Baruch College Students Attend National Conference on Nonprofit Management

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New York – March 8, 2007—Six Baruch College students participated in American Humanics’ 2007 Management Institute (AHMI), nonprofit management educational symposium in January in Washington, DC. The College was represented by academic advisor Barbara Wells, and student participants: Laura Betancur, Elizabeth Diaz, Cynthia Gonzalez, Ronald Allan Lucero, Christianna Morea, and Zbigniew Pecak.

American Humanics is a national alliance of over 75 colleges and universities and more than 50 nonprofit organizations that prepares and certifies college students for careers in youth and human service agencies. The annual Management Institute exposes junior and senior students to experiences they will encounter as youth and human service agency professionals.

More than 580 American Humanics students and faculty, and over 300 nonprofit and corporate leaders, participated in simulated case studies and a national collegiate dialogue, as well as attending workshops led by local and national experts in nonprofit management. Keynote speakers included David Eisner, CEO, the Corporation for National and Community Service; Diana Aviv, President and CEO, Independent Sector; and Ralph Smith, Executive Vice President, the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Professor Stan Altman, who initiated the relationship between Baruch and American Humanics and is also a former dean of Baruch's School of Public Affairs, noted, "The New York City metropolitan region is the home to over 10,000 nonprofit agencies with annual revenues that exceed $43 billion; the American Humanics program at Baruch may open new career opportunities in the nonprofit sector for students that share these organizations' common vision of service to humanity."

This educational symposium is considered the capstone professional development experience for students enrolled in the American Humanics nonprofit management program.  It is held annually and rotates to a different city each year.

Contacts: Lara Moon, Communications & Marketing, (646) 660-6093, or American Humanics, Richard Potter, (816) 561-6415 ext. 106.