Pandemic Pizza: An Even Bigger Slice of the Pie

From small establishments to restaurant chains, the pandemic has badly hurt many food service industry businesses. But one segment has notably bucked the trend: Americans are eating more pizza. When called upon by Forbes magazine to offer expert business insight into the current pizza boom, Shan Li, PhD, says she had to “do her homework.” … Continue reading Pandemic Pizza: An Even Bigger Slice of the Pie

Talent Pool: Bearcat Swimmer Named Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Asimina Hamakiotes (’20), a four-year Bearcat swimmer and Macaulay Honors student, was named The City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the 2019–20 season. The three-time CUNYAC Swimming All-Star graduated this spring with a 3.7 GPA, having earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with double minors in philosophy … Continue reading Talent Pool: Bearcat Swimmer Named Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Seeds of Change: Baruch’s Climate Scholars

Every first-year student at Baruch is now talking about climate change as part of their introduction to the College—all “because of five undergraduate Climate Scholars,” says Mindy Engle-Friedman, PhD, chair of the Baruch College Task Force on Sustainability and associate professor of psychology. Dr. Engle-Friedman and seven other members of the Baruch Climate Change Faculty … Continue reading Seeds of Change: Baruch’s Climate Scholars

Bringing It All Back Home: Author Daphne Andreades (’15) Returns as Harman Fellow

It's all coming full circle for Daphne Palasi Andreades (’15). The up-and-coming author will serve as this semester’s Sidney Harman Writing Fellow, a part of the Harman Writer-in-Residence Program, which Ms. Andreades participated in as a Baruch student only a few years ago. “When they reached out to me about participating, I remembered all that … Continue reading Bringing It All Back Home: Author Daphne Andreades (’15) Returns as Harman Fellow

Elevating Travel – and Making an Impact

Traveling has always been a passion for Bettina Garibaldi (’04) – so much so, in fact, that she’s made it a significant part of her thriving career. She currently serves as senior vice president at Ketchum, a global public relations firm, focusing on travel destination marketing. In recognition of her success, PR Week recently named … Continue reading Elevating Travel – and Making an Impact

Rental Disruptors: Alumni Friends Hope to End Renter’s Remorse

Brandon Procak ('06) and Mashhood Ahmed ('05) forged an incredible friendship while studying at Baruch. Nearly 20 years later, that friendship has led to a business venture: RentCity, a tech platform that aims to disrupt the apartment renting process by providing comprehensive data and firsthand reviews from tenants. The two friends took time to chat … Continue reading Rental Disruptors: Alumni Friends Hope to End Renter’s Remorse

Observations from a Hospital Chaplain: Barry Pitegoff (’71)

Barry Pitegoff ('71) is a staff chaplain at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, New York. He recently shared his insights with us regarding how COVID-19 has impacted his daily job and his hospital. As a professional hospital chaplain, how has COVID-19 most impacted you professionally? For now, two of the major tools in … Continue reading Observations from a Hospital Chaplain: Barry Pitegoff (’71)

Wish You Were Here: On the Road with Graffiti Artist Victor Fung (’05)

Many a New York City teen has tagged a wall or two, but very few turn it into a career. Victor “Ving” Fung is one of the few, and now he’s on a never-ending road trip to spread graffiti art to communities near and far. “Street art is my passion,” says the self-taught artist, who … Continue reading Wish You Were Here: On the Road with Graffiti Artist Victor Fung (’05)

Operatic Homecoming: Jillian Flexner (MBA ’16) and Fresh Squeezed Opera

It was a homecoming, of sorts, for Jillian Flexner (MBA ’16), when she returned to campus in April for the New York City premiere of Bound, a one-act chamber opera, at the Baruch Performing Arts Center. The opera was presented by Fresh Squeezed Opera, an organization founded by Flexner in 2013. “We created Fresh Squeezed … Continue reading Operatic Homecoming: Jillian Flexner (MBA ’16) and Fresh Squeezed Opera

Through the Years: Alumni from Each Decade Look Back—and Ahead

To learn the story of Baruch’s past 50 years, look no further than its alumni. Collected here are six profiles, representing each decade. These individuals shed light on how the College impacted them, what their student days were like, and what they hope to see from Baruch over the next 50 years.       … Continue reading Through the Years: Alumni from Each Decade Look Back—and Ahead