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5 December

METROPOLITAN COLLEGE OF NEW YORK (MCNY) MARKS ACCREDITATION WITH BUSINESS AND CAREER DAY CULMINATING WITH DISCUSSION AND KEYNOTE FEATURING FASHION PIONEER

MCNY to Host April Walker, Entrepreneur and Business Woman, During Celebration of Recent Specialized Business Accreditation

WHAT: After two years of intensive redesign and revision of the Undergraduate and Graduate MBA curricula, Metropolitan College of New York School for Business has been awarded specialized accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business School and Programs (ACBSP).  In honor of this major accomplishment, the school will be hosting “The School for Business: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow”, a series of events and ceremonies that will take place on December 6, 2012.

The celebration will begin at 3:00 PM with a ‘Dean’s List Award Ceremony’ honoring undergraduate business students who achieved Dean’s List status.  Other events during the day will include an ACBSP celebration and a panel discussion.  The day culminates with a special presentation by Walker Wear founder and business maven, April Walker, who opened up her first custom fashion shop at the age of 19.  Walker will discuss how her savvy business style and drive has enabled her to rise to the top of her field.  Following Ms. Walker’s presentation, there will be a panel discussion featuring top business leaders from various sectors.  The evening will close with a networking reception.

April Walker, WalkerWear

 

 

WHO:             April Walker, Founder, Walker Wear and Chief Dream Officer, A. Walker Group, Charles A. Archer, Chief Executive Officer, Evelyn Douglin Center for Serving Persons in Need, Inc., Alrick Davis, COO/Partner, Visionary Outsourcing Professionals, Minal Patel Davis, Independent Consultant, Charles Williamson, Executive Director and Global Head, Service Management of JP Morgan Chase & Co., Ralph Leal, Professor, MCNY School for Business, Kristie Velasco, Professor, MCNY Media Management MBA Program

 

 

 

 

WHEN:             Thursday, December 6, 2012;  3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

3:00 PM – Dean’s List Award Ceremony

5:00 PM – ACBSP Celebration

6:00 PM – Presentation & Panel Discussion and Closing Reception

WHERE:             Metropolitan College of New York, 431 Canal Street, 11th Floor Conference Center  New York, NY  10013

For free registration, go to http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=fw7m85dab&oeidk=a07e6nwh98j9a8f93bf

CONTACT:

Teresa Lyles Holmes, UniWorld Group   (212) 219-7239 (o), (914) 282-5317 (m)

or Camille Gray, UniWorld Group  (212) 219-7121 (o), (917) 200-2689 (m)

27 November

METROPOLITAN COLLEGE OF NEW YORK (MCNY) HOLDS IMPORTANT INSTALLMENT OF “URBAN DIALOGUES” SERIES WITH ACS COMMISSIONER

MCNY’s School for Public Affairs and Administration Hosts Ronald E. Richter, Commissioner of the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS)

WHAT:             As part of the MCNY “Urban Dialogues” Speaker Series, on Tuesday, November 27, the School for Public Affairs and Administration will host Ronald E. Richter, Commissioner of the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS).  The ACS Commissioner will join MCNY’s faculty, students and the public for an important discussion of child services within the New York City landscape. Richter has been working as an advocate for New York City’s children for over two decades and was appointed Commissioner of New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) in September 2011.  Prior to his appointment as Commissioner of the ACS, Richter served as a Judge in the Family Court of the State of New York in Queens.  Commissioner Richter has also held positions as Family Service Coordinator for the City of New York, ACS Deputy Commissioner for Family Court Legal Services and an attorney at The Legal Aid Society.  In these roles, he focused on child protection, parental rights proceeding and juvenile delinquency.

“MCNY Urban Dialogues” is a forum in which scholars, legislators, policy makers, students and citizens exchange ideas and discuss issues and trends that affect New York City and other urban centers across the nation.  Topics cover a spectrum of ideas, theories and viewpoints that inform and/or influence urban policy.

