Alumni Profiles

We believe in a simple, but powerful idea: education is the best investment, particularly when programs prepare students for emerging career opportunities.  Here's what some of our alumni have to say about their time at CUNY SPS.

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Edwin Franco

BS in Business, Class of 2011

“Earning the BS in Business helped solidify my 10-plus years of work experience and helped me move into a management role within a year of graduating.”
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Cynthia Robinson Civil

Advanced Certificate in Immigration Law, Class of 2014

“Returning to school and completing my education has opened doors for me and has given me the ability to help my family and make a better life for the next generation.”
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Steven Dupré

BA in Communication and Media, Class of 2014

“As a working professional, finding a degree program that was malleable to an ever-shifting and demanding work schedule was the single most important criteria for me choosing CUNY SPS.”
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Pam Galpern

MA in Labor Studies, Class of 2014

"The Murphy Institute is a valuable resource for local unions and members. It is a place to gain confidence, to further your education, and assume a more informed and active role in the future of the labor movement."
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Allan Goldstein

MA in Disability Studies, Class of 2015

“The school respects the schedule of a full-time employed person, so hybrid (online and in person), evening, and Saturday offerings are typical; I appreciated that I could complete the degree in a reasonable amount of time while keeping my day job.”