Marymount Manhattan

News Archive

2014-2015

  • Image preview June 9, 2014
    On May 6, 2014, at its Annual Meeting, the Marymount Manhattan College Board of Trustees unanimously approved Hope Knight ‘85 as its newest chairperson, and John H. Hunt as its newest member. Ms. Knight is the second Alumnae in the College’s history to hold this position on the Board.

  • Image preview June 2, 2014
    Marymount Manhattan College students and alumni Omar Mack, Angelo McDonough, Drew Bloom, Sean Kovacs, Spencer Wilson, John Ammatuna, Katrina Colletti, Melissa Rose Hirsch, Mackenzie Perpich, Nicollette Shin, Fatima Cadet-Diaby and Jillian Sayegh performed in four numbers!

  • Image preview May 29, 2014
    Laverne Cox, MMC alum and Orange Is the New Black actress, is featured on the cover of TIME magazine, for its June 9, 2014 issue.

 

2013-2014

  • Image preview December 20, 2013
    Thanks to two close partnerships with MMC, students in the Business Division had the opportunity to practice and develop real-world marketing strategies and campaigns

  • Image preview December 17, 2013
    Alex Steffen is the thinking-person’s optimist. His inspiring, provocative talks about our future pack houses around the world. Whether explaining humanity’s best solutions (in Worldchanging), imagining the opportunities to be found in climate-neutral cities (in Carbon Zero), or sharing breakthrough insights into the powerful forces now driving worldwide change (in the forthcoming Planetary), Steffen, as the New York Times says, “lays out the blueprint for a successful century.”

 

2012-2013

  • December 21, 2012
    When we send off our students to study abroad in every corner of the world, we know they’ll come back as even better global citizens – but Marymount Manhattan College’s own Ashley Feith ’13 is out to prove it. Ashley’s video documenting her experience abroad at the American College in Thessaloniki, Greece, as a Niarchos Foundation Exchange Student, took top honors in the NAFSA Student Diplomat Video Contest, making Ashley NAFSA’s 2012 Student Diplomat.

  • Image preview December 20, 2012
    Ms. Bagdziunas is an IS minor and got the internship that lead to her attending the event through the IS department and MMC professor, Dr. Ghassan Shabaneh.

  • Image preview December 18, 2012
    Although college life is exciting and fun, adjusting to it often can be a challenging process. At Marymount Manhattan, Dean Michael Salmon goes above and beyond to ease that transition. As the Dean of Academic Advisement and Student Retention, he has created numerous innovative programs and opportunities geared toward helping first-year students adjust to college life. In recognition of his successful efforts, he is one of ten recipients nationwide of the 2012-2013 Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate award from The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition!

 

2011-2012

  • Image preview December 12, 2011
    New York, N.Y.—On December 6, 2011, President Judson R. Shaver, Ph.D., hosted Marymount Manhattan College’s most generous and steadfast donors at The Lotos Club in Manhattan for a celebratory dinner marking the College’s 75th anniversary. Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor of the City of New York, decreed December 6 as “Marymount Manhattan College Day” in a proclamation read by MMC’s Board of Trustees Chairman James E. Buckman. 

  • December 5, 2011
    New York, N.Y.— MJ Robinson, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication arts, was appointed to WNYC Radio’s Community Advisory Board (CAB) during its Board of Trustees meeting on December 1, 2011. Dr. Robinson begins her three-year term on the CAB in January 2012.

  • Image preview September 13, 2011
    New York, N.Y. – Ann Aguanno, Ph.D., associate professor of biology at Marymount Manhattan College, was named a 2011 recipient of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Biology Mentorship Award. The Biology Mentorship Awards recognize biologists who demonstrate superior mentorship of undergraduate students in research. 

 

2010-2011

  • December 17, 2010
    (New York, NY) – On December 8, 2010, members of the Marymount Manhattan College community celebrated the successful completion of This is the Day, the Campaign for Marymount Manhattan at the Lotos Club in New York City.

