malaysia, Subway, Little Kingdom, Cinematiq, Lords Bakery, Soi66 and Yamerra as they join returning sponsors Kraft and the Crosby Collective to support the efforts of our Media Management MBA students in organizing this year’s festival.

About the Panelists:

Sam Pollard is an accomplished film and video editor and a documentary producer/director whose work spans almost 30 years. He began his career in 1989 with Eyes on the Prize II: America at the Racial Crossroads and received an Emmy® for an episode he produced. Between 1990 and 2000, Pollard edited a number of Spike Lee’s films: Mo’ Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Girl 6, Clockers, Bamboozled and received an Oscar® nomination for 4 Little Girls. He recently won his sixth Emmy® for best editing on the HBO documentary By the People: The Election of Barack Obama. His most recent film, Slavery By Another Name, premiered on PBS in February of this year.

Slavery By Another Name — Director: Samuel Pollard

Parris Moore, who holds an MBA in Media Management from MCNY, produced the film Black Ninja, and is a Producer of the film Kinyarwanda, which debuted at Sundance in 2011 and was released in theaters by the AFFRM in December 2012. The film won the World Cinema Audience Award in the Dramatic Category in Sundance and was nominated for 3 NAACP awards. Kinyarwanda is based on true accounts from survivors who took refuge at the Grand Mosque of Kigali and the madrassa of Nyanza during the Rwandan genocide. It recounts how the Imams opened the doors of the mosques to give refuge to the Tutsi and those Hutu who refused to participate in the killing.

Kinyarwanda — Producer: Parris Moore

Danielle Lurie has been named as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s ’25 New Faces of Independent Film,’ and a fellow of IFP’s 2011 Emerging Visions symposium. Her debut short film, In the Morning, premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, and has won nine film festivals to date, including ‘Best Narrative Short’ at the Oscar® qualifying Nashville Film Festival. On the narrative side, Danielle has written screenplay adaptations of Jamaica Kincaid’s novel, Lucy, to star Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek) as well as an excerpt of Nicholas Kristof’s best selling book, Half the Sky, directed by Marisa Tomei and Lisa Leone, for a PBS series. Danielle is also adapting another Nicholas Kristof NY Times article into a full-length screenplay that she will direct titled Usha, set in the slums of India. She is also attached to direct the film adaptation of Marina Budhos’s book Ask Me No Questions, produced by Jane Startz.

In the Morning — Writer/Director: Danielle Lurie

Ritika Hiranandani is an independent filmmaker and distributor serving US and Bollywood markets. She is President and CEO of Atlantic-Crossing LLC, a technical services company that offers software-consulting services to corporate clients including Western Union, Godrej, National Stock Exchange of India, Tata, and Videocon. Through her most recent company, Atlantic Crossing Productions, she partners with leading international television and film production and distribution companies and broadcasters who have been involved in producing motion pictures, soap operas, reality television, game shows, tele-films, title animations and related software for companies ranging from NBC to Turner Broadcasting as well as numerous production, advertising, public relations and media companies in both the US and India. Her recently distributed films include Lava-Kusa: Warrior Twins, and Bruce-The Challenge.

Lava Kusa: Warrior Twins

The festival, which is organized and planned by students in the Media Management MBA program, provides opportunities for experiential learning where students can engage in practical applications of theoretical topics learned in class. “We are honored to host these accomplished film professionals to speak with our students and guests at the Festival and provide a forum for them to share their insights and wisdom on becoming future business leaders and navigating this rapidly changing time of convergence, globalization and digitization in the film industry,” says Kristie Velasco, Adjunct Professor & Coordinator, Media Management MBA Programs for MCNY.

The event is free and open to the public. Information is also available on our school Facebook page at

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Voices from the Global Village: Attorney, Publisher and Entrepreneur L. Londell McMillan to speak to students at MCNY tonight

March 6, 2012

The MCNY Media Management MBA Program is proud to welcome internationally recognized attorney, publisher and advocate, L. Londell McMillan to speak with MBA students at the college tonight, March 6 at 6pm. The evening of conversations with our students will be facilitated by Prof. Kristie Velasco, Coordinator of the Media Management MBA Program, and Prof. Bernard Jackson, III.

Mr. McMillan, who specializes in the law of business and commercial transactions, litigation, communications, entertainment, intellectual property, and government affairs, is recognized as one of the most influential leaders of his generation. In addition to being a partner and co-head of the Media and Entertainment Global Industry Group at the international law firm of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, he is also an entrepreneur and Executive Publisher of the re-focused Source Magazine ( and the recently launched Jones Magazine ( (a high-end fashion, beauty and travel shopping guide for women).

Over the years, Mr. McMillan’s elite client list has included legendary artists, professional sports clients, authors, legislators, executives and businesses in the communications, media, entertainment, and real estate industries. He is also currently one of the co-owners and investors in the New Jersey Nets NBA basketball team and Brooklyn’s Atlantic Yards development project.

In 2008, Mr. McMillan was named as one of The National Law Journal’s 50 most Influential Minority Lawyers in America along with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Vernon Jordan and Harvard Prof. Charles Ogeltree, among others; and in 2007 he was recognized as one of New York’s Super Lawyers, a distinguished honor for top lawyers in New York State. He was a recipient of the prestigious MBBA Haywood W. Burns, Lawyer of the Year Award in 2001 and featured on the cover of the Black Enterprise Magazine’s December 2003 issue. Mr. McMillan has also been honored alongside Kenneth Chenault, Stanley O’Neal and Richard Parsons among Crain’s 100 Most Powerful Minority Leaders.

It was just announced that Mr. McMillan will receive the Reginald F. Lewis Award, which honors African American entrepreneurs who succeeded internationally in business before the age of 50 on June 26 in East Hampton, NY.

