Student and Alumni News

Macaulay students are recognized for their contributions in a wide variety of fields.

Sana Batool ’18 (Lehman) has received one of the nation’s most prestigious academic honors, the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. She’ll head to Harvard Medical School this fall. MORE

Albert Connolly ’19 (City) received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant award to Colombia. He is also a Goldberg/Revson Scholar.  Bressni Neary (Hunter), Victoria Tsang (Baruch) and Jennifer Tam (Brooklyn) also earned Fulbright awards. READ

Recent graduates Marie Mazzeo, Hamza Sadhra, Alec Levine (all Hunter), Sana Batool (Lehman), Marienela Heredia (John Jay) and Brianna Naizir (City) have all been selected as CUNY Jonas E. Salk scholars. They will recieve funds to support their pursuit of degrees in medicine or biomedical research. MORE

Xin Xin Xing (Hunter), Joyce Yu (Baruch) and Sonya Wong ’22 (Lehman) have won Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships for study abroad.

Tala Azar (City) and Asimina Hamakiotes (Baruch) earned National Science Foundation Awards.

Frances Raybaud ’19 (Queens) was awarded a 12 month, paid Newman’s Own Foundation fellowship. (Macaulay student have won these fellowships for the past 3 years.)

Marienela Heredia ’19 (John Jay) was named PRISM’s 2019 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher.

Loretta Violante ’21 (City) is headed to Busan, Korea this summer on a Critical Language Scholarship from the U.S. government. Then, next fall, she’ll study printmaking and sculpture on a Therese Ralston Connor Award from City College Art Department in Seoul. MORE

Sabrina Rich (Hunter) is also a Critical Language Scholar.

Jonathan Penuela ’19 (John Jay) and Saif Zihiri ’19 (Baruch) were selected as Urban Fellows. Jonathan was also selected as a fellow for the Princeton in Latin America program.

Aaron Fernando ’22, Amanda Zhu ’22 (both John Jay), Hamida Chumpa ’21 (Baruch) and Nibras Ahmed ’21 (Hunter) were selected as Jeannette K. Watson Fellows. MORE

Annmarie Gajdos ’20 (Baruch) was recognized by the NYC Mayor’s Office for her demonstrated commitment to volunteer service.

Reaz Rahman ’20 (City) has earned a $7,500 scholarship for excellence from the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York. MORE

Nickolas Almodovar ’20 (John Jay) won an Edgar Hoover Foundation Scholarship.

Horace W. Goldsmith Scholarship Recipients

Alice Varghese ’21 (Brooklyn) Calvin Herman ’20 (Hunter) Carlos Perez-Valle ’21 (Lehman) Jalitza Gutierrez ’21 (Brooklyn) Janette Wu ’20 (Hunter) Jannatul Ahmed ’21 (Hunter) Janntaul Kawnine ’21 (Brooklyn) Jonathan Kastner ’21 (Queens) Joseph Portelli ’21 (City) Kasey-Anne Browne ’20 (College of Staten Island) Melagras Mirzakandova ’20 (Brooklyn) Olivia Asher ’21 (Lehman) Priyanka Algu ’20 (Brooklyn) Shana Ravvin ’20 (City) Tasmim Hoque ’21 (Lehman) Hufsa Tasnim ’21 (City) Tiffany Tichio ’20 (College of Staten Island) Tzippora Chwat ’21 (City)

Class of 2019 Valedictorians, Salutatorians & Speakers

Vickie Savvides, Baruch College valedictorian; Gerson Borrero, Hunter College salutatorian, Jasmine Olivera, Queens College speaker; Shavana Singh, College of Staten Island English department speaker. Hunter College salutatorians include Kyrillos Akhnoukh, Alexander Amir, Gerson Borrero, Olivia Brown, Yona Cholakova, Sean Crisp, Viviana Flores, Erica Fu, Stephanie Grier, Genie Gorbonoosov, Gabrielle Goubran, Xiao Dan Guo, Theoren Hyland, Truly Johnson, Wasie Karim, Yosef Kessler, Maria Mahin, Arif Mahmud, Claudia Mallea, Christopher Mallia, Christopher Mallia, Christina Marshall, Eli McClain, Demi Moore, Bressni Neary, Geraldine Perial, Tamir Pinhasov, Sabrina Rich, Daniella Seelenfreund, Jenny Shin, Jessica Sun, Jenna Tipaldo, Joelle Tiraldo, and Peter Yang.

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