Two Baruch College Undergraduates Receive American Humanics’ Academic Awards for 2007-08

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New York, NY - May 23, 2007—Two Baruch College undergraduates were recognized for their academic achievement by a nationally renowned organization that provides training to future nonprofit professionals.  Each winner will each receive a $1,000 award for her winning application to the American Humanics Academic Awards program for the 2007-08 academic year. A third Baruch student received an honorable mention as well.

The two winners and the honorable mention respectively, are:

  • Eila Voloshen – A sophomore majoring in Public Affairs
  • Sabine Gbetoho – A junior majoring in Public Affairs
  • Rosa Cruz – A junior majoring in Public Affairs

The Baruch student winners were among 20 nationally.  All of the winners have  a 3.0 or higher GPA and wrote an essay on why they should receive this award.

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.

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, “Our students have done it again! This is another example of how well they measure up to their peers at other colleges and universities.”

Baruch students are no strangers to accolades from American Humanics; earlier this month, three Baruch undergraduates were awarded grants of $4,500 by the organization’s newly created Next Generation Nonprofit Leaders Program to support their field experience through internships in a nonprofit organization. In January, six Baruch College students participated in AH’s 2007 Management Institute, a nonprofit management educational symposium held in Washington, DC that is considered to be the capstone professional development experience for students enrolled in the American Humanics nonprofit management program.

Contact: Prof. Stan Altman, School of Public Affairs, (646) 660-6792, or Lara Moon, Communications & Marketing, (646) 660-6093.