Mr. McMillan was born in the Tompkins housing projects of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn; he is a graduate of Brooklyn Technical high school, the School for Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University, and New York University School of Law.

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Voices From the Global Village: NEXT Art Gallery installs and opens new art exhibition by Thaddeus Radell: The Will to Remember – A Show About the Layers of Memory

February 13, 2012

The Metropolitan College of New York Media Management MBA program is pleased to announce the opening of The Will to Remember – A Show About the Layers of Memory, featuring the drawings, paintings and reliefs of artist Thaddeus Radell at NEXT Art Gallery, located in the shadow of the Tribeca Film Festival at the college on 431 Canal Street, New York, NY on February 11, 2012. The show will run through March 9, 2012

Founded in the Fall Semester of 2001 by Dr. Faye Ran, Professor of Media, and the MCNY Media Management MBA students in her Arts Administration class, the NEXT Art Gallery was created as a class project focusing on designing a gallery space and mounting an exhibition. NEXT Art Gallery was an immediate success with students, faculty, administration, and members from the surrounding communities both excited by and appreciative of the works shown.

Described as the “sui generis painter of evanescence and the quicksands of loss,” in The Will to Remember – A Show About the Layers of Memory, Radell features painting that have been described as “filled with agitated lines and anonymous, featureless figures. They are almost apparitions, struggling glimpses of painful memories in which there is a visceral, layered effacement of time, of oneself and others.” We see in the paintings “embedded flashes of colors, and the thick impasto of repression, regret and bereavement.”

Born and raised in Michigan, Thaddeus Radell completed his B.F.A. at University of Detroit/Mercy before moving to New York City to study with Leland Bell and Paul Resika at Parsons School of Design. Soon after receiving his M.F.A. in 1982, Radell was offered a position at the Lacoste School of Art and subsequently moved to France where he spent the next fourteen years, dividing his time between his studios in Provence and Paris. Returning to New York City in 2000, he now exhibits and curates regularly in the city and teaches at Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design and BMCC, CUNY.

Met with such resounding approval and support, it was decided that NEXT Art Gallery would become a permanent feature of the Institution. NEXT Art Gallery has the following goals and objectives:

To encourage the development of traditional and experimental art forms in all mediums.

To support and promote emerging and under-represented artists of all ages and all ethnicities by offering them a central venue in SoHo, an internationally renowned art center, to show their work.

To educate and develop audiences by having innovative art shows and show-related events.

To train future art and cultural industry administrators.

Dr. Ran curates the NEXT Art Gallery year round and mounts new installations each semester with her Arts Administration students. Artists interested in exhibiting in the NEXT gallery are encouraged to submit slides (10 to 20 maximum), a project description and an artist biography.

Please send all materials, along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the following address:

Next Gallery Curatorial Committee
Metropolitan College of New York
Room 1434
431 Canal Street
NY, NY 10013

Materials can also be sent electronically to

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Voices From the Global Village: MCNY 3rd Annual Short Film Festival — April 12-14, 2012!

February 5, 2012

MCNY 3rd Annual Short Film Festival
MARK APRIL 12-14, 2012 on your calendar as the MCNY 3rd Annual Short Film Festival organized and sponsored by the Media Management MBA Program.

The MCNY Media Management MBA Program will host its 3rd Annual Short Film Festival on April 12, 13 and 14. The theme of this year’s festival is “New Faces in Film” and plans for the three days include panel discussions and networking opportunities with entertainment and media industry leaders, prizes, raffles and film screenings as well as awards for the Best Festival Short Film and the Best MCNY Student Festival Entry.

Begun as a live case study class project in one of the Media Management classes in 2009, the festival is quickly becoming an established event for the entire MCNY community as it continues to grow in size and provide hands on learning opportunities for our Media Management MBA students.

The first of its kind in the nation, the MCNY Media Management MBA program remains the only one year accelerated specialized MBA program in Media Management, fusing the study of general MBA core competencies in economics, finance, marketing, operations, management, and accounting with intensive exploration of media specific fields essential for effective media management. Located in the shadow of the Tribeca Film Festival, MCNY’s Media Management MBA program provides students with the tools necessary to successfully navigate the unique nuanced business, operations and management characteristics of the media and entertainment industries by providing students with a comprehensive analytical overview of the media industries including entertainment law, new media, broadcast, film, music and publishing industries, media marketing, advertising & public relations, arts administration & cultural heritage management, and media theory.

The Festival will begin accepting short film entries shortly. For additional information follow our Twitter accounts or contact Prof. Kristie Velasco, Program Coordinator.

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Voices From the Global Village: Media Management MBA Program Coordinator/Adjunct Professor Kristie Velasco has been awarded a research grant by MEIEA®!

January 18, 2012

As part of their 2011-2012 cycle of Research Grants, the MEIEA® Grant Award Committee has approved awards for the 2011-12 academic year. Among the recipiants were Storm Gloor (University of Colorado, Denver), Monica Herzig (Indiania University), and Kristie Velasco (Metropolitan College of New York). (

The Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA®) is an international organization that was formed in 1979 to bring together educators with leaders of the music and entertainment industries. The primary goal of MEIEA® is to facilitate an exchange of information between educators and practitioners in order to prepare students for careers in the music and entertainment industries.

In April, 2011, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) announced that it would be restructuring the categories for the Grammy Awards distributed each year for music recordings in the industry. Pronounced as part of an evolution process begun in 2009, the number of the categories that are awarded in 2012 will be decreased to 78 from 109. Working with MCNY MPA/MBA, Media Management grad Nathasha Cresap, the MEIEA® grant will defray the costs to conduct research and develop a conceptual paper providing a legal, statistical and socio-economic/political impact analysis of the restructuring of Grammy award categories by NARAS.

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