February 2018   






Executive Board

Shauna-Kay Gooden


President of the 

Alumni Association


Linda M. Gimlett, MA '77

1st Vice President

Nicole N. Napolitano, MA '03,

PhD '16  

2nd Vice President 


Oscar Odom, III, BS'83, JD, EdD 

3rd Vice President

Andrew Schweighardt,
MA '09, PhD '12


Sheila Nickens, MA'85


Danielle Barrett, BA'04



Staff Contacts


Jerylle Kemp

Director of Alumni Relations




Stephanie DiBrienza

Alumni Engagement Specialist








February 28, 2018

5:30 PM 

Faculty Dining Room, 2.61 NB

Book Release - Philip T. Yanos discusses Written Off, his new book on mental health stigma.

March 2, 2018

8:00 PM
Gerald W. Lynch Theater

Mask and Wig's 130th Annual Production: Juice Box Hero; or It's Not Over 'Til The Lunch Lady Sings - A comedic show about a young boy who cheats his way to first place in the school science fair with the help of his father. Toby, the boy, has to avoid being punished by his cruel teacher who has major suspicions about his recent success.


March 13, 2018 

6:00 PM  

Moot Court, 6th Floor, 

John Jay College

27th Annual Lloyd George Sealy Lecture - "Moving TowardCommunity Justice in the 21st Century"  presented by NOBLE  & the Department of Africana Studies in partnership with the Lloyd G. Sealy Library.


March 15, 2018

12:00 PM 

Gymnasium, Haaren Hall  

John Jay College Career and Internship Fair - John Jay graduate and undergraduate students and alumni are invited to the annual Career and Internship Fair. Please remember to bring copies of your resume.


March 24, 2018 

12:00 PM

The Kings Beer Hall

84 St. Marks Place,
Brooklyn NY 11217

John Jay on the Road:

Multi-Campus CUNY Alumni Networking Event - Space is limited. Please register online by Monday, March  19.


March 24-25, 2018 

Multiple times

Gerald W. Lynch Theater 

NYC Opera presents Il Pigmalione  - The myth of Pygmalion, the artist who begs Venus to animate his sculpture of the ideal female form, inspired both Donizetti's first opera and one of Rameau's most revered masterworks.








Alumni Reunion 2018 Honoree 

Alumnus Muhammad U. Faridi is a Partner in the Litigation Department of Patterson Belknap  Webb & Tyler. Faridi's practice at the law firm focuses on complex commercial litigation, and he has handled a wide variety of litigation matters at various stages for large financial institutions. He was the recipient of the New York State Bar Association's 2014 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award for having rendered outstanding service to both the community and the legal profession. He graduated with a B.A. summa cum laude from John Jay in 2004 and graduated from CUNY School of Law in 2007. Faridi joined the Board of Trustees of the John Jay College Foundation in spring 2017. Faridi will be honored as the Young Alumnus Award Winner at Alumni Reunion 2018. Register for reunion today!




From the Juvenile Justice System to John Jay, Alumnus Hernan Carvente's Impact is Far-Reaching 

Long before graduating in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, Hernan Carvente knew he wanted to dedicate his life to helping young people in prison. He was incarcerated at Brookwood Secure Center, a youth detention facility, when he was accepted to John Jay. "I wrote a letter to a friend saying I was going to John Jay to become an advocate," he said. "I was going to help other guys get through what I went through myself." Read more 




Professor Philip Yanos Investigates Mental Health Stigma in Comprehensive New Book

Since childhood, Professor Philip Yanos has been interested in mental health. He grew up on Wards Island, where his father worked as a psychiatrist at what was then one of the largest mental institutions in the country. As an academic, he wanted to examine more closely the issues that people with mental illness face, and his new book Written Off: Mental Health Stigma and the Loss of Human Potential, published this January by Cambridge University Press, does just that. "I was interested in looking at what was holding people back outside of themselves and inside of themselves," Yanos said. "I found that it was stigma." Read more




The John Jay/Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America Convened for the 13th Year 

John Jay College hosted the 13th annual John Jay/Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America. The annual conference brings together researchers and policymakers with journalists and reporters to deepen public understanding on today's most relevant crime issues. The first day of the symposium ended with the annual Trailblazer Award Dinner, where Bill Moyers was honored as the fifth recipient of the annual Justice Media Trailblazer Award. The award is given annually by John Jay College and The Crime Report to honor individuals in the media who have advanced national understanding on the 21st-century challenges of criminal justice. Read more


Professor Jodie Roure is Recognized by Congress for Puerto Rico Relief Effort

When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on September 20, Professor Jodie Roure, who teaches Latin American Studies at John Jay and is an ACLU fellow in Puerto Rico, was on the island with her two children. Roure, who has done extensive human rights and domestic violence prevention work throughout the Americas, remembers firsthand the scale of devastation that quickly followed. Read more


New York State Slavery Records Index Launched by John Jay College

John Jay College of Criminal Justice launched the first New York Slavery Records Index, a publicly searchable compilation of records that identify individual enslaved persons and their owners, beginning as early as 1525 and ending during the Civil War. The index will help to deepen the understanding of slavery in the State
of New York
. Read more 


John Jay College Report Identifies Patterns in Misdemeanor Arrest Charges in New York City

February 1, 2018, New York, NY - The Misdemeanor Justice Project (MJP) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice today released a report that documents striking changes in misdemeanor arrest patterns in New York City over a period of 24 years. The study, Trends in Arrests for Misdemeanor Charges in New York City, 1993-2016, offers an in-depth look at the number and rate of specific charges by demographic groups and borough. Read more 



 J Journal Celebrates 10 Years of Publishing New Writing on Justice

This year, John Jay College's nationally recognized literary magazine, J Journal, is celebrating its tenth year anniversary. In January, the twentieth issue of J Journal was released, marking a proud legacy of the College's history in publishing justice-related literature. The journal's editors, Jeffrey Heiman and Adam Berlin, are pictured above. Read more




NYPD Alumni Reception

On January 31st, President Karol V. Mason and NYPD's First Deputy Commissioner Benjamin B. Tucker (BS, 77) hosted the NYPD John Jay alumni reception. View all the photos here


Alumnus Peter Mancuso reviews The End of Policing by Alex Vitale

By Peter J. Mancuso - "The End of Policing is one of the most important works on American criminal justice that I have encountered in nearly fifty years of dedication to the subject both professionally and personally." Read Mancuso's full review of The End of Policing for Fierce Advocate here.


Interested in contributing to Fierce Advocate? Email fierceadvocate@jjay.cuny.edu




Esther Israel (MA, '00) wrote and published a book about her work experience as a mental health therapist called The Hokey Pokey: I Was A Mental Health Therapist In Salt Lake County Jail.

Alma E. Martinez (BS, '83) retired from U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services for the Southern District of Florida after 29 years of service. 


Larry Williams (BS, '83) is working as a Teacher Assistant with the Astor Services for Children and Family. As a John Jay student, he became an NYPD Police Officer working with youth for 15 years, and was promoted to Sergeant before retiring in December 2001.

Paul D. May (BS '84) retired from the NYPD as a sergeant. He is currently working at The Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx as the Director of Operations.

Barbara J. Tutino (MA, '95) has worked in major NY law firms. She's been
a Social Studies Teacher at New York City Department of Education since 1995.


Adam C. Sutel (BS, '03) states that some of the best years of my life were
as a JJC student. 





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