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CUNY SPS nursing alum Phara Souffrant Forrest makes Brooklyn's "Power 100" list

The 2024 Brooklyn Power 100

July 02, 2024

City & State New York

The website City & State New York named CUNY SPS alum Phara Souffrant Forrest (BS Nursing '20) on their list of the "2024 Brooklyn Power 100." Souffrant Forrest received a #30 ranking for her work in the New York State Assembly as a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. As a New York State Representative, Souffrant Forrest has focused on tenant rights and expanded access to health care, including championing efforts to eliminate copays for insulin. She also chairs the Assembly Task Force on New Americans and has worked on legislation to reform prison and jail policies. She was elected to office in 2020 and represents the 57th Assembly District in Brooklyn, which includes Prospect Heights, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and parts of Crown Heights and Bedford-Stuyvesant.
CUNY SPS PEWL stakeholder Terrance Stroud

Trailblazers in Higher Education

June 24, 2024

City & State New York

Terrance Blackman Stroud, deputy commissioner of the New York City Department of Social Services (DSS), was named to the latest list of "Trailblazers in Higher Education" by City & State. Stroud partners directly with CUNY SPS on two training programs for the School’s Office of Professional Education and Workplace Learning (PEWL).

"Elephants, the Grass, and a Teacher" by Egbe Chinyere: A Riveting Memoir of the Nigeria/Biafra War

June 12, 2024

Fox 40

The memoir "Elephants, the Grass, and a Teacher: Recollections and Reflections on the Nigeria/Biafra War" by Dr. Chinyere Emmanuel Egbe, a consortia faculty member in the School's online business programs, is featured in this Fox 40 article.
CUNY SPS Assistant Dean Ruru Rusmin presents on AI in Bronze award-winning CUNYTV broadcast

Bronze Winner: Education & Training Television — Generative AI in Higher Ed: The Future is Now

June 07, 2024

The Telly Awards

Ruru Rusmin, assistant dean of faculty development and instructional technology, who was featured in an episode of CUNY-TV's EdCast that won a bronze Telly Award. In the episode titled "Generative AI in Higher Ed: The Future is Now," moderator Dr. Linda Hirsch facilitates a conversation with Rusmin and Jack Kenigsberg from Hunter College. During the discussion, Rusmin thoroughly unpacks the benefits and challenges that AI presents to academia. The telecast was originally aired on Nov. 12, 2023, and can be viewed online
CUNY SPS Professor Dr. Joseph Foy at IRS training session for students

IRS Trains College Students to Fight Terrorism

June 06, 2024


CUNY SPS Online Business Programs Professor Dr. Joseph Foy organized and moderated a one-day training session focused on fighting terrorism through financial investigations. The event, held in May, was a partnership between the IRS Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI) and CUNY. Students from CUNY SPS, John Jay, and Brooklyn Colleges participated. Over 40 accounting and business students were sworn in as honorary Special Agents. Dr. Foy is quoted in this NY1 article describing the event.