Networking Opportunities

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Audrey Cohen School
School for Business
School for Public Affairs

Audrey Cohen School For Human Services & Education

The Human Services & Education Alumni Network creates professional development and networking opportunities for alumni working in a variety of social services, community agencies and education institutions. Please be sure to keep your contact information current to receive updates about upcoming events and activities.

As we build MCNY’s Human Services & Education Advisory Board, our dean and directors will be reaching out to leaders in child welfare, social work, counseling, education, fundraising, public service, foster care to mentor students and work closely with faculty to ensure up-to-the-moment relevance for the School’s programs and curriculum.

Honor Society

The Beta Mu Iota Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is the college-wide undergraduate academic honor society at MCNY. Founded at the College in 2006 to recognize achievement in every academic program, membership is open to students enrolled in any associate or bachelor’s degree program.

Phi Theta Kappa is a lifetime academic honor for inductees. The honor society offers millions of dollars in scholarships, networking opportunities and many other benefits for leadership development and scholarly recognition.

To become a member of Phi Theta Kappa at the College, applicants must:

  • Have earned at least 12 credits at the College
  • Be in good standing
  • Hold a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 (GPA)
  • Complete an Application for Membership
  • Be recommended for membership, in writing, by at least two current professors or MCNY staff.

Upon induction, new members must agree to maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 and uphold the standards of the honor society. MCNY acknowledges honor society membership on student transcripts from the registrar’s office and on the commencement programs. Phi Theta Kappa members also may note this academic achievement on their resumes and on applications for graduate school.

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School for Business

The MCNY School for Business Alumni Network was established to strengthen alumni relations through purposeful activities and to be a driving force in the development of marketing, institutional advancement and admissions outreach programs. To achieve this, the members of the Alumni Network will work in partnership with the past and present graduates of the Metropolitan College of New York School for Business and/or School for Management, Business Programs community to develop necessary resources to move Metropolitan College of New York into the select group of premier small colleges.


The School for Business Alumni Network is open to all graduates who are considered alumni by Metropolitan College of New York School for Business (or the Business Programs of the School for Management) by having met and satisfied all of the academic requirements and standards necessary for successful completion of one of its various degree programs, and/or have been recognized by the College as honorary School for Business alumni. We encourage all graduates on the Associates, Bachelor and MBA levels to join the Network and become active in one of the various committees.


The School for Business Alumni Network has 6 standing committees that serve as the organizational structure through which alumni can get involved. They include the Executive Committee, the Career Advisory Network Committee; Events, Communication and Marketing Committee, Fundraising/Scholarship Committee; a Membership, Outreach, Diversity and Young Alumni Committee; and, the Global Business, Curriculum and Entrepreneurship Committee.

General meetings will be held the 3rd Tuesday of every month in room 706 (Manhattan campus).

Executive Board/Committee Members


Amanda Rosado
Amanda Rosado is a professional in the Financial Services industry with a concentration in Human Resources. She received her MBA in General Management from Metropolitan College of New York, and a BA in Media Studies from Hunter College. Amanda is currently a member of Prospanica NY (formerly NSHMBA), and the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA). She is a strong advocate for higher education and gender quality. Amanda currently resides in the Bronx with her family.


Vice President:

Edna Lugo
Edna Lugo is a successful entrepreneur. She received her BBA and MBA both in General Management from Metropolitan College of New York. She is the proud owner of CocktailVixens Mobile Bartending Service, a manifestation of her Constructive Action. Edna is a Cervical Cancer Survivor and an Ambassador for Cervivor, an organization of cervical cancer survivors for which educates woman on HPV and Cervical Cancer. Edna currently resides in the Bronx with her family.


Lesurma Orr
Lesurma Orr is professional in Accounting and Mathematics, and passionate about poetry. She has been writing since childhood, with an interest in all genres of work; from inspirational, current events, finance, and politics. Her repertoire consists of spoken word and impromptu readings, “creating magic with words.” As a semi-finalist in The North America Open Poetry contest, she was published in The National Library, Into the Unknown. Her daily inspirational poetry has been an uplifting and motivational experience that people look forward to. The fusion of her profession and passion, along with her BS in Accounting from Virginia State University and a MBA in Media Management from Metropolitan College of New York, allow her to proudly sit on the MCNY Business Alumni Network as Treasurer. Her motto is “speak positivity into the atmosphere”, and “make things happen”; holding onto those statements, she created my CA with a purpose. She is LSO! – a published author of two books, who also provides a platform for indie authors interested in writing and publishing books.

