Gulinoz Javodova, ’15 on Documenting and Living Life with Openness

June 28, 2023 | Alumni, Alumni Achievement

Specific. Measurable. Attainable. Relevant. Time-Bound. If you graduated from Guttman, you know a SMART goal when you see one. You couldn’t make it through the first week of Bridge without writing a few of your own. For example: Class of 2015’s Gulinoz Javodova ✔ Make a self-navigating, color-directed robot and demo it to other university […]

Sitting with Farah Reynoso, Guttman Class of 2019

May 30, 2023 | Alumni, Alumni Achievement

The only way to really catch up with fast-paced Farah Reynoso is by sitting down. As a full-time graduate student in Fordham’s School of Social Work who also serves as the MSW ’22-’23 Member-At-Large on the board of the National Association of Social Workers New York City Chapter, a Parent Coordinator and Social Work Intern at […]

On Track with Carl Headley, Guttman Class of 2015

May 1, 2023 | Advancement, Alumni

 An intrepid member of Guttman’s inaugural class, Carl Headley graduated with his associate degree in Information Technology in 2015. He went on to earn a bachelor’s in Computer Systems at CUNY’s City Tech. In 2017, Headley applied for a position with New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority and began his employment with the MTA in 2021.  […]

Maryam Rodriguez Guttman Class of ’18: Paying Attention to the Little Things

March 22, 2023 | Alumni, Alumni Achievement, Career Development

   “It’s a good day when everyone comes back from the walk with their shoes.” Remember that pearl of wisdom from this 27-year-old daycare teacher the next time you miss the train or forget to charge your phone. The youngest of her five siblings, Maryam Rodriguez claims she doesn’t remember much from the time when she […]

Samuel Rodas, Guttman Class of ’18: Laying Down Tracks in Music and Life

February 28, 2023 | Alumni, Alumni Achievement

Don’t worry, all you Latin music fans out there. You won’t miss the good stuff. Samuel Rodas has got you covered each week for New Music Fridays. Every Saturday after the hottest artists in the music industry drop their tunes, the 2018 Guttman alum and his friends choose two or three of the best songs […]

Rotterdam Scholars Visit Guttman to Collaborate on Youth Participatory Action Research

February 17, 2023 | Academics, Alumni

NEW YORK, N.Y. (February 16, 2023) – Scholars from the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (RUAS) visited Stella and Charles Guttman Community College on Monday, February 6, to discuss an oral history project. The scholars selected Guttman to acquire skills and greater cultural awareness by collaborating with marginalized, mostly migrant youth. By partnering with Guttman […]

“Relationships—It’s Where the Learning Begins,” Says Guttman Grad Michael Ortiz ‘20

January 26, 2023 | Alumni, Alumni Achievement, United Men of Color (UMOC)

When Mr. Ortiz sits down in front of his computer, his effusive personality fills the Zoom screen. The background is dark. He’s meeting me at 7 p.m., just coming home from work after a day that started, like every other weekday, at 4 or 5. That’s a.m. He leans toward the screen, his bright eyes […]

A CUNY Story About Soul-Searching, Calling, and True Love: Alumna Shaitasia Holley, ‘16

December 19, 2022 | Alumni, Alumni Achievement, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, Global Guttman, Publication, Student Achievement

Have you ever started a conversation with the familiar “What do you do?” and found, a few minutes in, that you’ve somehow been pulled toward the more profound question of “Who are you becoming?” Talk with Shaitasia “Shai” Holley, and that’s where she gently steers the first five minutes of your dialogue. It’s not surprising, […]

Justin Ng, Class of ’22: “You’ve Got a Science Brain”

November 23, 2022 | Alumni, Alumni Achievement

Increasing Her Voice: Maria-Isabelle Parada, Guttman Class of 2016

October 31, 2022 | Alumni, Alumni Achievement, In the Media, President's Office