EVEN MORE CUNY BA Alumni and Students Achievements

Norhan Basuni (Conflict Resolution/International Crime, Justice and Development) and Alex Schindler (International Relations/Middle East Studies) were featured in the latest issue of “CUNY Matters”, CUNY’s quarterly magazine, about their experiences witnessing the Revolution in Egypt while studying abroad there this winter.

Simeon Coker (Advertising Copywriting) won a merit award from the One Club for his “Integrated Branding City Harvest” campaign.  He also won the One Club Creative Bootcamp in January for his Pepto Bismol brief. The One Club is the advertising industry’s organization for recognizing excellence in advertising, marketing and media.

Syreeta Gates (Urban Youth Culture and Social Transformation) was recently featured in Glamour Magazine’s “Top 20 Young Women Under 25” for her work with The SWT Life [“Service We Trust,” a social venture using social media for social change, for millenials, teens, and twentysomethings]; she was also featured in The Daily News under their “Great People” section in January.

Charlesworth Mabkeba  (Global Public Health Policy/International Relations) will present his senior thesis, “The Impact of Sanctions: Zimbabwe’s Humanitarian Crisis” at  the Third Annual Macaulay Research Symposium which will be held on Friday, May 6, 1-4:15pm at Macaulay Honors College, 35 West 67th Street, New York, NY.

Rachel McCroy (Contemporary Global Issues/Social Work and Vulnerable Populations) has been accepted to the NYU Silver School of Social Work.

Sherma Soodeen (Bio-Psycho Social Development) has been accepted to City Tech’s Emerging Scholars Program, and as a result was one of three City Tech students invited to attend the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) in Philadelphia, PA.  She is researching recombinant DNA technology to perform a gene knockout of an unconventional myosin in the ciliate protest Tetrahymena thermophila, helping to further understand the role of these enzymatic motor proteins in cellular processes.

Mary-Caitlyn Valentinsson (Language, Culture and Society) has chartered the Hunter College Linguistics Club, and has presented at or will present at the following:

“The linguistic construction of Lady Gaga”.  Paper to be presented at 4th International Language in the Media Conference, Limerick, Ireland.

”Guido Style at the Jersey Shore”.  Paper to be co-presented at 4th International Language in the Media Conference, Limerick, Ireland.

“The construction of Lady Gaga: Interviews vs Tweets”.  Poster to be presented at Georgetown University Roundtable on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) 2011.

“’The tits are coming out tonight’: Indexing Gender on the Jersey Shore.”  Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) 39. University of San Antonio: San Antonio, TX.

“‘Anyone know what that means?’: Meta-­‐Pragmatic Discourse and the Use of Stereotyped and Stigmatized Language in the Jersey Shore”. Paper co-presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) 39. University of San Antonio: San Antonio, TX

Dulce Wechsler B.A. 2008 (Latin American Literature) has been accepted to Rutgers University for an MA/Ph.D. program in Spanish, with a concentration in Latin American Literature, with a five year TA-ship, along with tuition remission and health benefits. The stipend for TAship amounts to $23,000 and it will increase yearly.