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Manhattan College Alumni
April 21 at 9:21am ·
Nominations for the Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2017 are now open. The nomination deadline is Friday, May 12, with the selection meeting scheduled for May 31.
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Moran, Perkins to Receive Honorary Degrees at Commencement
Thomas J. Moran ’74, chairman of the board of Mutual of America Life Insurance Company, will receive an honorary degree in humane letters and address the class of 2017 at Manhattan College’s annual Undergraduate Commencement on Friday, May 19. Bettye H. Perkins, Ed.D., founder, president and chief executive officer of Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers, will receive an honorary degree in pedagogy and address graduates at Spring Commencement on Thursday, May 18.
Jaena Sigue ’18 Receives Newman Civic Fellowship
Jaena Sigue ’18, an environmental science major and an intern with the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition, is one of 273 students worldwide who are part of the 2017 class of Newman Civic Fellows.
Attend Graduate Open House on April 27
Manhattan College will host an Open House on Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. for prospective graduate students who want to learn more about our graduate degree programs.
Kenyan Ambassador Visits Government Seminar
The Republic of Kenya’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Macharia Kamau, visited campus on April 6 to discuss world affairs with College seniors studying conflict resolution.
Faculty Share Their Thoughts About the Online MBA Program
MBA program faculty speak about what sets Manhattan College’s MBA program apart, describe the ideal graduate student and discuss the online program’s outcomes and benefits.
Nicole Williams ’20 Tosses First No-Hitter in Program History
Williams became the first Jaspers’ softball pitcher to throw a no-hitter in a 6-0 victory over Saint Peter’s on April 12. The win was Manhattan’s 20th victory of the season, helping the Jaspers to rise to first place atop the MAAC standings.
College Mourns the Loss of Jerome Cashman ’53
Jerome P. Cashman ’53, Ph.D., who began teaching at Manhattan College in 1957 and held numerous administrative positions at the College, including serving 20 years as vice president for student services, died on April 9. He was 89.
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[JR: Link courtesy of Peter McHugh (MCstaff)]
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FROM McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
She will be missed by Alumni and Students alike! See announcement from the Provost, below.
A very talented and dedicated Dean. Please keep her in your prayers.
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From: William Clyde
Date: Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 12:26 PM
Subject: Business School Announcement
Dear Members of the Manhattan College Community,
I am writing to let you know that Dean Salwa Ammar has informed us that she plans to return to the faculty beginning next year.
It is hard to capture everything Dr. Ammar has contributed during her nearly seven years as dean. In her very first year she worked with the faculty to design and launch our fifth-year MBA which has since not only flourished, but led to development of our online MBA. Her entrepreneurial leadership has encouraged innovative, experiential, interdisciplinary courses and opportunities for students and faculty in the school of business and across the college. Examples include the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), in which students receive training and become certified so that they can prepare taxes returns for low-income neighbors, development of the Finance Lab offering state-of-the-art data resources including Bloomberg terminals, creation of a student-run Fair Trade business call “Fair Trade Fuel”, a curricular focus on business analytics and launching of the Business Analytics Competition (BAC@MC) now in its third year, and planning for this summer’s redesign of the second floor of DeLaSalle which will include an innovative collaborative classroom drawing on features observed at Morgan Stanley and Google. She has overseen the hiring of a very strong group of new faculty and fostered increased networking with the New York business community. Dean Ammar successfully led the school through its 2013 Continuous Improvement Review and visit for AACSB and has prepared the school well for the 2018 review and visit.
In short Dean Ammar leaves a tremendous legacy—and the school of business very much stronger in many ways. She has made a real difference—and will continue to upon return from a well-earned sabbatical next year.
We will begin the process of searching for her successor next fall, following the guidelines approved by the Senate for deans searches. In the meantime, Dr. Janet Rovenpor has agreed to continue to serve as Interim Dean through the 2017-18 year—meaning she is going to lead the school through its AACSB Continuous Improvement Review and visit in 2018. As mentioned in my earlier announcement, Dr. Rovenpor is Professor of Management in the School of Business and has served as Chair of the Management and Marketing Department. She has extensive experience working on the processes for both Middle States and AACSB International accreditation. We are very grateful to Dr. Rovenpor for her willingness to continue to serve in this role.
William Clyde, PhD
Provost and Executive Vice President
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Manhattan College · 1 hr ·
Today, along with our Lasallian brothers and sisters around the world, we celebrate the feast of the founder!
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Thomas J. Moran ’74 will address the undergraduate class of 2017 and Bettye H. Perkins, Ed.D., will be the keynote speaker at Spring Commencement.
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