2020 ePortfolio Showcase Winners Announced

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The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) is proud to announce the winners of the 2020 ePortfolio Showcase, an annual School-wide exhibit of outstanding personalized student websites that document their work and academic journey as an online learning student. 

An ePortfolio is an authentic representation of who our students are and what they have accomplished. When done well, ePortfolios are a High-Impact Educational Practice promoting deep learning, as described by the Association of American Colleges & Universities.

We are thrilled to present these ePortfolios, which are now available to view on the Showcase Site

Here are our 2020 ePortfolio winners:

  • Khulood AlHaddad, MA in Disability Studies
  • Leonard Blades, MS in Disability Services in Higher Education
  • Darline Bertil, MS in Disability Services in Higher Education
  • Grace Cerrone, MA in Disability Studies
  • Tina Gibbs, BA in Disability Studies
  • Rickardo Henry, BS in Information Systems
  • Rachel Kane, MA in Disability Studies
  • Elizabeth Okrzesik, MA in Disability Studies
  • Elizabeth Rich, MA in Disability Studies
  • Erin Trendler, MS in Disability Services in Higher Education

Winning projects were selected based on the quality and reflectiveness of the student’s writing, the effectiveness and accessibility of their website design and navigation, and the relevance of the artifacts and work samples featured in their ePortfolio.  

Winners received a $100 cash prize and a digital badge, and are featured on the CUNY SPS ePortfolio Student Showcase website and re-posted via Digication's social media feeds.

Special thanks to the judging panel: Emily Brooks, lecturer of disability studies; Michelle Gastulo, instructional design specialist; Karen Gonzalez, ePortfolio program assistant; Sharon Jorrin, media accessibility and technology assistant; Matthew Lewis, instructional design and multimedia manager; and Antonia Levy, associate director of faculty development and instructional technology and sociology instructor.

Please take a moment to visit these compelling ePortfolios, which highlight what CUNY SPS students are learning and accomplishing in their programs. 


About the CUNY School of Professional Studies

For over 15 years, the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) has been leading online education in New York. Offering the most online Bachelor’s and Master’s degree options at the City University of New York, CUNY SPS meets the needs of adults who are looking to finish a bachelor’s degree, progress from an associate’s degree, earn a master’s degree or certificate in a specialized field, and advance in the workplace or change careers.

The School’s growth has been remarkable, with twenty-three degrees launched since 2006. Enrollment has risen by more than 30% in the last four years to over 3,700 students in the credit-bearing programs and thousands more who are enrolled in non-degree and grant-funded workplace learning programs. In addition, the School has an active Alumni network and has established the CUNY SPS Foundation, which offers multiple scholarship opportunities to current students.

CUNY SPS has been ranked in the nation’s top 5% by U.S. News & World Report for the past six years, most recently in its list of the 2020 Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs, making CUNY SPS the highest nationally listed program in New York State and New York City.

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