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2019 was a banner year for all things Magner: The Magner Career Center recently achieved 15 years of helping students succeed on their career paths, and the center’s founder, Marge Magner, celebrated the 50th anniversary of her graduation from Brooklyn College.
A New Deal for Artists: Connecting Brooklyn College to Its Past, Present, and Future" tells the story of the school's roots in President Franklin Roosevelt's program to lead Americans out of the Depression.
Launched in 2015 with the generous support of Martin D. Sass '63, Brooklyn College's M.D. Sass Investment Institute has ensured that students gain the real-world financial experience and access to Wall Street movers and shakers that give them an edge in the job market.
He will be responsible for raising external support for the college, management of the Brooklyn College Foundation, coordination with the Brooklyn College Alumni Association, and for Brooklyn College's engagement of its more than 150,000 alumni.
“The Rona Jaffe Foundation is very pleased to provide support to Brooklyn College in the form of these fellowships to incoming female graduate students in the M.F.A. program,” said Beth McCabe, director of The Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards and a board trustee. “They will, we hope, not only provide much-needed funding within the program, but also help attract the strongest writing candidates to apply.”
Since 2005, more than 430 students at Brooklyn College, and 6,000 in the larger CUNY system, have been helped through Petrie Student Emergency Grants (PSEGs). "These are students who have real emergencies, and yet they stay, which is why we do this," says Beth J. Lief, executive director of the Petrie Foundation.
In recognition of over $15 million mobilized to support Brooklyn College's School of Business, CUNY trustees have approved the naming of the school in honor of prominent philanthropist Murray Koppelman '57.
During summer 2014, Brooklyn College will launch the first Zicklin Summer Fellows program, a critical step toward graduating more students within six years of matriculating and opening up internships to students who otherwise could not afford them.
When Nicole St. Clair, director of the Black and Latino Male Initiative (BLMI) at Brooklyn College, first heard about the $99,000 gift the Kurz Family Foundation made in February, she was beyond excited.