Parent Profiles

Solid as a Rock

Macaulay parent Aileen Wai shares her family’s journey as she looks forward to her son’s senior year as a Finance major.

Eric Gelb speaks at Parents Night Reception at Penn Club ,Tarnopol Room. Photography coverage Arpi Pap Studio Images

Eric Gelb

Parent of Ilana ’16 (Baruch College)
“I do not believe that Ilana would have attained these achievements at any other college or university.”

Parents Manjeet and Gurjeet Dhallu

“It’s like a family here, and we could feel that.”

Macaulay student Eliane Aini '19 (left) with her parents Jack and Vicky.

Parents Jack and Victoria Aini

Eliane Aini ’19 (Brooklyn College) represents the third generation of CUNY students in her family. Her parents, as well as grandparents on her mother’s side, all attended Brooklyn College. But Eliane is the first generation to enjoy the benefits of Macaulay Honors College, which was founded in 2001.

Hugo and Leonor Krawczyk

Parents of Noa ’12, Liat ’09, and Nir ’17 (Hunter College)
We are the luckiest family in the world for having had the privilege of sending our three kids to Macaulay. They received an excellent education in the classroom and outside.”

Douglas and Maura Newman

Douglas & Maura Newman

Parents of William ’17 (City College) and Thomas ’18 (Hunter College)
“We want him to own the experience.”

Karen Padawar

Parent of Karla Padawer Solomon ’14 (Queens College)
“As a parent, you are there to encourage your children to try on anything.”

Marks' P'16

Parent Profile: Mary and Alan Marks P'16

“We are big believers in paying it forward,” said parent Mary Marks P’16.

Denise and Tony De Luca

Parents of Vanessa ’13 and Anthony ’13 (College of Staten Island)
“They will not be saddled with a huge college debt when they graduate.”

Sosnowik Family

Michael Sosnowik

Parent of Shayna ’15 (Queens College)
“Nowhere have we seen the type of commitment to students as Shayna is experiencing at Macaulay.”

Alison Deane

Parent of Zachary ’13 (City College)
“We were surprised and thrilled with the opportunity for Zack to study abroad in Cuba.”

Jaskiran Mathur with her son and nephew

Jaskiran Mathur

Aunt of Rattanamol ’09 (Baruch College) and parent of Sohail ’10, (Hunter College)
“Having the most fascinating, global and unique city as extended campus is just the icing on this cake.”

Dawn Alterman

Parent of Tyler ’12 (Hunter College)
“We are inspired by the spectrum of talent we’ve been exposed to at Macaulay.”

Maritza Casado Mejia with her daughters

Maritza Casado Mejia

Parent of Katherine ’11 (Lehman College)
“She has worked with the New York State Office of the Attorney General, a Supreme Court Justice, a New York State Assemblyman, and a United States Congressman.”

Jacqueline Lue

Parent of Gavin ‘12 (Hunter College)
“We are active volunteers and encourage our children to also give their time to others.”

Kelman Family

Andrew Kelman

Parent of Elizabeth ’13 (City College)
“The opportunities for internships and international studies afforded by Macaulay are unparalleled.”