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Baruch Greets New Manhattan Borough President at Weekend Conference

35th Annual NYS Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators conference
From Left: Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito (MPA '95), President Kathleen Waldron, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Council Member Inez Dickens, Senator Eric Schneiderman, Assemblyman Darryl Towns, Deputy Borough President Rosemonde Pierre-Louis, Vice President for Student Development Ben Corpus.

Baruch College students and staff were a significant presence at the 35th annual New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators conference in Albany, February 17–19.

On Saturday afternoon, a Baruch delegation of 19 students and staff members participated in a CUNY legislative luncheon celebrating the Assembly’s Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Caucus’s Internship Program. On Saturday evening, Baruch and Assemblyman Darryl Towns, first vice chairman of the Caucus, hosted a splendid reception at the Albany Crowne Plaza honoring Scott Stringer.

Newly elected Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, who served in the Assembly for almost six terms as the representative of the Upper West Side, is a strong supporter of higher education and a CUNY graduate. He was greeted by President Kathleen Waldron, Vice President Ben Corpus, and a dozen or so Baruch students.

Also dropping by to honor Stringer and visit with the Baruchians were James Gary Pretlow, chairman of the Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators and a Baruch alumnus (BBA ’72); NY State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer; New York City Public Advocate Betsey Gotbaum; State Senate Minority Leader David Paterson; and other members of the City and State legislatures.

The Baruch delegation also represented the College at the conference’s Annual Scholarship Dinner.


Zane Berzins

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