WHO:             Ronald E. Richter, Commissioner of the New York City Administration of Child Services (ACS), Vinton Thompson, Metropolitan College of New York President, Humphrey Crookendale, Dean of the School for Public Affairs and Administration

WHEN:           Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM  

WHERE:        Metropolitan College of New York,  431 Canal Street, Conference Center, New York, NY 10013

For free registration, go to http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=fw7m85dab&oeidk=a07e6jujp5k9eb1a452

About Commissioner Ronald E. Richter

Ronald E. Richter was appointed Commissioner of New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) in September 2011. Commissioner Richter has worked for two decades on behalf of New York City’s children involved with the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Prior to his appointment as Commissioner, he served as a Judge in the Family Court of the State of New York in Queens, to which he was appointed in January 2009.  Prior to that, he served as Family Services Coordinator for the City of New York, ensuring that the City’s human service agencies were managed efficiently and effectively, and provided oversight to the Mayor’s Interagency Task Force on Child Welfare and Safety. Commissioner Richter was the ACS Deputy Commissioner for Family Court Legal Services from 2005 to 2007, where he was responsible for representing the Commissioner in all matters before the City’s five family courts.  For fourteen years, Commissioner Richter was an attorney at The Legal Aid Society representing children in juvenile delinquency, child protection and parental rights proceedings.

Commissioner Richter earned his B.A. from Tufts University, his M.S. from Boston University College of Communications and his J.D. from Boston University School of Law.  He lives in Long Island City, Queens, with his spouse, Franklin, and their daughter, Maya.

About Metropolitan College of New York

Audrey Cohen, educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964.  Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people.  It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY).  MCNY continues the tradition of offering highly motivated learners education that combines applied skills and professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community. MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college.  Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study.  Find out what makes MCNY different?  MCNY is conveniently located where SoHo meets TriBeCa at 431 Canal Street, NY, NY 10013.  For more information on MCNY, visit www.mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.

CONTACT:

, UniWorld Group (212) 219-7239 (o), (914) 282-5317 (m)

, UniWorld Group   (212) 219-7121 (o), (917) 200-2689 (m)

 

 

19 November

MCNY’s School for Business Earns Specialized Business Accreditation from ASBSP

Continuing its longstanding commitment to excellence and progression, Metropolitan College of New York’s School for Business is pleased to announce that its School for Business has earned specialized business accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), effective November 19, 2012.

The accreditation status of MCNY’s School for Business demonstrates that it has met all of the standards required to receive initial accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

The ACBSP Board of Commissioners has granted their approval for the School is programs in Associate of Science in Business, Bachelor of Business Administration, and Masters of Business Administration in Media Management, Financial Services, and General Management.  The School was cited for its effective curriculum design model of Purpose-Centered Education with a student focus.  Moreover, the full-time and part-time faculty, alumni and robust Business Advisory Board were credited as real strengths for the School for Business.

“I am honored to have been part of this accreditation process and now to have this distinction bestowed upon our very unique business programs, which are grounded in the traditions of Purpose-Centered Education.  Our students and alumni can take pride in knowing that the education they received at MCNY’s School for Business, has met the gold standard for value and quality.  Our faculty should be proud of the fact that they have demonstrated through their hard work, a commitment to excellence in teaching and continuous improvement,” said Dr. Tilokie Depoo, Dean of the School for Business.

“The full time staff and faculty members were an integral part of the accreditation process for the last two years,” said Dean Depoo.  The team members include: Ms. Davinder Kaur, Program Coordinator for Undergraduate General Business, Mr. Ralph Leal, Dean Emeritus, Mr. Solomon Appel, Assistant Professor, Dr. Mohammad Bajwa, Associate Professor, Dr. David Rosner, Assistant Professor, Ms. Kristie Velasco, Program Coordinator for MBA Media Management Dr. Rachel Yager, Associate Professor, and Dr. Faye Ran, Professor.

“MCNY has been offering innovative business programs since 1983, with a focus on practical application and giving students the tools they need to change the world in positive ways. ”, said Dr. Vinton Thompson, President of MCNY.  “ACBSP accreditation is an affirmation of our mission, our faculty and staff, our students and our program.  We continue our commitment to serving New York City and the world through effective business programs that graduate leaders and agents of change.”

ACBSP accreditation has several benefits that reach beyond the institution and include students and alumni, faculty and staff, and the community at large.  The MCNY School for Business has demonstrated its commitment to continuous improvement in the area of higher education and maintaining quality to enhance student learning.  The ACBSP website states that, The pursuit of accreditation enhances the ability to serve students by assuring a focus on quality performance. Accredited status requires an ongoing effort to provide excellent equipment, software, and learning resources for students.”  The School for Business at MCNY has achieved this esteemed standard in higher education, and will maintain the integrity and quality of its educational model going forward to serve the community.

