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Master’s of Disaster! EDM Alumnus Jason Perez MPA’22 hosts “Disaster Class” with Former Classmate Sherry Henderson MPA’22

Emergency Planning–Does it Work? Aug 1, 2022 -  Does emergency planning really work? In this podcast episode of Disaster Class, Jason Perez EDM-MPA'22, Host, Producer, Founder and CEO of Instinct Ready Inc. and co-host Wesley Long talk with MCNY alumna Sherry Henderson EDM-MPA'22, Assistant Director, Emergency Management at NYC Health + Hospitals and Jason’s former college classmate to answer this question. [...]

Christina Curry Emergency and Disaster Management MPA’17 Appointed NYC Commissioner to Mayor’s Office for People With Disabilities

Please join the MCNY Community in wishing Christina Curry MPA'17 all the best on her appointment as commissioner of the New York City Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD)! On the 32nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), NYC Mayor Eric Adams appointed the first black, deaf, blind individual to the highest position to serve all New [...]

Black Midwifery and Doula Care: Direct Action toward Reproductive Justice

By Natalia Sucre, Research and Writing Librarian The Pre-Talk In the weeks leading up to the first virtual roundtable hosted by MCNY’s Black Maternal Health Initiative (BMHI), BMHI student and alumni peer leaders and librarians met regularly to discuss experiences, data, readings, research, videos. Peer leaders found themselves drawn to the work of doulas and the history of African American [...]

Gary P. Jenkins, MPA’06, MCNY Board Chair and Commissioner of NYC Department of Social Services Addresses Shelter Curfew Extension

The POWER or PURPOSE-Centered Education in action! Metropolitan College of New York board chair Gary P. Jenkins, MPA'06 and Commissioner, New York City Department of Social Services was joined by Women in Need CEO and former Speaker of the New York City Council, Christine Quinn on "Good Day New York" and "New York 1 Spectrum News' Inside City Hall with [...]

Shakirah Gittens, Media Management MBA’15 Shares Her Experience at the 2022 Essence Music Festival

In the news! "Diary of my first Essence Fest: How 4 days in New Orleans changed me forever," writes #myMCNY Media Management alumna Shakirah Gittens, MBA'15. Fresh off of a bout with COVID, theGrio's Shakirah Gittens braved her first-ever Essence Fest—and found healing she could've never expected. Floating down the Mississippi River in one of New Orleans’ legendary steamboats, I felt overwhelmed with gratitude. I [...]

Matthew Khaled BPS’04, MPA’05 Named to City and State Above & Beyond: Innovators

The MCNY Community congratulates Matthew Khaled, BPS'04, MPA'05, Emergency and Disaster Management alumnus and MCNY Adjunct Professor on his nomination to City and State's Above & Beyond: Innovators 2022 Power List! Alum and Professor, Matt Khaled, MPA/CEM teaches Constructive Action in MCNY's Emergency and Disaster Management program. Matt also works for PSE&G as the Emergency Preparedness Lead for Gas. He [...]