• Alumna Alejandra Ceja Appointed as New Director of The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics
• Baruch College Announces Commencement Valedictorian and Salutatorian
• Four Men’s Tennis Team Players Named Conference All-Stars
• CUNYAC Baseball Championship: Bearcats Fall in Game Seven to Staten Island (1-0)
• NCAA Tennis: Stevens Tech 5, Baruch 0; Bearcats End Season With 13 Wins
- Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
• May 18: Platanos y Collard Greens
• May 19: Music Voyage to Romanticism: Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Faure, Sor and Bellini with Soprano Amaya Arbera
• May 21: The Omega Ensemble
• May 22: Repast Baroque Concert: Music of Christopher Simpson, Marin Marais and Matthew Locke
• May20: Making Connections that Count at The School of Public Affairs & Beyond!
• May 22: Social Impact Investing: New Strategies for Financing Nonprofit Ventures
Alumna Alejandra Ceja Appointed as New Director of The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics
Baruch College congratulates Alumna Alejandra Ceja on her appointment as the new Director of The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.
The announcement was made by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on May 9. The Initiative is tasked with expanding academic excellence and improving educational opportunities for Hispanics by making recommendations to President Obama and Secretary Duncan.
Ceja, a native of Huntington Park, Calif., has family roots that trace back to Michoacan, Mexico. She received her MPA in Public Administration at Baruch College and her BA in Political Science at Mount St. Mary’s College in California.
"Alejandra is a trusted advisor and leader in the Hispanic community," Duncan said in the announcement. "As director of this important initiative, Alejandra will continue her exceptional work of pursuing academic excellence and opportunities for Hispanics across the country." Read more.
Baruch College Announces Commencement Valedictorian and Salutatorian
Baruch College is proud to announce that students Fanta Conde and Linda Haviv are this year’s valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. They will join their fellow graduates during the commencement ceremony at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, on Monday May 30, 2013.
The commencement ceremony begins at 2:30 p.m. in Citi Field, located at 126th Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing. Baruch College President Mitchel B. Wallerstein will confer the degrees to the undergraduates and graduates. Award-winning journalist Gillian Tett is this year’s keynote speaker. Baruch College will award Ms. Tett the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters and retired U.S. Army General and Entrepreneur Wesley K. Clark the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, at the college’s annual commencement ceremony on May 30, 2013. Read more.
Four Men’s Tennis Team Players Named Conference All-Stars
The men’s tennis team had four players named conference all-stars in voting conducted by the league’s head coaches. Read more.
CUNYAC Baseball Championship: Bearcats Fall in Game Seven to Staten Island (1-0)
The baseball team lost 1-0 to Staten Island in Game Seven of the CUNYAC/MCU Baseball Championship Tournament played on Friday night at MCU Park in Coney Island. Read more.
NCAA Tennis: Stevens Tech 5, Baruch 0; Bearcats End Season With 13 Wins
The Stevens Institute of Technology men’s tennis team extended its win streak to seven matches with a 5-0 victory over Baruch College in the opening round of the 2013 NCAA Championship. Read more.
Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
Platanos y Collard Greens
Engleman Recital Hall, Saturday, May 18 @ 8 p.m.
Platanos Y Collard Greens is a sweetly enacted tale of secret lovers...two college students from different cultures...attracted at first sight…Until Mom finds out and has a heart attack! Read more.
Music Voyage to Romanticism: Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Faure, Sor and Bellini with Soprano Amaya Arbera
Engleman Recital Hall, Sunday, May 19 @ 3 p.m.
Amaya Arberas (Soprano) was born in Spain where she pursued studies at the Conservatorio Superior de Música and took voice classes with José Ramón Arteta. In NYC, she studied voice with Diana Soviero and Beth Roberts, and repertoire with Joan Dornemann. Her repertoire includes opera, zarzuela, oratorio, and concert arias. Read more.
The Omega Ensemble
Engleman Recital Hall, Tuesday, May 21 @ 7 p.m.
The Edward and Maya Manley Cocktail Party and Concert, performed by The Omega Ensemble featuring Vicki Powell (viola), Michelle Ross (violin), Andrew Janss (violin and cello), Doris Konig, (piano), and Beatrice Liang-Gilman (piano). Read more.
Repast Baroque Concert: Music of Christopher Simpson, Marin Marais and Matthew Locke
Engleman Recital Hall, Wednesday, May 22 @ 8 p.m.
Viola da Gamba virtuosa Sarah Cunningham, one of America’s most beloved and dynamic early music performers, will participate in the Repast Baroque Concert in celebration of the season including Christopher Simpson’s suite, ‘Spring’; works of Marin Marais and Matthew Locke; and free improvisation. Read more.
May 20, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m., Making Connections that Count at The School of Public Affairs & Beyond! Information & Technology Building (Library Building), Rackow Conference Room 750
A night of networking with School of Public Affairs current students and alumni. This will be a fantastic opportunity to gain career insights and expand your network. Read more.
May 22, 4:00-6:00p.m., Social Impact Investing: New Strategies for Financing Nonprofit Ventures, Information & Technology Building (Library Building), 7th Floor
Panel discussion on topics including: development of social venture philanthropy; early stage investing for new organizations; and investing for growth of organizations and programs. Moderated by Thomas S. Lyons, PhD, Lawrence N. Field Family Chair in Entrepreneurship, Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business. Read more.