Castor Fernández (’66, MBA ’68) was 18 years old when—with the encouragement of his parents—he left Cuba to seek a better life in the U.S. The journey took him from Miami to New York City, where a family claimed him as a refugee through the humanitarian organization International Rescue Committee.
For Nana N. Yoshida (’09, MA ’17), education never goes out of style. The talented Tokyo native and accomplished fashion designer recently graduated from the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences’ MA in Arts Administration program.
New York State Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow has served the 89th District of the assembly ever since, representing Mount Vernon and Yonkers in a career spanning more than 26 years and countless pieces of legislation—though it’s a career he never planned on pursuing.
She’s received numerous professional awards and accolades—from Fortune, The Hollywood Reporter, and more— but Jacqueline Hernandez (MBA ’98) keeps the focus on others.
For most competitive athletes, the Ironman World Championship is the pinnacle of physical achievement: a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, and 26.2-mile marathon. But for Minda Dentler (MBA ’08), completing this grueling triathlon meant so much more than bragging rights. Ms. Dentler, stricken with polio at six months old—and abandoned in an orphanage in India—has … Continue reading Iron Will: Triathlete and Polio Survivor Minda Dentler (MBA ’08)
Mauricio Videla (MPA ’09) stood in a San Francisco conference center in early 2018 humbled and inspired. He had just been honored as a “Top Lawyer Under 40” by the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA)—a validation of years of hard work—yet all he could think about was how much more he could do. “I was … Continue reading Setting the Bar High: Alumnus Named a Top Lawyer Under 40
Rudolf J. Waldner ('88) has enjoyed a successful career in management and marketing, but he's always found time to indulge his two favorite hobbies: travel and photography. He's a successful author, having published Marketing from the Trenches: Your Guide to Retail Success (Gotham City, 2009), and his latest work combines his professional career and personal … Continue reading The Animal Kingdom Goes Corporate
Sunnyville Stories is a smallpress comic about a very big world, and it’s all from the imagination of Mark Wiesner (’03), who publishes under the pseudonym Max West.
Evan Kent is no dummy—although he has been known to use one on stage from time to time. Four years ago, he fulfilled a lifelong dream by moving to Jerusalem, where he teaches cantorial studies at Hebrew Union College and performs as an actor and puppeteer in local theater.
Jason Wenig (MBA '94) defines himself as more artist than mechanic, explaining, “Imagine instead that I’m an art historian asked to restore a long-lost Picasso before it hangs in the Louvre. That gives you a better sense of what we do.”