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MEC Students Selected to 2017 Division III Student Immersion Program

Two Medgar Evers’ student-athletes -- Senior Sciancia Metelus and junior Charlyn Jordon, both of whom are graduating this spring -- have been selected to attend the Division III Student Immersion Program in Nashville (TN) this spring.  

President Crew in the New York Times

Dr. Crew and Medgar Evers College were featured in a recent New York Times article about Governor Andrew Cuomo’s free tuition plan for SUNY and CUNY two-year and four-year colleges. Some experts consider the plan  most helpful for working and middle-class families.  The New York Times article features Dr. Crew and other educators discussing how the plan would also give a boost to students and families who are struggling to make ends meet.

Governor Proposes Free Tuition

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a plan Tuesday morning to offer free tuition to eligible students at SUNY and CUNY two-year and four-year colleges.  Under his plan, which would cover most students at Medgar Evers College, independent students or their families are eligible if they earn $100,000 a year or less in fall, 2017, increasing to $110,000 or less in 2018 and reaching $125,000 or less in 2019.  

MEC Mounts Permanent Exhibit on Medgar Wiley Evers

The dramatic story of the country’s civil rights struggle, as told through the lens of the martyred leader Medgar Wiley Evers, is now on display at MEC through its first permanent exhibit of Evers’ life and legacy.

MEC Forges Links with Asia Trip

At MEC’s School of Business, “experiential learning” is not just a phrase but a road-tested educational approach. Most recently, for Business School Dean Jo-Ann Rolle and seven MEC students and MEC/LIU MBA program students, the road took them on a 10-day trip to Japan, China and Thailand.

The Role of MEC and other Predominantly Black Institutions

MEC President Rudolph F. Crew’s op-ed article on the role of the College and other predominantly black institutions in the era of President-elect Donald Trump and the Black Lives Matter movement was recently featured in the Amsterdam News, the country’s oldest black newspaper. Visit Amsterdam News to read article. 

Wall Street Comes to MEC

Quinton Douse, a sophomore Business Administration major, had just lost $8,000 but he was not too concerned.  Sitting at a desk in the new MEC Global Markets Finance Lab in the Carroll Street Building, his loss came from his simulated ”global markets” portfolio, which started out with a cool one million dollars.

President Crew Named on the Brooklyn Borough 50 List

MEC President Rudolph F. Crew has been named on the Brooklyn Borough 50 list compiled by City & State New York magazine.  The list, in the November 14, 2016 edition of the magazine, includes city officials and commissioners who have the most influence over the borough in politics and policy.  It states: “Dr. Rudolph Crew has spent his career trying to better the lives of poor and minority students, first as chancellor the New York City Board of Education in the ‘90s and now as president of Medgar Evers College.”  The magazine’s goal is to inform and entertain people who either work “in and around politics and government in New York or just love it.”

Freshman Wins CUNYAC Rookie of the Week Honors

Medgar Evers’ Joevanny Dambreville, a freshman from Brooklyn, N.Y. has been selected as Rookie of the Week for CUNY athletic conference. Dambreville got his collegiate debut off to a fast start by averaging a near double-double in his first three games while playing an average of 33 minutes per game. He averaged 10.3 points and 8.7 rebounds. In total Dambreville recorded 31 points, 26 rebounds (10 offensive), two assists, two steals and one block while shooting 12-27 (44%) for the week.

MEC Student Runs NY Marathon

William Joyette, a 23-year-old Math major at MEC, was among the 51,995 people who started and the 51,388 who finished the New York City Marathon on Sunday. He was the only MEC student who competed, said Rene Bostic, MEC’s director of Athletics and Intramurals.

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