Alumni

NY Daily News Golden Gloves Hall of Fame: Davey Vasquez

April 16, 2014 10:13 am Alumni, Athletics, In the News

His championship wins in 1968 and 1969 made Vasquez the only Gloves competitor to win titles at both the old and new Madison Square Garden. BY Stephen Lorenzo NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 6:00 AM Dan Farrell He might not be as mentally sharp as he once was, but as Davey Vasquez [...]

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Jazz for Lehman College: The Harlem Quartet at San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Center for the Performing Arts

April 14, 2014 2:30 pm Alumni, Alumni Relations, Institutional Advancement, Lehman College Foundation, Music Dept

On Friday, May 2, 2014, along with Puerto Rico’s Pro-Arte Musical, the Lehman College Foundation will co-host the Harlem Quartet at San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Center for the Performing Arts in Santurce. “Jazz for Lehman College” was established to raise funds for scholarships of the City University of New York. Located in the North Bronx, [...]

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Lewis Gordon (’84) Named Nelson Mandela Visiting Professor at Rhodes University

March 7, 2014 10:40 am Alumni, Alumni Relations

“Studying through the LSP and learning so much from my vibrant community of peers were gifts. My fellow students were politically aware, always active and looking out for each other,” Gordon said. “We had fundraising parties to assist each other with tuition and living costs; we cultivated our artistic and academic talents through performances and academic workshops; we created newspapers and magazines; and we even developed free used-book drives and additional tutoring services.

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NYC Public Advocate Letitia James ’82 to Deliver Lehman College Commencement Address

February 28, 2014 9:43 am Alumni, President Fernández, Student Affairs

James earned a psychology degree from Lehman and is the first African-American woman to be elected to citywide office.

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The U.S. Workforce and Higher Education: Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale to Deliver 45th Annual “Lehman Lecture”

January 24, 2014 1:00 am Alumni, Bronx Small Business Development Center, Graduate Studies, Lehman College Foundation, Media Relations and Publications, President Fernández, Research, School of Continuing & Professional Studies, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Student Affairs, Undergraduate Studies

Changes in the American workforce and what they mean for the future of higher education will be the focus of the 45th annual Herbert H. Lehman Memorial Lecture. Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale, director of the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, will deliver the Lehman Lecture. Wednesday, April 2, 2014 11 a.m. Lovinger Theatre, [...]

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Lehman Salutes Ira D. Cohen (B.S. ’73): 2013 Alumni Achievement Award Winner

December 10, 2013 1:00 am Alumni, President Fernández

There’s no question that Ira Cohen, the 2013 recepient of the Alumni Achievement Award, is a self-motivated hard worker. However, if you ask him, who gave him his drive, he won’t hestitate to tell you that the secret to his success was his parents.

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Lifeline for Out-of-School Girls: Alumna Brings Education to Vulnerable Nigerians

December 10, 2013 1:00 am Alumni, Alumni Relations, School of Education, Study Abroad, Women's Studies Program

By SAM OTTI The Sun (Lagos, Nigeria) In Africa, there is a common saying that ‘Women’s Education Ends in Kitchen’ (WEEK). But Nkechi Ogbodo, the founder of a New York-based group, Kechie’s Project, would shout from the rooftop that depriving the girl-child the opportunity of formal education is a rape of womanhood. Her vigorous advocacy [...]

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Remembering Kisook Ahn: Memorial Service and Scholarship Fund Honor Lehman Alumna and Metro North Victim

December 7, 2013 2:00 am Alumni, Alumni Relations, Nursing Dept

A memorial service has been scheduled for Kisook Ahn, the Lehman College alumna who died in the December 1 crash of a Metro North train in the Bronx. It will be held on Tuesday, December 10 at 5 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room of the Music Building.

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“Stunned and Saddened”: Remembering Kisook Ahn, Lehman Alumna and Metro North Victim

December 2, 2013 2:15 pm Alumni, Nursing Dept, President Fernández

Lehman College is saddened to announce the death of alumna Kisook Ahn (BS ’09, MS ’12) in the December 1 crash of a Metro North train in the Bronx. She was one of four people killed when the train jumped the tracks near the Spuyten Duyvil station, just southwest of the Lehman College campus. Ms. Ahn, 35, was a native of South Korea, arriving in the United States in 2008 as part of Lehman’s exchange program with Sungshin Women’s University. She completed an accelerated bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2009 and a master’s degree in the family nurse practitioner program in 2012.

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Former Verizon Chairman Ivan Seidenberg (’72) Receives the AASCU Distinguished Alumnus Award

November 10, 2013 7:39 pm Alumni, Information Technology, Multimedia, President Fernández, Video

Ivan Seidenberg grew up in the Bronx and attended New York City public schools. By his own admission, he rarely ventured past the few blocks surrounding his home – physically or intellectually. After attending and graduating from Lehman College in 1972, he rose through the ranks of Verizon Communications and its predecessors to become Chairman [...]

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Alumna Letitia James Elected NYC Public Advocate, First African-American Woman to Hold Citywide Office

November 6, 2013 6:59 am Alumni, Alumni Relations, Psychology Dept

Lehman College alumna and New York City Councilwoman Letitia James has been elected Public Advocate for the City of New York, the first African-American woman to hold citywide office. She succeeds Bill De Blasio, who was elected Mayor in the 2013 municipal election.
James, who graduated in 1982 with a degree in psychology, ran unopposed in the general election after defeating Daniel Squadron in a Democratic primary runoff.

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Lehman College Wins Outstanding Achievement in Alumni Outreach

May 17, 2013 9:35 am Alumni, Alumni Relations

Maria-Cristina Necula, Director of Alumni Affairs at Lehman College, was awarded the 2013 Outstanding Achievement in Alumni Outreach Award at the CUNY Philanthropy Forum held at the Graduate Center last month.

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