MCNY will formally receive its accreditation award during the ACBSP Annual Conference in June of 2013.

For more information on MCNY’s School for Business:  MCNY School for Business

10 November

PRESERVE OUR LEGACY AND MCNY ALUMNI TO PARTNER WITH THE LEGACY CENTER TO ASSIST HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2012

New York, NY – It was announced today that Preserve Our Legacy, MCNY Alumni, members from 7dia7noches.net and many more will partner with The Legacy Center to assist Hurricane Sandy Victims on Saturday, November 10, 2012.

On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy launched devastation on more than eleven states, however, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut were affected the most. According to Huffintgonpost.com, more than 5.5 million people lost power, due to Hurricane Sandy. Gas rationing has complicated fuel deliver causing gas shortages throughout the area. Thousands became homeless and more than 45 people lost their lives. Because of this, these group of individuals will assist those in needs.

The Legacy Center is relentless about moving people forward to achieve their ultimate potential.  The Legacy Center fights to see someone change for life and not just for the moment: To live Life on Purpose; To take every step with intention; To help people create a Legacy that their kids will want to copy. TLC’s purpose is to change the communities of Bushwick, Ridgewood, Glendale and East New York for the good, person by person, family by family, and school by school.

Preserve Our Legacy, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, whose mission is to educate individuals, especially those from various ethnic groups, about the benefits of stem cells through treatment options provided via peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC), bone marrow and umbilical cord blood donations.For more information about Preserve Our Legacy log onto: www.preserveourlegacy.org or call 877.778.3623 ext 702. For more information about The Legacy Center visit: www.tlcnyc.org.  For more information about MCNY visit www.mcny.edu. Visit 7dia7noches.net for information.
Left to right: Zoey Anderson, Anthony Brathwaite (7dias7noches.net), Shana Melius (Preserve Our Legacy/MCNY Alumni), Hortensia Anderson (MCNY)
 
Anthony Brathwaite, Hortensia Anderson (MCNY Alumni), Shana Melius (P.O.L. Co-Founder/MCNY Alumni), Kim Swingler (MCNY Alumni), Zoey Anderson, Lucy Brathwaite, Tiffani Hilton (MCNY Alumni)
25 October

Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) Gets Nod as One of Country’s Top Military Friendly Schools ®

New York City School Named as One of Top Colleges Embracing America’s Military Service Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  — Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) has been named one of the country’s coveted Military Friendly Schools ®.  The announcement was made today by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.  MCNY now holds a top spot on The 2013 Military Friendly Schools ® list which honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.  For more information MCNY’s Tuition Freedom contact Enrollment Specialist Roy-Derick Hinton.

“Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ® shows Metropolitan College of New York’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Director for G.I. Jobs and Vice President at Victory Media.   “As interest in education grows we’re thrilled to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools,” said Sean.  Complete survey methodology is available at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/methodology.

The Military Friendly Schools ® media and website, found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences.  The 1,739 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience.  These schools have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility, and other services to those who served.

“This is a proud moment in the life of MCNY,” said Vinton Thompson, President, Metropolitan College of New York. “We strive every day to develop programs, generate resources and recruit the best in personnel to prepare our student body academically and arm them with the necessary skills to make seamless transitions as professionals. We are extremely pleased to know that our military students who deserve so much attention  are benefiting from these efforts.”

Now in its fourth year, the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide.

The survey results that comprise the 2013 list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by G.I. Jobs. Each year, schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country.  A full list of board members can be found at http://militaryfriendlyschools.com/board.

A full story and detailed list of 2013 Military Friendly Schools ® will be highlighted in the annual G.I. Jobs Guide to Military Friendly Schools ®, distributed in print and digital format to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October.  The Guide and associated media will also be featured at the Carrier Classic college basketball game on Nov. 9, anchored by a playoff between The Ohio State University and Marquette University on the deck of the USS Yorktown. Both participating schools are on this year’s list of Military Friendly Schools ®.

