Before entering Baruch College, Mark Smiley had taken only one science class in his life. A little more than 15 years later, he is an emergency physician in North Carolina, saving lives on a regular basis.
The scene: New York City, 1996. Acting legend and Manhattan native Robert De Niro and his producing partner, Jane Rosenthal, whose dream of nurturing the local film community led them to found the Tribeca Film Center several years prior, need a finance whiz with a commercial real estate background for their growing venture. Enter Zicklin School grad Sandy O’Hearen (’91), who takes what proves to be a life-changing phone call from a job recruiter with an offer she can’t refuse.
When President John F. Kennedy famously declared, “We choose to go to the Moon” in 1962, few Americans fully understood how we would achieve that lofty goal, including—apparently—many NASA engineers. “I knew nothing about space, but who did?” laughs Gerald Sandler (’56), an unassuming statistics major who became a lead engineer and program manager with the Apollo Lunar Module Program. “Even for those of us behind the scenes, reaching the Moon was like going on a vacation where you don’t know how you’ll get there and have no idea what the destination will be like!”
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.
Two hundred 17 Lex Society members and their guests experienced deep-sea adventures in the heart of Times Square on Wednesday, Oct. 10.
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.
Politician, businessman, and iconic civil rights activist Andrew Young was the keynote speaker for “Africa@Baruch: Africa’s Role in the Changing Economy: Trading in Continental ‘Futures.’” Fourth in the College’s annual series of business-focused multicultural evenings celebrating emerging markets, the March 14 event drew a huge, engaged audience of students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Africa@Baruch also … Continue reading Ascendant Africa: Experts Tout Continent’s Business Potential
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
How Scholarships Change Donors’ Lives Scholarships are a door to opportunity—and one that opens in both directions. When scholarship recipients and donors meet, it’s more than putting a face to a name; there’s a personal connection that touches giver and receiver, enriching both. Here are a few of their stories. An Unexpected Legacy When New … Continue reading Chain Reaction