June 3, 2016
Macaulay Students Selected Valedictorians, Receive Special Honors at CUNY Campuses
Class of 2016 valedictorian and Macaulay Honors College student Jennifer
Mikhli-Forkosh comes from a long line of Brooklyn College graduates.
"In my family, there was always this idea that one could go anywhere after graduating from here," says Jennifer, who has two older siblings who attended the college and have since gone on to law and medical school. "It was always looked at as a hidden gem right in our backyard."
With a cumulative 4.0 GPA, Jennifer has been on the Dean’s List continuously since 2012. She is receiving a Bachelor of Science in psychology, and is the recipient of the 2015 CUNY Excellence in Leadership Award. That same year, she received an award from the Brooklyn College Alumni Association.
This past year, Jennifer helped to found the Women’s Initiative at Brooklyn College and during her junior year, she was the first woman president of the Student Government in more than a decade. She has also been an editor of the student newspaper Night Call.
"My education at Brooklyn College has prepared me for the next stage of my life. The tremendous diversity exposed me to a richness of viewpoints, ideas, and culture that has greatly broadened my worldview."
Jennifer plans to attend law school to pursue a career in litigation.
At Baruch College, Macaulay students Natan Wise and Maham Khan are this year’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian, respectively. Their story is here. Andoni Mourdoukoutas was City College's valedictorian.
Other Macaulay students selected for special honors include:
College of Staten Island
Elisa Csorba—Valedictorian, CSI School of Business
Hunter College Valedictorians
Hunter College Salutatorians
Whitney Diaz--Speaker at Lehman College Honors Convocation
Elissa Olivera—Baccalaureate Speaker
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