About Metropolitan College of New York 

Audrey Cohen, educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964.  Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people.  It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY).  MCNY continues the tradition of offering highly motivated learners education that combines applied skills and professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community. MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college.  Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study.  Find out what makes MCNY different?  MCNY is conveniently located where SoHo meets TriBeCa at 431 Canal Street, NY, NY 10013.  For more information on MCNY, visit www.mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.

11 October

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Supports Audrey Cohen Scholarship Fund

NEW YORK, October 10, 2012 – Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) received a  charitable gift from Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (MSSB).  The firm highlights the volunteer activities of its employees who demonstrate a commitment to strengthening and supporting their communities.  In honor of Wendy Cohen, Vice President and Marketing Director, MSSB donated $2,000 to be awarded to a deserving MCNY student.  Wendy Cohen is the daughter of social-activist and MCNY Founder Audrey Cohen and a Trustee of the College.

This year’s recipient is Nicole V. Clark, MPA candidate of the MCNY Emergency and Disaster Management MPA program.  Professor Matthew Khaled, MPA, CEM proudly states, “Ms. Clark is my student and she has distinguished herself with her dedication and scholarship.”

“Our Constructive Action (CA) projects are the heart of MCNY’s Purpose-Centered Education and are rooted in application, action and assessment.  We are thrilled to offer this grant to deserving students that best show excellence through a combination of classroom and professional learning,” said Dr. Vinton Thompson, President of MCNY.  “Following in the footsteps of her mother Audrey Cohen, Wendy Cohen is truly dedicated to innovative education which affects positive social change.”

Born out of the idealism and turbulence of the 1960s, Metropolitan College of New York was founded by Audrey Cohen, an innovative educator who believed the key to a truly effective education lay in uniting the classroom with the professional world.    Students first acquire the necessary information and skills in the classroom, then put that knowledge to use in a professional setting.  By the end of each semester, each student produces a written CA project, a workable plan of action that illustrates how well the student has integrated theories – from class into work setting or internship – in an effective, relevant, scholarly and clearly documented manner.

MCNY students and alumni tout the success of their CA seminar experiences.  In fact, many CA’s have served as a blueprint for  non-profit agencies and for-profit businesses started by students.  In the for-profit sector, MCNY students have influenced the fields of financial services, retailing, media and entertainment.  In the non-profit arena, the College’s students and alumni have made a significant impact in fields such as mental health, developmental disabilities, education, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, criminal justice, and work with the elderly.

The Morgan Stanley Foundation has been supporting the communities in which Morgan Stanley employees live and work for nearly 50 years.

About Morgan Stanley Smith Barney:

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, a global leader in wealth management, provides a range of products and services to individuals, businesses and institutions, including brokerage and investment advisory services, financial and wealth planning, credit and lending, cash management, annuities and insurance, retirement and trust services.  Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services.  The Firm’s employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 42 countries.  For further information about Morgan Stanley, please visit www.morganstanley.com.

27 July

Metropolitan College of New York Announces the Formation of Two New Schools: The School for Public Affairs and Administration and the School for Business

School’s Reorganization Better Prepares Students and Helps Meet the Needs of the Changing Workforce Dynamics

NEW YORK, NY- July 27, 2012 Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) announced the formation of two new schools from its current School of Management:  The School for Public Affairs and Administration and the School for Business.  The announcement was made by MCNY President Vinton Thompson.

“Metropolitan College is evolving as quickly as today’s business and administrative industries,” said Thompson.  “We are pleased to announce this reorganization.  The creation of the two new schools will allow us to meet the needs of our students and better prepare them for the highly competitive and specialized professional workforce environment.  Each day, we move closer and closer to meeting our goal of making MCNY the preeminent institution serving students in the New York City area.”

Humphrey Crookendale,
Dean of School for Public Affairs and Administration, MCNY

The new School for Public Affairs and Administration, which will include the MPA in Public Affairs and Administration and the MPA in Emergency and Disaster Management, will be headed by Dean Humphrey Crookendale, who presently serves as Dean of the School of Management. The School for Public Affairs and Administration will continue to offer MCNY’s unique MPA programs of study and practice designed for working professionals with experience related to a public agency, not-for-profit or profit making setting.  The Master’s of Public Administration celebrates its 25th anniversary next year.

“Over the next 25 years, I look forward to seeing the program cement its academic gains, further strengthen its curriculum and expand its service to the citizens of New York City,” stated Dean Crookendale. “The MPA program will continue to challenge each and every one of its students to be a problem solver, policy analyst, and engaged citizen of the dynamic metropolitan area.” 

