June 2019 



The 2019 David Bevington Award for Best New Book in Early Drama Studies was awarded to Susannah Crowder for her book Performing Women.

Saul Kassin's

article titled "Does video recording inhibit crime suspects? Evidence from a fully randomized field experiment" was recently published in the journal Law and Human Behavior.      





July 2, 2019  

12:00-1:00 p.m.
& July 23, 3:00-4:00 p.m. 

Room: L72
Resume Workshop
at the Center for Career and Professional Development. 


July 11, 2019
8:00 a.m.   

Room: L61 

Dispute Resolution: Expanding New York State Courts'
Alternate Dispute Resolution Initiative

Lisa Denig, Special Counsel for Alternate Dispute Resolution Initiatives for the New York State Office of Court Administration, will provide a broad overview of where the project currently stands.


July 24-27, 2019 

7:30 p.m.

Lincoln Center 


Free tickets for the
John Jay community.


August 1-3, 2019 

7:30 p.m. 

Lincoln Center 


Free tickets for the
John Jay community. 


August 6-9, 2019

9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 

Pre-Law Institute Presents: Law School Prep Program
Join the Pre-Law Institute for a four-day course that will teach you all you need to know to succeed in your first year of law school. Taught by Charles Davidson, JD, Ph.D., the program is open to all John Jay students and alumni. 
Deadline to apply: July 23


August 26, 2019 

4:00 p.m.  

Gerald W. Lynch Theater

2019 New Student Convocation

Convocation is open to all new undergraduate students. This includes incoming freshmen and transfer students.

















J Journal, John Jay College's award-winning literary magazine



John Jay's Newest Alumni:
Class of 2019 Celebrates Commencement
and Fifth Hooding Ceremony

On May 29, the class of 2019 became the largest graduating class in John Jay history and the newest members of our 65,000+ strong alumni network. Degrees awarded during the College's 54th Commencement included 3,144 bachelor's degrees and 698 master's degrees. Among the graduates were first-generation college students, immigrants, veterans, student athletes, parents, caregivers, and the first cohort of our Accelerate, Complete, Engage (ACE) Program. Read More 




Proud ACE Alumna Gabyola Rojas '19 Graduates with Dual Degrees in
Three and a Half Years

Juggling schoolwork, extracurricular activities, family, and a social life can be difficult for most college students, but with the help of the Accelerate, Complete, Engage (ACE) program, students find the formula to success. Gabyola Rojas '19 credits the dedicated one-on-one advisement from her ACE advisor as the key to her academic achievements. In three and a half years, she graduated with a 3.639 GPA and earned both a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Management and a master's degree in Criminal Justice. Now Rojas has her sights set on becoming a police officer with the New York City Police Department. Read More




President Karol V. Mason
Moderates Central Park Five Panel
at The Innocence Network Conference

At The Innocence Project's annual Innocence Network Conference, held on April 12-13, over 950 attendees and 250 exonerated individuals joined sessions, panels, and workshops meant to help those who have been wrongfully convicted. The most highly anticipated panel was that of the "Central Park Five" moderated by John Jay College's own President Karol V. Mason. The five black and Latinx men, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise, were between the ages of 14 and 16 years old when they were wrongfully accused and convicted of raping a white woman in New York City's Central Park in 1989. Read More  




Queer Eye's Karamo Brown Gives
John Jay Students His Best Life Advice

The keynote speaker for Commencement 2019 was none other than Netflix's Queer Eye "Culture Expert" Karamo Brown, a three-time Emmy award winner, a counselor, a psychotherapist, and an advocate for LGBTQ youth. Brown not only admires the spirit of John Jay's students, but he's also immensely proud of the College's goal to increase social mobility for underrepresented populations. We had the opportunity to sit down with Brown to learn more about his life and his best advice for John Jay students. Read More  



Celebrating Our Second NYPD
Executive Master's Program
in Criminal Justice Graduation

John Jay's Executive Master's Program is, as NYPD First Deputy Police Commissioner Benjamin B. Tucker says, "a perfect example of what happens when you have great synergy." This program, a partnership with John Jay and the New York City Police Department, was created to educate officers to meet the current and future challenges of policing in their communities. And, on May 30, the College held its second graduation of the NYPD/John Jay Executive Leadership Master's Degree Program in Criminal Justice. 

Read More 




The Prisoner Reentry Institute Celebrates
its First Navigator Certificate Graduation

John Jay's Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) is known for building positive pathways for individuals impacted by the criminal justice system. And, on June 4, PRI and John Jay celebrated another successful milestone, the inaugural graduation ceremony for the Navigator Certificate in Human Services and Community Justice. This graduation is the culmination of a 16-week, college-level program that integrates the theory and ethics of human services with essential professional skills. Read More 




Assistant Professor Michael Yarbrough Wins Law and Society Association Article Prize for Bridewealth Research

The dynamics of different relationships has always fascinated John Jay Assistant Professor Michael Yarbrough: which relationships are publicly valued, which ones are not, how people define families, the interplay of power within relationships, and how laws and societal norms affect relationships. And, it was this fascination that led to his recent Law and Society Association Article Prize. Read More 




Professor Evan Mandery Wins

Peabody Futures of Media

Award for Web Series Artificial

It may not seem like there is an intrinsic connection between artificial intelligence and justice issues, but for Professor Evan Mandery the connection has opened up a world of creativity, interactions, and thoughts. His 19 years of teaching criminal justice at John Jay helped inform the creation of his hit web series Artificial, which recently won the Peabody Futures of Media Award. Read More 





Genan Ismail (B.A. '19) has been admitted into the master's degree program of International Public Management at Sciences Po, an international research university in Paris.


Melissa Carney (M.A. '15) is the first female K-9 handler in the history of the Branford, Connecticut Police Department. She and her K-9, Arrow, graduated from the 201st Patrol Class June 2019.

Jennifer J. Varley (M.A. '12) has started her own full-time private practice in Long Island City where she counsels adults who have anxiety disorders, trauma, codependency and addiction issues.

Thomas Hankins (B.A. '12) is a senior investigator at Brooklyn Defender Services and opened his own private investigation agency.

Alison Noonan (B.S. '10) has been named a staff attorney in the Mental Health Law Project of Nassau Suffolk Law Services Committee.


Fred Schaaf (B.A. '09), a former NYPD officer, was recently sworn into the Port Washington Police Department in Long Island, New York. 


Steven Kelly (M.A. '05) has joined the team at Shearman & Sterling LLP as a Professional Development Manager.

Marlene Aponte-Mathews (B.A. '95) has been appointed Principal of Dawes Elementary School in Evanston, Illinois.

Jay Malcan (M.A. '76) is currently serving as the President of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Center for Policing Innovation.




In Memoriam


Raymond R. Jiggetts has recently passed away. He was a valued member of the John Jay community since 1986, and he will be missed by his family, coworkers, and friends.


Thomas Joseph Goldrick has passed away at the age of 93. The John Jay alumnus lived a life of service. He was a World War II veteran, former NYPD officer, Sheriff of Rockland County and the Commissioner of Corrections for New York State under Governor Mario Cuomo and Governor George Pataki. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.




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