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  • <div class="feature "> <div class="feature__media"> <picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/50/width/500/height/500/crop/1/src_region/0,0,800,779/30138_hope_knight.rev.1709129829.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/webp" media="(min-width: 501px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/50/width/800/height/800/crop/1/src_region/0,0,800,779/30138_hope_knight.rev.1709129829.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/50/width/500/height/500/crop/1/src_region/0,0,800,779/30138_hope_knight.rev.1709129829.jpg 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 501px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/50/width/800/height/800/crop/1/src_region/0,0,800,779/30138_hope_knight.rev.1709129829.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/50/width/800/height/800/crop/1/src_region/0,0,800,779/30138_hope_knight.rev.1709129829.jpg" alt="Hope Knight '85 " width="800" height="800" data-max-w="800" data-max-h="779" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div> <div class="feature__text"> <h2 class="h3"> <a href="/live/news/4779-new-york-state-economic-czar-hope-knight-85-reflects-on">New York State Economic Czar Hope Knight ’85 Reflects on Her MMC Experience</a> </h2> <hr class="feature__hr"/> <div class="feature__summary"> <p> When Hope Knight ’85 enrolled at MMC, she had no clear sense of how the business world operated or even what career paths it offered—and no contacts in the field who might’ve served as a guide. Still, in a bustling city like New York, “the business world seemed exciting, and I thought I could potentially be successful,” she said. So, she made Business Management her major and threw herself into classes and internships.</p> <p> Today, some 40 years later, few names are more closely associated with doing business in New York state than hers. Knight is the president, CEO, and commissioner of <a href="https://esd.ny.gov/">Empire State Development,</a> New York’s economic development arm that facilitates business growth and job creation. Her moves are closely watched as a barometer for the state’s economic health. Indeed, for the past three years, when the political media outlet <em>City & State</em> has released <a href="https://www.cityandstateny.com/power-lists/2023/12/2023-economic-development-power-100/392716/">its annual list</a> of local leaders helping New York’s economy rebound after the pandemic, it has included her not just on the roster but at the very top of it.</p> </div> </div> </div>
  • <div class="feature "> <div class="feature__media"> <picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/50/width/500/height/500/crop/1/src_region/0,3,941,944/28880_Rome_L.rev.1679946724.JPG 1x"/> <source type="image/webp" media="(min-width: 501px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/50/width/800/height/800/crop/1/src_region/0,3,941,944/28880_Rome_L.rev.1679946724.JPG 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/50/width/500/height/500/crop/1/src_region/0,3,941,944/28880_Rome_L.rev.1679946724.JPG 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 501px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/50/width/800/height/800/crop/1/src_region/0,3,941,944/28880_Rome_L.rev.1679946724.JPG 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/50/width/800/height/800/crop/1/src_region/0,3,941,944/28880_Rome_L.rev.1679946724.JPG" alt="Rome Leykin '09 at the New York City Marathon in November." width="800" height="800" data-max-w="941" data-max-h="941" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div> <div class="feature__text"> <h2 class="h3"> <a href="/live/news/4660-mmc-alum-uses-comeback-from-life-altering-accident">MMC Alum Uses Comeback from Life-Altering Accident to Inspire Others</a> </h2> <hr class="feature__hr"/> <div class="feature__summary"> <p> Five years ago, Roman “Rome” Leykin ’09 was headed to work as a web developer when his world changed in an instant: While waiting on a subway platform in Brooklyn, he suffered an epileptic seizure that sent him into the path of an oncoming train. Leykin, 36, lost both legs in the accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. However, in the years of recovery that followed, he not only resumed his life but found new purpose, emerging as a competitive para-athlete determined to inspire others.</p> </div> </div> </div>
  • <div class="feature "> <div class="feature__media"> <picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/4/width/500/height/500/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2133,3200/27960_Abby_July_2022.rev.1662538265.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/500/height/500/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2133,3200/27960_Abby_July_2022.rev.1662538265.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/500/height/500/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2133,3200/27960_Abby_July_2022.rev.1662538265.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/webp" media="(min-width: 501px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/4/width/800/height/800/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2133,3200/27960_Abby_July_2022.rev.1662538265.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/800/height/800/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2133,3200/27960_Abby_July_2022.rev.1662538265.webp 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/4/width/500/height/500/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2133,3200/27960_Abby_July_2022.rev.1662538265.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/500/height/500/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2133,3200/27960_Abby_July_2022.rev.1662538265.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/500/height/500/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2133,3200/27960_Abby_July_2022.rev.1662538265.jpg 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 501px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/4/width/800/height/800/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2133,3200/27960_Abby_July_2022.rev.1662538265.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/800/height/800/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2133,3200/27960_Abby_July_2022.rev.1662538265.jpg 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/800/height/800/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2133,3200/27960_Abby_July_2022.rev.1662538265.jpg" alt="Abby Fiorella '83" width="800" height="800" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/800/height/800/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2133,3200/27960_Abby_July_2022.rev.1662538265.jpg 2x" data-max-w="2133" data-max-h="3200" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div> <div class="feature__text"> <h2 class="h3"> <a href="/live/news/4495-paying-it-forward-board-chair-abby-fiorella-83">Paying It Forward: Board Chair Abby Fiorella ’83 Shares How MMC Has Shaped Her Life</a> </h2> <hr class="feature__hr"/> <div class="feature__summary"> <p> For Abby Fiorella ’83, the memories of Marymount Manhattan College are long-lasting, and the friendships lifelong.</p> <p> She still remembers the first time she saw the black-and-white marble entryway in Carson Hall and her nerve-wracking audition for the theatre program. To this day, her closest friends are former classmates and others from the MMC community.</p> <p> And as an executive at a Fortune 50 company, Fiorella finds a way to carve out time to oversee the College. A member of the Board of Trustees since 2015, she was recently <a href="https://www.mmm.edu/live/news/4475-mmcs-board-of-trustees-elects-six-new-members-new">elected Chair</a> of the Board, the College’s highest office.</p> <p> So when she tells new graduates, as she did at commencement in May,  “wherever your life’s journey takes you, always remember that Marymount Manhattan College is your home forever,” it’s not just advice but also the motto she’s lived by.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Several of the 2024 honorees gathered for a photo

Photo Gallery: Charter Day 2024

We always look forward to MMC’s annual Charter Day event, which celebrates faculty and staff milestone anniversaries. This year, we lauded 23 individuals who collectively have given almost 500 years of service to the College! Watch scenes from the event, read moving (and hilarious) reflections from a few of the honorees about their time at the College, and check out the images below. 

   Eunyoung Rhee-Murphy

International Students Have an Advocate in Eunyoung Rhee-Murphy

International students have a new advocate—and expert guide—at MMC: Eunyoung Rhee-Murphy, who came on board this semester as the College’s assistant director of international student services. She’ll be a key resource for international students from the moment they apply, helping them get their Form I-20, which proves that an international student has been admitted to a full-time program of study, obtain the all-important F-1 student visa, and navigate life in the U.S.

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Alexandra Maxwell '25

MMC Student Gains International Acclaim with Short Film

Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Professor of Communication and Media Arts Katie LeBesco, Ph.D.

How MMC Became Home: Faculty, Staff Reflect on Milestone Anniversaries for Charter Day

Dance Alum Ailina Fisk ’13 is New York City Ballet’s Archivist