Alumni Spotlight

CUNY SPS alumni are among the best, brightest and most dedicated. Here's what some of our alumni have to say about their CUNY SPS experience, professional accomplishments and career goals.

Jasmine Jones

Jasmine Jones

Child Development Associate Certificate

Ever since I enrolled at CUNY SPS CDA program, many doors have opened for me. Firstly, I feel better prepared to work with children in the classroom. My coursework has enabled me to build a positive, curiosity-filled, nurturing, and safe learning environment for my diverse learners. Each day brings a new adventure with the chance to apply my learning within my classroom walls.The CDA coursework has taught me many strategies that I have been able to implement in my classroom. I am thankful for this opportunity every day.
Khadijah Frederick

Khadijah Frederick

Child Development Associate Certificate

When I took the CDA course in 2018, I just needed 16-18 Ed credits for work but I didn't realize that I would learn so much from that program and how it would change me and become the catalyst I needed to get me back in to school to finish my degree. It changed my perspective and truly made me a better educator. I didn't go on to become certified by OCFS but it sparked something else in me. Now I am 3 classes away from the finish line, I'm so excited to close this chapter and proud of myself for finally seeing this through. I owe so much to the knowledge I learned from you and the other professors in the CDA program. Those courses taught me tools that I use in my trainings and orientations with my current and perspective staff. It became more than a minor licensing requirement for work and DOH, it sparked me to take my education further.
Sara Yahia

Sara Yahia

MS in Business Management and Leadership, Class of 2019

"CUNY SPS provided me with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in my career, especially in the field of online learning. It instilled in me a commitment to continuous improvement and professional growth."
Tracey Pinelli

Tracey Pinelli

BS in Health Information Management, Class of 2023

"It has always been a dream of mine to be a registered health information administrator and this program, and its flexibility, allowed me to reach my goal."
Sara Felix

Sara Felix

BS in Health Services Administration, Class of 2023

"[This degree] helped me set another great example for my son, it adds to my great 15 ½ year healthcare experience, and it will bless me with many opportunities and new connections."