EOP & MAP Highlights
Spring 2019 is in full motion! The office staff are busy interviewing and admitting the newest members of our EOP/MAP family: the class of 2023! We are seeking 70 new EOP/MAP freshmen this year and are also busy planning their prefreshman summer experience. If you are interested in applying to be a peer mentor this summer, email me as soon as possible. We also welcome student volunteers to show our applicants around the campus on Tuesdays and Fridays; see your counselor of interested.
This last year has seen a record number of academic tutors being hired to support our EOP student success. We encourage all EOP students to utilize this service. It could be the difference in getting your C to a B or B to an A! Tutoring not is for those struggling in a course, it is a proven technique of studying. MAP students should utilize our campus Learning Center located on the lower level of the library.
Finally, as you know, Marcin Bielen left Purchase to pursue bigger and better things. We will be initiating a search to hire a new administrative assistant soon. If you are interested in being part of the interview process, please let us know, we’d love to have student input on the selection.
A letter to my fellow seniors
Recent graduate Derick Ansah has a few words of encouragement.
Students of the month
EOP/MAP Summer 2018 Program
Meet the Peer Mentors
Tarik Allicock - EOP Freshman Mentor
Vicky Alvarez - MAP Freshman Mentor
Nekiyah Chester - EOP Freshman Mentor
Jason Clotter - EOP Freshman Mentor
Briana De Angelis - MAP Freshman Mentor
Alfa De Jesus - EOP Sophomore Mentor
DJ Encarnacion - EOP Freshman Mentor
Isis Gonzalez - MAP Freshman Mentor
Natasha Jimenez - EOP Freshman Mentor
Trent Lauber - EOP Sophomore Mentor
Kari Luna - MAP Freshman Mentor
Armando Mieses - EOP Freshman Mentor
Olivia Nieves - EOP Sophomore Mentor
Diandra Pichardo - EOP Freshman Mentor
Jayce Rayo - EOP Freshman Mentor
Marquis Riggins - EOP Sophomore Mentor
Ibrahim Solly - EOP Freshman Mentor
NyAsia Vandross - MAP Freshman Mentor
Updates from our Alumni:
Grace Quinton ’18 will be studying Recreation Education at CUNY Lehman.
Bogumila Backiel ’14 is graduating with a Master’s of Science in Environmental Conservation in December from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Latisha Blackburn ’15 will be pursuing an MSW degree from Columbia University School of Social Work.
Eric Burgos ’10 & Sully Gonzalez Burgos ’10 welcome Mason as parents this December.
Steven Brown ’15 is an Event Coordinator at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Special Projects and Community Events.
Anjanette Merric ’10 earned a MA degree in Arts Entrepreneurship from Purchase College, SUNY.
Dionis Ortiz ’00 is completing an MFA degree from Hunter College.
Antonio Santiago ’01 was recently promoted to the level of Dean of the Danbury Campus of Naugatuck Valley Community College.
Kameron Wood ’15 Most recently, while living in Los Angeles, has worked on the set of “Untitled Grey’s Anatomy Spinoff” pilot wrangling Cast. It is a Shondaland project premiering on ABC soon. Also working on “Unsolved: the murders of Biggie and Tupac” coming to USA network while handled the background performers on the show.
Dr. Janette Yarwood ’96 is the Democratic Staff Director of the House Subcommittee on Africa, Human Rights, Global Health and International organizations and has earned Ph.D in Cultural Anthropology from the CUNY Graduate Center.
Tutors are available for EOP/MAP students who wish to work with one. Students can contact their counselor for more information.
|Tutors available for Spring 2019|