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Kaylynn Lopez ('17), an alumna who graduated with a double major in Philosophy and Psychology, has created her own coffee business, which she has called Kudaimonia. "Alot of people ask why I named by company Kudaimonia. In Greek, eudaimonia means happiness, or "having a good indwelling spirit." I used the "K" from my first name, Kaylynn, to make it Kudaimonia. And also the company would be easy to find in an internet search that way." For the full story, see here.

Regiane Donadio ('19), who graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in ceramics and sculpture, won first prize in the fifth annual National Arts Club Will Barnet Student Show, and had her first solo show at the venerable National Arts Club in Manhattan in June 2019. At Honors Convocation, she was recognized for Outstanding Achievement as one of twelve students who maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average throughout the course of her degree. In the fall of 2019, she will be a graduate student at the New York Academy of Art. For the full story, see here.

Amna Azeem ('19), who graduated with a CUNY BA (CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies) in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. She will spend the academic year 2019-2020 teaching English to eighth-grade students in Ruse, Bulgaria. In 2020, she will enter the PhD program in Political Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Two other graduating seniors in Arts & Humanities were awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program Fellowships in 2019. Edith Carrasco (Latin American and Caribbean Studies) and Nolli Gaspar (Latin American and Latino Studies and Anthropology) will both teach English in Mexico in 2019-2020. In addition, two students, Ashley Lum (History) and Tatiana Pinheiro (Film and TV Studies), were awarded Gilman Scholarships for summer study abroad in 2019. Finally, five students in A&H –Diagna Camilo (Journalism and Media Studies), Ashley Lum (History), Amanda Mendez (History), Rehnooma Moma (English), and Corina Portes (History, French, and Political Science) – won the Chancellor’s Global Scholarship from CUNY to study abroad in 2019. For the full story, see here.

Lehman College and Bronx Community College launched a joint study abroad program at Wroxton College in the U.K. in June 2019. Joe McElligott, Lecturer in English, took a class of students studying English literature to Wroxton College, in Oxfordshire, England, where they joined a class of students studying English literature with Professor Kathleen Urda, from BCC. In addition to living in and having their classes at Wroxton College, an eighteenth century former abbey, the students went to a performance of a Shakespeare play at Stratford-Upon-Avon, visited numerous museums in London, including the Charles Dickens Museum, and toured Oxford University.

At least two recent A&H graduates will be starting law school in the fall of 2019. Lilian Barreto ('18), a double major in Philosophy and Political Science and a Lehman Scholar,will be starting at CUNY School of Law Xhulia Gjokaj ('17), a double major in Philosophy and Economics, will be starting at Pace Law School.



Shanice CrawfordShanice Crawford, a senior pursuing a double major in Philosophy and Political Science, has been named the winner of LegalZoom's first annual Emerging Entrepreneur Scholarship Grant, for $5000. For the full story, see here.







Lian KiznerLian Kizner '19, a double major in Dance and Psychology, is the first winner of a $1,000 grant to support an evening-length dance from the B. Wilson Producing Scholars grant organization, which was created by alumna Brittany Wilson '13.







Photo Whitney and Carole Pocket Watch Whitney Hudson '18 and Carole Martinez '17, both graduates with BS degrees in Computer Graphics and Imaging (CGI) from the Art department, have been hired by pocket.watch, a digital entertainment company based in Culver City, CA. They both worked as interms at the company before being hired.