MCNY’s MPA in Emergency and Disaster Management is internationally renowned.  The highly-specialized degree program develops the knowledge of professionals already working in the field by providing focused training and experience in support, management and supervision in the event of natural, system-wide, or human-induced crises.

Dr. Tilokie Depoo,
Dean of School for Business, MCNY

The new School for Business will include BBA in Business AdministrationMBA in Media ManagementMBA in Financial ServicesMBA in General Management and our most recent BBA in Healthcare System Management.  Dr. Tilokie Depoo, who presently serves as Director of Business Programs, will serve as Dean.

“The goal for me and our new School for Business is steady advancement of students utilizing our Purpose-Centered Education model and superb faculty. We want to create an atmosphere where creativity and relevance are encouraged to impact community and self, while maintaining a commitment to excellence and high standards,” stated Dr. Depoo.

MCNY has added new courses within the Business program and strengthened its commitment to Purpose‑Centered Education, where students work methodically every semester to further increase their understanding of the world of business, while developing their own businesses or products. Additionally, the curricula have been technologically enriched to better equip graduates for the evolving marketplace.

Davinder Kaur, Program Coordinator,
Undergraduate Business, School for Business

Rounding out the team of the new School for Business is the appointment of Davinder Kaur, MPM, as Coordinator of the undergraduate general business program.  Ms. Kaur has been with the MCNY Business Programs for over three years.  She was previously the Executive Academic Administrator.  Reporting to the Dean of the School for Business, Kaur will coordinate and oversee the management of the undergraduate general business program and work with students, faculty, and staff on initiatives that enhance the School for Business.

About Metropolitan College of New York 

Audrey Cohen, educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964.  Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people.  It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY).  MCNY continues the tradition of offering highly motivated learners education that combines applied skills and professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community. MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college.  Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study.  Find out what makes MCNY different?  MCNY is conveniently located where SoHo meets TriBeCa at 431 Canal Street, NY, NY 10013.  For more information on MCNY, visit www.mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.

9 July

Urban Dialogues: “Important Issues In Men’s Health”

New York, NY – July 9, 2012 – Metropolitan College of New York’s School of Management’s Master of Public Administration presents the next Urban Dialogue, “Important Issues In Men’s Health”, Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 6 pm.

Guest speaker Dr. Menachem Shemtov, Associate Professor of Clinical Urology and Associate Residency Director at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell University-Weill Medical College will be featured.

Fresh off the national observance of “Men’s Health Week,” observed June 11-17, Dr. Shemtov will share his insight on “Important Issues in Men’s Health” with an overview of:

-Male anatomy and physiology;

-Benign diseases of the prostate; and

-Prostate cancer screening and related controversies.

Humphrey Crookendale, Dean of the School of Management stated, “The School of Management at Metropolitan College of New York continues to use the forum of “Urban Dialogues” as a platform to inform its students about current and relevant social/political issues affecting their families, agencies, and communities as a whole. Consistent with this mission, we are honored to have Dr. Shemtov share his expertise with us and address critical issues affecting men’s health. It is my hope that, at the end of this presentation, students will have sharpened their points-of-view regarding how social policy is defined and articulated.”

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), statistics last recorded in 2008 showed that black men are still the highest risk group even though the numbers of diagnosed cases have been on the decline since 2000.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is in September.    However, NOW is the time to be proactive and screen for this and other health issues.  Check out this CDC pamphlet for information on screening yourself or a loved one — http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/prostate/pdf/prostate_fs.pdf.

Learn more by attending this session of the MCNY School of Management’s Master of Public Administration Urban Dialogue.  Seating for this event will be limited; please register at:

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/eventllr=fw7m85dab&oeidk=a07e63fbm9g75d18be4

The Urban Dialogues Series, sponsored by the MCNY School of Management’s Master of Public Administration program and hosted by Dean Humphrey Crookendale, is a forum in which scholars, legislators, policy makers, students and citizens exchange ideas and discuss issues and trends that affect New York City and other urban centers across the nation. Topics cover a spectrum of ideas, theories and viewpoints that inform and/or influence urban policy.

