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Joshua Koegel ’24,  received the Henry Yuska Award in a ceremony at Brooklyn College. The award has special meaning for Joshua’s family, as Prof. Yuska was one of his father’s instructors. (Pictured with Mark Kobrak, the Dean of the Chemistry Department.)

Angelina Lambros ’26 is the recipient of the Brooklyn College History Department Daniel M. Lyons History of the US Scholarship.

Leo Kouklanakis ’25 (Brooklyn) is the second place winner of the CUNY Labor Arts Making Work Visible Contest in the category of poetry for a piece called “Love Carefully.” He says: “I love poetry because it offers me a whole different language and processes of thought that I can use to try to understand what I see and feel and experience.”

Congratulations to Anastasia Kutuzov ’25 (Brooklyn). She received the Kantilal C. Patel Award, recognizing students with potential for further studies in the field of Chemistry.

Xylo Lazrinth ’25 (Brooklyn) has been accepted into the Brooklyn Urban Ecology and Environment and will collect data on northern pipefish living in New York City’s waterways.

Shan Shan Chen Yan '23 (Baruch)

Nicole Gonik ’23 (Hunter) has been selected for the Russia and Eurasia team of Carnegie Endowment’s James C. Gaither Junior Fellows program. “I find studying this part of the world incredibly importantespecially now, and especially as a Ukrainian-American.”

Graduating senior Shan Shan Chen Yan (right, Baruch) has received the 2023 Arnold Picker Award for Excellence in Psychology.

Daniel Iskhakov (Hunter) has been selected for the New York City Urban Fellows Program.

Jack Graziano ’23 (Hunter) was selected (and accepted) the Boren Scholarship for a capstone year in Taiwan.

Jacob Moloy ’25 (Baruch) as been awarded the Mixner LGBTQ+ Equal Rights Fellowship, a year long program for students leading the movement. He’s excited to involve himself further in LGBTQ+ activism while learning more about his community.  Congrats!

Loida S. Tavera (Baruch) has won the 2022 Abraham J. Briloff Prize in Ethics for her essay, “Folk Moral Objectivism and Belief in God.”

Swara Patel ’24 (Hunter College) has been selected as a 2023 Barry Goldwater Scholar, an undergraduate research fellowship. Swara is passionate about a career at the intersection of research, medicine, and global health.

Senior Kimberly Nuñez was selected as PRISM Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher at John Jay College. She’s been involved in a research project investigating the effects of water on the transport of the heavy-metal mercury in soil.

Seven Macaulay students are among the Jeannette K. Watson Class of 2025 Fellows: Stefanie Brijmohan ’26 (Lehman College), Rafi Chowdhury ’25 (John Jay College), Ricky Costas-Hernandez ’26 (Brooklyn College), Billie Estrine ’25 (City College), Frances Macalimbon Hamed ’25 (Hunter College), and Emily Madray ’25 (John Jay College), and Kilhah St. Fort ’25 (Lehman College) will each receive annual funding to develop their personal, professional, and cultural potential.

Hunter Moran ’23 (Hunter) will head to Copenhagen as a Fulbright awardee.


Senior Catherine Hernandez has been selected as City College’s valedictorian. READ

Emanuela Gallo ’23 is Baruch College’s Valedictorian.

Sayuri Sayakkara ’23 is the College of Staten Island Salutatorian

Sabella Vaserman ’23 is the College of Staten Island, Lucille and Jay Chazanoff School of Business Valedictorian



Amanda Brand (Queens College), Kevin Kemelmakher (Hunter College), Pamella Leybengrub (Hunter College) and Tammy Yang (Hunter College), all from the class of 2022, have been selected to receive the CUNY’s prestigious Jonas E. Salk Award. The award provides financail support for students accepted into medical schools or graduate programs in the biomedical sciences. MORE

CUNY schools have been named among the nation’s top producers of Fulbright award winners for this academic year, according to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S Department of State. Among the awardees are the following Macaulay graduates: Noam Gal ’22 (Baruch) has won a Fulbright M.A. Award to study in Israel at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Smart Cities and Urban Informatics. He’s particularly interested in researching the development of the Jerusalem Light Rail.

Katherine Scardino ’22 (City College) was selected for an Fulbright to Mexico.



Macaulay at City College Advisor Will Lung was chosen as a Fellow in the CUNY Diversity and Inclusion Program.

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