MMC Celebrates Incoming Class at 2019 New Student Convocation
September 13, 2019Marymount Manhattan College officially welcomed the Class of 2023 and new transfer students to the campus community in August at New Student Convocation, a joyful event attended by hundreds of students, as well as faculty, staff, and trustees.
Annabelle Royer ’13 Selected by U.S. Department of State for Prestigious English Language Teaching Fellowship
September 4, 2019English and World Literatures and Education graduate Annabelle Royer ’13 has been selected by the U.S. Department of State for a 10-month fellowship project training teachers and teaching English in Montenegro at The University of Montenegro. Royer is one of only 200 U.S. citizens selected for the 2019-2020 English Language Fellow Program.
MMC Art and Art History Programs Spur Outstanding Alumni Success
September 3, 2019
Marymount Manhattan College’s Department of Art & Art History prepares students with a stellar education grounded in the liberal arts, and graduates go on to an array of impressive careers as artists and in art-related fields. This summer proved to be an especially fruitful one for the department’s graduates, with six alumni attaining milestone achievements in their careers.
“The Art and Art History faculty are delighted and proud of the extraordinary accomplishments of this recent group of alumni,” says Beth Shipley, MFA, Associate Professor of Art and Chair of the Art and Art History Department. “The diversity of their pursuits—crossing disciplines and spanning the globe—speaks to their ability to transform a core body of knowledge into far reaching innovations and significant contributions in the fields of contemporary art and arts administration.”
Read their stories below:
MMC One of the ‘Elite’ Musical Theatre Institutions Revolutionizing the Application Process
August 30, 2019A new Broadway World feature announces the creation of the Musical Theatre Common Pre-Screen, a universal collection of pre-screen requirements for students applying to college and university Musical Theatre programs. Marymount Manhattan has signed on to participate, helping streamline the application process for students.
MMC Welcome Week Kicks Off for the Class of 2023!
August 26, 2019Sponsored by the Office of Student Development and Activities (SDA), Marymount Manhattan College’s annual Welcome Week and Orientation brings new and transfer students to campus for fun activities and informational workshops before the official start to the semester.
MMC Introduces New ‘First Generation’ Initiative and Mentor Program
August 15, 2019The First Generation program at Marymount Manhattan College is a campus-wide initiative aimed at supporting students who are first in their families to attend college or university.
MMC Officially Welcomes 50th “Jubilee” Class into the Higher Education Opportunity Program
August 12, 2019On August 8, 2019, students in the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) at Marymount Manhattan College were officially welcomed as members of MMC’s “Jubilee Class,” in celebration of 50 years of the College’s HEOP program, founded in 1969.
Math Professor Presents at the International Conference on Meson-Nucleon Physics
August 10, 2019
Dr. Lia Leon Margolin, Associate Professor of Mathematics, presented a talk, “Constructing Wave Functions for Few-Body Systems in a Hyperspherical Basis Using Parentage Scheme of Symmetrization,” at the 15th International Conference on Meson-Nucleon Physics and the Structure of the Nucleon (MENU-2019) , held at Cohon University Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
MMC Welcomes New Trustees
August 7, 2019Marymount Manhattan College is pleased to announce the election of two new members to the Board of Trustees, which oversees the mission, fiscal integrity, and educational quality of the College. Marymount Manhattan is proud to welcome these new trustees, both of whom are alumnae of the College.
Dr. Kathleen LeBesco Talks Food at University of Melbourne
July 29, 2019MMC’s Associate Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Dr. Kathleen LeBesco, will present “Nostalgia, Privilege, and Resistance: Hipster Food in Digital Culture,” at the University of Melbourne, Australia on August 13.
Associate Choreographer Mia DeWeese ’13 Celebrates Opening of ‘Moulin Rouge’ on Broadway
July 29, 2019Congratulations to MMC alumna Mia DeWeese ’13 and the entire cast and crew of Moulin Rouge! The Musical on Broadway, which opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on Thursday, July 25.
Senior Malachi Rosen ’20 Performs in ‘The 39 Steps’ at Gloucester Stage
July 18, 2019BFA Acting senior Malachi Rosen performs sound as a Foley artist in the summer 2019 production of The 39 Steps at Gloucester Stage in Massachusetts.
Theatre Faculty Premieres New Play at Contemporary American Theater Festival
July 15, 2019Antonio Edwards Suarez, MFA, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts, premiered his new one-man show, Antonio’s Song/I Was Dreaming of aSon, on July 5 at the Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University in West Virginia.