“To read my work is to feel it, embrace it, to welcome it into your life, and make it your own.”


Estefania Amparo
Estefania Amparo is a professional in the Social Services industry with a concentration in Civic and Social Organization. She is currently a Program Manager at the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health. She received her MBA in General Management from Metropolitan College of New York, and a BA in Psychology from University at Albany. Estefania currently resides in the Bronx with her family.


Britt Minott
Britt Minott’s received both her BBA in Healthcare Systems Management and MBA in Healthcare Services and Risk Management from Metropolitan College of New York. She is currently a Healthcare Administrative Professional. She is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the Project Management Institute (PMI), and the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Britt is also a community activist the Director of both the Healthcare Ministry and Music Ministry at her church in the Bronx where she currently resides.

Social Media and Event Coordinator:

Mansur Abdus-Salaam
Mansur Abdus-Salaam is a Marketing professional and skilled problem solver with Human Resource experience. He is currently employed with the New York City Health + Hospitals Health Plan Metro Plus. He received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Organization from Lincoln University, and his MBA in General Management form Metropolitan College of New York. Mansur has over 16 years of experience, and started his career as an intern at Columbia Records New York City office. He is an active member of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) and SHRM. He also serves as an active member of Adelphic Union Lodge #14. Mansur is currently living in Harlem, New York City where he was born and raised.

Contact us at BusinessAlumniNetwork@mcny.edu for additional information

MCNY School for Business Alumni Network Bylaws

MCNY’s Business Advisory Board brings together the leaders of all areas of industry— including finance & banking, entrepreneurship, healthcare industries, and general operations management—to mentor students and works closely with faculty to ensure up-to-the-moment relevance for the School for Business programs and curriculum.

Business Honor Society
The MCNY School for Business has a chapter of Sigma Beta Delta, the international business honor society, which provides an opportunity for business students to be recognized for their outstanding academic achievements and community service.

Open to undergraduate and graduate students in business, management and administration at accredited institutions such as MCNY, lifetime membership is the highest honor a business student anywhere in the world can receive. With more than 30,000 members worldwide, Sigma Beta Delta’s membership comprises the brightest and best of the world’s business leaders.

Lifetime membership in Sigma Beta Delta:

  • Is open only to students who rank in the upper 20 percent of their class.
  • May be included on your resume and is recognized by employers nationwide.
  • Enables you to compete for a $500 fellowship award offered annually to assist five outstanding student members in continuing their education.
  • Offers outstanding networking opportunities. As members graduate and assume important positions in the business community, they provide excellent sources of help and guidance for future employment.

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School for Public Affairs and Administration

This network gives students and alumni access to knowledgeable MCNY alumni who volunteer their time to provide information on the latest career trends. Networking with targeted alumni can help you get an insider’s view of your chosen field. Whether deciding on a college major, developing career plans or looking for job search advice, speaking with experienced alumni can help.

MCNY’s MPA Advisory Board brings together the leaders of all areas of— leaders in government, child welfare, social services, education, public service, foster and healthcare—to mentor students and works closely with faculty to ensure up-to-the-moment relevance for the School for Public Affairs and Administration programs and curriculum.

Honor Society
Metropolitan College of New York’s School for Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) has a duly charted chapter of the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration known as Pi Alpha Alpha (PAA). MCNY’s PAA’s purpose is to encourage and recognize outstanding and accomplishment (students and faculty) in field of public affairs and administration; to promote the advancement of education and practice in the art and science of public affairs and administration; and, to foster integrity, professionalism and creative performance in the conduct of government and related public service activities. Membership shall be limited to those students pursuing the Master of Public Administration, (in both the General Administration or Emergency Management program) at Metropolitan College of New York. The MCNY chapter shall include the following classes of membership: student, alumni, faculty, and honorary. Following induction, all such members are deemed members of the national honor Pi Alpha Alpha society.

Students who complete the MPA with a final GPA of 3.7 are eligible for induction. Student GPAs and final eligibility are confirmed by PAA faculty advisor ONLY after student has officially applied for graduation with the Registrar. At that time, eligible students will be notified of induction nomination. Induction letters go out twice a year (February and May). Inductions are held once a year for Summer, Fall and Winter graduates in June of their commencement year. For more information contact Dr. Philip Nufrio at pnufrio@metropolitan.edu

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In the Bronx: Award-winning Documentary Films

February 20 @ 4:30 pm - February 25 @ 4:30 pm


February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Race, Racism, and Education — Discussion

February 27 @ 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm

MCNY Short Film Fest

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm