“Best Supporting” Role for Sandy O’Hearen, Tribeca Enterprises CFO

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.

Rocket Man: Gerald Sandler’s Unexpected NASA Career

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!”

Ascendant Africa: Experts Tout Continent’s Business Potential

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

Iron Will: Triathlete and Polio Survivor Minda Dentler (MBA ’08)

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)

Setting the Bar High: Alumnus Named a Top Lawyer Under 40

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