We're proud of our alumni. We're impressed and inspired by their ambition and achievements. Please see below to learn more about the amazing accomplishments of some of our alumni.
- Lorenzo Brown, MPA, '00
- Jodi Brockington, MPA/NUF, '00
- Wendy M. Garay, MSEd (Higher Education Administration) '06
- Kanika Jefferies, MPA/NUF, '06
- Brendan Lyons, MSEd (Educational Leadership) '07
- Sarah Nadeau, MPA, '07
- Antoinette Wilcken, MPA, '07
Lorenzo Brown, MPA, '00
Lorenzo is the founder and Executive Director of Heavens Hands Community Services, Inc., a non-profit social service agency servicing individuals with developmental disabilities in New York City. In 2000, while attending Baruch College's School of Public Affairs, Lorenzo completed the incorporation of Heaven's Hands Community Services, Inc. And, as if he weren't busy enough, in 2006, Lorenzo Brown joined forces with a number of executive colleagues to develop the New York Association of Emerging and Multicultural Providers (NYAEMP). NYAEMP is the state's first association of providers dedicated to mentoring and providing technical support to new and emerging agencies serving individuals with developmental disabilities. Lorenzo currently serves as NYAEMP's President.
Jodi Brockington, MPA/NUF, '00
Jodi recently accepted a position as the Vice President of the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Management at Merrill Lynch. Her primary responsibilities are to devise and report metrics to measure the success of sales efforts, assist in the oversight and implementation of sales, and create marketing strategies. In addition, Jodi leads six philanthropic consultants geographically dispersed across the United States and manages all Request for Proposals (RFPs).
Wendy M. Garay, MSEd (Higher Education Administration) '06
Wendy accepted a position as Director of Study Abroad for the Madrid Campus at Suffolk University. Wendy is based out of Suffolk University's Boston Campus and will work as part of the Center for International Education under the direction of the Vice President of Enrollment and International Programs, and the Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. She travels domestically and internationally to recruit students for Suffolk Madrid's numerous study abroad programs. Wendy also works on developing new partnerships and designs faculty-led programs for Suffolk University and its affiliates.
Kanika Jefferies, MPA/NUF, '06
Kanika has been appointed a New York State Public Management Intern (PMI) in the Office of Mental Health. During this full-time paid internship, interns serve in an administrative position within a State agency and participate in rotational assignments, a mentoring program, and special training to complement their on-the-job learning, leading to a full time position in State government. These internships are highly competitive, and, according to the PMI program "attract talented individuals from graduate programs across the country, [and] represent a significant accomplishment."
Brendan Lyons, MSEd (Educational Leadership) '07
Brendan is currently employed as an Assistant Principal of Supervision for The East Bronx Academy, a 6-12 secondary school located adjacent to Crotona Park, in the Bronx. Brendan is responsible for direct supervision of the 6th and 7th grades. He is also Team Leader for the Inquiry Team and is responsible for analyzing student performance data in order to impact instruction.
Sarah Nadeau, MPA, '07
Sarah is the Deputy Director of the Council for Prejudice Reduction and an education researcher at the National Center for Schools and Communities. On September 21, 2007, Sarah co-hosted the 10th annual Student Observance of the International Day of Peace at the United Nations. On this Day of Peace, invited students were welcomed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, and heard remarks by United Nations Ambassadors of Peace, notably Jane Goodall, Michael Douglas, Elie Wiesel and Princess Haya of Jordan.
Along with her co-host, Kymberli Stewart, of Viacom Corp., Sarah moderated presentations and question-and-answer sessions between 800 students at the UN Headquarters and groups of students in Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Lebanon, via videoconference. Students shared stories and observations about how the conflicts in their countries affected their daily lives, hopes, and dreams. The Day of Peace observance was webcast live through the UN and is available for viewing at www.cyberschoolbus.un.org/peaceday/2007.
Antoinette Wilcken, MPA, '07
Antoinette accepted a position with the Department of Education as a Business Process Analyst. She is working on a team that includes four others to revamp in-house processes for the largest school system in the nation that has over 135,000 employees. Her job includes identifying and implementing processes compatible with new and current systems beginning with the Human Resources Department.