Please join the Metropolitan College of New York Community in congratulating Humphrey Crookendale, Dean of the MCNY School for Public Affairs and Administration on his upcoming Making the Impossible Possible Award.

On Sunday, May 27th, Dean Crookendale will be honored at BRIC Arts Media in Brooklyn, NY during the Making the Impossible Possible, Inc. (MIPO, Inc.) Power of Partnerships, Scholarships & Hall of Fame Gala.

“To celebrate Dean Crookendale’s devotion and selfless service in the field of education and community building, thereby, making a difference in and enriching the lives of students of Metropolitan College of New York throughout the college experience and beyond.  This dedication is in keeping with Making the Impossible Possible,” said Felina Backer, Founder/President of MIPO,Inc.

This year’s honorees include:  (Alphabetical)

Dr. Isabelle Barriere
Professor, Isabelle Barriere, Long Island University

Maria Castaneda
Secretary-Treasurer, 1199SEIU

Honorable Yvette D. Clarke
United States Congress 

Humphrey Cookendale, J.D.
Dean, School for Public Affairs and Administration, Metropolitan College of New York

Donald Etienne
DJ Esalar

Samuel Eugene
Inspector of Schools in the Northern Region, Haiti

Meishay Gattis
Executive Director, YMCA of Greater New York

Ernest Michel, M.D.
Internist, Owner of Pure Amanzi

David Morisset, Esq.
Chairman of HABNET (Haitian-American Business Network)

Dr. Nelson Moses
Chair, Communication Sciences and Disorders Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders (Brooklyn Campus)

Alvin C. Vanessa Ogar, Esq.
Administrative Law Judge (ALJ)

Dr. Marcelin Watler
Program Director & Training Specialist, Administration for Children Services

Joel Widmaire
Artist & Composer, Production Director of Radio Metropole, President of Haiti Jazz Foundation

Dr. Elizabeth Wilson
Assistant Dean for Diversity & Student Life, Director of Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program for Premedical Students, Weill Cornell Medicine

About MIPO, Inc.
MIPO is a 501c3 organization dedicated to promoting the quality of life of immigrant youth and their families residing in the New York area through a variety of activities. Projects range from providing free college tours and scholarships to high school graduating seniors to distributing school supplies to disadvantaged students. MIPO supports schools in Haiti with short and long-term projects and conducts professional development training for educators in Haiti.  Their mission is to vigilantly help young men and women transition into productive citizens of this world by providing them with sustainable skills to complement their innate ability and attain their full potential when given the opportunity.  Education, commitment, dedication, and mentoring efforts are all components to escaping the revolving cycle of life.  The urgency of providing relief and assistance to communities in need lies in the fact that the lasting physical and emotional effects of poverty have a documented ripple effect through generations and can affect many.