  • Image preview December 16, 2010
    (New York, NY) – On December 7, 2010, Marymount Manhattan’s Board of Trustees officially welcomed Judith L. Robinson as its newest member. Robinson, who graduated magna cum laude from the College in 1990 with a B.A. in history, was elected during the Board’s last meeting of the calendar year.

  • Image preview December 1, 2010
    (New York, NY) - On December 4, 1980,The New York Times carried a worrisome headline. Four American women had gone missing in El Salvador: Maryknoll Missionary Sisters Ita Ford ’61 and Maura Clarke, Ursuline Sister Dorothy Kazel and Jean Donovan, a lay volunteer working with the sisters. The next day, the paper announced all four women’s bodies had been found. They had been shot at close range and buried in a shallow grave in a field about ten miles from where they were last seen. 

 

2009-2010

  • Image preview December 30, 2009
    New York, N.Y.—On April 29, donors, alumni and friends enjoyed an evening of dining, dancing and live entertainment at the 2010 President’s Medal Gala, hosted by Marymount Manhattan College. The event, held at The Pierre in New York City, generated more than $400,000 to support scholarships and grants for MMC students. 

  • Image preview December 21, 2009
    New York, NY – Griffin United, MMC’s soccer team, won its third consecutive New York Coed Soccer League championship on Friday, December 11 at the Auxiliary Gymnasium at Baruch College. Griffin United beat Team FA by the score of 2-1 to win the title. 

  • Image preview December 18, 2009
    New York, NY— To prepare students for the real world, talented faculty members provide guidance and encouragement. Adjunct faculty members enrich the Marymount Manhattan (MMC) learning experience in all five academic divisions. 

 

2008-2009

  • Image preview December 17, 2008
    (New York, NY) December 12, 2008 was a celebration of the life of Theresa Lang ’97, HD ’08 at Marymount Manhattan College. Friends, family and members of the MMC Community gathered for a heart-warming memorial service in the Theresa Lang Theater. 

  • Image preview December 16, 2008
    (New York, NY) A group of 40 third grade students from Mosaic Preparatory Academy, elementary school located in East Harlem, visited Marymount Manhattan on December 8. Lisette Caesar is the principal of the public school, which opened in September 2008, and an alumna who graduated from Marymount Manhattan in 1995 with a degree in Liberal Arts and a minor in Teacher Education. The visit featured classroom visits, tours of the College, lunch and student performances. Each class of students at Mosaic, which is a college preparatory school, visits a higher education institution each year, to encourage awareness and interest in colleges and universities. 

  • December 12, 2008
    (New York, NY) Three Marymount Manhattan College graduates of the Bedford Hills College Program shared insights about the experience of women in prison seeking higher education at “Education Inside” on November 20 at the College. Nora Moran, Iris Bowen and Cheryl Wilkins discussed their involvement in reestablishing and maintaining a college program at Bedford Hills and about their experiences acquiring a degree while incarcerated. Now that they are on the outside, all three women are committing their academic pursuits and careers to social service. 

 

2007-2008

  • October 30, 2007
    (Baltimore, MD) Marymount Manhattan congratulates Jessica Stevens ’09, a Biology major, for earning first place honors at the 10th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences. Stevens presented her poster, entitled “The Role of CDK5 in Non-Neuronal Tissues” which describes her research of CDK5, a type of protein, under the guidance of associate professor of Biology Ann Aguanno in the Molecular Biology Laboratory at MMC. Stevens competed in the “Molecular Biology and Biochemistry” group with students from various colleges and universities throughout the northeast region.

  • October 25, 2007
    (New York, NY) In connection with an upcoming MMC production of The Grapes of Wrath, the Theatre Production Workshop is hosting an interdisciplinary dialogue series that will explore issues relating to the play. This is the second time the College is presenting this type of discussion series, as last year’s dialogues explored Richard Wright’s Native Son. The five-part series will involve MMC faculty and students and encourage discussion about the historical context of the play.

  • October 22, 2007
    (New York, NY) Marymount Manhattan College’s Teacher Education Department earned accreditation for all of its programs at a meeting of the Professional Standards and Practices Board for Teaching, a subcommittee of the New York State Board of Regents.