 

26 June

METROPOLITAN COLLEGE OF NEW YORK LEADS THE WAY IN EMERGENCY AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT TRAINING

 

More than 50 MCNY Students, Alums and Faculty Participate in Terror Drill Training at JFK while MCNY Staff Offer Lead Advice on the Topic “In New York City and Beyond”

 

NEW YORK, NY- June 25, 2012 – Yesterday, approximately 50 Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) students participated in a government-mandated emergency drill, led by the Port Authority at JFK Airport. The elaborate terror drill, designed to train emergency responders, also included federal, state and local authorities in full mask and hazmat suits working on the scene of a simulated plane crash and truck bombing.  MCNY students joined 350 actors who played real passengers. This required drill involved about 500 volunteers from the New York City area and allowed MCNY Emergency & Disaster Management students to get firsthand training.

“This program was an incredible experience for our students,” said Ali Gheith, Director of MCNY’s Emergency and Disaster Management program.  “It provided them with the exceptional opportunity to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to a very real situation, and they have gained the perspective of a first responder.”  

 

Link to:  Terror Drill at JFK:  CBS 2′s Rachel Stockman reports.  MCNY Student, Alex Paone, was interviewed during the excercises.

In addition, MCNY Professor George Contreras of the MPA in Emergency and Disaster Management Program was keynote speaker at the Eighth National Congress on Pre-hospital Medicine and Disasters. The congress was held on June 23-24, 2012 in Cuernavaca, Mexico.  Professor Contreras spoke on Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Emergency Management functions in NYC.  He further provided recommendations for the city of Cuernavaca during the high alert of that city secondary to a nearby volcano.

Professor Contreras was part of the opening ceremony and was joined by the Health Minister of that region.  MCNY Professor Contreras was invited as a expert in EMS, disaster management and international response.

“This is a proud moment for MCNY,” said President Vinton Thompson.  “It reaffirms MCNY’s position as one of the country’s leading Emergency & Disaster Management programs.”

For more information on Emergency and Disaster Management and MCNY’s graduate program, visit http://www.mcny.edu/publicaffairs/mpa_emergencyabout.php

23 June

METROPOLITAN COLLEGE OF NEW YORK PRESENTS “I DREAM AWAKE” BY JOSÉ MARTÍ, AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHERS IN CUBA

NEW YORK, NY- June 23, 2012– Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) in collaboration with NEXT Gallery continues its exciting and innovative exhibit of a talented and bold group of American photographers in Cuba entitled “I Dream Awake” by José Martí.  The exhibit ends August 2, 2012 and features photography through the eyes of 13 American photographers and their experiences throughout their travel in Cuba.

“MCNY is extremely honored and privileged to host this exhibit along with the NEXT Gallery in maintaining our tradition of supporting highly motivated learners which this group of talented artists portrays and upholds through their work,” said Dr. Vinton Thompson, president, Metropolitan College of New York.

The exhibit by NEXT Gallery at Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) features the photographic work of American photographers in Cuba including Ellie Bettle, Joan Lobis Brown, Sharon Burde, Giselle Chamma, Fran Eber, Richard Eber, Adele Epstein, Patricia Gilman, Linda Roche, Janet Rogers, Catherine Steinmann, Nitsan Tal, and Joan Tedeshi.

I Dream Awake

Poem by José  Marti

Day and night
I always dream with open eyes
And on top of the foaming waves
Of the wide turbulent sea,
And on the rolling
Desert sands,
And merrily riding on the gentle neck
Of a mighty lion,
Monarch of my heart,
I always see a floating child
Who is calling me!

Dream Awake Photographers Bios

History of NEXT Art Gallery @ MCNY:

Art Gallery was founded in the Fall Semester of 2001, by the Arts Administration students of the MBA in Media Management Program offered at Metropolitan College of New York for whom designing a gallery space and mounting an exhibition was a class project.

NEXT Art Gallery was an immediate success. Students, Faculty, Administration, and members from the surrounding communities were both excited by and appreciative of the works shown. It was decided that NEXT Art Gallery would become a permanent feature of the Institution.

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.

MCNY has one of the only MBA programs in the nation devoted to both media and arts management. In addition, we also offer the only Culture and Commerce Master’s degree in the nation. Students in the Media, Theatre, and Arts Administration courses are able to develop and promote exhibitions and events in a real world setting as part of their training.

Learn More about the MCNY MBA in Media Management Program.