2023 Ceremony Featured Keynote Speaker Andrea Shapiro Davis of the New York City’s Mayor’s Office New York, N.Y. (June 22, 2023) – On Wednesday, June 21, Stella and Charles Guttman Community College (“Guttman”) President Larry Johnson presided over the College’s 10th annual Commencement ceremony, which took place across the street from the College in Bryant Park […]
NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 30, 2023) – Students from five courses across Guttman Community College presented at the Global Scholars Achieving Career Success (GSACS) conference to nearly 500 attendees on Monday, May 15, 2023. Guttman professors Jihyun Kim, Nicole Kras, Jinzhong Niu, Karen Williams, and Luis Zambrano led courses in partnership with students from the […]
Guttman College Partners with H. Lavity Stoutt Community College to Promote Collaborative Academic Opportunities
New York, N.Y., and Tortola, B.V.I. (December 9, 2022) – Stella and Charles Guttman Community College of the City University of New York is excited to announce that it will be partnering with H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) in the British Virgin Islands to promote collaborative academic opportunities between these innovative institutions. The […]
Stella and Charles Guttman Community College are strengthening the financial planning and literacy skills of its students! The Grow Your Money Workshop Series is a year-long series that introduces the student body to financial knowledge through leveraging real-world applications. The workshop series is facilitated by Uriah Brown, Student Success Advocate, and overseen by Dr. […]
June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, and Guttman Community College is excited to honor and celebrate our amazing LGBTQIA+ community! The first Pride march was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years, its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to illness, violence and neglect. The college invites students, faculty, and staff to attend some of the many events happening across New York City, including Pride celebrations and marches. Indeed, CUNY will be marching in some of the parades, and Guttman hopes that many of you will join us!
At Guttman College, Courtney Stevenson, who is the Director of Student Counseling and Wellness Services, and Douglas Medina, who is an Instructor of Political and Social Sciences, are behind enriching and innovative mental health services. The work that Director Stevenson and Professor Medina are undertaking at the college to promote positive mental health is especially crucial in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Nationally, we know the pandemic has caused an increase in mental health issues, and we have seen this to be true at Guttman and at CUNY as a whole. The pandemic caused high levels of stress, anxiety, and social isolation,” says Director Stevenson. “In addition to the general stresses associated with the pandemic, students are experiencing more academic stress as a result of the change in modality from in-person to online. They are under greater financial stress and also tend to suffer from poor sleep, which has a profound effect on mental health. I am now seeing higher levels of social anxiety since we have begun to transition back to in-person learning.”
Student Government Association and United Men of Color Pay Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. with a Memorial Event
Guttman Community College is celebrating MLK, Jr. Day with an event honoring the civil rights icon. The MLK Tribute and Memorial event is organized by Guttman’s Student Government Association and United Men of Color. The community is invited to join the event on Monday, January 17th at 1 pm online at bit.ly/GCCMLK2022.
On November 6, President Johnson and students from the United Men of Color (UMOC) and Women of G.R.I.T groups had a chance to attend Thoughts of a Colored Man on Broadway. The critically acclaimed play reveals the experiences, hopes, and dreams of seven men. The script takes place in Brooklyn. During a group discussion after the event, the attendees shared their thoughts and impressions about the theatrical experience.
To celebrate LGBTQ+ History, Guttman Community College will feature an array of events throughout the month of October. Located in the heart of New York City – the birthplace of the LGBTQ+ Rights Movement and home to a vibrant LGBTQ+ community – the College is proud to honor the history and the future of our LGBTQ+ family.
On September 15th, Guttman Community College joined the nation in celebrating the kick-off of Latinx Heritage Month (LHM). Often referred to as Hispanic Heritage Month, at Guttman the use of the term Latinx heritage is meant to embrace inclusion, bypass the erasure of the salient, intersectional identities of the Latinx community, and ignite conversation and evolution of thought regarding identity and inclusivity. To mark the month-long festivities, Guttman features a wide array of events.