James Cusati-Moyer ’11 Headed to Broadway in “Slave Play”
July 11, 2019
“After a buzzed-about Off Broadway run, Jeremy O. Harris’s provocative exploration of race relations and sexuality will open at the Golden Theater.”
Alumna Ellie Ga ’98 to Perform “The Fortunetellers” at Whitney Biennial
July 10, 2019Former Studio Art major Ellie Ga ’98 will perform her narrative-based piece as part of the 2019 Whitney Biennial on Monday, July 22 at 7:00 pm.
Senior Asma Rathod ’20 Awarded Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad in Greece
July 9, 2019Many congratulations to Asma Rathod ’20, a Communication Arts major and Psychology minor, who will spend the fall 2019 semester at the American College of Thessaloniki, located in Greece’s second-largest city.
Michael Lewis Mejia ’10 Cast in “In the Heights” and Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” Remake
July 9, 2019Congratulations to Class of 2010’s Michael Lewis Mejia (BA Theatre, Musical Theatre minor) who has been cast in two highly-anticipated movie musicals, both set to be released in 2020: In the Heights and West Side Story.
Summer “Ethics in Creativity” Students Enter the ‘Shark Tank’
June 19, 2019As a final project in summer session course AIP 339: Ethics in Creativity, taught by Nava Silton, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, students pitched their final capstone “tools” to a panel of ‘sharks,’ inspired by the popular ABC television show Shark Tank .
Sophomore Alan McKenzie ’22 Accepted to Naylor Workshop in Undergraduate Writing Studies
June 17, 2019The Cinema, Television, and Emerging Media major’s research, started while enrolled in Writing 102 with Diana Epelbaum, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Academic Writing, analyzes the use of Hip-Hop music as an effective teaching pedagogy.
CSD Professor and Two Graduating Seniors Publish Research
June 17, 2019Susan Behrens, Ph.D., Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), along with two CSD students Ailyn Gomez ’19 and Jessica Krimgold ’19 (who just graduated in May), will be published in the peer-reviewed journal Research and Teaching in Developmental Education.
MMC Receives $800k Mellon Foundation Grant to Fund College’s Prison Education Programming
June 13, 2019
Marymount Manhattan College is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of an $800,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Over three years, the grant will assist in expanding and promoting MMC’s BRIDGE model of college- and university-based prison education programs.
MMC Celebrates First Commencement at Taconic Correctional Facility
June 10, 2019On Monday, June 10, Marymount Manhattan held its first commencement ceremony at the Taconic Correctional Facility, recognizing women graduating from the newly established Taconic College Program (TCP).
Aaron Glick ’06 Wins a Tony Award
June 10, 2019A huge congratulations to alumnus Aaron Glick ’06 for his 2019 Tony win as a producer on The Boys in the Band, which received Best Revival of a Play.
Lesly Castillo ’21 Is Awarded Pre-Medical Atlantis Fellowship
June 9, 2019Biology major Lesly Castillo will intern at the Hospital Santa Barbara in Puertollano, Spain, in January 2020.
MMC Student Artwork Impacts Family Immigration Case
May 30, 2019Can a single art project speed up an immigration visa process? Missing Moments, a stunning series by Art major Itzamary Dominguez ’19, just may have. A short documentary by Gabriel Richardson ’21, Dance major with Dance and Media concentration, showcases the inspiring story of a small collection of colored pencil drawings.
Renowned Somatic Movement Educator Martha Eddy Joins MMC Faculty
May 24, 2019
Renowned somatic movement educator Martha Eddy joins Marymount Manhattan College as Visiting Artist-in-Residence and Fellow on Social Justice and Movement in MMC’s Ferraro Institute for Breakthrough Civic Leadership
MMC Celebrates 2019 Commencement Exercises
May 20, 2019On Friday, May 17, 2019, Marymount Manhattan College graduated nearly 400 Bachelor degree recipients at its 70th Commencement Exercises, held this year at Lincoln Center’s iconic David Geffen Hall.
MMC Celebrates Alumni Reunion Weekend 2019
May 20, 2019MMC’s 2019 Alumni Reunion Weekend was held on Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18. More than six decades of alumni, ranging from the class of 1959 through our most recent grads in the class of 2019, came home to 71st Street to join in the festivities.
Celebrating MMC’s 2019 HEOP Graduates
May 16, 2019Academic success, leadership awards, and more! The entire Marymount Manhattan community congratulates the 17 seniors in the College’s Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) who graduate this year.
Graphic Design Capstone Students Showcase Professional Portfolios
May 14, 2019Students in Art 480: Professional Portfolio with Associate Professor of Art James Holl gathered in the Commons West on Monday, May 13 to present their work to the MMC community.