June/July 2018






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





Jerylle Kemp

Director of Alumni Relations








June 30th, 2018 

10:00 AM-2:00 PM   

John Jay College Gymnasium

CUNY and the New York Daily News host Citizenship Now! 2018 Citizenship Application Assistance and Immigrant Resource Fair. 


July 4-22, 2018 

8:00 PM 

Gerald W. Lynch Theater 


a Swiss mask theater troupe, presents their newest program "you & me" inspiring audiences with a magical, wordless world filled with poetic art.  


July 16th, 2018 

8:30 AM-3:30 PM 

New Building,
Room L.63

John Jay's Department of Public Safety, in conjunction with the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation present safety information on active shooter threats, immediate first aid, responding to victims and more.  














Alumna Tamykah Anthony-Marston
Sets a Powerful Example for
Young Superheroes 

Alumna Tamykah Anthony-Marston has become a successful scientist since graduating from John Jay in 2015. She's also a testament to the fact that you don't need to be a superhero to achieve your wildest dreams. Read more




Professor David Brotherton Examines America's "Deportation Regime" 

A couple of years after David Brotherton first arrived to John Jay in 1994, he received a curious invitation from Professor Luis Barrios to visit the church where Barrios preached uptown. It was at Barrios' Episcopalian church that Brotherton, who had done research on gangs in California, first met Latin King leader Antonio Fernandez, a.k.a. King Tone. Read more





The 2018 Student

Council Looks Ahead

On June 1st, John Jay's 2018 student council members were officially sworn in by President Karol V. Mason. Everyone on the team is excited for the coming academic year, and each of them has specific goals for the College, the faculty, and their fellow students. We chatted with a few of them to learn more about their backgrounds and aspirations. Read more 



President Mason's Appeal
for Black and Brown Children 

On Thursday, June 28th, President Karol V. Mason will be speaking at The Aspen Ideas Festival discussing "Criminal Justice Reform, Politics, and Forging a Way Forward." Since The Aspen Ideas Festival gathers global leaders to examine challenging topical issues, President Mason wanted to share this essay with both the John Jay and Aspen community. Read more 



John Jay College Hosts
Solitary Confinement Week

Solitary confinement has become a critical issue in criminal justice reform, and this April, John Jay College, in partnership with The Center on Media, Crime and Justice, Public Square Media and National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT), hosted Solitary Confinement Week, a weeklong series of events designed to educate journalists, advocates, John Jay community members and the general public on the adverse effects of prolonged isolation. Read more


John Jay Student Researchers 

Shine During 2018 Research 

and Creativity Week 

This spring, John Jay students presented original research and projects to fellow students, faculty, and the general public as part of the annual Research and Creativity Week. From April 30 to May 4, 355 undergraduate and graduate students from 25 areas of study participated. Read more


John Jay Is Using Innovative Data Project to Help Boost Graduation Rates

In partnership with DataKind, a non-profit committed to helping social justice leaders use data to increase their impact, John Jay College is taking an innovative approach to improving student graduation rates through the use of data and analytics. Read more   


From the Ashes Shines a Light
the Coal Industry's Impact

On April 26, John Jay College of Criminal Justice hosted a screening and panel discussion on From the Ashes, a documentary about the devastating impact of the coal industry on communities across the country. The documentary, which premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and on the National Geographic Channel, and was produced with the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies, has toured over a dozen cities around the world and has added a significant contribution to the global conversation on environmental justice. Read more 



Special Issue of Criminal Justice

Policy Review Dedicated to John Jay's Misdemeanor Justice Project

Criminal Justice Policy Review released an online special issue in May dedicated to the Misdemeanor Justice Project (MJP) of John Jay College of Criminal Justice. A printed version of the special issue will be released later this year.


The Criminal Justice Policy Review journal is a project of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). It is edited by Professor Daniel Lee and published by Sage Publishing. Read more   





William Sullivan, BS '74, retired in August 2015 after more than 42 years in the Ossining N.Y. Police Department with the rank of Detective Lieutenant.


Mevsim Bacaksiz, BS '10, received her M.S. in Criminology & Criminal Justice from Florida Atlantic University and is currently the Director of Care Coordination at a non-profit substance abuse treatment facility in South Florida.


Sean M Koussevitzky, BS '11, received his J.D. degree from Touro Law School ('13) and LL.M. in Estate Planning from University of Miami ('16). Now he is a trust advisor for a private wealth management firm in Fort Lauderdale, FL.


Marc Longo, MS '11, received his M.B.A. from Rutgers University in February 2018. He was recently named the Director of Environmental Health and Safety at the College of Staten Island.


Ron Rafailov, BS '12, currently works for the U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review. He previously held several positions with the Internal Revenue Service and Federal Emergency Management Agency.


Aida Y. Rodriguez, BA '15, received a Master's Degree from the Touro College Graduate School of Education.


Nicole Roman, BA '16, received a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Teachers College Columbia University. She is currently doing research on PTSD among first responders from the World Trade Center for NYU Langone Hospital.


Samantha L. Miller, BA '17, currently serves as an EAC Network Transitional Care Manager for jail and prison populations in Suffolk County.






Ronald R. Spadafora, BS '86: Spadafora, FDNY Chief of Fire Prevention, bravely served New York City for 40 years, and lead rescue and recovery efforts after September 11th. He was also a Fire Science adjunct lecturer at John Jay. Sadly, Chief Spadafora succumbed to his battle with a 9/11 related cancer.


Jason Offner, MS '15: After battling brain cancer, Officer Jason Offner passed away on July 25, 2017. He was a first responder to 9/11 and received his bachelor's and master's degrees from John Jay.




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