Institutional Investor magazine announced the results of its first-ever All-America Student Analyst Competition, a contest that allowed undergraduate and graduate students in finance to test their mettle against like-minded participants to develop the best simulated stock portfolios.
Overall, 34 colleges and universities participated in this contest, totaling just under 700 students from the United States. Baruch College had the most students who finished in the Top 100 Overall Ranking, with 13 students.
The following Baruch students placed in the Top 100 Overall Ranking: Benjamin Chung (undergraduate), 3rd place; Ruming Huang (undergraduate), 4th place; Edwin Huang (undergraduate) 7th place; Michael Jimney (undergraduate), 9th place; Rigoberto Garcia (undergraduate) 22nd place; Ashfaq Khandaker (undergraduate) 27th place; Amir Mohsen Danesh Yazdi (undergraduate), 28th place; Pedro Orta (undergraduate) 37th place; Xiaodong Pan (undergraduate) 50th place; Rachid Afane (undergraduate) 65th place; Vivian Tsoi (undergraduate) 69th place; Manuel Cifuentes (undergraduate) 94th place; and Quan Lin (undergraduate) 95th place. Read more.
Gillian Tett and Wesley K. Clark to Receive Honorary Degrees at May 30th Commencement
Baruch College will host its 48th commencement exercises for the first time in Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, located at 126th Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing, on May 30, 2013. Baruch College President Mitchel B. Wallerstein will confer the degrees to the undergraduates and graduates at the ceremony that begins at 2:30 p.m.
Award-winning journalist Gillian Tett is this year’s keynote speaker. Baruch College will award Ms. Tett the degree of Doctor of Letters and retired U.S. Army General and Entrepreneur Wesley K. Clark the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, at the college’s annual commencement ceremony on May 30. Read more.
Baruch Faculty Receive Presidential Excellence Awards for Distinguished Scholarship
Jamal Jalilian-Marian (Department of Natural Sciences), Raquel Benbunan-Fich (Department of Statistics and Computer Information Systems), Curtis Izen (Department of Statistics and Computer Information Systems), William Millhiser (Department of Management)
The Office of John Brenkman, Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Presidential Excellence Awards for Distinguished Scholarship, Service, and Teaching:
Professor Jamal Jalilian-Marian, Department of Natural Sciences was presented with the Distinguished Scholarship Award. He has been at Baruch since Fall 2006. Professor Jalilian-Marian earned a BA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and PhD from the University of Minnesota, both in physics.
The Distinguished Service Award was presented to Professor Raquel Benbunan-Fich, of the Department of Statistics and Computer Information Systems. She has been teaching at Baruch since Fall 2001. Professor Benbunan-Fich has an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering cum laude from Universidad Simon Bolivar, Edo. Miranda, Venezuela; an MBA from the Institute of Higher Studies in Administration (IESA); Caracas, Venezuela; and a PhD in Management Information Systems from Rutgers University.
The Distinguished (Full-time) Teaching Award was presented to Professor William Millhiser, of the Department of Management, who has been teaching at Baruch since Fall 2006. Professor Millhiser has a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Lehigh University; an MST in Mathematics from the University of New Hampshire, Durham; and a PhD in Operations Research from Case Western Reserve University.
Adjunct Professor Curtis Izen, of Department of Statistics and Computer Information Systems, was presented with the Distinguished (Adjunct) Teaching Award. He has been teaching at Baruch for 18 years. Professor Izen has a BS in Computer Information Science from Brooklyn College and an MBA in Computer and Information Systems from Baruch College. Congratulations!!
Baruch Staff Members Presented With Excellence Awards
Linda Moore (Department of Management), Juan Castro (Buildings and Grounds), Tisha Alfred (Campus Facilities and Operations), Demetrius Pena (BCTC) and Evangelina Ocasio (Professional Programs Continuing and Professional Studies).
The awarding of the Baruch College Excellence Awards is a wonderful Baruch College tradition in which members of the College community have an opportunity to show appreciation for the dedication and hard work of full-time, non-faculty Baruch College employees. The selection committee received a number of nominations singing the praises of employees who go beyond the reasonable expectations of their job descriptions, exhibit excellent customer service skills and are extremely efficient and innovative.
The recipients of the Baruch College Excellence Awards were honored with a monetary award during a ceremony on April 30. The 2013 recipients are:
Tisha Alfred, Facilities Coordinator with Campus Facilities and Operations; Juan Castro, Custodial Assistant with Building and Grounds; Linda Moore, Office Manager with the Management Department; Evangelina Ocasio, Assistant Director, with the Professional Programs Continuing and Professional Studies; and Demetrius Pena, Help Desk Technician, with BCTC. Congratulations!!
Baruch Student and Recent Graduate Earn Jonas E. Salk Scholarships
Baruch College student Irina Mironova and recent graduate Christopher Lopez have been awarded the Jonas E. Salk Scholarship, in support of their studies in the natural sciences.
The Jonas E. Salk Scholarships were created by the Board of Estimate of the City of New York in 1955 to honor the City College graduate who developed the first anti-polio vaccine. They are awarded annually to eight graduates of the senior colleges of The City University of New York who have demonstrated sound character, outstanding scholarship and the promise of significant contribution to medical research. The scholarship winners receive a total of $8,000 ($2,000 per year for four-year medical schools) to help defray the expenses of study for the MD, PhD or DSc in Biomedical Sciences or DO degree. Read more.